eLearning Architect

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

eLearning Architect

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.

What Does an eLearning Consultant Do?

eLearning Architect

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.

Why Slack Might Become the #1 Tool for Learning

eLearning Architect

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).

Convert eLearning into microlearning to supercharge your LMS

eLearning Architect

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.

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Promote eLearning Through a Network of Champions

eLearning Architect

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.

Picking a focus for our eLearning agency

eLearning Architect

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

eLearning Architect

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

eLearning Architect

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.

eLearning Architect

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.

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

eLearning Architect

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

eLearning Architect

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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Will eLearning Make Your Training Team Redundant?

eLearning Architect

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

eLearning Architect

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.

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.

Get Voiceover Right First Time with this Essential Checklist

eLearning Architect

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

eLearning Architect

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

eLearning Architect

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

eLearning Architect

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.

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.

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

eLearning Architect

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!

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

eLearning Architect

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.

The Best Example of Gamification I Have Ever Seen

eLearning Architect

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

eLearning Architect

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?

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

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

eLearning Architect

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

eLearning Architect

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

Learning Solutions Magazine

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

Learning Solutions Magazine

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

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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.

How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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E-Learning Provocateur

Is it just me or is every year a “big year”…? Well 2018 marked a decade of blogging by yours truly, and that alone is something that I’m proud of.

MWL Newsletter No 94

Jane Hart

Posts and news about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) for the week 2-8 December 2018 [who’s responsible for reskilling future workers? guide employees to own their own learning. MWL 2019] . Modern Workplace Learning

Is Your Cloud-based LMS the Ideal Platform to Train Employees?

Your Training Edge

When it comes to employee productivity, offering training programs, courses and learning opportunities becomes essential for organizations. The best way to provide this opportunity is through integrating a Learning Management System (LMS) within the organization.

A Guide to Marketing Customer Training

Most customers are not required to take training. As such, it’s crucial to create a marketing campaign that engages your training audience and demonstrates the value of your courses.

When Training Is NOT The Answer

Tim Slade

Whether you’re an instructional designer, an eLearning designer, or just an everyday learning professional, a crucial part of your job is understanding when training is not the answer.

How to bring out the best in your employees

Your Training Edge

Employees are a diverse bunch with varied interests. Each one has had a different taste of life and what motivates one might not motivate another. When handling a team, it can be quite difficult to get everyone on the same page and motivate them to give their best.

What Does Social Learning Look Like? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Docebo

Uncover the value of social learning in the workplace in this infographic. Where do employees go for critical information when they’re trying to complete a task? They don’t take formal courses – they search around and ask a colleague or an expert.

How to Ask Better Training Questions

Learning Rebels

The time has come to once again to discuss the art of, “How to ask better training questions?” ” (This post ran originally on my blog site for Litmos in January 2018. The content here has been updated.). Picture this: .

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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.