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Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been doing this PowerPoint stuff for so long that I often think the tips I share are common knowledge and everyone knows them. Over the years I’ve shared all sorts of PowerPoint tips and tricks. But with the blog approaching 100,000 subscribers that means there’s a lot of people who probably didn’t see many of the previous PowerPoint posts. Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips.

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Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about upgrading to PowerPoint 2010. Most people who ask are still using PowerPoint 2003. Starting with PowerPoint 2007, there are many features that make the rapid elearning process much more efficient. detailed some of those features in this post on why PowerPoint 2007 helps you build better elearning.

Over 40 Rapid E-Learning Posts with Free PowerPoint Templates & E-Learning Assets

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is hot. This makes sense because it’s the most popular elearning tool out there. It’s easy to learn. And once you understand how to use it to build rapid elearning courses , the sky’s the limit. In an earlier post I listed all of the ones that dealt with PowerPoint. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning.

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Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. shared some of the tools that I use for color schemes in previous posts like this one on creating your own rapid elearning PowerPoint template. Also, here’s a link to the 200 free rapid elearning tutorials I posted a while back. PowerPoint Resources.

Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook

Rapid eLearning

In this case, it’s a tutorial that I created over two years ago after a rapid elearning workshop I had given. But the focus is really on learning some core rapid elearning tips when working with PowerPoint. Click here to view the rapid elearning workshop. Plus, you end up a with a nice PowerPoint template. So here it is.

5 Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

A manager I know works for a multibillion dollar company that has its own elearning group. However, when she needs to train her staff of about 200, she has no access to the elearning group’s resources. Without rapid elearning tools, she’d be hard pressed to offer her team the benefits of online learning. The learners don’t see PowerPoint slides.

7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

To keep things organized, create a consistent process by which you manage your folders and elearning assets. This is especially true when you have a bunch of large images on your PowerPoint slides. Here’s a simple solution, you can compress your images in PowerPoint. You don’t really need the highest resolution for your elearning courses. PowerPoint Viewer 2007.

Custom Branching Navigation with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

PowerPoint-based rapid eLearning tools, such as Articulate Presenter and Snap by Lectora, allow branched navigation, meaning you can create a non-linear navigation path still controlled through the course player’s next and back buttons. With your course open in PowerPoint 2007 or 2010: Create a text box, insert a shape, or add an image onto a slide. Normal. 0.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog (Practical & Fun!)

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URL: [link] "The Rapid E-Learning Blog shares practical tips and tricks to help you become a rapid elearning pro. Rapid E-Learning 101 - Rapid elearning is about getting the right information to people at the right time. learning e-books instructional designIt’s more than the tools.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog (Practical & Fun!)

ZaidLearn

URL: [link] "The Rapid E-Learning Blog shares practical tips and tricks to help you become a rapid elearning pro. Rapid E-Learning 101 - Rapid elearning is about getting the right information to people at the right time. Tags: e-learning e-books instructional design It’s more than the tools.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, June 27, 2007 The Rise of Rapid e-Learning Mike Alcock, MD of Atlantic Link Ltd has written an article over at Trainingzone.co.uk: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning. Subject matter experts are embracing the more sophisticated rapid e-learning tools which allow server side development with international collaboration and “instant&# course deployment. Are they producing high-quality e-Learning?

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. also included a free PowerPoint elearning template to celebrate the holidays and a great 2010! Click to download the free PowerPoint template. 100+ PowerPoint Tutorials. elearning.

5 PowerPoint E-Learning Tips & A Free Template

Rapid eLearning

One of the topics we cover in the elearning workshops is how to quickly create templates to help move the elearning courses out of that PowerPoint look. In this case, I mostly use PowerPoint. With each template I try to reinforce some design ideas and techniques that you can use in PowerPoint to create your own templates or illustrations. Tidbits. Upcoming Events.

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Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. For example, in 2007 PowerPoint to eLearning Shootout they compared: Articulate www.articulate.com Atlantic Link www.atlantic-link.co.uk As far as Atlantic Link, I believe that the eLearningGuild survey treated them as a Software Simulation Tool and that's part of the reason they didn't appear when I created the graphic above (2007). Page update Mar 2008.

The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. December 17th, 2007. Most PowerPoint templates are designed for standard bullet point presentations. They’re not really designed for elearning courses. This means that you’ll have to create your own templates that work better with the rapid elearning software. This post will share with you my secrets for creating custom templates in PowerPoint. usually make four screens for my elearning courses. David.

Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels. Courseware Authoring Tool Satisfaction - Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction - I'm only showing tools with 15 or more evaluations. Impatica Inc.

Learn How to Build Effective E-Learning with this Free E-Book

Rapid eLearning

I’m not sure you noticed but we just updated the Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. The first edition of the free e-book was released in 2007, and as you can imagine a lot has changed in our industry. How Has E-Learning Changed? In 2007, most of the options for creating interactive elearning required Flash.

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5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development. December 11th, 2007. Almost daily I get emails asking how to get started with developing elearning. Here are five tips that will help you gain experience and develop the skills to build elearning courses that you can be proud of. Microsoft has some really nice starter templates to help you organize your learning project. Learn from the Experts. They give you a broad overview of what you need to know and all have good visual examples of what to do.

Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & How I Made It

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint is an important part of the rapid elearning world. If you want to build good elearning courses, you really have to learn to use PowerPoint and it’s many features. The challenge for many rapid elearning developers is that you have limited time to learn the tools because the expectation is that since you have rapid elearning software you’ll be able to get your work done rapidly. The process of replicating the work teaches you new techniques that you’ll have for the rest of your rapid elearning career.

Renewed hope for better PowerPoint

Clive on Learning

Tom Kuhlmann's excellent Rapid e-Learning Blog attempts to capture What everybody ought to know about PowerPoint in one posting, and makes a good start. agree fundamentally with Tom that PowerPoint is not an evil - it is a highly versatile tool that is more often than not used very poorly. To avoid repeating myself, I really must refer to you to one of my earliest posts The Emperor's New Slide Show and to a previous rant on this subject Don't blame PowerPoint. We all are - we accept endless bullet point slides as an inevitability, as a fact-of-life.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Another good podcast from the folks at Kineo : an interview with Stephen Walsh (Kineo) and Gabe Anderson ( Articulate ). Part 1 is a nice definition and description of rapid e-Learning. thought it had more useful nuggets: Who should be developing rapid e-Learning? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Good for beginners. eLearnin.

How to Create Color Schemes in PowerPoint to Match Your Brand

Rapid eLearning

A favorite feature added to PowerPoint 2007 is the design theme. Today, I’d like to share a free PowerPoint add-in that lets you expand your color scheme options. It’s built by Shyam Pillai, the same guy who gave away the free animation add-in I featured in the blog post, PowerPoint Animations Made Easy with This Free Tool. To learn more, check out Cammy’s blog.

PowerPoint's forgotten powers

Learning Rocks

In the rush to embrace rapid elearning, one tool and its potential value is easily overlooked - PowerPoint. Rapid authoring tools (RATs) like Presenter and PointeCast hoover in your slideshows and, with a little bit of dressing up, spit out LMS friendly broadcast shows. This is the beauty of using PowerPoint. But PowerPoint can be more (or less?) In the rush to use PowerPoint to author this low grade elearning* it is easy to overlook its other values. than that. you don't?) Criticisms? Sure, it's clumsy and is predicated on linearity.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do. Not only are they really smart guys, but theyre also funny -- AND they like to share what they know with the rest us -- for the greater good of the e-Learning community. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? Take the Survey!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Raise your hand. Me too. Great post Camy.

Here’s Why PowerPoint 2007 Helps You Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Monday started with Articulate Live ‘09 and ended with the eLearning Guild’s Annual Gathering. While it was an exhausting week, I love meeting you all and learning about what you do. Speaking of the guru awards, I was looking at the source files for the CPR demo and was impressed to see that it only contained twenty PowerPoint slides. Last week was a blur.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 05, 2007 More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design Continuing the PowerPoint conversation begun yesterday here and picked up by Clive on Learning: Dont blame PowerPoint.and Quintus Joubert PowerPoint vs. Interactive Learning. Heres another article on PowerPoint, found via Donald Clark at Big Dog, Little Dog : Bite the Bullet: Improving Your Presentation Strategies. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Ho hum.

How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course

Rapid eLearning

One of the most common scenarios for rapid elearning developers is to take an existing PowerPoint presentation and convert it to an “elearning course.&# Sometimes you get the luxury of meeting with the subject matter expert and then reworking the content to transform it from a presentation to an elearning course. Dump the Drone: Livelier Elearning.

mLearning: The Time is Now

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George   The push for mobile learning (mLearning) has been a surprisingly long one. And now a recent T+D magazine features the article: " At Last: M-Learning Going Mainstream." There appears to be little evidence of adoption slowing down anytime soon, so it looks like if you've been itching to get started with mobile learning, the time is now.

3 Simple Ways to Find the Resources You Need to Build E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Rapid elearning design is made up of three core functions: rapid authoring, rapid assets, and rapid instructional design. In the visual design activity , you learn how to determine what screen elements to use; but you don’t learn how to create those elements. And this is a big challenge for many elearning developers. Demo 1 : Office scenario.

You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you’re building elearning courses, then you should expect to have a graphics editing program as part of your tool chest. There’s even a good discussion about graphics applications in the elearning community. For my demos, I decided to stick with PowerPoint to show that if that’s all you have, then you still can do quite a bit. PowerPoint 2010 comes with a background removal feature which makes it really easy. Older versions of PowerPoint have a simple feature that lets you make a single color transparent. In PowerPoint, add a shape to the slide.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, April 06, 2007 David Byrne and PowerPoint Remember back in 2003, when David Byrne published a book (described by AP Technology Writer Rachel Konrad as a " coffee table book for nerds ") called E.E.E.I. Oh that David Byrne, hes so creative and alternative co-opting PowerPoint like that. The noted Edward Tufte blames PowerPoint. In contrast, "Byrne maintains that the proper use, or misuse, of PowerPoint lies in the hands of the user." eLearnin.

FAQ: How Do You Manage the Graphics in Your E-Learning Course?

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been on the road a lot lately doing elearning workshops and Articulate jam sessions. Today, we’ll look at how to manage the images used in elearning courses. To help alleviate that, I start each elearning course with a generic folder. You can get more detail in this blog post on organizing your elearning project files. Learn to Use Articulate Storyline.

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Unleash Your E-Learning Graphics from PowerPoint 2007

Rapid eLearning

This is a trick I kind of stumbled upon a few months ago. I was attempting to zip up a PowerPoint 2007 file and accidentally unzipped it to reveal a media folder that held all of the images I was using in my course. Now, keep in mind that this only works for PowerPoint 2007, but it’s still a cool trick, nonetheless. Extract the PowerPoint 2007 File.

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

The following are the references for the December 13, 2007 Session. Plus PowerPoint file, the three framework graphics. Personal Learning Environment Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning Digital Natives, What they Do The Future: Amazing Challenges 2-3 minute video Teaching Machines Is Web 2.0 a Bubble? Welcome to the Session. What is Social Bookmarking?What

Here’s a Quick Way to Create Your Next E-Learning Template in PowerPoint

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, I showed you how to design your own PowerPoint templates. In other posts, I’ve talked about how to use PowerPoint’s drawing features to build the envelope icon and television monitor. These are all intended to help you become more proficient with PowerPoint and your graphic design skills. included the PowerPoint file I used to create the folders.

Here’s How I Built That PowerPoint E-Learning Template

Rapid eLearning

So I’m going to show you how I built it (all inside PowerPoint) and then I’ll show you some tricks that will make it easier for you to build your own elearning courses. They’re great applications, but the reality is that for most of the graphics I built in my elearning courses I use PowerPoint 2007. PowerPoint is a great way to make graphics.

e-Learning's two tiers

Clive on Learning

Two discussions this week, one with rapid e-learning specialist Kineo 's Steve Rayson and the other with virtual world developer Caspian 's Graeme Duncan, has crystallised for me how the bespoke/custom e-learning market in the UK is evolving with a distinct two-tier structure: The lower tier is 'good enough' digital content, designed to communicate simple information or provide basic knowledge without fuss. The form may be a simple interactive tutorial, a short video, a podcast, a screen capture movie, a PowerPoint or a PDF.

3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book

Rapid eLearning

And they work well for elearning courses. It’s that type of contrast that can hook your learners who might be bored with the standard-looking corporate elearning. while back I shared how to be inspired by others and included links to two comic-style elearning courses. To keep it simple we’ll use PowerPoint, but the ideas should work regardless of the tool you use.

How to Convert Your PowerPoint Presentation into an Elearning Course

Rapid eLearning

One of the most common scenarios for rapid elearning developers is to take an existing PowerPoint presentation and convert it to an “elearning course.&# Sometimes you get the luxury of meeting with the subject matter expert and then reworking the content to transform it from a presentation to an elearning course. Dump the Drone: Livelier Elearning.

Clear and to the point

Clive on Learning

With the debate about the vices and virtues of PowerPoint continuing to rage without any sign of a conclusion, I was pleased to be alerted to a new book by Stephen Kosslyn, Chair of the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. The promise of Clear and to the point (Oxford Univeristy Press, 2007) is in its claim to '8 psychological principles for compelling PowerPoint presentations. Well, unlike the weather, you can do something about the way you use PowerPoint and here are the tips to help you on your way. This book doesn't disappoint.

Big Question for January - Quality vs. Speed

Tony Karrer

The Big Question on the LCB for January is: What are the trade offs between quality learning programs and rapid e-learning and how do you decide? We are pretty sure that people will learn less from a rapid eLearning piece that's basically just a PowerPoint + Audio as compared to an hours worth of fun, interactive courseware. In what cases?

PowerPoint's forgotten powers

Learning Rocks

In the rush to embrace rapid elearning, one tool and its potential value is easily overlooked - PowerPoint. Rapid authoring tools (RATs) like Presenter and PointeCast hoover in your slideshows and, with a little bit of dressing up, spit out LMS friendly broadcast shows. This is the beauty of using PowerPoint. But PowerPoint can be more (or less?) In the rush to use PowerPoint to author this low grade elearning* it is easy to overlook its other values. than that. you don't?) Criticisms? Sure, it's clumsy and is predicated on linearity.

Is PowerPoint Evil? (Part 3)

ZaidLearn

Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? PowerPoint Links "It's the way people depend on all those bells and whistles that come with the software to try to shore up a weak presentation." - Chris Oakes (1998) ".To PowerPoint is a competent slide manager and projector. It should be ditched." - Professor Sweller (2007) IS POWERPOINT EVIL? Come on!

Is PowerPoint Evil? (Part 3)

ZaidLearn

Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? PowerPoint Links "It's the way people depend on all those bells and whistles that come with the software to try to shore up a weak presentation." - Chris Oakes (1998) ".To PowerPoint is a competent slide manager and projector. It should be ditched." - Professor Sweller (2007) IS POWERPOINT EVIL? Come on!

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