How to Give a Better Design Briefing to Your E-learning Vendor

Learnnovators

This isn’t about getting to know a vendor’s capabilities in general. This is for when you’ve got a training problem or requirement on your hands and you’re about to speak to training vendors. Really, the same dynamic should apply when speaking to a training vendor.

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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!

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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 Content Authoring Tool Template Comparison- Oranges to Oranges

eLearning 24-7

Here is a template you can use when comparing rapid content authoring tools, and identifying which one will best serve your needs. There are numerous categories, and under each category, I have provided either questions to ask your potential vendor OR examples that can be entered. Rapid E-Learning Content Authoring Tool Template. E-Learning 24/7.

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

CommLab India

Do you need extensive customization, quick results, courses that reflect your branding, and shorter turnaround times in e-learning course development? Here are four concrete reasons to ask your e-learning outsourcing partner to develop courses using Articulate Storyline. Building multiple interactive elements is the key to learner engagement in online learning. As a learning expert, you know how strenuous it is to develop branching scenarios in PowerPoint.

Rapid Content Authoring Tools 2010 – Innovators, Winners and Updated Trends

eLearning 24-7

2010 E-Learning 24/7 Awards (No official icon logo handed out to winners, rather just a “WHOO-HOO&# – uh, you can make that sound to yourself.thank you). Rapid Intake: Unison. Sure, other vendors will say you can do that too, but you have to open each object file to get it. iPod, mobile phones, YouTube, message boards, e-mail. Clever and logical features, especially when it comes to emerging technology with e-learning.

Rapid downloads for free rapid e-learning e-book

Clive on Learning

I'm enjoying Tom Kuhlman's new Rapid e-Learning Blog. Considering it's a sort-of-corporate-blog for Articulate, it's really well done - nicely presented, written with great enthusiasm and comes with a really useful free gift, The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid e-Learning Pro. Tom makes quite clear his audience is 'e-learning professionals', a focus which continues to puzzle me.

A Simple Way to Get the Most Out of Your E-Learning Tools

Rapid eLearning

E-Learning Tools from a Different Perspective. Here’s the deal, e-learning vendors make products and those products have a purpose. I always tell people to look at the e-learning applications as a means to create multimedia content and not just to create e-learning courses. Here are few tips to help you get there: Learn to use the tools. Find ideas outside of e-learning. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

User Friendly or Hype?

eLearning 24-7

The number one reason people leave their current system or purchase a different e-learning product? Authoring tools whose interface either looks like to was written in 1997 (thus outdated) or is so confusing, that the premise of rapid, just is not possible. If I am a potential customer, I would expect nothing less to come out of the vendor’s mouth on their product and user friendliness. Learning Management Systems, LCMS, Learning Portals.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. However there are vendors who sell their API solution wrapped in a piece of software. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API.

Product Review: MyUdutu, Udutu Teach, Udutu Learn

eLearning 24-7

Company : Udutu Price : Free for MyUdutu, Udutu Learn, Udutu Teach. MyUdutu is the authoring tool that is free, with typical rapid e-learning authoring components but with a unique twist – after completing the course you can either publish live, publish to your LMS – zipped file via a SCORM wrapper or publish to Facebook. This is not an elite solution, but not a lot of rapid e-learning authoring tools are, however it offers simulations which is a nice benefit.

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LMS True or False

eLearning 24-7

The Big Dog Learning Management Systems are the best in the market – FALSE. My Learning Management System features learning paths, group employees by department/unit/division, add/delete employees, etc. However, something not all vendors offer -AND THEY SHOULD – deleting the employee and their info., LMS/LCMS vendors who offer multiple systems/flavors of the systems are targeting certain company size (employee wise). E-Learning 24/7.

Product Review: Mindflash.com

eLearning 24-7

What I found was a solution that is a rapid e-learning authoring tool that offers easy to use functions as uploading learners and basic tracking results. The program had three areas of real concern to me, okay – really bothered me and from an e-learning perspective it is just hard to figure out why they would want to do this. You can upload the photo of the person (listed as trainer) for the course, which end users will see, their name and e-mail address.

SCORM Cloud

eLearning 24-7

SCORM Cloud is a product that has the possibility to be a game changer in the e-learning industry. What it is though, is something that will rock your foundation and can turn the LMS world standing on their head, because now you can become your own learning SCORM compliant system. No matter where you are, no matter what you are – portal, learning community, LMS/LCMS (open source), group, web page with links, API integrated solution, etc. Learning Community.

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HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Every month, I will providing an emerging technology that I believe will be a game changer in the e-learning industry. I call it ELGC (E-learning game changer). Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv Works in the Ipad Tablet and will work in other manufacture tablets, smartphones too – M-Learning to the next level. E-Learning 24/7.

HTML5 – Let the Games Begin!

eLearning 24-7

Every month, I will providing an emerging technology that I believe will be a game changer in the e-learning industry. I call it ELGC (E-learning game changer). Improves video and audio quality – extensively – thus your Social Learning/Social Media experience has just increased infinitely; Vivemo, Blip.tv Works in the Ipad Tablet and will work in other manufacture tablets, smartphones too – M-Learning to the next level. E-Learning 24/7.

WBT – What is Happening?

eLearning 24-7

The real value of e-learning and specifically WBT has somehow become entangled into this morphed methodology of creating asynchronous courses (WBT that is fully self-contained – everything is in it), following an ILT (instructor led training) approach. Premise of E-Learning – WBT (Web Based Training) Courses. Why E-Learning over ILT (Instructor Led Training). Learning styles can be achieved – all learning styles.

Out with the old LMS in with the new: Part I

eLearning 24-7

If you have neither and are stuck in a contract that lasts more than 1 year, contact your vendor – your sales person to be exact and let them know that you want to leave your contract at the end of the year for that contract (i.e. You can easily move it into the other LMS, by simply re-packaging it with its wrapper - via your rapid e-learning tool solution. E-Learning 24/7.

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The Revolution is Coming: Consumer Tablets and E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning and all forms within are normally taken via your desktop computer and either hitting your company’s server with your browser or going to a hosted LMS vendor’s solution. If you wanted to work on creating content, for many people, the route would be and still is creating courses via a desktop based rapid e-learning authoring tool, or via your LMS/LCMS vendor’s tool (hosted or not) or via Dreamweaver or some other type of solution.

7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review]

mLearning Revolution

While most Rapid e-Learning vendors focus mostly on improving features that help Instructional Designers (IDs) create eLearning, Articulate also focuses on improving the Learner’s experience when taking a course. As someone who focuses on mobile learning design for clients, I appreciate the work Articulate is doing around enabling Studio ’13 customers to publish beyond Flash. eLearning Articulate review Studio 13

E-learning Outsourcing: 4 Criteria for Decision-making

CommLab India

Is your organization struggling to decide whether to develop e-learning courses in-house or outsource them? To create e-learning courses, you need to understand the phases of analysis, design & development, implementation and evaluation. For e-learning development, you need the skill-sets of: subject matter expertise, instructional design, graphic design, content development, project management, testing, and quality assurance.

Four Reasons to Outsource Your E-learning

CommLab India

However, with new business outlets come new employees who must learn about its existing customers and transactional processes. They must also learn/know what items the outlet sells and about the latest food products. They have a very strong in-house e-learning design team but lack the expertise to develop such large-scale courseware. Outsource e-learning development. An eLearning vendor works with numerous clients at a time.

Less Time? Less Money? Think ELearning Authoring Tools

CommLab India

In this case, it is e-learning or online training. Online courses can be created quickly with the help of rapid authoring tools. What are rapid authoring tools? Rapid authoring tools are software packages that provide a skeletal structure that enable you to jump start creating an online course. All these form the raw material for developing your e-learning course. Investing in authoring tools or outsourcing to an e-learning vendor costs money.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. The road ahead : I am presently developing detailed role descriptions, community guidelines, role assessment tools, and the identification of appropriate learning products and offerings. Can You Learn from a Recording? Budgeting for Learning 2.0:

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, June 08, 2007 Instructional Designers Tools Theres been a good conversation going on over at Christy Tuckers Experiencing E-Learning blog about instructional design. I think my dinosaur status as an instructional designer stems from the fact that Ive always worked for e-Learning vendors where the programming, graphics, and ID are distinct, separate job roles.

Rapid Authoring Tools: A Boon for E-learning

CommLab India

Rapid Authoring Tools are used to create courses from scratch. E-learning professionals use these rapid authoring tools to create impressive and interactive courses. The word ‘rapid’ suggests the development of e-learning course can be quickly done using these tools. When it comes to designing e-learning courses, ‘time’ is one of the main factors to consider. And, that’s how the entire process of e-learning development gets quicker.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 01, 2007 e-Learning Content & Version Control Earlier this week, Janet Clarey wrote about the " Preservation of e-Learning Content." She raised the question about e-Learning content and how well companies keep track of content updates. Can you prove when and how your e-Learning content has changed?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: ADDIE: Its a Process

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tom says, (By instructional design, I mean a design model that typically prescribes elements such as learning objectives, presentation of information, practice with feedback, and evaluation that ties back to the objectives. Theres nothing in ADDIE about learning objects or the presentation of information. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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