The majority of your workforce learns very little from reading the printed words.  They are part of the growing majority that learns best from the multiple media they engage every day on their smart phones, tablets and computers.  And PowerPoint is a prime contributor to their disconnect.

“ .  .  .  Funny enough, it seems like most elearning courses can be traced back to PowerPoint in some capacity. Heck, most of them allow you to import PowerPoint. But does using PowerPoint as the base for our learning pigeon-hole us into thinking about learning from a PowerPoint perspective? You know what I mean: Linear. Bullet points. Display mode. Slides. Clipart.

 It just seems … lacking.
 This industry seems poised for some major disruption. Someone who can come in and buck the status quo, to make instructional designers forget about PowerPoint for a second and focus on learning that doesn’t live by the same PowerPoint rules. Learning is dynamic and flexible – so should be the tools and thought processes we have when creating it.  .  .  . “

                                     – – – Justin Ferriman, LearnDash (excerpt)

At the present time, PowerPoint is the major enemy of e-Learning.  It has turned off countless thousands of individuals who would otherwise be motivated by the potential of the e-Learning medium.  In short, PowerPoint has done more harm to learning than most of us can possibly imagine.


Most managers, VPs and HR executives, charged with making training purchase decisions for their organization, have very little real understanding of the learning process.  They concentrate on the technology capabilities of digital media and subject matter titles.

(“If it plays on the Internet, it works.”  —- AND —- “If the title says it covers a subject, it does!”)

How foolish! 

Information conveyance has both a purpose and means for achieving results.  So do training and education!  And guess what?  Their purposes and means are very different.

Information is there for the taking.  Either you choose to acquire it — or, you don’t. 

More on Monday  –  –  –

  — Bill Walton, co-Founder, ITC Learn
May 2, 2018  (Mondays & Wednesdays)


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