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How to Create Software Simulations with Snagit and Lectora – Free Webinar


Lectora® e-Learning software will host a free online webinar on Wednesday, October 31 to demonstrate how to use Snagit® and Lectora to make interactive software simulations for e-Learning. This session will teach e-Learning developers how to use screen captures, objects and questions to visually communicate a technical process in their e-Learning courses.
“This webinar demonstrates how simple it is to create interactive and realistic software simulations with Lectora Inspire,” said Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer. “Attendees will learn how to use Snagit and Lectora seamlessly to develop engaging and effective training for their learners.”
Participants will learn how to do the following in this free webinar, “Creating Software Simulations in Lectora”:

  •     How to create dynamic screen captures in Snagit using special effects
  •     How to set up buttons and interactivity in Lectora to simulate a software program
  •     How to use screen captures, objects and questions to evaluate user interaction

This session is part of the Inspiration Wednesdays free online webinar series that shares valuable e-Learning tips, trends and strategies with the e-Learning community. Inspiration Wednesdays live sessions take place on designated Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET (GMT-4).
To register for this session and for more information, please visit: Lectora e-Learning Webinars.

eLearning Simulations: Choose Your Own Adventure


Do you remember the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books you may have read when you were little?  Each decision you made would correspond with a page number in the book which you were supposed to immediately turn to.  Different decisions elicited different results.  A few weeks ago I published a blog post on Virtual Patient eLearning Simulations.  These simulations mimic real life experiences and have been a hot eLearning technique used by medical education associations for professional development.  This prompted me to think about and share how this realistic simulation method applies to eLearning outside of the medical realm.
Essentially, two basic types of courses exist in the eLearning world.  The first is a linear progression in which the learner clicks the next button to go thru a course page by page.  The other option is a scenario-based course in which choices and consequences help teach the learner in a more realistic manner.  While different methods work for different cases, building scenarios where the learner can actually put into practice what they are learning from the course can be a great way to reiterate course material.  So, here is a list of the top five reasons why scenario-based eLearning questions can be beneficial in your eLearning course:
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