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.
Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?
OCTOBER 25, 2011
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. The key is to learn to see the features from a different perspective. So when you want to build a quiz, you use Quizmaker. And this is where the elearning community comes in handy.
Answers to Frequently Asked Rapid E-Learning Questions
MAY 18, 2010
Many of the blog’s subscribers are new to elearning. And you really hurt your elearning course it if looks great but sounds bad. There are a few common issues when working with rapid elearning tools. If you use Quizmaker ‘09, make sure to take advantage of the Slide View feature. Related links: Inspiring Designs to Keep Your E-Learning Courses Looking Fresh.
How to Add Scenarios to Your Rapid E-Learning Courses.Rapidly! - The Rapid eLearning Blog
AUGUST 1, 2008
The Rapid Elearning Blog. How to Add Scenarios to Your Rapid E-Learning Courses…Rapidly! Tired of delivering boring, click-and-read elearning courses? This post features a presentation I gave at the recent ASTD TechKnowledge conference in San Antonio. In it, I show you how to quickly create two types of branched scenarios with PowerPoint for use in your rapid elearning courses. The secret for getting past the click-and-read type of elearning is to figure out how the course content is relevant to the learner.
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. Here’s a free PowerPoint template that features 10 layout options and also comes with a Quizmaker file. August 15 & 16: Houston, TX ( ASTD Houston ).
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). And they can be augmented using a series of form-based tools like Quizmaker and Engage. Sure enough, she did.
9 Time Saving Tips When Building Courses
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
Start by thinking through the various screens common to elearning courses and then build the core structure. Build an elearning starter course template. Here’s a post where I detailed the elearning starter kit. Challenge Activity: Font Games & Interactions. Learning Jobs: Training, elearning, and instructional design jobs. October 7 & 8 : Dallas (ASTD).
3 Simple Ways to Find the Resources You Need to Build E-Learning Courses
MAY 10, 2011
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.
3 Ways to Avoid Common Roadblocks When Building E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Building elearning courses is hard enough. They’re all wishy-washy with statements like you’ll “learn” or “understand.” They tell you what you should learn, but they should be telling you what you’ll be able to do. Don’t make a list of objectives based on what a person should learn or understand. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn.
Celebrate the End of Summer with This Free PowerPoint E-Learning Template
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
That means one less day to create elearning templates. To help you relax and enjoy the last few days of summer, I’ve included a free tab-themed elearning template. Included with the PowerPoint file is a matching Articulate Quizmaker template customized with a matching color scheme. It also includes the Quizmaker file. Download the PowerPoint & Quizmaker templates.
A Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
Odds are that during the summer months elearning wasn’t on the top of your list. So I decided to weed through some rapid elearning information and pull out a few posts that you may have missed. And of course, there are some free PowerPoint elearning templates, too. Handpicked E-Learning Tutorials. Tips on building content for your elearning portfolio.
More Than a Dozen Ways to Navigate an E-Learning Course
MAY 17, 2011
addressed this in a previous post where I asked if you need instructions on how to use an elearning course. Examples of E-Learning Course Instructions. This type of approach works well for those who aren’t familiar with elearning courses. This is my preferred approach for a course that uses a conventional interface like those that come with the rapid elearning players.