05 – PowerPoint


Microsoft’s PowerPoint is a presentation tool and part of the Microsoft Office suite.

Cost: Commercial. Free trial
Available: Download
Categories: presentations

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 5  2014: 4  2013: 5  2012: 8  2011: 19  2010: 21  2009: 13  2008: 8  2007: 5

Comments from those who selected PowerPoint as one of their Top Tools

“Powerpoint – we use this tool more and more often to create learning and performance support tools, toolkits etc for example our organisation’s induction checklist is now a series of interactive powerpoint slides with a range of context and links to various information rather than just a list of activities in a Word document. Powerpoint lends itself more easily to creativity than some of the other Microsoft tools. Nancy Duarte’s slide docs materials has been really useful for this also.” Fleur Mouchemore, 2015

“For all the grief this tool gets, it’s just a tool. A very powerful tool. A tool that’s abused much more often than it’s used for the forces of good. No list of training tools could be complete, however, without it. It’s the visual foundation for lots of presentations – in person and online/webinar.” Brian Washburn, 2015

“Use to prepare scripts and graphics for e-learning programs” Robert Craigo, 2015