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.

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.

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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.

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.

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. Rapid Authoring.

Use Elearning Templates for Better Instructional Design

LearnDash

In a world where keeping costs down but quality up is the name of the game, it is just as important for instructional designers to do the same with their elearning. Let’s take elearning templates as an example. So where do you get elearning templates?

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.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Rapid eLearning

TalentLMS

Instructional designers are really becoming a one-man-band. 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.

Rapid E-learning Vs. Traditional Methodology: A Quick Comparison of the Development Time

CommLab India

If you answer Yes to these questions, you need to go in for rapid e-learning. But what exactly is rapid e-learning? How is it different from the traditional e-learning development methodology? What is Rapid E-learning?

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?

Free PowerPoint Template: Conversation Interaction

Rapid eLearning

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

Rapid eLearning

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

Rapid eLearning

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

CommLab India

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.

How to Create an Interactive Image Template

Rapid eLearning

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. This is a great solution for those who don’t have graphic design skills or access to a graphic designer. Want to learn more?

Free PowerPoint Template: Tabs Interaction

Rapid eLearning

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.

The Ultimate Rapid eLearning Tips and Tricks Guide

TalentLMS

And rapid learning may just be the solution you’re looking for. You’ve heard of “rapid learning” before. But rapid learning is not just great for instructional designers and trainers. Well sure, rapid learning has its challenges.

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

Rapid eLearning

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.

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.

Free PowerPoint Template to Manage Free Fonts

Rapid eLearning

And they’re great to use for your training and e-learning courses. Free PowerPoint Template. You can download the PowerPoint template here. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro.

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Here’s a Free New Hire Orientation Course Template

Rapid eLearning

I’m working on some practice content for an upcoming workshop and decided to share the template that is part of the workshop activities. Because the main image looks like an organizational overview, I think the template works great for a new hire orientation module.

Free PowerPoint Template: Circle Lift

Rapid eLearning

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.

3 Super Easy Ways to Build E-Learning Templates

Rapid eLearning

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. Free E-learning Resources.

Free E-Learning & PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

A few weeks ago I shared an elearning example I created for an elearning workshop. Many of you requested a template based on the example so here it is. Click here to view the elearning example. Working with Templates. Free PowerPoint E-Learning Template.

Top Resources for Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

link] Articulate’s Online Community Lots of sharing of templates and ideas in the user community. link] Cathy Moore Cathy Moore is a smarty-pants in the elearning community who’s got a bit of Kineo flair to her style with a real focus on “doing.”

How to Use Free Templates for Software Training

Rapid eLearning

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.

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. Instructional Design Tip: Break Your Content into Chunks.

3 Places To Find ELearning Templates

LearnDash

In a perfect world every elearning project would have an abundance of resources. Subject matter experts never have the time to talk about course content, teams usually don’t have enough instructional designers working with the content, time is limited, and so is the budget.

Here’s Why Tabs Interactions Rock & Free Templates

Rapid eLearning

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

Rapid eLearning

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. Header bar : again, another common design treatment. Free PowerPoint template.

Free E-Learning Template: Check Mark Interaction

Rapid eLearning

In the spirit of the holiday season, here’s a free elearning template. There are two versions of the free elearning template: Storyline 2 and PowerPoint. Free E-Learning Template: Storyline 2. Click here to view the elearning template in action.

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Free E-Learning Template: Timeline & Process Interaction

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a free elearning template I created for a recent workshop. The free template includes three interactions: two timelines and one process interaction. Free E-Learning Template Example. Click here to view an example of the free template.

Another Free PowerPoint Template & Learning Interaction

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a template I created for a recent workshop on how to create an exploratory learning interaction. I used a flat UI design for the learning interaction. Since it uses a similar style to this previous template , the two learning interactions can be combined.

Here’s a Free E-Learning Template to Get the New Year Started

Rapid eLearning

To help you gain some time, I’ve included this free elearning template. Included are templates for Storyline and PowerPoint. See the Free Template in Action. Here’s a link to a published version of the template. Click here to view the free template.

Quinn-Thalheimer: Tools, ADDIE, and Limitations on Design

Clark Quinn

We decided to continue, and here’s the second in the series, this time trying to look at what might be hindering the opportunity for design to get better. And again, a serious convo leavened with a somewhat demented touch: Clark : Will, we’ve suffered Fear and Loathing on the Exhibition Floor at the state of the elearning industry before, but I think it’s worth looking at some causes and maybe even some remedies. To me, ADDIE is just a project-management tool. design

Here’s a Free E-Learning Template Made with Free Icons

Rapid eLearning

One of the challenges I pose in our workshops is to create an elearning template using free resources like some of the free images and free icons you find online. Free Icons for Your E-Learning Template. Create an E-Learning Template Using Free Icons.

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Here’s a Free E-Learning Interaction Template

Rapid eLearning

To help you out, I created an office exploration activity template that’s free for you to use. Free E-Learning Interaction Example. Below is a published demo of the elearning interaction. Click here to view the elearning interaction. Flat office template.

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