Captivate, eLearning, Training/Downturn, Decision Making, & Intelligence

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Tips for Publish to AVI in Adobe Captivate 4 - The Adobe Captivate Blog

With Adobe Captivate 4, you can publish your Captivate project directly as an AVI file. This enables you to create demos using Captivate and upload them as AVI files on media sharing websites like YouTube etc.

Does e-learning have a future? Lars is Learning by Lars Hyland

Interestingly I've seen more interactivity and immersive design in some interactive video solutions developed back then using 1st generation PCs and optical video discs than much of what passes as e-learning in current times. So it's not technology that matters - it is how you harness it. That takes skill, creativity and tenacity to integrate a solution into an environment that is usually quite resistant to change.

Engaging with the new eLearning - Allison Rossett and Antonia Chan in Adobe (PDF)

eLearning achieves its potential when used repeatedly over time and place by engaged participants. Engaged people seek online lessons and references - and now, in this Web 2.0 world, they also contribute generously, making choices to both consume and create resources.

ASTD's Learning Circuits attempted to find out what's on people's minds regarding eLearning in 2008. Their little study (ASTD 2008) closed with the question, "What concerns does your organization have about using eLearning?" The responses were not surprising - topping the list was "employee buy-in." That is the double edge of eLearning and engagement.

Training Adapts to the Downturn - Workforce Management

During economic downturns, training dollars usually are a tempting line item to cut. But in this downturn-at some companies, at least-there appears to be a different approach at work. One expert says corporate leaders are more inclined to use 'a scalpel,' picking and choosing programs to cut or trim back based on long-term strategic goals.

Is That Your Final Answer? Study Suggests Method For Improving Individual Decisions - Science Daily

The average of the participants' first answer with the second answer was much closer to the correct answer, compared to the original answers on their own. In addition, the dialectical bootstrapping method (that is, thinking about why your own answer might be incorrect and then averaging across estimates) resulted in more accurate answers compared to simply making a second guess without considering why the first answer may be wrong.

Can We Increase Our Intelligence? - New York Times

Research on working memory training, as well as Flynn's original observations, raise the possibility that the fast-paced modern world, despite its annoyances (or even because of them) may be improving our reasoning ability. Maybe even multitasking - not the most efficient way to work - is good for your brain because of the mental challenge.

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