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Adobe Launches eLearning Suite 6, Presenter 8

Here’s an important product release for the world of Education. Support for HTML5 as well as SCORM are both critical requirements for the creation of education learning resources.

Industry-Leading Authoring Suite Introduces HTML5-Based mLearning Support, Presenter Compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint

SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 18, 2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the immediate availability of Adobe® eLearning Suite 6, the company’s tightly integrated toolbox for rapidly creating professional-grade eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning content. The suite enables eLearning professionals, educators and trainers to create immersive, interactive eLearning courses complete with simulations, product demos, digital imaging, rich animations and audio production. Anchored by Adobe Captivate® 6 and the new Adobe Presenter 8, Adobe eLearning Suite 6 includes several industry-leading titles including Adobe Flash® Professional CS6, Adobe Dreamweaver® CS6, Adobe Photoshop® CS6 Extended and Adobe Acrobat® X Pro.

“Today’s eLearning professionals, educators and trainers are dealing with a growing mobile population, platform fragmentation and the need to communicate through video,” said Naresh Gupta, senior vice president, Print and Publishing, Adobe. “As a result, efficiency in mobile authoring and delivery, and ease in video creation are among the top considerations when they select an authoring solution. Adobe eLearning Suite 6 delivers on both.”

Adobe eLearning Suite 6 enhances productivity with robust roundtripping workflows between Adobe Captivate and Adobe Audition® CS6, Adobe Flash Professional CS6, Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6 and Acrobat X Pro. For example, users can open Adobe Captivate files in Adobe Audition CS6 to quickly adjust speech pitch and alignment or Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6 to retouch images and create 3D graphics. Prebuilt native extensions with Adobe Flash Professional CS6 enable users to generate sprite sheets and more. With Acrobat X Pro users can embed Adobe Captivate movies into PDF documents and PDF portfolios, bringing text-based learning materials to life, and make the finished project accessible via Adobe Reader®.

Adobe Presenter 8
The new Adobe Presenter 8 empowers business professionals, trainers and educators to create video presentations right from the desktop, without the need for specialized equipment or training. With Adobe Presenter 8, users can streamline projects and lower costs of producing and editing videos with a single desktop solution. In addition, they are able to simultaneously capture slide presentations, webcam video and audio and dynamically mix components without a separate video editor. The intuitive interface makes it easy to edit and trim video, pan and zoom, adjust brightness and sharpness levels and enhance audio quality by reducing background noise. A host of video add-ons, including the ability to highlight select portions of a screen, insert annotations and apply text overlays, makes it easy to polish a presentation while the “Adobe Presenter to YouTube” feature allows users to publish a completed project with one click.

Adobe Captivate 6
Adobe Captivate 6 enhancements improve mobile access and boost learner engagement while ensuring effortless publishing to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant Learning Management Systems (LMSs) such as Moodle, Blackboard, Plateau, Saba and SumTotal. It introduces the ability to publish content as both SWF and HTML5, enabling learners to begin a course on their desktop, pause and later resume on a mobile device, including iOS and Android™ based tablets and smartphones. Users can also quickly create and edit HD-quality demos within the new “capture-as-a-video” workflow, insert videos in a picture-in-picture format and publish projects to YouTube – all within the same UI. A full library of out-of-the-box assets, improved Microsoft™ PowerPoint integration and enhanced quizzing capabilities complete the top new features in Adobe Captivate 6. For more information, please refer to the Adobe Captivate 6 press release and visit www.adobe.com/products/captivate.html.

New: Captivate 6 now Available

Create a wide range of eLearning content without programming

Create application simulations and product demos—Easily create show-me product demos in HD, interactive let-me-try application simulations, and test-me assessments. Publish projects to the web, desktops, YouTube®, and leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs. Deliver HTML5-based content to mobile devices, including iPad*.

Develop softskills and compliance training—Transform Microsoft® PowerPoint presentations into interactive eLearning content. Make courses come alive with actors, themes, and interactive elements. Include eye-catching quizzes, add branching scenarios, and publish to desktops, mobile devices, and LMSs.

Enable mLearning using HTML5—Create interactive eLearning content and publish it on mobile devices, including iPad*, using HTML5. Send scoring data to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs and track learner progress.

Top new features of Adobe® Captivate® 6

  • Roundtrip with Microsof t® PowerPoint
  • High-definition (HD) screencast
  • HTML5 publishing
  • iPad* publishing
  • Pause and resume
  • Smart learning interactions

Top reasons to buy Adobe® Captivate® 6

  • Roundtrip with Microsoft® PowerPoint—Import your PowerPoint 2010 slides in eLearning projects. Bring in objects, animations and multimedia, easily update the content, and keep your PowerPoint and Adobe Captivate projects in sync with the dynamically linked import option.
  • High-definition (HD) screencast—Easily create high-quality product demos with the new capture-as-a-video workflow. Edit video, and add transitions, smart shapes, audio, and captions. Insert a talking head or another video in a picture-in-picture format. Publish it to YouTube with a single click**.
  • HTML5 publishing—Deliver eLearning on the go. Now publish eLearning content as HTML5, and take your courses to mobile devices. Send scoring data to leading SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs and track learner progress.
  • Integration with SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs—Rest assured that your scoring data will integrate smoothly with your Learning Management System (LMS). Publish your courses effortlessly to leading LMSs like Moodle, Blackboard, Plateau, Saba, and SumTotal.
  • Smart learning interactions—Insert aesthetically designed interactive elements to eLearning content with just a click. Simply select from a wide range of stunning out-of-the-box interactions like Process Cycle, Glossary, Accordion, Pyramid, Animated Rollover, and more, customize the content and appearance, and you’re done.
  • Actors—Tell your eLearning story more effectively using human characters. Select from a wide range of out-of-the-box actors making various gestures to give your eLearning a more personal touch. Set them against relevant backgrounds to make your scenarios look more realistic.
  • Multivideo support and synchronization—Import video in a wide variety of formats (AVI, MOV, FLV, MPEG) and synchronize it with the project, slide, or set of slides.
  • Audio recording and editing—Simultaneously record narration and capture screen motion, and synchronize audio with slides and timed objects. Edit audio to correct mistakes and pauses, add an external track, or attach sound effects or narration to individual objects.
  • Text-to-speech—Keep learners tuned in to your content thanks to automatic voice-over functionality that turns text into high-quality speech in a few clicks. Need to change the text? Just click once to update the audio.
  • Smart Shapes—Add a wide range of shapes, including circles, rectangles, triangles, callouts, arrows, lines, banners, and flowchart symbols, to your eLearning content. Customize them and convert them into buttons.

Win an iPad 3!! Scenario-Training Contest…

After the eLearning team’s successful HTML5 contest for Adobe Captivate on our Facebook Page, we’re launching a global contest for the best Scenario-based training content created using Adobe Captivate. This contest is live now on our Facebook page.

http://blogs.adobe.com/captivate/2012/03/another-chance-to-win-an-ipad-3-scenario-training-contest.html

http://www.facebook.com/adobecaptivate?sk=app_330047467045888

Contest Rules:

  1. Upload any scenario-based course created using Adobe Captivate. For examples of scenario-based courses, visit http://bit.ly/A6MVqG or http://bit.ly/xMkBBz
  2. Publish the content as a Flash SWF file. In Captivate’s output options check both the ‘zip file’ and ‘export to HTML’ options.
  3. Any content that is considered inappropriate and reflects badly on the Adobe brand will be removed
  4. Entries will be evaluated based on; application of eLearning and Instructional Design principles, overall aesthetic appeal, use of interaction to create a plausible and relevant scenario (given the selected topic) and use of Adobe Captivate’s features (Advanced Actions, Interactions, Media etc.)
  5. An individual can submit multiple entries.

Prizes:

  1. Two winners will be chosen. Each will receive the new Third Generation 32 GB iPad (WiFi)
    One winner will be based on the number of ‘Likes’ he/ she receives. So ensure that you not only create some awesome content, but also drum up some support for your content.
    The other winner would be chosen by a panel of judges. To find the very best, we have assembled an amazing panel of judges that features experts in interactive learning design and training. The panel will be asked to judge the finalists according to creativity, quality of implementation and fit with the contest theme. Judges: Lieve Weymeis, Christy Tucker, Allen Partridge, and Joe Ganci.
  2. Have Questions or Need Help? Post on our Facebook Page or email ahagarag@adobe.com

Timeline:

Contest Start Date: 13th March 2012
Contest End Date: 13th April 2012
We will announce the winners in the fourth week of April 2012

Learning Technologies: Adobe Tops the Exit Polls

Adobe appears in the top 5 of 4 different categories in the learning Technologies 2012 Exit Poll. I attended the show myself and there was certainly a buzz on the Adobe stand where the focus was on Captivate. Throughout the day the Adobe team showcased Captivate, demonstrating the ease with which learning resources can be created, the ability with the HTML5 plug-in to deploy on iOS devices and the integration with common tools such as PowerPoint.

Following the show, here’s what attendees said when asked about their day:

We asked: “When you planned your Learning Technologies 2012 visit, which company was on top of your must see list before visiting the show today?” LT12uk visitors said:

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Comment: Captivate at No. 3

We asked: “In terms of visual impact, which company really stood out for you at the show today?” LT12uk visitors said:

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Comment: Adobe at No. 3 again

We asked: “Without looking down at any of the literature you’ve come away with today, can you name one of the event’s official sponsors?” Top five responses from most frequent (left) to least frequent (right) were:

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Comment: No. 1 sponsors

We asked: “Of all the literature you’ve come away with today, what do you think you’ll be reading on the Tube home?” The top five most popular answers from our respondents were:

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Comment: No. 3 again this time for literature

And finally, when it comes to the Top 250 web sites for eLearning and Learning technology we find that Adobe is No. 1.

http://nowcomms.com/?p=349

If you want to know more about Captivate and eLearning from Adobe, go to: www.adobe.com/captivate

Adobe @ Learning Technologies 2012

Adobe is back at the Learning Technologies show in Olympia – Jan 25 & 26 – for our 8th year of sponsorship. The Adobe team will be on Stand 6 and in a prime position to showcase the latest Adobe technologies. We also have a free prize draw for customers that visit the Adobe stand so be sure to come and see us.

Here’s the presentation schedule:

Presenter Time Title
Akshay 11.00-11.20 Introducing Adobe Captivate 5.5
Steve 11.30-11.50 Building eLearning Projects from PowerPoint
Matt 12.00-12.20 Incorporating Audio & Video in eLearning
Steve 12.30-12.50 Creating Simple & Interactive Quizzes
Matt 13.00-13.20 Building Interactive and Engaging Software Simulations
Akshay 13.30-13.50 Delivering mLearning on iPad with HTML5
Steve 14.00-14.20 Building eLearning Projects from PowerPoint
Matt 14.30-15.00 Using Audio & Video in eLearning
Akshay 15.00-15.20 Introducing Adobe Captivate 5.5
Akshay 15.30-15.50 Delivering mLearning on iPad with HTML5

To register for a free exhibition ticket, go to: http://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk/register-now/

eLearning Case Study

Transforming the Way Education is Imparted

St John the Baptist is an innovative secondary school that have used eLearning Suite 2; reducing eLearning development time by 50% and energizing the learning environment.

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/elearning-customer-case-studies/elearning-suite-to-develop-engaging-online-tutorials/

 The school has used  Captivate 5 in particular to rapidly create engaging online tutorials, but also the other products in the eLearning Suite family:

Other eLearning case studies can be found at:

http://tv.adobe.com/show/elearning-customer-case-studies/

Adobe No. 1 at Learning Technologies 2011 Conference

At the BETT Show this year Adobe talked about the explosion in social media and the importance of creativity, collaboration and communication as core skills for students as they enter University or the world of work. The Learning Technologies Conference was also at Olympia, following closely behind the BETT Show, and it was no surprise that there were many similar themes.

For Adobe the show was all about eLearning Suite 2 which is available for education customers through traditional licensing programmes such as CLP and even as a Term Site Licence. Here’s the link to more information and each individual product contained within the Suite.

 http://www.adobe.com/uk/products/elearningsuite/

If you have any doubt about the relevance of eLearning Suite for education customers, take a look at some of the comments from the show and some of the statistics:

 Exit Poll Results http://nowcomms.com/newsbank/ltexitpoll2011.htm 

  •  Adobe is Number 1 = “We asked: When you planned your Learning Technologies 2011 visit, which company was on top of your must see list before visiting the show today? Number 1 answer: Adobe.”  
  • Adobe is Number 3 = “We asked: Without looking down at any of the literature you’ve come away with today, can you name one of the event’s official sponsors? Number 3 answer: Adobe.”
  • Adobe is Number 1 = “We asked: Without looking, name one company’s case study, brochure or material that you remember putting in your show bag. Number 1 answer: Adobe.”

Media and Social Networking

  •  1 = Press release on Adobe’s presence at LT11uk: ‘Adobe Systems’ Seminars on Virtual Classrooms and Collaborative Learning’ by Training Press Releases 

http://www.trainingpressreleases.com/newsstory.asp?NewsID=6024 

  •  1,571 = Total number of Tweets on the #LT11uk hash tag
  • 73 = Tweets on #LT11uk hash tag within a 24 hour period – These 73 Tweets generated 63,966 impressions, reaching an audience of 46,914 followers
  • 50 = Number of blogs written analysing or summarising the show to date
  • 500 = Number of eLearning Suite 2 trial DVDs given away