Adding Character to Your Presentation

Here is a brief video tutorial on how to create characters based on a person’s photographs in PowerPoint, using standard functionality such as shapes and the drawing tool. I have used this technique (photo-based characters) in the past, to develop illustrations for presentations and e-learning material and presentations – most recelty for a talk at the TCC 2014 conference. However, I have always relied on the support of grpahic designers who developed the illustrations in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Maybe it is time to open PowerPoint and try it out myself!

http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/create-illustrated-characters-powerpoint/

Prezi on E-Books

From the learner’s perspective, e-books support mobile learning by having a single handheld reading device that can easily accommodate the entirety of readings involved in one’s study. Educational institutions have to figure out how they want to support e-books and what niche they can fill within the existing ecosystem of academic publishing formats and instructional technologies.