Media & Learning: Re-imagining sacred cows: what are the implications of social networking on media and learning?

I did a session at Media and Learning in Brussels last week. I’m embedding the slides below and including the link to the dowloadable deck with notes here. The session was amazing including contributions from Helen Keegan, University of Salford, UK, Claudio Dondi, SCIENTER, Italy, Gráinne Conole, Beyond Distance Research Alliance, University of Leicester, UK and Moderator: Tom Wambeke, ILO, Italy. The audience acted as co-panelist and helped us really focus in

Capture the mistakes… that data might help!

I was reading this wonderful post from Dr. Pooja Jaisingh on how we could make the learning more engaging and interesting by allowing learners to make mistakes. With this thought, I was going through a customer request on how to capture and calculate the incorrect clicks in a course. These thoughts made me think, what would I do by using this data?

Let Them Make Mistakes… And Learn!

Consider this! You have completed a training course and now you need to take a test. You give it a shot and unfortunately you fail in the test and are denied of the course completion certificate. You end up feeling bad! You are playing a game. It has a lot of levels and it’s pretty difficult to cross each level. You are trying your best to cross them but keep failing. You don’t lose heart and keep trying until you […]

Enabling Forced Navigation for Your Interactive Screens in Adobe Captivate 5.5

You have created an interactive screen that you are proud of. You show it to the customer. Overall, he likes the screen, but requests you to hide/disable the Next button till the learner has clicked all the interactive objects on the screen. The customer wants to make sure the learners view the content linked with each interactive object before moving on to the next screen. As an eLearning professional, you don’t believe in forced navigation and have made the content […]

The principles of eLearning (cognitive theory of multimedia design)

I did a ten part series on the principles of eLearning as defined by researchers including Clark and Mayer and based largely on the cognitive theory of multimedia. Often people ask me about how to access the eSeminar recordings so this blog entry is to provide a shortcut for folks looking to watch the seminars. 10: Making Effective Adobe Captivate eLearning Modules Part 10: Individual Differences Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, will present a one hour online eSeminar for

The How & Why of iPads, HTML5 & Mobile Devices in eLearning, Training & Education

I’ve been itching to write some about the proliferation of mobile devices in the wake of Tablet computers like the Apple iPad, the Samsung Galaxy, the Blackberry Playbook and a myriad of others for quite a while. Much of what I’ve read is very technical and always seems a little heavy on hype and light on practical solutions for eLearning. The salient question is, should we as eLearning developers be looking at ways to move our content onto these mobile […]

Adobe Captivate 5.5 ACE Exam is Now Available!

Become an ACE in Adobe Captivate 5.5 by taking the Adobe Certified Expert exam for Captivate 5.5. The exam comprises of 88 questions and you will need a minimum of 70% to pass the exam. Here’s some information about the exam:

Where do I specify the correct answer?

A question that is often asked about quizzes is that where does one specify or establish the correct answer for a question. The answer is: on stage for all types of questions. Well, the difference is in ‘how’ you specify the answers for the different question types. This list would help as a ready reckoner for those who are trying to find the solution:

Convert Your Cool Captivate Quizzes to HTML5 Format!

In September, we made the HTML5 Converter for Adobe Captivate available on Adobe Labs. With HTML5 Converter, you can easily convert Adobe Captivate generated SWF to HTML5 format and repurpose your countless hours of interactive trainings for mobile devices that do not support Flash content.   We received a lot of positive feedback from customers who were looking for an HTML5 solution and tons of requests for supporting more objects and functionalities, from which quiz and LMS support topped the charts. So […]

Want to Improve Learning? Take a Break…

You’re watching your favorite daily soap on T.V. and just before an important plot unveils, the commercial break jumps in. You have to write an article and have a lot of cool ideas in your mind, but you don’t know where to start from. You take good five hours to hold the pen in your hand and write that first line. But, once the first line is scribbled on a piece of paper, the article is complete within an hour […]