PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
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
APRIL 24, 2014
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. Example.
PowerPoint Template: A Friendly Competitive Game for Classroom Training
OCTOBER 15, 2014
If you are looking to add a little fun competition to your classroom training, check out our GameShow PowerPoint Template (and our eLearning Games ). The GameShow PowerPoint template is one of my favorites because you can buy a “buzz-in” game system that will add a higher level of excitement to any Q&A. Never delete any slides in the PPT. PowerPoint Templates.
5 Tips to Transform Your PowerPoint to Interactive E-learning Course [Infographic]
JUNE 17, 2016
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. These PowerPoint presentations cannot serve as self-paced learning material in the absence of an instructor. Hope you find this post interesting. Please do so.
15 Benefits of Using PowerPoint in eLearning
JULY 4, 2013
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?
Free E-Learning Template: Check Mark Interaction
DECEMBER 15, 2015
There are two versions of the free elearning template: Storyline 2 and PowerPoint. Free E-Learning Template: PowerPoint. Download the free PowerPoint template. Production Tips. The PowerPoint version is limited to a click-and-reveal interaction. The PowerPoint template is edited in the slide master. Flat Menu Template (PPT). Navigation Tips (SL1).
Design skill – add hat to photo
APRIL 14, 2016
Don’t stress. I’ll walk you through how you can make Meg totally safe using either PowerPoint or Photoshop. 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. Graphic Design Tips Posts PowerPoint blog
PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
by AJ George There are infinite reasons why you may not be able to give a presentation in person, many of which I covered in my article on adding Text-To-Speech to PowerPoint presentations. When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. After uploading your presentation, you can edit settings, share on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, download as either a Flash or a PPT file, or convert to a video. PowerPointSlideShare. SlideBoom.
Ten Online Training Do’s and Don’ts
FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Old PowerPoint decks kind-of stink. Now-a-days, almost every training course has a PowerPoint (PPT). This PPT is used during class to help the trainer stay on course and to provide some information to the learner. They should engage, challenge, inform, and test the learner. A PPT can be restructured to be more than just slides with text. Designer. They scan!
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points
AUGUST 11, 2009
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. Decide who wins the case When you see something you like, try to do it in PowerPoint. Other tips: Insert photos instead of cutting and pasting them – smaller file sizes! We have it.
7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template
OCTOBER 5, 2010
When I’m on the road, I try to squeeze in some informal Articulate jam sessions to answer quick questions or offer a tip or two. Many of these jam sessions produce interesting discussions with some tips and tricks that don’t require a full blog post. If you’re one of those people, here’s a tip: Don’t mess with your files; especially once the course is published. That may help.
The Power of PowerPoint Master Slides in eLearning
FEBRUARY 16, 2010
Master slides in PowerPoint are very powerful and they are easier than ever to do with PPT 07. When using a rapid e-Learning authoring tools that runs off PowerPoint I always start with a template that uses master slides. (or I build one to use throughout the course.). Here are PowerPoint course templates and styles for eLearning that we’ve created.
Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16
SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
PPT Import. We can insert PowerPoint Presentations in all three tools. There is a possibility to download supporting documents from within the eLearning module (PDF, PPT, MS Word, EXE, ZIP, PNG, JPG, etc.). The interface of Articulate Storyline is like PowerPoint and easy compared to Adobe Captivate and Lectora. How will you know which eLearning tool to work with? Audio.
Camtasia Studio 8.4.4 Update & Tutorials
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Fixed a bug where the PowerPoint Add-in would conflict with Microsoft MIX (chef: MS Mix is a neat PPT extension. Fixed: the PPT add-in microphone button would be enabled when no microphone is detected. Techsmith’s ‘Tips & How-To’ page (not just for Camtasia). Techsmith released their Camtasia Studio 8.4.4 update in November (!); guess it had been a while since I loaded their software. I was notified when Camtasia asked if it should check for updates. If that doesn’t happen, you can click Help > Check for updates. Other minor bug fixes.
3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book
JUNE 19, 2012
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. Tutorial : this tutorial walks through the template and shows a few production tips. Build a master PowerPoint file that has all of the layouts you’d use. Choose a Layout.
April 2016 eLearningArt Updates
MAY 5, 2016
eLearning design tips from Julie Dirksen: Design for how people learn. This week, I’d like to highlight the: Pixel to Print Size Calculator : If you create graphics in PowerPoint, you know that PPT uses print size (inches), but your image requirements are usually in pixels. That lets you adjust the canvas size in PPT to create an image of any size. But… Moving.
Starting Out with UI Prototyping
DECEMBER 5, 2014
Yeah, I know, PowerPoint? 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. Inside TechSmith Design Corner Tips & Tricks As User Experience Designers, we have many tools—both technical and process-based—at our disposal. From whom?
e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less
JUNE 19, 2013
For instance, PowerPoint is a tool most SMEs are familiar with and content templates can be developed using this tool. With the help of rapid development tools like Articulate Storyline, a PPT can be easily converted to an e-module – reducing development time considerably. References: [link] , [link] , The eLearning Guild’s 65 Tips for Getting the Most out of your ELearning Budget.
The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog
AUGUST 1, 2008
The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. Most PowerPoint templates are designed for standard bullet point presentations. This post will share with you my secrets for creating custom templates in PowerPoint. Make a few variations of the template. I don’t typically create a PowerPoint template. Instead I create the background images to use in my PowerPoint slides so it’s easy to just swap out the background. 30 responses to “The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. 30 comments.
Here’s Another Free PowerPoint E-Learning Template
AUGUST 3, 2010
If you want to succeed at rapid elearning, you have to develop your PowerPoint skills. See what you can do with PowerPoint. You’ll be surprised to find that PowerPoint’s a pretty capable graphics tool. PowerPoint Tips. Create in PowerPoint and then save the images as graphic files. Screenr tutorials: Inspiration for the PowerPoint template.
Unleash Your E-Learning Graphics from PowerPoint 2007
AUGUST 18, 2009
This is a trick I kind of stumbled upon a few months ago. I was attempting to zip up a PowerPoint 2007 file and accidentally unzipped it to reveal a media folder that held all of the images I was using in my course. Now, keep in mind that this only works for PowerPoint 2007, but it’s still a cool trick, nonetheless. Extract the PowerPoint 2007 File. Download 7-Zip. It’s Free!
e-Learning vs. Great e-Learning
OCTOBER 1, 2015
Many of the e-Learning design programs out there allow for direct importing of PowerPoint files. Merely importing PPT for training is a prime example of flat and boring e-Learning. These key tips will help you develop unique and effective ( great ) e-Learning courses. 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.
New mLearning Authoring Tools – Wave #2
MARCH 27, 2011
Whereas I expected Articulate to simply add some sort of option to "publish to HTML5" to their already popular Presenter add-in to PowerPoint, they actually decided to go a whole new direction and build an application from scratch that looks/functions in much the same way as PowerPoint but the created content is then published in tablet-friendly deliverables. Check it out here.
Interview with Connie Malamed about her book Visual Design Solutions
Will at Work Learning
JUNE 15, 2016
Here are three tips about working with white space. Will: I put a ton of time into creating PPT slides for my workshops and presentations—and I’ve developed some beliefs over the years that may or may not be true. Connie Malamed is The eLearning Coach , an intriguing podcaster , and the author of two fantastic books on visual design. First, let me ask you, “Why not?” Connie: Right.
4 Free Tools to Help Get Your PowerPoint from Good to Great
OCTOBER 21, 2010
Continuing the recent trend of PowerPoint in the news , I stumbled upon an article in USA Today that provided some tips and advice for designing more engaging presentations. Having moved beyond the basics, I’m looking for cool techniques and new tools to augment my PowerPoint designs and help me take them from good to great. Tool #1: Oomfo for Charts & Graphs.
The writings of Lee Kraus: 12 Quick Tips to Search Google (From Small Business Hub)
Learning and Technology
MARCH 6, 2007
Home My Story Portfolio iPad Bookshelf Social Media March 6, 2007 12 Quick Tips to Search Google (From Small Business Hub) tags: google You may know these, but a good reminder. Original Post ) 12 Quick Tips To Search Google Like An Expert Explicit Phrase : Lets say you are looking for content about internet marketing. For example, you might want to find only PowerPoint presentations related to internet marketing. Example : “internet marketing filetype:ppt This OR That: By default, when you do a search, Google will include all the terms specified in the search.
These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog
AUGUST 1, 2008
These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever. 22 responses to “These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever. Excellent tips! Here’s another non-linear example using just PowerPoint. By the way, I found that I can pre-build scenarios and branched interactions in PowerPoint and when I want one I just insert the slides and add my content. These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever [.]. Motivate Your Learners with These 5 Simple Tips - The Rapid eLearning Blog. The Rapid Elearning Blog. Maria.
Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points
AUGUST 27, 2010
I’ve been slowly making my way through Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points: Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to create presentations that inform, motivate, and inspire. and then “how do I do this.” He provides storyboard templates to help you create your initial structure, tips for writing and weaving a compelling story throughout. Mayer, Ed., Have you read this book?
Product Review: Lectora Snap! Empower
MARCH 14, 2013
does not work with a 64 bit Windows OS that has/and you using PowerPoint 2010 – since Snap! is not the only product which has an issue with a 64 bit Windows computer but in combination with PPT 2010, I’m unaware of any other. does work with 64 bit and PowerPoint 2007 or below, because I have PowerPoint 2010 and a Windows 64 bit computer. So, no Snap!
#DevLearn 2015 Sessions That Impressed
OCTOBER 14, 2015
link] Brain Science and Learning: Seven Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Training Art Kohn I really liked his ideas on “boosting” learning – Post learning events that increase retention. No PowerPoint on the resources page, but here is Art’s SlideShare - [link] Interactive Video for eLearning Designers David Anderson David provided some creative ideas for using video and even showed some tips and tricks in Articulate StoryLine. It has some great design tips and tricks along with some good tool resources. What Delights CLOs and What Keeps Them Up at Night?
Here are 6 Tips to make your Rapid Elearning a Success
The Learning Generalist
MAY 23, 2010
In today's post, I'm going to share a rapid elearning demo with you and share some tips to make your project a success. I've used Articulate Studio '09 to create this demo, so a lot of advice applies to that platform, though I think most tips will translate to other Powerpoint based elearning too. So without further ado, here are my tips. Do they use an application?
Quickly and Easily Create a Historical Timeline Handout
APRIL 21, 2011
I know that this blog talks about educational technology and that the readership often examines these postings to receive tips on how to use new tools for learning. They have a fantastic page that lists all their how-to articles pertaining to several of their software programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Windows Live Movie Maker. timeline excel microsoft
Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points
AUGUST 11, 2009
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. 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. Session hosted by Training Magazine. We have it.
Build Gr8 Micro-Learning Course
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
Using PowerPoint as a course (Ok, you shouldn’t be doing this at all, but I know many do). Usually I find the PPT driven approach, due to it. Tip: You enter the text in each block of your storyboard. Tip: Visually think how the course will look. It might require you to screen record all the steps ahead of time, then you go refer back to this as you create your board. If you realize you need to add an additional step you can do this. . Tip: If you plan on creating a file that the learner will open within the course, then list that as step one. .
5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog
AUGUST 1, 2008
Here are five tips that will help you gain experience and develop the skills to build elearning courses that you can be proud of. Create a simple 10 slide PowerPoint file. His site is like having an instructional design library at your finger tips. These tips are just the beginning. Take advantage of all of the tips and tricks you get from your peers. Hi Tom - I am always looking forward to your weekly tips/messages. Including the tips and advices in our elearning job, we are making our customers, as well as, our students very happy. 15 comments.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009
APRIL 15, 2009
PowerPoint Yes, theres lots of groaning about PowerPoint. cant program to save my life, but I can create a course flow mockup using PowerPoint that gets my ideas across to those who can make it look really good. PPT is among my must haves as well, good for concepts and I have tinkered in Articulate to produce some solid Interactive Job Aids (IJA). Very nice list. I use most of the tools you mention and totally agree with including Powerpoint. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
also have great suspicions about tools that are "as easy as powerpoint," because the results are so, well.powerpoint-like. No needs assessment, no functional spec, no design -- just get that ppt deck going and slap some e-learning together. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Whats your view? And I agree.