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Free PowerPoint Templates for eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Today we are giving away four PowerPoint Templates and a few other goodies for your eLearning. The best part of these eLearning Templates is they are free. These PowerPoint Templates can be used in all your standard eLearning authoring tools (iSpring, Snap, Articulate Presenter, and Adobe Presenter). Free PowerPoint Templates. Page Layout Templates.

PowerPoint: Create an Infographic

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  If you need to create an Infographic, there are better programs than PowerPoint that you could use. That being said, PowerPoint is likely on your office computer right now. Additionally, PowerPoint is often underutilized as a design platform and is surprisingly agile. In PowerPoint, choose  File > Save As.   eLearning PowerPoint

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

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?

How to Create eLearning Using PowerPoint

Association eLearning

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. Don’t.

The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond

Raptivity

As an Instructional Designer, you may be asked to create a new educational course from scratch based on the curriculum or create an eLearning course based on PowerPoint being used for Instructor Led Trainings. However instructional designers need not limit themselves to just dumping the PowerPoint content into an eLearning or online format as part of their course creation.

eLearning: Articulate Storyline and Microsoft PowerPoint

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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.

4 Cool Things You Can Do with PowerPoint Map Graphics

eLearning Brothers

In eLearning, a good map graphic can go a long way towards explaining geographic and location-based concepts. Our pre-made PowerPoint graphics are a handy tool in this area, as each element of the map can be manipulated to suit your needs. Here are a few interesting things that can be done with our PowerPoint map graphic templates: Paths and Processes. Callouts.

PowerPoint: Free Proportional Comparison Diagram Calculation Tool

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther    While browsing  Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog  recently, I found how easy it is to create a Proportional Comparison Diagram (allowing viewers to compare numbers using shapes that are sized proportionally). No worries, Dave has developed a tool to do the dirty work for you. Don't worry about the sizes, you'll handle that next.

Making PowerPoint Interactive

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Making PowerPoint interactive is to make your slides do what you want, allowing yourselves to go from slide to slide almost like going from one room to another in your home – and setting your slides in a way that [.]. Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools Free webinar interactive learning mLearning PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity

3 PowerPoint Layout Templates For a Better Look

eLearning Brothers

PowerPoint is an essential tool in the modern world. PowerPoint also has great eLearning applications, thus making it invaluable to eLearning experts the world over. But the mere act of owning the PowerPoint software doesn’t imbue a person with magical eLearning powers and excellent design skills. Business 05. Business 12. Business 13.

These Ain’t Your Daddy’s PowerPoint Graphics

eLearning Brothers

With the addition of completely customizable PowerPoint graphics to eLearning Brothers’ arsenal of awesome template libraries , you now have the tools to take your presentations to the next level. PowerPoint gives you plenty of options to make these infographics fit the style that you’re going for. Change text. Change styles. Change graphics. Add animations.

Best PowerPoint Tutorials for E-learning

Rapid eLearning

When we started this blog in 2007, PowerPoint-based elearning was all the rage, and for good reason. Today, the elearning market is different and PowerPoint elearning isn’t as important (or relevant) as it was ten years ago. It’s something I shared in this blog post on why PowerPoint isn’t the right tool for interactive elearning.

PowerPoint: Another Polling Tool, Poll Everywhere

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I've previously written about Shakespeak , a tool that allows presenters to collect and display responses to open-ended and multiple choice questions via text, web, and Twitter. One of our readers,  April Edmonds  let me know that she has used an alternate polling app for her PowerPoint presentations,  Poll Everywhere. I

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How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In this post we’ll look at an easy way to customize illustration in PowerPoint, since it’s a tool most of us have and it’s easy to do. In fact, I ran into this issue in a previous post on getting an elearning job. I’ll explain what I started with and how I made the modifications I needed. Finding the Right Illustrations in PowerPoint & E-Learning.

Top PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. You can create presentations, rapid elearning courses, illustrations, videos, mobile learning and even books for publishing. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. PowerPoint Tip 1: Step Away from the PowerPoint Template. So everything has a distinct PowerPoint look.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –. For many tools, the answers are as expected. While some try doing freeform authoring through a template-based authoring tool. SCORM 1.2,

PowerPoint & eLearning: Create Your Own Characters

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ Walther    In my three-hour mini session on  Optimizing PowerPoint for eLearning and Design , I discuss how to create your own eLearning characters using PowerPoint. You probably are not creating eLearning characters that will be as high profile as Fairey's Obama, but with so many ways to avoid getting into the copyright soup, why risk it?

25 eLearning tools you need to have

LearnUpon

It’s not much of a stretch to argue that an eLearning professional is only as good as their best tools. The team at LearnUpon organizes eLearning projects and helps customers with course content every day. So we asked members of our development, customer support and design teams to recommend the top eLearning tools they can’t work without. Tool:  Trello.

PowerPoint 2010: Animating a Venn Diagram

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  If you find yourself in need of a Venn diagram, there are a few basic Venn diagrams available via PowerPoint's SmartArt. Then you want to highlight eLearning, followed by mLearning. Instead, this is a great opportunity to use the Shape Union and Shape Subtract tools I've written about before. Click the Shape Subtract tool. Click the Shape Subtract tool.

Top 10 HTML5 eLearning Authoring Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

As the eLearning industry continues to evolve, the educational system becomes dependent upon HTML5. The developers from the eLearning industry constantly create and design new concepts that change the way people learn and teach. HTML5 is one of the main tools used by eLearning professionals, mainly because of its versatility and flexibility. eLearning Tools

Editing Images with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

Sometimes an eLearning course needs to be enhanced with an image , but finding the right one can be a chore in itself. Many people don’t consider PowerPoint as a capable graphics editor since its main function is to create presentation aids. As you can see in the image below, PowerPoint 2010 has an entire row of options just for editing images. By Joseph Suarez. Resize. Rotate.

19 Kick-Butt Tools for ELearning

LearnDash

Everyone likes nifty tips, tricks, and tools – so how about 19 of them! Here in the United States, Monday is memorial day, so if you’re celebrating, perhaps right before your afternoon food-coma you can take a look at these incredibly useful tools that you may find of use when you’re working on your next elearning project. YouSendIt: Elearning files are huge, so that’s why having a program like YouSendIt will save you the headache of sending limits. 3. Google Image Search: Great for getting ideas for your elearning images. 8.

How To Easily Create ELearning Videos from Microsoft PowerPoint

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And often we are asked about ways to use PowerPoint for elearning course content. Now, there are many ways you can integrate PowerPoint into any elearning program. Using a free tool like Screencast-o-Matic allows you to record your screen and then instantly save the video locally or upload to a platform like YouTube. Easy PowerPoint to Video Option.

15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads

Upside Learning

Last week I asked if you had thought about mEnabling your eLearning for iPads (mEnabling, is what we are calling the process of getting your existing eLearning to run on iPads and other tablets) but didn’t really tell you how? – pointers on some of the tools out there, that you can use to help you take that ‘leap of faith’ into mLearning. Adobe Edge Animate. It’s free! 2.

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Preparing PowerPoint for ELearning

LearnDash

For many people, PowerPoint is the go-to software tool for any instructional event – and who could blame them? Nearly every organization has Microsoft Office so PowerPoint is pretty accessible. So let’s assume you have a pile of PowerPoint presentations that you would like to leverage to create an elearning course. PowerPoint to ELearning.

PowerPoint: Chart Templates

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This PowerPoint user wanted to be able to create multiple charts with the same formatting (ie bars on a graph with a gradient effect) without having to individually format each separate piece of every new chart. In PowerPoint (2007 or 2010), choose  Insert > Illustrations > Chart  (to open the Insert Chart dialog box.). PowerPointNo worries!

Using PowerPoint to Edit Images

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Generally, images are included in all eLearning projects and sometimes you might want to change the image from its standard look. A lot of people use Photoshop or Illustrator to edit their images but if you don’t have access to either of these you can use PowerPoint to do some simple editing to your images.In […].

eLearning Brothers Makes a Powerful Point by Acquiring Get My Graphic

eLearning Brothers

This acquisition continues eLearning Brothers’ commitment to serve the eLearning Community, this time by providing high-end PowerPoint graphics to it’s customers. These templates, along with the eLearning, medical, and stock libraries, are currently available. We also see that all of our customers use PowerPoint and Keynote outside of eLearning. Calendars.

New eLearning Tools Roundup – #ASTD2011

Learning Visions

Our booth was in eLearning Alley – along with Allen Interactions, Articulate and the eLearning Brothers. There were a lot of new authoring tools on the show floor this year. Here’s a quick run down on the tools I checked out and some of the buzz: Articulate Storyline Tom Kuhlmann and Dave Anderson of Articulate were showing off their new tool, Storyline, which goes into beta this summer. Zebra is a cloud-based authoring tool. Took me awhile… I think their market will extend beyond the elearning space into marketing and website development.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

Tools these days come in three flavors. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Professional Presenter X – comes with  sim tool, assessment, capture tool, documents to flash tool, etc. combination of both.

Best of: 100+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

We’ve rounded up more than 100 eLearning tools and resources that we’ve shared over the past year to help you get started on these new eLearning projects. 12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. 7 PDF Tools for eLearning Professionals. Instead of wasting your time and resources on unsuccessful PDF editing, check out these great PDF tools. Conferencing Tools. conferencing tools and we’ve narrowed it down to these 10.

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PowerPoint: Text-to-Speech Voiceover Tools

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by AJ George  When you give a PowerPoint presentation live, what you say verbally is more important, probably more interesting, and certainly more fleshed out than the few words or pictures on the slides. You could, of course, record a voiceover in PowerPoint, but maybe you have a cold and your voice isn't up to par. Several new tools allow you to type the text you would normally say, and have text-to-speech technology (TTS) generate the voiceover for you. Read on to learn about three different TTS tools for PowerPoint.   PowerPoint

Why PowerPoint Isn’t the Right Choice for Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you follow this blog then you know that I’m a big fan of PowerPoint. But is PowerPoint the best option if you want to create interactive elearning? Here’s What Makes PowerPoint Special. Just so you know that this isn’t just another trendy PowerPoint bashing post, I’m starting with some of the cool things you can do with PowerPoint.

Top Six E-Learning Tools for 2015

eLearning 24-7

Qualifications for e-learning tools. None.  I didn’t put together any secret formula or weighting criteria for these tools.  I did look at several sites that listed tools and realized for the most part they were authoring tools or tools that are super mainstream and oh, they are authoring tools. When I did find a recent site, a few tools were different than the authoring tools or tools like Go Animate!, Trial Tools. Usually I list the others first, then the top tool or top product at the bottom to build excitement.

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