ERIC Number: EJ1063143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Captivate Your Audience by Turning Powerpoint Presentations into Interactive E-Learning Content
Young, Montessa; Hirnyck, Ronda; Agenbroad, Ariel; Bechinski, Edward J.
Journal of Extension, v53 n2 Article 2TOT6 Apr 2015
Adobe® Captivate software provides educators with a tool to create interactive distance learning modules. This article describes how Adobe® Captivate was used to increase engagement of volunteer learners. An Adobe® Captivate module was created for the University of Idaho Master Gardener program to educate and test new Master Gardener volunteers on the pesticide policy of the University of Idaho. The data collected from the online course demonstrated that it was an effective and time-efficient way to educate volunteers. Hosting the course in a learning management system, such as eXtension.org Moodle campus, also provided the necessary university documentation for volunteer training.
Descriptors: Computer Software, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Extension Education, Hazardous Materials, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Volunteers, Training, Gardening, Best Practices, Poisoning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho