Many instructional content creators believe that in order to create professional-quality videos, they need a large budget or movie-style production. This is not always the case. It’s easy to create engaging, quality videos quickly and at low cost. By cutting out effects and fancy transitions, you can rely on a few key tricks to produce informational and compelling videos. Here are some basics!
by Joe Ganci
It’s a question that Joe gets asked all the time at conferences, in classes that he teaches, maybe even by strangers on the street: What is the best eLearning tool? You probably know the answer, but Joe has some questions for you that will help you make your decision.
As development software for eLearning, Flash has been dying since 2010. Adobe has changed the name to Animate CC, but the question now is, “Why would you continue to make Flash files?” And more importantly, what do you do about the legacy eLearning you have in Flash (that now runs in a lot fewer places, and with known security issues)? Here are some answers and some alternatives!
by Joe Ganci
easygenerator first launched in 2011. Since that time it has taken on a new look and new features, and has matured into a tool that now primarily aims at authors who do not have an eLearning background. Read this review for a walk-through of the many features of easygenerator, including ones that are not found in other authoring tools.
Members of the learning and development profession who are not assessment specialists need assessment writing tools and resources to support them with guidance in this increasingly important skill area. Providing practical tools, templates, professional perspectives, and resources for creating today’s learning assessments is the goal of The eLearning Guild’s latest eBook.
Scenario-based learning and integrated branching strategies may support transfer of higher cognitive learning outcomes associated with problem solving, decision-making skills, or work-based practice. In this article, you will find an example of scenario-based learning applied to training restaurant personnel to deal with a situation with a high emotional component.
by Joe Ganci
Lectora has been around for a long time, but it also has a long history of innovation that has kept it up to date, and often ahead of newer tools. The latest changes have added responsive design and new ways to use variables, plus, authoring in Lectora no longer requires that you use a PC. Read about these and other new features in Lectora in this review!
eLearning developers, especially novices, should be able to use scenario-based content design, a strategy that gets eLearning outside the “page-turner” box and engages learners more effectively. This article shows you how developers at Boise State University used a rapid eLearning development (RED) tool to create a scenario-based product for computer lab staff.