Well I thought that I would kickstart the blog by adding some posts about some of the various components I have been using in E-learning courses recently.
Most of my production of E-learning is done in Adobe Captivate 3. It’s a great program and the ability to add Flash content is one I use alot.
Be aware that you can’t add Flash content designed for Flash Player 10 or Flash Content written in Actionscript 3.0. When Adobe releases Captivate 4 I’m sure they wil have fixed those issues, but until then stick with Flash content for Flash Player 9 and AS2 only.
Sometimes when you import Flash content into Adobe Captivate 3 you get a notification that the component contains references to “_root” and that this could result in problems. I haven’t experienced any problems with it so far, but it’s something to keep in mind.
I can develop my own Flash content for courses, but for the most part I buy a stock component from another site and adapt it to my needs. It’s a cheap, quick and effective way of adding Interactive Content to your courses.
If you don’t have any experience working with Adobe Flash you can still find some great components, which uses external images and XML files. That way you can just change the images and the XML file and still get a more interesting course.