Petra Mayer

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

When clients talk to me about their Learning Management System (LMS) project , above all, they typically ask three priority questions as part of their LMS Feasibility Study : Is what we want available? How much does it cost? Will we make that money back – i.e. what is the ROI?

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8 Top Priorities For Your LMS Needs Assessment

Petra Mayer

When a company or organization decides to roll out a new Learning Management System (LMS) it typically raises many questions that an LMS Needs Assessment is designed to answer. Which LMS is right for us? How will we maintain the LMS, so it serves our needs today and 5-10 years into the future?

Growing Your Business With Online Programs

Petra Mayer

Most entrepreneurs are looking for ways to grow their business. Yet, simply growth for the purpose of growth is not very satisfying, particularly not for Service Professionals. Many turn to the possibility to offer Online Programs.

How eLearning Is A Great Lead Magnet

Petra Mayer

If you run your own business you’re likely doing everything you can to acquire new clients.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

How To Develop Online Courses And Grow Your Business

Petra Mayer

Do you ever wish that you could enhance and grow your business by providing an online course, but you’re unsure of where to start and how to do it all alone? I understand how confusing creating your own online course can be, especially if it’s not something you’ve ever done before.

How Not Being Ready is a Big Myth

Petra Mayer

One of the most common phrases I hear from my clients is “I’m just not ready yet”. But the truth is, I don’t think we ever truly feel that we are being ready as business owners and sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith, put your mind to it, and work as hard as you can to achieve your goals.

Interview on Brain Lady Speaks: Engaging Online Programs

Petra Mayer

The brain is a marvellous thing! And Julie “Brain Lady” Anderson has been exploring the brain and how it impacts what makes us successful for over 20 years. Julie has launched her own Radio Show “Brain Lady Speaks”, and I was very humbled to be asked to speak on her show about Engaging Online Programs. What has that got to do with the brain? Very much so. Understanding how people think and what engages them is extremely important when we create Online Programs.

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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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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.

ID and eLearning Links 7/9/19

Experiencing eLearning

The links and resources in this post include learning science, patterns and tips for branching scenarios, visual design principles, and some free resources. Learning Science.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

This is a compilation and update of my book list and book review posts. These are some of my favorites, plus recommendations from readers of my blog. Instructional Design. Design For How People Le arn by Julie Dirksen is one of my favorite books in the field. I’ve recommended it many times.

30+ Ideas for eLearning Portfolio Samples

Experiencing eLearning

Whether you’re working independently or looking for a full-time job, you need a portfolio. What if you can’t use any samples of your existing work due to confidentiality or security requirements? Revise Existing Work.

Connect Scenarios to Objectives Plus More Tips

Experiencing eLearning

Recently, Bryan Jones from eLearningArt invited me and 59 other eLearning people to share their single best tip for creating effective eLearning scenarios. The post is now live, and you can check it out here: 13 eLearning Scenario Tips that 60 Experts Agree On.

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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.

Instructional Design Portfolio Resources

Experiencing eLearning

Everyone working in instructional design, learning experience design, or elearning should have a portfolio. This is especially true for people who are job seeking or working independently. Why do you need a portfolio?

Focus on What’s Important for Learning

Experiencing eLearning

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

Experiencing eLearning

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.

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.

5 podcasts every e-learning professional should listen to

E-Learning Provocateur

…or should that be “to which every e-learning professional should listen”? Never mind, I can end a sentence with a preposition if I want to. Arcane grammar jokes aside, I’m a late bloomer to podcasts.

Instructional Design Certificate or Masters Degree

Experiencing eLearning

A reader sent me this question: I’m very seriously considering a career change into ID. (I’ve I’ve spent 20 years in various business assignments with the last 8 in IT.) I’m involved in teaching extra-curricular activities to kids and adults in my community. I very fulfilled when I’m teaching and I’ve come to the conclusion that I want to follow this as a career path. Having said this, I’m exploring a master’s degree in ID.

What I Learned at LSCon 2019

Experiencing eLearning

I had a great time at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando. I loved being able to meet people in person who I had previously only met online and reconnecting with folks from past conferences.

How Understanding Cognitive Load Can Improve Your Course

LearnDash

Structuring your course to account for cognitive load can lead to better learning outcomes. Do you know the feeling you get after a long day of studying when your brain burns out and you can’t seem to process new information anymore?

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

Manufacturing Training: How to Set Up a Successful Onboarding Training Program

TOPYX LMS

The primary reason most manufacturers invest in onboarding is to reduce time to productivity for new hires. However, the benefits of an onboarding program for manufacturing employees go beyond promoting productivity.

Learning Technology: How it can support workers to deliver results

Docebo

Learning and development’s future is set to be impacted by three key factors. . Over 80% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been created yet , and by 2020, 60% of the workforce will be under 40.

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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Top 10 Reasons You Need to Revamp Your Employee Training Program

ej4 eLearning

When things change and evolve in your company, you'll notice the little details telling you that your training program is in need of updates as well. Revamp as a verb means "give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to." So, it doesn't necessarily mean a total gut rehab.

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.

My Oprah Moment: ATD ICE 2019

Learning Rebels

Oprah was the keynote speaker at the Association for Talent Development, International Conference and Expo (ATD ICE) this morning and she dropped the mic on all of us. I wish I could say that everyone got a car, but I guess that is not what the universe had in mind for me today.

Using the Scrum Process to Manage eLearning Projects

Dashe & Thomson

Introduction. Let’s face it: as helpful as ADDIE is as an instructional design methodology, it doesn't really guide the the project management process. That’s because ADDIE, like many instructional design methodologies, wasn’t originally designed with the “e” in mind.

How to Write an Irresistible Course Description

LearnDash

Be direct, specific, exciting, and put your students first. You’ve spent hours building an online course which you hope will instruct learners and help them take the next step forward in their career, learn a new hobby, or expand their horizons.

How LMS Training Increases Volunteer Productivity for Associations

TOPYX LMS

Volunteers are critical to the success of an association. Associations that fully utilize volunteers can operate at nearly half the average budget of those that don’t.¹ To make better use of your own volunteers, use an association LMS to deliver online volunteer training, that increases productivity.

Choosing the Right Technology for External Training

According to Talented Learning, more than 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s learning platforms marketplace. But of course, not all platforms are created equal. In this eBook, Skilljar will discuss the key components of an external training LMS, and why they’re essential for a well-designed customer training program.