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Engaging Communities of
Interest with PowerPoint
Games, Animated Videos,
and e-Learning Modules
Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CF...
Personal Introduction
• Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist in
Financial Resource Management
• Rutgers Cooper...
What is Your Experience
With Interactive
PowerPoint Games?
Uses of Interactive Games
• A class activity or Web page to review content
– Example:
http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/revi...
Two Ways to Create a
PowerPoint Game
• Follow Written
Instructions For
– Action Buttons
– Inserting Textboxes
– Hyperlinki...
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The Answer is:
Text
The Question is:
What is...?
Suggestion: Write out
Questions and Answers
First and Prioritize
[Game Title]
PowerPoint
Game
Question 1 for $100
XXX
A. XXX
D. XXXC. XXX
B. XXX
50:50
C. XXX D. XXX
$1,000,000 $1,000,000
What is Your Experience
With Animated Videos?
Virtual Learning Platforms
Second Life
• Requires users to be
able to access and use
Second life
• Good for in-depth
conte...
Animated Video Web Sites
• Xtranormal- SUSPENDED OPERATIONS
7/31/13- www.xtranormal.com
• Go Animate- http://goanimate.com...
Five Uses for Animated Videos
• Teach concepts and promote the use of
educational materials (e.g., SSHW)
• Provide case st...
#1. Teach Concepts and Promote
Educational Materials
• Rutgers Cooperative Extension Small Steps to Health and
Wealth™ pro...
SSHW Book Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpYMxgZCtZ8
2. Provide Case Studies for Staff
Training
• Used in training New York Public Library staff about
financial education reso...
3. Student Created Videos
• Personal Finance class (DAFRE elective undergraduate
class) Web site: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~...
Xtranormal Video Case Study
Presentation
• Case Study Scenario:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJqE07zBvb8
• Financial Adv...
4. Promote Saving and America Saves
America Saves Video #1: Saving Money with America Saves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
5. Outreach to a Target Audience
(Service Members)
• Saving Money With Military Saves:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Hq...
Start a YouTube Channel as
a “Home” for Your Videos
• Example:
http://www.youtube.com/user/moneytalkBMO
• Promote the link...
E-Learning Modules
• Self-contained, self-paced online lessons
• Short is good (20-30 minutes)
• Can be used for staff tra...
Personal Finance
e-Learning Modules
• 10 titles at
https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/money-
matters/home/curriculum
• Us...
Comments? Questions?
• Go forth and create games, animated videos, and e-
learning modules
• Create games and videos yours...
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  1. 1. Engaging Communities of Interest with PowerPoint Games, Animated Videos, and e-Learning Modules Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP® Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management and Distinguished Professor Rutgers Cooperative Extension
  2. 2. Personal Introduction • Distinguished Professor and Extension Specialist in Financial Resource Management • Rutgers Cooperative Extension employee for 35½ years • CFP® for 30 years • Teach undergraduate Personal Finance class • Frequent trainer for teachers and library staff • Twitter handle: moneytalk1
  3. 3. What is Your Experience With Interactive PowerPoint Games?
  4. 4. Uses of Interactive Games • A class activity or Web page to review content – Example: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/review/index.html • A pre-test to determine existing knowledge • A Web-based learning activity • Example: http://www.slideshare.net/BarbaraONeill/jeopardy- game-young-adults-moneycolor-changesyellow • A free-standing presentation • A recreational activity for youth
  5. 5. Two Ways to Create a PowerPoint Game • Follow Written Instructions For – Action Buttons – Inserting Textboxes – Hyperlinking Slides • Takes 4-5 Hours • See http://www.joe.org/joe/2003april/tt2.php • Use a Template File From Online Search or on CD-ROM • Takes 1 hour or less
  6. 6. 100 100 200 300 400 500 100100 100 100100 100 100 100 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 100 100 100 Category 4Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 (Program Title) PowerPoint Game Category 5
  7. 7. The Answer is: Text
  8. 8. The Question is: What is...?
  9. 9. Suggestion: Write out Questions and Answers First and Prioritize
  10. 10. [Game Title] PowerPoint Game
  11. 11. Question 1 for $100 XXX A. XXX D. XXXC. XXX B. XXX 50:50 C. XXX D. XXX
  12. 12. $1,000,000 $1,000,000
  13. 13. What is Your Experience With Animated Videos?
  14. 14. Virtual Learning Platforms Second Life • Requires users to be able to access and use Second life • Good for in-depth content • Requires payment for land, clothes, etc. (Linden dollars) Other Platforms • Users access content through online searching or links sent to them • Good for short content “sound bites” of 2-3 minutes • Requires payment to publish videos or go beyond basic features
  15. 15. Animated Video Web Sites • Xtranormal- SUSPENDED OPERATIONS 7/31/13- www.xtranormal.com • Go Animate- http://goanimate.com • Plotagon- https://plotagon.com • Creaza- http://www.creazaeducation.com/
  16. 16. Five Uses for Animated Videos • Teach concepts and promote the use of educational materials (e.g., SSHW) • Provide case studies for staff training (e.g., NYPL) • Student-created videos as class assignment • Promote savings and America Saves • Outreach to a specific target audience (e.g., service members)
  17. 17. #1. Teach Concepts and Promote Educational Materials • Rutgers Cooperative Extension Small Steps to Health and Wealth™ program: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/sshw/ • “SSHW encourages people to make positive behavior changes to simultaneously improve their health and personal finances” (elevator statement) • Second edition published in February 2013 See http://palspublishing.cals.cornell.edu/nra_order.taf?_function=detai l&pr_id=159&_UserReference=484E20A122FFE31150EEE5FC
  18. 18. SSHW Book Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpYMxgZCtZ8
  19. 19. 2. Provide Case Studies for Staff Training • Used in training New York Public Library staff about financial education resources • Short videos (approx. 2-3 minutes) featuring a library staffer and patron • Ends with a question posed to the library staffer • Segue to group discussion https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/money- matters/library-reference-scenarios
  20. 20. 3. Student Created Videos • Personal Finance class (DAFRE elective undergraduate class) Web site: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/ • Financial Case Study Analysis assignment: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~boneill/assignments/case- study.html • Capstone activity: integrates entire semester’s content: topics, financial analysis tools, etc. • Teams of 3-4 students; requires both a paper and a presentation
  21. 21. Xtranormal Video Case Study Presentation • Case Study Scenario: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJqE07zBvb8 • Financial Advice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FV6KkXJT6w
  22. 22. 4. Promote Saving and America Saves America Saves Video #1: Saving Money with America Saves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yChFVQvzOGc America Saves Video #2: Saving Money on a Tight Budget http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV0Ib07WXOM America Saves Video #3: Set a Goal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bc8VmugNE4 America Saves Video #4: Make a Plan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KWyCQz91N8 America Saves Video #5: Save Automatically http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bhJ0ck2qSA America Saves Video #6: The America Saves Challenge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UZPZUcwvww
  23. 23. 5. Outreach to a Target Audience (Service Members) • Saving Money With Military Saves: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0HqKb1xx5k • Saving Money in the Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDY0Cc4kqZQ • Debt-to-Income Ratios: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loV5ff8rt5o • Credit Reports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUXvc-jyrsk Plus 6 other videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/moneytalkBMO
  24. 24. Start a YouTube Channel as a “Home” for Your Videos • Example: http://www.youtube.com/user/moneytalkBMO • Promote the links in print and social media • YouTube will track the views
  25. 25. E-Learning Modules • Self-contained, self-paced online lessons • Short is good (20-30 minutes) • Can be used for staff training or consumer programs • Components – PowerPoint Slides – Add-ons: video links, Web links – Assessment questions – CEU certificate
  26. 26. Personal Finance e-Learning Modules • 10 titles at https://sites.google.com/a/nypl.org/money- matters/home/curriculum • Used Adobe Captivate to create lessons • Basic format; creative content designers can add many more program features
  27. 27. Comments? Questions? • Go forth and create games, animated videos, and e- learning modules • Create games and videos yourself or have students create them • Write video production costs into grant applications • Make content presentations fun!

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