Top eLearning Content Providers For Microlearning 2019

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce our list of Top eLearning Content Providers For Microlearning 2019. For the first time, we have taken a deep dive into some fundamental players in the microlearning game. Find out who you absolutely, definitely need to follow. Here are our picks for 2019!
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5 Common Mistakes Of Online Course Creators And How To Overcome Them

We live in the age of knowledge work and information-based economy. Skills and knowledge are just as marketable today as any physical goods – probably more so. The good thing about it is that there are hardly any people out there who don’t have some knowledge that would be valuable for others.
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Accessibility and bulk upload of closed captions


We have around 200 existing videos that we need to subtitle and upload subtitles into Captivate but I don’t see how we can do it efficiently enough and not spend hundreds of hours doing copy/pasting.

What’s the best approach for a bulk upload of closed captions into a big number of videos?



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Why Having An LMS Is An Absolute Necessity For Corporate Organizations?

An LMS has become an absolute necessity in modern times at corporate organizations because it helps automate a number of processes which would be too time-consuming and costly to do manually. In this article, we’ll understand why having an LMS is not only a good idea, it’s downright essential.
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eduTrends: Alternative Credentials

Einen guten Überblick über die neuen Währungen, die sich auf dem Bildungsmarkt breit machen, haben die Experten des Observatory of Educational Innovation aus Monterrey hier zusammengetragen (50 S.). Systematisch skizzieren sie zuerst die gesellschaftlichen Treiber („Vierte Industrielle Revolution“) und den daraus resultierenden neuen Blick auf Bildung und Lernen („from a four-year degree to a lifelong education“). Anschließend führen sie uns in den MOOC-Markt, mit etwas Geschichte und kurzen Profilen der großen Anbieter.

Das Herzstück dieser Studie bildet das Kapitel „What are Alternative Cedentials?“ „Alternative credentials refer tothe competencies, skills, andlearning outcomes derived from assessment-based, non-degree activities and align to specif ic and timely needs in the workplace.“ (S. 24)

Die folgende Klassifikation umfasst drei Kategorien: 1) Labor Market Training and Credentialing, 2) MOOCs and Other Online Microcredentials, 3) Competency-Based Education Programs.

Es folgen Beispiele (vor allem) amerikanischer Hochschulen, die auf dem Markt alternativer Zertifikate bereits aktiv sind, sowie einiger Unternehmen wie IBM, die die Badge-Plattform von Acclaim einsetzen. Dann das obligatorische Kapitel über die Bedeutung der Blockchain sowie ein abwägender Ausblick. Ein ausführliches Literaturverzeichnis. Lesenswert.

„Education institutions with the ability to adapt to this new reality will stand out when faced with the imminent transformation of the world of training. The growing supply of alternative credentials must not be seen as a threat to traditional degrees; on the contrary, we hope that this transformation contributes to the evolution of degree programs and to remove access barriers. Traditional degrees and alternative credentials may and will have to coexist and learn from each other, strengthening learning opportunities for society.“ (S. 45)
Observatory of Educational Innovation,  Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mai 2019

Rolle und Aufgaben von L&D: das ACADEMIES-Modell

Christoph Meier (scil) hat das neue Buch von Nick van Dam, Global CLO McKinsey, gelesen. Es heißt: „Elevating Learning & Development. Insights and Practical Guidance from the Field“. Vor allem den Bezugsrahmen des Autors, das ACADEMIES-Modell, fand er ganz hilfreich. Sein Fazit:

„Beim Durchblättern des Buchs fand ich die ersten Kapitel besonders interessant (z.B. Struktur und Governance von L&D); die späteren Kapitel dagegen zum Teil weniger ergiebig (z.B. zu Kuratieren als Erweiterung des Inhalte-Managements). Das hier vorgestellte ACADEMIES-Modell erscheint mir aber als eine sehr anschlussfähige Darstellung der zentralen Aufgaben und Herausforderungen für L&D.“
Christoph Meier, scil-blog, 29. Mai 2019

Bildquelle: Nick van Dam: Elevating Learning & Development, 2018, S. 21

Closed Captions in Video Demos on Captivate 2019

I am new to Captivate and will be recording many video demos to train users on how to use an internal system.  All recordings must have Closed Captions but have not found a way to do that in Captivate 2019.  I looked for information in the user manual but it was not helpful as it shows information for prior versions of Captivate.  I have also tried the community but most of the information is old so not applicable to 2019.

I viewed Paul Wilson video regarding captions in video demos but my screen does not show the audio file separate from the video file when I click on the video/audio timeline in my video project.  I can save the audio under Audience but there is no way to delete the audio in the video file like in Paul’s video.   The work around (if I could do it as Paul showed) is double the work. Another post mentioned adding text containers to the video, but again a lot of work.  Captivate is great when I need bells and whistles but not for video demos.  I will also need to save as a SCORM package to upload into an LMS.

Any other options or is Captivate not user friendly for Video Demo e-Learning?

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