IconLogic Mini Courses

IconLogic hosts a variety of 3-hour mini-courses that are presented live online. If you have an eLearning skill you want to hone, then you ought to mark your calendar for one or more of these awesome presentations. While there are many other courses offered, here are five in particular that we are looking forward to.

Adobe Captivate – Responsive eLearning

May 28 at 1-4pm ET
Seeing that we as a society have recently come into a great technological abundance, web developers have had to scramble to create layouts that are dynamic enough to adapt to a vast array of devices. The world of eLearning has also followed suit as people increasingly take their eLearning on the go with their mobile devices. Because there are so many different devices on the market with no set-in-stone standard aspect ratio for all these screens, some fancy programming has to come into effect. This course is designed to give you the knowledge you need to work smarter, not harder, at programming your courses. Why write countless lines of code for one course on several devices when you can simply write one responsive code?

TechSmith Camtasia Studio

Jun 26 at 1pm-4pm ET
Camtasia is a versatile video editing software with a simple and intuitive interface. As such, Camtasia is an excellent tool for creating good eLearning using PowerPoint presentations, images, video, audio, and even quizzes. According to IconLogic, this course will be “100% hands-on” and is intended to familiarize you with this versatile software by experience.

PowerPoint Design for eLearning and Presentations

May 27 and July 15, both at 1pm-4pm ET
We’ve all used PowerPoint at one time or another in our lives, so it’s a useful tool for getting designs and concepts out of your mind and onto the screen. However, since PowerPoint isn’t a set aside eLearning software, it has its limitations for our purposes. This course is about the techniques needed to use PowerPoint effectively in the world of eLearning and designing in a way that allows for expansion in other pieces of software.

Articulate Storyline

May 6 and June 1, both 1pm-4pm ET
Articulate is a widely used authoring tool for developing eLearning courses. That being the case, it pays to be experienced with its many uses and functions. This course hopes to really get to the nitty-gritty of Articulate’s functionality instead of just giving an introductory look, so have a pencil ready to get the most out of the knowledge shared.

Writing eLearning Voice-over Scripts

June 30, August 13, September 14 and November 16 all @ 1pm-4pm ET
Have you ever sat through–or even worse, been apart of–a bad eLearning course? If you have, it’s probably no exaggeration that you never want experience something so awful again. One thing that can make or break you course is the voice-over. If the script is cringeworthy at best, there’s not a whole lot the voice actor can do to fix things. In situations like this, everyone involved will be wishing they had taken part in this mini-course, which will demystify the script-writing process and teach you the key ingredients to good scriptwriting for eLearning.

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