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. Three Things I Learned About Learning on My Deathbed : Motivated learners will learn. Here are some tips to learn how.
Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips
OCTOBER 16, 2012
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 to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint
OCTOBER 30, 2012
And that’s a pretty powerful feature, especially for rapid elearning developers. There are a number of features I use quite a bit when it comes to building elearning courses. My Favorite Rapid E-Learning Features. This week I’m at Devlearn in Las Vegas.
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. If you’re building rapid elearning courses, then most likely you’re using PowerPoint.
Event Recap: ASTD Atlanta Conference & Expo (ACE) 2014
AUGUST 14, 2014
This past week, Tim and I had the great opportunity to attend and present at the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ASTD ’s ACE (Atlanta Conference & Expo) 2014. Comparison of Rapid E-Learning Authoring Tools : You can find our current version of our famous (or infamous!)
Free Images for Your Safety Training Courses
OCTOBER 7, 2014
Check out their service agreement to learn more. Click here to view the elearning example. E-Learning Jobs: Training, elearning, and instructional design jobs. Interactive Sliders in E-Learning (Recap #52). October 7 & 8 : Dallas (ASTD).
More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!
AUGUST 16, 2011
A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. To help you learn more about PowerPoint I pulled together a solid list of PowerPoint resources. From The Rapid E-Learning Blog. 5 PowerPoint tips essential for effective rapid elearning.
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. 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.
7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training Courses
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Create Custom Characters for Your E-Learning Scenarios. Sketching doesn’t need to be perfect and the organic nature of it provides a novel contrast to what we usually see in our elearning courses. Challenge Activity: Using Interactive Sliders in E-Learning (Challenge #52).
Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction
SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
Here’s a template I created for a recent workshop on how to create an exploratory learning interaction. I 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.
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.
More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
I’ve just finished a number of workshops and capped it off with a session at Devlearn. It was a great time of meeting many of you and learning more about what you do. Usually the local ASTD, ISPI, or STC chapters contact me about doing workshops.
Does Your Client Need to Know You’re Using PowerPoint?
OCTOBER 2, 2012
But there’s a difference between elearning courses and slide presentations. However, it never fails that once someone knows you’re using PowerPoint to build the rapid elearning course, they apply the same rules to your elearning course that they’d apply to presentations.
9 Time Saving Tips When Building Courses
SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
Start by thinking through the various screens common to elearning courses and then build the core structure. Build an elearning starter course template. Here’s a post where I detailed the elearning starter kit. E-Learning Jobs: Training, elearning, and instructional design jobs.
Here’s the First Step When Building Interactive E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
On past projects, many of my customers would ask for interactive elearning courses. When I asked them how they defined interactive elearning courses they’d usually list things like fancy mouseovers, drag-and-drop interactions, and a host of other ways to interact with the screen.
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.
9 Ways to Encourage the Adult E-Learners
OCTOBER 4, 2011
Recently I spent the day at the beach watching people learning to surf. One of the people learning to surf was a blind girl. It was very inspiring as she learned to balance on the board. Learning is a funny thing. That’s one of the good things about elearning.
Staying Relevant in E-Learning in 2014
JANUARY 20, 2014
As you dive into the new year, keep your sights on what is possible for e-learning. As with any technology-based industry, it is important for e-learning professionals to stay current with the e-learning technology, hone current skills, and add new ones. If you’re like me, you’re always looking for ways to grow and new things to learn. The e-learning industry has so many outlets for information and growth opportunity. Happy learning!
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. While these limitations are legitimate and present some obvious challenges, there’s no reason why you can’t take a step forward learning some basic graphic design concepts. October 25: Baton Rouge, LA (ASTD)—Webinar.
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.
A Book to Elevate Adobe Captivate 8
JUNE 9, 2014
Pull up your sleeves everyone, it’s time to Elevate Your Captivate 8 knowledge with Diane Elkins’ new book, E-Learning Uncovered: Adobe Captivate 8. . Don’t waste any more time, and start learning Adobe Captivate 8. Learn from the Best! .
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. E-learning courses (and training programs for that matter) exist to meet objectives. Elearning courses play a role in your training initiatives.
3 Ways to Avoid Common Roadblocks When Building E-Learning Courses
SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
Building elearning courses is hard enough. They’re all wishy-washy with statements like you’ll “learn” or “understand.” They tell you what you should learn, but they should be telling you what you’ll be able to do. November 1: Las Vegas, NV (Elearning Guild)— Devlearn.
Here Are the 3 Building Blocks for Interactive E-Learning
OCTOBER 23, 2012
Many elearning courses are linear and not very interactive. The first step is learning to build the three types of interactions with your elearning application and then determine when to use them. Learn About User Experience Design. November 1 : Las Vegas, NV (Devlearn).
Here’s Why Slide Count is Irrelevant to Your E-Learning Course
NOVEMBER 1, 2011
First, to the elearner screen count means nothing. People typically ask the question because they are tasked to build an hour of learning and want a better sense of how much content creation that means. Following are some simple tips to help build more productive elearning.
Here’s an Easy Way to Back Up Your E-Learning Project Files
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Many of you keep your elearning project files on a network drive. You can learn more about Task Scheduler here. Let’s review the process: Create a folder on your PC for elearning projects. I’ll be at Devlearn in Las Vegas. October 17 : Bloomington, IL ( CIC-ASTD ).
You May Already Own the Tools to Create Simple E-Learning Avatars
JULY 26, 2011
If you’re working with a limited budget, a tool like this lets you add some creative flair to the assets you have access to as you build your elearning courses. Here’s a list of upcoming conferences and presentations: August 3-4: Madison, WI–Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning.
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.
A Dozen Handpicked E-Learning Resources
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
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.
PowerPoint Animations Made Easy with This Free Tool
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
I think you’ll find that this motion path tool really comes in handy when building your rapid elearning courses. Here are a few events that may interest you: I’ll be in Baton Rouge ASTD on October 12. I’ll be at Devlearn in San Francisco , November 3-5.
Get an E-Learning Job with these Simple Tips
OCTOBER 18, 2011
One of the most frequent questions I get is how to find an elearning job. While the rest of the economy seems to be stuck in mud, this seems to be a good time to consider a career in elearning. Here’s Why You Need an E-Learning Portfolio. Document what you’re learning.
10 Tips on Using Tables in Your E-Learning Courses
JUNE 15, 2010
I had a blog reader ask about the best way to animate a table in her rapid elearning course. Her question did cause me to think about some of the different ways you can use tables in an elearning course. Can you think of other ways to add table to your elearning courses?
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.
eLearning Thought Leaders: OpenSesame
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
I interviewed the guys at OpenSesame to find out what they are up to and why everyone is talking about the hoodies from DevLearn. They are changing the way elearning, module-by-module, is bought and sold online. Can buyers run the elearning on their LMS? Enterprise Learning!