Association for Behavior Analysis International

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Second Education Conference; Chicago, IL; 2013

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Invited Paper Session #16
CE Offered: PSY/BACB

Instructional Design with Adobe Captivate

Sunday, November 10, 2013
10:00 AM–10:50 AM
Regency Ballroom D & E
Area: EDC; Domain: Conceptual/Theoretical
Instruction Level: Basic
CE Instructor: Erick M. Dubuque, Ph.D.
Chair: Janet S. Twyman (UMass Medical School)
ERICK M. DUBUQUE (Spalding University)
Erick Dubuque is a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA), Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D), and assistant professor in Spalding University's Applied Behavior Analysis Program. Dr. Dubuque is a former U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer (Kenya) and is the president and owner of Behavior, LLC, an organization dedicated to the dissemination and advancement of the science of behavior. As an active member of the behavior analytic community, Dr. Dubuque has served as the student representative to the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and chair of the Undergraduate Accreditation Committee. He is past academic coordinator for the Jordan University Science and Technology Master's Degree Program in Applied Behavior Health Analysis, the first graduate degree program in behavior analysis founded in the Middle East. Dr. Dubuque's scholarly interests extend across the philosophical, experimental, applied, and professional domains in behavior science. A general theme across all of his interests is the understanding of technology and complex human behaviors, especially as they relate to the topics of education and social justice.

Teachers have been using machines to facilitate instruction for almost 100 years (Benjamin, 1988). Many of the same principles of learning used by these early machines continue to form the foundation for modern e-learning software. The objective of this breakout session is for participants to discuss how e-learning software programs like Adobe® Captivate®, Articulate®, and Lectora® can be used to design lessons that capitalize on effective instructional techniques such as active responding, mastery, scripting, branching scenarios, and individualized feedback. During the session, participants will learn how to quickly create their own content using the award-winning Adobe® Captivate® 6 e-learning software. By the time participants leave the session they should have a better understanding of some of the pitfalls and benefits of incorporating e-learning software into their courses.

Target Audience:

Anyone interested in learning how e-learning software programs can be used to design lessons.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to: --Identify proven instructional techniques based on the principles of behavior. --Describe how e-learning software can be used to implement effective instructional techniques.
--Describe the basic steps necessary to create and publish a project in Adobe Captivate.
Keyword(s): Instructional design, Software programs



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