The Rapid Elearning Blog

rapid e-learning blog for tips and tricks on PowerPoint and e-learning

We are at an exciting time in our industry. Just a few years ago, you needed to hire programmers to build your e-learning courses. Today, that is not the case. Rapid e-learning tools like Articulate 360 give you the power to create your own courses without the need for programming skills. This saves you time and money.

The challenge is to develop solid end-to-end skills where you know enough about instructional design and multimedia to build courses that are both inexpensive and effective.

This blog exists to help you meet that challenge. It will provide practical, real-world tips and tricks to help you get your job done.

I have been doing this rapid e-learning stuff for a while now and have been at both ends of the e-learning community. I have worked at places where I was a one-man shop with no money and had to virtually duct tape my projects together like MacGyver. On the other end, I have been part of large organizations that switched to rapid authoring tools like Articulate 360 to become more efficient and save money. Whatever the case, it’s important to develop the skills that help you build the best e-learning courses you can.

I will be sharing my experiences and best practices. I also look forward to hearing from you and learning what you have to offer. The ultimate goal is that we help each other become better at what we do.

If you have any questions or suggestions on what you’d like to see covered, feel free to send them my way.


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.

11 responses to “Welcome to The Rapid E-Learning Blog!”

I’m a one-man shop. I am looking forward to this blog. I’d like to see more examples of courses.

In the community forum, the most popular thread is the one that has examples of training courses. I think people like to see what others are doing. It’s a good way to learn new techniques.

Let me know if there’s anything specific that you’d like to see.

August 1st, 2007

Hey, where can I get one of those “I Love the Rapid E-Learning Blog” shirts? 😉

This is looking real good, Tom!

We’ll work on the shirts. 🙂

Hey ! The site looks cool ! Looking forward to exchanging tips.

August 3rd, 2007

I loved you as the Doofdaddy, and it looks like I’ll love you as Tom, too. On behalf of all of us who dabble in e-learning, thank you!

Looking forward to your new blog and all your valuable tips, Tom!

For anyone who might have missed it, Tom wrote a great series of guest posts in my blog about branching in PowerPoint.

September 6th, 2007

Nice work on this… I’ll share it with my team for educational purposes.


September 10th, 2007

These blogs are fantastic. I look forward to receiving them. Thank you so much. Today’s blog was really good and easy to implement.

Thanks for all your great ideas and hints! I especially like the newsletter.