From the Coleface

How would you design learning with an unlimited budget?

From the Coleface

Recently I was given what many instructional designers would consider the best brief ever: there’s unlimited budget, there’s no major urgency, just come up with something innovative and interesting.

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Learning objectives are like metadata – useful but best left unseen

From the Coleface

An update on a post about learning objectives which attracted a healthy amount of support and debate: refinements to that position and what it means in practice for learning designers. One of the richest compilations of high quality thinking is Will Thalheimer’s.

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Why the time is right for self-managed learning

From the Coleface

As the pressure for L&D to do more with less budget continues, improving learners’ capacity to self-manage learning will result in more workplace transfer of learning and hence return on L&D investment.

Are confidentiality concerns holding back the e-learning industry?

From the Coleface

There’s the money argument: marketing generally gets more budget than learning and for businesses like Amazon the website is central to the business strategy.

View from the C-Suite: ROI and the Triple Bottom Line of Learning

Speaker: Jerry Zandstra, Co-Founder, Inno-Versity, and Miriam Taylor, Chief Learning Strategist, Inno-Versity

One of the secrets of the C-suite is that they are always dealing with scarcity. Money spent in one place cannot be spent in another. One hundred thousand dollars spent on learning will not be available to spend on marketing or hiring, or any one of several dozen other budget items. Join Miriam Taylor and Dr. Jerry Zandstra as they take a look at learning, training, and development from the C-suite perspective!

Chain of fools

From the Coleface

So they give a budget to L&D. So they think “let’s make this into e-learning” They give the budget to an e-learning company.

Is Enterprise search the answer to L&D’s interruption problem?

From the Coleface

Get on board: somewhere in your organisation someone is already considering Enterprise search and committing budget to it. How easy is it to find the information that you need for your job within your organisation? Probably a lot more difficult and frustrating than using a search engine to find public information…. My prediction for 2014 is that this is the year that smart organisations will take significant steps to narrow this gap in user experience.

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Beautiful data, frightening conclusions

From the Coleface

In the UK Budget 2014/15 central government spending was forecast to be £648b. In the Budget, the Government’s required addition to borrowing was £84b, funding an overspend of 13% for the year.

Don’t waste your budget on a magic bullet

From the Coleface

In a time of rapid change and economic uncertainty it can be more difficult to make the holistic/ process approach work, but the rewards for doing so are that L&D budgets can potentially go much further. In October’s TJ, Tim Drewitt wrote an interesting article about the transfer of learning in the workplace.

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21st century Learning Management Systems

From the Coleface

an internet paradigm), or do the budget holders have the real power? (an An interesting day at the eLearning Network on 25 Sept where the focus was Learning Management Systems. One of the themes was the way that websites that we consume in our leisure e.g. BBC, Amazon set expectations of functionality and look & feel for other web-based systems that we use. So what’s next in the LMS world?

Legendary Presentations: eLearning, Sales Collateral, and Defeating Death-by-PowerPoint

Speaker: Richard Goring, Director, BrightCarbon

eLearning has the potential to fall into the same trap, as L&D professionals are tasked with creating content to hit tight deadlines and with limited budgets. Presentations have a well-earned reputation for being terrible snooze-fests full of boring bullets and Death by PowerPoint.

e-learning on the up in professional services

From the Coleface

Budget cuts have moved the goalposts; it used to be a choice of “face to face training or e-learning”, increasingly it’s a choice between “work it out yourself or e-learning” This has driven up e-learning usage and consequently driven down scepticism. The trends towards firms becoming more global, security worries and travel budgets being slashed mean that more client and team meetings are being conducted by conference call/ video conference.

Content? or malcontent?

From the Coleface

”, let’s enter the kind of world where the starting point is “I have x budget to spend on engaging my audience with this subject, what’s the most effective way to communicate my message in an engaging & interesting way, that delivers change & performance linked to business results?” ” Spending your budget on 20 minutes of focused, engaging e-learning will ALWAYS be better than spending it on 60 minutes of e-learning waffle.

Formalising the informal?

From the Coleface

The more critical question is, do you feel politically brave enough to make the case for increasing the use of informal learning when the budget that your salary comes out of might be put under yet more threat? There’s a popular myth in the learning industry that 80% of the learning that happens in organisations is informal whilst 20% is derived from formal learning interventions e.g. face to face courses and e-learning. Think about it.

Calling all you customer service trainers?

From the Coleface

At a time of training budgets being cut further, good customer service seems like a way for companies to differentiate and therefore grab a larger slice of a shrinking pie. It’s funny how trends at the macroeconomic level sometimes fail to translate into microeconomic reality. Bearing in mind there’s a recession happening, you’d expect that companies would in general be far keener for business and therefore customer service would improve.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

large budgets. reason why 80 percent of all IT budgets. world • Huge savings on IT resources (freeing up budget. 12 Ways to Get the Most. Out of Your Authoring Tool gomolearning.com @gomolearning eBook 1 11Index: Table of contents What should you look for and expect.

Mind the gap: culture vs. good practice

From the Coleface

However, you may want to spend some time exploring different approaches on a small scale as they may offer you creative ways of stretching budgets further and place you well to take advantage of the up-turn when it comes. In “Inside Learning Technologies”, Vaughan Waller writes an interesting article article about the gap between what he regarded as e-learning good practice and how accountants said that they wanted to learn.

Wii Fit and compliance e-learning

From the Coleface

Oh, and don’t forget (as Nintendo did n’t) a hefty marketing budget often helps… accountancy e-learning legalThis weekend we visited friends for Sunday lunch who had just got a Wii Fit. What impressed me most (apart from the chance to practice downhill skiing) is how Nintendo have taken the mundane and much avoided task of exercise and turned it into something fun, whilst making a good few quid along the way. So how can this inform compliance e-learning?

Advanced personal learning? Can we get solar power instead?

From the Coleface

Power and budgets are centralized. The National Academy of Engineering of the USA’s National Science Foundation, has released 14 “Great Challenges” , which includes a focus on “Advancing Personalized Learning” and others such as making solar power economical. I remember being 12 and trying to work out how you could generate electricity using the chemical reactions in photosynthesis.

More e-learning benchmarking, vicar?

From the Coleface

Many thanks to those who made time to answer the questionnaires, and for feeeling confident to share some pretty sensitive data; I have even been able to calculate average e-learning budget per head as a result. I have recently completed the e-learning census of e-learning usage amongst the top 15 UK law firms. To find out more about the results, see the e-learning census.

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Why buying e-learning is like buying a fitted kitchen

From the Coleface

Although in real life I do dabble in the kitchen, for the sake of keeping the analogy afloat, lets assume that I am the budget holder and my wife is the user. My priorities as a budget holder are to control costs which conflicts with the user’s desire to have a highly personalised product which will enable her to learn/cook in a fun and easy manner.

Did the e-learning revolution flounder because the trainers carved it up?

From the Coleface

Is there a reasonable budget? I attended a Clive Shepherd webinar today and found that one of his early slides encapsulated what I’d been reflecting upon for a while. If a training identifies that learners need some learning content, it typically goes through the following process. Of course none of the enlightened L&D professionals reading this would think so simply. It’s a pretty flow diagram that I’ll reproduce slightly more prosaically here: Q1.

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Balancing the tangible with the intangible in e-learning

From the Coleface

games attract far larger budgets than e-learning ever has/will and hence look better). Still musing on the ELN Showcase back on 6 July about what clients are prepared to pay for when it comes to commissioning e-learning. Information Transfer won “E-learning Project of the Year” from the Institute of IT Training in 2007 “Best e-learning project securing widespread adoption” at the national E-learning Awards in 2006 for e-learning that they did for the Priory Group.

GLD 5: Budgets and Workforces

Your Training Edge

One of the biggest challenges to any training program is budget. In today’s environment, training budgets have been slashed and it may be difficult to obtain further funding. Sometimes you may be able to be creative when working with a budget and training methodologies.

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Memorable eLearning on Budget

Upside Learning

Going through my feeds yesterday, I came across this great post by Cathy Moore titled – “ How to design eLearning thats memorable and budget friendly ”. The essence of what she says in these videos about doing eLearning on budget is: 1.

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Fighting for Your HR Budget

ej4 eLearning

How to Budget for Training and Development—And Get Others to Help. Creating a budget for training and development is easier said than done.

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Project Management on a Shoestring Budget

Association eLearning

What do you need to know in order to ensure the best possible outcome for your course, and perhaps even more importantly, which tools can help you get the job done – on time and in budget? Budget. So, your association has decided to create a new online course.

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Top 9 Factors to Consider When Calculating Your LMS Budget

Lambda Solutions

LMS eLearning online learning LMS Costs learning budget

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eLearning on a Budget

Learning Solutions Magazine

eLearning on a Budget. jane-bozarth. Thu, 03/26/2020 - 01:00

How to Implement Online Learning on a Budget

TOPYX LMS

With a few tips, these companies can deliver eLearning to their employees while staying within their L&D budget. For companies wanting to deliver the highest quality employee training possible, eLearning can be a game-changer.

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Four Beginner’s Tips for Managing Project Budgets

Allen Interactions

It’s a shame that we, as learning professionals, can’t use this argument when discussing the all-too-sensitive topic of budgets. Project Success Project Budget ManagementBy Cartsen Bosselman, Associate Producer. They say the love of money is the root of evil.

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How To Secure Your Corporate Training Budget

eLearning Industry

Unfortunately, our budgets never seem quite big enough. Corporate eLearning budget Corporate Training eLearning Budget eLearning eBooks Employee Engagement Employee Onboarding

Plan Your eLearning Budgets for 2020

AbaraLMS

This article tries to outline a basic budgeting plan for the year 2020, while also defining the budget distribution towards a variety of available eLearning solutions, and finally help you plan the [ ] The post Plan Your eLearning Budgets for 2020 appeared first on Abara LMS.

eLearning too Expensive? A Solution for Every Budget

Bottom-Line Performance

I interviewed VP of Client Relations Leanne Batchelder to learn more about how eLearning projects can be carefully planned to work with a variety of budgets. We frequently use this course as a sample of great graphic design, multimedia on a budget, and innovative course design.

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Why Businesses Should Use Data Analytics for Their Budget Planning

Lambda Solutions

For most businesses, having an accurate budget is synonymous with success. Despite the need for a solid budget, many companies struggle to create actionable spending plans that they can rely on.

How to create eLearning courses at zero budget

Your Training Edge

Requiring no budget to use, the tool is a reasonable choice for eLearning beginners and those who need to test if digital courses would work for their project before launching eLearning at its full capacity.

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