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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. Was growing an eLearning design agency what I wanted? BUSINESS OF ELEARNING

Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. This provides an excellent opportunity to consult and partner with those types of clients to look at all of these environmental and motivational factors. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

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Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Whatever it is, however many red flags there are, we must work with them to create alignment and fertility. It’s all about graduation rates, sales, safety, retention, a second language, matching services to needs, and superior service. Blog posting Analysis elearning Informal Learning professional development technologyTechnology is not the answer. Not automatically. But many executives thought it would be so, that it was a matter of selection and investment.

Consulting with executives to turn technology investments into results

Allison Rossett

Whatever it is, however many red flags there are, we must work with them to create alignment and fertility. It’s all about graduation rates, sales, safety, retention, a second language, matching services to needs, and superior service. Blog posting Analysis elearning Informal Learning professional development technologyTechnology is not the answer. Not automatically. But many executives thought it would be so, that it was a matter of selection and investment.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 5 1 Create a project. experiences that support and enable change in service. eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. Create a clear project charter Begin with the end in mind. S T E P 1 : C R E AT E A P R O J E C T C H A RT E R 7 Create a.

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

Well not quite, but it is pretty dang close to the definition of Management Consulting in Wikipedia: Management consulting refers to both the industry of, and the practice of, helping organizations improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement. In this world, you can't really distinguish the mandate of Management Consulting from the mandate of: Enterprise 2.0 Browse eLearning Content

When To Use Services Like Lynda.com

LearnDash

At this point it’s probably safe to say that every organization knows that having an elearning program in place is beneficial to their employees and to the bottom-line. Yes, elearning has many benefits, but it isn’t free. Actually the investment for an elearning program can be quite hefty. For a small company that lacks an elearning program they can expect to spend a considerable amount of time doing research and development. Create a curriculum outline.

Moodle Services Provider – How would you Choose the Right One?

Paradiso

Moodle, one of the leading open source platforms used worldwide by numerous schools, colleges, universities, government organizations, charities and corporates alike, is an eLearning platform that has endless possibilities. You can bend it to match the exact needs of your learners and it is this flexible nature of Moodle that makes it such highly sought elearning platform. And we know it’s a daunting task, given the proliferation of Moodle service providers.

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

Overnite Software

When researching and making decisions on software that fits your particular company’s needs, pay careful attention to the level of customer service you will be receiving. Top-notch software is important, but customer service is just as important in the SaaS (Software as a Service) business model. A company can provide amazing software, but if customer service is lacking, potential clients should look elsewhere. Accommodate for on-site consultation and training?

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

Overnite Software

When researching and making decisions on software that fits your particular company’s needs, pay careful attention to the level of customer service you will be receiving. Top-notch software is important, but customer service is just as important in the SaaS (Software as a Service) business model. A company can provide amazing software, but if customer service is lacking, potential clients should look elsewhere. Accommodate for on-site consultation and training?

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. Before you know it, you’ve created a massive list of random features. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant.

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Immersing Learners in Engaging eLearning Assessments

eLearning Brothers

For many workplaces, the educational argument for integrating authentic assessments into their eLearning experiences is powerful. Provides appropriate opportunities for learners to rehearse, practice, consult resources, get feedback on, and refine performances and products. Projects or Exhibitions: A prompt for the learner to create a “product”—such as a plan of action or a presentation that they share with their team—that demonstrates what they’ve learned in the experience.

Avoid Headaches with Managed Services for Enable Now, Powered by Abreon

Abreon

As a long time change management consultant, I have seen this done really well, but sometimes only OK, and still other times not very well at all. You can read more in my Enable Now post ) Enable Now is a very powerful tool that provides long-term strategic value by helping to create and deploy eLearning, user documents, context-sensitive help, test scripts, and much more. Abreon Managed Services. Digital Transformation.

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. And the typical goal for creating a message or training program and sharing it with an internal audience is to influence their behavior in some way.

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You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. Even if you haven’t relied on a consultant for LMS selection , it’s critical to put an independent advisor on your side now.

eLearning vs. Class Room

ICDTranslation

With schools and businesses opening or not opening soon, the pros and cons of eLearning have come to the fore front. eLearning and class-room training are two different forms of learning that have their differences but also quite a few similarities. We cannot predict whether eLearning is the future of education , but we can say that it has its advantages that are worth being taken into consideration. In eLearning the approach is much different.

A Simple Way to Track Courses without an LMS

Rapid eLearning

Generally , delivering e-learning courses is a two-step process: 1) create the course in your favorite e-learning software and 2) host the course in a learning management system. Create a Form. Create a form using a hosted service. Create a Gate to the Form.

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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! We, at Learnnovators, believe this (need for change) too, and have been continuously striving to advice and offer performance support solutions as an integral part of our learning development services. Do L&D professionals have the necessary skill set to handle the role of Performance Consultants?”.

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?). Are training services just one of the services they provide?

UK Government G-Cloud 11 & eThink Education: Improving the Digital Marketplace for Cloud-Based eLearning Services

eThink Education

The Solution: G-Cloud Approved Open-Source eLearning. The UK Government makes it easy for public sector organisations, including central government, local councils, NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies, to obtain LMS and other eLearning or technology services through the G-Cloud procurement framework. G-Cloud is the UK Government’s digital marketplace which provides public sector organisations with a simplified purchasing process for cloud-based services.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

In my opinion, giving a learner a self-study eLearning program as their only form of training or support is not much different than handing them a manual to read with some exercises. I’ve often wondered why businesses bring in consultants and then refuse to take their advice.

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How to be Successfull in the E-Learning Industry

Rapid eLearning

I create a Service Level Agreement that documents the project details and expectations. Create courses with measurable objectives. Create a means to pre-assess the learners and then compare how they did after the training. Successful e-learning is measured in many ways.

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

A champion of informal learning and systems thinking, Jay’s calling is to create happier, more productive workplaces. He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. He distills lessons from cognitive science, social networking, business strategy, futures research, and psychology to boost sales, improve customer service, and spark innovation. eLearning is great for learning some things; IT skills come to mind. eLearning scales.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

The OpenStack project intended to help organizations offer cloud-computing services running on standard hardware. The rise of mobile computing in the form smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices accompanied by ubiquitous Internet connection is creating unforeseen change–in how we work, learn, communicate, do business, conduct personal tasks, and myriad other aspects. How will L&D be of service to such a workforce? I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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Podcast 10: The New Face of Nonprofit Leadership Development – With Meera Chary of Bridgespan

Talented Learning

EPISODE 10 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What does it take to create a compelling facilitated team learning experience? And how is this innovative concept helping consulting firms extend their reach? Bridgespan is one of the world’s premier nonprofit management consulting firms that empowers mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to accelerate social change. But we’ve created a learning experience for nonprofit executives to use together, as a team.

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! We, at Learnnovators, believe this (need for change) too, and have been continuously striving to advice and offer performance support solutions as an integral part of our learning development services. Do L&D professionals have the necessary skill set to handle the role of Performance Consultants?”.

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Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He established his interest in interactive media as Director, Training and Creative Services for American Express in EMEA. He was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and for four years was Chairman of the eLearning Network. The tools are familiar for a consultant. Why should it be called ‘eLearning Manifesto’?

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CLIVE SHEPHERD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He established his interest in interactive media as Director, Training and Creative Services for American Express in EMEA. He was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and for four years was Chairman of the eLearning Network. The tools are familiar for a consultant. Why should it be called ‘eLearning Manifesto’?

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CLARK QUINN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. The opportunities are huge and exciting; to create a performance ecosystem where the network is vibrant, performance support is ‘to hand’, and when courses are needed they’re deeply engaging, but we’re not seeing this except in isolated pockets.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ? one of the most successful authoring tools ever created. And, you are the innovative force behind your recently launched authoring and publishing system, ZebraZapps — your award-winning instructional design approach and authoring environment for creating serious learning games and simulations.

Webinar: “Yes, And:” An Improviser’s View on Custom eLearning

eLearning Brothers

In addition to being a top-notch Custom Solutions Consultant, Ivan is a regular in the local improvisational comedy scene. As Ivan showed us in this webinar, improv is about working with what your partner gives you to create something great by saying “yes, and…” to the prompts or story they’re telling you. eLearning Brothers Custom Solutions team does just that. Both improv and eLearning require an understanding of storyline, story structure, and how to engage the audience.

The Differences Between eLearning and Distance Learning

Your Training Edge

If you’re looking to create new courses or new methods to deliver training, it can feel over complicated. What’s the difference between eLearning and distance learning? What Is eLearning? eLearning is any kind of learning that includes technology to help the learner. What most people don’t realise about eLearning is that it can happen right in the classroom. That being said, eLearning can be used when teacher and student are separated too.

THE 70:20:10 MODEL – TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND

Learnnovators

ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. Both of these can be supported in the workplace rather than in the classroom or through structured eLearning. We can’t produce a high-performing knowledge worker by simply having them attend a few classroom courses and complete some structured eLearning modules.

Webinar: Dare to Share! Power of Shared Actions in Captivate

eLearning Brothers

Discover the flexible world of shared actions and their parameters in last week’s webinar recording with expert Captivate consultant Lieve Weymeis. You’ll be able to understand when a shared action cannot be used and how to create advanced actions from a shared action template. And if you’re interested in Captivate templates don’t forget to check out eLearning Brothers Captivate assets.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. As such, associations are beginning to look outside their own organization for help with service management , or outsourcing the business process (BPO). 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. Associations love their members.

Here’s an Easy Way to Share Your E-Learning Courses

Rapid eLearning

As a bonus, with Amazon S3 you can also easily create free text-to-speech narration that sounds really good. To keep it simple, it’s a cloud-based storage service similar to Google Drive and Dropbox. Create a folder inside of your Public Folder to share courses. That creates a link to the HTML file which loads the course. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

How To Create Successful Video Training Content (A Case Study)

TechSmith Camtasia

Organization: SoftwareONE Industry: IT Service Management Challenges: Cost, resources, updating training materials, scalability, creation, time to market, multi-language training Solution: Create and share video training content with TechSmith Camtasia and Snagit. That’s why many companies, including SoftwareONE – a global organization of over 3,000 Software Portfolio Management Consultants – have started using corporate training videos across their companies.