Tag Archives: interaction

Gamification: What It Is + Some Tips

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I’m sure you’ve all heard about the new gamification trend that’s been sweeping the Instructional Design world. If you’re like me, and behind the times on what gamification is – let me explain it further. Gamification is the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically …

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Adobe Captivate 9: Rollovers for Software Simulations

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The most recent eLearning project I completed was for an online software application, so creating online software training has been on my brain. I typically create training for adults, so I have been paying close attention to incorporating adult learning theories into software training. In my recent posts, I talked a bit about how Adobe Captivate allows you to create …

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Beating Instructional Designers Block

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There comes a point in your career where you have to battle Instructional Designers Block, aka *cue horror movie scream* THE WALL. Have you ever gotten to the point in a project where no amount of caffeine or energy drinks will shake the feeling that it’s just not happening with a project? Either you’re frustrated or just can’t think of …

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Creating Online Software Training for Adults

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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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Adobe Captivate 9: Advanced Actions Part 2

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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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Adobe Captivate 9: Advanced Actions Part 1

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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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Inspritational Nugget: You are the Learner’s Advocate

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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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Inspirational Nugget: Create Learning Experiences

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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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Six Forms of Instructional Interaction

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When thinking about modern learning environments, especially those focused on Constructivism and Connectivism, it is important for us to consider the six forms of instructional interaction. Examining all six independently and in tandem is critical to the success of the modern learner. Let’s take a look at the six forms of instructional interaction, and why they are important in today’s traditional …

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What’s New in Captivate 8?

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Adobe Captivate 8 has been out for a couple of months now, and while we’re still learning the new features and quirks, our initial impression is this is a must-have software for our team. Captivate 8 launches eLearning into the era of mobile learning with it’s new responsive design features. In addition, Adobe has given Captivate 8 a makeover with …

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