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Michael Allen's e-Learning Annual 2012 by Michael W. Allen

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AN ARGUMENT AGAINST VOICE-OVER POWERPOINT FOR E-LEARNING

Anita Rosen

PowerPoint clearly appeals to a broad audience of users for creating presentations. Once having learned to use PowerPoint, comfort and familiarity with the tool often lead to efforts to develop e-learning with it as well. This is an especially attractive path when PowerPoint presentations exist as a starting point for e-learning development. But author Anita Rosen asks, “Should we use these PowerPoint presentations with voice-over narration for e-learning? What do the stakeholders think? Are these courses meeting their needs?” These are important questions addressed by Anita's case studies.

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