Chapter 1. Creating e-Learning with PowerPoint

There's an old urban myth that humans use only 2 percent of their brains. While that's never been substantiated, the idea does seem to bear out in regard to PowerPoint: most users employ just a fraction of PowerPoint's capabilities. Those of us in training know that an awful lot of classroom PowerPoint shows are just mind-numbing screen after screen of bulleted text. Adventuresome trainers may add some decorative elements like spinning slide transitions, pretty clip art, or animated text. In its worst application, poorly designed PowerPoint shows are uploaded to the web and called "e-learning." But they aren't "e-learning" programs. They are e-presentations or e-lectures or e-reading, but there's ...

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