PowerPoint: Another Polling Tool, Poll Everywhere

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

One of our readers,  April Edmonds  let me know that she has used an alternate polling app for her PowerPoint presentations,  Poll Everywhere. I  I decided to give Poll Everywhere a try. After using both applications, I think they are solid choices if you're in the market for a polling feature to add to your PowerPoint presentations. Poll Everywhere is free at an introductory level.

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10 Easy Test Maker Alternatives

Ed App

This tool offers numerous assessment questions such as multiple choice quizzes, polls, open-ended questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, and matching pairs, which can all be used to evaluate your employees’ current skill level and measure their learning retention from previous training lessons.

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Alternative Use of Video in The Classroom – It’s Not Just for Homework Anymore

TechSmith Camtasia

The vast majority of educators who responded to the poll have more than 7 years of experience (85%) and have flipped their classroom two years or less. The post Alternative Use of Video in The Classroom – It’s Not Just for Homework Anymore appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Guest post by FLN executive director, Kari Arfstrom. Recently, you may have heard about flipped learning.

The ULTIMATE Guide to PowerPoint Alternatives

BrightCarbon

There’s an astounding number of PowerPoint alternatives out there claiming to be the solution to your most pressing presentation problems. What is a PowerPoint alternative? Why use PowerPoint Alternatives? Compared to other PowerPoint alternatives, Beautiful.ai

Increase Course Performance with the Right Authoring Tool – Here’s How to Sort Out Your Options

Docebo

polls), video and audio handling, interactive videos, and gamification. Alternatively, ask if it’s possible for the tool to output an XML localization interchange file format (XLIFF), which contains all the text to be translated and corresponding spaces for a human translator to enter alternative language versions of that same text. These 10 valuable tips will help you determine what authoring tool could be the best fit for your needs.

How Long is too Short? Determining the Ideal Duration for Bite-Sized Learning

Origin Learning

Alternatively, a collection of bite-sized learning nuggets can be structured together to form a full-length course. The good folks at ATD ran a poll to figure out the ideal duration for microlearning and found some interesting answers. ATD Research polled 228 respondents working in various organizations that deployed microlearning to figure out the effective length of a microlearning activity. Ever since Grovo Inc.

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How Online Training can Lead your Sales Team to Success

ProProfs

– Carry out surveys or poll. These polls will help you realize the strengths and weaknesses of elearning. In such a scenario, the best alternative would be to create a module-based course. I was of the opinion that a good salesperson is the one who is a smooth talker and quick to answer questions even before you have them. Someone who will convince you to buy a product that you probably don’t even need.

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Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations were forced to quickly find alternatives to in-person, instructor-led classroom training. You’re even adept in designing polls, using chat, implementing breakouts and creating PowerPoint slides.

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Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | September 3, 2021

Mike Taylor

Last week’s most clicked item: Better Than Bullet Points: Alternative Slide Designs. Quizziz is an app for creating quizzes, presentations, polls, etc that works on any device. “Attention is the most basic form of love.” John Tarrant. Happy Friday!

The 15+7 Best Webinar Platforms: Comparison Guide for 2020

learnWorlds

This has proven to be especially true as we saw COVID-19 forcing things to change, encouraging businesses to consider alternative ways of exchanging information. 7 Alternative Ways to Host a Webinar. It has a chat, polls, call-to-action buttons to increase engagement.

How iDA’SG is Upskilling Singapore’s Retail Industry on SmartUp

SmartUp

After considering a few alternatives, iDA’SG decided on the SmartUp platform and the Retail Infinity community was born. The poll and quiz functions provided the opportunity to create engaging content for learners to test their knowledge and gather feedback. Introduction.

How iDA’SG is Upskilling Singapore’s Retail Industry on SmartUp

SmartUp

After considering a few alternatives, iDA’SG decided on the SmartUp platform and the Retail Infinity community was born. The poll and quiz functions provided the opportunity to create engaging content for learners to test their knowledge and gather feedback. Introduction.

Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning

Experiencing eLearning

Most people said “engaging&# in the poll. audience poll). Increased risk: #1 choice in the poll. Expanded choices & alternative reality choices 2 & 3. These are my live blogged notes from the webinar. Any typos, awkward phrasing, or errors are mine, not the presenter’s. My side commentary in italics. Integrating Game Design Principles into Instructional Design for e-Learning.

4 Tips for Engaging Virtual Learners

SkyPrep

Many courses turn to polls and trivias within their online training software courses as a method of ensuring that learners are acquiring the necessary knowledge. Alternatively, you can create a more detailed prompt or activity.

9 Tips To Maximize Employee Involvement In Online Training Development

G-Cube

Alternatively, send them a list of questions to answer before they participate in the trial run. Conduct Social Media Polls And Surveys. Social media polls and online surveys are quick and convenient. Alternatively, they can upload them in advance if they’re unable to attend. Employees are the ones who have to take your online training. So, it’s only fitting that they have a direct say in your online training initiatives.

Democratizing Higher Education Through Online Course Delivery

KnowledgeOne

Online learning can serve as a relatively democratic, accessible, and alternative pedagogical instrument that gives students the ability/choice to receive their education without necessarily having to indebt or uproot themselves.

Why Higher Education Institutions Need an Education Services Company

Hurix Digital

Blended learning (a combination of online and face-to-face pedagogy) is a rapidly growing mode of instruction as more and more colleges/universities strive for alternative pathways to educational delivery, course enrollment, and student retention.

The State of Video in Education 2017

LearnDash

The company Kaltura performed a poll of over 1,000 educators to produce the infographic above. This data echos what we discovered earlier this year we found from our own internal poll that 76.2% Alternatively you could hire someone to create your course videos. Video is one of the most popular methods used in online education. It is incredibly helpful when explaining and showing new concepts.

China is mobile!

Clark Quinn

They used them during my workshop to run a lottery, and to answer some polling questions on demographics of the audience. There may be better alternatives, but getting consistently behind one standard makes the investment amortize effectively. I’ve had the fortune to be hear in China speaking on mlearning. And there are a couple of interesting revelations that I hadn’t really recognized when I did the same last year that I thought I’d share.

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China is mobile!

Clark Quinn

They used them during my workshop to run a lottery, and to answer some polling questions on demographics of the audience. There may be better alternatives, but getting consistently behind one standard makes the investment amortize effectively. I’ve had the fortune to be here in China speaking on mlearning. And there are a couple of interesting revelations that I hadn’t really recognized when I did the same last year that I thought I’d share.

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Instructor Role v3.6.0 is Here to Make Student-Teacher Communication Easier than Ever!

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

A few months ago, we conducted a small poll among our Instructor Role users, asking them which activity wasted their time the most, while managing their LearnDash website.

Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

I try to alternate male/female for the role of the mentor, especially if I create multiple courses for the same client. An informal poll in a LinkedIn group showed that most IDs and eLearning developers are already trying to represent diversity in race in the images in their courses. In response to my post on Name Generators for Learning Scenarios , someone asked, “Does it really matter if we choose John instead of Bob?”

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How to Design an Effective LMS Training Program

TOPYX LMS

69% of respondents from a recent poll noted that this is what motivates them to actively participate in workplace learning and development (2; Chart). Alternatively, company leaders can opt to hire an instructional designer to create eLearning training content. Once your team has a new, improved training program up and running, administrators should conduct polls and surveys to assess its effectiveness.

Between the Happy Sheets

Your Training Edge

Happy sheets, for those uninformed, are those polled results you provide at the end of a seminar. Was the use of multi-media effective in providing alternative knowledge retention paths for the students? I thought the title might catch a few extra glances. Who would have thought that there was something sexy going on with all those trainer happy sheets? For one, I did.

How to teach online? Useful and easy tips to follow

Educraft.tech - Technology meets Education

Some of them are equiped with tools like live polls, sharing the presenter’s screen, managing attendees and various other goodies that may come in handy. Make polls, ask for feedback on chat rooms, have them post notes or on forums and give them a chance to express themselves.

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19 Insider Secrets About Selecting An LMS

Spark Your Interest

LMS TREND POLL CONDUCTED BY BRANDON HALL. And if you still need help you can always work with an instructional designer to help you decide between your alternatives. There are over 800 different LMS (Learning Management Systems) currently available. Why so many you ask?

E-learning Activities That Don’t Suck!

Spark Your Interest

While we already discussed scenarios as an alternative to multiple-choice quizzing, there are other ways scenarios can be used in e-learning activities. Survey/poll links. There’s a lot of boring e-learning out there. If you’ve been guilty of this in the past you have no excuses now.

Elucidat vs the iSpring Suite: Comparison and Review

Elucidat

Is Elucidat a good alternative to iSpring? Is Elucidat a good alternative to iSpring? iSpring is created with Microsoft users in mind, so Mac users may need to look at alternatives. How does Elucidat stack up against the iSpring suite?

Fear of the unknown: HR and learning’s role in tackling COVID-19

Elucidat

Using polls is a great, and simple, way to get a sense of where people’s heads are at. You can also support them in the moment based on their response, to offer an alternative view and address any misconceptions.

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A Training Provider’s Guide to Zoom

Arlo Training & Events Software

Polls – this is an awesome feature that allows you to create single or multiple choice polling questions for your audience to answer live. At the end of the webinar, you can download a report of the poll. Read more on how to use Zoom’s poll feature.

Why Businesses Should Veto Traditional Training

TOPYX LMS

In fact, if you were to take a poll concerning the number of employees who enjoy in-person trainings, it’s doubtful that more than a handful of people would say they look forward to classroom-style training sessions. There are several reasons for this, but the main one is that business owners are unaware that online training, or eLearning, is an excellent, up-to-date alternative to classroom-style training. What type of training model does your business use?

Becoming a great trainer: How to improve your presentation skills

TalentLMS

A fresh way to do this is with an online poll. Software solutions allow you to run real-time polls where you can ask people’s opinions about a subject and have their responses showcased on your shared screen. In-person seminars and workshops, move aside.

eLearning Trends To Watch Out For In 2021

Tesseract Learning

The pandemic has created unprecedented challenges that have forced organizations to look for alternative forms of work such as work from home or remote working and bring virtual training to the fore.

Reimagining workplace learning during COVID-19

CLO Magazine

In the healthcare space, providers are moving the less critical, more chronic medical appointments to alternative means such as telemedicine and virtual doctor visits. For example, the trend of “polling” in online synchronous learning is picking up.

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Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

If we allow our attendees to bring their tablets into class, they can participate in online polling, consume content and play games together. As we embrace informal learning, we will rely less on e-learning modules in favour of alternatives such as social forums, job aids, games, and indeed, interactive videos. Alternatively, you could use your iPhone. Last week I was invited by David Swaddle to be a panellist at the Sydney eLearning and Instructional Design meetup.

What is Soft Skills Training? The Complete Guide

Elucidat

It can help them to approach problems in new ways, communicate challenges more effectively and implement alternative solutions. Does your organization overlook soft skills in favor of hard skills such as qualifications and industry-specific expertise?

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5 brilliant examples of branching in elearning: branching scenario examples and more

Elucidat

Social polling is incorporated to illustrate a variety of approaches taken by other leaders. Social polling shows how other people responded at certain points, enhancing the use of branching by further demonstrating that there isn’t one ‘right’ interpretation or answer. A dynamic menu makes the branching feel seamless; in this case, there is no need for the user to be aware of the alternative routes through the content.

Top L&D experts reveal winning strategies for training remote workers

TalentLMS

Brian Washburn — Ask questions and run online polls. Third and finally, explore alternatives to create a blended solution. Ask questions and run online polls. In a world of constant flux, the only certainty is change.

7 Components of High-Quality Online Content

CourseArc

Tools such as Poll Everywhere, Nearpod, and Pear Deck can be used for live interaction in class. Include a transcript with your audio and video, label your images with alternate text, and use appropriate text sizing and color contrasts. Students of today are very different from those in the past. Is education changing to keep up? Probably not fast enough.

6 sound strategies for using audio in your elearning

Elucidat

It can also offer an accessible alternative for those with visual impairments, dyslexia or low literacy levels. While the audio isn’t needed to explain the points (unlike the first example in this module), the audio brings richness and reality to the story – drawing learners in and increasing engagement with the poll questions that follow. Learn more about using audio, animation, social polls and styles to create better elearning for your organization.

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