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eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

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

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

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

Raptivity

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 [.].

Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions

Experiencing eLearning

These are my live blogged notes from Karen Hyder’s webinar, Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions from the Training Magazine Network. “Death by PowerPoint online is worse than Death by PowerPoint in the classroom&# (not an exact quote, but gets the gist of what she said). Lecture is a bad use of synchronous online learning. Messy is OK. Ideas.

Synchronizing Audio and Animation Timings with Adobe Presenter 7

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter is a great tool for creating Flash-based eLearning courses from within Microsoft PowerPoint. If you already have PowerPoint animations, such as flying or dissolving text and images, Presenter converts them [.]. You can add animation effects and SWF files along with narration, quizzes, and simulations to transform the drab presentations into interactive multimedia experiences. Adobe Presenter How do I. Rapid Authoring "Elearning authoring tools" adobe presenter Audio Sync rapid elearning

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The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Why Synchronous Learning makes so much sense today

The Learning Generalist

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!

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

eLearning 24-7

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.

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How to Make a Video Presentation in PowerPoint in 5 Easy Steps

DigitalChalk eLearning

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.

Synchronous e-learning myths #3: Just more death by PowerPoint

Clive on Learning

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).

Asynch, Synch.And the Winner is?

eLearning 24-7

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.

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Welcome to Synchronous E-Learning Month

Bottom-Line Performance

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?

How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations With Embedded Audio and Synchronized Animation by Jeff Batt

Learning Solutions Magazine

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!

New: Use video plus powerpoint presentations to create engaging online courses

ProProfs

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). 

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The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Why Synchronous Learning makes so much sense today

The Learning Generalist

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

Learnadoodledastic

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Synchronous Learning Systems

Learning Visions

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

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

eLearning Brothers

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

Learnadoodledastic

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

eLearning Acupuncture

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.

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Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

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

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

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?

Edynco

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!

aLearning

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.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

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.

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20 Years of Death by Powerpoint

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

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

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The Learning Ecosystem in Action

In the Middle of the Curve

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.

Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses

eLearning 24-7

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.

Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of MOOCs

Connect Thinking

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’.

Learning is Connecting

Learning and Working on the Web

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?

eFront

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?

George Siemens

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.

Lectora 12 – Moving Ahead and Catching Up

E-learning Uncovered

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?

TalentLMS

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

ZaidLearn

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

Jane Hart

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

Rapid eLearning

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.

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Making Real

In the Middle of the Curve

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.

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Five tools for global educators

Learning with e's

regularly present live (synchronous) webinars or web seminars, and other teaching sessions from my home office, or from a hotel room, and conceivably just about anywhere else there is connectivity to the internet. Slideshare: If you have a Powerpoint presentation or a document and you want to share it with a wider audience, then Slideshare is probably your first port of call.

Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Social Learning

Tools like  Mindflash and  Brainshark are quickly gaining traction in the marketplace, as ways to turn everything a company has “laying around,” like Powerpoints and videos, and turn them into training. But, there are clearly trends pointing to the disappearance (or at least the dramatic shrinkage), of the traditional corporate training team. Don’t believe it?  Just look at YouTube. 

Free e-Learning books

eFront

Members of the higher education academic and research communities K-12 educators and technologists Workplace technology integrators Synchronous e-Learning - eLearning Guild (Update 11/16/2010: suggested by Miriam Ramos-Warth ) The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning is intended for anyone who wants to produce, lead, or promote live, interactive learning events on the Web.

eLearning and Content Development Trends for 2008

Learn and Lead

In 2008, we should start to dump the ‘e’ and start classifying training as synchronous training and asynchronous training. The training in 2008 will tend towards online synchronous training. PowerPoint will reclaim its position as a rapid elearning development tool. Sites like SlideShare will help PowerPoint in this endeavor. Web 2.0 in Learning Web 2.0 Web 2.0

How To: Creating the Mindflash Example Course

Mindflash

used PowerPoint with animations to achieve this. then updated the Delay section to have the object’s appearance synchronized with the audio. Many customers have reached out to Mindflash recently asking how we created our Mindflash Example Courses so we decided to put together a blog post to share the steps we followed. Voice Overs and Screen Captures. Audio: Microphones. Zoom H4n.

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