5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive
AUGUST 21, 2012
When building rapid elearning with PowerPoint it can be a challenge to get away from linear courses. The good thing is that PowerPoint isn’t limited to linear elearning. Building interactive elearning is just a matter of learning a few techniques. Tutorial: learn to build the overhead office interaction. Rapid E-Learning Interactions.
5 Free Online Image Editors for Rapid E-Learning
JANUARY 31, 2012
My guess is the Polaroid frame would work well with some elearning screens. If you’re interested in learning more, you can add your name to this link and we’ll update you when more information is available. Louis (ASTD). Rapid E-Learning Workshop. March 21-23 : Orlando, FL ( Learning Solutions Conference ). April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ).
Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips
OCTOBER 16, 2012
They include tips on creating custom graphics, assembly of interactive elearning, and getting more out PowerPoint’s features. Tips on Creating Rapid E-Learning Courses in PowerPoint. Building an elearning course with PowerPoint is not the same as building a presentation. How I Built that E-Learning Scenario. 5 Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips.
How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint
OCTOBER 30, 2012
And that’s a pretty powerful feature, especially for rapid elearning developers. There are a number of features I use quite a bit when it comes to building elearning courses. My Favorite Rapid E-Learning Features. This is especially true if you build rapid elearning courses. 2012 Calendar. The Power of Rapid E-Learning.
7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning
AUGUST 23, 2011
It’s always so much fun getting to meet the blog readers and learning more about what people do in the real world. Two things always stand out during these trips: There is no one way to do elearning. Some people build courses, some create marketing material, and some use the rapid elearning software to create multimedia information. 2012 is just around the corner.
Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning
JULY 12, 2011
Starting with PowerPoint 2007, there are many features that make the rapid elearning process much more efficient. I detailed some of those features in this post on why PowerPoint 2007 helps you build better elearning. I can’t cover everything in a single post, so I am going to share five of the features I use most when creating elearning content with PowerPoint 2010.
The Most Practical Rapid E-Learning Tips from 2012
JANUARY 1, 2013
I’m always sensitive to the elearning developers who have to work with limited resources and usually by themselves. This year’s 2012 wrap up post features the tips & tricks shared during the past year that can be applied to your elearning courses right away. Rapid E-Learning Tips & Tricks. How to Create Interactive E-Learning.
A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets
JANUARY 3, 2012
The good thing is that it looks like 2012 will be a good year. Although sometime in June, you may want to break out the DVD player and watch 2012. To ease your burden, I put together a list of all of the posts from 2011 where I shared free elearning assets. Free E-Learning Templates. Use This Free E-Learning Template to Inspire Your Next M-Learning Course.
More Answers to Your Rapid E-Learning Questions
NOVEMBER 20, 2012
Where can I get free elearning assets? You don’t need print-quality images for elearning courses. Download the free assets from the elearning community. At a recent conference you said we should learn to scrounge for assets. But if you need more, jump into the elearning community and ask what others are doing. 7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips.
Are You Qualified to Build E-Learning Courses?
MAY 15, 2012
In a recent post I made this comment about rapid elearning tools: Rapid elearning played a role in the evolution of elearning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course. We may say “elearning course” but it’s a term used loosely. It’s a good question.
How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates
MAY 29, 2012
And then many organizations force draconian template rules on all elearning courses, regardless of their purpose. Of course this was disastrous when it came to some of our elearning courses. A good template can fill in the gaps for the novice elearning developer. It made me think that in some ways we need to be like that when it comes to elearning assets. Tidbits.
The Guiding Principle for all Rapid E-Learners
JUNE 12, 2012
Typically elearning courses start from existing content. The guiding principle for rapid elearning design is to be intentional. Many elearning courses start as classroom content that needs to be converted and put online. Or subject matter experts hand you a bunch of PowerPoint slides that they want to turn into elearning courses. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD).
5 Free Desktop Image Editors for E-Learning
JANUARY 17, 2012
I’m always asked what skills a rapid elearning designer should have. It’s relatively inexpensive and should be able to do what most people need for elearning. Plus, it’s a great starting point for those who are interested in learning more about Photoshop which is still the main application for graphics. January 25-27: Las Vegas ( ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 ).
How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses?
MARCH 27, 2012
There are many parallels between infographics and elearning. That’s very similar to what we do when our subject matter expert hands us a 300-slide PowerPoint file to be converted to an elearning course. For the person who desires to learn more about visual design and processing lots of information, infographics are a great source of inspiration. What Does it Mean for Elearning?
The Next Generation of E-Learning
MAY 8, 2012
Rapid elearning played a role in the evolution of elearning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course. I see this as the democratization of elearning. In fact, the industry used to spend a lot of time talking about the programming part of elearning. Air Mail.
How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses
JANUARY 24, 2012
In an earlier post we looked at how to combine elearning with an on-the-job mentoring program. I received a lot of questions about the learning journal. So in today’s post we’ll look at the basic structure of the learning journal and how you could use something like it to complement your elearning courses. The Value of a Learning Journal. Using a Learning Journal.
3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book
JUNE 19, 2012
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. A while back I shared how to be inspired by others and included links to two comic-style elearning courses. Here’s an example I shared in this blog post on using Clip Art to create your elearning template.
Here’s a Bucketful of Free Office Themed E-Learning Templates & Media Assets
AUGUST 14, 2012
I get a lot of questions about how to move past the PowerPoint look when building rapid elearning courses. They work because they’re generic and can fit the look required for a lot of corporate elearning. Original posts that highlight the portfolio template and shows off some rapid elearning tips and how to create the portfolio. Rapid E-Learning Workshop.
Here’s a Simple Screencasting Tip That Will Save Time & Frustration
APRIL 10, 2012
Another challenge is that most screencasts are recorded at a higher resolution than used in the elearning courses. For example here’s a recent tweet about a free video converter and elearning & training jobs. April 17 : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ). Rapid elearning workshop. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). Learn to Use Articulate Storyline. Tidbits.
How to Build an E-Learning Template in 30 Seconds
AUGUST 28, 2012
This post on how to build an elearning template offers some good tips on where to look. I noted those areas that I could incorporate into an elearning course template. In the following image, you can see my mocked up screen and one way I could use it for an elearning course. Here are the steps to create an elearning template in 30 seconds. Rapid E-Learning Workshop.
An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning
JULY 24, 2012
Part of the discussion revolved around designing some simple scenario strategies to move the projects away from linear elearning and towards meaningful interactivity. These decision-making activities are used to reinforce what you want her to practice and learn so that your courses have real-world impact. Some elearning courses are more like marketing pieces. Made to Stick.
How to Create Interactive E-Learning
MAY 1, 2012
There’s a lot to consider when it comes to building interactive elearning. The worst thing is having to take an elearning course that is completely meaningless. And many of us experience this type of irrelevant elearning. A large part of learning is about forming a hypothesis and then testing it out. Build Engaging & Interactive Elearning Courses. That’s OK.
How Google’s Designers Can Help You Build Better E-Learning
MARCH 13, 2012
It reminded me a lot of what we have to do when building elearning courses and it’s in line with many questions I get about elearning design during my workshops. Here are some things that relate to what we do in the world of elearning. Show them the difference between good and bad elearning. E-learning in Healthcare. Rapid E-Learning: From Blah to Hoorah!
A Simple PowerPoint Technique to Make Your E-Learning Courses Look Good
JULY 3, 2012
I was helping someone the other day clean up a PowerPoint-based elearning course. However you design your elearning courses, it’s important that your intentional about what goes on the screen and how those objects are used. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). Chapter meeting on building interactive elearning scenarios. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD).
How to Build an E-Learning Template with No Money Down
JULY 10, 2012
A common frustration for many rapid elearning developers is wanting to build elearning courses that look good but not having the graphic design expertise or resources to make it happen. In a previous post we reviewed how to design an elearning course on a budget. E-Learning Courses Compared to Websites. How to Create an E-Learning Template.
Quit Wasting Time Trying to Find the Right Look for Your E-Learning Courses
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
It’s a great way to get past the bullet list of learning objectives that we often see in courses. I then did a follow up post on how to quickly find images for your elearning courses. Many aren’t intentional when it comes to the visual design of their elearning courses. Elearning courses are mostly visual. Louis (ASTD). April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ).
How Your Skills Can Change the World & Help Build a Professional Portfolio
JUNE 5, 2012
One of the most common complaints I hear from elearning developers is that they have to build the same types of courses over and over again. This can be stifling and in many ways retard your growth as an elearning developer. LINGOs is a consortium of NGO organizations that shares learning resources and experiences. Volunteer to offer your expertise to Last Mile Learning.
Let Others Inspire Your Interactive E-Learning. Here’s How.
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
One of the best ways to learn to build better courses is to find some good examples, break them apart, and then try to build something similar. This way you get some hands-on practice, which is a lot more valuable than reading about interactive elearning. Let them deal with real-life situations and learn through their decision-making. Learn By Dissecting the Work of Others.
7 Free Handwritten Fonts for Your E-Learning Courses
DECEMBER 18, 2012
Surely that’s affordable for an elearning project. Permanent Marker This works great with the display templates that you can download in the elearning community. I guess I could start making more posters at home or elearning courses to teach my kids how to clean their rooms. If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me.
You Need to Know These Seven Tips If You Build Graphics for E-Learning
APRIL 3, 2012
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. Learn to create shapes and then embellish them with colors, shadows, and dimension. Once you learn to use the drawing tools in your image editor you can create all sorts of custom graphics, even if all you have is PowerPoint. An E-Learning Heroes Roadshow workshop where we’ll look at ways to build elearning courses and learn some great PowerPoint tips.
Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.
JANUARY 10, 2012
Recently someone asked how to combine their mentoring program with elearning courses. However, there are a few challenges with this type of training and many are overcome by blending elearning content with the peer coaching. Much of the new person’s learning is dictated by the peer coach’s own work flow. Learning can be intimidating. The Value of E-Learning. That’s where elearning proves valuable. E-learning courses are effective in dealing with these challenges. The Learning Journal. What’s included in the learning journal?
Avoid the Curse of the Frankencourse
JUNE 26, 2012
A while back I got an email from a blog reader who was excited about her first elearning project. In fact, her product was less elearning course more Rapid E-Learning Blog museum. And in a similar sense instead of looking like a single course, many elearning courses look like a bunch of courses cobbled together. Most rapid elearning tools are like Articulate Presenter and convert PowerPoint slides to Flash (and soon HTML5). Many of the rapid elearning applications are form-based so they come with a specific look. How many?
Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
During the year I conduct dozens of elearning workshops. I dedicate a large part of the workshop to graphic design because based on what I see, it’s an area that challenges many elearning developers. Elearning courses are mostly a visual medium which means that graphic design is a key part of building effective elearning courses. Rapid E-Learning: From Blah to Hoorah!
Does Your Client Need to Know You’re Using PowerPoint?
OCTOBER 2, 2012
But there’s a difference between elearning courses and slide presentations. However, it never fails that once someone knows you’re using PowerPoint to build the rapid elearning course, they apply the same rules to your elearning course that they’d apply to presentations. And for elearning it’s a multimedia screen used learning. 2012 Calendar.