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PowerPoint for Courseware Development

eLearning Chef

Despite the many naysayers, PowerPoint is a fine place to start with eLearning development – whether the ultimate goal is to just convert those presentations to actual courseware or to use the deck as an initial storyboard for further development with more substantial tools like Storyline or Captivate (or any of the other plethora of eLearning tools). PowerPoint has a place in eLearning development. I’ve worked with hundreds of PPT files over the years, from standard presentations to pre-production storyboards to ILT conversion. avoid mixing clip art and phto-quality images).

Deriving the Best out of E-learning Outsourcing: Creating Impactful Courseware


The ‘notes’ section of a PPT can similarly be utilized to gather client feedback. 4. With the growing popularity and success of e-learning in the corporate circles, the need for high-quality course-ware development is ever-increasing. Many organizations thus prefer the route of developing their course-ware through external resources in order to keep up with the pace of demand and restrictive time-lines. But the quintessential question that they have to ask themselves is how will it impact the quality of the course-ware? Learning

Programming Is Back The Rise of HTML5 for E Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

When e-learning was first gaining momentum (about 15 to 20 years ago), building courseware required some degree of programming capability: HTML and JavaScript to build a primary code base, ActionScript in Flash to create interactive objects and content, and a good knowledge of SCORM standards. “Just program it in HTML5.” ” “We are switching to HTML5.”

2014 Authoring Tools – State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

Use of PowerPoint in rapid content authoring tools – this has been a big irritant of mine, since the days when PPT first made its appearance in rapid content authoring tools.  Some vendors use chapter-page approach with PPT, but there are plenty who do not (why?). Studio always has done a great job with their PPT integration because they use the right terminology, and offer a TOC, offering non-linear for those that want it. Even with just content only – like PPT or video files. I’ve been reading a lot about the color green.  Right now, not amazed.

Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open

The E-Learning Curve

In my view, tools like DocBook XML and XMLmind XML Editor are excellent primary content creation and generation applications; they provide courseware developers with a familiar UI in which to create their content, while retaining the flexibility and interoperability of an XML-based structure. Now read on. Figure 1. References: version 3.x.

Benefits of Having a 3rd Party Authoring Tool

Inquisiq LMS

The companies we recommend (and use ourselves) are well established and have extensive product knowledge and creation experience under their belts; therefore they deliver quality courseware authoring products! #2: What’s Yours Should Stay YOURS. Additionally, you can change tools based on the requirements of each particular piece of learning content you’re looking to create (PPT conversion, video based, mobile compatibility, etc). #5: Plays Well With Others = Compatibility. Now we dive into the WHY.  The same can be said for the creators of Authoring Tools.  Happy eLearning!

#IeL09 Friday Morning Keynote

In the Middle of the Curve

Expect people to occupy offices in this environment - Can interact before the formal synchronous course - Will contain links to courseware and resources - Will support on-demand face-to-face discussion in ways not currently possible. - Has PPT, whiteboard, Blackboard, IM, message board etc. - Can now bring teams together BEFORE deployment - Reduce travel and related cost. Helps having people excited about new ideas. - DAU has created one of largest e-Environments in the world. Organizations intellectual capital also depreciates! Other material disappear rapidly. currently.

The King Kong List For Free Medical Online Resources!


ppt) on medical related content. Open Courseware (OCW) Here is a collection of interesting Health and Medical OpenCourseware you might want to explore further ( Check JHSPH OCW for more! ): Impact of Pandemic Influenza on Public Health (Johns Hopkins) This training examines the path of the avian influenza and examines how it could impact world health. Let's start with. Amazing stuff!


Adobe shows off Captivate 4 and the Adobe eLearning Suite

Steve Howard

Grouped slides are treated as sections with sub-pages, making it easy to create a hierarchical menu structure for your courseware. Alternatively PowerPoint files can be linked, so that edits to the source PPT file are reflected in the Captivate project. At the Adobe Learning Summit in San Jose, November 10th, Adobe showed several exciting new features from the next version of Captivate and from the up-coming eLearning Suite. At the Adobe Learning Summit, Adobe demonstrated the next version of Captivate, and also previewed the new Adobe eLearning Suite. becomes.