Are you new to e-learning and bursting at the seams with questions? Are you looking for tips and tricks from someone reputable, who has years of experience creating real-world training? Here’s your chance! On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015, join Tom Kuhlmann for a live AMA event from 1-3PM ET in the E-Learning Heroes forums.

Tom Kuhlmann, author of the Rapid E-Learning Blog, will answer your questions about getting started in the e-learning industry. From top time-saving development tricks to recommendations on what to include in your portfolio, Tom will be ready and willing to answer your questions and help you get started on the right foot.

How to take part?

Mark the event date in your calendar and visit this page when the event begins at 1 PM ET on Wednesday, January 14th. When the live event starts, the comments will become enabled and you can post your questions for Tom.

Tom will try to answer as many questions as possible during the session, starting with the ones people are most interested in seeing answered. You can help Tom determine which ones are most popular by using the “Like” button to vote for the questions you want answered. He’ll do his best to prioritize the ones with the most Likes!

We hope you’ll join us for this fun event! Don’t forget to follow #ArticulateAMA on Twitter for all the most recent news and info about the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

POST-EVENT UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for participating! This has been awesome. Feel free to continue the discussion and if you have new questions, please post them in our forums and the community will dive in.

We’re also excited to announce that our next Articulate AMA will be with Articulate visual designer Greg Christman. If you love all the awesome illustrations and graphics you see on E-Learning Heroes, this is your chance to get input from one of the guys who creates them! Greg will answer all your visual and graphic design questions on Wednesday, February 18, from 1-3 pm EST. Don’t forget to follow #ArticulateAMA on Twitter for all the latest news and updates!

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Steve Flowers

If your LMS doesn't currently support xAPI, pursuing it as a customization or by modifying content will likely be a dead end. However, there are a few things to keep in mind: 1) Into the future, modern standards are going to be the way to go. xAPI is a modern standard that allows for a lot of things that SCORM didn't support (freedom from launching within the LMS, granular experience capture and mixing of different types of things that go WAY beyond what the LMS currently supports.) IE8 and IE9 are going into the sunset starting this time next year. CMI-5 is also in development to replace SCORM and AICC. CMI-5 uses xAPI as part of the stack. Knowing this and planning for your LMS replacement by getting to know what's now and what's in the future is in your best interest if you're intere... Expand

Andrew McCaskey

Hi Tom - Hope this is not too basic a question. I am putting client's PowerPoint into Storyline 1 with the idea of creating a public course offering with a fee. Is there a recommended logic path to insure that the student has read/approved the End User License Agreement EULA for the course. The concern is that an un-ethical student might screen grab and republish the content and the EULA at least puts them on notice. Right now I have a variable called Agree that I set true from a button click at the bottom of the EULA and the next slide I test for (Agree not equal True) and go to the end of the deck. If it passes that then the rest of the module is available. I set Agree=False at the beginning of the first slide, and have the menu locked so they must proceed in order and not ju... Expand

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2 Parter! 1) So I've been working as an ID now for arond 4 years. I don't have a college degree, nor any "formal" training as an ID. But I've gotten a LOT of on the job experience with 3 different companies creating hard copy ILT training and tons of eLearning. I feel like I have all the skills and I come from a design and technology background. What I don't have is anything "on paper" like certifications from ATD. If you had to choose the top 3 certifications that are ACTUALLY helpful and provide long term growth options what would they be? I'm going to join my local Seattle ATD group also. 2) I've worked mainly with technology companies doing external customer training. I just started a new position with a very large national retailer doing internal training that includes lots of s... Expand

Jonathon Brown

Hi Paul, Thanks for the feedback! I do actually have a good online portfolio and I always bring my latest and snazziest eLearning to an interview to show examples. That's probably how I got my recent position :) But I always worry in the back of my mind that I'm going to at some point hit a wall/ceiling and not be able to continue down the career path I'd like. So I've been doing lots of thinking about getting certifications and finally finishing my degree. I had to choose between finishing my degree and being in a dance company in my youth (well like 10 years ago). I value my experience and I think it makes me who I am and brings an outside viewpoint that I don't encounter as often within the training and instructional desgin world. So if you could go back and get a degree tha... Expand

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