Rapid E-Learning’s Best of 2014
DECEMBER 29, 2014
I got to meet so many blog readers from all over the world, Articulate successfully released Storyline 2 , and we made significant improvements to the elearning heroes community with a focus on even more free tips , tutorials , and giveaways. Best of the Rapid E-Learning Blog. Why Building Interactive E-Learning is a Two-step Process. Top PowerPoint Tips.
Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts
APRIL 21, 2010
I have been involved with Rapid eLearning Projects at Upside and also creation of our own Rapid Authoring Framework that sits in our LMS (UpsideLMS). Naturally I do a lot of sifting around Rapid eLearning. These posts cover varied topics around rapid eLearning including authoring tools, effective techniques, and decision considerations.
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.
3 Rapid E-learning Myths Busted
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Rapid e-learning – an online course development methodology perfectly suited to the technology-enabled learning needs of companies in the 21 st century. Today, it is possible to develop a 60-minute e-learning course in about 3 weeks, using this methodology. Rapid e-learning results in online courses of poor quality. Please do so.
Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?
AUGUST 28, 2012
Traditional eLearning may be on its way out, but it is still with us today. In today’s lean times, there is lots of buzz and interest around “rapid” elearning design and development. But what, exactly, is “rapid?”. In a 2008 post by Tom Kuhlman, author of the Rapid e-Learning Blog (one of my favorite blogs), it’s 40 hours. That’s 40 hours.
How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
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. I 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.
Must Read Instructional Design Articles
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
On the surface, instructional design seems pretty straight-forward. If you are new to this field, then the learning curve can be a bit steep. If you are just starting out with instructional design, the five articles below will give you an introduction to some of the more popular concepts that you are bound to come across. Besides these resources, you should also investigate the popular elearning sites out there for more tips and advice related to the elearning industry. 5 Must-Read Instruction Design Articles. instructional design
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. Tidbits.
Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources
NOVEMBER 8, 2010
The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. I shared some of the tools that I use for color schemes in previous posts like this one on creating your own rapid elearning PowerPoint template. Also, here’s a link to the 200 free rapid elearning tutorials I posted a while back. I have the same challenge.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Rapid eLearning
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
Instructional designers are really becoming a one-man-band. If you are an instructional technologist, you must have worked in a team where you seek the assistance of a project manager who orchestrates the graphic designer, the interactivity programmer, the SME and you, to create one course within the span of three to four months. Rapid eLearning Development Advantages.
Rapid E-learning Vs. Traditional Methodology: A Quick Comparison of the Development Time
OCTOBER 24, 2016
If you answer Yes to these questions, you need to go in for rapid e-learning. But what exactly is rapid e-learning? How is it different from the traditional e-learning development methodology? What is Rapid E-learning? For instance, we can develop a 60-minute course in about 3 weeks using the rapid e-learning methodology.
4 Factors to Consider When Outsourcing the Creation of Rapid E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Do you have tight timelines for e-learning development? Dot you lack expertise in e-learning authoring tools? Then it’s time for you to think about outsourcing the development of rapid e-learning. What is rapid e-learning? Rapid e-learning is the production of e-learning swiftly without using complicated software.
Top Instructional Design Tips
OCTOBER 20, 2015
At a recent workshop I was asked to put together a post with some of my top instructional design tips. Of course, over the past 8 years most of the posts are littered with various tips related to instructional design. Instructional Design Tips. Here’s a list of blog posts related to instructional design. Instructional Techniques.
MARCH 18, 2014
Job Title: Instructional Designer. Job Category: eLearning, software, instructional design, training, education. Are you passionate about learning and technology? If you want to work with a team of like-minded people, focused on transforming learning to change lives, then Digitec Interactive has a career for you. We’re re-inventing the future of learning, and we need your help. Digitec Interactive is looking for an Instructional Designer to work with our production team in Orlando, Florida. Rapid eLearning tools.
ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?
MARCH 20, 2011
There has been a lot of discussion, and an infamous article or two, in our field about the death of the ADDIE model. As a reminder, ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. And if the attacks are based on the long timelines typically associated with ADDIE, then they make some valid points. And models such as ADDIE help us do so. ADDIE is the basic backbone of our processes. As mentioned in an earlier post on this blog, ADDIE functions as the basic backbone of our industry processes. Design. By Jay Lambert.
Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction
OCTOBER 4, 2016
This instructional design tip focuses on how to simplify and chunk content in complex training courses. Essentially, instructional design is about crafting a viable learning experience. Based on our desired learning outcomes, we create a way for people to learn (and hopefully apply) the content in a relevant context. We created a learning journal.
4 Reasons Articulate Storyline is the Preferred Choice for Rapid E-Learning Outsourcing
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
Do you need extensive customization, quick results, courses that reflect your branding, and shorter turnaround times in e-learning course development? Here are four concrete reasons to ask your e-learning outsourcing partner to develop courses using Articulate Storyline. Building multiple interactive elements is the key to learner engagement in online learning.
Top Resources for Instructional Designers
AUGUST 15, 2011
link] Cathy Moore Cathy Moore is a smarty-pants in the elearning community who’s got a bit of Kineo flair to her style with a real focus on “doing.” link] Connie Malamed “The eLearning Coach” Connie writes a lot of posts that use the word “c ognitive”. So where do you send new practitioners for ideas and inspiration? Here’s a list I recently compiled for some new members on my team.
The BIG Debate: Can Rapid eLearning Ever Be Truly Engaging?
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
There are now a number of ‘rapid’ elearning authoring tools that enable ‘anyone’ to author elearning content. In an ideal world these tools allow your subject matter experts (SMEs) to create elearning content in a matter of days. In truth, some subject matter experts will have the inclination, skills and time to produce high quality elearning, however many will not.
Facing 21st Century Instructional Design Challenges by Tom Kuhlmann
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MAY 15, 2014
Understand how technology has changed the way courses are designed. Look for opportunities to craft great learning experiences. […]. Watch the opening address at iDesignX 2014 by Key Speaker, Tom Kuhlmann, VP Articulate Community. Tom discusses how technology is changing the way we teach. What do we need to know and how do we keep up?
The Truth About Rapid E-Learning
APRIL 6, 2010
Rapid elearning tools generally fall into one of two groups: freeform and form-based authoring. And the other type of tool is form-based where the application has a pre-designed structure and the developer only needs to add content like text, narration, and multimedia. Most rapid elearning courses use a combination of form-based modules and PowerPoint.
A Simple Roadmap to Better Rapid E-Learning
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
I get a lot of questions about how to get started with building e-learning courses. I’m also a big advocate of participating in your learning community to build relationships and improve your skills. However, in today’s post I want to introduce a simple framework to help develop your elearning skills. Let’s start with what I like to call the “Rapid E-Learning Story.”.
What Instructional Designers Don’t Want to Hear
OCTOBER 28, 2014
I love the weekly elearning challenges. Instructional Design E-Learning Challenge. Sometimes the elearning challenges poke a bit at what we do and not at how we build courses. For example, a recent challenge asked us to describe what elearning designers really do. This Week’s E-Learning Challenge. Upcoming Events & Workshops.
Effective Rapid eLearning from Classroom Learning Content?
APRIL 8, 2013
Our belief : At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. Yet, developers must be constantly aware that content developed by SMEs for onsite classroom may not be as useful if used for rapid elearning. I used the movie Karate Kid (1984) as a metaphor for eLearning development. This interaction makes the eLearning “rapid”.
Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design
DECEMBER 23, 2014
We decided to continue, and here’s the second in the series, this time trying to look at what might be hindering the opportunity for design to get better. And again, a serious convo leavened with a somewhat demented touch: Clark : Will, we’ve suffered Fear and Loathing on the Exhibition Floor at the state of the elearning industry before, but I think it’s worth looking at some causes and maybe even some remedies. I once made a list—all the leverage points that prompt us to do what we do in the workplace learning-and-performance field. design Oh, the horror!
30 Top Online Resources For Instructional Designers To Keep Up With
MAY 20, 2010
On the one hand, you are continuously learning about different work environments as you are called upon to resolve different performance issues. As an instructional designer, you start by learning a whole lot of theories and models. Not every qualified instructional designer is able to create great learning experiences. Integrated Learning Services.
Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
JANUARY 8, 2015
Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. How has been your journey (to save the world from boring e-learning) so far?
The Four-door Model: Rapid eLearning Design
The eLearning Coach
APRIL 13, 2010
Looking for a way out of generic eLearning? Post from: The eLearning Coach The Four-door Model: Rapid eLearning Design. Tags: DESIGN INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN design models elearning design instructional design rapid development thiagi Try the Four-door Model.
Use Elearning Templates for Better Instructional Design
JUNE 23, 2013
In a world where keeping costs down but quality up is the name of the game, it is just as important for instructional designers to do the same with their elearning. Let’s take elearning templates as an example. Still, there is a good chance that you can use basic templates for the framework of your elearning course. So where do you get elearning templates?
6 Instructional Design Tips For Noobs
OCTOBER 28, 2015
Instructional design is an exciting field and it is only growing in popularity given the strong presence of elearning in both the educational and for-profit industries. Today there are multiple universities that offer degrees in instructional design (both bachelors and masters), and a handful of professional organizations that have certification courses available.
Are Instructional Designers Making Themselves Irrelevant?
MARCH 28, 2014
Once you have read it, it will become clear that "PowerPointless" applies to any learning environment, not just higher education. The answer is, over 50%, through instructor-led and virtual classrooms and another 22% through rapid authoring tools that convert PowerPoint presentations to eLearning. 4: Yes, I Really Can Personalize Learning Content. An LCM.what?
Training: Rapid Instructional Design for Agile Software Development
APRIL 5, 2012
Topic: Rapid Instructional Design for Agile Software Development Date and time: Thursday, 31st May, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Sara Feijó, Adobe Captivate enthusiast, as she talks about Rapid Instructional Design for Agile Software Development. She will discuss about the Agile methodology and incorporating the ADDIE model using a variety of [.]. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5
3 Ways to Define Interactive Rapid E-Learning
NOVEMBER 3, 2009
There’s a lot of debate about interactivity in elearning. You have some people who think elearning is not valid unless it has a high level of interactivity. It was easy to mask poor instructional design with cool effects and animations. I was at a conference once where someone was demoing an elearning course. All E-learning Projects Are Not Equal.
The Rapid eLearning Blog » What Everybody Ought to Know About Instructional Design
JULY 21, 2008