Wednesday, December 19, 2012
You can download the images as part of a PowerPoint presentation or zipped file. You must be a Common Craft member to download the images. Members can also download the Common Craft videos.
Check it out: http://www.commoncraft.com/cut-out-library
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Credit to Alexandros Anoyatis (twitter@anoyatis).
View Demo : http://goo.gl/McySp
Download Story : http://goo.gl/mFyIM
Screenr : http://www.screenr.com/2Jx7
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
YouTube to free webinars and services like Lynda.com, recorded video
training is a powerful medium.
Join Matt Sullivan for a 4-hour workshop
designed to help you implement video training using various tools.
He will cover the following topics:
* Developing a storyboard for your project
* Writing a script for actions and voiceover
* Practicing and recording your content
* Editing the resulting video
* Publishing to various formats
Please bring your own laptop to the workshop. Having Captivate 6 installed
on your laptop is preferred, but not required.
Lunch will be provided.
About the speaker
Matt Sullivan (@mattrsullivan) is a senior STC member, an Adobe Certified
Expert, and an Adobe Certified Instructor. He helps individuals and teams
implement technical communication and e-learning strategies by integrating
text, video, and online deliverables.
Location: American Red Cross, 2700 Southwest Freeway
Time: 10 AM 2 PM, Monday, October 22
Registration Due Date: October 12, 2012, register at
Sunday, September 23, 2012
David Anderson, Community Manager, Articulate
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 | 10:00AM Pacific Time
Free Webinar, Membership Not Required
- The basic elements of interactivity
- Rapid instructional design models that you can build with any authoring program
- How to evaluate and design the right interactivity
- How to reuse interactive widgets and customize them for new clients and projects
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Check it out: http://www.elearningatlas.com/
Friday, August 24, 2012
Classroom Training (DC Area)
(Plus, they will be offering similar Captivate training in October.)
The course will be based on their book, E-Learning Uncovered: Articulate Storyline
2. Creating New Projects
3. Scenes and Slides
4. Working with Text
5. Adding Graphics
6. Object Properties
7. Arranging Objects
8. Working with Media
9. States & Layers
10. Triggers & Actions
11. Advanced Actions & Variables
12. Questions & Quizzes
13. Screen Recordings
14. The Player
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
This complimentary eBook, 62 Tips on Graphic Design, UI/UX Design, and Visualization for eLearning, draws on the experience of 12 professionals who are leading sessions in The eLearning Guild’s August 2012 Online Forum, “Graphic Design, UI/UX Design, and Visualization for eLearning.”
Download this complimentary eBook today and discover tips to guide you in areas including:
• Highlighting Learning
• Aesthetic Considerations
• Tricks and Tools
Download now: http://bit.ly/NWASUo
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Great experience collaborating in a virtual environment. Our team was spread out all over the country - Seattle, New York, Virginia and Texas. We used BaseCamp to store master files, source materials and to manage the development schedule. Drop Box was used to exchange large files.
Check out the final course: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is42.asp
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Social Business Consultant
Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
Check it out: http://www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.2241&utm_campaign=tlws1206&utm_medium=email&utm_source=elg-memberp
Friday, May 18, 2012
Check it out: http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/search/knowledge.html
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Social learning is an increasing part of organizational learning, and mobile learning brings a new dimension to social learning in important ways. What do we need to know to do this well? Find out on May 23 in How Mobile Enables Social Learning with mLearning expert Clark Quinn. Register now for this complimentary webinar.
You do not need to be a member of The eLearning Guild to access this event.
Check it out: http://www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.2239&utm_campaign=bestof1205&utm_medium=email&utm_source=elg-insider
Monday, May 14, 2012
Check it out: http://www.loseyourexcuse.gov
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The four themes in the book are:
Monday, April 23, 2012
- Native universal app: Great for iPAD and no wifi connection required to access the conference program, visual schedule or animated maps.
- Now View: Stay informed about hot issues, program changes, upcoming sessions, Twitter feeds and organizer messages.
- Contact Sharing: Easily share your digital business card information via QR or Bump technology.
- Programs: Browse the entire event program to build your personal schedule, take notes, share with integrated social media and more.
- Session materials: Access session handouts and slides. Take notes and email them as part of your trip report for reference.
- Exhibitors and Sponsors: Browse or search exhibitors and easily find their location on the expo floor.
YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otONjoOg-78&context=C45ef76eADvjVQa1PpcFMwxEprkYNjAif4I1YMAePVtwnI2dtCcxw=
10:30AM to 11:30AM Pacific Time
Mobile Learning Analyst, mLearnopedia
There is a lot of talk about mobile in our field today, and even more questions: What really is mLearning? Why is mLearning important? Who is developing and deploying mLearning, and what is working? How do I get started with mLearning? Judy Brown — a learning expert who believed in the potential of mLearning long before it was really possible — addresses common questions about mLearning and to explore opportunities for mLearning moving forward.
Register Now - http://www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.2230
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Peters say, “Use this material as you wish and please 'steal' all you want.” Includes both a PDF and PPT - he is releasing one a week so you'll want to bookmark the site and go back!
Check it out: http://excellencenow.com/
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Free Webinar, Membership Not Required
This webinar showcases one of the most popular, best-rated sessions from mLearnCon 2011 Conference & Expo, newly updated and now available to all through this special online presentation.
It is clear that mLearning presents a unique challenge for instructional designers. In this free one-hour webinar, Curtis Burchett will discuss instructional design changes in the new mobile learning area, explain the challenges instructional designers face, and provide a methodology for instructional designers to organize and create successful mLearning products. By the end of the session, you should be able to successfully design instructionally sound and engaging mLearning projects.
- What technologies you can leverage to create mLearning projects
- The evolution of instructional design in mLearning
- How mLearning projects differ from traditional Web-based or instructor-led training
- A methodology to organize and create successful mLearning products
Monday, March 26, 2012
The infographic created includes parts of your recent Facebook posts, when and what you post about on all three networks, and What About Me? even evaluates the average tone of your messages. When your infographic is complete, you can download it from What About Me?
Check it out: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/what-about-me/what-about-me.html
Friday, March 16, 2012
e-Learning for Kids: Professional Instructional Design Volunteers Needed to Make a Difference for Children!
- Are you a skilled instructional designer who can develop two or more storyboards?
- Do you have approximate 30 to 40 hours to volunteer during a three-month period?
If you have the skills, time, and interest to make a difference for children, e-Learning for Kids needs your assistance! To learn more and participate, please complete the volunteer form here. You will be contacted and provided a storyboard template (with a manual) and a subject matter expertise package (with math examples) so you can begin!
Thank you for considering making a positive difference in the lives and education of children! To learn more about the foundation, please visit www.e-learningforkids.org
Monday, February 27, 2012
Date and time: Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn how to create quizzes with random questions using Adobe Captivate 5.5. They will show you how to create a question pool, create a quiz with random questions, reuse question pools created for other projects, and create a quiz with questions coming from various question pools.
Registration Link: http://adobe.ly/zbZNGy
Topic: Best Practices for Working with Objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5
Date and time: Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM US/Pacific
Description: Join John Daigle, Pooja Jaisingh and Vish to learn about the best practices of working with standard and interactive objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5. These objects include text captions, images, rollover images/captions/slidelets, animations, click boxes, buttons, and highlight boxes. They will also be sharing some quick tips on troubleshooting common issues you can face when working with objects in Adobe Captivate 5.5.
Registration Link: http://adobe.ly/zEFBGA
Friday, February 24, 2012
Attend "How to" workshops - free to members of Training Magazine Network. Registration will be limited to the first 2,000 to sign up. To access handouts, access links, etc, participants will need to register as members of Training Magazine Network.
TUE, April 3: Getting Started with Articulate Storyline
THURS, April 26: Create Interactive Software Simulations with Articulate Storyline
THURS, May 31: Interactive E-Learning Made Easy with Articulate Storyline
Friday, February 10, 2012
- 26% of children report having a public social networking profile.
- Children of all ages are lacking digital skills –confidence is often not matched by skill!
- 12% of 9-16 year olds say they have been bothered or upset by something on the internet… however, 56% of parents whose child has received nasty or hurtful messages online are not aware of this.
- One in eight parents don’t seem to mediate their children’s online activities…while 56% of parents take positive steps such as suggesting to their children how to behave towards others online.
- 44% of children think that parental mediation limits what they do online, 11 per cent say it limits their activities a lot.
A Parents' Guide to Facebook a soup-to-nuts guide to Facebook privacy settings, profile settings, group settings. http://bit.ly/90P9P3
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline. The program is designed for children ages 5-17, parents and guardians, educators, and law enforcement.
PBS Kids offers the Webonauts Academy in which elementary school students can learn about safe online behaviors. http://pbskids.org/webonauts/
Through the Wild Web Woods games teach children about potential dangers online and how to avoid them. http://www.wildwebwoods.org/popup_langSelection.php
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
As part of Army One Source Virtual World, the Virtual Resiliency Campus offers Community members engaging and enjoyable ways to build strength in the five areas of Resiliency: Spiritual, Family, Social, Emotional and Physical.The Army OneSource Virtual World regions are open to Army Soldiers, staff, volunteers, Veterans, Family and friends. All you need is an existing Army OneSource login!
Free Webinar: 2/10 - Litmos "Love your LMS": Experience the world's most user-friendly Learning Management System
Space is Limited
Reserve Your Webinar Seat Now At:
Litmos is the Learning Management System (LMS) that people love to use. Easy to assemble courses, assign them to learners and watch the results come in.
The best part is Litmos is a hosted training system, which means you'll never need help from the IT department to set up. You can literally get started in minutes.
Key features in Litmos:
· Hosted/SaaS LMS
· SCORM 1.2 Certified
· Accessible via Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad and Android
· Themes/Brand Customization
· API - for integration with other systems
· eCommerce and self sign-up
· Course Library
· Automatic compliance reminders
· No software to download
· No long term contracts
Real time reporting makes it easy to track learner results and get ROI for your online campaign. At any time you can see if your students have completed their training, how long they took and what scores they achieved. Plus, all of this information can be instantly exported to Excel or PDF.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Come and Join the Fun! Kinect has changed the way people play games and experience entertainment. Now, Kinect for Windows offers the potential to transform how people interact with computers and Windows-embedded devices in multiple industries, including education, healthcare, retail, transportation, and beyond. We’ll discuss how the Kinect technology will change the face of training. We’ll also provide a demo of Kinect working in the Windows environment.
Join or Renew your Houston ASTD Membership
Take $25 off your General Membership fee if you join or renew your membership at this event. Membership in the Houston ASTD chapter creates the professional opportunities you need to compete in today’s rapidly changing marketplace. Whether you are a professional in the field, a student just starting out, or you are transitioning into Training and Development, find networking opportunities, programs, events and conferences just for you.
Date and Time: Feb 22, 2012, 8:30 – 10:00am
Location: Microsoft Store Galleria Mall, 5015 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056, Phone: (713) 860-5790
Cost: No charge!
Presenters: Debbie Richards - Creative Interactive Ideas. Yoshi Takekawa - Microsoft
Refreshments provided by: Obsidian Technical Communications
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Experience is the Best Teacher – Using Simulations to Build Experience Ken Spero, Executive Director, NexLearn - Immersive Learning University
Are you interested in developing simulations but don’t have the time to go to a workshop or conference? If so, this ASTD online workshop may be the answer.
Each Essentials Series online workshop is delivered by a live facilitator who is an experienced learning and development practitioner. You and your fellow classmates will collaborate in the virtual classroom via interactive group discussions, polls, chats, and whiteboards. Each session of an Essentials Series workshop is recorded in case you miss a session or would like to review the content again.
This interactive online workshop introduces you to a simple framework for simulations, which combine one’s work experience and expertise with the power of storytelling. Simulation isn’t a science; it’s just a way of organizing your thinking. This workshop will help participants to organize them to train others.
Check it out: http://www.astd.org/content/education/certificatePrograms/online-programs/essentialsSeries/essentialsofexperientiallearningandsimulations.htm
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Space is Limited
Reserve Your Webinar Seat Now At:
You've tried every trick in the book to engage your learners. Everything from simple drag and drop to highly animated avatars but you may be missing out on one of the best and simplest forms of engagement, conversation. Learn how to integrate interactive voice tools and audio based instructions to actively engage the learner in a mobile application or a blended learning solution. The presenter will be Nancy Munro, CEO of KnowledgeShift and a seasoned developer of online and mobile learning applications.
During her presentation, Nancy will seek out a volunteer who will demonstrate some of these interactive voice tools in real time. Rapid Intake's development platforms can easily integrate the voice/audio tools that she will be demonstrating. Nancy has been a presenter for regional ASTD chapters, eLearning Guild's mLearning Conference and a repeat presenter for the Chicago eLearning Showcase.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
In a blog post, Craig Weiss wrote "Kinect technology and gesture free will equally make an appearance in 2012. I am projecting that the number of vendors who enter this space to start slow, but gain steam – at least with some aspect, by the end of 2012. ..... Great opportunities in education (K-12 and higher ed) and even with companies, although I see it more with mid-size and large. Costs will vary, again lower price points are needed. What is great about Kinect technology is that it will work with tablets, eventually smartphones and televisions. "
Check it out: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/archive/2012/01/09/kinect-for-windows-commercial-program-announced.aspx
Craig's Post: http://elearninfo247.com/2011/12/20/5-e-learning-forecasts-for-2012/
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Learning Wiki: Content, video and participant perspectives on the seminars and keynotes at http://www.learningwiki.com
Watch interviews with Inventor Dean Kamen, learning leaders from Walmart and Starbucks, and much more. The interviews are rboken into segments focused on key questions; you can use them or pass them along. Go to http://www.learningtalks.com for the videos from Learning 2011.
eBook Released: Learning Perspectives 2011: This year’s Learning Perspectives 2011 e-Book was just released in open source for your download and reading. Articles from several dozen “30 Under 30” learning professionals, with their views on the changing nature of our field. In addition, Bob Baker, CLO of the MASIE Center, has a detailed perspective on the role of “Checklists” for the learning world. Download it at http://learning2011.com/ebook
Learning 2012 Dates: October 21 to 24, 2012 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Early Registration will open next week for those who want to use 2011 funds for next year’s event.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Presenter: David Kelly
Twitter is an excellent tool to leverage for both personal and professional learning and growth, and more and more organizations are harnessing its power as part of learning programs. And with that, many learning professionals are encountering the same challenges, such as: How can I use Twitter in my learning programs if I don't even know how to use Twitter myself? What is the platform's value? We will explain what Twitter is, walk through the steps to (properly) set up a twitter account, define much of the technical Twitter terminology, and share some examples of how learning professionals are using the platform.
Open to all as part of the ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge webcast series
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
You don’t need any special software to use Knovio. From a standard web browser you simply upload your existing PowerPoint files. You will need a webcam and microphone to record your video and audio which is already installed on most laptop computers.
Check it out: http://www.knovio.com/
Monday, January 2, 2012
eLearning Guild: Thought Leaders WebinarsJanuary 17
Tom Kuhlmann |VP, Community, Articulate
Here’s a story that resonates with many: You were a good explainer, so you became a trainer. Then your company said, You’re now doing eLearning. So you bought a tool and got your courses online. Soon you started hearing that all your stuff looks and feels like PowerPoint. So you started building better-looking courses. But then you went to a conference and someone said, you need to make your course more interactive. So you made them more interactive. But then your company said, You need to develop these courses more quickly. How do you keep up with all of these demands and produce effective eLearning?
Register now: http://www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.2130