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3 Tips for Using Animations in E-Learning

ATD Learning Technologies

Here are three tips that can help you improve your use of animation in e-learning. #1. Bonus Animation Tip: When in Doubt, Fade In and Out. What other tips can you share about using animations in e-learning?

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. I also included a free PowerPoint elearning template to celebrate the holidays and a great 2010! Basic animation tips.

Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Font

Rapid eLearning

As you know, I like to use sites like this as inspiration to show how easy it is to create PowerPoint elearning templates. So I thought I’d make a template inspired by their site and then share a few tips. Free PowerPoint Template. Here are a few tips: I liked the blue mesh gradient on the website. To create it in PowerPoint I combined two shapes. I always use the generic “office” color scheme in PowerPoint.

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6 Steps to a Mobile Mindset: Mobile Learning Basics

Bottom-Line Performance

If you attended ATD TechKnowledge this year, then you might have seen a session about this new thing called The Mobile Mindset. So without further ado, here are six tips to improve your training with the Mobile Mindset. As a designer, this final tip is my favorite.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 05, 2007 More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design Continuing the PowerPoint conversation begun yesterday here and picked up by Clive on Learning: Dont blame PowerPoint.and Quintus Joubert PowerPoint vs. Interactive Learning. Heres another article on PowerPoint, found via Donald Clark at Big Dog, Little Dog : Bite the Bullet: Improving Your Presentation Strategies.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." The use of the PowerPoint presentation has been a disaster," Professor Sweller said. "It

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Why PowerPoint? Decide who wins the case When you see something you like, try to do it in PowerPoint. Other tips: Insert photos instead of cutting and pasting them – smaller file sizes! Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint

Learning Visions

Friday, April 06, 2007 David Byrne and PowerPoint Remember back in 2003, when David Byrne published a book (described by AP Technology Writer Rachel Konrad as a " coffee table book for nerds ") called E.E.E.I. Oh that David Byrne, hes so creative and alternative co-opting PowerPoint like that. The noted Edward Tufte blames PowerPoint. In contrast, "Byrne maintains that the proper use, or misuse, of PowerPoint lies in the hands of the user."

How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

I’ll also be in Vegas this week at TechKnowledge. I’ll be doing a session on PowerPoint and we’ll have two Build-A-Course sessions. PowerPoint Doesn’t Have to Be Boring. In an earlier post we looked at how to combine elearning with an on-the-job mentoring program.

20 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 13

Upside Learning

Besides the latest scoop, news and stories, you can also find tips, tricks and tutorials to help you get the most out of this 9.7” Numerous authoring tools can import PowerPoint slides, including Articulate Presenter and Adobe Presenter.

Year End Musings, Reflections, Predictions and Thoughts: Part Three

Kapp Notes

Just around the corner is TechKnowledge 2012 is Las Vegas on January 25-27th. You will be provided with tips and techniques for matching research findings to your own e-learning design. My presentation will be “Avoiding Death by PowerPoint.”

How to Design An Elearning Course on a Budget

Rapid eLearning

The past few days I’ve been pulling some content together for a couple of workshops I’m doing at the ASTD TechKnowledge conference in San Jose. This way the participants have access to some quick tips while they’re working on the files and can work at their own pace. Bonus tip!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth Follow Up

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Jane Bozarth Follow Up For those of you who missed Jane Bozarths session yesterday: Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-learning with PowerPoint -- a recording of the session and handouts are now available (youll have to register): [link] com/discussions/show/769 Jane has posted some links following the webinar which you can find here (youll also have to register): [link] com/groups/show/394 My notes on Janes session can be found here.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. 28 Web Conference Training Tips - eLearning Weekly , July 10, 2009 Learning to use web conferencing technology is pretty easy, but there is a lot more to training via web conference than just putting on a headset, dialing up an audio-conferencing bridge, and logging onto the application. Below are some helpful tips.

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Your Favorite Rapid E-Learning Posts of 2010

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a Quick Way to Create Your Next E-Learning Template in PowerPoint. Here’s a Free PowerPoint E-Learning Template. 7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template. Free PowerPoint Template & Simple Way to Share Files.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Mass Chapter ISPI November Meeting

Learning Visions

e-Learning Tools Crash Course: Deciding What Authoring Tools to Use and When So youve heard about PowerPoint, Articulate, Captivate and Flash. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for Jane Hart

Learning Visions

6) Microsoft PowerPoint Yes, theres lots of groaning about PowerPoint. I cant program to save my life, but I can create a course flow mockup using PowerPoint that gets my ideas across to those who can make it look really good.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rubric for Online Instruction Chico State

Learning Visions

Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools

Learning Visions

Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 10-11, 2009 Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Streamlining Your e-Learning Development , eLearning Guild Online Forum. link] January 27-29, 2010 American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) TechKnowledge , Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

Learning Visions

Audio Narration and PowerPoint And then there was this, yet another argument in favor of NOT narrating the text of a PowerPoint (or eLearning course): there is research suggesting that secondary orality and literacy don’t mix. Thanks for the tip!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The 60-Minute Masters

Learning Visions

Clive has also posted a PowerPoint version of this on his 60-Minute Masters Wiki. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

PowerPoint Yes, theres lots of groaning about PowerPoint. I cant program to save my life, but I can create a course flow mockup using PowerPoint that gets my ideas across to those who can make it look really good. I use most of the tools you mention and totally agree with including Powerpoint. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I also have great suspicions about tools that are "as easy as powerpoint," because the results are so, well.powerpoint-like. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Thank You Stephen Downes

Learning Visions

Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 19, 2007 Thank You Stephen Downes Stephen Downes helps keep it real, man. Sometimes I read something and it clinks around in my brain for awhile and wont let go.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1

Learning Visions

Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1 Last Thursday night after the eLearning Guild event, I was fortunate to have dinner with a small group of eLearning professionals -- a diverse group coming at the industry from lots of different angles.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Conversations do matter

Learning Visions

Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Saturday, April 14, 2007 Conversations do matter I am still quite brain dead from the the eLearning Guild event. Dead and yet quite alive. More committed to the power of blogging than ever.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Off-the-Shelf Content: Help!

Learning Visions

Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 04, 2007 Off-the-Shelf Content: Help! I have some questions that I am hoping someone can answer for me.or at least point me in the right direction. Ive been trolling and coming up empty.Its kind of an e-Learning 101 question, but not in my realm.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions

Learning Visions

Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 03, 2007 eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions As Ive mentioned here before, Im extremely excited about attending the upcoming eLearning Guild event here in Boston. Excited in sort of a geeky schoolgirl way. Im excited to go to as many sessions as I can.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

It has a feature that allows you to add a recorded webcam layer on top of your Powerpoint, etc. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ▼ September (7) What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Inst.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning to Work, Working to Learn

Learning Visions

PowerPoint : Tom Kuhlmans got some great demos and exercises on his Rapid eLearning Blog, like this one on building an eLearning Template in PowerPoint. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: Cultural Differences?

Learning Visions

This applies particularly where text and sound are likely to be used (notably the studies on PowerPoint and speech). Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

I use Word, PowerPoint, Visio. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design.