New Cool Tool- Articulate Engage

Articulate Engage is an awesome tool to add to your rapid elearning quiver. It isn’t the standard PowerPoint-to-Flash tool, nor is it another capture-based tool like TechSmith Camtasia or Qarbon ViewletCam. Engage gives you interactions that break out of the rapid elearning tutorial "box" that can corner you into only "click next to continue" or […]

pOddcasts??

Why is it that sometimes animated characters make content more compelling and sometimes they seem, well, creepy? It seems like this can be the case, even for the same use, but just with different viewers. My friend and colleague, Professor Mark Salisbury, produces 2-3 minute segments on Knowledge Management for an NPR affiliate in Albuquerque, […]

Flashform: Form-driven SWF-output Elearning for AICC and SCORM

Rapid Intake took on the task of updating CourseBuilder and Flash Learning interactions last year. Now they’ve released an updated forms-based elearning tool that is AICC and SCORM compatible- Flashform Rapid eLearning Studio 2. Flashform looks a lot like the server-based tools you might see from Qmind, Mohive or CourseAvenue. However, it is client side […]

Must-have Resources for Authorware

It has been 18 years since I first saw Authorware (then Course of Action) in grad school and 15 years since I first drew a paycheck from using it. Once again I am deep into Authorware development. I’m updating some projects to make better use of Javascript and XML technology as well as improvements to […]

Talking Head Video is Boring… or is it?

Blog reader Paul Colombo of webLearning wrote to let me know this Jakob Nielsen article was recently slashdotted. Summary:Eyetracking data show that users are easily distracted when watching video on websites, especially when the video shows a talking head and is optimized for broadcast rather than online viewing. That quote is from Jakob Nielsen’s post. […]