Technology Evaluation Checklist for Learning Professionals (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

After having some success using the checklist internally, Sharon presented on evaluating technologies with the checklist to the Central Indiana chapter of ASTD… and the responsive was positive. Make sure you’re connected with blogs, social networks, colleagues, conferences, etc.

ASTD Techknowledge Post-Conference Resources

Knowledge Guru

We had a terrific time talking about the power of games for learning at ASTD Techknowledge. Download that resource by clicking below. Lastly, we referenced a Game Design Document you can download as a sample for creating a Knowledge Guru game. Download that here.

Trending Sources

Are You Ready? Your ATD ICE Conference Bag!

Learning Rebels

After Mark Sheppard’s guest blog from last week discussing the use of the back channel as a way to attend the ICE conference virtually – it got me thinking about those who will be there. You can see the rest of the Elearning Guild “What’s in Your Conference Bag” series here.

World of Learning Conference Review

eLearning 24-7

Because those who were fortunate to attend the World of Learning Conference, everywhere they looked was a nugget of gold, especially those who used the dynamite technique of e-learning. App – It wasn’t available in iTunes or Android, but you could download it via a QR scan. There were a lot of custom (Bespoke) course vendors in attendance, not really a surprise, because I see a huge swath of them at other conferences around the world.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. When developing PowerPoint slides to use in web conference training follow these guidelines: Simplify content. Download file.

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EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

Anyway, as many of you are probably aware the biggest training conference in North America, takes place May 4-7th, albeit most humans start off on May 5th. A couple of notes before I present my guide to ASTD exhibitors. I will be using Twitter throughout the day ( @diegoinstudio ), with live tweets using the ASTD hashtag #ASTD2014. To save time, I have them linked directly to where they are with the ASTD online guide. Some vendors will make their debut at ASTD.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


With a PhD in educational psychology from The Ohio State University, he is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, a sought after conference speaker, and a prolific writer. So we temporarily set aside some super-advanced interactivity projects to focus on download speed innovations. Learnnovators: Our hearty congratulations to you on being awarded: The ASTD’s Distinguished Contribution to Workplace Learning and Performance Award (2011).

Learning Trends, Technologies, and Opportunities – New White Paper by Sharon Boller

Bottom-Line Performance

Click the image to download the white paper! of the 2012 ASTD State of the Industry report said mobile was a current distribution method for learning? It’s available as a free download right here.

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Knowledge Guru Spring ’14 Release is All About Options

Knowledge Guru

Download visual reports that use pie charts and graphs to segment your player data. See What Spring has Sprung at ASTD ICE. We’ll be showcasing the Spring ’14 release at the 2014 ASTD International Conference in Washington DC.

Trade Show Wars

eLearning 24-7

I know there are people who will visit the conference’s expo section, where the vendors are listed, prior to the show. You can download the map. Nowadays the trade shows/conferences have apps you can download. If I wanted just that, I would download your white papers or brochures off your web site. ASTD TechKnowledge – if you are an e-learning vendor this is a must show for you. To listen or download, please click – E-Learning 1 on 1.

A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets

Rapid eLearning

Don’t forget to take advantage of all of the free downloads available in the elearning community and next time you’re stuck on a course, feel free to post a question. January 25-27: Las Vegas ( ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 ). Louis (ASTD). April 10 : Jacksonville, FL (ASTD).


Over 150 Free Fonts to Use in Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

From the site you can preview and download the fonts. The only problem with that is you have to download them one by one. Download Joe’s fonts. Download 7zip. When you download the fonts you have the option to pay the developers. Many of us are on a limited budget.


2013 Corporate Learning Trends: Where Are We Now? (White Paper)

Bottom-Line Performance

Based on what we’ve seen through industry conferences (ASTD ICE 2013, Training 2013 anyone?), You can download the white paper here. Click the image to download the white paper!

5 Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a template I was playing with recently (and a few additional templates for you to download). Feel free to download them and use as you wish. You can find them in the free downloads section or download them individually using the links below.

15 Free Display Graphics to Use with Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

With that said here are a few ideas from previous posts and those are followed with some new ones and free downloads. You can download many of these templates (and more) from the E-Learning Heroes community. You can download the projection screens as images from here.


Getting a job as an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

Go download some free 30 day trials and mess around for a month and create those courses I mentioned above. SALT , elearning guild and ASTD are just a few places to start. I get a lot of emails from people asking me how to break into the ID field.

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25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

If you’re going to use the chalkboards, be sure to download the free chalkboard assets to go with them. Download the flipchart graphics here. Make sure to download the hand-drawn boxes and check marks to go with the clipboard display. Download the clipboard graphic here.


Here’s a Bucketful of Free Office Themed E-Learning Templates & Media Assets

Rapid eLearning

Office template: download. Overhead desktop template: download. Personnel folder: download. Notebook: download. 3 tabs notebook: download. 5 tabs notebook: download. Multicolor tabs notebook: download. Leather portfolio: download.

This Week in mLearning Podcast – A Review of Articulate Storyline [Episode 5]

mLearning Revolution

First impressions: fast downloads, seamless installation and PC/Mac version. e- Great excitement about mLearning at ASTD 2012 International Conference & Exposition. Welcome episode #5 of our new podcast entitled “ This Week in mLearning. ” In case you missed previous episodes, you can find them HERE. Great news, our Podcast is now live on iTunes and you can subscribe HERE.

Micro-Elements (Things) in Social Learning - From the ASTD International Conference

Vignettes Learning

These are comments I received during my presentation at the ASTD ICE. I summarized these at the ASTD ICE presentation. Please download the PDF version of the PowerPoint. "We have 100,000 members, and we want to jump on board and use Web 2.0 for Learning.""Top


Lectora User Conference Showcase: Jeremy Boles


Lectora User Conference 2014. Your Annual e-Learning Conference. Downloads. Lectora User Conference Showcase: Jeremy Boles. Currently, Jeremy is also an ASTD Certified Professional in Learning Performance (CPLP). Lectora User Conference. Downloads.

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

Rapid eLearning

You can also download a PowerPoint template. Here’s a list of upcoming conferences and presentations: August 3-4: Madison, WI–Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. 149 for the workshop and the conference seems to be a fair price.


How Your Skills Can Change the World & Help Build a Professional Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

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 ).

How to Find Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

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 ).

A Simple PowerPoint Technique to Make Your E-Learning Courses Look Good

Rapid eLearning

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 ).

Learning Designers have 3 Choices Regarding Mobile Learning [#mLearning]

mLearning Revolution

I bet there was some waiting for the page to download; then a lot of pinching and zooming in and out in order to read the text; and lots of scrolling up and down and left and right in order to see areas you couldn’t see initially.

3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book

Rapid eLearning

You can download some examples in the file below. You can download it in the elearning community. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD). July 31: Austin, TX (ASTD). August 15 & 16: Houston, TX ( ASTD Houston ).

The Guiding Principle for all Rapid E-Learners

Rapid eLearning

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 ).

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5 Free Desktop Image Editors for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

January 25-27: Las Vegas ( ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 ). Louis (ASTD). March 21-23 : Orlando, FL ( Learning Solutions Conference ). April 10 : Jacksonville, FL (ASTD). April : Virginia ( SEVA ASTD ). May 24 : Articulate Conference hosted by Leeds.

Use This Free E-Learning Template to Inspire Your Next M-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

You can download the template here. Tidbits: Here’s a list of some of my other upcoming speaking events and conferences: June 8: Philadelphia, PA (ASTD)— How to Cultivate Communities of Practice. June 9 : Langhorne, PA (ASTD)— Tips to Becoming an E-Learning Pro.

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5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive

Rapid eLearning

Download: PowerPoint practice file. Download: free PowerPoint template and practice file. Downloads: assets and PowerPoint file. Downloads: management scenario & performance management. August 30 : Honolulu, HI ( ASTD Hawaii ).

5 Free Online Image Editors for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

A challenge with free software is that sometimes your organization isn’t comfortable with you downloading and installing applications that aren’t approved. They also offer Splashup Light for download. Had lots of people ask about the Articulate Storyline at the recent conference.

Stats on Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

From Training Magazine’s 2012 Training Industry Report (full download available for free): Total 2012 U.S. From the ASTD 2012 State of the Industry (full report available to ASTD members, non-members for a fee): More than $156 billion was spent by U.S.

Are You Qualified to Build E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

Personally I lean on the side of empowering people and prefer to leave the debates to conference panel discussions. This is the annual Articulate users’ conference hosted by the University of Leeds. July 18: Knoxville, TN ( Smoky Mountain ASTD ). July 25: Portland, OR (ASTD).


#ASTD2013 day 4: Changes in the Learning Organization

Challenge to Learn

Today was the last day of ICE ASTD 2013, I selected some sessions that focus more on how the rapid changes in the digital world will affect the Learning organizations. This was probably the best presentation of the conference.

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The Next Generation of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Download the free mobile player and you’ll see that you get a really rich experience. We’ve already added some content to the downloads section that are free for you to use. And feel free to download the trial and use the free templates to test it out.


7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training Courses

Rapid eLearning

Free download to help you get started. At a recent conference Blair Rorani live tweeted my session and created some cool images. You can download the PowerPoint file and see how they were built. October 7 & 8 : Dallas (ASTD).