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9 Ways to Encourage the Adult E-Learners

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Tidbits: Hard to believe we’re in the final stretch of 2011. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Recently I spent the day at the beach watching people learning to surf. One of the people learning to surf was a blind girl. It was very inspiring as she learned to balance on the board. Free Willy!

Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. I like to keep things simple so I usually package ideas around three key points. It all started when I was taught that there are three steps to getting things done: Prepare to do the job. Do it. Then clean up when you’re done. But it did provide some clear steps to guide me.

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15 Free Display Graphics to Use with Your E-Learning Courses

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If you’d like me to come to your area, the best bet is to connect with a group like your local ISPI or ASTD chapter and have them contact me. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. A lot of rapid elearning content finds its roots in repurposed classroom slides. WARNING: Course context is everything.

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Here’s Why Slide Count is Irrelevant to Your E-Learning Course

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. I get a lot of questions about number of slides or screen count per hour of instruction. My answer is that screen count is usually irrelevant. Let me explain. First, to the elearner screen count means nothing. The time it takes to get through each point may be the same.

10 Tips to Help You Get Started

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. I get lots of questions from those who are just getting started with rapid elearning. They want to know what they can do to build good elearning. You are where you are. When I first pick up a video camera, I don’t expect to create Hollywood movies. Guide to e-Learning. 2.

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More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. That means your success building courses is influenced by how well you know PowerPoint. To help you learn more about PowerPoint I pulled together a solid list of PowerPoint resources. From The Rapid E-Learning Blog.

How Good Graphic Design Helps Build Meaningful E-Learning

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Because of my job, I get to look at a lot of elearning courses. One thing common to quite a few is that they lack a graphic design sense and structure. This makes sense on a few fronts. First, most of the people I talk to don’t have a graphic design background. Slide:ology.

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Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. 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. Enhanced Picture Editing. Customize the Ribbon.

3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Whenever I travel I like to spend some time hanging out with blog readers to answer questions. At a recent session someone asked, “How do I measure the success of my elearning?”. That’s kind of a tricky question. Performance Improvement. Organizational Compliance.

You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. The other day I had to re-install the webcam software for my Dell laptop. Usually I don’t install all of the other junk that seems to get bundled with software these days. But what I noticed in the Dell webcam software is that it came with Creative’s Live! So I installed it.

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Many elearning developers are working with limited resources. So any time you can find a free solution, you’ve won. The other day I was playing around with Urtak. The site lets you build simple surveys. The value is its simplicity and how the questions engage people.

These Simple Tips Will Help You Build the Right E-Learning

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. We’re in the middle of beta testing a new product. One reason for his struggle was that he was applying production techniques he used for a different product to the beta software. So things weren’t working as he had planned. His struggle was one common to many of us.

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Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. PowerPoint’s designed as a presentation tool. While the application is versatile and great for elearning, many people still struggle to get past the PowerPoint look because the features are designed to encourage the use of the templates. Vendors design tools with features.

Get an E-Learning Job with these Simple Tips

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. I’ve been on the road quite a bit this year. One of the most frequent questions I get is how to find an elearning job. While the rest of the economy seems to be stuck in mud, this seems to be a good time to consider a career in elearning. Make a three-column document.

Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration

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November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. My guess is that some of the most common screen elements in elearning courses are computer monitors. They’re nice to use because contextually they fit elearning. And they’re great for holding the images and multimedia we use. Below is the tutorial. saved it as a PNG.

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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Note also that some events will be cancelled at a later date, such as those in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com. link].