Content Conversion 101: A Powerpoint Deck is Not an Online Course

One of my goals in life is to help learning practitioners and subject matter experts really understand that a powerpoint deck converted to elearning is not a great learning experience. Powerpoint decks and other source materials are great raw materials to create an awesome course, but your powerpoint deck with bullet points and lots of “information” on each slide will never be an effective learning experience.

Ultimately, you want to see all of the raw materials in order to truly build an effective course for your learners, but a deck is just the raw materials. Elearning is more than just adding interactions and quizzes into information. The world has enough information these days, just ask google. Your learners need to know how information fits into their job to make them more successful. That is truly when learning can be effective.

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