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How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

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Here’s what I find typical of people who do rapid elearning. The more courses they create, the more they realize they need to craft better learning experiences. call this the rapid elearning story because it’s a story many people relate to. It’s also a great framework for learning to build courses. Couple this with learning how to use the software.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. And then e-Learning fell onto their plate.

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

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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?

Your Favorite Rapid E-Learning Posts of 2010

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We at Articulate have some cool things planned. And as usual, if I’m on the road, I’ll try to stay an extra day and do some informal Articulate jam sessions. As for the most popular posts of the year, I took our data to the top secret Articulate labs, ran a few tests, and produced the following results. Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course. Top Ten Posts.

My Favorite E-Learning Resources

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A couple of weeks ago, I was at ATD TechKnowledge in Las Vegas teaching their Articulate Storyline Certificate program. As with most classes we teach, we have some really good discussions, and I usually follow up with links to some of my favorite e-learning resources we talked about. The Articulate Community. Articulate E-Learning Examples : This is a great place to get inspiration from seeing other people’s work. Tom Kuhlmann’s Rapid E-Learning Blog : This blog is always worth a read—even if you aren’t an Articulate user.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK). Posted by Cammy Bean at 8:42 AM Labels: epic , rapid e-learning 4comments: Dan said. Thanks for the input, Dan.

5 Free Desktop Image Editors for E-Learning

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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 ). Picasa.

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

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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? This is why they brought Articulate Online onto the market. eLearnin.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, August 23, 2007 Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter If youve been following my blog for awhile, then you already know how I feel about the folks at Kineo. Theyve also got an audio interview with Dr. Itiel Dror who discusses the brain and e-Learning.

Are These the Three E-Learning Books You Would Recommend?

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That’s how found a lot of new bands like Mill Vanilli. I get a lot of questions about book recommendations from people just getting started with elearning. Let’s suppose you were on a desert island and in between catching fish and talking to volley balls you had a deep desire to learn more about elearning. Elearning 101. Design for How People Learn. Louis (ASTD).

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Want a Great Looking E-Learning Course? Here’s a Simple Way to Get It.

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There are three core questions that help guide the development of an elearning course. discussed this a bit in the post on building a roadmap for elearning. For many rapid elearning developers the most challenging part is the first question because it requires a skill set different than training or instructional design. 22: Rapid E-Learning Workshop.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Designing for Articulate: A Newbie’s View

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, July 07, 2009 Designing for Articulate: A Newbie’s View I’m new to Articulate. That is, if a client uses Articulate in-house, they may ask us to build a few courses for them in Articulate. (We also do a lot of custom Flash, Mohive, etc.)

Here’s an Inexpensive Way to Build a Library of E-Learning Assets

Rapid eLearning

Over the years elearning software has become easier to use. With the ease of authoring, it’s placed the burden to do all of it on the shoulders of the rapid elearning developer. In an ideal world you’d have all the resources you need to build your elearning courses, but for many of you that’s not going to happen. January 25-27: Las Vegas (ASTD TechKnowledge 2012).

Check Out This Free PowerPoint Template & Tutorial

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It’s that time of year to share gifts, so here’s an elearning template that you’re free to use as you wish. If you want to learn more about using the template and how to create the cutouts and character fills, be sure to check out the tutorials below. Also, take advantage of the other free downloads in the elearning community. 22: Rapid E-Learning Workshop.

How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses

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In an earlier post we looked at how to combine elearning with an on-the-job mentoring program. 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.

Here’s a Way to Make Your E-Learning Course Objectives Interesting

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In the past I’ve built similar elearning courses for organizations that taught their employees about having these disaster kits. While there’s nothing wrong with creating a list to state learning objectives, there’s probably a better way to engage the learner emotionally. Often we focus on the cognitive part of learning which is all about the knowing. Understanding Objectives.

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

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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: Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Chicago

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 11, 2009 Free Articulate & Moodle Seminars in Boston and Chicago Are you in Boston or Chicago? Want to learn more about Articulate and Moodle? Posted by Cammy Bean at 11:18 AM Labels: articulate , kineo , moodle 4comments: Jenise Cook said. topic.

Need to Combine E-Learning with Mentoring? Here’s a Simple Solution.

Rapid eLearning

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. learning courses are effective in dealing with these challenges. The Learning Journal. What’s included in the learning journal?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Reminder: Boston & Chicago Articulate/Moodle Seminars This Week

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Sunday, June 07, 2009 Reminder: Boston & Chicago Articulate/Moodle Seminars This Week Just a reminder that our Boston and Chicago free seminars on Articulate and Moodle are this week. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Hope to see you there! Take the Survey!

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! If you want to learn more about using PowerPoint or building rapid elearning courses, this list is a good place to start.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Welcome to Tom Kuhlman

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 08, 2007 Welcome to Tom Kuhlman Welcome to Tom Kuhlmann from Articulate, who adds The Rapid e-Learning Blog into the mix. Tom is the author of 5 Myths About Rapid e-Learning which made the rounds a while back. eLearnin.

Are You Asking These Questions to Build Effective E-Learning?

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How we view effective elearning is somewhat subjective. For some it requires that all elearning center on performance. However, many elearning courses are less “learning” and more marketing. They’re about sharing information using elearning tools. I see those more as multimedia marketing campaigns than traditional training programs. At least not immediately.

3 E-Learning Lessons Learned on the Road

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I’m coming off of back-to-back-to-back conference sessions and elearning workshops. What I like best is that I run across so many different questions and elearning use cases and examples. I’m always amazed at the creativity in our industry. Learning is a very personal experience. More focus on corporate branding than crafting a great learning experience. 2012….coming

How to Navigate Social Media (and Avoid Information Overload)

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It’s also a great way to build a personal learning network. For example, if you build rapid elearning courses with Articulate products there are all sorts of resources available to you: Articulate’s Facebook page keeps you up-to-date on news and information. The community forums are a great resource for quick help from others who build rapid elearning courses.

Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Font

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The general layout of their site would make a great elearning template. As you know, I like to use sites like this as inspiration to show how easy it is to create PowerPoint elearning templates. You can learn more about the site and get more free fonts via this post. Tidbits: I’ll be in Los Angeles on November 12 doing an Articulate workshop. Check it out. I’ll also be hosting a free Articulate Jam Session while in town at the Cheesecake Factory HQ. November 14: Minneapolis, MN (ASTD)—Articulate Workshop: Build Interactive E-LearningRapidly.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Styles as Fortune Telling

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, May 21, 2007 Learning Styles as Fortune Telling My research into understanding the role of learning styles in e-Learning continues. Critique of Learning Styles American Educator (Fall 1999) American Federation of Teachers. and.70. For the moment.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen?

Here’s How to Help Your Subject Matter Experts Build Better E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

But they don’t always know how best to teach what they know, especially when it comes to elearning. Subject matter experts offer a lot of value when it comes to building your elearning courses. Often they’re so far removed from the learning process and where a new person is that they lose perspective on what is most essential to learning new skills. Focus on action.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Reuben on the downside of rapid e-Learning tools: The emergence of "easy-to-use" authoring tools, however, has tempted us to believe that the instructional designer can do it all! Low need for rapid-rate response?). Learning? Whats your view? You bet.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This would be for those who want to take their own learning to the next level. These are terms that I have learned (some relatively recently) and thought, why didnt I know this ten years ago if its so important? And I have learned a lot by looking into each of them. Perhaps we just include this in the wiki and the informal learners can go off and do their own research (because we learn best by doing, right?). The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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How to Design An Elearning Course on a Budget

Rapid eLearning

The past few days I’ve been pulling some content together for a couple of workshops I’m doing at the ASTD TechKnowledge conference in San Jose. The workshops are for those who are just getting started with the Articulate tools. An added bonus is that the documentation includes some really high quality images. I can easily use them in my elearning course. Use it as you wish.

Help Your Client See E-Learning from a Different Perspective

Rapid eLearning

Most people only see linear, click-and-read elearning courses. If you listen to some in our industry, you’d think that any elearning course that isn’t performance-based is wrong. I don’t take that view. Instead, I see an elearning course just like any other medium used to support the learning process. It’s a tool to facilitate learning.

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

Rapid eLearning

In today’s post, we’ll pull some of these ideas together to create a folder graphic that you can use in your elearning courses. Here’s an example of how you could use this folder graphic when designing your elearning course. Here’s a good tutorial by @elearning on how to create drop shadows in PowerPoint. have a published example below, as well as a step-by-step tutorial.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Developed over 60 e-learning programs. Emerging" = kinds of e-learning that are just starting to show up -- in labs, new company offerings. A big explosion in the last 2 years. This was "e-Learning 1.0".

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 16, 2007 Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating Check out the Engage presentation done by the folks over at Kineo: Rapid Authoring Tools Speed Dating. 5-minute interviews with Articulate , Atlantic Link , Composica , Experience Builders , Mohive , Outstart , Raptivity , ReadyGo. Posted by Cammy Bean at 3:47 PM Labels: authoring tools , kineo , rapid e-learning 2comments: Betsysaid. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Webinar: Compliance Training Case Study

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. The pace of change means that traditional custom e-learning development processes are simply too long and with the economy in the doldrums off-the-shelf content can be too expensive. Rapid E-learning provides an alternative to develop compliance training cost-effectively and quickly. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!