Friday, March 20, 2009

Adding Audio to Adobe Captivate

There's a 3-part series in this blog along with a reminder of why we need to add audio in our elearning platforms...
According to Colvin Clark & Mayer (2002) there are six different "broadly applicable" media element guidelines to follow when undertaking e-learning instruction. These guidelines are:

  • The Multimedia Principle: Use words and graphics rather than words alone.
  • The Contiguity Principle: Place corresponding words and graphics near each other
  • The Modality Principle: Present words as audio narration rather than onscreen text.
  • The Redundancy Principle: Presenting words in both text and audio narration can hurt learning.
  • The Coherence Principle: Adding interesting material can hurt learning
  • The Personalization Principle: Use conversational style and virtual coaches.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Slang, Jargon etc.

The Double-Tongued Dictionary records undocumented or under-documented words from the fringes of English, with a focus on slang, jargon, and new words. This site strives to record terms and expressions that are absent from, or are poorly covered in, mainstream dictionaries.

I liked -
Retronovation n. The conscious process of mining the past to produce methods, ideas, or products which seem novel to the modern mind. Some recent examples include Pepsi Throwback’s use of real sugar, Pepsi Natural’s glass bottle, and General Mills’ introduction of old packaging for some of their cereals

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

STATCOUNTER: A free yet reliable invisible web tracker


A free yet reliable invisible web tracker, highly configurable hit counter and real-time detailed web stats. Insert a simple piece of our code on your web page or blog and you will be able to analyse and monitor all the visitors to your website in real-time!

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Industry Poll Results on Economic & Generational Trends in Learning

Training 2009 Conference and Expo attendees weighed in with their opinions on economic and generational trends in learning during several polls conducted by Meridia Audience Response's audience responders prior to the keynote speeches.

The audience participants spanned four generations, with a predominate attendance of Baby Boomers born 1946-1964 (56 percent) and Gen Xers born 1965-1980 (37 percent), with representation of Traditionalists born before 1945 (5 percent) and Gen Yers born 1981-2000 (2 percent). Data was collected from 92 percent of attendees.

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