A few years ago, I wrote a series of blogs comparing Adobe Captivate 5.5 and Articulate Studio 09. Since then, new authoring tools and new tool versions have been released. The most popular new tool is Articulate Storyline. After extended beta testing and then the official release, Storyline caused significant buzz among eLearning folks. It […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

I hear this occasionally from potential clients here at Fredrickson and I think it’s worth exploring. Usually, it’s in relation to a mission-critical (or career-critical!) business initiative where the training component really needs to be both smooth and effective. Although we actually are a big firm as far as developers of custom learning experiences go, there […]


If you’ve been intrigued by the possibilities offered by the Tin Can API like I have, you’ve been wondering how to get started with it. For this reason, I was really happy to have tech geek and entrepreneur Mike Rustici come and talk with our Fredrickson Roundtable for Learning Leaders. Mike’s talk was definitely full […]


If you were able to join us at the Fredrickson Roundtable for Learning Leaders on April 3, you got to hear Mike Rustici speak about Tin Can API. Mike gave us an informative, thought-provoking introduction to the what, why and how of this new protocol. You witnessed his enthusiasm for the possibilities of this new […]

How a large healthcare company rolled out new call center training under tight deadline

“Variety and challenge.” That’s how most instructional designer candidates answer when I ask, during an interview, what they’re looking for in their next position. Usually, they mean meeting new people, writing about different topics, and using different authoring tools . On the other hand, managers who are bringing someone on board for a short engagement […]

Learning Technology & Trends

When I wrote my last blog, I had just found out that my colleague, Melissa Chambers, and I were accepted to present at the eLearning Guild’s Online Forum in April (we are presenting on April 11 at 10:30 CST). Since then, we’ve been having great conversations, gathering great case studies and collecting relevant, practical, content […]