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Top Tips for Responsive eLearning Design [RECORDING]

"I need my content to work on a phone and tablet as well as on a desktop." At Kineo, we often hear this request. With the increase of multi-device usage and the desire for mobility, it's no longer a nice-to-have option, it's a must-have. So how do we design for responsive elearning and where do we begin?  Cammy Bean, VP of Learning Design, Kineo US, recently delivered a presentation …

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Adobe Captivate 8 Review

The latest version of Adobe's Captivate elearning authoring tool was released just over a month ago, but is this the best version yet? Or is it too similar to previous versions with just a few extra features added in for good measure? The last couple of versions of Captivate have had some good features such as HTML5 publishing, but there's also been some disappointments, such as Interactions, …

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Captivate 6 Tool Review

Captivate 6 has arrived. It promises a lot of new features – but does it deliver? Paul Johns, known in these parts for his long love of Captivate, tests his new toy... I’ve been using Captivate since version 2, so over the years I’ve seen a lot of changes. Some updates/new versions have had a couple of nice new features, but the core functionality of Captivate seems to stay the …

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Brainshark Rapid E-Learning

Do you need to develop, deliver and track learning content via mobile devices this week or even today?Then Brainshark may be just the solution you need. Brainshark is a cloud based platform and we think it could fit the bill for many clients that need rapid e-learning solutions. We were impressed with the way it uses server based features especially the tracking features and the speed to …

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Articulate Storyline Review

Storyline is the new tool from Articulate, the company that brought you (and us) Articulate Studio ’09 – which bundles Presenter ’09, Quizmaker ’09, and Engage ’09. These are tools that many of our clients use every day. So: Storyline. What is it? First, it’s not a replacement for Articulate Studio. It’s a totally different product. They have re-thought the whole concept. It’s a whole new …

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Articulate Storyline sneak preview

Storyline is the latest development tool shortly to be launched by Articulate. You may be familiar with Articulate already. Their products are among the most used desktop tools out there and ones that we at Kineo use every day. Storyline is not a replacement for Articulate Studio: it’s a totally different product - and we have been working with a Beta version to see what it can do. We shared …

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CourseBuilder Review

CourseBuilder is a server-based authoring tool developed by Edvantage – who were recently acquired by Lumesse , a talent management company. but we’re not here to talk about the glamorous world of acquisitions. We’re here to look at the every bit as glamorous world of what you can do with CourseBuilder. We’ve been using it for about a year with different clients – and – we must declare …

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Articulate 09 - Rapid E-Learning

Articulate is one of our favourite desktop authoring tools which we have used to develop content for clients such as O2, BP, HSBC and many others. The guys at Articulate have recently released Articulate 09 with lots of new great features. Here Theo Cardiff of Kineo shares her experiences. Articulate Studio 09 was released back in October. Since then Kineo has been …

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Lectora: Tool review

It has been a while since we started using it, but we have finally finally written up our review of the Lectora e-learning authoring tool.The delay gave us a chance to look at the 2008 version and we were impressed. Lectora from  Trivantis offers a powerful desktop based e-learning authoring tool. Overview We have been using Lectora with a number of our clients recently and decided …

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Articulate Online

Articulate Online is a new user-friendly hosted service that allows subscribers to track how employees, customers, and prospects interact with their elearning courses, assessments, surveys, and presentations. "Up until now, tracking elearning activity has been too complex and costly for many organisations," said Adam Schwartz, president of Articulate. "With Articulate Online, we've made …

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Mohive - Collaborative E-learning Tool

Mark Harrison looks at how Mohive shapes up as an elearning development tool. The competition's hot in the market place for web-based authoring tools and right up there is this offering from Norway. Mohive has a growing number of enthusiastic user organisations include one Scandanavian insurance company that has produced around 100 elearning programs within the last couple of years. That's …

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Engage with Rapid Elearning

Articulate, the leading rapid ellearning authoring tool company has announced a great new product called Engage. We liked it so much we have already bought a copy! We love it. With Engage, e-learning course developers can now actively encourage discovery by prompting learners to interact, such as: • Examining in greater detail each step of a process. • Exploring the relationship between …

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