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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.

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

Spark Your Interest

So organizations everywhere are hiring elearning consultants to help them. But in the world of consulting, there are many nightmarish stories. Do you really need that new elearning consultant? Consulting War Stories. Including an elearning consultant.

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CoreAxis Consulting Named to Top Content Providers for Scenario-based Learning 2020

Coreaxis

Southborough, MA — August 19, 2020 — CoreAxis Consulting is pleased to announce they have been named to the list of the Top Content Providers for Scenario-Based Learning of 2020. This distinction was awarded by eLearning Industries, a company that focuses on rating organizations that develop eLearning solutions for their clients to help businesses source reliable vendors. eLearning Industries has recognized CoreAxis’ hard work by naming them to this prestigious list.

What Does an eLearning Consultant Do?

eLearning Architect

You probably see the job title bouncing around, but what does an eLearning consultant actually do? One of my colleagues once wrote an excellent article about the role of an instructional designer and I wanted to write something similar about my role. 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. ”

CoreAxis Consulting Named to 2021 Leadership Training Watch List

Coreaxis

March 12, 2021 Southborough, MA : CoreAxis Consulting is pleased to announce they have been named to the watch list of Top Leadership Training Companies of 2021 by TrainingIndustry.com.

Clarity Consultants Success Stories: Clarity Creates eLearning Modules for Fortune 50 Health Benefits Company

Clarity Consultants

CONVERTING TRAINING FROM OUTDATED FORMATS TO CORPORATE ELEARNING MODULES. A company that prides itself in having one of the industry’s best training programs, our client aimed to convert sales training courses to eLearning modules that would help its salesforce kick-off 2020 with a bang.

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.

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. For me, the journey to becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer is something that I’ve been working towards for many years. In this post, I’ll share the three steps I took to become a full-time freelance eLearning designer. At the time, I was working as a Senior eLearning Project Manager for the State of Wisconsin.

Virtualization Major Leverages Subject Matter Expertise for Certification Training Development

Knowledge Synonyms

Virtualization Major Leverages Subject Matter Expertise for Certification Training Development. Work Engagement Type: Process, SME Engagement, ILT, vILT, eLearning and Assessments. Customer Size: 200000+ Employees. Country or Region Global. Industry: IT.

Virtualization Major Leverages Subject Matter Expertise for Certification Training Development

Knowledge Synonyms

Virtualization Major Leverages Subject Matter Expertise for Certification Training Development. Work Engagement Type: Process, SME Engagement, ILT, vILT, eLearning and Assessments. Customer Size: 200000+ Employees. Country or Region Global. Industry: IT.

Understanding Effective eLearning

Rapid eLearning

Make sure to manage the relationship and use your e-learning expertise so they focus on tangible results. If your customer is happy, then you’re an effective course designer. Here’s a great job board for e-learning, instructional design, and training jobs.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

10 Tools for Training Consultants

Ed App

Training consultants are the ones in charge of ensuring that this goal is achieved in collaboration with subject matter experts and the L&D team. Tool for Training Consultants #1 – EdApp. Tool for Training Consultants #2 – GoToTraining.

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? Consider this part two of my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question for February: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much?

DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 1 – THE STARTING POINT: GOOD OBJECTIVES

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives.

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Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In that same conversation, Mirjam Neelen explained, “For me, a course means nothing but ‘a formally designed learning experience’ and can include many different instructional AND learning methods. ” Mirjam’s examples might be a bit too broad, but I agree with the first part of a “formally designed learning experience.” Coaching and on-the-job learning are also not formally designed. Faster Expertise.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In that same conversation, Mirjam Neelen explained, “For me, a course means nothing but ‘a formally designed learning experience’ and can include many different instructional AND learning methods. ” Mirjam’s examples might be a bit too broad, but I agree with the first part of a “formally designed learning experience.” Coaching and on-the-job learning are also not formally designed. Faster Expertise.

Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

She said she takes all the elearning in their organization, regardless of quality, but doesn’t bother to remember much because she knows she can always look it up later. ” Deeper, Internalized Expertise. Some tasks require a deeper expertise though. A salesperson can’t ask a customer to “hold that thought” while he fires up the elearning on objection handling. But that domain expertise does not transfer to all other domains equally.

Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

She said she takes all the elearning in their organization, regardless of quality, but doesn’t bother to remember much because she knows she can always look it up later. ” Deeper, Internalized Expertise. Some tasks require a deeper expertise though. A salesperson can’t ask a customer to “hold that thought” while he fires up the elearning on objection handling. But that domain expertise does not transfer to all other domains equally.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. 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. Essentially, an association identifies a need that it lacks the expertise to fulfill in various ways. Let’s say they need to deliver eLearning to thousands of members. Subject matter expertise.

Dead-Simple ‘Ninja’ Trick For Justifying Your ELearning Designs

LearnDash

I have come to a realization during my elearning consulting engagements: not everyone enjoys elearning but everyone has an opinion on it. If you are an instructional designer then you probably have seen this before yourself. When they finally do make the time, they spend it telling you why the course design is wrong and how it could be better. When we finally met, he opened up an elearning course that they had worked on over 10 years ago(!)

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives.

What Does an Instructional Designer Do?

eLearningMind

If you landed on this page, you’re either considering a career in the eLearning industry, are going to school for a master’s degree in instructional design, or you’re already working as an instructional designer (ID) and want to grow in your career. Instructional Design

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?, 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. Innovative eLearning Development. 5 Tips to improve stickiness of learning through innovative eLearning development.

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

CourseArc

Like any other product or service, online course design and development must be subjected to quality control (QC) standards to ensure that its users’ needs are truly being met. But like other design-driven products, in which subjectivity plays a key role in a course’s development and execution, the quality of eLearning products can sometimes be difficult to evaluate objectively. Designing and Delivering High Quality.

How to Assemble the Perfect eLearning Team

ThinkingKap Solutions

For anyone who has not worked on a significant sized eLearning project, all the moving pieces can make it feel like a Rube Goldberg machine. Creating the perfect eLearning team that works best for you really depends on your staffing, structure, and bandwidth. There are at least 8 different roles that need to be performed on a typical eLearning project. As you consider your eLearning team, you need to determine where these skills are going to come from. Consulting

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

What is important to remember perhaps is that designing and creating these training materials is not enough. Collaboration platforms are all about connections — between content and people, between expertise and need, between skill-sets and projects, between people and people. Since community managers have a bird’s eye view of their community, they are often best placed to spot a need and a corresponding solution — be it for a certain expertise, content or skillset.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

I have written about what constitutes a corporate MOOC and some of the design principles of a MOOC in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, respectively. Worse still, we will end up trying to design MOOCs to reflect traditional, linear learning models. Having said this, I also understand that MOOC as a design methodology is flexible and can be crafted to suit an organization’s needs, culture and context. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

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? Design.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. Two years ago, we projected growth for HTML5 in mobile learning and responsive template design and more MOOC development from universities and traditional institutions of higher learning. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He is the author of a number of books, including The Blended Learning Cookbook, The New Learning Architect and Digital Learning Content: A Designer’s Guide. He designed and co-delivers the Certificate in Blended Learning for the Chartered Institute in Personnel and Development. Clive is a Director of Onlignment Ltd, which provides expertise in all aspects of online communication.

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How Much Do Instructional Designers Make? | ecadema - it's time

Professional Online Learning | ecadema

Basically, instructional designers play a prominent role at the forefront of helping them create learner-focused educational learning experiences. What Do Instructional Designers Do? There are many roles that instructional design can play in the educational field.

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

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. His mission is to improve the quality of eLearning with practical approaches that work.

How does instructional design work?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

What is Instructional Design? Think of an Instructional Designer like a scriptwriter for a movie. How will it help me produce better elearning content? Just as you are an expert in your field, an instructional designer is an expert in helping others understand your content.

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? Design.

10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional

Trivantis

As is the case with any worthwhile and rewarding career path, it takes time and dedication to be a successful eLearning professional. However, there are a number of ways that you can boost your earning potential and increase your profits even if you are new in the eLearning field. Review your competitors’ services, either these are eLearning freelancers or companies, to see how you can differentiate yours. . Capitalize on emerging eLearning technologies. .

CLIVE SHEPHERD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He is the author of a number of books, including The Blended Learning Cookbook, The New Learning Architect and Digital Learning Content: A Designer’s Guide. He designed and co-delivers the Certificate in Blended Learning for the Chartered Institute in Personnel and Development. Clive is a Director of Onlignment Ltd, which provides expertise in all aspects of online communication.

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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.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. The need for creating meticulously designed training programs will be gone – ( Some compliance programs may still be around.) Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. Diverse perspectives and subject matter expertise will have to come together to solve problems in the future.

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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. We, like others, believe the reason for this to be the present education system design that was perfected for the needs of ‘industrialization’. What would be your advice to budding learning professionals who aspire to consider consulting as a career option?