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Online learning applications - 2 file trees

  1. 1. Kristin C. Williams Information Technology Training Coordinator for Distance Education Conference Tyler Junior College May 2010 POWERPOINT 2007: ONLINE LEARNING APPLICATIONS Embedded sound file – icon hidden during play Linked sound file – icon not hidden
  2. 2. Why Use PowerPoint?  To assist students in understanding key concepts & ideas
  3. 3. Why Use PowerPoint?  To supplement & enhance the learning experience Image of Map links to Map PDF
  4. 4. Why Use PowerPoint?  To make learning activities enjoyable
  5. 5. Why Use PowerPoint?  To provide educational access to disabled students
  6. 6. Why Use PowerPoint?  To demonstrate & reinforce the perception that technology is useful
  7. 7. The Development Process Plan Deliver Imagine Topic Media Animate Subjects Hyperlink to Slides in this Presentation
  8. 8. Things to Consider – Plan 1. What text, images, and media can I use to assist my students’ understanding of key concepts & ideas? 2. How can I supplement or enhance the learning experience for my students? 3. How can I connect the presentation to enjoyable learning activities? 4. How can I develop a presentation that will retain meaning for disabled students? Back to Development Process Graphic
  9. 9. Things to Consider – Imagine What do I want my presentation to look like? What do I want my presentation to feel like? What information is most important for my students to understand? How do I want students to interact with my presentation? (Delivery) Back to Development Process Graphic
  10. 10. Things to Consider – Animate Back to Development Process Graphic
  11. 11. Things to Consider – Media 1. What media can I use to effectively communicate my ideas? 2. Will the media work properly given my delivery method? 3. Will the media be small enough to download quickly? 4. Should I embed or link to media? 5. Will the media still be available when my students need to view it? Back to Development Process Graphic
  12. 12. Things to Consider – Deliver Back to Development Process Graphic
  13. 13. Delivery Options  Live Presentation  PowerPoint Slideshow Presentation  Save As PDF  Save As Webpage  Slideshare  Screencast (Camtasia Movie)
  14. 14. What Works… Save As Live PowerPoint Slideshow Save As Web Slideshare ScreenCast Presentation Presentation PDF Page T ransitions + +  Anim ations + +  Anim ated GIF's + +  Hyperlinks to another + +   docum ent/ web page Hyperlinks to another place in the + +  presentation Hyperlinked Buttons + +  Sound Link + + Sound File + + (em bedded)
  15. 15. Creating Your Presentation File Word Documents Online Learning Applications.pptx Documents Excel Files Folder PDFs Online Learning Photographs Applications Folder Images Folder Screen Shots Sound Sound Clips Folder Video Video Clips Folder File Tree for Live Presentation
  16. 16. Creating Your Presentation File Online Learning Applications.pptx Word Documents Excel Files Online Learning PDFs Applications Folder Photographs Screen Shots Sound Clips File Tree for Online Presentation
  17. 17. Keeping Your PowerPoint Readable  Organize information efficiently  Make the most important element somehow different for emphasis  Use Sans Serif fonts such as:  Arial  Calibri  Tahoma  Trebuchet  Use fonts sizes 18 – 36  Be consistent with fonts and sizes
  18. 18. Keeping Your PowerPoint Readable (continued)  Use light text on a dark background  Limit slides to 7 lines of text & 7 words per line  View your output to ensure readability and functionality  Split slides with lots of information into two or more slides
  19. 19. Using Space Effectively Keep slides simple & uncluttered Leave white space around text & graphics Create an easy to follow path for the eye
  20. 20. Using Colors & Images to Communicate Use color to emphasize or group information Be consistent with color Use images to communicate ideas Effective Visual Communication
  21. 21. Transitions Transitions are what happens between slides Applied to a slide Happens as you transition into that slide Use transitions that help communicate your message, not detract from it Make sure these will work well given your chosen delivery method
  22. 22. Animations Applied to individual objects on a slide Make sure that animations will Objects can have work well given a different your chosen animation delivery method What Happens Make sure that animations add to your message, On the Object animations can happen at a not detract from it Slide different speed Text animations Object can happen at animations can different levels happen (all at once, by automatically paragraphs, etc.)
  23. 23. Media  Graphs & Tables  Still Images  Photographs  Clip Art  Screen Shots Click Button for Directions on  Sound Clips Inserting Media  Video Clips Image Hyperlinks to PDF Directions
  24. 24. Linking vs Embedding Link Embed  What someone else  What you created yourself created (video, music)  Avoids most copyright  What you have specific issues permission to use  Longer sound clips  Be aware of copyright  Narration files – typically issues larger than 50 MB (may  Short sound clips appear embedded)  Less than 50 MB (50,000) kb  Video Clips  In a WAV format
  25. 25. Linking to a YouTube Video Movie URL: http://www.youtube.com/v/hChq5drjQl4
  26. 26. Embedding a Video from YouTube Movie created by author using TJC owned YouTube video
  27. 27. Hands-on Activities  Using the Participant Practice File  Embed Short Sound  Link to Long Sound  Add Image with Hyperlink  Paste Special/Paste Link to Excel file  Link to a YouTube Video  Link to a Streaming Server Video  Save presentation as a Web Page  Save presentation as a PDF File
  28. 28. Bibliography Illinois. Department of Central Management Services. Bureau of Communication and Computer Services. “Distance Education.” State of Illinois Central Management Services, 2010. Web. 4 May 2010. National Center on Disability and Access to Education. “NCDAE Tips and Tools: Microsoft PowerPoint.” National Center on Disability and Access to Education, 2005. Web. 4 May 2010. Putman, Linda. “Teaching with PowerPoint in Distance Education Courses.” Ball State University Institutional Repository, 2008. Web. 4 May 2010. Schmidt, Klaus and Dan Brown. “Considerations for Embedding On-Line Components into Traditional Classroom Environments.” Journal of Industrial Teacher Education 41.4 (2004). Web. 4 May 2010. Simpson, Claude L., et al. “An Analysis of Certain Factors Related to the Use of PowerPoint.” Communications of the International Information Management Association 3.2: 73-83. Web. 4 May 2010.

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