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by Nic Laycock

Even under challenging circumstances, individuals with a big dream and a lot of passion can still achieve inspiring results. Here is the story of a very determined young woman with a very big dream.

News   |   December 5, 2013
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by Jane Bozarth

Video plays a big part in classroom instruction; instructors lead learners through discussion and processing of the content. But video in eLearning is most often passive: no discussion or processing. By setting the stage, encouraging comments, asking for reaction, and giving the camera to the learner, you can turn video back into an engaging, socially facilitated activity. Here’s how!

Column   |   November 5, 2013
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by Paul Clothier

Studies have shown that interactive video increases attention, engagement, recall, satisfaction, and time spent watching a video. Most interactive video has a marketing aim, but some pioneers are beginning to use it for learning. This article explains the concepts, gives an overview of the techniques, and provides some ideas for getting started.

Feature   |   October 28, 2013
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by News Editor

Gathering content for learning courses is often time consuming and costly. Video studios and armies of people have to be coordinated to get a few minutes of useable content that can be deployed for training courses. With Litmos Crowd, organizations will be able to harness the crowd in their companies and allow anyone with a camera and PowerPoint to create rich content.

News   |   October 23, 2013
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by News Editor

Converting PowerPoint files to facilitator and participant guides is a time-consuming (and expensive) manual task. Obsidian Learning announces the latest release of GuideDocs, a proprietary PowerPoint extension that automates this task—saving your developers time and your company money.

News   |   October 22, 2013
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by News Editor

HapYak Interactive Video announces a new service that simplifies in-video assessment and shines a light on true engagement.

News   |   October 21, 2013
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by News Editor

getAbstract provides executives worldwide with the best in business knowledge. The subscription service now offers summaries of TED Talks; each summary incorporates hyperlinks to the exact section of the video where the speaker discusses the linked information.

News   |   October 16, 2013
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by News Editor

Multimedia localization is more complex than other translation projects, and requires experience to craft a translation that fits the timing of the original production. SpokenHere has teamed up with HelpFlix to create easy-to-understand product-assembly demonstration videos for non-English-speaking viewers.

News   |   October 16, 2013
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by David Kelly

Since it was introduced last year, Articulate Storyline has become one of the most popular eLearning rapid- development tools on the market. The learning curve for Storyline is less steep than for some tools, but there’s still plenty to learn. Stephanie Harnett’s new book intends to fill that gap. Here’s an expert’s review of this new guide.

Review   |   October 9, 2013
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by Joe Ganci

In August, Joe discussed browser compatibility with HTML5 and identified the most commonly used development tools you can use to publish eLearning lessons to HTML5. This month completes the review with a list of more tools that publish to HTML5, and others that are very useful in the eLearning development process.

Review   |   September 24, 2013
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