The Rapid Elearning Blog

Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - training mistakes One of the activities we do at my workshops is prototype an interactive elearning module. I provide some generic content and their task is to do two things:

They spend about twenty minutes discussing ideas and then they share their ideas. It never ceases to amaze me how creative they are ...

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Articulate Rapid E-learning Blog -  7 free audio editors Even though many elearning applications have their own audio tools, I usually don’t use them. I may for quick projects, but generally, I like to keep my audio production separate from my elearning course production. It provides more control over the audio files and dedicated audio editing software tends to have more features. Here’s a list of some free audio editors that are more than sufficient for what you may need for most of your elearning course production. ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - e-learning job titles Last year I facilitated a number of elearning workshops with about 1800 participants who are either considering elearning as a career or are active in the elearning industry. Here’s a common question that I’m asked: What job title best describes the person who builds elearning courses? Most Common E-Learning Job Titles The people I meet have all sorts of titles. Some are clear and some are a bit ambiguous. Looking over the job listings in the elearning ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - free e-learning templates It can be a challenge meeting New Year’s resolutions when you’re pressed for time. 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. I added placeholder content to flesh out some of the screens so that you can see some of the different layouts. ...

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It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of another year. For me it was a great year. I hope it was for you, as well. 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. As with most end of year articles, here’s a roundup of popular posts and ...

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Articulate Rapid E-learning Blog - 800 e-learning examples One of the best ways to learn is by looking at the work others have done. We can see different ideas in action which causes us to think about how they were built and explore what we might do different with the same content. How to Learn by Looking at E-Learning Examples Here’s an example from a recent community challenge. The challenge was to create an interactive slider for elearning. Melissa Milloway created a demo where you ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - free clip art going away Not sure if you saw the news, but Microsoft is going to dump clip art. In its place, you’ll have access to a Bing image search, which will be filtered by Creative Commons licensing. Theoretically the images can be used in your courses and presentations. However that may not be the case. Here are a few quick thoughts. Clip Art is Often Crap Art While there’s a lot of clip art available, most of ...

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Top PowerPoint Tips

December 9th, 2014

Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - top PowerPoint tips PowerPoint is probably the single best multimedia application available because of its versatility. You can create presentations, rapid elearning courses, illustrations, videos, mobile learning and even books for publishing. PowerPoint also offers ease of entry. That means someone with no experience can open the application and get started. And the person with lots of experience is given all sorts of capability. The main challenge with PowerPoint is that many people don’t fully understand the features and usually do very ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - how to become an elearning pro Now’s a good time to get started in the elearning industry. It’s still growing and doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon. Knowing how to get started with elearning is one of the most common questions I get. People usually want to know about schools and formal education as well as where to gain practical skills. What skills do I need to be an elearning pro? One of the challenges for ...

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Articulate Rapid E-learning Blog - free icons & free e-learning template 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 Here are three four good resources for free icons:

Create an E-Learning ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - tips and tricks to build online courses I’ve just finished a number of workshops and capped it off with a session at Devlearn. It was a great time of meeting many of you and learning more about what you do. As always I get a bunch of questions via email when I travel. Here are answers to frequently asked questions. Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - tips and tricks to build online courses interactive video ...

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Articulate Rapid E-Learning Blog - free stick images If you do a search online you’ll find all sorts of free assets like free stock images, icons, fonts and other media that work perfectly for your elearning courses. But often you find that free isn’t really free. Instead, free is free with strings attached. One of my pet peeves is people who give away free assets and then only allow them to be used for personal use. I guess there’s a big demand for free stock images and free ...

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