Top 5 ELearning Development Programs
MARCH 23, 2014
If you are involved in the elearning industry, then there is a strong possibility that you have at some point needed a rapid elearning development tool for course creation. 5 Popular Rapid ELearning Software Programs.
5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make
JANUARY 26, 2017
Migrating from a traditional learning environment to an eLearning environment is not always smooth. Despite best intentions, several eLearning developers make these common 5 mistakes. In this article, we examine each and determine how to avoid them early in the eLearning process.
How to Create eLearning Using PowerPoint
APRIL 24, 2014
Having a solid foundation in PowerPoint is a must when using rapid content authoring tools to create online learning. If you’re not an experienced Flash or HTML programmer or are short on resources, PowerPoint may be the only eLearning development tool you have available.
PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
The question is becoming more and more common — “Should I use PowerPoint (PPT) or Prezi?” Here are a few points to consider before making a choice for your association: “Is the eLearning well-designed?”. Compatibility with other eLearning programs.
eLearning: Articulate Storyline and Microsoft PowerPoint
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
by Kevin Siegel If Microsoft PowerPoint is your starting point for developing eLearning content, you can reuse that content in any of the top eLearning development tools including Adobe Presenter , Adobe Captivate , and TechSmith Camtasia Studio.
Course Authoring Tools for eLearning Developers and the masses
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Geared toward e-learning developers and instructional designers. Authoring Tools for developers. The biggest problem facing the industry in the past few years are the lack of course authoring tools for e-learning developers and instructional designers. Ability to use PowerPoint.
eLearning and PowerPoint: Usage Survey
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 9, 2011
by AJ George I've heard from several eLearning developers expressing their frustration over being given lackluster PowerPoint presentations and asked to magically transform them into effective and engaging eLearning lessons and courses. Are Perhaps you are creating the PowerPoint presentations as well? Whatever the case, we'd like to hear from you about your experience using PowerPoint in conjunction with eLearning.
Toolkit: Battle of the PowerPoint eLearning Development Tools by Joe Ganci
Learning Solutions Magazine
MAY 25, 2015
PowerPoint add-in tools are an important category of eLearning authoring software, and a developer or manager can spend a lot of time comparing their features when it comes time to select one. Design & Development Tools Development Strategies Management Rapid Development
Custom eLearning Development Costs – Results From Chapman Alliance Study
SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
Bryan Chapman from the Chapman Alliance informed me this morning about the completion of a study they started last month to collect data about the time and cost of custom elearning development. The study categorizes custom elearning into 3 levels as below: Level.
5 Advantages of Custom Elearning Development for In-House Learning Teams
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
Elearning has been around for a couple decades, and it is only the past few years that organizations have really started to understand the dynamic benefits that custom elearning development can deliver to business results. Gone are the days of stale powerpoint decks being passed off as intelligent elearning. The trouble is, building the competency in-house to fully reap the benefits of custom elearning development can be challenging – and costly!
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007: Troubleshooting Pasted Slides
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
by AJ George Here's the scenario: You are an eLearning developer and receive a PowerPoint presentation from another party (a client, colleague, SME, etc). You've decided to paste some of the slides into another PowerPoint presentation following your own finely crafted master layouts. Having a problem getting PowerPoint to behave? PowerPoint
5 Tips For Finding (and working with) An eLearning Development Company
MARCH 22, 2016
Time has rendered the question of whether a modern enterprise needs eLearning, irrelevant. Before you proceed to outsource your custom eLearning content creation you should ask yourself whether you really need to. 2) Choosing the right eLearning development firm.
PowerPoint Add-ins – Develop E-learning Courses Rapidly
APRIL 23, 2017
77% of companies in the USA offer online training to improve the professional development of their employees, and the growth rate of this method of training is so rapid that it is expected to grow by 13% per year, up to 2017. It’s quite simple if your team knows how to use PowerPoint.
How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates
MAY 29, 2012
And then many organizations force draconian template rules on all elearning courses, regardless of their purpose. I worked for a multi-billion dollar company that had one official PowerPoint template that had to be used for all things PowerPoint regardless of what was being built.
Raptivity Presenting on M-Learning at eLearning Africa 2012 in Benin
MAY 21, 2012
Raptivity, the award-winning software for creating rapid e-Learning interactivities is speaking at eLearning Africa conference in Benin. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr.
To Storyboard or not to Storyboard?
B Online Learning
DECEMBER 8, 2014
One of the fundamental things drummed into people who have embarked down the path of the eLearning developer is the need to start your development project with a detailed and well planned storyboard.
Articulate 360 is a ‘must have’
B Online Learning
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
A new President-elect of the US … and now even bigger news a new tool that will change the face of elearning development. Studio360 (desktop): transforms PowerPoint into online courses. It will become your one stop shop for eLearning development.
There is No "PowerPoint"
MARCH 4, 2014
So often I get a call from subject matter experts (SME) and other stakeholders regarding elearning courses asking, "Can''t you just send me the PowerPoint?" My answer of "There is no PowerPoint" is usually not received well and followed by a tone of disbelief. I don''t deny them a PowerPoint because they will probably compromise the instructional integrity of the courses, which is possible, or because I am selfish.
Your Perfect Elearning Development Shop: An Individual or a Team?
The Learning Dispatch
JUNE 22, 2016
When you’re considering a new elearning project, how much thought do you give to the size of the instructional design shop that you’re engaging for elearning development? I’ve worked with several independent elearning providers that confront and surmount these issues.
eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms
MAY 11, 2016
If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary.
How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint
OCTOBER 30, 2012
A few years back, I was at a workshop where the PowerPoint team was showing some of the new features in the soon-to-be-released PowerPoint 2010. The PowerPoint developer demonstrated how to customize the ribbon toolbar in PowerPoint.
When Misused Buzzwords Attack
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. With that said, let’s look at some common eLearning buzzwords. This is the ultimate goal of all eLearning. Interactive.
The Secret Sauce to Rapid eLearning Development
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
Pre-developed Templates! We have been making and using eLearning templates for years. If you need to quickly develop eLearning courses, using templates is the way to go. I developed this entire course in about an hour! 100 PowerPoint Course Style.
How do you build eLearning?
B Online Learning
NOVEMBER 1, 2016
When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it? Do you import a bunch of PowerPoint slides, add a player skin with the obligatory Next and Previous buttons, attach some word documents as resources, and then hit publish? Come to think of it, is eLearning the right solution at all?
Tips for Writing Narration Scripts for eLearning
B Online Learning
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
I get a lot of courses to review and sometimes they are just rehashed PowerPoints with no thinking about the learners experience. This was one of those ‘aha’ moments I had when I first started out designing elearning modules. I couldn’t let go of my ‘PowerPoint baggage’!
eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer
APRIL 21, 2016
What do you picture when you hear the word “eLearning”? I’d like to share my first impressions of it, from back before I’d ever heard of “eLearning.” That’s where my brain goes when I hear “eLearning,” and I have fond memories of it.
What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”
DECEMBER 3, 2014
It can be difficult to understand eLearning terms when they’re used interchangeably. Maybe there’s an existing PowerPoint presentation, or other resource, that can be updated and repurposed. Can they make that revised PowerPoint presentation interactive?
Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Game developers like Ubisoft, Activision, Blizzard spend millions of dollars on research to learn what game play elements engage which demographic. However, you may want to consider creating an early prototype – perhaps even just in PowerPoint.
7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? Will you use this as a development tool?
Cut to 30% eLearning Development Costs
AUGUST 17, 2009
Assuming a typical one hour eLearning costs $35,000. Develop images only for some 20% of the content. Develop exercises, tests, games and simulation only on the 10% of the 20%. • Use HTML, PDF, Word, PowerPoint, etc. Tags: LMS eLearning e-Learning authoring
Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers
MARCH 13, 2012
One of the biggest challenges online training developers have is that they often have no background in online training. Here are three essential tips for those entering the field of online training development: Read. Consider PowerPoint, one of the most basic tools we all commonly use.
Snap! by Lectora Review
JULY 6, 2011
Recently Trivantis, makers of the eLearning development program Lectora, announced the release of Snap! Primarily it is a PowerPoint to Flash conversion tool with additional features for eLearning development such as narration recording , quiz assessments , and LMS publishing.
Avoiding Confusion During Reviews
DECEMBER 17, 2015
Reviews are a key part of developing any eLearning. Storyboards are often made in Word or PowerPoint. They’re blueprints for an eLearning course with explanations of what’s supposed to happen, proposed audio narration, approximately what the screens will look like, etc.
Expectations From eLearning Authoring Tools
JUNE 30, 2010
I came across this mind map by Cammy Bean which covers nearly all the tools available for creating/authoring eLearning content. Here are some features that eLearning professionals generally expect from authoring tools –.