Just Released: Adobe Captivate 8

Today’s release of Captivate 8 marks another large milestone in eLearning development. Captivate 8 is loaded with new features, but its milestone achievement lies within the responsive design tooling. With this release, eLearning developers now have a streamlined workflow for developing eLearning that can meet the demands of a diverse mobile audience. Responsive Design The responsive design workflow is, as I mentioned above, a monumental addition to Captivate 8. Responsive Web Design (RWD) is not a new concept. There are … Continue reading

Event Registration with Adobe Connect APIs

Adobe Connect has a wonderful set of APIs that allow you to build custom integration from any system.  If you aren’t familiar with the Adobe Connect Web Services, check out the documentation and how to get started. Occasionally, I’m working with the APIs and I run into a road block.  Typically it’s something that’s undocumented.  I ran into this issue with the Adobe Connect Events API’s.  I could not find a web service that would give me a list of … Continue reading

Mobile Features in Captivate 7 [Review]

The release of Adobe Captivate 7 has introduced a number of new features and even more updates/enhancements. There is an obvious emphasis on mobile. With this review, I’m deciding to comment/critique Captivate 7 from a mobile-oriented viewpoint. I won’t be commenting on the host of features that benefit all mediums (like Shared Actions, Tin Can integration, Interactions, etc.). If you’re interested in all the features of Captivate 7, check out this page. Ease of Use One of my favorite things … Continue reading

ASTD Nebraska 2012 Trainer’s Institute

We love working with the ASTD Nebraska group. This was the second year in a row that I presented a session during their month-long Trainer’s Institute. I was doing a 4-hour session on eLearning tools.  I covered Adobe Presenter and Adobe Captivate.  I also worked in some general mLearning strategies.  Below are my slides and a number of resources from the presentation     Resources Adobe Captivate 6 Free Trial Adobe Presenter 8 Free Trial Adobe eLearning YouTube videos Creating … Continue reading

Adobe Learning Summit Presentation

I had a fabulous time at the 2012 Adobe Learning Summit in Las Vegas.  In the afternoon, I gave a presentation on building apps for iOS devices.  My presentation included some general mLearning tips and tricks too.  Below are my slides, session files and a number of resources.  Thanks to everyone who attended and the many eLearning rockstars I got to chat with.  Also a big thanks to the members of the Adobe eLearning Suite and Adobe Connect product teams. … Continue reading

JavaScriptMN Presentation

Got the chance last night to present to a group of top-notch JavaScript developers at JavaScriptMN usergroup in Minneapolis last night about Object Oriented Programming in JavaScript.  If you are doing front-end web development you definitely want to check out this group.  Below are my slides, demonstration files, and a few resources from the presentation. OOP and JavaScript from easelsolutions   Resources Demo Files Free Source Code Pro font Brackets code editor TodoMVC  

ASTD Twin Cities Conference Wrap-up

I had a busy schedule at this year’s ASTD Twin Cities Regional Conference in Saint Paul.  Three presentations and lots of networking at our exhibitor booth. It was a great show.  Thanks to everyone who attended my sessions and stopped by to chat!  I met a lot of great folks and had some really good discussions. Below is a brief summary of each of my presentations and any slides or resources associated with them.  If you have any feedback, leave … Continue reading

Adobe Edge Tools & Services

Today, Adobe hosted their Create the Web keynote in San Francisco.  During the presentation the announced and demonstrated a ridiculous number of new tools/services centered around web design and development. Below is a quick summary of what was announced. You can find a lot more information at http://html.adobe.com. Tools & Services Edge Animate 1.0 (formerly Adobe Edge) Edge Reflow Edge Code (based on Adobe Brackets) Edge Inspect (formerly Adobe Muse) Edge Web Fonts Typekit PhoneGap Build Adobe Edge Animate 1.0 … Continue reading

Presentation on OOP and JavaScript

Below are the slides and files I used during a presentation about Object Oriented Programming and JavaScript for the Twin Cities .NET Forum last night. JavaScript and OOP from easelsolutions You can download the demonstration files here.

No excuses for bad eLearning

Now is the time to upgrade your eLearning tools if you haven’t already. Last month, we saw the release of Adobe Connect 9 which added some great virtual training features and a completely rebuilt event/registration system for managing live online training classes. We also were introduced to the new and improved Captivate 6. I posted my first impressions shortly after the launch and I highly recommend it for anyone developing software demonstrations, interactive simulations or scenario-based training. People say bad things … Continue reading