Employee motivation and engagement is a critical component of employee relations in any organization today. When you add training requirements to everyday work tasks, it can be perceived as extra work that needs more time and energy than a person already spends at the workplace. It becomes imperative that employees feel propelled by something more than just managerial directives to take on and complete training. Additionally, L&D invests a lot in developing, procuring, and tailoring content for organizational training initiatives.

Click below to see how Adobe Captivate Prime can help you make training fun at work, and keep learners / employees engaged and motivated.

Make Training Fun – A 2021 customer guide

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Path to becoming an ACI (Part 2)

As explained in the previous blog, To become a Certified Instructor, besides becoming ACE, we need to show our teaching proficiency. Following Video was submitted for the same. (Kindly go through my earlier post …)

You may feel that my teaching is not clear & flow is too fast. BUT believe me, as per CTT+ rules, we have to cover so many points in just 15 minutes and so no choice. The second reason is, we normally get tensed & nervous as the recording was going on(that also for Exam!)

We have to cover the following points in 15/20 minutes!!!

1) Self-introduction
2) Students introductions
3) The Topic intro
4) About our Institute arrangements (Like where is a toilet, Pantry, etc)!!!
5) Teach the Subject.
6) Make discussion with students & get them involved.
7) Show practical also…
8) Review/Rewind what we taught.
9) Take their small test/quiz if possible(Assess them) And all this in 15 minutes, without any cut in the video(Max one allowed with real reason for that)!

All the above point in 15 to 20 minutes! (and the fact is, in real-life, normally we take 15 minutes in just intro !!)

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About the Adobe Learning Summit in October 3rd – 4th, 2018

The Adobe Learning Summit is fast approaching in October.  However, there’s more information needed and would be helpful to know prior to the summit.

Question:  Other than Adobe Captivate 2019, what Adobe Creative Cloud Suite applications need to be downloaded prior to attending the Adobe Learning Summit in October 3rd – 4th, 2018 for the Adobe Captivate Specialist Certifications?

That’s the question .  The information would be beneficial to know.

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Don’t Miss Adobe Learning Summit 2018

Once again I will be speaking at the Adobe Learning Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s conference is unique over past events in that the Learning Summit is no longer tied to another conference. Adobe has decided to take the training wheels off and go it alone. This gives Adobe the freedom to do what they have wanted to do for some time and offer the conference to attendees for absolutely free. The conference itself is from 8 AM until 5:15 PM on October 4th at the Hard Rock Hotel. Not only is registration free, but Adobe will be providing you breakfast, lunch, and even a post-conference cocktail reception as well.

Image of attendees enjoying their free lunch

In addition to the conference, Adobe is also running sessions of the Adobe Captivate Specialist Certification program on the day before (October 3rd). The specialist program is ideal for learning and development professionals who are just getting started designing and developing eLearning. It’s going to be a full day so don’t party in Vegas too much the night before. You are required to bring your own laptop with Adobe Captivate 2019 installed. You can get the trial edition here is you don’t already have it. After the days worth of hands-on training, there will be an online test that you must successfully complete in order to receive your Adobe Captivate Specialist certificate and badge the following day at the conference.

Attendees in great eLearning sessions

I will be one of the course facilitators for the Adobe Captivate Specialist Certification so if you’ve wanted a face to face session where I teach you Adobe Captivate this is it. Remember you must register and there is a cost for this pre-conference activity so make sure you follow the link I’ve included at the bottom of this article.

On the day of the conference I will be conducting a session in the afternoon at 2:30 PM. My session is called C102: Create your first responsive eLearning course with Adobe Captivate and it’s not to be missed. Especially if you want to get a jump start over your peers when it comes to responsive design. Now I know what some of you might be saying; “Yeah but Paul, less than 5 per cent of learners are accessing eLearning on mobile devices.”

A variety of devices with different screen sizes

This is true for right now, and I suspect that this is also partly due to our LMSs only being set up on closed networks. But I’ve begun to notice that more and more of the mobile workforce are using devices other than laptops and computers. The person who fixed my washing machine earlier this year searched for and ordered parts, wrote up an invoice, and completed the payment using an iPad with cellular connectivity. This same employee doesn’t want to come all the way back to the office to complete their mandatory compliance training. They want to do it at home or during a break at the coffee shop. I predict that within five years if you and I are not designing responsive design eLearning we will be losing jobs to our peers. Come to my session if you want to learn how to design for any screen out there.

Of course, I plan on attending many of the other sessions besides my own. You all know me from my YouTube videos, I would love to meet as many of you as I can. If there is a way that we can collaborate on an eLearning project or if you need me to provide you with some one-on-one training over and above what I will be providing at the conference, make sure we connect. I really enjoy meeting all of you at these live events. Many of my best clients started out as viewers of my YouTube channel.

Don’t forget to register. While the conference is free, you still need to reserve your spot. A cool feature of this years conference website is you can add each session to your own schedule and download it into your calendar when you’re done. I’ve already planned out all the sessions I will be attending. Also, don’t forget the Adobe Captivate Specialists Certification on the day before. You can purchase and register for that using the same site as well.


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The Complete Learning Technologist Certificate Program – Coming February 2019

I’ve wanted to put together a learning technologist certification for a long, long time. Well, guess who had the same idea – Training Magazine! And they’re making it happen at Training 2019! Learning geeks will unite in Orlando for our three-day learning technology program February 22-24, 2019. You can register here.

  • Day 1: Creation and Authoring Learning Tools, presented by Jeff Batt
  • Day 2: Multimedia Planning, Tools and Gadgets, presented by Nick Floro
  • Day 3: Delivery and Emerging Technologies, presented by yours truly

I’m going to cover a variety of technologies on day three, in addition to discussing how to select and implement educational technology. And I’ll give you some free goodies to take home with you. Take a look at the program descriptions below and consider joining us at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!

The Complete Learning Technologist Certificate Program

Whether you are a designer, developer, manager, facilitator, administrator, or executive, you need to understand what learning technologies are capable of today—and what their promise is for tomorrow. Through demos, hands-on experience, checklists, and rubrics, this program goes beyond identifying the latest shiny training tech objects — and helps you become a well-rounded learning technologist who makes the optimal selection, design, and implementation decisions for your organization.

Day 1 Creation and Authoring Learning Tools; Jeff Batt, Head Trainer, Learning Dojo

Authoring tools change quickly and often, so how do you keep up? We’ll begin by examining the overall principles of development (i.e., elements, properties, behavior). Then, using those principles, we’ll begin our exploration of specific authoring tools. You’ll learn:

  • About the basics of course authoring, regardless of what authoring tool you may be using.
  • How development principles apply to current off-the-shelf tools like Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate and more.
  • How to make the appropriate selection for authoring tools.
  • How to learn any new authoring tool.

Day 2: Multimedia Planning, Tools and Gadgets; Nick Floro, Learning Architect, Sealworks Interactive Studios

Looking to bring your skills to the next level? On day two, you will learn how to get started building and designing interactive learning. Learn the finer points, practical skills that you can apply, and best practices for delivering engaging learning. You’ll learn about:

  • Architecting your next project with collaborative tools.
  • Sketching a storyboard from paper to PowerPoint.
  • Improving brainstorming and feedback loops.
  • Creating a prototype with Marvel app.
  • Using Explain Everything App to create animated explainers and promos and to provide feedback.
  • Thinking Outside the Box: 5 activities and concepts to add to your next project.
  • Building an interactive chatbot for learning.
  • Strategies for designing for learning and your audience.

Day 3: Delivery and Emerging Technologies; Katrina Marie Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist, Adobe

You’ve spent two days learning how to create engaging training resources. Day three focuses on how to deliver your content using the latest in learning technology and features content from Katrina’s books LMS Success and The LMS Selection Checklist. You will:

  • Define common types of learning technology platforms.
  • Demonstrate how technology can help you engage learners through the use of gamification, mobile learning, social learning, and blended learning elements.
  • Explain how to use reporting and analytics to understand the learner experience.
  • Describe the process to select a new technology platform, including the features and factors you should review with potential vendors.
  • Discuss the process of successfully implementing and maintaining a learning technology platform.
  • Cover best practices that include how to internally market your platform, curate your course catalog and content, and build an effective administrator team.

BONUS! You will walk away with supplemental materials and a free trial of Adobe Captivate Prime.

BYOD:  Please bring a WiFi-enabled laptop with Storyline and Captivate installed (trial versions okay).

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