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5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive

Rapid eLearning

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?

Rapid eLearning

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. They’re Just Tools That Build Multimedia. Click here for updates.

4 Reasons Articulate Storyline is the Preferred Choice for Rapid E-Learning Outsourcing

CommLab India

Do you need extensive customization, quick results, courses that reflect your branding, and shorter turnaround times in e-learning course development? Then Articulate Storyline is a ‘Must Try’ tool for you. Here are four concrete reasons to ask your e-learning outsourcing partner to develop courses using Articulate Storyline. Large User Community.

Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials

Rapid eLearning

A few weeks ago I offered some advice on how to become an elearning pro without spending a dime. So there are plenty of opportunities to learn and it doesn’t cost you anything more than your time. Practice doing what you learn. The learning is only going to happen if you do more than watch the tutorials and read information. Learn to use the slide background fill effect.

Avoid the Curse of the Frankencourse

Rapid eLearning

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. Tools within Tools. Most rapid elearning tools are like Articulate Presenter and convert PowerPoint slides to Flash (and soon HTML5). Each tool you import also exists as a standalone product. How many?

Rapid e-learning - a new convert

Clive on Learning

I'm in the middle of designing and developing a new blended learning course on the whole subject of embedded learning/performance support. To do this I thought it was time I tried out some of these new fangled rapid e-learning tools that everyone's talking about (I know, I'm a little slow on the uptake!). Well anyway, I chose the Presenter/Quizmaker/Engage suite of products from Articulate and so far I've had a whale of a time (although I'm still going to charge my client). So call me a rapid e-learning convert

These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever. Last week we looked at some of the issues with compliance-based elearning and how taking a different approach to its design can save your organization time and money. While there are many ways to design your elearning courses, today’s post features three simple strategies that will help you meet your certification needs and get your people back to work. You go to a book store and look through the pages of a good book on elearning. Rapid E-Learning 101.

Compressing Media in Your E-Learning Authoring Tools

E-learning Uncovered

In my last blog post , I shared the basic reasoning behind optimizing your e-learning media files and how to reduce file size using external tools. Now, let’s explore the basic compression settings that come inside each of the four rapid e-learning authoring tools we use at Artisan E-Learning (Studio, Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora).

7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

While most Rapid e-Learning vendors focus mostly on improving features that help Instructional Designers (IDs) create eLearning, Articulate also focuses on improving the Learner’s experience when taking a course. In addition to Presenter, Engage and Quizmaker, the new Articulate Studio ’13 now also includes a new product called Articulate Replay.

Customizing Training Modules Made Easy With Articulate Storyline – Part I

CommLab India

Ever since rapid authoring tools were introduced to the e-learning industry, developing online training modules has become an easy task for e-learning professionals. You must be thinking that such authoring tools might help create online training modules with only their available features and customizing the modules is not their cup of tea.

3 Simple Ways to Find the Resources You Need to Build E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

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.

Custom Branching Navigation with PowerPoint

Integrated Learnings

PowerPoint-based rapid eLearning tools, such as Articulate Presenter and Snap by Lectora, allow branched navigation, meaning you can create a non-linear navigation path still controlled through the course player’s next and back buttons. Taking the idea one step further, it’s possible to combine these custom navigation buttons with the rapid eLearning tool-controlled branching.

The Top 3 Aspects of Articulate 360 You Must Know

CommLab India

Finally, the much awaited day has arrived and Articulate launched its enhanced eLearning authoring tool – “ Articulate 360 ”. As the name implies, it can provide a complete solution for eLearning and mobile learning development. It consists of various tools for desktops, the Web and iPads. The cost is also lower than the other authoring tools. Quote.

Tom Kuhlmann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


ABOUT TOM KUHLMANN (Vice President, Articulate Community): Tom Kuhlmann is the Vice President of the Articulate Community, which he has been running for the past six years, with a focus on building a committed group of rapid e-learning developers. He also hosts The Rapid E-Learning Blog where he provides practical insights and hands-on tips to develop great e-learning courses. Tom is passionate about learning and technology, and has over 20 years of experience in the training industry. And these tools are more prevalent.

Rapid Scenario Building and More FREE Templates and Images


Last week I blogged about creating a rapid eLearning course mockup to get stakeholder feedback early in the development process. Scenarios leverage the unique aspects of eLearning. Most of the eLearning courses I build involve scenarios or some form of exercise where the learner has to make choices. And really, that’s not the best use of eLearning either. Thanks!

More Than a Dozen Ways to Navigate an E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

I 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.

A Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

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.

50 Practical Tips & Tricks to Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

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. That gives you quick access to 50 rapid learning tips and tricks. 5 Ways Web 2.0

Inductive learning lives. just!

Clive on Learning

In my post last week, Whatever happened to inductive learning?, I complained how difficult it was with current rapid development tools to write more conversational inductive questions in which you as author are able to comment on each selection that the user makes. Thanks to your helpful comments and suggestions, I did not give up and tried to make this type of questioning work with two of the most popular tools, Captivate and Articulate. Perhaps the next generation of Articulate QuizMaker will make all this extra work redundant Please?

Articulate has me lost for words

Clive on Learning

Although I have decades of experience using (and at one stage designing) more sophisticated e-learning authoring tools - you know, the highly configurable ones with their own scripting languages - I now find myself turning more and more often to the so-called rapid development tools. When I do need interactive online content, I need it in the form of short learning objects which can be deployed in versatile ways for reference, in a classroom or, more likely, as ingredients in a blended learning course.

Create E-Learning Scenarios By Bringing the Virtual World into the Real World

Rapid eLearning

Originally, I was going to write about using Google Lively’s virtual world to build scenes and characters for your elearning courses. The application was free and had some potential as a learning tool. You’ll just need to find a different virtual world tool. NOTE: I built the scenario in Quizmaker ‘09. This is kind of a bittersweet post. Oh well.

Here’s Why PowerPoint 2007 Helps You Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

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. The first slide is a Flash animation and the CPR simulation was created in Quizmaker ‘09. It’s just a matter of learning to make the most of the tools.

How Fonts Take a Starring Role in Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

It’s a graphic element that contributes to what you want your learners to learn. However, when we build elearning courses we need to consider the visual design as well as the instructional design. Thus, if the font implies meaning, it seems important to match the appropriate font to the tone of your elearning course. It just depends on how much you want to learn.

5 Reasons Why I Decided to Buy Articulate Studio 09

eLearning Blender

Rapid Development - Yes, it still takes time and effort to design and develop a quality eLearning experience but Articulate has definitely sped up the development process for me. I went into this just hoping to eliminate the steps I was taking to convert my power point into a Captivate file but got more than I was expecting with Quizmaker and Engage. I was expecting these tools to speed up development but I was not expecting the quality results. Flexibility - Compared to other tools that integrate with Power Point, Articulate is more flexible.

3 Ways to Build Remarkable E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

While he’s in the marketing industry, there’s no reason why his thoughts can’t be applied to elearning courses. Of course, the odds are that people are already making remarks about the elearning courses, so I’d add that the remarks should be positive. : ). It’s not about elearning but it is about how to serve people and meet their needs. And that is a large part of elearning.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Four roles for social media in workplace learning - Clive on Learning , September 28, 2010 I write this as I travel to Birmingham to participate in a panel discussion with Nick Shackleton-Jones and Robin Hoyle on the role of social media in learning. So, when have I used narration in e-learning?