Posts tagged "rapid elearning"
Last month we had a great show at Adobe Learning Summit 2014 in Bellagio, Las Vegas where Adobe community experts, industry luminaries, experienced learning professionals, and Captivate engineering team got together and talked about the latest and upcoming eLearning technologies.
Missed attending it? We recorded some of the sessions for you. Continue reading…
Lynda.com has announced an Essential Training course on Adobe Captivate 8 by Aaron Quigley. It’s a great course for beginners and intermediate users to explore the Captivate authoring workflow and capabilities, and learn how to use the new features introduced in Adobe Captivate 8. This course is also very useful for folks who want to get started with responsive eLearning course creation with Adobe Captivate 8.
Here’s one of the videos from the course. Continue reading…
With tons of devices in varied screen sizes being used by the trainees and employees, there is a dire need to make the content available on different devices. Thankfully Adobe Captivate 8 allows you to create responsive eLearning courses that can fit perfectly in different device sizes in both horizontal and vertical orientations. You can author as you always have—content will rearrange itself for the new tablet and mobile views. You can also tweak and/or design content for specific devices and use the in-product preview to see how your course will appear on various screens. And finally publish as a single project to automatically deliver the most appropriate experience for your learner’s device.
To make the most of responsive feature in Adobe Captivate 8, here’s a list of best practices you can follow: Continue reading…
Topic: Optimal Design For Multiple Devices using Adobe Captivate
Date and time: Thursday, July 10, 2014 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: In 2013, the sale of smartphones exceeded the sale of traditional phones while the sale of tablets exceeded those of standard PCs. This trend has lead to more clients who want online courses that can be accessed from both mobile and desktop devices. Because the technology is different, developing courses for both devices have unique attributes. The dilemma is – do we develop two separate courses that contain the same material but are published on different devices? Who wants to update the same course twice? So the approach then, is to craft a single course that provides optimal viewing and an effective learning experience across a wide range of devices. Anita Horsley and Karen Blades will present how to develop eLearning/mLearning course that have a professional look and feel, and provide an effective learning environment for students. This presentation is geared toward designers and non-designers alike to improve learning objectives using successful design techniques when publishing to both mobile and desktop devices.
Topic: The Coolest Adobe Captivate Tips on the Planet
Description: Too many Adobe Captivate features are hidden and not well known. In this session, Joe Ganci, President at eLearning Joe, will show you many of the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool. Why is it important to know about those features? Using the layers of sophistication found in some of Captivate’s features means you will save a lot of time, deliver more engaging and personalized learning, and be able to tap into external resources more easily. Joe will also show you some of the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool, including how combining the use of variables, Advanced Actions, and effects will result in a useful example that you couldn’t create otherwise.
We recently released a free update for Adobe Captivate 7 and it includes some stunning new features and enhancements like support for iOS 7.0.3, Android 4.2 and later, Mac OS 10.9, and Windows 8.1, color swatches, lock size and position of objects, star shape, millionaire interaction, and this list doesn’t end here… The most awaited enhancements in this list are related to Advanced Actions and Variables. Let’s take a look that these enhancements in detail:
Copy actions across projects:
You can now copy an action, advanced action, and shared action into another project by copying the objects or slides associated with the actions and pasting them in the target project. While copying Continue reading…
Topic: Is it Possible to Predict & Enhance Learning with Big Data
Date and time: Wednesday, 4th December, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Learner Intervention in Adobe Presenter 9 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. But the analysis goes beyond simple display of statistics. The software is able to make recommendations, evaluate the probability that learners will succeed or fail, and ease the process of intervening for the trainer or teacher.
Finally educators and trainers 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. In this session Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe Sr. eLearning Evangelist will demonstrate the Learning Intervention and Collaboration technology in Adobe Presenter 9, and discuss the state of Learning outcomes prediction, recommendation and intervention in eLearning today.
Topic: This is how I created an interactive eBook!
Date and time: Thursday, 5th December, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist and DevLearn DemoFest 2013 winner, to learn how she created an Interactive eBook using Adobe InDesign and published using Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. She will also demonstrate how she created the eBook page layouts using Adobe Photoshop, HTML5 animations using Adobe Edge Animate, simulations, quiz questions, and interactions using Adobe Captivate, interactive web pages using Adobe Muse, and HD videos using Adobe Presenter Video Creator; and finally how she embedded them all in the eBook folio. Don’t miss the fun!
Topic: Is Knowledge Hoarding Costing Your Company More than You Realize? The connection between innovation and Knowledge Sharing
Date and time: Wednesday, 11th December, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: 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.
Topic: Shared Actions for Mobile Learning
Date and time: Thursday, 12th December, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Lieve Weymeis, Captivate Community Expert and Sarah Gilbert, Mobile Learning Expert as they show you how to build mLearning courses using advanced and shared actions in Adobe Captivate 7. They will share some tips on how to prepare and design content for mobile deployment and steps to build custom navigation for best use on mobile devices. They will also show you how to reduce the file size with advanced and shared actions. Register today!
Topic: Quizzing on the Go: mLearning Solutions for Quizzing
Date and time: Wednesday, 18th December, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Have you found your learners expecting more and more mobile content from you? Wondering if you can create quizzes that will be as effective and as able to record outcomes when you deliver those quizzes on mobile devices? Worried about iPhones, iPads, iPods and Androids? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this useful session explaining the nuances of delivering mobile quizzes. You’ll learn how to do it, when to do it, and why to do it.
Topic: Tracking Learner Interaction in Video-based Courses with Adobe Presenter 9
Description: Now-a-days, video is considered the best form of content delivery. There is a video available for almost everything. Even the trainers and educators are adopting this form of content delivery but there are some questions that plague their minds: Are my students watching the videos? Are they watching the videos more than once? How much are my students learning from these videos? Are these videos effective? Do the students have any doubts about the concepts they are being taught in the video? Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh in this interactive session to get answers to all these questions and more.
Adobe Captivate 7 is shipped with some great looking themes to help you get started with your eLearning course creation easily. These themes help you save a lot of time that you would otherwise have to spend in creating graphical assets for your eLearning courses. These themes are bundled with multiple eLearning screen layouts to choose from, so that you can easily select the one that suits the content type for your eLearning course screens.
Along with the ability to use existing themes, you can also create your own themes and add them to the themes panel and start creating your courses from there. This is especially useful when you have to use a branded template for your eLearning course creation and need a consistent look and feel for your courses.
Let’s take a look at Continue reading…
Guest Blog by: Joanne Nichols, Adobe Certified Trainer and an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Captivate
When creating eLearning it is important to ensure you keep the user engaged. By nature we are inquisitive, so why not create eLearning to capture the learner’s interest using this to our advantage. Rollovers are a great way to do this. (Obviously this means that these rollover effects that I am teaching you today cannot be used for mobile learning. However you can replicate the effects using click boxes and advanced actions, but be mindful that on mobile devices there is no rollover state so you would just skip the “on rollover” portion of the effects).
One way I have done this is to create a category game, so rather than having a boring slide with button menu items like this:
Why not engage the learner with a hidden category game. The category is hidden and the user has to rollover the category badge to reveal the category. By using effects we can Continue reading…
Date and time: Wednesday, 4th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Are you still feeling challenged to provide your students with the domains identified for 21st century learners, yet at a loss for how to begin? Integrating media literacy into your curriculum should be fun, not a burden. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for part two of an examination of media literacy education in the modern classroom. Dr. Partridge will demonstrates the incredibly simple way that you can empower your students to learn 21st century media literacy with Adobe Presenter. You’ll learn how to help your students create powerful, on-topic, professional quality videos in just minutes. You’ll see how these tools can be adopted in your classroom and learn how to use them. In this special second session Dr. Partridge will also provide examples of in-class uses of media literacy to integrate 21st century skills with the traditional curriculum.
Date and time: Thursday, 5th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: So you’ve been reading and hearing about flipped classrooms for quite some time, but not sure how to implement it in your organization. Worry no more! Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh as she takes you through an amazing journey of flipping the classroom with Adobe Presenter Video Creator. You will learn about the fundamental principles behind the flipped classroom, and how to easily migrate your lessons and lectures into online modules. You will also see a short demonstration on how to record video lectures in three simple steps using Presenter Video Creator which will equip you with the technology needs of the flipped classrooms.
Date and time: Wednesday, 11th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Dr. Allen Partridge introduces video editing best practices for Adobe Presenter 9 Video Creator and Adobe Presenter Video Express. This amazing tool lets a total novice create incredible high definition personalized videos from the comfort of their desktop. Learn how to easily combine shots of yourself and your screen and how to add professional quality lower third text and intro/outro movies along with rapid shot succession and tons of other great tricks. Dr. Partridge will reveal the secrets that make his videos look great every time, and show you how to do it yourself from the comfort of your own desk. You won’t want to miss this session – chock full of tips and tricks to make your videos look like the pros without any of the time or money traditionally required to create great videos.
Date and time: Thursday, 12th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Maanasa Srinivasulu for an exciting session on how to convert plain text to narration in your Adobe Captivate 7 courses. You will learn about the best practices of using Text-to-Speech voices in Adobe Captivate 7 and make them sound natural by using VTML tags. Don’t miss it!
Date and time: Wednesday, 18th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Adobe has put the social back into eLearning. With in-course collaboration and tracking in Adobe Presenter 9, teachers and students are finally able to discuss topics, ask questions and collaborate on projects and topics. You’ll also be able to gain insight into student progress and even get recommendations from the system to help you identify which students need extra help and attention based on their performance.
Date and time: Thursday, 19th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Joanne Nichols, Captivate Community Expert, to learn how to use the Effects feature in Adobe Captivate 7 to create engaging eLearning courses. Learn how to use smart shapes to create tabs, page turning interaction, as well as other great ideas and games.
Date and time: Wednesday, 25th September, 2013 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Isn’t it about time you put the fun back into your classes. Why should online courses be dry and dull? Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist for this practical overview of ways to add a little play into your online courses. We’ll discuss the guiding concepts behind the gamification movement and explore & demonstrate ways to add these elements in appropriate ways into your courses. We’ll talk about the limitations of these approaches and as always, bring it back to the fundamental teaching objectives for your course.
Date and time: Thursday, 26th September, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, to learn how to use Adobe Presenter 9 to enable collaboration in an eLearning course and assign scores for student participation. You will also see a short demonstration on how students will be able to ask questions, and participate in course discussions, from within the context of the course and how teachers will be able to track and incentivize this participation.