PowerPoint 2010: Changing the Default Theme

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I had been asked if there was a way to change the default color palette and I had reported back that there was not. Let's say you like the default Office theme because it doesn't have fancy layouts or backgrounds, but you would just like the default color palette to change.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

Work is changing and, to keep pace with it, training is changing too. Which of these technology changes will impact training the most? I see a whole new world of training coming around with mobile apps as the agents of change.

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PowerPoint 2010: Paste Linking

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Recently I was asked if it was possible to paste link an image into PowerPoint so that if the original image is ever updated, the image in PowerPoint would automatically reflect the change. by AJ George.

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” For example, Harold Jarche tells us 2010: Year of the CM.

PowerPoint 2010: A RANDom Fact

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The font will automatically change as you scroll through. by AJ George. Trying to decide on a typeface but wish you could see what all the letters of the alphabet in that type face look like at the same time? Here's a trick: Type =RAND() into the text box and press [ Enter ]. Voila!

PowerPoint 2010: Working With Guides

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  Drag the guide one direction or the other to change its position. by AJ George. For some PowerPoint projects you may find that you would like to line up elements in a certain way and that having guides on the slide would be useful.

PowerPoint 2010: Converting Presentations to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

PowerPoint 2010 has a new feature allowing presentations to quickly and easily be saved directly to.wmv (Windows Media Video) format. Open the presentation within PowerPoint 2010.   Do a run-through of your presentation to make sure there is an adequate amount of time between slide transitions and any animation effects you may have added and make any necessary changes. by AJ George.

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eLearning as Part of a Change Management Effort

Integrated Learnings

Change management models offer a framework for thinking about this. Many change management models exist, and I’m opting to focus on Jeffrey M. Let’s look at the ADKAR change management model against the backdrop of a project I worked on a while back, which involved teaching customer service representatives a conversation flow for resolving customer complaints. A = Awareness of the need to change. D = Desire to change. K = Knowledge to change.

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. > Which is your favorite e-Learning blog post for 2010? Susan Nash December 27, 2010 5:14 PM Christoforos Online said.

Top 75 eLearning Posts - May 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

May 2010. Performance Learning Productivity , May 28, 2010 Instructional design is not only seen as a core competency for learning and development/training specialists, but it’s a huge industry, too. A Defense of the LMS (and a case for the future of Social Learning) - Social Enterprise Blog , May 12, 2010 For some time now, I’ve seen a growing negativity toward LMS solutions by a pretty wide group folks in our space. LMS Resources - aLearning , May 8, 2010 I know, I know.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. “In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack.

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine) - ZaidLearn , December 16, 2007 The power of Voice in online classrooms - eLearning Acupuncture , May 31, 2010 The Secret Recipe to Delivering World Class Lectures - ZaidLearn , August 29, 2009 E-teaching personality is good for e-learning - Electronic Papyrus , January 5, 2010 Online Discussions Face-to-Face Versus Threaded Discussions: The Role of Time and Higher Order Thinking Dr. Katrina A.

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eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. www.online-educa.com December 1-3, 2010 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture , Rome, Italy.

PowerPoint 2010: Change the Picture, Keep the Animation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Here's how: In PowerPoint, select the image you would like to change. From the Ribbon, select Picture Tools Format > Adjust > Change Picture. Note: You can also right-click the image and choose Change Picture.). by AJ George. You've just completed a very slick PowerPoint presentation. On one slide you have an image fade in. After it fades in, it pulses for emphasis. After it pulses, text appears above.

Online courses must die!

E-Learning Provocateur

It’s incredibly inefficient to use up the precious time of an L&D professional to build, publish, test and upload an online course, only to edit, re-publish, re-test and re-upload it later, just because a few words need to be changed and a graph replaced.

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Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior

Kapp Notes

2010) The Effects of a Serious Game on Role-Taking and Willingness to Help, Journal of Communication. 60 (2010) 723–742. A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding. Flying around a virtual world as a superhero made subjects nicer in the physical world.

PowerPoint 2007 & 2010: How to Turn an Image Into An Animated Puzzle

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

From the  Fill  category, change the fill color to whatever you would like.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

The field of instructional design (ID) incorporates a rapidly growing and changing array of learning strategies, tools, and approaches into training experiences that appeal to today’s workers while meeting their complex learning needs.”. 2010 and beyond.

30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With

Upside Learning

On the other hand, your understanding of the domain, and your role in it, changes over time. The role of learning designers is beginning to change from being creators of learning interventions to creators (and facilitators) of learning environments. Making Change by Cathy Moore.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Technology has brought about unprecedented changes at a pace that is challenging all notions of flexibility and adaptability. In July 2010, Rackspace Hosting and NASA jointly launched an open-source cloud-software initiative known as OpenStack. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

10 Serious Games that changed the world

Growth Engineering

The company’s motto is “Game Design for Social Change” and with games like Pox and Awkward Moment, they teach players about serious topics like the impact of the anti-vaccination movements and avoiding social stereotypes. IBM City One (2010).

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Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2010

Upside Learning

So we thought it would be interesting to look back upon the Upside Learning blog for some of the most popular and noteworthy posts of 2010. Here are Upside Learning’s Top 50 eLearning Posts of 2010. Work Is Changing; Is Training Changing Too?

Elements For Constructing Social Learning Environments

Upside Learning

Let us know if you find it useful, or think something can be changed. Everyone’s been talking about Social Learning Environments (SLEs), the internet offers a plethora of tools that could become a part of a SLE. While some of these tools cost money, the bulk of them are free.

Taxonomy of Learning Theories

E-Learning Provocateur

He maintains that in today’s world, there’s simply too much knowledge to take in – and it changes too quickly anyway. Academia is teeming with learning theories. Some of them are old, some of them are new.

PowerPoint 2010: Create Your Own Gauges

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

On the Excel spreadsheet, click in the cell that says  Sales  and change the title to whatever you would like. so you can leave them as is, but we will be changing the numerical values. Your graphic is instantly changed.

LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

Slow to respond to changing learner needs. With the suppliers fragmented across verticals, focus areas, technical capabilities only a few LMS systems respond to the changing dynamics of the market. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now.

Moving Games Forward

Kapp Notes

Evidence : While this is changing, not enough studies have been done to date showing that learning games are effective. Without this evidence, the attitudes and barriers discussed above will be slow to change. this too is changing).

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Transferring Knowledge: Making Technology Work for Your Library Presentation Materials

Kapp Notes

Here are the materials for my presentation related to making technology work for your library. Here are the slides: Bridging the Boomer/Gamer Knowledge Gap in the Library View more presentations from kkapp.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

As First Sergeant Mark Covey describes in the article: “When I joined the army in the early ’80s, most of stuff was canned and scripted and it took weeks or months or years to change training content,” said Covey.

11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)

Kapp Notes

The ability to have characters run is now includes as a standard function and the in-game default font has been changed from previous versions for easier reading. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

Five Lessons From Learning Game Development

Upside Learning

If a player chooses not to do anything, the game environment must still change, and adapt to the ‘non-play’. We’ve had our fair share of digital learning game development projects; and a recent one threw a spoke in our design wheels like never before.

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PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation, Version 2.0

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

After posting the first article, PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation , I got a tip from one of our readers, Konrad Schroth , for an alternate way to create a spinning animation. by AJ George.

Class Meeting in 3D World of VirtualU

Kapp Notes

I think one way to make the hall a little more attractive is to change the venue, maybe to an outdoor area or within a factory or within some location relevant to the conference or exhibit.

Volatility in 3D Virtual World Industry

Kapp Notes

See Change is under way at ThinkBalm Linden Labs announces layoffs, appears to be contemplating shuttering Enterprise Edition efforts. There is a great deal of "churn" in the 3D virtual immersive environment space.

Using Virtual Worlds in the Conspiracy to Create an ah-ha Moment

Kapp Notes

These adjectives rarely describe the level of effort dedicated to organizational efforts to change behavior through learning experiences. Abbott Bundy with his backpack and walking stick ready to embark on a story quest with his guides.

Good Games, Good Learning

Upside Learning

The observation that games give the players new problems is particularly cogent; eLearning interactions don’t change the environment itself based on player actions, games constantly do. I stumbled across an interesting paper linked to in a post by Karl Kapp.

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PowerPoint: Changing Slide Sizes for Importing into Captivate

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  To resize a PowerPoint presentation: In PowerPoint (2007 or 2010), choose Design > Page Setup. Using the chart above, change the height and width of your presentation to match the pixels of the Captivate project. by AJ George.