Does Your Authoring Tool Offer Quality Templates And Stock Assets To Get You Started?

eLearning Industry

It is very important for an authoring tool to get you started as soon as possible. Two great ways to do this are templates and stock photos. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

Rapid eLearning

The other day this guy asked me how to develop color schemes for his rapid elearning courses. I shared some of the tools that I use for color schemes in previous posts like this one on creating your own rapid elearning PowerPoint template. As I was searching previous posts to answer his question, I ran into a lot of the tools and sites that I’ve recommended in previous blog posts. Voice123 and Voices.com : find narrators for your elearning courses.

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How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

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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. I call this the rapid elearning story because it’s a story many people relate to. It’s also a great framework for learning to build courses. I shared more detail in the post on building a roadmap to better rapid elearning.

7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

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To keep things organized, create a consistent process by which you manage your folders and elearning assets. This happens to me when I’m working with high resolution stock images. You don’t really need the highest resolution for your elearning courses. It’s always easy to remember what you’re doing when the elearning project is current. And they don’t show up when you publish with the rapid elearning tools.

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.

6 Tips To Cut Online Training Costs With A Rapid eLearning Authoring Tool

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There are multiple rapid eLearning authoring tools on the market that allow you to develop online training courses in a fraction of the time. They are so easy to use that even eLearning developers with no prior design experience can create memorable and engaging online training materials. But while they do assure eLearning developers of a quick turnaround, can they really save you money in the long run? Start With An eLearning Storyboard.

The New & Improved Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Ten years ago, the e-learning industry was still mostly Flash-based. That meant organizations either had to buy e-learning courses, have them custom-built, or hire a Flash programmer to build them. That all changed when the PowerPoint-to-Flash tools like Articulate Studio , emerged. It democratized the world of online training because it put e-learning into the hands of anyone who wanted to build a course. Thus, the term, rapid e-learning.

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E-Learning Tidbits: Free Stock Photos & Award Winners

Rapid eLearning

The summer’s gone, kids are starting school, and it’s back to building some elearning courses. More Free Stock Photos. I just noticed that one of my favorite free stock photo sites, StartUp Stock Photos , released a bunch more photos. I like their photos because they can be used in a lot of elearning contexts. Download the free stock photos here. It’s a great way to learn and get ideas. Elearning Laboratory.

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Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/24/2010 Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning As an e-Learning developer I had to invest a lot of time to find images for my e-Learning projects. As a result, I had to do a research and find the best FREE stock photo sites. Stock images are in the public domain.

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The Best eLearning Tools You Need Now

LearnUpon

An eLearning professional is only as good as their best eLearning tools. While a learning management system is one of the most important eLearning tools you need to have, there are many nifty online apps, programs and systems designed to make your eLearning experience simpler. Best eLearning tools for productivity. Trello is a project management tool that is easy to use, making getting organized a breeze.

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. 7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy. They commission the elearning courses, pay the bills, and are the ultimate authority for their elearning projects. On the other hand, a demanding customer can negatively impact the elearning course by making demands that don’t fit sound instructional design. This is common on elearning projects. Now I understand how to use this tool effectively!

Post 1: 7 characters techniques to liven up your eLearning

Adobe Captivate

Guest Blog by: Bryan Jones, author of the Assets eLearning Blog and President of eLearningArt.com, a stock photo site for the eLearning industry. Adobe Presenter eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Actors Adobe Captivate 6 Adobe eLearning Suite 6 Adobe Presenter 8 Characters Design Ease of use eLearning rapid elearning User Interface

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Use Avatar Characters to Guide your Learners

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Guest Blog by: Bryan Jones, author of the Assets eLearning Blog and President of eLearningArt.com, a stock photo site for the eLearning industry. Introduction to Using Avatars In my last post, I introduced the idea that characters can be used in a number of ways in your eLearning course. Adobe Presenter eLearning Suite How do I.

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eLearning Brothers and Lodestone Create a New Concept in eLearning Training

eLearning Brothers

(SLC, UT, January 21, 2014) eLearning Brothers and Lodestone have partnered to provide a new twist in eLearning training. For the first time, eLearning developers can receive software training and over 20,000 eLearning assets in one offering at the same price as training alone. The courses incorporate eLearning templates for hands-on learning and practice. eLearning Template Library. ” 9 City eLearning Road Tour.

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. It’s just a matter of looking at the tools from a different perspective. 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.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 10/31/2010 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning I received several emails, message on Twitter, and InMails on LinkedIn concerning the Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning and the Free Stock Photos Sites for e-Learning posts.

Elearning applications

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/02/2011 Top 10 Open Source e-Learning Projects to Watch for 2011 2011 is the e-Learning year! However, nowadays small and medium size organizations struggle to adopt an expensive e-Learning solution. elearning tecnología-educativa software

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. In many cases, there can be significant work to design that kind of learning experience.

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Help For the One Person Instructional Design Team

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2012 is almost over and now is the perfect time to gear up for next year’s eLearning projects. You probably already have some great ideas for next year’s learning initiatives, but it can be pretty hard to execute on all those ideas alone. And if you are just getting started with eLearning, you’re in for even more of a challenge. If you see a cool tool or product that might work well at your organization, chances are it’s well beyond your budget.

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make

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Migrating from a traditional learning environment to an eLearning environment is not always smooth. Despite best intentions, several eLearning developers make these common 5 mistakes. In this article, we examine each and determine how to avoid them early in the eLearning process. eLearning has advanced plenty in these past few years. Despite the time-tested and proven methods of eLearning design and development, most of our peers still repeat the same mistakes.

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/16/2011 Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning Open source software can be used as we wish, without long-term commitments and with a community of professionals that extend and support them. As a eLearning consultant I would prefer to use a human narration professional.

Adobe Captivate (2017 Release) : Smart, Fast & Incredibly Flexible

Adobe Captivate

The latest update to Adobe Captivate , Adobe’s industry leading eLearning authoring tool is packed with solid enhancements that will make virtually any eLearning developer smile, and the team at Adobe brings home another marvel – incredible levels of intuition and automation when it comes to creating fully responsive content for mobile devices. You can also now use the device specific preview menu to rapidly sample the appearance across a wide range of devices.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary PR 2.0: Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Browse eLearning Content

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

Rapid eLearning

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? In 2007, most of the options for creating interactive elearning required Flash. If you wanted to build courses, you were required to either learn Flash or hire a Flash programmer.

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Top PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

You can create presentations, rapid elearning courses, illustrations, videos, mobile learning and even books for publishing. And of course a lot of the negativity surrounding PowerPoint comes not from the tool, but instead from sitting through tedious PowerPoint-driven lectures and presentations. The videos you create can be combined with your other elearning development. Bonus tip: Use PowerPoint to Create Interactive E-Learning Courses.

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Post Views Comments Bookmarks eLearningTechnology 18,308 247 What is eLearning 2.0? 6,890 16 152 Rapid eLearning Tools 4,337 11 35 First Time Visitor Guide 2,345 17 67 LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers 1,988 6 40 eLearning Trends 1,820 9 24 Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) 1,724 2 11 Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 and eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides 1,368 1 22 eLearning 1.0

Cues that You Need an Image Instead of Text

Integrated Learnings

We know that meaningful images provide a memorable and efficient way to learn information. Yet, in the tradition of building bulleted lists in PowerPoint, text dominates many eLearning courses. If I've written out a step-by-step process in an eLearning course, I try to replace it with a diagram. While there are many ways to include a story in eLearning , a slide full of text is probably the dullest option. Integrated Learning Services, Inc. By Shelley A. Gable.

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7 Ways to Create Characters for Your Online Training Courses

Rapid eLearning

For the most part these characters can be created in PowerPoint so you don’t need other tools. Create Custom Characters for Your E-Learning Scenarios. Create Characters by Pulling Them Out of Stock Images. You can find a lot of stock images for free. Sketching doesn’t need to be perfect and the organic nature of it provides a novel contrast to what we usually see in our elearning courses. Two rapid elearning workshops.

8 Tips To Customize Curated Content For eLearning

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In this article, I’ll share 8 tips to customize curated content for eLearning. How To Customize Curated Content For eLearning. The curated content that you’ve chosen for your next eLearning course may be geared toward your target audience but it still falls into the “one-size-fits-all” category. The original content creator wasn’t aware of your learning objectives or desired outcomes, nor the individual needs of your online learners.

Check Your Spelling & Grammar with the free Microsoft Editor Browser Extension

Rapid eLearning

If you do your course editing in your e-learning authoring tool like Rise 360 , then Microsoft Editor is a tool that comes in handy. There are a few good grammar and spell checker tools out there. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Articulate Roadshow: Learn more and register here. Free E-Learning Resources.

ELearning is Dead, Dormant or in Denial

Wonderful Brain

It’s no secret that coming from leadership positions in public and corporate education I am very critical of substandard learning; ‘e’ or otherwise. So I ask, where have the learning leaders in major corporations gone? mlearning) most companies have neither the will nor the belief that any of these technologies and approaches to reinventing learning have much value. constructed using the democratic tools of design.

How to Create Captions for Live Presentations

Rapid eLearning

Here are a couple of options to have transcriptions of your live presentations using tools you already have. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Articulate Roadshow: Learn more and register here. Articulate Roadshow: Learn more and register here. Free E-Learning Resources. Want to learn more?

Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners

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News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 1/10/2011 Top 5 e-Learning books for beginners The most of you already know that I am a great fun of open source software and free e-Learning resources: 14 Free and Open Source Authoring Tools 8 Free and Open Source Web Conferencing Tools 31 Free e-Learning Books However, sometimes it worth to spend money especially if you are a beginner.

Top 10 Cost-Saving Tips from the Latest eLearning Guild Report

Trivantis

The eLearning Guild recently released a great eBook full of helpful cost-saving tips for e-Learning development called <em>The eLearning Guild’s 75 Tips to Reduce eLearning Costs. </em>The </li> <li><strong>Let learners create learning content</strong> One respondent of the report explained how his sales team creates simple videos for other sales people, which they enjoy and find very effective.</li>

The Evolution of an Interactive Scenario

Rapid eLearning

Here’s some content that spans the past decade or so of rapid e-learning. It really shows off the power of Storyline and why it’s so well received as a preferred authoring tool. When we launched the Rise 360 , I wrote about the new approach to rapid e-learning. I played around with how to convert the PowerPoint scenario into Rise 360, a completely different type of tool. Upcoming E-Learning Events.