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8 Questions to Answer for Impressive PowerPoint Presentations

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When I started my business as a presentation professional, I realized that designing and developing effective, impactful, and impressive PowerPoint presentations was easier when I applied basics I had used in instructional design. Since 2013, she is one of 15 people in North America awarded the Microsoft® PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional) title. Training? Information?

The Art of Instructional Designing – PowerPoint Courses and Beyond


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.

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Community eLearning Software Free webinar Gaming interactive learning PowerPoint raptivity free webinar Live Online Training spice up your online curriculum typical web platform interaction options Unique interactive exercisesEvery content creator’s goal is to engage their audience with the most compelling and edutaining content.

Product Review: Microsoft Office Mix add-in for PowerPoint 2013

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Open up any authoring tool (okay, most of them) and one item that you will see is the ability to add PowerPoint. Some products including Articulate Studio and Storyline use the Microsoft SDK PowerPoint ribbon as their main ribbon. Use products such as Adobe Presenter or iSpring Presenter and in just a few short seconds you will be in PowerPoint and you can start building courses.

6 Tips to Make Mandatory Compliance Training a Better Learning Experience


For instance, if you’re developing an online course for a group of banking professionals, all of your examples, exercises, and case studies should be directly applicable to the financial nature of their job. Using a PowerPoint deck with lots of bullet points is the fastest way to kill enthusiasm. But there is an upside. Make Learning Enjoyable – Again! Understand Your Audience.

How PowerPoint’s New Shape Tools Can Upgrade Your Training Design


The more I experiment with PowerPoint 2010′s new features, the more I’m impressed. The New Features in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Before you can use these new features you’ll need to do some quick customization of your PowerPoint ribbon ( a shout-out to Microsoft for making the ribbon fully customizable in 2010 ). Cool, eh?

Media Options for Conversation-Driven eLearning

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If using more intensive multimedia will subtract from the resources to create more realistic practice exercises or other valuable learning experiences, you should cut the complexity of the media. This was created in PowerPoint; no rapid development tools were needed. Rather than delivering eLearning content as a lecture, you can explain it through conversations. Video. Animation.

11 Invaluable Tips To Design Blended Learning Courses for Corporate Training


When you create your blended learning courses, every exercise and learning activity should cater to these objectives. Think carefully before integrating online exercises. So, before you integrate an online exercise into your blended learning strategy you need to make sure it is not only interactive and entertaining, but that it meets the learning goals and objectives.

Games, Gamification in a Virtual Classroom Environment

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We run an exercise in the virtual classroom that allows students to write an answer in a grid on the whiteboard. The gamification elements in this type of exercise are points, ranking, social relatedness, immediate feedback and sense of community. Gamification in the virtual classroom is still in its infancy. Check it out at EduGame Cloud. Examples. What ideas have you incorporated.

Is E-learning Content Repurposing The Answer To Effective Use Of Available Resources?


This includes converting printed learning content or digital content such as presentations created in PowerPoint, into online courses. Integration and conversion tools, which enable repurposing from one format to another, such as PowerPoint to e-learning content, also support faster migration and development. These learning objects are then reused to create further learning content.

Why Microlearning Works


And they never want to see another PowerPoint lecture. A personal trainer doesn’t give you a book on exercise. They guide you through a series of small moments while you’re exercising, helping you reach big fitness goals. Microlearning is the process of building successful behaviors in short, focused segments. Sound complicated? It’s not. oppressed. Out of context.

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Why Employee Training Should Be as Routine as Timesheets

You can’t improve your overall fitness by exercising all day every day for one week of the year. You can’t get in shape with two weeks of intense exercise each year. For example, if you need to do a customer presentation and you spend some time learning how to put video into PowerPoint, you can use that new skill right away. So why do we train employees that way?

10 Golden Rules for ELearning Design


Too often today you will find organizations hastily slap-together a bunch of PowerPoint slides, upload them into a program like Articulate, click “publish” and call it “elearning” The reality is that this type of elearning development is just flat-out ineffective. Include Exercises: Engage your learners by including exercises to split-up the content.

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Learning Activities that Matter

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Facilitator drives the length (and timing) of the exercise. Facilitator controls the timing of the exercise. This exercise gets the creative storytelling juices flowing. Remember, it’s not the PowerPoint and the talking that is important, it’s the connected learning. It is time to move away from just movement…to learning activities that matter.

PowerPoint Crop to Circle Overlapping Image


Crop to any shape in PowerPoint, including a circle. And this is going to be in PowerPoint. Maybe you want her to – we’ll have her overlap that much for this one, for the exercise. Synopsis. This lessons includes an additional technique that allows part of the image to overlap the circle crop, so that it appears as if the image is coming out of the circle. Video Transcript.

5 ELearning Trends You Should Know


More Emphasis on Active Learning - In its raw early form, elearning looked a lot like Microsoft PowerPoint wrapped in a pretty package. Today, there is more weight placed on interactive exercises that help drive home key points and objectives. Elearning has evolved quite a bit in the past 10 years. Everything from the way the courses are presented to the images used within them (remember ClipArt?). What constitutes quality elearning design and delivery is as cyclical as the fashion industry. Trends go beyond the visuals and can also determine how the content is delivered.

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Compelling content hooks you in and won't let go

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Here are two of my own examples: The Emperor's New Slide Show : which demonstrates how dangerous Powerpoint can be in the wrong hands. In the context of learning content, these challenges might take the form of practice exercises, case studies, quizzes, scenarios, simulations and games. And there's no doubt that, when it comes to consuming information, we'd prefer it concise.

Ten ways to use computers in the corporate classroom

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Here are ten suggestions for ways to spice up the corporate classroom: Display slides : OK, I know, typical bullet point PowerPoint slides are not going to spice up anything, but remember that PowerPoint was originally developed to present visual aids (not verbal ones). Play music : I haven’t heard much recently from the accelerated learning folk who advocate playing music in the classroom as part of an all-round, multi-sensory approach to learning, but nevertheless, I’m pretty sure that music can be useful, even if just during the breaks or when groups are doing exercises.

Why Your Employees Get Frustrated With eLearning (and How to Fix It!)

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Sitting through lectures, videos, and PowerPoint presentations that do nothing but unload an endless stream of dry facts on a passive listener is not likely to encourage any kind of long-term learning. However, this is precisely where you should exercise caution. Creating courses for your employees is now easier than ever thanks to technology. Boring content that puts people to sleep.

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.

The teacher as storyteller

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Back in 2003, I devoted a great deal of energy to the design of a new CD-ROM course entitled Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint. They will structure this information and support it with visual aids and practical exercises. In case you’re interested, here is the story that accompanied the Ten Ways to Avoid Death by PowerPoint course: The Emperor’s New Slide Show

Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

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While generally beneficial, voice-over audio is particularly important for auditory learners (those who remember best when they hear the information), those learners who may struggle with reading, those for whom English (or the course’s target language) is not their native language, and those who may enjoy listening to your course while multitasking (commuting, exercising, etc.). Ask us !

How PowerPoint’s New Shape Tools Can Upgrade Your Training Design


The more I experiment with PowerPoint 2010′s new features, the more I’m impressed. The New Features in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. Before you can use these new features you’ll need to do some quick customization of your PowerPoint ribbon ( a shout-out to Microsoft for making the ribbon fully customizable in 2010 ). Cool, eh?

How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

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You can certainly use Powerpoint or any other supporting tool for training delivery, but be sure that your learners spend plenty of time learning material straight out of the performance support tool. Build practice exercises that require learners to consult the performace support tool for completion. As part of that practice, be sure your exercises refer learners to the support tool.

Simple Ways to Convert ILT Courses to E-learning

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They converted their PowerPoint decks into an online course using Articulate Storyline with a full narration of the text in the PowerPoint slides. Problem solving exercises in ILT can be converted into scenarios. A manufacturing firm wanted to convert its instructor-led compliance training program to an e-learning course. Where had they gone wrong? Other conversion strategies.

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mLearning – the trend that’s NOT? mSupport the trend that might be?

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When virtual worlds came out, we held virtual events and did virtual PowerPoint presentations – something we used to do live. Audio books and podcasts are wonderful to listen to while exercising, walking, or doing other mundane tasks that don’t pull our brain’s attention away. He has written and spoken numerous times on this topic. But phones are EVERYWHERE!

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Drunk at work? No, just resting.

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She parked PowerPoint in favour of responding to questions from the keen, and unusually alert audience. Exercise does have a useful effect on improving sleep, but it should be done at least an hour and half before bed time. I know I don't get enough sleep. I really struggle with it. Quite simply, it was one of the best talks I've attended in a long time. The noise should wake you up.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

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Not lecture, not PowerPoint decks, not petty/silly exercises but real HARD CORE resources and tools people can use NOW! You’ve just been informed that you’ve been signed up for “training” What is your immediate thought? Oh, crap. There goes my day. Maybe this time I’ll learn something. Maybe the training experience won’t be so bad. ” Sigh.

10 Common mistakes when developing and delivering an eLearning course: Part 1


You have a laptop full of tired old PowerPoint presentations that are churned out every time there’s a need for another induction course, fire safety training or anything else that’s boring, but mandatory. You’ve acquired a Learning Management System. You’ve been sold a “Just In Time” eLearning tool that, apparently, anyone can use. Right? Well, not quite.

Developing Quality eLearning at the Speed of Sound


Basic is described as “including content pages, text, graphics, perhaps simple audio, perhaps simple video, test questions” and typically refers to PowerPoint to eLearning conversion. Intermediate training (or interactive training) includes the same content as basic with an increase of 25% in terms of exercises and interaction. But how can you prevent a “course factory?” link].

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Empowering employees with mobile learning


Then there are the ice-breakers: having to talk about oneself, role-plays, games, case studies, team exercises and giving of (usually at least three) examples from personal or professional experience. The business world has changed fundamentally in the past decade due to the increase in mobile device usage. Knowing your employees. Sooner, rather than later. Wrapping up. E-learning

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make


So, you are still using the feature in your eLearning development tool that converts the entire PowerPoint content to eLearning. End the segment with an interactive exercise that offers music, points, and feedback. Migrating from a traditional learning environment to an eLearning environment is not always smooth. eLearning has advanced plenty in these past few years. Use a script.

Get those Avatars Moving!

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A 3D virtual environment is not very exciting if the avatars are sitting in virtual chairs, in a virtual classroom looking at virtual PowerPoint, instead, get the avatars up and moving around. Redesign lecture materials into interactive exercises. Moving through Data in the virtual world of ProtoSphere. Here are some guidelines for encouraging interactivity in a 3D virtual space.

How to Grab and Keep Interest in Any Presentation

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We’ve all been in the situation, whether as students or teachers: Navigating through a text-heavy, bland PowerPoint presentation and struggling to either pay or capture attention. I can edit compliance imagery to create an interactive exercise where students must identify what’s wrong with the picture, and hop to the next slide with another edited image for the answers.