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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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Interesting Web Sites

I encounter a number of interesting websites each week. I thought it might be useful to share some of these with readers. They are presented in no particular order (just as I encountered them). Let me know (via comments) if you find these useful.

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Cold Adapted Insects

I gave a presentation to the Entomology section of the Peoria Academy of Science on cold adapted insects. This was a rather ironic day to make such a presentation as we are experiencing the warmest February on record. It did seem like a good idea at the time (when we […]

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Interesting apps

It has been a while since I reviewed selected mobile apps. My most recent set of reviews focused on those I encountered during my summer of travel in 2016. I have recently been using the following apps. Since they represent a broad spectrum of what one can do with mobile […]

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Super Bowl 51 Commercials

As I did last year, I paid attention to the commercials on the first Sunday night in February. Others may be aware of this tradition as well. Lots of new commercials frequently interrupted by a football game. Ok, it was fun to watch the game as well. This year had […]

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Installing SSL certificates

Given that I teach several classes dealing with security (and we even install SSL certificates on an IIS server in a couple of those), I thought it might be helpful for readers/ students to learn a little about what is required when you are using a Linux server. First, a […]

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I didn’t know you could do that with Google

As we start the Spring, 2017, semester, I thought it might be helpful to review some of the things one can do with Google. Yes, I know there are other search engines. I do find some of the items below most interesting. If you can do the same in other […]

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Browsers

As we start the spring, 2017 semester, I thought it appropriate to discuss browsers a bit. Many students know that I recommend testing web pages they create in multiple browsers. This includes desktop as well as mobile browsers. Why? Because different browsers use different rendering engines. This means pages may […]

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Celebration of Learning

As each semester at school starts, we begin with a series of professional development. I have the honor of being part of three presentations today (Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017). I thought readers may be interested in the highlights of these events. Faculty Fellows (Online Faculty Showcase) – I have been […]

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Moodle upgrade

In preparation for the spring, 2017 semester, I upgraded the Moodle environment that is used as a learning management system for our CMWEB classes. I thought it might be helpful for those using this environment to better understand the effort it takes to maintain (and keep this up to date). […]

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Project Felix

I recently checked for updates in Adobe Creative Cloud and discovered a new app was also available. It is called Project Felix. It is available for both Mac and Windows platforms. Essentially, it allows you to use a 2D background and insert a 3D object into it. You can then […]

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