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.

Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

Bottom-Line Performance

Traditional eLearning may be on its way out, but it is still with us today. In today’s lean times, there is lots of buzz and interest around “rapidelearning design and development. But what, exactly, is “rapid?”. In a 2008 post by Tom Kuhlman, author of the Rapid e-Learning Blog (one of my favorite blogs), it’s 40 hours. Here’s what makes or breaks rapid for us – and rapid is not 40:1: T he client project manager.

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Is “Rapid” eLearning Design and Development Possible?

Bottom-Line Performance

Traditional eLearning may be on its way out, but it is still with us today. In today’s lean times, there is lots of buzz and interest around “rapidelearning design and development. But what, exactly, is “rapid?”. In a 2008 post by Tom Kuhlman, author of the Rapid e-Learning Blog (one of my favorite blogs), it’s 40 hours. Here’s what makes or breaks rapid for us – and rapid is not 40:1: T he client project manager.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Instructional Designer

Association eLearning

Job Title: Instructional Designer. Job Category: eLearning, software, instructional design, training, education. Are you passionate about learning and technology? If you want to work with a team of like-minded people, focused on transforming learning to change lives, then Digitec Interactive has a career for you. We’re re-inventing the future of learning, and we need your help. Write design strategy documents and script/storyboards.

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.

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

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."

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.

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.

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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.

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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

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.

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 [.].

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

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.

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!

The BIG Debate: Can Rapid eLearning Ever Be Truly Engaging?

Rob Hubbard

There are now a number of ‘rapidelearning authoring tools that enable ‘anyone’ to author elearning content. In an ideal world these tools allow your subject matter experts (SMEs) to create elearning content in a matter of days. In this nirvana they will put aside their tiresome day-to-day responsibilities and enthusiastically author wonderful, engaging elearning content. Authoring elearning takes time and thought.

ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

There has been a lot of discussion, and an infamous article or two, in our field about the death of the ADDIE model. As a reminder, ADDIE stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate. And if the attacks are based on the long timelines typically associated with ADDIE, then they make some valid points. And models such as ADDIE help us do so. ADDIE is the basic backbone of our processes. Design. So what are your views on ADDIE?

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Looking Back on 2010 with ADDIE

Integrated Learnings

Though a variety of models guide our instructional design work, I’d argue that ADDIE functions as the basic backbone of the process. Just about every model, trend, and best practice in the field supports one of the phases of ADDIE. So with this in mind, it seems appropriate to take a look at the articles posted to this blog over the past year and organize them according to how they jive with ADDIE. D = Design (design the solution, create a blueprint).

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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 Big Question for November - Future of ISD / ADDIE / HPT?

Tony Karrer

November's Big Question on the Learning Circuits Blog has been posted. The question this month is: Are ISD / ADDIE / HPT relevant in a world of rapid elearning, faster time-to-performance, and informal learning? If you look at the shift between eLearning 1.0, and 2.0 - and particularly the shift in who creates content, you'll notice that the bulk of content creation moves from the learning function to SMEs or workers/learners. eLearning 1.3,

Learnlets » Not your father’s ISD/ADDIE/HPT

Clark Quinn

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4 Factors to Consider When Outsourcing the Creation of Rapid E-Learning

CommLab India

Do you have tight timelines for e-learning development? Dot you lack expertise in e-learning authoring tools? Then it’s time for you to think about outsourcing the development of rapid e-learning. What is rapid e-learning? Rapid e-learning is the production of e-learning swiftly without using complicated software. End-to-end e-learning design and development demands much of your time.

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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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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Hey You Rapid e-Learning Peeps, Slooow Down and Take a Little Drive on the ISD Side of Town

eLearning Cyclops

When I read e-Learning Magazine's article by Bob Little, Rapid e-Learning Polarizes Opinion , I was very irked by it. While purists sneer that e-learning produced via rapid tools may lack quality in terms of adhering to instructional design principles and may just be brain dumps by subject matters experts, if such e-learning materials improve workers' performance, who can criticize their place in the learning and development armoury?"

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