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Don't Hire An eLearning Agency Until You've Read This

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Recruiting an agency to create eLearning is a risky business. How do you know they'll deliver? Can you ensure the quality of work is up to scratch? In this article, we'll look at a simple strategy that will save you time, money and guarantees the end product is EXACTLY what you need.

Why Slack Might Become the #1 Tool for Learning

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Whilst much of the content I have written harps on about using an LMS to deliver content, there seems to be an interesting surge in businesses using tools like Slack to encourage communication (and ultimately learning).

What Does an eLearning Consultant Do?

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You probably see the job title bouncing around, but what does an eLearning consultant actually do? In this article we'll find out. One of my colleagues once wrote an excellent article about the role of an instructional designer and I wanted to write something similar about my role.

Promote eLearning Through a Network of Champions

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The responsibility of promoting an eLearning program is often one of the last things to be considered and usually falls on the shoulders of one or two individuals.

6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Convert eLearning into microlearning to supercharge your LMS

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One thing that frustrates me about rapid authoring software like Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate is that it encourages learning designers to build huge courses with complex menu structures.

Picking a focus for our eLearning agency

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In this article, I will explain why choosing a focus is the next logical step in developing our eLearning business. When I started freelancing, I wasn't quite sure in which direction I wanted to go.

Why Engaging eLearning and a Fancy LMS is Not Enough

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Investing time and money on the development of high quality eLearning and implementing a fancy LMS is not enough to guarantee an experience your learners are going to enjoy. This article will explore some important concepts that will help you understand the relationship between these technologies.

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

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I was recently invited to speak at the annual Learning Technologies conference in London. My seminar was called ‘How to Double your eLearning Return on Investment’ - and following a lively seminar with lots of questions, I wanted to share some highlights.

It's the end of the year as we know it.

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The past year has been a corker. I thought I'd put my experiences and thoughts down in a post, if not for the amusement of anyone else, to help draw a line in the sand and give me something to look back on next year. May 28th 2016 - OMG. I'll start with the warm, fuzzy stuff.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

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I have spent most of my career attempting to deliver captivating learning experiences. But are there times when we should sacrifice process and relinquish high standards to deliver mediocre content? In this article we'll look at when delivering lower quality content can be an advantage.

The Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing an LMS

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There are over 700 LMS on the market. It's a minefield. Choosing the correct one can make or break a project. In this article, I'll outline some common mistakes that should be avoided when you choose your next LMS.

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How I Saved £50,000 Moving from Classroom Training to eLearning

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Measuring the value of eLearning is notoriously difficult. In this article, I will explain how I managed to do that by replacing classroom with online training. When I started working at a previous employer, they didn't have any eLearning.

Will eLearning Make Your Training Team Redundant?

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I was recently talking with a training manager who is putting together a proposal for an eLearning program within his organisation. One challenge is dealing his L&D team who are sceptical of eLearning due to concerns over their job security.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

Get Voiceover Right First Time with this Essential Checklist

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More and more learners are demanding voiceover in their eLearning courses and for good reason – a great voiceover can bring your content to life. But adding audio to courses creates several variables within the design process. This article will explore each of these in more detail.

A simple way to help beginners get started with Articulate Storyline

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I was hanging out in the Articulate Storyline LinkedIn group the other day when I saw someone post a request for suggestions on how best to deliver Storyline training.

Using Custom Artwork to Build Beautiful eLearning Without Breaking the Budget

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One of the biggest challenges when creating a course is finding relevant, high quality graphics. We've all spent hours in front of eLearning or PowerPoint presentations filled with dodgy clipart or stock photos. But there is an easier way to improve the look and feel.

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How to Become an eLearning Freelancer or Startup Business

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Getting started as an independent professional in eLearning is a challenge. In fact, I'm sure getting started as an independent professional in any industry is a daunting prospect. But recently I did just that - quit my job to work for myself.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Finding Someone to Build your eLearning Course

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I spend much of my time working clients who are looking to deliver new eLearning to their customers or employees. Sometimes they know exactly what they are looking for, and more importantly, why they want it. But many don't - in this article I'll reveal the questions you MUST ask.

Hello 2016, is it me you're looking for?

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Initially I wasn't going to write an end of year review post - it seems as though everyone else is doing it and I didn't want to jump on the bandwagon, however it is really easy to forget how far you have come within 12 months. And for that reason, here is my end of year review!

The Best Example of Gamification I Have Ever Seen

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Then a friend request popped up. My mate had also been given a FitBit for Christmas and he challenged me to a 'Workweek Hustle'. Not only that, but 3 other mates were also invited to join the challenge. Suddenly I felt the urge to walk home instead of getting the bus! I found myself looking at my Fitbit app on a Thursday evening and trying to figure out how I could get an additional 10km onto my weekly total before the Friday deadline. I was running up the stairs instead of taking the elevator!

eLearning Is So Boring

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Hearing that sentence stopped me in my tracks. I was just about to present a well-planned presentation to a huge client. This is the story of what happened next. What do you mean?! Why the hell am I standing here if you aren't even interested in what I'm about to say?

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

6 Surprising Things I've Learnt as a Freelance eLearning Designer

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May already?? Wow, where has 2015 gone? It's been 4 months since I wrote about my decision to embark upon a new adventure into the world of freelancing, which also turned into my most shared blog so far in several years of blogging (you can read that blog post here ).

How My Big Mouth Reminded Me of the Importance of Scenarios in Learning Design

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Three times over the last few weeks I've had a work problem. Well, we're supposed to call them challenges rather than problems, aren't we? But either way, I've come across a 'challenge' that I've needed to overcome.

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Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released

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Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released. cori-miller. Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:30

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D. cori-miller. Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:00

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Custom eLearning: What to Consider as an L&D Manager

A custom eLearning project is an exciting opportunity, but any L&D Manager will also tell you it can be challenging. Inno-versity shares 5 points to consider before kicking off your project. These concepts are critical to addressing the most common pain points which, IF addressed, will ensure success.

Focus on What’s Important for Learning

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My daughter is in kindergarten this year. It’s been so much fun to watch her process of learning to read and write. During their unit about animals, my daughter wrote some facts about fish. A fish moves with its tail and fin. Its covering is called scales. Fish do not have eyebrows.

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

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What is your hourly rate as an instructional designer? How much do you make if you’re a full-time salaried employee? What about freelance or consultant rates? People frequently ask me these questions, and I always refer people to the same resources.

What does an instructional designer do?

Experiencing eLearning

This post was originally published on May 26, 2007. It has become by far my most popular post. Even after all these years, people are trying to answer this question. In the coming months, I plan to update a number of “classic” posts like this one.

Time Estimates for eLearning Development

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One common question is “how long will it take to create this elearning?” ” It’s important to estimate the effort and time required for different tasks. Because I work for myself, I have to create good estimates.

Monetizing Customer Education: Free, Fee, and Everything In Between

Some of the best customer education programs monetize customer training to help offset program costs, fuel new initiatives, and enable additional investment in your programs. In this webinar, Skilljar will discuss the free-to-fee continuum and share best practices for developing a pricing and packaging strategy for your education offers.