I am quite often asked why I still use PowerPoint for designing training and lessons. In this world of apps, CBT and web-based alternatives why bother with PowerPoint? That’s a very good question….
For me PowerPoint is an incredibly powerful tool for easily and quickly developing engaging training. We have all heard the saying ‘Death by PowerPoint’. But to be honest that’s a little unfair. PowerPoint is only a tool for creating your lessons or training, and as the old saying goes ‘Content is King’. If you fill your slides with hundreds of bullet points with badly cropped blurry images its not going to great no matter what tool you use.
The latest versions of PowerPoint are very capable of creating stunning animated presentations for a huge number of uses. It can be not only used for presentations, it can be used for a myriad of other things, including creating video’s, print quality posters,handouts and quizzes just to name a few. It has now even the capability to use 3D models, which is very cool….
So, think PowerPoint has had its day? ….. Not by a long shot.