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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. The orange blocks are videos; the blue blocks are content pieces. Do you just reorder the text in Word?

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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. The orange blocks are videos; the blue blocks are content pieces. Do you just reorder the text in Word?

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Creating Smashing Graphics in PPT – at TK12

NuggetHead

Design graphics thoughts powerpoint PPTI pondered over the holiday break on what my first post of 2012 would be. tossed around the notion of doing the ever so popular, ‘What I learned in 2011′ or the “My 2012 resolutions” post. Instead, I recently downloaded the Flight Control HD game for my iPad and was immediately attracted to the [.].

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Integrate Raptivity with Lectora Snap

Raptivity

Community Computer software Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools Flash interactive learning PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity Active learning e-learning software eLearning simulations elearning tool flash interactive builder Lectora snap PPT. You can add an attractive interaction of Raptivity to Lectora Snap! Read them and save the hue and cry. 1.  

Adding Interactions as a Flash file to your Slides

Raptivity

Read them and get trending with interactive PPT slides. a. Education Software eLearning tools Flash PowerPoint rapid learning raptivity Developer embed movie Flash file interaction powerpoint options PPT. You can add an engaging interaction on any slide of the PowerPoint. There are no gimmicks to it but certainly simple guidelines to be followed. Open the PowerPoint presentation in [.]. presentations Shockwave flash object slideshow

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Less PPT Only; More Cool Interactive Tools Within Lectures

Bottom-Line Performance

This is an excerpt from  Sharon Boller’s  newest white paper,  Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities. The white paper describes today’s learning landscape… then predicts 7 trends for the next 12 – 18 months. to enhance the experience and keep learners engaged. plethora of tools have emerged courtesy of mobile devices. This opens the interactive presentation.

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3 (Free) PPT Templates To Make Your Training More Memorable

Mindflash

Download the free iPhone PPT template from MockApp (they also have a Keynote version available) and then watch the demo I’ve put together for some ideas on how it could be used for online training. #2: Chalkboard Template. Download my free Chalkboard PPT Template and then watch the demo to see how you can use it to simplify intimidating topics for your trainees. How do you use PPT templates to make your training more memorable?  Keeping your training lively and memorable requires the constant application of great design, clear, clever writing, and engaging visuals. 

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Add Video to Table Of Contents in Adobe Captivate (PPT) eLearning Modules

Adobe Captivate

A reader asked last week, “Can I add video to my Table of Contents and sync that video with a PowerPoint using Adobe Captivate 5?&# I have to admit that I hadn’t really thought of that, but of course the answer is yes – and in fact its incredibly simple to do. So I’ve recorded [.]. Whats new

Top 5 PowerPoint Design Tips for Trainers

Mindflash

Have you ever considered using PPT for your resume? Course Development E-learning design tips employee training online learning Online Training PowerPoint PPTIt’s indispensable, it’s maddening. It’s revolutionary, it’s boring. It’s every training designer’s best friend and worst enemy — PowerPoint. Where’d my fonts go? Or a poster?

eTraining: From ‘Just PPT’ to ‘Wow eLearning’ with new Adobe Presenter 8 Update

Adobe Captivate

Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2013, 8am-9am PST Description: Converting PowerPoint Presentations to eLearning is a need that we all have, and Adobe Presenter makes it a complete solution as a plug-in for powerpoint. Join Vish and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn the key features of latest Adobe Presenter update to take the PowerPoint Presentation to [.].

PPT courses to the iPAD - Which way to go?

Take an e-Learning Break

I recently experimented with various methods of getting aPPT course developed with Articulate Presenter to the iPAD. HTML Articulate player from eLearning Enhanced: Works great. Just wish they had a quiz component (it's in the works). link] Flash on iPAD from iSwifter– works ok. It executes the Flash content in its own data center and then sends video down the pipe to the user’s iPAD, which has to be connected to a Wi-Fi connection. link] PPT2Video from Wondershare – strip out all the Articulate elements and insert audio on the page.

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.

eLearning Mega Flash and PPT Temple Bundle

eLearning Brothers

Flash games, 2 PPT eLearning course style themes AND more than 60 Flash interactions included in this bundle! These are PPT and Flash based templates that are super easy to update. PPT Course Style Theme: Billboard (80+ files). PPT Course Style Theme: Paper & Folders (80+ files). Specs: Files included: fla, psd, ppt, pptx, jpg, swf. Demo PPT Theme: Billboard.

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

High Fidelity Support for Microsoft® PowerPoint Files in Adobe® Captivate 6

Adobe Captivate

PPTX files were converted to PPT files during import and therefore some features of the PPTX files were not imported into Captivate projects. Adobe® Captivate 5.5 : PPTX -> PPT -> SWF Adobe® Captivate 6 supports direct conversion from PPTX to SWF without converting PPTX to PPT. In Adobe Captivate 5.5, Therefore, PPTX features can [.]. Whats new

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

CommLab India

So, publishing PPT files as e-learning courses, using rapid authoring tools, doesn’t serve the purpose. 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. Hope you find this post interesting. Please do so.

Top Tips for Writing Better ELearning Scripts (Session slides from #LSCon)

Learning Visions

Some weird formatting things happened when I converted this from Keynote to PPT and then uploaded to Slideshare. These are my slides from my session yesterday at Learning Solutions here in Orlando: Top Tips for Writing Better ELearning Scripts. Writing better e learning from Cammy Bean Want more top tips? Check out the top tips page on the Kineo website! Please forgive me

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Designing With A PowerPoint Grid

The eLearning Coach

Learn how to use a PPT grid to improve your eLearning graphics. Post from: The eLearning Coach Designing With A PowerPoint Grid. GRAPHICS MEDIA

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Why Mobile Learning Is The Future Of Workplace Learning (Infographic)

Upside Learning

Our Marketing folks got a little creative and converted this humble ppt into an infographic, a rather beautiful one. Not too long back I had posted the slide deck of my presentation at the 2012 CLO India Summit. This infographic is a product of rounds of brain storming and iterations, and the efforts, patience and perseverance of the Marketing team. Click to view the complete infographic.

10 Common Problems faced by Learners in Online Learning

Raptivity

One of the key goals of any Instructional Designer, educator or SME of an online course, is to engage learners into the course and help them successfully achieve the learning objectives. They take quite a few efforts towards achieving this goal. However, do those efforts covert into a comprehensive success? Well, not always.

PPT Templates and Free PPT Slide Every Week

Take an e-Learning Break

Slideshop.com has more than 1000 templates for download. You purchase slides sets which have 10-30 slide templates. Each set costs about $30 but there's a special 30% on the site now. Sign up for the newsletter and get a free slide each week. You can also download a sampler pak with lots of good example. You can easily customize the templates to work with your corporate branding. Check it out: [link

Presentation Resources for DPW Webinar

Kapp Notes

PCAR Presentation Resources Resource for Presentations Learning Circuits Big Questions: Avoiding Death by PowerPoint Here is an example of a presentation using some techniques to avoid bullets, lists and other PPT distractions. Here are some presentation resources that might be helpful when creating an exciting PowerPoint presentation. Learning Technology View more presentations from kkapp.

Free E-Learning Template: Check Mark Interaction

Rapid eLearning

Flat Menu Template (PPT). Spiral Notebook Graphic  (PPT). Circle Menu Template (PPT). In the spirit of the holiday season, here’s a free elearning template. It can be used as a progress meter, a main slide menu, or simple process interaction. There are two versions of the free elearning template: Storyline 2 and PowerPoint. Free E-Learning Template: Storyline 2.

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3 (Free) PPT Templates To Make Your Training More Memorable

Mindflash

Download the free iPhone PPT template from MockApp (they also have a Keynote version available) and then watch the demo I’ve put together for some ideas on how it could be used for online training. #2: Chalkboard Template. Download my free Chalkboard PPT Template and then watch the demo to see how you can use it to simplify intimidating topics for your trainees. How do you use PPT templates to make your training more memorable?  Keeping your training lively and memorable requires the constant application of great design, clear, clever writing, and engaging visuals. 

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Personal Publishing - Balance of Blog vs. PPT+Audio – Help Needed

Tony Karrer

Jesse saw a post where I pointed to slides from a recent presentation and he commented: A PPT slide deck is a horrible way to convey anything significant. Do others share my bias about PPT + Audio value vs. written word? I received a comment from Jesse Ezell that brings up an issue that I've been grappling with and I would love to get some input (comments) from everyone who reads this blog. How about a link to audio, or better yet something like an Articulate Presenter or Breeze presentation that combines the audio and the slide deck? Yet, here I am posting my slides.

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. Which is why the continuous erosion of trust in the classrooms amazes me, and we’re not talking about 8th graders here, we’re talking about adults.

New E-Learning Rankings: Authoring Tools

eLearning 24-7

The new iSpring Pro 7 – currently in beta adds additional powerhouse features, including PPT to HTML5 output (which right now is a standalone product). #8 Zenler Studio – Another PowerPoint driven product with some very cool feature sets including: eBook, screen recording, narration, simple to use, scenario builder (win!) Everyone loves lists. 100% independent. No spin. Top Ten.

iSpring Converter: PowerPoint to HTML5 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

The product provides PowerPoint to HTML5 conversion, allowing learners to view PPT-based presentations on iPad and other mobile devices. iSpring now offers “iSpring Converter” for purchase. Asynchronous Mobile Learning Tools

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Using PPts Online & Dual-Coding Theory

Coffee and Design

When PPt as a medium is used face-to-face there should be an expert there to provide the narration that guides the slides. What about when PPt as an online medium? learner comes to a class, the instructor hands them their PPt presentation printed out, and then the instructor says that the class is dismissed. This is no different than when a PPt is used online. What then?

How to Create Icons in PowerPoint + Free Download

E-learning Uncovered

Click here to download these fully-editable icons (PPT & PNG). PowerPoint has always been my go-to graphic design tool (as I’ve explained in several of my other posts: here , here , and here ). Even as I’ve learned how to use advanced graphic design programs like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, I’ve always believed that PowerPoint can be just as…well, powerful! So, that’s what I did!

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.

Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

Less PPT-only; More Cool Interactive Tools within Lectures. 6. Sharon Boller , President of Bottom-Line Performance, has authored a new white paper: “Learning Trends, Technologies and Opportunities.” Click the image to download the white paper! Games and gamification continue to grow, but many companies are not quite “there” yet, either. And that’s okay.

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

ProProfs

With our new PPT & video synchronization feature, you get the best of both the worlds. This helps you to engage the learner better with both video and supporting text & images from the PPT. Video and PPT synced presentations are an integral part of web-based courses. Create an online course to check out the new PPT and video sync feature. PPTs or Videos…?

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State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

PowerPoint still reigns –  If you are a course purist, the idea that PPT should be seen as an authoring tool should make you grumble with disgust. . Yes, you can use it for many different things, and yes, Microsoft has an add-on that turns PPT into something similar to Adobe Presenter. Two problems that I see with PPT being used as an authoring tool is that to make it engaging, fun and interactive you have to use what the product includes, and those templates are a mixed bag.  . When looking at the state of the authoring tool space, two words come to mind. SCORM 1.2,

Tips for Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Questions and Answers. Q: If not using bullet points in a PPT presentation, what do you use to display stories? A: Full bleed photos are good when you can. These are my live blogged notes from the InSync Training Byte session “Once Upon a Time, Storytelling WAS Learning” by Tom Campbell and Karin Rex. My side comments and thoughts in italics. Bought on Shutterstock? Story Arc.

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6 Ways to Add Sizzle to Your Classroom

Learning Rebels

People would much rather put their skills to practice than sitting nicely, watching your PPT deck progress while the life ebbs slowly from them. Take Pictures:   At the end of each module (or lesson) have participants take a picture of the flip-chart, the PPT screen, or something (or people) in the room that will remind them later of the topic. Remember, this is the year of Kaizen.

Creating a Virtual Leadership Academy: A Case Study #ASTDTK14

Learning Visions

It was “faux live” video of a teacher/speaker, onscreen with PPT slides, also links to chats and other resources. Virtual learning event for physician leaders. These are my live blogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge session with Eric Heckerson. missed his opening setup, so didn’t get some of the context. But the upshot is they created/designed a virtual leadership event.

How to select the right authoring tool

eLearning 24-7

In the authoring tool world: PowerPoint focused authoring tool, Basically you know PPT, love it and want the ability to build within it and then convert your PPT to a Course. You have objects, elements, layers (in many cases) along with an option to go tree  or not, with some allowing the “slide” like view too; you can also create a course with PPT slides only, but that is not the ideal target. Over the weekend, I did one of the most stressing things there is to do in live. Yep, house hunting.  Where do you live? What amenities do you want or need? Beach?

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

The steps are simple – the base PPT that you used for the Presenter slides needs to be republished using Articulate Storyline. 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. 1.Flash Course. For HTML output. For Native Apps. 2.Captivate Course.

eLearning tips from Tom Kuhlmann

eLearningArt

Is it possible to build an interactive (and attractive) course in PPT? . What impact has PPT-based authoring tools on the training industry? I had the pleasure of interviewing eLearning guru Tom Kuhlmann, VP of Community at Articulate and the author of the Rapid eLearning Blog , the most popular blog in the eLearning industry with over 100k subscribers. And good luck. ” .

Ten Online Training Do’s and Don’ts

eLearning Brothers

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. It isn’t a complete list but it does cover the main bases. Designer.

PowerPoint Template: A Friendly Competitive Game for Classroom Training

eLearning Brothers

Never delete any slides in the PPT. 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. Do NOT save as.pptx). 3.

Design skill – add hat to photo

eLearningArt

If I can’t do it in PPT, then I attempt it in Photoshop (and I get nervous b/c I’m just not that skilled in Photoshop). Here’s a video screencast of me adding a hat using only PPT: To summarize: Remove the background from a hardhat using the “remove background” feature. Sometimes you have an accessory or tool, such as a hat, that you’d like to add to a photo of a person.

What makes a good online learning experience?

Dont Waste Your Time

Providing a link to a resource (PDF, PPT, etc.) should Is it possible to define the qualities of what makes a good online learning experience, or a good MOOC? Is there a check list we could have pinned to the wall which we could use as we design and build our courses? This is not always easy as the platform (Blackboard, Moodle, FutureLearn, Udacity, etc.) Online, things are different.

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