Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson

Another good podcast from the folks at Kineo: an interview with Stephen Walsh (Kineo) and Gabe Anderson (Articulate).

Part 1 is a nice definition and description of rapid e-Learning. Good for beginners.

If you don't have tons o' time, just listen to part 2. I thought it had more useful nuggets:

  • Who should be developing rapid e-Learning? Always a good discussion topic -- SMEs, IDs, some combination?
  • Next generation of Articulate tools -- and where rapid e-learning tools are going (less linear, more interactivity, more branching, integrated quizzes, more 'human element' with characters, more flexibility in general to help folks think "outside of the PowerPoint box").
  • Some discussion on moving to more collaborative, online tools. At this point, Gabe sees no plans to move away from a desktop authoring tool -- in his view, there are too many limitations.
Big challenges ahead:
  • It's all about design
  • Integrating content with Learning Management Systems. Even though Articulate products are SCORM/AICC compliant, LMS are not created the same way so there always has to be tweaking. This is why they brought Articulate Online onto the market.
But why don't you just go ahead and listen yourself?


Gabe Anderson said...

Since Blogger apparently lost my comment, I'll try this again...

Thanks for spreading the word, Cammy! And glad you enjoyed the interview.

Also, I've added you to my Blog Roll.

Cammy Bean said...

My pleasure, Gabe....