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 [.].

An Aha Moment - del.icio.us as Indicator of Valuable Content - Importantly My Content

Tony Karrer

I saw a post by Ray Sims that quoted Bill Ives writing: Putting my blog posts into del.icio.us also allows me to see who else tagged these posts to determine the ones that others found useful enough to tag in del.icio.us. I went back to my post: Activity in Last Six Months to see what Page Views, Time on the Page, Number of Comments and number of del.icio.us Bookmarks might tell me about my top ten posts (counted by page view). What is eLearning 2.0? del.icio.us

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Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

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. Here’s what his team did to create a more efficient elearning certification process.

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

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. 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. Take a look at the image that inspired it and then click the demo link to see my template applied to an elearning course. I usually make four screens for my elearning courses.

How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. How Do You Communicate with Your E-Learners? Through that process, I learned that it’s not enough to just put information together and assume that somehow the viewer would understand what I meant. The same principle holds true for elearning. Clear communication is critical when you design your elearning course because what you present isn’t always received by the learner the way you intend it. Rapid E-Learning 101.

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

Rapid eLearning

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.

's How to Save Time & Money Building Your Next E-Learning Course - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Here’s How to Save Time & Money Building Your Next E-Learning Course. Unless you work for the Count of Monte Cristo, you most likely have limited resources to build your e-learning courses. Here are three techniques I’ve used that will make your e-learning development go faster and cost less. Don’t Create An E-Learning Course. Use Kuhlmann’s E-Learning Hierarchy.

eLearning Template Bundle for Articulate Presenter

eLearning Brothers

8 Flash games, 1 PowerPoint eLearning course style theme , 1 Flash Interactions Pack included in this bundle AND 1 Articulate Presenter Course Skin! See these eLearning Templates. Share this on del.icio.us. These are PowerPoint and Flash based templates that are super easy to update. Each template is fully customizable in Flash and PowerPoint (we give you the source files). Easily integrate into your Articulate Presenter course.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. You can find a long list of tools broken into authoring tools, games/simulations, quiz/test tools, social media, delivery platforms, tracking and whether they support mobile. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools.

References for ASTD Los Angeles Presentation

Vignettes Learning

Welcome to the references for my ASTD Los Angeles Presentation on Learning Trends and How They Impact Training, Learning and Our Careers November 28, 2007; 4:30 pm Virtual Session The Future of Technology Theories of Learning Digital Natives Teaching Machines" - How People can Use Web 2.0 Happy Learning! Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com

Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

And, no doubt I’ll piss off some people for my opinion of rapid e-learning tools. Clark said: [I] just advised SME on converting to elearning, recommended Clive’s 60 mins , Cathy’s Action Mapping , and my own 7 Step program (of course). The person that I wrote the email to was questioning his ability to really create sound e-learning (using a rapid development tool); how to ‘lay it out.’

References: eLearning Guild Online Session: How to Integrate Social Networking to Impact Learning and Performance Dec. 13, 2007

Vignettes Learning

Basic 2-3 minutes video on " What is Social Networking " - By CommonCraft What is Social Networking? What is Social Bookmarking?What The Technical Side of Social Networking 2-3 minute video Outsourced Brain P.L.E. Personal Learning Environment Jobs and Careers in Social and Collaborative Learning Digital Natives, What they Do The Future: Amazing Challenges 2-3 minute video Teaching Machines Is Web 2.0 Welcome to the Session.

Free Tools for Getting the Most out of this Blog

Rapid eLearning

For example, I use the social bookmarking tool, Diigo , quite a bit. At my last place, the internal network was so lame that I used Diigo to bookmark and manage all of my internal links. Listen to a Podcast of the Rapid E-Learning Blog. It’s a great way to share all of this elearning goodness with your friends and family (especially children on long road trips). Let me tell you why and how it relates to elearning design.

Top eLearning Posts

Tony Karrer

Based on my Aha Moment - del.icio.us That's because I started including pages based on number of del.icio.us bookmarks. Post Views Comments Bookmarks eLearningTechnology 18,308 247 What is eLearning 2.0? and eLearning 2.0 Start-Up Guides 1,368 1 22 eLearning 1.0 Tools - A Summary 1,147 2 28 Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools 1,140 9 43 eLearning 2.0 6,890 16 152 Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0

Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools

Tony Karrer

In my previous post, I examined Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 That post focused primarily on how Social Bookmarking tools such as del.icio.us or Yahoo My Web can be used as part of Personal Learning. In this post, I want to focus on a specific scenario that involves Personal and Group Learning and how Web 2.0 Scenario - a learning development department in a mid size corporation has five staff members.

Webinars In April 2010

The eLearning Coach

The first two are free and the last one is for members of The eLearning Guild, which I think is worth the membership price. So take a little time to grow and get involved in the online learning community. You’re bound to learn something new and you can contribute your ideas and experience through questions and comments. Informal Learning: 5 Ways to do More with Less with Jay Cross. Rapid e-Learning Development: Can I REALLY Do It Myself?

What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. Learning objectives. All training courses and programs should have learning objectives. The first step in writing learning objectives for online training is to identify what type of course it is.

Top 70 eLearning Posts for June and Hot Topics including iPad and Mobile Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Another great month for eLearning content. Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises - Performance Learning Productivity , June 18, 2010 I read a piece written by Kate Graham of e2train on Thursday and it started me thinking about the ‘real learning versus managed learning’ debate. Post from: The eLearning Coach 20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory. What tools should we learn?

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Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015." So you know my perspective, since my start in e-learning I have always been both a designer and developer. Most of which gave me a good baseline for further developing my e-learning development skills. learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015."

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Thursday, June 28, 2007 Emerging Technologies in e-Learning I sat in on a lunchtime WebEx presentation with Gary Woodill -- Director, Research and Analysis, Brandon Hall Research. The topic: Emerging Technologies in e-Learning. Developed over 60 e-learning programs. In the 90s there were one or two ways to do e-Learning: CDRoms and then the web.

Top 100 eLearning Items

Tony Karrer

Using eLearning Learning , I thought it would be interesting to go look what it thinks are some of the top items of all time. Learning 2.0 - The Things How we read online. - Tools Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Applications in Learning Rethinking Learning Styles Understanding E-Learning 2.0 Try Before You Buy Tools Used Better Conferences - Response Needed Roles in CoP's The science of learning Learning 2.0

100+ Free E-Learning Tools for Employee Training and Personal Learning

Janet Clarey

Jane Hart and I collaborated on a new report, 100+ Free E-Learning Tools for Employee Training and Personal Learning , and have just now released it. Jane is a Social Media and Learning Advisor and founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT). She is also the author of Jane’s E-Learning Pick of the Day , a blog where she posts a daily item of e-learning interest. Social Networking Services.

eLearning Cyclops: A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer.

eLearning Cyclops

eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Free eLearning. The Learning Circuits Big Question is how do we address the "I want it now" demand from stakeholders. It is important to note that I am writing from the perspective of an e-learning designer in a corporate training department. However, be very careful not to make this the norm and get stuck in the " rapid e-learning " rut of producing dreck and calling it training.

APIs and Mashups r ur new ABCs for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Unfortunately, too many vendors in the e-learning space have failed to see the power and potential of this capability, and have decided to ignore them. SCORM Player communicating with your vendor’s solution, for example, if you were creating your own LMS and Rapid Intake’s rapid e-learning authoring tool, it includes a SCORM Player API. Hmm, mobile learning pushed to the next level? Adaptive Learning with a Social Q/A twist.

Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

It’s always fun at this time of the year to look back at what’s happened in the world of eLearning. This also contributed to the Hot Topics and eLearning Trends for 2009. So without further set, I’m happy to announce the Top Posts as defined by Social Filtering - meaning by everyone involved directly or indirectly in eLearning Learning. Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009. Learning Putty , November 20, 2009.

First Time Visitor Guide

Tony Karrer

Update 2/6/2008 based on recent Top eLearning Posts It can be daunting to visit a blog for the first time. Blog Description This blog covers trends in eLearning and more broadly the use of technology that aims to improve human performance. Interaction I write this blog because it helps me think through and learn about the topics I write about. Topics eLearning 2.0 Starting Point: What is eLearning 2.0? Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0

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Activity in Last Six Months

Tony Karrer

What is eLearning 2.0? First Time Visitor Guide Top Ten Reasons To Blog and Top Ten Not to Blog Rapid eLearning Tools Fun Headline Generator Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 Vision of Future of Application and eLearning Development Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 eLearning 1.0 Tacit vs. Explicit Knowledge - Decisions Learning Professionals Make Everyday New Kind of LMS? and eLearning 2.0

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 2008 Posts based on Read Counts: 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 Test SCORM Courses with an LMS Request for Proposal (RFP) Samples Training Method Trends Corporate Learning Long Tail and Attention Crisis SCORM Test Web 2.0 37) Training Method Trends (27) Examples of eLearning 2.0 (26) Applications in Learning (24) Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals.

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Once again, I found myself falling behind in getting through all the great eLearning content that gets brought together by eLearning Learning. And I was happy to see that my Twitter for Learning post got the top spot for the second half of the month. Twitter for Learning – 55 Great Articles - eLearning Technology , March 24, 2010 Collection of articles around how to make effective use of Twitter as a learning tool.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Current learning delivery channels primarily ILT classroom and ILT online as well as a fair amount of self-paced e-learning. Goals pretty evenly spread among rapid e-learning (consumption and development), reduce costs, support informal learning, improve productivity. As part of a learning plan.