Yearly Archives: 2015

Lectora 12.0.2 update…

Lectora has another service pack release…so quickly after their 12.0.1 release in January!

On one hand, now that’s responsive! On the other, maybe they should have QA’d the 12.0.1 release a bit more closely 🙂

Patch for Inspire

Patch for Publisher

Only a few updates in this release…

  • Using the “Go To Web Address” action to open a PDF document in Run Mode no longer crashes Lectora.
  • Issues that prevented button actions and effects from rendering properly in Internet Explorer have been resolved. Tags have been added to all published pages to prompt IE to run in compatibility mode in order to ensure the most modern browser experience.
  • Users can now use the Enter key to select a button in published content when JAWS is running and the Web Accessibility Settings option has been set.
  • Issues have been resolved that required users to select the “OK” button twice in a pop-up message when working with published content from titles using Web Accessibility Settings.

“As with all Lectora updates, users will receive the service pack through the auto-update inside the product, or they can download the service pack update program on our website: http://lectora.com/service-pack-downloads/. You can navigate to this page by selecting Support > Downloads & Release Notes from the main menu.”

See our previous post on the initial Lectora 12.0.1 patch release for a bit more detail and insights on Lectora…

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TED Blog: video editing tips

Very informative article on the TED Blog covering 10 tips for video editing. I’m surprised I’ve not come across this before, the post is almost a year old! While these are focused on edits of live sessions (i.e. TED), they’re timeless and certainly can apply to a variety of settings.

http://blog.ted.com/2014/05/12/10-tips-for-editing-video/

Cutting angles on movement and words is a long-standing principle, as is editing out mistakes. In this article, I specially like the interview example with Bill Gates.

Great suggestions overall by the author, Kari Mulholland, and an excellent use of good/bad examples throughout.

ADL eLearning, SCORM, and xAPI Survey

The ADL Initiative has launched a new effort to create a SCORM profile of the Experience API (xAPI). ADL wants your input to help inform our direction for this effort, and to gauge your current usage of distributed learning products, services, SCORM and xAPI. The target audience for this survey is anyone in the education and training community familiar with distributed learning. The survey should take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete.
To participate in the survey, click the link below and begin! The survey will be open until February 27, 2015. Results will be shared with all respondents.

http://www.adlnet.gov/adl-community-survey/

“The survey should take no longer than fifteen minutes to complete. Questions with red asterisks must be answered.”

(repost from LinkedIn)

2015 Top Ten eLearning Stats and Trends

I’m wary of infographics – a lot seem to be needless representations of info that could just as easily, and perhaps more clearly, be presented as good old text…

But this is pretty cool.

2015 - top 10 elearning stats

(repost from eLearning Industry’s “Top eLearning Statistics and Facts for 2015“)

Additionally, Adobe released their ‘2015 Trends Report‘. It does require a form submission (name, email, etc)…but if you already work with Adobe products, they probably have all that information anyway 🙂
But do note the ‘Notice’ at the bottom of the page…

Lectora 12 update

Lectora 12 was released in December, 2014…and in a reflection of their commitment to the product, Trivantis has quickly released a patch to address some issues found with that most recent version (which ties nicely to one of our 2015 predictions that Trivantis will re-assert their product. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Adobe respond that quickly…)

See the release notes here for the Lectora 12.0.1 patch. If you are a current Lectora 12 user, you may have noticed the patch availability through the auto-update feature within the product. If not,  you can download the patch directly.

If you’re fairly new to Lectora, or want to get a general insight to the capabilities, visit their demo page for variety of ‘How-To’ and other sample courses.

Lectora is an often-underrated product with a strong history. Lectora 12 seems to have two primary goals: Continue reading Lectora 12 update