Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Here’s a template I created for a recent workshop on how to create an exploratory learning interaction. Since it uses a similar style to this previous template , the two learning interactions can be combined. Here’s an example of the learning interaction combined with the previous template. Free template: PowerPoint learning interaction. Weekly Updates.
How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates
MAY 29, 2012
I have mixed feelings about templates. On one hand templates are great because they help guide the production process and maintain consistency. On the other hand, it’s easy to become too reliant on templates. Often this forces us to use templates that don’t fit the context of the course content. good template can fill in the gaps for the novice elearning developer.
5 Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates
JULY 17, 2012
Who doesn’t want free PowerPoint templates? It doesn’t mean that relying on templates is always a good thing. In fact, I have mixed feelings about templates. But at some point, a person gains enough experience to be weaned from templates. My biggest concern about templates is that people become too dependent on them. PowerPoint Template 1: Various Bar Charts.
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. noted those areas that I could incorporate into an elearning course template. It’s not a verbatim copy of the website, but as you look it over you’ll notice many similarities and how I worked elements of the web design into my rapid elearning template. Rapid E-Learning Workshop.
Check Out This Free PowerPoint Template & Tutorial
DECEMBER 27, 2011
It’s that time of year to share gifts, so here’s an elearning template that you’re free to use as you wish. The template comes with a few layouts and they’re easy enough to modify, which you’ll see in the tutorials. I see the color bulbs as a way to feature different sections. Click here to view the template in action. Here’s a link to the free PowerPoint template.
Over 40 Rapid E-Learning Posts with Free PowerPoint Templates & E-Learning Assets
NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Because it was so popular I decided to make another post that highlights all the ones that include free PowerPoint templates or other free assets. Be sure to take advantage of the free templates & assets in the elearning community , too. As always, you can use these templates as you wish. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. Tidbits.
Here’s a Bucketful of Free Office Themed E-Learning Templates & Media Assets
AUGUST 14, 2012
With that said, sometimes you can get away with a pre-built template. good example is with office-themed templates. Here are some free office-themed templates and assets. New Multi-Layout Overhead Office Template. Here’s a free PowerPoint template that features 10 layout options and also comes with a Quizmaker file. Office template: download. Clipboard.
How to Build an E-Learning Template with No Money Down
JULY 10, 2012
call it the “quick template” technique. It’s a trick I share in many of my workshops. How to Create an E-Learning Template. How do they work the logo or branded images into the template? Once I review the site and make notes on what I can use, I assemble the template. Keep in mind the template you create doesn’t need to be an exact duplicate of the website.
Here’s a Noteworthy PowerPoint Template (and It’s Free!)
JUNE 14, 2011
like to find inspiration at some of the template websites like template monster. Below are a couple of images from the PowerPoint template I quickly mocked up. The template consists of a cover screen and two content screens. If you want the template, you can download it here. Feel free to download and use the template as you wish. See the details below.
5 PowerPoint E-Learning Tips & A Free Template
APRIL 17, 2012
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. At a previous workshop someone wanted to see how this was done so we created one quickly in class. like to do these templates because they help bring out a few ideas. Here’s a template we built in the workshop.
Use This Free E-Learning Template to Inspire Your Next M-Learning Course
MAY 31, 2011
The first is this would make a good elearning template. Since many people are used to clicking applications on their mobile device screens, create a template that looks like a mobile device screen. Here are a few ideas to think about if implementing this type of template: Each slide is a distinct screen. Free PowerPoint Template. You can download the template here.
Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Font
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
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. So I thought I’d make a template inspired by their site and then share a few tips. Free PowerPoint Template. The template has six different layouts. Also, feel free to modify the template as you wish. Below are three examples of how the different colors schemes look with the template. Here’s the link to download the free PowerPoint template. 2012….coming
Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 8, 2015
It makes more complex interactivity affordable and frees authors from the restrictions of templates. Learnnovators: Our hearty congratulations to you on being awarded: The ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award (2011). In our webinars, workshops, presentations, and publications, we quite publicly share what we do and how we do it. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W. ALLEN (CEO and Chairman, Allen Interactions Inc.). He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. THE INTERVIEW: 1. It’s not that difficult. 2.
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. Glassy Blue Template. Click here to view the demo template. The image below shows the key layouts that make up the template. This template is designed using the PowerPoint design theme colors.
Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
Tidbits: Here’s a list of upcoming conferences and presentations: September 15 : Lincoln, NE (ASTD)— Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro. $80 for an all day workshop is a good value and worth the trip if you’re close to Nebraska. I’m also doing a free Articulate jam session while in town. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar. Below is the tutorial. saved it as a PNG.
A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets
JANUARY 3, 2012
Free E-Learning Templates. Here’s a Noteworthy PowerPoint Template (and It’s Free!). Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Font. Use This Free E-Learning Template to Inspire Your Next M-Learning Course. Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates. Check Out This Free PowerPoint Template & Tutorial. Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration.
The Most Practical Rapid E-Learning Tips from 2012
JANUARY 1, 2013
Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates. Here’s a Bucketful of Free Office Themed E-Learning Templates & Media Assets. Celebrate the End of Summer with This Free PowerPoint E-Learning Template. Over 40 Rapid E-Learning Posts with Free PowerPoint Templates & E-Learning Assets. PowerPoint E-Learning Tips & A Free Template. Free Applications. Free Assets.
25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses
OCTOBER 11, 2011
Recently, community member Efrat Maor shared a bunch of displays and free PowerPoint templates that she created. Download the PowerPoint template here. If you want the PowerPoint templates to make modifications to the graphics above, you’ll find them in the PowerPoint templates section here. Hope you enjoy the free graphics and PowerPoint templates.
9 Time Saving Tips When Building Courses
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
At a recent workshop I was chatting with someone about simple ways to speed up course design. Time Saving Tips: Build Template Slides. However the core features and functionality can be established upfront and then saved as a template slide. Create a template and structure for navigation that you can quickly add to your course. Build an elearning starter course template.
3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book
JUNE 19, 2012
Here’s an example I shared in this blog post on using Clip Art to create your elearning template. Tutorial : this tutorial walks through the template and shows a few production tips. Instead of building the layouts on the master template, build them on the slides. Create template files where the slides have the same aspect ratio as the various panels. Choose a Layout.
More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!
AUGUST 16, 2011
More Resources and Free Templates. Free PowerPoint Templates. Templates from the PowerPoint team. Templates from the Rapid E-Learning Blog. Free templates & downloads from the E-Learning Heroes community. Microsoft’s PowerPoint Templates. If you’re at the ASTD event check out one of the sessions or swing by the Articulate booth.
How Can Infographics Produce Better E-Learning Courses?
MARCH 27, 2012
They’re not any different than what you normally see in a PowerPoint slide template. They may even inspire some template and layout ideas. also recommend the visual design mind mapping exercise we do in our workshops. Check out this post where I used a single clip art style to build my elearning course template. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ).
The Next Generation of E-Learning
MAY 8, 2012
One of the best things about Storyline is the ability to share slides and templates with other Storyline authors. We’ve already added some content to the downloads section that are free for you to use. I’ve even converted a few of the free PowerPoint templates to Storyline templates. And feel free to download the trial and use the free templates to test it out. Air Mail.
More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
I’ve just finished a number of workshops and capped it off with a session at Devlearn. At a workshop in Portland, Mike went outside and shot some video with his smart phone and then built this quick demo to show easy it is to build interactive video courses. Usually the local ASTD, ISPI, or STC chapters contact me about doing workshops. Free Tabs Interaction Template.
How to Create an Interactive PowerPoint Elearning Module
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
In addition, the download can be used as a template. In this template I have two layouts. In this template, I added the image of the four people on the master slide. If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. Two workshops: Rapid E-Learning (AM) & Build Interactive E-Learning (PM). Sign up here.
The Guiding Principle for all Rapid E-Learners
JUNE 12, 2012
And it has some visual design that usually comes from a template with specific colors, schemes, and fonts. Also added some details for the Boston workshops. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). July 31: Austin, TX (ASTD). I’ll be in town for business so the Austin ASTD is hosting a free Articulate jam session.
Here’s Some Background Information for Your Next E-Learning Course
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
During the year I conduct dozens of elearning workshops. 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. In today’s post I want to offer a simple trick to help you get past the standard PowerPoint design or that template-screen look. April 10 : Jacksonville, FL ( NEFL ASTD ).
Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses
AUGUST 2, 2011
You can also download a PowerPoint template. August 16 : Atlanta, GA—ASTD: I’ll be doing two sessions, a pre-conference workshop on elearning (3 hours) and the other on elearning graphics. 149 for the workshop and the conference seems to be a fair price. I’m bringing my “A” game and some new jokes. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar. Do it.
8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning
DECEMBER 13, 2012
However developing mLearning is very different from designing traditional eLearning and I believe we need new tools that are built from the ground up and that embody everything that is great about mobile, including a new mindset, new templates, simple, yet powerful and beautiful experiences and most of all, tools that can display these learning experiences in a personalized way on every screen.
Quit Wasting Time Trying to Find the Right Look for Your E-Learning Courses
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
They usually start with a nice looking template and then as they build the course they’ll add images that represent the content on the screen. For example, in our workshops we use this demo of the Hoh Rain Forest. Going through stock image and template sites is a good way to come up with design ideas. We actually go into it quite a bit in the workshops I do.
10 Tips to Help You Get Started
AUGUST 9, 2011
Learning Heroes Community : tutorials, PowerPoint templates, and free downloads. 3. Templates are great for this. You can create templates to guide the look and feel as well as templates that help guide the interactive components. As you build skills, you’ll rely less on the templates. The Real Purpose of the E-Learning Template. You are where you are.
15 Free Display Graphics to Use with Your E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
You can download many of these templates (and more) from the E-Learning Heroes community. 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. Doing a pre-conference workshop and presentation at the conference. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop. Folder. Laptop.
5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive
AUGUST 21, 2012
Build a templated scenario and it’s just a matter of swapping the character and backgrounds images to go from one type of scene to another. Download: free PowerPoint template and practice file. August 30 : Honolulu, HI ( ASTD Hawaii ). Two workshops: Rapid E-Learning (AM) & Build Interactive E-Learning (PM). Rapid E-Learning Workshop. Interactive Picture.
Four Essential Tips for the Rapid E-Learning Pro
JUNE 7, 2011
In last week’s post I shared a simple elearning template that I built in PowerPoint. I got a lot of questions about how to work with the template and make customizations. So in today’s post I’m going to offer a few tips that will not only help you customize the template, but also get you thinking about some new production techniques. Blank screen. Animations. Multimedia.
Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips
OCTOBER 16, 2012
But every time I do a workshop, I’m reminded that what may be old to me is often new to others. How to Build an E-Learning Template with No Money Down. How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates. Here are the rest of my workshops for 2012. I’ll be at Devlearn in Las Vegas. October 23: Milwaukee, WI ( SEWI-ASTD ). October 24 : Milwaukee, WI ( SEWI-ASTD ).
3 Simple Ways to Find the Resources You Need to Build E-Learning Courses
MAY 10, 2011
Now that the elearning community is complete, I’ve been moving old demos and templates over to the site. Let’s be honest, many of the free PowerPoint templates that come with PowerPoint don’t really work for our courses. Break apart the free PowerPoint templates & examples. Not every PowerPoint template works, that’s for sure. Having the authoring tools is one thing.
7 Free Handwritten Fonts for Your E-Learning Courses
DECEMBER 18, 2012
Permanent Marker This works great with the display templates that you can download in the elearning community. If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. I like to use handwritten fonts in my courses. They work well when I add them to speech bubbles, callouts, or captions. It’s the font you’ll see in many of my blog posts.
7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning
AUGUST 23, 2011
Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook. Create E-Learning Templates With a Consistent Clip Art Style. Here’s a post that offers more detail and a free PowerPoint template. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar. Doing a pre-conference workshop and presentation at the conference. November 12: Los Angeles, CA (ISPI)—Articulate Workshop.
3 Ways to Avoid Common Roadblocks When Building E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Some of the sub folders I have are: Quizmaker, Engage, Flags, audio, images, notes, fonts, templates, etc. Tidbits: 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. Doing a pre-conference workshop and presentation at the conference. Building elearning courses is hard enough.
An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning
JULY 24, 2012
There are a few different ways I use the 3C model to template the interactive scenarios. July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). July 31: Austin, TX (ASTD). I’ll be in town for business so the Austin ASTD is hosting a free Articulate jam session. David Anderson will do a full-day Articulate Storyline workshop that covers more than the basics. Simple Structure for Scenarios.
Here’s an Inexpensive Way to Build a Library of E-Learning Assets
DECEMBER 6, 2011
Templates (usually WordPress). Take a close look at the blog templates even if you don’t need them for blogging. Instead of using the template for a blog site, pull out all of the graphics and use them to build your own elearning template. January 25-27: Las Vegas (ASTD TechKnowledge 2012). Louis (ASTD). March : Knoxville, TN ( Smokey Mountain ASTD ).
Free Assets from the E-Learning Community
JANUARY 8, 2013
actually used one of the backgrounds for a recent workshop on interactive elearning. It’s a Storyline template with six different tabs interactions. Other files shared by your peers in the community: Clotheslines template (PowerPoint). If you’re interested in a workshop in your area, have your local ISPI or ASTD chapter contact me. That’s OK. You can see it below.
Need Screenshots for Your E-Learning? Here Are 3 Tools That You Already Own.
JULY 31, 2012
also use screenshots when I run across a template or idea that I may want to use in a future elearning course. David Anderson will do a full-day Articulate Storyline workshop that covers more than the basics. August 15 & 16: Houston, TX ( ASTD Houston ). Two workshops: Rapid E-Learning Design and Getting Started with Articulate Storyline. The Old Fashioned Way.
Avoid the Curse of the Frankencourse
JUNE 26, 2012
Make your templates match. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). July 31: Austin, TX (ASTD). I’ll be in town for business so the Austin ASTD is hosting a free Articulate jam session. August 15 & 16: Houston, TX ( ASTD Houston ). Two workshops: Rapid E-Learning Design and Getting Started with Articulate Storyline. Two workshops: Rapid E-Learning (AM) & Build Interactive E-Learning (PM). October 4: Rapid E-Learning Workshop & October 5: I’ll do a session at the Ignite Your Mojo Conference.
Does Your Client Need to Know You’re Using PowerPoint?
OCTOBER 2, 2012
They’ve organized the content and picked their templates. They never insisted that I keep their wacky fonts and templates. Here are the rest of my workshops for 2012. I’ll be at Devlearn in Las Vegas. Rapid E-Learning Workshop. Great price for an all day workshop. October 17 : Bloomington, IL ( CIC-ASTD ). Rapid E-Learning Design Workshop. That’s OK.