Re: request for eLearning samples

Subject: Re: request for eLearning samples
From: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
To: Mary Bono <elearnsamples -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 14:29:16 -0400


First, join the aware listserv: You'll get more samples and
info than you'll know what to do with. Keep in mind that it was previously
mostly focused on Authorware, but has grown to be more of an e-learning
professionals list lately.

Second, just as framemaker cannot make you a good technical writer, no
software is going to make you an instructional designer or produce valuable
e-learning for you. As the members of this list lament how "no one
understand what we really do" you must accept that when going from
technical writer to elearning creator you have a new skill set to learn.
There is a reason there are advanced degree programs for instructional
design and elearning creation.

Now with that out of the way, you've basically got two choices. Techsmith
Camtasia or Adobe Captivate. Both capture the instructors actions and then
output it as a flash movie or some other format of your choice, though
Flash is quite popular these days. Both write the requisite html to post to
the web and both can create scorm packages if you are uploading to an LMS.
Personally I prefer Captivate, but then I started with it way back when it
was RoboDemo. My recommendation is to download each program and test drive
them with some of your content, see which one you like best and go with it.
And if you can incorporate some sound learning principles along the way,
all the better.

Unfortunately I cannot share samples my courses as they are all proprietary
government-type stuff. However I encourage you to check out Total Training.
I've seen a lot of on-line training and the stuff this crew puts out is
really slick.


Gregory P. Sweet
Health Media Training Specialist, Certified Synchronous Facilitator

Mary Bono
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I work as a tech writer for a firm that produces claimprocessing software
for the insurance industry. Our trainingguide consists of 400 pages of
task-based screenshots andprocedures. We want to convert most if not all of
our trainingdocumentation to eLearning.
I am looking for demonstration samples from eLearning authors orvendors, to
help me to determine which tool might fit our needs.If you have authored
eLearning and can provide links to smallsamples that you have created, or
if you know of good vendors orfreelance eLearning authors who can provide
sample eLearninglinks that I can view, please contact me
atelearningsamples -at- hotmail -dot- com -dot- Thank you!

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