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August 29, 2011


rapid eLearning

by Andrea O'Connell

Another Monday is here and gone and I am just now sitting down to write!

I’ve been sitting at this computer all night, though not blogging.  Instead I’ve been researching how to build a website on Joomla, which is an Open Source Content Management System (CMS).

A CMS is the back-end of a website.   I am learning about what “hosting” means, and trying to decide if I want to pay someone to design a site for me, or if I want to try to build it myself.  Joomla allows you to create a site, or customize one of its templates, so I thought I’d give it a try…. I watched an instructional video tonight and tried it.  But, I did something wrong, not sure what I did, but my site disappeared!  I have a blank canvas.

But, it’s okay, I’ll figure it out tomorrow!

I’ve toyed with the idea of starting my own company for a while now;  and today the perfect idea came to me!  create eLearning – something I love to do!   My company (consisting of only me at first), will create Rapid eLearning solutions for companies who outsource their training and development design, or just need an outside consultant to assist them.

I began to set up my website tonight, and clearly I have absolutely NO idea what I am doing – it’s a bit complicated, but not impossible to master.

I do, however, have a company name:  It’s called  The name has to do with Rapid Instructional Design and eLearning.

In today’s business environment, which is full of rapid and constant change, CEO’s need what they need NOW!  And when they need training, it’s all about how rapidly the training professional can deliver it.  Today it’s literally all about creating rapid eLearning solutions.   Everything is rapid design and rapid development.   Rapid this and rapid that, especially when it comes to eLearning.  There are hundreds of books on the subject of RAPID training and development.  Literally everything related to eLearning these days has  “Rapid” in the title.

So it’s  I really like the name!

I believe it’s a domain name that will be kind of catchy and easy to remember, plus it’s reflective of the business and of what I will deliver in my new “Rapid eLearning”  business.

It will be nice to work for my own company! 

It may take a while to get from the dream to the reality phase.  That’s okay though.  I’m a quick learner!

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  1. Aug 30 2011

    Rapid Instructional Design~RID…

    Good thing you didn’t have me title your business! :mrgreen:

    All the very best in your endeavor!


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