This one was a scary one. I upgraded to office 2014 today. Right after I did that articulate wouldn’t open. So I reverted it back to Office 2010. However, it no longer opened quizmaker within Powerpoint. The scary part was that it wouldn’t even insert a quiz which meant I couldn’t create modules with quizzes. This would’ve been a serious problem when working with clients. I spent several hours trying to troubleshoot from the links given in Articulate (clean registry, delete project.log, uninstall, etc.). I even reinstalled Office with no luck. Thankfully, it occurred to me that I could try a system restore. Thank God it worked. I did not want to wipe my computer and do an entire clean install. Whewww. Close one.
I’ve spent majority of this week seeking out reputable bloggers in eLearning to see if they are interested in being an affiliate to idlayouts.com. I’ve also sought out Captivate gurus and Lectora experts who are willing to replicate the templates that I build for Storyline. Although I can do them myself, I would rather have somebody else do them while I create more new templates.
I’ve also spent a large chunk of time editing modules in Articulate Presenter for a client involved in the mining/steel industry. A big chunk of time was spent QAing the modules.
Another random bug in articulate presenter 13. A text edit was made to a slide. When I went yo publish, the changes weren’t there. This happened several times. When I closed Powerpoint and restarted, it worked. My experience is that the more I publish, the more chances of bugs appearing. I write this so I remember to double check for such errors when I publish.
A client wanted the navigation to to be set where the user goes to a retry slide (hidden) if the user fails a quiz. However, sometimes the the user would not be taken back to the retry slide. Instead, it would restart the quiz. I know this is a bug because it only happens randomly for the same published file.
• Works with Curriculum Manager to coordinate vision and best practices for repurposing of existing content and new content development.
• Works with subject matter experts to design and review new coursework.
• Develops and/or reviews all course content to ensure that educational requirements are met.
• Works to document best pedagogical practices for course use in classroom environments and online forums.
• Acts as lead content editor for discipline specific projects.
• Reviews and prepares storyboards, content writing, and assessment.
• Confers with authors and editors regarding background information, objectives, audience level and style.
• Establishes and maintains an appropriate instructional tone in all course materials.
• Applies instructional design methodology.
• Recruits and trains subject matter experts, authors and editors to incorporate their expertise into course development.
• Delivers and evaluates writer training and makes necessary adjustments to meet the training delivery needs.
• Designs and develops performance measures to determine the success of writer training.
• Serves as an escalation path and point of contact for content writer issue management, and creates positive outcomes from content writing and course design challenges.
• Manages against multiple competing priorities and deadlines ensuring all targets are met.
• Anticipates and responds appropriately to risks and changes in project scope.
• Proactively informs internal project teams of project and milestone status for content writing.
• Manages multimedia content, taking responsibility for evaluating, editing and assuring the quality of materials.
• Works with content and media creators to ensure that material and delivery incorporates multiple learning styles and is appropriate to the target audience.
• Advises on future projects, including design strategies and use of technology/interactive media.
• Utilizes content development tools as well as support software to develop instructional content.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four year college or university in Science required, advanced degree strongly preferred.
• A minimum of 2 years teaching and curriculum design experience required.
• Experience with digital curriculum highly preferred.
• Ability to learn new processes quickly.
• Nimbleness in adjusting to changing demands.
• Ability to work with limited supervision.
• Excellent writing and editing skills are a necessity.
• Ability to pass a pre-employment background check.
• Ability to pass a Social Security Administration E-Verify check for U.S. work authorization.