HTML5: Standardize on MP4 (mostly)

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jan 20, 2014 3:01:00 PM

One of the most significant issues holding back wide deployment of HTML5-compatible video was the disparity of support between browsers. Back in 2011, we opined on the best approach to deliver video online which, at that time, was using Flash.

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Captivate ‘Slide Views’ and Completion Status

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jan 15, 2014 2:21:00 PM

A recent discussion among some developers brought up a point of consideration;

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Year in Review, Looking Forward

Posted by Ed Gipple on Jan 6, 2014 4:20:00 PM

We here at ICS Learning Group had a successful 2013, working hand-in-hand with our customers to deliver another year of cutting-edge custom eLearning projects. Among the highlights;

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Dreamweaver, CourseBuilder and eLearning Templates

Posted by Ed Gipple on Nov 26, 2013 4:12:00 PM

One bonus of Adobe’s eLearning Suite (eLS) product is a few extra tools that are not normally included with the various products. For instance, Captivate comes with a ‘Multi-SCO Packager’ if licensed through the eLearning Suite, and Flash comes with a few quiz templates and ‘learning interaction objects’ that, again, are not included with Flash outside the eLS.

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Captivate 7 updated

Posted by Ed Gipple on Nov 20, 2013 3:39:00 PM
The first patch for Captivate 7 has been released!
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Considerations in Developing Accessible Courseware

Posted by Ed Gipple on Nov 7, 2013 4:14:00 PM

Currently, the official standards for Accessibility compliance in the US are found at, covering the entire Americans with Disabilities Act. The site itself is a trove of information for those who really want to explore and understand the large range of requirements, from IT to public accommodations.

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DevLearn 2013

Posted by Ed Gipple on Oct 22, 2013 12:47:00 PM

If you'll be at DevLearn this week, come on by and see us!
We will be in Booth #415 at the Aria Resort and Casino (Las Vegas) showing off the newest version of Inquisiq R3 - and we will also be participating in "DemoFest" where we will be showing a recent content development project featuring responsive design to address the industry need for more flexible mobile content.     

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Captivate 7, Exit Bug and a Solution

Posted by Brian Kleeman on Oct 17, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Several of our Inquisiq R3 users have alerted us to the fact that courses developed with Captivate 7 published to HTML5 and SWF do not close properly when using the “Exit” button, forcing the user instead to manually close the browser window by clicking the “X” in the upper-right corner of the browser window.

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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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