I would like to share with you all a free open source Icon set. This resource will be useful for finding icons for your eLearning.
In my experiences as a designer and as a learner, I’ve seen cutout characters used in a variety of ways to include eLearning courses. Oh, and please note that I am not limiting “character” to realistic people, but animals and cartoon illustrations as well.
I find that some of my fellow designers and even learners perceive cutout characters as something that is outdated or “corny,” as one learner explained. However, I see potential and frequently witness cutout characters used in ways that seem to enhance or reinforce instructional material.
So, how might cutout characters help create a meaningful learning experience?
VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF THE LEARNER
Cutout characters can help give a face to instructions and represent the learner as they navigate instructions. An enriching learning experience is more likely to occur if the learner can resonate with the character (i.e., similar physical features or personal traits).
SUBSTITUTE FOR THE LEARNER
Unlike avatars that represent the learner, a substitute can reduce pressure related to errors and incorrect responses, as the character is not a personal representation but a bystander made to assist the learner’s efforts. The learner then observes the character that acts as an advocate and assumes any learner flaws or errors.
REINFORCE CONTEXT – DRIVE THE NARRATIVE
Suppose content is limited to a text format or maybe audio media. In this instance, a cutout character can reinforce the context of the content or better relay concepts that are abstract and harder to comprehend.
Cutout characters can also help to give context and avoid concise but unnecessary verbiage. For example, a character may look dissatisfied and compliment feedback for an incorrect response (opposed to just stating the learner made the wrong selection or action).
However, a designer chooses to use cutout characters; characters should aim to help convey instructions for easier comprehension, better clarity, feedback related to the learner’s choices/actions, or hint to the learner what key ideas to take from instructions.
Hello everyone! For experienced community members who have Guide, Master, Wizard, and Legend badges, what are some tips do you have for new members in regards to obtaining points and accessing the eLearning courses that you created in Captivate after the 3 or 12-month deadline?
My name is George J. Newton.
I am writing to ask if I can contribute an article about “ HOW TO REMOVE NICE-TO-KNOW INFORMATION FROM YOUR ELEARNING “ to ” elearning.adobe.com “?
What do you think about this idea?
Hope to hear from you soon,
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I am always looking for resources and things to learn from. I have read some articles recommending books and unfortunately some that seem really interesting I haven’t been able to find, but I will continue to look.
Thought I would pose the question here. What are some good resources that you recommend? They don’t have to specifically be direct to eLearning or Instructional Design, but they obviously can. But if there is something that relates and you feel is interesting, I would love to hear about it.
So, what are you reading and do you recommend it?
Thanks in advance.
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Adobe Captivate give us the power to create own comic character using state view and advance action in any way as we like.
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Thank you in advance!!
Humans learn a lot informally. In fact, this is a significant way how we learned as children. In this article, you will learn how to leverage informal learning in today’s remote working environment to drive creativity, innovation, and engagement.
There’s been a lot of discussion about informal learning over the years – what it is and isn’t and its place in corporate training. As corporate training departments are scrambling to deal with the implications of a remote working environment, the importance of informal learning is again at the forefront.
Informal learning differs from formal learning in the following ways:
Formal learning is usually mandated by an organization or regulations. It takes place in structured eLearning courses, face-to-face or virtual classrooms, or as a blend.
Informal learning, in contrast, happens organically. It is an extension of the way all of us have been learning informally since childhood. It is self-directed and self-motivated and is usually done in situ. It supports performance when it’s needed.
Informal learning provides significant benefits and value for individuals, teams, and corporations:
Unfortunately, some L&D departments ignore informal learning because it’s difficult to measure its impact.
Additionally, a remote working environment has accentuated information silos and scattered tacit organizational knowledge, increasing the risk that distributed teams aren’t equipped to proactively share knowledge. Some workers, especially those who are used to traditional face-to-face communication, are more hesitant to remotely contact a coworker.
However, it’s important that leaders and L&D departments acknowledge and face those challenges head-on.
There are several things that L&D departments can do to drive informal learning.
Informal learning, while sometimes difficult to measure and seems like it’s outside the control of the corporate L&D department, is more vital now than ever in remote working environments. Hope this article gives you compelling reasons and measures to help as you seek to unlock its potential.
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If you are like me. You probably don’t want to use the default playback controls built into Captivate. Personally I don’t like to use them for videos because I want people to watch the video and not scrub ahead. We live in a fast passed environment and if we can find shortcuts we take them!
I also wanted to give my learners a way to pause the video to take notes, answer questions if someone walked up and interrupts their time learning.
Enter… the play pause button!
This uses some simple advanced actions and two image buttons. But this is something that you can save and copy and paste into your future lessons!
Let me know how you may improve this in the comments below! And feel free to reach out if you have issues getting this into your own projects!
Test the file here:
If you would like to download the file you can do that here: