From the Back Cover
Learn to leverage Powerpoint® to create superior training programs!
Better Than Bullet Points offers a practical guide for tapping into the force of PowerPoint and PowerPoint-based authoring tools (such as Articulate® or Adobe Presenter®) to create effective and memorable e-learning programs. Perfect for front-line trainers as well as instructional designers, this book includes step-by-step instructions and exercises for creating successful, compelling learning interactions. Better Than Bullet Points offers a wealth of information for harnessing the powerful features of PowerPoint, including everything from animation to tracking tools.
Praise for Better Than Bullet Points
"Rather than purchasing expensive software, dedicated for e-learning, Better Than Bullet Points advocates using a tool that most of us already have, saving time and money without the cost of re-training. The benefits of combining PowerPoint and proven instructional design principles are refreshing: a clearer message and targeted training that can stand on its own."
Diane D. Chapman, teaching assistant professor and director, Training and Development Online Program, Department of Adult & Higher Education, North Carolina State University
"Jane Bozarth again shows us how to maximize resources and time while getting results. In her typical straight-shooting style, the author demonstrates that quality e-learning comes from good design, not expensive tools and software. Our own organization has achieved great success with her common-sense approachesand now yours can, too."
Thom Wright, director, North Carolina Office of State Personnel
"PowerPoint ranks very high in our 'top 100 tools for learning.' It is a powerful tool yet it is not exploited as much as it could be for learning purposes. This book will show you how to get the most out of it."
Jane Hart, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
"Jane Bozarth's guide Better Than Bullet Points explains the power of graphic choices, treatments, hotspots, and hyperlinks. She suggests ways to replicate games and simulations, to handle multimedia files, and to create a good GUI using the Slide Master. Readers will see how to blend their e-learning with other training systems and make it available
to all their learners."
Karen Hyder, online speaker coach and event producer, The eLearning Guild
About the Author
Jane Bozarth is e-learning coordinator for the central personnel office for North Carolina State government. A popular conference presenter, she also reviews books for Training magazine's monthly "In Print" column. She is the author of e-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring also from Pfeiffer.