eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

In 2015, we believe experimentation with analytics-driven performance improvement will lead to more “intelligent recommendations” and personalized professional development in Continuing Medical Education and beyond. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

Online Course Creation on a Budget

LearnDash

While these programs are industry leaders for a reason, they also come with a hefty price, often creeping into the thousands of dollars depending on the package you decide to purchase. Needless to say, not all elearning projects have this kind of budget.

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Going Mobile for Enterprise Learning: Trends & Statistics

Origin Learning

According to SkillSoft, 93% of CEOs plan to increase or maintain their training budget, and 85% already have a mobile training strategy, or will implement one soon. Did you know that the average smartphone today is more powerful than the PCs that took two astronauts to the moon in 1969?!

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

Who’s going to run the program? You’ve decided that it’s time to move your courses online. Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing.

Kern Kelley & Michael Ruffini: ISTE 2015 Presenter Profiles

TechSmith Camtasia

Both of these educators will also be presenting in our booth, 2500, at ISTE 2015 this year. As we look forward to ISTE 2015 this upcoming week, join us as we chat with educators Kern Kelley and Michael Ruffini ( jump ). ISTE 2015 Presentation: Let Students do the Tech Support.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

There are many aspects of your new overall learning program that will need to be managed and implemented.These include administrative tasks like deciding how to organize the program, choosing the objectives and strategy, and determining success criteria.

Learning Management Systems and You

Association eLearning

It’s software that organizes, administers, and tracks online training programs and certifications. Online training programs are often called eLearning. People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS).

The Benefits of SaaS: Hosted LMS

Association eLearning

They then pay a fee, either by subscriber or by monthly usage to the provider who maintains the software program and provides technical support to the client. You have time to focus on creating the right learning content and developing marketing strategies to build your eLearning programs.

Huge MOOCs savings

Your Training Edge

However, in spite of such incredible cost saving potential, MOOCs are still not widely seen and many businesses tend not to include it in their training programs. Can verified certificates mean big reductions in your executive education budget? Copyright 2015 Bryant Nielson.

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Embracing MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Most importantly, these are by far the cheapest option ; cheaper than putting employees through masters programs, college courses at a local university or so on. Copyright 2015 Bryant Nielson.

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Organizational Blended Learning – Five Common Challenges and Solutions

G-Cube

Putting out too much technology can make blended learning programs appear too flashy and participants may not take them seriously. This lack of technical success can lead to the failure of the complete learning program.

Successful Online Employee Onboarding Strategies

TalentLMS

Pardon us for the cliches, but employee onboarding programs are in place to alleviate these very regressive feelings. The hiring and recruitment to the final selection process is time, resource and budget consuming for companies. Employee onboarding is an employee acclimatizing program!

Challenges and Solutions of creating e-Learning Solutions for an Enterprise-Wide Global Audience

G-Cube

Global e-learning programs can help companies drastically cut travel and employees’ training costs, as well as improve efficiency while retaining a uniform international company culture. It is important to have clear expectations of technical solutions for e-learning programs.

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Hospitality Industry and E-Learning Technologies – Some Experiences and Insights

G-Cube

But keeping in mind the turbulent economic times, the industry also needs to cut down budgets. We illustrate with an example: We designed a learning program for tourist operators, spread across a geography and equip them to cater to inbound tourists.

Mobile Devices in Learning: Utilizing the Ubiquitous Platform for Corporate Learning

G-Cube

mLearning comes at a time when technology can help us rethink possibilities in the face of dwindling training budgets. Here are some mobile learning strategies that can kick-start your learning initiative as well as strengthen existing learning programs in the corporate scene.

Strategies for Corporate Online Learning Success: Improving Learners’ Attitude and Organizational Support

G-Cube

Many learners view training as a ‘necessary evil’ and take up mandatory training programs that are required with the aim to look good in the eyes of their manager!

Management Tips from Pixar Animation

Web Courseworks

In other words, the people keeping products on-time and on budget should not run over those producing the product, and those producing the product should not have free reign. Management must protect new programs. Disney/Pixar Animation post upon Steve Jobs passing.

Event Recap: ATD TechKnowledge 2015

E-learning Uncovered

As January comes to a quick end, it has already been fun and exciting 2015 here at Artisan E-Learning! Two weeks ago, Diane and I attended (and presented at) the 2015 ATD TechKnowledge conference in Las Vegas.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

” Never mind that I had delivered precisely what was described in my abstract, the thought that social learning as part of a formal educational program could be made into a turnkey system flabbergasted me.

Non-Profit Organizations Also Benefit From e-Learning – An Insight

G-Cube

Though training budgets are limited, Technology-aided learning solutions can be designed as per the needs of the development sector to reap a number of evident, short term benefits as well as some not-so-evident, long term benefits.

Changing Training Paradigms

Your Training Edge

Gartner predicts that in 2015, the changes in people, technology and corporate environment would initiate three new corporate training paradigms. Fast training programs can then be applied when any metric seems below standard. Copyright 2015 Bryant Nielson.

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Social Learning Tips to Engage Learners: A Corporate Learning Perspective

G-Cube

With an increasing amount of budgets directed towards creating e-learning and building the platforms of delivery, it is now imperative that e-learning initiatives align to the needs of the entire learner group – including learners who are less than enthusiastic.

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

As industry colleague Ajay Pangarkar writes , Business leaders place Learning practitioners under tremendous pressure to demonstrate that their learning efforts and initiatives are worth the budget they allocate to it. When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

Fixed Training Costs vs. Variable Training Costs

Your Training Edge

Usually the budget constraints compel the training departments to adjust with whatever they have got in their hands. Since these costs are likely to remain same, you can estimate the final budget in accordance with them. Planning your programs, can also be a part of your fixed cos t.

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Four Emerging Technologies that L&D Leaders Need to Consider

Bottom-Line Performance

I attended the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show two weeks ago with an eye to seeing what technologies have potential application within the L&D industry. Some are “near-term” ones that I think merit 2015 focus; others extend out a few years.

Why 65% Savings Isn’t Enough: Barriers to Organizational Change

Your Training Edge

Other than eliminating your training programs entirely, what other action could you take that would reduce your training budget by 95%? For example, start collecting performance metrics for your current training programs.

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Why You Should A/B Test a MOOC, and How to Do It

Your Training Edge

This article explores what A/B testing is, why it is valuable, and how to apply it to your training programs. Many training departments today are struggling with how to provide more training, faster, and on a reduced budget. Copyright 2015 Bryant Nielson.

Tips For Creating Courses Quickly

LearnDash

In fact, most course development projects are constrained by time, budget, and sometimes both. Use one program for course creation. Some projects request multiple software programs for course creation.

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Certification Programs Personal Learning that Bridges the Skills Gap Between Higher Education and Employment

Training Industry

A quick perusal of recent popular press articles on higher education reveals an ongoing criticism – these programs deliver less than perfect labor market returns on investment (ROI). As federally funded student aid rules change, higher education programs are feeling additional pressure to demonstrate ROI. Also troubling, the number of higher education programs appears to be waning. Certification programs provide a solution to this dilemma.

How to respond to learning-style believers

Making Change

If we made the narration optional, we’d still have to spend a lot of the budget on it, which reduces our ability to use techniques that everyone needs.” ” Learning styles are still being taught by some instructional design programs.

The Right LMS Can Revive a Dying Business

TOPYX LMS

When a company becomes stagnant, often the first expense to get cut from the budget is the cost of training. Customizable – If a company’s employee training program is not reflective of its brand, it will not be nearly as effective as it could be.

Learning 3.0: How does your organization stack up?

Docebo

Between July and August 2015 Aberdeen Group surveyed 322 businesses about key trends in learning. Organizations that plan to increase their learning budgets in the next one to two years plan to increase by an average of 87 percent.

Laura Overton – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

In 2014 she was voted number 1 in the Top Ten’ most influential people in the corporate e-learning in the UK and in 2015 she retained the top position in the UK and was also voted 5 in the Global List and 6th in the European list. ABOUT LAURA OVERTON (MD, Towards Maturity).

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Distance education programs did get their start relying on mail correspondence and still do today, for example, in rural Alaska and Australia. This valuable business data can be harnessed to reach mobile learners and increase business training and academic programs.

Game Changing Training

Your Training Edge

Let’s discuss the pros of developing a training program and make it a real game changer for your business. Gartner had projected by 2015, 90 percent of the world’s business would be using open source software. Copyright 2015 Bryant Nielson.

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