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e-Learning An overview of screen capture technology
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What does Captivate do? <ul><li>Software enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, software demo...
What can you create using Captivate? <ul><li>Software demonstrations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Captivate  to record any ap...
Why should educators know about Captivate? <ul><li>Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Develop professional-quality, Flash based t...
Top Reasons to Buy or Upgrade to Adobe Captivate 2 <ul><li>Rapidly develop interactive simulations and branching scenarios...
Top Reasons to Buy or Upgrade to Adobe Captivate 2 <ul><li>Rapidly develop interactive simulations and branching scenarios...
Benefits for educators <ul><li>Save time by automating the development of content  </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce costs by reusi...
Example of project developed with Captivate <ul><li>Figure 1:  Tonnage Merchandising </li></ul><ul><li>Note: </li></ul><ul...
Example of project developed with Captivate <ul><li>Figure 14:  Kiosk service department </li></ul><ul><li>Note: </li></ul...
Example of project developed with Captivate <ul><li>Figure 25:  Variety of services  </li></ul><ul><li>Note:  </li></ul><u...
Resources for Captivate <ul><li>Free online curriculum for Captivate </li></ul><ul><li>View lesson plans, tips, articles, ...
Customer successes <ul><li>Utah Education Network </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative service provider uses Adobe Acrobat Connect...
Customer successes <ul><li>Florida Center for Instructional Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional center uses Adobe A...
Customer successes <ul><li>SMART Technologies - Two-Minute Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes all you've got is two min...
Customer successes <ul><li>WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>WebCT created a series of online demos to explain the features and bene...
A brief history of Captivate <ul><li>Communitymx.com </li></ul><ul><li>October 5, 2004, By Jim Baddage </li></ul><ul><li>M...
A brief history of Captivate <ul><li>eWeek.com </li></ul><ul><li>November 29, 2004 By Jim Rapoza </li></ul><ul><li>Macrome...
A brief history of Captivate <ul><li>Training Media Review </li></ul><ul><li>November 10, 2006 By Katica Roy </li></ul><ul...
Testimonials of people who have used Captivate <ul><li>Frank Hanfland ,  Manager Technical Training, Professional Training...
Awards won by Captivate <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jolt Awards </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Producti...
How does captivate work?
How has the Department of Business Management been using Captivate?
What are the advantages and disadvantages we have discovered using Captivate? <ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Supple...
Examples of the programmes I have designed: <ul><li>Marketing Research Undergraduate – Capturing raw data </li></ul><ul><l...
 
Capabilities for  integrating  WebCT and Captivate  <ul><li>A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and...
A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center <ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>UNLV’s ...
A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>•  Helps...
A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center <ul><li>Project Details </li></ul><ul><li>“...
 
A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center <ul><li>Off-line Wizardry </li></ul><ul><li...
 
A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center <ul><li>Return on Investment for UNLV </li>...
Assessment methods that provide e-Learning functions in Captivate: <ul><li>Question Types dialog box </li></ul><ul><li>Mul...
Future research planned using Captivate
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  1. 1. e-Learning An overview of screen capture technology
  2. 10. What does Captivate do? <ul><li>Software enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based training without programming knowledge or multimedia skills </li></ul>
  3. 11. What can you create using Captivate? <ul><li>Software demonstrations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Captivate to record any application quickly and easily. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interactive simulations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture onscreen activity and let Captivate automatically generate interactive text entry areas. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scenario-based training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapidly develop soft-skills training with even the most complex branching scenarios. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 12. Why should educators know about Captivate? <ul><li>Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Develop professional-quality, Flash based tutorials even on a small budget. </li></ul><ul><li>Create interactive content. Improve course value. Inspire students. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop content faster. Engage the learner. Get better results. </li></ul><ul><li>Capture information quickly. Share knowledge. Communicate more effectively. </li></ul>
  5. 13. Top Reasons to Buy or Upgrade to Adobe Captivate 2 <ul><li>Rapidly develop interactive simulations and branching scenarios – For a software simulation, simply record an application and add quizzes with scoring and branching, text-entry fields with multiple correct answer options, click-boxes, keyboard shortcuts, and buttons, all without programming knowledge or scripting skills. Even complex branching scenarios are easy to create: just launch the scenario wizard, add relevant images and video to the blank template, and visually map out different learner paths. </li></ul><ul><li>Create engaging learning experiences in Flash format without learning Flash – Adobe Captivate 2 generates professional-quality Flash-based interactive simulations and scenario-based training from slide-based content—automatically. Educators can create their own learning content and add interactivity without programming knowledge or multimedia skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Shorten development time for all learning content – With the Adobe Captivate 2 point-and-click interface and online tutorials, anyone can create training content quickly and easily. The project library makes it simple for users to reuse content and import libraries from existing projects, saving time and money. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with authoring tools and learning management systems (LMS) – Through integration with Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Breeze, Macromedia Authorware, and the Questionmark® Perception™ assessment tool, Adobe Captivate 2 gives users the power to do more with their simulations. And because Adobe Captivate 2 supports the new PENS standard as well as AICC and content is SCORM-certified, it is easy to deploy interactive simulations and scenario-based training through learning management systems (LMS). </li></ul>
  6. 14. Top Reasons to Buy or Upgrade to Adobe Captivate 2 <ul><li>Rapidly develop interactive simulations and branching scenarios – For a software simulation, simply record an application and add quizzes with scoring and branching, text-entry fields with multiple correct answer options, click-boxes, keyboard shortcuts, and buttons, all without programming knowledge or scripting skills. Even complex branching scenarios are easy to create: just launch the scenario wizard, add relevant images and video to the blank template, and visually map out different learner paths. </li></ul><ul><li>Create engaging learning experiences – Adobe Captivate 2 generates professional-quality Flash-based interactive simulations and scenario-based training from slide-based content—automatically. Educators can create their own learning content and add interactivity without programming knowledge or multimedia skills. Students can also create their own interactive projects in Flash format with just a few clicks. </li></ul><ul><li>Shorten development time for all learning content – With the Adobe Captivate 2 point-and-click interface and online tutorials, anyone can create training content quickly and easily. The project library makes it simple for users to reuse content and import libraries from existing projects, saving time and money. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with authoring tools and learning management systems (LMS) – Through integration with Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Breeze, Macromedia Authorware, and the Questionmark® Perception™ assessment tool, Adobe Captivate 2 gives users the power to do more with their simulations. And because Adobe Captivate 2 supports the new PENS standard as well as AICC and content is SCORM-certified, it is easy to deploy interactive simulations and scenario-based training through learning management systems (LMS). </li></ul>
  7. 15. Benefits for educators <ul><li>Save time by automating the development of content </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce costs by reusing content </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the effectiveness of communications and training using visual content </li></ul><ul><li>Develop software simulations or scenario-based e-learning content 50-90% faster </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce development and deployment costs </li></ul><ul><li>Improve training effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Develop interactive content even on a small budget </li></ul><ul><li>Increase course value through better communication and comprehension of material </li></ul><ul><li>Enable students to create professional-quality projects </li></ul><ul><li>What customers are saying about Adobe Captivate </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Captivate 2 is an amazing teaching tool. I can demonstrate complicated techniques, engage the students in trying them out and even improve their critical thinking skills through the new Branching feature of Captivate 2.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>— Tom Green Professor, Interactive Multimedia, School of Media Studies Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto </li></ul>
  8. 16. Example of project developed with Captivate <ul><li>Figure 1: Tonnage Merchandising </li></ul><ul><li>Note: </li></ul><ul><li>A) SKU’s out of place in store </li></ul><ul><li>B) Pallets still visible, no wrapping on it. </li></ul><ul><li>C) Basic display on tonnage merchandising </li></ul>
  9. 17. Example of project developed with Captivate <ul><li>Figure 14: Kiosk service department </li></ul><ul><li>Note: </li></ul><ul><li>A) Out dated design and similar to the Shoprite </li></ul><ul><li>B) Design the same as Shoprite </li></ul>
  10. 18. Example of project developed with Captivate <ul><li>Figure 25: Variety of services </li></ul><ul><li>Note: </li></ul><ul><li>A) A category signage for the Kiosk section </li></ul><ul><li>B) Point of sale signage of Computicket at the Money Market </li></ul><ul><li>C) Category signage for the Money Market </li></ul><ul><li>D) Fluorescent signage of Checkers </li></ul><ul><li>E) An in store a le carte menu for the delicatessen </li></ul>
  11. 19. Resources for Captivate <ul><li>Free online curriculum for Captivate </li></ul><ul><li>View lesson plans, tips, articles, and tutorials to use and integrate Captivate into your courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Captivating an Audience for 'A Day in Illinois‘ </li></ul><ul><li>Using Adobe Captivate, Roxanna Hadad, instructional designer at Northwestern University, was able to quickly provide focused professional-quality demonstrations and training. </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Captivate Helps Students Improve Their Foreign Language Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Thane Williams, Spanish teacher and webmaster at North Charleston High School in South Carolina, promotes classroom participation and improves Spanish language skills using Adobe Captivate with images, PowerPoint slides, and audio narration. </li></ul>
  12. 20. Customer successes <ul><li>Utah Education Network </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative service provider uses Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional and Adobe Captivate 2 software to deliver dynamic, on-demand training and support to teachers Industries Higher Education , K-12 Education Project Types e-Learning </li></ul>
  13. 21. Customer successes <ul><li>Florida Center for Instructional Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional center uses Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional and Adobe Captivate for teacher e-training on integrating technology into curricula Industries K-12 Education , Higher Education Project Types e-Learning </li></ul>
  14. 22. Customer successes <ul><li>SMART Technologies - Two-Minute Tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes all you've got is two minutes. Get online training on basic features of SMART Technologies software in short, manageable chunks. SMART used Adobe Captivate from Adobe to bring together audio commentary and recorded screen actions – making learning fast and easy. Also built with Adobe Photoshop. (Jun. 22, 2006) Developed by SMART Technologies training services Industries Technology Project Types e-Learning </li></ul>
  15. 23. Customer successes <ul><li>WebCT </li></ul><ul><li>WebCT created a series of online demos to explain the features and benefits of the WebCT Campus Edition course management software. Developed by WebCT Industries Higher Education Project Types Demonstration </li></ul>
  16. 24. A brief history of Captivate <ul><li>Communitymx.com </li></ul><ul><li>October 5, 2004, By Jim Baddage </li></ul><ul><li>Macromedia Announces Captivate—the Latest Iteration of RoboDemo &quot;Macromedia announced today the latest version of RoboDemo - now named Captivate. Macromedia Captivate is an easy way to create interactive software simulations and product demo's in Flash format, with no knowledge of Flash or Flash programming. It's a great product for teachers, IT support professionals, and software trainers.“ </li></ul><ul><li>MX Developer's Journal </li></ul><ul><li>October 13, 2004 By MXDJ News Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Macromedia Aims to Captivate Developers with New Software: Macromedia Announced the Release of &quot;Captivate,&quot; Software that Allows Users to Create Interactive Simulations &quot;Macromedia's latest offering for e-learning and Web services is software that enables rapid development of software demonstrations and interactive simulations. Captivate enables developers to edit content, add various media applications for enhanced presentation, and to provide instructions using recorded screen activity, as opposed to text.&quot; </li></ul>
  17. 25. A brief history of Captivate <ul><li>eWeek.com </li></ul><ul><li>November 29, 2004 By Jim Rapoza </li></ul><ul><li>Macromedia Tool Built to Captivate …&quot;as Captivate 1.0 is one of the best tools I've ever used for creating rich and complex tutorials, simulations and e-learning demos.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Web Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>November 6, 2006 By Ken Westin </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Captivate …&quot;is a great tool for developing eLearning content. The ability to create software simulations, scenario-based training, branching presentations, and quizzes that integrate with learning management systems put it in a category all its own.&quot; </li></ul>
  18. 26. A brief history of Captivate <ul><li>Training Media Review </li></ul><ul><li>November 10, 2006 By Katica Roy </li></ul><ul><li>Captivate &quot;For value, Captivate is hard to beat…[it] is still fairly inexpensive and is instantly usable out of the box, providing even the novice developer with an intuitive interface.“ </li></ul><ul><li>TechRepublic Online </li></ul><ul><li>November 30, 2006 By Steven Pittsley </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Captivate 2 lets you quickly develop and deploy e-training modules &quot;Captivate 2 is a useful development tool for rapidly creating and deploying training simulations and demonstrations. Captivate 2 will provide a solid return on the investment through improved training materials and reduced training costs.&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 27. Testimonials of people who have used Captivate <ul><li>Frank Hanfland , Manager Technical Training, Professional Training Group, Safety-Kleen </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Macromedia Captivate enhances an already solid development tool to provide a state of the art, integrated application that enables rapid development with unprecedented efficiency for e-learning professionals at an amazing cost savings.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Elliott Masie , President, The MASIE Center </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Macromedia's announcement of Captivate fits naturally into the expanding demand for Rapid Learning Development tools.  Organizations are seeking simpler tools to create quick simulations, demonstrations and e-learning components.  Macromedia has clearly mapped the new Captivate to this important marketplace.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Shon Bayer , Director of Marketing, Enspire Learning </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Enspire Learning creates interactive e-learning content and simulations. The success of our customers is linked to the effectiveness of our instructional design, as well as how well they learn to use our products. Captivate provides us with a powerful platform to enable customer success. The timeline feature is truly revolutionary and will cut the development time by more than 50 percent while increasing the quality and flexibility of the simulations.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Amy Garbrick, Penn State School of Information Sciences and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;I previously used RoboDemo to design and develop e-learning simulations and demo support movies for our faculty and students. The ability of Captivate to integrate with Flash MX 2004 will really open up more possibilities for my content. Linking audio to any object keeps things perfectly synced and the timeline provides a lot more ability to customize the experience. Captivate looks even better than RoboDemo 5.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Jeff Freeman , Technical Writer, First American Credit Information Group </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Captivate provides an easy interface to create powerful demonstrations in a short timeframe. Additional quiz items, the ability to adjust the content runtime, and the new visual timeline really improve the types of demonstrations I can create.&quot; </li></ul>
  20. 28. Awards won by Captivate <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jolt Awards </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity Winner March, 2007 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elearning! The Best of 2006 Award </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Best Collaboration Solution 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brandon Hall Research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excellence in Learning Awards Silver Winner in Learning Technology Category October, 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Elearning! The Best of 2005 Award </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Best Simulation Solution 2005 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brandon Hall Research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excellence in E-Learning Award Gold Winner in Innovative Technology Category October, 2005 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software Development Magazine Jolt Awards 2005 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EProduct Excellence Award: Utilities: Captivate </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brandon Hall Research </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excellence in E-Learning Award Gold Winner in Innovative Technology Category September, 2003 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 29. How does captivate work?
  22. 30. How has the Department of Business Management been using Captivate?
  23. 31. What are the advantages and disadvantages we have discovered using Captivate? <ul><li>Advantages: </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary to classes </li></ul><ul><li>Can record anything on a Computer </li></ul><ul><li>Is versatile in terms of being used for advanced inferential statistics to basic computer literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Provides audio and visual content </li></ul><ul><li>Has assessment, simulation and training capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Can be created as different outputs </li></ul><ul><li>Student can work at his/her own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Access is predominately Internet driven </li></ul><ul><li>The developed outputs are re-usable and can be constantly updated </li></ul><ul><li>Not necessary to programme in Flash </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages: </li></ul><ul><li>May deter class attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Could be time consuming to develop and integrate into courses </li></ul><ul><li>Possibly to complex for the average lecturer to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Bandwidth could be a problem, depending on type Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Audio in the labs, earphones should be put in our labs </li></ul>
  24. 32. Examples of the programmes I have designed: <ul><li>Marketing Research Undergraduate – Capturing raw data </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Research Honours – Preliminary analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Research Honours – Conbachs Alpha with Prof Boshoff </li></ul>
  25. 34. Capabilities for integrating WebCT and Captivate <ul><li>A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Adobe Captivate makes it very easy to build interactive demos and tutorials...you can quickly capture not just screen shots, but entire activities—the mouse movement, rollovers, any kind of information that comes up on the computer screen. The result looks like a movie—and not just like a series of screenshots.&quot; Sam McCool UNLV’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) </li></ul>
  26. 35. A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center <ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>UNLV’s Web CT system provides a comprehensive environment for implementing online courses and programs. To get the most value from the features and functions in their LMS, the UNLV Teaching and Learning Center wanted to provide faculty of all levels of technical competence with an engaging and efficient way to learn (or remember) the nuts and bolts of online course creation. </li></ul><ul><li>Solution </li></ul><ul><li>RoboDemo (now known as AdobeCaptivate) Macromedia Flash Player </li></ul>
  27. 36. A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>• Helps UNLV realize more value from its campus-wide WebCT learning management system • Helps focus training workshops on academic issues instead of software nuts and bolts • RoboDemo (now known as AdobeCaptivate) “movies” are based on Macromedia Flash technology, which provides a pervasive, “web-friendly” software file format </li></ul>
  28. 37. A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center <ul><li>Project Details </li></ul><ul><li>“ Adobe Captivate makes it very easy to build interactive demos and tutorials,” says Sam McCool, a web instructional design specialist at UNLV’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). “You can quickly capture not just screen shots, as well as sequences of online activities—the mouse movement, rollovers, any kind of information that comes up on the computer screen. The result looks like a movie—and not just like a series of screen shots. </li></ul><ul><li>UNLV has more than 27,000 students, approximately 850 full-time faculty, and over 200 undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programs. In addition to several graduate and undergraduate distance-learning courses, UNLV delivers a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science Studies degree via the Internet and VCR media. To develop, distribute and manage its online courses, the University uses the WebCT Campus Edition LMS. </li></ul><ul><li>TLC provides pedagogical guidelines, instructional design support and related technology training for UNLV faculty who want to enrich their teaching. This includes technology enhancement workshops for deploying WebCT for online teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>College instructors who create the occasional online course sometimes forget the details of what needs to happen to design and implement an online learning experience. “After a semester away from developing a course, they may not recall exactly how to edit or build one,” says McCool. </li></ul><ul><li>To jog instructors’ memories and bring new users up to speed, TLC recently created a set of interactive tutorials for working in the WebCT LMS environment. TLC used Adobe Captivate to generate these Flash-based simulations. Adobe Captivate provides easy integration and deployment with WebCT Campus Edition. </li></ul><ul><li>“ TLC is always looking for technology tools that make our work as instructional designers and trainers easier, but are also useful for faculty,” says McCool. The engaging tutorials, which introduce and reinforce WebCT concepts, are small Flash movies with visible and audible mouse movements. </li></ul><ul><li>To illustrate the use of WebCT wizards for creating online content, McCool built a separate tutorial for each wizard function: organizer pages, the content module, a syllabus tool, a calendar tool, a chat tool, a discussions tool, and an email tool. He also created a tutorial for WebDAV, a set of extensions to HTTP protocol, which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers. </li></ul><ul><li>With Adobe Captivate, developers can create software simulations and demos in Flash format without knowing Flash. The small file size and high resolution makes Adobe Captivate tutorials easy to publish online or burn to a CD for teacher training or user support. </li></ul>
  29. 39. A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center <ul><li>Off-line Wizardry </li></ul><ul><li>When UNLV migrated from WebCT Campus Edition 3.8 to 4.1, McCool acknowledged a responsibility and an opportunity. The responsibility was to assist faculty in transitioning to the new software. The opportunity was to create engaging tutorials that help users help themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>WebCT 4.1 has wizards that walk faculty and course designers through various tasks. “We saw the value of the wizards, but we didn’t want to take up a lot of precious face-to-face seminar time showing faculty how they work,” says McCool. “Explaining wizards can be atedious process, and people at a technology enhancement workshop are not all at the same skills level. We’d rather spend the time together talking about the pedagogy and design aspects of creating content. </li></ul><ul><li>Prior to attending a TLC workshop, faculty members can visit a Designer Wizards Demonstrations website at http://tlc.univ.edu/wizards/ to familiarize themselves with the seven WebCT tools and animated tutorials for these tools. The site also provides an orientation for first-time faculty users of WebCT. Faculty members can spend as much or as little time as they need to learn about the wizards. For veteran users of the LMS, the site serves as a refresher course. It’s an off-line opportunity to brush up on the tools and processes. </li></ul><ul><li>McCool plans to add self-assessments to the site. Also created with Adobe Captivate, these quizzes will help a faculty member rate his or her own skill level to ensure that he or she signs up for the most appropriate workshop. “Based on these personal assessments, people can make intelligent decisions about which seminars to attend,” says McCool. “A faculty member may feel as if‘I know this already,’ will then show up for a face-to-face workshop and feel overwhelmed. These self-administered quizzes eliminate the guess work and help them find the workshop that best matches their learning need.” </li></ul><ul><li>The WebDAV tutorial shows users how to drag and drop their desktop files onto the WebCT server. “By using this protocol, you don’t have to zip and unzip files, and you can move them one at a time,” says McCool. </li></ul><ul><li>To create the demos, he edited the screens and mouse movements and added text windows. Where appropriate, he added an action prompt to give users control of the simulation. By clicking in specified places, users get feedback from the actions they take. </li></ul><ul><li>The best feature of Adobe Captivate, McCool says, is its integration with Flash. “Flash is on practically everybody’s machine,” he notes, “so it is universally acceptable to nearly everyone. Flash movies are very compressed and run well on the Internet, even if you are using a 56-baud modem. With broadband transmission, the movies look extremely fluid.” As the world’s most pervasive software platform, Flash is used by over one million professionals and reaches 98% of Internet-enabled desktops worldwide. </li></ul>
  30. 41. A case study of University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Teaching and Learning center <ul><li>Return on Investment for UNLV </li></ul><ul><li>• Helps university extend the value of its investment in WebCT • Leverages benefits of professional development courses • Provides a smoother transition to campus wide software upgrade • Produces movies in Flash, a pervasive, “web-friendly software application • Reduces development time for tutorials and demos </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>• Tutorials provide performance support for veteran WebCT users • Tutorials introduce new users to WebCT technology • Instructors can self-diagnose their need for specific workshops and programming knowledge • Workshops can focus on academic issues instead of software nuts and bolts </li></ul>
  31. 42. Assessment methods that provide e-Learning functions in Captivate: <ul><li>Question Types dialog box </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple choice: Select this option to create a question that users must answer by selecting one or more correct answers from a list. </li></ul><ul><li>True/False: Select this option to create a question that users must determine is either true or false. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the blank: Select this option to create a question that users must answer by selecting from different text options to fill in a blank space within a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>Short answer: Select this option to create a question that users must answer with a word or phrase. </li></ul><ul><li>Matching: Select this option to create a question that provides users with two lists of items that must be correctly matched. </li></ul><ul><li>Likert: Select this option to create a question that asks users to specify their level of agreement to a statement. </li></ul>
  32. 43. Future research planned using Captivate
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