Tom Kuhlmann

Chief Learning Architect

Hi, I’m Tom, your host of The Rapid E-Learning Blog. I am passionate about learning and technology. I have over 20 years experience in the training industry where I’ve developed hundreds of hours of elearning and managed elearning and training projects at Capital One, Washington Mutual, and Weyerhaeuser.

I have a Master’s in Education Technology from Pepperdine, where I researched how to cultivate communities of practice through the development of personal expertise. Currently, I run the user community for Articulate with a focus on building a passionate community of rapid elearning developers.

Are Your E-Learners Expecting a Good Training Experience?

To bridge the disconnect between course designers and participants, set clear expectations to ensure courses are meaningful to the learner. Here’s how.

How to Pitch Course Design Ideas to Your Customer

Ever wonder how to present e-learning course ideas to your customers? Try these tips to work with a client and get the best approach to e-learning course design.

7 Ideas to Help Make an Online Course Less Boring

Sometimes courses don’t have much to say in content. But even dreaded compliance courses can be less snooze-inducing with the right tactics. Read on for simple tips to make required courses more compelling.

How to Keep Customers Satisfied and Build the Right Course

What do you do when the client requests a project that will probably fail? These three tips will help you steer them in the right direction—and keep them happy.

Are You a Bridge Building Course Designer?

Course designers build the connection between two stakeholders: the organization and the learner. Meeting both needs is key to meaningful and engaging learning.

Building Practice & Prove-It Learning Experiences for E-Learning

Content is part of the learning experience, but a complete e-learning course includes opportunities to “practice and prove” what they learned.