Awesome Audio Resources for e-Learning Projects

A little over a week ago, I wrote this LinkedIn post about great FREE image resources for e-learning. Trust me, free images are easy to find in comparison to free audio resources. However, it’s still very feasible to find some great quality audio files for your e-learning projects.  Music is ubiquitous on everything our learners […]

Power Up Your Elearning with Adobe After Effects

ZOOMING AND PANNING BEFORE AFTER LAYERED COMPOSITION Original Image Layered Pieces Here you see all elements of the original image isolated except for the background. After The result is a 5 second introduction sequence that shows movement of what seem to be a still image.

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Downloading YouTube Videos for Your Elearning Projects 4FREE!

Recently I was helping a colleague with a development issue where she wanted to control user navigation on a Storyline2 elearning module pending on the completion of viewing a video. The problem was the video resides on another site. So, how can you help the user view the desired video content without leaving the elearning […]

Microsoft Lync

Become a Office Rockstar with these Microsoft Lync Power Moves

Instant Messaging is a very effective way to quickly gain access to key players and coworkers in your organization without clogging your email inbox. Chances are that if your company uses Microsoft Outlook for email communications, you probably use Microsoft Lync for your Instant Messaging (IM) needs. If the latter is true or even if […]

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3 Slider Tips in Articulate StoryLine2

One of Articulate Storyline2’s feature is the slider interaction. The slider is a powerful interaction because you can give the learner real-time outcomes based on the position (step) he or she drags the slider button to. Although you can simulate slider interactions in other authoring tools (usually installing external widgets), nothing compares to the ease-of-use […]

Getting Giffy With It: Creating GIFs for Elearning

GIFs or Graphic Interchange format images provide you with the ability to animate images or video for use on web sites and even elearning modules. This week’s Elearning Heroes Challenge #83 is about creating 10 GIFs that could be used for a learning course or even to describe the instructional design process. For my sample […]

Let’s take it to the Bridge: The LMS Review

Instructure is the company responsible for one of the most revolutionizing Learning Management Systems (LMS) in Higher Education: Canvas! Now the company takes on the business world head on with its newest LMS solution aptly named Bridge. StyleLearn had an exclusive view of Bridge at Instructure’s headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. The following is […]

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Life After LSCON15: The NOOB Review

It has been a week since the eLearning Guild’s 2015 Learning Solutions Conference ended and life is not the same. Or is it? In this NOOB review, I give you my take on the conference as a learning experience and also a first-timer’s overview of the GREAT and MEH moments of the event. LEARNING COURSES […]

Learning Objectives on Target

Solving the Mystery of Learning Objectives

Learning objectives are a critical piece of any course or learning activity involving adults. They are preliminary statements providing adult learners with clear guidance (when written effectively) about the expected outcome of their involvement in the learning activity. One can then assume that their primary purpose is to inform the learner. However, learning objectives have […]

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Another 3 Ways to Rock Out Your Presentation

A couple of days ago I wrote a post on LinkedIn titled “3 Ways to Develop Better Presentations”. Today I offer a follow up with three more “hidden treasure” techniques in PowerPoint for my fellow trainers and presenters who want to sharpen their design skills. TECHNIQUE 1- Create Your Own Master Template Do you find […]

To Articulate or Captivate…? That is the question!

Adobe Captivate CS8 and Articulate Storyline2 are considered the leading elearning authoring software tools due to their ability to generate great learning interactions. Captivate has been in the “game” for about 11 years while Storyline’s first version was released in 2012. I get often asked this question at work: “Hey Alex, we are going to […]

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How to build an arrow shooting bow for quizzes in Articulate Storyline2

Building the bow and arrow The first step to build your bow and arrow is to draw them in PowerPoint. You would start by opening PowerPoint and inserting the “Right Brace” shape on the right. The shape’s points must be edited so you can make it resemble the curves of a bow. This is not […]

Football Billy Motion Paths

Cool engaging and fun games with Storyline 2: Football Billy

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How do Instructional Designers get things done? A Podcast Challenge

Instructional Designers are a very misunderstood occupational breed, That’s why I was glad to see that this week’s ELearning Heroes Challenge #67 was to record a podcast to answer a set of questions driven to provide new insight to those not familiar with the skills and responsibilities of an Instructional Designer (ID). Traditionally, IDs have […]

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Creating Your Own Invoice Design

“The key point of incorporating some design strategies into your invoice is to make it stand out from the rest of the competition”

Take Your Training to the Next Level with Augmented Reality (AR) Apps

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Lectora Inspire12

Creating an Interactive Chart in Lectora12

Lectora Inspire12 Lectora Inspire12’s navigation panel looks as easy as SL2’s but, I still found it a bit difficult to quickly develop functionality. The main features I missed from SL2 where the Format Painter and Animation Painter which allows you to quickly copy Shape States and Animation Paths from one object to another. It seems […]

Creating Interactive Charts with Motion Paths in Articulate StoryLine2

It has been a couple of weeks since I was able to participate in Articulate’s E-learning Heroes e-learning challenges.  This week the challenge is to create an interactive chart to find engaging ways in which to display data using Articulate Storyline2 (SL2).  The source of my data was a chart from the Association for Talent […]

Animal Feud: A great game for recall of multiple answers

Family Feud is a very popular game and TV show.  I love the game and it was the inspiration for this elearning version developed in Articulate Storyline2 that can be applied to various learning scenarios.  In this version, I chose to make it an individual challenge in which the learner has 10 seconds to answer correctly […]

eLearning Games for Kids- Cowboy Bomber

My fondest memories as a kid had to do with three things: Play, play and more play! Learning games have been around for many years but, now we have the capability of creating games with elearning authoring software such as Articulate Storyline.  This post is about the development of a game sample named Cowboy Bomber, an […]

LitmosbyCallidusCloud:TheLMSReview

Litmos by CallidusCloud has been around since 2007 and it has become a great and simple Learning Management System (LMS) to use.  It’s not only simple, it pretty much uses the current Hyper Transfer Markup Language 5 (HTML5) capabilities to the maximum to provide a learner-centric navigation experience both on desktops and mobile devices.     […]

Free Halloween Feud-style Articulate SL1 game and source files!

Happy Halloween Feud! Enjoy Halloween with this Articulate SL1 game mimicking the popular “Family Feud” game. You can play it here or download the source files to enhance it at your will. The game has a very simple structure and it’s not a fully developed one.  However, if you are eLearning dangerous (like me ; […]

Five Free Background Music Samples Created with Maschine MIKRO MK2

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m passionate about creativity and learning. I’m also fascinated about electronic music and of course, I had to try it out. So I did some research and I found Native Instruments’ Maschine products which are (for lack of a better word) machines known as “groove makers” as well as […]

Hospitality Training through gamification: A beta project

So, I’ve been toying with the idea of developing an eLearning experience that records only interactions.  Imagine training your staff through case scenarios that are presented in game format, no need for boring static content and making your new hires solve situations through simulations of the real world. Is currently just a beta project for […]

Camtasia Studio 8 : Quick eLearning Anyone Can Use!

Hi everyone! I’m back and with a great product: Camtasia Studio 8.  This is the first of a couple posts showing most of the features Camtasia has to offer.  I think this product is great for companies that need to put content out to staff quickly and still manage to include multimedia and interactive elements.  […]

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Free IT learning and then some…

It’s hard to find ways to continue to learn about Information Technology (IT) without going bankrupt or settling for old (outdated) training at an affordable price. If you are like me and learning is the joyful process of jamming as much knowledge as possible in the vast storage space that we have for brains; then […]