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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?

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Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

When you’re looking for an instructional design role, it’s important to find a good “fit.” Generalist or specialist. This is pretty common in instructional design and elearning roles, especially in smaller organizations. Specialists have deep skills in one or two areas, but tend to have a weaker base of other related skills. Larger teams are more likely to hire specialists who focus on a particular skill or part of the process.

Always Choose a Specialist over a Generalist

LearnDash

Be it instructional designers, LMS providers, consulting firms, or what have you – it is always best to do business with a specialist. For example, if you are looking for training developed for a certain piece of software, the odds of you getting a better end-product from someone who is immersed in instructional design specifically for the product (or industry) are higher than getting the generalist designer to do the same.

Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

A while back we wrote an article on finding the right eLearning partner. The question “which is better, eLearning vendor or a freelancer?” What’s the difference between an eLearning vendor and a freelancer? There’s a lot of pressure on instructional designers these days to know the various development tools. And some instructional designers have become quite proficient in the use of their preferred authoring program. Consulting

How To: Design, Develop and Deliver eLearning

B Online Learning

A cynic might even argue that there are vested interests in the form of specialist consultants [.]. Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Learning Management System Webinars adult learning principles instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring tools

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

Death of Self-Pace eLearning. In a report published in August 2016 by Sam Adkins of Ambient Insight a declaration is made that self-paced eLearning is in a death spiral: The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for self-paced eLearning is distinctly negative at -6.4%; global revenues for self-paced courseware are dropping fast. In 2016, global revenues for self-paced eLearning reached $46.6 Instruction is delivered in one of three methods.

Instructional Design Isn’t Dying. It’s Evolving.

Experiencing eLearning

You may have read dire predictions that instructional design is dead. The eLearning Guild just published a report titled “ Is instructional design a dying art? Instructional design is not dead or dying. Instructional design isn’t dying; it’s evolving. Instructional design previously evolved from only classroom training to classroom plus online training. I think instructional design will continue to fragment and diversify.

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Instructional Designers. Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning. Rupa Rajagopalan’s Writers Gateway provides a perspective on instructional design and e-learning in India.

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.

Why Every Company Must Hire an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

One thing has always surprised me when doing elearning consulting projects, and it’s that nearly ever client failed to have a full-time instructional designer on their staff. One of the few exceptions was a project I did for a local state government – they actually had someone creating and maintaining their elearning. For the rest though, they were throwing dollars at consultants to do the work for them. instructional design training

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role.

3 Ways to Earn More Money as an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

Recently I received an email from someone on LinkedIn who was curious to know more about instructional design, and how to break into the industry. These questions are always hard to answer since getting into instructional design is dependent on many factors. Of the three to four questions I was asked by this individual, one question in particular really struck me: “How much can I expect to make as an Instructional Designer?” instructional design

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. A fun speaker, Cathy has been invited to present her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. Learnnovators: You, as a specialist in instructional design, are on an inspiring journey of saving the world from boring ‘instruction’.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

MOOCs are anthropological opportunities, not instructional ones. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, is known for pioneering multimedia learning technologies, interactive instructional paradigms, and rapid-prototyping processes—bringing each forward into leading corporate enterprises. He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Boring instruction ranges in effectiveness, but resides in the area of a total waste of time to an unfortunate loss of opportunity. ABOUT Dr. MICHAEL W.

GETTING STARTED WITH WORKING OUT LOUD

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. My posts are usually pretty detailed, researched, and long.

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. I see progress on multiple fronts, for example: eCommerce: Organizations everywhere are trying to determine the best way to monetize their instructional content. And now that video-based instruction has become so easy and inexpensive to produce, the next step is to jazz it up. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant.

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. Dr. Partridge is an eLearning Evangelist for Adobe Systems.

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. .

Specializing in the ELearning Industry

LearnDash

If you are reading this then there is a good chance that you are either already involved in the training & elearning indstury, or at least have an interest in getting involved. Whether you are a consultant, selling online courses , an LMS administrator, or instructional designer, you have to position yourself for success. Instructional designers do well to be the specialist provider for a specific type of training. elearning training

Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. And this is a greater challenge when it comes to elearning (and other forms of online training). When there’s no instructor, however—when learning is self-directed, asynchronous, and delivered online—there’s a real risk of boring, click-next elearning that barely engages employee attention; training that hardly has a chance of changing behavior. Creating Elearning Under Constraints?

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. While we still think in terms of “courses”, IMHO corporate MOOCs will consist of shorter programs designed following micro-learning principles and good instructional design basics. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

L&D teams of the future will also require diverse individuals with different skills encompassing areas like strategic business thinking, analytics and cloud computing, mobile computing, community building and management, instructional design, content strategic and knowledge management, social and informal learning, and experience design. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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Essentials of Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

We discussed this in the post on what every new instructional designer should know. Training specialists always fret over the return-on-investment (ROI) for e-learning. Good books to learn more : Performance Consulting or The Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook to help learn more about meeting the organization’s performance requirements. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

How to Get Started with Freelancing: The Instructional Design Story

Eat Learn Repeat

It’s never easy to start something new and it gets even tougher when you’re starting out as a freelance Instructional Designer. I’d setup a community hour, a virtual meetup for IDs to discuss their ideas and ask any questions they have in mind about freelancing in Instructional Design. Blogging is another great way for generating leads, putting out your ideas and sharing your thoughts on the latest happenings in the world of instructional design and demonstrate your expertise.

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

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. The world has gotten complicated.

5 ELearning Career Questions and Answers

LearnDash

As with any profession, it is important to set goals so that you can continue to grow in your skills and abilities as an elearning developer. I often receive questions from people via LinkedIn asking for an opinion on how they can earn more as an instructional designer, which certifications to pursue, and how to improve their elearning design skills. 5 Common ELearning Career Questions and Answers. Should I get an instructional design certification?

eLearning ROI Webinar: Register now for our event on Feb. 4, 2015

Web Courseworks

Jon Aleckson, PhD, and Andy Hicken, PhD, of WCW will discuss how to present and pitch the ROI of an eLearning initiative to an executive board or board of directors. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. This webinar is intended to benefit educational and professional development directs, instructional designers, and anyone presenting a request for investment to an association board. Talking eLearning ROI Live , Interactive Webinar.

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Create Motivating Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

A typical elearning compliance course on reasonable accommodations would start with a history of the ADA, ADAAA, Civil Rights Act, etc. You as the instructional designer control what content is delivered, in what order, and how quickly. Would they consult with HR or ask a manager?

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types! Resident expert - is accessible to networks of people, provides ideas as needed, shares expertise, has high visibility, initiates thinking ( SMEs , face-to-face trainers, consultants - as specialist SME bloggers who are sought after, followed by their networks in domain areas inside Enterprises). For practical example, see eLearning Guild Dynamic 360 Degrees Reports (search 360). Future jobs, now, today!

Response from an eLearning Creator

Matthew Guyan

Even though I have many years of experience, multiple degrees and diplomas in Adult Education and Multimedia and Educational Psychology, write for numerous online publications and actively participate in the eLearning community I still don’t know as much as they do about online learning. Even though most people use computers and the internet for work and at home and have done for many years without instruction they may not know how to navigate through our courses.

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.

What do eLearning Experts have to say about Gamification?

Adobe Captivate

But then it came to my mind, that it would be more interesting to gather what many Instructional Designers would have to say, and to compile everything in a single article. So here we go: these are a few quotes from various eLearning professionals on this exciting learning strategy. Stephanie Graves , Freelance Instructional Designer (US). They speed-up instructional design. Russ Powell , Training & Development Consultant (US). Blog eLearning gamification

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 28, 2009 What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer? Someone got to my blog the other day by searching on “what’s the difference between learning designers and instructional designers?&# In my last job, I was the Manager of Instructional Design. " Moving into the "eLearning 2.0"

The 5-step elearning content development process

Elucidat

Want a foolproof elearning content development process that delivers great results, every time? We’ve learned from the wins and war stories of hundreds of learning teams and boiled this down to five key steps for producing effective elearning. The 5 essential steps for a successful elearning development process are: Set clear goals ( Capture ). The most successful elearning projects take time upfront to research users. See here for ways to design elearning concepts. .

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

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

CourseArc

In part one of our guide , we showed you how to define the learning objectives for a new eLearning course or training, and how to develop a strong course outline that ensures your objectives will be met. Instructional Method (Lectures, Discussions, Group Sessions, Field Work, etc.). Enlist help from consultants or other professionals who may be well versed in the process.

How to Choose Between an eLearning Agency, Freelancer or Full-time Employee

eLearning Architect

Starting an eLearning project is an intimidating task. The same can be said for resourcing an eLearning project - who is going to undertake the work? First things first, let's remember that an eLearning project usually consists of two projects rather than one - the content and the platform. We need both the eLearning content and the platform in order to deliver online learning. The name given to a platform that delivers eLearning is LMS or Learning Management System).