9 Google Slides features we wish PowerPoint had


Microsoft PowerPoint is often considered the gold standard of presentation software. It has an intuitive interface that makes it incredibly easy to use, and whilst it isn’t as feature-heavy as PowerPoint, regular updates mean it’s slowly catching up!

How technology is impacting Learning & Development teams

Your Training Edge

Being the researcher and provider of corporate training and specialized learning solutions to enterprises, yourtrainingedge.com [1] is always keen to analyze the latest technological innovations rising in the industry and the way these are impacting the learning and development teams.

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Technology and Training: Using Artificial Intelligence for Learning and Development


For these reasons and more, it’s only a matter of time before AI and related technologies such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality transform the field of Learning & Development (L&D).

The Average Joe imperative

E-Learning Provocateur

I was so impressed with the technology – and amazed at its availability for free! For example, everyone says that Articulate Storyline looks and feels like Microsoft PowerPoint. Love it or loathe it, PowerPoint is easy to use.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

So, you’ve decided to start using technology-enabled learning in your corporate training program. Well, just like there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to all of today’s training challenges, there also isn’t just a single way to “do” technology-enabled learning.

The Rise of the Digitals

Your Training Edge

We are living in an age of technology where electronic devices have become an integral part of anyone’s life. People who use technology too frequently and have a high adoption rate for the latest technology are referred to as “Digitals”.

How will adopting an adaptive learning strategy help your business


However, with today’s technological innovations, adaptive learning has become more of a reality than a mere aspiration. Thanks to adaptive training technologies, corporate learners can now learn on-demand, whenever they have the time to do so.

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What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. This step also requires planning more than technology.

ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/08/2010 ADL accepts eFront as SCORM 2004 adopter eFront is an LMS commited to international standards.

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From eLearning to mLearning: The Top 5 Challenges beyond Technology

mLearning Revolution

However unlike some people who think that things like the price tag of a mobile device or its battery are holding mobile learning back from full adoption, I’m convinced technology has little to do with what’s holding us back from crossing the chasm.

A Medical Device Maker Turns Budget Cuts into Better Sales Training Using Sales Readiness Technology (Pt. II)


By adopting sales learning and enablement technology , they were able to dramatically improve the company’s sales enablement program with fewer resources. Today, SMEs build PowerPoint presentations that they embed into Allego mobile videos so reps can brush up on the go.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | April 26, 2019

Mike Taylor

I also hope these things from the learning, design, and technology world this week bring you a little something worthwhile too. Check this post if you could ever benefit from a technique to create PowerPoint and/or Word documents in a way that allows for quick and easy updates.

The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | August 24, 2018

Mike Taylor

No matter what the season, Friday always means that it is time for the best things from the learning, design, and technology world. To Keep Pace, L&D Must Adopt an Ecosystem Mindset. Designer Q&A: Pushing the Limits of PowerPoint Animation.

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Set Yourself up for Productivity


You may already be familiar with live collaboration in Excel Online, plus desktop and online versions of Word, PowerPoint and OneNote—the capability has been available for nearly two years. But, like most technology, you need to put in a bit of effort to get the most out of Skype.

Set Yourself up for Productivity


You may already be familiar with live collaboration in Excel Online, plus desktop and online versions of Word, PowerPoint and OneNote—the capability has been available for nearly two years. But, like most technology, you need to put in a bit of effort to get the most out of Skype.

eFront Wins Learning Technology Award


The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Awards are presented by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and development.

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. I've seen some really good web conferencing sessions but more often than not they're simple presentations with slides, sprinkled with interactions.

“Past experiences can result in ‘misadoption’ of e-learning”

Janet Clarey

Is this the adoption curve for next generation of e-learning? Called “ E-learning adoption: Bridging the Chasm “, the paper considers possible reasons for e-learning not reaching its full potential. Tags: Uncategorized adoption E-learning gap

MOOCs and Brain-Based Learning: The Perfect Combination?

Your Training Edge

Here, we’ll look at some of the research behind brain-based learning and discuss how technology-enabled learning, like massive open online courses (MOOCs), fits with this research. Technology and time. Select the appropriate technologies and give students time to do the work.

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3 Reasons You Need to Reinvent Your Corporate Training Program

Your Training Edge

Because of advances in technology and increasing complexity in organizations, the jobs that are in demand are changing quickly as well as becoming more specialized. If a three-hour PowerPoint lecture is still your content delivery method of choice, you are way overdue for an update.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | March 8, 2019

Mike Taylor

Here is this week´s fresh offering from the world of learning, design, and technology. While I´ve personally seen the value in these types of platforms and they´ve been around for over a decade now I´m not convinced that many people have adopted them as a regular part of the way they work.

Creating interactive and engaging e-content: Experiences with Articulate Storyline


The immense popularity and success of technology-aided learning has created the ever-increasing need to develop e-content that effectively engages the learner but all within the constraints of available timelines and budgets.

3 Strategies to Engage Students in Online Learning

TechSmith Camtasia

To do this, instructors can record their computer screens and narrate instruction , similar to how they teach when standing in front of a PowerPoint presentation and lecturing in a face-to-face class.

Is it Time to Talk About Learner Experience?

Enyota Learning

Instead of an administration-centric approach, we need to adopt a learner-centric approach to achieve the desired results from these initiatives. Training and development initiatives thus must move beyond the traditional PowerPoint presentations, eBooks, and generic training videos.

eLearning & mLearning: It's All Happening--And Faster Than You Think

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

About a year ago I wrote about the 2010 Horizon Report and what it said about the impending adoption of mLearning. Electronic books and mobiles as they apply to education are slated for adoption in a year or less. This adoption isn't coming, it's taking place now.

3 Rapid E-learning Myths Busted

CommLab India

Rapid e-learning – an online course development methodology perfectly suited to the technology-enabled learning needs of companies in the 21 st century. Learning Technology Rapid eLearning

Is E-learning Content Repurposing The Answer To Effective Use Of Available Resources?


This includes converting printed learning content or digital content such as presentations created in PowerPoint, into online courses. Technology used to create and host e-learning content also supports repurposing.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers.

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ILT…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

There is no question that ILT is superior to sending a new hire a booklet to read or putting an employee in a room with a computer to hit “Next-Next-Next” on a PowerPoint deck, but these are not exactly examples of high-quality training.

Moodle: the LMS for everyone

Course Index

Evolved and developed constantly by a global community of developers, Moodle’s baked-in robustness and scalability have led to its adoption by major institutions like the Open University (200,000 users) and the UK Civil Service Learning platform (half a million users). Technology

Why lectures?

Learning with e's

In the light of all the new technologies that are now available to universities, the article asks, why has the lecture refused to go away? As a result, a lot of content found on university VLEs consists of PowerPoint slides or other lecture oriented artifacts - of which more later.

Instructor Led Training…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

There is no question that ILT is superior to sending a new hire a booklet to read or putting an employee in a room with a computer to hit “Next-Next-Next” on a PowerPoint deck, but these are not exactly examples of high-quality training.

Learning Tools – Do these really belong?

eLearning 24-7

A learning tool, should be well, a form of learning technology, not just a product that is for say e-mail, that is used because we send learning URLs in it, or we take courses on the subject or we can send invites to web conferences in it. . PowerPoint is a presentation software.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

These precocious youths, born after or during the general advent of digital technology, have an inherent understanding of its concepts in a way that their forebears cannot hope to achieve.

Adapting to Adaptive Learning

CLO Magazine

Amid such technological revolution, higher bars for talent and leadership development are being set within corporations and across the learning and development industry. Corporate learning leaders are looking to the technology to keep pace with these demands. But as learning organizations pursue technology-driven transformation they risk falling prey to the assumption that organizations can only change through technology.

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Obviously, it isn’t just the mere use of technology that leads to increased engagement, but rather the fact that the MOOC format allows you to design training courses to better correspond with how people learn.