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This Blog Moves to a New Web Site January 9, 2009

Posted by elearningtyro in About this blog, e-Learning Groups or Forums, Instructional Design, Template Design, Useful Resources, e-Learning Demos, Graphic Design, About e-Learning, Bloom's Taxonomy, Assessments, Articulate Engage, CMS.
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Hello all,

I am glad to announce that I have launched a new Web site on e-learning. Here is my new Web site name:

http://elearningplanet.com/

Here are the unique features of my new Web site:

Millions of e-learning Web sites are available in the Cyberspace. There are Web sites that include only e-learning blogs; some include e-learning forums, information on e-learning jobs, reviews on e-learning products, and so on. But, very few Web sites post information that covers all aspects of e-learning.

 

elearningplanet.com deserves to be one among those rare Web sites that:

  • Includes its own e-learning blog.
  • Facilitates collaborative learning between e-learning professionals through its forum.
  • Conducts frequent online contests for e-learning professionals.
  • Provides free online training and assignments for instructional designers and graphic designers.
  • Selects its favorite blog post and blogger from the e-learning blogosphere on a weekly basis.
  • Selects active participants in the planet’s forum.

All blog posts in this blog (https://elearningtyro.wordpress.com/) are moved to the ‘Blog’ section in http://elearningplanet.com/. However, this blog  continue to remain with no future updates.

Please redirect your feeds to http://elearningplanet.com/?feed=rss2

Thanks for all your support and I am anxious to contribute more to this e-learning world through my new Web site.

Regards,

Sathish Narayanan

Basic Interactivity Strategies in E-Learning May 21, 2008

Posted by elearningtyro in Graphic Design, Instructional Design, Useful Resources.
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Let me share with an informative blog post on interactvity in e-learning. I always recommend to view this post when someone asks me for basic information on interactivity strategies.

Click here to view the post.

Adding an Articulate Engage Interaction Within Another April 2, 2008

Posted by elearningtyro in Articulate Engage, Graphic Design, Instructional Design, Template Design, Useful Resources.
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Click here to view a useful post on adding an Articulate Engage Interaction within another.

Maximum Sizes for Images and Videos in Articulate Engage March 12, 2008

Posted by elearningtyro in Articulate Engage, e-Learning Demos, Graphic Design, Instructional Design, Template Design, Useful Resources.
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Each interaction type in Articulate Engage has its own specifications in terms of the sizes for images and videos. Here is a useful information on the maximum sizes for images and videos. Thanks to Gabe Anderson for sharing these details in his blog. 

Interaction Type

Maximum Size

Example

Process (no text in steps) 620 px width x 310 px height Click here for an example
Labeled Graphic 690 px width x 470 px height Click here for an example
Tabs (at a minimum size of 10%) 553 px width x 380 px height Click here for an example
Tabs (at the regular size of 30%) 425 px width x 380 px height Click here for an example
Circle Diagram 250 px width x 310 px height Click here for an example
Timeline 620 px width x 310 px height Click here for an example
Media Tour (without captions or video player) 688 px width x 468 px height Click here for an example
FAQ 617 px width x 310 px height Click here for an example
Pyramid Diagram 250 px width x 305 px height Click here for an example
Guided Image (if the image takes 75% of the space) 434 px width x 295 px height Click here for an example
Guided Image (if the image takes 85% of the space) 490 px width x 335 px height
Glossary (with glossary items set to a minimum width) 493 px width x 330 px height Click here for an example

Tips for Creating Engaging Assessments by Using Articulate Engage February 20, 2008

Posted by elearningtyro in Articulate Engage, Assessments, e-Learning Demos, Graphic Design, Instructional Design, Template Design, Useful Resources.
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Hi all,

I just viewed a useful post on creating engaging assessments by using Articulate Engage.  Its really worth sharing, and thus you have this post right now.

Click here to view the post. 

Graphic Design Style Guide – Essential parameters March 31, 2007

Posted by elearningtyro in Graphic Design, Useful Resources.
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Graphic Designers shall consider the following essential parameters while developing or reviewing the media of an e-Learning course by using Macromedia Flash:

  • Document properties: This includes verifying standardized document properties, such as document size, frame rate, publish settings, and other properties.
  • Naming conventions: This includes verifying the standardized naming conventions of a graphic element, file, layer, symbol, and library.
  • Font specifications: This includes verifying standardized font specifications, such as the font face, size, and color.
  • Alignment: This includes verifying alignment in page title, frame content, and graphic element.
  • White spacing: This includes verifying unnecessary white spaces between characters, lines, and paragraphs.
  • Library management: This includes verifying whether the library is managed using folders and ensuring that the unused elements are deleted from the library.

Apart from considering the aforementioned parameters, Graphic Designers shall also check for:

  • Typo errors
  • Content verification by cross checking with the source content
  • Consistent usage of graphic elements
  • Masking problems
  • Audio synchronization