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Collection of articles, blog posts and white papers found online that support the work of creating effective online learning.
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Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips » The Rapid eLearning Blog

Want to Become a Rapid E-Learning Pro? Then Check Out All of These PowerPoint Tips » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

Tom Kuhlman combs through his blog archive to deliver more PowerPoint tips than you can shake a stick at.  

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Here’s How to Convert Click & Read to Interactive E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog

Here’s How to Convert Click & Read to Interactive E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

"Make Your Courses Learner-Centric
We tend to be an info-centric culture. If someone asks how to learn more of something, we’ll point them to a web site or give them three good book recommendations. The assumption is that with more information things will be better. And that’s what drives a lot of linear elearning. Obviously, information is important and critical to learning. But information is only part of the learning process."

 

- Tom Kuhlman

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How to Create an Interactive PowerPoint Elearning Module » The Rapid eLearning Blog

How to Create an Interactive PowerPoint Elearning Module » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

Tom Kuhlman shows some great nuts and bolts interactions that you can do in PowerPoint

 

"in today’s post I’ll show you how I created the PowerPoint interaction. This lets us look at some essential production tips when using PowerPoint to build interactive elearning." 

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Toolkit: Adobe Presenter 8 Leaps Ahead by Joe Ganci : Learning Solutions Magazine

Toolkit: Adobe Presenter 8 Leaps Ahead by Joe Ganci : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

Joe Ganci from Learning Solutions Magazine provides a nice overview of the upcoming features we can look forward to in Adobe Presenter 9.

 

It should be certified for use internally within a few weeks.

 

Woot!

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The Illusion of Choice: Making Compliance Training Compelling by Brian McWalters : Learning Solutions Magazine

The Illusion of Choice: Making Compliance Training Compelling by Brian McWalters : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

“CarMax delivered training in a way that allowed associates to fit it into their availability, rather than having to find time to complete required training. This was a win for all those involved, and proved to be a great benefit to our business.” - Brian McWalters 

 

 

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Marc My Words: The Fall and Rise of Performance Support by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine

Marc My Words: The Fall and Rise of Performance Support by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

"Today, the argument for performance support is stronger than ever. The changing nature of learning and work, new advances in technology, and new economic realities make a much more compelling case for this new framework. Performance support isn’t just a new job aid or app. It’s not just a sophisticated computer program that helps us do our jobs better, nor is it just an enhanced automated work process, and it’s not simply a knowledge management system that has all the answers at the click of a mouse. It’s all of these, and more, bundled together to accelerate improved worker productivity, accomplishment, and satisfaction, in the most cost-effective way possible."   - Marc J Rosenberg

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An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog

An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

Tom Kulhman shares an easy way to build branched scenarios for eLearning

 

 

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Marc My Words: Why I Hate Instructional Objectives by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine

Marc My Words: Why I Hate Instructional Objectives by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

“Ask yourself this: when was the last time a C-level executive in your organization asked anything about what the instructional objectives are for your training programs? “

 

Marc My Words: Why I Hate Instructional Objectives

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Nuts and Bolts: Storyboarding Basics by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine

Nuts and Bolts: Storyboarding Basics by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

“An effective eLearning program grows out of careful identification of learners, articulation of performance objectives (learning objectives are for the designer; performance objectives are for the learner and organization), and an approach that supports the instructional goals. The time spent in specifying outcomes and identifying ways of supporting learner success and ultimate workplace performance will pay off in ease of development and reduction of rework and piloting time.” - Jane Bozarth

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Are You Meeting All Five Moments of Learning Need? by Conrad Gottfredson & Bob Mosher : Learning Solutions Magazine

Are You Meeting All Five Moments of Learning Need? by Conrad Gottfredson & Bob Mosher : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

“It simply isn’t acceptable to throw learners over the classroom and/or eLearning wall into the workflow and then hope that what we did during the online or class event will magically transfer to successful job performance. It doesn’t. We know full-well that learning doesn’t stick unless you put in place provisions that support performance in the workflow.” - Gottfredson & Mosher

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How to Deal with Those Pesky Compliance Courses » The Rapid eLearning Blog

How to Deal with Those Pesky Compliance Courses » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

"In an ideal world all elearning would be completely relevant to your job and compliance courses like this wouldn’t exist. But they do; and that’s not going to change any time soon."  - Tom Kuhlman

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New Free eLearning Guild eBook: 53 Tips on Using the Cloud for eLearning by News Editor : Learning Solutions Magazine

New Free eLearning Guild eBook: 53 Tips on Using the Cloud for eLearning by News Editor : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

“The cloud holds tremendous promise, but it’s important to find the right fit for your needs; there are so many choices when it comes to cloud-based environments that it’s easy to become confused. Our tipsters advise you on what to keep in mind when considering a move to the cloud.”

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Scenarios in elearning: Why they're better than quiz questions

Scenarios in elearning: Why they're better than quiz questions | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

“Why do you want to use scenarios?” your client asks. “Why can’t we use the quizzes that we’ve always used?”
Sometimes the best way to convince a client is to show them through examples. Present one of their quiz questions three ways, so the client can see for themselves the deeper thought required by a scenario-style question.

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Marc My Words: Is it eLearning or Something More? by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine

Marc My Words: Is it eLearning or Something More? by Marc J. Rosenberg : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

"How much of our training is compensation for tools that don’t work right? How much of it is an attempt to re-explain bad documentation? How much of it is nothing more than “work-arounds,” often too little and too late, to a bad system or process? Why do we tolerate unneeded complexity, and then ask training to straighten it all out, sometimes at the last minute?" - Marc Rosenberg

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3 Reasons Why Linear E-Learning May Be the Best Solution » The Rapid eLearning Blog

3 Reasons Why Linear E-Learning May Be the Best Solution » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

"It would be cool if every course we build was highly interactive with decision-making branches. But the reality is that not all elearning courses need to be that way." - Tom Kuhlman

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Celebrate the End of Summer with This Free PowerPoint E-Learning Template » The Rapid eLearning Blog

Celebrate the End of Summer with This Free PowerPoint E-Learning Template » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

"The irony of Labor Day is that many of us celebrate it by taking the day off. That means one less day to create elearning templates. No worries because we’ve got you covered.

 

To help you relax and enjoy the last few days of summer, I’ve included a free tab-themed elearning template. It’s a good one for business policy and compliance courses."

 

- Tom Kuhlman

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5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive » The Rapid eLearning Blog

5 Tips to Make Rapid E-Learning Interactive » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

"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." - Tom Kuhlman

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New eBook: 52 Tips On Best Practices for eLearning Development and Implementation by News Editor : Learning Solutions Magazine

New eBook: 52 Tips On Best Practices for eLearning Development and Implementation by News Editor : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

“If you want to learn from experts how you can create a highly effective content development and implementation process, download 52 Tips On Best Practices for eLearning Development and Implementation for free today.” -Learning Solutions Magazine

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A Simple Approach to Interactive E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog

A Simple Approach to Interactive E-Learning » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

"In an earlier post we looked at how to build branched scenarios for interactive elearning courses. Branched scenarios are great for simulating the types of real-world decisions a learner needs to make on the job."   - Tom Kuhlman

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How to Build an E-Learning Template with No Money Down » The Rapid eLearning Blog

How to Build an E-Learning Template with No Money Down » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

"A common frustration for many rapid elearning developers is wanting to build elearning courses that look good but not having the graphic design expertise or resources to make it happen.

Today, we’ll look at a simple way to solve that problem. I call it the “quick template” technique. It’s a trick I share in many of my workshops."    - Tom Kuhlman

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Ten Seconds: Performance Support in Two Clicks by Conrad Gottfredson & Bob Mosher : Learning Solutions Magazine

Ten Seconds: Performance Support in Two Clicks by Conrad Gottfredson & Bob Mosher : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

“At the moment of Apply, there is a fundamental need to get to the specific steps for doing what needs to be done at that moment. Most people think about their work in the context of workflow. That’s why they call it 'workflow.' It is the flow of their work. And a workflow consists of tasks that they need to perform. These tasks have steps. Once a performer gets to the specific steps (within two clicks and ten seconds), there are potentially other needs – beyond the steps."

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Adobe Captivate 6: Strong Out of the Gate by Joe Ganci : Learning Solutions Magazine

Adobe Captivate 6: Strong Out of the Gate by Joe Ganci : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

“If you use Captivate, and most of you do, there’s no question that you should upgrade to version 6: I will be doing that immediately. If you’ve never used Captivate, starting with version 6 will give you all the great features immediately that many of us have lacked in the past versions of Captivate.”

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The Guiding Principle for all Rapid E-Learners » The Rapid eLearning Blog

The Guiding Principle for all Rapid E-Learners » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

From Tom Kuhlman "Typically elearning courses start from existing content. And often that content dictates how the course is structured and how it looks. And that may not always be best."

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Are You Qualified to Build E-Learning Courses? » The Rapid eLearning Blog

Are You Qualified to Build E-Learning Courses? » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

Rapid elearning played a role in the evolution of elearning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course.

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When a Rapid Approach Makes the Most Sense by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine

When a Rapid Approach Makes the Most Sense by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine | Developing eLearning | Scoop.it

This article is an excerpt from eLearning Guild Research’s Getting Started in e-Learning Report on Rapid e-Learning published February 10, 2010. In it, Patti Shank highlights four related circumstances that lend themselves to a rapid e-Learning approach. She also provides a high-level overview of the five types of rapid authoring tools, and some basic information on the relative market share of rapid authoring tool providers.

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