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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Hire an eLearning Consultant

Web Courseworks

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. Having the data and expertise to back-up your claims will assure you success in making decisions for your learning business. What to Look for When Choosing an Learning Business Consultant. The post Hire an eLearning Consultant appeared first on Web Courseworks.

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

Is an eLearning Consultant Right For Your Business?

Academy of Mine

Is Hiring an eLearning Consultant The Right Move For Your Growing Online Teaching Business? Here, we’ll break down what you should expect from a consultant, if the benefits outweigh the costs, and where to find a consultant that’s right for your business.

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.

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)?

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.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

Faster Expertise. Ruth Clark has written about accelerating expertise with scenario-based elearning (to be clear: I consider that a course). If they do scenario-based elearning, it only takes 33-66 hours to reach competence. Chart based on data from Ruth Clark’s book Scenario-Based eLearning and article Accelerating Expertise with Scenario-Based eLearning.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

Faster Expertise. Ruth Clark has written about accelerating expertise with scenario-based elearning (to be clear: I consider that a course). If they do scenario-based elearning, it only takes 33-66 hours to reach competence. Chart based on data from Ruth Clark’s book Scenario-Based eLearning and article Accelerating Expertise with Scenario-Based eLearning. appeared first on Experiencing eLearning.

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.

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. There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. Because a characteristic of expertise is that it’s compiled away below conscious access, it takes work to figure out what experts really are doing. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives.

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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

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. THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT.

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

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. The best-fit team will work on the project, bringing to bear expertise and experiences from their different domains, and disperse once the project is complete. I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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Investors Double-Down on ELearning

LearnDash

Many of us know that elearning is great because it is a convenient way to provide training to a large number of people at the fraction of the cost of live training initiatives. Entrepreneurs have also gravitated towards the elearning industry because of how it makes it easy for them to monetize information. You find bloggers, consultants, and training organizations alike leveraging elearning to sell courses related to their expertise. elearning

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

Teaching Presence: This role can be played by the SMEs (subject-matter experts) for that particular topic who pose queries, respond to questions of a technical nature, and share their expertise. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. Jay is the author of Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , Working Smarter Fieldbook , Implementing eLearning , and Real Learning. eLearning is great for learning some things; IT skills come to mind. eLearning scales. Shovel-ware or putting books on screen bores people to death but some eLearning is engaging and works quite well.

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. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015. DIY eLearning will Reveal the Value of Professional Course Design. The market for eLearning course creation is shifting. Those are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

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

Talented Learning

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. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Innovative learning technology is helping consulting firms provide high-value advisory services to a much broader audience. It really goes beyond individual elearning.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. 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. Clive is a Director of Onlignment Ltd, which provides expertise in all aspects of online communication. What would be your advice to budding learning professionals who aspire to consider consulting as a career option?

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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.

CLIVE SHEPHERD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. 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. Clive is a Director of Onlignment Ltd, which provides expertise in all aspects of online communication. What would be your advice to budding learning professionals who aspire to consider consulting as a career option?

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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. What would be your advice to budding learning professionals who aspire to consider consulting as a career option? My approach is to try understand where folks are coming from, and add the particular expertise that meets their needs.

17 AWESOME RESOURCES ON MICRO LEARNING

Learnnovators

7 Micro-eLearning Techniques to Improve Performance : In this article by Christopher Pappas you will find an in-depth look at how you can integrate Micro-eLearning techniques into your eLearning course, in order to improve performance and provide your students or employees with the most beneficial eLearning course design. Cognibloom : Cognibloom is a social micro learning tool that empowers people to share their expertise by helping them create social quizzes.

Understanding Today’s Empowered Learners

Rapid eLearning

Online communities connect peers who can extend the one person’s realm of expertise. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills. Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration. This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help. To quote the famous bumper sticker, “Learning Happens!”

The Role of Today’s Trainer

Rapid eLearning

A community is built around a shared interest and desire to grow in expertise. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills. Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration. This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help. The other day I was at Costco about to buy something.

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Amateur ELearning Mistakes to Avoid

LearnDash

Whenever I am asked this question, I generally give two recommendations: Hire into a large consulting firm. The large organizations secure elearning development projects for you, which allows you to focus just on your skills and learning new technologies. Non-profit organizations are always looking for savvy individuals to volunteer their expertise. To get a general idea of the common elearning development mistakes, have a look at the graphic below created by SHIFT ELearning.

Here’s How Subject Matter Experts Help Build Great Courses

Rapid eLearning

If you work with several subject matter expert on the same subject, but with different expertise, let them review and structure each other’s work. A subject matter expert expertise comes from years of industry experience, but the average 20-minute e-learning course is not intended to provide an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 4: ROLE IN CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

Learnnovators

Critical new skills are scarce – and their uneven distribution around the world is forcing companies to develop innovative new ways to find people, develop capabilities, and share expertise. ” (Ref: [link] ) And this interactive dashboard lets you explore the trends using different filters and parameters. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. The world has gotten complicated.

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.

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. There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. Because a characteristic of expertise is that it’s compiled away below conscious access, it takes work to figure out what experts really are doing. Here are links to all six parts of the “Deeper eLearning Design” series: 1.

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. When we finally met, he opened up an elearning course that they had worked on over 10 years ago(!) In the same respect, just because someone has taken an online course or two doesn’t make them an elearning developer. Remember, this is your area of expertise!

Training a Remote Workforce via eLearning: Challenges and Options

ScholarLMS

With remote work becoming increasingly preferable and popular , eLearning initiatives may well be a more structured and systematic way to train a virtual employee base, especially one that is bound to grow. Training a Remote Workforce Via eLearning: Key Challenges.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

I would classify that as elearning development or media development instead. We need broad skills and understanding (the top of the T), with potentially one area of deep expertise (the vertical bar of the T). While Cammy described one deep area of expertise, you might actually have a couple of deeper skill areas. You might have the strongest skill in elearning development with authoring tools, but moderate skill in graphic design, Javascript, and UX.

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.