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Free PDF Creator – PrimoPDF

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PrimoPDF: Convert to PDF from any application by simply ‘printing’ to the PrimoPDF printer – it couldn’t be easier! Within minutes, you can
create high-quality PDFs by converting from Word, Excel, PowerPoint and virtually any other printable file type.

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September 28th, 2004 at 9:41 pm

Posted in Wanton Posts

I work, therefore, IM

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I work, therefore, IM by from Red Herring, Via: e-Learning Centre Blog

Instant messaging may be regarded as a waste of time in many corporate offices, but new studies suggesting that it can increase productivity may open the door for widespread adoption at work. But whether it’s a drain on human resources or a boon to the bottom line, for some, instant messaging means a clear path to big profits.

Because the communication tool has long been perceived as a toy for teens and fast-typing chatterboxes, only 18 percent of Fortune 500 companies currently use instant messaging (IM) to supplement corporate interactions, according to Nucleus Research, an analyst firm headquartered in Wellesley, Massachusetts

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September 28th, 2004 at 9:37 pm

eLearning in Wonderland

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Lessons on E-Learning Strategy Development from the Cheshire Cat By Lance Dublin at Learning Circuits

What happens when your e-learning strategy isn’t aligned with your company’s other strategies—or worse, you don’t even have one? Because it will suffer from lack of coordination and focus, there likely will be a duplication of efforts and inefficiencies. Your organization may experience internal skirmishes, if not full-gear battles. More important, you can count on incurring costs associated with lost opportunities. Here’s a nine-step process to help align learning efforts to business results.


To understand your corporate culture, put on the hat of a cultural anthropologist. What makes your organization accept change or resist change? Think like a business consultant or MBA candidate. Analyze the business system of your organization and how the business processes, technology, management systems, people capabilities, and culture work together. Identify critical business initiatives that comprise your organization’s business strategy. And, of course, unearth every traditional learning and technology-enabled learning initiatives currently in place.


No strategy implements itself. When launching or extending an e-learning initiative, you’re changing the process of learning in your organization. And, by definition, the technologies, management systems and structures, competencies and culture also will experience change. As practitioners, we must choose whether to try to manage these changes or let them develop on their own. An effective e-learning implementation strategy is, therefore, a key success factor.

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September 28th, 2004 at 9:35 pm

Recipe For Web Design

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My Recipe For Web Design From Asterisk

Defining Web design with a fun little recipe analogy. Yummy.
..Basic Ingredients

  • 2 tbsps Solid Goals
  • 1/2 Cup User Research
  • A liberal dash of Competitive Analysis
  • 2 cups chopped Information Architecture
  • 2 cups sliced user-centered Interaction Design
  • 1-1 1/2 cup Visual Design sauce
  • 1 cup diced User Testing

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September 28th, 2004 at 9:33 pm

Posted in Information Design

Drawing in Flash

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Drawing in Flash: A Beginner’s Introduction to the Flash MX 2004 Drawing Tools by Michele Howley at Macromedia Flash Developer Center

The purpose of this exercise is to gain a basic understanding of how to use the drawing tools in Flash MX 2004. Before proceeding, I need to define a few terms. You’ll find it much
easier to understand how Flash draws if you are familiar with what Flash draws.

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September 27th, 2004 at 9:32 pm

Posted in Rich Media Design