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Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

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Traditional eLearning may be on its way out, but it is still with us today. In today’s lean times, there is lots of buzz and interest around “rapidelearning design and development. But what, exactly, is “rapid?”. In a 2008 post by Tom Kuhlman, author of the Rapid e-Learning Blog (one of my favorite blogs), it’s 40 hours. Here’s what makes or breaks rapid for us – and rapid is not 40:1: T he client project manager.

Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

Bottom-Line Performance

Traditional eLearning may be on its way out, but it is still with us today. In today’s lean times, there is lots of buzz and interest around “rapidelearning design and development. But what, exactly, is “rapid?”. In a 2008 post by Tom Kuhlman, author of the Rapid e-Learning Blog (one of my favorite blogs), it’s 40 hours. Here’s what makes or breaks rapid for us – and rapid is not 40:1: T he client project manager.

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Rapid E-Learning’s Best of 2014

Rapid eLearning

I got to meet so many blog readers from all over the world, Articulate successfully released Storyline 2 , and we made significant improvements to the elearning heroes community with a focus on even more free tips , tutorials , and giveaways. Best of the Rapid E-Learning Blog. 7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training Courses. Why Building Interactive E-Learning is a Two-step Process. Tips & Tricks to Becoming an E-Learning Pro.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs Theres been a lot of good talk lately about rapid e-learning tools and templates and the roles of SMEs vs. instructional designers. One of our main products is creating customized templates for our clients; "empowering non-programmers to build e-learning."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, June 27, 2007 The Rise of Rapid e-Learning Mike Alcock, MD of Atlantic Link Ltd has written an article over at Trainingzone.co.uk: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning. Are they producing high-quality e-Learning? E-Learning development houses need to be able to demonstrate a clear value in their services.

Rapid eLearning Solutions for the Remote Workforce

Hurix Digital

This, in turn, led to the rise of eLearning courses. Now, halfway into 2021, businesses have found a way to quickly create online training courses for their employees within the stipulated timelines and budget. And they are able to achieve that using rapid eLearning solutions!

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. 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!

JANHAVI PADTURE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Janhavi has spoken at various industry conferences (including AICC, ASTD, eLearning Guild) and local groups on topics pertaining to online learning. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: As part of our tenth anniversary celebrations, we proudly present ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’, a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. Learnnovators: What according to you is the future of e-learning?

Advantages and Disadvantages of Rapid eLearning

TalentLMS

If you are an instructional technologist, you must have worked in a team where you seek the assistance of a project manager who orchestrates the graphic designer, the interactivity programmer, the SME and you, to create one course within the span of three to four months. Nothing “rapid” about that, as you can see. In this article, we will provide you with the skinny on rapid eLearning and how it makes an instructional designer a one-man-band.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, May 15, 2007 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning An excellent post on the Articulate blog by Tom Kuhlmann: 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning. Clives 30-Minute Masters Wiki got a nice plug -- "Create a way to help your SME learn more about building effective e-learning courses. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, May 04, 2007 New Rapid e-Learning Tool from Epic Another new rapid e-Learning tool, this from Epic (UK). Posted by Cammy Bean at 8:42 AM Labels: epic , rapid e-learning 4comments: Dan said. Best of Learning Visions Essential Reading for Instructional Designers The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

How to make Rapid eLearning work for your organization

eFront

The general notion is that eLearning doesn’t any longer need to be a just a professionally authored solution. It’s not like there is no place for them, but in the corporate world, employee-prepared eLearning solutions are quickly taking center-stage. We have some interesting facts that reinforce the notion of eLearning solutions as effective knowledge management tools. . Now, rapid eLearning solutions are even more suitable than formal eLearning development.

The Ultimate Rapid eLearning Tips and Tricks Guide

TalentLMS

And rapid learning may just be the solution you’re looking for. You’ve heard of “rapid learning” before. Because eLearning providers, and tools like the learning management system , have made it even more possible for instructional designers to develop and deliver engaging training programs with speed – and without advanced software skills. But rapid learning is not just great for instructional designers and trainers. Now that’s rapid!

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From Idea To Course: The 7 Steps Towards Rapid eLearning

TalentLMS

Is it truly possible to create a rapid eLearning program? It really depends on who is creating the program and what they are using to create it. Rapid eLearning is not a magic solution to hopelessly lengthy content that needs to be consolidated into “digestible chunks”. Nor is it the learning objective contest where an instructional designer decides which one makes it to the eLearning program and which one is struck out.

Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/12/2010 Free Storyboard Templates for e-Learning What I really like about the e-Learning community is that the most e-Learning professionals have a great passion of sharing their knowledge. Feel free to use these storyboard templates for your projects.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Another good podcast from the folks at Kineo : an interview with Stephen Walsh (Kineo) and Gabe Anderson ( Articulate ). Part 1 is a nice definition and description of rapid e-Learning. I thought it had more useful nuggets: Who should be developing rapid e-Learning?

8 Ingenious Ways To Reuse eLearning Content With A Rapid eLearning Authoring Tool

Infopro Learning

Do you need to refresh your eLearning course without going over budget? In this article, I’ll share 8 creative tips to reuse eLearning content with a rapid eLearning authoring tool. How To Reuse eLearning Content With A Rapid eLearning Authoring Tool. What do you get when you combine a database full of eLearning content with a robust rapid eLearning authoring tool? Create Webinar-Based eLearning Courses.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, August 23, 2007 Kineos August Rapid e-Learning Newsletter If youve been following my blog for awhile, then you already know how I feel about the folks at Kineo. They provide some fabulous (free) resources to the e-Learning community and have just been nominated the "Best New Kids on the Block" by the Brighton and Hove Business Awards.

Do These Two Things to Create Effective E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Most e-learning courses have some sort of stated learning objective. Ideally, the course is designed to meet the objective. From my experience, many of the objectives in e-learning courses aren’t very actionable. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do. Not only are they really smart guys, but theyre also funny -- AND they like to share what they know with the rest us -- for the greater good of the e-Learning community. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Too Little Time to Develop E-learning? Go for Rapid Development!

CommLab India

A traditional online learning development project can take several months. Projects that require extensive simulations, or any end-to-end e-learning development for that matter, usually take time. From framing the right learning objectives to ensuring the course has a good look and feel (visual design), everything translates into more time and planning. When you have to get that e-learning course not in months, but weeks.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? Consider this part two of my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question for February: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)? Template by Tina Chen.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Welcome to Tom Kuhlman

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 08, 2007 Welcome to Tom Kuhlman Welcome to Tom Kuhlmann from Articulate, who adds The Rapid e-Learning Blog into the mix. Tom is the author of 5 Myths About Rapid e-Learning which made the rounds a while back. Posted by Cammy Bean at 10:53 AM Labels: rapid e-learning 2comments: Clive Shepherd said.

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Why Do E-Learning Courses Need a Company Brand?

Rapid eLearning

When I worked at this one place, we could only use a single PowerPoint slide for any presentation or anytime we created content in PowerPoint. This became an issue when we transitioned to one of the early rapid e-learning applications. Free E-Learning Resources.

Janhavi Padture – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Janhavi has spoken at various industry conferences (including AICC, ASTD, eLearning Guild) and local groups on topics pertaining to online learning. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: As part of our tenth anniversary celebrations, we proudly present ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’, a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. Learnnovators: What according to you is the future of e-learning?

3 Production Tips for E-learning Developers

Rapid eLearning

Many e-learning developers are usually on a small team. Here are three production tips and shortcuts from previous posts to help save time (and sanity) when building e-learning courses and online training. A Simple Way to Build E-learning Templates.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. Find answers to difficulties you may have regarding the implementation of corporate e-learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Designing for Articulate: A Newbie’s View

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Although I’ve been r eading Tom Kuhlman’s Rapid E-Learning Blog now for a couple of years, I’ve never actually designed (or for that matter, built) an Articulate course. I started off feeling a bit pegged in: “I have to design and write for a set of templates? That’s rapid. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

4 Simple E-Learning Project Management Tips

Rapid eLearning

When meeting with clients it’s important to understand and identify the learning objectives. And then from there, to craft a good learning plan. How will the learn it? Create a Service Level Agreement. Free E-Learning Resources. Want to learn more?

Free e-Learning books

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/14/2010 Free e-Learning books Since I am a great fun of open source software ( Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning , Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools for e-Learning ) and active member of online communities I created the following list with free e-Learning books. =>

Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 12/26/2010 Top 10 e-Learning Blog posts for 2010 Getting new ideas and tips concerning e-Learning is important to me. Based on my favorite e-Learning blogs I created the following list with my Top 10 e-Learning blog posts for 2010. wibiya widget Simple template.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice. social learning - experimentação.

Help! This Subject Matter Expert Needs to Build E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

It’s easier than ever to “build” e-learning. And because of this, subject matter experts build a lot of e-learning courses. Also, a lot of content in e-learning courses already exists in PDFs, websites, and other collateral. Good news!

Course Design Tip: Test the Learner’s Assumptions

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, we looked at how context helps frame the learning experience. It keeps us from just doing an information dump as we add clarity about our learners and the learning objectives. One way to establish context is by learning what the user already knows.

Help! My E-Learning Course is Boring.

Rapid eLearning

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. It’s unavoidable in the world of e-learning. Free E-Learning Resources.

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How Long Should My E-Learning Course Be?

Rapid eLearning

I’m often asked how long an elearning course should be. My quick response is that it should last long enough to meet your objectives. There are a few variables when it comes to determining how long an elearning course should be. The trend in online learning is small, digestible chunks. Some people call it YouTube learning. The modules are easier to update and modify; and they’re easier to move around to create custom learning solutions.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im getting emotional about e-Learning!

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Im getting emotional about e-Learning! Are you emotional about your e-Learning? When thinking about training SMEs to create decent e-Learning, we need be clear about what getting emotional means. I came across another good article by Clark Quinn , Making It Matter to the Learner: e-Motional e-Learning from 2006.

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4 Ways to Move Past Click and Read E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

It’s easy to make a list of things one needs to know and create courses focused on that information. Most e-learning is designed to present information through a series of screens. Here are 4 ways to move past information sharing and create courses that present a deeper level of learning and understanding. Present Clear Learning Objectives. What is the expected outcome of the learning? Learn to build meaningful objectives.

Four Ways Your Learners Can Help Build Better Online Training

Rapid eLearning

The client has all sorts of content and it’s your job to figure out what content is appropriate to meet the learning objectives. However, you also have to craft a learning experience that is effective. Share the content and objectives and then get their feedback. And you’ll learn things that aren’t addressed by the content. The new hires had to learn how to operate some large and complex machines. This made it hard for them to learn.

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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. When I first pick up a video camera, I don’t expect to create Hollywood movies. 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. Guide to e-Learning.

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