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?” PPT is not known to cause any significant problems. Share this on Facebook.

Top 5 PowerPoint Design Tips for Trainers


It’s every training designer’s best friend and worst enemy — PowerPoint. Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is one of the most commonly used tools for corporate trainers. 3 Free PowerPoint Templates to Make Your Online Training More Memorable. Or a Facebook banner?

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PowerPoint: Sites for Slide Sharing (Say that 5 Times Fast)

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  There are infinite reasons why you may not be able to give a presentation in person, many of which I covered in my article on  adding Text-To-Speech to PowerPoint presentations. When you can't be there in person, but you want to send along a PowerPoint deck in your place, there are a few reasons why you might want to use a slide-sharing site. Sharing options include Twitter, Facebook, embedding, downloading a PDF version, and direct linking.

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Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Problem solving workshops aka “hack-a-thons” (not about problem solving, but about solving a problem). When this occurs, people fall back to what they know – regardless as to whether or it is the best way to solve the problem.

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My professional use of social media and communication tools

Challenge to Learn

I have a private Facebook account too, but I hardly use it. We now use Facebook more for announcements and things like that. Following others in twitter becomes more and more a problem if you follow too many.

Turn These Slides into eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Ever been handed a PowerPoint. a problem for learners to solve) offers an immediate reason for learners to pay attention. Many of the client-produced PowerPoint decks I’ve seen include a lot of extra information that won’t necessarily help learners do a task. If you have your own set of strategies for turning a stack of PowerPoint slides into an eLearning lesson, please share! You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A.

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Conquer These Evil E-Learning Temptations

Integrated Learnings

Temptation #1: Using a PowerPoint Mindset. The first temptation that leads to bad e-learning is using a PowerPoint presentation mindset and applying it to the e-learning world. Watching a lecture with cute PowerPoint. When you convert PowerPoint slides directly into e-learning slides, you are simply keeping your learners bored and disengaged. Use PowerPoint or other simple tools to create simple graphics and visuals. by Jonathan Shoaf.

Avoiding eLearning that Oversimplifies

Integrated Learnings

They believe that more advanced skills, such as problem-solving, requires the individualized feedback and debriefing discussions that only a live facilitator can provide. I think that with a scenario-based design that immerses learners in realistic situations, you can teach skills more oriented to problem-solving such as negotiation, sales, and performing quality assurance reviews. Perhaps the first segment of a conversation or an initial glimpse into a problem. By Shelley A.

Mobile Learning Moves the Evolution of Authoring Tools

Association eLearning

Perhaps as a response to the demands of learning professionals who were becoming dependent upon programmers and these complex tools to produce their eLearning, there has been a movement towards “rapid eLearning” tools, using Microsoft® PowerPoint®. Here, we return to simplicity, with tools that offer learning professionals who know PowerPoint the ability to create their own eLearning, without the assistance of programmers or coders. Share this on Facebook.

Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers


The are communities available in virtually every social media platform, including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Consider PowerPoint, one of the most basic tools we all commonly use.

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1st Grade Quiz


Directions:Match the answer with the Problem ( w orth 2points each ). Share On: Facebook. Upload Powerpoints. facebook. Quiz Maker › Take Quizzes › Miscellaneous › 1st Grade Quiz. Loading Page, Please wait… 1st Grade Quiz. 5 Questions. I I 3 Attempts. I I Created By Mattias77 13 days ago. Tweet. Embed. Remove Question Excerpt. Question Excerpt From 1st Grade Quiz. Wich is a compound word?

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APUSH Quarterly Ch 8-11 (2nd Quarter)


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3 Defining Features of Articulate Storyline

Integrated Learnings

While no longer a PowerPoint plugin like Articulate Presenter, Storyline maintained an interface very similar to PowerPoint. So anyone familiar with PowerPoint 2007 or higher will immediately feel at home with the basic Storyline capabilities. By Joseph Suarez.

Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

In general, women are more nurturing, so consider game types that enable players to connect with other players, perhaps allowing them to provide advice or help a non-playing character solve a problem. Share this on Facebook.

Do Organizations Still Need an LCMS?

Origin Learning

The primary business problem a LCMS solves is to create just enough content just in time to meet the needs of individual learners or groups of learners. Some examples of learning objects include Microsoft® Word or PowerPoint files, PDF files, video, and audio.

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Technology Tips: Make Your Droid Battery Last Longer

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

By turning Auto Sync off, your weather, Gmail and Facebook applications will not be automatically updated. For me this is not a problem and is worth the extra battery life I gain by leaving it off. by AJ George I was ecstatic to trade in my archaic Palm 700 for a sexy new HTC Evo.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

It can also be the device to use when you need an immediate answer to a performance problem and you know just the right person who can help you! 8 - PowerPoint. The most popular social networking site, now with over 1 billion users – everyone knows Facebook!

What Makes eLearning Boring?

Integrated Learnings

It’s popular to hate PowerPoint because of the way a slide full of bullets strangles the life out of a presentation. Instead of telling learners all they need to know, pull them into an activity, or a problem to solve, early in the lesson. Though it’s not our only option, we can accomplish this in PowerPoint. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed. By Shelley A. Gable.

2016 Top Tools for Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

I use Facebook for family and personal friends, and Twitter for my professional social network. Google Search: ‘Professor’ Google is still the person I call on whenever I need a quick answer to a question or problem.

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The 5 Tech Developments Changing The LMS


It wasn’t very customized, didn’t meet learners where they were, and was even drier than the PowerPoint presentations it replaced. That old UX is a problem for modern learners. Workplace learning is evolving quickly.

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Demystifying Working Out Loud

ID Reflections

A complex world requires collaborative and cooperative problem solving. The image below (came across it via the Facebook Working Out Loud community ) captures these core characteristics succinctly and beautifully.

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Top 6 Corporate Learning Management Systems!

Your Training Edge

There are many such systems that are cloud-based, resulting in less storage and inventory problems. You can display your PDF, PowerPoint or DOC files for the employees’ edification, as well as videos that directly speak to viewers.

Recording Audio with Adobe Presenter

Integrated Learnings

Presenter works seamlessly with PowerPoint to allow slide by slide narration. Presenter also provides you the option to record your narration over the PowerPoint, and save the course directly as AICC or SCORM for LMS integration. By Dean Hawkinson.

How to Find a Profitable Course Topic


Your audience’s needs: Research what your audience’s problem is and come up with a solution. If this lesson can be used to help others overcome the same problem you can design an online course for it. Try looking at the following: Facebook groups.

9 Ways Screen Capture Will Make Your Life Easier

TechSmith Camtasia

Report an error message to IT and show them exactly what type of problem you’re having. Create an on-demand presentation by recording PowerPoint slides. Send us a message, tweet, or comment on Twitter or Facebook. It’s happened to all of us.

How to Reduce the File Size of your eLearning Images


If your SCORM files or PowerPoint presentations are too large in file size, image compression will allow you to reduce some of the bulkier elements, helping to bring down the overall size. That’s a simple problem to solve.

The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The problem, though, is that many primary schools are still geared to teach in ways that would be more or less recognizable to students from thirty years ago.

First Impressions of TelePresence

Experiencing eLearning

I have all these global conversations via Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and so on all the time, but I hope all these connections never stop being remarkable. Unfortunately, this was a 3-hour meeting with a string of PowerPoint presentations. A PowerPoint presentation will work just as well with WebEx (or just a recording). One of the problems we had with our session is that we had more people in the room than official seats.

eLearning & Gamification: The Octalysis Framework

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A further problem is in recognizing what is missing. This was a major contributor to the initial success of Facebook: in the beginning the drive to join was that only Ivy league schools could be a part of the network, then only college students, and then, eventually, anyone over the age of 13.

5 Reasons Your Company Needs to be Using Video

TechSmith Camtasia

We often associate video with entertainment because that’s where it’s excelled for so long, but because it’s such an engaging medium that communicates complex messages, businesses are employing it to solve a slew of problems.

6 Ways to Work Smarter & Faster with Visual Communication

TechSmith Camtasia

Have you ever had the problem of trying to scribble down pages of notes, only to go back and realize your handwriting has gotten out of control and you can’t read what you wrote? One way to help alleviate this problem is to record the conversation (with permission, of course).

Demystifying Working Out Loud


Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. A complex world requires collaborative and cooperative problem solving.

How to Sell Online Courses from your own website – You Should Know


Facebook Groups, Forums and Niche Communities. Here’s the interesting part – You get to listen to your potential audience by being a member of Facebook groups, forums like Reddit and online communities like Quora. Make sure that your course addresses specific problems and promises specific results to specific sections of audience. Create content in multiple formats such as word documents, PDFs, e-books, presentations (PowerPoint), info-graphs, blogs, etc.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Software tools such as Articulate Presenter or Adobe Presenter allow you to transition your current PowerPoint into a streamlined e-Learning modules complete with narration, interactive quizzes, and Flash-based output compression.