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It’s hard to believe that we’re approaching the last quarter of 2010.  This year seems to have flown by. I’ve had fun with travel across the country and getting to meet so many blog readers at various conferences.

This past week I dedicated a little bit of time trying to catch up on some reading.  As I looked over my feed reader, I realized just how much good stuff I missed.  If you’re like me, you’ve probably been busy, as well.

Odds are that during the summer months elearning wasn’t on the top of your list.  So I decided to weed through some rapid elearning information and pull out a few posts that you may have missed.  They’re full of practical tips that you can use.  And of course, there are some free PowerPoint elearning templates, too.

Handpicked E-Learning Tutorials

  • 50 practical how-to tutorials. At the recent ASTD conference we demonstrated a bunch of elearning tips and tricks.  For those who couldn’t make the conference, you can view the tutorials here.

Going into the Articulate Guru Awards, I thought it would be a good idea to put together some information that would help those who weren’t sure what to do.  I also wanted the tutorials to be somewhat generic so they’d have value outside of the guru awards.  Here are the links to those posts framed in a new way.

Free PowerPoint Templates

Let’s face it: everyone loves free stuff!  So here are links to some free PowerPoint templates.

Tabbed PowerPoint Template

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - tabbed template demo


Clipart-based PowerPoint Template

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - elearning tutorial using PowerPoint clip art style 802


Flip Card PowerPoint Template

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - flip card PowerPoint template

10 Free Audio Applications

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - the elearning course was boring, but it had a beat and I could dance to it

Following are the ten audio sites that I profiled.  You can get more detail from the original post.

Remember if you want good audio, starts with a good mic like the Samson Go Mic (a deal at less than $50) and then learn to do some basic audio production.

From the Community

If you’re an Articulate user and want some free templates and resources, check out these following discussion threads from the community forums.

Vegas-inspired Flash Cards

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - Vegas style Quizmaker demo

Click here to view the demo.

Free Navigation using Icons

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - icon-based navigation panel

Click here to view the demo.

Animated Image Assessment

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - Animated image in Quizmaker assessment

Click here to view the demo.

This is one of my favorite Quizmaker demos.  I like the way David used the slide view to create an image-based assessment.  The technique can be used in a number of ways.  Like the two previous examples, the community discussion has all of the tutorials and files you need to replicate this.

It’s been a busy summer.  I’m looking forward to helping you and seeing many of you as the conference season starts in September.  What’s one thing you’ve learned from the Rapid E-learning Blog these past few months? Share by clicking on the comments link.


Free E-Learning Resources

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

Here’s a great job board for e-learning, instructional design, and training jobs

Participate in the weekly e-learning challenges to sharpen your skills

Get your free PowerPoint templates and free graphics & stock images.

Lots of cool e-learning examples to check out and find inspiration.

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

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Hi Tom — My question relates to the Build branched e-learning scenarios in 3 easy steps tutorial. Why does the “Next Scenario” slide not look like the “Challenge and Choice” slide since it’s the beginning of the first scenario? What’s an example of what you would put in the “next scenario” slide and then on the “challenge Choice” slide of the next scenario? Thanks! 🙂 Thanks for the recap of 50 practical tutorials. It’s great to have this JIT training! 🙂

@Victoria: Good question. I only have a little bit of time to build out the mock ups, so they’re usually more like prototypes. The next scenario slide can be anything you want it to be. It’s just a place that you link to after they make a selection and get feedback. You could go right into another question, or give them a few screens of information. It really all depends on what you want to have the learner come to after reviewing the choice feedback.

Just some feedback on the great work you guys do at Articulate support, including this blog. I started developing courses only 60 days ago. I already delivered four, one of them pretty sophisticated, with videos and what not.

I would never have been able to do it without the prompt responses from the support and forums.

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@Marcos: thanks for the kind words

As an instructional design student, I am excited to find a blog with such well-written ideas, access to new templates and tools, and an easy format to follow. I look forward to learning from you and sharing this site with my fellow classmates.

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