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Note: the contest has concluded. You can learn more about rapid e-learning:

After I released The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro last week, more than 6,000 people downloaded the e-book in just the first 24 hours! Suffice it to say, it shows there’s a ton of interest in rapid e-learning.

But what exactly is “rapid e-learning?” Is it the software? Is it the process? Is it based on who creates it? I know what a lot of the industry experts think, but I’m interested in what you have to say. Here’s your chance to help define rapid e-learning and also receive some fame and fortune.

How Do You Define Rapid E-learning?

Here’s how this mini-contest will work:

  1. Type your definition of “Rapid E-Learning” in the comments of this post. Keep it simple. No long explanations…just the definition itself.
  2. I’ll pull out the top submissions and conduct a poll for you to vote on your favorite.
  3. Based on your votes, we’ll have the winning definition.

So no reason to wait.


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212 responses to “What’s the Definition of Rapid E-Learning? You Decide!”

August 21st, 2007

E-learning development: on time and within budget.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning is about getting the right training to the right people at the right time.

Rapid e-learning is more about rapid developpement of e-learning content than the speed the learner learns. It refers to tools that are designed to accelerate the production of learning content by allowing SMEs with no programming knowledge to easily develop engaging multimedia content.

E-learning is the shortest distance between the expert and everyone else.

August 21st, 2007

Creating online educational experiences swiftly and nimbly to meet the immediate needs of your learners.

Rapid-E: Easy on the pocket
A cost effective, quick delivery method addressing issues that may require frequent updates and/or immediate response from users.

Delivers cost effective, just in time and customer specific courses.

August 21st, 2007

eLearning is the big picture and Rapid eLearning is the sports car in that picture.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-Learning is a constellation of processes that produce web-capable instruction at a much higher speed and much lower cost than traditional methods.

Rapid E-Learning is like having your favorite professor pop out of your laptop at your beck and call, and thrill you with everything you need to know, nothing you don’t. Rapid E-Learning is flexibility and precision.

Online education, that allows for direct access to the customer or employee, can be modified and updated in an instant, modulated to be specific, hands on tutorials that can be applied right away, with immediate feedback options to help the creators adjust and improve the system on the fly.

Rapid E-Learning is “just in time” learning via your computer.

Rapid e- learning is a process of knowledgement . easy and accurate and it is a great opportunity for you

Rapid e-learning is topic-specific online training kiosks that are accessible anytime you want.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid eLearning delivers quick, concise knowledge and can be presented Home Town or Hollywood style.

August 21st, 2007

A definition of ‘Rapid e-Learning’ will vary depending on if you are the ‘developer’ or the ‘learner’. A developer’s definition is likely to be something like – ‘rapid e-Learning is a small ‘nugget’ of interactive content that addresses one learning outcome only, is relatively quickly and easily created (often from templates within the authoring tool), incorporates appropriate visual and aural media and allows the creation of quizes/tests for the learner to assess their progress’. A learner’s definition might be ‘rapid e-Learning is a short duration, accessible, interactive and fun learning object that is available 24/7 and allows me to quickly review and understand one aspect of a particular area of study on an ‘as and when’ or ‘just in time’ basis and then allows me to test myself on my understanding’.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-learning is the on the spot development of learning that meets the need of the moment. It’s not always flashy or full of bells and whistles, but addresses the business need at the time of the need. Usually rapid e-learning is relatively low budget and is often a work in progress.

Plug and chug design.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-Learning (Learner view)
-Learning that is quick, to the point and is delivered through some kind of distant format. Learning takes place at a more rapid pace than regular E-Learning.

Rapid E-Learning (Designer view)
-This is different to that of the learner view. Rapid e-Learning to the designer is a means in which the design and development of the content occurs at a more intense rate than the regular design process. Can be used in cases where deployment needs to occur within tight timelines.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-Learning, is using Easy and Efficient tools to create Engaging, Energetic Effecive E-learning that can benefit Everyone.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-learning: The electronic delivery of instruction created through abbreviated design and development processes.

Rapid e-learning is the ability for ‘dummies’ like me to develop effective electronic learning quickly, generally utilizing ‘simple-to-use’ software – to meet the ongoing “last minute” urgent learning needs of our business partners while looking like IT experts.

August 21st, 2007

The ‘Rapid’ in ‘rapid e-learning’ is about the development cycle. It is the streamlining of the development cycle, reducing time spent on standard interface components and allowing the subject-matter expert and instructional designer to concentrate on the production of high quality learning materials.

Whether the development process is rapid or more traditional, the goal of the any e-learning producer should be to produce quality courses that meet the learners’ needs in a timely and economical fashion.

August 21st, 2007

Having the ability to train products, processes, etc. to a large number of individuals in a short amount of time ensuring their comprehension and perception.

Rapid e-learning is the process of applying available resources in order to successfully achieve emerging training objectives within the required timeframe.

Rapid eLearning is like the three bear’s porridge, not to fast, not to slow, its just right for everyone.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-learning is the efficient process of developing online curriculum, which may incorporate the use of software to eliminate time-consuming tasks.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning is the ability to access, interact with, retain, and apply relevant electronic information to home, school or work setting.

August 21st, 2007

A quick, intuitive, way to deliver effective elearning material.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-Learning is the ability to create the highest quality course in the shortage amount of time. The software is the most crucial aspect in creating Rapid e-Learning. Products like Articulate Engage which lets you create a flash course with a professional and polished look without the need for graphic designers or programers.

Rapid design, development, and deployment of Electronic learning

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-Learning is “What you need to know deliverd to you, when you need to use it”

<p><p>Rapid E-learning is the most information in the shortest time that is retainable.</p></p>

August 21st, 2007

Effective e-learning promotes “Believe to Receive” protocol.

Rapid E-Learning is time-efficient education that produces meaningful business results by balancing the needs of the organization, the customer and the Learner.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning: A way to create “just in time learning”, at the right time – NOW.

August 21st, 2007

Effective e-learning promotes “Believe to Receive” protocol to foster participant buy-in and true learning.

I define Rapid e-Learning as the capability of creating e-courses for staff training in a very short period of time (within one week).

August 21st, 2007

…An effective way to address impossibly short attention spans in our frenetic e-worlds…

Rapid E Learning means multi information/multi learning from multi verticals in more systematic form. It is the most effective and fastest help for Trainers.

August 21st, 2007

The deployment of performance support in response to new determined business performance concerns by means of focused and quickly developed distance learning products.

August 21st, 2007

A quick, easy and cost effective way to create online learning courses.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid eLearning is an effective technology-based solution used to deliver successful learning and communications across an organisation in a timely manner, quickly and efficiently. It enables subject matter experts in the business to develop eLearning and transfer business critical information to key stakeholders in a timely manner, with the required element of credibility.

August 21st, 2007

August 21st, 2007
“Rapid E-Learning” is online learning WITHOUT the cost, delays, problems, and otherwise PAIN usually experienced with typical custom content projects.

Shoot, I see others have already capitalized on the “E”. Nonetheless, I will too. The “E” stands for …

– Efficient
– Expert-delivered
– Easy
– Everybody can do it
– Engaging
– Effective
– Embraced by smart organizations
– Essential for a complete elearning program
– Evangelical

The last one’s a stretch … but when you believe in the benefits of Rapid Dev as much as I do, you become an evangelist.

Rapid E-learning: Whiz! Bang! Hey, nice job dude. How’d you do that?

Rapid E-Learning is akin to the ballroom quickstep. While being foreign to most; its perfect execution is admired by all because of its speed and value. Its process is one that involves the intense efforts of the participants, whereas the Instructional Designer is leading the partner(s) in a dance of compromise. The process is a compromise of time, quality, and value in an effort to create experiential learning.

The partners determine the pace based on the requirements, their skill, environment, and communication. Quality is determined given their short timeframe; whereas the partners decide what steps (if any) will be compromised. Value is the result of their dance with time and value in meeting or exceeding the requirements within the timeframe, all the while making their discipline transparent and sexy to the audience.

August 21st, 2007

yesterday’s e-learning development for today’s training for tomorrow’s skills

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-Learning – means one thing to the professsor and another to the student. Professor: it means – software that is easy to use (uploading course materials) and makes the material easy to access (for editing). Student: it means – being able to move through the site easily and see the materials without any effort. It also means being presented with materials that are easy to conmprehend and that make learning fun because it is more interactive then just listening to a boring lecture and falling asleep.

August 21st, 2007

Good post, Tom. I don’t have an answer. I’ll let folks smarter than me enter the contest. I did want to pass along that last year I was at an e-learning conference, and attended a breakout session on rapid e-learning. The moderator asked each of the 50 or so of us in the room to write down a definition of rapid e-learning. You’re probably not surprised to learn that there were 50 different responses.

August 21st, 2007

The ability to quickly learn a new task through the use of computer based tools that can simulate the task while they educate, inform and entertain.

August 21st, 2007

Doing it right…doing it fast

Rapid elearing is the practice of quick and dirty development of media and content help learners and teachers create knowledge most effectively.

August 21st, 2007

Fast and fun.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-learning is a process by which a person with knowledge, experience or wisdom may, without undue fuss, transfer that knowledge, experience or wisdom to another who wishes to have it (or, at least, whose boss wishes them to have it).

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-learning is a quick and effective method of satisfying simple to complex learning objectives.

August 21st, 2007

Fast and effective learning, at your own pace, in your own space.

August 21st, 2007

Just in time, just enough and just for me!

August 21st, 2007

From SME to student; using a fast conduit!

Rapid E-Learning; knowledge now, no waiting!

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning: The development of computer and web based training through the use of either stand alone authoring software (Captivate, Toolbook, etc.) or software that will convert current training content into a format that can be delivered in a self paced environment (Articulate, etc.).

This content is developed using the default templates, content, and assessment capabilities provided by the software being used or content developed from previous modules.

eLearning opportunities through the use of advanced multemedia that learners can easily retain and transfer.

ELearning: Learning what you are interested in at your convenience, in the comfort of your home or office at your pace.

Rapid E-Learning means to me that we can get the designed content in and the E-learn released within a week.

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.

August 21st, 2007

… is a web based course developed efficiently on time and on budget while keeping in mind the audience and course purpose, and then delivering the course to successfully meet the students needs and expectations.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-Learning – the development of e-learning in a shorter time-frame than is required with traditional e-learning development methods, frequently using software (tools) specifically designed to speed up the e-learning development process.

August 21st, 2007

ReL: E-learning created fairly quickly and with minimum cost yet results in memorable, measureable and motivational (attributed to Michael Allen) activities for learners.

Rapid E – Learning allows for the quick development, delivery and updating of instructional modules capable of utilizing various forms of visual and interactive multi-media while providing the ability to have down loadable complementary teaching materials or aids.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-Learning:

To deliver e-learning with a method that delivers engaging content for the end-user yet is simple, quick & easy to produce.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-Learning: An excuse to create learning faster and cheaper and less effective.

Rapid E-Learning: Used to describe the need for condensing a large amount of knowledge into a short interactive course. For example, teaching a 4 hour classroom course, but offering it in a 1 hour online course.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-Learning: Any application or tool that enables a lay person (non-programmer-type) to develop curriculum without having to use a programming code. (The “rapid” in Rapid e-Learning has nothing to do with the speed of development or the length of time a user would need to complete a course; it’s related to the time it takes to get up to speed on the application or tool.)

Rapid E-Learning: A learning process quickly and succinctly understood by a learner by way of the internet, and created with rapid speed by a developer.

Using technology to achieve consistent, predictable, repeatable, and measurable training results in as short a time as possible.

Rapid e-learning is the most effective way to design, develop and deliver training at the right time and pace for to satisfy a learners/trainee need to acquire knowledge/skills.

August 21st, 2007

An economical method of changing the capability of at least one willing learner.

Rapid elearning is the means by which subject SMEs achieve powerful vehicles of interactivity without the need to be a technical SME.

August 21st, 2007

e-learning it’s the best way to everyone get the knowledge to progress

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning enables anyone, from experienced multimedia programmer to technical SME, to easily design, develop, and deliver high-quality, media-rich training to their audience in a minimum amount of time.

Rapid e-learning is a faster more efficient way to produce engaging web-based training programs using subject matter experts and rapid e-learning software such as Articulate that do not require knowledge of authoring languages or other programming knowledge to produce.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning is a developed course that uses the minimal content that meets the needs of both the learners’ and business objectives.

Raid e-learning is using technology to quickly bring subject matter and adult learning expertise together to create an engaging and effective product that not only teaches but motivates the user.

August 21st, 2007

Learning by using electronic means
A Guide to Distance Learning

August 21st, 2007

A computer-based learning process designed to reach an expected knowledge, within a specific budget, at the minimum time.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning . . . subject matter experts developing online learning modules with ease and within short timeframes using user-friendly tools in consultation with instructional professionals . . . a marriage of convenience!

Rapid e-Learning is technology meeting the training needs of corporations, government institutions, and/or educational systems.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning is combining process, technology, and the SME’s first-hand knowledge to quickly produce engaging and effective training at an affordable price.

Rapid E-learning is the process of absorbing new intellectual capital delivered through the Web or other electronic medium. It is differentiated from rapid material creation in that “learning” is different from “teaching”. Put another way, Articulate provides rapid development tools for e-learning materials, rather than rapid e-learning development tools, because the tools are optimized to reduce development time. Any clunky old tool can produce material that fosters rapid learning; they just take far longer than necessary to do so.

Rapid e-Learning is the quick deployment of mission critical information/training via user-friendly technologies.

August 21st, 2007

That’s a tough question, Tom. So, I decided to let the web guide me. I entered and I guess I found my answer! That’s gotta be a winner!

Rapid E-learning: From concept to delivery, a fast and engaging way to transform content into comprehensible learning objects to be shared, repurposed and ultimately learned.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning about making technological solutions fit human purposes. Whether you are the designer or the learner, the tools allow you to accomplish your task with ease. From this point of view, rapid e-learning is about democratic access.

Rapid E-Learning is:

A fast, easy to use, cost-effective knowledge transaction between learners, instructors, and tools.

August 21st, 2007

I like a lot of these comments.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-Learning is the ability to produce, deliver and quantify quality interactive material to learners in a timely and cost effective manner.

August 21st, 2007

The shortest distance from point A: Analysis of needs, to point B: Benefits of learning.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-learning is a process that facilitates and speeds the transmission of knowledge between people by capturing knowledge in digital form and transmitting it via the “internet-as-greatest-knowledge-conduit-in-human-history”.

heavy and thick elearning : Hasta la vista baby

fast, accesible and usable elearning : Welcome to the jungle!

I invented Rapid E-learning!

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-Learning is the process of understanding an electroniclly delivered lesson or message in a small time frame,accomplished by tailoring lessons, content and messages to a learner’s needs.

August 21st, 2007

From the development side, “Rapid e-Learning” is the rapid development–probably through the use of templates–of focused, concise, effective, online training, which either conveys information (education) or develops a skill (training). From the end-user’s standpoint, “Rapid e-Learning” is focused, concise, effective, short, engaging online training, which either conveys information (education) or develops a skill (training).

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning.

Is the capacity to find the real needs of the people involved (organizations, customers or learners) Based on the information gathered create courses or guides focused in getting results and goals reaching, using e-learning technology.

Rapid e-learning = needs + goals + time-money saving + training + e-learning technology

Rapid E-Learning is (2nd version):

A fast, easy, cost-effective knowledge transfer between learners, instructors, and tools.

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August 21st, 2007

Short, sharp, shock!

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-Learning is e-Learning that aims for maximimum learning outcomes at minimum cost and in minimum time.

Rapid E-Learning = delivering effective e-learning courses fast, so that meaningful business knowledge is transferred to the learners in an organisation as soon as possible.

August 21st, 2007

rapid e-learning?
it is quicker than what you think type of learning with the aid of technology

Rapid e-learning definition:
“High quality, effective and efficient teaching and learning using technology”

Or in student speak:
“Cool stuff that helps me learn”

August 21st, 2007

Due to its characteristics of reducing instructional design and delivery from complexity to simplicity, I would like to focus my definition of Rapid eLearning on its beneficial perspective, of being a practical HRD opportunity for contemporary workforces (of all sizes & skill levels) to afford, access, implement and benefit from via ‘performance-oriented learning interventions at their workplace’, that hitherto were beyond their financial or intellectual reach.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid E-learning is put your finger on a power outlet. It’s electronic (at least electric!!!) and you learn that you should never do it again! 🙂

In the learner’s perspective, ReL (Rapid eLearning) = JIT (Just-In-Time) access to learning, anytime, anywhere.
In the instructor’s perspective, ReL = JIT (Just-In-Time), On-the-Fly content development without deep learning curve.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning – fast, efficient, appropriate delivery …. a bike will sometimes get you into places a train can’t reach … that’s what rapid e-learning is all about, getting learners to places using technology you can all pedal together ….

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-learning is any paradigm, process, methodology or tool that enables the efficient and effective design, development, testing, implementation and delivery of e-learning that meets the needs of learners, clients and the business and results in an uplift in human and organisational performance within a dramatically reduced timeframe in comparison to conventional approaches.

Rapid e-learning allow most any subject matter expert to get their thoughts posted online in a user-friendly, Flash-based online course (with no Flash programming knowledge required). What is so beneficial about rapid e-learning course development is that if a specific course is needed, and if you already have the information you want the learner to learn, then you can just create the course. And it usually turns out very good!

August 21st, 2007

Successful rapid e-learning is the magic that happens at a rapid rate when creative and expert minds meet smart, user-friendly, authoring software. The result – rich, engaging, Internet-enabled, learning experiences and performance-improvement tools that target desired outcomes in quick, strategic ways. Sometimes, I think of it as a fun ride on a very fast superhighway – but, in the right kind of car, with the right kind of team and we all know where we are going.

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-Learning: “rapid” for the process; “e” for the software; and “learning” for the people.

August 21st, 2007

I need it now skills gap filler

August 21st, 2007

Rapid e-Learning is a process through which user can utilize our valuable time in very efficient manner to learn some knowledgable information.

Rapid E-Learning: No time wasted.

August 22nd, 2007

Fast food [not necessarily ‘junk’ food], Cooked quickly [in hours if not in minutes], Best while hot [low shelf life], Expertise Required [though most people can claim they can do it good enough], Not a panacea!

Just put on and learn

The process which helps ‘e-learning’ done or occurring in a brief period of time as per clients requirement.

August 22nd, 2007

E-learning is an electronic system of learning that employs an electronc equipment so as to make the learner learns, understand and retains what he or she has learned speedily.

To quickly put content in a handy eLearning format. Feasability and quality is decided firstly by the content and secondly by the context in which it will be used. Design can destroy but not save.

August 22nd, 2007

Express-delivered instruction given a certain audience, objectives and time.

August 22nd, 2007

rapid e learning is a quicker than the traditional manner of learning through technology-driven tools.

R.A.P.I.D. = Realistic Adaptive Paying back Individual and Developing by using technology

Fast & intuitive learning via Internet.

Rapid e-learning describes the powerful learning strategy that allows participants to be introduced to content in a way that is engaging and effective.

Rapid e-learning combines FUN, INNOVATION and sharing of KNOWLEDGE.

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid eLearning is the “just-in-time” production line for knowledge workers: Providing the right knowledge exactly in the moment when you need it. Wikipedia should be the best example, but other collaborative eLearning tools will follow.

August 22nd, 2007

A quick and easy way to get information out of the people that know and into the people that don’t.

Rapid E-Learning in my opinion is about learning a topic quickly and efficiently from the internet in general or from a specialized e-learning course or site

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid eLearning means rapid and efficient training material for all the players in the training loop :
– The organisation : possibility to built significant training program in short period of time and and access to a large public instantly.
-The training maker : producing targeted professional training easely and rapidely using simple tools
The users : simple access to powerfull coherent targeted content

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid E-Learning: electronic training guides that are relatively simple to create, and can be designed, created and deployed directly by the expert, reducing the potential for bottlenecks in the process.

August 22nd, 2007

Engaging the mind interactvely

Sounds a bit glib, but IMHO rapid e-learning delivers the right educational material at the right level at the right time to the right person in the right manner, with measurable results.

Rapid e-learning is about effectively and efficiently creating engaging e-learning content for learners.

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid E-learning: Levelling the playing field – Anyone can do it, any time and on any budget.

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid E-Learning is the exellent express learning for everyone, everywhere and everytime.( Exellent, express, everyone, everywhere and everytime combine in “E”.So we call it “E-Learning”.)

It’s a process and the tools to do it by assisting the knowledge transfer in achieving a faster time to market

The rapid creation of quality, self paced, interactive and engaging learning solutions

Rapid e-learning is the future e-learning web service to improve the capacity of a user, quickly and cheap.

August 22nd, 2007

Easy to use and understand ‘On Demand’ computer based training.

It means I can take training modules in my pajamas if I want to. Essential training disseminated to employees in a manner that gives employees some of the power to control when and/how they take that training.

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid e-learning is the way of creating short term eLearning content in a very fast manner, using tools to accelerate the process, and distributing such content to the lerners, for them to to receive the most present information.

Rapid Learning…fast with consistency….just, simple and direct.

Ready, Set, Learn!

Rapid e-learning is to learning what the Motor-GP is to Motorbike riding: it represents the rapid use of technology and rapid processes to design and deliver relevant learning chunks to those business people who need knowledge now.

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid eLearning: under any point of view, the way to make money.

August 22nd, 2007

Quick short fixes of training (modules) to address specific neeeds that is readily accessible via the internet 24 X 7.

August 22nd, 2007

Fullfilling the immediate needs of your learners through an informative, interactive, and enjoyable learning experience.

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid e-learning is using the right tools for both design and delivery, to bring the learning to the learner, quickly, accurately, with 24/7 availability, in an engaging way.

Expert delivery of e-learning courses are just clicks away.

Rapid e-learning is the ability to design a dynamic course to meet the needs of the customer or company and deliver it in a convenient and economically suitable method.

Rapid E-learning is a fast, comfortable, accesible way to learn based on videos, audio, text and images. This interaction creates memories and associations that help you remember the esentials and also the details of what you are studing

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid e-learning is the fast development of learning content, the speedy delivery of that content, the fast comprehension that the learner experiences, and the quick results that the organization has as a result of the process.

Effective certifiable training; that is quickly developed, deployed and utilized.

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid e-Learning uses sound learning strategies to efficiently and effectively create and deliver what learners need.

It breaks through the barriers to learning.

August 22nd, 2007

Using fundamental, “easy to use” software tools to quickly modify, create, and distribute online training modules, tutorials, and courses.

Rapid eLearning – learning at the speed of technology.

August 22nd, 2007

Rapid E-Learning is efficiently and quickly moving from concept to quality product.

August 22nd, 2007

Design,Develop,Deliver on time!

Rapid e-learning is an idea of a flexible learning solution taylored to the specific need of a learner in terms of time, place and content of learning.

From design to delivery at a pace to achieve both company and individuals needs

I disagree that rapid elearning has two definitions. It only applies to the development cycle.

Rapid elearning streamlines the instructional design process by utilizing tools that reduce technical hurdles to quickly create engaging, interactive elearning.

Rapid E-Learning: (n) a process and/or tool that enables almost anyone to produce online learning opportunities more quickly than with other methods.

Implied benefits from the “rapid” development are ease-of development (no programming required), cost-effectiveness, and the ability for SMEs to be more involved in the development of their own content.

R ealistic
A lignment
P erformance
I mpact
D elivery

Rapid E-Learning System
The E means Easy…..
A tutorial system that you can with
rapid speed learn easy. Yeah!
Elizabeth Grace

Rapid e-learning supports the continuous nature of getting the right learning to the right people at the right time in the right amount and in the right format – seamlessly, frictionlessly, and ubiquitously.

August 22nd, 2007

e-Learning that can be developed quickly and inexpensively.

…takes advantage of easy-to-use authoring tools and a well-defined, templated development process to produce reasonably high quality e-learning experiences in a short period of time.

Rapid e-learning refers to the using of advanced technologies to make learning “easy, effective” and learners can learn at their own pace. Whether it is rapid or not depends on the type of users of the e-resources.

August 23rd, 2007

Rapid E-learning is nothing more than a straight-to-the-point, systematic and gegraphicaly non-limited way of learning using digital visualisation tools to exted the efficiency of the process.

Rapid elearning:
its afacility to share the information via the Internet rapidly.

Producing e-learning using an industrial process

August 23rd, 2007

Rapid e-learning = a direct drive from ‘demanded’ to ‘delivered’ due to judicious use of templating tools

Rapid e-Learning is any time, any place learning focussed on your personal needs via your PC. It is rapid because it is right at your fingertips and does not need registration, travelling, hotel accomodation, etc. It, however, lacks personal touch and smell. And that is the only drawback ReL.

Rapid e-learning is a streamlined development process that gives students access to the training faster than traditional e-learning development. It is useful for projects that require a quick turnaround. The course can be followed up by a more interactive and media rich course developed with traditional e-learning development methodologies and tools.

High quality, engaging online instruction easily and rapidly developed by anyone.

August 23rd, 2007

Rapid e-learning is a development process that employs easy-to-use authoring tools and allows for the transformation of content from its current format into an instructionally sound, interactive, and engaging online format.

A strategy for developing online courseware that delivers effective learning using the most time and cost efficient processes and tools available

August 23rd, 2007

“Rapid E-learning” is a misnomer, a hollow concept. “Quick, efficient development of multimedia training materials” doesn’t sound as jaunty, but avoids the misunderstanding inherent in this coinage that no amount of redefinition can fix.

Rapid elearning=
Time / outcome balanced development of low cost, accessible, interactive digital components, to achieve specific educational outcome(s) in the target group.

August 24th, 2007

Rapid to create, develop, deliver, and learn.

August 24th, 2007

Rapid elearning is just in time, just enough learning that can be developed quickly and is budget-friendly while maintaining quality.

August 24th, 2007

To me, Rapid eLearning is the leveraging of technology to efficiently meet training needs.

A system for delivering high quality online intyeractive training easily and rapidly created by novices or professionals

2 definitions:
End User – the ability to acquire new information using multiple mediums; text, graphics, video, audio, in self paced fashion where the acquisition of information is measured in minutes.

Developer – the ability to produce self contained information modules that support multiple mediums; text, graphics, video, audio, with self assessment where development time is measured in hours.

Rapid e-learning is the efficient development and deployment of learning content to achieve the objectives of a learning encounter.

A rap performer named “Dee learning”?


August 26th, 2007

Rapid e-learning makes reference to rapid creation of content and to delivery of information in an opportune way.

A process of creating enhanced e-learning content with a technology tool which reduce time, cost and man-power.

Effective and efficient learning with the use of digital media

August 27th, 2007

“Rapid e-learning” is the ability to create and deliver measurable, reuseable, training materials in a variety of formats including the Internet and other computer based formats.

The material must be deliver and report to Learning Management Systems using industry standards.

August 28th, 2007

I read the list again and really like many of the definitions.

Rapid eLearning is using computers to deliver teaching materials to people who need to learn.

August 28th, 2007

Quick and easy to use software to create simple computer learning for business result.

August 28th, 2007

I’m not sure I can add much more to what’s been said so I’ll just add that it has made my job easier and I can do a lot more work. Although I want to use more media.

August 28th, 2007

able to deliver cost effective and fun training

August 29th, 2007

Rapid eLearning – a few possibilities

Electronic learning made fast and easy while maintaining quality and ease of use.

Electronic learning developed using rapid prototyping techniques and elearning tools so development time is significantly reduced, but quality and ease of use are maintained.

The ability to rapidly and easily develop and deliver web, intranet, or computer based training.

Taking web, intranet, or computer based training development and delivery from months to days.

August 29th, 2007

Rapid e-Learning – to quickly delivery an cost effective, comprehensive program that is “technically” correct and meets the user and project goals.

Dare I mention that what is developed should be;

Accessible – to all users across many locations

Adaptable – to tailor instruction to individual and organizational needs

Affordable – to increase efficiency and productivity by reducing the time and cost to involved in delivering instruction

Durable – to withstand technology evolution and changes with out costly redesign and reconfiguration or recoding

Interoperable – to take instructional components developed in one location with one set of tools to another location with a different set of tools or platform

AND Reusable – Flexible enough to incorporate instructional components in multiple applications and contexts.


I think Rapid e-Learning is a new process to design, develop and deliver “custom-tailored” knowledge, therefore the final product depends on the client necessities and goals.

As a learner – it’s having fun while you learn.
As a developer – it’s about being creative.

September 3rd, 2007

Rapid e-learning: well designed, engaging and fun

The term Rapid E-learning was developed by MARKETING people who have proliferated the specific (and unrealistic -imho) expectation that something vague will happen quickly. Learning, development, fun, creativity, design, big profits, better relationships, world peace, you name it.

Rapid E-Learning=promotion of higher order thinking skills+Curriculum goals+School improvement plan

With Rapid E-learning, my class presentation becomes easy and manageable.

Rapid E-learing the fasted way to be an expert.

Rapid, effective learning via electronic media.

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