Creating Effective Presentations (cont'd from cover)
Many technologies exist that convert PowerPoint files to a Web-friendlier format. The steps outlined below assume the use of Macromedia Breeze. (Other options are listed at the end of this article.) Regardless of technology, basic development steps include:
Step 1: Get Started
--Determine primary audience, purpose, and desired outcomes of the presentation.
Step 2: Craft Learning Objectives
--From the above, craft learning objectives. These should be concrete, measurable, and map to the activity/ outcome of the presentation (a quiz, for example).
Step 3: Create/Modify the PowerPoint
--Create/modify existing PowerPoint. (Content for the same course/program should leverage a common template for learning experience consistency.)
--Review PowerPoint against learning objectives to ensure congruence.
--Add learning objectives to at least the beginning and ending slides.
Step 4: Create the Audio Script
--Each slide should have about 1-2 minutes of audio.
--Modify PowerPoint as necessary to align with script.
--Paste finished script into Notes view of PowerPoint (will serve as printable version).