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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).

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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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

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.

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.

[Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Findings from Skilljar’s Benchmarks and Trends Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin will discuss learnings from their recent study, and share her insights on the state of Customer Education. They'll dig into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

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.

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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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

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.

The Better Way to Onboard Customers

Speaker: Skilljar Experts

The best onboarding programs have a super power: they’re constantly improving. Here at Skilljar, we’ve learned a thing or two about onboarding, both by crafting our own experience, and by collaborating with the best Customer Education professionals in the world. In our upcoming webinar, we’re going to share these learnings with you.

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?

Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

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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ID and eLearning Links 5/26/20

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on writing about unfamiliar subjects plus 3 different sets of instructional design competencies. Writing when you’re not a SME.

Designing Engaging Digital Learning Podcast

Experiencing eLearning

I had the great pleasure of having an extended conversation with Keith Quinn for the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) Learncast. Recording this podcast on learning was genuinely a highlight of my week.

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

Training Tips from 11 Experts (Including Me)

Experiencing eLearning

TalentLMS asked 11 folks in the learning and development world for tips for improving workplace training. Now that nearly everyone is a remote worker, these tips can help train remote employees. Many of the tips could apply to any workplace training though, not just elearning for remote workers.

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Branch and Bottleneck Scenario Structure

Experiencing eLearning

One of the challenges of branching scenarios is that you can generate so many options and paths that it quickly becomes unwieldy. A branch and bottleneck scenario structure is one strategy for keeping the complexity manageable. Branch and Bottleneck.

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Instructional Story Design: Book Review

Experiencing eLearning

Rance Greene’s new book, Instructional Story Design: Develop Stories that Train , provides a systematic process for creating stories for training. Even if you don’t consider yourself a storyteller, you can create stories to support learning with this book. Example stories.

Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design

Experiencing eLearning

This week, I was originally scheduled to be at the Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. The eLearning Guild wisely canceled that conference due to the pandemic. I’m sad to miss seeing so many folks, but it was absolutely the right choice for the Guild to cancel and keep everyone safe.

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Employee Training Playbook by Lessonly

Strengthen new employees and develop existing teams with Lessonly’s Employee Training Playbook.