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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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 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. Why PowerPoint? eLearnin.

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

5 Tips to Transform Your PowerPoint to Interactive E-learning Course [Infographic]

CommLab India

Every organization has a lot of PowerPoint presentations developed for classroom training programs and converting these PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses is one of the major challenges for organizations. So, publishing PPT files as e-learning courses, using rapid authoring tools, doesn’t serve the purpose. Hope you find this post interesting. Please do so.

6 Stupid Classroom Rules Learning Professionals Still Use

Learning Rebels

Or worse, your idea of a participants guide is the PPT deck printed off so that it has the slide with the 3 lines next to it. Give people a complete guide, not a PPT deck and be sure it has all the information needed in it. This allows people to take and organize notes  the way they need to , so their long-term memory can retrieve the information as needed. Genitals? Ouch).

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].

PowerPoint for Courseware Development

eLearning Chef

PowerPoint has a place in eLearning development. I’ve worked with hundreds of PPT files over the years, from standard presentations to pre-production storyboards to ILT conversion. Instructional Design : PPT can be a great storyboarding tool, helping develop the presentation and overall flow from one concept or process to the next. Styles : PPT offers many ‘styles’ for text content or you can create custom styles; either way, apply them consistently. Start with a ‘blank slate’ to organize your ideas clearly, avoid getting trapped into the standard PPT templates.

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.

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.

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.

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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?

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.

Moving forward with Social Collaboration

Learning and Working on the Web

In the emerging network era we are finding that successful organizations foster openness, so that value can be created by every node in their network. Everyone can and should work in an organization like this. Later this week we will describe the disruptive changes facing organizations today, as well as some frameworks to address them. It’s free. – Simon Terry.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Key eLearning Statistics for 2015


Things like ppt conversion tools, mobile applications, podcasting and knowledge management systems are often being offered and utilized right along side of the corporate LMS. This means we have untapped potential just sitting there in the other 56% of organizations around the world. I love the looks I get from people when I tell them what I do for a living. You’re a writer.”

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.


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.

Instructional Problem: What would I do in this situation?

Designed for Learning

Think outside the PPT: Remind yourself that using PPT slides is not the only way to deliver the training. Use blended learning: Work with the client to build sessions by guest speakers or experts within the organization who can share stories or anecdotes related to the content area and how it is applied on-the-job. In my twitter feed, I saw a question for the #lrnchat community. The question was ''What would you do in this situation? To read about the situation, click here. It is not a unique, course-specific, client-specific, SME-specific, ID-specific issue.

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?

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).

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?

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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.

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.

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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.

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.??


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?

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?:

The King Kong List For Free Medical Online Resources!


ppt) on medical related content. Molecular Movies This web resource presents an organized directory of cell and molecular animations, as well as a collection of original tutorials for life science professionals learning 3D visualization. "A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession." - Martin H.

#eden09 keynote speakers thursday

Ignatia Webs

Learning and Creativity in a New Environment" by Anna Valtonen, Aalto Finland and Nokia, Finland With textually heavy ppt (on slideshare?) So learning could become more organic at all levels (community, society, individual). Keynote speeches (the lights went out when the first key note speaker began, so. why is our educational environment new? architecture. the impact of social media.

AG08 session Evidence-based eLearning Methods to Build Creative Thinking Skills by Ruth Clark

Ignatia Webs

(For the live blogging info look below the AG08 synopsis) wikibook Ruth Clark (AG08 synopsis) In a global economy, organizations must increasingly rely on adaptive expertise for innovative competitiveness. What evidence do we have on using e-Learning to accelerate expertise and build a more innovative workforce? Ruth Clark is immediately diving into it and. interface? media intensity?

Benefits of Having a 3rd Party Authoring Tool

Inquisiq LMS

In our last post we covered the basics to selecting and finding the right Authoring Tool for you and your organization’s training development.  Additionally, you can change tools based on the requirements of each particular piece of learning content you’re looking to create (PPT conversion, video based, mobile compatibility, etc). #5: Plays Well With Others = Compatibility. Now we dive into the WHY.  Why is it beneficial to have a tool outside of your LMS as opposed to having one within the LMS? The same can be said for the creators of Authoring Tools.  Happy eLearning!

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

Microsoft has some really nice starter templates to help you organize your learning project. You’ll learn basic design principles and how to organize the content on your screen to create more visual impact. Every time i make PPT presenations I get confused what colors. The Rapid Elearning Blog. Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development. December 11th, 2007. 15 comments. Almost daily I get emails asking how to get started with developing elearning. There’s no substitution for experience. Don’t Go Crazy Trying to Create an Award Winning Course.

preconference workshop during mLearnCon: android 101

Ignatia Webs

Organized by the eLearning Guild. Currently in San Diego for the mLearnCon conference , the first one! Eric Converse and Silke Fleischer from ATIV software were bold enough to give non-professoinal developers the chance to build an android application from scratch by using the SDK software ! This was something I really wanted to be part of. And what a great experience! These are the people you want to join up with if you are interested in building cross platform mobile applications. But below is a bit of the 'theory' parts that Silke and Eric gave during the morning. guidelines).

Our Essential iOS Apps

E-learning Uncovered

It’s no secret that the iPad and iPhone lack the ability to store and organize files – Dropbox gives me that ability. I can also use Dropbox to sync photos and videos taken on my iPad or iPhone, and I can share files in my Dropbox account with friends and family very easily. If you haven’t noticed from my prior posts, I’m always looking for time savings and efficient ways of doing things.