Top 5 ELearning Development Programs
MARCH 23, 2014
If you are involved in the elearning industry, then there is a strong possibility that you have at some point needed a rapid elearning development tool for course creation. Popular Rapid ELearning Software Programs. 1. iSpring – If you are new to the elearning industry, you might have to dig a little before coming across iSpring.
How to Create eLearning Using PowerPoint
APRIL 24, 2014
Having a solid foundation in PowerPoint is a must when using rapid content authoring tools to create online learning. Many rapid content authoring tools are either based on or an add-on to PowerPoint (PPT), including: Adobe Captivate, Articulate Presenter, iSpring Presenter, Articulate Presenter, Articulate Storyline, as well as Digitec’s own Direct-to-WEB. Include interactivity.
PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
The question is becoming more and more common — “Should I use PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi?” But whereas PowerPoint tends to progress linearly from one slide to the next in a fixed sequence, Prezi uses “paths” to move between content by zooming out to reveal a big-picture overview, or zooming in to show details. So when could Prezi shine as an eLearning tool? Interactivity.
Is PowerPoint Destroying ELearning?
MAY 23, 2013
I was messing around with Articulate Storyline and found myself wondering: are the popular rapid elearning development tools being held captive by the learning industry’s past? Every year they are adding new features, which is great, but at the same time these new features are all built upon the same foundation – and in many cases this foundation is Microsoft PowerPoint.
eLearning: Articulate Storyline and Microsoft PowerPoint
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
by Kevin Siegel If Microsoft PowerPoint is your starting point for developing eLearning content, you can reuse that content in any of the top eLearning development tools including Adobe Presenter , Adobe Captivate , and TechSmith Camtasia Studio. You can select all of the PowerPoint slides or pick and choose.
How To Fill The Void of Missing Powerpoint Clipart
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
The Clipart library has been available within the PowerPoint and MS Word programs since the mid-1990s. There are a few reasons why Bing images, which is the option being presented by Microsoft, may not be the most viable option for tracking down the digital assets you’ll need for creating in PowerPoint, Word, or any other program. eLearning Powerpoint Resouces Resources powerpoint
5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Elearning has been around for a couple decades, and it is only the past few years that organizations have really started to understand the dynamic benefits that custom elearning development can deliver to business results. Gone are the days of stale powerpoint decks being passed off as intelligent elearning. By leveraging a custom elearning approach, organizations are able to tailor elearning to their business strategy and relish in greater returns on their learning investments. The ability to develop elearning at the pace of the business needs.
eLearning and PowerPoint: Usage Survey
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 9, 2011
by AJ George I've heard from several eLearning developers expressing their frustration over being given lackluster PowerPoint presentations and asked to magically transform them into effective and engaging eLearning lessons and courses. Are Perhaps you are creating the PowerPoint presentations as well? Are layout and design concerns really that different when a PowerPoint presentation supports a public speaker, an online meeting/class or webinar, or is used for eLearning? " eLearning PowerPoint
Toolkit: Battle of the PowerPoint eLearning Development Tools by Joe Ganci
Learning Solutions Magazine
MAY 25, 2015
PowerPoint add-in tools are an important category of eLearning authoring software, and a developer or manager can spend a lot of time comparing their features when it comes time to select one. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Management Rapid DevelopmentThis month’s review will save you much of that effort! Joe reports on six of the most prominent tools, in easy-to-use tabular format.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Troubleshooting Pasted Slides
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
by AJ George Here's the scenario: You are an eLearning developer and receive a PowerPoint presentation from another party (a client, colleague, SME, etc). You've decided to paste some of the slides into another PowerPoint presentation following your own finely crafted master layouts. Having a problem getting PowerPoint to behave? PowerPointAfter you do this, you notice the formatting didn't quite take. Perhaps the bullets are positioned incorrectly. Maybe the title is incorrectly formatted. Try this to clean up the mess.
To Storyboard or not to Storyboard?
B Online Learning
DECEMBER 8, 2014
One of the fundamental things drummed into people who have embarked down the path of the eLearning developer is the need to start your development project with a detailed and well planned storyboard. From this document/PowerPoint/flowchart/drawing, your content can be planned, screens can be devised, interactions envisaged and source material can be sculpted so as […].
Raptivity Presenting on M-Learning at eLearning Africa 2012 in Benin
MAY 21, 2012
Raptivity, the award-winning software for creating rapid e-Learning interactivities is speaking at eLearning Africa conference in Benin. Manager – Business Development of Harbinger Knowledge Products will be presenting on the topic “Interactivity Paradigm shifts to Mobile Learning” [.]. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr.
5 Tips For Finding (and working with) An eLearning Development Company
MARCH 22, 2016
Time has rendered the question of whether a modern enterprise needs eLearning, irrelevant. As an effective, convenient, lower maintenance, and cheaper alternative to traditional classroom learning, eLearning is the perfect fit for the modern, knowledge-based economy, and the often thin margins in which competitive businesses must operate. eLearning corporate trainingConclusion.
PowerPoint for Courseware Development
JULY 17, 2014
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. Always?
How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates
MAY 29, 2012
And then many organizations force draconian template rules on all elearning courses, regardless of their purpose. worked for a multi-billion dollar company that had one official PowerPoint template that had to be used for all things PowerPoint regardless of what was being built. Of course this was disastrous when it came to some of our elearning courses. Tidbits.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary. For many, their first experience with eLearning was educational computer games delivered via CD Rom. Had your fill of alphabet soup?
When Misused Buzzwords Attack
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. I am not the final word on any of these definitions, but I hope they’ll provide some clarity. With that said, let’s look at some common eLearning buzzwords. This is the ultimate goal of all eLearning. Interactive.
eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer
APRIL 21, 2016
What do you picture when you hear the word “eLearning”? Chances are everyone thinks of something slightly different, based on their personal experiences. I’d like to share my first impressions of it, from back before I’d ever heard of “eLearning.” That’s where my brain goes when I hear “eLearning,” and I have fond memories of it. Kid Meets Computer Games. That didn’t matter.
Your Perfect Elearning Development Shop: An Individual or a Team?
The Learning Dispatch
JUNE 22, 2016
When you’re considering a new elearning project, how much thought do you give to the size of the instructional design shop that you’re engaging for elearning development? hand off the storyboard to a developer, who works with separate graphic artists, photographers, voice-over talent, learning management systems administrators, and a project manager who keeps us all on task.
7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? If you’re part of a corporation, maybe you’ve decided that training and employee development would be more efficient if it were all online. An LCMS?
How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint
OCTOBER 30, 2012
A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010. The PowerPoint developer demonstrated how to customize the ribbon toolbar in PowerPoint. And that’s a pretty powerful feature, especially for rapid elearning developers. No need to fret, though. Cropping.
What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”
DECEMBER 3, 2014
It can be difficult to understand eLearning terms when they’re used interchangeably. Maybe there’s an existing PowerPoint presentation, or other resource, that can be updated and repurposed. Can they make that revised PowerPoint presentation interactive? Which is which and how do you know when to use them? It sounds like they’re the same thing, right? Wrong. Are they similar?
Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Game developers like Ubisoft, Activision, Blizzard spend millions of dollars on research to learn what game play elements engage which demographic. However, you may want to consider creating an early prototype – perhaps even just in PowerPoint. According to BigFish games, 58% of Americans play video games , with 68% of that population older than 18. Demographics – Men are from Mars….
There is No "PowerPoint"
MARCH 4, 2014
So often I get a call from subject matter experts (SME) and other stakeholders regarding elearning courses asking, "Can''t you just send me the PowerPoint?" My answer of "There is no PowerPoint" is usually not received well and followed by a tone of disbelief. I don''t deny them a PowerPoint because they will probably compromise the instructional integrity of the courses, which is possible, or because I am selfish. So, here is the deal: Most courses are developed with tools that are not PowerPoint. An example I have is Articulate Studio. Thanks.
Avoiding Confusion During Reviews
DECEMBER 17, 2015
Reviews are a key part of developing any eLearning. Storyboards are often made in Word or PowerPoint. They’re blueprints for an eLearning course with explanations of what’s supposed to happen, proposed audio narration, approximately what the screens will look like, etc. In my experience, they’re also one of the steps that cause the most confusion and delays.
Cut to 30% eLearning Development Costs
AUGUST 17, 2009
Assuming a typical one hour eLearning costs $35,000. Develop images only for some 20% of the content. Develop exercises, tests, games and simulation only on the 10% of the 20%. • Use HTML, PDF, Word, PowerPoint, etc. Oftentimes industry experts calculate eLearning development time by computing seat time. Tags: LMS eLearning e-Learning authoring
The Secret Sauce to Rapid eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
Pre-developed Templates! We have been making and using eLearning templates for years. If you need to quickly develop eLearning courses, using templates is the way to go. developed this entire course in about an hour! In my example below I used Articulate , a rapid eLearning software that leaverages PowerPoint. I 100 PowerPoint Course Style.
Custom eLearning Development: How Long Does it Take?
AUGUST 6, 2010
Bryan Chapman at the Chapman Alliance has set out to collect the latest data on how long it takes to develop custom e-learning at various levels. His previous data – from his March 2007 post – on this gives us the following ratios for different type of learning: 34:1 Instructor-Led Training (ILT), including design, lesson plans, handouts, PowerPoint slides, etc. 33:1 PowerPoint to E-Learning Conversion. Tags: eLearning eLearning Development Custom eLearning ILT Instructional Design 750:1 Simulations from scratch.
Learning Management Systems and You
APRIL 9, 2015
Online training programs are often called eLearning. An LMS’s first job is to organize them, whether they’re PowerPoint presentations, recorded webinars, or something else. People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). To To help explain, let me present a little scenario. Johnson!” Your boss calls to you. Never fear!
Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools
JUNE 30, 2010
I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. For example, a feature that lets users “import” existing PowerPoint presentations into the authoring tool is different from authoring and publishing eLearning content from within PowerPoint (using a plug-in toolbar). When do I use it? SCORM 1.2,
Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers
MARCH 13, 2012
One of the biggest challenges online training developers have is that they often have no background in online training. Online training is very different than face-to-face training, yet many classroom trainers inherit the online learning developer role simply because their organization has decided to begin offering online training. also recommend reading relevant articles and blogs.
Rapid Authoring Tools For Creating mLearning
JUNE 17, 2010
There is still a lack of standardization across devices and amongst networks across geographical areas resulting in mlearning content development being somewhat constrained. Before beginning to develop mLearning on their own, they should keep in mind some technical considerations. Here are some authoring tools that claim to let authors develop content targeted at mobile devices.
Impatica for PowerPoint Back In The Game With HTML5 Support by News Editor
Learning Solutions Magazine
OCTOBER 26, 2011
[Press Release] With the approach of the HTML5 standard, and rising numbers of iPads in education and the workplace, eLearning developers are looking for alternatives to Flash. Impatica for PowerPoint Version 5, launching at DevLearn 2011, offers rapid conversion of PowerPoint files into a format that can be built once and delivered everywhere.
Snap! by Lectora Review
JULY 6, 2011
Recently Trivantis, makers of the eLearning development program Lectora, announced the release of Snap! Primarily it is a PowerPoint to Flash conversion tool with additional features for eLearning development such as narration recording , quiz assessments , and LMS publishing. Inserting additional objects into PowerPoint has always been a pain. by Lectora.
The Curse of the Blank PowerPoint Slide
APRIL 26, 2011
All eLearning designers dreamed of the endless possibilities. Would eLearning designers overcome the Curse of the Blank PowerPoint Slide? Many eLearning designers look at a blank slide/page and have a hard time overcoming the “curse of the blank slide. eLearning templates offer great benefits. PowerPoint Templates. Flash eLearning Templates.
APRIL 27, 2016
eLearning is the perfect answer to a training solution for many reasons which is why it is becoming more and more popular. However although saving costs, accessing the courses anywhere and everywhere and being able to make bullet points fly in are all key to eLearning’s success, it doesn’t quite change the stigma that training, no matter what the format, is a chore.
Articulate Storyline vs. Adobe Captivate
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
NOVEMBER 14, 2015
A recent LinkedIn post asked eLearning developers: which tool is best: Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline? As As I read through the comments, I was struck by how many people insisted that Storyline was the better choice because it was easier to learn than Captivate because it was so much like Microsoft PowerPoint. Sure, Storyline seems to be more like PowerPoint (there's a similar Ribbon and toolset). unless you received proper PowerPoint training. just link PowerPoint. I would submit that the answer is no. Both are trucks.