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Here’s a recap of posts from 2013 where I shared free templates or assets to help you build your online training courses.

Do You Need an Instructional Design Degree?

This is probably one of the hottest questions of the past year. It comes up quite a bit and creates a lot of good conversation—both pro and con. If you haven’t weighed in with your opinion, it’s not too late.

PowerPoint Tips & Tricks

Many elearning courses are dependent on PowerPoint. The more you know about it, the better you’ll be at designing good courses. The tips below help you learn more about using the features so that you become more fluent with PowerPoint.

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Free Templates for E-Learning

Templates are a great way to get started or transition existing content for online training. Here are a few to speed things up for your next course.

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Free Graphics & Media Assets for E-Learning Design

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Community Resources & Tutorials

Upcoming Events & Workshops

  • January 23 & 24: Las Vegas, NV (TechKnowledge): Mike Taylor will host two creation stations on Building Interactive E-Learning in Articulate Studio ‘13.
  • January 29-30: London (Learning Technologies): I’ll be doing a quick presentation on interactive video using the Articulate applications. If you’re at the conference, swing by the Articulate booth.
  • February 4-6: Karlsruhe (LEARNTEC 2014): I’ll be at the conference working in the Articulate booth and would love to meet you.
  • March 11-12: Phoenix, AZ (ASTD). Details coming.
  • March 19: Sydney (iDESIGNX): I’m excited to attend my first conference in Australia. Looking forward to meeting many of the blog readers there.


Post written by Tom Kuhlmann

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6 responses to “A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Templates & Tips for Success”

January 7th, 2014

I remember my mom collecting green stamps when I was a kid! Thanks for the memory (and all the great resources).

January 7th, 2014

Thank you very much Tom for your contribution to the Rapid Learning Community and all the useful resources.
I wish you an Excellent Year 2014 full of Successes.
Best regards,
Tri Huê

January 7th, 2014

Thanks you for this recap of posts from 2013. In the past year your posts became one of my favorite source of inspiration. I certainly hope to read more from you in this year.



This is amazing. Thanks, Tom for being so generous with everything you do. As a beginner, it’s great to have such a rich resource.

Thanks all for the nice comments. I’m glad you find the resources helpful.

I think Mark Twain said it best in that he never let his schooling interfere with his education.

I spent a decade successfully designing and developing courses and entire educational programs in the military before I had my first degree; a BA in Psychology specializing in learning and cognition. I went to several military schools to learn the skills needed and these schools were designed by people with instructional design (ID) degrees. I have since left the military and first pursued a Masters in ID & Online Learning and then a second Masters in ID & Human Performance Technology. I found my military ID training and practice made learning the graduate level materials very easy.

Do I believe a “degree” in ID is required, no; I never confuse education with intelligence. Is a certain depth of formal, informal, and non-formal learning in the areas of learning, ID, psychology, and technology required, YES. Failure to receive this learning will result in lots of action but little forward motion towards the intended outcome.

Just my humble opinion.