Jun 16, 2012

Adobe Release Captivate 6 With HTML 5 support

Adobe® Captivate® 6 software helps you rapidly author a wide range of interactive eLearning and HTML5-based mLearning content. Easily create product demos in HD, application simulations, and soft skills and compliance training. Import Microsoft® PowerPoint slides and enrich with multimedia, interactive elements and quizzes. Deliver content to virtually any device, including iPads.
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Managing Projects and SMEs for eLearning: Proven and Practical Solutions

Whether you are an eLearning designer, developer, trainer, or manager, you probably need to deal with project-management issues and with subject-matter experts. Do you have the time and resources you need to lead or contribute to a successful project? How can you get your subject-matter experts (SMEs) to be partners in, rather than obstacles to, project success? Join this Online Forum to learn proven strategies and tactics for successfully managing eLearning projects and SMEs.

Managing eLearning Projects: A Survival Guide for Instructional Designers, Gus Prestera,
Leading SMEs to Water (and How to Make Them Drink), Shawn Rosler
Blending ADDIE and PMBOK for Successful Training Projects, Allan Harris
Getting the Content You Need from Your SMEs: A Streamlined Approach, Jennifer De Vries
Agile Estimation and Release Planning Techniques that Really Work, Sumeet Moghe
Acquiring Tacit Knowledge from SMEs, Sudeshna Chatterjee
Why Projects Fail: Recovery Tips, Dave Goodman & Karen Beckman
Turning your SMEs into Savvy Content Developers, Edward Reilly
What is Really Important to Your Learning Project?, Anita Rosen

Online Forum
July 26 & 27, 2012

Storyboard Templates and Resources

And here’s what  included in the storyboards.

In the main frame:
■Textual content
■Graphics (even if rough representations)
■Screenshot or representation of animations, interactives, etc.
■Buttons and/or navigational features
■Page orientation
In the side frames:
■Navigational info (i.e. where each button or link will take the user)
■Text for pop-ups or rollovers
■Media info (e.g. info about the animation, video, audio, etc.)
In the bottom frame:
■Notes to developers, SMEs, or anyone else that may have access to the storyboard
■Notes that won’t fit in the side frames
■Any pertinent notes that don’t fall under “Navigation” of “Media”
■Color requirements, screen size, graphic sizes, etc.
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How to present a webinar without PowerPoint slides

With hundreds of millions of copies in circulation and approximately 40 million presentations delivered daily, PowerPoint has become an icon of modern communication. Despite its ubiquity, PowerPoint has often been the punching bag for many audiences who link it to phrases such as crutch, teleprompter, uniformity…overall an intellectually shady tool that instead of lifting the floor, lowers the ceiling. While PowerPoint can have its merits and a profound impact on how information is processed and learned, there is wisdom in asking the question: can we present without it? Virtually? And if we can, what techniques do we use to adjust to the absence of slides, and satisfy our audiences who are typically tough viewers with high expectations?
In this highly engaging session, Dr. Carmen Taran will show you how you can present virtually without slides. You will learn several practical techniques that move beyond keeping an audience engaged with chat and polling questions. The techniques will involve innovative activities that attract an audience's attention, promote creative thinking and intellectual stimulation, and overall make them feel like the floor has been lifted.

Thursday, June 28, 2012
1pm – 2pm ET / 10am – 11am PT

Build Branched E-Learning Scenarios in Three Simple Steps

I’ve built hundreds of rapid elearning courses and I can tell you that building branched scenarios with your rapid elearning tools is not only possible, but it’s actually pretty easy to do.  I added some tutorials at the bottom of the page that shows you how to do so.

I like to keep things simple.  So I use what I call, the “3C” model.  Each scenario consists of a challenge, some choices, and then consequences of those choices.  That’s basically it.

You can complete here with example here :