Video is becoming a popular way to express learning concepts in e-learning courses. Streaming the video from sources like YouTube and Vimeo helps deal with the challenges of storing and serving up the large video files. Although there are some built-in options in Lectora to handle YouTube videos, incorporating videos from other services like Vimeo are not as obvious. Here are some quick steps you can use to do just that...
When 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…
In this blog, Dan Richards tells a story of one of his most memorable experiences while traveling to conduct authoring tool training. This story doubles as a great example of how assessments can be used as motivators for students, even when they don't realize it.
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.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: An E-Learning Discourse
Now that we’ve looked at writing clear learning objectives and the value of showing over telling your story, last, we’ll look at dialogue and questions.
Last time, we talked about plot and learning objectives. In this post, we’ll look at storytelling.
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!
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.
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.
Over the years, we’ve seen a variety of images come in through our clients – some exceptional, some pretty terrible, and a few that simply could have been equipped with a better file type. But which one? Check out our handy guide below!