What is VR, AR and 360° Video? What Makes Differ From One Another?

What is VR AR and 360 Degree Video and How Do They Differ

Gone were the days, where learner used to sit in a closed room with a book in his/ her hand and an instructor with the teaching aids. Over the last two decades, the change in the technology is unpredictable. A radical behavior in the minds of the learners paved a way to discover the new teaching methodologies and new teaching aids. In the midst of the whole scenario, eLearning has been a ray of hope and become a ground factor to modernize the learning in terms of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 360° video.

You may not be wondering about these terms if you belong to the fields of eLearning and mass media communications. But, all the three technologies in one place gives you a lucid figure and might help you in leveraging your online training.

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Microlearning in Elearning – One of The Leading Trends in 2018

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Today’s millennials are overwhelmed, distracted and moreover impatient and find difficulty to focus long hours on learning skills. Most ELearning critics mention the importance of microlearning as their baseline. The retention time of learners gradually lowered from the time when it was an hour, but now that could be in minutes or even in seconds. The futuristic principles that are evolving in micro learning keep the buzz word in top. The perception on why microlearning stands as top in eLearning trends is numerous and unexplainable.

A paradigm shift in eLearning industry, Microlearning, means not only chunking of large data into small nuggets but also engaging learner’s attention and make memorable with in short span. As it supports multi-device delivery, learner can gain knowledge anytime and anywhere. When it comes to business application training, Microlearning would be the best approach to train the employees which can be included in induction and onboarding trainings.

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Crisis Management Training Online Course & Certification Program

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When I first went to the grad school, internship back then was in fashion and during which one was also tasked protect his or her own reputation. But, as an everyday intern at the prestigious Paine Webber’s headquarters in the Windy City, the first and foremost that I could see coming my way was a crisis soon to engulf me. While the word crisis’ sends shivers to many and could lead to the downfall of a whole regime, it comes in many shapes & forms ranging from a technological, military, media, midlife etc. to a fax ribbon’ and cup’ crisis. Here, an intern with a foresight for personal security in Corporate America, I am referring to the latter crisis. The ‘cup’ crisis at Paine Webber simply meant that there were pots brewing coffee at every corner of the plush 32nd floor but no Styrofoam cups to have some poured. This was a crisis given the frigid temperatures that prevailed and my early am walk to the office. The VP that I was to assist & learn had a heart and would often formally offer coffee pointing towards the cup and asking me if he should get one for me…. that’s how difficult it was to find a cup and have some poured in. This was my early encounter with crisis and in the language of the Chinese, (the word crisis is composed of two characters: one represents the danger and the other opportunity) so to say, the dangers & opportunities of the cup crisis. While I do not want to talk what a fax ribbon crisis meant, I do however, would like to state that a crisis could start out simply as a threat and would go on but being able to identify risk, assess the situation and respond appropriately is important. Having a clear and effective program and plan for an event is critical not only to your survival, but critical to the profitability and possibly the survival of the company.

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Features – Live Device Preview and 360⁰ Learning Experiences

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Adobe Captivate 2019, A lot many features have been released to create more engaging eLearning courses. In this blog we are going to discuss two new features, Live Device Preview and 360 slide. Live device preview option allow you to preview the Virtual Reality (VR) e-Learning courses by connecting them to the mobile device. You can preview all your VR courses as well as responsive courses in your device once you establish the connection with the Captivate tool. This could be done by generating a QR code in the Captivate tool that you can scan using the QR scanner app in your mobile device.

Another new feature in Captivate 2019 is, 360 slide which maximizes your responsive courses into the next level. With this feature you can import a 360 slide in the responsive project and even you can add interactive elements like hotspots which increases the learner remediation.

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How to Create Custom Drop-down Interactivity in Articulate Storyline 360?

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When we are handy with any of the eLearning authoring tools, the next step we think is customization – to make the most use of it. In one of our eLearning projects, there seems to be Custom drop down interactivity need to be inserted. But there is no direct option available in Articulate Storyline 360. Therefore, with our skillful experts we came up with building drop-down navigation interactivity by using layers, triggers and states. Without using a single variable, we have developed drop-down menu interactivity.

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Features: PowerPoint in Responsive Mode and Import CSV Format File

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In the earlier version of Adobe Captivate 2017, it has supported PowerPoint only in Blank Projects. Whereas in Adobe Captivate 2019 release, the PowerPoint is supported in Responsive Projects also. In this blog we will discuss the advancement of PowerPoint supporting in responsive mode and Importing of different types of quiz questions using CSV excel file.

Let’s see the steps to import the PowerPoint in Responsive project.

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Case Study – Conversion of Flash Courses to HTML5 using Articulate Storyline

Conversion of Flash Courses to HTML5 using Articulate Storyline

In the recent times, the learning needs are changed and the technology has increased at its pace. This has transformed the traditional classroom training into e-learning. The courses that were developed in Adobe Flash or tools whose output is in SWF are now not compatible with the modern devices. Thus there is a need of migrating the legacy content into HTML5 to meet the current trends in eLearning industry.

Let’s see a case study on converting the legacy content into HTML5.

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Articulate Rise – Custom Fonts and Track Using Storyline Block

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Here comes two cool features in Articulate Rise – Track completion with a Storyline Block and Custom fonts.

Track completion with a Storyline Block:

Usually you can track your course in LMS with quizzes, triggers and the number of slides viewed, but now you can track your completion of course with a storyline block. (The interactivity, which imported from Storyline 360 to Rise.)

Let’s have a look:

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Adobe Captivate 2019: Convert Simple Videos Into Interactive Videos With Overlay Slides Feature

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Adobe Captivate has made their upgradation move by releasing Captivate 2019 with all the new features. Overlay slides feature is an effective way to convert videos into interactive content. The traditional video might convey the right information, but doesn’t evaluate the learner performance. But, with this interactive video feature you can gauze the user understanding about the concept.

In this blog, we are going to discuss Interactive Video feature that will convert your mp4 videos into HTML5 interactive videos by using overlay slides.

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