Lectora®University

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The Lectora Unscripted series is designed to give YOU the opportunity to ask questions and share your ideas with other Lectora users. Join host Simon Birt for an informal conversation about all the different ways you can use Lectora to deliver business value. Simon Birt works for Trivantis as Senior Manager of Global Strategic Accounts. He is a learning technology specialist with over 7 years of experience in learning technology and more than 20 years of experience in software solutions.


 
 

Online Content Creation Saves Time and Money!

What are the key reasons to consider using online content creation as opposed to desktop content creation? What are the benefits and differences to think about when you go online? Join Simon Birt as he talks with IBM GBS Learning & Development, who will share why they decided to move to online content creation 3 years ago.

Friday April 25, 2014 at 9:00 am (GMT-4)


 
 

e-Learning Forecast: Cloudy with a Silver Lining

Why move eLearning production and management to the cloud from the desktop? What are the key benefits of working in the cloud and what are the key concerns? Discuss with Simon Birt how you can use Lectora Online, Lectora Express, CourseMill and Lectora Mobile to benefit your business.

Friday May 9, 2014 at 9:00 am (GMT-4)


 
 

On the Job Training in 2014

How can technology today help support effective on the job training? What are the key benefits and methods for effective on the job training in today’s work environment? This webinar will include a discussion with a major company’s chief training officer and explore how to maximize the capabilities of Lectora Inspire and Lectora Mobile for your on the job training.

Friday May 23, 2014 at 9:00 am (GMT-4)


 
 

Inspiration Wednesdays

Inspiration Wednesdays are live online events that inform and educate on recent eLearning trends, new products, informational howtos and much more.


 
 

Social Media in Learning: The Good and the Bad

Social media is an essential part of many people's everyday lives, from interacting with Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs and uploading YouTube videos. For some, it serves as the communication channel of choice, and establishing the right teaching strategies surrounding the technology now can ultimately lead to more creative and engaging learning in the long run. But social media is seen by many as a distraction and is therefore completely eliminated from the design process.

We know the key to designing successful learning is to engage the audience, not distract them. In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How to look objectively at both the pros and cons of social media in learning
  • How to tap into the power of social media to increase learner productivity
  • How to foster learner communication and discussion long after training has been completed
  • How social media can help bridge the gap of geographically separated learners to create a cohesive learning group

Wednesday April 30, 2014 at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm ET (GMT-4)


 
 

Lectora + Google Drive + Flash = A Measureable Interactive Experience

Join us for a guest webinar by 2014 Lectora® User Conference presenter Brett Radlicki! This webinar is perfect for you if you’ve ever…

  • Wanted to use Lectora’s built-in capabilities to create a branching course that offers variety every time you take it.
  • Wanted to use Lectora’s variables and interactions to gamify content and track your users’ scores in a way that keeps them engaged
  • Wanted to anonymously track whether your course is actually teaching people (but you can’t seem to do it with your LMS).
  • Wanted to learn a unique method of rapidly developing animated sequences in Adobe Flash and delivering them seamlessly within the Lectora environment.
Brett Radlicki and his team did all of this in a single course! Using Lectora Inspire, they were able to bring in animation assets from Flash and use native functionality to create a branching experience with unique interactive engagements. They tracked each learner’s awareness behind the scenes using Google Drive. See how they leveraged the flexibility of Lectora in a collaborative development process that had people from diverse disciplines working together to make something unexpected.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm ET (GMT-4)


 
 

Conquer the Title Explorer in Lectora

If you're a new Lectora® user, then you know that the Title Explorer displays your title's structure and organization. However, there’s MUCH more that you need to know to truly conquer the Title Explorer and Lectora. In this session, learn:

  • Layering order
  • Object names
  • Inheritance
  • Visibility settings
  • Reordering pages and objects
Learn how these features help make content development a breeze so that you can build titles more quickly and efficiently.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm ET (GMT-4)


 
 

How You Do is What You Get: Conditional Learning and Testing

In this session, Daryl Fleary will discuss ways to limit the amount of instructional material presented to the leaner to what is minimally necessary. This includes tests where the number, sequence and difficulty of questions will vary conditionally for each learner based on previous quiz scores and question-by-question responses.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm ET (GMT-4)


 
 

Variables – What They Are and How to Use Them

Have you ever heard someone say “I just don’t understand variables or how they work”? Or perhaps you’ve heard someone say “If-then-else statements make my head hurt!” 

Trying to use variables without understanding them can be frustrating. In fact, many developers avoid using variables simply because they don’t understand how useful they can be. 2014 Lectora User conference presenters James Thompson & James Rice remove the mystery from variables and turn them into user-friendly tools by:

  • Breaking down variables to a simplistic level
  • Explaining the different types of variables that Lectora uses
  • Showing how to access variables in Lectora
  • Showing how to use variables in Lectora
  • Showing how to use resources like Lectora University to master variables and other Lectora components

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm ET (GMT-4)