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.

Must Read Instructional Design Articles

LearnDash

On the surface, instructional design seems pretty straight-forward. If you are new to this field, then the learning curve can be a bit steep. If you are just starting out with instructional design, the five articles below will give you an introduction to some of the more popular concepts that you are bound to come across. The great thing about instructional design is that the industry as a whole is very supportive and helpful. instructional desig

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Rapid eLearning Development: 7 Tried & Tested Tips

eLearningMind

But what about rapid eLearning development? Is it possible to build eLearning solutions quickly and effectively? Let’s find out about the benefits, process, and tools that rapid eLearning development involves. What Is Rapid eLearning Development?

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.

Rapid E-Learning’s Best of 2014

Rapid eLearning

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. Instructional Design Challenges for Today’s Course Designer.

Rapid Instructional Design With SAM

Dan Keckan

SAM, which stands for the Successive Approximation Model, serves as an iterative design and delivery model to meet the immediate demands of usable training collateral. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Facing 21st Century Instructional Design Challenges by Tom Kuhlmann

B Online Learning

Understand how technology has changed the way courses are designed. Look for opportunities to craft great learning experiences. […]. Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News adult learning principles authoring tools design elearning eLearning content eLearning course design gamification instructional design mobile learning online learning rapid authoring tools rapid eLearning storyline

Instructional Design Through The Lens Of Rapid eLearning

Dan Keckan

Custom eLearning is now back in the leaner, faster avatar of rapid eLearning. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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!

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

CommLab India

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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6 Amazing Instructional Design Strategies For Rapid eLearning

Dan Keckan

Instructional design is the process of analyzing the training needs of a target group and systematically developing learning experiences that will result in effective knowledge transfer. So, how do you make these tried-and-tested methodologies work for rapid eLearning design?

Rapid eLearning Design And Development: A Watered Down Version Of ADDIE?

Dan Keckan

This article clarifies some of the myths surrounding rapid eLearning Design and Development. You can also find out what rapid eLearning can offer to organizations. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Design Tips Instructional Design Best Practices Rapid eLearning

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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.

Instructional Design for a New Generation

Rapid eLearning

I’m working on a presentation that covers instructional design challenges and wanted to share a few points to consider about course design and how we need to move past the way many of today’s courses are constructed. Course designers need to embrace a new role.

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. 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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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. 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.

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. 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. In recent posts, I’ve shown how to use it to build graphics as well as interactive elearning.

5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. 5 Simple Ways to Get Started with E-Learning Development. Almost daily I get emails asking how to get started with developing elearning. Here are five tips that will help you gain experience and develop the skills to build elearning courses that you can be proud of. Microsoft has some really nice starter templates to help you organize your learning project. Learn from the Experts. Via: Rapid e-Learning Blog [.].

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Rapid eLearning For an Unconventional Learning Experience

CommLab India

With rapid eLearning & instructional design strategies, training millennials and Gen Z learners is easy. Read on to know the reasons why rapid eLearning is preferred to train your modern workforce. eLearning Design Rapid eLearning

How to Be Successful at Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

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

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.”. Then they improve their graphic and visual design skills. Visual Design.

Save Time with These 3 Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

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?

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.

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

Rapid eLearning

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. Instructional Design. Graphics & Course Design.

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. It was easy to mask poor instructional design with cool effects and animations. 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.

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."

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? Are they working with in-house instructional designers? What Is Instructional Design? #2

Top Instructional Design Tips

Rapid eLearning

At a recent workshop I was asked to put together a post with some of my top instructional design tips. Of course, over the past 8 years most of the posts are littered with various tips related to instructional design. Instructional Design Tips. Here’s a list of blog posts related to instructional design. E-Learning & Instructional Design 101. Instructional Design Basics for E-Learning Development.

Effective Rapid eLearning from Classroom Learning Content?

Vignettes Learning

Our belief : At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. Yet, developers must be constantly aware that content developed by SMEs for onsite classroom may not be as useful if used for rapid elearning. This is a reminder even for the best trainers who are inclined to take a short cut by using content not designed for rapid elearning. I used the movie Karate Kid (1984) as a metaphor for eLearning development.

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

The Downside of Most E-Learning Content

Rapid eLearning

When I first learned to build e-learning courses, the general instruction for building e-learning content was to craft some learning objectives, organize and present the content, and then assess the learners using some sort of simple quiz.

Training: Rapid Instructional Design for Agile Software Development

Adobe Captivate

Topic: Rapid Instructional Design for Agile Software Development Date and time: Thursday, 31st May, 2012 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM US/Pacific Description: Join Sara Feijó, Adobe Captivate enthusiast, as she talks about Rapid Instructional Design for Agile Software Development. She will discuss about the Agile methodology and incorporating the ADDIE model using a variety of [.]. eLearning Suite Extending Captivate How do I. Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5

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What is Rapid Learning (or Rapid eLearning Development)?

Webanywhere

Rapid development is changing the landscape of eLearning. With L&D costs under the microscope like never before, it’s essential that you include rapid development in your training environment. Rapid development is the best way to get time-critical training out to your people, without question. But the difference with a rapid development approach is reported as a 40% reduction. Rapid eLearning courses usually look like this…. eLearning

How to Get Rid of Locked E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

Skip Locked E-Learning & Measure Success a Different Way. You’ll create more effective e-learning courses this way. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Free E-Learning Resources.

Instructional Design Tip: How to Simplify Instruction

Rapid eLearning

This instructional design tip focuses on how to simplify and chunk content in complex training courses. Essentially, instructional design is about crafting a viable learning experience. Based on our desired learning outcomes, we create a way for people to learn (and hopefully apply) the content in a relevant context. Instructional Design Tip: Break Your Content into Chunks. Instructional Design Tip: Get to Know Your Learners.

Tell, Show, Do Plus Practice & Review to Build Effective Online Training

Rapid eLearning

“Tell, Show, Do” is a common instructional design model. The model is a simple reminder that steers the course design away from the common content dump and focuses on the action in the learning, mainly the doing part. Free E-Learning Resources.

The SAM (Successive Approximation Model) Approach to eLearning

eLearningMind

Some instructional design models sell you the idea that a slow and steady process is the best solution. But some eLearning projects call for fast and furious instructional design. In this article, you’ll learn about the model and its phases and benefits.

Open the Learning Experience by Unlocking Your E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

Or how do we know they are learning? ” Instead, it should be “how do I know that they learned what they need to learn?” The learners, armed with the list and instructions, do their shopping. Free E-Learning Resources. Want to learn more?

It’s Time to Take the Content Dump to the Dump

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been at this e-learning game for close to 30 years. While the technology has changed over the years, I still see a lot of the same problems e-learning (and training for that matter) had 30 years ago. This is when your instructional design skills should prevail.