Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning
JULY 12, 2011
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. detailed some of those features in this post on why PowerPoint 2007 helps you build better elearning. Customize the Ribbon.
Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses
AUGUST 2, 2011
They’ll get filled as you apply what you’re learning and gain more experience. General Thoughts on Rapid E-Learning. Things You Can Only Learn from a Real E-Learning Expert : Learn to work with subject matter experts and the tech-savvy millennials; and get a definitive explanation of how to finally spell e-learning eLearning elearning leearning.
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. People don’t have money.
Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions?
MARCH 6, 2012
Recently I participated in an interview-style webinar for the E-Learning Guild. Today we’ll look at the rapid elearning questions. What is Rapid E-Learning? In fact, I became a fan of the rapid authoring tools because they let me do much of the work myself. So for them elearning was an all or nothing proposition. This is good.
Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?
OCTOBER 25, 2011
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. The key is to learn to see the features from a different perspective. And this is where the elearning community comes in handy.
More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!
AUGUST 16, 2011
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. PowerPoint tips essential for effective rapid elearning.
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. As always, I use the default template colors, so you’re free to easily modify the colors using PowerPoint’s color themes. 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.
Rapid eLearning Tools
SEPTEMBER 19, 2006
Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. For example, in 2007 PowerPoint to eLearning Shootout they compared: Articulate www.articulate.com Atlantic Link www.atlantic-link.co.uk I'm always somewhat skeptical of niche tools (see eLearning Course Development ). In June 2007, I added a few more rapid eLearning tools. Page update Mar 2008. Of course, they were more looking at PPT conversion tools.
What is Rapid eLearning?
JUNE 13, 2006
Based on my recent posts about the Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids , I was asked if this isn't just "Rapid eLearning" - a term that simultaneously is good and bad. Rapid eLearning is on the mark in terms of the demands on learning professionals - Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0 - the heart of which are the following needs: Very fast transfer Occurred in short bursts w/o leaving the workplace Fast to develop (and low cost) Had real impact on performance Another post that discusses this is: The Driver for Rapid eLearning.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning
JUNE 27, 2007
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?
A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets
JANUARY 3, 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. 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 fonts. Free graphics.
eLearning 101: How to Make an eLearning Course (Updated!)
AUGUST 4, 2014
From the workplace to the schoolroom, more and more learning is taking place online. But if you’re new to the online learning world, even the terminology can be daunting! We’re here to unlock the language and techniques of online learning for beginners. The Vocabulary: Learning Management Systems, SCORM, Tin Can and the Experience API. eLearning Authoring Tools.
Here’s a Free PowerPoint Template & Laptop Illustration
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
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. Plus, it’s a great way to learn more of PowerPoint’s illustration features. And at the end of the post you’ll find the original PowerPoint file for you to download and deconstruct. Below is the tutorial.
25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses
OCTOBER 11, 2011
In a previous post, I share 15 free display graphics that are commonly seen in elearning courses. The cool thing is that all of these are created in PowerPoint; so you can learn to build your own. One of the things I love about the elearning community is the willingness to share. Download the PowerPoint template here. October 25: Houston – Elearning Symposium.
15 Free Display Graphics to Use with Your E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
A lot of rapid elearning content finds its roots in repurposed classroom slides. great way to get out of the PowerPoint look is to create screens that hold content in different ways. You can download many of these templates (and more) from the E-Learning Heroes community. And many elearning courses use characters in front of projection screens. Folder.
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Take an e-Learning Break
JANUARY 2, 2012
eLearning Guild: Thought Leaders Webinars January 17 Tom Kuhlmann |VP, Community, Articulate Here’s a story that resonates with many: You were a good explainer, so you became a trainer. Then your company said, You’re now doing eLearning. Soon you started hearing that all your stuff looks and feels like PowerPoint. How do you keep up with all of these demands and produce effective eLearning? So you bought a tool and got your courses online. So you started building better-looking courses. So you made them more interactive. Register now: [link
Want a Great Looking E-Learning Course? Here’s a Simple Way to Get It.
DECEMBER 20, 2011
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.
Are These the Three E-Learning Books You Would Recommend?
NOVEMBER 29, 2011
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).
A Deeper Look at the Emerging Trends of mLearning
SEPTEMBER 16, 2012
Lectora Publisher. Learning Authoring Software Made Easy. Web-based Collaborative e-Learning Authoring. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. Learning & Talent Management Systems. Fast, Flexible & Powerful Learning Management. Enterprise Learning Management System. Mobile Learning. Mobile eLearning Platform for All mLearning. -->. Affordable Rapid e-Learning. -->. Free resources to help you with all learning topics. Learning Tips, Trends and Ideas. Your Annual e-Learning Conference.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson
MAY 23, 2007
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? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Good for beginners. Take the Survey!
Here’s an Inexpensive Way to Build a Library of E-Learning Assets
DECEMBER 6, 2011
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. 23: PowerPoint Doesn’t Have to Be Boring. AppSumo.
Here’s a Way to Make Your E-Learning Course Objectives Interesting
DECEMBER 13, 2011
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.
10 Tips to Help You Get Started
AUGUST 9, 2011
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. The same goes for elearning. You won’t necessarily build world-class elearning the first time you build an elearning course. It’s just a matter of learning, which entails practicing your craft.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions
APRIL 3, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 03, 2007 eLearning Guild Event -- My Sessions As Ive mentioned here before, Im extremely excited about attending the upcoming eLearning Guild event here in Boston. And Im even excited to work my booth -- althought that wont be my primary responsibility -- as the resident instructional designer, my job isnt selling, its learning. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at th.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools
APRIL 24, 2007
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!
3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning
JULY 19, 2011
At a recent session someone asked, “How do I measure the success of my elearning?”. While we may all use words like “elearning” we don’t always mean the same thing. On top of that, just because it’s built with an elearning tool doesn’t mean that the output is really an elearning course. Many organizations use the rapid elearning tools just to share information.
Do You Have the Skills to Succeed?
MARCH 20, 2012
In a recent post, I shared my recent webinar with the E-Learning Guild and some of the conversation we had around rapid elearning. Rapid E-Learning Developers Wear Many Hats. When I first started with elearning we’d have a team of people working on projects. Most of the people I talk with usually work by themselves and mostly responsible for all parts of the course development from content design to the graphics and then the conversion to elearning. Learn to build a great user experience. Want to learn PowerPoint?
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1
APRIL 18, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 18, 2007 eLearning Guild Event Take Home Point #1 Last Thursday night after the eLearning Guild event, I was fortunate to have dinner with a small group of eLearning professionals -- a diverse group coming at the industry from lots of different angles. Andy asked, "So, whats the next big thing in e-Learning?" Some ideas were tossed about: integration, personal learning, 3D, web 2.0, So is e-Learning the solution?
How Good Graphic Design Helps Build Meaningful E-Learning
JULY 5, 2011
Because of my job, I get to look at a lot of elearning courses. On top of all of that, applications like PowerPoint provide a lot of free graphics and templates and it’s easy to rely on those for the design part of the course. When building elearning courses, everything on your screen should be there because you intended it to be there. This makes sense on a few fronts.
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. learning courses are effective in dealing with these challenges. The Learning Journal. What’s included in the learning journal?
These Simple Tips Will Help You Build the Right E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011
It’s really an issue with a lot of training and elearning programs. Recognize that elearning courses aren’t the objective. learning courses (and training programs for that matter) exist to meet objectives. It’s easy to be seduced by solutions because these seem tangible and active, especially with the simple and quick authoring of rapid elearning tools.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design
APRIL 5, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, April 05, 2007 More on PowerPoint and Instructional Design Continuing the PowerPoint conversation begun yesterday here and picked up by Clive on Learning: Dont blame PowerPoint.and Quintus Joubert PowerPoint vs. Interactive Learning. Heres another article on PowerPoint, found via Donald Clark at Big Dog, Little Dog : Bite the Bullet: Improving Your Presentation Strategies. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Ho hum.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning
APRIL 4, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Raise your hand. Me too. Great post Camy.
Top 10 Cost-Saving Tips from the Latest eLearning Guild Report
AUGUST 25, 2014
The eLearning Guild recently released a great eBook full of helpful cost-saving tips for e-Learning development called <em>The eLearning Guild’s 75 Tips to Reduce eLearning Costs. </em>The Snap! Click <a href=”[link] to view a company’s rapid development story with Snap! Learning developers and industry professionals are eager to share their tips, tools and ideas on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Don’t forget to check out the Snap!
Free e-Learning books
NOVEMBER 14, 2010
Here at CU Online, we believe in the power of online learning. Dunlap Learning 2.0 for Associations by Jeff Cobb (Update 11/30/2010: suggested by Christopher Pappas ) “In Learning 2.0 for Associations Jeff delivers an easy-to-read primer on how to leverage social media tools to expand the learning value that associations deliver. Learning Practices - Editor: Prof.
Here’s Why PowerPoint 2007 Helps You Build Better E-Learning
MARCH 17, 2009
Monday started with Articulate Live ‘09 and ended with the eLearning Guild’s Annual Gathering. While it was an exhausting week, I love meeting you all and learning about what you do. Speaking of the guru awards, I was looking at the source files for the CPR demo and was impressed to see that it only contained twenty PowerPoint slides. Last week was a blur.
Are You Asking the Right Questions?
AUGUST 30, 2011
Many elearning developers are working with limited resources. Most elearning courses I see are info-centric and just push content out. Engage Your Learning Community. Now let’s go back to Urtak and discuss how we could use a free tool like this in elearning. This means you can easily add your survey to your elearning course. YOUR E-Learning Survey.
References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007
DECEMBER 13, 2007
Plus PowerPoint file, the three framework graphics. Personal Learning Environment Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning Digital Natives, What they Do The Future: Amazing Challenges 2-3 minute video Teaching Machines Is Web 2.0 a Bubble? Welcome to the Session. The following are the references for the December 13, 2007 Session. What is Social Bookmarking?What
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint
APRIL 6, 2007
Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, April 06, 2007 David Byrne and PowerPoint Remember back in 2003, when David Byrne published a book (described by AP Technology Writer Rachel Konrad as a " coffee table book for nerds ") called E.E.E.I. Oh that David Byrne, hes so creative and alternative co-opting PowerPoint like that. The noted Edward Tufte blames PowerPoint. In contrast, "Byrne maintains that the proper use, or misuse, of PowerPoint lies in the hands of the user." Here, here.
50 Practical Tips & Tricks to Build Better E-Learning
MARCH 10, 2009
I’m in Orlando this week at the eLearning Guild’s Annual Gathering. On Wednesday, I’ll be facilitating a session on rapid elearning at the ID Zone. It has a bunch of examples of rapid elearning courses including our recent Articulate Guru Award winners. Ways to Jump Start Your Next E-Learning Project. Then the world changed.
eLearning Thought Leaders: Eric Bort of Clearly Trained
JANUARY 18, 2011
What Can You Learn from This Guy? But his elearning has been seen by millions and it speaks for itself. The elearning industry is ripe for the entrepreneur, but running a successful business is still challenging, so the experiences and tips Eric Bort shares in this interview should be very helpful — after all, his elearning business is thriving in Louisville, Kentucky.
ZaidLearn: A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?
JUNE 13, 2008
Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem? 101 Free Learning Tools OpenCourseWare and Open Educational Resources Free EduGames Printer-Friendly Version Lets explore the idea that there is at least one excellent free learning tool (or site) for every learning problem, need or issue! Firefox e-Mail system? Elgg Learning Management System ( LMS )?
Event Recap: ASTD Atlanta Conference & Expo (ACE) 2014
AUGUST 14, 2014
Comparison of Rapid E-Learning Authoring Tools : You can find our current version of our famous (or infamous!) 25 Things You Didn’t Know PowerPoint Could Do. September 10 – 11 | E-Learning Heroes Roadshow | Denver, CO. September 22 – 23 | E-Learning Heroes Roadshow | Minneapolis, MN. Upcoming Events & Webinars.
Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers
JANUARY 7, 2008
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.
3 Proven Techniques to Add Creativity to Your E-Learning Courses
MARCH 3, 2009
jotted down some thoughts about how they might relate to those of us who build elearning courses. Building an effective elearning course is more than just applying the mechanics of instructional design. You’re not trying to copy the work of others, but by pulling it apart and building your own versions you end up learning how to do things in a new way. Exploration.