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Unlocking the Power of PowerPoint for More Effective Learning

7 August 2019
ONLINE

We’ve all watched forgettable PowerPoint presentations with poorly designed slides that detract from the learning experience.

Unfortunately, many multimedia presentations using programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint fail to utilise the many useful functions of the platform and miss the fundamental principles of multimedia and graphic design. Too much text, poor image selection, unnecessary information, graphics and distracting animations– many multimedia designs hinder learning, retention and recall.

During this webinar Instructional Designer and Facilitator, Tony Kirton, will outline key principles for creating engaging multimedia presentations using programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint. He will reveal the hidden power of PowerPoint, drawing on principles from graphic design, photography and Richard E Mayer’s Principles of Multimedia Learning.


Key topics covered within the webinar

This session will show you how to:

  • Apply established principles of Graphic Design to your PowerPoint slides
  • Use a fundamental photography technique to improve your slides layout and appeal
  • Use images to create an impact AND enhance learning
  • Use one of PowerPoint’s most underutilised functions to keep your audience focussed on the key message
  • Incorporate some of Richard E Mayer’s Principles of Multimedia Learning into your PowerPoint designs

NB. Can't make the session?
We send out all electronic resources to registrants within 48 hours of the session closure. All Velg Training Webinars are scheduled in AEST (QLD time) - please check your timezone before logging onto the online training session.

Date & Time

7 August 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: QLD)

Other timezones:
11:00am - 12:00pm (AEST: NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: SA)
10:30am - 11:30am (ACST: NT)
9:00am - 10:00am (AWST: WA)

Who should attend

  • Trainer and Assessors
  • Curriculum Developers
  • L&D Managers

What to expect

Presented by Tony Kirton, you will be provided with the following resources after the event:

  • PowerPoint
  • Recording of the webinar (three months access)
  • Additional electronic resources
  • Electronic Statement of Attendance

Presenters

Tony Kirton

Other

Tony Kirton is an instructional designer and workshop facilitator with more than ten years’ experience in learning and development. Founder and senior designer at resource design consultancy Engage Learning and Development (formerly DES Learning), which contracts to the public and private sector, Tony develops traditional learning programs as well as e-learning using Articulate Storyline. Tony has extensive experience in the application of learning design theory, having designed many training programs and hundreds of assessment resources.

Tony’s recent instructional projects include major programs for:

  • NSW Health - A six-module e-learning program for frontline managers
  • SafeWork NSW - Update of General Construction Induction (White Card) assessment materials and redesign of the five-day Health and Safety Representative Training, both mandated for use by SafeWork NSW
  • Australasia International School - Designing learning tools for Diplomas of Leadership and Management and Project Management, specifically for students with English as a second language.

Known for his engaging and evidence-based approach to workplace learning, Tony also facilitates training and assessment with some of Australia’s leading training providers including the Australian Institute of Management, NSW Health and SafeWork NSW.

Continuing to extend his expertise and keep up-to-date with the latest practices in learning and development, Tony recently completed a four-month leadership program with the University of Michigan. He is currently completing an Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program with the University of Maryland (USA).

Opportunities to interact

  • Use a microphone to speak with trainer/attendees
  • Raise your 'virtual hand' to engage in discussion
  • Share your thoughts via online chat window
  • Answer online polls that provide instant group feedback

NB. If you would like to send chat questions to the presenter,Tony Kirton, before the session, please email webinar@velgtraining.com.

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