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Rapid E-Learning’s Best of 2014

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hope it was for you, as well. 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.

When to Use Rapid eLearning

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The term “Rapid e-Learning” is fairly self-explanatory: Rapid eLearning is creating an eLearning course quickly and effectively , often with the aid of authoring tools that do the programming work for you. That is what it’s like to use a rapid authoring tool to create an eLearning course. What Rapid eLearning is NOT.

5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive

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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. Download: free PowerPoint template and practice file. Tutorial: learn to build the overhead office interaction.

Over 40 Rapid E-Learning Posts with Free PowerPoint Templates & E-Learning Assets

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This makes sense because it’s the most popular elearning tool out there. It’s easy to learn. And once you understand how to use it to build rapid elearning courses , the sky’s the limit. 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. The Power of Rapid E-Learning.

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Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips

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They include tips on creating custom graphics, assembly of interactive elearning, and getting more out PowerPoint’s features. Tips on Creating Rapid E-Learning Courses in PowerPoint. Building an elearning course with PowerPoint is not the same as building a presentation. How I Built that E-Learning Scenario. Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips.

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Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses

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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.

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Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

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The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. 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. have the same challenge.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

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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. 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.

Four Essential Tips for the Rapid E-Learning Pro

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PowerPoint’s a great authoring environment for elearning. If you can step away from the “bullet point” mindset and all of the complaints, you’ll see that PowerPoint’s got a lot to offer those who build elearning courses. With a rapid elearning tool, you’re using PowerPoint’s easy authoring environment to create Flash movies. Click here to learn more. Blank screen.

7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

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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.

Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

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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 “rapidelearning 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. Content.

Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

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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 “rapidelearning 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. Content.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

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Last week I shared a free PowerPoint template that was inspired by the iPad’s notebook app. Hopefully, you can find a use for the template. If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community. In last week’s template, I purposely only included the final template and not the original source file.

Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

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Here’s a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. This free template could be used as a way to share manager/employee information or perhaps as an FAQ interaction. Below is an example of the template in action. Click here to see the free template demo. How to Edit the Free PowerPoint Template. Download the free PowerPoint template here.

Over 30 Free PowerPoint & E-Learning Templates

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To help you out, I compiled an assortment of free templates that you may have missed the past few weeks. There are 16 free PowerPoint templates and 15 free Storyline templates. And if you’re on that side of the planet where summer’s long gone, you can still take advantage of the free templates. Free PowerPoint Templates. Punchy Tab Template.

Free PowerPoint Template: Tabs Interaction

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At a recent workshop I showed the difference between creating interactive elearning in PowerPoint and Storyline. For the workshop I created a few different templates. Following is the free PowerPoint template and the corresponding Storyline version. Free Interactive Tabs Template. Click here to view the template in action. Click here to download the free template.

How to Create an Interactive Image Template

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As noted in an earlier post, an easy way to build interactive elearning modules is by choosing a single image and adding interactive elements to it. used a different image for the tutorials and included a new free template for you to download. Here’s the new template in action: Click here to view the demo. New Zoom Office template. Free E-learning Resources.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Rapid eLearning

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Nothing “rapid” about that, as you can see. In this article, we will provide you with the skinny on rapid eLearning and how it makes an instructional designer a one-man-band. Bersin and Associates in the year 2004 created the term “rapid eLearning”. They demonstrated that rapid eLearning is eLearning development that takes less than three weeks to develop.

New geolocation enabled scenario and interaction templates added to Adobe Captivate assets

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Guest Blog by: Thomas Reyes-Cairo, Community Manager at eLearning Brothers International audiences have been on our minds a lot recently. In addition to the recent update of over 20,000 new international cutout people to the Asset Store, we’ve taken an interest in the geolocation features of Captivate 9 for our templates. First introduced with Captivate […].

Here’s a Free Avatar Template & Tutorial

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This way when I need to build a module or template, I can find assets drawn in the same style. The other day I ran across this series of vector images that would work in an elearning course. Here are some things that work for an elearning template: Avatar : the circled avatar is a common design treatment. And to make things easier, here’s a free template.

How to Use Free Templates for Software Training

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As you know, we have all sorts of free templates to download for your elearning courses and PowerPoint presentations. The challenge sometimes is figuring out when and how to use the templates for your own projects. recommended that she start with one of the free templates and use it as a way to package the tutorials. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

The Most Practical Rapid E-Learning Tips from 2012

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I’m always sensitive to the elearning developers who have to work with limited resources and usually by themselves. This year’s 2012 wrap up post features the tips & tricks shared during the past year that can be applied to your elearning courses right away. Rapid E-Learning Tips & Tricks. FAQ: How Do You Manage the Graphics in Your E-Learning Course?

Free PowerPoint Template: Circle Lift

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Here’s another free PowerPoint template that you’re free to use in your online training courses. The free template is structure to slide up and down as you navigate. See the Free PowerPoint Template in Action. Below is an example of the free PowerPoint template without any content in it. Click here to view the basic template. Free E-learning Resources.

3 Super Easy Ways to Build E-Learning Templates

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In today’s post I’ll show three easy ways to create templates for your elearning courses. 30 Second E-Learning Templates. I’ve featured this technique before in the post on How to Build a Template in 30 Seconds. And then stretch it to create your template. ” 10 Second E-Learning Templates. Getting Started?

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

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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. But when you want to build “regular” elearning, then you use something else. Jeanette built the demo below.

Here’s a Free New Hire Orientation Course Template

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I’m working on some practice content for an upcoming workshop and decided to share the template that is part of the workshop activities. Because the main image looks like an organizational overview, I think the template works great for a new hire orientation module. See the New Hire Orientation Template in Action. Click here to view the elearning example. Updated!

3 Places To Find ELearning Templates

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In a perfect world every elearning project would have an abundance of resources. One easy way to do this and have an immediate positive impact is to use templates. Creating a unique template from scratch takes time, and time is money. But fame comes with a cost; expect to pay higher prices for the template packages with ELearning Pros than some other shops.

5 Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips

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A manager I know works for a multibillion dollar company that has its own elearning group. However, when she needs to train her staff of about 200, she has no access to the elearning group’s resources. Without rapid elearning tools, she’d be hard pressed to offer her team the benefits of online learning. So I suggest that you get away from using the templates.

Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook

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In this case, it’s a tutorial that I created over two years ago after a rapid elearning workshop I had given. But the focus is really on learning some core rapid elearning tips when working with PowerPoint. Click here to view the rapid elearning workshop. Plus, you end up a with a nice PowerPoint template. Learn to use PowerPoint hyperlinks.

Free E-Learning Template: Timeline & Process Interaction

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Here’s a free elearning template I created for a recent workshop. The free template includes three interactions: two timelines and one process interaction. Free E-Learning Template Example. Click here to view an example of the free template. Download the free elearning template here. Key Learning Points. Want to learn more?

Free E-Learning & PowerPoint Template

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A few weeks ago I shared an elearning example I created for an elearning workshop. Many of you requested a template based on the example so here it is. Click here to view the elearning example. Working with Templates. One of the challenges when using a pre-defined template is that it tends to look good with real content. Free PowerPoint E-Learning Template.

Ready-To-Use Captivate Templates for Captivate 8

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If you are looking for Captivate Templates, you have come to the right place. Most eLearners engaged with eLearning, and have a heart beat, have probably heard the buzz about the Captivate 8 update. Because these features are so amazing, let’s take a look at the greatest Captivate 8 template features: Design Responsive Courses with Captivate Templates.

7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

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To keep things organized, create a consistent process by which you manage your folders and elearning assets. You don’t really need the highest resolution for your elearning courses. It’s always easy to remember what you’re doing when the elearning project is current. And they don’t show up when you publish with the rapid elearning tools. That may help.

Free E-Learning Template: Check Mark Interaction

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In the spirit of the holiday season, here’s a free elearning template. There are two versions of the free elearning template: Storyline 2 and PowerPoint. Free E-Learning Template: Storyline 2. Click here to view the elearning template in action. Download the free elearning template. Flat Menu Template (PPT).

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The Only Place for Captivate 8 Templates and Learning

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(Salt Lake City, UT June 11, 2014) eLearning Brothers, Lodestone and Artisan E-Learning announce a combined offering of Captivate 8 templates , instructor led training , and the only Captivate 8 book available. This is the only source on the planet for mobile responsive Captivate 8 templates, Captivate 8 training, and the first Captivate 8 book. About Lodestone.

Here’s Why Tabs Interactions Rock & Free Templates

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The most common types of interaction we see in elearning courses are the tabs interactions and for good reason—they’re an easy way to sort and present information. Let’s face it, most elearning isn’t overly interactive. Regardless of how dynamic or interactive an elearning course is, the majority of it still consists of text and presenting content. Clean Tabs.

3 New Knowledge Check Interaction Templates now available!

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Guest Blog by: Thomas Reyes-Cairo, Community Manager at eLearning Brothers Adobe Captivate 9 is filled to the brim with amazing functionalities, all of which pool together to make intuitive eLearning courses. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Whats new adobe captivate 9 Advanced Actions Captivate Assets eLearning Assets Interactions Knowledge checks Shared Actions templates Variables

Use Elearning Templates for Better Instructional Design

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Every business today is looking for speed and efficiency.  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. 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?

Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction

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Here’s a template I created for a recent workshop on how to create an exploratory learning interaction. used a flat UI design for the learning interaction. Since it uses a similar style to this previous template , the two learning interactions can be combined. Example of the Learning Interaction. Click here to view the learning interaction.

Here’s a Free E-Learning Interaction Template

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To help you out, I created an office exploration activity template that’s free for you to use. Free E-Learning Interaction Example. Below is a published demo of the elearning interaction. Click here to view the elearning interaction. Free E-Learning Interaction Template. Here’s a link to the free elearning interaction template.

The best eLearning assets. For the best eLearning authors.

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As an eLearning designer, wouldn’t it be great if you could create training material quickly and easily without having to spend a whole lot of time and money designing your assets from scratch or having someone do them for you? Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Assets Assets store rapid elearning templates

How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

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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. Of course this was disastrous when it came to some of our elearning courses.

Here’s a Free E-Learning Template to Get the New Year Started

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To help you gain some time, I’ve included this free elearning template. Included are templates for Storyline and PowerPoint. See the Free Template in Action. Here’s a link to a published version of the template. also used the Open Sans font for this template. Customize : I tried to keep the template simple so it’s easier to edit. Storyline.

5 Strategies for Rapid eLearning Development - Strategy #4 Build Course Content Styles & Templates

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Rapid ePlatform Learning (eLearning & mLearning) development is about efficiency. Therefore, when you add elearning and mobile learning to the mix, you are asking or demanding that your learners add more information to what they consume each day. eLearning StrategyTherefore, we need to make sure it's beneficial, relevant, and timely.  .

Here’s a Free E-Learning Template Made with Free Icons

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One of the challenges I pose in our workshops is to create an elearning template using free resources like some of the free images and free icons you find online. Free Icons for Your E-Learning Template. Create an E-Learning Template Using Free Icons. My Example of an E-Learning Template Using Free Icons. Icons8. laticon.