What is Rapid Learning

What is Rapid Learning

Alicja Greaves King
Alicja Greaves King

Senior Content Manager

Rapid Learning is a method in vogue in recent years in the educational world. But what is it?

A smidgen of definition

Rapid Learning doesn't mean quickly picking up a skill or cramming information for a last-minute test.

It relates more to the courses themselves, how quick they are to build and how long the lessons take. Really it should be called Rapid Course Creation... but here we are.

Making courses in this way fits with the 'fast-paced' needs of today, we need courses that are quick to make, easy to teach and can be edited at any time. This means people can train continuously, regardless of their seniority, profession or geographic location.

Thanks to new technologies, tools now make it possible to meet this demand for the acquisition of skills or knowledge almost instantaneously. Whether it's powerpoint templates, easy video creation tools like Powtoon, or course creation tools on myskillcamp, these tools allow courses to be created and edited quickly, by those who have the knowledge in the subject. Gone are the days a course has to be made by a designer, video expert, or training expert. These tools are user-friendly and can be mastered by someone from any department.

And then there's the other part of Rapid Learning; the courses themselves. Rapid Learning courses are often bite-sized, multimedia and educational, using several e-learning tools to build something that's simple for the learner to learn and retain. To achieve rapid Learning within your own company, you will need to use an authoring tool to create this content quickly and inexpensively.

Please note: although Rapid Learning meets current needs, it is not suitable for all entities or even all learners. It evolves perfectly in a digital context in which learners are familiarised with the company. However, if your learners want direct access to precise, short, effective content so they can train independently, Rapid Learning will be a good solution. However, if your content requires more time and attention, other e-learning or face-to-face options may be considered.

Benefits

  • Quick to get started and easy-to-use tools
  • Quick and short training
  • Compliance with SCORM and AICC standards for certain software
  • Reduction of costs and production times
  • Fast, multiple and diversified production
  • Autonomy of training

Disadvantages

  • The learner is training alone
  • Limited pedagogy
  • Short training, not suitable for long and intense content
  • Limited interaction

In short, Rapid Learning is the ideal tool for creating "fast", targeted and inexpensive content. But this method can never be used for training that requires more time and intensity. Therefore it's best to use this method in conjunction with other digital learning methods.

If you want to use Rapid Learning for some of your courses, then get in touch with myskillcamp. Our authoring tools are perfect for creating this content, and we have many other options for other digital learning methods you'd like to deploy. Access a free personalised trial of our services to try it out today.

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