Microsoft Stream and Captivate

Has anyone been able to successfully use a video from Microsoft Stream in Captivate? Historically we have just been storing videos on our LMS server, but it is not streaming and we’ve been running into problems with progressive downloading taking up memory. A lot of our system computers have minimal memory as their primary purpose is entering information into a patient’s electronic medical record and not heads-down computing. Thanks.

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URL not working in html output, WHY?

This URL

When I copy to paste this link in browser this link was working well, but this link inserts in captivate then published the output the link was not working, WHY?

I have to does two types insets the link:

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Learning Thursday #14: What is Your Personal Philosophy of Learning?

Learning Thursday is a blog series that features a new L&D article every other week along with discussion points.  Read and then share your own ideas by commenting below!  Check out the last Learning Thursday here.

No matter what career you chose, your prior experiences influence your career.  Every learning professional has a reason they want to teach.  And that reason influences how we teach, what we think learning is, and how we approach the learning experience.

Here is a video that discusses how digital media is changing how students view learning experiences:

What is your personal philosophy of learning?

  • Based on your prior experiences, how and when does learning occur?
  • Are there any learning theories or schools of thought you use when designing learning experiences?
  • What are the roles of the learner and facilitator in a learning environment?  Do these roles change depending on circumstance?

To me, learning is something that must take place over a period of time, with trial and error, and through repetition.  Learning is more than memorization.  It is a journey toward mastery of knowledge and it is not a straight line.  The learner makes mistakes that ultimately lead to a more rounded understanding of what is right or wrong within context.  Basic knowledge is augmented over time with scaffolds of more advanced knowledge, and knowledge that was initially incorrect is challenged and replaced.

Constructivism is, to me, a good way of formulating a learning experience.  (Here are some articles on constructivism.) It allows for active involvement of the learner in experiential, collaborative environments.  I do think however that constructivism can sometimes be the wrong approach, as it can downplay the importance of having some sort of guide or facilitator.  If learners try to lead their own learning experiences, there can be an element of the blind leading the blind.  We have to balance the “bottom-up” learning experience of constructivism by incorporating the “top-down” instructor role effectively.  An instructor in a constructivist experience may ask questions and lead the learner to identify what knowledge is inaccurate.  The instructor uses their overall, broader understanding to assist the learner in scaffolding.  The instructor introduces appropriate resources to the learner and then allows the learner to decide the value of those resources.

Facilitating this type of learning experience requires that we shift our approach to assessment of learning.  Rather than delivering test questions or assessing retention, we might ask learners to complete a project and then allow the finished product to represent the learner’s level of understanding.  We can use cases and problems to present the learner with challenges.  This enables inquiry-based learning and gives the facilitator an accurate picture of whether the learner has the skills necessary to address real-world scenarios.  We can also create communities of practice so learners are able to mentor each other.

Would love to hear how your experiences and beliefs influence your teaching methods!

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Conversion from Flash Based Technologies with the DOD

The ADL Initiative bridges across Defense and other Federal agencies to encourage collaboration, facilitate interoperability, and promote best practices for using distributed learning to provide the highest-quality education, training, informal learning, and just-in-time support; tailored to individual needs and delivered cost-effectively, anytime and anywhere, to increase readiness, save resources, and facilitate interorganizational collaboration. If you are updating older courses for the DOD you should read and bookmark this article.

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Which is the best LMS for Adobe Captivate? Your Experience

Share your experience about LMS options you used to publish your Captivate course on different platforms. I’m just curious to know, your thoughts. Also it will be very beneficial for other members who are seeking for same answer.


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Augmented Reality – Quizzing

Has anyone used Augmented Reality as a quizzing tool?  Our company is in an industrial environment that requires extensive knowledge of the process systems.  Using hotspots on equipment seems like an awesome way to create a scavenger hunt style quizzing system.  Typically this quizzing would need to follow reading about, drawing and discussing the system in detail. Our current learning path is blended but the quizzing is dull.

I haven’t used VR or AR but would like to hear some thoughts on the topic.

If you were in this environment, would you utilize this technology in this way?

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