Captivate 7: Initial Thoughts

Evan Berrett’s experiences with Captivate 7. 

Online Trainings Can't Teach People Skills... Can They?

Yes, they can! And they can do it well! Click "read more" to find out how.

YouTube Videos in YTrain

Curious how you might be able to use YouTube videos in YTrain? Because really, if there is already a video that covers the training topic, why reinvent the wheel, so to speak?

A Place for Talking PowerPoints

While interactive online courses are all the rage, there is still a place for information-only online courses. We found this information from Tom on The Rapid Elearning Blog especially applicable!



The New Editor on the Block

Welcome to Olivia, and Cheers to Suzie!


To Humor or Not to Humor

What’s one of the most under-utilized teaching techniques in corporate America?


Funny you should ask . . .


According to Mary-Scott Hunter, vice president of client services at Allen Interactions, the technique is humor.

Keep Your Courses from Looking Flat with This Snazzy Tip

Lots of online training courses are set up in typical PowerPoint style: solid background, some text, and an image on the side. It’s not a bad formula, but pile together enough slides like that and a course can come out looking flat.


Is there an easy way to spruce up a training?


Allow me to introduce the floor-wall-baseboard technique.


Enhance E-learning with Stories

Adapted from an T+D magazine article by Cammy Bean.


One of the best ways to boost an e-learning course is by including a story. Sharing scenarios adds variety to a module, helps learners connect with the material, and improves knowledge transfer. How do we create this kind of story experience? Cammy Bean offers advice for designing scenarios that are focused, relevent, and effective.


Video and Audio Formats

This blog post come from Evan Berrett, an online training developer at BYU, who graciously voulenteered this article (thanks, Evan!). If you have questions about video and audio formats, this post is for you:


One consequence of modern advances in technology is a lack of consistent audio and video formats. Unfortunately, this lack of consistency does little to create any sort of competition—it just promotes confusion and technical difficulties. It can be difficult to know which format to use in which circumstance. So, I felt it would be useful to describe a little bit on how video and audio formatting works.



Top 100 Learning Tools for 2012

The results are in! Jane Hart, of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, has compiled the votes from over 500 learning professionals worldwide to create the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list.



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