eLearning Authoring Tool Capability
B Online Learning
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
Since joining B Online Learning at the start of 2013 my world view of eLearning development practice and more importantly the capability of the so called rapid development technologies has changed. Prior to working with B Online Learning, I was working with consultancies that ran a local design, offshore development model. This is where the […].
Are You a Performance Consultant?
MARCH 28, 2012
We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. This provides an excellent opportunity to consult and partner with those types of clients to look at all of these environmental and motivational factors. Thomas Gilbert (1927-1995) created a model for performance consulting known as the Behavior Engineering model (BEM).
eLearning Predictions 2015
JANUARY 14, 2015
The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015. Moreover, these tools create an avenue for better patient (or end-user) education as well.
The Changing Face of Corporate L&D
AUGUST 15, 2014
The transformation from the traditional role of ‘Learning & Development’ to the challenging role of ‘Performance Consulting’ in spite of many obstacles resisting such change! Do L&D professionals have the necessary skill set to handle the role of Performance Consultants?”. Who are the Performance Consultants Really? : Tools. The result? What are the key trends?
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
It also creates a common language across the organization, and it improves on-the- job performance—all at a cost more reasonable than custom elearning. Secret 3: Create Your Own Performance Support Tools. foundational content from OTS elearning and additional training that speaks specifically to. diagnostic tool. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success.
Corporate eLearning vs Higher Ed. eLearning
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. Corporate eLearning and Academic eLearning have many overlaps and similarities. Corporate eLearning is commonly conducted by the human resources department or a training department, to train the workers to do specific tasks in accordance to corporate policies and safety standards.
5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions
OCTOBER 8, 2013
Why invest in eLearning courses instead of “flat” media like powerpoints and webinars? Besides the obvious benefits of reduced costs and a virtual training environment, eLearning allows learners to practice new skills and concepts safely through a variety of interactions. Let’s look at the five interaction types Sharon identified for eLearning. Scenarios.
What Should You Look for in an eLearning Designer?
DECEMBER 23, 2015
There are eLearning designers who can create some amazing courses and learning content. But if you’re in the market to hire an eLearning designer, don’t be focused on just the “bells and whistles.” Statement of the obvious: all eLearning designers should be proficient in at least one authoring tool. An eLearning course isn’t built in a vacuum. Independent worker.
9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Dr. Partridge is an eLearning Evangelist for Adobe Systems.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
THE TOOLS THAT’LL HELP PEOPLE. don’t want to learn from formal elearning. a tool to help employees in their job. consulted early enough in the process. involved as trusted consultants far. In our everyday lives, we use the tools. how to use the tools that’ll provide them. included game-based elearning. the optimum L&D tool belt. about.
How Essential are Learning Interactions to eLearning?
SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
However it’s altogether a different ball game for self-paced eLearning and online courses, which lack human touch. So, how essential are learning interactions to eLearning? It occurred to me that I could actually get this query answered some eLearning experts. When we are creating eLearning, we need to replicate that real life experience as much as possible.”
Surprising ELearning Survey Results
AUGUST 25, 2013
Companies looking to get into elearning may find themselves at a loss at how to get started. There are many ways to go about implementing a corporate elearning program, so you will want to make sure that you do it properly to maximize its effectiveness. Luckily, Corexcel (an elearning strategy consulting firm) has already done the market research. elearning
52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning
DECEMBER 15, 2016
As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. Ready?
What does 2011 look like for consultants?
Spark Your Interest
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Actual thought leaders – elearn magazine’s list. I am not sure that I have anything unique to add to those perspectives, but have promised you predictions, so… Being a small, independent consultant in Canada, where my market is pretty localized and my clients are fairly regionalized, I have come to think of myself as an economic bell-weather. When the economy tanked, so did my consulting work, but since late fall 2010, things have picked up considerably. 2011 is 1/12th over and thanks to my exalted status as thought leader (!!) Such as: Horizons report.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP WHAT HOLDS TODAY’S. She’s targeted an area on which to focus and starts exploring some tools and resources. She finds some great articles and even some free elearning to help her gain a deeper understanding of SMART and get exposure to a number of cases and examples. DIAGNOSE Go through learning activities, classroom, elearning, etc.
The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses
MAY 19, 2015
Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. Starting with a solid, well thought out course design process, can bring the freedom and creativity to integrate many tools that combine the traditional distance learning environment with social networking, interactivity, multimedia, gamification and skill based learning for all learners. Lewandowski.
Why Today’s ELearning Can Stink
AUGUST 26, 2014
Elearning today is suffering from standards of the past, from instructional design principles to the tools we use to create the courses. For years, Articulate has been a juggernaut in the rapid elearning development space. On many of my consulting arrangements, I was asked to develop elearning using one of two programs: Articulate or Captivate.
eLearning Startup Opportunities
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
I'm going to be moderating a CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum that looks at Entrepreneurial Opportunities in eLearning - basically where do we mutually see a good opportunity to create a successful eLearning Startup. I've talked a bit about this in eLearning startups : the startups in eLearning sit in smaller niches or by attacking tangential opportunities in eLearning.
Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have
SEPTEMBER 8, 2015
In this post, I want to break down the activities based on the tools/platforms we already have at our disposal, and often access on a daily basis. These tools are free, easy to use and accessible to all as long as we have a device (smartphone, tablet, computer) and an Internet connection. The post Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have appeared first on Learnnovators.
Helpful Tools, Ideas and Templates for the Busy eLearning Designer
JULY 29, 2014
Working in eLearning design can be overwhelming; eLearning designers spend many hours struggling to come up with the best possible design. It may seem like adding more programs and apps to the designer''s kit can''t possibly be the solution, but well-structured time management and handy tools make the difference between eLearning projects that cost and eLearning projects that benefit.
What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?
MAY 21, 2015
What can Hollywood teach you about making your eLearning AWESOME? My wife has benefited from this most as I consult the Hair/Makeup & Wardrobe departments for gift ideas. Now with the proliferation of digital cinema and insanely capable special effects and CGI tools, filmmakers can create anything on screen with a robust computer and plenty of time and tech skills.
6 Tips for Managing ELearning Revisions
APRIL 30, 2014
During my consulting engagements, the one thing that we were constantly battling was the number of times we had to revise (or rework) our elearning content. The problem with revisions is when they come after the elearning module is signed-off, or even worse, after it is live and being delivered. elearning instructional design 6 Tips for Managing Revisions. Period.
3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning
AUGUST 19, 2013
While many people (including myself) contest that elearning is a viable solution for organizations large and small, there are some unfortunate misconceptions regarding elearning that decrease its effectiveness. Below are the three biggest misconceptions that I have come across in my consulting career: 1. Elearning Development & Management is Part-Time Work.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2009
I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. Predicting Needs The starting point for an eLearning Strategy is predicting needs.
Specializing in the ELearning Industry
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
If you are reading this then there is a good chance that you are either already involved in the training & elearning indstury, or at least have an interest in getting involved. For instance, if you consider yourself more of a “techy” person then there are learning management systems and course authoring tools at your disposal. Or maybe a specific tool.
Gamification and eLearning
SEPTEMBER 12, 2013
Market researcher M2 Research estimates revenue from gamification software, consulting and marketing will reach $938 million by 2014 from less than $100 million this year.”. A little background information and the right tools however will enable us to strike when the time is right. Republished from original post on Capterra blog by @rgogos. outcomes? What is gamification?
Where To Learn About ELearning
AUGUST 17, 2014
There are many people interested in getting into elearning today, but want to learn a bit more about the industry and what to expect from a salary perspective. Most of the people I know who are involved in the elearning industry never formally studied it in college. The best place to learn about elearning, from beginning to end, is on-the-job. elearning instructional design
Elearning games – Sponge UK Elearning Podcast
APRIL 19, 2016
Get inspired for your next elearning game with excerpts from interviews and talks with a range of experts from the world of elearning games. We hear from a range of experts and elearning creators on how to use game based learning to promote engagement and get results from your learners. 00:20 – Louise Pasterfield on when elearning games are most appropriate.
eLearning 101: How to Make an eLearning Course
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
For all of you subject matter experts, trainers and performance consultants of every background, this one’s for you. Here’s eLearning 101: a guide to the tools of the trade to get you started building courses. Right eLearning Solutions
How to Sell Your Elearning Courses for Profit [PART 1]
APRIL 29, 2013
One of the most attractive concepts for any instructional designer is the ability to sell their elearning courses over and over again. Today I will be discussing techniques to help you find your niche (that is, the “topic” for your elearning courses). But if you’re passion is beekeeping, then the market might not be that large for elearning. Finding Your Niche.
40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books
JANUARY 17, 2017
Marina Arshavskiy’s Instructional Design for ELearning was recommended by another student, Alisa, who says “I will definitely keep using it after I graduate.”. eLearning and Blended Learning. Performance Consulting. Dana and Jim Robinson’s Performance Consulting was also recommended. Consulting. Instructional Design. I’ve recommended it many times. Visual Design.
Top 25 websites for elearning tips
JULY 21, 2016
Keep up with the latest trends or focus on specifics with these 25 elearning websites. Cut down on the browsing and focus on really beneficial resources with our list of 25 websites for elearning tips. Elearning Industry. eLearning Learning. Elearning Provocateur. Rapid eLearning | Adobe Captivate Blog. The elearning coach. Elearning industry.
The Evolving Role of E-Learning in Corporate Training
NOVEMBER 29, 2014
10 Surprising Statistics About E-Learning : This post by Divyaa Pratap of CommLab India presents some interesting statistics on how e-learning is deployed as a great performance support tool, thereby enabling an effective workplace learning. E-Learning For Learning, Performance Support For Performance : This post by Isha of Knowledge Synonyms Consulting Pvt. e-Books. Videos.
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles! The eLearning community is headed for more collaboration and less formal instruction. The experiences of people who attended EDUC 689 – an informal course on ‘Designing for Informal Learning’ – before, during, and after the class in the form of 140-character tweets that they shared with the readers of eLearn Magazine. . Courses/Programs/Tools. This means leveraging new technologies to deliver non-traditional instruction.”-
eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JUNE 11, 2013
It doesn't matter if you use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline or TechSmith Camtasia Studio as your eLearning tool of choice. each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. While I'm not saying that the resulting audio is world-class, when it comes to creating "just in time eLearning," it works great. I wanted to get some opinions on good microphones from other eLearning developers. From Toni Wills, eLearning Developer, The University of Kansas Hospital. by Kevin Siegel. No foolin!
10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional
SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
As is the case with any worthwhile and rewarding career path, it takes time and dedication to be a successful eLearning professional. However, there are a number of ways that you can boost your earning potential and increase your profits even if you are new in the eLearning field. Be open to eLearning opportunities that are outside of your specialty. .