Consulting Services

Web Courseworks

The CourseStage consulting team affords expertise from multiple sectors to organizations that offer online education to professional learners. Our consulting services maximize your processes for efficiency and quality, with everything from learning business plans to situational learning design. We keep up to speed on the rapid pace of change in the eLearning industry so you don’t have to, and we guarantee improved time to market and overall program success.

Hire an eLearning Consultant

Web Courseworks

Starting an online learning business is not a walk in the park. Who is managing the content being developed for your business? These are a few of the many questions you will need to know as you enter the learning business world. This is when you consider how consultants may be beneficial. CEO, Jon Aleckson , explains that Web Courseworks takes a three-phased approach when consulting his clients. What to Consider When Starting Your Learning Business.

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A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. ASTD’s International Conference and Exposition is a massive, thoroughly capitalist, and rather carnivalesque convergence of people working in corporate talent development, along with the companies and consultants who sell to them. Multiple presenters lamented a disconnect between the theory and practice of eLearning, and session attendees appeared to agree.

How a Small Consulting Company Implemented an LMS and Became the Best ELearning Course Provider 2017

JoomlaLMS

Last week we shared two stories of successfully implemented online training projects within our blog series intended to take a behind-the-scenes look at building a successful LMS-based business. Today’s case is from the Industry of Consulting and Quality Management. Blog articles

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

critical skills needed to achieve a specific business. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. of addressing a business need. eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the.

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.

Top Qualities of the Empowered Learner and How to Identify Them

eFront

In fact, for some employees, words like “workplace training” and “eLearning courses” can be downright fear-inspiring. These self-driven, learning enthusiasts all have something in common – they share the qualities of empowered learners. Identifying the Qualities of Empowered Learners. It’s up to training managers to identify who these empowered learners are, and then to utilize their qualities and behavior in a way that empowers the learning experience for all.

Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

In this guest blog, Jean Marrapodi explores this common issue and challenges instructional designers to start thinking of themselves more as performance consultants. Maybe we need an elearning module to explain ‘supply chain management’, so they can see the bigger picture.”. The Instructional Designer’s Role: Performance Consultant. As Instructional Designers, we really must serve as Performance Consultants when we are given an assignment. Elearning Inspiration

How to start an online tutoring business and make $10,000 per month?

Pinlearn

Long back, private tutoring was a person-person business. Are you looking for how to start a tutoring business from home or do you want to be an online tutor who wants to earn $10,000 per month but not sure how and where to get started, we have put together this comprehensive guide for educators and educational initiations to start their online career? . Considering the figures and trends of eLearning now is the best time to enter into this billion-dollar industry.

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. If you’re a freelancer or consultant, you should join our weekly calls. At the time, starting a business wasn’t even on my radar. Every business needs a website.

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?

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). In only 30 minutes we compared notes about all sorts of issues of interest to business-minded learning professionals. What should you consider when choosing an LMS for business ? Why does each vendor win new business opportunities?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen? SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)?

How to Align Your Training With Your Business Objectives in 6 Easy Steps

eFront

And like any spending in business, it should pay off. The achievement of strategic business objectives , of course. This means developing training that will equip employees with the knowledge and skills that in turn will contribute to reaching the business’ strategic vision. What Are Strategic Business Objectives? We know every business is different. Yet, all of their strategic business objectives can usually be described within four common categories.

28 eLearning quotes from eLearning experts, implementers, and gurus

TalentLMS

No matter the reason, these eLearning quotes will help you understand how important and beneficial online learning can be for any organization. eLearning quotes from eLearning experts. We reached out to eLearning experts to provide us with their take on online training.

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. At DataCamp, those factors include a scalable business model, a smart technology strategy, high-quality instruction and customer feedback loops that drive continuous improvement. We’re also seeing an enormous uptick in consulting firms that play a key role in helping companies facilitate full-scale digital transformation.

35 More Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer

The eLearning Coach

A few months ago I published a list of the 10 Qualities Of The Ideal Instructional Designer. Since then, the eLearning community contributed so many qualities to the list it is now overflowing. The comments more or less fell into a few categories: working with SMEs, designing and developing content, love of learning, business savvy and personal attributes. So here are the next 35 qualities. Develop Business Savvy. You have more qualities to contribute?

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

Caveat Auditor: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Modern Business Training

Adobe Captivate

The skill of critical thinking in modern business is often described as desirable when asking employers what it is that they are looking for in new hires (Hart Research Associates, 2013). In their article “Eight Habits of Effective Critical Thinkers”, Guinn & Williamson identify several qualities that clearly identify why critical thinking skills are so desirable (Guinn & Williamson, 2017). Online: eLearning Guild.

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Helpful Tools, Ideas and Templates for the Busy eLearning Designer

SHIFT eLearning

Working in eLearning design can be overwhelming; eLearning designers spend many hours struggling to come up with the best possible design. It may seem like adding more programs and apps to the designer''s kit can''t possibly be the solution, but well-structured time management and handy tools make the difference between eLearning projects that cost and eLearning projects that benefit. Find quality graphics in Creative Market.

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

Business of Learning

Tony Karrer

While increasing amount of concept work and the pace of change puts a premium on learning, the business of learning faces an incredibly difficult time. In the past few weeks, I've had some really eye-opening conversations about the state of Learning as a Business. It reminds me a bit of the arguments about the loss of quality as you lose our instructional design and go to cheaper forms of delivery. But that doesn't mean you have a viable business.

Why Customer Service is Just as Important as Software in the SaaS Business Model

Overnite Software

Top-notch software is important, but customer service is just as important in the SaaS (Software as a Service) business model. It is no secret that a service-oriented business is only as good as their customer service. Accommodate for on-site consultation and training? Making customer service a high priority for any service-oriented business is crucial – both for the services you provide as well as those you use.

THE CHANGING FACE OF CORPORATE L&D

Learnnovators

The transformation from the traditional role of ‘Learning & Development’ to the challenging role of ‘Performance Consulting’ in spite of many obstacles resisting such change! There’s a ‘conspiracy of convenience’ between many learning & development managers and business managers, which serves as a barrier to effective L&D operations.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him). Who are the Performance Consultants Really? :

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. However, many associations are starting to recognize that while members are central to their functions, the deployment of professional development is not an association’s core business. As such, associations are beginning to look outside their own organization for help with service management , or outsourcing the business process (BPO). Let’s say they need to deliver eLearning to thousands of members.

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?). Is the quality good enough for your organization? Consulting

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. Do we have the skills to build eLearning internally?

The Changing Face of Corporate L&D

Learnnovators

The transformation from the traditional role of ‘Learning & Development’ to the challenging role of ‘Performance Consulting’ in spite of many obstacles resisting such change! There’s a ‘conspiracy of convenience’ between many learning & development managers and business managers, which serves as a barrier to effective L&D operations.” – Charles Jennings (in our interview with him). Who are the Performance Consultants Really? :

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Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager. As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor. Over the last ten years I have concentrated on association, non-profit and healthcare related eLearning PD and performance improvement platforms. Here, I will hobnob with some of the top innovators in corporate eLearning.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. The eLearning community is headed for more collaboration and less formal instruction.

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. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. Needless to say, business is brisk. You can even monitor attention levels to measure effectiveness and continuously improve content quality.

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How to de-risk crowdsourcing your next elearning project

Elucidat

Bringing others into the elearning production process is something almost every business is having to do more of. Traditionally, L&D teams are the center of production; taking needs and knowledge from around the business and producing required content.

eLearning too Expensive? A Solution for Every Budget

Bottom-Line Performance

Some companies think the cost of eLearning is ONLY driven by the quality of the images, audio, visual, and complex interactions. The more “fancy” multimedia eLearning has, the more expensive it will be. But while adding multimedia to an eLearning course will increase the cost, this is not the main contributor to eLearning cost. Our role as consultants extends far beyond developing eLearning as quickly and affordably as possible.

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What are you reading for eLearning insight?

Integrated Learnings

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. Even if you tend to take a skeptical view of the fads promoted by the latest bestsellers in business, being familiar with them may still spark ideas or at least give you a sense of what informed some of your clients’ ideas. Which means you’re probably following other eLearning blogs, too.

Why Customer Service is Just as Important as Software in the SaaS Business Model

Overnite Software

Top-notch software is important, but customer service is just as important in the SaaS (Software as a Service) business model. It is no secret that a service-oriented business is only as good as their customer service. Accommodate for on-site consultation and training? Making customer service a high priority for any service-oriented business is crucial – both for the services you provide as well as those you use.

How is eLearning different than classroom training

Yardstick

With in-person and classroom training still on hold as the world adjusts to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are considering online training and eLearning for the first time. eLearning. Each of these options comes with advantages and disadvantages, so how do you know if you are ready to implement eLearning? If so, eLearning is the best choice. If so, eLearning might be your best bet. eLearning also provides an element of psychological safety.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

She’s a passionate advocate for improving business performance by respecting and deeply challenging people. Learnnovators: To quote Charles Jennings, “there’s a ‘conspiracy of convenience’ between many learning & development managers and business managers, which serves as a barrier to effective L&D operations.” It seems that few people in business want to actually analyze why something went wrong. I agree that the recommendations don’t apply just to elearning.

What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

What can Hollywood teach you about making your eLearning AWESOME? My wife has benefited from this most as I consult the Hair/Makeup & Wardrobe departments for gift ideas. By now you may be asking yourself, “What does any of this have to do with eLearning?” When you engage in publishing eLearning on any level, you are engaging in the audio visual experience (AVE). Dan Frazee, Development Lead here at eLearning Brothers, put it this way. “We Sound Quality.

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Using Content Curation for eLearning in the Workplace

ProProfs

People are starting to realize how important eLearning tools are in upskilling and reskilling the modern workforce. . You can cut through the noise by using content curation in your eLearning. She believes that the ‘fastest learner wins’ and that’s why P&G continues to focus on immediate business context and prioritizes individual needs of its employees by curating learning content that is relevant and can be immediately applied to work.

THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SHOUT-OUTS FROM TODAY’S LEARNING INNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Instructional designers need to run, not walk, away from classroom-thinking and get to the point of providing short, quick business focused learning points that are easily accessible when and where our learners need them. Lousy eLearning needs to become a thing of the past. Creating quality solutions that help people and solve the problems people have—that is the real challenge for everyone. ” – Cammy Bean in her interview here.