• Authoring Tools

    Thoughts on Articulate 360

    I have not really ever been a fan of subscription services, particularly software versions, so when Articulate announced Articulate 360 I was skeptical to say the least. I get the point that software developers want to monetize their efforts more and more, but to the end user this is not an ideal situation to keep…

  • Basic eLearning

    What is an Avatar and Why Use Them?

    An avatar is an animated image used in eLeanring. Avatars can look like people and even look like personalities. But why use them? Studies have shown that when a learner sees and hears a person like figure in an online lesson, they try harder to learn and understand the information being taught. Some companies have…

  • Basic eLearning

    Free online learning! Where?

    Does this screen capture look familiar? If you are interested in lots of free learning for you and your organization, you should know of it. It’s Apple’s iTunes U. iTunes U is a gold mine of FREE online learning and a knowledge base every organization should be tapping. You can find eveything from MBA Business…

  • Basic eLearning

    CSTD Learn @ Work Week

    As anyone who has been reading my posts knows, I am a big proponent of companies who invest in the knowledge their employees aquire. I was happy this past week at a client’s to see them promote and advertise what they are doing for the Canadian Society for Training and Development’s (CSTD) Learn @ Work…

  • Basic eLearning

    The cost of using eLearning

    I am contacted weekly by companies or individuals that are interested in having eLearning developed for their organisations. What many don’t understand is what it costs and what is required to create and deploy GOOD eLearning content. Well I’m here to tell you that for every hour of good eLearning, it is going to take,…

  • Technology & Devices

    Mobile Learning on the iPad

    The iPad, the latest and greatest Tablet to enter the marketplace in a long time. I have used tablet computers before but nothing like this. So let’s talk about how this one device can change the mobile learning space. Smartphones are small light and basically a little computer in your pocket. The iPad takes most…