When building rapid elearning with PowerPoint it can be a challenge to get away from linear courses. For one, PowerPoint’s original intent is creating presentations. And they are usually linear. On top of that, many of us have limited time and resources. So building linear, info-centric courses tends to be an easier way to get the projects out the door.
The good thing is that PowerPoint isn’t limited to linear elearning. Building interactive elearning is just a matter of learning a few techniques. And in this post, we’ll review some examples built in PowerPoint that demonstrate non-linear functionality.
It’s easy enough to take any of these types of interactions and incorporate them into an interactive, decision-making elearning course that allows the learner to explore, pull in content, and make decisions.
[Shows a good selection of the types of interaction you can build with just PowerPoint]
Full Text: 5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive » The Rapid eLearning Blog.
Complimentary Webinar on “Learning Interactions on Mobile Devices. What Works? What Doesn’t” by Raptivity
Interactive Panel Discussion by Mobile Learning Experts on May 15, 2012
Redmond, WA, May 06, 2012 –(PR.com)– Raptivity today announced a special webinar by Mobile Learning Guru’s; Robert Gadd who is the President & Chief Mobile Officer at OnPoint Digital and Janhavi Padture, Associate Vice President – Strategy & Research at Harbinger Knowledge Products. It’s titled Learning Interactions On Mobile Devices. What Works? What Doesn’t? to be held on May 15th, 2012.
This session will address the challenges faced by eLearning course creators, instructional designers and mobile learning enthusiasts in creating interactive content for the new mobile devices globally. The experts will discuss device level challenges, such as small and varying screen sizes, limited processing power, variability of input mechanisms (keypad, keyboard, pointer, touch screen, etc), variety of operating systems, battery life, and many more.
In order to have a global impact, the online webinar will be conducted at three different times.
The complimentary online webinar session will be conducted on Tuesday, May 15th at 10:00 AM PST (US-friendly time), 2:30 PM CET (UK and India-friendly time) and 2:30 PM AEDT (Asia Pacific-friendly time). Visit http://www.raptivity.com/learning-interactions-on-mobile-devices to learn more about webinar and register for the session.
Raptivity® allows you to quickly and easily create learning interactions such as games, simulations, brainteasers, interactive diagrams, virtual worlds and more. Instructors can add the interactions conveniently to their eLearning content.
Raptivity® has won numerous awards in various categories, including the 2011 Best Educational Software Award in the Online Technology Tool category and three 2011 LearnX E-learning & Training Awards from Training Australia Magazine. For more information, please go to www.raptivity.com or contact Harbinger Knowledge Products at 425.861.8400 or write to us at email@example.com.
About Harbinger Knowledge Products
Harbinger Knowledge Products is recognized as a global leader in interactivity solutions for knowledge-sharing applications including learning, presentation and web development. Harbinger Knowledge Products is a part of Harbinger Group, which serves customers in over 57 countries through its offices in Pune (India), Redmond (WA, USA), Pleasanton (CA, USA) and through its partner network worldwide.
For three consecutive years, Deloitte has named Harbinger Knowledge Products among the fastest growing technology companies in its Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific and Technology Fast 50 India programs. Red Herring named Harbinger amongst world’s top 100 private technology companies. Harbinger’s patented technology and sound thought leadership have resulted in groundbreaking products, including market-leading Raptivity®, innovative YawnBuster, and cutting-edge SiteJazzer and TeemingPod.
For more information on Harbinger Knowledge Products, please visit http://www.harbingerknowledge.com.
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Flexible Learning Toolboxes (Toolboxes) are high quality, cost effective interactive e-learning and assessment resources featuring scenarios, images and activities. They are designed for use by training providers, industry and business and support online delivery of recognised training packages for the vocational education and training sector.
Toolbox materials now come in two formats:
an integrated learning program incorporating a number of units of competency. These programs are available on a CD-ROM for installation on a server or for use on a stand-alone computer.
a learning object format allowing users to download smaller self-contained components of content for free. Learning objects generally support an element or unit of competency.
Flexible Learning Toolboxes provide you with options to attract new learners and markets with online resources at a fraction of their development cost.
via Flexible Learning Toolboxes.
Ten Web 2.0 things you can do in 10 minutes to be a more successful eLearning Professional
By Stephen Downes, National Research Council Canada
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