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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They’ll get filled as you apply what you’re learning and gain more experience. General Thoughts on Rapid E-Learning. 3 Things You Can Only Learn from a Real E-Learning Expert : Learn to work with subject matter experts and the tech-savvy millennials; and get a definitive explanation of how to finally spell e-learning eLearning elearning leearning. Here are some tips to learn how.


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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. Today we’ll look at the rapid elearning questions. What is Rapid E-Learning? In fact, I became a fan of the rapid authoring tools because they let me do much of the work myself. They enabled me to prototype and deliver elearning courses much faster than when using our multimedia team. So for them elearning was an all or nothing proposition.

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The 5 Myths of Rapid E-Learning Revisited

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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. 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. They felt threatened and raised all sorts of concerns about the future of the industry and the fate of e-learning. Myth 1: Rapid E-Learning Is Crapid E-Learning!

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. Escape from Compliance Training Jail. The purpose of the course is not to learn, but instead to demonstrate what we already know. Like the healthcare industry, there are many industries that require annual refresher or certification testing that has little to do with learning. Of course, when a person doesn’t pass the certification, it identifies a clear learning opportunity. Escape from Compliance Training Jail [.].

3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What

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The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors. With a host of e-learning authoring tools available, choosing the apt authoring tool for your business requirement is not an easy task. This blog tries to make this easy for you, by showing how three popular rapid e-learning authoring tools meet 3 training needs.

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. 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. Here are a couple of things to consider when building your next compliance training course. And then create the best learning experience you can.

6 Tips To Transform Compliance Online Training Into A Serious Game

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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.

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. In an ideal world all elearning would be completely relevant to your job and compliance courses like this wouldn’t exist. Recognize that a compliance course isn’t usually a performance-based course.

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. In Jan ’18, I had created my eBook on eLearning trends.

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. eLearning Trends In 2018: Which One Suits Your Needs Best? Overview Of My Mid-Year Review (CY 2018) On eLearning Trends For 2018. Social Learning. Rapid eLearning Tools.

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. The reality is that a lot of e-learning is information-based and mostly driven by compliance requirements. Performance-based E-Learning.

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. Take the folder that I shared in this post and combine it with the paper from the clipboard above to create a personnel folder for your compliance training. One of the things I love about the elearning community is the willingness to share.


Here’s How Many Organizations Ruin Their Online Training Courses

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One of the activities we do at my workshops is prototype an interactive elearning module. Craft a relevant and engaging learning interaction. However, that doesn’t always translate to the production of good elearning courses. Unfortunately, we still have to build those compliance courses that have little impact to the organization. Here are some tips to help overcome the challenges when building compliance courses. Learning Solutions.

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

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Many e-learning designers are challenged because they don’t often build accessible e-learning courses. In a recent webinar, we discussed general ideas around accessible e-learning, common design challenges, and some ways to overcome them. Want to learn more?

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 have nothing against lawyers, but I swear, they can really create a lot of extra work, especially with compliance training where every word means something.

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

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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. Elearning is merely a solution that helps meet a business goal.

Three Ways to Make Your E-Learning Content Meaningful

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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. What are things you do to keep your elearning courses relevant?

How to Build Better Interactive Scenarios for E-Learning

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The course is really more like an interactive marketing campaign but the organization is still going to call it an “elearning course.”. Blended : often the information in the elearning course is coupled with a blended learning solution where the interaction happens in real-life. Compliance : let’s admit it, there are a bunch of courses that serve no other purpose other than to have an end-of-year check mark. Obviously this has little to do with learning.

How to Derail Your E-Learning Courses

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He does most of the same types of compliance training we all do. I’m in the e-learning community every day helping people troubleshoot their e-learning courses. One thing that is often missing (but will easily derail an e-learning project) is not understanding the environment in which a person takes the course. The learning environment needs to be a factor when developing and delivering online training. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

What to Know Before Building an E-Learning Course

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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. It’s also typical of a lot of compliance training that are less focused on changing behavior and more on awareness of key policies. Types of E-learning Courses. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Free E-Learning Resources.

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

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What about compliance training? Odds are you don’t need to do a needs analysis for compliance training. If you can’t get out of your cubicle and go onsite, assemble a team from a pool of your learning audience. The nice thing about today’s e-learning tools like Storyline and Rise is that you can quickly prototype your courses and build interactive learning experiences. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Articulate Roadshow: Learn more.

How to Be a REAL E-Learning Hero

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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. This helps us gain mastery over the e-learning tools , play around with various interactive prototypes, and get inspiration from seeing what others can do. What’s the story in your e-learning courses?

9 Ways to Encourage the Adult E-Learners

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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. Real learning isn’t a one-time event (like many elearning courses) where it’s just a matter of getting new information. E-learning courses are an intrusion to the natural learning process. Embrace the Learning Process.

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. How Does the Communication Process Impact E-Learning. In a facilitated learning environment, the facilitator presents content. This becomes a problem with most e-learning courses since they tend to be pushed out to the learner, usually with no opportunity to seek clarification. Opportunities to Enhance the Communication Process for E-Learning.

How to Build Meaningful E-Learning Courses

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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). Meaningful E-Learning: Why Am I Taking This Course? Good e-learning courses start with solid, actionable learning objectives. Meaningful E-Learning: How Can I Prove I Know it?

Here Are Ten Rules to Create Engaging Elearning

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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.

Celebrate the End of Summer with This Free PowerPoint E-Learning Template

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That means one less day to create elearning templates. To help you relax and enjoy the last few days of summer, I’ve included a free tab-themed elearning template. It’s a good one for business policy and compliance courses. The Glassy Blue template is simple and perfect for information sharing and compliance training. Two workshops: Rapid E-Learning (AM) & Build Interactive E-Learning (PM). Rapid E-Learning Workshop.

A Simple Way to Track Courses without an LMS

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Generally , delivering e-learning courses is a two-step process: 1) create the course in your favorite e-learning software and 2) host the course in a learning management system. Free E-Learning Resources. Want to learn more?

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How to Improve Your E-Learning Course Design Skills

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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. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Free People Icons for E-Learning

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Also includes the elusive Satan avatar which is critical for totally serious feedback in compliance training. And here’s an example from a recent blog post where I gave away a free elearning template made with free icons. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Upcoming E-Learning Workshops & Events (2015). To learn more & register, click here. Want to learn more?

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

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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). In the midst of uncertainty, they need to ensure that employees invest on learning from home. Sudden need to convert a large part of the training to online, notably Mobile Learning. You can also move your mandatory compliance trainings to a fully online mode.

How to be Successfull in the E-Learning Industry

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Successful e-learning is measured in many ways. If you’re just getting started, here are some things to keep in mind: Successful E-Learning Pleases the Customer. The obvious answer is the one who commissions the e-learning course. Want to learn more?

Save Time & Money with Hybrid E-Learning Design

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Back then, most e -learning was custom-built in Flash. We always started with rapid e -learning and only moved to more expensive development when we could justify doing so. Today, we have a similar challenge so let’s revisit the hierarchy of course design for a new generation of rapid e -learning designers. General E-Learning Content. The Updated E-Learning Course Design Hierarchy. Want to learn more?

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

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In June 2018, I relooked at the eLearning Trends for 2018 that I had created in January 2018. eLearning Trends In 2018: Which One Suits Your Needs Best? Overview Of My Mid-Year Review (CY 2018) On eLearning Trends For 2018. Social Learning. Rapid eLearning Tools.

How to Create an Interactive Start Screen

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Sometimes people tend to skip out and they may benefit from not doing so, especially when it comes to matters of compliance training. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro Upcoming E-Learning Events. Free E-Learning Resources. Want to learn more? Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.