Storyline 360’s recent update added a closed captions editor right into the program, bypassing the need to create a separate SRT or VTT file of your elearning script to import. You can still import standard closed caption files, which Storyline 360 will convert into the editor format. Now, when you select a video or audio clip in your elearning, this section appears under Options in the toolbar. When you click on Add Captions, it opens the Closed Captions editor window. This
In the world of training development this happens all too often. A customer has created materials that they feel are well written, clearly stated and effectively meets the learning objectives, but when these are provided to an eLearning vendor so that the words can be turned in to eLearning training, the meaning gets lost in translation to the point the customer is dissatisfied with the end result and feel their work and time have been wasted. The reason’s as to the cause
I’ve been coding eLearning modules using Storyline for a while now, and every now and again I find a feature or a different way to program something that could have saved me time if I’d only realized it had been in the system the whole time. Here are some of the best ones: 1. Turning off base layer objects In the past, sometimes I’d want an object to disappear once it had been clicked on, to free up the space for the layer content. I knew of several ways to do this – I could
Here at Pathways, we offer an impressive array of products and services, from traditional eLearning modules, to classroom training sessions. Among those products and services we offer the production of training videos, and the process goes from scripting, planning, location scouting, to production and post-production, and as the stages of the training video projects have an incredible amount of work associated with them, so does the aftermath of the project itself. A few days
Charts, graphs and diagrams are all very basic forms of data visualization, but infographics takes your data to the next level. Infographics are a great tool for conveying data and can help your audience quickly understand the information and how the facts correlate. What separates the really good infographics from the rest? Before creating an infographic, it’s important to determine what message you want to convey. Telling a clear story draws your audience in and creates an
With the release of iOS 11 a few days ago, and Apple’s efforts to increase their devices capabilities when it comes to Augmented Reality, I have been thinking about the implications that this technology has in the eLearning field. On the first place, let’s review the definition of augmented reality. What is Augmented reality? Ronald T. Azuma, in his paper “A Survey of Augmented Reality”, defines AR as a variation of Virtual Reality, that allows the user to see the real world,
This week I have been speaking at a conference that Pathways Training and eLearning was asked to be a part of and was asked an interesting question… ” How do you make the decision to use eLearning or instructor led training when you can develop only one of those choices"? Making the determination between using eLearning or instructor led training is simple, and often done for you before development starts. For example, consider geographic location of the intended audience.
Writing and creating effective tests for understanding is a crucial component of developing a good eLearning program, and sadly however something that is often overlooked. Think about it for a moment…. how many times have you ever reviewed an eLearning course by skimming through the material, not really reading all of the content, muting the audio portions at times and despite all that, still aced the quiz at the end? Assuming most of us do not possess an eidetic memory or