The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

The transformation from the traditional role of ‘Learning & Development’ to the challenging role of ‘Performance Consulting’ in spite of many obstacles resisting such change! Do L&D professionals have the necessary skill set to handle the role of Performance Consultants?”.

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21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles! That said, there are rich skill statements out of places like ASTD and LPI.” – Clark Quinn (in our interview with him). “ The eLearning community is headed for more collaboration and less formal instruction. The program is from Jane Hart (through The Connected Workplace Consultancy – her joint initiative with Harold Jarche).

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A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? (ASTD 2014)

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. ASTD’s International Conference and Exposition is a massive, thoroughly capitalist, and rather carnivalesque convergence of people working in corporate talent development, along with the companies and consultants who sell to them. eLearning elearning quality rapid development

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. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook.

Kaizen, Learning Rebels and the Zombie Apocalypse

Learning Rebels

Changing Learning Rebels from the little blog that could, to the Performance Consultancy site it needed to be. Tackling specific categories such as: Elearning, Adult Learning, Social Media, Branding/Marketing?

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eLearning is Overdue for a Makeover

Will at Work Learning

I''ve been an observer of elearning for almost 30 years. I''ve seen brilliant, compelling, effective elearning. I''ve built some pretty damn good elearning too. And yet, after four decades of human effort to improve elearning, there''s still way, way, way too much mediocre elearning created each year. A lot of us have been grumbling about the sorry state of elearning for a long time. That more-and-more of us take responsibility to improve elearning.

2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? First from eLearning Learning , Here are my top posts. So, I teamed with alumni Robyn Defelice at Dishing Design and updated the article for ASTD. In my consulting practice, I get asked a lot about how to pilot test new technologies within an organization. Visit here to see more of the Best of Kapp Notes from eLearning Learning. Tags: ASTD Big Question

5 ELearning Career Questions and Answers

LearnDash

As with any profession, it is important to set goals so that you can continue to grow in your skills and abilities as an elearning developer. 5 Common ELearning Career Questions and Answers. Either the CPLP (offered by ASTD) or the CPT (offered by ISPI).

ASTD ICE 2009 -Impressions

Web Courseworks

I’ll confess that I may not have been at the ASTD conference every day this past week, but I do have some impressions of the event I’d like to share. I sensed some of the same vibrancy of those heady days when eLearning exhibits reached several stories high. Yes, the eLearning folks are getting their swagger back, especially newcomers like Citrix’s “ GoToTraining Beta.” Elaine is a no-nonsense trainer, consultant, author and grandmother.

ROI and Metrics in eLearning

Tony Karrer

I'm working on an article around the use of ROI and metrics in eLearning. BPM and workflow technologies have been able to achieve significant gains in productivity Metrics Recently, functional managers have begun using eLearning to meet business objectives. Managers look beyond employees to customers, suppliers, and distribution channels -- everyone benefits from seeding eLearning throughout the value chain.

What are you reading for eLearning insight?

Integrated Learnings

If you’re in search of recommended reading for eLearning insight, consider some of these sources of inspiration …. Books about training, consulting, and trendy business topics. Take a moment to browse the online bookstores of the International Society for Performance Improvement ( ISPI ) or the American Society for Training and Development ( ASTD ), and you’ll likely find a year’s worth of reading ideas. Which means you’re probably following other eLearning blogs, too.

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. Ref: ASTD_TechKnowledge Presentation). MOOCs – you can love them or hate them but you can definitely not ignore them.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen?

A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. Multiple presenters lamented a disconnect between the theory and practice of eLearning, and session attendees appeared to agree.

Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. What would be your advice to budding learning professionals who aspire to consider consulting as a career option? That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles!

Flavors of eLearning Design (ooh baby, it's a wide world)

The Learning Circuits

I met for coffee this past week with someone who’s looking to break into the elearning industry. Here’s where I see elearning going down these days: Corporate Training and Performance Improvement Internal L&D departments and vendors designing and developing online learning programs for use within corporate organizations. Leadership Training for Corporate: You look at the ASTD ICE expo list and it’s filled with loads of leadership consulting and training companies.

Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

"So how do you evaluate the success of eLearning that you create?" Look at training as a business driver rather than a staff benefit, and L&D as a consultant who truly wants to help you improve your department’s performance. eLearning

Are You Qualified to Build E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

In a recent post I made this comment about rapid elearning tools: Rapid elearning played a role in the evolution of elearning mostly because it took course creation out of the hands of a few programmers and placed it into the hands of anyone who wanted to create a course.

Don’t drink the informal learning snake oil

Jay Cross

The Tragedy of eLearning. The 1999 Online Learning conference in Los Angeles was ground zero for eLearning. CBT Systems told the world it was being reincarnated as SmartForce, the eLearning Company. Soon thereafter, most eLearning morphed into deadly dull shovelware.

Stats on Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

Although formal training accounts for only a small percentage of learning , unless noted specifically, the stats here relate to formal training, meaning that managed by a training department, usually through classes or online education (elearning) programs. ASTD estimates that U.S.

How to Determine Your Online Training Budget

Mindflash

In the book, Return on Learning , Accenture showed evidence that consultants who completed more training were more billable than consultants who took less training. Uncategorized elearning employee training Human Resources Online Training

The Only Person Who Behaves Sensibly Is My Tailor

Performance Learning Productivity

We measure how many people have attended a class or completed an eLearning module, or read a document or engaged in a job swap or in a coaching relationship. Attending a course or completing an eLearning module tells us little apart from the fact that some activity occurred.

An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Part of the discussion revolved around designing some simple scenario strategies to move the projects away from linear elearning and towards meaningful interactivity. As I’ve shared before, I like to use what I call the “3C model” to construct my scenarios or interactive elearning.

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Small Businesses: How to Get Started with E-Learning (Without Blowing Your Budget)

Mindflash

ASTD’s Learning Circuits just published their annual survey of E-Learning Trends and, being the training geek that I am, I’ve taken some time to compare last year’s survey with the current survey to spot trends that may impact my work and inform my interactions with clients.

Introducing May Guest Blogger Allison Rossett

The Learning Circuits

May’s blogger has been a steadfast friend and contributor to ASTD. Her official bio reads something like this: Dr. Allison Rossett, long-time Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, is a consultant in learning and technology-based performance. A member of Training magazine’s HRD Hall of Fame, Allison serves on the Board for the Elearning Guild and Chief Learning Officer magazine.

Accidents Do Happen

The Learning Circuits

I’d never even heard the term, but here I was—off to the races—in what’s turned into a rather healthy career in elearning. 16 years later I’m still at it, designing elearning programs for the (mostly) corporate market. How did you end up designing elearning programs? And while elearning design isn’t all that, it’s sometimes a whole lot more. I read books about business and consulting. Elearning people tend to be pretty passionate.

These Simple Tips Will Help You Build the Right E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

It’s really an issue with a lot of training and elearning programs. Recognize that elearning courses aren’t the objective. It’s easy to be seduced by solutions because these seem tangible and active, especially with the simple and quick authoring of rapid elearning tools.

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Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Social Learning

I can now see how Level 2 can be used to evaluate role-based eLearning and instructor-led training. Organizations such as PACT, ASTD, MNISPI, and the Digital Learning Forum get my creative juices going to generate new ideas and synergies.

Do You Have the Skills to Succeed?

Rapid eLearning

In a recent post, I shared my recent webinar with the E-Learning Guild and some of the conversation we had around rapid elearning. When I first started with elearning we’d have a team of people working on projects. Most of the people I talk with usually work by themselves and mostly responsible for all parts of the course development from content design to the graphics and then the conversion to elearning. Understand common elearning technologies.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

3 Simple Ways to Measure the Success of Your E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

At a recent session someone asked, “How do I measure the success of my elearning?”. While we may all use words like “elearning” we don’t always mean the same thing. On top of that, just because it’s built with an elearning tool doesn’t mean that the output is really an elearning course.

Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I’m still working on my yearly post that is my eLearning Predictions. In the meantime, I’ve been invited to do a virtual presentation for ASTD DC on this topic. 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 eLearning Technology.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free

Tony Karrer

On May 21, LearnTrends will be hosting an eLearning Tour Event. Our tour guides and their topics are: Bob Mosher - Performance Support Tools Judy Brown - Mobile Learning Solutions Karl Kapp - Games and Simulations Tony Karrer - Self-Paced and Other eLearning Solutions Each tour guide will give a brief overview of what's happening out there and then we'll see examples. These examples are coming straight from our eLearning community. eLearning Technology.

Recent Research Review -- Reviewed (and Lamented)

Will at Work Learning

It’s hard work—and I love it—and the best part is that it gives me some research-based wisdom to share with my consulting clients. I''ll be speaking on this in an upcoming ASTD webinar. .

Free and Open Source Text to Speech Tools for e-Learning

eFront

As a eLearning consultant I would prefer to use a human narration professional. For me it is unacceptable that eLearning organization create courses that they do not have voice. How an auditory learner will succeed in your eLearning course?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This is a big consulting project -- a first for me -- in which we have this amazing opportunity to work with a large organization to help them define their e-Learning strategy.