MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, you've only got one photo you're allowed to use. PowerPoint won’t allow you to adjust the transparency of a photo so you'll need to scrap that plan. Here’s how to get from Point A to Point B, including an extra bit to accommodate if your photo has a background you’d like removed.   Insert your photo onto your slide (Insert > Pictures). by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan.

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT: Adding Transparency to Photos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

However, you've only got one photo you're allowed to use. PowerPoint won’t allow you to adjust the transparency of a photo so you'll need to scrap that plan. Here’s how to get from Point A to Point B, including an extra bit to accommodate if your photo has a background you’d like removed.   Insert your photo onto your slide (Insert > Pictures). by AJ Walther, COTP. You have a plan.

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Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts.

Questions to Ask SMEs for Branching Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

They’re the ones with the expertise, after all. If you took a photo or video of that behavior, what would it look like? When you create branching scenarios, you probably work with SMEs. However, sometimes it can be a struggle to get good stories and concrete details from SMEs.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Reflections from Adaptive Paths UX Week 2007

Mark Oehlert

The pieces of his discussion that focus on how professional communities seek to define their domain and their practices and establish an actual discipline resonated with me as I watch the learning/training industry attempt to move itself toward a more standardized level of expertise/competence through the various certification programs that are all afoot at the moment.

How To Customize Camtasia Conversation Scenarios in 5 Minutes

eLearning Brothers

We’ve taken some of our location photos, our cutout people, and our design expertise and built scenarios. The eLearning Brothers Camtasia Template Library includes several scenario templates that have been built in Camtasia, and are ready for implementation. These can be very useful in showing all kinds of situations, one of which was explained on a recent webinar.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

As globalization increases and communities become more diverse, the competitive advantage of any organization will be its collective knowledge and its expanded expertise. Photo by Brxxto on Unsplash. Work is No Longer Work . The nature of work is changing. This world is one in which humans no longer make things or fix things or sell things or provide basic services. Work has become mind-intensive instead of hand-intensive.

How The 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 2


Photo by Henrik Dønnestad / Unsplash. It is mindful, cognitive, and sensuous reflection which allows learners to build their expertise through informed comparison, for in the arts and humanities there is never a metric which can definitively settle disputes over value. We are all required to adjudicate by drawing on our personal experiences and our ever-growing expertise to make informed comparisons.

ONLINE TRAINING & ELEARNING: Are You Helping to Save the World?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

" Photo source: [link]. Her combined expertise in PowerPoint, graphic design, and writing allows her to bring a unique skillset to the eLearning community. by AJ Walther, COTP. If you're using eLearning or attending your classes online, you just might be helping to save the world. without even thinking about it. Believe it or not, you are drastically helping to reduce CO2 emissions by not traveling to an onsite class.

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Book Review: Love is the Killer App

Learning Visions

Lots of books in your area of expertise. Photo credit: puzzled hearts water refractions from Linh_rOm. I like love and I bet you do too. In fact, I love love. It makes the world go ‘round and makes me feel good. Both the giving and the receiving parts. So Tim Sanders’ 2002 treasure, “ Love is the Killer App : How to Win Business and Influence Friends”, resonates with me in a big way. The basic premise: Share your knowledge, share your network, share your compassion.

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Do SMEs Make Good Trainers?

The Learning Dispatch

Make sure your SMEs recognize that they need to peel back the layers of their expertise to get to the raw beginner below—when they’re teaching, SMEs need to think about how they got where they are, and what can help others get there. SMEs can make the best instructors, and sharing their expertise can be personally rewarding to those who’ve spent a lifetime accumulating it. Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development.

Using Interviews to Build Your Online Course Business


Read the most recent posts on their blog and check out a few books on their area of expertise. Promote the interview on your social media, distribute a press release, add great photos to turn the interview into a blog. Interviewing experts in your online course subject is a great way to gain a following, and sell more products. Are you looking for a way to market your online course business but don’t want to write article after article?

Graphic Designers: Do You Need One on Your Learning Team?

The Learning Dispatch

Photo shoots are useful, but can be time-consuming and expensive to set up. And often the most effective images aren’t photos, but rather diagrams, sketches, or charts. Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development. Photo by Štefan Štefančík on Unsplash. The Importance of Having a Learning Development Graphic Designer. Do I need a graphic designer on my learning development team?

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Getting The Most Out Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

Check if your LMS gives users the ability to create and participate in such communities, letting users share their knowledge and expertise with others in their community. It also allows you to share photos and videos with other users leading to collaborative learning. What is a Learning Management System used for? Administration. Documentation. Tracking and Reporting. Is that it? Not really.

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How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 4


Photo by Teddy Kelly / Unsplash. Finally, the skills are applied in other contexts of purpose, for without such opportunities to apply and transfer expertise, proficiency will only be partial. In this final vodcast of the series, Brad Haseman, Executive Vice President of Kadenze, Inc. discusses the distinctive effects arts-led learning is having on online learning design. Here he introduces the Mastery effect.

New to Twitter? 5 Tips for Learning Professionals

Bottom-Line Performance

Show us the real you: Setting up an account is a great start, but don’t forget to include a photo and short bio. If I see an account does not have a photo or has not offered a short blurb about who they are and what they do, I usually assume their account is not active. If you are a working professional, you obviously have some serious expertise in at least one field.

The Power of eLearning Templates

360 Training

Not only can you author great elearning rapidly, but you can also easily add photos, video, and effective interactive elements in your elearning course without any special designing or programming expertise. Below is an example of a course slide created with the Flashcard template by an author with no visual design or programming expertise.

Review: Adobe Spark


Spark was developed to help people with no design expertise create social graphics, web pages, and short videos with impact. Other content blocks include video from YouTube, Vimeo, or Spark Video, a photo gallery and a Glideshow. Adobe Spark is an online and mobile design app.

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What is User-Generated Content (UGC) and How Does it Function in Corporate E-Learning


Understanding how to get your learners to tap into their own knowledge capital and share their expertise within your organization is key to knowledge sharing. People active on social media are more likely to be influenced to buy a product because 85% of consumers find visual User Generated content more influential than branded photos or videos.

So does Linkedin really work?

From the Coleface

On wet wintry afternoons in the final year where we should have been doing something more worthy and CV-enhancing, I’d put on a pot of tea and one of my housemates would bring out her photo of everyone in our halls of residence from the first year. It’s a grown-up business version of the hall photo game. I’m often asked the question does Linkedin really help or is it a waste of time?

Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

The data tracked by existing specifications is not exposed to developers in a standard way and requires LMS expertise to access. Frank did this" could be "Frank likes John's photo.". by Jonathan Shoaf. Last Thursday was the kick off of project Tin Can. While project Tin Can has been championed by Rustici software for years now, it is speeding up activity to produce a 1.0 version of the Tin Can API (planned for June of this year).


Teacher to Instructional Designer: Interview Questions

Experiencing eLearning

cc licensed flickr photo shared by hartboy. Unless your content expertise is specifically part of this job, that isn’t what they want to hear about. I received a question from a current classroom teacher who is hoping to make the career move to instructional design. Specifically, she wanted to know how to prepare for an interview for an instructional design position. Any sage wisdom? I’m brushing up on ID jargon, but want to be as prepared as possible.

Conquer These Evil E-Learning Temptations

Integrated Learnings

Photos and graphics are very important to learners. Make a library of photos you can use in all projects. Make a special trip to take photos for individual projects. But the SME you are assigned to work with may not understand how learning works, the importance of the project, or the fact that you know nothing about their area of expertise. by Jonathan Shoaf. There are common temptations that instructional designers and e-learning developers succumb to.

The 34 Best Training Video Software – Full Comparison Guide


Creating animations has always been considered as a time-intensive activity that requires heavy software and technological expertise. This app (also available for your PC) makes it easy to transform photos and videos into edited movies.

A world full of knowmads in 2020?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

For example, an electrician could not find the problem, made a quick photo and shared it with its online network. If you can read Dutch or use Google translate there are more blogs about 'Werken als knowmad' in Dutch: De expertise van dokters vs internet. Over de invloed van online op de rol die kennis en expertise speelt in ons werk. John Moravec was the first to coin the term knowmad in the book Knowmad society.

Other Training Debt

Spark Your Interest

Note: If you follow me on Twitter , you’ll see me post photos of my #islandcommute , where I am typically trying to spot whales (and occasionally do!) as well as sharing photos when I do see them in my leisure time – sailing or kayaking. I’ve written before about “ Training Debt “, based off: [link] and. link] and. [link]. Here are some other ways that training debt might hurt an organization or a cause. Customer Training Debt.

Retiring Workforce? Use Your LMS To Capture Their Knowledge

Upside Learning

And in the process it also helps establish your knowledgeable staff higher on a position of expertise, making them get noticed by management and motivating them further to continue helping others on the discussions forums. By allowing your staff to share their own blogs and media (photos/videos), you are allowing each one of them to ignite a thought. Australia's economy is thriving.

A Little Help from Your Friends

Matthew Guyan

Thankfully there’s lots of folks in this field who generously share their knowledge and expertise through blog posts or YouTube videos or articles or podcasts or books and make it available to everyone. While there are many people who benefit from the expertise shared by others, I’ve noticed that the number who acknowledge this or thank them is much, much lower and at times I’m also guilty of this. Photo by on Unsplash.

As eLearning Ripens on The Vine

Learning Visions

Are we seeing a real shift from just information and declarative knowledge to real expertise development? I really do…) Photo credit: white grapes on the vine by roblisameehan. As eLearning matures (let’s just agree that this is the case), are you finding any differences in the complexity of the types of eLearning you are creating? In my early days, I wrote a lot of software training courses. Instruct, Demo, Practice, Test, Rinse, Repeat. Something like that. CBT did the job.

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4 Difficult-to-Ignore Benefits of a Cloud-Based eLearning Authoring Tool

gomo learning

Your movies, your music, your emails, your photos, and your office documents are all in the cloud. Gomo, for example, provides its platform via Amazon Web Services—an organization that is in the uppermost tier of data expertise and capability. Isn’t it time that your authoring tool was too? Read on to discover four key benefits of a cloud-based eLearning authoring tool that will improve the experience of every content creator and learner in your organization.

What I Learned at LSCon 2019

Experiencing eLearning

Expertise requires putting people in multiple new situations that we haven’t precisely prepared them for. This leads to expertise and confidence. You don’t get expertise just by watching people do things. I posted additional photos on my Facebook page. I had a great time at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando.

Google GDPR Fine

Interactive Services

The GDPR protects any information that could be used to identify users, including names; photos; email addresses; dates of birth; ethnicities; religions; financial records; medical information; employment history; and much more. Advanced role-specific training should be implemented for different areas of specialization and expertise; for example, human resources employees will handle information differently from how marketing and sales personnel do.

Gamification: Experience Points on the Academy LMS

Growth Engineering

For example, you could reward XP to learners who share their favorite TEDTalk on the message board or post a photo showing how they are putting new skills into action. Identify Internal Expertise. Experience Points on the Academy LMS are a simple way to identify internal expertise and spot potential Subject Matter Experts. How do you create engaging online learning? Well, there’s a lot to be learned from computer games!

LinkedIn Guide for Knowledge Workers

Tony Karrer

LinkedIn PR | Top 10 Ways to Become a Subject Profile Photos Introducting Your Network to Each Other How My Blog Turbo Powers My LinkedIn Connections Minding Your Networking Manners with Socialminder Guy Kawasaki's profile makeover: Before and After Writing great recommendations Elements of a Good LinkedIn Recommendation Are You Missing An Opportunity With Your LinkedIn Tag Line?

Makeover: How to write challenging scenario questions

Making Change

In the scenario design workshop , we’ll also look at ways to quickly and efficiently get the expertise out of your SME’s brain and into a scenario. All photos in this post (c) iStock. We’ve all seen scenario questions that are too boring or easy. In fact, here’s one: A member of your team is often an hour late to work on Monday mornings. What should you do? Ask the team member why they’re late.