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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. Common issues include: Poor navigation Poorly chunked and sequenced content Overwhelming use of text Poor attention to visual design Little use of scenarios to create context Insufficient learning activity and problem-solving practice To [.]. Design Development

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. Have you ever been caught in the middle between what a project sponsor or subject matter expert (SME) wants to deliver and what you know to be good learning design? Has [.]. Changing practice Design Development Project Management

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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

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. However, training budgets don’t always have the budget for high-end production videos. There are [.]. Authoring tools Video

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

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

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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

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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

Differences in instructional design: Mandatory versus non-mandatory e-learning

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Last week I write about factors affecting the adoption of non-mandatory e-learning, and made a comment that whether or not your e-learning will be mandatory (i.e. compulsory for staff to complete) will affect your instructional design approach. Today I’ll address this comment. First of all, let me explain this post is only addressing differences in [.]. Compliance Design

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 [.].

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

Storyboarding for E-Learning: Challenges and Tips

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The storyboard is a representation of content, visual design, interactivity, navigation, narration etc in soft copy form. For examples of storyboards, check out Connie Malamed’s blog. Storyboards are used by the instructional designer (ID) to: Gain agreement with the subject matter expert (SME) on the design approach of the e-learning course Provide instruction to the e-learning developer on [.]. Design Development

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

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

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

How to Select the Right Training Software for Your Company

Creating a training program for your organization can be a daunting task. Luckily, there are many platforms that offer lots of solutions. How do you decide which one is right for you? Learn about the features to look for and questions to ask before making an important investment in your company’s future.

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

Choosing a Webinar Platform

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Question from a client: We have a learning program that we would like to deliver via webinar. What do we need to think about? Answer: There are four broad things to think about when beginning a project to deliver learning via webinar: Choice of webinar platform Designing content for webinar delivery. The post Choosing a Webinar Platform appeared first on. Client question Webinar webinar

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. The post Purchasing your first Learning Management System (LMS) appeared first on. E-Learning Strategy LMS Strategy

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

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

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

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. The post How much does it cost to have e-learning developed by an external provider? appeared first on. Design Development E-Learning design E-Learning development

Six factors to quality e-learning design

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Question from a client: I am working with Subject Matter Experts to manage the development of an e-learning course. What can I do to help the SMEs understand what is required for a quality e-learning outcome? There are a couple of overarching things we need to achieve when working with SMEs: Help SMEs become discerning [.]. Changing practice Design Project Management

How to facilitate a webinar or virtual classroom

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How do I facilitate a webinar (also known as virtual classroom) is a question I’m often asked. To help answer this question, here are the links to all of our free videos and articles on designing and facilitating virtual classrooms. The videos are also available on our YouTube and iTunes channels. Free videos and articles: [.]. E-Learning tutorial Video Virtual classroom

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

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. Yet, ask any group of learning practitioners their perception of e-learning, and the response is generally one of unrealised opportunity. Recently, Webanywhere, an [.]. Changing practice Design Development E-Learning strategy

What corporate e-learning people need to know about HTML5

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Question from a client: Our field teams have been given iPads. iPads don’t play Flash. What do we do about our existing flash-based e-learning? I’m going to begin by professing I am not an expert on HTML5, but here’s what I’ve gleaned, and I’d love it if anyone can add to this post. When assessing [.]. Authoring tools Learning Management Systems Strategy

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. I’ve been a university student and lecturer, I’ve trained tertiary teachers in online design and facilitation, and I’ve been a guest presenter in MOOCs. Online learning has been around since the 90’s, so frankly I don’t get the hype that MOOCs seem to be causing.

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 Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

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. Or read the transcript. Or watch the entire free e-learning [.]. Design E-Learning strategy E-Learning tutorial Performance support tools Podcast Video

E-Learning Options for a Leadership Program

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Question from a client: We are developing a leadership program and need to sustain it beyond 2012. We want to look at learning technology options to help us do this. What do you suggest? This is a great question because the client is thinking ahead. With tightening budgets, strains on resources and incoming carbon tax, [.]. Client question Design Performance support tools Video Virtual classroom

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. Why not doenload this free training resource from iTunes. Or read the transcript [.]. Change management Changing practice E-Learning strategy E-Learning tutorial Implementation Organisational culture Podcast Video

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. This video examines an learning and development or training department functional perspective to [.].

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

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. This is the recording of the 40 minute session, in two parts (embedded below): Part 1: Learning Management Systems - Are You Ready? Choosing the right LMS. Avoiding project risk.

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