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Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Design for Learning is written by Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny, a former coworker of mine who blogs on education and technology. Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning.

Making Training Count with a Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

Adobe Captivate

How to Conduct an Effective Training Needs Analysis (TNA). An effective Training Needs Analysis helps to identify real training issues in a systematic way, whilst linking these in a strategic way to the overall company strategy going forward. All effective training starts with a good diagnosis. The fundamentals of a Training Needs Analysis are: First set your context. Internal Analysis. Individual Analysis. Step 1- Conduct a Gap Analysis.

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[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Do your employees know how to learn?

KnowledgeOne

Wikis, blogs, online newsletters, chat rooms, etc., Having a wider range of informal learning activities could make a learner more effective and profitable. People whose level of training, level of education and occupational status are higher, in particular, may have an advantage to effectively learn informally compared to other workers.” Thus, the forums, the blogs, the wikis would increase the possibilities of exchanges and learning (Thot-Cursus, 2010).

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning? Analysis.

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

Well not quite, but it is pretty dang close to the definition of Management Consulting in Wikipedia: Management consulting refers to both the industry of, and the practice of, helping organizations improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement. In this world, you can't really distinguish the mandate of Management Consulting from the mandate of: Enterprise 2.0 Browse eLearning Content

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

This “Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning” provides practical steps for ensuring your online training fosters a welcoming experience for all of your learners, whether they are team members, clients, or the public. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning? Analysis.

10 Pointers You Can Use To Create An Effective Outsourcing Strategy For eLearning

Adobe Captivate

To align with a rapidly changing learningscape and pressure on training budgets, organizations opt for outsourcing eLearning development. In this article, I share 10 pointers to create a successful and highly effective eLearning outsourcing strategy. How To Create An Effective Outsourcing Strategy For eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning development is an established model, and it has been used for the last couple of decades.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015. DIY eLearning will Reveal the Value of Professional Course Design. The market for eLearning course creation is shifting. Those are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

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. We have to use that analysis to determine what goes into training, what stays out, and how much time to allocate to the specific pieces. This habit reminds me of cause analysis. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , specializing in rapid eLearning design and development projects.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. While we may like to believe that directing and guiding our learners to new understanding is the most effective way to educate, the traditional Instructor-Led Training (ILT) model fails to recognize that our learners have changed. Even if it’s short, take the time to conduct a needs analysis and find the true needs of your learners.

Is Building eLearning Internally the Right Strategy?

ThinkingKap Solutions

As you’re probably aware, all the cool kids are using eLearning for their training needs these days. While ILT is still viable for certain situations (and will be for the foreseeable future), eLearning has too many benefits to be ignored. So, if you’ve decided your company should use eLearning, now it’s time to determine how you’ll create it. Last time, we looked at assessing whether you had the skills to build eLearning internally. Consulting

Video training: Those who use it find it effective, though confusion surrounds what constitutes ‘video training’

InsiderHub

This blog series focuses on the most popular types of learning and training solutions for those in the elearning and HR industries. The information presented here is an analysis of the data found in the annual report, 2014 Learning Technology Solutions Forecast (available here ) compiled by Cox eLearning Consultants. Our hope is that this analysis is useful for you as you navigate the many types of solutions that can make your job a little easier.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. And I’m increasingly impressed by the quality of content in some LMS blogs. For smart vendors, a blog is not another way to manipulate you with product marketing messages or achieve keyword dominance in search engines. The Totara blog is one reason why.

7 Tips To Effectively Manage And Analyze Big Data In eLearning

eFront

You’ve been gathering analytics, reports, and eLearning feedback for weeks, or even months. The next step is using all of that data to plot your next course of action and streamline your eLearning strategy. In this article, we’ll share 7 tips on how to effectively manage and analyze big data in eLearning. How To Effectively Manage And Analyze Big Data In eLearning. The challenge that many eLearning professionals face is knowing where to find big data.

7 Tips To Effectively Manage And Analyze Big Data In eLearning

eFront

You’ve been gathering analytics, reports, and eLearning feedback for weeks, or even months. The next step is using all of that data to plot your next course of action and streamline your eLearning strategy. In this article, we’ll share 7 tips on how to effectively manage and analyze big data in eLearning. How To Effectively Manage And Analyze Big Data In eLearning. The challenge that many eLearning professionals face is knowing where to find big data.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Through her blog , she shares ideas with more than 11,000 subscribers the world over. You have been an ardent proponent of on-the-job training as the least expensive and the most effective approach to workplace learning. Learnnovators: To quote Charles Jennings, “there’s a ‘conspiracy of convenience’ between many learning & development managers and business managers, which serves as a barrier to effective L&D operations.”

What do eLearning Experts have to say about Gamification?

Adobe Captivate

When I decided to write this blog, I first thought about what I had to say on this concept. So here we go: these are a few quotes from various eLearning professionals on this exciting learning strategy. I think that while eLearning has come a long way from the click next culture it used to be, a lot of organizations are hesitant to spend the extra time and budget to include engaging gamification elements in their learning. II / HOW TO USE GAMIFICATION EFFECTIVELY? “We

Learning at Large Ep6: Measuring the effectiveness of human-centred learning

Elucidat

In this episode, Nick puts his theories into the context of an L&D leader, showing practical guidance on a bottom-up approach for delivering human-centered learning at scale, which types of learning experience will build better engagement, how to benchmark the effectiveness of your learning strategy, and finally, how to capture authentic stories on camera within your organization – and why. Nick: [ 10:16 ] I absolutely agree with your analysis, Kirstie.

What It Takes To Become A Top eLearning Content Development Company

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I outline 7 aspects that helped us get nominated for eLearning Industry’s Top 10 eLearning companies for 2018 (for the 4th consecutive time) and strike Gold. 7 Aspects That Helped EI Design Reach The Top Position Among eLearning Content Development Companies For 2018. In this article, I touch upon 7 aspects that have helped us reach the top position among eLearning Content Development Companies in 2018 – Gold winner award.

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. She is the publisher of The eLearning Coach, The eLearning Coach Podcast and the Instructional Design Guru mobile app. Could you share some of the best practices you follow to build, grow, and sustain your blogs and other social media platforms with high engagement?

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. Docebo LMS is designed to support straightforward learning and elearning scenarios — easily. Docebo could improve and streamline self-service onboarding options, tutorials and guides to make the early-stage customer experience more effective. It supports both formal and informal learning effectively. Blogs tied to users, groups and courses.

A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

The up-front analysis and the evaluation components allow me to flex my analytical muscles. The field generally views storytelling as an effective way to engage learners (who doesn't like a good story?), 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.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. Course design have been based on an analysis of past performance data or a prediction of skills the organization might need in the future. Moreover, by opening up cross-functional knowledge to the organization, corporate MOOCs can be very effective in bridging silos, if effectively launched and facilitated.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

Before I plunge into the heart of my analysis and discussion, I want to share a couple of snippets on Networked Learning from Wikipedia. ( [link] ) “ Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning. A level of comfort with social tools and norms (discussion forums, blogging, micro-bloggging).

Learning, Long Tail, Needs Analysis, Web 2.0, & Creative Thinking

Big Dog, Little Dog

This is not some relativistic world where training is fine as long as the manager says it's good (what David Wilson of Elearnity terms the 'conspiracy of convenience'). No, there are particular types of measure that are of value to stakeholders, and as long as the learning function can show its effect on these, and be seen to be operating effectively, then it is doing its job. Long Tail Learning - Size and Shape - eLearning Technology. February 25, 2008.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All the research data is positive – they are effective and learners like them.

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CLIVE SHEPHERD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He works with a broad range of public and private sector organisations internationally, helping them to build capability in the application of new media to learning, and to transform workplace learning through the effective integration of formal, informal, on-demand and experiential learning. All the research data is positive – they are effective and learners like them.

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LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

If you read our blog or attend our webinars , you know the LMS world is vastly different now than it was 10 years ago. At this stage, it’s appropriate to consider recommendations from industry blogs, research reports, professional colleagues and consultants. Armed with this analysis and insight from the test-drive phase, you should have a strong sense of how your organization will benefit from each option. It happens at least once a week.

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Podcast 20: Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – With Donald H. Taylor

Talented Learning

EPISODE 20 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you follow our blog , you know I’m fascinated with elearning trends. KEY TAKEAWAYS: In recent years, elearning trends have shifted significantly. ” In other words, sometimes when we see developments on your side of the Atlantic, there’s a ripple effect around the world. So when and why did you decide to invest your time in this analysis? So, you added year-over-year trend analysis a few years ago.

Finding the best LMS for your elearning strategy – a complete guide

Impelsys

The search can be narrowed down with a step-by-step analysis. Differentiated instruction’ is an education philosophy for effective teaching, commonly known as personalized learning , it allows learners within a group to have unique learning path carved out depending on their current awareness on the subject. Start with basic research on the web, take time, consult with friends and colleagues, and create a preliminary shortlist.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. Julie is a well known eLearning author and speaker.

Your 2020 L&D Checklist: Top eLearning Considerations for the New Year

eThink Education

The past decade has seen an immense amount of change when it comes to eLearning. Now is the ideal time to review the state of eLearning and trends that will define how you approach L&D in 2020. (Or Current State of eLearning. In the last few year s the L earning and D evelopment (L&D) field adopted eLearning in a big way. Many teams believe that their L&D solutions are outdated, rigid, and in effective at fulfilling these needs.

LMS Scalability: How to grow your online training platform without compromise?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

A scalable LMS or learning management system is an elearning platform that can grow to meet your evolving user and business needs. There are a number of different options when it comes to scaling your elearning platform. Uncategorized Blogs for Elearning Professionals

The Knirk And Gustafson Model: A Guide For eLearning Professionals

eFront

The Knirk and Gustafson model is ideally suited for eLearning projects with a smaller scope, such as individual online training activities and modules. How To Apply The Knirk And Gustafson Model In Corporate eLearning. It gives eLearning professionals the opportunity to zero in on training challenges using a wide range of research techniques, such as task assessments and learner needs analysis. How To Use The Knirk And Gustafson Model In Corporate eLearning.

Finding the best LMS for your elearning strategy – a complete guide

Impelsys

The search can be narrowed down with a step-by-step analysis. Differentiated Instruction’ is an education philosophy for effective teaching, commonly known as personalized learning , it allows learners within a group to have unique learning path carved out depending on their current awareness on the subject. Start with basic research on the web, take time, consult with friends and colleagues, and create a preliminary shortlist.