Archive for January, 2009

Upgrades Available – Articulate Rapid e-Learning Suite

Today LINGOs announces the availability of upgrade licenses to the Articulate Rapid e-Learning Suite 2009.  Articulate has been a close partner of LINGOs for several years and many agencies have already taken advantage of the complementary Articulate Rapid e-Learning Suite licenses made available to LINGOs members.  If you currently have a copy of Articulate’s version 5 Suite that was made available by LINGOs, and would like to upgrade to v2009, contact licenses@lingos.org and request an upgrade.  The LINGOs staff will work with your key agency contact from your organization to provide the license keys required to upgrade your application. 

Packed with new features, Articulate 09 makes it easier than ever to create world class rapid e-learning.  To learn more about v2009, go to the Articulate website at http://www.articulate.com

Why We Love Jing (Part 2)

Those of you who know LINGOs will not be surprised when you hear us exclaim that “We Love Jing” 

That said, the release of Jing Pro earlier this week has us rekindling our love affair with the tool. Yes, the JING screen capture software continues to be our choice for making quick screen recording videos that help us train users of new applications, document the user experience when troubleshooting, and generally providing narrated communications using PowerPoint or other screen applications.

So, what does JING Pro offer that is new and different?   For a fee of $14.95 a year, JING Pro lets you:

  • Record full-motion video from your screen
  • Share faster with smaller video files
  • Upload straight to YouTube (or upload manually elsewhere)
  • Strip Jing logos & links from your videos

The ability to record full-motion video is especially intriguing.  I have often envisioned a learning series that uses Skype video to conduct interviews with leaders in the field of international development, relief and conservation around the world.  These videos could be recorded and posted to the web, providing easy access to viewers regardless of their location.  With JING Pro, it now becomes a one-click operation to record that Skype video chat AND (if you choose.)

LINGOs to Upgrade to Articulate 2009

For those of you who subscribe to the Articulate Word of Mouth Blog or the Rapid e-Learning Developer Blog (both are highly recommended) -   you have been hearing a LOT about the new release of the Articulate Rapide e-Learning Development Suite 2009.  The LINGOs team has been following the new release with great interest and many of  the new features for Articulate Presenter 2009  (in particular) are especially exciting.  For example, the new audio recording utility allow developers to circuvent the process of editing sound files in a separate application; the new interface design allows developers to edit audio, animations and scripts in a single window; and the 2009 version allows courses to be outputed directly into a podcast format!

I know many LINGOs members share our enthusiasm for the new version, since I have received a number of inquiries over the past month regarding LINGOs’ plans to upgrade.  Good News!  Last week we completed a discusson with the Articulate team and LINGOs will be upgrading to the new version before the end of January.  More information about the exact date and the upgrade process will be forthcoming.  In the mean time, be sure to visit the Articulate site to learn about the new features included in all of the products that make up the Articulate Rapid e-Learning Development Suite v2009.


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