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Can ‘Movie Based e-Learning’ be the Future of Video Based e-Learning?


So, while the learning industry is sold on the idea of utilizing videos for learning, most of them are animations or slide-based presentations with a voice-over. The next is about going up a level on the production of learning videos and creating Movie-based Learning. How Movie Based Learning & Why is it going to be different? Challenges of Movie-based Learning.

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PowerPoint 2010: Converting Presentations to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In previous versions of PowerPoint, converting presentations to movies  could be a bit of a laborious task.   Do a run-through of your presentation to make sure there is an adequate amount of time between slide transitions and any animation effects you may have added and make any necessary changes. You won't be clicking your mouse to continue the presentation once it is a movie and you may find that the default transition time goes too fast (or not fast enough) for your liking. by AJ George. Open the presentation within PowerPoint 2010.   Click Save.

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Adding Interactions as a Flash file to your Slides


You can add an engaging interaction on any slide of the PowerPoint. Read them and get trending with interactive PPT slides. a. 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. Open the PowerPoint presentation in [.]. presentations Shockwave flash object slideshow

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PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Last week I detailed how to turn a PowerPoint 2007 presentation into a movie that could be uploaded to popular video sharing sites like YouTube.      If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. by AJ George. " PowerPoint

Audio-Video Sync in Captivate published movie

Adobe Captivate

When you add audio to a slide, it appears as a separate ‘element’ in the timeline. You can synchronize the audio with the slide by adjusting its timeline. Adobe Flash Player that plays the Adobe Captivate movie also plays the audio along with the movie. The audio that must ideally end with a slide spills over to the next slide. AVI,WAV).

What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

Ever wondered why movies are so expensive? Ever sit through the credits at the end of a movie? We probably all have, now that every superhero movie puts a teaser at the end. Why do they need so many people doing so many “strange” jobs to make a movie?   All you need is a camera, script, actors, and some lights if you feel like really going all out. Part 1 of 3.

Articulate Storyline for E-learning Development – Replacing Videos Without Affecting Triggers

CommLab India

Step1: In the Storyline project, insert a video in the slide, adjust it on the screen and add triggers as per your requirement. Double click on the video file, you will find some options under Movie Tools. Browse and replace the updated video, click the Save & Close button to return the main slide. Here are the simple steps that’ll help do this. Have anything to say?

Three Things to Include in Your E-Learning Storyboard

E-learning Uncovered

Just like a script for a movie, an e-learning storyboard is a document that outlines everything from on-screen text and graphics to the narration text and how the interactions will work.  . Color-Coded Slide Types. well-rounded e-learning course should have a good mix of presentation and interactive slides. Image-and-Audio Synchronization Cues. What sounds faster?

PowerPoint: Playing Audio Sequentially. and Automatically

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

If you know that the first audio file ends after 1:35 and you'll be on your third slide then, then you would put the second audio file on the third slide and set it to play after 1:35.    Insert the audio file on the slide on which you would like the audio to begin ( Insert > Audio ).   Select Audio Tools Playback > Play across slides.

20 World-Class Experts Share Their Top Presentation Tips

eLearning Brothers

Before creating slides, make sure you are using a template that defines global properties like fonts, colors and object/chart styles. Adding visuals to your slides makes them more impactful and more memorable, but only if they help clarify your message. In a big space, don’t let the AV folks flip back and forth between an image of you and a slide. Then think about your slides.

The Amazing Invisible Narrator

eLearning Brothers

If you are a human being that has seen a movie before, chances are you’ve heard the smooth and authoritative sound of Morgan Freeman’s voice. Granted, that would be a movie I would pay BIG money to see, but the point is this would be very distracting, and Penguins would become more reality show than documentary. ” Freeman is mostly utilized flawlessly in this regard.

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How to Design Attention-Grabbing E-Learning

E-learning Uncovered

Every time I sit down to watch a movie, I hear the same opening music that studios have been using for decades. Upon hearing these few measures, I let out a breath, put away my phone, and give the story my full attention. I’ve spent so many years enjoying movies, it’s almost Pavlovian at this point. slide of course objectives won’t cut it, not as the opening of your course.

Freebie Friday: 3 Stock Video Templates

eLearning Brothers

That’s not to say you treat it like a cheap 3D movie and throw objects toward the camera just because you can. You might even slow things down and use each frame as a brief slide in a greater presentation. When it comes to video eLearning, it is a cardinal sin to not take advantage of the medium. Get ‘em while they’re hot and take your video course to the next level!

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Instructional Designer’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

Association eLearning

This makes it easy to let things slide. They can be simple, like treating yourself to a movie or getting stuck with extra chores. We’re nearing “New Year’s Resolution” time again. That got me thinking about the pass/fail rate of this annual ritual. How many people stick to their resolutions? Let’s be honest, it’s not very many. Since motivation and behavior change are part of instructional design, I thought it would be fun to take a look at where people go wrong and how you can increase your chance of success. This is the Instructional Designer’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions.

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Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Learner engagement is highest for videos that combine approaches, for example, a talking head–style interspersed with PowerPoint slides. For demonstrations, digital tablet drawings are more engaging than PowerPoint slides. Consider where and how you can interject slides and demonstrations into your lectures. Video is the primary means of content delivery in a MOOC.

Captivate and Articulate for Interactive Slide-Based Presentations

Tony Karrer

It's an employee orientation that consists of many (500) slides of text and graphics. We'll make the slides fun with graphic effects and movies, but that doesn't change the slide model. For the task described, where the source is initially MS PowerPoint slides, Articulate Presenter is going to be easier to use. Especially if you have animations or anything beyond the slides in your source PowerPoint. From the question - "make it fun through graphic effects and movies" doesn't necessarily imply interaction - quizzes, games, etc. All good.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

From We’ve Met the Enemy and He is PowerPoint where the article discusses perhaps the worlds most challenging PowerPoint slide. Complicated slide explaining inter-relationships, hard to read. Imagine lawyers presenting arguments before the Supreme Court in slides instead of legal briefs. Several participants derided the Army’s over-reliance on PowerPoint openly.

Presentations in the cloud

Clive on Learning

video with media alongside (typically slides, but could also be Flash movies, Twitter feeds, web pages, etc.). This Facebook version includes a video, slides and a summary of the presentation. A week or so back I was given a sneak preview of a new tool for distributing recorded presentations online called dpcloud. The media with accompanying audio. Got to have a go.

Learning on Smartphones

24x7 Learning

Companies who fail to develop cogent eLearning content for smartphones will slide down the competitive ladder. When mobile devices are talked about, the devices that come to mind are basically anything other than the once omnipresent personal computer (PC). Laptop, netbook, tablet, and mobile phone are all grouped together under the term ‘mobile’. Text will have to be kept to a minimum.

Tips for Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Brains switch off when we see a slide full of bullet points. Be detail oriented, craft mental movies. These are my live blogged notes from the InSync Training Byte session “Once Upon a Time, Storytelling WAS Learning” by Tom Campbell and Karin Rex. My side comments and thoughts in italics. Any errors, typos, or awkward phrasing are mine, not Tom and Karin’s. Climax.

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7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

Make sure you highlight the headings properly and use standard positioning on all slides. Once you have an image on a slide, try to review its contents and decide whether text is indispensable here or if you can do without it. For some reasonable cutting, joining and tweaking, feel free to try Microsoft Movie Maker, Apple iMovie, Avidemux or any other tools with similar functionality.

3 biggest flaws with the LMS and why it doesn’t make your employees better on-the-job performers


When is the last time you watched a feature-length movie on your smartphone? Now, imagine spending two hours clicking through slides, followed by a long video, and finally a quiz. According to Training Industry Report , the vast majority of companies (73%) are using an LMS today for corporate learning. Is the LMS really the right tool to help you move the needle? Why does that matter?

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

With Articulate, you can create interactivity to a presentation by adding slide layers, drag-and-drop interactions, quizzing, screen recording, and software simulation. Windows Movie Maker. Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing production suite. Quickly add photos and footage from your PC or camera into Movie Maker. Then fine tune your movie just the way you want it. Once you select a template to download, you can view a preview of what slides the download will include. SCORM. Articulate. iSpring. Adobe Captivate. Audio. Audacity. Vocaroo.

Articulate 360: What Does the New Subscription Model Mean for You?

E-learning Uncovered

Then you can publish a movie that switches back and forth between the two or uses picture-in-picture. Storyline 360 has a responsive player, but the slides themselves don’t change based on device size or orientation. With Rise, the whole slide changes. For example, you can load slides or other visuals, record what you are saying about them, and make annotations on the screen such as circling part of a diagram with your stylus. All of that gets recorded into a movie. Articulate Storyline users have been anxiously anticipating the release of Storyline 3.

Elearning Spotlight: Military Child Education Coalition and Blended Learning

The Learning Dispatch

Incorporating artwork from MCEC’s vast children’s art library, slides, narration and video, Microassist ensured that the online courses reflected the student- and family-centered focus of the in-person courses. Blended Learning Combination Helps Support Military Kids. The Client: Military Child Education Coalition. That can mean moving across the U.S. or across the globe. Problems Solved.

Guides Rule! The Addition of Rulers and Guides to Adobe Captivate 9

CommLab India

Adobe Captivate began as a rather simple screen casting tool that made Flash-based movies. Guides give you the ability to precisely place your objects on your slides and maintain consistency from one slide to the next. If you need to see a preview of how your slide/screen looks like, go the Edit drop-down and select Hide Guides  to temporarily hide the Guides.  .

Product Review – Articulate Storyline 2

eLearning 24-7

That said, I wish they would offer the option of a true tree option, rather than the standard “slide” icon layout. Slide properties –  I have a pet peeve with the term (slides) instead of the terms of chapter, page, etc. Story View (Default) – With mini slide in the center. LMTK), never used slides. to slides. Untitled Slide 1.

Your Name in Star Wars Aurebesh built in Storyline


Star Wars: The Force Awakens is not just another movie to carry on the franchise, rather the rebirth of one of the largest pop cultures the world has ever seen. At first, my family and I discussed that we would wait until after opening weekend and catch the movie the following week. First, for those who like stats: One Slide; four layers. Jump To slide (itself).

#40years of Educational Technology: First days

Learning with e's

The first Star Wars movie was still a year away, and showing at the local cinema was David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth. My technical team would supply projectors for slides (Kodak Carousels), 16mm film (see the image above) and filmstrip, occasionally accompanied by an audio cassette player, where you changed the slides each time a tone sounded on the sound track.

Draw and Talk Over Your Images to Communicate Clearer

Visual Lounge

Narration is common in movies and storybooks, but it’s also proven to be a great tool in academics and business. You could go through a colleague’s presentation slides, a competitor’s website, or whatever you want to comment on. Have you ever watched your local weather reporter draw a weather pattern on the screen? They’re using telestration!

Are Your Video Transitions Helping or Hurting?

Visual Lounge

Have you ever seen a PowerPoint slide like this? Public speakers know to throw in a slide like this to allow audiences to take a quick mental break and to prepare for the next section. would stay away from fade to black transitions in narrative “movies” or short films you produce. Sure, they’re cool in Star Wars , but that movie came out 40 years ago. Wrong! Tweet this).

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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. Then re-evaluate the slide and see if it better communicates your message. Animated movies and videos. I had the great pleasure of interviewing Connie Malamed, the “eLearning Coach.” With that said, let’s get into the interview!

School House Rock, School of Rock

Kapp Notes

Are you using words on a screen for your PowerPoint slides or e-learning modules? Another person that knew how to conduct effective training is guitarist Dewey Finn (played by Jack Black) in the movie School of Rock. this movie should be required of every school teacher, trainer and instructional designer. Remember School House Rock? Add life to your e-learning.

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Start Doodling in Class: The Value of Lo Fi Graphics in eLearning


The new book discusses sketchnoting for idea generation, idea mapping, planning, and documentation (of how-to guides, travel experiences, food experiences, movies, TV and media). Replace Text-Based Overview Slides with a Hand-Drawn Graphic. Going to class and taking notes go hand in hand. And often, particularly when taking notes by hand, note-taking and doodling go hand in hand.