Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips
OCTOBER 16, 2012
I’ve been doing this PowerPoint stuff for so long that I often think the tips I share are common knowledge and everyone knows them. Over the years I’ve shared all sorts of PowerPoint tips and tricks. But with the blog approaching 100,000 subscribers that means there’s a lot of people who probably didn’t see many of the previous PowerPoint posts. Never-ending PowerPoint Tips.
Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning
JULY 12, 2011
I get a lot of questions about upgrading to PowerPoint 2010. Most people who ask are still using PowerPoint 2003. Starting with PowerPoint 2007, there are many features that make the rapid elearning process much more efficient. I detailed some of those features in this post on why PowerPoint 2007 helps you build better elearning.
Over 40 Rapid E-Learning Posts with Free PowerPoint Templates & E-Learning Assets
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
PowerPoint is hot. This makes sense because it’s the most popular elearning tool out there. It’s easy to learn. And once you understand how to use it to build rapid elearning courses , the sky’s the limit. In an earlier post I listed all of the ones that dealt with PowerPoint. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning.
Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources
NOVEMBER 8, 2010
The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. I shared some of the tools that I use for color schemes in previous posts like this one on creating your own rapid elearning PowerPoint template. Also, here’s a link to the 200 free rapid elearning tutorials I posted a while back. PowerPoint Resources.
Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook
NOVEMBER 30, 2010
In this case, it’s a tutorial that I created over two years ago after a rapid elearning workshop I had given. But the focus is really on learning some core rapid elearning tips when working with PowerPoint. Click here to view the rapid elearning workshop. Plus, you end up a with a nice PowerPoint template. So here it is.
Custom Branching Navigation with PowerPoint
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
PowerPoint-based rapid eLearning tools, such as Articulate Presenter and Snap by Lectora, allow branched navigation, meaning you can create a non-linear navigation path still controlled through the course player’s next and back buttons. With your course open in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010: Create a text box, insert a shape, or add an image onto a slide. Normal. false.
More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template
DECEMBER 28, 2010
With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. I also included a free PowerPoint elearning template to celebrate the holidays and a great 2010! Click to download the free PowerPoint template. 100+ PowerPoint Tutorials. elearning.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning
JUNE 27, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, June 27, 2007 The Rise of Rapid e-Learning Mike Alcock, MD of Atlantic Link Ltd has written an article over at Trainingzone.co.uk: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning. Subject matter experts are embracing the more sophisticated rapid e-learning tools which allow server side development with international collaboration and “instant course deployment. Are they producing high-quality e-Learning?
5 PowerPoint E-Learning Tips & A Free Template
APRIL 17, 2012
One of the topics we cover in the elearning workshops is how to quickly create templates to help move the elearning courses out of that PowerPoint look. I learn a lot about layouts and how the designer is using color. In this case, I mostly use PowerPoint. Quick overview of what’s in the free PowerPoint template. PowerPoint Production Tips. Tidbits.
Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction
FEBRUARY 23, 2007
I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Courseware Authoring Tool Satisfaction - Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction - I'm only showing tools with 15 or more evaluations. Impatica Inc.
The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog
AUGUST 1, 2008
The Rapid Elearning Blog. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. December 17th, 2007. Most PowerPoint templates are designed for standard bullet point presentations. They’re not really designed for elearning courses. This means that you’ll have to create your own templates that work better with the rapid elearning software. This post will share with you my secrets for creating custom templates in PowerPoint. I don’t typically create a PowerPoint template. David.
Learn How to Build Effective E-Learning with this Free E-Book
MAY 18, 2015
I’m not sure you noticed but we just updated the Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. The first edition of the free e-book was released in 2007, and as you can imagine a lot has changed in our industry. How Has E-Learning Changed? In 2007, most of the options for creating interactive elearning required Flash.
PowerPoint's forgotten powers
FEBRUARY 8, 2007
In the rush to embrace rapid elearning, one tool and its potential value is easily overlooked - PowerPoint. Rapid authoring tools (RATs) like Presenter and PointeCast hoover in your slideshows and, with a little bit of dressing up, spit out LMS friendly broadcast shows. This is the beauty of using PowerPoint. But PowerPoint can be more (or less?) In the rush to use PowerPoint to author this low grade elearning* it is easy to overlook its other values. than that. you don't?) Criticisms? Sure, it's clumsy and is predicated on linearity.
5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog
AUGUST 1, 2008
The Rapid Elearning Blog. 5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development. December 11th, 2007. Almost daily I get emails asking how to get started with developing elearning. Here are five tips that will help you gain experience and develop the skills to build elearning courses that you can be proud of. Microsoft has some really nice starter templates to help you organize your learning project. Learn from the Experts. E-Learning by Design : I like to recommend this one because it covers all of the basics well.
Renewed hope for better PowerPoint
Clive on Learning
OCTOBER 3, 2007
Tom Kuhlmann's excellent Rapid e-Learning Blog attempts to capture What everybody ought to know about PowerPoint in one posting, and makes a good start. I agree fundamentally with Tom that PowerPoint is not an evil - it is a highly versatile tool that is more often than not used very poorly. To avoid repeating myself, I really must refer to you to one of my earliest posts The Emperor's New Slide Show and to a previous rant on this subject Don't blame PowerPoint. We all are - we accept endless bullet point slides as an inevitability, as a fact-of-life.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson
MAY 23, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Another good podcast from the folks at Kineo : an interview with Stephen Walsh (Kineo) and Gabe Anderson ( Articulate ). Part 1 is a nice definition and description of rapid e-Learning. I thought it had more useful nuggets: Who should be developing rapid e-Learning? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Good for beginners. eLearnin.
How to Create Color Schemes in PowerPoint to Match Your Brand
OCTOBER 26, 2010
A favorite feature added to PowerPoint 2007 is the design theme. Today, I’d like to share a free PowerPoint add-in that lets you expand your color scheme options. It’s built by Shyam Pillai, the same guy who gave away the free animation add-in I featured in the blog post, PowerPoint Animations Made Easy with This Free Tool. To learn more, check out Cammy’s blog.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools
APRIL 24, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do. Not only are they really smart guys, but theyre also funny -- AND they like to share what they know with the rest us -- for the greater good of the e-Learning community. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Take the Survey!
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning
APRIL 4, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." The use of the PowerPoint presentation has been a disaster," Professor Sweller said. "It
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design
APRIL 5, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 05, 2007 More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design Continuing the PowerPoint conversation begun yesterday here and picked up by Clive on Learning: Dont blame PowerPoint.and Quintus Joubert PowerPoint vs. Interactive Learning. Heres another article on PowerPoint, found via Donald Clark at Big Dog, Little Dog : Bite the Bullet: Improving Your Presentation Strategies. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Ho hum.
Here’s Why PowerPoint 2007 Helps You Build Better E-Learning
MARCH 17, 2009
Monday started with Articulate Live ‘09 and ended with the eLearning Guild’s Annual Gathering. While it was an exhausting week, I love meeting you all and learning about what you do. Speaking of the guru awards, I was looking at the source files for the CPR demo and was impressed to see that it only contained twenty PowerPoint slides. Last week was a blur.
Here Are Your E-learning Tips for 2017
JANUARY 3, 2017
After ten years, most of the posts are still relevant but some are obsolete like using clip art in PowerPoint. In 2007, when Flash was king, I stated that the e-learning tools would evolve and become easier to use. You’d no longer need to learn specialized skills like Flash and ActionScript. Catching the Rapid E-Learning Bug.
Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & How I Made It
JULY 28, 2009
PowerPoint is an important part of the rapid elearning world. If you want to build good elearning courses, you really have to learn to use PowerPoint and it’s many features. The challenge for many rapid elearning developers is that you have limited time to learn the tools because the expectation is that since you have rapid elearning software you’ll be able to get your work done rapidly. The process of replicating the work teaches you new techniques that you’ll have for the rest of your rapid elearning career.
mLearning: The Time is Now
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JULY 6, 2011
by AJ George The push for mobile learning (mLearning) has been a surprisingly long one. And now a recent T+D magazine features the article: " At Last: M-Learning Going Mainstream." There appears to be little evidence of adoption slowing down anytime soon, so it looks like if you've been itching to get started with mobile learning, the time is now.
You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning
APRIL 3, 2012
If you’re building elearning courses, then you should expect to have a graphics editing program as part of your tool chest. There’s even a good discussion about graphics applications in the elearning community. For my demos, I decided to stick with PowerPoint to show that if that’s all you have, then you still can do quite a bit. PowerPoint 2010 comes with a background removal feature which makes it really easy. Older versions of PowerPoint have a simple feature that lets you make a single color transparent. In PowerPoint, add a shape to the slide.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint
APRIL 6, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, April 06, 2007 David Byrne and PowerPoint Remember back in 2003, when David Byrne published a book (described by AP Technology Writer Rachel Konrad as a " coffee table book for nerds ") called E.E.E.I. Oh that David Byrne, hes so creative and alternative co-opting PowerPoint like that. The noted Edward Tufte blames PowerPoint. In contrast, "Byrne maintains that the proper use, or misuse, of PowerPoint lies in the hands of the user." eLearnin.
3 Simple Ways to Find the Resources You Need to Build E-Learning Courses
MAY 10, 2011
Rapid elearning design is made up of three core functions: rapid authoring, rapid assets, and rapid instructional design. In the visual design activity , you learn how to determine what screen elements to use; but you don’t learn how to create those elements. And this is a big challenge for many elearning developers. Demo 1 : Office scenario.
References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007
DECEMBER 13, 2007
The following are the references for the December 13, 2007 Session. Plus PowerPoint file, the three framework graphics. Personal Learning Environment Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning Digital Natives, What they Do The Future: Amazing Challenges 2-3 minute video Teaching Machines Is Web 2.0 Welcome to the Session. What is Social Bookmarking?What
Unleash Your E-Learning Graphics from PowerPoint 2007
AUGUST 18, 2009
I was attempting to zip up a PowerPoint 2007 file and accidentally unzipped it to reveal a media folder that held all of the images I was using in my course. Now, keep in mind that this only works for PowerPoint 2007, but it’s still a cool trick, nonetheless. Extract the PowerPoint 2007 File. It was built with PowerPoint 2007. Download 7-Zip.
How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course
JANUARY 27, 2009
One of the most common scenarios for rapid elearning developers is to take an existing PowerPoint presentation and convert it to an “elearning course. Sometimes you get the luxury of meeting with the subject matter expert and then reworking the content to transform it from a presentation to an elearning course. Dump the Drone: Livelier Elearning.
Rapid eLearning Tools
SEPTEMBER 19, 2006
Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. For example, in 2007 PowerPoint to eLearning Shootout they compared: Articulate www.articulate.com Atlantic Link www.atlantic-link.co.uk As far as Atlantic Link, I believe that the eLearningGuild survey treated them as a Software Simulation Tool and that's part of the reason they didn't appear when I created the graphic above (2007). Page update Mar 2008.
e-Learning's two tiers
Clive on Learning
DECEMBER 20, 2007
Two discussions this week, one with rapid e-learning specialist Kineo 's Steve Rayson and the other with virtual world developer Caspian 's Graeme Duncan, has crystallised for me how the bespoke/custom e-learning market in the UK is evolving with a distinct two-tier structure: The lower tier is 'good enough' digital content, designed to communicate simple information or provide basic knowledge without fuss. The form may be a simple interactive tutorial, a short video, a podcast, a screen capture movie, a PowerPoint or a PDF.
Here’s a Quick Way to Create Your Next E-Learning Template in PowerPoint
JANUARY 19, 2010
In a previous post, I showed you how to design your own PowerPoint templates. In other posts, I’ve talked about how to use PowerPoint’s drawing features to build the envelope icon and television monitor. These are all intended to help you become more proficient with PowerPoint and your graphic design skills. I included the PowerPoint file I used to create the folders.
FAQ: How Do You Manage the Graphics in Your E-Learning Course?
APRIL 24, 2012
I’ve been on the road a lot lately doing elearning workshops and Articulate jam sessions. Today, we’ll look at how to manage the images used in elearning courses. To help alleviate that, I start each elearning course with a generic folder. You can get more detail in this blog post on organizing your elearning project files. Learn to Use Articulate Storyline.