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Organizing Content: PPT, Index Cards, Other Methods?

Experiencing eLearning

On one of my recent projects, I had a series of videos to intersperse throughout a course. I had an outline in the design document, but when I started actually developing it, I realized the structure wasn’t quite right. I was struggling a bit to figure out how to organize the pieces. ” I could have done the same sort of organization with index cards, but PowerPoint was handy.

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Organizing Content: PPT, Index Cards, Other Methods?

Experiencing eLearning

On one of my recent projects, I had a series of videos to intersperse throughout a course. I had an outline in the design document, but when I started actually developing it, I realized the structure wasn’t quite right. I was struggling a bit to figure out how to organize the pieces. ” I could have done the same sort of organization with index cards, but PowerPoint was handy.

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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?” Regardless of whether you use PPT or Prezi, content and design are key. Both programs are designed as presentation tools, so either one should be able to fill that role. I’ve already written about how to create eLearning using PPT, so I won’t re-visit that here. Read on to see why.

Power to the SMEs! – a Presentation the BBP Way

Learning Visions

pulled my project together yesterday in about four hours – included hammering out content, figuring out the BBP storyboard template, grabbing graphics, and learning how to use PPT beyond the basics that I know. I’m proud to say I mastered Slide Masters last night! Once you complete the outline, you publish your “headlines” to PPT. Tags: kineo sme instructional design PPT

Harnessing Untapped Technology with Organizational LMS Leads to Increased Sales Training Efficacy: A Case in Point


Also, the volatile market ensures that most organizations have new employees or dealers on-board. Therefore organizations have to design programs to train sales staff quickly and effectively, for a faster time-to-market delivery. According to a research by leading training research organization ASTD , most new recruits among the sales force are trained for more than 15 days per annum.

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eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann


How can corporate trainers leverage community at their own organizations?  . Is it possible to build an interactive (and attractive) course in PPT? . What impact has PPT-based authoring tools on the training industry? It opened the doors to organizations that needed online training but couldn’t afford custom programming or in-house Flash programmers. And good luck.

2013 Corporate Learning Trends: Where Are We Now? (White Paper)

Bottom-Line Performance

Less PPT-only; More Cool Interactive Tools within Lectures. For more information on how to integrate better social learning into an organization, consider attending the eLearning Guild’s online forum, Collaborative and Social Learning: Best Practices for Learning With Others. The contrast is fascinating. You can download the white paper here. Read more. 2. Read more. 3.

How to Deliver on the Promise of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)


Users primarily access enterprise content by retrieving documents from their email or intranet such as Word, PPT, or PDF files. Some organizations are attempting to solve the BYOD content gap by building custom mobile apps, but many are in fact solving the wrong problem. Did you miss our recent webinar, Delivering on the Promise of BYOD , hosted by Ahmed Datoo? No sweat! Trends

What is crowd-accelerated learning?

Origin Learning

Technology advancements, latest gadgets, and emerging concepts in the world of business are making organizations look at newer methods of skills training and imparting impactful development lessons. With the top-down approach not bringing in results that organizations typically search for, the learning architecture has to accommodate a new community of learners. Source: [link]. link].

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

More and more organizations with eLearning programs in place are feeling the need to move towards mLearning, and we believe that Tablet Learning can be a smooth and easy way to initiate this shift. The steps are simple – the base PPT that you used for the Presenter slides needs to be republished using Articulate Storyline. 1.Flash Course. For HTML output. For Native Apps.

Cathy Moore on Saving the World from Boring eLearning

Learning Visions

Instead ask, “what do we need the learners to do?” We need to redefine our roles in organizations from converting infomration in a course to becoming performance consultants. Adobe Connect session hosted with Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist “The extraordinary, the radical, the amazing Cathy Moore…” How does one navigate this field and become a professional in this space?

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

Legacy content includes PPT files that are broken up and tagged slide by slide, Microsoft Word documents that can be tagged at the paragraph, image or even word level, images, videos, PDF’s and flash assets. As a general observation, this phenomenon is in itself what today’s learning organizations aspire to. Tozman: The big influence is the amount of information that we amass about a singular topic, the rate at which that information changes and most importantly the speed at which organizations must act on the information. industry

15 Benefits of Using PowerPoint in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Most of the new authoring tools either use PPT as their base or offer the ability to import slides. These are 15 benefits of using PowerPoint in eLearning: Everyone has PPT – It’s probably already on your computer. Use slide sections to navigate, organize and print your presentation. Organize and print your slides more effectively. Why PowerPoint?

e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less


With the help of rapid development tools like Articulate Storyline, a PPT can be easily converted to an e-module – reducing development time considerably. Create video recordings and podcasts in collaboration with the people within the organization – instead of making high-end productions with hired artistes and locations. There are many ways to achieve this: Get the most out of SMEs.

10 Dos for Successful E-learning Design

CommLab India

Reconstruct the PPT with an appropriate strategy. Usually organizations have their own style guides and the onscreen content has to conform to it. Creating an e-learning course is not a one man show and requires time, energy, creativity, and the collaboration of several people. Do a thorough content and audience analysis. Use the style guide to maintain consistency. Right or Wrong!

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Best of the Best: Content Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

Feature sets – they have to be more than PPT to Flash or add an audio clip and video clip to the course. When you see many of these awards from organizations – the general mass of them (but not all of them) require the vendor/company to submit an application for whatever category or categories. While traditionally best of the best are announced in December, I decided why wait.  I mean it is not like something is going to change in just a few weeks for any such product. Here are my criteria. If they are stale – seriously do you deserve to the best? Final Note.

New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2

mLearning Trends

And, of course, you can import existing PPT/PPTX presentations right into the new app and manipulate all the sides while still leveraging most of the defined interactions (e.g., Another month, another trip to Orlando it seems and last week had me attending two different shows down near the Mouse House; Learning Solutions 2011 and CTIA Wireless 2011. The Learning Solutions 2011 Event.

ATD2015 Conference Post – Review

eLearning 24-7

Better organization of the conference – the Universal Studio thing was very cool – Big Win! Basically, you can add your PPT, MP4, assessment, word docs, etc. The sessions, the ones I attended were good and the organization for the show outstanding.  Well hello there!  Back after a few grueling weeks first in Australia then in Orlando, speaking at ATD.  Before diving into the conference itself, for those who are unaware, I have signed a book deal with ATD Publishing. . The book will be published in 2016. – what are you thinking – stuff. Pluses. SCORM.

Joe Sabia – opening keynote at Brainshark #sharkmeet12

Learning Visions

Liking” on Facebook – you’re showing the world your view and doing marketing for another organization. shares a video of a classroom teacher who has a ppt on screen that “comes alive”). Your PPT box. 0. 0. 1. Kineo. Normal. 0. false. false. false. EN-US. Joe Sabia – opening keynote at Brainshark #sharkmeet12. Video maker. TED Talk. link]. Joe follows viral culture. What could be transferred to business communications? From the world of viral video? Think about a presentation you’ve given in the past month. CDZA – creating videos for this music channel. Two methods: Take 1.

Product Review: BlueVolt

eLearning 24-7

Under course is a PPT 2010 QRC, yet under the categories section, you see “downloadable reference” Guess what? While their core audiences are manufacturers, services, distributors and associations, this system can easily be recommended to any business or organization. At one time BlueVolt was just a spark, a system among many other systems in the market. Overall. Average.

Starting Out with UI Prototyping

Visual Lounge

representation of an interface to show the organization of the main elements of a screen or page, and a mockup is a high-fidelity (i.e. But, yes, PPT, Keynote, and Google Slides have enough functionality to create simple wireframes, include higher-fidelity images of your interface, respond to clicks, and even do some animations. Prototyping? While a wireframe is a low-fidelity (i.e.

Latest E-Learning Insight and News

eLearning 24-7

They have a freebie version which has an appropriate number of feature sets, then they have paid versions for individual and organization. Vendors cannot include a PPT or sales pitch in their demo, it has to be 100% pure product. The Extended Enterprise blog post and directory will be visible this weekend. Well, a lot has been happening in the past three months, from SaaS driven to talent management to course authoring to name changes and everything in between.  Without further adieu, Talent Management/Performance Management (TM/PM). Ahh, how things have changed. What do you do?

Deriving the Best out of E-learning Outsourcing: Creating Impactful Courseware


Many organizations thus prefer the route of developing their course-ware through external resources in order to keep up with the pace of demand and restrictive time-lines. Cube works with many organizations, assisting them to develop e-courses for their varying needs. For SMEs within the client organization, time and availability can be charted out early in the content development process. The ‘notes’ section of a PPT can similarly be utilized to gather client feedback. 4. For any e-learning vendor, interaction with SMEs is often the first and most crucial step.

Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. 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. Use scenarios – apply what you know to make a decision.Ask the learner to take info that’s not clearcut and apply it using a question (in PPT – picture of a farmer and 3 images of “experts” to ask for advice. PPT Blunders when designing eLearning: too much text bad graphics flying text My review: Jane is a fabulous presenter. Session hosted by Training Magazine. We have it.


It’s Demo Time

eLearning 24-7

They fail to even clearly show their product, let alone present the product sans the standard PPT intro that comes with “learn more” about the solution. Blocking out 90 minutes, sets aside those other items, for a bit, and enables you to focus on what will be the biggest purchase of the year, if not years for your company, school or organization. You want to see a learning platform, but you don’t want to access the trial, first or perhaps you can’t. What do you do? What then, is the option for you, beyond closing your eyes and imagining the product? demo).

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Break it down! (No it’s not Hammer Time! Yet)

eLearning 24-7

Yeah, you can upload word docs, PPT, etc. Organizations who recommend the value of RFPs and either have a link to an RFP template or how to do a RFP. During the past 14.5 years,  I have seen firsthand what works, what doesn’t and what is really going on behind the scenes. I’ve also learned firsthand, how to make it work in any vertical and any industry. Without just jumping around. Pitfall the Game- It’s a Jungle out there. Authoring Tools. Learning Management Systems. Web conferencing. Mobile learning platforms. Social learning platforms. What does it all mean?

eLearning Guild DemoFest Highlights #dl09

Learning Visions

Organized by Family Challenges – branching exercises. - “Unfinished Chores” – included situations in families via videos – then you pick one of three responses after seeing video. Content generated in PPT, used Presenter plugin to upload to Connect. Look at a stockrrom and organize it – a few boxes are out of place. These are favorites of that event. There’s an app for that.”

Driving User Adoption of e-Learning Programs

ID Reflections

What organizations treading the path of e-learning or introducing anything new need to understand is that: ~The implementation is only the beginning ~The culture of the organization should actively suppport and drive post-implementation adoption ~Users/learners should perceive themselves as being appreciated and recognized for adapting to a new method Applying these to the adoption of e-learning in an organization: Mistakes that many organizations tend to make that get in the way of user adoption are: 1. by Cathy Moore) 3. Any thoughts.??


Possible hindrances to user adoption of e-learning courses

ID Reflections

Why do many organizations fail to enthuse their learners about their e-learning drive? Feel that transferring a ppt into flash is all about e-learning (putting "lipstick on a pig" effect takes place.Refer to: How to avoid putting lipstick on a pig from [link] 4. Accepting the brief from an organization's representatives and creating a course that they want but not necessarily what they need 2. Failing to carry out UAT because "implementation is not our problem; it's up to the organization to do what they want with the course" 4. from [link] 3.


Your character strengths

Jay Cross

Leadership: Encouraging a group of which one is a member to get things done, and at the same time maintaining good relations within the group; organizing group activities and seeing that they happen. Engaged employees are involved, enthusiastic, and further their organization’s interests. You do a good job organizing activities and seeing that they happen. | My work history disagrees.


7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

To keep things organized, create a consistent process by which you manage your folders and elearning assets. wrote a post on how to organize and manage your project files. Once the file is unzipped, all of the images are available to you in the ppt/media folder. For example, I’m going to be in Baton Rouge next week. I’m doing a session for the local ASTD. That may help.

Books Not Recommended by Members of #lrnchat

eLearning Cyclops

sillym0nkey : How to use smile sheets effectively TriciaRansom : More Time in Training = More Learning mbr1online : Idiot's Guide to Organizing Your Files and Catching Up on Email while Watching Webinars. Last Thursday,  #lrnchat's topic was "book talk" and question five was great fun. The question posed was "What are book titles you hope never to see?" Here is a list of just some of the responses. They are not just very amusing, they are also a great reflection on so much of what we should avoid, or at least rethink, in our industry. See you next Thursday!

eLearning Guild Authoring & Development Tools Research Report (2008)

Learning Visions

that includes PPT and Word – whether or not you consider these as rapid elearning tools, Guild members do). Captivate – 67% PPT – 57% Word – 47% Adobe Connect (Pro/Breeze) – 25% Articulate Presenter 23% Lectora 16% Articulate Engage 13% Articulate Rapid ELearning Studio Pro 13% Articulate Rapid E-Learning Studio 9.4% Who are the designers and developers in your organization? After my session at ISPI earlier this week, someone commented that what would have really been useful is a list of the top 10 authoring tools in the market. Which market? Probably Captivate. too light?:

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

So much of the technology skills needed for a job seems to be related to the size of the organization. Larger organizations have the work divided up, as with your team Cammy, and what Rupa and Poonam described. We also need to seek to provide value to an organization by delivering learning that contributes to the goals of the organization. Whats your view? Lots of steps?