Social Media for Trainers

Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning

Author: Jane Bozarth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470877669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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A how-to resource for incorporating social media into training Whether you work in a traditional or virtual classroom, social media can broaden your reach and increase the impact of training. In Social Media for Trainers, e-learning and new media expert Jane Bozarth provides an overview of popular tools, including blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, SlideShare, Flickr, and others. You'll learn to leverage each medium's unique features and applications to deliver training, facilitate discussions, and extend learning beyond the confines of a training event. This key resource offers a new set of powerful tools for augmenting and enhancing the value of your training. PRAISE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR TRAINERS "Clear explanations and practical examples of the use of social media for learning, make this book essential reading for all workplace trainers." —Jane Hart, founder, Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, and founding member of the Internet Time Alliance "... a practical, intelligent book teaching trainers how to effectively utilize technology for real learning outcomes." —Karl Kapp, professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University and author of Learning in 3D and Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning "Trainers who want to succeed in the new social learning world should read this book. Jane has made social media easy, practical, and simple to use." —Ray Jimenez, PhD, Chief Learning Architect, VignettesLearning.com
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Online and Social Networking Communities

A Best Practice Guide for Educators

Author: Karen Kear

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136907823

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 4414

Online and Social Networking Communities is a professional guide written for educational practitioners and trainers who wish to use online communication tools effectively in their teaching. Focusing on the student experience of learning in online communities, it addresses ‘web 2.0’ and other ‘social software’ tools and considers the role these technologies play in supporting student learning and building learning communities. The guide offers: real-world case studies and quality research must-have lists of useful resources guidance on building and supporting online learning communities discussion of how collaborative learning can be assessed coverage of wikis, forums, blogging, instant messaging, Second Life, Twitter, desktop videoconferencing and social networking sites such as Facebook. Online and Social Networking Communities helps educators and trainers develop a critical approach by exploring online learning from both the student’s and educator’s perspective. This practical guide provides the tools to help develop confident and thoughtful online educators, able to create successful and enjoyable learning experiences for their students.
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Handbook of Research on Business Social Networking: Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions

Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions

Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1613501692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 956

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Given the widespread, frequent use of social networks as a means for people to communicate and share their interests, it comes as no surprise that they have become an important tool for businesses and business networking. The Handbook of Research on Business Social Networking: Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions investigates the beginning of social networks and provides perspectives on how they can enhance business. This two-volume reference discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to the range of new developments and applications in business social networking. Social networks and their integration in businesses are be addressed using technological, organizational, managerial, and social perspectives with the aim of disseminating current developments, case studies, new integrated approaches, and practical solutions and applications.
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The New Social Learning, 2nd Edition

Connect. Collaborate. Work.

Author: Tony Bingham,Marcia Conner

Publisher: Association For Talent Development

ISBN: 1562869965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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“Social learning is a fundamental shift in how people work leveraging how we have always worked, now with new, more humanizing tools, accelerating individual and collective reach, giving us the resources to create the organization, and the world, we want to live in.” In this newly revised and updated edition of The New Social Learning, Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner dispel organizational myths and fears about social media. By sharing the success stories of socially engaged companies and people, the much-anticipated second edition persuasively makes the case for using social media to encourage knowledge transfer and real-time learning in a connected and engaging way. As Steve LeBlanc noted, “Social learning thrives in a culture of service and wonder. It is inspired by leaders, enabled by technology, and ignited by opportunities that have only recently unfolded.” Brand-new case studies about innovative organizations such as Boston Children s Hospital, National Australian Bank, LAZ Parking, Sanofi Pasteur, Cigna, CENTURY 21, and Roche Pharmaceuticals illustrate cutting-edge social learning approaches that cultivate environments where great people can do their best work. The New Social Learning lays the foundation for improving the way you engage with colleagues, collaborate with teams anywhere in the world, and build workforce capability. Take the next step to connect skills and knowledge and move your own organization forward as you reclaim and revolutionize workplace learning.
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Applying Social Tools to Learning

Author: David Wilkins

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562868349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

View: 8215

Social learning is no longer a luxury or an "experiment" for today's organisations - it is a crucial element of an effective training strategy. Use this Infoline to assess your organisations current strategy for learning and development, and to incorporate the social learning tools within this framework that are best suited for your organisations unique needs. This Infoline also contains a step-by-step approach to implementing your social strategy and navigating technical and authority issues.
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Training to Imagine

Practical Improvisational Theatre Techniques for Trainers and Managers to Enhance Creativity, Teamwork, Leadership, and Learning

Author: Kat Koppett

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579225942

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 9484

Creating innovative products and game-changing processes, and adapting to new cultures and communication styles, have all become imperative for business survival. Today’s business leaders, from Fortune 500 companies on down, have discovered the value of improvisational theatre techniques to develop creativity and collaboration skills they need. Since publication of its seminal first edition, the principles and techniques pioneered in Training to Imagine have been widely adopted by organizations around the world, and have given rise to the field of Applied Improvisation. This new edition builds on the characteristics that made it the most comprehensive and most easy-to-apply resource for using improv in organizations. As before, this book translates the theories and exercises of improv into language that is familiar to business culture, and provides guidelines, case studies and exercises intended for use by individuals for self-development, for small groups, and for facilitation by corporate trainers. This revised edition places more emphasis on the development of leadership, in particular adding activities designed for individuals to develop skills on their own, or outside formal training environments. It builds upon what has been learned since 2001, presenting examples of practice, and research on the methods, that have proven to be most effective in the workplace. Kat Koppett has added a whole new section on instructional design to help users make informed choices in selecting activities to best support their objectives and corporate context, as well as numerous new exercises. This is a vital resource for trainers, executives, and leaders at all levels who want to increase their personal communication and creativity skills, and in inspire and motivate their teams. The enhanced e-book edition will incorporate video of sample activities and exercises, as well as interviews with leading Applied Improv practitioners. This material will also be available free on the Stylus Web site.
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The Art and Science of Training

Author: Elaine Biech

Publisher: Association for Talent Development

ISBN: 1607280957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3810

There are more similarities than differences between how artists and scientists work. Both ask countless questions. Both search in earnest for answers. Both are dedicated to reaching the best results. Not so different from today's trainers, are they? Elaine Biech, one of the most highly regarded names in talent development, has set out to identify the perfect blend of content mastery and audience insight. The result is this highly informative book.The Art and Science of Training presents the science for learning and development, but it also emphasizes that training success lies in knowing what to do when things don't go as planned. Discover how top facilitators always put learners first, even when faced with exceptions to the rule—the unwilling learner, the uninformed supervisor, the inappropriate delivery medium, or the unmanageable performance challenge. And learn why you must understand people, not only content, to ensure consistently exceptional learning experiences. Science is both a body of knowledge and a process. Art is the expression of creativity and imagination. Where they intersect is the best way to help others learn and grow.
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The Connected Educator

Learning and Leading in a Digital Age

Author: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach,Lani Ritter Hall

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1935543199

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 4997

Create a connected learning community through social media and rediscover the power of being a learner first. After uncovering the theories and research behind the significance of learning through collaboration with other educators, the authors show you how to take advantage of technology to improve your own learning and ultimately the learning of your students.
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Virtual Training Basics

Author: Cindy Huggett

Publisher: ASTD

ISBN: 9781947308640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Build your virtual training skills with this new edition of Virtual Training Basics by Cindy Huggett. Virtual Training Basics will get you started with the fundamentals of virtual training, and then build you up through design and facilitation, with updated material and two new chapters to cover the latest breakthroughs and skills you need to know. In this book, you will: - Get tips from a variety of seasoned virtual trainers. - Gain insight into the differences (and similarities) between facilitating in-person training and virtual training. - Understand the fundamentals of virtual training design.
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Learning Environments by Design

Author: Catherine Lombardozzi

Publisher: Association for Talent Development

ISBN: 1607283077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 6136

Learning Environments by Design deeply explores today’s workplace learning. This book empowers you to customize learning for your workforce and unearths the answers to the questions you’ve been asking: How does learning happen? What is the future of instructional design? What makes learning environments work? Since the boom of e-learning, informal learning, and social learning, the learning environment landscape has changed dramatically and now offers a wide array of options for supporting knowledge and skill development at work. In this book, learning strategist Catherine Lombardozzi describes practical ways to customize learning experiences by creating a curated approach to skills development—one that features informal and social learning, developmental activities, experiential learning, as well as formal training. Authored by a career learning professional with more than 30 years’ experience, Learning Environments by Design is filled with useful examples, resources, and suggested learning environment blueprints to help you continue to be successful in a field that is forever changing. In this book, you will learn to: - design a learning environment that supports learning and performance - deliver more focused and impactful solutions to learning needs - scaffold self-directed and social learning.
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Social Media for Academics

Author: Mark Carrigan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147394371X

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 7533

Social media is an increasingly important part of academic life that can be a fantastic medium for promoting your work, networking with colleagues and for demonstrating impact. However, alongside the opportunities it also poses challenging questions about how to engage online, and how to represent yourself professionally. This practical book provides clear guidance on effectively and intelligently using social media for academic purposes across disciplines, from publicising your work and building networks to engaging the public with your research. It is supported by real life examples and underpinned by principles of good practice to ensure you have the skills to make the most of this exciting medium. You’ll find advice on: Using social media to publicise your work Potential pitfalls and how to avoid them The evolving role of social media in higher education Defining digital scholarship Managing your identity online Finding time for social media Near-future trends in academia. Visit Mark's blog for more insights and discussion on social media academic practice at http://markcarrigan.net/
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From Analysis to Evaluation

Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Trainers

Author: Jane Bozarth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470255742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 1733

In this new book from the author of e-Learning on a Shoestring and Better than Bullet Points, Jane Bozarth has gathered a wealth of tools from leading training practitioners. Anyone—from the interested manager to the experienced training professional—can depend on this book when designing or delivering training. This single book contains all the valuable tools of the trade: worksheets for assessing training needs and writing goals and objectives; checklists for organizing the venue; and tools for analysis and structuring content. This remarkable resource also includes instant evaluation and measurement surveys, which can be customized freely from the companion website. In addition, Bozarth includes a wealth of invaluable advice for trainers at all levels on how to make effective use of props, staying energized, marketing training programs, and other things they don't tell you in train-the-trainer courses.
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How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
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Mastering the CPLP

How to Successfully Prepare For-And Pass!-the CPLP Knowledge Exam

Author: Trish Uhl

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781484896907

Category:

Page: 200

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The Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) certification from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) - formerly, the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) reflects the evolving industry standards for determining competence in the field of learning & performance. This book outlines a time-tested, candidate approved approach to start learning professionals on the path to their own skills-based assessment and CPLP success. Serving as an ideal resource for learning professionals who seek to validate their skills and knowledge against a globally recognized professional standard, this book helps those professionals prepare a personalized Study Plan for achieving success on the CPLP Knowledge Exam - the first phase of the CPLP certification process. * Features proven strategies and planning techniques for study preparation * Provides access to bonus materials, including a link to sample CPLP practice test questions, flashcards, and ancillary materials This book is must-have preparation for those looking to take the CPLP Knowledge Exam in order to strengthen their resume and advance their career.Master the CPLP Knowledge Exam by following this book's systematic 4-Step process:1. Plan2. Study3. Practice4. Prepare PRAISE FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS: - "If you want to obtain your CPLP, then you need this book in your hands, not just on your shelf! There is no one I know who has more passion, knowledge, and practical experience in helping people prepare and pass the CPLP than Trish Uhl. This book captures Trish's wisdom and experience and delivers it to you in an easy-to-apply form." - BOB PIKE, CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, CPLP Fellow, Author of Creative Training Techniques - "Mastering the CPLP lives up to its name. Trish Uhl focuses on what one has to do, not just what one has to learn. The easy-to-navigate concepts and practical tips provide a sound, comprehensive approach to mastering the exam portion of the CPLP requirements. Trish accurately captured the essence of the Kirkpatrick four level model, presenting it in a way that readers will find extremely useful. Trish's supercharged spirit and enthusiasm are woven throughout the book, making it enjoyable to work through." - WENDY and JIM KIRKPATRICK, Author of Training on Trial - "Trish Uhl is the last word in CPLP prep, taking it far from its American roots to far-flung corners of the globe. This an excellent guide for those approaching the exam, offering advice for successful brain / knowledge prep as well as many encouraging words and exam survival tips from those who've gone before."- JANE BOZARTH, eLearning Coordinator, State of North Carolina, Author of Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning - "No one knows CPLP prep like Trish, and it shows in this book. Her years of experience supporting learning professionals in preparing for certification come through on each page, and it is certainly a MUST READ for anyone who is considering their CPLP certification. In classic Trish style, this book starts and ends with the learner. She really focuses on empowering professionals to be effective learners in this exciting phase of their career development." - RICHARD SITES, Ed.D., Vice President, Client Services, Allen Interactions Inc. Co-Author of Leaving ADDIE for SAM Owl's Ledge - the Creators of CPLPCOACH.com - the ONLY Web site dedicated to CPLP Knowledge Exam and CPLP Work Product preparation Visit www.CPLPCOACH.com to access a full set of electronic and mobile test prep tools to help you thoroughly prepare for the exam. These include: * Multiple CPLP Practice Tests * Over 300+ Practice Test Questions * Over 500 Electronic Flashcards * Online games and puzzles to practice applying concepts and defining terminology
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Active Training

A Handbook of Techniques, Designs, Case Examples, and Tips

Author: Melvin L. Silberman,Elaine Biech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118972031

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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The all-time bestselling training handbook, updated for new technologies and roles Active Training turns instructional design on its head by shifting the emphasis away from the instructor, and on to the learner. Comprehensively updated to reflect the many developments in the field, this new fourth edition covers the latest technologies and applications, the evolving role of the trainer, and how new business realities impact training, advancing new evidence-based best practices for new trainer tasks, skills, and knowledge. Up to date theory and research inform the practical tips and techniques that fully engage learners and help them get the most out of sessions, while updated workplace examples and revised templates and worksheets help bring these techniques into the classroom quickly. You'll gain insight into improving training evaluation by using Return on Expectations (ROE), learn how to extend the value of training programs through transfer of learning, and develop fresh, engaging methods that incorporate state-of-the-art applications. Active Training designs offer just the right amount of content; the right balance of affective, behavioral, and cognitive learning; a variety of approaches; real-life problem solving; gradual skill-building; and engaging delivery that uses the participants' expertise as a foundation for learning. This book is the classic guide to employing Active Training methods effectively and appropriately for almost any topic. Learn how the trainer's role has changed Engage learners through any training delivery method Inspire collaboration and innovation through application Overcome the challenges trainers face in the new business environment Active Training methods make training sessions fun, engaging, relevant, and most importantly, effective. Participants become enthusiastic about the material, and view sessions as interesting challenges rather than as means to fulfill requirements. To bring these widely endorsed methods into your training repertoire, Active Training is the complete practical handbook you need.
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Show Your Work

Author: Jane Bozarth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118864018

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Organizations struggle to capture tacit knowledge. Workers struggle to find answers and information across organizational databases and boundaries and silos. New comfort with social sharing, combined with the proliferation of new social tools, offer easy, useful means of sharing not just what we do but how we get things done. For the organization this supports productivity, improves performance, encourages reflective practice, speeds communication, and helps to surface challenges, bottlenecks, and that elusive tacit knowledge. For the worker it illuminates strengths, talents, struggles, and the reality of how days are spent. For the coworker or colleague it solves a problem, saves time, or builds on existing knowledge. And for management it helps to capture who does what, and how, and otherwise makes visible so much of what is presently opaque. What does showing work mean? It is an image, video, blog post, or use of another tool, or just talking to describe how you solved a problem, show how you fixed the machine, tell how you achieved the workaround, explain how you overcame objections to close the deal, drew the solution to the workflow problem, or photographed the steps you took as you learned to complete a new task. Some of the most effective examples of showing work offer someone explaining how/why they failed, and how they fixed it. Show Your Work offers dozens of examples of individuals and groups showing their work to the benefit of their organizations, their industries, and themselves. Show Your Work offers dozens of real examples of showing work, supported with tips for how to help it happen, how leaders can lead by showing their own work, and how L&D can extend its reach by showing its own work and helping others show theirs.
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WordPress 24-Hour Trainer

Author: George Plumley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118996399

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 2096

The easy, self-paced guide to the powerful WordPress platform WordPress 24-Hour Trainer, 3rd Edition provides a comprehensive, unique book-and-video package that focuses on the practical, everyday tasks you will face when creating and maintaining WordPress websites. This easy-to-use, friendly guide will show you how to create and edit pages, integrate your site with social media, keep your site secure, make content more search engine friendly to help drive website traffic, troubleshoot the most common WordPress issues, and much more. This updated edition of WordPress 24-Hour Trainer covers the latest features of WordPress 4.0 and 4.1 in an easy-to-use format: Fully-illustrated guides to key tasks you'll need to perform with WordPress. At the end of each lesson a list of related plugins you can install to make WordPress an even more powerful tool. Step-by-step guides at the end of lessons to help you practice what you just learned. Videos that show you first hand some of the concepts in each lesson. WordPress 24-Hour Trainer, 3rd Edition is your perfect real-world guide to fully leveraging this powerful platform.
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Functional Training for Sports

Author: Michael Boyle

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736046817

Category: Education

Page: 195

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Reach a higher level of athleticism with "Functional Training for Sports." This book presents a complete system that focuses on training your body the way it will be used during competition. Detailed exercise progressions and training will help develop the movement skills, body positions, and explosive power essential for sports.
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Foundation

Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence

Author: Eric Goodman,Peter Park

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609617711

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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A sense of fatigue dogs the fitness world. Many of the new programs that are tagged as groundbreaking are actually recycled ideas. Foundation offers something completely different for novices and athletes alike: a simple program with powerful and proven results that will remedy bad posture, alleviate back pain, and help readers break through fitness challenges and plateaus. Dr. Eric Goodman, a brilliant and dynamic young chiropractor, teams up with Peter Park, one of the top trainers in the United States, to radically redefine the core--shifting the focus from the front of the body to the back. Their groundbreaking approach works to strengthen the lower back and the full posterior chain and correct poor movement patterns by addressing mechanical imbalances and weaknesses. Foundation training involves simple movement patterns and is equipment free, creating maximum power, flexibility, and endurance. Word-of-mouth enthusiasm has inspired both Hollywood luminaries and world-class athletes to make Foundation training the core of their fitness programs. Eric and Peter's client list has grown exponentially to include Lance Armstrong, NBA star Derek Fisher, world-champion surfer Kelly Slater, and actor Matthew McConaughey.
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Better Than Bullet Points

Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint

Author: Jane Bozarth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111867412X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9739

Featuring a complete update of the previous edition to reflect the new and expanded tools of PowerPoint 2013. By providing in-depth guidance, specific instructions, and helpful exercises, the book helps everyday trainers to create potent e-learning through the readily available popular desktop application. Established expert Jane Bozarth guides readers through the powerful new and updated features of the soon-to-be-released 2013 version, covering everything from text to art, animation to interactivity. If you have PowerPoint, this book will immediately put free real-world tools in your hands. Also features many online tools, including relevant technical design elements from older PowerPoint versions as well as a wealth of additional tools, templates, and examples. SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS Chapter One: Creating E-Learning with PowerPoint Chapter Two: It’s About Design, Not Software SECTION TWO: INTERFACE AND CONTENT Chapter Three: The Graphic User Interface and Course Architecture Chapter Five: Creating and Editing Art Chapter Six: Animation Chapter Seven: Interactivity Chapter Eight: Add-Ons, Blending, Performance Support, and Job Aids Chapter Nine: Adding Narration and Multimedia SECTION THREE: DELIVERY AND SUPPORT Chapter Ten: Saving, Uploading, and Distributing Appendix: PowerPoint Basics References and Other Sources Other Resources
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