Jul 26, 2012

62 Tips on Graphic Design, UI/UX Design, and Visualization for eLearning

Effective eLearning deliverables require more than just text and few random graphics. Good graphic design, user interface (UI) design, and user experience (UX) design aren’t optional – they’re necessary to ensure maximum learner comprehension and retention.

We asked some of the most noted experts in the field to give us their best tips for graphic design, UI, UX, and visualization. What follows are 62 tips from 12 contributors, focusing on topics such as what is best illustrated by a still image vs. an animation; why navigation should be at the bottom of a page; and the importance of keeping virtual keyboards in mind.

This complimentary eBook draws on the experience of top professionals who are leading sessions in The eLearning Guild’s August 2012 Online Forum, “Graphic Design, UI/UX Design, and Visualization for eLearning.” Let their expertise guide you in areas including:

Highlighting Learning
Aesthetic Considerations
Tricks and Tools

Contributing Editor, Karen Forni

Jul 9, 2012

Building Stories using StoryLine

Using the book, "Story Impacts Learning and Performance" as a point of reference, Ray Jimenez will share how he uses engaging stories and Articulate StoryLine to author"What if I die today?" - Story Impacts eLearning Exercise. 

Specifically, Ray will provide you in advance, the source code to a basic self-reflection exercise, "What if I die today?" - a Story Impacts eLearning Exercise authored in StoryLine.You will be able to investigate the authoring design prior to learning  more about the approach during the actual webinar. 
Topics to cover:

*    Building basic game-like story elements using animation, objects, scenes and
     slides, timelines, layers and triggers
*    Using variables for multiple decision points 
*    Providing game-like feedback for progress tracking
*    Download and obtain the free source code for StoryLine scenario
     "What if I die today?" (Ray Jimenez, 2012) - ideal reference for your development

Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Architect of Vignettes for Training, Inc.     
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., spent 15 years with Coopers & Lybrand in the areas of management consulting and implementation of learning technology solutions. Ray has worked with American Bankers Association, Neiman Marcus, the U.S. Air Force, NASA, Blue Cross, Goodwill Industries, Pixar Studios, and the California Institute of Technology. 

Ray is the author of 3-Minute e-Learning, Scenario-Based Learning, and Do-It-Yourself eLearning, and Story Impacts Learning and Performance. Ray is the founder of http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/ and http://www.try.storyimpacts.com/. He is the Chief Learning Architect for http://www.vignetteslearning.com/.  Webinar participants describe Ray as "fun," "engaging," "technically savvy," "provocative," "inspiring," and "has depth in eLearning experience and innovation solutions."

Date: Thursday, July12, 2012    
Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Register here :

Good Time.

Jul 7, 2012

Top 7 Web Conferencing Vendors Compared

Get your FREE Web Conferencing Comparison Guide to see who comes out on top
The top web conferencing vendors offer compelling feature sets, from application and desktop sharing to participant interaction tools. How do you decide which is right for your business? This easy to read guide gives you the latest pricing, features and system requirements so you can choose wisely.
See which web conferencing solution should win your business>>

You'll get:
•7 top vendors compared: 8x8, Adobe, Cisco, Citrix, Fuzebox, Microsoft and Saba
•Key features and security details
•Up to date pricing
•And much more!

Mobile Learning: Delivering Learning in a Connected World

Today‚ delivering learning in this flat‚ connected world has brought Mobile Learning into mainstream education and training. It allows for a spectrum of possibilities that were not present before‚ and some that continue to evolve. But the question still remains - How can you deliver learning in this connected world?
Join ASTD Research as it looks at the current landscape of Mobile Learning in a webinar based on ASTD’s and i4cp’s recently published‚ Upside Learning sponsored report - Mobile Learning: Delivering Learning in a Connected World. You can learn how the ubiquity of mobile devices have created a perfect environment for delivering learning solutions to the workforce‚ where or when they need it. It also provides insights from a survey on implementing Mobile Learning in the workplace‚ gathered from interviews conducted with representatives of several organizations.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

By: Kevin Oakes
You can register from here :

Jul 6, 2012

lean-ISD ebook

This book received an ISPI Award of Excellence in 2002 in the category of Instructional Communications

lean-ISD ebook
Begun in 1983 as “The Curriculum Manager’s Handbook” – it was published in 1999 as lean-ISD.
This book fully covers the ISD – Instructional Systems Design or ID – Instructional Design concepts, models, methods, tools and techniques for  The PACT Processes for T&D/ Learning and Knowledge Management Systems, including the 3 levels of ISD:
1- CAD – Curriculum Architecture Design and
2- MCD – Modular Curriculum Development/Acquisition (the ADDIE-like level in PACT  at the final product-level of Instructional Product Design in PACT), and
3- IAD – Instructional Activity Development/Acquisition (another ADDIE-like level in PACT at the component-level of Instructional Product Design in PACT), and

Those 3 levels of ISD are enabled/supported with a common performance-oriented Performance & Instructional Analysis methodology-set, and a common performance-oriented Performance & Instructional Project Planning & Management methodology-set, with adapted processes, steps and tools, shared across those 3 levels of ISD in PACT: CAD, MCD and IAD.
These ISD methods and processes were field tested hundreds of time by dozens of Practitioners working in teams or solo – with the Client Teams – in the collaborative approach that is PACT. This book was created to augment formal workshops and coaching session delivered by Guy Wallace.

Jul 4, 2012

Course From the Source -Power Searching with Google

Power Searching with Google
…a short course on becoming a great internet searcher

Google Search makes it amazingly easy to find information. Come learn about the powerful advanced tools we provide to help you find just the right information when the stakes are high.

Course Details
Power Searching with Google is a free online, community-based course showcasing search techniques and how to use them to solve real, everyday problems. It features:
Six 50-minute classes.
Interactive activities to practice new skills.
Opportunities to connect with others using Google Groups, Google+, and Hangouts on Air.
Upon passing the post-course assessment, a printable Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you

Ready to get started?
Registration is open from June 26, 2012 to July 16, 2012. We recommend that you register before the first class is released on July 10, 2012!
New classes will become available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting on July 10, 2012 and ending on July 19, 2012.
Course-related activities will end on July 23, 2012.

I advise you to register for this excellent course.

Jul 3, 2012

A complete Articulate Storyline template.

Here is a very good complete Articulate Storyline template.

You can preview it here:

You can download it from here :

with alot of resources.

Good Time.

Jul 2, 2012

Free Education PowerPoint Templates

Download free Education PowerPoint templates for presentations. You can download free PPT templates for your slides or free PowerPoint backgrounds for your presentations. Education PPT templates and themes are compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 and 2010.

From this site:

Jul 1, 2012

Pedagogical Templates for e-learning

Pedagogical Templates for e-learning.

The Centre for Excellence in Work-Based Learning for Education Professionals has published our report on Pedagogical Templates as one of its Occasional Papers.

You can download it from here :

Authoring Tools Tutorials

You cand find good tutorials for many authoring tools and other software such as :

•Articulate tutorials
•Brainshark tutorials
•Captivate tutorials
•iSpring tutorials
•Lectora tutorials
•Moodle tutorials
•Rapid Intake tutorials
•Snap tutorials
•Udutu tutorials

and Captivate 6 also
It is a good resource .

Webinars For Dummies - free ebook

With this book, you'll not only understand what webinars are, but you'll also find out:

•How webinars can help you to better reach your audience
•How to plan your webinar from initial concept to rehearsal and execution
•How to choose a reputable webinar vendor
•How to engage your audience by creating compelling content
•How to reinforce you message long after your event is over

You will also get examples of real-world webinar uses, and you will discover the power that webinars have for delivering your message in the most effective way possible.

15+ eLearning Storyboard Templates

If you have to create a storyboard for an e-learning course you’re working on, odds are you’ve come to the web to browse around and get ideas on what you want to include in it. To make that easier for you I’ve compiled a gallery of 15+ e-learning storyboard templates and samples available on the web. Hopefully going over these examples will help you narrow down what you should include in your own storyboard document.

You can complete reading and download Storyboard Templates from this link:

PowerInteractPoint : Interactive Flash Objects

With PowerInteractPoint now you can create rich interactive content in Flash format.
PowerInteractPoint is a powerful multimedia software that lets you create rich interactive web content, e-learning content or easily embed the interactivity in your PowerPoint presentation. Each interactivity effect is unique, visually stunning and can be easily created without any programming knowledge. The output file is in Adobe Flash format and can seamlessly be integrated to any e-learning course, PowerPoint file or even on any Web site.
PowerInteractPoint is a rapid, customizable and easy to use E-Learning tool. It is like a non specialist development tool which helps to create variety of e-learning interactivities like ebook, 3D Cube, Calender, Panoramic Zoom effects and much more that are flexible and beyond our imaginations. This helps to achieve outstanding results without any coding or programming thereby saving on huge investments in time, money and programming expertise. It helps you communicate your ideas powerfully.

Free elearning templates from eLearningBrothers.com

Free elearning templates from eLearningBrothers.com

PowerPoint Slides.
Flash Interaction.
Cutout People

They are very good templates and Free.

You can download them from here :

Good time.