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Implementing Successful Training in the Consulting Industry

Ed App

The Consulting industry is constantly changing and shifting in nature, which is why it is essential to implement a successful training strategy for your employees. Unexpected events, such as the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009, can have detrimental impacts on the Consulting industry, whereby firms must be resilient and agile to cope with these shocks. A method of training that provides this opportunity to consulting firms is the practice of microlearning.

Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

In this guest blog, Jean Marrapodi explores this common issue and challenges instructional designers to start thinking of themselves more as performance consultants. Maybe we need an elearning module to explain ‘supply chain management’, so they can see the bigger picture.”.

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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

Blogging to Build Your Business

Experiencing eLearning

I recently gave a presentation to the Online Network of Independent Learning Professionals about blogging to build your business. This is specifically about what I have learned about blogging to build your reputation as a learning consultant over my 9+ years of blogging.

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.

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?

A Simple Way to Work with Subject Matter Experts

Rapid eLearning

You’re trying to get them to help you build an effective course. Rapid E-Learning Blog Resources. Here is a list of relevant blog posts. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

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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”?

Kirkpatrick Revisited | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

I can now see how Level 2 can be used to evaluate role-based eLearning and instructor-led training. Tom Gram, in the February 17, 2011 post on his Performance X Design blog, says that our training programs are working when we can point to evidence and linkages in performance terms.

You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. Even if you haven’t relied on a consultant for LMS selection , it’s critical to put an independent advisor on your side now.

How to Deliver Blended Learning Courses Effectively

Hurix Digital

In this blog let’s discuss how to deliver blended learning courses effectively. It doesn’t simply mean learning through a virtual medium, but rather utilizing the virtual medium effectively to afford students and teachers flexibility in terms of pace, time, and place.

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 4: Implementation

Your Training Edge

It can be, but that is not an effective way to change the organization’s mindset when it comes to online training. Either way, you may need to engage your in-house marketing department or an outside consultant to help you design the look and feel of the courses and their rollout.

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.

Successfully Implement Your Learning Management System (Includes Webinar Recording & Slides)

Adobe Captivate

On November 29, I presented a 60 minute session on how to efficiently implement an LMS, based on my experience during 30+ implementations I’ve led or consulted on for clients and former employers. If you’d like to get to know other professionals in e-learning and learning technology, create an account on the Adobe Elearning blog or join the 2,300 members of LinkedIn group Learning Management System (LMS) Administrators.

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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! The eLearning community is headed for more collaboration and less formal instruction. Articles/Blog Posts. The program is from Jane Hart (through The Connected Workplace Consultancy – her joint initiative with Harold Jarche).

What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

What can Hollywood teach you about making your eLearning AWESOME? My wife has benefited from this most as I consult the Hair/Makeup & Wardrobe departments for gift ideas. By now you may be asking yourself, “What does any of this have to do with eLearning?”

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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 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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Measuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall

Learning Cafe

Measuring Learning Effectiveness: Beyond Training Happy Sheets & Memory Recall – Webinar Recording from Jeevan Joshi on Vimeo. How should learning effectiveness measures be reported? There is cost for robust measurement of effectiveness.

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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Multi-Device Elearning: Responsive eLearning Design or Adaptive – What’s the Best Choice?

Adobe Captivate

With the rise of mobile devices and varied screen sizes, Responsive eLearning has become quite essential to create multi-device eLearning or mobile learning. It enables learners to access the eLearning courses from their preferred devices.

Learning in 3D Blog Book Tour: Success

Kapp Notes

By all accounts, the Learning in 3D Blog Book Tour was a resounding success. Books were sold, buzz was created, consulting and speaking engagements obtained and the collective conscious of the learning community was raised in the area of 3D virtual worlds for learning.

Tips for Working Successfully with an eLearning Partner

Association eLearning

Similarly, in eLearning, it takes a team to create a course. Three of the most common roles in any eLearning production are Project Manager (PM), Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Education Director. Do you have a helpful story about working with an eLearning partner (no names please)?

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. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS?

Time Management for Mortals: 6 Things You Can Do to Manage Your Time More Effectively 

Coggno

Time Management for Mortals: 6 Things You Can Do to Manage Your Time More Effectively. Plan and prioritize effectively; 3. Handle communications, interruptions, and emergencies effectively. Course 2: An Effective Leader’s Guide to Time Management by Enspark.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

These people hold the secret to effective networking – it’s not all about you ; it’s about all of you. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! Search the blog Popular Latest Comments Tags Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Download the whitepaper » Blog this!

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. If you can use that link to build a strong case that yields the resources you need, you get that all-around win - an engaging project for you, an effective learning experience for the learner, and the desired results for the client. By Shelley A. Gable.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Allow your learners to actively share their experiences and effectively leverage the knowledge and experience of your learners to help them teach each other. Blog this! Download the whitepaper » Blog this! I find your blog page quite interesting.

How the ‘Anchoring Effect’ Affects eLearning Scenario Development

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: In eLearning scenario development,anchoring has two sides: it can be used to work for or work against the objectives of interactive storytelling. We use this to prime the eLearners to face simulated scenarios.

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.

Effective Web Conferences – 41 Resources

Tony Karrer

I wanted to follow-up 19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences with some additional resources that relate to this topic. I primarily used the eLearning Learning and Communities and Networks sites and used Conference , Online Facilitation of Conferences , Online Interaction in Conferences , Moderating Online Interaction , and others. Jon Garfunkle on the backchannel at conferences (from a blog post comment). I’ve written about it here on the blog quite often over the years!)

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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. It’s also typically cost-effective because you can plan finite training sessions and efficiently plan employees’ time.

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Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? We All Did. | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Brain Rules for Learning: Who Knew? The potential to increase meaningful learning and decrease training frustration is incredible, if we can figure out a way to do it effectively.

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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. How To Effectively Manage And Analyze Big Data In eLearning.

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. How To Effectively Manage And Analyze Big Data In eLearning.

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. Russ Powell , Training & Development Consultant (US).

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

Elucidat

Nick Shackleton-Jones is the Director of Learning and Performance Innovation at PA Consulting Group, where he helps organizations improve employee performance and engagement. But I think it’s fairly typical for a lot of kind of elearning, and we just sort of brush it under the carpet.