Category: Creativ Technologies

30 Sep 2015

How to make Videos more effective for e-learning?

Do you know how many videos view does You Tube gets per day? Believe it or not it’s four billion!! As per You Tube figures, site has One Billion active users each month. That’s the power of videos. Talking in e-learning context, videos are becoming one of the most popular e-learning formats. Adding videos in e-learning courses can help your organization to meet its learning objectives. Videos offer asynchronous learning that can help users to grasp the topic more clearly as compared to reading live instructions.

Here are some tips on how videos can be made more effective for e-learning:
1.  Decide wisely the video length
The length of the videos should be wisely decide. Videos need to be short, concise and to the point. In case of instructional or informational videos the length can be little longer but not more than 10 minutes. Videos should contain short portion of information which is easy to grasp for the learner.
2.  Bring Transcript into play
Videos must be accompanied with transcript with them. It is not necessary that every learner has headphones and sound cards with them.
3.  Interactive is the key
Videos should be interactive, in order to keep the audience engaged, involved and focused on the points you want to highlight. If not so, ask your learners for some feedback, add some quizzes or end your video with a quick summary of the key points.
4.  Consider video file size
The video files should be compressed well. Slow loading videos causes the frustration among the learners. Separate version of videos can also be made, which can easily play on low bandwidths.
5.  Be little creative
Videos can be used to show scenarios and simulations. Videos can be very well leveraged for creating immersive scenarios like “what to do” or “how to do” kind of situations. With the help of videos, it makes it easy to simulate a real-life situation.
18 Sep 2015

6 Reasons for why should you use Info graphics in eLearning

  1. Infographics are easy to understand: It creates a lasting visual impression on mind by providing relevant information in form of graphics with minimal words explaining them. This manner of providing concise data is very easy to read and remember by learner. People retain approximately 80% of what they learn usually as opposed to 20% retained by reading.
  2.  Infographics saves time: As content is summarized with graphical presentations, keywords and concise data which helps in saving the time of the learners. Human brain process visual scenes 60,000X faster than text.
  3. Infographics are easy to share:Attractive Infographics has a higher ability of to be shared on social networks and become viral than the ordinary text content.
  4. Infographics provides chances to be creative: There is no standard templates for designing Infographics. Each one is different and one can always play with colors, formats, fonts and styles.
  5. Infographics creates brand advocacy: While designing an infographic, a logo of the brand should be embedded always. Whenever, it will be shared or liked on social networking sites gives free advertising to the brand.
  6. Infographics will help you to show your expertise: The research required for creating an infographic will display your knowledge and position you as an expert on your category or topic.
14 Sep 2015

Locate yourself on Google Map..!!

We know Captivate 9 has come with some unique features. one of them is “Geo Locator”. Our developers being the masters of their field tried this new feature in Articulate Storyline 2 by Java Script and HTML 5.

Try this to find your location.
Note: In the Address bar you will see a shield icon, click on it and then select load unsafe scripts. (The chrome page will reload with all the scripts enabled.) .Use your mobile devices for exact location.


27 Aug 2015

The relevance of mLearning in eLearning

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Readers let’s explore today the importance of mLearning or Mobile Learning in imparting eLearning courses. E-learning refers to any kind of learning and teaching which is electronically supported. The use of any form of digital communication, electronic devices or internet to deliver learning along with the education technology falls under eLearning. The term mlearning is narrower than eLearning. Actually, mlearning simply means an eLearning that can be accessed via mobile. This type of learning can be accessed via portable devices which allows students to learn in different environment according to their wish.

With the escalation of mobile devices in our day to day life mLearning is getting lots of press. Moreover, the increased capabilities of today’s smartphones also influence learners to witness mLearning experiences. The term mLearning has grown enormously in the past few years. A recent Cisco reports revels that an average 21 year adult spends approximate 5000 hours on video games, 10,000 hours on phone and receives 250,000 emails a year.

Training organizations are under pressure to support learners at the time and place of need, using the devices that the learners are using. This means developing both instructional and support content for the mobile environment in spite of any difficulties.

The future is mobile, and so too will be learning. We can argue about when this whole mobile revolution started, and there were certainly highly capable smartphones like the BlackBerry available before the introduction of the iPhone and the iTunes App Store, but that’s when we actually began to see the potential and the impact mobile would have on our generation. Since then, mobile devices and apps have only gotten better, faster, and more innovative, and if there’s something the app development community has shown us, time and time again, it’s that mobile offers new possibilities never possible on PCs. This is precisely how we should think about mLearning as compared to eLearning.

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to go mobile. Understanding the reasons why will help you make important course design decisions. While this isn’t a comprehensive list, here are four major reasons to go with a mobile solution:
·        User convenience: People who have mobile devices often want to access content on them. They may want to take a course or look up the steps to a process on the train home from work, while sitting in a comfy chair, or on a “second screen” while working on their computers. In this case, you may not really need to alter traditional course or performance support design, but rather just want it to play well on the mobile device. z
·        Mobile workforce: You may have a workforce that is rarely at a desk with a computer. This could be anyone from a traveling salesperson to a retail associate to a warehouse worker. These users may not have the option of using a PC or Mac and must use a mobile device.
·         Mobile need: This option is a subset of “mobile workforce” and includes situations in which the user is not near a computer at the time of need. This makes it a performance issue (I need to look up product data while on the sales floor) instead of just a time-management issue (It’s convenient to take my compliance training while I’m on the road).
·        Mobile device features: You may have a learning need that benefits from integration with a mobile device’s features, such as the camera, contacts, GPS, or accelerometer. Tapping into these features requires special programming and will rule out many rapid authoring tools.
21 Jul 2015

Car Racing Game in Articulate Storyline 2

Here we are with a car race game created using Storyline 2. This game has three levels. The user has to cross each level by saving his car from colliding with other vehicles. The user can collect coins to increase his score. Right now, each level has unlimited attempts. 
We have just added the basic functions in the game. Please do share your feedback to help us to enhance it. 

Flash Demo:

HTML 5 Demo: