Tag Archives: elearning

Creating Online Software Training for Adults

Creating Online Software Training for Adults Creating any type of training for adult learners is challenging because there are so many theories and principles to consider. Is the content too long? Is the content engaging? Is the goal of the content obvious to the user? Now consider those same questions for online software training for adults. You’re looking at multiple checklists …

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Creating Online Software Training

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As an Instructional Designer, I’ve created online training modules for sales, safety, and new employee orientation, but most of my projects have been for IT systems training. Providing online, self-paced training for new software provides end users with the opportunity to see the system and maybe even interact with the system before they use it. Before I share my experiences …

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Adobe Captivate 9: Advanced Actions Part 2

In my previous post, I covered a few simple techniques for adding Advanced Actions to Adobe Captivate 9 projects. We added hidden captions that appear when users click a button. Now we’re going to connect that interaction to the slide navigation, because our customer wants to make sure that users read every caption before they can move to the next …

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5 Myths about Graphic Design

There are a lot of myths about graphic design. Some are semi-accurate, but others are way off base. I wanted to tackle some of those myths head-on. Bear with me as I mention some things that are a little controversial. I explain myself and if you don’t agree, that’s OK! We’d love to hear your perspective on things in the …

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Adobe Captivate 9: Advanced Actions Part 1

The eLearning software market is packed with the latest and greatest of everything, but regardless of what tool you’re using, you still need that tool to make engaging and educational eLearning content. Once you understand some of the core features available in a tool like Adobe Captivate, you can build upon those core features and build solutions for any issue. …

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Using Transitions Effectively

Transitions are a great way to move around blocks of content, but without careful attention, they can quickly become distracting. Many novice users will overuse transitions, which can make the training look sloppy, unprofessional, and most notably, a distraction to the learner. There are many transitions to choose from, so it is important to figure out which one works best …

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6 Design Rules to Live By

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If you’ve gone to college for a design degree, these tips might be second nature to you now. But when you’ve been handed a project or assignment that involves creating an eLearning module from scratch and have no previous knowledge of design, these tips will keep you on the straight and narrow. Just follow these six steps and you’re well …

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Inspritational Nugget: You are the Learner’s Advocate

Today’s inspirational nugget puts us in our learner’s shoes. The content we create doesn’t get sent out into the void, never to be seen again. Real people have to sit at a desk and consume whatever we create, right along all those 6-second Vines and 140-character tweets. To be an advocate for your learner, you need to consider all of …

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Creating a Dashboard the User Wants to Come Back To

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A dashboard is user interface that somewhat resembles a car’s dashboard. It organizes and presents information in way that is clear and straightforward. One example of a dashboard is online banking. When you log into your bank account online, you usually see your account’s, messages or updates on your bank, and other information that pertains to banking. When creating a …

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Inspirational Nugget: Create Learning Experiences

One of the most common requests that Instructional Designers and eLearning Professionals receive is to convert stand-up training into online training. Coordinating stand-up training for any organization can be time-consuming and costly, so it makes sense to move the content online so that your audience can view it at their convenience. We love providing this service. When you need to …

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