What Is E-learning? – Is It Just a Glorified PPT?

CommLab India

Is it just adding audio narration to a PowerPoint deck and publishing it to the web, using authoring tools such as Articulate Studio? A good online course is much more than a mere PowerPoint presentation used in an instructor-led session with audio. What is e-learning?

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Help! What software tool should I use to record audio?

360 Training

Audio can add a great deal to the quality of your course. Many devices and industry-standard elearning tools offer simple and effective software for recording audio. I need to record simple voice-only audio. To go with my PPT slides.

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Using PPts Online & Dual-Coding Theory

Coffee and Design

It is rare, if ever, that I see such a presentation that is readily effective “as is” for online instruction. 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?

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5 Amazingly Effective Strategies to Convert Your ILT Program to High-impact Virtual Training

EI Design

Immersive learning (in the context of Virtual Training ) is essentially training that’s facilitated through a learning environment that moves learners away from just learning through PPT, visuals, video, and audio and trains them by using virtual and artificially-augmented environments.

Converting ELearning To Tablet Learning: Cost-effective Solutions

Upside Learning

Tablet Learning, however, can be viewed as a separate category that serves as an effective stepping stone in the transition from eLearning to mLearning. We’ve presented some cost-effective options below to help you get started.

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.

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Why PowerPoint is Effective for Training New Employees

DigitalChalk eLearning

PPT format, though highly popular, is not really suited for mobile devices. PowerPoint is a highly sophisticated tool with an array of animations and effects, but all the bells and whistles are not much use outside their own environment. The same applies to audio and video.

Adobe Captivate 8 Tutorials

Adobe Captivate

Bringing your PPT into Adobe Captivate 8. Learn how to create PPT-based courses in Adobe Captivate 8. Absolutely-timed Effects in Adobe Captivate 8. Learn about the new absolutely-timed effects in Adobe Captivate 8. Learn about Adobe Captivate from Experts.

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?” The two presentation programs share many of the same features, such as the ability to include text, images, audio, and video. You can import PPT slides into Prezi to use them as a foundation.

Tips for Storytelling in Learning

Experiencing eLearning

It’s a narrative about cause and effect. Q: If not using bullet points in a PPT presentation, what do you use to display stories? Q: Story-based e-learning with no audio.

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Adobe Captivate 6: High Fidelity PowerPoint Imports

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

During a standard PowerPoint import process, PowerPoint pptx presentations are first converted to the ppt format, and then converted to SWF. However, if you have ever used the PowerPoint to Captivate workflow, you are likely aware that some PowerPoint features, such as certain animations, Smart Art, text effects (glow, shadow, 3D, reflection, etc.), and audio bookmarks were not supported within Captivate.

Harnessing Untapped Technology with Organizational LMS Leads to Increased Sales Training Efficacy: A Case in Point

G-Cube

Therefore organizations have to design programs to train sales staff quickly and effectively, for a faster time-to-market delivery. To talk about realistic solutions, we have to keep in mind that sales personnel are often on the go and this is a challenge to effective training.

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Text To Speech Synthesizers

The eLearning Coach

TTS can also be effective as the voice of an avatar or guide, like the Ben character from MediaSemantics above. It also seems appropriate when there isn’t time or budget for recording and syncing visuals and audio, particularly for dummy audio when you need to show sponsors and SMEs how the media elements of an online program will be integrated prior to the recording. Other Audio Articles: Bouncy, bubbly or British? Audio Recording: Preparing Your Script.

Articulate ’09: Tips for Resolving Common Issues

Upside Learning

We have used them for several projects, and have found them very effective for development and simple to use. The latest version, Articulate ’09, has some interesting new features like Single-slide Preview, FLV Support, Easy Audio Editor, and Articulate Branding Removed.

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e-Learning budgets: Doing more with less

G-Cube

With the help of rapid development tools like Articulate Storyline, a PPT can be easily converted to an e-module – reducing development time considerably. Use audio and video to create impactful learning. Your SME can double up as your audio-voiceover artist.

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15 Benefits of Using PowerPoint in eLearning

DigitalChalk eLearning

Most of the new authoring tools either use PPT as their base or offer the ability to import slides. These are 15 benefits of using PowerPoint in eLearning: Everyone has PPT – It’s probably already on your computer. Quickly add or record audio and synch with your slides.

Learning Styles and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

This post is going to be somewhat different than in the past, specifically a result of the argument of the effectiveness of learning styles and if they even exist. A PowerPoint is not an effective means of e-learning, although one person told me what did a PPT have to do with any of this?

5 Employee Training Management Software that You Must Consider

Kitaboo

Not only are you burdened with the responsibility of creating a training program with measurable goals, but also make it effective and efficient because as they say, in a corporate environment, every hour counts. Training your employees is not just about ticking something off your to-do list.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles

Learning Visions

In the context of e-Learning (back then it was just plain old CBT), this meant you had audio/video on the screen with timed text bullets. The learner could listen to the audio if her preferred style was auditory, OR read the text if her preferred style was visual. This means that I learn best through my visual channel, next kinesthetic, with audio being my weakest channel. I always tune out the audio and read ahead.

Instructional Design: The Process – Part 2

Origin Learning

What is the training effectiveness measure? Scripting the audio and dialogues. Detailed Storyboard (on MS Word or visual on PPT) with audio script or trainer notes for Modifications.

Introducing Unified Content: The best way to build solid business training

Time to Know

One of the major strengths of the new builder is that it empowers trainers, managers and employees by giving all of them the opportunity to build and deliver effective training. Word, Excel, PPT, pages from PDF documents, YouTube, Vimeo and your own MP4 videos can all be merged into one item.

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Free: PowerPoint to Flash in One Click

Take an e-Learning Break

PPT,PPS,PPTX,PPSX) keeping its visual parameters, animation effects and slide transitions, audio narrations, video and Flash objects after conversion. To create Flash files viewable on any device from your PowerPoint presentations, just install iSpring Free, open your PowerPoint presentation, click Quick Publish and get Flash slideshows from your PPT presentations in just a few seconds. Free PowerPoint to Flash converter promptly creates web-friendly Flash (.SWF)

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Cliff Atkinson’s Beyond Bullet Points

Learning Visions

But if you present the same information in two channels, you reduce the capacity of working memory and in turn reduce learning by creating what researchers call the redundancy effect.” (p. 46) (Back to that age old question – should your audio narration read out loud the text on screen?

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How to Maintain Instructional Continuity in Times of Crisis

Hurix Digital

Implementing Online Learning Technologies such as a scalable Learning Management System (LMS), Mobile Content Creation platform, online audio and video collaboration, lecture capture, discussion boards. Record / Narrate a PPT. A necessary aspect that needs to be within the strategy is one of digital continuity and effective systems for instructions to be in place.

What’s Hot with Articulate 360? – Part 5: Presenter

CommLab India

In my earlier blogs, we looked at the easy authoring features of Storyline 360 and its ability to create good animations and facilitate effective learning interactions. Facility to convert PPT files into web-based courses easily. Welcome to the fifth post in a series of fourteen.

Find E-learning Disappointing? 7 Tips to Make It Better

CommLab India

They just choose it as a cost-effective option. They say online courses are just slides with bulleted lists and some interactive elements to avoid looking like a basic PowerPoint (PPT). That can be true to some extent, as the roots of e-learning are in PPT. ‘Oh no!

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Introducing Unified Content: The best way to build solid business training

Time to Know

One of the major strengths of the new builder is that it empowers trainers, managers and employees by giving all of them the opportunity to build and deliver effective training. Word, Excel, PPT, pages from PDF documents, YouTube, Vimeo and your own MP4 videos can all be merged into one item.

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Introducing Unified Content: The best way to build solid business training

Time to Know

One of the major strengths of the new builder is that it empowers trainers, managers and employees by giving all of them the opportunity to build and deliver effective training. Word, Excel, PPT, pages from PDF documents, YouTube, Vimeo and your own MP4 videos can all be merged into one item.

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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. In order to convert them into self-paced online courses, we need to “treat” them with effective instructional design strategies.To

Understanding/Using System Variables – part 2

Adobe Captivate

Although a PPT can have animations with some duration and seqeuence, it is not a real movie unless you capture it as a movie. Some examples: cpCmndMute : default value = 0, which means that audio is playing. Intro.

How to Add Captions to Video for Accessibility

TechSmith Camtasia

One of the most widely-known uses for captions — closed captioning — enables people who are deaf or hard of hearing to access and understand the audio portions of a video. Captions provide a text-based way for people to get the audio content from your videos. As noted above, captions most commonly provide a text-based representation of any audio happening in a video, especially for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

E-learning: A simpler approach, please?

Coorpacademy

In e-learning, we never progressed beyond the SCORM view of the world and that dominant PPT metaphor. In effect, it’s high time a WordPress or a Wix emerged for learning content creation.

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8 Creative Ways to Visualize Ideas with Explainer Videos

mysimpleshow

By effectively exploiting the power of visual and audio, you can better visualize your ideas and even fill content gaps. Have an Effective Brainstorming Session The purpose of brainstorming is to come up with a solution to a problem.

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20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! Audio. With Audacity, record live audio, cut, copy, or mix sounds together, change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more. An easy to use audio recording tool allows the user to upload a file from a prerecorded file. Audio created here can be emailed, embedded and shared by URL or through social media sites.

e-Learning vs. Great e-Learning

KZO Innovations

We know that when it’s done well, e-Learning can be an effective and enjoyable way of acquiring new skills and knowledge. By incorporating the best features for the material at hand, e-Learning courses can be more impactful and effective in delivering their intended lesson. Merely importing PPT for training is a prime example of flat and boring e-Learning. Instead: A highly effective e-Learning course requires careful consideration, planning, and effort.

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