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30+ Ideas for eLearning Portfolio Samples

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Whether you’re working freelance or looking for a full-time job, you need a portfolio. What if you can’t use any samples of your existing work due to confidentiality or security requirements? For example, the Instructional Designer or eLearning Developer demo in my portfolio is based on an activity I originally created for a health care client.

Stop Using Dropbox to Share Your Courses & Try This Instead

Rapid eLearning

You need to stop sharing your elearning courses and portfolios using Dropbox’s public folder. It’s one that many have been using to share their courses and elearning portfolios. That means if you shared a demo in previous challenges (or if you were using Dropbox as a free way to feature your portfolio of courses) all of those links will be broken. Why Should I Care?

eLearning Example: Demo Environment Course

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This is an example eLearning course developed to demonstrate our  eLearning Templates  in action. PowerPoint Layout Template. Click on the image below to  view the example Articulate Presenter course.  . eLearning Example Course Graphic Design Tips PortfolioeLearning Products used: Articulate Presenter Skin. Cutout People Pictures Set. Flash Interaction Templates.

eLearning Example: Demo Education Course

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This is an example eLearning course developed to demonstrate our  eLearning Templates  in action. PowerPoint Layout Template. Click on the image below to  view the example Articulate Presenter course.  . eLearning Example Course Graphic Design Tips PortfolioeLearning Products used: Articulate Presenter Skin. Cutout People Pictures Set. Flash Interaction Templates.

8 E-Learning Tips I Wish I Knew When I First Started to Build Courses

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This is something to keep in mind, especially when building a portfolio. Maintain a Portfolio. It’s important to maintain a project portfolio. On top of that, the person also doesn’t own the software to build new courses for the portfolio. On top of that, the person also doesn’t own the software to build new demos for a portfolio.

Storyline Example Course with Cutout Video People

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This is an example eLearning course developed to demonstrate our  eLearning Templates  in action. This example is created using Articulate Storyline. eLearning Products used: PowerPoint Layout Template. View the example Articulate Storyline course.  . Articulate Storyline eLearning Example Course Portfolio Tips and TricksCutout People Videos.

How to Hire an E-Learning Developer or Get an E-Learning Job

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Expect an E-Learning Portfolio. like to see a portfolio of projects. For the job seeker: If you don’t have a portfolio, how can I see the type of work you’ve done? Even if it’s true that you can’t show your real projects, it’s still not an excuse for not having a portfolio. That’s an easy and quick way to build a portfolio.

The Secret Sauce to Rapid eLearning Development

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In my example below I used Articulate , a rapid eLearning software that leaverages PowerPoint. I started off with a PowerPoint Course style template that I then customized to match my branding. 100 PowerPoint Course Style. Articulate Courses Portfolio eLearning eLearning Tips Articulate Skins branding eLearning template games rapid eLearning Templates

Here Are Your E-learning Tips for 2017

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I’ve been reviewing some of my older blog posts to fix links and update some of the examples. After ten years, most of the posts are still relevant but some are obsolete like using clip art in PowerPoint. Going For example, some of the media companies I referenced no longer exist. Some of their customers had PowerPoint slide decks and wanted to convert them into courses.

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Here’s a Bucketful of Free Office Themed E-Learning Templates & Media Assets

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I get a lot of questions about how to move past the PowerPoint look when building rapid elearning courses. My first suggestion if you’re working with PowerPoint is to step away from the original content. good example is with office-themed templates. Here’s a free PowerPoint template that features 10 layout options and also comes with a Quizmaker file. Leather Portfolio.

eLearning & mLearning: Stop Motion & Time-Lapse Inspiration

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

some inspiration: This one appears to have been made for fun, but could probably be very useful as a portfolio or how-to situation in the beauty field. This is in another language, but is a good example of a 360 degree tour that allows for zooming in for a closer look. About the author: AJ George is IconLogic's lead Technical Communicator and author of both " PowerPoint 2007: The Essentials " and " PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials." by AJ George. What about a 360 degree tour of campuses/facilities/offices? link]. link]. link].

Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?


How PowerPoint Is Ruining Higher Ed, Explained in One PowerPoint [link] via @slate — Dawn Poulos (@dawnpoulos) March 7, 2014. I''ve read a lot of articles about the disadvantages of PowerPoint—how it stifles discussion, critical thinking, and thoughtful decision making—but no article conveys the agony of sitting through a slide presentation better or more humorously than this one.

How to Create Custom Safety Training Images

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Do a search for the safety training images and then download all of them to a single PowerPoint file. Here are some examples. In the following example, I was able to pull some icons out of the clip art. Below are more examples of icons I created from individual elements in the original safety training clip art. Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio … Now! pptx.”.

How to Build Better E-Learning

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For example, one challenge was how to navigate a course if all you could do was drag and drop objects and couldn’t click anywhere on the screen. recommend collecting elearning courses, multimedia examples, or visual design ideas that you find inspiring and then setting some time to practice recreating them. USA Today and NY Times (links to examples) usually have some good demos.

Team Learning Up With Talent

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It’s not enough to have a learning management system and a portfolio of content. “If they aren’t solving clearly defined business problems, they aren’t adding value,” he said. For example, Patel said he worked with a client that operates a chain of arts and crafts stores where executives noticed a pattern of inconsistent upselling from store to store. Lean In to Learning.

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Kern Kelley & Michael Ruffini: ISTE 2015 Presenter Profiles

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Most schools or districts who have been managing portfolios or student work know that the bulk of the workflow falls upon the teacher. If you ask a student in this situation about their portfolio they might respond, “I think my teacher has a folder in a closet somewhere,” which shows how little ownership the students have on their own work. Presenter Bio: Kern Kelley.

Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach


For example, you might remove the logo that’s on every screen, the slide number, the extraneous image, a flourish that isn’t really needed, etc. Here’s another example. If you’re not inspired by your color palette, then look at some of the designer portfolio sites at Behance and Dribbble and find a color palette that will work for your current project. Mistake #2: Clutter. Solution:

Taking the risk

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They will need to gain an appreciation that change is an opportunity rather than a threat, and that a lifetime of work may encompass a portfolio career of several different jobs, requiring different skill-sets. The students used PowerPoint to create hyperlinks between their content, which they developed as a part of their course. The same applies to subject teaching. Unported License.

Now Hiring: Summer Intern for BLP’s Learning Services Team

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Would you like to build your portfolio? be anything from a custom video to an e-learning program to a series of PowerPoint. Send a resume – along with two writing samples – to Can You Tell a Good Story? Have you ever looked at a mobile app or game and said, “I could write that!”? ”? Can you really answer  no  to this one?).

Here’s How You Can Help Fight Ebola?

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Examples of Ebola Training. You can see three of the examples below and the rest are in this recap post. Ebola Training Example #1. He based it on an infographic and it’s created in PowerPoint. Click here to view the elearning example. Ebola Training Example #2. Click here to view the elearning example. Ebola Training Example #3. New York.

5 Easy Ways to Share E-Learning Courses

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For example, in Storyline you get a story.html. If you’re doing professional work or building a portfolio, then this is probably the best option because it’s a solution directly tied to your brand. Resources : Free PowerPoint templates , free elearning templates , and free e-books. Inspiration: Cool elearning examples. Here are the five options we’ll review: Tempshare.

5 Ways to Prepare & Be an E-Learning Winner

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For example, I don’t read Spanish. For example, with rapid elearning technology you can hand off all of your work to the subject matter experts and spend your time surfing YouTube for Justin Bieber videos or playing Angry Bird on your sophisticated mlearning device. One of my favorite examples is when Joe Deegan asked for some ideas on creative ideas for creating a course on bed bugs.

Do You Have the Skills to Succeed?

Rapid eLearning

Want to learn PowerPoint? Here are two good posts that cover most of what you need to know about PowerPoint for elearning: More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros! More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template. There’s even a generic course on how to take a PowerPoint file and convert that to an elearning course. Of course, elearning isn’t limited to PowerPoint. Here are a few tips: Make it a habit to review good elearning courses and multimedia examples. Create before and after examples of good elearning.

Daily Bookmarks 08/16/2009

Experiencing eLearning

Screen captures and PowerPoint imports are paid extras, but the basic tool is free. Might be nice for creating portfolio samples if you don’t have access to Captivate or Articulate. CourseLab – free e-Learning authoring tool. Free tool for course authoring. tags : e-learning , tools , interactivity , free. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Posted in Bookmarks.

Setting the Mood: Top Tips for Adding Stock Music to Your E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Sound effects bear a mention here, as well… Need I say more than “Remember the early days of PowerPoint”? So if your company already has credits with iStockPhoto , for example, it may be easy to just get music as part of your regular media budget. For example, when looking for music for the ID Challenge promo, I knew that I wanted something to make the learners feel like heroes. Review a contributor’s whole portfolio. And though they’re marketed as music for PowerPoint, there’s absolutely nothing about them that make them software-specific.) Show restraint.

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A Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

And of course, there are some free PowerPoint elearning templates, too. Tips on building content for your elearning portfolio. Want to expand your elearning skills or have content to show off in your portfolio? Free PowerPoint Templates. So here are links to some free PowerPoint templates. Tabbed PowerPoint Template. Clipart-based PowerPoint Template.

5 Tips For Finding (and working with) An eLearning Development Company


And with extensive content import capabilities, you can easily incorporate any PowerPoint or Word documents that you’ve used in the past to train your employees in your courses. For a company such as Apple or a government contractor handling sensitive data, for example, where secrecy is the norm , keeping your training content creation in-house means you can have it under close guard.

10 Tips on Using Tables in Your E-Learning Courses

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Simple PowerPoint Animations. Use PowerPoint shapes or images to point out things on the table. Also, if you want to print out the PowerPoint files, you have to remove all of the animations from the slide. This looks nice and is a bit easier to build and manage than the other types of PowerPoint animations. Duplicate Slides & Hyperlinks in PowerPoint.

A Simple Roadmap to Better Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about how to get started with building e-learning courses. I’ve covered that a bit in previous posts on why you need to create a portfolio and simple ways to get started. I’m also a big advocate of participating in your learning community to build relationships and improve your skills. Then you publish it to quickly convert it from PowerPoint to Flash.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

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call this balance the “glory-to-effort&# ratio, i.e. PowerPoint (Quality: Medium, Ease: Simple!).  . Portfolio as workspace vs. showcase. Here are four examples of how online communities have changed my world: I was organizing a conference in London UK for a client. Designing Impact , June 8, 2010 Video examples of the latest in augmented reality used in marketing world. Best of eLearning Learning. June 2010. Another great month for eLearning content. don’t want anyone to get me wrong. like Kate a lot. Looking for THE SCORM Resource? YouTube: Plagiarism Video.

Now Hiring – Join Tom’s Team

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Here’s what you need to do: Put together a portfolio of what elearning work you’ve done and some writing examples. If you haven’t written a blog post before, then write a simple one on how to do something in PowerPoint. Include a link to your portfolio. You have until Monday, April 6th to get your portfolio and writing samples to me. As mentioned last week, I’m looking for someone to join the team. I’m posting today since I heard that some almost missed the last week’s announcement because it was at the end of the post. Great visual design skills.

Three Sure-Fire Tips to Build Better E-Learning Courses

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For example, we chose to build all of the technology pieces in Engage because it’s a form-based elearning tool. We were able to use PowerPoint’s hyperlinking for the free navigation. After doing that, we moved the.swf up and uncovered the PowerPoint hyperlinks. Or show an example of what happens without the course information. Step Away from the Default Solution.

3 Easy Ways to Create Silhouette Characters

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And you can make use of some of the graphic effects in PowerPoint to add variety. You can also right click and save the silhouette as its own image rather than keep it a PowerPoint object. The iPod ads are a good example. Here’s what you need to do: Put together a portfolio of what you’ve done and some writing examples. Include a link to your portfolio.

Here’s Why You Should Enter the Articulate Guru Awards

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Build Your Personal Portfolio. So you want to be prepared, which I discussed in a previous post on why you need an elearning portfolio. One of the challenges with compiling elearning portfolios is that many organizations have you build the same courses over and over again; and most of them are probably pretty simple or not very interesting. It’s free advertising. Keep it short.