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Top 3 E-learning Things We Are Looking Forward To in 2018 you work with technology as closely as we all do, new updates are always highly anticipated. Whether you look forward to a more seamless product or tool, an increase in speed or efficiency, or just a new look and feel, we all like new stuff. As we enter the New Year, here are 3 updates or trends we here at IAC are looking forward to in 2018…

Software Simulation Training

Let’s face it. Sometimes the programs we use at work can be challenging. Often, it is an employee’s knowledge of these programs that can make or break efficiency. Simulation can be a powerful tool in familiarizing your employees with software (in a consequence-free environment) before exposing them to the real-world counterpart.

Reel Life - Episode 1: Plot, Storytelling, Dialogue

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: An E-Learning Discourse

A lot can be learned about e-learning through the study of film and media. In this series, we’ll explore e-learning principles and techniques in the context of movie critiques, game reviews, and literary studies. You never knew that e-learning could be so fun!

In this week’s blog, we’ll be looking at storytelling do’s and do not's in e-learning.

Making Your Graphic Designer Happy: Resolution and Image Quality

Nobody likes grainy or low-quality images. When selecting or creating images for e-learning, it's important to keep in mind image resolution and how scaling or manipulating the image can affect image quality and the appearance of your e-learning. If the option is available to send your developer the best quality image, do it! It is always easier for us to use, modify, or scale down a nice image than it is to try to scale up a poor one.

Call Center Soft Skills Training

Recently, I built a scenario-based call center soft skills training course for a client. I was excited to use some of the new features in Articulate’s Storyline 360, including the new illustrated characters. Watch as our character Sheri tackles some tricky situations with a few angry customers. 

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Advanced Slider Techniques – Panoramic Scrolling and Parallax Effects

Lately (if it wasn’t made apparent in several other blog entries), I’ve been absolutely fascinated with the Slider in Storyline 2. It’s such a simple tool on the surface, but it’s one with tons of potential if you dare to dive deeper.

I mentioned last time that multiple sliders can share the same variable values, and that slider thumbs can be images. How can we push this to another level? What if the slider thumb was a panoramic image?


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