Beyond PowerPoint: Discover the Future of Visual Teaching Tools

Lauren Goff
Lauren Goff
L&D Specialist
Beyond PowerPoint: Discover the Future of Visual Teaching Tools

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Think of a time when you were in a meeting or presentation, and the speaker was relying solely on PowerPoint to convey their information. Did you find yourself getting lost in a sea of bullet points and repetitive visuals? Now, imagine a world where visual teaching tools extend beyond the traditional PowerPoint slideshow, offering innovative solutions for learning and development. Welcome to that world.

A Guide to Other Visual Teaching Tools

PowerPoint has been a key player in visual presentations for years, but in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, there are countless alternatives that can create more engaging learning experiences. In this post, we’ll explore three popular visual teaching tools that can elevate your presentations and captivate your audience.

1. Prezi: The Interactive Presentation Software

Prezi takes PowerPoint’s basic slideshow concept and transforms it into a dynamic, interactive experience. Instead of the linear, slide-by-slide format, Prezi allows you to create a visual map of your ideas, which can be zoomed in and out to highlight different pieces of information. This approach keeps your audience engaged and facilitates better information retention. As one L&D professional puts it, “Prezi takes presentations to the next level by focusing on the learner’s experience and fostering engagement.”

2. Canva: The Visual Content Creation Tool

Canva is an online design platform that enables users to create visually stunning presentations, infographics, and other educational materials. With a vast library of templates, fonts, and images available, Canva makes it easy for anyone to design eye-catching visuals without any design experience. One L&D expert shared, “Canva has revolutionized the way we create training materials, making it easier than ever to produce visually appealing content that resonates with our learners.”

3. Adobe Creative Cloud Express (formerly Spark): The Multimedia Storytelling Tool

Adobe Creative Cloud Express offers a suite of tools for creating engaging multimedia presentations that combine text, images, and video. With easy-to-use templates and a user-friendly interface, this platform allows even non-designers to produce professional-looking visuals that captivate audiences. An L&D professional noted, “Adobe Creative Cloud Express has enabled our team to develop interactive learning experiences that keep our audience engaged and eager to learn more.”

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Learnexus: Your One-Stop Shop for Learning & Development

As the world of visual teaching tools expands, so too does the demand for skilled professionals who can maximize their potential in learning and development settings. That’s where Learnexus comes in. As a freelancer marketplace for Learning & Development, Learnexus helps managers at Fortune 500 companies find and hire freelancers with the specific skills and experience they need to boost their L&D initiatives. By offering a 47% cost saving, saving managers time, and eliminating procurement issues with a single master service agreement, Learnexus is the go-to platform for sourcing top L&D talent.