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.

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. Tips & Tricks to Becoming an E-Learning Pro. Best of 2014: E-Learning Heroes Community.

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5 Recommended Rapid E-learning Authoring Tools for Amazing Animations

CommLab India

But, the introduction of rapid e-learning tools has brought good news to e-learning developers working under tight project completion deadlines. Those of you, who love to sprinkle effective animations in your e-learning courses, check out the following rapid e-learning tools. For the quick conversion of an existing PowerPoint presentation to an online course, iSpring Suite is the rapid authoring tool to use.

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. Here’s a tutorial.

Three Time-Saving Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

If not, check out some of the other free templates that are available in the Elearning Heroes community. Check out the tutorial below. Click here to view the PowerPoint tutorial. To learn more check out the tutorial below. Click here to view the tutorial. Building rapid elearning courses in PowerPoint requires a few production techniques that are different than when you build presentations in PowerPoint. Click here to view the tutorial.

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.

Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook

Rapid eLearning

In this case, it’s a tutorial that I created over two years ago after a rapid elearning workshop I had given. But the focus is really on learning some core rapid elearning tips when working with PowerPoint. Click here to view the rapid elearning workshop. If you’re just getting started with rapid elearning, this is a good basic workshop that takes you through some of the essential techniques. Learn to use PowerPoint hyperlinks.

Four Essential Tips for the Rapid E-Learning Pro

Rapid eLearning

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. With a rapid elearning tool, you’re using PowerPoint’s easy authoring environment to create Flash movies. Essentially, you’re creating Flash content without the requirement of learning to program Flash. Tutorials.

5 Free Online Image Editors for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

They also have a very active user community which is a plus and lots of tutorials. Tutorials. My guess is the Polaroid frame would work well with some elearning screens. If you’re interested in learning more, you can add your name to this link and we’ll update you when more information is available. Rapid E-Learning Workshop. March 21-23 : Orlando, FL ( Learning Solutions Conference ). Also will present a rapid elearning workshop.

5 Essential Rapid E-Learning Tips

Rapid eLearning

A manager I know works for a multibillion dollar company that has its own elearning group. However, when she needs to train her staff of about 200, she has no access to the elearning group’s resources. Without rapid elearning tools, she’d be hard pressed to offer her team the benefits of online learning. However, with rapid elearning tools she’s gone from no elearning to dozens of quick hit elearning courses.

Why You Need PowerPoint 2010 for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Starting with PowerPoint 2007, there are many features that make the rapid elearning process much more efficient. I detailed some of those features in this post on why PowerPoint 2007 helps you build better elearning. I can’t cover everything in a single post, so I am going to share five of the features I use most when creating elearning content with PowerPoint 2010. Tutorial : Using PowerPoint’s image editing features. View PowerPoint 2010 tutorials.

Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips

Rapid eLearning

They include tips on creating custom graphics, assembly of interactive elearning, and getting more out PowerPoint’s features. Tips on Creating Rapid E-Learning Courses in PowerPoint. Building an elearning course with PowerPoint is not the same as building a presentation. This list of posts offers some good tips on building your rapid elearning courses in PowerPoint. How I Built that E-Learning Scenario. The Power of Rapid E-Learning.

Over 40 Rapid E-Learning Posts with Free PowerPoint Templates & E-Learning Assets

Rapid eLearning

This makes sense because it’s the most popular elearning tool out there. It’s easy to learn. And once you understand how to use it to build rapid elearning courses , the sky’s the limit. Be sure to take advantage of the free templates & assets in the elearning community , too. The Secret to Creating Your Own PowerPoint Templates for E-Learning. Here’s How I Built That PowerPoint E-Learning Template. The Power of Rapid E-Learning.

7 Simple Rapid E-Learning Tips & Free PowerPoint Template

Rapid eLearning

To keep things organized, create a consistent process by which you manage your folders and elearning assets. You don’t really need the highest resolution for your elearning courses. It’s always easy to remember what you’re doing when the elearning project is current. Below are a few tips and a quick tutorial. Click here to view the tutorial. And they don’t show up when you publish with the rapid elearning tools.

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.

7 Secrets to Getting the Graphics You Need for Rapid E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

It’s always so much fun getting to meet the blog readers and learning more about what people do in the real world. Two things always stand out during these trips: There is no one way to do elearning. Some people build courses, some create marketing material, and some use the rapid elearning software to create multimedia information. One of the sessions I did in Atlanta was on how to get the graphics you need for your rapid elearning courses.

Answers to Frequently Asked Rapid E-Learning Questions

Rapid eLearning

Many of the blog’s subscribers are new to elearning. And you really hurt your elearning course it if looks great but sounds bad. There are a few common issues when working with rapid elearning tools. After you do a few of these types of designs, you’ll start to get a better feel for how to move past bullet-point elearning and start to work on something more creative. Related links: Inspiring Designs to Keep Your E-Learning Courses Looking Fresh.

Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials

Rapid eLearning

A few weeks ago I offered some advice on how to become an elearning pro without spending a dime. So there are plenty of opportunities to learn and it doesn’t cost you anything more than your time. Practice doing what you learn. The learning is only going to happen if you do more than watch the tutorials and read information. One of the best ways to learn is to share what you’ve learned and done. Click here to view the tutorial.

Best PowerPoint Tutorials for E-learning

Rapid eLearning

When we started this blog in 2007, PowerPoint-based elearning was all the rage, and for good reason. Today, the elearning market is different and PowerPoint elearning isn’t as important (or relevant) as it was ten years ago. It’s something I shared in this blog post on why PowerPoint isn’t the right tool for interactive elearning. How to Create a Rapid E-Learning Tab in PowerPoint. Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro?

Adobe Captivate 6 Tutorial now available on Lynda.com

Adobe Captivate

Lynda.com has announced a new tutorial for Adobe Captivate 6 presented by David Rivers. It’s a great course for beginners and intermediate users to explore the Captivate authoring workflow and capabilities, and learn how to use the new features introduced in Adobe Captivate 6. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 6 Adobe eLearning Suite captivate training Captivate tutorial lynda.com rapid elearning

The Most Practical Rapid E-Learning Tips from 2012

Rapid eLearning

I’m always sensitive to the elearning developers who have to work with limited resources and usually by themselves. This year’s 2012 wrap up post features the tips & tricks shared during the past year that can be applied to your elearning courses right away. Rapid E-Learning Tips & Tricks. How to Create a Learning Journal to Go with Your E-Learning Courses. Quit Wasting Time Trying to Find the Right Look for Your E-Learning Courses.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

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. Bottom-line : For e-learning courses that are high on interactivities and customizations , Storyline is easier to work with.

TOM KUHLMANN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT TOM KUHLMANN (Vice President, Articulate Community): Tom Kuhlmann is the Vice President of the Articulate Community, which he has been running for the past six years, with a focus on building a committed group of rapid e-learning developers. He also hosts The Rapid E-Learning Blog where he provides practical insights and hands-on tips to develop great e-learning courses. Learnnovators: What according to you is the future of e-learning?

Here’s a Free Avatar Template & Tutorial

Rapid eLearning

The other day I ran across this series of vector images that would work in an elearning course. Here are some things that work for an elearning template: Avatar : the circled avatar is a common design treatment. PowerPoint Tutorials. I’ve included a couple of tutorials to show how to create the circle avatar effect and how to work with connectors. Some quick tips and tutorial on how to create additional connection points in PowerPoint shapes.

Check Out This Free PowerPoint Template & Tutorial

Rapid eLearning

It’s that time of year to share gifts, so here’s an elearning template that you’re free to use as you wish. The template comes with a few layouts and they’re easy enough to modify, which you’ll see in the tutorials. If you want to learn more about using the template and how to create the cutouts and character fills, be sure to check out the tutorials below. Click here to view the tutorials. 22: Rapid E-Learning Workshop.

E-Learning Tutorial: Easy Way to Make an Image Interactive

Rapid eLearning

That’s what I ran into with this recent demo I built for the blog post on simplifying variables for elearning. E-Learning Tutorial Step-By-Step. Learn more by following the steps of the elearning tutorial below and then watch the video for more detail. E-Learning Tutorial Video. Click here to view the elearning tutorial. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Learn more & register.

Here’s a Free Application to Help with Tutorials & Screencast Videos

Rapid eLearning

How to Display Keyboard Shortcuts during Screencast Tutorials. This is perfect for webinars and screencast tutorials. Here’s a quick tutorial where I show how it works and how it would look in your software training. How to Customize the Keyboard Shortcut Display for Screencast Tutorials. Download the fully revised, free 63-page ebook: The Insider's Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. Upcoming E-Learning Events.

E-learning Example & Tutorial: How to Fight a Bear and Live

Rapid eLearning

She incorporated the 3D models from PowerPoint to create videos that she added to her e-learning course. Click here to view the e-learning example. She also included a quick tutorial to show how she built it. Here are a few key things that stood out to me: 3D models are easy to work with in PowerPoint and when output as video, can add some interesting elements to your e-learning courses. Upcoming E-Learning Events. Want to learn more?

Download Adobe Captivate sample Rapid eLearning Course modules

Adobe Captivate

Looking for some examples to feed your creativity, help you learn more about how Adobe Captivate works, or just to add inspiration to your New Year? Documentation eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Technical Support Training and Tutorials Under the hood Whats new Adobe Captivate 5 Adobe Captivate 5.5 Adobe eLearning Suite 2 Adobe eLearning Suite 2.5 rapid elearning

Gradient Goodness for Rapid eLearning in Adobe Captivate 5.5

Adobe Captivate

Documentation eLearning Suite eLearning this week Extending Captivate How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Technical Support Training and Tutorials Whats new "Elearning authoring tools" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Gradient gradients rapid elearningCTRL SHIFT G While you have a gradient selected. That’s the shorthand version of today’s hot Captivate tip on Gradient Goodness. Gradient Fill was added to Adobe Captivate 5.5,

Your Favorite Rapid E-Learning Posts of 2010

Rapid eLearning

A Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course. Here Are More Than 200 Free Rapid E-Learning Tutorials. Do You Really Need Instructions on How to Use an E-Learning Course? Why E-Learning is So Effective. Here’s How to Be an E-Learning Superstar in 2010. Rapid E-Learning Workshop: How to Create a Tabbed Notebook. The Truth About Rapid E-Learning.

More Than 100 PowerPoint Tutorials & a Free Template

Rapid eLearning

With as many PowerPoint questions that I get, it’s a good thing that over the past year or so the elearning community has created about 300 PowerPoint tutorials. I also included a free PowerPoint elearning template to celebrate the holidays and a great 2010! 100+ PowerPoint Tutorials. If you want to learn more about using PowerPoint or building rapid elearning courses, this list is a good place to start. PowerPoint for Rapid E-Learning.

My Favorite Adobe Captivate 6 Features and a Short Tutorial on How to Create a Play/Pause Button

Adobe Captivate

Guest Blog by: Sara Carpenter, President and Founder at Qurve Learning. At Qurve Learning, we create e-learning programs that help patients prepare for medical procedures. We’ve used Adobe’s E-Learning Suite since it was first [.]. eLearning Suite How do I. Our programs are fully narrated and use photos, illustrations, animation, and video to make health information easy to understand and follow.

Rapid e-learning means more than quick tutorials

Clive on Learning

It seems that if you come from the traditional instructional design community, which means you've spent a lot of your time designing formal, interactive, self-study lessons, then rapid e-learning means doing the same thing, only quicker. There's an assumption that digital learning content must be structured into sequences of screens containing informational material interspersed with interactions of some sort - what I've always referred to as 'tutorials'.

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

Rapid eLearning

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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Getting Practical: Composition and Layout for online Rapid eLearning with #AdobeCaptivate

Adobe Captivate

Creating online learning materials isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Conferences and events eLearning Suite eLearning this week How do I. Rapid Authoring Rapid eLearning Training and Tutorials Whats new "Screen capture software" Adobe Captivate 5.5 Partridge rapid elearning

Eric Schuermann – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Its product suite includes Lectora – the world’s leading e-Learning software used by over 60% of the Global 2000 companies. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘Crystal Balling with Learnnovators’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. Eric: The future of e-Learning is wide open!