Your Go-to Guide for Successfully Implementing Rapid E-learning Design

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Instructional designers can be on the top of the rapid eLearning game. This video blog gives you information on a useful eBook on rapid eLearning. eLearning Design Rapid eLearning

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Rapid E-Learning’s Best of 2014

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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. Why Building Interactive E-Learning is a Two-step Process. Tips & Tricks to Becoming an E-Learning Pro. Here’s a Free E-Learning Template Made with Free Icons.

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Over 75 Free Rapid E-Learning Resources

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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. Also, here’s a link to the 200 free rapid elearning tutorials I posted a while back. Voice123 and Voices.com : find narrators for your elearning courses. Kineo’s sponsoring a couple of elearning workshops.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

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If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community. To learn more check out the tutorial below. Building rapid elearning courses in PowerPoint requires a few production techniques that are different than when you build presentations in PowerPoint. David and I are presenting I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go and Going from “Immobile” to “I’m Mobile” Learning.

How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint

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And that’s a pretty powerful feature, especially for rapid elearning developers. There are a number of features I use quite a bit when it comes to building elearning courses. My Favorite Rapid E-Learning Features. Guides. This is especially true if you build rapid elearning courses. Create Engaging and Interactive eLearning with a Simple Design Model. The Power of Rapid E-Learning.

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. 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

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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. In recent posts, I’ve shown how to use it to build graphics as well as interactive elearning. Here’s what’s true about PowerPoint and rapid elearning. You can add animations, narration, interactivity, and multimedia to create a pretty dynamic elearning course.

Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook

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In this case, it’s a tutorial that I created over two years ago after a rapid elearning workshop I had given. But the focus is really on learning some core rapid elearning tips when working with PowerPoint. Click here to view the rapid elearning workshop. If you’re just getting started with rapid elearning, this is a good basic workshop that takes you through some of the essential techniques. Learn to use PowerPoint hyperlinks.

Four Essential Tips for the Rapid E-Learning Pro

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PowerPoint’s a great authoring environment for elearning. If you can step away from the “bullet point” mindset and all of the complaints, you’ll see that PowerPoint’s got a lot to offer those who build elearning courses. With a rapid elearning tool, you’re using PowerPoint’s easy authoring environment to create Flash movies. Essentially, you’re creating Flash content without the requirement of learning to program Flash. Click here to learn more.

5 Free Online Image Editors for Rapid E-Learning

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My guess is the Polaroid frame would work well with some elearning screens. If you’re interested in learning more, you can add your name to this link and we’ll update you when more information is available. Rapid E-Learning Workshop. March 21-23 : Orlando, FL ( Learning Solutions Conference ). An E-Learning Heroes Roadshow workshop where we’ll look at ways to build elearning courses and learn some great PowerPoint tips.

5 Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips

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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

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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. 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. September 15 : Lincoln, NE (ASTD)— Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro. $80

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

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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. The Power of Rapid E-Learning.

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

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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. The Power of Rapid E-Learning.

Is Rapid eLearning Worth The Risk?: Your Guide To Invest Wisely In Rapid eLearning Authoring Software To Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

Dan Keckan

Should you launch a rapid eLearning strategy for your remote workforce? Discover insider secrets to find the right rapid eLearning authoring software for your organization. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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. 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. Couple this with learning how to use the software.

A Simple Roadmap to Better Rapid E-Learning

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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.”. Do the basic things as you learn to use the software.

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. 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. Just something to keep in mind when building rapid elearning courses.

The Rapid eLearning Blog » What’s the Definition of Rapid E-Learning? You Decide!

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Three Ways That These 70 Rapid E-Learning Tips Will Help You Build Better Courses

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But it did provide some clear steps to guide me. 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.

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Save Time with These 3 Rapid E-Learning Tips

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The other day I was reviewing an old PowerPoint file that I used for the blog post on how to build simple interactive scenarios in PowerPoint-based elearning. If it was a real elearning course, it could have cost me quite a bit of time. Today, I want to revisit some of those tips and show how they can help you on your next elearning course. But a real elearning course with a lot more slides would see a significant improvement in the time to publish.

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

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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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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. 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.

The Ultimate Rapid eLearning Tips and Tricks Guide

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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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Answers to Frequently Asked Rapid E-Learning Questions

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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. After you do a few of these types of designs, you’ll start to get a better feel for how to move past bullet-point elearning and start to work on something more creative. Related links: Inspiring Designs to Keep Your E-Learning Courses Looking Fresh.

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. I was at a conference once where someone was demoing an elearning course. While the game was pretty cool, it was completely out of context for the learning. All E-learning Projects Are Not Equal. The first thing I like to address is that not all elearning projects are the same.

An All in All Rapid eLearning Implementation Guide for Training Managers

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Here’s rapid eLearning to the rescue! Discover a 7-step guide to effectively implement rapid eLearning here. eLearning Design Rapid eLearningLooking for quick training rollout?

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

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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. But if you can step away from what the vendor calls the product and how they present the features, you’ll learn to get more value out of the tools. And this is where the elearning community comes in handy.

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. 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!

The Most Practical Rapid E-Learning Tips from 2012

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I’m always sensitive to the elearning developers who have to work with limited resources and usually by themselves. This year’s 2012 wrap up post features the tips & tricks shared during the past year that can be applied to your elearning courses right away. Rapid E-Learning Tips & Tricks. How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses. Quit Wasting Time Trying to Find the Right Look for Your E-Learning Courses.

The New & Improved Rapid E-Learning

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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. It democratized the world of online training because it put e-learning into the hands of anyone who wanted to build a course. If you came from that world where building Flash courses took more time and cost more, everything was rapid. Want to learn more?

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Rapid and Really Rapid eLearning

Tony Karrer

I ran across a link to an article on Learning Circuits - Rapid E-Learning Grows Up and I apologize, because I can't remember where I found this link. Tony O'Driscoll, a key learning strategist for IBM, told an attentive crowd at ASTD Charlotte that the codified information base of the world is expected to double every 11 hours by the year 2010. However, the way Joe puts it - as if somehow by creating rapid eLearning we can keep up with the flood.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

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For years, Adobe Flash was the uncrowned king of e-learning development software. 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. Bottom-line : For e-learning courses that are high on interactivities and customizations , Storyline is easier to work with.

Design: Rapid E-Learning

Kapp Notes

Just because you are creating Rapid E-Learning, that doesn't mean it needs to be boring e-learing. Follow these tips to increase the "applicability" of your rapid e-learning to the learner's job. Specifically point out how the learning will impact the learner's job (if you don't know this, don't create the instruction.) Let them know that the learning can and will make the job easier/faster/more profitable.

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. I’d like to leave the discussion around EPSS and software simulations to the experts in the eLearning industry.

More Answers to Your Rapid E-Learning Questions

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Where can I get free elearning assets? You don’t need print-quality images for elearning courses. Download the free assets from the elearning community. At a recent conference you said we should learn to scrounge for assets. But if you need more, jump into the elearning community and ask what others are doing. Create some treatments to show before and after examples of interactive elearning. 7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Rapid eLearning

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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. Bersin and Associates in the year 2004 created the term “rapid eLearning”. They demonstrated that rapid eLearning is eLearning development that takes less than three weeks to develop. Rapid eLearning Development Advantages.