Mar 3, 2011

Live Online Learning – a facilitators guide

Virtual classrooms provide a fantastic opportunity for any organisation that wants to get more training done more cheaply, particularly when participants are widely dispersed. Many of the skills of the classroom trainer can be transferred without difficulty to an online setting, but the experience can still be strange and sometimes a little daunting for those starting off as virtual classroom facilitators. This ebook brings together best practice guidelines from around the world and from our own extensive experience. It will provide you with invaluable support as you look to transfer your skills online.


It is a great tool. It is very easy to use.

With award-winning Raptivity, you get:
  • Pre-built library of 245+ Learning Interactions
    MindPlay, WordPlay, 3D, Games, Videos, Simulations and many more...
  • Learning interaction as a single Flash File
    Fits right into your eLearning tool.
  • SCORM/ AICC Trackable Interactions
    Tracks completion status, scores and responses
You can see many examples here.

How to Create a Tabbed Notebook‏ - elearning workshop

If you’re just getting started with rapid elearning, this is a good basic workshop that takes you through some of the essential techniques.  Plus, you end up a with a nice PowerPoint template.
Here’s what’s covered:
  • Building graphics in PowerPoint
  • Using two files per course—one for graphics and one for production
  • Learn to use PowerPoint hyperlinks
  • Leverage the master slides to decrease production time
  • Assembling the tabbed notebook
The author built the workshop using the same notebook so you can see an example of the output as well.  He also included the files for PowerPoint 2003 and 2007.

  • 3-tabbed notebook

  • 5-tabbed notebook

  • 5-tabbed multicolor notebook

  • Is the LMS Dead?

    The rise of informal and social learning within organizations around the world has prompted discussions about the relevance of the LMS in today's corporate learning, performance and workforce support programs. Is there no future for the LMS?

    View the webinar recording to learn about our panelists' views on:
    • The changes that social media and mobile technology brin in corporate training.
    • What the increasing focus on performance support means for the LMS.
    • The new role of the LMS within orgnizations.
    • What applications the LMS can enable and how it should interact with other systems.
    You can download the webinar from here

    Raptivity Presenter

    It is a great tool and very easy to use .

  • Create interactivity rapidly and add it conveniently to your PowerPoint presentations.

  • Leverage the library of pre-built interactions that engage your audience through active participation.

  • Completely customize each interaction.

  • It has also these packs :

    Using Performance-Based Testing to Measure Proficiency

    Advances in technology are changing the way application users and IT professionals prepare for and take software proficiency exams. A superior way to administer end-of-course assessments, performance-based testing confirms an individual’s ability to perform a task as opposed to recall information. In a software skills assessment, a performance-based test measures what it is intended to measure – how well the user can do the job.
    Please join us for this Training Industry, Inc. webinar, sponsored by Kaplan IT Learning, as Dr. Richard Hyde of Mind Click Ltd provides an introduction to performance-based testing, discussing with you performance-based testing systems, the cost of not implementing an accurate testing system, and the effectiveness of performance-based testing.
    During this webinar you will learn:
    • The challenges faced by testing and certification program managers.
    • The benefits to the many stakeholders of implementing performance-based testing.
    • The components of a performance-based testing system

    Making Online Learning Captivating, Informative & Fun

    Research shows that to be most effective, learning must be engaging, enlightening and enjoyable. That’s especially true when reaching a virtual audience of learners, people who are possibly learning in isolated environments without the same social structure as physical classrooms. But with these tools to help you cross the chasm, facilitators can achieve high performance in the virtual arena.

    Join us for this Training Industry Webinar, presented on the Adobe Connect platform, as we help you create virtual classrooms that are exciting, meaningful and relevant. In this captivating webinar, you’ll learn from Cynthia Clay, president/CEO of NetSpeed Learning Solutions and author of Great Webinars: How to Create Interactive Learning that is Captivating, Informative, and Fun.
    At this one-hour webinar, Cindy will interact with you as she helps you:
    • Avoid the 3 most common errors that make webinars dull.
    • Apply 5 techniques to transform your virtual classroom.
    • Adopt 3 practices to reduce the impact of technology snafus.
    Register today for this free, one-hour webinar and you’ll receive a complimentary white paper describing the competencies of a skilled virtual trainer and presenter guidelines for Adobe Connect. Plus, 10 engaged participants will win a copy of Great Webinars: How to Create Interactive Learning that is Captivating, Informative, and Fun.

    Saving the environment and your budget

    Saving the environment and your budget

    Green Insights from the new Telework Enhancement Act

    It’s easy to see the cost-cutting power of telework, web conferencing, and online collaboration. The high costs of travel, downtown office buildings, and are simply unsustainable in these difficult economic times. We know that online collaboration can cut all of those costs. The green benefits – in terms of lower carbon emissions and other benefits – are not as familiar but just as important.

    It is from Adobe.

    How to be a Great Webinar Moderator

    How to be a Great Webinar Moderator

    Learn the “tricks of the trade” from a professional webinar moderator. Ken Molay, president of Webinar Success, offers best practices and recommendations gleaned from his many years of webinar support experience.

    It is from Adobe.

    Creating your first Application Capture Training with Adobe Captivate 5

    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a Step by Step Guide to creating your first Screen / Application Training Solution with Adobe Captivate 5

    It is from Adobe.

    The Evolution and Impact of Digital Skills in Higher Education

    The Evolution and Impact of Digital Skills in Higher Education

    Please join the Adobe Education team and Sage Road Solutions to explore evolving expectations for digital proficiencies for today’s higher educational students and faculty. Ellen Wagner, Partner and Principal Analyst for Sage Road Solutions, will share the results of recent research showing how expectations of and opportunities for effective digital communicators extend well beyond the domain of graphic and visual artists, videographers and web designers.

    It is from Adobe.

    Adobe Acrobat - Deliver Engaging Communications

    Deliver Engaging Communications with PDF Portfolios

    Learn how easy it is to create and send a single PDF Portfolio using Adobe Acrobat X Pro. See how to create a rich, branded PDF Portfolio containing many types of documents, each with a rich preview experience. Discover how to embed web pages and streaming media and even output the entire portfolio experience as a web page.

    Adobe Creative Suite 5 and MS Office Integration

    Join Adobe experts to learn how Adobe Creative Suite 5 can seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Office products. See the best ways to create an editorial workflow with your colleagues who use Word and how to keep Excel Documents linked to tables in Adobe InDesign CS5. You’ll also learn best practices for creating graphics for your work colleagues to insert into Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.

    Captivate 5 - How to Avoid the Common Mistakes

    Captivate 5 Beginner Tips: How to Avoid the Common Mistakes when using Adobe Captivate 5

    Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist will explain the most common errors made by beginners who are just learning to work with Adobe Captivate 5. He'll give you examples of ways to avoid these common issues and explain the fundamentals of the Adobe Captivate Workflow.

    Managing Your Web Content to Create A Better Online Citizen

    Managing Your Web Content to Create A Better Online Citizen and Inter-Agency Experience

    Most everything a citizen does as a consumer involves the Web either directly through enabling technologies or indirectly by the expectations established by other Web-driven experiences. This represents both opportunity and challenges for Government agencies serving citizens or enabling public servants. Adobe Systems recently acquired Day Software, a leading Web content management provider, to help government agencies address this challenge and leverage the Web to extend mission success and evolve with these expectations. For government agencies, this means enabling public servants to better assist people in need and people at risk through online enablement, improved service delivery and outreach.

    Performance to Go: Designing m-Learning

    Mobile devices are increasingly prevalent, and more and more workers are mobile. The opportunity to capitalize on this trend for organizational learning and performance is upon us.  However, to take advantage of mobile, you need a new mindset. Are you ready?
    Join us for this lively and thought-provoking Training Industry Webinar, held on the Adobe Connect platform. Clark Quinn, executive director of Quinnovation and author of the forthcoming book "Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance," will present the models and concepts you need to mobile-enable your employees. We will look at a variety of frameworks that provide the grounding for mobile services, applications and solutions and we’ll arm you with information to make the most of m-learning opportunities.

    In this interactive session you will learn:
    • How to think about mobile in a device-independent way.
    • The four core mobile capabilities.
    • Proven ways to take advantage of mobile.
    • Opportunities and issues in mobile solutions
    It is a free webinar .

    Adobe Acrobat - Make PDF Workflows More Efficient

    Make PDF Workflows More Efficient & Ensure Document Compliance using Actions

    In this session presented by Adobe experts, you’ll learn how to use Adobe Acrobat X Pro to time and standardize processes by automating routine, multistep tasks in a guided Action. Find out how to create, manage, execute, and share a sequence of automatic or user-guided steps that can be applied to single PDF files or batches of files.

    Adobe eLearning Suite 2


    Develop professional eLearning content with just one integrated toolset

    Adobe® eLearning Suite 2 software is the complete toolbox for creating professional eLearning courseware end to end. Accelerate development with the smart aggregation capabilities of Adobe Captivate® 5, new roundtripping features, value-added functionalities, and improved collaboration workflows

    It includes these software :

    Adobe Captivate 5
    Adobe Flash Professional CS5
    Adobe Dreamweaver CS5  Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended 

    Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
    Adobe Presenter 7
    Adobe Soundbooth CS5
    Adobe Bridge CS5
    Adobe Device Central CS5

    • Roundtripping between Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe Soundbooth® CS5
    • Roundtripping between Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe Flash® Professional CS5
    • Roundtripping between Adobe Captivate 5 and Adobe Photoshop® CS5 Extended
    • Application capture in Adobe Flash Professional CS5
    • Reinforced traditional authoring workflow
    • Domain-specific HTML templates

    Adobe Director 11.5

    Adobe® Director® 11.5 and Adobe Shockwave® Player software help you create and publish compelling interactive games, demos, prototypes, simulations, and eLearning courses for the web, Mac and Windows® desktops, DVDs, and CDs. Integrate virtually any major file format, including FLV and native 3D content, for the greatest return on your creativity.

    Top features in Director 11.5

  • Support for more than 40 video, audio, and image file formats

  • Rich audio capabilities with 5.1 channel surround sound, real-time mixing, and DSP filters

  • Support for MP4, H.264, FLV, and F4V video formats and video streaming

  • Powerful 3D support including Google SketchUp importer

  • Advanced physics with NVIDIA® PhysX™ support

  • Support for Adobe Flash® 9 software and video created with Flash technology

  • Unicode support

  • Enhanced text rendering engine

  • Support for ByteArray datatype

  • Enhanced Script Browser

  • Bitmap filters

  • Xtra plug-ins

  • Easy multiversion output