PowerPoint – Oh, How Far We’ve Come?

This 3-minute gem illustrates the painful mistakes every presenter makes at one point in their PowerPoint presenting life. C’mon, admit it, you haven’t always achieved Presentation Zen… What’s your example?  

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Choosing video capturing software

Here are three video capturing software applications that I like:

Adobe Captivate 4: costs about $800
TechSmith’s Camtasia: costs about $400
HyperCam: A much cheaper (and less robust) program that folks are liking: costs about $40
The quick review:

I much prefer Captivate, as the editing capabilities are far superior to any other product I’ve used. But, Camtasia is easiest to grasp for a new learner. The HyperCams and CamStudios of the world really are not sufficient for enterprise application. But, can you beat forty bucks?

Now, I’m curious as to your experiences and preferences with screen capturing software…

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Training goes organic

Virtual Whiteboarding
Lately you’ve probably seen an increase in the use of hand-drawn “white boarding” in media and learning spots. Think about the long-haired UPS white board guy…Now it’s your turn! LectureScribe is a program for easily producing animated “whiteboard lectures” from a tablet PC or

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Carbonmade – Create your own portfolio

I’m digging Carbonmade today. This DIY site empowers rapid “portfolio” development, and I think everybody needs an online portfolio – no matter what it is you do.


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The New Learner

I love this post from Kim Cofino about “The 21st Century Learner.” She skillfully presents themed ideas for engaging learners through the use of new technologies. Kim’s second presentation, “The 21st Century Educator: The Power of Personal Learning Networks,” demonstrates how web 2.0 technologies change the way learning professionals communicate, collaborate, learn, and teach. Both are worth a look. Let me know what you think

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