eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George There is no denying that the most important thing about eLearning is solid content. Some Fonts Read Better On-Screen eCommerce Consultant Dr. Ralph F. So should you stop using Times New Roman in your eLearning lessons? Tags: eLearning mLearning

Trust 149

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. Strategy eLearning 3.0

Trending Sources

Text-to-Speech vs Human Narration for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Some challenging questions are being raised in this month’s Big Question - Voice Over in eLearning. This post is part of the series on Text-to-Speech (TTS) for eLearning written by Dr. Joel Harband and edited by me. The other posts are: Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality , Digital Signal Processor and Text-to-Speech , Using Text-to-Speech in an eLearning Course , and Text-to-Speech eLearning Tools - Integrated Products. eLearning Technology.

What does 2011 look like for consultants?

Spark Your Interest

Actual thought leaders – elearn magazine’s list. I am not sure that I have anything unique to add to those perspectives, but have promised you predictions, so… Being a small, independent consultant in Canada, where my market is pretty localized and my clients are fairly regionalized, I have come to think of myself as an economic bell-weather. When the economy tanked, so did my consulting work, but since late fall 2010, things have picked up considerably.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1. The subject matter – teaching consultants how to configure ERP software – was unusually complex.

Ratio 32

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.

eFront

It's my experience that what's standing in our way as trainers, coaches, and consultants using these tools isn't the tool skills. More here - [link] November 1, 2010 11:33 AM Meri said. Have a wonderful day, @cpappas November 2, 2010 2:30 AM Meri said.

General Considerations for Mobile Learning (mLearning)

Upside Learning

When looking for such content remember to look beyond your regular training department or L&D; and consult with acknowledged subject matter experts, look up the recognized power users and leaders.

Audio for eLearning: Wake Me Up When It's Over!

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Rick Zanotti There's are few things worse for a learner than to have to attend a class or take an eLearning course and the narrator speaks in a monotonous, dull tone. About the author: Rick Zanotti is an instructional designer, multimedia author, voice-over talent, video producer and Management consultant with more than 35 years of experience in IT and Learning. Rick founded RELATE Corporation 26 years ago, a successful eLearning and media development company.

The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs

eFront

After working for a Web company that developed learning management systems and created custom elearning for corporate clients, Ellen escaped to the non-profit world where she led her trade association into online learning. Update 11/24/2010: suggested by alearning ) Pinched Head Blog by Rick Maranta & Nancy Woinoski In this blog, you will find short articles and tutorials that will help you understand a little more about the world of eLearning.

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September. Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents - Kapp Notes , September 15, 2010 Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. 2010).

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. How to Run a Conference That Makes Us Say “WOW!” - Engaged Learning , June 22, 2010 Attending conferences is always a mixed bag. Online Facilitation, Twitter, Backchannel and Keynotes - Full Circle , February 24, 2010 The topic was “ Online Facilitation: 14 years on.

Web 22

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning. Karyn’s Erratic Learning Journey has chronicled Karyn Romeis’ transition from corporate L&D employee to independent consultant. The Usable Learning Blog is written by instructional design consultant Julie Dirksen. Brent Schlenker of the eLearning Guild writes at Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Integrated Learnings

Stephen Covey is a well-known organizational consultant, perhaps especially well known for his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Depending on the role of the designer in an organization, the process is largely consulting-oriented and requires input from people in a variety of roles and at a variety of levels in the organization - often from executive-level project sponsors to the frontline employees impacted by the training. By Shelley A. Gable.

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter

eFront

joaomattar (Update 11/30/2010: suggested by Gisele Brugger ) David Anderson e-Learning designer and Community Manager @Articulate.com @elearning Judith Christian Carter Judith specializes mainly in instructional design & e-Learning. tomkuhlmann Connie Malamed Consultant, writer and speaker in the field of e-Learning. cammybean Jane Hart CEO at the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies @C4LPT Sahana Chattopadhyay Learning & development consultant and ID.

63 Great eLearning Posts and Hottest Topics for November 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

And I feel honored that social signals came in granting my post on eLearning Strategy top spot. Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , November 1, 2010I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. The Art Of Writing Great Voice Over Scripts - The eLearning Coach , November 10, 2010Want to improve how you write for the ear?

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1. The subject matter – teaching consultants how to configure ERP software – was unusually complex.

Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads)

Upside Learning

It has ruled the tablet computer space with a commanding market share ever since it literally created the category in 2010. R J Jacquez questioned whether elearning on tablets was mobile learning or not. Mobile Learning eLearning on ipads iPad for Learning mLearning Tablet Learning

iPad 96

A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

How can we use stories in eLearning? When I was in graduate school, I had a professor who would often answer student questions about consulting with a story. The Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services. Tags: Instructional Design Discovery Learning Moments of Learning Need Storytelling eLearning By Shelley A. Gable. One of the things I love about instructional design is that it engages me both analytically and creatively.

3 Ways to Introduce the Element of Surprise into Your Online Training

Mindflash

Trina Rimmer is a learning and communications consultant with twelve years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training solutions. Tags: Online Training elearning results sticky

Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I’m still working on my yearly post that is my eLearning Predictions. Here’s the information: Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 To kick off the new year, Dr. Tony Karrer is sharing some thoughts on what's going to be happening in the world of eLearning in 2010. Back in 2006, Tony was talking about eLearning 2.0 What will be similar kinds of key issues that we need to be aware of in 2010? eLearning Technology.

3 Training Myths You Need to Bust

Mindflash

Trina Rimmer is a learning and communications consultant with twelve years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training solutions. Tags: Online Training elearning web based training Perpetuating certain myths about training can be an easy way to side-step larger problems. For example, when training fails to take root with the audience, we fall back on the myth of the “bad trainee.”

Web 14

Simple Idea #2: Make Your Online Training Sticky

Mindflash

What one idea have you applied to make your elearning sticky? He has over twenty years experience in the consulting and training industry. Ray is the author of “3-Minute e-Learning”, “Scenario-Based e-Learning”, “Do-It-Yourself eLearning”, “Micro-Learning Impacts Report”, and soon to be released books on “Micro-Learning Worlds” and “Story-Based eLearning Design.” Tags: Online Training elearning sticky

Reaching the Reluctant Trainee, Part 2

Mindflash

Trina Rimmer is a learning and communications consultant with twelve years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training solutions. Tags: Online Training elearning web based training In part 1 of “Reaching the Reluctant Trainee”, I explored two basic types of reluctant trainees – the Skeptic and the Technophobe -and gave you some tips and techniques I use to get to know my training audience better.

Web 14

A Roadmap for Building an E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

When we’re new and just getting started with elearning, we need templates and project plans to guide us. On the other hand, experienced developers rely less on those resources because they have more experience and a deeper understanding of what it takes to create an elearning course.

Plans for 2010

Clark Quinn

The Learning Circuit’s Blog Big Question of the Month is “ predictions and plans for 2010 “, specifically: What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? As a consultant, my big challenge is always finding more people who I can help. And I intend to continue experimenting, speaking (hope to see you at the Guild’s Learning Solutions conference in March), writing, and of course, consulting.

Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Rick Zanotti Have you ever listened to an eLearning lesson and heard annoying popping sounds as the narrator spoke? If you've recorded your own audio for an eLearning project, I'm betting you're guilty of creating your own plosives at least a few times. I'll be covering some of these in my upcoming  Audio Basics for eLearning online class.) Rick founded RELATE Corporation 26 years ago, a successful eLearning and media development company.

Audio for eLearning: The First Steps

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Rick Zanotti One of the key elements in multimedia and eLearning development is sound. If you're not using audio in your eLearning you are losing more than half your audience, and that is never a good thing. About the author: With over 35 years of experience in IT and Learning, Rick Zanotti is an instructional designer, multimedia author, voice-over talent, video producer and Management consultant. Rick teaches our Audio Basics for eLearning online class.

Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" So what's an eLearning developer to do? About the author: Rick Zanotti is an instructional designer, multimedia author, voice-over talent, video producer and Management consultant with more than 35 years of experience in IT and Learning. Rick founded RELATE Corporation 26 years ago, a successful eLearning and media development company.

Informal Learning: An Interview With Jay Cross

The eLearning Coach

So I think readers of The eLearning Coach would appreciate an interview with a person who wrote the book on the subject … literally. Meet Jay Cross, author of Informal Learning , speaker and consultant. 10 Ways To Learn In 2010. eLEARNING 2.0

2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging

Jane Hart

2010 in Review Part 4: Top 100 articles of 2010 2010 in Review Part 3: My year in reflective blogging On December 28, 2010, in Uncategorized , by Jane Hart During 2010 I used my two blogs (Jane's Pick of the Day and Social Media for Working and Learning ) to reflect on the impact of social media on learning,  the changing shape of workplace learning, as well as my own use of social media for professional use. 

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

In my opinion, giving a learner a self-study eLearning program as their only form of training or support is not much different than handing them a manual to read with some exercises. I’ve often wondered why businesses bring in consultants and then refuse to take their advice.

eLearn Magazine’s 2010 Predictions

Jay Cross

Four members of Internet Time Alliance submitted their thoughts to eLearn Magazine’s 2010 Predictions. Jane Hart, social learning consultant at Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. Businesses in 2010 will become faster-paced and more unpredictable. Wave Crests.

The Year’s Most Thought-Provoking Training Blog Posts

Mindflash

While I’ve spent the better part of 2010 on a perpetual quest for stock photo images, some of my fellow training designers are abandoning the hunt – at least for some of their projects.