MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

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    To achieve the effect in the photo below, I simply copied and pasted my picture-filled shape several times and adjusted the transparency on each duplicate.   eLearning Microsoft PowerPointby AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan.

Microsoft So.cl: An Experiment In Social + Search + Learning

Upside Learning

Last week Microsoft launched a new network called so.cl – pronounced ‘social’ – which is being discussed all over the web. Microsoft has an investment in Facebook so it wouldn’t want to create a competitor to Facebook. Innovation Social Learning Microsoft So.cl

FREE Alternative to Microsoft Project

LearnDash

For those of you who have used, or actively use, Microsoft Project, you know how awesome it is. However, Microsoft Project is pricey, and only comes with some editions of Microsoft Office – so how can you manage that big training development program?

Meeting Workplace Skill Requirements by Improving Your Microsoft Office Abilities

Coggno

Meeting Workplace Skill Requirements by Improving Your Microsoft Office Abilities. We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again – Adding Microsoft Office to your workplace skill set is extremely beneficial for everyone involved.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

request, such as IBM or Microsoft. When they’re set up within an effective authoring tool, you don’t need to attend to every. and is displayed in the most effective way possible. the effectiveness with which different. report on the effectiveness of its learning programs.

4 Best Alternative Products for Microsoft HoloLens

CHRP-INDIA

While Microsoft’s Augmented Reality enabled Technology HoloLens is creating an impressive footprint, it is also one of the coolest wearable being developed at a pretty pricey rate of $3,000. Here, we list some of the best alternatives to the Microsoft HoloLens.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    To achieve the effect in the photo below, I simply copied and pasted my picture-filled shape several times and adjusted the transparency on each duplicate. by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan. a plan to create an awesome PowerPoint presentation about, among other emotions, anger.   Naturally, you want to illustrate anger on one of the slides.

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The New Microsoft Surface Tablet and the Rear-view Mirror Effect [Mobile]

mLearning Revolution

This became known as the rear-view mirror effect. And I saw this effect again yesterday as I watched Microsoft unveiled their upcoming Tablet called Surface. In fact I think Microsoft’s latest move epitomizes what Mr. McLuhan meant by the rear-view mirror effect.

This Week on #TalkTech: Microsoft Surface, iPad Mini, Play Testing Learning Games

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Topic 1: Is the Microsoft Surface tablet a viable tablet option for businesses interested in mobile learning? But some have raised concerns that Microsoft Surface might actually hurt mobile learning, and that Microsoft does not truly understand mobile.

Microsoft Word: To Track or Not to Track Changes

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by Jennie Ruby Track Changes in Microsoft Word is an indispensible tool for editing, but it is not the best tool for the job in every editorial situation.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. Tags: Microsoft Word

Fundamentals of Designing and Developing Cost-Effective eLearning

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How will you be able to measure the effectiveness of your eLearning? Among other things, you'll learn: Strategies for building effective eLearning. Camtasia Captivate e-learning eLearning HTML5 Microsoft PowerPoint Storyline TCS5 TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing Technology TechSmith Camtasia Studio training UA User Assistance User Experience UX

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Effective Storyboarding

Integrated Learnings

Storyboarding for an eLearning course can be a very effective way to lay out the overall look and feel of your course, as evidenced by this post by Donna Bryant. I recently attended a webinar presented by Trivantis, the company that owns the eLearning development software Lectora , on effective storyboarding. By Dean Hawkinson.

Microsoft Word: Customize the Status Bar

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  Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script? If so, consider attending my Writing Effective eLearning Voiceover Scripts class. by Jennie Ruby. When you are using Track Changes in MS Word, sometimes you need to turn the tracking off for a second to make some minor correction "off the record" and then quickly turn the tracking back on.

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

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If you intend to create an eLearning course, it’s a good bet that you’re going to start the development process in Microsoft PowerPoint. And, because there are no reporting features or provisions for SCORM or AICC, you cannot effectively integrate PowerPoint presentations with Learning Management Systems.  However, PowerPoint is missing some key eLearning features to allow you to output finished eLearning content.

New 1-Hour Live, Online Course: Microsoft PowerPoint to eLearning via Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, TechSmith Camtasia, or Presenter

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you intend to create an eLearning course, it’s a good bet that you’re going to start the development process in Microsoft PowerPoint. And, because there are no reporting features or provisions for SCORM or AICC, you cannot effectively integrate PowerPoint presentations with Learning Management Systems.  However, PowerPoint is missing some key eLearning features to allow you to output finished eLearning content.

Combating “The Homer Simpson Effect”

Learningtogo

There really is a “Homer Simpson” effect in neuroscience. The Homer Simpson Effect means that in order to “make room” for new learning, your brain weeds out prior learning. Minimizing the Homer Simpson Effect.

Masking effects in PowerPoint: Creating stencils

BrightCarbon

Using masking effects in PowerPoint is a great way to add some design finesse to your presentations, without needing a design qualification or several weeks to do it. Masking effects in PowerPoint: Creating stencils. Masking effects in PowerPoint: Stencils and animation [coming soon].

Improving Employee Engagement with Effective eLearning Solutions

Origin Learning

Employers need to take a keen interest in creating a healthy and conducive atmosphere for their staff to learn, grow, and work effectively. Well everyone doesn’t have the budget of a Google or Microsoft; but are you sparing time to listen to your employees and addressing their concerns?

Apple Leads in Tech, But Microsoft Dominates in Diversity

eLearningMind

We’ll be honest: There are some ways in which Microsoft falls behind other tech giants. In fact, when you think about revolutionary companies, Google and Apple have become the gold standard, with Microsoft bringing up the rear with an old-school image and sometimes lackluster software offerings. But there is one area in which Microsoft has a surprising jump on the competition and a forward-thinking mission operative.

LearnBrite and Microsoft: A Match Made in Virtual Reality Training Heaven

Learnbrite

In our global marketplace, corporate executives are faced with the challenge of developing more effective employees in less time. LearnBrite + Microsoft = Workplace Training Heaven. LearnBrite Integrations with Microsoft.

Combating “The Homer Simpson Effect”

Learningtogo

There really is a “Homer Simpson” effect in neuroscience. The Homer Simpson Effect means that in order to “make room” for new learning, your brain weeds out prior learning. Minimizing the Homer Simpson Effect.

Microsoft Excel: Easier to Learn Than Ever Before

OpenSesame

Fluency in Microsoft Excel is one of the most valuable soft-skills in any professional’s life. With specialized courses in Excel Charts , users will be able to find the best ways to display their data could drive more effective decision making. Not only can you optimize the way which your company’s data is presented through courses in Excel Charts, but you can also learn customization techniques so you can coordinate your Excel figures with associated documents in Microsoft Office.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: Skills & Drills Workbook

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We are pleased to announce that our newest book, Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 for the Macintosh: The Essentials is now available. Slide Shows, Transitions and Builds Review a Slide Show Without Transitions | Give a Presentation From Your iPod | Use the PowerPoint Pen | Set Slide Transitions | Set Animation Effects and Builds | Change Build Order and Object Timing | Play a CD During a Presentation | Insert Music | Record Audio for a Presentation.

Microsoft Predicts, Embraces Diverse Mobile OS Environment

Aptara

Microsoft Predicts, Embraces Diverse Mobile OS Environment. Apple iOS and Google Android tend to split the lion's share of users, with Microsoft, BlackBerry and others making up smaller segments. Microsoft embraces other platforms. More Microsoft pragmatism.

PowerPoint Best Practices for Delivering Effective Online Training

ePath Learning

Microsoft PowerPoint is a quick and relatively easy tool for building eLearning presentations for online training that can easily be uploaded to a Learning Management System (LMS). But are PowerPoint courses really effective?

The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. If there is one word that will create panic in the LMS industry it is this word, “traditional” Its effect is the same one you would get if you saw a mouse scurrying past you as you ate at your favorite restaurant. The Cornerstone Effect on Traditional. Again, the effect comes into play, loud and clear. Thus the effect is in play.

PowerPoint stop motion animation effects

eLearningArt

Quickly create stop motion effects using animations in PowerPoint. Today I just wanted to show you how you can create some animated effects in Microsoft PowerPoint using some simple icons. Let me just show you the effect really quick. Synopsis.

Effective Online Training Programs Using Lectora Inspire [Infographic]

CommLab India

The fact that it makes it easy to convert Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into an e-learning course, makes it even more attractive. Lectora Inspire is a user-friendly authoring tool, used to rapidly develop highly engaging e-learning courses.

Make a Magnifying Glass Effect in PowerPoint

E-learning Uncovered

In this short video tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a magnifying glass effect using only Microsoft PowerPoint. Make a Magnifying Glass Effect in PowerPoint from Artisan E-Learning on Vimeo.

The Best Way To Learn Effectively Using Microlearning

eLearning Industry

According to a study by Microsoft, our attention spans are now less than 8 seconds. With the digitization of the modern era, people have lost the patience to comb through pages of a book to learn new things. Instead, people have turned to the internet to find quick solutions to their problems. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Microlearning Micro Learning Best Practices Micro Learning Examples Millennials Mobile Learning Benefits

3 Ways To Instantly Kill e-Learning Effectiveness

LearnDash

As Instructional Designers, we all want to make the best e-Learning modules possible, so we better get these three things right or our courses' effectiveness will spiral down the drain. If your course looks anything like powerpoint slides, you're courses' effectiveness has taken a blow.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. Why is the effectiveness of remediation limited?

First impressions of Microsoft Expression Blend 3

Saffron Interactive

One of the many interesting projects I am currently involved in is the development of a RIA (rich internet application) product, using Microsoft’s Silverlight platform. However, the import was not able to preserve all Photoshop effects and I found the best results were produced when importing vector layers. One of the notable features of Silverlight, as often mentioned by Microsoft, lies in the improved designer-developer cycle.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. How About: Accessible Elearning Is Effective Elearning. Designers and developers are focused, in other words, on making sure that they create effective digital content. Why is the effectiveness of remediation limited?

MSTP for E-Learning: Parallelism

Learnnovators

As we can see, MSTP wonderfully articulates the effect parallelism could have on the sentence constructs. There is a beauty in these railway tracks. It’s not just about the scenic landscapes they take us through, but the way they are structured too.

Do You Walk To Work or Carry Your Lunch? Putting Content Into Context. Part II.

Dashe & Thomson

When verbally describing performance support I have referred to it as a Microsoft-Help- that-actually-works. I don’t know about you – but I have used Microsoft Help only a couple of times and it is a very frustrating exercise.

3 Customer Service Training Ideas That Are Engaging and Effective

Unboxed

To retain your customers and keep them happy so you can grow, you need to prioritize your employees by implementing effective customer service training ideas so they’re equipped to be as helpful as possible. Jeopardy games can be easily created within Microsoft PowerPoint or through an online service like Jeopardy Labs. Those with the most effective answers win!