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8 Ways To Use Rapid eLearning Tools To Reduce Your Online Training Development Timeline

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There’s no time to waste when you need to mitigate compliance risks and bridge crucial performance gaps. In this article, I explore 8 ways rapid eLearning tools expedite online training development. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Rapid eLearning eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning Content Development eLearning Course Development Time eLearning eBooks Rapid eLearning Development

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

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It all started when I was taught that there are three steps to getting things done: Prepare to do the job. Did this give me all the details I needed to do the job? I like to provide some simple steps to help you move in the right direction. Of course there’ll be some gaps between the steps, but that’s OK. They’ll get filled as you apply what you’re learning and gain more experience. General Thoughts on Rapid E-Learning.

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Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. Escape from Compliance Training Jail. Every two years I take my car in and have the emissions tested. The goal of the test is to certify that my car meets specific emissions standards. If the car passes, I am certified and I can move on. However, if it doesn’t pass, then my car has to go under a different series of tests (and perhaps repairs) to get up to the appropriate standard and certified.

Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions?

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Recently I participated in an interview-style webinar for the E-Learning Guild. I really liked the process they used. I’ve had a few people ask about the interview so I pulled together some of the questions and answers. I broke the interview questions into a few chunks. Today we’ll look at the rapid elearning questions. What is Rapid E-Learning? The process took time and wasn’t always productive.

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Two Things to Consider If You Build Compliance Training

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In a recent survey, 68% of e-learning developers told us that they build compliance training. In fact, it’s the majority of what people build. Compliance training is a bit tricky because e-learning contains the word learning, but often compliance training doesn’t really have a real connection to learning. But it doesn’t really change behaviors much, unless your work the mob, maybe.

The 5 Myths of Rapid E-Learning Revisited

Rapid eLearning

I came into rapid e-learning from the world of Authorware and Flash where building courses took a lot of time and cost a lot more money. But I saw the light in the early 2000s when I started using Articulate Presenter. As soon as I asked that question, I heard all of the bellyaching from our Flash developers and most of the custom e-learning vendors we hired. Myth 1: Rapid E-Learning Is Crapid E-Learning!

These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever. Last week we looked at some of the issues with compliance-based elearning and how taking a different approach to its design can save your organization time and money. There are a number of good comments to the post and some ideas that you can explore. Then build your training around them rather than what you think the regulations say.

6 Tips To Transform Compliance Online Training Into A Serious Game

EI Design

Video games and the corporate world have very little in common, except high adrenaline and cut-throat competition. Is there any way to pull these aspects into compliance online training, making it effective and fun too? In this article, I’ll share 6 tips to transform compliance online training courses into interactive serious games. How To Transform Compliance Online Training Into A Serious Game. And let the games begin.

How to Deal with Those Pesky Compliance Courses

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The reason I had to take the course was because somewhere in the organization it was determined that everyone had to learn how not to get bribed whether or not it was relevant. Most likely you’ve also had to take similar types of compliance courses. You know the drill. In November you get an email reminding you to take a list of courses before the end of the year. Recognize that a compliance course isn’t usually a performance-based course.

How to Derail Your E-Learning Courses

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The other day, I had a service technician from Xfinity come by to troubleshoot an issue with my cable connection. While we were waiting for the cable box to reboot, I asked about how he gets trained and what types of training he has to take. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Here’s How Many Organizations Ruin Their Online Training Courses

Rapid eLearning

One of the activities we do at my workshops is prototype an interactive elearning module. I provide some generic content and their task is to do two things: Determine how to get the learner to interact with the screen. Craft a relevant and engaging learning interaction. It never ceases to amaze me how creative they are and what they’re able to produce within the limited time. Get the people in and out as fast as you can. Learning Solutions.

Help! My E-Learning Course is Boring.

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One of the top questions about e-learning is how to make boring course content more engaging and interactive. Considering the state of many e-learning courses, it’s a good question. But I’m not sure it’s the right question. It’s the food we consume.

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How to Create Performance-based E-Learning

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E-learning courses generally fall into one of two buckets: tell people something or show them how to do something. One is all about the information and the other about performance. The reality is that a lot of e-learning is information-based and mostly driven by compliance requirements. Outside of certification of completion, there’s little performance requirement other than compliance to the policies or directives.

A 7-step guide for eLearning Modernization

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Everything needs an upgrade eventually, even a successful eLearning course. But is it really feasible to modernize an eLearning course without spending unnecessary time and money? When we think about updates in an eLearning course, we focus more on the software. We usually don’t put much emphasis on the content and learning materials. The assumption is these won’t change very much since our learning goals, objectives, and needs are by-and-large the same.

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Updated eLearning Trends In 2018—Featuring 4 Parameters To Help You Select The Right One!

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In June 2018, I re-looked at the eLearning Trends for 2018 that I had created in January 2018. In this article, I share my insights on the trends, viewing them through a different lens that you too can use as you plan for the balance part of the year. eLearning Trends In 2018: Which One Suits Your Needs Best? My research on what is happening in the wider global landscape. Overview Of My Mid-Year Review (CY 2018) On eLearning Trends For 2018.

What’s Wrong with Retrofitting an Accessible E-Learning Course

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A guest post by Elizabeth Pawlicki, Training Program Manager, Articulate. Many e-learning designers are challenged because they don’t often build accessible e-learning courses. Understanding Accessible E-Learning. Free E-Learning Resources.

Free eBook—Updated eLearning Trends In 2018—Featuring 4 Parameters To Help You Select The Right One!

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This free eBook “Updated eLearning Trends In 2018—Featuring 4 Parameters To Help You Select The Right One!” is the update and the second edition of my previous eBook eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2018. Updated eLearning Trends In 2018—Featuring 4 Parameters To Help You Select The Right One! In Jan ’18, I had created my eBook on eLearning trends. The Focus Of This Review. The Result? About The eBook.

How the Communication Process Impacts E-Learning

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Effective e-learning is more than putting together screens of information and presenting them to learners. Instead it’s a process of curating content and then communicating it in a way that the learner understands and ultimately can apply. The challenge sometimes rests in how the content is communicated, which then determines the level of understanding for proper application. Overview of the Communication Process. The learner receives it.

How to Be a REAL E-Learning Hero

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And on top of it, the news media seems to focus on all the discord and hardship. Where’s the good news? What can we do to make a difference in our little part of the universe? How to be an E-Learning Hero. Every week we feature various e-learning challenges. The goal is to use the e-learning tools in different ways. Move past the compliance projects we do at work and do something different.

What to Know Before Building an E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

Before committing resources to your course, it’s important to understand what type of e-learning course you need to build. E-learning courses tend to be one of two types: Information. Information-based courses are more like explainer courses where the main objective is to share information or offer a linear explanation of the content. This is common for new initiatives where awareness is a key objective to the course. Want to learn more?

How to Build Meaningful E-Learning Courses

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We spend hours building courses that look great and have rich interactive elements, but often we’re missing the key component to an effective course: tapping into the learner’s motivation. When you frame the e-learning content into a meaningful context, you’ll not only tap into the motivation of the learner, but there’s also a good chance you won’t be tempted to stuff the course with meaningless interactivity (that has the appearance of value).

4 Ways to Quickly Do a Needs Analysis for Your E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

We’ve all heard about analysis paralysis where we spend a lot of time collecting data and then worry so much about how to interpret it (or building the right course) that we never get anything done. I’ve worked on plenty of training projects where that was the case. It was frustrating for the customers, as well as the training team. Here are a few ideas to help in the analysis and getting things done at the speed of business.

Three Ways to Make Your E-Learning Content Meaningful

Rapid eLearning

The reality is that many e-learning courses are irrelevant to the needs of the person who has to take them. Lawsuits and regulatory compliance dictates a lot of demand for e-learning courses. It puts instructional design on the back-burner and end-of-year certification becomes the priority. By splitting into those groups, I know what resources to commit to the projects. Try to spend time with the learners.

Three Ways to Create Engaging Courses that Aren’t Boring

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Today we’ll look at how to deal with the bored people when building e-learning courses. E-Learning Courses Should Be Relevant and Meaningful. There’s a lot to learn about instructional design with all the theories and models. In your e-learning course?

How to Improve Your E-Learning Course Design Skills

Rapid eLearning

I’m a big fan of the e-learning challenges posted each week in the e-learning community. They offer good examples and creative ideas for building e-learning courses. Compliance training drives a lot of the demand for e-learning content. The initial goal of the e-learning challenges was to get e-learning course designers to play around with the software and try new things.

The Future of E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Here’s an excerpt from a recent presentation on the future of learning technology. Right after I graduated, the video industry changed from analog to digital. At the time digital video technology was cutting-edge and super expensive. I see a lot of the same things in our industry today. E-Learning Democratized. A few years back, it was expensive to build e-learning courses. E-Learning Made Easy. Want to learn more?

4 Pragmatic Strategies L&D Teams Must Use to Train Remote Workers with Limited Training Budgets

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In the midst of changing dynamics, disruption, impact on employees and businesses, and looming global recession, what strategies can help L&D teams? In this article, I share 4 strategies to train remote workers quickly with limited training budgets. In this article (part of a series of 4 articles, an eBook, and a Webinar), I focus on the impact of COVID-19, notably the need to quickly adopt remote or Virtual Training (amidst tight or limited budgets).

Help! My Subject Matter Expert Needs to Edit My E-Learning Course

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You’re building an e-learning course and your subject matter expert needs to review and make edits to the course. But they don’t have access to your e-learning software. Before you start building the e-learning course, you should have a signed and approved script. I’ve been on projects where it seems things are done and then marketing steps in and throws a wrench in the process. They can see the course in action.

How to Create Engaging E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a presentation from a previous workshop on how to create interactive e-learning. For this workshop, I focused on how to create an engaging e-learning experience for the end-user. Here are a few core points from the presentation on how to create engaging e-learning courses. Engaging E-Learning Starts with Not Building a Course. Often the client defaults to training as a solution. Want to learn more?

3 Ways to Get Placeholder Text for Your E-Learning Courses

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It helps us make sure things are looking right before we spent too much time building out the real content. In today’s post I’ll share three easy ways to add placeholder text to your elearning courses. Use the Built-in Lorem Ipsum Generator. Here are the steps: Add a text box. You can add numbers inside the parenthesis to control how many paragraphs and sentences are presented. Use an Online Lorem Ipsum Generator. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Save Time & Money with Hybrid E-Learning Design

Rapid eLearning

Back then, most e -learning was custom-built in Flash. Because this was the most expensive and time-consuming option, we tried to limit this and do most of our custom development using the hybrid approach. We always started with rapid e -learning and only moved to more expensive development when we could justify doing so. It made no sense, to custom build Flash when we could do the same thing faster and less expensive with PowerPoint.

What’s in Your E-Learning Pre-Flight Checklist

Rapid eLearning

On a recent flight, I watched the flight crew go through a pre-flight checklist. This is a series of things that need to happen prior to taking off. While watching them I wondered what we’d consider being part of an e-learning pre-flight checklist. Performance-based courses seek to change behaviors and have people learn and do something new or different. Knowing which bucket to place the course,, helps me know what type of resources to commit to it.

25 More Free Display Graphics for Your E-Learning Courses

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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. The steps are simple. Then right-click on the graphic and save as an image. I offered these in a post about a year ago where I showed how to create the display boards and included links to some free fonts that would work well with these displays.

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Updated eLearning Trends In 2018—Featuring 4 Parameters To Help You Select The Right One!

EI Design

In June 2018, I relooked at the eLearning Trends for 2018 that I had created in January 2018. In this article, I share my insights on the trends, viewing them through a different lens that you too can use as you plan for the balance part of the year. eLearning Trends In 2018: Which One Suits Your Needs Best? My research on what is happening in the wider global landscape. Overview Of My Mid-Year Review (CY 2018) On eLearning Trends For 2018.

3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

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. Generally we think elearning is built to change behaviors or improve performance, but that’s not always the case. Organizational Compliance.