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PowerPoint 2010: Paste Linking

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Recently I was asked if it was possible to paste link an image into PowerPoint so that if the original image is ever updated, the image in PowerPoint would automatically reflect the change. Sadly, PowerPoint cannot do this, but there are some types of source files that can be Paste linked. In that case, the content in the PowerPoint slide will automatically update. " PowerPoint

Learning 2010

The Learning Circuits

The Big Question for December is: What did you learn about learning in 2010? We are going to continue a tradition in the Big Question. If you are a blogger, I would highly recommend taking this as an opportunity to go back through your blog posts over the year and looking for any "aha moments" or highlight the posts that you think were the best/most interesting. 2006 - Past experiences.


PowerPoint 2010: Animating a Venn Diagram

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. typical Venn diagram has two or more related topics. To depict the similarities and differences of these topics, you might create a diagram like the example below.    If you find yourself in need of a Venn diagram, there are a few basic Venn diagrams available via PowerPoint's SmartArt. If you don't like those available via SmartArt, you can easily create your own.

PowerPoint 2010: Animation Painter

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Have you ever used PowerPoint's Animation Painter? If not, you aren't alone. it's one of those useful tools that often goes overlooked. Say you want to add three animation effects to one object on your slide. It works so well for your project that you want to add the exact animation sequence to several more objects on several slides. Heck, maybe you want to add the sequence to every object on every slide. The process would take a long time, were it not for the Animation Painter.  Your pointer will change to an arrow with a paint brush. " PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2010: Changing the Default Theme

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. have an update to last week's article on creating new color palettes. I had been asked if there was a way to change the default color palette and I had reported back that there was not. Well, I nerded out a bit and realized that there actually is a way to do this. For example: when you draw a shape you want it to be a different color other than medium blue with a dark blue line.

PowerPoint 2010: Working with Audio

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Adding audio to a PowerPoint 2010 slide is simple. by AJ George. All you need to do is choose Insert > Audio and then open the audio clip. However,  However, when it comes to adjusting the audio, the option you might be looking for can be difficult to find.      In a perfect world, you would be able to make adjustments to an audio clip by either right-clicking a slide's sound icon, or by using the Audio Tools. And for some things, these techniques work.     But what if you wanted to stop the audio after three slides?

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PowerPoint 2010: Converting Presentations to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

PowerPoint 2010 has a new feature allowing presentations to quickly and easily be saved directly to.wmv (Windows Media Video) format. Open the presentation within PowerPoint 2010. When you use PowerPoint 2010 to Save As a.wmv file, all of your transitions and animations stay in tact.   The not so good news: If you use PowerPoint 2010's new feature allowing for embedding videos from a website, you will find that when you try to save the presentation as a.wmv file, an error message will appear alerting you that this content will not display in your movie.

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PowerPoint 2010: Working With Guides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. For some PowerPoint projects you may find that you would like to line up elements in a certain way and that having guides on the slide would be useful. In the steps that follow I will show you how to make guides visible, and (because there is only one horizontal and one vertical guide that intersect in the center by default) how to add extra guide lines. The Ruler will help with this. 

PowerPoint 2010: Inserting YouTubeVideos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In the latest version (2010), uploading videos from the web is easier than ever. Unfortunately I don't think it's quite right yet, as many of the new, fancy video formatting options included with PowerPoint 2010 will not work on embedded YouTube videos. by AJ George. According to their recent reports, every minute 35 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube.

Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. Top 100 Tools For Learning 2010 – C4LPT Survey. What’s better than starting a new year looking back upon the year gone by? January. 1. February. 4. March. 7.

PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. Have you ever tried to use PowerPoint to create a spinning animation (such as the ticking hands of a clock)? If so, you may have gotten frustrated and quit because the most logical animation to use--the spin animation--spins objects from their center axes. To illustrate, let's say you made a clock, and it looks like the example below. Copy the graphic ([ Ctrl ] [ C ]).

Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information

Upside Learning

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? — T. S. Eliot. That’s a pertinent question that we need to ask ourselves. We take immense pride in meeting project deadlines and delivering courses within budgets; however, somewhere in our quest to showcase our potential, we may have forgotten about the core objective — Delivering Knowledge. So, what differentiates knowledge from information?

2010 Redux

Learn and Lead

2010 was a rather quiet year for my blog. Tweetstats tells me I posted only 854 tweets in 2010 against more than 2000 the previous year. Some of the posts I wrote in 2009 and 2008 continue to be popular and appear in the most read posts in 2010. My top 5 read posts in 2010 were: Rules for Kids and Teenagers for Facebook Usage (2009) is the most read post on my blog, not just last year but in this history of this blog. Lists Top posts of 2010 ReduxMy blog didn’t see much of me this year, only 24 posts this year. Tweeting also took back seat.


Webinars In May 2010

The eLearning Coach

Note: I’ll be presenting on how to design graphics that impact learning on May 18th Post from: The eLearning Coach Webinars In May 2010. There are lots of great webinars happening in May. This is your chance to learn something new, ask questions and contribute to the ongoing conversation.

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PowerPoint 2010: Adding Animation to SmartArt

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. PowerPoint's SmartArt allows you to visually communicate information. You can create SmartArt graphics that are lists, process diagrams and organizational charts. Adding SmartArt is simple. all you need to do is click the SmartArt command on the Insert Ribbon. While adding animation to the SmartArt is just as simple, some of the features are a bit hidden.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. Enjoy! => Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Best, Connie December 27, 2010 11:24 AM Christoforos Online said. Christopher Pappas December 27, 2010 12:39 PM Good Deeds Society said.

eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George There is no denying that the most important thing about eLearning is solid content. But could you be inadvertently making your content harder to read and understand by using the wrong fonts? Is good font selection really important? Read on to discover the many surprising ways fonts can affect your content. Some Fonts Read Better On-Screen eCommerce Consultant Dr. Ralph F. Formality?

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Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. The Holy Trinity: Leadership Framework, Learning 2.0 & Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , May 8, 2010 I find myself in the center of an intellectual tempest.

EMC Proven Professional Community Roundup: 2010 year in review

Adventures in Corporate Education

wanted to reflect on what we’ve done together as a community in 2010. Proven Professional Community – 2010. Big themes 2010 via Chuck Hollis. 10 most important data storage stories of 2010 via eWeek. The 10 biggest data center stories of 2010 via CRN. Top 10 cloud computing stories of 2010 via Computer Weekly. The 10 most powerful tweets of 2010 via Twitter. As 2010 closes out, I just want to say how much I enjoy working with my EMC colleagues and all of you here in the community. Hi everyone! Community Involvement.

Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles

Tony Karrer

Leveraging Learning , October 6, 2009 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team - Learning Putty , October 22, 2009 10 Tips to Get Started with Twitter - Learn and Lead , April 18, 2009 Coping with Twitter - Learning Conversations , February 26, 2010 Hashtags in Twitter and walls, fountains, ways to keep everyone's remarks in the picture - Ignatia Webs , May 15, 2009 I'm on Twitter. In a recent conversation, I was asked what I thought about twitter as a learning tool. thought it would be worthwhile to pull together these resources. Now What?

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

ID is an interesting domain to be involved in. On the one hand, you are continuously learning about different work environments as you are called upon to resolve different performance issues. On the other hand, your understanding of the domain, and your role in it, changes over time. As an instructional designer, you start by learning a whole lot of theories and models. aLearning Blog by Ellen.

Elements For Constructing Social Learning Environments

Upside Learning

Everyone’s been talking about Social Learning Environments (SLEs), the internet offers a plethora of tools that could become a part of a SLE. While some of these tools cost money, the bulk of them are free. We can construct our very SLE using these free tools. She covered the major tools that can be used to create a Social Learning Environment for free or at a low cost. No related posts.

How to Use Microblogging in Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

In a couple of years, microblogging tools have become very popular.  Twitter has become the number 1 tool for learning in just three years – voted by hundreds of learning professionals in this survey at Jane Hart’s site. Microblogging platforms are a great tool to keep you updated with latest trends & get real time support or answers to questions. Here’s what for: 1. Who is using it?

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  A recent  question in the Microsoft Office forums  inquired about the process of animating a picture in PowerPoint so that it came onto the slide piece by piece--like a puzzle. The question was answered, but the answer was not exactly what the original poster had wanted. That is what I will cover today. Make an Image Look Like a Puzzle. Unzip the file.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way. From ‘training’, which was merely considered a passive function in an organization, the emphasis has now shifted towards making learning and talent development an integral part of corporate culture. Like everything else, this drastic change in approach hasn’t been fast. Origins. In 1954, B.F. In the early 1960s, Robert F. First name.

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now. There have been posts discussing its survival and a few posts before that discussing its future – Jane Hart posted what is the future of the lms reviewing useful of LMS, followed up by a similar post by Harold Jarche suggesting LMS is no longer the centre of the universe. Here is a very quick SWOT analysis of the LMS: Strengths. Weaknesses.

PowerPoint 2010: Using the Shape Union & Subtract Tools for eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Over the last two weeks I've introduced PowerPoint 2010's Shape Union and Shape Subtract tools. by AJ George. Now I'd like to give a quick example of how you could incorporate this into your eLearning projects made with PowerPoint. added a 2 pt width and height bevel to mine to give them some dimension. The correct missing piece will fit perfectly into the image. Click Close.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

eLearning Acupuncture , September 9, 2009 5 Easy Tips for Teaching Online Courses - Learning Putty , January 18, 2010 Online Games for Teaching Business Concepts and Ideas - Kapp Notes , October 16, 2009 Online Success - a recipe for learners and facilitators - Designed for Learning , February 14, 2010 5 laws of human nature and online collaborative communities - Thinking Cloud , December 18, 2009 37signals’ Idealogy Meets Online Training (Part 1): Meetings are Toxic - Mindflash , August 24, 2010 Teaching online forces better pedagogy - Learning Conversations , September 16, 2009 50 Web 2.0

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Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology. Work is changing and, to keep pace with it, training is changing too. Which of these technology changes will impact training the most? think mobile applications are the game changer for training. Let me explain why I think that way. Why Mobile? Why Apps? Mobile apps are big business.

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Forget Photoshop, PowerPoint 2010 Rocks for AHA-G!


that I do not work for Microsoft (or get paid in any way by them!), and I am also NO GREAT SUPPORTER of Microsoft products in general, including Microsoft Office 2010. Actually, besides using PowerPoint to create cool graphics, animations, and diagrams, you can even trim videos and do some really spectacular things with PowerPoint 2010, which I will illustrate later in this post.

PowerPoint 2010: Turn Off Picture Compression

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  You may not realize it but PowerPoint is lowering the quality of the images in your presentations. By default, PowerPoint is set to compress the images in your files. In  In most cases compressing the images is a good idea because smaller images mean smaller overall presentations. In some cases however, you may wish to maximize the image quality. PowerPoint

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. December 2010 November 30-December 3, 2010 International Workshop on Cloud Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (CPSRT), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. December 1-3, 2010 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy. You can contact him at:

Top 13 LMS (and Learning Technology) Blogs

Upside Learning

The LMS market is heating up by the day for past many months now and it looks like it is going, more or less, as predicted by Bersin & Associates about 6 months back – The LMS market: hotter than ever. list below a list of top 13 blogs (in alphabetical order) that we follow for LMS (and learning technology): ALearning. Bersin & Associates – The Business of Talent. eLearning Technology.

22 Books For Beginner Instructional Designers

Upside Learning

A couple of month back I had shared a list of top 30 online resources for instructional designers to keep up with. That post seems to have got good circulation. Recently I came across this discussion on LinkedIn – best book for beginning instructional designers. The discussion has thrown up a great list of books for instructional designers worth sharing with our readers too. e- Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark & Richard E. Mayer. Making Sense of Online Learning : A Guide for Beginners and the Truly Skeptical by Patti Shank & Amy Sitze. Mager. Reigeluth.