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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C1

Today was the first day of competition (Sunday = start of work week in some areas of the world). This was the first full day of competition. Competitors met first in the morning for a briefing about the project they will work upon. They are not allowed to ask questions. […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-1

Today is the last day before the competition begins. Experts met most of the day and we then attended opening ceremonies in the evening. It is great to be able to talk with some many interesting and passionate people. The more we talk, the more I realize how much we […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-2

We are now two days from the start of the actual web design and development competition. Today was familiarization day. Competitors were assigned workstations and URLs on the server. They had the opportunity to test out the software and report any problems. One they were satisfied the software was working […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-3

Today was another busy day. We updated a fair amount of software on the workstations and server. I was part of the team which made certain Zeal Docs (and the appropriate docsets) were available on each workstation. We also reviewed the projects, confirmed there were at least 30% changes from […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-4

We are getting closer to the actual competition. We began the day with introductions and learned a bit about the history of the Web Design contest at WorldSkills. The first happened in 2001 and it has grown steadily ever since. Most of the day, we focused on coordinating how we […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-5

I picked up my expert badge and related materials at the main WorldSkills event venue this morning. I believe this is the largest such event in the history of WorldSkills. Roughly 1,200 experts are participating in many different competitions. I then spent part of the day locating where our event […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-6

I find it hard to believe it has already been two years since the last WorldSkills in Brazil. This year, we meet in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Yesterday (and today were mostly days of travel). I left Peoria mid-morning on Sunday. After crossing 10 time zones, traveling roughly 7,500 […]

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Captivate Branching

I provided another introductory session on Adobe Captivate for Adobe Education Trainers and others who are interested in this technology on Thursday, September 21, 2017. During this session, I focused on branching capabilities with the tool Since it has been a few months from my last presentation so I plan […]

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2017 – What a summer – part 1

I am traveling a lot this summer and thought readers might like an update as to my activities. In a nutshell, here are the trips I completed in the past few months. I plan to summarize these travels in separate posts. The first 2 trips are summarized in this post. […]

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Captivate Software Simulations

I am providing another webinar in my series on Adobe Captivate fundamentals on Thursday, June 15, 2017. For those who were not able to participate in the prior sessions, they are linked below. Overview of using Captivate to record a video (March, 2017) Creating responsive eLearning assets with Captivate (April, […]

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Captivate personalization and more

On May 18, 2017, I will provide another webinar covering the fundamentals of working with Adobe Captivate. I am focusing on the latest version (Captivate 2017). I mention this because you will need that version if you want to modify the assets I provide. For those who are accessing these […]

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Changes

For those who may not already know, I am leaving ICC this summer. I want to spend more time with my family. I also want to travel more (with my family where possible). And, I believe in the importance of promoting professionalism in our industry. Therefore, I will also be […]

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Evolution of Insects

On Sunday, April 30, 2017, I gave a presentation on the evolution of insects at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. The session was well attended (and many insightful questions were asked). For those who might be interested, I provide a handout of my slides. While I did not cover all aspects, […]

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Captivate Responsive HTML5 Demo

This represents the second is a series of webinars I am providing to Adobe Education Leaders, Adobe Education Trainers, and Adobe Campus Leaders on the fundamentals of developing eLearning materials using Adobe Captivate. The first session happened in March. This session is scheduled for April 20. Since my first session, […]

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Captivate Video Demo

I have agreed to do a series of sessions covering some of the fundamentals of working with Adobe Captivate. These are to help Adobe Education Trainers. I thought it might be helpful to share this information with readers of this weblog as well. My first session will happen on March […]

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