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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.”.

Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Avilar

We’ve talked to many learning leaders who expressed disappointment with the rigid workflows of their homegrown eLearning systems. For this blog, we share just three examples of practical ways our clients have repurposed WebMentor LMS to meet unusual requirements.

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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. . Training managers have a lot to do. What can we do?

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. . Training managers have a lot to do. What can we do?

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.

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. The idea is that knowing what you want in life allows you to act in ways that help you realize your goals. This is what we should do as instructional designers as well. Our objectives, and all development work that follows, should directly help to close that gap. What do you think? By Shelley A. Gable.

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? Or do you dismiss them because you assume they’re too self-serving? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look.

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.

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.

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

After you and your colleagues put so much effort into it, how do you explain to your boss and committee chair why your online course failed? The first thing to do is to realize that, as cliché as it sounds, failure is a learning opportunity. Are they in the position to know what the market needs? But do people know they need these skills? Is there a gap between what skills employers need and what people think they need ? What web pages do they visit?

Elearning innovation: examples, tips and technology

Elucidat

So then, how do you keep your ideas fresh, your production process smart and your elearning strategy current? Our expert learning consultants have hand-picked some useful resources to kick-start your elearning innovation. Modern elearning frameworks and approaches.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. We all know that trends don’t happen anew on January 1st. eLearning is evolving.

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These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The Rapid Elearning Blog. Last week we looked at some of the issues with compliance-based elearning and how taking a different approach to its design can save your organization time and money. The ideal is to meet your compliance needs and at the same time identify legitimate gaps in understanding. This allows you to address those gaps and provide the type of intervention that gets people up to the desired skill and performance level. Late night blogging?

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But I do believe the past can inform the future. If you follow Talented Learning , you know we share information and advice through multiple channels. And how can learning professionals develop truly effective microlearning experiences? 1 Bridging the Learning Analytics Gap.

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Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. It enables the Learning and Development teams to focus on the next level of tasks including strategic planning, determining ways to measure the effectiveness of learning, analyzing program usage, and exploration on what more is possible. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. Focus on custom eLearning development.

Millennial Employees Need Different Enablement Strategies – Here’s Why

Enyota Learning

They just want to do their work faster and better. They will look for ways to do a job faster and better. With more learning, they will feel more empowered to do their jobs better and hence will be more engaged at work.

5 Key Ways to Improve Training and Development

GoConqr

Tracking Performance : A training program is not effective unless the progress is tracked. Active participation : according to the Research Institute of America, employee retention with eLearning tools range from 25% to 60%, while face to face training is between 8% and 10%.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? Teasdale responded: "What it means to be a consultant." "You You need to know how to work with other groups and meet their needs." On the flip side a degree in ID doesnt guarantee that you know what you are doing.

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. How To Use The Knirk And Gustafson Model In Corporate eLearning.

Making Training Count with a Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

Adobe Captivate

How to Conduct an Effective Training Needs Analysis (TNA). In order to do this, you must be able to match all training directly to the needs of the organisation and the people in it. All effective training starts with a good diagnosis. Step 1- Conduct a Gap Analysis.

eLearning Content Development: 6 Steps to Create a Learning Problem Statement

TalentLMS

eLearning content development is serious business! In fact, without authentic content, you are unlikely to have a worthwhile eLearning course. Before plunging into an eLearning course development process with your team, spend some time developing a formal problem statement.

5 Tips To Optimize Your Instructional Design Process For Better eLearning Courses

TalentLMS

By investing in training development and leveraging smart instructional design strategies for eLearning, your people will become the change that your business seeks. So, the trick is to find an instructional design process that is effective in enabling employees to learn.

Gain a Competitive Advantage in L&D with an LXP 

Learning Pool

As long ago as the 1980s McKinsey consultants were talking about the notion of ‘T-shaped people’. What they meant was that to be effective people needed a combination of skills that ran both broad and deep. So, how do you give people that combination and how do you develop training that can deliver both? Despite embracing new technology in the form of elearning, L&D can seem remarkably inflexible. Blog Learn & Connect learning and development LXP

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The Holiday Boost – Skilling Your Seasonal Staff

Enyota Learning

With the whirlwind of activity that happens during this season, here’s a look at what organizations can do to ensure that these seasonal employees are battle ready for the holiday season. Bite-sized training modules that can be completed quickly to ensure greater knowledge retention and consequently better training outcomes can do the trick. This means giving the respective departments the capability to curate their own training programs to fill the skills gap.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

EI Design

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development.

How Practice and Feedback Drive Deeper Learning

Talented Learning

3) Training organizations can bridge this performance gap and add value by creating faster paths to independent productivity. So, exactly how much practice do people need? 4 Keys to Effective Practice. Effective skills training starts with specific, measurable goals.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations?

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. And just like you, they’re trying to assess the situation, define their needs and prioritize effectively. Do your customers focus exclusively on employee training? Double-down on blogs, webinars, whitepapers, podcasts and social media outreach. How effective is that system?

Supporting Gig Worker Performance

Litmos

So, what can you do? In a previous SAP Litmos Blog article , it was mentioned that you could make training an option for less than stellar performance. As performance consulting tells us, not all problems should be solved by training. We have significant cognitive gaps.

Supporting (Gig) Employee Performance

Litmos

So, what can you do? In a previous SAP Litmos Blog article , it was mentioned that you could make training an option for less than stellar performance. As performance consulting tells us, not all problems should be solved by training. We have significant cognitive gaps.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Through her blog , she shares ideas with more than 11,000 subscribers the world over. We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?” Learnnovators: It is exciting to see a growing realization that people learn primarily through ‘doing’ rather than ‘knowing’.

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. He blogs at learnlets.com and works through Quinnovation. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? A related problem is doing what we’ve always done.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

I started writing this post, had a sense of déjà vu and remembered an interview I did last year on the learning technology market for the Expertus blog. You invest much of your time getting to know today’s most innovative LMS vendors up-close. Do you see signs of this now?