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PowerPoint on Steroids

eLearning DevCon 2010 Preview Session
Presenter: Garin Hess, CEO of Rapid Intake

I attended part of the Webinar this morning along with some of you. I just have some quick points of how the presentation started off and what was the premise. I didn't get to see the tools in action yet so those of you who watch the archive can post more in the comments.

Poll: How many people in the audience know how to use PowerPoint to create presentations? 99%
This is why PowerPoint has become a tool to create eLearning. The question is do we know how to use it effectively.

Session will cover:
  • why a converted PowerPoint can be "poison"
People begin to associate eLearning content with a converted PowerPoint. If a PowerPoint does not undergo some reconstruction, people will find this content boring. Use additional tools in a rapid development environment to boost its effectiveness.
  • how a converted PowerPoint on "steroids" can play a part in instructional design
M. David Merrill - First principles of instruction: Activate, Demonstrate, Apply, Integrate

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