Instructional designers are in need, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. And, it’s no surprise that presentation is everything when it comes to standing out above the competition. UMBC’s ISD graduate program prepares students for success by teaching the necessary skills to present themselves at their best.

In this week’s Industry Roundup we’ll take a look at some often overlooked features in Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint that can increase the effectiveness and design appeal of a presentation. We’ll also take a peek into AI replacing doctors in the future, deleting DNA data, deep learning and its use and analysis of data, and wearable tech at work.


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Overlooked Features of Google Slides and Microsoft PowerPoint

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Whether you’re a business or educational professional, discovering hidden gems that help to boost your presentations totally rocks. Did you know that Powerpoint has a built in screen and audio recorder? And, that it’s free?  Also, perhaps you might be excited to know that you can play videos in Google Slides without using YouTube. Check out the top ten frequently overlooked features here.


Want More Doctor Choices? How About an AI Doc?

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Here’s the reality – this world is getting closer to the day when artificial intelligence and algorithms take over the majority of the workload of doctors. This article talks about how machines can more accurately diagnose patients, reducing deadly medical errors.


The Seemingly Impossible Task of Deleting DNA Online Data

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We’re all curious about our DNA lineage, and when those commercials come on television asking us to submit our DNA sample, intrigue deepens. You may think, gee, it would be really cool to know who my ancestors are and from where I originated. Knowing who we are and what kind of genes we have is one of humanity’s greatest point of intrigue. Just what happens to our DNA data, though? Where does it reside? Is there ever a way to erase it from the land of zeros and ones? One researcher found out how difficult this can be.


Deep Learning and Data Use and Analysis

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Data continues to grow exponentially, and what to do with all this data is the question of the times. That’s where deep learning can come in. Deep learning can inform our decision making, especially on complex problems. Check out what IEEE is doing about this.


Wearable Devices at Work

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Imagine you start a new job at a new company and on your first day, you are presented with a wearable device. This can track your health and wellness you are told. It’s a perk, your HR rep says with a big smile. What if this perk was a condition of employment?


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