Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

Such tools are mainly suited for the kind of courses which use patterns in the course outline and could include a number of simple interactivities. Articulate community does provide some readymade PPT templates which you can use and save time on design and layout. While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools.

New: Use video plus powerpoint presentations to create engaging online courses


With our new PPT & video synchronization feature, you get the best of both the worlds. This helps you to engage the learner better with both video and supporting text & images from the PPT. Video and PPT synced presentations are an integral part of web-based courses. Convey technical topics to learners in an easy format - Using the step-by-step narrative pattern of online presentations, you can easily explain complex topics to your learners.

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10 (Free!) eLearning Graphic Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

Microsoft Office : Find a great selection of free PPT templates that are guaranteed to work with your PowerPoint application. COLOURlovers : Share and choose from tons of colors, palettes, and patterns to spice up your courses. Most instructors manage to build an online course in their free time, usually between a full-time job and/or live teaching. With such a busy schedule, you shouldn’t have to waste your time struggling with graphics, images, and resources.

Some thoughts I've had.

Mark Oehlert

No more answers – only questions/Pattern recognition/Curation/Be human/Field Independent v. World Cafe / Conversations That Matter/Social Network Analysis/Production v consumption/media has ALWAYS been social/cave paintings as social/TV, the Great Wasteleand, was ''consumed'' socially McLuhan/Innovation Diffusion/Speed/Media (Virillio)/Public Sphere/Development pattern of literacies/Paving deer paths/.

4 Awesome Background Image Techniques and More FREE stuff


That’s the only way you can control the transparency levels in PPT. Stretch repeating patterns to build background elements. Here are a few of seamless textures and seamless patterns I’ve come up with. One of the most important elements of good scenarios, quizzes, and templates is the background image. It’s easy to spend hours searching for the right background. One way to cut down on the search time is to build your own backgrounds.

Job Aids – What you should know

Adobe Captivate

The image below is a sample representation of the kind of information that a Job Aids Report contains: Example of a Job Aids Report: Primarily, a Job Aids Report allows an Admin – and thus the L&D and other authorities – to use the information found to understand patterns about Job Aids. What is a Job Aid? A Job Aid in the Adobe Captivate Prime LMS is any kind of content, such as a document /excel sheet/ video, that helps a user do their job/ complete a task.

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EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

Video Assessment – A video assessment is based on speech patterns/words used when practicing a scenario, sales training techniques, customer service techniques to the coach/mentor/manager. Show Content (PPT, Video, other) during session. Where do you start?

20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Find a great selection of free PPT templates that are guaranteed to work with your PowerPoint application. Share and choose from tons of colors, palettes, and patterns to spice up your courses. Sometimes building online courses can be a little more difficult than it seems, so why not have one place you can go to find the resources and help you need? We have compiled a list of different resources and applications to help you build your courses quickly and easily.

Where are open source learning applications?

Tony Karrer

If you look at the slow creep up the application stack of open-source solutions (OS, app server, database, CRM), then its easy to see the pattern. Fun Interactions - Hot Potato * Audio Editing - Audacity and I know there's some that do essentially PPT + audio, lots of ways to create podcasts, video, and the list goes on. Good post by Harold Jarche - Where are open source learning applications?

A Conversation with Reuben Tozman

Kapp Notes

Legacy content includes PPT files that are broken up and tagged slide by slide, Microsoft Word documents that can be tagged at the paragraph, image or even word level, images, videos, PDF’s and flash assets. The curation process is one of determining patterns in content that draws links between content objects in a variety of ways.

What Are the Benefits of Adopting Enterprise LMS for Corporate Training


Training comes in different shapes and sizes such as eLearning classes, instructor-led training, videos, PPT, documents, tests, etc. These goals can be attained through learning pathways aimed at improving attitudes, thinking patterns (action & reaction), behaviors, and successful practices. A number of enterprises often complain that they don’t get the desired results from employee training.

Step 5: #Sketchnotes: Icons and Concepts: Developing your own style.


Have you ever stopped to think of the design of the Save icon in a Microsoft document (Word, PPT, etc.)? The set is of the same style with each icon communicating the concept of a different weather pattern. Like the weather icons above, the convey the concept of weather patterns, so arguably they can be both icons and concepts. Stylistic lettering accompanied by lines, arrows, and shapes may arguably be the fundamentals of basic sketchnoting.

3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book

Rapid eLearning

Review the two elearning examples above and notice how the layouts follow a consistent pattern. ppt and create images to fill the comic panel shapes. Comic book layouts are pretty popular. And they work well for elearning courses. For one, they look different. It’s that type of contrast that can hook your learners who might be bored with the standard-looking corporate elearning.


E-Learning Takeaways

eLearning 24-7

Speaking of holding in a pattern, here is a list of vendors – SaaS and desktop who output to HTML5 (please note: that this does not include authoring tool vendors whose product can be seen on a tablet, including the iPad – which is achieved thorough a web browser). iSpring Pro but it only converts PPT to HTML5. 12-21-2012. For some people ominous times are ahead of us.

Do People Learn Like Buildings Do?

Usable Learning

This then made me think about a presentation [ppt] that Karl Fast, an information architect friend of mine, did at the IA Summit a few years back. Give them some sturdier pieces : Give them some more concrete material, but recognize that this is going to take more time – they will need to set it up, move it into place, get rid of the old piece, arrange it their existing stuff in it, and get used to how it changes their current patterns.

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It’s Demo Time

eLearning 24-7

They fail to even clearly show their product, let alone present the product sans the standard PPT intro that comes with “learn more” about the solution. It may not be a paper script, but it is a script in the sense, that it follows a certain pattern or structure. You want to see a learning platform, but you don’t want to access the trial, first or perhaps you can’t. What do you do?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

For example, one of the typical patterns for learning design echos PPT presentation design. How many ISD's that try to develop serious games have studied game progression patterns? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!