Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


Computer-assisted instruction; Instructional systems--Design; Internet in education; Education--Data processing; Educational technology; Programmed instruction;


Rapid eLearning is a present and growing phenomenon in the world of corporate training that is challenging traditional instructional design ideas. The concept of Rapid eLearning represents a class of easy-to-use eLearning development tools, methods designed to shorten course development timelines, and techniques intended to enhance learner understanding and retention. Companies are adopting Rapid eLearning as a way to reduce costs and shorten the time it takes to disseminate new information and concepts to employees in geographically diverse locations. New software tools and instructional design methods are being developed to address the goals of Rapid eLearning.

To gain a broad perspective of the issues, articles and other materials published in both educational journals and business sources, as well as presentations made at educational and corporate training conferences were reviewed. This literature review supports the finding that Rapid eLearning is a growing influence within the field of Instructional Design, impacting all aspects of corporate training, and that while much is being written about this relatively new phenomenon, sound research is still lacking to validate its effectiveness.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

J. Ana Donaldson


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