Nicola Appel
Nicola Appel
International Community Manager at Articulate
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"As you develop an e-learning course, you have to make decisions about numerous design elements that will influence learners’ reception of..."
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"When you’re creating an e-learning course in Articulate Storyline 2, you want the user to immediately recognize that it’s from your compa..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article How I Get Things Done: Nicola Appel
"What’s your job title? I am an International Community Manager. My job is to help people interested in e-learning get connected with th..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article 10 Strategies for Motivating Your Learners
"The life of an instructional designer is full of challenges. For example, you may have the difficult task of designing a course for learn..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article 5 Tips for Finding New E-Learning Clients and Projects
"Wouldn’t it be great to have the freedom and agility of a freelancer, with the steady work queue of a large, established company? Well, u..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article 3 Tips for Working with Size in Storyline
"Today I’d like to talk about size—the size of the project slides as well as the size of the finished display. There are times that a proj..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article How to Create and Share Templates in Studio ’13
"This week I gave a client workshop where we discussed how teams work together and how to define the e-learning production process. One of..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article How to Improve Your E-Learning Skills
"Recently, I’ve been to several e-learning industry events where people have asked me about how to improve their e-learning skills. Many h..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article Translation in Storyline 2 - An Example
"My good friend and colleague Nicole Legault recently let me translate her Christmas tree interaction into German. While I was in the proc..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article How To Make 2015 Your Best E-Learning Year
"I’ve looked into my e-learning crystal ball and I can tell you that 2015 is going to be YOUR year: A lot of interesting projects are ahe..."
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"In your work with Articulate Storyline, you might have heard about four tools that can really cut your development time: templates, slide..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article What to Include in an E-Learning Portfolio
"So you’re eager to start your e-learning portfolio, after reading “Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio … Now!”? Let’s take a look at wha..."
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"As course designers, each of us approaches e-learning with a different design eye, and a preference for how our courses look. Sure they h..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article Ready... Set... Screencast!
"When I’m trying to learn something new, watching a screencast is really helpful for me. Screencasts show me the step-by-step process of h..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article Creating Your Own Background Image in Storyline
"One of my favorite features in Articulate Storyline is how easy it is to create my own background images. For example, I often just need ..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio … Now!
"A friend of mine currently works for an e-learning agency, but always keeps an eye out for other opportunities in the marketplace. Recent..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article Editing and Creating Illustrations in PowerPoint
"After I posted “Learning Village Branching Navigation,” I received several emails asking how I did the illustrations. PowerPoint is a won..."
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Nicola Appel published a new article Making the Case for E-Learning
"Although e-learning is not a new invention, we often still have to make a case for it in our organizations. And clearly there's reason to..."