I have been working in a large corporate setting since 2011 and I spent several years writing about it. These are my thoughts, ideas, and just me documenting some of the things I've experienced. You may find solutions to problems, just thinking through the problems, and more.

You may notice the posts end on March 23rd, 2016. That's because I have been exploring other interests in my spare time which do related to Learning & Development a lot. Mainly I have been working on Exprance, Sacramento web design and digital marketing agency, but there are also some other side projects I've worked on.

One of my jobs at the two big organizations I've worked at (Robert Half & DaVita) is to create videos for the IT department. IT software is boring and learning about changes and how it effects jobs isn't fun. To make it more interesting I have worked on many releases to create a marketing/training video. It's a marketing video because it helps sell the changes and make it more interesting. It's training because it also shows some of the details about the upcoming changes.

The videos for IT departments are neither fully marketing nor fully training. They don't go into the details of the changes, which job aids helps cover, but they do make updates sound more interesting.

I have recently decided as part of my side projects is going to be to help other organizations create similar videos for their releases. They are a huge benefit to organizations and their IT departments. You can learn more on my App Marketing Video web page with more details about the marketing/training videos.

Now for some of the content I've written about in the L&D space.

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First Impressions and Wishes of Captivate 7

By Nick Leffler | June 3, 2013 | 6 Comments
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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…

Flash is Dead (Well, Sort Of)

By Nick Leffler | May 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Although I do not believe for a moment Flash is truly dead, I do believe that Steve Jobs had it right. Check out his thoughts on Flash. [box size=”large” icon=”https://www.technkl.com/wp-content/uploads/quote.png”]”Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice.” – Steve Jobs[/box] Flash was a great tool when it was king, and it remains…

Work from high to low and clean that audio up

By Nick Leffler | April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

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…

Using the ‘rescale project’ option in Captivate

By Nick Leffler | January 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

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…

To round-trip or not to round-trip

By Nick Leffler | January 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

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…