6 Tips to Convert a PowerPoint to an Engaging eLearning App

by Rick on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This is a response from a listener that is working to convert PowerPoints to eLearning  content – focused on a younger crowd…

Here are some preliminary thoughts to get going, but I will continue to roll out more posts and maybe a podcast ep on the subject as time permits…

  • Make sure that you have a clear idea of the session learning objectives, what are the main topics to be covered and comprehended? (more…)
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Dropbox – My Top Pick for 2011

by Rick on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

If you develop eLearning, you know that it’s all about content:

  • Reviewing it,
  • Revising it and
  • Sharing it…

Overview

Dropbox is a killer app for all of these and I have not seen a rival in 2011.

Dropbox is a free “cloud storage” service that allows you to easily store, access and share files of any type with anyone else who has web access.

You can also share files on virtually any device, including PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android and I am sure that I missed some. This is killer if you are as mobile as I am! (more…)

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What’s On Your Mind?

Friday, December 16, 2011

I think that it’s time to ask you …. What is on YOUR mind when it comes to eLearning? What topics would you like me to cover? Are you have trouble finding the right tool for a particular job? Are you having trouble getting an eLearning project done,  maybe stuck – do you need some…Read More »

The Transcript – Ep # 15 – eLearning Radio – Anatomy of a WordPress Blog

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hi Folks As promised, the transcript of Episode # 15 of eLearning Radio –  Anatomy of a WordPress Blog for eLearning Developers is up – Go Here… Let me know if you want me to continue posting them. Enjoy Rick

What the Heck is a Content Management System (CMS)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hi folks … I hope that this post finds you well… If you have been around eLearning or the internet for a while, you have probably heard the term CMS or Contact Management System, however, I wanted to give you a bit more information to provide with a deeper understanding of the term… A content…Read More »

The eLearning Value Proposition – The Bullet Points

Monday, November 14, 2011

Here are  the bullet points that I used to record Episode 14 of eLearning Radio. You can listen to the podcast and follow along here…   Everyone These are aspects of the eLearning Value Propostion that are of benefit to both the learner and the organization. Productivity Study When Appropriate Small time increments Study What’s…Read More »

The eLearning Value Proposition – The Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

This is a discussion that I have been wanting to have with you for a long time and frankly, it has taken me down a lot of paths. I have written a couple of small ebooks, yet to be published and a visual quick guide, the term I use for info graphics that I develop……Read More »

Episode #14 – The eLearning Value Proposition – The Bad, the Ugly and the Good

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In Episode #14 of eLearning Radio we take a look at the eLearning Value Proposition… We are learning all the time and whether you like it or not, Whether you train people or not, They ARE learning… The question is, what are they learning? (Click here for the Transcript) Are they learning what you want…Read More »

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Episode #13 – Sleep, Hibernate or Coma – The Pitfalls and Benefits of Power Saving Options

Friday, October 21, 2011

In Episode #13 of eLearning Radio –  I am  share some of my recent, not so great experiences and successes that I have had in utilizing the power saving modes in Windows XP and Windows 7. Check out this explanation of Sleep, Hibernate and “Hybrid Sleep” mode from Microsoft’s site. Enjoy Rick

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Episode # 12 – 7 Steps to a Bullet Proof Presentation – Part 2

Friday, October 14, 2011

In Episode # 12 of eLearning Radio We first cover an important news item that is of importance to eLearning developers. In the Feature Segment of episode # 12 we conclude the two part series on creating a killer presentation (be sure to check out Episode # 11 if you have not already done so)….Read More »

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Episode # 11 – eLearning Radio – 7 Steps to a Bullet Proof Presentation – Part 1

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In Episode 11 of eLearning Radio we are going to discuss… Some major news stories that will affect eLearning big time In the feature segment we are going to discuss the 7 Steps to a Bullet Proof Presentation – Part 1 In the eLearning Radio Quick Tip I am going to tell you about a…Read More »

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We’ve Gotta a New Look

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hi There Just a quick note to let out know that the site is being revamped – I wanted to make it easier for my visitors to find things more easily – Patience please… More to come – Rick Oh… episodes 11 is coming soon… this week I hope… stay tuned… This theme is sooo…Read More »

Episode # 10 – The Subject Matter Expert – Love em or Hate em, You Need em

Friday, August 5, 2011

Welcome to Episode #10 of eLearning Radio – I think that you are going to like this one… In the feature segment we are going to talk about the Subject Matter Expert or “SME” A definition of  a Subject Matter Expert The challenges that a Subject Matter Expert can pose Some solutions to these challenges…Read More »

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eLearning Radio – Episode # 9 – eLearning in 2011 Mobile and Informal – An interview with Tanya Seidel / Trivantis

Friday, July 15, 2011

In Episode 9 of eLearning Radio I have a conversation with Tanya Seidel the VP of Product Management and Training with Trivantis a leading provider of eLearning development software. In this conversation we discuss the Trivantis product line: – the main products that they offer – the types of users that best take advantage of…Read More »

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Episode #8 mLearnCon11 – An Interview with Amber MacArthur

Sunday, July 10, 2011

In Episode # 8 of eLearning Radio… Just back from mLearnCon – the eLearning Guild’s premiere mobile learning conference and brought back some thoughts on Mobile Learning, eLearning and where it’s all going to go… Then, in the feature segment, you are in for special treat… an interview with Amber MacArthur @ambermac –  the best…Read More »

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Episode #7 – Podcast Challenge – Live @ mLearnCon 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hi Folks – It’s been a while… Welcome to Episode # 7 of eLearning Radio was produced live at mLearnCon 2011 in San Jose Ca with the aid of my audience. There are really no technical hurdles in producing a podcast as was clearly demonstrated in the 1 hour challenge. Episode’s # 8 and 9…Read More »

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Episode #6 – What the Heck is Courseware?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Welcome to Episode # 6 of eLearning Radio. In this episode First let’s talk about some upcoming eLearning events…put on by the eLearning guild: Learning Solutions 11 is going on in Orlando on March 23-25, 2011 mLearnCon 11, San Jose, CA | June 21-23, 2011 DevLearn 11 Las Vegas, NV | Nov. 2-4, 2011 Then…Read More »

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Episode #5 – Do You Need Professional Help? Audio That Is…

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I hope that the new year is getting off to a good start for you… Maybe this episode of eLearning Radio will give you a bit of a boost. In Episode #5 of eLearning Radio we are going to discuss: My eLearning Radio Productivity Tool of the Year… Then in the feature segment we are…Read More »

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Episode #4 – A TechSmith Interview – eLearning Tools You Can’t Live Without – Part 2

Friday, December 10, 2010

In Episode #4 of eLearning Radio, we are going to go over some of the basic concepts of mLearning, or Mobile Learning, one of the hottest topics in eLearning today. Next, in the feature segment, we will conclude the interview that I did with Ryan Eash from TechSmith at DevLearn 2010. Ryan provides a great…Read More »

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What is eLearning?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

In the broadest sense, eLearning is “Learning via ANY Electronic Means”… That said, eLearning is not just about “on line learning” given that someone can learn via an electronic device and not be “on line” or on the internet at all. The Evolution of eLearning In the beginning eLearning was referred to as: Computer Based…Read More »