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Go to a learning conference today; use the words PowerPoint and e-learning in the same sentence and, typically, you’ll get lots of eyes rolling. In minutes, you’ll hear clothes tear and see clouds of ash being flung about as the experts lament the destruction of human civilization. Why all the fuss?

In this 5-part series, we’ll explore common misconceptions about rapid e-learning development and discuss ways that rapid e-learning can help you do a great job and get the results you want.

Look over the posts and tell me what you think. Are there any other myths that need busting?


Upcoming E-Learning Workshops & Events (2015)

  • September 23 & 24 (Vancouver). Community-based elearning workshops focused on practical tips & tricks. You can register for one day or two days. To learn more & register, click here.
  • September 29 (Las Vegas). Want to learn to get the right look and feel for your courses? Join David Anderson and me for a fun and active hands-on workshop. This topic is by far one of the most popular of the ones we've covered in any of our workshops in the past.
  • September 30 (Las Vegas). Going to Devlearn? Swing by the Articulate booth and say hello.
  • October 28 & 29 (Philadelphia). Community-based elearning workshops focused on practical tips & tricks. You can register for one day or two days. To learn more and register, click here.
  • November: Just added! I'll be in London, Dublin, Berlin, Paris, Belgium, and Utrecht. Details coming soon.

Free E-learning Resources

Want to learn more? Check out these articles and free resources in the community.

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Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills

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Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration.

Getting Started? This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help.



13 responses to “5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning”

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Aw man, Tom!

What can I tell about Rapid E-Learning 101…

…that’s a super awesome eCourse, keep
them coming. I’m looking forward to your
next piece of work :)

Regards,
Codrut Turcanu.
“Succeeding Against All Odds!”

Thank you for the nice comment.

May 29th, 2008

Me pareceu muito interessante este estilo de aprender,gostaria até de ganhar um destes e-book’s.
Sinceramente
Jorge L P V

@Jorge: Here’ s a ligação ao ebook.

http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/free-ebook/

November 12th, 2008

the rapid elearning blog sure helps me focus on the everyday issues in the rapid elearning world. I have been an evangelist for rapid elearning for years, and know that well-designed, simple ID for these projects works best. Keep up the good work.
Tom Keating

I was pretty skeptical about rapid e-learning but your work made me to improve my “faith”. Well done and I look forward to taking advantage of all your very well done material!
I’ll post about it on my blog.
Congrats!

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Tom – I love your site. You offer a practical approach to developing very clean products. What about learning objectives? It’s a real oversite to design products without measurable outcomes in-mind. Why? How do I know your project is or is not meeting performance gap? Can I attribute any change in performance to your project? How can I justify the cost of a new project if I can’t even begin to measure the impact on performance(level 3)? Skip the full analysis: no problem. But, skimp on a sound design plan and you’ve lost a lot. Maybe I’m wrong?

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