Pooja Jaisingh has worked for more than 12 years as a Teacher Trainer and eLearning Instructional Designer. Currently she is a Senior eLearning Evangelist with Adobe Systems. In her current role she conducts numerous seminars and workshops, educating training folks on the features of Adobe Systems’ eLearning products. She regularly blogs, initiating creative and thought provoking discussions on multiple opportunities in eLearning.
In this conversation, Pooja discusses Adobe Presenter 9.
Geetesh: Tell us more about Adobe Presenter, and what is your favorite feature in the new version 9.?
Pooja: In simple words, Adobe Presenter 9 allows you to transform your PowerPoint presentation into interactive eLearning courses. You don’t need to learn how to use any new eLearning authoring tool. If you know how to use PowerPoint, you can become a rock-star eLearning author. This becomes possible because Adobe Presenter 9 is a Microsoft PowerPoint add-in which appears in PowerPoint as one of the Ribbon tabs and gives you the power to add narration, videos, animations, simulations, interactions, quizzes, and much more to your presentation — all this with super-simple interface and options.
Along with this functionality, Adobe Presenter 9 lets you create professional quality videos by capturing both yourself and your screen with just a few clicks. You can turn passive content into video presentations, product demonstrations, training videos, and more, on your own, right from your desktop.
My favorite part about Adobe Presenter 9 is that it provides a complete toolset to teachers, trainers, and educators to flip their classrooms with ease. They can easily convert their classroom lectures to videos and share them with their students using Adobe Presenter Video Creator. They can also enable collaboration for their videos and self-paced learning courses to allow the learners to ask questions and take part in the class discussion. This helps the teachers to keep a tab on the class participation, even though the students are not physically present in the class.
Adobe Presenter 9 also offers Learning Analytics dashboard which integrates the traditional quiz outcomes to create a modern and powerful solution for analyzing student learning outcomes. With this solution, teachers can detect potential learning problems and get an opportunity to intervene early — improving the chances for students to meet and even exceed their expectations. Teachers can use the analytics dashboard to combine modules to create a course, facilitate collaboration, track students’ progress within the course on various dimensions using learner analytics, identify student who need course correction, and intervene to make them successful.
Geetesh: What can a user do quickly by using Presenter’s capabilities within PowerPoint?
Pooja: Adobe Presenter 9 is a magic tool which will allow you to take a PowerPoint presentation and convert it into an interactive, self-paced eLearning course by letting you add narration, ready-to-use learning interactions, characters, scenes, videos, simulations, and animations. It also provides you the ability to add quiz questions to test your learners’ understanding of the concepts. Moreover, you can make these courses SCORM / AICC / xAPI compliant to work seamlessly on the LMSs.
The best part about Adobe Presenter is that it is very easy to use and anybody who knows how to use PowerPoint, can create eLearning courses with ease with the help of Adobe Presenter 9. Click here to learn more about Adobe Presenter 9.
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