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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. PPT is not known to cause any significant problems.

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.

Adding Interactions as a Flash file to your Slides

Raptivity

You can add an engaging interaction on any slide of the PowerPoint. Read them and get trending with interactive PPT slides. a. Open the PowerPoint presentation in [.]. Education Software eLearning tools Flash PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity Developer embed movie Flash file interaction powerpoint options PPT. There are no gimmicks to it but certainly simple guidelines to be followed. presentations Shockwave flash object slideshow

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Integrate Raptivity with Lectora Snap

Raptivity

Community Computer software Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools Flash interactive learning PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity Active learning e-learning software eLearning simulations elearning tool flash interactive builder Lectora snap PPT. You can add an attractive interaction of Raptivity to Lectora Snap!

How to Create Icons in PowerPoint + Free Download

E-learning Uncovered

PowerPoint has always been my go-to graphic design tool (as I’ve explained in several of my other posts: here , here , and here ). Even as I’ve learned how to use advanced graphic design programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, I’ve always believed that PowerPoint can be just as…well, powerful! Click here to download these fully-editable icons (PPT & PNG).

Adobe Captivate 6: High Fidelity PowerPoint Imports

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    Have you, or a Subject Matter Expert, created a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint? And are you bummed because all of that great PowerPoint content is basically going to have to be redone in Captivate? Don't  Don't throw those PowerPoint presentations away. You can import PowerPoint presentations into an existing Captivate project, or create a new Captivate project that uses the PowerPoint slides. Importing a PowerPoint presentation into Captivate couldn't be easier.

Designing With A PowerPoint Grid

The eLearning Coach

Learn how to use a PPT grid to improve your eLearning graphics. Post from: The eLearning Coach Designing With A PowerPoint Grid. GRAPHICS MEDIA

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

eLearning 24-7

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.

eLearning: Adobe Captivate and Microsoft PowerPoint

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

before answering that, let's rework that classic question with this: what comes first, the eLearning or the PowerPoint presentation? When developing eLearning, the content is often created in Microsoft PowerPoint first. I'm not going to get into what it takes to create visually compelling PowerPoint presentations (we have a  mini course for that ). Instead, I'm going to show you how to take existing PowerPoint content and quickly re-purpose it for eLearning. Adobe Captivate and PowerPoint. Choose  Window > Library.

Why PowerPoint is Effective for Training New Employees

DigitalChalk eLearning

Thus, the need for an easy-to-use, inexpensive learning tool arises. What first comes to mind is good old PowerPoint. Here’s a fun fact: earlier this year, PowerPoint celebrated its 25 th anniversary. They offer professional authoring and learning features that PowerPoint fails to deliver. The pros and cons of PowerPoint. Internal coaching. Interactivity.

PowerPoint Converter with Animations and Sound

DigitalChalk eLearning

In DigitalChalk’s recent release, Washington 1.0, a PowerPoint converter was introduced that greatly simplifies uploading a PowerPoint to our online training software. This gives you three great options to choose from now – chalkboard, web archive, and a PowerPoint converter! Helpful hint: Make sure that the file type is either a PPTX or PPT for PowerPoint 2003 or later.

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Free E-Learning Template: Check Mark Interaction

Rapid eLearning

There are two versions of the free elearning template: Storyline 2 and PowerPoint. Free E-Learning Template: Storyline 2. Free E-Learning Template: PowerPoint. Download the free PowerPoint template. The PowerPoint version is limited to a click-and-reveal interaction. The PowerPoint template is edited in the slide master. Flat Menu Template (PPT).

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5 Super-Secret PowerPoint Tips I Can’t Live Without

eLearningArt

PowerPoint is a powerful tool, but I’m often surprised that some of the most useful features are hidden. You probably already know how to cut and paste, but I bet even the most seasoned PowerPoint guru can learn a few things here. Watch this video tutorial showing PowerPoint Shortcuts You Don’t Know (But Need To). Think of PowerPoint as a blank canvas.

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15 Benefits of Using PowerPoint in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Why PowerPoint? It seems that everywhere you go in the eLearning world you run into PowerPoint. Most of the new authoring tools either use PPT as their base or offer the ability to import slides. Many of you are already using PowerPoint in the classroom, so why not repurpose that presentation for your online courses? Are you already using PowerPoint?

iSpring Converter: PowerPoint to HTML5 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

The product provides PowerPoint to HTML5 conversion, allowing learners to view PPT-based presentations on iPad and other mobile devices. Asynchronous Mobile Learning ToolsiSpring now offers “iSpring Converter” for purchase.

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eTraining: From ‘Just PPT’ to ‘Wow eLearning’ with new Adobe Presenter 8 Update

Adobe Captivate

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2013, 8am-9am PST Description: Converting PowerPoint Presentations to eLearning is a need that we all have, and Adobe Presenter makes it a complete solution as a plug-in for powerpoint. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the key features of latest Adobe Presenter update to take the PowerPoint Presentation to [.].

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

best products that work under water (summer time) and from the e-learning prospective – the best authoring tools. However,with the added mobile piece, creation of professional videos, relay capability with various products including VLPs, it makes sense. #9 iSpring Solutions- iSpring Suite - PowerPoint add on products are still a hot item in the space. Learning 24/7.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. Why PowerPoint? Many tools out there that still have to start with ppt Use it as a storyboarding tool, prototyping. Can do an awful lot with PPT. How BAD can e-learning be? Richard Mayer – research on multimedia learning. eLearnin.

3 (Free) PPT Templates To Make Your Training More Memorable

Mindflash

So, in the interest of paying it forward, here are 3 free PowerPoint templates you can download and use for your next training project (and a few seeds of inspiration as well).  Download the free iPhone PPT template from MockApp (they also have a Keynote version available) and then watch the demo I’ve put together for some ideas on how it could be used for online training. #2: Chalkboard Template. Download my free Chalkboard PPT Template and then watch the demo to see how you can use it to simplify intimidating topics for your trainees.

Presentation Resources for DPW Webinar

Kapp Notes

Here are some presentation resources that might be helpful when creating an exciting PowerPoint presentation. PCAR Presentation Resources Resource for Presentations Learning Circuits Big Questions: Avoiding Death by PowerPoint Here is an example of a presentation using some techniques to avoid bullets, lists and other PPT distractions.

Design skill – add hat to photo

eLearningArt

Don’t stress. I’ll walk you through how you can make Meg totally safe using either PowerPoint or Photoshop. This is a skill that you can learn in under 10 minutes. You can also download the source files to do this in either PowerPoint or Photoshop to follow along and practice. Adding a hat in PowerPoint. always do a first pass at designing everything in PowerPoint.

Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

It’s time once again to contribute to  Jane Hart’s annual survey of tools for learning. I was the first person to take part in this project some nine years ago and now it’s an annual ritual. My top tools for learning are: Experience. have an extensive library and am in the midst of looking back through to refresh what I’ve learned from them. Friends.

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

Most corporations perceive learning to be an essential and ongoing process. Therefore, despite fluctuations of the economy and limited training budgets, companies are always on the lookout for sustainable learning solutions that can be created and delivered within limited means – of time as well as money. This can also reduce time and effort in e-Learning development. Learnin

Programming Is Back The Rise of HTML5 for E Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

What does this cry for HTML5 mean for e-learning developers? 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. That Was Then. Check the box!

E-Learning Jargon: What you might think it is.well…

eLearning 24-7

As many of you are aware the e-learning world is well known for its jargon.  In turn it is this jargon that can create confusion and misunderstanding not only for newbies into the space but also for hardened veterans. While it would be so much simpler if everyone used the same terminology – consumer world equal to e-learning world, that would be to easy and as anyone who has even put their toes into the online learning world, easy is a word that is rarely afforded. The E-Learning World. In the e-learning world, gaming elements are directly tied to games. 

Book Review: “Essentials of Online Course Design”

Dont Waste Your Time

” The core of the book is a set of standards that are based on ‘best’ practices (I prefer the term ‘good practice’ as ‘best practice’ implies there is no room for improvement) in the field of online learning and teaching. Online resources for learning does not mean a ‘document repository’ of PDF and PPT files.

E-Learning vs. Really Good E-Learning

Designing Digitally

well, really bad of e-Learning. We know that when it’s done well, e-Learning can be an effective and enjoyable way of acquiring new skills and knowledge. We also know that when it’s done poorly, e-Learning can be tedious, boring, and downright painful. So what can we do to ensure our e-Learning courses are well-designed, interesting and engaging?

New: Use video plus powerpoint presentations to create engaging online courses

ProProfs

So are PowerPoint presentations. With our new PPT & video synchronization feature, you get the best of both the worlds. You can use any video and sync it with a PowerPoint presentation, which will advance automatically to the most relevant slide as the video progresses. Video and PPT synced presentations are an integral part of web-based courses. Tough choice right!

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7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

This is especially true when you have a bunch of large images on your PowerPoint slides. Here’s a simple solution, you can compress your images in PowerPoint. So if you have high resolution images that are hard to work with, use PowerPoint’s compression feature to make them smaller. They don’t show up when you publish, but they’re always available in the PowerPoint file.

Not Your Father’s PowerPoint

Bottom-Line Performance

Ok, ok, so most of our fathers probably never touched PowerPoint.  Although Articulate is also used, note that even you don’t publish to Articulate it’s pretty impressive what can be created in PowerPoint. The first link comes from e-Learning Art , an excellent site to explore. They specialize in e-learning tools.  It’s really not as complicated as it sounds, check it out… PowerPoint Animation Change of Expression. He demonstrates how he built a television in PPT. Many animations can run similarly even in the absence of Articulate.

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PowerPoint – The King of eLearning Tools?

eLearning Brothers

Is PowerPoint the most widely used tool for eLearning development? It seems that everywhere I go in the eLearning world I run into PowerPoint. Most of the new authoring tools either use PPT as their backbone or offer the ability to import slides. Using these new tools meant that I had to start using PPT. Everyone has PPT. Should it be? What do you think?

Using PPts Online & Dual-Coding Theory

Coffee and Design

Daily I work with instructors who desire to use their face-to-face PowerPoint Presentations in their online classes. When PPt as a medium is used face-to-face there should be an expert there to provide the narration that guides the slides. What about when PPt as an online medium? Didn’t their tuition pay for a learning experience? Didn’t their tuition pay for a class?

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

eLearning 24-7

I’m tired of hearing the excuses. I’m tired of hearing that because people do not have an instructional design background nor training background, it is acceptable to create linear courses online. I’m tired of people generating all types of reasons for not building engaging e-learning content.  I’m tired of seeing PowerPoint with an audio or video clip spun as a sound WBT course. received an e-learning grant and was doing research on online learning, pricing and how colleges and universities could achieve success. wanted to learn.

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3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book

Rapid eLearning

To keep it simple we’ll use PowerPoint, but the ideas should work regardless of the tool you use. created them as shapes in PowerPoint. Use PowerPoint’s master slides to create the layouts. Build a master PowerPoint file that has all of the layouts you’d use. Bonus tips: PowerPoint lets you create slides of any size. Learn to Use Articulate Storyline.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? For those who are e-learning developers, instructional designers (with the background to back it) or instructional technologists, I feel your pain. For the fans of PowerPoint, no need to worry, many vendors to select with various options, albeit many similar. PowerPoint is presentation software. Learning 24/7.

e-Learning vs. Great e-Learning

KZO Innovations

There’s e-Learning, and then there’s great e-Learning – there’s a difference! We know that when it’s done well, e-Learning can be an effective and enjoyable way of acquiring new skills and knowledge. We also know that when it’s done poorly, e-Learning can be tedious, boring, and downright painful. Here, we’ll explain how to ensure your e-Learning courses are well designed, interesting, and engaging. Take your e-Learning from average to awesome right now! Why e-Learning Often Falls Flat. Want more key e-Learning insights?

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eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann

eLearningArt

In this interview Tom shares his advice on how to improve as an eLearning developer, and his thoughts on topics such as PowerPoint based authoring tools, design, rapid eLearning, and more. It focuses on change performance and has learning activities that mirror performance expectations. What are learners supposed to do after learning the course? PowerPoint is a blank slide.