We made a quick-reference infographic guide for Instructional Design pros that explains best practices, key elements, and pitfalls to avoid. Read and share!
Seeing the tremendous boon that the periodic table is to the field of chemistry and science as a whole, we thought that instructional design could use a quick reference of its own. To that end, we’ve compiled a table of elements specifically for the instructional designers.
While video can be a great learning tool, there are a lot of things to be careful of. Your viewer may lose interest. They may check out mentally, or assume the information will be given elsewhere. Luckily, TechSmith’s Camtasia offers a fantastic solution, and that is the interactive video. In previous blogs I’ve written about […]
Improve the quality of your Camtasia eLearning Course by using hotspots to make your video interactive! In this blog we get a peak into the eLearning Brothers video and how hotspots were implemented.
Much has been written about the changing demographic of our workforce, along with the changing landscape of learning techniques. Often these assessments have been full of fear and dread. Our jobs are changing and the new generation isn’t paying attention to us! Let me offer a different perspective: The year 2016 is the most exciting […]
Much has been written about the changing demographic of our workforce, along with the changing landscape of learning techniques. Our jobs are changing and we may think the new generation isn’t paying attention to us! Let's look at it from a different perspective.
There are almost too many cool, new features in Camtasia 9 to count, but the Camtasia animation features are definitely among our favorite in the software.
Among the many new and exciting features in Camtasia 9, one of my favorites is the expansive pre-built animations that are ready for us to use. In this blog we'll walk you through a basic introduction to these new tools.
You should most definitely keep these four points in mind when using layers in Storyline.
As I talk with other Storyline users about their projects, almost inevitably the topic of layers vs slides (or sometimes vs states) comes up. There are some passionate people on both sides of the discussion. So, for the sake of those who might be wondering about layers, I thought I’d put together this list of four important things to understand when considering using layers in your Storyline project.
If you need help creating a software simulation training in Storyline, you're in luck, as Brother Adam walks us through this process with a webinar recap.
I am sure that many of you have been asked numerous times to create a course or courses teaching folks how to use a piece of software. Many of the eLearning developers that I’ve spoken with, however, weren’t aware that this functionality existed in Articulate Storyline. So, last Thursday I led a webinar in which I went over how to create software simulation training in Storyline 2.
Sizzling video production in Camtasia 9 relies on using the new behaviors to manipulate text and media like a video making pro.
Behaviors are one of the most exciting new features in Camtasia 9. Knowing how to use these will help you serve up explosively exciting eLearning videos! In this blog, we'll walk you through the basics.
There are a lot of meetings to have when building a corporate video. Any video that involves more than one person is going to require some sort of meeting of the minds. So what should you be thinking about as you walk into this meeting? That really depends on where you are at in your […]
Any video that involves more than one person is going to require some sort of meeting of the minds. In the most recent installation of our eLearning video series, you'll find what to expect in a pre-production meeting.
When you get good and ready to graduate from PowerPoint and are ready to start using an eLearning authoring tool like Captivate, come check out this video.
There are many reasons why you might want to move a PowerPoint project into Captivate. This past week, I invited Taylor Ehlert, our resident PowerPoint Evangelist to join me in a webinar highlighting six tips you should follow if you plan to move your PowerPoint projects into Captivate.
Opening a new program can be both exciting and daunting. It’s especially exciting when a new version of software is released and works great. With the recent update of Camtasia from version 8 to version 9, we are seeing quite a few changes in how that user interface is put together. Generally the principles and […]
Looking for a few new tips and tricks for the new Camtasia? We have put together a few advanced skills into the most recent Producing an eLearning Video blog.
When I worked for a retail food and beverage company, everything was about the customer—especially what the customer would or wouldn’t like. As an example, to ensure that products met customer expectations, this company spent a good amount of time testing every single recipe before anything made it out the door. And, they followed up […]
UX is a key ingredient in successful eLearning development. Don’t have a formal framework or a background in user design? Don’t worry! There are a few simple techniques you can integrate into your process that will help ensure your courses are optimized for your learners.
The DevLearn Conference never disappoints. Follow our checklist of best practices so you can get the most out of your time at DevLearn.
In just less than a month, learning professionals (including the eLearning Brothers team) will flock to Las Vegas to attend this year’s DevLearn Conference. If it’s your first conference—or your fifth—the size and scale of the conference can be a bit daunting. But fear not: with a little preparation, planning, and commitment you can get the information you need and grow your eLearning network during DevLearn 2016.
Blocking will help your video production as you remove distractions and map out the positions of all who are involved in the creation of your video.
Have you ever planned a video production, either a screencast or a video recording, and had it end up nothing at all like you envisioned it? Prevent this from happening by improving your planning with blocking!
For centuries, educators have put lectures and reading on a pedestal as the most effective forms of learning. To be fair, they play a very important role, but perhaps the degree to which we use them can be overestimated. The good people over at Docebo recently put out a white paper titled “Beyond the LMS: Modernize […]
For centuries, educators have put lectures and reading on a pedestal as the most effective forms of learning. Are we taking the right approach?
There are many different questions that come up when eLearning developers try to figure out which video strategy works best. We have some answers for you!
Lights, camera, action… everyone loves a video! And, videos make a great addition to eLearning courses. But is a video always the right option? Not always. We have five questions to consider before you plug a video into your next eLearning module.
How does eLearning rely on transition management to carry out systematic planning, implementation, and change monitoring within your organization?
There are many types of transition management, but the one that matters most to eLearning is the ability to use training content to help employees understand and embrace change. As a designer, you need to approach the project in a way that not only engages learners with the content but also helps them adapt to the change.
Last weekend, our friends at Trivantis released an update to their Lectora Online software bringing it to version 3.2. We wanted to cover our five favorite improvements from this update that we think you’re really going to love. Style Ribbon Additions The Style ribbon now allows you to adjust gradients, shadows, reflections and even do […]
Last weekend, our friends at Trivantis released an update to their Lectora Online software bringing it to version 3.2. We wanted to cover our five favorite improvements from this update that we think you’re really going to love.
Mapping out your ideas before you move to video production mode is beyond important. Our video outlines some best practices for writing a pro script.
Producing a high-quality eLearning Video requires scripting that will keep your viewers attention. A good script will tell you lots more than just what is spoken though. Check out this blog for more information!
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How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.