This book focuses exclusively on the application of PowerPoint to the creation of online training programs. Better than Bullet Points, Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint fills that gap. By providing in-depth guidance, specific instructions, and helpful exercises, the book will enable training practitioners to create impactful learning interactions in PowerPoint. The author steps readers through the powerful features of this popular desktop application, covering everything from text to art, animation to interactivity. Provided that the reader owns a copy of PowerPoint, this book will immediately put free real-world tools into the hands of those who need it. The information is practical rather than theoretical and immediately applicable. Most importantly, this book will help make e-learning accessible to those who have previously been excluded from taking advantage of the opportunities e-learning can provide.
Jane Bozarth is the e-learning coordinator for the North Carolina Office of State Personnel's Human Resource Development Group and has been a training practitioner since 1989. She is a columnist for Training Magazine and has written for numerous publications including Creative Training Techniques Newsletter and the Journal of Educational Technology and Society.
SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS.
1. Creating E-Learning with PowerPoint.
2. It’s About Design, Not Software.
SECTION TWO: INTERFACE AND CONTENT
3. The Graphic User Interface and Course Architecture.
4. Designing for Impact.
5. Creating and Editing Art.
8. Add-Ons, Blending, Performance Support, and Job Aids.
9. Adding Narration and Multimedia.
SECTION THREE: DELIVERY AND SUPPORT.
10. Saving, Uploading, and Distributing
Appendix: PowerPoint Basics.
Process chart (.png image).
Development checklist (Word document).
Action Settings Tutorial (PowerPoint files).
Slide Master Tutorial (Word Documents and PowerPoint file)
Creating GUI with Tabbed Navigation(Windows Media file).
Adding and Resizing Images Tutorial: You Try (Word document and .jpeg files).
Condensation Example (Windows media files).
Color and Texture Tutorial (PowerPoint file).
Animation Basics Tutorial Part 1 (Windows Media File).
Animation Basics Tutorial Part 2 (Windows Media File).
Trigger Animations Tutorial (PowerPoint files).
Car Animation (PowerPoint file).
Animating Charts (PowerPoint file).
Forklift Animation (PowerPoint file).
Spinning Gears with No Trigger (PowerPoint file).
Storage Water Heater Label Animation (PowerPoint file).
Chapter 7: Interactivity.
Creating Hyperlinked Interactions Narrated Explanation Part 1 (Windows Media)
Creating Hyperlinked Interactions Narrated Explanation Part 2 (Windows Media).
Game Templates (PowerPoint files).
Quiz Templates (PowerPoint files).
Vox Proxy demo (Flash file).
Editing Sound Clip Narrated Explanation (Windows Media file).
Editing Sound Tutorial: You Try (PowerPoint file and .wav file).
Adding Video Tutorial (PowerPoint file, Windows Media file, .swf file).
Telephone Skills Simulation Tutorial (PowerPoint files, Windows Media files).
Jane Bozarth is e-learning coordinator for the central personnel office for North Carolina State government. A popular conference presenter, she also reviews books for Training magazine's monthly "In Print" column. She is the author of e-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring also from Pfeiffer.