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If you’re a professional services consultant, you’ve probably wished many times you could be in more than once place at the same time. If your consulting business has grown to a point that you have to turn away clients because it's simply not possible for you to fit them into your schedule, you’re doing something right. Scalable Consulting With eLearning.

Expand Your Consultancy’s Reach With eLearning

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If you’re a professional services consultant, you’ve probably wished many times you could be in more than once place at the same time. If your consulting business has grown to a point that you have to turn away clients because it's simply not possible for you to fit them into your schedule, you’re doing something right. Scalable Consulting With eLearning.

ADDIE Abandoned for Performance Consulting Skills

Living in Learning

For that last few days I have been contributing to a thread on the eLearning Guild’s network group on LinkedIn. The topic that has been hotly debated, trashed, twisted, modified, and/or exalted is none other than ADDIE. I was okay participating in that lively dialogue until I stumbled upon another post by an ISD asking a question about a “loan processing training issue”. Company leadership wants loan processing training – NOW, and the ISD was asking, “What would you do?”.

Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

Let’s face it – the title “Instructional Designer” comes with a reputation that designing instruction or training is all that we do. 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. How do we break beyond the barriers that have been placed on us and convince our clients to look beyond training as the only available solution? So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

And for good reason as it has many advantages:  It offers a breadth of course topics, relevant to many, and readily available.  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.  OTS courseware relieves overburdened trainers and human resource managers of. training it needs. goals.

The Evolving Role of E-Learning in Corporate Training

Learnnovators

“ When training is done well, doors open, skills develop, and performance excellence yields personal and organizational rewards. What kind of objections (and misconceptions) do we hear about online training? It helps us understand why e-learning is the most effective method to train employees. THE QUOTE: “ The future of e-Learning is wide open! Books. Videos.

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The Explosive Growth of Extended Enterprise Training

JPL Learning

After more than 20 years in the LMS industry, John Leh started Talented Learning, LLC as a news, research and consulting organization dedicated to all aspects of extended enterprise learning solutions. Businesses primarily invest in extended enterprise training for three reasons – to make money, save money or reduce sales cycle times. Comes with Training Included.

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

However, after reviewing our many years of work, we realise today that training in isolation is rarely the RIGHT answer for most performance problems, since performance-related issues could find roots in numerous other aspects in the workplace. Click here to become a signatory and pledge to promote Serious eLearning. The result? What are the factors that are triggering these changes?

What does 2011 look like for consultants?

Spark Your Interest

Actual thought leaders – elearn magazine’s list. More Canadian perspectives as described by Brandon Hall. 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. Such as: Horizons report. Tony Bates.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Isn’t there a lot of training out their. training content available but, the vast majority are frustrated by. the lack of transfer back to the job after participating in training. KnowledgeAdvisors (2015) reports that “41% of training. effective training and support. Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP WHAT HOLDS TODAY’S. training session? Is training.

5 Presenting Skills For Live Training

LearnDash

As much as we love elearning here at LearnDash there will always be a need for in-person (live) training. Instructor-led training (ILT) is a critical component to most training programs. Often times you just can’t beat the live interaction that comes with in-person training. trainingIt’s painful. Over time, they will become second nature.

Manual Methods Still Dominate Training

LearnDash

Despite an era of apps, online training methods, and learning management system automation, there are still a large number of organizations that rely upon manual methods for delivery and tracking. First, the elearning and LMS industry can be intimidating. This of course couldn’t be further from the truth as tying training to ROI metrics is very possible. What Can Be Done?

44 Profitable Markets within the Training Industry

LearnDash

The training industry is continuing to grow at a rapid pace, especially given the advancement in new technologies. If you are still wondering what the best sub-categories (or niches) are within the training industry, you can use the list below to get started. There are certainly more sub-industries in the training field available, but this list is a great starting point.

Training Strategy for Changing Behavior

LearnDash

If you need to change the current behavior of an organization through education on new policies and practices, then you need to have a proven training strategy. These kind of training initiatives are always challenging. On all of my consulting engagements that required change-training, we implemented a similar strategy. Step 2: Educate Through ELearning. trainin

Assess Training Success!

Enspire Learning

What is at the heart of any training initiative? Training is done for a lot of reasons, but the one thing we all want to know is: Did it work? First, let’s look at a brief overview of some standards for any training evaluation project. Most people in the training industry use the Kirkpatrick levels for training evaluation. I’ll break them down for you, below.

How to Design a Complex Training Curriculum in 10 Steps

Bottom-Line Performance

Make no mistake: there’s nothing simple about designing a complex training curriculum. Hours of training must be created for a wide range of learner roles. Training can never be designed to meet the needs of all of these personas!” For example, a recent medical device product launch we supported had 14 different roles that needed training! Identify the roles.

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Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

"So how do you evaluate the success of eLearning that you create?" As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. Proving the effectiveness of training and showing ROI is no walk in the park and still keeps L&D up at night. The rest is ‘unrealized value’ of training.

Investors Double-Down on ELearning

LearnDash

Many of us know that elearning is great because it is a convenient way to provide training to a large number of people at the fraction of the cost of live training initiatives. Entrepreneurs have also gravitated towards the elearning industry because of how it makes it easy for them to monetize information. elearningAll of which are hovering around $50 million!

Free White Paper: Migrating to an eLearning Infrastructure

eLearning Brothers

Are you just starting your journey into eLearning? Or perhaps you’ve already got some traction, but you’re struggling with the right eLearning infrastructure within your organization to really make it work. Making the jump from successful classroom training or general information services to the online world of effective eLearning can be challenging and can present many roadblocks.

ELearning vs Live Training by the Numbers

LearnDash

Elearning or live training? In most of my consulting projects, the client usually opts for some sort of blended approach – that is, lower-level content being delivered via elearning and more complex topics delivered via live seminars. In fact, the most commonly cited statistic regarding the benefits of elearning is usually cost related, and for good reason.

eLearning Healthcare Training: Perceptions and Planning

TalentLMS

Rapid eLearning developers, please read this article (twice)! Healthcare training is not something to be taken lightly. With virtually zero margin of error as well as tolerance for mess up in their performance, let’s just make sure these trainings are locked and loaded! We believe this holds true, even next to aircraft simulations and warfare trainings (ironic isn’t it)!

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! In 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. DIY eLearning will Reveal the Value of Professional Course Design.

ID and E-Learning Links (5/8/16)

Experiencing eLearning

Secrets of Star Training Consultants | Training Magazine. Preliminary findings from Saul Carliner and John Murray’s research and interviews with “star consultants” in the field of learning. tags: training freelance consulting e-learning instructionaldesign research. Several participants specifically mentioned that they distance themselves from training about products and software to focus on more strategic projects. Bookmarks book list chunking freelance HTML5 independent consultant LinkedIn usabilityCreate CSS buttons.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

All new platforms — no matter how intuitive it may seem — require some training. What is important to remember perhaps is that designing and creating these training materials is not enough. This could mean creating a Training/Help Center on the platform that can be a one-stop shop for users. Keeping the training materials crisp and to the point is critical.

Corporate eLearning vs Higher Ed. eLearning

eLearning Brothers

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.

Alternative to the Kirkpatrick Model of Training Evaluation

LearnDash

If you have been in the elearning (or training) industry for any amount of time, then you are most likely aware of the Kirkpatrick model of learning evaluation. For many of us in this industry, it is the go-to methodology for gathering training related metrics and reporting on training success. Results:  At this level, you analyze the final results of your training.

Deciding If ELearning Is Right For You

LearnDash

When it comes to most training initiatives today, especially in a professional setting, elearning is often preferred because of the immense benefits of using it – particularly in that it is more cost effective. There is a lot of hype around elearning today (arguably more than every before), so it is understandable that it is the first choice whenever training must occur.

Surprising ELearning Survey Results

LearnDash

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

Designing Mobile Learning with Adobe Captivate (Free Online Adobe eLearning User Group Event)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Joe Ganci  is President of  eLearningJoe, LLC , a consulting and training eLearning company located outside of Washington, D.C. Joe has been involved in every aspect of eLearning development since 1983. Adobe Captivate Captivate e-learning eLearning Mobile TechComm Technical Communications Technical Writing Technology training UA User Assistance User Experience UX Wednesday, February 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Eastern Location:  Live, Online. You Can Attend from Anywhere in the World!   Price:  Free!

Can eLearning Influence Behavior Change?

Voice of Clarity

Training classes that teach employees new policies and healthcare modules that try to improve patient habits are both examples of tools that are designed to incite behavior change. eLearning strategies for each stage. Social support can buttress appropriate behavior, but sometimes this is a trick to pull off in eLearning. The post Can eLearning Influence Behavior Change?

Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]

mLearning Revolution

Why Register for this Training? This workshop is a result of months of  research  on mobile; mobile app design testing for  best practices ; countless hours of  consulting  and lots of learning about  design  from trial and error. Here’s what you will learn in this action-packed workshop: Learn Key Mobile Learning Design Principles ( vs. eLearning design ).

College Grads: Pick ELearning as a Career

LearnDash

As an example, I never majored in “elearning” or instructional design. Yet my professional path went the way of training, course development, and all things elearning. The ELearning Industry is Hot. So, now that you no longer need to worry about working in the same field as your major, why not have a look at the popular elearning industry? elearning

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles! The program is from Jane Hart (through The Connected Workplace Consultancy – her joint initiative with Harold Jarche). Karl Kapp. The industry and our clients move slowly. harmon.ie

What Should You Look for in an eLearning Designer?

eLearning Brothers

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. Relationship builder.

5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions

Bottom-Line Performance

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. Summary.

Convergence and the Impact on Our Training Paradigm

Living in Learning

When a Performer confronts a “Do I cut the red wire or the blue wire” moment of need; logging into the LMS and searching for the reference knowledge buried in the "How to Disarm a Chorizo Sausage" eLearning course is not an option…especially when the fully-armed chorizo sausage they''re facing has a ticking timer attached. That ain''t training! AGILE Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Performer Support Sustained Capability adoption convergence embedded performance suppport EPS optimization sustained capability

Stupidly Simple Strategy to Demonstrate Training Effectiveness

LearnDash

One of the most important aspects about any training initiative is gathering user metrics in the effort to analyze the effectiveness of the training. Most of the attention is on the training content, delivery mechanisms, schedule, and so forth – but I would argue that end-user evaluation should be one of the first items planned out. Tools for Evaluation. Summary.

3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning

LearnDash

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.

How Essential are Learning Interactions to eLearning?

Raptivity

In a face-to-face training, the instructor/trainer interacts directly with learners and ensures that they are tied up in the course. 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? Matthew Mason, Owner, iDesign Training “Interactions are pretty essential.