Boulet, G. (2012) Rapid eLearning: Building a House Without an Architect, eLearn Magazine, February 2012
This is an excellent article by Guy Boulet, of the Canadian Navy e-Learning Center of Expertise, on Rapid eLearning. It provides a description, a critique, and a brief analysis of the benefits of Rapid eLearning, including a discussion of the role of instructional designers in Rapid eLearning.
Although particularly relevant to corporate e-learning, I have come across post-secondary institutions who have been influenced by external consultants to implement Rapid eLearning, sometimes with dire consequences.
For another view on Rapid eLearning, see: The Rapid eLearning Blog
Any views on Rapid eLearning, for, against or ‘it all depends’? Any experiences you want to share?