The Rapid Elearning Blog

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - use PowerPoint to build great elearning courses

To successfully use PowerPoint for rapid elearning, you need to do two things:

  • Rethink how you use PowerPoint. Most people approach it from a linear presentation mindset, building slides the same way they would for face-to-face presentations. That just doesn’t work for elearning.
  • Learn to use PowerPoint’s features. Once you scratch the surface of the tools available in PowerPoint, you’ll see it’s more than adequate for building great elearning. In many ways it’s the ideal choice because it offers a blend of speed, ease-of-use, and cost savings.

The following posts explore lots of practical, hands-on tips and tricks for using PowerPoint to create elearning.  Use them and you’ll see how effective PowerPoint is to build good elearning courses.

What You Need to Know About PowerPoint & E-Learning

This series discusses key concepts and provides excellent examples of how to use PowerPoint for your elearning courses.

Tips & Tricks to Improve Your PowerPoint Skills

Here’s a series of posts that will give you all of the basic production techniques that you need to be successful.  The trick is to practice the techniques so that you can apply them to your own courses.

How to Create PowerPoint Templates (with free downloads)

Building templates for a PowerPoint elearning courses is different than building them for more traditional presentations.  In these posts, I share ways to be inspired, improve your creativity, and build elearning templates that will work with your content.


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Upcoming E-Learning Events

  • Articulate Roadshows. Join us for one or two days of e-learning goodness. Day 1 focuses on more general e-learning topics and Day 2 is centered on learning to build some nice, reusable interactions. They're great activities to help you learn more about the tools. Sign up using the links below. Seats are limited for the events. If you're interested in presenting at one of the roadshows, let me know.
  • Boston: July 18 & 19. Early bird rate expires July 7. Register here.
  • Toronto: August 9 & 10. Early bird rate expires July 21. Register here.
  • Seattle: August 21 & 22. Early bird rate expires August 7. Register here.
  • Austin: September 12 & 13. Early bird rate expires August 28. Register here.
  • San Francisco: October 10 & 11. Early bird rate expires September 15. Seats limited for this event. Register here.
  • London: November 13 & 14. Details coming soon.
  • Manchester: November 16 & 17. Seats will be limited. Details coming soon.
  • There are a couple of other events planned. Once we get all of the bookings confirmed, we'll add the registration page and info.

 

Free E-Learning Resources

Want to learn more? Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs

Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills

Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration.

Getting Started? This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help.