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Technology SIG: The Secrets of Creating e-Learning with Adobe Acrobat

  • 09 Jun 2011
  • 11:45 AM
  • Virtual

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Save the Date! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 9th at 11:45 (EDT).  Web link information will follow.
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Joseph Ganci
 
It is no longer acceptable to provide learning documents that are static and dry. More and more, writers are discovering the necessity and expediency of including interactive elements such as those typically found in eLearning applications into their documents. eLearning developers are being asked to deliver eLearning in new ways, such as in easily distributed documents. Isn't it cool that we've reached the point that we can have documents that are actually interactive and media-rich now?
 
Whatever application is used to create documents, the de facto standard for distribution is Adobe Acrobat. Participants will investigate two major options to including interactive elements in electronic documents. The first is the inclusion of SWF mini-apps into Acrobat documents. The second is the more manual approach of building interactive media-rich e-Learning elements in Adobe Acrobat. You will be amazed at what’s possible!
In this session, you will learn:

  • How to generate PDF documents from applications like Adobe Captivate
  • How to generate eLearning lessons and insert them into PDF documents
  • How to build interactive elements manually in PDF documents
  • How to include images, audio, video, and text (easier said than done)
  • How to create multiple-choice questions directly in Acrobat
  • How to navigate to different pages in a document, dependent on user choice
  • Step-by-step instructions so that you can do all this yourself
Audience: Beginner and intermediate eLearning developers and writers and others interested in discovering new ways to deliver eLearning elements in easy to distribute PDF documents.
Register for the event on the dcastd.org site (www.dcastd.org), see Upcoming Events to get access to the link for the session. Please note that we will be broadcasting in VoIP only, so please make sure you have a headset or sound on your computer.
 
Speaker Bio: Joseph Ganci is President of Dazzle Technologies Corp, a custom training and learning company located outside Washington. D.C. Since 1983 he has been involved in every aspect of learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science and is a published author, having written several books and many articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development and teaches classes and seminars at commercial companies, government facilities, leading universities and at many industry conferences.
 
Mr. Ganci is one of only eight members of the Adobe eLearning Advisory Council and is a renowned Adobe Certified Captivate Expert. He is on a mission to improve the quality of eLearning with practical approaches that work. Joe is on the road and online teaching Adobe Captivate on a very regular basis - let him come to your facility and teach your group.
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