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MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

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.

Michael Allen – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

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.

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10 Tips to Help You Get Started

Rapid eLearning

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. It’s just a matter of learning, which entails practicing your craft. Good books to get started: e-Learning By Design. e-Learning & the Science of Instruction.

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More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. I also included a free PowerPoint elearning template to celebrate the holidays and a great 2010! If you want to learn more about using PowerPoint or building rapid elearning courses, this list is a good place to start. Instead, practice what you learned and then try to apply it to a real project.

These 12 Tutorials Teach You How to Build an Interactive E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

It’s a fact that you CAN build effective elearning with rapid elearning tools. All it requires is that you craft a sound learning strategy and get the most out of your tools. To demonstrate this, I deconstructed an effective elearning course originally built in Flash and then built a mock up in PowerPoint. It also makes it easy to work with groups when you’re building scenarios because you can quickly scan the slides in outline mode.

Here Are Ten Rules to Create Engaging Elearning

Rapid eLearning

At the recent ASTD conference, I was asked how to create engaging elearning. If you’ve been reading the Rapid E-Learning Blog for a while, then you know I’ve tackled this subject before. I decided to pull ten ideas that are fundamental to building good elearning courses. But let’s face it; there’s quite a bit of elearning that’s just a big waste of time. Why build an elearning course that rehashes information available elsewhere?

The Project Management Tip You Can’t Ignore

Rapid eLearning

Managing elearning projects requires good communication between the instructional designers and subject matter experts. Thus, better email communication ultimately leads to better project management, which most likely means better elearning courses. At a recent ASTD conference, I ran into Mike Song , the author of The Hamster Revolution. It’s a book on how to effectively manage emails. The formatting of the email makes it hard to quickly scan.

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Tony Karrer

Top 2008 Posts based on Read Counts: 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 37) Training Method Trends (27) Examples of eLearning 2.0 (26) Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals.