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Essential Articulate Studio '09

Author(s): Patti Shank
Jennifer Bircher
  • ISBN-13: 9781598220582
  • ISBN-10:1598220586
  • Paperback    994 pages      © 2009
Price: $39.95 US List
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Essential Articulate Studio ’09 is designed to help novice to intermediate users of Articulate Studio ’09 get the most from using these tools—Presenter, Engage, Quizmaker, and Video Encoder—to develop quality informational and instructional materials. It was written with the following goals in mind:

  • Help new users get up to speed as quickly and painlessly as possible 
  • Assist users of previous versions of Articulate Studio (and previous versions of Presenter, Engage, and Quizmaker) in capitalizing on improvements made to these tools in the ’09 versions 
  • Provide tips and tools that make information presentation and instruction faster, easier, and better 
  • Help new and previous users develop information and instruction that is more valuable for the intended audience(s)

This book is unique because it can serve as both a tutorial for the Studio ’09 products and as a primer on designing and building good information and instruction with these tools. The advice and insights are practical and take into account the we-need-it-yesterday environments that most people who use these tools operate in. Many books about online learning discuss how to build good instruction, but this book actually shows you how to build it, using some of the best authoring tools in the industry.

The authors are both instructional design practitioners with over 35 years of combined experience, working day-to-day on informational and instructional projects for business, higher education, nonprofit, government, and professional development clients. Because of their wealth of experience, they are able to provide real-world perspectives, which is especially valuable to anyone who is just starting to build information and instruction.

Patti Shank

Patti Shank, Ph.D., CPT, is the president of Learning Peaks, an internationally recognized instructional design and technology consulting group best known for helping others optimize online and blended learning. Clients include government, corporations, nonprofits, and higher education institutions, including Adobe, Fidelity Information Systems, Morgan Stanley, Hunter Douglas, Kaiser Permanente, Regis University, and California State University.

Patti is listed in Who’s Who In Instructional Technology. She’s an often-requested speaker at training and instructional technology conferences, is quoted frequently in training publications, and has contributed numerous chapters to training and instructional technology books. She co-authored Making Sense of Online Learning (Pfeiffer, 2004), is the editor of the Online Learning Idea Book (Pfeiffer, 2007), and co-edited The e-Learning Handbook (Pfeiffer, 2008). Her articles are found in eLearning Guild publications, Adobe’s Resource Center, Magna Publication’s Online Classroom, and elsewhere.

Jennifer Bircher

Jennifer Bircher, MCIS, launched into the CBT world during its infancy, by developing courses for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Her career has evolved over the past 19 years into designing, writing, and programming a wide variety of CBT, WBT and e-learning courses, both retail and custom. WinTutor 95—one of the early retail CD-ROM courses—sold over 100,000 copies. Other projects include e-learning courseware for IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Bank of America, Whirlpool Corp., and Freightliner. 

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