Training

Second Screen Revolution

Picture of a desk with several devices on it (tablet, phone, computer)

First post of 2014 and I’m feeling motivated to keep going with every two weeks a new post #ResolutionNow*. I’ve made that my goal for the past seven or eight months and it’s worked out close to that, 22 posts last year I think. Now for the post I’ve had on the list for several…

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Is Instructional Design Like Choreography?

Sesame Street Choreography

I often find myself glancing at the TV while Sesame Street is on for my daughter, and admittedly I watch it more than she does, so on many occasions I’ve seen the following clip. It’s an entertaining video and Melissa McCarthy is always very funny, so that helps make my analogy a little more entertaining.…

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What’s My Development Process?

What's my development process

A few weeks ago there was a bit of restructuring in my company within my greater department. Several teams had been re-organized into an easier structure. This also meant a new multimedia training team was created, that’s where I went. This new team was unheard of to the rest of the department. We were to explain the…

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Learning Experience As a User Experience

Pictures of woman eating pizza with wine at a restaurant.

Update: Would this be Training Experience As a User Experience? I read an article a while ago about user experience design likened to an experience at a restaurant, unfortunately I can’t find it, but I’ll give you the gist of it with my own twist: It feels so satisfying when you go to a restaurant…

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The Future of Learning Online: Responsive Learning Design

Update: As I’m going through re-categorizing some of my old posts, I ran across this one. I would rename this one, but I won’t because it’s established. I would rename it to The Future of Training Online: Responsive Training Design because responsive learning is quite different. That’s all I’ll leave it at now. With the…

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First Impressions and Wishes of Captivate 7

Captivate 7 Icon

Adobe Captivate 7 was released Monday the 3rd of May 2013 with very little known about its coming. Until the day of the release, I had actually heard very little about its release date even though I had previously researched it. My biggest like about the new release is that if you’re a subscription member, you…

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Work from high to low and clean that audio up

If you want the best possible audio when working with voice over, it’s important to record as cleanly as possible. Often overlooked is the post-recording process. If you have a high quality recording, there’s still some improvements to be made. Perform these two tips for the highest quality: Always work with the highest quality audio…

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Using the ‘rescale project’ option in Captivate

Here’s the problem you may experience when creating your next eLearning project: You have a pre-determined size that you must adhere to. For this example, you must adhere to a 800 x 600 project. How much recorded screen can you really fit inside an 800 x 600 work area? Not much. You can use a program…

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To round-trip or not to round-trip

One of those new buzzwords I hear a lot about these days are round-tripping features in rapid eLearning development tools. Some suites live up to their claim for full round-tripping better than others, but even the best can’t do it all. When working with complex modules that need features beyond one program’s capabilities, round-tripping does…

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