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Free eBook: The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro August 31, 2007

Posted by B.J. Schone in eLearning.
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Tom Kuhlmann, the host of Articulate’s Rapid E-Learning Blog, recently released a free eBook called The Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Rapid E-Learning Pro. The eBook is well worth your time whether you’re an eLearning newbie or a seasoned pro looking for a quick refresher. It covers several best practices for working in eLearning, and it is a very quick read.

Rapid eLearning has a negative connotation in some circles; many people associate it with boring page-turner PowerPoint "courses." (In fact, the term Rapid eLearning is still up for grabs. See this post for a few ideas of its definition.) Don’t let the Rapid title scare you. Thankfully, much of the eBook focuses on general design principles that lead up to the development of eLearning materials. And I was impressed to see that development tools are not discussed until page 33 of the 46-page eBook.

Tom does a good job of emphasizing the importance of aligning your learning materials with your organization’s (or client’s) real goals. This is pretty standard stuff for most folks, but I’m glad it is included – especially for people who are new to the field. Tom also covers basic needs assessment / performance gap information, explains best practices for working with your clients, and provides tips for measuring the results of eLearning.

Grab the eBook here.

(Note: You have to sign-up for a free newsletter to get the eBook. The newsletter is pretty decent from what I’ve seen, but you can always unsubscribe if you’re not interested.)



1. Tom Kuhlmann - September 1, 2007

Nice blog and thanks for the plug. One of the goals is to help people get up-to-speed and give them some practical tips on developing courses. As might imagine, there are a lot of people who use rapid elearning tools and have little training or background in elearning or instructional design.

I’d also like to add that you can also get the ebook via RSS feed without subscribing via email. If you subscribe to the blog via a feed, you’ll see the download link at the bottom of each post. FYI, I’ve been using Google Reader, but really like the Bloglines beta.

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