What Does an eLearning Consultant Do?

eLearning Architect

You probably see the job title bouncing around, but what does an eLearning consultant actually do? But I wanted to explain how I became a consultant, because I think experience is an essential part of what makes a consultant. “ “ Experience is an essential part of what makes a consultant. ” I knew it would be a role in eLearning - that was never in doubt. I wasn't developing myself or my business. Do I like being a consultant?

Big Brained: Smart Ways to Look at eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

Stuck in an eLearning development rut? We’re excited to bring you two guest presenters who use their unique backgrounds and skills to help people get better eLearning content—Carmen Simon and Ivan Bigney. Ivan Bigney is an eLearning Brothers Custom Solutions Consultant and a regular in the local improv comedy scene here. One of the biggest problems with business content is that audiences forget 90% of what you share after 2 days.

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Top 5 Tips For Innovative eLearning Development

Adobe Captivate

Amongst the challenges that Learning and Development teams and Learning Consultants face today, the top 2 pertaining to training would be: 1) How to increase the efficacy of training?, and 2) What learning strategies should be adopted to ensure that the learning and business mandates are met? In this article I will outline 5 tips for innovative eLearning development that will help organizations improve efficacy of training by making the learning stick.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1. The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India.

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1. The client engaged a vendor with development resources in India.

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8 Advantages of Hiring an eLearning Consultant

KnowledgeAnywhere

Hiring a skilled eLearning consultant is an alternative approach that can save your business time and money in the long run. Although hiring an eLearning consultant may cost you more at the onset of the project, you will quickly come to find that it was well worth the investment when you see the outcome of the virtual training courses produced. Here are eight advantages of hiring an eLearning specialist over doing it on your own.

Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

What is the business problem we are trying to solve with this training? This should relate to the business problem.). Determine the format of the course (self-paced elearning, blended, virtual training, etc.). eLearning. Converting training to self-paced elearning cuts the time in half. . That’s 30 hours of content, which converts to 15 hours of self-paced elearning. That gives me about 10 hours of self-paced elearning (20 hours divided in half).

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

eFront

Time has rendered the question of whether a modern enterprise needs eLearning, irrelevant. As an effective, convenient, lower maintenance, and cheaper alternative to traditional classroom learning, eLearning is the perfect fit for the modern, knowledge-based economy, and the often thin margins in which competitive businesses must operate. Before you proceed to outsource your custom eLearning content creation you should ask yourself whether you really need to.

Need to Calculate LMS ROI? Here’s How Business Leaders Do The Math

Talented Learning

Ajay is an award-winning blogger, author and LinkedIn online course instructor who helps learning practitioners develop the financial acumen they need to align training initiatives with key business objectives. Find a way to reduce elearning development costs by $4,000.

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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”?

3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning

LearnDash

While many people (including myself) contest that elearning is a viable solution for organizations large and small, there are some unfortunate misconceptions regarding elearning that decrease its effectiveness. In most cases, this is the result of key decision makers in companies not fully understanding the concept of elearning, and instead buying into the benefits based on the sales pitches they hear from vendors. Elearning Development & Management is Part-Time Work.

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. Many businesses simply leverage their Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in a training capacity.

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. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Learning development is a paradox. There’s no time to build engaging, exciting, effective elearning.

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. Well it turns out, two years down the line I am facing very different challenges in my day-to-day business. BUSINESS OF ELEARNING

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

Designing Training Solutions With Myers-Briggs In Mind

eLearning Industry

Renowned management consultant, author, educator, and business-thought leader, Peter Drucker, once said: “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Instructional Design eLearning Design Tips eLearning Development Best Practices Instructional Designers

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? The core roles that make up a training team are designers and developers. Creating great eLearning is HARD! Consulting

How Do We Find the Right eLearning Partner?

ThinkingKap Solutions

In case you’re just joining us, we started talking about whether you have the skills to create eLearning internally, in part 1. Then, whether creating eLearning internally is the right business strategy, was the focus of part 2. ” If you’ve made it this far in the series, it seems you’re still considering hiring an eLearning partner (impressive deductive reasoning, huh?). Training, especially eLearning, should not be a tack-on to other services.

Here’s How I Became a Full-Time Freelance eLearning Designer

Tim Slade

Earlier this year, I shared with you that I made the transition into becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer. Unfortunately, I think one of the biggest misconceptions folks have about freelancing is that you just decide one day to quit your full-time job and start a business. For me, the journey to becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer is something that I’ve been working towards for many years.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. It is a very exciting time for online course developers as upgrades, new devices, new software, apps, and WiFi hotspots can now break course design out the legacy learning management system box. In many current training scenarios, mobile eLearning typically supplements a traditional online or partially online course, or it may completely replace these standard learning delivery options.

What are you reading for eLearning insight?

Integrated Learnings

It seems that many of us in the training industry are avid readers, particularly when it comes to reading for professional development. If you’re in search of recommended reading for eLearning insight, consider some of these sources of inspiration …. Books about training, consulting, and trendy business topics. ASTD’s Training + Development magazine and ISPI’s Performance Improvement Journal are both examples worth taking a peek at. By Shelley A. Gable.

How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises 

Hurix Digital

A number of countries, irrespective of their development trajectory, have started to move beyond the traditional concepts of supply, demand, production, and distribution. With the singular aim of updating workforce skills, increasing employee retention and improving business reach. While some organizations struggle with the problems of content development and resource allocation, many others grapple with the elements of engagement and pricing.

eLearning & Grammar: Should eLearning Text Contain End of Sentence Punctuation?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you consult a grammar book, you will get the clear answer that a sentence should end with a period (or other closing punctuation mark). But the rules of grammar are meant for use in running text, like the text in a novel or a business letter. We can consult tradition, grammar, visual aesthetics and the intent of the communication.   Are you an eLearning developer who has been tasked with creating an effective voiceover script?

Microassist Elearning Examples Drawn from Texas DSHS Projects

The Learning Dispatch

We’re updating our online collection of elearning examples. Elearning Example 1: Visual Models and the HIV/STD Program Case Management Training. “As So begins the warm, female voice kicking off the first of several elearning examples we’re updating for our website.

Most Common ELearning Dev Challenges

LearnDash

Much of the time you are heads-down doing research, verifying content, developing simulations, incorporating gamification, and taking care of many other tasks. If you are starting a business selling this course then there is also work to be done marking and networking your business. Articulate, the rapid elearning development software provider, recently released some results from a survey they conducted with instructional designers.

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

What I’d really like to talk about though, is the way that accessibility, the process and principle of making content available to those with disabilities, relates to elearning. Drawing from various presentations, I’d suggest that accessibility can inform elearning in four areas in particular: the design process, content development, course production, and module testing. When you make elearning accessible, you make it available to all learners. Content Development.

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

What I’d really like to talk about though, is the way that accessibility, the process and principle of making content available to those with disabilities, relates to elearning. Drawing from various presentations, I’d suggest that accessibility can inform elearning in four areas in particular: the design process, content development, course production, and module testing. When you make elearning accessible, you make it available to all learners. Content Development.

A guide to the essential skills and experience for a modern elearning team

Elucidat

Learning managers often ask us what skills they need in their elearning production teams, to make them a success. It will help you hire new people, contract-in or develop your current team’s capabilities. 4 key elearning team roles and the skills to look for.

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools.

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. 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. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.

3 Ways to Get Inspired for Your Biggest Training Challenges

Mindflash

I think the training department often gets a bad rap from business leaders because we show up to gunfights with water pistols. — Trina Rimmer is a learning and communications consultant with twelve years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training.

Elearning Strategies for the Healthcare Industry

42 Design Square

Elearning and Instructional Strategies though generic in prescription require specific application and intervention to the Healthcare industry. A) HEALTHCARE ELEARNING AUDIENCE. The prime learning audience of the healthcare include patients, physicians, registered nurses, clinical and quality managers, and business executives. B) HEALTHCARE ELEARNING CONTENT. How is creating elearning for healthcare sector different?

eLearning – Are We Missing The Point?

TalentLMS

I want to start this off by asking one simple question…does eLearning really work? There are many arguments both for and against eLearning, but the stark reality is, that if you are pushed for an answer, when you look at the facts, the answer is a resounding “NO”…but it so easily could be a “Yes.” First and foremost is that there are no real FACTS about eLearning being effective, particularly in the workplace. Who is eLearning for? Opinion eLearning

Can a Question Demonstrate the Value of Learning?

Facilitador

If we start from the premise that any training or learning and development investment is an investment in the individuals that participate in that training event, then it follows that those individuals are the ones who are best suited to determine the worth and merit of that training event.

Is Your Measuring Stick Allowing You To Manage For The Better.

Dashe & Thomson

by Guest on April 2, 2011 in performance support Lynn Cases is a Senior Training Consultant for Dashe & Thomson. A system developed by which statistics were recorded and bets placed. Players ultimately developed, and their stats reflected that.

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.