High Impact Blended Learning on a Tight Budget: How We Did It

Bottom-Line Performance

Large companies may be able to devote resources to a dedicated on-boarding program that spans weeks… but small companies don’t have this luxury. The firm has other constraints common to smaller firms (10 to 250 employees) including limitations related to technology, time, expertise for developing/delivering training, and dollars available to spend on developing training. Getting new employees ramped up quickly is the challenge and goal of every company.

Training Mojo: Stretching Your Training Dollar by Mixing Internal and External Tools and Programs

Your Training Edge

Summary: You can stretch your training dollar by carefully analyzing and choosing both internal and external tools and programs. Training departments should always maintain a certain budget-consciousness – in both good and not-so-good financial circumstances. You can stretch your budget by examining needs and being aware that a mix of external and internal resources are available. What about your current programs?


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Learning Events: 10 Ways to Level Up Your Content Programming

Talented Learning

Historically, associations built educational content programming around live location-based events. Of course, no one can afford to sink unlimited resources into content programming. Throughout her career, Jessica has collaborated with many of the company’s 13,000 association and non-profit clients as they developed and delivered successful learning programs. What attracts individuals to continuing education programs?

Tips to Choose the Ideal eLearning Content Provider for Online Training Program

Infopro Learning

The secret is choosing an eLearning partner who upholds your brand image, meshes with your L&D team, and fits into your budget. These eight tips can help you find the ideal content provider to outsource your corporate eLearning program. Online directories allow you to get a general overview of which eLearning content providers are the best fit for your online training program. A bill you weren’t expecting and didn’t budget for.

5 Best Practices in Collaborative Online Program Development

Hurix Digital

So much so, that institutions across the world have begun to break through the barriers of uni-dimensional learning and have started adopting the innovative tools and techniques of digital programs. Digital programs have the ability to streamline competencies, enhance retention, and contextualize knowledge, but devising a good online learning course is a challenging task. This solution is widely known as – collaborative online program development.

Build An Air-tight Business Case For A Learning Platform


To carry out your tasks efficiently and align learning to wider business objectives, you understand how learning technology increases productivity and makes your learners’ experience with your L&D programs better. Most likely, your existing system (if you have one) is a learning management system (LMS) that manages, delivers and measures your enterprise learning programs. Get internal buy-in from your key decision makers with an air-tight business case.

6 Steps to Start Making a Video Tutorial Program

TechSmith Camtasia

Creating a video tutorial series is a great go-to strategy for any training program. To get started, check out our six steps to start making a video tutorial program. #1 At the very least, try to establish your target audience and roughly determine their average level of expertise and familiarity with your software. With your audience established, you’re next big task is to identify how your audience uses your program.

The Workplace Self-Training Paradigm

CLO Magazine

Traditionally, a graduate in an entry-level corporate job could expect a clear learning program and career path. Expertise was accumulated over years or decades as they moved up the ranks. Today, the shelf life of useful expertise is so short that even the best corporate L&D departments can’t reskill existing staff at the pace their organizations need. And with unemployment the lowest it’s been in decades, corporations can’t easily hire expertise from the outside, either.

Certification Programs Personal Learning that Bridges the Skills Gap Between Higher Education and Employment

Training Industry

A quick perusal of recent popular press articles on higher education reveals an ongoing criticism – these programs deliver less than perfect labor market returns on investment (ROI). As federally funded student aid rules change, higher education programs are feeling additional pressure to demonstrate ROI. Also troubling, the number of higher education programs appears to be waning. Certification programs provide a solution to this dilemma.

How to Create and Deliver the Best Custom Employee Training Program

Hurix Digital

In recent times, the approach toward employee training programs has seen a paradigm shift – a drift away from a one-size-fits-all model toward more personalized alternatives. Even though tailoring a training program to suit the individual needs of a diverse cross-section of people can sound daunting, it proves to be extremely beneficial, both for the employees and their employers. Benefits of a Custom Employee Training Program.

Finding the Best Tool for Your Talent Development Program


Imagine the following scenario: One of the most productive employees on your programming team finds several excellent articles on a novel Java-based technology. This is the kind of behavior all modern companies like to see from their employees – the willingness to take the initiative and share valuable knowledge that could potentially help develop the team’s overall expertise and way of working.

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Training Mojo: Developing a Culture of Training by Getting Buy-In From Stakeholders and Staff

Your Training Edge

Far too often, training programs are developed and delivered without any input from this important group. Gain approval from the executives with a simple but clear explanation of what is going to be covered in a training course and program. Involve them in the evaluation of your training programs. Many people in these roles have great ideas for training programs and development, but do not want to make a career move because they like being in the field.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. So, at a time when member education programs should be thriving, many have been losing ground. Let’s tackle this topic in today’s “Ask Me Anything” column… “Ask Me Anything” About Creating More Successful Member Education Programs. Developing programs in a vacuum is a sure-fire way to miss the mark.

Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

Association eLearning

While traditional colleges have been unable to provide some of the technical trade type training that industry is asking for, these for-profit institutions have been popping up like weeds to provide programs. By leveraging association volunteers working in the industry, the association can provide expertise, the content and the connections. Rather than design an entire curriculum, start with a more scaled down certificate program that you know is critical to your members.

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

” That’s important when you’re optimizing a mature customer training program. We help customer training professionals measure and analyze their program impact in a simple manual way, so they know how to do it themselves. However, your CEO pushes back and says you don’t get any additional budget. You may also need to hire an instructional designer with video expertise. Lessons learned from real-world programs.

Outsourcing: Satisfaction Is Up, Spending Is Down

CLO Magazine

Effective training programs transfer knowledge and skills to employees, customers and partners, help retain employees, and ultimately improve speed to proficiency for everyone. The decision to outsource rests often on the training quality, subject matter expertise and industry knowledge. This year there is a small decline in the share of training budget devoted to outsourcing and a decline in the total spending on outsourcing. Where Is the Training Budget Going and Why?

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

In this episode of the Chief Learning Officer Podcast, Jon talks about that “crucible of leadership,” how he rebuilt himself and his team in the wake of his failure and how they came to establish the Discover College Commitment, an industry-leading tuition assistance program that all Discover employees are eligible for starting on their first day. We also touch on his efforts at Discover to rethink and expand tuition assistance programs from a benefit to an asset.

Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

If you rely on the software company’s consulting services you get their platform specific expertise. Lessons about budgeting impact. While some of these tasks will shift, depending on which vendor might be chosen, it provided this client with enough information to take into their budgeting process, which was the underlying requirement for this project. It helped with budget planning and prioritization so the project can be timed properly.

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Extended Enterprise Learning: Can You Get There From Here?

Talented Learning

Are you an HR or L&D professional trying to figure out how to expand your training programs to customers, channel partners or others outside of your organization’s walls? However, they struggle to apply their expertise to external audience needs. I’ve been on the front lines of many customer and partner LMS implementations and I can assure you, extended enterprise programs don’t necessarily require a huge upfront investment.

6 Promises Your Managed Learning Service Provider Must Fulfil

Infopro Learning

With the growing momentum in the eLearning market, organizations keep on increasing their training budget and investing in people. Though the impact of a learning and development program cannot be ignored, candidates can relent the efforts that a well-defined training project asks for. The training of an L&D program can be extremely demanding, resulting in distracting people from their core business function. Possess an Array of Learning Expertise.

4 Tips to Consider while Choosing eLearning Vendors


A vendor with profound industry expertise and skilled Subject Matter Experts can achieve the targets- both on quality and efficiency. Experiencing custom eLearning solutions for a wide variety of clients indicates the strength of expertise and adeptness in navigating technology and its applications. This means that while choosing the right vendor, you must consider the costs incurred for an eLearning program and the expected quality outcomes from your investment.

How to Pitch Online Learning in a Sales Meeting


Are you trying to sell your learning course—or increase the budget for the courses you’re developing? To do that successfully, they need to be able to demonstrate their own capabilities as e-learning providers so that they can land a sale and secure enough budget to move forward.

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LMS implementation without frustration

Petra Mayer

In that case, the consultants are likely going to highlight their expertise and service approach over the capability of the system. It will also define which system integration is required and how to go about that through API (Application Programming Interface) or scheduled data import and export. It will also include your courses and instructor-led programs (ILT) and the content of such training interventions.

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Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

EPISODE 19 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: On our previous episode , we talked about the increasing popularity of customer success programs among high-growth companies – especially software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors. Recently, organizations have started seeing value in customer education programs – especially subscription-based software companies. You’ve brought your expertise to customer-oriented positions at multiple SaaS companies, including your current role Azuqua.

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

Spark Your Interest

You have a new program that requires a training component as part of the launch . You have an existing program but you need to change it to target a new audience . We’re lacking the internal expertise or resources to be able to do the project on time”.

How to Easily Create Powerful Customer Education

Spark Your Interest

As are the types of programs and the components you could choose to include. This is the second in a series on customer training so you can create a powerful customer education program for your organization. Increased customer education likely leads to increased customer expertise.

Scale Your L&D Organization in the Moment of Need with Managed Learning Services

Infopro Learning

Corporate learning departments are being tasked with knowing more and doing even more, often within tight budgets. Budget constraints: Outsourcing expert L&D staff can be more economical than training the existing staff to become efficient trainers. Once the training program is completed, the team is no longer an expense for the organization. In such situations, you need to design custom programs for various functional needs.

2019 Integrity Compliance and Ethics Learning – 134 Firm Benchmark study

Interactive Services

Compliance Training Budgets Are Strong. 75% of respondents reported their compliance budgets were stable year to year with 19% experiencing year on year growth while only 7% of the companies experienced a decline in their funding. A compliance learning program is often only as strong as the weakest element. Any one of these can undermine the success of your compliance eLearning program.

2019 Integrity Compliance and Ethics Learning – 134 Firm Benchmark study

Interactive Services

Compliance Training Budgets Are Strong. 75% of respondents reported their compliance budgets were stable year to year with 19% experiencing year on year growth while only 7% of the companies experienced a decline in their funding. A compliance learning program is often only as strong as the weakest element. Any one of these can undermine the success of your compliance eLearning program.

2019 Integrity Compliance and Ethics Learning – 134 Firm Benchmark study

Interactive Services

Compliance Training Budgets Are Strong. 75% of respondents reported their compliance budgets were stable year to year with 19% experiencing year on year growth while only 7% of the companies experienced a decline in their funding. A compliance learning program is often only as strong as the weakest element. Any one of these can undermine the success of your compliance eLearning program.

Managed Learning Service: A Strategy Makeover for 2020

Infopro Learning

In fact, there has been a 59% increase in online learning budgets in the last three years (1). However, it also takes a considerable amount of time and effort to plan, create and implement effective employee training programs. HR teams often find themselves dealing with obstacles such as time constraints, a lack of expertise or learning technology that prevents them from accomplishing their training goals.

Is This as Good as It Gets? Two Reasons Why E-Learning Isn’t Better

Rapid eLearning

Instructional design is different than programming which is different than visual design which is even more different than specific software expertise with e-learning tools such as Storyline 360. Create a budget to pay for what you need. Propose a budget for your courses.

Change Management Strategy: Use Social Media

Infopro Learning

Regardless of the scale of change, applying a framework increases the probability of staying on schedule and budget, resulting in higher benefit realization and ROI. Short nuggets of information are easily shared via microblogging to engage employees in the change program. With over 15 years of experience, Brenda is an avid learning strategist with content development, instructional design and business analysis as her core areas of expertise.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

As globalization increases and communities become more diverse, the competitive advantage of any organization will be its collective knowledge and its expanded expertise. Data indicates that less than 20% of participants apply learning from formal training programs. Unfortunately, companies continue to spend most of their employee development budget and most of their time and effort on training programs and systems tracking training activities.

How to Use Online Learning to Grow Employee Engagement


However, these are often viewed as “once and done” programs that new hires take when they first join an organization and never see thereafter. Many employees will jump at the chance to share something about their expertise, especially if their audience is eager to learn what they have to offer. And as an additional benefit, if that employee leaves the organization for another, they leave behind a record of their expertise that can help train their replacement.

How E-learning Can Benefit Companies in any Industry

Your Training Edge

Business corporations- from small startups to worldwide conglomerates- are increasingly abandoning the traditional on-site training as well as classroom learning programs for their staff members and adopting the more efficient eLearning programs. Time-saving is also a key reason why many organizations are opting to adopt eLearning as their primary training program. For starters, online corporate training doesn’t need as big a training budget as face-to-face training demands.

Learning 3.0: How does your organization stack up?


Four different measures of effectiveness (KPIs) were examined: the effectiveness of learning programs; the business impact of those programs; whether the learning function is effective in helping meet the business goals of the organization; and whether learning strategies are continuously evaluated to ensure alignment to organizational/ business strategy. Best in class are planning to increase learning budgets by 121 percent.