Posts by Michelle

Using QR codes in eLearning

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Featured Articles | 0 comments

Have you ever seen these blocky little icons hanging out in the corner of an ad or on a product box? That’s a useful little tool called a QR code.

A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) designed to be read by smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, a URL, or other data.

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Build Your Own Microphone Pop Screen

Posted by on Jun 19, 2009 in Tutorials | 0 comments


One of the bigger hassles in editing voice audio tracks is cleaning up loud pops in the recording where plosive ‘p’ and ‘b’ sounds cause a burst of volume. These are easily avoided by placing a screen between the person speaking or singing and the microphone. By creating a fixed distance between the vocalist and the microphone you get the added bonus of reducing sibilant sounds made through speaking words with ‘s’ and ‘ch’. Buying a pop screen from a music supply store will set you back $20-30, depending on the quality of the screen and the stand on which it’s mounted. It’s easy to build your own screen with some nylons and an embroidery hoop available at most craft stores for a couple of dollars.

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Adobe announces beta for Captivate for the Mac

Posted by on Jun 9, 2009 in Software | 0 comments

It’s official. Adobe has announced the first of the software builds for Captivate for the Mac. This is a momentous occasion! If you own a Mac and can put some time into testing the first ever build of Adobe Captivate for the Mac OS then complete the Adobe Prerelease form.

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