Category Archives: Learning

Thoughts about the world of training, education, learning, e-learning, documentation, and the related tools, theories, and research.

How to publish a multi-file Captivate project as a single SCORM course

I’ve done the math and the interest in this from my typical readership turns out to be slightly less than zero, but hey… it’s my blog. I write what I want to write. You can come back next time for the usual drivel. I ran into a problem recently that took me forever to solve… Read More »

A colorful cavalcade of classical coolness

This excites me on many levels. It’s so simple, and yet so cool. It’s not at all new either. In fact, there’s a multi-award winning film that uses something very similar in its most famous scene. (Comment below if you know what it is.) What is it, and why does it excite me? Don’t laugh.… Read More »

Google Wave – abridged

In general, as most people know, Google builds some pretty good apps, and they’re mostly built with collaboration and ease-of-use in mind. As someone whose job involves figuring out how to distribute and manage targeted information and communication efficiently, I really appreciate their work. Sadly, most of the time I can’t use it with my… Read More »

What’s in YOUR browser?

My wife can’t figure out what I do online for hours at a time. I can’t blame her for being confused. Sometimes I don’t even know how so much time can go by before I get out of this chair and do something besides attempt to contract cancer from my monitor. I thought it might… Read More »

Tuesday TubeWatch: CommonCraft

CommonCraft videos make me want to hurt myself. I can’t help but think “why didn’t I think of doing this?” Lee and Sachi have done a great job creating a successful company that uses simple tools to explain some rather complex topics, and they make the videos fun to watch as well (skip to the… Read More »

Three years of yammering on…

Three years ago today, at 11:48pm, I wrote these amazingly insightful words: Check it out… Friday, December 9th, 2005 Looks like I am officially blogging. I am too cool for words. (Ironic, isn’t it.) Thusly did this, my first blogging experience, begin. Pretty sad, really, but there you have it. Now here we are, three… Read More »

Technical writers, pay attention

New York Times columnist David Pogue has had two extremely good posts lately. One is aimed squarely at general computer users, and both are of great use to technical writers. In the generally focused Tech Tips for Basic Computer Users, he points out things that all us geeks think everybody knows about computers. There are… Read More »

Where are the humans?

To continue in the vein of dissatisfaction with training, let’s take a look at the experience this high school student in Singapore is having with e-Learning (found via Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development): But what was most disappointing was that they expected us to learn fresh, new topics like Maxima and Minima on the dot,… Read More »