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Rapid Authoring – Freeform Vs Template Based

Upside Learning

While working on rapid authored courses (courses authored using rapid authoring tools), I often encounter the decision point of whether to use freeform rapid authoring tools or the traditional template-based tools. Last year, we mentioned that there is a time and place for rapid authoring while opting for it. Here, let me just put some characteristics of the two types of rapid authoring methodologies.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points

Learning Visions

Effective design using PPT as a tool. Not PPT 101. Many tools out there that still have to start with ppt Use it as a storyboarding tool, prototyping. Can do an awful lot with PPT. Most of Jane’s examples – from people with lower budgets – not the glitzy example (we need to make learning engaging, not pretty). Even when you make programs like that mandatory, still only have a 5% completion rate.

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5 Major Learning Support Tools for Post ERP End-user Training

CommLab India

By providing learning support tools. Let’s see some learning support tools that can help post formal ERP end-user training. When one of our clients came to us asking for FAQs to be added as part of their e-learning program, we listed them at the end of the e-learning course. Job-aids not only act as good post learning support tools but also as performance support tools. This PPT was published to HTML5 using iSpring, a rapid authoring tool. .

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: E-Learning Project Reality: Guerrilla Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Mostly software training, with bits of process and product information thrown in for good measure. Lots of software interactivity. Schedules dont always work out, so more often this is a one-on-one tour of the software and the content notes with the trainer.

A Mixed Bag

Saffron Interactive

I’ve recently been working on a couple of courses in Articulate, a rapid authoring tool in which you can build professional online instruction and interactions such as multi-response, in Engage, Presenter and Quizmaker. Articulate isn’t part of the ‘rapid authoring tool’ family for nothing. Now PowerPoint has come of age, and we bow our heads in respect, at this simple but mighty tool proudly presents itself as the plug-in template for Articulate presenter.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Many instructional designers ( Christy Tucker , Wendy Wickham ) build their own courses using tools like Captivate. I come from an old-school approach: I sort of understand the technology, but I leave the graphics and programming expertise to others.

Product Review: BlueVolt

eLearning 24-7

Assessment tool/survey. Works with any 3rd party authoring tool as long as its SCORM compliant. Built in Content Authoring Tool – No. Many people today prefer 3rd party authoring tools and in fact, I recommend that route rather then using a vendor’s built in authoring tool. Under course is a PPT 2010 QRC, yet under the categories section, you see “downloadable reference” Guess what?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Masters degree in Instructional Systems Design Process 10 years at Intel working in tools. We don’t typically create the new tools in eLearning – that innovation is happening in other places – e.g., marketing. We bow to the will of the SME… Little room for creativity New technology gives us new tools. New tools make this easier to implement from cost perspective, but still a big time cost to developing/designing learning campaigns.

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

They commission the elearning courses, pay the bills, and are the ultimate authority for their elearning projects. At this point, it becomes more expensive to make changes as media will have been recorded and activities programmed. Explain that although additional changes can be made, it may negatively impact the project timeline (and budget). Sometimes, when work is infrequent or the consequences of error are intolerable a performance support tool is better.

Rethinking conferences

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Some of the certificate programs conducted before conferences strike me as low-grade diploma mills. Response 13 Interaction; good web conferencing software, audio and video elements, whiteboards, diverse contributions. Response 31 high-quality participants with buying authority.