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Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint® by Jane Bozarth

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Chapter 2. It's About Design, Not Software

 

"Begin with the end in mind."

 
 --Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

In breaking out of the bulleted-text box, ask: Who are your learners? What is it you're trying to accomplish, how can you do it in an engaging, effective way, and which strategies will support the goals of the training? When developing meaningful instruction, it's vital to stay focused on desired outcomes. Even those with strong skills in developing classroom-based training will find still more challenges in designing for the online environment. This chapter looks at the basics of instructional design for e-learning and offers guidelines for transforming classroom content for online delivery.

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