The Fantastic 4 Rs of Rapid eLearning for Every Corporate Training Need


The 4Rs of rapid eLearning help employees perform well to achieve organizational goals and maximize your training ROI. Dive right in and explore the 4Rs of rapid eLearning – Record, Redesign, and more.

Rapid eLearning and the 4 Rs – What’s It is All About?

Rapid eLearning offers training at scale and speed, with quality, leveraging existing training material or subject matter expert (SME) inputs. Rapid eLearning serves a variety of corporate training needs, including:

  • Converting classroom material to eLearning, virtual instructor-led training (VILT), microlearning
  • Making legacy courses mobile-compatible
  • eLearning translations

Benefits of Rapid eLearning

Custom eLearning projects can take months to design and develop, but rapid eLearning allows you to design, develop, and roll out courses in weeks – without sacrificing quality.

Rapid eLearning courses are instructionally sound and built around performance-based learning objectives that align with business goals. Rapid eLearning uses existing content and templates, allowing for standardization.

Rapid eLearning is a faster avatar of custom eLearning that cuts down on the time and cost of eLearning development. It makes it convenient to save SME time as it reduces the number of SME touchpoints in eLearning design and development.

Explore how rapid eLearning facilitates quick training rollout.

And how does rapid eLearning help achieve all this?

Rapid eLearning and the 4 Rs

Here are the 4 Rs of rapid eLearning that meet each corporate training need.

  1. Redesign
  2. Record
  3. Rebuild
  4. Republish

1. REDESIGN ILT to Online Learning

Classroom training material can be used to get started with a variety of online learning formats, with the Redesign strategy.

Virtual Instructor-led Training: VILT is classroom training conducted via video conferencing software. It’s a synchronous online training format that gives learners the benefit of human interaction afforded by a traditional classroom without the associated expenditure and logistical problems.

eLearning courses can be set up as standalone or a series of modules in a curriculum.

What are standalone eLearning courses?

  • Self-paced, between 30 to 45 minutes
  • Cover 1 topic comprehensively

What is an eLearning curriculum?

  • Can be designed as a set of small, interrelated modules
  • Usually, sequential where one module leads to the next

Performance Support Job-aids

Classroom training material yields great inputs to develop job-aids that help learners recall and apply knowledge at their moments of need.

Preferred Formats for Performance Support Tools

  • How-to Videos
  • Infographics
  • PDFs and eBooks
  • Online FAQs
  • Comparison Charts

For performance support tools to be successful, make them micro in size and mobile in their accessibility and host on your LMS.

2. RECORD to Save SME Time

What is one of the biggest roadblocks to “rapid” eLearning development? Non-availability of the SME? Yes, we hear you! Their primary job is not training and reviewing eLearning courses is the least of their priorities.

However, they are the experts in their own domain, which makes their contribution critical for high-impact eLearning but how do you make the most of their limited time?

Enter the Record strategy!

The Record strategy of rapid eLearning development will help you minimize SME touchpoints during the design and development of eLearning to rollout courses at the pace of need.

The 5-Step Process

  • STEP 1: SME creates a ‘quick and dirty’ PowerPoint deck.
  • STEP 2: SME adds his voice to the ‘quick and dirty’ PPT using their smartphone.
  • STEP 3: The eLearning development partner enhances the deck by applying new-age designs and streamlines the narration script.
  • STEP 4: SME analyses the script and the slide deck
  • STEP 5: eLearning partner develops the learning skill.

3. REBUILD as Microlearning

Lengthy eLearning courses can be reconfigured as microlearning assets with the Rebuild strategy.

Microlearning is a flexible learning strategy that can be utilized in a variety of ways to enhance individual and organizational performance.

Microlearning Assets used for Rebuilding eLearning Courses

  • Animations
  • eBooks
  • Quizzes
  • Videos
  • Digital Flashcards
  • Infographics
  • Mobile Apps

4. REPUBLISH for Mobile Compatibility

If your organization has been utilizing eLearning for a while, you may have faced with an additional challenge (apart from the need for new training): a library of legacy courses that are incompatible with mobile devices.

They could have been developed with out-of-date software (such as Flash) or older versions of authoring tools. In terms of both content and instructional design, you may want to rework or refresh these courses.

Enter the Republish strategy!

You can revamp your legacy courses using modern-day rapid eLearning authoring tools to make them mobile-compatible and extend their utility.

Hidden Opportunities

When republishing legacy courses, you can:

  • Update content and branding
  • Update interactivities, assessments
  • Make them translation-friendly
  • Reconfigure content as job-aids

To Sum Up!

Uninterrupted training is the need of the hour due to remote working. Organizations need to ensure employees adapt to changing processes, offer impeccable customer service, and more. Learner engagement and technical accuracy are important – be it eLearning, microlearning, or digital classrooms. And rapid eLearning can help you with all this. To know the 4Rs of rapid eLearning in detail, register for this webinar.

Rapid eLearning and the 4 Rs for Effective Corporate Training

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