Part 1 is a nice definition and description of rapid e-Learning. Good for beginners.
If you don't have tons o' time, just listen to part 2. I thought it had more useful nuggets:
- Who should be developing rapid e-Learning? Always a good discussion topic -- SMEs, IDs, some combination?
- Next generation of Articulate tools -- and where rapid e-learning tools are going (less linear, more interactivity, more branching, integrated quizzes, more 'human element' with characters, more flexibility in general to help folks think "outside of the PowerPoint box").
- Some discussion on moving to more collaborative, online tools. At this point, Gabe sees no plans to move away from a desktop authoring tool -- in his view, there are too many limitations.
- It's all about design
- Integrating content with Learning Management Systems. Even though Articulate products are SCORM/AICC compliant, LMS are not created the same way so there always has to be tweaking. This is why they brought Articulate Online onto the market.