When to Use Rapid eLearning

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The term “Rapid e-Learning” is fairly self-explanatory: Rapid eLearning is creating an eLearning course quickly and effectively , often with the aid of authoring tools that do the programming work for you. What Rapid eLearning is NOT.

5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive

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When building rapid elearning with PowerPoint it can be a challenge to get away from linear courses. The good thing is that PowerPoint isn’t limited to linear elearning. Building interactive elearning is just a matter of learning a few techniques.

The Truth About Rapid E-Learning

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Rapid elearning tools generally fall into one of two groups: freeform and form-based authoring. Most rapid elearning courses use a combination of form-based modules and PowerPoint. Here’s what’s true about PowerPoint and rapid elearning.

5 Free Online Image Editors for Rapid E-Learning

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A challenge with free software is that sometimes your organization isn’t comfortable with you downloading and installing applications that aren’t approved. I like some of the pencil drawing effects and it can output to Flickr and Picasa. They also offer Splashup Light for download.

Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning

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Starting with PowerPoint 2007, there are many features that make the rapid elearning process much more efficient. I detailed some of those features in this post on why PowerPoint 2007 helps you build better elearning. PowerPoint lets me add all sorts of cool effects and shadows.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

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Here’s what I find typical of people who do rapid elearning. The more courses they create, the more they realize they need to craft better learning experiences. I call this the rapid elearning story because it’s a story many people relate to. Rapid Authoring.

7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

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It’s always so much fun getting to meet the blog readers and learning more about what people do in the real world. Two things always stand out during these trips: There is no one way to do elearning. If you’re building rapid elearning courses, then most likely you’re using PowerPoint.

3 Ways to Define Interactive Rapid E-Learning

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There’s a lot of debate about interactivity in elearning. You have some people who think elearning is not valid unless it has a high level of interactivity. It was easy to mask poor instructional design with cool effects and animations. All E-learning Projects Are Not Equal.

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.

4 Reasons Articulate Storyline is the Preferred Choice for Rapid E-Learning Outsourcing

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Is your organization looking to convert legacy courses into effective online trainings? Do you need extensive customization, quick results, courses that reflect your branding, and shorter turnaround times in e-learning course development?

Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials

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A few weeks ago I offered some advice on how to become an elearning pro without spending a dime. So there are plenty of opportunities to learn and it doesn’t cost you anything more than your time. Practice doing what you learn. Create a film strip effect. Rapid E-Learning.

Your Favorite Rapid E-Learning Posts of 2010

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A Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course. Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials. Do You Really Need Instructions on How to Use an E-Learning Course? Why E-Learning is So Effective.

M-Learning 101: I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go

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The challenge for many people is figuring out what mobile learning is and what they can do to get started. The cool thing is that while you’re still figuring things out, it’s easy enough to stick your toes into the m-learning pool. You Already Have a Great Mobile Learning Tool.

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The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. They’re not really designed for elearning courses. This means that you’ll have to create your own templates that work better with the rapid elearning software. Take a look at the image that inspired it and then click the demo link to see my template applied to an elearning course. I usually make four screens for my elearning courses.

Leverage Enhanced Lectora 17 Features for Rapid eLearning Development

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As learning and training head toward mobile devices, Lectora Inspire has set her direction and transformed fast as a rapid authoring software that can create mobile-friendly courses. This post is an attempt to look at them and how they add value to the online course rapid development.

E-Learning Example: Leadership Training Template

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We all like to see good e-learning examples. That’s one reason I really enjoy the e-learning challenges. I think often our e-learning courses look too formal or corporatey (if that’s a word). Upcoming E-Learning Events.

A Simple Way to Work with Subject Matter Experts

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Subject matter experts often play a key role in the development of your e-learning courses. We’ve covered this quite a bit in previous posts and in a free e-book available to you through the e-learning community. Rapid E-Learning Blog Resources.

Learn How to Build Effective E-Learning with this Free E-Book

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I’m not sure you noticed but we just updated the Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. The first edition of the free e-book was released in 2007, and as you can imagine a lot has changed in our industry. How Has E-Learning Changed?

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Build Effective Courses That Put the Learners in Charge

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It presented foundational ideas on how to build engaging e-learning courses and then focused on tips that help make the courses more learner-centric. And in this part, we’ll look at how to make it effective. Effective Courses Creating Relevant Context.

How to Make Animated Gifs from Video

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I’m not going to do an exhaustive overview, so I recommend downloading the app and playing with it a bit. And if the file is too large, it’ll take too long to download and ruin the effect and experience. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Want to learn more?

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How to Create Custom Layouts for Interactive Scenarios

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Obviously content is king and critical to building a branched scenario that is both engaging and effective. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

Why E-Learning is So Effective

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E-learning is hot. Also, unlike a one time classroom session, the elearning course is available for others. This includes the static elearning course as well as any ongoing conversations in networked communities. E-learning Supports the Organization’s Goals.

Build Effective E-Learning Courses Using These Simple Tips

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In December, LINGOs announced the first global giveback campaign , which paired elearning developers with humanitarian organizations that needed some elearning courses produced. Here are a few things we did: The course was built in a PowerPoint-based rapid elearning tool.

Are You Asking These Questions to Build Effective E-Learning?

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How we view effective elearning is somewhat subjective. For some it requires that all elearning center on performance. If it’s not, then how can it be effective? However, many elearning courses are less “learning” and more marketing.

Ignore This Post If You Don’t Care About Effective Learning

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At a recent conference, I was talking to someone about rapid elearning strategies and how to best use the tools they had. My approach is to start with a rapid elearning tool and the build from there. How often do you get reinforcement after taking an elearning course?

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. Download it to gain insights on each of these trends.

5 Free PowerPoint E-Learning Templates

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If you build rapid elearning courses, they can save time. And if you’re challenged for ideas or graphic design skills they also help bring a consistent and clean look to your rapid elearning courses so that you avoid the Frankencourse. Got a favorite elearning tool?

More Than 30 PowerPoint Tips from the PowerPoint Pros!

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A lot of rapid elearning hinges on PowerPoint. To help you learn more about PowerPoint I pulled together a solid list of PowerPoint resources. From The Rapid E-Learning Blog. 5 PowerPoint tips essential for effective rapid elearning.

How to Build an E-Learning Template in 30 Seconds

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This post on how to build an elearning template offers some good tips on where to look. I noted those areas that I could incorporate into an elearning course template. In the following image, you can see my mocked up screen and one way I could use it for an elearning course.

45 Free Stock Images for Your E-Learning Courses

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It works well in an elearning context. You can download the free template it here. Unfortunately, while it’s great to get a boatload of free stock images, many of them are mostly decorative and hard to use for elearning courses. Download Free Stock Images.

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Are You Qualified to Build E-Learning Courses?

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In a recent post I made this comment about rapid elearning tools: Rapid elearning played a role in the evolution of elearning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course.

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Does Your Client Need to Know You’re Using PowerPoint?

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But there’s a difference between elearning courses and slide presentations. However, it never fails that once someone knows you’re using PowerPoint to build the rapid elearning course, they apply the same rules to your elearning course that they’d apply to presentations.

Over 800 E-Learning Examples To Inspire Your Course Design

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One of the best ways to learn is by looking at the work others have done. How to Learn by Looking at E-Learning Examples. The challenge was to create an interactive slider for elearning. Click here to view the elearning example. E-Learning Examples Galore.

3 Simple Ways to Find the Resources You Need to Build E-Learning Courses

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Rapid elearning design is made up of three core functions: rapid authoring, rapid assets, and rapid instructional design. In the visual design activity , you learn how to determine what screen elements to use; but you don’t learn how to create those elements.

An Expert View on Responsive Design for E-Learning

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Last week I was at the Learning Solutions conference in Orlando and ran into my mentor and elearning pioneer, Dr. Werner Oppelbaumer. We chatted about trends in elearning and mobile training. And it’s very important that they learn and that the training we build is effective.