EMS Education Tips

E-Learning Development Tools for EMS Educators

My production process to create online education for emergency responders uses these tools:

  • Basecamp from for project management
  • PowerPoint for lesson storyboarding, narration writing, slide design, and slide animation
  • Articulate Engage to develop custom flash interactions for lessons
  • Audacity for recording a .wav of the audio narration
  • Nikon D50 camera for custom photography
  • Flip Video Ultra Camcorder for custom videography
  • Gimp for image enhacement
  • Articulate Presenter to convert the PowerPoint file to a SCORM compliant Flash movie that is played in the CentreLearn LMS

This combination of simple tools is used by subject matter experts (SMEs) to develop new lessons on topics of interest to emergency responders or to convert existing classroom content for online delivery.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.