When to Use Rapid eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

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. That is what it’s like to use a rapid authoring tool to create an eLearning course. But while Rapid eLearning is, by nature, easy to use, that does not mean you always should use it.

Top 25 Rapid eLearning Blog Posts

Upside Learning

I have been involved with Rapid eLearning Projects at Upside and also creation of our own Rapid Authoring Framework that sits in our LMS (UpsideLMS). Naturally I do a lot of sifting around Rapid eLearning. These posts cover varied topics around rapid eLearning including authoring tools, effective techniques, and decision considerations. And there are also some posts which may influence your decision to use rapid development approach.

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Top E-learning Authoring Tools to Create Interactive Training Courses – Rapid E-Learning for Effective Training

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Today, elearning authoring tools are playing a significant role in the development of training courseware. With the continuous evolution of the training and development industry, the scope of using rapid authoring tools is also increasing. With evolving learning needs, it is crucial to repurpose the training content and update learners with the latest information. Several organizations consider the utilization of authoring tools as a required industry standard.

3 Rapid E-learning Myths Busted

CommLab India

Rapid e-learning – an online course development methodology perfectly suited to the technology-enabled learning needs of companies in the 21 st century. Today, it is possible to develop a 60-minute e-learning course in about 3 weeks, using this methodology. The cornerstone of online course development methodology is rapid authoring software such as Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and Lectora Inspire.

5 Recommended Rapid E-learning Authoring Tools for Amazing Animations

CommLab India

Instead of attending lengthy workshops, animations were used as a teaching tool. But, the introduction of rapid e-learning tools has brought good news to e-learning developers working under tight project completion deadlines. Those of you, who love to sprinkle effective animations in your e-learning courses, check out the following rapid e-learning tools. Learning Technology Rapid elearning tools

5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive

Rapid eLearning

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. It’s easy enough to take any of these types of interactions and incorporate them into an interactive, decision-making elearning course that allows the learner to explore, pull in content, and make decisions.

The Truth About Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Rapid elearning tools generally fall into one of two groups: freeform and form-based authoring. You start with a blank slide and then build your structure and interactivity. And the other type of tool is form-based where the application has a pre-designed structure and the developer only needs to add content like text, narration, and multimedia. Most rapid elearning courses use a combination of form-based modules and PowerPoint.

5 Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

A manager I know works for a multibillion dollar company that has its own elearning group. However, when she needs to train her staff of about 200, she has no access to the elearning group’s resources. Without rapid elearning tools, she’d be hard pressed to offer her team the benefits of online learning. However, with rapid elearning tools she’s gone from no elearning to dozens of quick hit elearning courses.

Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

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. I can’t cover everything in a single post, so I am going to share five of the features I use most when creating elearning content with PowerPoint 2010. Of course, if you don’t have PowerPoint 2010, you can use this free tool to copy animations.

Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

They include tips on creating custom graphics, assembly of interactive elearning, and getting more out PowerPoint’s features. Tips on Creating Rapid E-Learning Courses in PowerPoint. Building an elearning course with PowerPoint is not the same as building a presentation. This list of posts offers some good tips on building your rapid elearning courses in PowerPoint. How I Built that E-Learning Scenario.

Over 40 Rapid E-Learning Posts with Free PowerPoint Templates & E-Learning Assets

Rapid eLearning

This makes sense because it’s the most popular elearning tool out there. It’s easy to learn. And once you understand how to use it to build rapid elearning courses , the sky’s the limit. Be sure to take advantage of the free templates & assets in the elearning community , too. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. Here’s How I Built That PowerPoint E-Learning Template. PowerPoint is hot.

E-Learning Interaction Building Tools Comparison

Raptivity

An eLearning course looks incomplete without interactions. Interactions help in making the course engaging and collaborative. They foster active learning through a meaningful interchange between the course and learners. We are excited to bring out the first ever Interaction Building Tools Comparison. We compiled this comparison after getting inputs from several Instructional Designers and eLearning course developers.

3 Ways to Define Interactive Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

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. Anything that’s not interactive is just a “boring click-and-read course.” On the other hand, there are a lot of people who equate interactivity with nonsensical games. So to them, any interactivity is just extra time and expense. All E-learning Projects Are Not Equal.

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Here’s what I find typical of people who do rapid elearning. So they buy an authoring tool and quickly convert the content. The more courses they create, the more they realize they need to craft better learning experiences. So the focus shifts towards creating interactive and engaging courses for the learners. I call this the rapid elearning story because it’s a story many people relate to. Couple this with learning how to use the software.

8 Top Tips For Using Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools For eLearning Gamification

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Rapid eLearning authoring tools help reduce the time and expense of your eLearning course development. However, they can also give you the power to create engaging gamified eLearning courses for a fraction of the cost. In this article, I’ll share 8 top tips for using rapid eLearning authoring tools for eLearning gamification. How To Use Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools For eLearning Gamification.

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."

eLearning Authoring Tool Comparison

Association eLearning

There are lots of eLearning authoring tools out there. Here’s a quick look at the most popular eLearning authoring tool types. eLearning Authoring Tool: PowerPoint. Many eLearning authoring tools use PowerPoint directly or are based on it. By themselves, however, PowerPoint files don’t use any eLearning standards like SCORM or xAPI. It’s also very limited in terms of the kinds of interactivity you can make.

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? Is it really the SMEs using the tools? Have the e-Learning vendor create the first few custom programs.

A Simple Roadmap to Better Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I get a lot of questions about how to get started with building e-learning courses. I’m also a big advocate of participating in your learning community to build relationships and improve your skills. However, in today’s post I want to introduce a simple framework to help develop your elearning skills. Let’s start with what I like to call the “Rapid E-Learning Story.”. We Need More Interactivity. Interact with others and read some books.

How to Add Scenarios to Your Rapid E-Learning Courses.Rapidly! - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. How to Add Scenarios to Your Rapid E-Learning Courses…Rapidly! Tired of delivering boring, click-and-read elearning courses? In it, I show you how to quickly create two types of branched scenarios with PowerPoint for use in your rapid elearning courses. The secret for getting past the click-and-read type of elearning is to figure out how the course content is relevant to the learner. Rapidly! -

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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Consider Rapid E-learning to Custom Online Training Module in Minimum Time

CommLab India

Rapid e-learning can come to your rescue. This blog will discuss the benefits of rapid e-learning development. What is rapid e-learning? The term rapid e-learning originated in 2004, from a report by Bersin and Associates. Generally, the term “rapid eLearning” refers to two things. Rapid e-learning jumpstarts with prototypes in a few days. eLearning Design Custom eLearning

Are You Getting the Most Value Out of Your Rapid E-Learning Tools?

Rapid eLearning

PowerPoint’s designed as a presentation tool. While the application is versatile and great for elearning, many people still struggle to get past the PowerPoint look because the features are designed to encourage the use of the templates. The key is to learn to see the features from a different perspective. They’re Just Tools That Build Multimedia. Vendors design tools with features. But when you want to build “regular” elearning, then you use something else.

Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions?

Rapid eLearning

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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Creating eLearning interactions gets more Flexible

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

Rapid eLearning

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. Some people build courses, some create marketing material, and some use the rapid elearning software to create multimedia information. One of the sessions I did in Atlanta was on how to get the graphics you need for your rapid elearning courses.

Rapid eLearning Tools - New Debate

Tony Karrer

I wasn't able to go to the panel session at eLearningGuild, but there are a couple interesting posts on it and some debate around the purpose of these tools. Clive Shepherd tells us - Rapid e-learning is swimming in too small a pond His main point is that Rapid eLearning Tools should be aiming at the SMEs, but according to Clive, at the panel session, the vendors claimed they weren't really aimed there.

Answers to Frequently Asked Rapid E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

Many of the blog’s subscribers are new to elearning. And you really hurt your elearning course it if looks great but sounds bad. There are a few common issues when working with rapid elearning tools. Typically, with a form-based tool, you have limited customizations outside of changing the template colors and fonts. Related links: Inspiring Designs to Keep Your E-Learning Courses Looking Fresh.

Using Robust E Learning Tools for Effective Content Design & Development

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There is no denying the fact that the deployment of modern e learning tools plays a crucial role in the effective design and development of training content. With the shifting focus towards delivering technology-aided learning, organizations are utilizing robust authoring tools to mitigate overall training cost, time, and effort. Lectora authoring tool also integrates with other softwares to successfully edit and import images as well as videos.

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Top 9 e-Learning Predictions for 2014

Learnnovators

2013 was an exciting year for e-Learning professionals with many discussions around learning paradigms and technologies. We started the year with our own forecasts through ‘ Top 11 Disruptive e-Learning Technologies ’, many of which, when we look back, turned out to be accurate. The year saw many interesting developments directly impacting e-learning in areas like: Courseware Authoring Tools. LMSs, LCMSs, and Learning Management Platforms.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. You could create any animation or visual using this powerful tool. As of 2014, over 48% of the companies use rapid authoring tools. Today, I will walk you through the features of three widely-used rapid authoring tools which will help you with deciding the right tool depending on your business requirements: Articulate Storyline.

3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What

CommLab India

Do you know which authoring tool is the best option for your training requirement? 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.

Rapid eLearning Through Software Simulations And Screencasts

Upside Learning

Previously when I discussed freeform and template-based rapid content authoring tools, I kept software simulation tools aside. The main reason was that such simulation tools are not always used for developing just any type of learning but focused on training content creation for a specific software application or system. The software simulation in turn, can be divided into screen capturing tools and interactive simulation development tools.

Raptivity Presenting on M-Learning at eLearning Africa 2012 in Benin

Raptivity

Raptivity, the award-winning software for creating rapid e-Learning interactivities is speaking at eLearning Africa conference in Benin. Manager – Business Development of Harbinger Knowledge Products will be presenting on the topic “Interactivity Paradigm shifts to Mobile Learning” [.]. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr.

Training: Adobe Captivate & Interactive eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Adobe Captivate & Interactive eLearning Date and time: Thursday, 6th June, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Interactions add life to eLearning courses by making it engaging for the learners. It helps learners actively participate in the course and hence improves learning and retention. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I.

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.

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. Initially, I only used it to storyboard my course content and interactions in PowerPoint. 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. 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?

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.

TOM KUHLMANN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT TOM KUHLMANN (Vice President, Articulate Community): Tom Kuhlmann is the Vice President of the Articulate Community, which he has been running for the past six years, with a focus on building a committed group of rapid e-learning developers. He also hosts The Rapid E-Learning Blog where he provides practical insights and hands-on tips to develop great e-learning courses. Learnnovators: What according to you is the future of e-learning?