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How INNOVATION Is Driving Today’s Workplaces


Inside Johnson & Johnson’s Innovation Center : This story of Johnson & Johnson’s Boston Innovation Center in Cambridge that hosts brainstorming lunches on the first Thursday of every month at its “Imagine If Cafe” is quite inspiring.

Check Out This Gamified E-Learning Example

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Gamified E-Learning Example. Key Points of Gamified E-Learning Example. Created custom navigation rather than use the default player. Timer based interactivity to create a sense of urgency. What do you like about this elearning example?

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More Than 30 Drag and Drop Examples

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Drag and Drop Examples. This week I’d like to feature a number of drag and drop interactions that people in the community have created over the past couple of years. Drag and Drop Examples from Weekly Challenges. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA).

How to Create an E-Learning Portfolio

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The other option is to create a site that you manage and update. You’ll notice that some went with their names and some created a business name. Boston: July 18 & 19. Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration.

How to Create Drag & Drop Interactions

Rapid eLearning

After last week’s post on the different drag & drop interaction examples , I had quite a few emails asking for tips on how to create drag and drop interactions for elearning. What tips do you have for those creating drag and drop interactions?

How to Create an Interactive PowerPoint Elearning Module

Rapid eLearning

So in today’s post I’ll show you how I created the PowerPoint interaction. This comes in really handy when you’re creating interactive branches and using PowerPoint’s hyperlinking because the titles of the slide are easy see. Create Shapes for Hyperlinks.

Let Amazon S3 Do Your Text-to-Speech for Free

Rapid eLearning

Previously we looked at how to create free text-to-speech narration using a free application. Today we’ll look at a free (or inexpensive) way to create your text-to-speech narration that’s just as easy and hardly costs anything, if at all. Boston: July 18 & 19.

Why You Need to Connect with Your Peers in the E-Learning Community

Rapid eLearning

Here’s one example of how this happens in the community. When I facilitate elearning workshops I routinely show the examples created for the community’s weekly elearning challenges. They’re authentic and created by real community members.

How to Share E-Learning Courses Using Amazon S3

Rapid eLearning

Here’s what you’ll need to do: Create an Amazon S3 account. Create an account in Cloudberry to upload your courses. I created a video that walks through the process. How to Create an Amazon S3 Account to Share E-Learning Courses. Create an Account Name.

Interactive Video Made Easy

Rapid eLearning

Here’s one of my favorite examples of how things changed with the advent of rapid elearning. A few years back, one of our Flash developers was a little behind on a project to create a flash-based video player for one of our courses. Click here to view interactive video example.

A Simple Course Design for Multiple Learners

Rapid eLearning

So what can you do to remedy this and not create too much extra work? Create a two-pronged approach to the course design. Create scenario-based activities so that they use the content. This creates splits the process. Course Design: Simple Example.

Why You Need a Professional Portfolio

Rapid eLearning

Today, we’ll look at a few things to consider when creating a professional portfolio. Most likely you don’t own the e-learning software to create courses. I reviewed those applicants who did have works samples ready-to-go and they ended up getting interviews.

Free PowerPoint Template to Manage Free Fonts

Rapid eLearning

Here’s an easy way to manage all of those free fonts and preview the ones you want to use to create graphic and icon files for your courses and presentation. Here are the basic steps: Create a slide for the font characters. I like to create a single slide for each wingding font.

How to Convert Static Slides into Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Create novel onscreen interactions. How would it work if it was changed to a drag and drop for example? For example, as a user is challenged to make a decision, she may have to explore the content and determine what she needs to make the best decision. Boston: July 18 & 19.

Immersive learning environments – a great example

The E-Learning Curve

million people (about the same number of people as Greater Manchester in the UK, or the Boston Metro area in the US) we have produced four Nobel Prize winners for literature: William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, and Seamus Heaney.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Portfolios

Learning Visions

Thursday, August 02, 2007 Online Portfolios Jennifer Madrell shows us a great example of an online portofolio , which she calls a "svelte and sparkly version of this blog - that is a requirement and capstone project at Indiana University." What tools did you use to create it?

4 Ways to Build Your E-learning Skills This Summer

Rapid eLearning

Here’s what we have coming up: Boston: July 18 & 19. Create a Demo Interaction to Build E-Learning Skills. For the summer, make a plan to create at least one. There are some good examples that may give you ideas for your own projects. Boston: July 18 & 19.

Here’s a Simple PowerPoint Hack to Help with Course Design

Rapid eLearning

However, there are times when you may be stuck with a specific image and need to figure out how to create different (but matching) layouts without doing a bunch of edits in a different program. Here are some tips based on a presentation I gave recently on creating a professional portfolio.

More Answers to Your E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

Once you have a video, it’s easy enough to add the video to your elearning courses and include interactive elements to create engaging and interactive video courses. This post has a couple of simple examples and quick tutorial to show it’s done.


Want to go mobile for learning and support?

Allison Rossett

In a nutshell, native apps are created for a specific platform (e.g. For example, if you load Qualcomm’s website from your desktop browser and change its width, you will notice that there are at least three changes in content and navigation layout. John Park is my guest blogger.

How to Build Real-World Learning Interactions

Rapid eLearning

Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA).

Here’s an Easy Way to Manage E-Learning Projects

Rapid eLearning

BOARDS : start by creating a project board for your course. LISTS : inside the board, you create lists. Boston: July 18 & 19. Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration.

Here’s a Free Text-to-Speech Application for E-Learning

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Another challenge is that many blogs in our industry create linkbait lists of text-to-speech applications, but for the most part, those lists are worthless. Balabolka Text-to-Speech Examples. Create multiple audio files from one script. Boston: July 18 & 19.

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

Learning Visions

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 Jane Bozarth: Better than Bullet Points Jane Bozarth : Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint. Most of Jane’s examples – from people with lower budgets – not the glitzy example (we need to make learning engaging, not pretty). Creating asynchronous instruction. put it into context (create a story around it – example: A. Lots of great examples.


Agile Design: An Ethos for Creating Learning Platforms

Big Dog, Little Dog

For example, ADDIE, Dick and Carey, and Rapid Prototyping are heavily influenced by software development methodologies (Rawsthorne, 2005). Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley. Software design and related practices and methods have had a significant influence over the Instructional Design field.

3 Ways to Make Your E-Learning Course Look Like a Comic Book

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Based on the feedback, the examples were a hit. Links to examples: Connect with Haji Kamal. The good thing is that there’s really no right or wrong way to create the grid. Here are a couple of good sites: Create Your Own Super Hero Comic.

E-Learning Tutorial: Easy Way to Make an Image Interactive

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I needed a separate image for each character to create my interaction. In my example, I wanted the individual people to have a hover effect. Since I couldn’t separate them into individual images, I used the crop tool to isolate the characters and create a simple interaction.

How to Avoid These Three Pain Points for Online Learning

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Or better yet, create a mini module on what you learned in the book and share it with others. July 26 & 27 (Boston, MA). Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration.

Free Images for Your Safety Training Courses

Rapid eLearning

Here’s the safety training demo I created for the workshop. Click here to view the elearning example. Challenge Activity: Create Your Own Pictograph Characters (Challenge # 53). October 21 & 22 : Boston, MA.

Here’s How an E-Learning Portfolio Builds Your Skills

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Share what you created. I went online and reviewed all of the training-related job postings and then I created a two-column list. Then I created a portfolio to document what I was learning and the types of projects on which I worked. Boston: July 18 & 19.

How to Customize Illustrations in PowerPoint

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Then I clicked to see what else the illustrator created. Instead, identify elements of the illustration that you may extract to create your own custom illustration. For example, in the images above, the backgrounds would be perfect for elearning scenarios.

Here’s a Free Avatar Template & Tutorial

Rapid eLearning

This lets me deconstruct the vector illustration and use the parts to create illustrations that meet my own need. Most of the elements are pretty simple to create. The challenge is creating the circle avatar effect using your own images. Click here to see an example.

Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction

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Here’s a template I created for a recent workshop on how to create an exploratory learning interaction. Example of the Learning Interaction. Here’s an example of the learning interaction combined with the previous template. October 21 & 22: Boston, MA.

Top 7 Internet Tools to Brainstorm Ideas for Your MOOC

Your Training Edge

Udemy – Although Udemy has built its reputations in the industry as being the go-to platform for software engineers, designers, web designers, and photographers, which use it to create paid courses, it can also be used by anyone to create their very own, free MOOC.