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The Rapid E-Learning Blog - 2012 is a great year to get free elearning assets

It’s hard to believe but another year’s come and gone.  The good thing is that it looks like 2012 will be a good year.  Although sometime in June, you may want to break out the DVD player and watch 2012.  Then practice your survival skills because come December, things may change.  But until then, just put your feet up and enjoy the year.

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - your elearning survival kit

To ease your burden, I put together a list of all of the posts from 2011 where I shared free elearning assets.  They’re yours to enjoy and use as you wish.

Free E-Learning Templates

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free PowerPoint elearning templates


Free fonts

Miscellaneous Free Tools

Free graphics

The Rapid E-Learning Blog - free elearning graphics and assets

Free Expert Advice

Don’t forget to take advantage of all of the free downloads available in the elearning community and next time you’re stuck on a course, feel free to post a question.  You’ll get plenty of help.

I hope you have a great 2012.  Thank you for reading the blog, sharing your own expertise in the comments and emails.  I hope to see many of you during my travels this year.


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.

15 responses to “A Year’s Worth of Free E-Learning Assets”

Hi Tom
Happy New Year to you and all your blog followers. I’ve been religiously lurking your blog posts for a couple of years now. I have learned much about instructional design issues thanks to the excellent information and resources provided on your blog.

I am in the academic world with the responsibility for transforming all of our graduate level courses for online delivery. I’ve used many of the strategies learned from your blog. I want to especially thank you for all the good work you are doing in e-learning. Happy New Year to you and everyone following this blog. Be well,


@Phil: thanks for the kind words. Wish you a great 2012, as well!

This is such a great wrap-up Tom. Thank you so much. While I have used a few of these templates already (’ll definitely be checking out the rest and looking forward to using new one’s in 2012. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Tom.

A huge heartfelt thank you for all that you have done for the readers of your blog. Your continuous effort to share your knowledge, resources and skills is so incredibily appreactiated.

All the best in the coming year for you and your family.


January 3rd, 2012

You continue to be generous with your work and suggestions. I miss using mt creativity with your product but I am disabled and can no longer work in a corporate work style. What can you suggest I could do to keep my skills up with articulate presenter? I am able to creaTe but not on a consistant time table. Perhaps create a portfolio? Problem for me is the software is not on my pc and I don’t have access to the full version. Please feel free if you have time to email me personally.
Happy new year to you and your crew.

Thanks Tom, I appreciate your putting that together for us. I am sure I will be referring to it this year.

I hope to see you in Las Vegas at the ASTD Tech Knowledge conference. I am new to developing online training and am trying to pick up all I can.

I recently began the Beta testing for storyline and I am really impressed, even though I have a great deal to learn, and it can be somewhat daunting sometimes.

Best wishes and have a great year!

Happy New Year Tom. Thank you for all your advice and experience in developing e-learning courses for users’ success.

I have used your advice in the how to use YouTube tutorials I have recently developed.

Thank you again and best wishes.

Watch 2012 on Blueray, instead of DVD, and on an HDTV. It’s even funnier in high-def.


@Allen: I recall that 4 hours into the movie I was hoping everyone would die so I could turn it off and go to bed. 🙂

January 6th, 2012

Hm, I’ve still never seen 2012. You’re right, that’s something might want to get on top of haha.

January 8th, 2012

Happy New Year, Tom.
I learn a lot with you.
Although in your list is not included the post about books (November) it was very important to me.
I bought some books mentioned there and I just finished reading The Non-Designer’s Design Book. I will never look at a page in the same way I used to do.
Thank you.

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January 6th, 2013

Huge fan. Love the blogs. Learnt heaps from your blogs. Would love you to come to Sydney.

January 7th, 2013

I refer to your blogs all the time! Would love to see you in Sydney.