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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?!

Creating Engaging Online Learning


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 [.].

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.

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!

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.

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.

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?

Synchronous Classroom Models


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.

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


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). 


Live Synchronous Classes: Pencils, Paper and Planning for differing levels of ability


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.

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.

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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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.

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?

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!

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!

How to create a microlecture?


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.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

Articulate storyline is a desktop application that looks and feels like PowerPoint. If you know your way around PowerPoint, you are going to feel comfortable using Storyline. For example, when you want to insert a shape on your slide, you will see a drop down library of shapes similar to what you will find in PowerPoint. Adobe Captivate. Lectora Inspire. Articulate Storyline  .

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?

3 Things I’ve Learned About Today’s E-Learner

ATD Learning Technologies

In fact, I didn’t know what a Millennial was until last month and still mix up asynchronous with synchronous learning (seriously, can we use smaller words for that?). It’s hard enough to deliver a two-hour presentation filled with PowerPoint slides and text; imagine being in the learner’s seat! Let me start off by saying I am no spring chicken. learning?

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


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’.

Hell in a Cell Between Articulate Storyline 2, Adobe Captivate 9, and LectoraInspire 16

CommLab India

Audio Synchronizing. We can insert PowerPoint Presentations in all three tools. The interface of Articulate Storyline is like PowerPoint and easy compared to Adobe Captivate and Lectora. Selecting the right authoring tool for rapid eLearning projects is a process riddled with uncertainty. How will you know which eLearning tool to work with? Feature. Operating Systems. Images.

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.

20 Frequently Asked Questions About E-learning Rapid Authoring Tools

CommLab India

There are three types of rapid authoring tools – PowerPoint add-ins, installation-based, and cloud-based. For example, if you only want to make your PowerPoint presentation interactive, PowerPoint add-in authoring tools such as Adobe Presenter or Articulate Studio are good to go with. Answer: The most user-friendly rapid authoring tools are PowerPoint add-ins.

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.

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?


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.

10 Top Tools to Develop First-Rate Product Demonstration Videos

CommLab India

PowToon is an online business presentation software to create free, cool, animated, PowerPoint videos alternatives. Using the online Overstream Editor, you can synchronize subtitles with online videos. Your potential Business To Business (B2B) customers are empowered with the whole gamut of information available on the Web. Increase customer engagement. Go Animate. Is affordable.

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Can web training software replace your offline training?


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.