PC Talk Radio interviews RJ Jacquez: A Captivating approach to eLearning

Last week, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Rich Levin from PC Talk Radio and I was grateful for the opportunity to share with his listeners what Adobe Captivate is all about, how it goes beyond a screen recording tool, and how it integrates with our other eLearning solutions and products, such as Connect Pro, Presenter, Flash, Dreamweaver and Acrobat.  We also talked about what Acrobat 9 means now that
it has the Flash runtime built-in and why we are so excited as a company about AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime).

Here’s how Rich describes the interview and a link to the Podcast:

When Adobe asked me if I’d like to take a look at their new 3.0 version of Captivate, I assumed I’d be testing a tool that captures screen output and saves it as a Flash video. That’s because, when I glanced at Adobe’s Web page for Captivate, I saw it described as a tool for “screen recording and demos” and “presentations.” It turns out Adobe Captivate 3 is that, and a lot more. While you can use it to create screen videos and demos, you can also use it to create simulations, interactive computer-based training sessions, tests and quizzes, and more — without having to learn scripting or video editing skills. I spoke to R.J. Jacquez, Senior Product Evangelist at Adobe Systems, about this new Captivate release, as well as how Captivate works with Adobe’s other e-learning solutions (such FrameMaker, RoboHelp, and Acrobat, Presenter, and more). If you only think of PDFs or Flash when you think of Adobe, you’ll enjoy this expansive interview with Jacquez, which explores reasons for using an e-learning platform over traditional video capture for training and demos. We also touch on the broader Adobe story, e-learning in general, and the mythology of competing against Microsoft and Apple.

A Captivating Approach to E-Learning
Thursday, September 18, 2008 5:00 PM


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