Educational Technology

March 28, 2013

Does Using PowerPoint for E-learning Have to Result in a Disaster?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Andrew Jackson, Traning Zone

Over the years, I’ve done more than my fair share of PowerPoint-bashing. And with good reason. Because there’s no getting away from it. Misuse of PowerPoint is responsible for some truly awful e-learning content. But today, I want to present a more balanced view of PowerPoint’s plus and minus points. Because the fact of the matter is, e-learning created using PowerPoint doesn’t have to be awful. When used well, PowerPoint can be a very versatile tool. PowerPoint sits somewhere in between a free-form rapid authoring tool and a form-based one. And this is its great strength.

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