Last month at DevLearn 2013 conference, I participated in the 9th Annual eLearning DemoFest event and showcased an Interactive eBook for iPad on how to use Adobe Presenter to create eLearning courses. There were 81 participants at DemoFest showing off their latest and greatest development efforts, offering the DevLearn conference attendees an opportunity to see a wide variety of solutions to common eLearning challenges, and information about the tools, technologies and processes they used to build them. And the good news is that we won Best of Show-Vendor and Best Open Entry awards for the interactive eBook on Adobe Presenter. Continue reading…
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We recently launched Adobe Presenter 9, and with that came the very powerful Learning Analytics dashboard which integrates the traditional quiz outcomes to create a modern and powerful solution for analyzing student learning outcomes. With this solution, you can detect potential problems with learning and get an opportunity to intervene early – improving the chances of the students to meet and even exceed their expectations.
Looking at the acceptance of this feature by the eLearning community, we are planning to Continue reading…
Today Adobe introduced the new Adobe Presenter 9, a fantastic tool for anyone to create interactive content and videos. Presenter has a long tradition of innovation. If you are in business, education or training, the new Presenter has a LOT to offer you.
What does it do?
At it’s core, Adobe Presenter allows anyone to easily convert Microsoft PowerPoint projects to either videos or interactive applications. Along the way you can add a wide variety of ‘no programming required’ interactions and quizzes, add your voice and even add amazing video from the comfort of your desk. Adobe Presenter installs right inside Microsoft PowerPoint, so you’ll have no problem creating content, and it adds additional tools that are super simple to use, and that help you add great audio, beautiful video, awesome animation and engaging interactions – all without any programming.
Who Uses It?
Adobe Presenter 9 is used by a lot of people in many different fields. Not surprising, because so is Microsoft PowerPoint. Here are some of the biggest groups of users. Trainers, Instructional Designers, Subject Matter Experts and eLearning Authors. These folks use Adobe Presenter to easily create Quizzes and content and get it out to their learners quickly. Adobe Presenter is also very popular with Sales, Marketing and Business Managers. Adobe Presenter features a revolutionary video tool – it’s totally intuitive to use and saves time and money while opening the door to social video creation for everyone in enterprise. Traditional educators also love Adobe Presenter for a couple of really big reasons. It makes video creation so simple that students from Kindergarten to College can easily use it to create fantastic videos. That builds a technology bridge for 21st century skills that help teachers meet their educational objectives and provide 21st century skills experience for all of their students without missing a beat. Teachers also use Adobe Presenter 9 to flip their classroom – putting lectures online, so that they have more time to spend during class working directly with students.
What’s new in Adobe Presenter 9?
I’m incredibly excited about the new features in Adobe Presenter 9. Top of my list is Learner Collaboration and Intervention. These brilliant new features combine modern social media experiences with innovative tools in learner tracking.
Learner Collaboration provides you with a sensational way to introduce conversation, questions and discussion into your published course modules and Presenter Projects. Whether you want learners to interact with instructors or potential customers to interact with you and your team you’ll find that the collaboration tools are ideal for hosting social interaction. Educators will especially enjoy this option as it effectively re-introduces class discussion into courses and it makes the experience even more powerful by tracking the interactions that students have with you and one another, encouraging robust communication. You’ll be able to evaluate student participation and can even automatically include it in the course grading criteria.
Learner Intervention extends the social collaboration experience and integrates the traditional quiz outcomes to create a modern and powerful solution for analyzing the student learning outcomes in your course. Just click on the handy dashboard link from your authoring ribbon (right inside PowerPoint) and you’ll see real-time data displayed in easy to understand charts and graphs, letting you see first hand how well your learners are doing on every aspect of a course. You can easily click through to individual students and get an immediate sense of which students are doing well, and which students need additional attention from you. Finally educators have the power to detect early potential problems with learning and to intervene early – improving the chance that the student will meet and even exceed their expectations.
Another amazing new feature in Adobe Presenter 9 is the speech to text & annotation enabled personal video creation tool. You’ll be making your own custom YouTube videos in seconds with this super-simple video tool. It was awarded the prestigious CODiE award in 2013 for ‘Best Video Tool’ and after just a few minutes you’ll see why. The video creation solution seems almost magical. It easily generates sophisticated ‘studio quality’ videos with animated transitions, professional looking titles and lower third graphics and sizzling hot pan and zoom effects. With just a few buttons you feel like a video pro and as you think of the thousands of dollars you’re saving bypassing expensive studios and recording sessions – you’ll feel like a wealthy video pro. In every field there are tools that we remember. The ones that signal the move from creation by a few super-geeks with specialized skills to creation by the rest of us. With the video tools in Adobe Presenter 9, you’re bound to see that video is no longer only for super geeks. We can all make great looking, professional videos and we don’t need tons of money or time to do it.
Also new in Adobe Presenter 9, Drag and Drop Interactions. Now you can create drag and drop quiz questions without any programming, right inside Microsoft PowerPoint. It’s simple and quick and you’ll be able to easily design and create all kinds of cool interactions.
One of my favorite new features is the scenario builder. Using the scenario builder Presenter will generate complex multi-path navigated scenarios for you, and all you need to do is drop in the text. Whether you’re creating sales training, soft skills solutions or just experimenting with scenario based learning – the scenario tool will save you time and hassle by solving many of the most challenging problems for you.
Accessibility has been a crucial issue for most of us for quite a while now, and around the world the expectations to maintain accessible material online continues to escalate. Adobe Presenter 9 contains many Accessibility enhancements to help you easily create 508 and WCAG 2.0 compatible content. From support for screen readers via arrows and tab keys to speech to text automatically generated after video recordings Presenter 9 has powerful Accessibility tools to support your content creation needs.
Every day now the world seems to get more mobile with it’s computers. It’s become an expectation that content we create will run well on mobile devices and Adobe Presenter 9 meets and exceeds that expectation. Using Presenter 9 you can simply publish your file as a SWF for playback in online browsers, and the free and terrific Adobe Presenter Mobile App (both for iOS and for Android) will automatically play back that Flash file on iPads, iPods, iPhones and Android devices.
These are just a few of the many amazing new features and enhancements in Adobe Presenter 9. If you haven’t tried it out – what on earth are you waiting for? Download your very own free trial copy of Adobe Presenter 9 here; http://www.adobe.com/products/presenter/
Here’s the list of eSeminars we’ve planned for the month of July. Feel free to register for the eSeminars you wish to attend.
Topic: Learner Intervention & Course Collaboration in eLearning
Date and time: Wednesday, 10th July, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Tracking your quiz results is wonderful, but what about the role of real, live, important and thought provoking discussion. Why should conversation be missing from our eLearning? It doesn’t need to be. Join Dr. Allen Partridge as he demonstrates simple methods that you can use to integrate effective and immediate learner communication, questions, conversations and even track those contributions as the instructor using Adobe eLearning tools. You won’t want to miss this amazing session. Register for Free today!
Topic: What’s New in Adobe Captivate 7
Date and time: Thursday, 11th July, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn about the exciting new features and enhancements in Adobe Captivate 7. During this demonstration, you will learn how to use the new interactions, drag-and-drop, HTML5 enhancements, shared advanced actions, accessibility enhancements, system audio, equation editor, and more. Register today!
Topic: Moving from Knowledge Hoarding to Knowledge Sharing with Adobe Presenter Video Creator
Date and time: Wednesday, 17th July, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: There is a fundamental problem that exists in the typical business workplace today. Chances are that you or someone in your office is already painfully aware of it. We’ve seen an explosion in the number of people whose jobs are directly related to their expertise, and for whom ‘what they know’ has become a kind of ‘insurance’ plan.
Have you ever heard a colleague proclaim “If I’m the only one who knows how to do this, ‘they’ can never fire me.”
We’ve all heard similar comments and perhaps even nodded along, or said the words ourselves. But what is the actual cost of this kind of environment of knowledge hoarding. Research in fact suggests that it cuts much deeper than just the upfront issues with bottle necks and heavy retraining costs. The most serious costs of a knowledge hoarding culture are that the institution is stifled when it comes to innovation.
In this session Dr. Allen Partridge will share research on Knowledge sharing and demonstrate how Adobe Presenter Video creator can close the technology gap and facilitate a knowledge sharing culture in your organization.
Topic: Create HTML5 Courses with Adobe Captivate 7
Date and time: Thursday, 18th July, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create interactive eLearning content and publish it to mobile devices, including iPad, using the HTML5 publish option in Adobe Captivate 7. Send scoring data from these courses to leading Tin Can-, SCORM- and AICC-compliant LMSs and track learner progress. Also learn about the different publishing/embedding options for Adobe Captivate 7 courses to create apps and eBooks for devices.
Topic: Adobe Presenter for Total Beginners
Date and time: Wednesday, 24th July, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Learn to create your first eLearning course using Adobe Presenter. Dr. Allen Partridge will guide you through an overview of Adobe Presenter. You’ll learn to work with basic content, insert quizzes, manage and share your courses and even create cool show and tell videos.
Topic: Interactivity using Actions: Basics and Advanced – Part 9
Date and time: Thursday, 25th July, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Adding interactivity to an eLearning course improves the engagement level with the learners. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in a multi-part series session to learn about the basics of Actions and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate. In these sessions, she will be showcasing some real-life eLearning examples to explain the concepts better.
Topic: Creating Interactive and Scenario-based Learning with Adobe Presenter
Description: Adobe Presenter is widely known for its ease of use to create eLearning courses from PowerPoint slides. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish as they show you how you can take it a step further and add engaging interactions to your courses. They will also show you how you can easily transform your slides to scenario-based courses using Adobe Presenter.
Packed with multiple quizzing enhancements, an update for Presenter Mobile App is now available in the App Store. We’ve also revamped the user interface for the application and added a couple of new icons to improve your experience with the app. Here are the details about the features supported for Presenter Mobile App:
When? Thursday, December 13, 2012, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create quizzes, add various types of questions and question groups, enable the quiz for reporting and publish the course with Adobe Presenter 8.
Register at: http://adobe.ly/Zc1aHc
When I was immersed in the thoughts of which topic to choose, I heard my third grader mumbling ‘What makes living things different?’, and that instantly became the topic for my course. Before we look at that fun course that I worked on, let’s talk about enhancements we have introduced in this update: Continue reading…
How do you find out if you have 32-bit or 64-bit of MS-Office? It’s very simple, open MS PowerPoint and go to File> ‘About Microsoft PowerPoint’> … it would show you if it is 32-bit or 64-bit.
Do remember, there are separate installers for 32-bit and 64-bit version of Adobe Presenter. So, when you are downloading the installer, make sure you select the correct one.
After the two wonderful posts by Pooja and Allen, I thought of creating one more eLearning module explaining the new features of Adobe Captivate 6. The question was, how do I make it interesting? My job became easier with enhanced Adobe Presenter 8. So I’ve used the features of Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Presenter to create this course… go ahead and view it on your iPad! Want to know how I achieved this? Read through the post… step-by-step…
Experience the course in your iPad using Presenter Mobile App: http://my.adobeconnect.com/cp6new2
There’s an astonishing new technology in the newly released Adobe Presenter 8. Now anyone can easily create compelling personalized videos from the comfort of their own desk. Check out this video to get a sense of what I’m talking about.
Losing knowledge because people change jobs, move on or leave is a very expensive liability for every company. In addition to the inherent problem – creating a community which shares rather than hoards knowledge – can be an enormous asset to any business. Wise companies have embraced Continue reading…