PowerPoint 2010: Inserting YouTubeVideos

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In the latest version (2010), uploading videos from the web is easier than ever. Unfortunately I don't think it's quite right yet, as many of the new, fancy video formatting options included with PowerPoint 2010 will not work on embedded YouTube videos. by AJ George.

PowerPoint 2010: Perfecting the Motion Path

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I used the same method to animate the "Meet Jackson" text. by AJ George. Using motion paths in PowerPoint is fun, but also kind of complicated. Probably the most complicated aspect of using motion paths is continuing the motion from slide-to-slide. Does this scenario sound familiar?

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. When you use PowerPoint 2010 to Save As a.wmv file, all of your transitions and animations stay in tact. Using this method will allow you to make a movie from your presentation in which the video will play. by AJ George.

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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.

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Origin Learning

Methods were being evaluated as to how the PC could be used in an academic and interactive context. 2010 and beyond. Instructional Design has come a long way.

PowerPoint 2010: Create Your Own Gauges

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

   Using this same method I was able to quickly edit the charts into a speedometer by adjusting the values in Excel, adding text boxes with speed values and layering in a black circle behind the charts. I'd love to see how you are using this method to create your own graphics. 

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. Today I'd like to share his method. by AJ George.

Will Mobile Apps Change Training Forever?

Upside Learning

I think apps will eventually create a unique position in the training methods of corporates. Technology around us is evolving at a rapid pace and is in turn affecting a speedy evolution of learning technology. Work is changing and, to keep pace with it, training is changing too.

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22 Books For Beginner Instructional Designers

Upside Learning

Evidence-Based Training Methods by Ruth Clark. A couple of month back I had shared a list of top 30 online resources for instructional designers to keep up with. That post seems to have got good circulation. Recently I came across this discussion on LinkedIn – best book for beginning instructional designers. The discussion has thrown up a great list of books for instructional designers worth sharing with our readers too.

Army Discovers the Weapon to Kill PowerPoint Briefings…Video Games

Kapp Notes

The turn around for traditional training methods was too long. Recently, there has been a lot of calls for the death of PowerPoint especially from the US Army. From We’ve Met the Enemy and He is PowerPoint where the article discusses perhaps the worlds most challenging PowerPoint slide.

2 More Game Mechanics To Include In Learning Games

Upside Learning

Levels are essentially a method that all an increase in the difficulty of game-play. These are typically dependent on a ‘time’ and ‘method for delivery’. As I mentioned in my previous post , we’re continuing to explore game mechanics that are apt for learning.

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

Kapp Notes

The method used is called a story quest. Abbott Bundy with his backpack and walking stick ready to embark on a story quest with his guides. Yesterday, I had the privilege of touring a fascinating project in the 3D virtual immersive environment of Second Life.

Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools

Upside Learning

However, both methods have different workflows and properties. I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. She tries to find answers to three simple questions regarding each tools mentioned in the mind map –.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] January 2010 January 3-4, 2010 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Marco Island, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2010 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ICDC), Kolkata, India. link] February 22-23, 2010.

Learn About The Role Evaluation Plays in Grants

Kapp Notes

I do work as an evaluator on several National Science Foundation (NSF ) Advanced Technology Education (ATE) grants. learn a little more about the ATE programs ) I have been asked to share some of my experiences in an upcoming webinar about NSF ATE Evaluations. Here are the details in case you are interested in attending.

Q&A With Student from King's College

Kapp Notes

The best method I have found is if you can draw a person in with a demonstration and show them that learning is occurring. We know from research that distributed practice or learning a little bit at a time is an effective method and that video games can play a role in that process. I never think one learning method is the only method, I really believe that multiple channels for learning are most effective.

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Are you sure it's a training need?

Kapp Notes

Performance Need—Employees are not performing in the proper manner or using inappropriate methods to accomplish goals. A Needs Analysis is needed because not all requests by managers or others for "training" are really going to be solved by training. Here is a list of some needs that are sometimes mistaken for training needs. The performance is less than optimal because it is easier to do it another way or there is no consequence for poor performance.

Creating a "Story" as the Foundation for Virtual World Learning Events

Kapp Notes

It is as if a wise mentor or co-worker is telling them the best method to deal with a situation at work. Good stories shouldn't be relegate to only reading a novel on the beach, use them to promote learning! Storytelling is a powerful instructional tool, stories help learners contextualize information and gives them an experience-base from which they can recall techniques and actions when encountering the same situation at work. With virtual worlds, we can expand the use of storytelling.

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

It offers a significant advantage over other methods of providing audio with PowerPoint. Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. Some of the key questions: Given the range of solutions for voice-over from text-to-speech, home-grown human voice-over, professional voice-over: how do you decide what's right for your course? How do you justify the budget and how does that factor into your choice of solution?

eLearning Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Web Courseworks

This summer I attended the 2010 Distance Teaching and Learning Conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out! As we reach the first anniversary of this blog’s introduction, we thought we’d take stock and figure out how things are going by revisiting our list of predictions for enterprise mobile learning in 2010. A.K.A.

Creating 3D Graphics – Isometric Views With Orthographic Projection

Upside Learning

It is a method of visually representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions, in which the three coordinate axes appear equally foreshortened and the angles between any two of them are 120 degrees. We often create scenario based courses for the engineering industry.

Learned vs. Learners

ID Reflections

I have recently been reading Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement at a colleague’s recommendation. I have been deviating from the key themes of this blog, i.e., learning, performance, training and collaboration, for some time now. However, the deviations have been topics that moved me deeply, and I did not want to write about them in a separate blog. They are as much a part of me as all things learning.

Our Favorite Game Design Blogs

Upside Learning

What we engage in when we play has fundamental similarities to the scientific method, and the means by which we explore and understand the world…. Over so often I get asked what fundamentals of game design apply to the design of learning games – a very difficult question to answer that.

General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning)

Upside Learning

It is not suggested that these methods of facilitating learning will disappear; however, greater emphasis will be placed on self-directed learning. • In the current situation, it’s more feasible to build mobile learning into the blend rather than replacing your existing training methods.

Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Information Overload

Tony Karrer

The other part of this thought process is that the feedback on my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 was that I should have Information Overload and Information Filtering as my user chosen prediction number 10. Great post by Tim Kastelle - Filtering, Crowdsourcing and Innovation.

Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

Question Types/Methods : Does the tool offer the ability to create a rich testing experience by offering various question types? Grading : Does the tool allow for several methods of grading responses? Security : Are there security methods in place to catch/prevent cheating, hacking, or other similar problems?

Digital Instructional Media Design 101- The Design Of Interaction

Upside Learning

Looking at their purpose, we also realized that standard eLearning interactivities are methods of presenting content, and therefore should be looked at as media design elements. Last month our ID team got their feet wet with the learning campaigns in the Age of Empires II – Age of Kings.

How Much Do People Forget?

Will at Work Learning

The power of the learning methods used. Learners who receive repetitions, retrieval practice, feedback, variety (and other potent learning methods) are more likely to remember than learners who do not receive such learning supports.

Are Your Training Methods Outdated? Survey Says: Yes


“When asked what methods are most likely to work, most learning and development professionals pointed towards training that is integrated into the normal course of their jobs.

5 Ways to Improve Bad eLearning

eLearning Weekly

Sales reps have many ways to contact a client, and the training presentation could have a slide of tips and tricks for each contact method. Experience tells me that elearning people do not have a lot of time to go back to the vault of existing training and revise it.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

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What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

Unpacking each claim Adaptive over predictive Ruth Clark describes adaptive in relation to expertise in her book Building Expertise: Cognitive Methods for Training and Performance Improvement , and I think it reflects my understanding of Agile philosophy very well. I complete exactly 3 months at ThoughtWorks today. While this has been a momentous career shift for me, I may not have written a blog post on it except for the learning.

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Nuts and Bolts: When Training Works by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

One of the most-discussed sessions at Learning Solutions 2010 was “The Great ADDIE Debate,” a conversation about the 21st-century relevance of the ADDIE process model (Analyze-Design-Develop-Implement-Evaluate), so often employed in instructional design. Here’s a simple method to do just that.


2010 in Retrospect: Top Few Blogs and Books

ID Reflections

2010 Shift Index - Passion and Performance by John Hagel 6. 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging by Jane Hart 21. Blogs Reading 2010 Books ReflectionThis post should have made its appearance a few days back—at least a day back—but procrastination sometimes overtakes me. This time, it was compounded by the lure of spending more time with my daughter (since I am in Mumbai after quite a few months) and the writing of the post just never got done.

Start and End eLearning Courses with Methods That Facilitate Learning

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. Think back to the last time you were in training, whether it was online or in the classroom. What pieces stand out most? While hopefully there are memorable moments from throughout the course, you can probably also recall how the course started and ended.

Mobile Learning: Book Review

Kapp Notes

However, like most technologies, the first thoughts are for traditional methods and content to be put on mobile devices. 2010), making it appealing to the business market. Recently, I was sent a copy of Gary Woodill’s latest book, The Mobile Learning Edge.