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Adobe Captivate 3

I've been able to play around with Adobe Captivate 3 for the last few days. Apparently, it offers a lot more than Captivate 2. It allows you to create online tutorials, interactive quizzes (linked to the gradebook-I haven't learned how to do this quite yet), and branching capability to direct and adapt to different learner modes. You can also give immediate feedback if answers are incorrect. All these things are available in addition to the components of Captivate 2. For those of you that have used Captivate 2 extensively, you'll appreciate this article. http://www.adobe.com/devnet/captivate/articles/authorware_cp3.html

Let me know what you think.

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Dorothy said…
Aloha e Komarey,

Mahalo for sharing this article. I enjoyed reading the article and although I haven't had time to dive into using Adobe Captivate yet, it has inspired me to get moving in that direction again. I especially liked the new features mentioned in the article such as new questions types (such as hotspot questions), import of PPT with animations included and the ability to create podcasts (towards the bottom of the article). I think Adobe Captivate will be another useful elearning we can use to move VSDL forward.

Some thoughts off the top of my head...
1) for the CBECE online safety modules, you could really include a lot more interactivity by referring to ideas in the "new question types" section,
2) for A'o Makua courses, I know we've been looking into podcasts, so exploring using Captivate to create would be something we may be interested in looking at,
3) for ALL VSDL programs, sounds like it'll be really easy to get started by just importing PPTs with animations and building interactivity from there.

Any other thoughts anyone?
Clinton said…
I've mainly used Camtasia Studio for these kinds of things, but this sounds like a good tool too. It has much more elaborate features and really may be good for those who do not have access to a Learning Management System. I found the automated re-recording feature quite interesting. Sounds like it would re-record everyting for you automatically, that would defintely save some time. Mahalo for sharing this article.
Christy said…
I, too, haven't had time to explore Captivate. I did attend on online Webinar about it a few months ago. I think it's a very useful too for doing what I consider online training vs. online courses. It's very strong in the area of building training modules that include interactivity and assessment especially when it comes to training on software apps.
Kelly D. said…
Mahalo Komarey, I think we've all wanted to learn more about Captivate, but never got a chance to really try it out. I think what I liked the best was that it would be fairly simple to integrate using the PPts we already have which would be a quick way to build in more interactive, or even just add more of a variety, to the `Ike Hawai`i courses. I know we discussed some ideas of immediate implementation in HPL1A which is something I've been wanting to do for the past couple of semesters. I can also see definite applications for our Support Tactic. As PDD moves forward with Tactical Planning, I'm thinking we may be asked to provide more support to other Divisions within CEI and the most common thing we show them is the audio PPt. However, one of our challenges, because many of them have limited or poor distance learning experiences, is to show them that it can be engaging and motivating. Thanks again for sharing,
Kelly
Anonymous said…
Good article selection, Komarey. I really liked that it broke down the tool & gave examples of what it does. I think we can all see lots of possible applications for this tool, especially as we look for ways to continue to engage our learners. New programs can be daunting when considering the time it might take to learn to use them effectively. Thanks for taking the initiative to test it out. On a final note, be prepared for some "Komarey, how do you do this?" emails from me! :)

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