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Moving Spotlight: PowerPoint Tip for EMS Educators

Create a moving spotlight of a specific part of a PowerPoint slide by setting a transparent color and applying a motion path. This is the screencast that shows how to create the object with the transparent color to make the spotlight.

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E-Learning Development Tools for EMS Educators

My production process to create online education for emergency responders uses these tools: Basecamp from 37signals.com 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 […]

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3 Books on E-Learning Design

When I first started designing and producing continuing and refresher education programs for EMTs and Paramedics I jumped right in by applying knowledge I already had about adult education and PowerPoint design. Along the way through a lot of trial and error I have steadily improved the instructional design process I use. This process includes […]

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How many slides for a 30 minute elearning program?

I create narrated flash movies that are the result of converting PowerPoint to flash with a program called Articulate Presenter. One of the most common questions I receive is “How many PowerPoint slides should I have in a 30 minute elearning program?” They are rarely satisfied with my answer, “The number of slides doesn’t matter.” […]

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Video: Use PowerPoint and Articulate to Create Flash Animations #Screenr

I leverage PowerPoint with Articulate Presenter to make elearning courses for EMTs, Paramedics, and Firefighters. This screencast demonstrates how I use PowerPoint and Articulate Presenter to Create Flash Animations.

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5 Quiz Question Writing Tips

I use Articulate e-learning software to create quiz questions for online EMT and paramedic continuing education. The software makes the process easy. ┬áThe real difficulty is writing quiz questions that engage the learner and assess their new knowledge based on the lesson objectives. Determining the type and difficulty of quiz questions as well as actually […]