Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

Ideally, you should determine whether you can actually solve the client’s problem or not with training during the sales process, before you even agree to create a course. of the content is primarily information and foundational concepts that would be easy to create and practice in elearning.

Driving Performance with Extended Blend

Living in Learning

Focusing on a new ground zero - If we hope to move beyond potential, we must move beyond where we create it – during training events – whether the event is an exotic blend of ILT/web-based; delivered in a virtual synchronous venue; detached from linearity via the use of MOOCs; or pushed out to mobile devices; or shrunken in size to form micro-learning or bursted in small learning chunks; or whatever other label we attach to it.

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How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

However, the learning pundits and the instructional designers constantly innovate to create a perfect blend of the best of various learning modalities. The intent is to create an experiential , and engaging learning environment. Alternatively, create a control group to test the effects.

The Lonely eLearner: Creating Social Learning Anchors | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

I’ve often wondered why businesses bring in consultants and then refuse to take their advice. So how can we, as instructional designers and eLearning developers, avoid the problems created by eLearning-in-a-vacuum?

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Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. Learnnovators: You say it is important to ‘keep a balance between the synchronous and the asynchronous’. Balancing synchronous and asynchronous elements is just one of the considerations in blending. Learnnovators: You have been a consultant specializing in e-Learning, blended learning, and business communications. The tools are familiar for a consultant.

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Show Me the Money: Building a Rock-Solid Business Case for E-Learning


Synchronous or asynchronous? If you’re creating a new program or upgrading an existing e-learning program, look at what your company might save through regained productivity, reduced employee turnover rates, and/or increased repeat customers due to higher satisfaction.

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The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/21/2010 The most updated and popular E-Learning Blogs After a long research, I have created a list of the most updated and popular e-learning blogs regarding e-learning. Under her guidance, the association was able to offer its first asynchronous Web-delivered course, and its first synchronous Webinar.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider


Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. This semi-synchronous aspect make MOOCs appealing and effective for a wide range of topics and audience base.

Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Once you have pasted the voiceover script phrase by phrase into the Slide Notes pane, you can create the closed captioning just by clicking a check box.   And if you have accurately divided the script into phrases as shown above, it will automatically be synchronized with the audio.

Mobile Phones and Captions for Streaming Video

3Play Media

IBM, the multinational technology giant has teamed up with market research firm, Morning Consult to shed light on what businesses need to know about video streaming. Closed captions are time-synchronized text that represents the audio information in a video.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

Synchronous Learning. Asynchronous Vs. Synchronous Learning. In synchronous learning situations students learn at the same time by activities such as attending a lecture or laboratory. Created by Subject Matter Experts.

Free L&D webinars for April 2020

Limestone Learning

Competency models identify what organizations need people in particular roles to do for the organizations to succeed and create competitive advantage. If the competency models define the required skills, then you need to make sure you have or create competency-based learning to close the gaps.

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How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 2: Goals and Assessments


Will they be synchronous or asynchronous? For more information, check out our tips for creating effective test questions and how to improve learner retention by providing contextual feedback on test answers. Creating A Course Syllabus.

Employee Engagement: Learning From Leading Tech Companies

Your Training Edge

As a leading tech giant, Google has created habits of creativity in their employees through a culture of transparency and freedom. In-house mentorship is a great way to improve onboarding, synchronize methodology and processes, empower communication and employee retention.

4 Ways to Tweak your eLearning for Extended Audiences


This makes it necessary for instructional designers to create alternative methods for eLearners to receive feedback from their facilitators. The idea is to create a comfortable environment that makes reaching out between learners and facilitators easy.

ELC 025: Insights For Designing Blended Learning

The eLearning Coach

Jennifer is the president of InSync Training, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in the design and delivery of virtual and blended learning. She is also the author of several books, including The Synchronous Trainer's Survival Guide, Live and Online!,

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC


@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera.

Infographic on Learning Experience Design Trends in 2018

Origin Learning

Design has evolved from functional buttons, synchronized audio and video, and assessments. Modern eLearning is all about creating engaging and powerful learning experiences that drive the user to complete the training program with ease.

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Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Now the learner is responsible for helping create and shape the learning experience, and now they share the accountability as well.

What are Hard Skills and How Do They Benefit Your Organization?


Having a high number of employees with hard skills creates an efficient working environment. Additionally, by having the skills you need in-house, there’s no need to outsource them, saving on costs like consultation fees. There are skills that every employee needs.

Thinking Beyond the Course


And, at times, even if there are complexities, you can do a blended online approach and have some synchronous online time as well. The fundamental issue is that there’s no performance consulting around the training unit.

The Top 5 Things EVERY Training Program Must Have


Imagine this – you are designing a training program to upskill existing employees, or you have to create new hire training program. You dust off your instructional design skills, fire up your PowerPoint, Storyline, or Camtasia, and get ready to create your courses.

5 Must-Have LMS Integrations for Commercial Training Companies

Talented Learning

As a learning technology analyst and consultant, I’ve been asked that question more than a few times. Employee learning platforms were created to support mandatory compliance training and talent development. New group or category created.

Digital Video: 10 Ways to Experience Modern Learning Live and On-Demand

Talented Learning

These tools can facilitate dynamic, real-time synchronous interactions and live video communication within the context of a class or asynchronously through discussion boards and email pathways. What you can do to create a “smarter” employee learning experience.

Reflections on 15 years

Clark Quinn

This was pretty much the period in which I’d returned to the US and took up with what was kind of a startup and led to my life as a consultant. The ability to create rendered worlds accessible through a dedicated application and now just a browser is truly an impressive capability. These capabilities are improved by transcending proximity and synchronicity.

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Free L&D webinars for October 2019

Limestone Learning

Technology, methodologies, consultancy services and content design all have their places. as she introduces tools to help you engage the audience, create awesome materials, and save time doing it. But how do you create a compelling story out of a few memories and anecdotes?

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy


But for a learning organization, “adaptive learning” must be joined by “generative learning”, learning that enhances our capacity to create’ (Senge 1990:14). IMHO, it is a synchronous activity.

The CEO and Me

CLO Magazine

In the eyes of the CEO, the CLO may also be the executor of special projects, essentially serving as an internal consultant and a trusted advisor. This From the Vault article was originally published on in June 201o.

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How to Quickly Train Your Team?

Enyota Learning

By integrating webinar tools with your LMS, you can synchronize registration and attendance, and record each session to generate reusable training content. In a world where enterprises are battling high attrition, the importance of quickly training your team is clear.

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Coronavirus Lockdowns? Go Home, Go Online, Keep Learning


In this way, cohorts preserve the group feel in a flexible but synchronized syllabus. Research also has shown that learning together results in higher achievement and productivity, fosters more committed professional relationships, and creates a sense of belonging.

How an Extended Enterprise LMS Can Help You Train Multiple Audiences


An extended enterprise LMS can help with this by allowing organizations to create different environments with their branding and training content applicable to that specific group. Extended enterprise training refers to the training of external business partners that contribute to the success of the business, such as customers and partners, specifically vendors, resellers, and consultants.

Unicorn Summer Client Forum - Top Takeaways

Unicorn Training

Chris Tedd, Unicorn's Strategic Content Consultant, opened by explaining how self-focused and self-driven learning is a key consideration for eLearning. Create an environment where employees feel empowered to self-direct their own development.

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The Temporary Staffing Revolution | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

According to an article released by , more than a quarter of new jobs created this past year were temporary jobs. Because of the vast range of services we provide as a management consulting firm, we’re something different to every client.

Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning


eFront News from the e-learning frontier 10/17/2010 Open Source Authoring Tools for e-Learning As an e-Learning consultant I always was fun of open source software. Create free educational games, quizzes, activities and diagrams in seconds!

Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Re-evaluating Evaluation by Barbara on March 16, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery For years, I have dutifully included a description of Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation in every proposal for every company I have worked with. And every company has agreed to use “Level 1: Reaction,” or?as it has come to be known—the “Smile Sheet.” Some companies will use “Level 2: Learning” to measure whether the learners have mastered the training course content. Hardly ever do they use “Level 3: Behavior,” and they never use “Level 4: Results.” I have found this to be extremely frustrating. And as time has gone by, I have started to wonder about the validity of Kirkpatrick in today’s world. The focus is on the training event itself and the follow-up to that event. What is measured doesn’t seem to be what companies are interested in. Company executives are typically interested in the bottom line, not how well their employees apply the learning from a training class. My thinking about training evaluation was turned on its head by a presentation at the February 2011 MNISPI meeting by Beth McGoldrick of Ameriprise’s RiverSource University. The title was “Expanding ROI in Training Programs Using Scriven, Kirkpatrick, and Brinkerhoff,” which sounds pretty academic. But it wasn’t. McGoldrick described an approach to evaluating training that wasn’t just about changes in learner behavior but about learners integrated with and interacting within their own workplace. She combined Michael Scriven’s Key Evaluation Checklist with Donald Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Learning Evaluation and Robert Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method. What I liked was that McGoldrick didn’t critique the Kirkpatrick model. She enhanced it. I started to do a little reading to find out more how Kirkpatrick is thought of today and more about Scriven and Brinkerhoff to put this all in context. One of my discoveries was Jane Bozarth , who writes a monthly column called “Nuts and Bolts” in Learning Solutions Magazine. In a column entitled “How to Evaluate e-Learning,” she says Kirkpatrick’s model focuses on final outcomes. Implementing his model does not include gathering data that would address program improvement efforts. According to McGoldrick, that is where Brinkerhoff’s Success Case Method (SCM) comes in. The SCM goes like this: (1) Determine what will be evaluated and how (2) Create an impact model (3) Design and conduct a survey to identify two small groups — one with successful participants and the other with unsuccessful participants (4) Conduct in-depth interviews to identify what supports and what prevents learning from being applied (5) Formulate conclusions and make recommendations The SCM method tells us what is really happening, what results are being achieved, the value of those results, and how the training program can be improved. It doesn’t isolate the training effort. In her column, Bozarth adds this nugget: “To be fair, Kirkpatrick himself advised working backward through his four levels more as a design, rather than an evaluation strategy.” My question is whether the Four Levels hold together as an evaluation design, considering that they still focus on the training event. McGoldrick decided that the model to use in developing the evaluation design would be Scriven’s Key Evaluation Checklist (KEC). The KEC provides a roadmap for the design, implementation, and assessment of evaluations. The KEC includes: The purpose of the evaluation The evaluation methodology and why it was selected The program demographics and resources The criteria for determining the program quality. The KEC also analyzes the value of the evaluation content and implementation, the outcome, the overall significance, and the critical assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the evaluation itself. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Tags: Ameriprise , Beth McGoldrick , Donald Kirkpatrick , elearning , Four Levels of Learning Evaluation , Jane Bozarth , Key Evaluation Checklist , learning evaluation , Learning Solutions Magazine , Michael Scriven , MNISPI , RiverSource University , Robert Brinkerhoff , Success Case Method About Barbara I have been in the instructional design and performance improvement field for over twenty years, helping clients find the right solutions and the right consultant fit for their projects. In my role as Vice President of Client and Staffing Services, I know that training may not always be the answer. Organizations such as PACT, ASTD, MNISPI, and the Digital Learning Forum get my creative juices going to generate new ideas and synergies. I am an avid film goer, music lover, bridge walker, and supporter of the Dashe & Thomson running team. View all posts by Barbara → ← Twitter as Social Learning: Seven Ways to Facilitate the Exchange of Information Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of the Classroom → Download Free Whitepaper The Top 10 Pitfalls of End User Training – and How to Avoid Them Given the current state of the economy, businesses large and small are looking for ways to improve productivity while maintaining quality. Download the whitepaper » Blog this! 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Developing a Training Program That Assists Hiring of Maintenance Techs

Convergence Training

Of course, the company benefitted in other ways from designing and creating a maintenance technician training program for their maintenance techs, but if you can’t hire employees, your continuous improvement, growth, and learning business goals are stopped before you start.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

technologies into our training programs, but rarely do we find a client that wants to create a robust learning environment comprised of both formal and informal components.