Forum .LRN Q&A: PowerPoint for E-learning

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Posted by abelz 22 on
I just saw something interesting about PowerPoint for E-learning in a report by Brandon Hall Research. The report says that PowerPoint has become a popular e-learning content development tool. The effectiveness and easy –to- use of PowerPoint together with third party tools seems to make the idea to develop e-learning with PowerPoint work.

There are many types of third party tools compatible with PowerPoint. One of them is a conversion application to convert PowerPoint to flash. Why? PowerPoint is a great presentation tool but not a premier e-learning tool. Flash is web-friendly and can be used as a e-learning development tool. However, flash is not so easy to use as PowerPoint. It asks for technical skills and programming knowledge. The way to take full advantages of both of them is using a PPT2Flash conversion application.

This kind of conversion software usually work as a plug-in in PowerPoint sometimes as a standalone application .

You import a PowerPoint presentation or create a new one in PowerPoint. Launch the plug-in and you can record narration, insert flash, import audio or make some publish settings. These features help to enhance the interactivity of the original presentation and fix some drawbacks of PowerPoint.

Finally, convert and publish the presentation to web for LMS;Learning Management System;

This is the way I know how to create an e-learning course. And I truly believe there are some other approaches. Hope to learn it from you.

Plus, if my article fails to bring the necessary details you need(i can not paste some screenshots in this thread), you can go to https://web.archive.org/web/20130826045314/http://www.sameshow.com/powerpoint-to-flash-pro.html
to learn more about a PPT2Flash conversion software then try it yourself. Practice works better than theory, I think.

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Posted by Caroline Meeks on
I have a corporate customer that uses one of the power point -> SCORM programs and then we upload the SCORM files to LORS.

The staff at the company seemed to have no problem creating professional looking courses without outside assistance.

The only downside is the program (Articulate) creates an IE only SCORM package. As this is a corporate client and they mandate the use of IE this is not an issue for them. Perhaps other PP->SCORM programs do not have this problem.

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Posted by Alex C on
I use Presentation To Video Converter
https://web.archive.org/web/20060313130259/http://www.geovid.com/Presentation_to_Video_Converter/

It converts powerpoint to video, flash, animated gif & burns to CD/DVD.

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Posted by Jack Vorobey on
I also use Presentation To Video Converter..
I like it convers very quickly without any problems...
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Posted by Jack Vorobey on
Another good tool I've just found is VideoPPT, good soft, I think! works quickly without problems!
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Posted by Anthony Rivera on
If you are looking for a tool that can easily convert your PowerPoint presentations into engaging e-learning courses, check out iSpring Ultra. It creates SCORM-compliant content ready to publish to any LMS in minutes.
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Posted by king marsh on
Wondershare PowerPoint to Flash could help you convert PowerPoint to Flash for high-impact Web presentations and SCORM compliant eLearning Courses with rich media, quizzes and simulations.
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Posted by Faraz Alam on
Hi, sameshow.com converter is good. I have come across a similar program http://ppt2swfsdk.com/ has anyone tried it.
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Posted by Smith Dwight on
Moyea PPT to DVD Burner Edu is a green E-learning app that creates fantastic DVD and video copies from PowerPoint content in a few mouse clicks. With catching GUI and dual conversion capacity, the presentation-based education tool makes it easy to build SCORM-compliant DVD or video content that connects with and engages students, teachers, professors, IT professionals, and school administrators across different platforms.
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Posted by Randy Richards on
iSpring Ultra worked great, tried a bunch of programs before finding this one. Thanks alot saved me lots of time.
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Posted by vlad andrici on
There are a lot of options when talking about PowerPoint to video converters. I was looking recently for one such solution and i stubled on a quite detailed comparison chart. It's comparing 5 such PPT to Video solutions: Cucusoft DVD Ripper + Video Converter Ultimate Suite, Aimersoft DVD Studio Pack, Avex DVD & Video Converter Pack, AVS Video Converter and Aimersoft DVD Converter Suite. The comparison in broken down in a lot of categories like: Input Formats Supported, Output Formats Supported, Key Features, Support. Check it out: http://www.topsreviews.com/reviews/dvd-video-converter-suite-review.html All the converters have free trial periods so it would be best to try each of them and see what you like. Hope it helps
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Posted by vlad andrici on
Sorry for the messed up formatting of the above post. Since i could not edit it I'll try to make it right.

So for a really detailed comparison between some Premium solutions (with free trial) check here:

http://www.topsreviews.com/reviews/dvd-video-converter-suite-review.html

If you're only looking for FREE solutions check out this comparison (a few years old but it should give you a pretty good idea):

http://www.masternewmedia.org/convert-powerpoint-to-video-guide-to-the-best-free-services/