Rapid eLearning Development

When starting an eLearning module, it is helpful to get your ideas out of your head and onto something you can show others. Don’t worry, this doesn’t take a saw or hammer…it takes a pen and paper, PowerPoint, or Photoshop. Rapid eLearning development starts conveniently at the beginning of the process, when you are planning and determining what is going to make your learning module memorable and engaging. Perhaps you want a simulation or maybe an info graphic. The key is to quickly turn a perhaps and a maybe into something visual that you can look at and that you can show others.

Use what you feel comfortable with. Sometimes we draw out our ideas on paper or use Photoshop to detail the idea. Photoshop and PowerPoint are used often to layout the elements on screen quickly and position images to tell the story or explain the simulation.

Draw a rectangle and start filling it in. The mind is a wonderful thing but it can make you think you have a more polished idea than you do. Drawing it up will help you realize the gaps. Try a few iterations. Remember the word rapid. Set time limits and if you get stuck, try looking back at your old mockups and ideas or search the internet for examples.

Before you know it, you will have checked off a key part of the development process and developed an initial framework for your content.

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Illumen and the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase 2013

cltsIllumen Group is proud to announce our sponsorship of the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase this year. This event, with more than 30 contributing speakers is setting the bar for eLearning based events.

This year, the Showcase celebrates the evolution of adult learning and performance, with an emphasis on the role of new media and interactive methods in business and institutional training. The Showcase provides a full day of educational sessions for all levels of experience. More than 30 speakers will explore all aspects of elearning—instructional design, development tools, media resources, virtual classrooms, social and interactive applications, mobile learning, rapid elearning, and more. Attendees will have an opportunity to create their own schedules from a variety of topics or follow one of four Showcase Tracks, including Simulations & Social Media, eLearning Tools & LMS, Online Design, and Management of eLearning.

More information about the event and registration can be found at the Chicago eLearning & Technology Website.

Illumen will be at the event showcasing our eLearning applications and offering information on the process and development of technology and learning based solutions. We hope to see you all there.

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