Archive for the ‘Adobe’s Technologies’ Category


Today, Adobe announced Adobe Captivate 7, the newest version of our powerful eLearning authoring tool. Adobe is the leader in eLearning authoring and with this new release we’ve added more power to an already powerful tool. Captivate 7 offers more out-of-the-box power and functionality than previous versions so authors from corporate training professionals to educators can truly create eLearning content using one single tool without programming.

Foremost among its new features, Captivate 7 authors can now import PowerPoint project, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Adobe Captivate 7 and publish directly to HTML5. Captivate 7 also offers all the tools needed to create courses that meet accessibility standards. Further, authors can add more interactivity to courses with drag-and-drop modules, YouTube video streaming and in-course web browsing. They can record system audio along with narration, generate reusable advanced action templates and import GIFT format questions to create quizzes in a jiffy. Captivate 7 now also publishes to Tin Can-compliant LMSs.

In short, we’re providing eLearning authors everything they need to create eLearning content. But we do want to highlight some features that are especially cool.

  • Drag-and-drop components

With Captivate 7 authors can make eLearning fun with drag and drop games, quizzes and learning modules that can run on desktops and iPads. They can choose from a variety of relationships on the basis of which the drop target can accept or reject or replace the drag items. And they can provide audio feedback in response to every attempt.

  • HTML5 support for Microsoft PowerPoint

Now authors can import their PowerPoint projects, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Captivate 7 and publish them directly to HTML5.

  • Enhanced accessibility support

This is especially important to those whose work impacts – or who want to expand their outreach to – defense, government and educational organizations. Captivate 7 easily creates simulations and demonstrations that address accessibility standards such as Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). Captivate 7 defines text equivalents, inserts clickable areas that allow keyboard access, and more to help ensure that everyone can access the content.

We think Captivate 7 will change how you create and implement new eLearning content. So whether you’re new to Captivate or a veteran eLearning author, check out Captivate 7 to see how it can change your training for the better.


CODIE_2013_winner_white

The winners of this year’s CODiE awards have been announced by the SIIE and we’re very pleased to share the great news regarding Adobe Presenter. Adobe Presenter Video Creator, one of the favorite new features in Adobe Presenter 8, has been recognized as the winner in the Best Video Tool category.

The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards. The first round review of all nominees is conducted by media, publishing, and information services executives with considerable industry expertise, including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers, and bankers and investors. The judges are responsible for selecting the CODiE Awards finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.

It is an honor to be recognized for Adobe Presenter Video Creator, and we hope you’ll all take a moment to check out the software that has inspired all of this praise and attention. If you haven’t yet used Adobe Presenter Video Creator, you can see some great examples of Adobe Presenter Video Creator, along with wonderful tutorials on our Adobe Presenter YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/adobepresenter/

Presenter Video Creator is an amazingly simple tool that allows you to create professional training, marketing, sales support and general purpose videos by capturing both your webcam and your screen at the same time. In a matter of minutes you can create amazing videos and deploy them online, all without a studio, a big budget or a big investment of time.


APAC2013_1Technology is changing the way we teach and the classroom is no longer defined by paper, pencils and chalkboards. Thanks to technology, traditional ways of learning are evolving toward a more creative platform. In fact, educators and students alike are redefining the way they share and gain knowledge.

Last month, we had the pleasure of hosting 125 delegates from 12 countries across Asia Pacific at the Adobe Education Leadership Forum 2013. Many education leaders and institutions such as Strathcona Baptist Girls’ Grammar School in Australia, Institute of Technical Education in Singapore, Learning Links Foundation in India and Korea Education Research Information Service, came together to share their experiences and discuss changes they see in education today.

APAC2013_2Trevor Bailey, director of worldwide education at Adobe, addressed the importance of fostering creativity, highlighting that it should no longer be an elective in the classroom – it is the future. He also shared how technology enables teachers and students to tap into new streams of learning.

Bruce Dixon, co-founder of Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation and the founding director at ideasLAB Australia took the stage as well, stressing that educators shouldn’t underestimate the power of technology as it can help students through their learning journey. In fact, contemporary pedagogical insight comes from a better understanding of the realities of the modern learner’s world and how they gain knowledge. More specifically, today’s modern learner can be looked at in three different ways:

  • The Social Learner, who moves from ‘me’ to ‘we’
  • The Self-Directed Learner, who moves from dependency to autonomy
  • The Inquiry-Based Learner, who moves from the known into the unknown

Today, technology caters to the different learning styles, providing educators with a great opportunity to not only embrace the new tools but to continue the evolution of the way we teach and learn. By incorporating technology and creativity into the classroom we are teaching our modern learners in a language that is native to them. This is what they are used to and the best way to prepare them for future success!

Check out more photos from Adobe Education Leadership Forum 2013 here:

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984


Not to sure if most of you guys know about it but back in December, Adobe acquired Behance (You can find out more HERE), the leading online social media platform that enables creative professionals to showcase and share their work with millions. Great news for those who’re Creative Cloud complete members.

Starting today, Behance ProSite (normally $100/year) will be available at no additional cost for all paid Creative Cloud complete members. ProSite transforms a public Behance portfolio into a fully customized personal portfolio site with your own URL. You can design an incredible portfolio site that stays in sync with your projects on Behance, increasing your efficiency and helping your work get more exposure from Behance’s 18+ million visitors every month.
If you’re ready to get started building and customizing your Behance ProSite, just a few quick steps:
  1. Login and go to the Apps page on creative.adobe.com
  2. Find the ProSite icon under “Other Services” and click on the “Get Started” link
  3. You’ll be brought to the ProSite welcome page on Behance, where you can either log in or sign up for Behance to build your portfolio and launch your ProSite when you’re ready.
Not a paid Creative Cloud complete member yet?  Free Creative Cloud members can link their accounts to Behance.net using the “Get Started” link under the Behance icon.  When you’re ready, move up to a Creative Cloud complete plan or team plan, and you’ll get ProSite too!
Learn more about this exciting update from Scott Belsky, Co-Founder & Head of Behance, VP – Product-Community, here.