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Dr. Allen Partridge is the eLearning Evangelist for Adobe. In addition to his work for Adobe Systems, he continues to serve on the doctoral faculty in the Communications Media and Instructional Technology program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Allen has written several books and a host of articles on topics ranging from 3D game development to Instructional Design for new technologies. He is active in explorations of Immersive Learning as well as traditional multimedia enhanced eLearning and rapid eLearning. Allen works closely with the eLearning Suite and Captivate teams at Adobe, providing a channel to customer needs and concerns and helping facilitate communication among team members.
During the Captain SMEID presentation at the E-Learning Symposium, participants offered good thoughts from various perspectives on best practices for online learning. We hope you can find some valuable observations from the compilation of ideas in the attached *.pdf file. You must login or register in order to download the file.
At the E-Learning Symposium, Articulate's David Anderson (@elearning) provided an engaging and practical lecture on using elements of design when building your courses. Doing so makes them more heavily geared toward the topic, as well as aesthetically pleasing to the learners. Topics addressed were:
- working with the "client" to create a look and feel for e-learning using a brilliant mind mapping technique
- creating custom themes
- the personality of fonts and choosing the right font to enhance your e-learning
- simple graphic techniques that reduce text and make your e-learning more inviting
David also answered the question of why there is invariably a rooster crowing on his webinar.
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