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Purchasing your first Learning Management System (LMS)

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Question from a client: We are thinking about purchasing a corporate Learning Management System (LMS). What do we need to think about? Answer: Most people I come across want to implement a LMS as fast as they can. A quick scan of the market, a shopping list of high-level requirements and off they go.

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A Free Checklist to Assess the Quality of an E-Learning Course

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It’s 2013 and I am still seeing poor quality e-learning courses being built by so-called ‘professional’ e-learning developers who then sell these to uninformed organisations.

Tips for E-Learning Project Management and Pedagogy Fit

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The following is a summary of my presentation at the ElNet E-Learning Project Management Adventures Congress being held in North Sydney on June 14, 2013.

How I Make My Videos Using PowerPoint and Camtasia

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Vidoe is a very powerful medium for learning, as described in our E-Learning Academy YouTube Channel playlist: Video for Organisational Learning. A well scripted and camera shot video is very powerful for distributing corporate messages and training staff on concepts and processes.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Is E-Learning Still an Unrealised Opportunity for You?

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We have all seen the stats. According to 2011 National Learning and Development Index (Blanchard International), 68.5% of Australian Learning and Development or Training Departments offer e-learning as part of their learning delivery.

Tips on Implementing a Learning Management System (LMS)

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Are you thinking about implementing a Learning Management System but don’t know where to start? Recently I was invited by Redback Conferencing to present on the topic of implementing a Learning Management System (LMS), as part of their free Business Skills webinar series.

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How much does it cost to have e-learning developed by an external provider?

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As an independent e-learning consultant, I am often asked how much will it cost to engage an external e-learning vendor to develop, say, 20 minutes of e-learning. This is a difficult question to answer, as there are lots of variables including: the state of the existing content that will be used to.

Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of MOOCs

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There’s lots of excitement about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course); new business models and prestige for education institutions, new opportunities for people from around the world to access learning.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Free E-Learning Video 32: Managing Change in Organisational Learning

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Video podcast 32 is the first of a series of five videos exploring the role of change management when implementing a learning technology strategy; such as e-learning courseware, a Learning Management System, webinar, social media or a video platform for performance support.

Newsflash! Paper Must Remain a Viable Alternative to E-Learning

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Newsflash to e-learning poviders out there. E-Learning courseware is not accessible or re-usable to subgroups of staff in many organisations. Sometimes a paper-based manual of instruction, guide for coaches or paper-based job aid is the best solution.

E-Learning: “How do I start?”

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When I’m asked “How do I start e-learning?”(courses, ”(courses, webinar, video or other), my immediate reaction in my head is “What can I say that will help this person be considered?” ” What I mean is that I want to ensure a person who is new to e-learning: a) knows what they are getting into from an effort [.]. Changing practice Design Development E-Learning strategy

Free E-Learning Video 34: A Functional Perspective to Managing Change in Learning

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Video podcast 34 is the third in a series of five videos exploring the role of change management when implementing a learning technology strategy; such as e-learning courseware, a Learning Management System, webinar, social media or a video platform for performance support.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Fail to Follow Up E-learning Non-completions at your Peril

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One of the main reasons for having a Learning Management System (LMS) is the reporting function. Reports are used to assess e-learning uptake, Return on investment (ROI) and to justify an LMS upgrade.

Free E-Learning Podcast 30: Tips for Producing Video for Organisational Learning

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Podcast 30 is the second of a series of three videos exploring the role of video in organisational learning. In this video we explore video design for four kinds of video – conceptual, procedural, expertise and recordings. Why not down this free training resource from iTunes.

Tracking E-Learning in a LMS: The role of SCORM

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Question from a client: How are e-learning courses tracked in a LMS? Simply put, for e-learning courses to track in a LMS both the LMS and the e-learning course must be compliant to a standard. In Australia, the most common standard is SCORM 1.2. The value of using a standard is that e-learning courses can [.]. Learning Management Systems

Free E-Learning Video 35: A Manager’s Perspective to Managing Change in Learning

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Video podcast 35 is the fourth in a series of five videos exploring the role of change management when implementing a learning technology strategy; such as e-learning courseware, a Learning Management System, webinar, social media or a video platform for performance support. This video examines a manager’s perspective to: Introducing technology Roles and responsibilities Refining [.].

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Should I accept free e-learning for my organisation?

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Question from a client: We work closely with an affiliate organisation who has offered us their compliance e-learning for free. Should I accept? What are the risks? This is a great question. On the face of it, an organisation offering a copy of their e-learning for your use is a generous gesture. However, like all e-learning, [.]. Client question E-Learning strategy Implementation

Free E-Learning Video 33: An Organisational Perspective to Managing Change in Learning

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Video podcast 33 is the second in a series of five videos exploring the role of change management when implementing a learning technology strategy; such as e-learning courseware, a Learning Management System, webinar, social media or a video platform for performance support.

Free E-Learning Video 35: An End User’s Perspective to Managing Change in Learning

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Video podcast 36 is the fifth and final in a series of videos exploring the role of change management when implementing a learning technology strategy; such as e-learning courseware, a Learning Management System, webinar, social media or a video platform for performance support. This video examines an end user’s perspective to: Meeting expectations Accountability Learning self-management, self-directedness [.]. Change management E-Learning strategy E-Learning tutorial Podcast Video

What is E-Learning?

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Recently one of my colleagues, and a new LMS end user, had a confusing exchange. The end user was looking for an e-learning course on a topic that my colleague didn’t have available online. The user was adamant that it was online.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Webinar recording: Top Tips on Designing and Using Video for Online Training

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Below is a 3 part recording of a webinar I presented on behalf of Redback Conferencing in March 2013, entitled “Video is King: Top tips in designing and using video for online training” This recording is also available from our YouTube playlist, Video for Organisational Learning. Should you have amy questions or thoughts, please leave [.]. Announcement E-Learning strategy Performance support tools Video Workplace learning

Free E-Learning Podcast 29: Video for Organisational Learning

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Podcast 29 is the first of a series of three videos exploring the role of video in organisational learning. In this video we explore five different kinds of video, in particular video for evaluation or assessment activities. Why not down this free training resource from iTunes.

Why E-Learning Alone Just Isn’t Enough

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E-Learning courseware is not the panacea of staff training. It can play a very important role in supporting staff to acquire foundation (black and white) content. But it cannot guarantee staff will perform the intended course outcomes. Building and implementing e-learning courseware does not guarantee learners will apply content into the workplace. There are several reasons for this: Unclear instructional [.]. Evaluation Workplace learning

Seven Tips on Compliance E-Learning Design

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Last week on the Connect Thinking blog I wrote an article Compliance E-Learning Alone Will Not Make an Ethical Culture. I discussed the over-reliance of compliance e-learning as the solution to addressing organisational ethics. I also brought into question the authoritarian nature of the instructional design approach of many of the compliance e-learning I see. [.]. Compliance Design Organisational culture

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

Free E-Learning Video 31: Video Platforms for Organisations – Opportunities and Trends

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Video podcast 31 is the third of a series of three videos exploring the role of video in organisational learning and training. In this video we explore the important role of video platforms in the learning architecture of your organisation. We take a look at the benefits and challenges of a video strategy, and predict [.]. Design E-Learning strategy E-Learning tutorial Performance support tools Podcast Video

The Role of Content Curator in Workplace Learning

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Last week I wrote about content management and content access for on-demand learning, as described by Mark Vickers of Bersin and Associated. As a subset of this, I’d like to raise the role of content curator in workplace learning. Who is a content curator? A good content curator is someone who: Is keeny interested in a [.]. Performance support tools Workplace learning

How I make my video podcasts

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I’ve been making video podcasts for YouTube and iTunes for a couple of years now, and I am often asked how I make these. Here’s how I do it. Choose a format The first thing I did was settle on a format which I could use consistently as part of the brand. This included: Creating [.]. Development Polls Video

Factors affecting the adoption of non-mandatory e-learning on the LMS

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Question from a client: We want to create 2 non-mandatory e-learning courses to train staff in a new HR procedure. The e-learning will be tracked on the LMS, because one day we may want to reference the historical completion data. What do you think about this approach? Mandatory e-learning implies staff must complete it or there will [.]. Client question Design Learning Management Systems Workplace learning

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Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Free E-Learning Podcast 27: Tips for Implementing Blended Learning

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Podcast 27 is the second of a series of three tutorials exploring blended learning in organisations. In this video we explore tips for implementing blended learning, and include an example. Why not download this free training resource from iTunes Or read the transcript Or watch the entire free e-learning tutorial series on our YouTube channel [.]. Design E-Learning strategy E-Learning tutorial Podcast