Category Archives: Design

You Can (and Should) Include Gamification in Your Courses

Who doesn’t enjoy playing a game or two? Using games for education and training can provide many benefits to employers and their employees. And with Generation Y growing up playing games on their tablets in their strollers it’s only going to get bigger. They not only are tech savvy, they want to work for businesses

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Microlearning for Knowledge Retention

Do you consider yourself an instructional designer, developer, teacher, curriculum writer, coach? Whatever your title preference we all have the same goal, not to just write training material, but to have our learners be able to pull out and retain the information that we put in. Microlearning focuses on something specific as opposed to a

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Controlling Captivate – Upgrading to Captivate 9

When designing and/or developing courses do you ever find yourself wondering how to create a fresh approach to interactivity? Do you find yourself falling back on your set of “old faithful’s” or the question templates you have available? Do you feel pressured to hurry up and get it done instead of having the freedom to

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3 Ways to Use Custom Color Palettes in Captivate That YOU Have to Check Out

If you’re like me, you’ve often found yourself creating a highlight box, a callout, a drop shadow, etc. in your Captivate file and you’ve forgotten the RGB or Hex code of the color you want to use. It’s frustrating to stop what you’re doing, look for that piece of paper, design document, etc. to locate

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It’s in the Details: eLearning Timesaving Tips

Your objectives are approved and you’ve inserted them in your lesson. Awesome! You continue developing your content, building your interactions, and eventually … your course is finished! Testing begins and you’re feeling pretty good about things. Then you notice that your email box is filling up with comments from testers and a feeling of dread

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Why eLearning ROCKS!

Why eLearning ROCKS!

There is no doubt that the educational landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. The web provides all of the resources necessary to teach, to learn, to assess, and to reach an extremely wide audience. While listing the benefits of eLearning would take hours, let’s highlight a few reasons why technology-based education is the

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Learning Solutions: Why We Love Design (And You Should Too!)

We love design because, well, it’s everywhere! It’s in logos that companies use to brand themselves; it’s in websites we use every single day; it’s in TV commercials we watch repeatedly; it’s in restaurant menus and packaging of products that we look at every time we pick up a new product or visit a new

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What Learners Want – Learning Preferences Infographic

We recently conducted a survey to determine what learners find beneficial in the courses they attend….the results are in and we’ve created the infographic below to share the results with you. These results can help you ensure the courses you’re creating are meeting the needs of your users. +28

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Controlling Captivate – Countdown Timer

Welcome to another installment of Controlling Captivate – Countdown Timer. We’ve read many complaints over the years about the limits of the Timer Widget supplied in Captivate. These range from: “the visual style cannot be changed”, “you cannot have an action triggered when time is up”, and even “it’s very annoying”. We decided to alleviate

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Why You Should Include Video in your Learning Curriculum

If you need proof why video should be an important element in your learning program, there is no need to look any further….we’ve got the proof for you right here! With the use of platforms like YouTube and Vimeo on the rise, it goes without saying that people are turning to video more and more

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