Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. This provides an excellent opportunity to consult and partner with those types of clients to look at all of these environmental and motivational factors. By Dean Hawkinson.

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

Have you ever been asked to “just tweak the PowerPoint slides” and call it elearning? I need some help finishing up an elearning course. I don’t know what your budget is, but I think this course could benefit from some actual analysis and instructional design.”

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4 Ways to Quickly Do a Needs Analysis for Your E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

We’ve all heard about analysis paralysis where we spend a lot of time collecting data and then worry so much about how to interpret it (or building the right course) that we never get anything done. Here are a few ideas to help in the analysis and getting things done at the speed of business. Odds are you don’t need to do a needs analysis for compliance training. Sometimes things missed in the analysis present themselves when used in real life.

Need to Calculate LMS ROI? Here’s How Business Leaders Do The Math

Talented Learning

Ajay is an award-winning blogger, author and LinkedIn online course instructor who helps learning practitioners develop the financial acumen they need to align training initiatives with key business objectives. Why is LMS ROI Analysis Important? Net present value (NPV) analysis.

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Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

In this post, I explain the analysis process for converting training to online or blended formats. The Performance Analysis Quadrant is one way to determine what kind of problem it is. What is the business problem we are trying to solve with this training? This should relate to the business problem.). Determine the format of the course (self-paced elearning, blended, virtual training, etc.). eLearning.

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager. As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor. Over the last ten years I have concentrated on association, non-profit and healthcare related eLearning PD and performance improvement platforms. Here, I will hobnob with some of the top innovators in corporate eLearning.

Making Training Count with a Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

Adobe Captivate

How to Conduct an Effective Training Needs Analysis (TNA). Because training and development is an investment, it is important to treat it as seriously as any other investment in the business. 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. The fundamentals of a Training Needs Analysis are: First set your context. Internal Analysis.

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.

Athenasia Consulting Simplifies the Marketing Plan Process

OpenSesame

I’m Laurent Timmermans, Founder and Managing Director of Athenasia Consulting Ltd based in Hong Kong. My company’s goal is to help entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. The second step covers a simple analysis. The focus of this elearning course is on the plan and the structure itself. What I like about elearning is that you can really do something different.

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

KnowledgeOne

2007) or informal professional learning (Carré & Charbonnier, 2003), business leaders seek to capture a competitive advantage for their organizations. ” Cristol and Muller agree that personal characteristics and circumstances seem to have an impact on the acquisition of informal learning, but according to their analysis, it is the organizational learning culture that weighs the heaviest. The post [IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Do your employees know how to learn?

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

When You May Not Need a Training Program

Bottom-Line Performance

Since the sales reps are busy, they have learned NOT to upload completed proposals to the portal and instead email each-other asking past proposals when they need them. When the VP of Sales notices that a large number of proposals are not ending up in the portal, he pushes for a series of six 20 minute eLearning courses on “Sales Process Awareness.” ” The Role of eLearning Providers. Because after all, an eLearning course is a pretty expensive bandaid.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. 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.” It seems that few people in business want to actually analyze why something went wrong. I agree that the recommendations don’t apply just to elearning.

A guide to the essential skills and experience for a modern elearning team

Elucidat

Learning managers often ask us what skills they need in their elearning production teams, to make them a success. 4 key elearning team roles and the skills to look for. Below, we’ve listed four key roles you’re likely to need to create and manage successful, modern elearning for large audiences. We’ve shared ideas on how to structure your elearning team here. Read on for the skill profile of each core elearning production role. elearning Project Manager.

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.

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

It’s not just because it’s the hottest segment of the extended enterprise learning market, but because it’s a fascinating specialty that blends marketing, instructional design and business strategy. But eventually, I lost interest in being considered business “overhead.”

The Lonely Training Needs Assessment

Learning Rebels

Example: Business sponsor states they need a”Little product knowledge refresher program” out to the sales team in 3 weeks. Let’s assume it’s an elearning program. We already know will take 42 hours to create one hour of passive elearning, (Defelice, Robyn (2018, 01/09) How Long to Develop One Hour of Training? A large part of a training consultant’s job is asking questions.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. At DataCamp, those factors include a scalable business model, a smart technology strategy, high-quality instruction and customer feedback loops that drive continuous improvement. We’re also seeing an enormous uptick in consulting firms that play a key role in helping companies facilitate full-scale digital transformation.

DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 2 – PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Learnnovators

This is the second post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. We may use real contexts or fantastic ones (such as running a business in the wild west or learning about project management through terraforming planets), but we need a setting. This might seem like a lot of practice, but it is one area where most eLearning has fallen short.

Caveat Auditor: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Modern Business Training

Adobe Captivate

The skill of critical thinking in modern business is often described as desirable when asking employers what it is that they are looking for in new hires (Hart Research Associates, 2013). In this article, I’ll explore why critical thinking skills are so important to modern business, and in a series of activities that follow I’ll explore some methods that might prove useful for expanding the critical thinking skills of incoming employees. Online: eLearning Guild.

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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

Strategic Partnerships

Coreaxis

Until recently, businesses thrived on their internal resources. Currently, it is crucial for businesses to develop strategic partnerships with other organizations in order to be successful. The post Strategic Partnerships appeared first on CoreAxis Corporate Training & eLearning.

No Excuses Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

The most important part of moving to “no excuses” is to prove that you are a strategic business partner and not a reactive organizational appendage. Conduct further analysis in order to determine how the training impacted the bottom line. Did the training create a cost savings or bring in new business? eLearning Featured Featured Posts analysis learning curve learning organizations no excuse training training buy-in training results

Describe what you do

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

” Maggie Halpin “I design and develop education and training to enable someone to do/say something they were unable to do beforehand, usually in a business setting to achieve the goals of the business or address an issue or opportunity.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

This year, talent-suite LMS vendors will still focus on employee-specific business needs, while the rest of the LMS industry feasts on an abundance of extended enterprise opportunities. So, what business wouldn’t want to achieve measurable benefits like these? New year.

eLearning ROI Webinar: Register now for our event on Feb. 4, 2015

Web Courseworks

Jon Aleckson, PhD, and Andy Hicken, PhD, of WCW will discuss how to present and pitch the ROI of an eLearning initiative to an executive board or board of directors. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. Talking eLearning ROI Live , Interactive Webinar. Presenters: Jon Aleckson, PhD, Association Learning Technologies & eLearning Consultant, CEO of Web Courseworks; Andy Hicken, PhD, Product Innovation Specialist at Web Courseworks.

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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.

Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

You have this same decision to make if you want to build eLearning. Now, considering that we’re a training vendor, you may think, “Obviously, you’re going to say I should outsource eLearning. You see, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great eLearning course. Is there a business need for eLearning? This isn’t an article about the need for Needs Analysis. Creating great eLearning is HARD! The same goes for eLearning development.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

It is real – backed by evidence from business scenarios. But we do have a ton of data from learning technology buyers and sellers and we have decades of experience in evaluating, recommending, marketing and implementing business learning platforms. Among the more than 700 vendors participating in today’s LMS marketplace, we continue to see a wave of learning solutions designed to solve “niche” business challenges.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. 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.” It seems that few people in business want to actually analyze why something went wrong. I agree that the recommendations don’t apply just to elearning.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. In many current training scenarios, mobile eLearning typically supplements a traditional online or partially online course, or it may completely replace these standard learning delivery options. Mobile eLearning opens a treasure chest of capturing micro learning reinforcement opportunities. Design of mobile eLearning has to be planned from the user experience learning on that device.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

The premise of this post is that when an organization makes a conscious effort to move towards a more social way of doing business, it usually begins with the introduction of an enterprise collaboration platform. Employees, who have been using emails and, perhaps, mailing lists and google groups till then as their mode of communication and collaboration, are now expected to use the collaboration platform for their day to day business. THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT.

Learning Analytics: Big Demand, But Bigger Challenges?

Talented Learning

It’s also about identifying relevant, useful data and applying it consistently to improve business practices and results, over time. Taylor, these results reflect a continued shift towards the improvement of L&D business practices.

How will adopting an adaptive learning strategy help your business

eFront

In taking this approach to corporate training, business leaders often fail to take one important fact into consideration: All people learn differently, and a one-size-fits-all approach to corporate training is likely to hinder learning outcomes. The employees, whom you wish to train on a new product or service, are extremely busy supporting a crucial project for the company. It could be on weekends, during project breaks, or even after regular business hours.

Must-Haves in Your eLearning Project Management Toolbox

eLearning Brothers

She specializes in writing about everything related to the human side of business. She was responsible for leading a core working team of about 12 people and consulted regularly with the ever-increasing group of stakeholders. She knew her way around a Gantt chart , RACI matrix , and could perform a SWOT analysis in her sleep. These are the must-have tools if you’re looking to successfully manage an eLearning project : An ability to negotiate.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. The self-service capability is still in place, but the business model and pricing are now geared towards disrupting the highly competitive mid/large global market. Docebo LMS is designed to support straightforward learning and elearning scenarios — easily. Channel/business partners. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory.