3 Rapid E-learning Myths Busted

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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.

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. That is what it’s like to use a rapid authoring tool to create an eLearning course. Building an eLearning course with preexisting content and one of these tools is the most common use of the term rapid eLearning.

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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. PowerPoint Resources.

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. For one, PowerPoint’s original intent is creating presentations. The good thing is that PowerPoint isn’t limited to linear elearning. Building interactive elearning is just a matter of learning a few techniques. And in this post, we’ll review some examples built in PowerPoint that demonstrate non-linear functionality.

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. PowerPoint-to-Flash publishing is freeform. Most rapid elearning courses use a combination of form-based modules and PowerPoint. It combines content created in PowerPoint (freeform) with interactions built in Engage (form). As you can see, it doesn’t have that “PowerPoint” look and the integration between form and freeform generated content works well.

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. It doesn’t need to have that PowerPoint look. PowerPoint offers a pretty good selection of animations that let you mimic a lot of what you see in Flash. The challenge is learning to get more out of PowerPoint.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Rise of Rapid e-Learning

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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? E-Learning development houses need to be able to demonstrate a clear value in their services.

Consider Rapid E-learning to Custom Online Training Module in Minimum Time

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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

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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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.

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. That all changed when the PowerPoint-to-Flash tools like Articulate Studio , emerged. It democratized the world of online training because it put e-learning into the hands of anyone who wanted to build a course. Thus, the term, rapid e-learning.

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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. Initially, I only used it to storyboard my course content and interactions in PowerPoint. However, I quickly realized I could build most of what we needed in PowerPoint. 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.

Raptivity Presenting on M-Learning at eLearning Africa 2012 in Benin

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Raptivity, the award-winning software for creating rapid e-Learning interactivities is speaking at eLearning Africa conference in Benin. Manager – Business Development of Harbinger Knowledge Products will be presenting on the topic “Interactivity Paradigm shifts to Mobile Learning” [.]. Vinod Ganjoo, Sr.

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. Articulate storyline is a desktop application that looks and feels like PowerPoint.

Best PowerPoint Tutorials for E-learning

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When we started this blog in 2007, PowerPoint-based elearning was all the rage, and for good reason. It was a great entry point for people just getting started, especially when the alternative was custom Flash programming that required programming skills and resources. Today, the elearning market is different and PowerPoint elearning isn’t as important (or relevant) as it was ten years ago. 7 Reasons Why PowerPoint Doesn’t Suck.

3 Popular Rapid eLearning Authoring Tools – When to Use What

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The use of e-learning authoring tools depends on the training need, complexity of the course, delivery platform – online or on mobiles – timelines, budget, and other factors. With a host of e-learning authoring tools available, choosing the apt authoring tool for your business requirement is not an easy task. This blog tries to make this easy for you, by showing how three popular rapid e-learning authoring tools meet 3 training needs.

Pooja Jaisingh – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

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ABOUT POOJA JAISINGH (e-Learning Evangelist, Adobe Systems): Dr. Pooja Jaisingh has worked for more than 12 years as a Teacher Trainer, e-Learning Instructional Designer, and, currently, is an e-learning Evangelist with Adobe Systems. In all her roles, she has promoted e-learning as a mode of delivery and has created a host of e-learning courses. Learnnovators: What according to you is the future of e-learning?

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The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. Most PowerPoint templates are designed for standard bullet point presentations. They’re not really designed for elearning courses. This means that you’ll have to create your own templates that work better with the rapid elearning software. This post will share with you my secrets for creating custom templates in PowerPoint.

Top 5 ELearning Development Programs

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If you are involved in the elearning industry, then there is a strong possibility that you have at some point needed a rapid elearning development tool for course creation. 5 Popular Rapid ELearning Software Programs. It has a bit steeper learning curve that Articulate, but it is just as powerful. iSpring – If you are new to the elearning industry, you might have to dig a little before coming across iSpring.

How to Edit SVG Graphics in PowerPoint

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The good news is that now you can edit SVG images in PowerPoint. However, to edit them requires knowing how to do so with an illustration program. Unless of course, you know how to use PowerPoint. Insert & Edit SVG Image in PowerPoint. What you’ll do is convert the SVG image into an object that can be edited in PowerPoint. The newest version of PowerPoint has a “Convert to Shape” feature. How to Edit SVG in PowerPoint Video Tutorial.

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. The purpose of the course is not to learn, but instead to demonstrate what we already know. Like the healthcare industry, there are many industries that require annual refresher or certification testing that has little to do with learning. Of course, when a person doesn’t pass the certification, it identifies a clear learning opportunity. Needless to say, they have many certification and annual refresher training programs.

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.

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M-Learning 101: I’ll Take My Rapid E-Learning to Go

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The challenge for many people is figuring out what mobile learning is and what they can do to get started. The cool thing is that while you’re still figuring things out, it’s easy enough to stick your toes into the m-learning pool. In today’s post, I’ll share some simple tips to help you get started with mobile learning. You Already Have a Great Mobile Learning Tool. If you want to get started with mobile learning, all you need is PowerPoint.

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How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint

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In this post we’ll explore how to edit free vector images in PowerPoint. However, if you get the image in.EPS format you may be able to edit the free vector images in PowerPoint. Whether you purchase the vector images or get them for free, they are typically in one of two formats: AI or.EPS and can be edited in an illustration program. If the free vector image is in.EPS format you may be able to edit it in PowerPoint. How to Edit Free Vector Images in PowerPoint.

From Idea To Course: The 7 Steps Towards Rapid eLearning

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Is it truly possible to create a rapid eLearning program? It really depends on who is creating the program and what they are using to create it. Rapid eLearning is not a magic solution to hopelessly lengthy content that needs to be consolidated into “digestible chunks”. Nor is it the learning objective contest where an instructional designer decides which one makes it to the eLearning program and which one is struck out.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Kineo Rapid e-Learning Podcast with Gabe Anderson Another good podcast from the folks at Kineo : an interview with Stephen Walsh (Kineo) and Gabe Anderson ( Articulate ). Part 1 is a nice definition and description of rapid e-Learning. I thought it had more useful nuggets: Who should be developing rapid e-Learning?

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

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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 [.].

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. Build Multiple Interactivities Without Programming Skills. Building multiple interactive elements is the key to learner engagement in online learning.

7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. 7 Proven Techniques for Keeping Your E-Learning Customers Happy. They commission the elearning courses, pay the bills, and are the ultimate authority for their elearning projects. On the other hand, a demanding customer can negatively impact the elearning course by making demands that don’t fit sound instructional design. This is common on elearning projects. Rapid E-Learning 101.

Why PowerPoint Isn’t the Right Choice for Interactive E-Learning

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If you follow this blog then you know that I’m a big fan of PowerPoint. But is PowerPoint the best option if you want to create interactive elearning? Here’s What Makes PowerPoint Special. Just so you know that this isn’t just another trendy PowerPoint bashing post, I’m starting with some of the cool things you can do with PowerPoint. Top PowerPoint Tips & Tricks. Create Illustrated Characters in PowerPoint.

These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog

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The Rapid Elearning Blog. These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever. Last week we looked at some of the issues with compliance-based elearning and how taking a different approach to its design can save your organization time and money. While there are many ways to design your elearning courses, today’s post features three simple strategies that will help you meet your certification needs and get your people back to work.

eLearning Authoring Tool Comparison

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There are lots of eLearning authoring tools out there. Here’s a quick look at the most popular eLearning authoring tool types. eLearning Authoring Tool: PowerPoint. Many eLearning authoring tools use PowerPoint directly or are based on it. By themselves, however, PowerPoint files don’t use any eLearning standards like SCORM or xAPI. And the interactions you can create are easier and faster to build in specialized eLearning tools.

Here’s a Simple PowerPoint Hack to Help with Course Design

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However, there are times when you may be stuck with a specific image and need to figure out how to create different (but matching) layouts without doing a bunch of edits in a different program. And I did it all in PowerPoint. Here’s a PowerPoint tutorial with more detail. PowerPoint Hack: Start with Matching Graphics. PowerPoint Hack: Identify Content Buckets. PowerPoint Hack: Create Whitespace. To learn more, watch the tutorial video.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do. Not only are they really smart guys, but theyre also funny -- AND they like to share what they know with the rest us -- for the greater good of the e-Learning community. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

These PowerPoint Experts Can Make You a Star

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You’ll learn from them and have access to all sorts of information. If you think about it, there’s really not much that you know (if anything) that you didn’t learn from someone else or because of someone else. Last week I was at PowerPoint Live 2009 in Atlanta where I spent some time with people in the PowerPoint community. PowerPoint MVP Glen Millar shared quite a few animation tips. PowerPoint MVPs. You can find more at the PowerPoint MVP site.