Rapid eLearning development refers to the development of eLearning using rapid authoring tools. Using these tools, training managers and instructional designers can transform learning content into instructionally sound eLearning material within a short duration.
Knowledge of rapid authoring tools helps instructional designers in designing effective eLearning courses. Here is a presentation that talks about the benefits of rapid eLearning development with reference to instructional design as a part of training strategy. Additionally, it also provides some of the best practices in design for rapid eLearning development.
Training managers and instructional designers who would like to foray into the world of rapid eLearning development will find this presentation useful.
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For years, the ADDIE model was the uncrowned king of the eLearning development world. However, its reign is fast coming to an end as increasing number of companies are moving towards the agile process of online course development. The linear nature of the ADDIE model and its inflexibility to accommodate changing needs of clients effectively can be cited as the main reasons for the growing use of the agile process which helps organizations to meet the dynamic requirements of organizations and ensure a quality eLearning product.
In my previous blog, we have seen how to add a quiz to an elearning course in Articulate Storyline using the question bank feature and how to randomize the question sequence. But, it is also important to display the results of the quiz to make the learner aware of his understanding of the topic. So, in this blog, we will see how to add a result slide to the quiz.
Rapid eLearning is an effective solution for training managers who wish to impart effective training in a quick time without compromising on quality. But, many people believe that we cannot create engaging courses in short time, and this is not true. Rapid authoring tools come with ready-made templates and many other features that help develop effective and engaging eLearning courses. Using these tools, we can:
According to a survey conducted by the eLearning guild in 2013, Articulate Storyline is the most preferred rapid authoring tool. However, despite its immense popularity, there are several useful features of this tool that many eLearning designers, online course developers and training managers are not aware of.
Articulate storyline is a highly effective tool for developing eLearning courses.In each slide, we will have a title at the top. This slide title can be created with the help of the text box option from the menu bar. But, we can also INSERT the slide title, without using text box, through variables.
In my blog, Content Chunking for Effective eLearning, I mentioned about screen-level chunking where an eLearning course is divided into modules which are further divided into chapters. These chapters are developed separately and the navigation from chapter to chapter is linked in the Learning Management System (LMS). But, one of our clients came up with a requirement of adding a button to the last slide of a chapter that would help the learner navigate to the next chapter.
We can create a simple final quiz, very easily, using the default features of rapid authoring tools. But, in some cases, the requirements pertaining to quizzes are very complex. You can use Articulate Quizmaker to meet such requirements, in a highly effective manner.
Recently, one of our clients asked us whether it is possible to display the time taken by the learner to complete the course easily, using Articulate Storyline. YES, we can.
Every eLearning course has formative and summative assessments to assess the learning. Articulate Storyline has this important feature in-built. It provides a question bank to randomize the questions and provide different questions to the learner every time he takes the course or quiz. Let’s see how to add a question bank to an eLearning course developed using Articulate Storyline.
Tables are used in eLearning courses to present data in an easy way. The main advantage of using tables is to compare the properties/values of data. Though Storyline is considered one of the best authoring tools, it doesn’t have an option to add/insert tables to eLearning courses by default.