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.

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. I’ve worked on plenty of training projects where that was the case.

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Must-Haves in Your eLearning Project Management Toolbox

eLearning Brothers

About five years ago I was part of a project team responsible for an enterprise-wide implementation of a learning management system (LMS). This was no small project – the LMS eventually tracked and delivered training and development content for all employees (100,000+ people) around the globe.

8 Tips To Define The Scope Of Your Corporate eLearning Project Before An LMS Consult

eLearning Industry

To answer these questions, you need to conduct an in-depth corporate eLearning project analysis. In this article, I share 8 tips to determine the scope of your corporate eLearning project so that you can get the full benefit from an LMS consult. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Which features should you look for in your next LMS? How much should you allocate for upfront costs and ongoing maintenance?

Scope Creep: It’s Not Just the Project Manager’s Problem

eLearning Brothers

Like most of us IDs, you have probably even been guilty of allowing a little bit (or a lot) of scope creep to enter into a project. Butler, 2012) Scope creep can easily wreck an otherwise “well laid out” project because it upsets the balance of the project management triangle.

Athenasia Consulting Simplifies the Marketing Plan Process

OpenSesame

I’m Laurent Timmermans, Founder and Managing Director of Athenasia Consulting Ltd based in Hong Kong. The second step covers a simple analysis. The focus of this elearning course is on the plan and the structure itself.

Free White Paper: Migrating to an eLearning Infrastructure

eLearning Brothers

Are you just starting your journey into eLearning? Or perhaps you’ve already got some traction, but you’re struggling with the right eLearning infrastructure within your organization to really make it work. Free White Paper on eLearning Infrastructure.

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Projects are how we change the world.and ourselves.

ID Reflections

These were the key points the client needed to understand to get a feel of what happens behind the scene in elearning development. This proved to be one of the major challenges during the actual development phase of the project. Our learners are new to elearning?

Top 10 Free and Open Source eLearning Projects to Watch for 2012

eFront

Nowadays small and medium size organizations (SMEs), educational institutions, and independent consultants struggle to adopt an expensive eLearning solution. ELearning Media Group announced eFront as Best of ELearning!

How to nail your next elearning project: Top advice from 10 experts

Elucidat

‘If you’re starting a digital learning project, the place to start is not digital.’ We asked 10 independent experts, researchers, psychologists, innovators and learning managers what they think is critical to elearning project success. Elearning

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.

The Lonely Training Needs Assessment

Learning Rebels

If but for a little project management, you can conduct at least a minimal Training Needs Investigation. Let’s assume it’s an elearning program. A large part of a training consultant’s job is asking questions.

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. How much eLearning will be needed?

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

Talented Learning

Why is LMS ROI Analysis Important? Below, we’ll examine two key approaches: Cost-benefit and break-even analysis. Net present value (NPV) analysis. Method 1: Cost-Benefit/Break-Even Analysis. ABC Cost-Benefit Analysis By The Numbers.

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Describe what you do

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

To do that, I do analysis on the need and the learners and environment and tools/resources, I prepare objectives and a way to test if the objectives have been met, develop a strategy, design resources and practice activities per the strategy and test, and develop the content.”

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.

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.

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PowerPoint-Based eLearning Tools - Part 2: Adobe Presenter 11.1

eLearning Industry

This is Part 2 of a 3-part analysis of three PowerPoint-based eLearning tools: Adobe Presenter 11.1, As an independent consultant, I have the pleasure of owning all three of these tools and have used them at one time or another for client projects. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning Authoring Tool Evaluation eLearning Authoring Tool Features eLearning Authoring Tool Review

PowerPoint-Based eLearning Tools – Part 3: Articulate Studio 360

eLearning Industry

This is Part 3 of a 3-part analysis of 3 PowerPoint-based eLearning tools: Articulate Studio 360, Adobe Presenter 11.1, As an independent consultant, I have the pleasure of owning all 3 of these tools and have used them at one time or another for client projects. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning Authoring Tool Evaluation eLearning Authoring Tool Features eLearning Authoring Tool Review

eLearning too Expensive? A Solution for Every Budget

Bottom-Line Performance

Some companies think the cost of eLearning is ONLY driven by the quality of the images, audio, visual, and complex interactions. The more “fancy” multimedia eLearning has, the more expensive it will be. Another key to success with the low-cost Building Evacuation project?

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

Talented Learning

For example, BenchPrep , Blue Sky eLearn , Community Brands , EthosCE , WBT Systems and Web Courseworks have made significant inroads in this segment. As a result, few projects ever even get off the ground. New year. New decade. No better time to step back and look at the big picture.

The 5-step elearning content development process

Elucidat

Want a foolproof elearning content development process that delivers great results, every time? We’ve learned from the wins and war stories of hundreds of learning teams and boiled this down to five key steps for producing effective elearning. Undertake learning needs analysis.

PowerPoint-Based eLearning Tools - Part 1: iSpring Suite 9

eLearning Industry

This is Part 1 of a 3-part analysis of three PowerPoint-based eLearning tools: iSpring Suite 9, Adobe Presenter 11, and Articulate Studio 360. As an independent consultant, I have the pleasure of owning all three of these tools and have used all of them at one time or another for client projects. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

Collaboration platforms are all about connections — between content and people, between expertise and need, between skill-sets and projects, between people and people. THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT.

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.

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.

Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

This is pretty common in instructional design and elearning roles, especially in smaller organizations. Many elearning developers are specialists; they work best when someone else provides them with a storyboard or script that they can be creative in building.

How to Set Expectations with Your Subject Matter Experts

Rapid eLearning

Explain the importance of the project you are working on because a lot of times they think whatever you’re working on isn’t necessary. Simple Project Management Tips When Working with Subject Matter Experts. This also helps keep the project in scope.

Dead-Simple ‘Ninja’ Trick For Justifying Your ELearning Designs

LearnDash

I have come to a realization during my elearning consulting engagements: not everyone enjoys elearning but everyone has an opinion on it. When we finally met, he opened up an elearning course that they had worked on over 10 years ago(!)

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

I’ve seen clients use the seemingly innocent questions of action mapping to completely change the direction of their projects as their stakeholders see for themselves that simple ignorance isn’t really the issue. Learnnovators: You are a trustee of the Serious eLearning Manifesto (launched recently by Michael Allen, Clark Quinn, Julie Dirksen, and Will Thalheimer). To what extent do you think this has inspired the making of the Serious eLearning Manifesto?

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. . What Is Elearning? What do we mean by “elearning”?

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. eLearning trends.

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. We’ve shared ideas on how to structure your elearning team here. elearning Project Manager.

Cursive or Typing, Certification, Analysis, Rapid Development, Virtual, & Generations Gaps

Big Dog, Little Dog

eLearning Technology. The methods and approach described in the book is based primarily on 2 large successful consulting engagements planned and led by the authors for projects done by their consulting firm. Analysis - Instructional Design. Touch Typing - Cursive Writing - Why? Tony Karrer has stirred quite a discussion on whether schools should teach cursive or typing.

LMS implementation without frustration

Petra Mayer

This project gave great insights into the implementation of a Learning Management System, way before this project would take concrete form for this client of mine. Create an initial project plan for the implementation process. System Implementation Consultants.

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