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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 Released – Bagged with All New Features

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A booming sought software Adobe Captivate makes a hard impression with its astonishing features in its new release, Adobe Captivate 2019. The most buzzing feature in eLearning industry which is Virtual Reality is now available in this tool and makes your project stand apart. In addition to virtual reality, Adobe Captivate 2019 released a set of new and enhanced features to develop eLearning courses effortlessly and thrives the learner’s retention.

Let’s have quick look on new features of Adobe Captivate 2019.

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Tutorials

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Adobe Captivate 2019 Tutorials – Training Videos

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As the Adobe has released its new version Captivate 2019 with so many exciting features for future ready elearning course development. Adobe has listed its Captivate 2019 (version 11) features and Pricing details on official website.

We at Swift eLearning Services are coming up with essential tutorials on Adobe Captivate authoring tool.

Stay tuned to this space for more updates.

Articulate Storyline Introduction Screens to Engage Learners

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60 seconds to catch the attention of the learner. The introduction screen is plays a vital role in any eLearning course. It may not affect the course performance, but it sets a tone for the learners’ enegement.

Introduction slide 01

This introduction e-template is a bit different from the other templates. Here the screen is divided into a two-thirds part on the right and one-third part on the left with a curved line. The left-hand side consists of the logo placeholder, followed by the title placeholder, and lastly the tab button marked with “click here to begin the course.” The right-hand part of the interface is allotted to images, but unlike other templates, this template allows for seven different pictures of varying sizes, making the right-hand side of the interface attractive.

The vibrancy of colours seen in the seven pictures in contrast to the austere-looking left-hand side consisting of the placeholders makes the template very appealing.

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Adobe Captivate 2017 – New “Shared Advanced Actions” turned out to be a huge time saver

Adobe Captivate 2017 - New Shared Advanced Actions turned out to be a huge time saver

Adobe Captivate 10 now revived as Adobe Captivate 2017 brought many exciting features and enhancements for eLearning designers by making it more advanced compared to its prior version i.e. Adobe Captivate 9. The major improvement is the enhancements into the world of responsive eLearning with its new fluid box concept. With fluid boxes, Adobe Captive 2017 has opened the doors for smart and advanced eLearning with “mobile first approach” and responsive eLearning design. Yet, there are also few minor tweaks done to this eLearning authoring tool which turned out to make a huge difference in eLearning course development. One of those hidden gems in Adobe Captivate 2017 is Shared Advanced Actions.

In this blog, I want to share my experience with this amazing enhancement, which played an important role in saving my time and efforts while developing an eLearning project for one of our clients.

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E-Learning Course Development Standards

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Today e-learning is a large industry; it has variety of solutions, approaches, strategies etc. for unique learning needs of organizations and institutions. E-learning is a proved methodology for its learning effectiveness, cheaper cost and less time of development. Globally e-leaning courseware developers are mushrooming with claims of providing the best quality in the least costs.

As a Learning Manager or any authorized person who is responsible for training and development of resources must have enough knowledge of certain basic standards of e-learning course development. This will help you to understand your learning need better and assess vendors who can provide it.

In this discussion we have enlisted few important areas of consideration and will come-up with more things in future.

Following are the basic modals, strategies or standards of e-learning courseware development:
E-Learning Course Developmental Procedure

There are modals which helps you execute an e-learning project in a systematic process. Among different models, ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation) is considered as base and the most perfect modal for an e-learning course development. Dick & Carey Modal is another one used by e-learning developers.

Course Enabling Objectives

These are the complete sentences to describe what learners are expected to do or should be able to do after completion of the course. Benjamin Blooms and Rober F. Mager’s had significant contributions in preparation of instructional or enabling objectives.

Content Chunking

Cognitive educational theories are followed in content chunking. Content should be chunked for easy assimilation and retention.

Content Flow

Each and every chunk of content should have logical flow to help learner know, understand, apply and judge i.e. From Known to Unknown, General to Specific and Complex to Simple.

Content Sentences

The sentences should be succinct and in constructive or progressive structure. Every learner has learning pattern (as I mentioned in my previous discussion) as stepping pattern. So, as a good trainer or instructor, identify these learning patterns and encapsulate subject matter into sentences so that they create aha effect in learner’s brain.

Learner Interactions

Learners are best engaged if they are prompted to interact with the subject matter of the course. Interaction for the sake of interaction doesn’t help learner to experience effective learning; interaction should help learner to establish desired pattern of connections in brain. Assessments and navigation are not such interactions.

Formative Assessment

These are the best opportunities to practice learned concepts. These activities help learners to strengthen the connections established during the content presentation.

Summary

A quick and a brief recap to help leaner to practice recall and retain what has been learnt in the course.

Summative Assessment

This is for the course designer to get confirmation on achievement of enabling objectives.