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.

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.

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.

How to Create an Interactive Image Template

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As noted in an earlier post, an easy way to build interactive elearning modules is by choosing a single image and adding interactive elements to it. The key is finding a single image that has a few potential content buckets. Finding images is relatively easy today.

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.

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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. The ones that get pixelated are bitmap images. It’s Not about the Images.

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.

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. The challenge is learning to get more out of PowerPoint.

Free E-Learning Scenario Images

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Here are some scenario background images that are great for your next interactive branched e-learning scenario course. After ungrouping them, I made some modifications so they’d work with the branched e-learning scenarios. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

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. Stock Image Resources.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

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Last week I shared a free PowerPoint template that was inspired by the iPad’s notebook app. Hopefully, you can find a use for the template. If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community.

5 Recommended Rapid E-learning Authoring Tools for Amazing Animations

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But, the introduction of rapid e-learning tools has brought good news to e-learning developers working under tight project completion deadlines. This authoring tool has ready to use templates, graphics, characters, and icons.

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”.

Over 60 Free Stock Images

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Now that Microsoft’s quit providing free clip art and free stock images many of you are scrambling to get hold of free resources to use for your elearning and training development. Download Free Stock Images. In a previous post I shared 45 free stock images via the Unsplash site.

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Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

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Here’s a free PowerPoint template I built for a recent workshop. This free template could be used as a way to share manager/employee information or perhaps as an FAQ interaction. Below is an example of the template in action. Click here to see the free template demo.

Free Microlearning Template

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Here’s a free microlearning template I created for a workshop on interactive e-learning. The template uses the popular overhead desktop theme. Example of Free Microlearning Template. Here’s an example of the template in action. Want to learn more?

Over 30 Free PowerPoint & E-Learning Templates

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To help you out, I compiled an assortment of free templates that you may have missed the past few weeks. There are 16 free PowerPoint templates and 15 free Storyline templates. Free PowerPoint Templates. Here are a bunch of free PowerPoint templates.

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

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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.

80 Free Stock Images Perfect for E-learning

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In a previous post I shared some free stock images via Unsplash. Unsplash has a lot more images, but the download I featured was curated to help save some time and preserve the images. You can download entire folder of free stock images here. Background images.

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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.

45 Free Stock Images for Your E-Learning Courses

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One of my favorite sites for free stock images is Unsplash.com. They provide hundreds of free stock images with a Creative Commons Zero license. That means you can do anything with the images, whether free or commercial. It works well in an elearning context.

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Create an Interactive Course Using a Single Image

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I found a free desktop image made available by Anastasia Kolisnichenko. I used the free image to create an interactive course prototype for an upcoming workshop activity. The template is free for you to download and use as you wish. Below is an example of the template in action.

Free PowerPoint Template: Tabs Interaction

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At a recent workshop I showed the difference between creating interactive elearning in PowerPoint and Storyline. For the workshop I created a few different templates. Following is the free PowerPoint template and the corresponding Storyline version. Free PowerPoint Template.

Here Are 17 Places to Get Free Templates for E-Learning

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We have elearning templates , free PowerPoint templates , graphics , and all other sorts of free assets that can be used for your elearning courses. On top of that, many of your peers in the industry and elearning community regularly share free downloads.

Free PowerPoint Template to Manage Free Fonts

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And they’re great to use for your training and e-learning courses. But what about managing those fonts and quickly previewing the icons and images you can use? Free PowerPoint Template. You can download the PowerPoint template here. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

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Here’s a Free New Hire Orientation Course Template

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I’m working on some practice content for an upcoming workshop and decided to share the template that is part of the workshop activities. It starts with a main image that has five distinct sections. See the New Hire Orientation Template in Action. Free Storyline template.

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.

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. Following are five essential rapid elearning tips for working with PowerPoint.

3 Super Easy Ways to Build E-Learning Templates

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In today’s post I’ll show three easy ways to create templates for your elearning courses. 30 Second E-Learning Templates. I’ve featured this technique before in the post on How to Build a Template in 30 Seconds. Find a contextual image.

Free PowerPoint Template: Circle Lift

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Here’s another free PowerPoint template that you’re free to use in your online training courses. The free template is structure to slide up and down as you navigate. See the Free PowerPoint Template in Action. Click here to view the basic template.

12 Websites for Free Vector Images Good for E-Learning

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Do a search for “free vector images” and you’ll find hundreds of sites that boast tens of thousands of free images. Besides, how many free vector images do you really need? Websites that Offer Free Vector Images. Other Sources for Free Vector Images.

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. Create A Goal-Centered eLearning Storyboard.

How to Use Free Templates for Software Training

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As you know, we have all sorts of free templates to download for your elearning courses and PowerPoint presentations. The challenge sometimes is figuring out when and how to use the templates for your own projects. In those cases, the template is a frame to hold the videos.

eLearning Brothers Breaks into the Stock Photo, Video and Audio World

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AMERICAN FORK, Utah — November 17, 2014 — eLearning Brothers today announced that it will offer over 500,000 stock photos, graphics, vectors, videos and audio files to the training and development community. This is the first offering of its kind for eLearning professionals.

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Here’s Why Tabs Interactions Rock & Free Templates

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The most common types of interaction we see in elearning courses are the tabs interactions and for good reason—they’re an easy way to sort and present information. Let’s face it, most elearning isn’t overly interactive. Free Tabs Interactions Templates.

Here’s a Free Avatar Template & Tutorial

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When I review vector images, I like to review the other images from the same artist. This way when I need to build a module or template, I can find assets drawn in the same style. The other day I ran across this series of vector images that would work in an elearning course.

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 is especially true when you have a bunch of large images on your PowerPoint slides. This happens to me when I’m working with high resolution stock images.