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?” Both programs are designed as presentation tools, so either one should be able to fill that role.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #10 The Changing Role of the Instructor

Your Training Edge

The role of the instructor is changing, and while the initial reaction has been one of shock and fear (educators are afraid of losing their jobs), the truth is that this shift is actually very good news—for companies, for employees, and for trainers.

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Trending Sources

Make it a Game


game based learning PowerPoint raptivity training Flash cards games games in training gamification gaming immersive learning role-play SimulationsIf you had the choice between reading through a training module or playing a game to learn the same concepts, which would you choose?

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Lectora to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Engaging E-learning

CommLab India

In my previous blog, we have seen how to convert your PowerPoint presentations into e-learning courses using Adobe Captivate. In this post, we will see how to convert PowerPoint presentations using another widely used rapid authoring tool – Lectora Inspire.

Convert Your PowerPoint Presentations to E-learning With Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

In my previous blog, we have seen how to convert your PowerPoint presentations to e-learning courses using the rapid authoring tool, Lectora Inspire. This tool has a PowerPoint-like user interface which makes it quite user-friendly compared to the previous tools we have discussed.

More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!

Rapid eLearning

A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. That means your success building courses is influenced by how well you know PowerPoint. To help you learn more about PowerPoint I pulled together a solid list of PowerPoint resources. Dozens of PowerPoint tips and tricks.

Accessibility Expertise: Determining Where It Belongs in Elearning Development

The Learning Dispatch

Building accessible online courses requires specialized skills—but do all accessible elearning development skills reside in a single role? For More in this Series, Consider… The Importance of Using Roles When Developing Learning. The SME Role in Course Development.

The role of the Enterprise Learning Community Manager #elcm

Jane Hart

In my recent webinar presentation for the LSG online conference, Using a collaboration platform for brilliant learning , rather than giving a PowerPoint presentation, I took the participants on a web tour of the Social Learning Centre.

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

Consequently, I envisage L&D professionals playing important roles in both curating and supporting MOOCs for their colleagues. Hot on the heels of my 5 benefits of open badges for corporates , I now present my 7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates.

Benign role-playing

Clark Quinn

In #lrnchat a couple of weeks ago on anxiety in learning, Shannon Tipton suggested that role plays are the worst. Her concern, as I understood it, was role plays where a subset get up and play roles in front of the room are uncomfortable. That is, there’re roles and goals, and they’re set up to illustrate a point. And I can see that type of role play might create a problem for a non-assertive person, particularly in an uncomfortable environment. (She

The 25 Most Popular eLearning Templates of 2015

eLearning Brothers

Other versions: Storyline | Lectora | PowerPoint | Camtasia. #24 Other versions: PowerPoint | Lectora | Storyline. #21 Other versions: Lectora | PowerPoint. #19 Other versions: PowerPoint | Lectora | Captivate. #16 Other versions: Storyline | Lectora | PowerPoint. #9

Master PowerPoint With This Course


Does PowerPoint play an important role in your company? There’s no doubt that when it comes to presentations, PowerPoint is the most popular tool that’s used across the world. We all know presentations are there at every level of business – from interviews to serious boardroom meetings, you’ll always find PowerPoint being used in the […]. The post Master PowerPoint With This Course appeared first on GO1 Learning.

Don’t Just Transfer Classroom Training to E-learning – Transform!

CommLab India

Can you deliver good online training by publishing PowerPoint presentations used in classrooms, as they are, to the web? When you convert these PowerPoint presentations as they are, you miss all the activities that facilitate better knowledge transfer, leading to gaps in the content.

Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration

Rapid eLearning

Plus, it’s a great way to learn more of PowerPoint’s illustration features. And at the end of the post you’ll find the original PowerPoint file for you to download and deconstruct. I combined shapes in PowerPoint 2010 to cut a hole in the lid and make it transparent.


Three Essential Tips for New Online Training Designers


Online training is very different than face-to-face training, yet many classroom trainers inherit the online learning developer role simply because their organization has decided to begin offering online training. Consider PowerPoint, one of the most basic tools we all commonly use.

ILT is turning WBT in2 ILT online – its not working

eLearning 24-7

I’m tired of seeing PowerPoint with an audio or video clip spun as a sound WBT course. They assumed that someone taking pages of documents and shoving them online or using pure PowerPoint with bullet points was online content. Why would you assume that shoving a PowerPoint online with an audio clip, a video clip, which you see often in ILT, especially at conference seminars, would be fine? Books that state PowerPoint can be a successful online.

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6 Tips to Make Mandatory Compliance Training a Better Learning Experience


Keep in mind that learners’ life experience, age, and demography often plays a major role in how they view training. Using a PowerPoint deck with lots of bullet points is the fastest way to kill enthusiasm.

Role of Nursing Second Semester


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Instructional Design is Not Dead!

Learning Rebels

You may have noticed the many articles and blog posts stating that instructional design is dead, and by extension, so is the role of Instructional Designer. The role of the instructional designer has never been more alive and exciting.

The Powerpoint Dozen

Sticky Learning

I use Powerpoint in some of the workshops I run, not all, but when it suits the audience, venue and most importantly learning objectives. That said, Powerpoint can have its place. So I've put together a list of 10(+1) tips for using Powerpoint more effectively. If the answer is something else - activity, discussion, role play, brainstorm, group work. Avoid overuse of Powerpoint SmartArt Graphics. Powerpoint/Keynote provide a range of themes to choose from.

Storytelling—A Powerful Instructional Technique for Attitudinal Trainings


Also, employees may not perceive attitudinal trainings as directly related to their job roles, performance improvement, or upskilling. Learning and development managers would vouch for the fact that attitudinal trainings are amongst their key training areas.

Introduction to Personalized ELearning


In the past it wasn’t uncommon for an elearning module to simply have some generic text in a PowerPoint-type format. One easy way to adjust your content is to make it role-specific. The expectations of elearning today have come a long way since it was first introduced.

The Microlearning Hype: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Bottom-Line Performance

I recently wanted to create a timer to go into a Powerpoint slide. So I googled “creating a timer in PowerPoint” and followed the steps. Also remind yourself that from the vantage point of the C-suite, the role of L&D is not to develop people.

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Tips To Convert Your PPT into an Effective Online Learning Course

CommLab India

Well, if you use PowerPoint presentations for your training, you are doing just that – telling, but aren’t training your learners. Here are 7 tips on how to turn your PowerPoint presentations into an effective, interactive online learning course.

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The Differences Between eLearning and Distance Learning

Your Training Edge

Paul Jennings, a writer from the Academized , describes his role there: ‘I work with people all over the world. Gone are the days of creating worksheets and relying on PowerPoint presentations. There are lots of terms out there when it comes to new styles of learning.

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Because video plays such a central role, it has a huge impact on the learners’ experience. Within these larger categories are recordings of live classroom lectures, talking head–style videos, narrated PowerPoint presentations, screencasts (i.e.,

Synchronous e-learning myths #3: Just more death by PowerPoint

Clive on Learning

Brian Bishop of Caspian Learning , showed how Teletech@Home used web conferencing to run highly authentic role plays for call centre operators based at home. Ron Edwards of Ambient Performance showed how sales and customer service role plays could be conducted with great realism in Forterra. The videos Ron showed just blew me away - so much more realistic and flexible than classroom role plays.

9 Essential Instructional Designer Skills


While certainly not an exhaustive list, today’s new and improved instructional designer must play the roles of: Writer: In many cases, courses are derived from technical documentation, various word documents, PowerPoint slides, and so on.

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#OnboardingSOS Part 4: Skip the Show ‘n Tell – Immerse New Employees in Your Culture


But the biggest concern for me—and the most powerful consideration for new employee success—has always been the same, regardless of company or role: Will I fit in here? In other words, it’s a complicated concept—one that you can’t distill down into a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation. However, depending on the role, the transition may take days or even weeks, during which time they are making decisions about their fit. Does this process look familiar? Welcome.

What Really Goes On in the Mind of an HR Manager

WalkMe Training Station

When HR Employee comes to mind, some may immediately think of those who make colorful PowerPoint presentations, as people who spend all day interviewing candidates, and others may see them as people to approach with complaints when things at the office get rough.

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Compelling content hooks you in and won't let go

Clive on Learning

Our content can play a valuable role in that process, not just by informing the learner of what they need to know and do, but by sparking ideas, generating insights, challenging assumptions and enabling them to take their first steps along the skills journey.

Try Asking “Which Games?" Instead of "When Games?"

ATD Learning Technologies

In those 10 minutes, we played: Cat and Mouse: a game that illustrated how a simple role switch can completely change our motivations and actions. Provide a safe means of practice or "trying on" different roles and getting learners to view things from different perspectives.

7 compelling business reasons to use gamification

Sponge UK

There’s also a powerpoint template to download, which can help make your life a little easier when convincing business leaders and other stakeholders. If they feel confident in their role they are more likely to stick around.

PowerPoint. Back in Style

The Learning Circuits

It was good to see the recent article by Jay Cross concerning PowerPoint in the latest issue of Chief Learning Officer. PowerPoint is probably the most misunderstood, misused and maligned software program used for instruction today. I started using PowerPoint over 10 years ago in the Education arena. Now I'm curious.where will we and PowerPoint go from here

6 Things to Remember to Prevent Your Training from Failing

Learning Rebels

Create solid activities (and please, something more imaginative than role-plays). People can take all the excel, PowerPoint, “How to write an email” or “How to use Gmail” classes they want. It’s a fact, some training efforts work and others fail.

The SME’s Fault - They Think That All Content Is Important

Vignettes Learning

We succumb to producing long courses (sometimes never deviating) from the SMEs’ PowerPoint slide decks. Far Removed from the Realities of Content When a designer receives a PowerPoint from an SME, he/she usually has no experience relevant to the content.

PowerPoint, Learning, Networks, & Reading

Big Dog, Little Dog

How Cognitive Science Can Improve Your PowerPoint Presentations - io9. Kosslyn, who studies how brains process images, wants to improve the world with his cutting-edge research by explaining that the four rules of PowerPoint are: The Goldilocks Rule, The Rudolph Rule, The Rule of Four, and the Birds of a Feather Rule. Learning and Knowing in Networks: Changing roles for Educators and Designers - elearnspace.