PowerPoint Best Practices

Written by Gabe Anderson — Posted in E-Learning Industry

A recent Brandon Hall newsletter contained the below. I’ll bet I can think of at least one tool that makes PowerPoint more powerful. Take a few minutes to tell Brandon Hall what you think.



    What does PowerPoint do for you?

    With the wide array of authoring tools on the market, we are continually amazed to see PowerPoint hovering very near the top of the list of authoring tools used for the creation of e-learning courseware. Then again, why shouldn’t it be up there? Most trainers use it on a regular basis for instructor-led training. It’s inexpensive and ubiquitious, being part of the Microsoft Office suite of applications. And, it’s so easy to use that relatively non-technical users can create some learning content with ease.

    The big question is, how does it fit in as part of a broader learning strategy? We’re researching the topic and could use your input. Help us pinpoint best practices in leveraging PowerPoint for e-learning and discover new ways of overcoming PowerPoint’s deficiencies in the area of interactivity. If you use PowerPoint to create online learning, please take a few moments and tell us how you’re doing it by answering a handful of questions in our new survey:


    Tell us how you select the most appropriate topics for PowerPoint-based learning, what tools you use to convert content, the types of people that are producing your content, how you’re blending it with other delivery methods, and — most importantly — give us the tips or lessons learned that you would be willing to share with others in the industry.

    A few organizations participating in the survey will be contacted later and profiled in-depth as exemplars of best practices, but all information collected in this survey can be submitted anonymously. Let us know if you have a particular interest in being profiled in-depth. Thanks in advance for your time and help in uncovering this best practice information.

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