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Create a photo slideshow in PowerPoint

Create Photo Slideshow in PowerPoint

I recently created a photo slideshow (using PowerPoint) of my dad’s life-sized chess set sculpture that’s at Facebook (Go Dad!). I found that PowerPoint was a surprisingly powerful slideshow creation tool. And once I learned the basics, I was able to create my next slideshow in under 1 minute! Below is what I learned, as well…

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eLearning Design Tips from Julie Dirksen- Design for How People Learn

eLearning Design Tips Julie Dirksen

When you have an eLearning project assigned to you, sometimes you jump right into building training without really thinking about how people learn. We all do it.... Because sometimes you just have to meet a deadline. But there’s a better way... I cornered eLearning industry expert, Julie Dirksen, and begged her to share practical tips…

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How to Use eLearning Characters in Intro Screens

Intro Screen Header Image

In a previous post, I talked about 10 ways to use characters in your eLearning courses and also gave away 100 free character images. One of the uses I mentioned was the intro or “splash” screen. I’ve said it before, but the intro screen is the slide that I spend the most time designing in a…

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8 eLearning Quiz Design Tips

eLearning Example 8 Quiz Design Tips

What do you picture when I say the words “eLearning Quiz?” Are you seeing a question with multiple choice answers? Was there anything on the screen besides text? You probably didn’t picture something like this: Well, that’s the quiz eLearning great, Jackie Van Nice, designed for an Articulate Heroes Weekly Challenge on Spelling Bees and Interactive…

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Visual Design Tips from the eLearning Coach

eLearning Coach Interview

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Connie Malamed, the “eLearning Coach.” Connie runs a fabulous eLearning website and newsletter, and is the author of Visual Design Solutions, the highly rated and reviewed book on visual design for eLearning professionals. Connie was kind enough to share some really useful and practical tips on how to…

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Free eLearning resource screen template and tutorial

Free eLearning Template - Resource Screen

If you’re building a good eLearning course, you don’t want to cover EVERYTHING (even if your SME tells you that learners need ALL the information in the history of mankind). You’ll highlight the important stuff, like what do DO with the information and how to connect the learner to outcomes. And then you’ll link out to…

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The Basics of Angles Used in Film and TV

Angles Used in Film

Film and television directors are masters of visual storytelling. You can improve your eLearning courses (or videos) a lot by incorporating some of the techniques they use. Today, I want to look at the camera angles that video directors use. I'll then see if I'm able to recreate each of them using only PowerPoint and…

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