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An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning

An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
This past week I was in Nashville where we discussed building interactive scenarios.
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Need Screenshots for Your E-Learning? Here Are 3 Tools That You Already Own.

Need Screenshots for Your E-Learning? Here Are 3 Tools That You Already Own. | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Screenshots and elearning go hand-in-hand. I use them for a lot of my software training. I also use them almost daily for project reviews. It’s easy to create a quick screen grab and then add a few notes.
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A Simple Approach to Interactive E-Learning

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In an earlier post we looked at how to build branched scenarios for interactive elearning courses. Branched scenarios are great for simulating the types of real-world decisions a learner needs to make on the job.
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No More Excuses to Boring Presentation-like eLearning Courses!

No More Excuses to Boring Presentation-like eLearning Courses! | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
When we use PowerPoint as an authoring environment, we end up making our courses look like presentations, as the default slide designs and layouts we have at our disposal are very few.
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Post 1: 7 characters techniques to liven up your eLearning

Post 1: 7 characters techniques to liven up your eLearning | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Guest Blog by: Bryan Jones, author of the Assets eLearning Blog and President of eLearningArt.com, a stock photo site for the eLearning industry.
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My Favorite Adobe Captivate 6 Features and a Short Tutorial on How to Create a Play/Pause Button

Guest Blog by: Sara Carpenter, President and Founder at Qurve Learning. At Qurve Learning, we create e-learning programs that help patients prepare for medical procedures.
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Adobe Presenter Appiness… Again with another example!

Adobe Presenter Appiness… Again with another example! | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
After the two wonderful posts by Pooja and Allen, I thought of creating one more eLearning module explaining the new features of Adobe Captivate 6. The question was, how do I make it interesting? My job became easier with enhanced Adobe Presenter 8.
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TDAssist Provides Cloud Computing Support for Corporate Training Developers ... - Midland Daily News

TDAssist Provides Cloud Computing Support for Corporate Training Developers ...Midland Daily NewsTDAssist provides for cloud collaborations in broad-interest pragmatic creativity suited for professional and/or organizational performance...
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3 Reasons To Switch Your LMS

3 Reasons To Switch Your LMS | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
For most organizations, there are multiple reasons for switching over to a new LMS. Scalability issues, outdated features, complicated GUI, lack of technical support from the vendor – are just a few of the many reasons.
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Doodle

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Doodle is an excellent web app that allows a bunch of people with disparate and complicated schedules to determine the optimal meeting time or date among them.
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How do I get my LMS validated with Adobe Captivate 6?

SCORM and AICC compliance of Captivate 6 has been validated for a set of LMSs. We would be happy to add more LMSs to this list.
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Educators' Resource is Now Available at GCFLearnFree.org - PR.com (press release)

Educators' Resource is Now Available at GCFLearnFree.org - PR.com (press release) | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Educators' Resource is Now Available at GCFLearnFree.orgPR.com (press release)The Educators' Resource includes GCFLearnFree.org's approach to instructional design, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, information regarding Terms of Use, and...
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A Time Saving Assessment

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In my last post ‘5 Tips for Proofreading Your Own eLearning Content’ I requested you to get into the Proofreaders shoes. Today, I implore you to wear the learner’s.
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Augmented Reality – Making Paper Interactive

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Clients who already use paper-based materials for distribution or in an instructor-led environment often ask us how we can enhance the learning experience for participants. One of the ways we recommend is to use elements of Augmented Reality.
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What is Instructional Design?

www.franklin.edu Dr.Gardner explains what instructional design is and describes several important aspects of instructional design.youtube.com...
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5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive

5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
When building rapid elearning with PowerPoint it can be a challenge to get away from linear courses. For one, PowerPoint’s original intent is creating presentations. And they are usually linear.
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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: The Lost Art of Instructional Design ...

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: The Lost Art of Instructional Design ... | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Using Internet tools and resources in our classrooms in ways that will benefit students and teachers - in ways that are truly worth the time, effort, energy, and expense - call upon us to function more as instructional designers ...
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In the Middle of the Curve: Weapons for Instructional Design

I tried to have the Instructional Design conversation with my clients multiple times over the past few years. What I found - the client was usually so freaked out about creating an online tutorial or delivering a webinar and the ...
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How to Build an E-Learning Template in 30 Seconds

How to Build an E-Learning Template in 30 Seconds | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
When building courses, many of you are in the role of instructional designer AND graphic designer. This can be a challenge when you don’t have the graphic design skills.
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The Field of Instructional Design Defined | TeacherRogers Blog

The Field of Instructional Design Defined | TeacherRogers Blog | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Formal Definition: Instructional design and development (IDD) encompasses a wide array of research-based or innovative activities to improve human performance, products, processes, and overall return on investments.
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Developing Minds Want to Know: Q&A with Farb Nivi, creator of Learnist - Appolicious

Developing Minds Want to Know: Q&A with Farb Nivi, creator of Learnist - Appolicious | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Developing Minds Want to Know: Q&A with Farb Nivi, creator of LearnistAppoliciousTen years ago I was successfully using social learning as an instructional design within the classroom when I started to notice all of the mobile-enabled communication...
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Use Avatar Characters to Guide your Learners

Use Avatar Characters to Guide your Learners | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Guest Blog by: Bryan Jones, author of the Assets eLearning Blog and President of eLearningArt.com, a stock photo site for the eLearning industry.
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Screen Capture Enhancements in Adobe Captivate 6

Screen Capture Enhancements in Adobe Captivate 6 | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Adobe Captivate 6 is a power-packed release with a lot of impressive new features like HTML5 Publishing, Learning Interactions, Themes, Actors, Smart Shapes, Negative Scoring, Partial Scoring, Pre-tests, Branch-aware quizzes, Remediation, Submit...
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Feedback from Instructional Designers wanted!!!

Feedback from Instructional Designers wanted!!! | Designing Minds | Scoop.it
Looking for feedback from those who want to impact the field of instructional design! Contribute 15 minutes to an online survey on Instructional Design, Online Quality, and Technology Practice today! Looking for novice to ...
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