eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
Thankfully, eLearning comes in many different forms from basic PowerPoint modules to learning games and simulations and beyond, giving users many options to support their unique learning objectives. Some examples of learning objects include Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint files, PDF files, video, and audio. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?!
eLearning: Adobe Captivate and Microsoft PowerPoint
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
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.
Adobe Presenter Video Express: Synchronizing Voiceover Audio with Slide Builds
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MARCH 13, 2015
The script is organized by which slide in your PowerPoint presentation each audio segment belongs to. That's where synchronization comes in. In Adobe Presenter, you can synchronize slide animation with the imported audio in just a few mouse clicks. Start with the animated slide active in PowerPoint's Normal view. The presentation opens in Slideshow view, and the Synchronize dialog box opens. Now that you have synchronized the audio with the animations, click the Play button to review your work. You give the voiceover artist the script. Uh-oh.
Creating Engaging Online Learning
JULY 15, 2013
Online learning comes in two general forms: synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous online learning happens when several individuals (learners) are communicating or interacting with each other at the same time. eLearning PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity This often happens online with a webinar. An online chat room [.].
How to Make a Video Presentation in PowerPoint in 5 Easy Steps
MAY 5, 2016
That is why a video presentation is a perfect way to spread your ideas and to create an emotional connection with your audience. In this article you will find out how to make a business video presentation or an engaging video lecture right in PowerPoint. Tip : You can accompany some of your PowerPoint slides with an audio narration instead of a video. Treat your audience like a king.
ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
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. They assumed that someone taking pages of documents and shoving them online or using pure PowerPoint with bullet points was online content. It’s not. story. Nothing.
Synchronous e-learning myths #3: Just more death by PowerPoint
Clive on Learning
OCTOBER 1, 2008
I'd like to conclude my review of last Friday's eLearning Network Thinking Synch event by expressing my surprise at just how inventive people are becoming at using synchronous e-learning technologies. So, it seems that synchronous e-learning simply can't be put in a box labelled Second Best but Very Cheap: you're not restricted to short sessions, you can do a lot more than inflict online death by PowerPoint, and design it well and you can achieve better results than you will in a classroom. See for yourself - you can download the videos from the Forterra site).
Welcome to Synchronous E-Learning Month
JULY 6, 2009
July’s focus is on Synchronous e-Learning, better known as distance learning. Synchronous E-Learning Defined. You may or may not be familiar with synchronous e-learning. From the eLearning Guild’s Handbook (which is a great FREE resource), synchronous e-learning includes things like: instant messaging. Synchronous and asynchronous e-learning aren’t just growing in the business world. It’s fairly easy to make a business case for synchronous e-learning and see how it has exploded in the culture, but what about the learning case?
New: Use video plus powerpoint presentations to create engaging online courses
JULY 31, 2013
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. Videos tutorials are excellent teaching tools. PPTs or Videos…? Tough choice right! Step 4(b).
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Why Synchronous Learning makes so much sense today
The Learning Generalist
JULY 21, 2009
This is where Synchronous Learning (a.k.a Introducing Synchronous Learning The eLearning Guild defines synchronous learning as "The use of technology to enable a collection of people to learn the same things at the same time while not being in the same physical location, usually facilitated by an instructor or instructors." So what's the solution? The real presentation is you!
Synchronous Classroom Models
JUNE 7, 2007
An online synchronous classroom can be a wonderful environment to create engaging and interesting online learning. Deployment of synchronous classroom software at a higher education establishment needs careful consideration of the intended uses and the ability of the synchronous classroom software to provide the necessary tools and features that will facilitate these intended uses. Tools for the facilitator will include the use of whiteboards, imported PowerPoint slides, application sharing, file sharing and granting rights for participants to use the tools available.
Asynch, Synch.And the Winner is?
SEPTEMBER 3, 2011
The key though is inherently tied to the two types of e-learning: asynchronous based learning and synchronous based learning. Synchronous Based Learning (SBL). How often have you heard the term “synchronous based learning and been told it is e-learning? Too many people are taking the ILT training approach and love of PowerPoints and turning them into ABL courses. learning elearning WBT asynchronous based learning craig weiss online learning synchronous based learning wbt web based trainingI will not lie. Not everyone loves e-learning, nor will they.
How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations With Embedded Audio and Synchronized Animation by Jeff Batt
Learning Solutions Magazine
JULY 21, 2010
While Unison is a good tool for creating interactive activities, you can also use it to upload and convert PowerPoint presentations, including animation, audio, and synchronization timing settings. Here’s a step-by-step guide!
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems
JULY 10, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007 e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems e-Learning Guild presentation on Synchronous Learning Systems hosted by Steve Wexler, Karen Hyder, and Karl Kapp. This is true of all synchronous learning -- presenters have to keep people focused. Posted by Cammy Bean at 1:31 PM Labels: e-learning guild , synchronous learning 11comments: Karl Kapp said.
Adobe Captivate 5: Collaborating via PowerPoint
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
by Kevin Siegel If you have created a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint, you can import the presentation slides into an existing Captivate project, or create a new project that uses the PowerPoint slides. During the import process, Captivate includes the ability to create a link between a Captivate project and PowerPoint presentation. Using this workflow, any changes made to the original PowerPoint presentation can be reflected in the Captivate project. This option will create a link between the PowerPoint presentation and the new Captivate project.
Knoodle Announces New Release
JANUARY 19, 2012
Newly developed tools making synchronizing slides with the timeline and selected media easier. New intuitive UI that makes managing content, editing, and synchronizing easier than ever. eLearning Brothers is happy to announce we are teaming up with Knoodle to offer eLearning PowerPoint Templates and Cutout People Images. New drag and drop capabilities to change slide order.
Live Synchronous Classes: Pencils, Paper and Planning for differing levels of ability
FEBRUARY 20, 2008
The planning of interactive live online synchronous classes in a web based classroom is challenging. This can be a time consuming process, usually done initially in powerpoint. Tags: planning synchronous One has to have a good knowledge of the tools and the environment, an appreciation of effective instructional design and an appreciation of the subject matter. in order for a planned session to be useful to others, the plan in the form of a leader guide, should be comprehensive and clear to enable many teachers to use the guide to deliver a lesson.
The Importance of Video in e-Learning
MARCH 5, 2013
All kinds of things arrived: flash animations, java objects, PowerPoint slides, YouTube videos, podcasts, and even synchronous video chats. In addition, she has this great blog post about how to use Camtasia and PowerPoint to make video for your students. Let’s consider distance education for a bit. Sometimes in the setting of a correspondence course there was media involved.
Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MARCH 27, 2015
Captivate allows you to type--or copy and paste--the script into Slide Notes, similar to the slide notes you might be familiar with in PowerPoint. And if you have accurately divided the script into phrases as shown above, it will automatically be synchronized with the audio. " However, using a voiceover script for eLearning is way more useful than just that.
eLearning: When Should You Record Your Voiceover Audio?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
FEBRUARY 4, 2016
find that if I try to record my audio after-the-fact (in the tool itself or in an external program), it's more difficult to synchronize my audio with what's happening in the video. Since simulations or soft skills lessons are typically produced slide-by-slide (in Captivate, Storyline, PowerPoint, or Presenter), I think it's best to record or import the audio directly onto the slide once the slide is done. by Kevin Siegel Adding voiceover audio to eLearning enhances the learner experience. But when should you record your audio?
Adobe Captivate: Say Hello to Version 7
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 3, 2013
HTML5 Support for Microsoft PowerPoint Import your PowerPoint project, including text, shapes, audio, and animations, into Adobe Captivate 7 and publish them directly to HTML5. Simultaneously record narration, capture screen motion, and synchronize audio with slides and timed objects. Adobe Captivate App Packager Embed a range of HTML5 animations and synchronize them with your Adobe Captivate course. by Kevin Siegel. In the good old days, software companies released major upgrades to their products every 2-3 years. How long was it between Adobe Captivate 5 and 6?
How to create a microlecture?
MARCH 26, 2014
You can create microlecture as narrated PowerPoint, screencast or short video. In this post I’ll present 4 elements, which are important when creating a microlecture on the basis of your PowerPoint slides. 1. All these actions should be synchronized with your speech. A microlecture is a short video or audio presentation of narrowly focused topic. Preparing slides. Web camera.
Put Your Members in Jeopardy!
MAY 12, 2011
The simplest and least expensive way to incorporate the game show into a FTF session is to find a pre-built PowerPoint template online and add your own answers and questions. And, because it’s built in PowerPoint, you can add images or embed video or audio clips! The game, of course. Okay, not the real televised version, but one of the variations available for learning.
20 Years of Death by Powerpoint
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
JUNE 20, 2007
Powerpoint turns 20 according to the Wallstreet journal. sorry no link) That got me thinking about Learning.doesn't everything :-) I posted some interesting data on The eLearning Guild's Research blog regarding Powerpoint and Synchronous Learning Systems: PPT is still the most frequently used feature and has the highest ease of use rating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Powerpoint
The Learning Ecosystem in Action
In the Middle of the Curve
MAY 22, 2014
Quarterly updates to my management chain I re-do the PowerPoint every quarter. Some early posts for context: If You Could Do It All Over Again. In the Throes of the Thrash An Attempt to Structure the Problem Status Report on the Learning Ecosystem Summarizing the Learning Ecosystem So the Learning Ecosystem is a year old. What it looks like in action? Looking and listening for trends.
Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of MOOCs
APRIL 19, 2014
Online learning design is not about slapping classroom PowerPoint into Articulate Presenter. synchronous (chat, webinar) and asynchronous (discussion forum) facilitation for self-directed and collaborative learning. Online learning has been around since the 90’s, so frankly I don’t get the hype that MOOCs seem to be causing. Motivation is about ‘what’s in it for me’.
Top 10 LMSs for 2013
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Tin Can API with online/offline synchronization – AWESOME! Learning offers online/offline synchronization. No online/offline synchronization which is bizarre since education is going the way of tablets – including iPad rather than purchasing laptops and desktops. Can capture PowerPoint presentations and match them to the person talking. Rather I will list just a few: Mobile support including online/offline synchronization and native app. Hello from sunny Los Angeles. As many of you will around know, these rankings are just the first in of series.
Learning is Connecting
Learning and Working on the Web
MAY 27, 2014
PowerPoint: Presentation software. Dropbox: File storage & synchronization. “Education over the Internet is going to be so big it is going to make email usage look like a rounding error.” – John Chambers 1999. Cisco’s CEO, John Chambers, was right, but not the way most people understood it at the time. Learning is happening on every social media platform.
How would you go about converting a face to face course to an eLearning format?
OCTOBER 18, 2011
They believe that by simply moving their content such as PowerPoint presentations, videos, audios, and documents to a Learning Management System that they have converted their face to face courses to an eLearning format. Synchronous Learning : A real-time, instructor-led online learning event in which all participants are logged on at the same time and communicate directly with each other.
What is the theory that underpins our moocs?
JUNE 3, 2012
View more PowerPoint from gsiemens. Synchronization. However, this video partly gets at synchronization in learning: we act and react to those around us in ways that creates some structure or part uniformity of understanding. Still, synchronization is an important element in our learning activities in MOOCs. The learning potential for society (globally) are wonderful.
Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
SCORM compliant learning object generator, customized editing interface, web based media player that works across multiple platforms, video/audio, image slides, text synchronization. Ability to use PowerPoint. Tools these days come in three flavors. Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. Geared towards the masses. combination of both. It’s free.
Lectora 12 – Moving Ahead and Catching Up
DECEMBER 31, 2014
The improvements focus on designer usability and provide PowerPoint-like flexibility when working with text, images, shapes, and buttons. For developers incorporating elements timed to audio narration, being able to see a timeline that visually represents the narration and its synchronization with the appearance and disappearance of objects is a real necessity.
Can web training software replace your offline training?
DECEMBER 2, 2015
projector showing some awful PowerPoint presentation. Also expensive, and perhaps even costlier than the above, is the fact the offline learning, due to its synchronous nature, disrupts your normal business hours and operations. That’s why one of the best features of online learning is its asynchronous (the opposite of “synchronous”) nature. Conclusion.
Salman Khan Uses Microsoft Paint to Inspire Learning
DECEMBER 29, 2008
As far as I know, his formula to create learning content is quite unique: Microsoft Paint is his blackboard (Who needs PowerPoint?), If we are developing PowerPoint presentations, we could use SlideShare (and link uploaded audio, which can be synchronized with the slides. SALMAN KHAN He is currently the portfolio manager of a fund based in Menlo Park, CA.
1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013
JANUARY 17, 2013
Presentation tools. 9- PowerPoint 13- Slideshare 14- Prezi 75- Poll Everywhere 93- Keynote. DEVICES & SYNCHRONIZATION TOOLS. So, if you are looking for some ideas, then here are the Top 100 Tools 2012 , organised into 12 different categories. You might want to select tools from different categories or else explore a number within the same category. 1. OFFICE TOOLS.
How to Create Free Closed Captioning Text
JUNE 9, 2015
Let’s say you do want closed captioning in your online training and you want the text synchronized to the audio narration. Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images. In this post we’ll explore a few simple ways to create free closed captioning text for your online training courses. What is Free Closed Captioning Text? Select the WebVTT format.
In the Middle of the Curve
JUNE 4, 2013
There are less obvious tangibles - such as the deliverables in my professional environment: - Online tutorials - Synchronous course-delivery - Documentation (of various sorts) - the dreaded PowerPoint file. In all of my activities - there is a tangible deliverable. There are the obvious tangibles, such as hamburgers, ugly scarves and artisinal spork(ish) things.