Ed Gipple

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Instructional Design Strategies for eLearning

Posted by Ed Gipple on Oct 8, 2013 4:41:00 PM

The ADDIE model has got to be one of the, if not just *the*, most popular instructional models used in the eLearning development process. It’s been around a long time, before ‘eLearning’ as a term even existed, and has its share of adherents and detractors.

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Recording Clean Audio for eLearning Projects

Posted by Ed Gipple on Sep 16, 2013 3:46:00 PM

For most all of our ‘bespoke’ eLearning projects, we use professional narrators to record any voiceover the courseware requires. It does add a cost to the projects, of course, but it’s not terribly impactful to the overall budget and the advantages of clean, clear, and properly-emotive narration provides an additional element of interest and engagement to the instruction.

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Flash Player Security Settings (Captivate, Storyline, etc)

Posted by Ed Gipple on Sep 11, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Despite the drop-off in the use of Flash for eLearning projects (due to the whole ‘mobile thing’), we still receive occasional inquiries as to why a Flash-based project isn’t “working” for some customers. In most cases, this occurs with folks for whom we’ve developed an initial set of course in either Captivate or Storyline and the customer is maintaining and updating those lessons in-house.

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Award-Winning Custom eLearning Courseware

Posted by Ed Gipple on Aug 23, 2013 2:38:00 PM

In this blog we generally write about overall news, trends, and insights related to the world of eLearning but some recent developments urge us to do a quick entry to toot our own horn…

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Adobe’s Edge in the Cloud (Animate, Code, Inspect, Reflow)

Posted by Ed Gipple on Aug 9, 2013 11:02:00 AM

If you’re a fairly new subscriber to Adobe’s Creative Cloud service, the sudden availability of the extensive software library may leave you a bit overwhelmed. While we’ve pretty deep experience with most of those tools, we do have various experts here who focus on a set of those tools…so it’s been great, for example, for developers to be able to install Premiere and try their hand at video editing and greenscreen features.

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Translation and Localization – Don’t Forget the Context!

Posted by Ed Gipple on Aug 1, 2013 3:50:00 PM

Understanding e-learning beyond technology is an essential component of courseware development. Cultural, psychological, and linguistic nuances are no longer a superfluous "add-on" of e-learning design, rather a necessity in a rapidly globalizing world. There exist a number of grammatical problems that arise in cross-language translation such as the misuse of symbols, characters, or definitions. Perhaps more abstract and difficult to identify are those aspects that blur the line between language and culture.

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The LMS vs Courseware Content

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jul 9, 2013 10:31:00 AM

As both LMS providers and Content Developers, we are often asked by users from both sides of the aisle to help troubleshoot their courseware delivery issues. Sometimes we have built the 'bespoke' lessons for the customer for delivery through their own LMS. Sometimes we provide the LMS for them to deliver their own content.
And sometimes we provide both a full package of eLearning solutions.

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Adaptive or Responsive Mobile Design for eLearning

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jun 18, 2013 2:37:00 PM

The need to adapt content to a variety of electronic devices can easily be traced back to the concerted effort for ‘mobile-compatible websites’… There is even a top-level domain established with the vision of everyone having a “.mobi” version of their website available for folks who were visiting via their handheld devices. Fortunately, CSS advances continued to enable more fluid layouts so sites could adapt to the visiting device without having to shunt them to a different URL.

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Adobe Captivate 7, eLS future, subscriptions...

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jun 5, 2013 2:09:00 PM

Captivate 7 was released, with a little...smattering fanfare a couple days ago. There's a pretty good notice on the official Adobe Captivate blog which details the features, and it seems like a pretty great update...but there's no mention at all of the new release on Adobe's home page which is kinda...lame. Sure, the Creative Cloud push is apparently Adobe's top priority, but not even a sub-category box to herald this update?

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Adobe Creative Cloud – Clarity and Concerns

Posted by Ed Gipple on May 7, 2013 12:29:00 PM

Adobe’s Creative Cloud, a web-based subscription service providing access to all their tools, has been available for about a year now and has reportedly grown to over half a million subscribers. The success has apparently been strong enough for Adobe to now go ‘all in’.

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