14 episodes

The Adapt Tips podcast is an Adapt Learning community podcast hosted by Simon Date and Chuck Lorenz. In each episode we invite on a guest or talk ourselves about a certain topic related to Adapt.

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The Adapt Tips podcast is an Adapt Learning community podcast hosted by Simon Date and Chuck Lorenz. In each episode we invite on a guest or talk ourselves about a certain topic related to Adapt.

    Teaching Adapt at university level (Ft. Laura Leonard)

    Teaching Adapt at university level (Ft. Laura Leonard)

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, Simon talks to Laura Leonard. Laura is a freelance Instructional Designer and eLearning developer who teaches an eLearning module for learners studying the Masters in Interactive Digital Media (MSc) at Griffith College in Dublin.

    Laura shares why Adapt was the chosen Authoring Tool of choice for first-time authors, why they choose to have every student install the Authoring Tool locally on their own computer and some examples of projects that students have completed.
    MSc in Interactive Digital MediaLiving Abroad Guide (a student project)Laura LeonardIf you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips

    • 22 min
    Adapt's place in the market (Ft. Tom McDowall)

    Adapt's place in the market (Ft. Tom McDowall)

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, Chuck and Simon talk to Tom McDowall. Tom is the owner of Evolve Learning Design, a member of the eLearning Network's board of directors and host of the IDTX conference and the iDeas podcast. In October 2020, Tom created a video guide covering how to install the Adapt Authoring Tool on a computer. It was a very popular video with over 4,500 views and 95 likes.

    We discuss whether Adapt is a high-end authoring tool or a budget tool. Adapt is the most configurable authoring tool allowing developers to tinker and configure to their heart's content. At the same time, Adapt is totally free to use and download and thus, often gets on the radar of individuals who are looking to break into e-learning and create their first portfolio piece. We consider the duality of its position in the market and how e-learning teams should think about Adapt.

    Tom shares his thought process for which sort of projects might, and might not, be best suited for Adapt. We compare Adapt to some other popular authoring tools, even finding some funny car analogies.
    Tom's Linkedin pageWatch Tom's 3 part series covering the Adapt Authoring ToolEvolve Learning design websiteIf you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips

    • 26 min
    Being an Adapt Team Lead (Ft. Sam Howell)

    Being an Adapt Team Lead (Ft. Sam Howell)

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, Chuck and Simon talk to Sam Howell who is the go-to Adapt expert for the production team at Learning Nexus, a UK-based e-learning agency.

    Throughout this episode, we discuss the responsibilities of an Adapt expert within a team. This Adapt expert may perform tasks which are completely removed from project-based content development, such as upskilling staff, enabling more efficient collaboration, discovering new plugins and creating new themes for clients. We discuss the benefits that this role can bring to the team as a whole.

    Sam also shares information about his own free learning initiative which combines his interest of free open-source software and open education.
    You can see Sam's freelearn courses hereYou can learn more about Learning Nexus hereIf you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips

    • 36 min
    Production Authoring Tools (Ft. Caleb Foster)

    Production Authoring Tools (Ft. Caleb Foster)

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, Chuck and Simon talk to Caleb Foster from Mindboost Learning about how they use and manage multiple Adapt Authoring Tools in their production lifecycle.

    We discuss the benefits of having multiple authoring tools for different stages of production, from a development environment where new plugins can be created and tested, to a production environment where courses are created to a post-release environment for the updating and maintenance of courses.  Each step has different levels of precaution to allow for experiments to happen without the risk of it affecting the production server.
    If you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips

    • 34 min
    Creating plugins

    Creating plugins

    In this episode of The Adapt Tips Podcast, Chuck and Simon talk about the process of creating plugins in Adapt.

    They cover different types of plugin development plugins including creating components, extensions, themes and menus. They discuss design considerations and how they approach plugin creation projects that they take on for their clients.
    If you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips

    • 27 min
    Open-source

    Open-source

    In this episode of the Podcast, we talk about the open-source movement and how it relates to Adapt. Open-source is a term that encapsulates licences that allow users to freely use, change and distribute the changes. Adapt uses the GPLv3 licence which grants these freedoms.

    Chuck and Simon discuss the pros and cons of open-source software versus proprietary software. They discuss the rationale behind open-source and some of the limitations of open-source licences. 
    If you liked this episode please let us know! Email us at: podcast@adapt.tips

    • 20 min

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