Thursday, August 26, 2010

Articulate Presenter Tool: Printable User Slide Notes

Here's another neat tool from eLearning Enhanced - allows students to take notes while in an Articulate Presenter Course.  Purchase and download the Printable User Slide Notes tool ($25) and copy the files in a published Articulate Course.  On the side navigation, you will see a new tab called "My Notes".  The student can enter notes for each page in the course and then print them.  The widget remembers the notes between sessions as well so that the user can leave the course and come back later.  If you want to call the tab something different, edit the art_plugins.xml file.

The widget didn't work with a course on my local drive but once I put the course on a web server and in an LMS, it worked great.

Check it out:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Working Today - Preparing for Tomorrow: Houston ASTD Conference

I'm speaking at the Working Today - Preparing for Tomorrow - Houston ASTD Conference.  I hope to see you there!
Thursday, September 23,2010 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDT

The conference will focus on three critical areas: technology, business development and talent management.  The Keynote speaker is Chester Elton, co-author of The Carrot Principle, who will shares his knowledge, experience on reward, recognition and empowering organizational teams to greatness.  Breakout sessions will feature programs to provide an effective learning environment for professionals to define themselves and support their industries. Special emphasis will be placed on the critical components of technology, business development, talent management, and how integration must take place at both individual and organizational levels.

Check it out:

Monday, August 23, 2010

E-Learning Uncovered: Articulate Studio '09

Just got my copy of E-Learning Uncovered: Articulate Studio '09 - I've included a direct link to the book on Amazon's website.  If you are new to Articulate Studio, you will love this book.  It contains step-by-step instructions along with great tips.  If you already use Articulate Studio, you will still find good information including timesaver shortcuts and special information for getting more from the software.  The accompanying website has a good resource page:  The page includes guides for the color schemes and a football game (free) created using Quizmaker.

There are also resources for another book from the same publisher - E-Learning Uncovered: From Concept to Execution. has forms, checklists and a sample chapter from the book.