This page provides links to some resources on rapid learning, that is learning solutions that are created quickly and easily.
Articles in date order, most recent first.
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The rapid authoring tool is unique in that it creates e-learning in a 3D environment rather than the rather flat traditional PowerPoint style. The e-learning certainly stands out from the crowd producing e-learning that looks very professional. It is supplied with 200+ predesigned templates which can be further customised and enhanced using Jackdaw. A 30 day trial can be downloaded from the site.
Added: 29th September 2011
The software combines quality with usability. As the developer says it is "ridiculously easy-to-use" - and in our view that is quite true...!
"Embarking on a rapid e-learning project? This site provides you with everything you need from guides to authoring tools to templates. Also includes Kineo's unique flatpack e-learning content. "
Added: 14 November 2006
A service from kineo
"Rapid eLearning is emerging as the fastest growing category of online training. Bersin and Associates research indicate that the category has grown 80 percent in just the past year and will most likely reach a value of USD410 million by 2006. This paper talks about Kern Communication's experiences, benefits, and critical success factors in implementing rapid eLearning. It also outlines the roadmap for implementing in an organization." Kern Communications
Added: 30 May 2006
And the tool they used was ... PowerPoint
"Rapid e-learning is emerging as the fastest-growing category of online training. It is generally defined as Web-based training that can be created in weeks and is typically authored by subject-matter experts (SMEs)." Josh Bersin, CLO Magazine, July 2005
Added: 14 May 2006
as Josh summarises "rapid e-learning tools are unleashing a whole new set of solutions for "critical information distribution"-distribution of corporate information that is too valuable to be sent through e-mail, yet must be developed, delivered and tracked quickly."
"Rapid e-learning approach helps Malvern Instruments reduce time to market from weeks to days." Learning Circuits, April 2006
Added: 21 April 2006
A case study in how rapid e-learning helps the sales force
"How a new paradigm in e-learning is solving common training problems." Joe Gustafson, Line56, 11 November 2005
Added: 14 November 2005
"Rapid E-Learning becomes the solution of choice when effective education to those who need it in a timely manner"
"The question I am most often asked is "How do you create your online training programs?" When I respond that all we use is PowerPoint, the most common reaction is a look of puzzlement or surprise. Those with the puzzled looks are amazed at the response, often anticipating some name of an expensive content development application or company that we outsource this to. Those with the surprised reaction are often looking down and wondering why are we so primitive." Michael McGinnis, LTI Newsline, 21 July 2005
Added: 22 July 2005
The first article in the series
"The following provides you with a step-by-step tutorial of how we build a typical technical or leadership training module using PowerPoint, version 2002." Michael McGinnis, LTI Newsline, 11 August 2005
Added: 13 August 2005
The second article in the series
"If you're developing rapid e-learning, try using techniques from NASCAR racing and television news shows." Karl M Kapp, Learning Circuits, June 2005
Added: 4 June 2005
"Our challenge as designers and developers of e-learning is to quickly fill the learning need within the organization while simultaneously meeting the needs of the learner who demands an interactive and engaging experience."
"Rapid development and deployment of learning solutions can translate into new opportunities and bottom-line returns. Karl Kapp, of the Institute for Interactive Technologies at Bloomsburg University, cites corporate success stories and offers key tactics for planning, developing, and deploying rapid e-learning. Use this white paper to gain insight into techniques and procedures that will help you quickly develop and deliver your enterprise-wide e-learning solutions." Macromedia, 2004
Added: 13 May 2005
"In the current accelerated corporate environments, rapid deployment of learning and information translates into seized market opportunities and bottom-line returns. Hesitation or slow deployment of learning leads to missed opportunities and forfeiture of market share to competitors."
"The eLearning Guild conducted a poll in February, 2005 on the topic of Rapid e-Learning, and theresults tell an interesting story. Despite the level of buzz associated with the term, the largest single response to the question, "Is your organization focused on 'Rapid eLearning'?" was "What is Rapid eLearning?" We were curious about this result, and assumed that you would be too, so we've done some thinking about the state of rapid e-Learning and we'd like to share our thoughts and observations with you." A whitepaper by Bill Brandon, eLearning Guild, 2005
Added: 13 May 2005
"Using the term "rapid e-Learning" too loosely simply adds to confusion and tends to reduce the term (and the notion of e-Learning itself) to the level of noise."
"Where common sense is spoken about workplace learning"
Added: 13 May 2005
A blog from Ted Cocheu, CEO of Altus Learning Systems and Board of Directors of eLearning Forum
"Rapid e-learning is a hot topic among many workplace learning and development practitioners. In a study of Fortune 500 companies conducted by Larstan Business Reports, 85 percent said they planned to expand the role of e-learning. More important, over 80 percent of respondents said that rapid e-learning strategies would make a significant contribution to the training initiatives in their companies." Dianne Archibald, Learning Circuits Magazine, January 2005
Added: 18 January 2005
The usefulness of rapid e-learning to workplace learning
"Rapid e-learning is the need to quickly and easily train hundreds or even thousands of people about a product, process or initiative and make sure they retain that information. But not everyone gets it yet." Eric Vidal, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, January 2003
Updated: 13 May 2005
Is rapid e-learning the same as rapid authoring?