by Geetesh Bajaj, May 14th 2009
This newsletter is a special issue focussing on the new Adobe eLearning Suite.
Adobe is a name well known to anyone who works with graphics and media content -- and they bundle several of their award winning programs in suites that contain a set of applications geared towards a specific use. Adobe already has such suites for the Creative and Production categories -- and their newest Suite offering is squarely aimed for the burgeoning eLearning market. The main products in the Adobe eLearning Suite are Captivate, Acrobat, and Presenter. These work directly with Microsoft PowerPoint whereas other products in the Adobe eLearning Suite such as Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, Soundbooth, etc aid in making the Suite sweeter and more integrated.
In this review, we'll take a closer look at the Adobe eLearning Suite.
About Adobe eLearning Suite
Adobe eLearning Suite is from Adobe, a San Jose, California, USA (corporate headquarters) based company that creates well known programs like Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc. Adobe is also well known for their fonts and PDF technologies. You can learn more about Adobe eLearning Suite and get a 30 day free trial from their site...
Adobe eLearning Suite integrates softwares for rapid eLearning, courseware authoring, simulations, and media editing. Combining the capabilities of these programs, you can create rich, interactive eLearning courses, and also add or edit video, audio, and visuals. The output files then can be deliver to the web, the desktop, mobile devices, and Learning Management Systems.
What's inside Adobe eLearning Suite
Adobe eLearning Suite comprises programs that create a powerful eLearning creation workflow:
Working Together with PowerPoint
As is expected from a suite of programs that are so well integrated, the workflows are amazing -- and the added benefit of seamless PowerPoint integration takes this concept even more ahead.
Adobe Captivate projects can be dynamically linked to PowerPoint files and their included narrations -- make changes in PowerPoint files and the Captivate projects linked to those PowerPoint files are dynamically updated.
The Adobe Captivate Blog has several resources assisting users who want to shift to the Adobe eLearning Suite from other platforms.
Also, RJ Jacquez, Adobe's senior evangelist for eLearning and technical communications maintains a stellar blog.
Adobe has managed to create a well-knitted suite of programs for the eLearning market that contains applications that work closely together. They have also provided amazing PowerPoint integration options. Support options are awesome, and some blogs on the Adobe site also provide detailed migration info if you are working with a different eLearning product.
The price is right too -- and the fact that you get industry stalwart products like Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash within the bundle is the icing on the cake.
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