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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.

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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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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”?

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 - Audio & Captivate, Blogging, Twitter, & the Brain

Big Dog, Little Dog

Adding Audio to Adobe Captivate - Michael Hanley in E-Learning Curve Blog. Besides giving detailed instructions and hints for adding audio to Adobe Captivate projects, Michael, also writes of why we need to add audio in our elearning platforms.

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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52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning


As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning.

Emphasizing Noteworthy Content in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

I was part of a team last year that worked on a large eLearning course, which consisted of several hours of eLearning lessons that learners completed over a four-week period. Below are some ideas for providing this type of support in eLearning. For instance, when introducing a new procedure, briefly remind learners that the steps are outlined in an accessible job aid; therefore, there is no need to write the steps down. By Shelley A. Gable.

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. While there are many ways to design your elearning courses, today’s post features three simple strategies that will help you meet your certification needs and get your people back to work. You go to a book store and look through the pages of a good book on elearning.

The Ultimate eLearning Resources Guide (2020 Update)


So, to help you stay on top of your game, we’re sharing the top eLearning resources available online right now. Company Blogs. The Degreed at Work blog is jam-packed with the latest insights, research, trends, and events. LearnUpon Blog. Industry Blogs.

10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional


As is the case with any worthwhile and rewarding career path, it takes time and dedication to be a successful eLearning professional. However, there are a number of ways that you can boost your earning potential and increase your profits even if you are new in the eLearning field.

8 tips to help you sell more courses while you work from home ?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

Write a cost-worthy resource. How many times have you thought to yourself, ‘I know so much about this I should write a book’. Or maybe you’ve contemplated writing a white paper before losing all momentum on it? Write an ebook on a popular section of your course.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

These are some of my favorites, plus recommendations from readers of my blog. First Principles of Instruction: Identifying and Designing Effective, Efficient and Engaging Instructi on is David Merrill’s effort to distill the common principles from multiple instructional design theories.

eLearning for the Deaf: Top 5 Things to Consider

eLearning Brothers

The versatility offered by eLearning is a powerful alternative for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, as these individuals may not have much success in a traditional classroom environment. You need to write your entire script with captions in mind.

How to Create Your Own eLearning Disaster – Part I

JCA Solutions

Pick Any One or More of These Things to Make the eLearning Disaster of Your Dreams. What makes for bad eLearning? There are very specific things that can (and often do) greatly diminish the effectiveness of a course. Making an eLearning Disaster.

eLearning and Fun: Two Words Not Normally Seen Together

Dashe & Thomson

Over at the Learning Circuits blog, the big question for July is “How do you make eLearning fun?&# They are not asking for much there, are they? If you are creating an eLearning course on interpersonal skills, then sure, it can and probably should be fun.

ID and eLearning Links 10/29/19

Experiencing eLearning

How to Update an Old Course Without the Source Files With the impending demise of Flash, organizations will need to upgrade their libraries of old Flash elearning to HTML5. It wasn’t designed for writing learning objectives. tags: consulting.

Podcasts in eLearning


They offer cost-effective mediums to teach real-world and current topics, right through the experts and celebrities. The aim of effective eLearning design is to include it in the daily lives of the learners. So what are the best practices for creating podcasts for eLearning?

Breathing life into Employee Development Trainings – An e-learning perspective


We developed the course keeping the diverse audience profile in mind and integrated innovations to make learning interesting as well as effective. We began with a media-rich Splash animation with thought provoking questions for effective curiosity and enquiry arousal.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts


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.

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A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

The field generally views storytelling as an effective way to engage learners (who doesn't like a good story?), How can we use stories in eLearning? When I was in graduate school, I had a professor who would often answer student questions about consulting with a story. It was a very effective way to share knowledge that was intuitive for him and may have been challenging to clearly explain in a more generic way. By Shelley A. Gable.

5 Key Ways to Improve Training and Development


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%.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with 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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My WIIFM Story

Adobe Captivate

One mistake that is often made by organisations who design their eLearning is with WIIFM. Consulting with my stakeholder and subject matter experts the motivation for a course on safety was for the thousands of passengers that visit Toronto’s international airport and with an emphasis on the reputation of the airport as a safe place. Try to avoid towing the corporate line when writing your course motivation section of your eLearning.

Podcast 20: Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – With Donald H. Taylor

Talented Learning

EPISODE 20 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you follow our blog , you know I’m fascinated with elearning trends. KEY TAKEAWAYS: In recent years, elearning trends have shifted significantly. Or they can choose “other” and write-in something if they want.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. I stumbled across this on a writers blog today: "Officially, I’m now an Instructional Designer. A fancy term for writing training material."

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)


They’re faster to say and easier to write. In your first week of working in the eLearning industry, you’re likely to look at your colleagues blank-faced as they throw out sentences that sound like noises only a dog would understand. “It’s Web-based training is also known as eLearning.

‘A massive skills gap is holding us back’

Sponge UK

Clive has pretty much done it all in the world of elearning. He started as a Learning and Development (L&D) manager at a big corporate before co-founding the elearning company, Epic. Now a freelance consultant, he’s one of the industry’s most influential writers.

Project Management Tips for Your eLearning Course


Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is part of a blog series on creating elearning courses by Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP. Sharlyn is a HR pro turned consultant with more than 20 years of professional human resources experience. My elearning project is behind schedule. Your elearning project will stay on track if you’re organized, so find the method that works best for you. Should you hire an outside consultant to assist with the project?

West meets East: eFrontPro enters the Asian eLearning market


In his famous “Ballad of East and West”, the 19th century english poet Rudyard Kipling writes, rather prematurely: “East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet”. Or that Asia would be a much coveted marketplace for western business of all sectors, including eLearning.

Read These Instructional Design Articles


While I spend a lot of time writing about elearning, instructional design, and various technologies in our industry, I also enjoy reading what other people write. Consultants can discover new strategies for handling difficult clients.

How to use eLearning for Employee Onboarding


eLearning, especially in the form of modern web based learning management systems (LMS) , has been the obvious answer to those needs. eLearning based onboarding. The post How to use eLearning for Employee Onboarding appeared first on eFront Blog.

Hiring Skilled Workers Is Only the Beginning

Global eTraining

The science of hiring skilled workers is a booming business; there are thousands of employment agencies and consultants that can be brought in to augment your Human Resources team so that—in the ideal world—you hire the best candidate for every role, every time.

How to grow an elearning dream team: 8 things the best L&D leaders do


How do you set-up and nurture an elearning team that can efficiently create smart online learning, at the right quality and volume? We’ve pulled together our years of experience working across hundreds of elearning teams of every size and configuration – across the globe.

5 Tips For Finding (and working with) An eLearning Development Company


Time has rendered the question of whether a modern enterprise needs eLearning, irrelevant. Before you proceed to outsource your custom eLearning content creation you should ask yourself whether you really need to. 2) Choosing the right eLearning development firm.

Presentation Tips from 21 Experts


Below you’ll see responses from some amazing presentation authors, consultants, professors, bloggers and PowerPoint MVPs! To me, all effective high stakes communication must be goal driven. Write them down. Troy Chollar, The PowerPoint Blog. Posts PowerPoint blog