Do You Really Need That New Elearning Consultant? If So…

Spark Your Interest

So organizations everywhere are hiring elearning consultants to help them. But in the world of consulting, there are many nightmarish stories. Do you really need that new elearning consultant? Consulting War Stories. Including an elearning consultant.

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. So, if you’ve decided your company should use eLearning, now it’s time to determine how you’ll create it. Last time, we looked at assessing whether you had the skills to build eLearning internally. Consulting

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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. DIY eLearning will Reveal the Value of Professional Course Design. The market for eLearning course creation is shifting. Those are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

Leveraging the Capabilities of AGILE Instructional Design Strategies

eLearning Brothers

Often, when referred to in a business sense, AGILE strategies tend to focus on more project management or software development areas (such as with achieving continuous improvement, maintaining scope, increasing flexibility, obtaining team inputs, and with delivering high-quality products) than on instructional design strategies. The final form of agility, partnership agility , is key to enabling instructional designers to operate successfully in a consulting nature.

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Tasked with eLearning?

Design2Train

Are you a NON-training professional tasked with delivering an eLearning project? Even if you have a training department, they are probably so bogged down with mandatory compliance and classroom course development and delivery, there’s probably not an experienced eLearning instructional designer available for guidance, much less available to work on your new project. Here are three strategies that work. Strategy 3: Stop SWAG bidding in it’s tracks.

How to make best use of your training budget in 3 steps

Rob Hubbard

In uncertain times, L&D budgets have a tendency to get slashed. It’s an ideal time for L&D to reposition yourselves as integral to the business, as consultative partners who help to support wider organisational strategy and goals, rather than as a training shop. So how do you do this with a limited budget? That way, you spend your budget where it will have the most positive impact for the business. Budget Change elearning

The Top 7 Was You Can Utilize Your Remaining 2018 Training Budget

Coreaxis

As we race into the fourth quarter, many of us are assessing how much of our 2018 training budget remains and what we need to accomplish before the end of the year. According to a 2017 Training Industry report, large companies averaged $17 million in training budget with mid-sized companies coming at $1.5 Those are some hefty figures and, as with many departmental budgets, if those budgeted funds are not used they may not be reallocated the next year.

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. How To Create An Effective Outsourcing Strategy For eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning development is an established model, and it has been used for the last couple of decades.

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

My seminar was called ‘How to Double your eLearning Return on Investment’ - and following a lively seminar with lots of questions, I wanted to share some highlights. The last time I presented at Learning Technologies was three years ago - whilst still being responsible for delivering an eLearning program within a huge, global organisation. Running my own eLearning consultancy has certainly been an eye-opener and provided me with a steep learning curve.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? There are steps you can take to make sure you have the appropriate assets and knowledge base to make your eLearning Business a success. Here are the four main components that make an eLearning business thrive or dive. If you want a healthy eLearning curriculum for your learners you will want to focus your research and development on: Where is your eLearning content coming from?

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. eLearning trends. Making the eLearning a fun event through gamification can substantially impact your learners’ engagement. Online Course Platform versus eLearning Platform.

Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

You have this same decision to make if you want to build eLearning. Now, considering that we’re a training vendor, you may think, “Obviously, you’re going to say I should outsource eLearning. You see, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great eLearning course. Is there a business need for eLearning? Creating great eLearning is HARD! The same goes for eLearning development. Something like Articulate’s eLearning Heroes is a great example.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. Companies such as Accenture , GP Strategies and Web Courseworks offer external consulting and implementation solutions to businesses with needs ranging from IT services , training, and recruitment. Let’s say they need to deliver eLearning to thousands of members. What service management needs might an association “outsource” for eLearning? Associations love their members.

How to create an effective test for your employee training strategy

TalentLMS

The tips we share are not narrowly focused on the steps necessary to create a test but rather aim to help you organize your online test taking strategy. An online test taking strategy usually allows for a greater variety of activities and leaves more room for creativity and inventiveness.

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What do eLearning Experts have to say about Gamification?

Adobe Captivate

So here we go: these are a few quotes from various eLearning professionals on this exciting learning strategy. I think that while eLearning has come a long way from the click next culture it used to be, a lot of organizations are hesitant to spend the extra time and budget to include engaging gamification elements in their learning. Russ Powell , Training & Development Consultant (US). Erin Fair , Learning Strategy Manager (US).

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

Mindflash

They own small businesses with fittingly small training budgets and they feel that they’ve been shut-out from using E-Learning by a marketplace that caters to enterprise clients with deep pockets. Assuming you’ve already assessed your readiness for E-Learning and found it to be a good fit for your needs, there’s really no reason why a smaller training budget should eliminate E-Learning as an option. How to Align Your Learning Strategy to Business Goals.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. These new options have made e-Learning much more achievable for smaller companies with limited resources and budgets. Options and Strategies for Creating your Own Training Content. The post Making The Jump Into eLearning appeared first on ICS Learning Group.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. The subject matter – teaching consultants how to configure ERP software – was unusually complex.

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52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. But with a mountain of content to produce, tight deadlines, and a small budget, where do you even start? That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones.

How to Choose Between an eLearning Agency, Freelancer or Full-time Employee

eLearning Architect

Starting an eLearning project is an intimidating task. The same can be said for resourcing an eLearning project - who is going to undertake the work? First things first, let's remember that an eLearning project usually consists of two projects rather than one - the content and the platform. We need both the eLearning content and the platform in order to deliver online learning. The name given to a platform that delivers eLearning is LMS or Learning Management System).

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. It’s not about what’s in their budget. companies to reach so many customers from a distance has led to a lot of innovation in the “e” space – elearning, ecommerce and so on. The post Podcast 20: Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – With Donald H.

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.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. Tips eLearning

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. Tips eLearning

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. The subject matter – teaching consultants how to configure ERP software – was unusually complex.

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10 Elearning Trends That Research Says You’ll See in 2018

Elucidat

Investment in workplace learning and development is set to rise yet again next year, with the growth of the global elearning industry expected to increase 11% by 2020. Elearning trend headlines: From flux to focus. Investment in workplace learning budgets are set to rise again next year. Consult, Curate, Converge and Cull. Lori Niles-Hofmann : Data-led learning consultant. Where are you investing your learning budgets and time? Elearning

Value from Using 3D Graphics in eLearning

PulseLearning

3D graphics, simulations, and virtual reality are starting to cross the threshold into the eLearning industry. In this article, Pulse Learning discusses how you can gain maximum value from using 3D graphics in eLearning. 3D Graphics In eLearning: Are They Really Worth Your Investment This Year? Here I discuss how you can gain maximum value from incorporating 3D graphics into your eLearning experiences. So, how to use 3D graphics in eLearning?

Making the Move to eLearning

Illumen Group

These challenges are all addressed through eLearning: The divide between physical location and time disappears. However, depending on the vendor you choose, you may find the flexibility that outside consultants and designers offer will provide the ongoing return on investment you need. Will you include online forums and webinars as part of your strategy (most effective for preparing for the training or strategic follow-up)?

Keeping potential locked up

Rob Hubbard

More depressingly, budgets are remaining static and even decreasing. 59% of L&D lack the skills to implement and manage eLearning. The eLearning Network (eLN) has a fabulous mentoring programme for those starting out in learning technologies. Providers, external consultants and peers in other organisations are also amazing sources of support and guidance. behaviour change Budget Collaboration elearning Learning Culture Learning Objectives Strategy Technology

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What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. This pricing strategy puts cloud learning platforms within reach for small and medium-sized businesses that want to train customers, business partners and other external audiences. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant. Develop effective pricing and marketing strategies.

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eLearning for the Retail Industry with eFrontPro

eFront

Oh, and it wouldn’t hurt if they also come cheaply, as the razor thin margins an awful lot of retail businesses operate on don’t leave much of a budget for training expenses. As the creators of the industry leading eFrontPro eLearning management platform we might be biased, but when it comes to fast, flexible and cost effective training, eLearning is the only viable option that comes to mind. eLearning LMS

7 eLearning Experts Share Tips on How to Choose the Best Learning Management System

ProProfs

In an industry filled with so many eLearning vendors, it can be tricky to find the best deal. Nearly every solution provider you interact with will claim to have the perfect tool that can support all your eLearning needs. We asked 7 eLearning experts to share tips and best practices on how to choose the best LMS platform that would help business owners make the best eLearning decisions and simplify the procurement process.

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. She is the publisher of The eLearning Coach, The eLearning Coach Podcast and the Instructional Design Guru mobile app. Learnnovators: You have been in the learning consulting business for over 15 years, helping your clients make the best business decisions.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors by Andrea on March 9, 2011 in LMS (Learning Management System) , blended learning , eLearning , feedback , social learning The other day, I ran across Clive Shepherd’s recent blog post The New Social Learning – a review and I was struck by an observation he made there.

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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. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. I believe the answer lies in an effective evaluation strategy that can help you address these challenges plus help you create a sound and long term partnership that can deliver the required value. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development.