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

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Chapter 5. Creating and Editing Art

Now that we've taken a look at using graphics with meaning and text that supports learning, let's move on to actually creating and editing art. As we saw in the discussion of graphics with soul, the just-right image can make all the difference in making a program effective and engaging. Too many e-learning programs suffer from the dreaded "wall of words," due more to lack of creativity than lack of resources. PowerPoint itself provides means for creating and editing clip art, but it seems few users make much use of this capability. Additionally, the MS Paint program that loads with Windows (go to Start—Programs—Accessories—Paint) provides additional capability at no cost. In this chapter we'll review some basics ...

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