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Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

In this guest blog, Jean Marrapodi explores this common issue and challenges instructional designers to start thinking of themselves more as performance consultants. Maybe we need an elearning module to explain ‘supply chain management’, so they can see the bigger picture.”. Equipped with your notebook and iPhone, your plan is to capture evidence of the application of the things you’ve taught them and see what gaps might exist. Elearning Inspiration

Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

Ask, “Do employees know how to do the task?” Use training to address skill gaps, not for other problems. Once you know the type of problem, you can align your solution to that problem. How will we know if this course is successful? Do different parts of the audience need different training? What do learners need to DO as a result of this course? Note that this isn’t about what they need to KNOW, but about what they need to do.

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Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

They say for eLearning to be engaging, it needs to be interactive. Interactivity is the key that keeps the learner’s interest, and assists them in embedding new knowledge once they have completed a learning module. So how much interactivity do you require for your content? Questions such as: Who are your learners? What do they need to be able to ‘do’ as an outcome of this module? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now.

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. It is only in the third situation (lack of skills) that a course is needed to bridge the performance gap. When someone comes and says “we need a course on X”, the easy path for course designers is to do it.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 7 2 Know your. design project you know that it can feel like there. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. 1 3 5 2 4 Know your audience Identify and analyze who you’re targeting with this.

Can Your LMS Do THIS?

Avilar

We’ve talked to many learning leaders who expressed disappointment with the rigid workflows of their homegrown eLearning systems. But did you know an LMS can help match employees to job openings? Because interns are at their placements temporarily, many employers bypass the opportunity to set up learner profiles for interns in their LMSs. Supervisors and mentors also assessed interns’ skills, to capture a multi-rater view of skills and skills gaps.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. 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. . Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do?

KEITH KEATING – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

This concept is often a challenge for us in L&D as we are not always given access to our learners but, instead, given an order to execute without much information. We do an even bigger disservice to our learners by not providing the right solution to solve their challenges.

Is online training right for your team?

Coassemble

Today Jude and I are going to talk about how to know if online training is right for your team, how to begin your solution search, and understanding what you need to look for in a solution. If you’re doing everything yourself, making sure a solution is user friendly is critical.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

skills gap ” problem. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? These persistently unfilled positions are attributed to an unfortunate and somewhat ironic phenomenon called the “skills gap.”. Skills gap theorists say that formal education isn’t preparing enough candidates for specialized high-skill, high-growth jobs such as data analysis, user experience design and software programming. Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is the second post in the series of 22, that will form a how to guide to the principles of the eLearning manifesto. This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to make it more constructive I want to turn it around and change it into: “Only apply eLearning when it is the most effective option”. Is e-Learning a formal course or is everything you learn digitally eLearning? Is there room for eLearning in this phase?

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?” Learnnovators: It is exciting to see a growing realization that people learn primarily through ‘doing’ rather than ‘knowing’. How do you think existing learning models need to evolve to support these workplace learning preferences?

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. As part of the PD module, learners are asked to pull relevant case files and (manually) input anonymized data related to actual cases (e.g.,

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the “requisite” training and get back to work and be efficient. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run. How do we know everyone has learned?

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. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else? What do some of the interesting research findings and survey results point to? Environments where learners are using digital tools to create or annotate outputs of their collective work are needed.

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

Infopro Learning

Are you getting ready to outsource your eLearning? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to evaluate your assets before you outsource eLearning. How To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning can help you save time and make effective use of your resources. Thorough evaluations improve eLearning ROI and ensure a smooth collaboration. Form An Outsourcing eLearning Prep Team. Collect Online Learner Feedback.

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. He also knows ‘what works’ in the world of strategic talent. Learnnovators: How do you look at the radical shifts happening in learning paradigms (such as social learning, flipped classroom, Bring-Your-Own-Device , etc.) If that is the case, how do we avoid this pitfall?

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development. Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development. The Challenges When You Outsource Your eLearning Content Development.

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. It is only in the third situation (lack of skills) that a course is needed to bridge the performance gap. When someone comes and says “we need a course on X”, the easy path for course designers is to do it.

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). The key is in the mechanics like points, levels, and rewards, and applying specific mechanics when it makes sense based on your specific learners motivations and goals surrounding the learning material. Learners receive badges upon completion of the onboarding mission and every completion of each learning program to mark achievement. Learner Satisfaction Guaranteed.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? 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. eLearning is evolving.

10 Years Of The iPhone And L&D Has Some Learning To Do

looop

Instead, it’s the opportunity to do well; to try new things; to improve themselves; to gain greater capability in their professional field – or just within their organisation. Consider this: eLearning takes the course and pops it onto everybody’s desk, helping L&D to efficiently deliver at scale, whilst the LMS provides ‘learning metrics’ to justify the investment in L&D activities. Learning Technology For Workers Not Learners.

What is so Great about eLearning? What Senior Executives Need to Know to Stay Competitive in a Changing World

Coggno

eLearning has sprouted from this (r)evolution and has been gaining traction in both classrooms and boardrooms (with a 900% growth since 2000, according to Shift ). So, why should senior executives think about eLearning? Advantages of eLearning for Senior Executives. This allows trainees, particularly ones such as busy senior executives to access relevant training courses wherever they are, whenever they are able to find a gap in their demanding schedules. eLearning

3 elearning content nightmares… and how to avoid them!

Elucidat

Imagine the worst elearning course you’ve ever taken. It’s no wonder digital learning can have a bad rep, but good elearning is easy when you know how – and to help, we’ll show the top 3 mistakes to avoid. Obviously, no one sets out to create a bad elearning course.

eLearning Content Development: 6 Steps to Create a Learning Problem Statement

TalentLMS

eLearning content development is serious business! In fact, without authentic content, you are unlikely to have a worthwhile eLearning course. Remember, adult learners only spend time, effort and money on learning experiences that have a direct impact in their real lives. Before plunging into an eLearning course development process with your team, spend some time developing a formal problem statement. How do you determine the research worthiness of a problem?

Podcast 29: Growing an Online Training Business – With the Co-Founder of DataCamp

Talented Learning

Martijn’s story is instructive for multiple reasons: He knows first-hand what it takes to grow a successful online training business. He works on the frontlines of the skills gap, helping individuals and employers prepare to compete in an increasingly data-driven economy. So how do you define data science? But in my opinion, the moment you start playing around with data, you’re doing some form of data science. Yeah, there is definitely a gap.

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

After you and your colleagues put so much effort into it, how do you explain to your boss and committee chair why your online course failed? The first thing to do is to realize that, as cliché as it sounds, failure is a learning opportunity. Are they in the position to know what the market needs? But do people know they need these skills? Is there a gap between what skills employers need and what people think they need ? What web pages do they visit?

What You Need To Know About Corporate Gamification of Learning

eLearningMind

An easy thing to do or to learn (an understanding of psychology, human behavior and much more goes into it). The key is in the mechanics like points, levels, and rewards, and applying specific mechanics when it makes sense based on your specific learners motivations and goals surrounding the learning material. Learners receive badges upon completion of the onboarding mission and every completion of each learning program to mark achievement. Learner Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Response from an eLearning Creator

Matthew Guyan

Dear Engaged Learner, Thank-you for your letter and my apologies for the delay in replying. I receive so many from engaged learners like you that it takes me a little while to respond but it always warms the cockles of my heart to read them. We don’t dig to deeply to find out more because it’s always a knowledge gap and creating courses full of information is always the most effective solution.

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. What’s blocking them from doing so right now?

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Learner Needs. At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Now it is time to find the answer to those gaps so you have a full understanding of how each of the potential solutions will match your needs. Identify the gaps in each of the systems and assess them against your requirements. Now it is time to assess the gaps against these categories and eliminate systems that don’t fulfill all “must have” features.

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MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. But we can help our learners adapt by taking care of their brains. One way to do that is with a chatbot.

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JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

When we no longer do so much procedural training, we need to have other skills to keep us relevant and useful, and I believe that an understanding of behavioral design is a crucial part of that. I also think we should challenge the assumption that “we can’t do that in virtual online.”

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). How do tools like xAPI and CRM integration make it easier to link learning with business results? How do you define the term LMS? Basically, an LMS (or learning management system) is software that tracks learners, content and their interrelationships.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I was asked about approaches for eLearning for Sales People. I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this and actually one of my very first projects was creating a pretty incredible eLearning solutions for Lexus sales people. Of course, it’s such a big topic that I decided to cheat and quickly point the person to eLearning Learning and particular to eLearning Sales , eLearning Sales Metrics , Sales eLearning Case Studies , and Sales Performance Support.

Elearning innovation: examples, tips and technology

Elucidat

So then, how do you keep your ideas fresh, your production process smart and your elearning strategy current? Our expert learning consultants have hand-picked some useful resources to kick-start your elearning innovation. Modern elearning frameworks and approaches. Examples of innovative elearning courses. The online world is jam-packed with innovative elearning courses to spark a moment of magic. Trend prediction: “More focus on the learner.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” Best of Elearning! Given the number of nominations, to make the list in 2015 is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! The Best of Elearning! An exclusive handful of organizations have won Best of Elearning! Elearning! To learn more, visit www.2elearning.com/ awards/best-of-elearning-awards. Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines take great pride in announcing the Best of Elearning!

The Knirk And Gustafson Model: A Guide For eLearning Professionals

eFront

The Knirk and Gustafson model is ideally suited for eLearning projects with a smaller scope, such as individual online training activities and modules. How To Apply The Knirk And Gustafson Model In Corporate eLearning. It gives eLearning professionals the opportunity to zero in on training challenges using a wide range of research techniques, such as task assessments and learner needs analysis. How To Use The Knirk And Gustafson Model In Corporate eLearning.

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

Find out what you can do. Do a google search on ‘challenges in the healthcare sector’. When hosting your online course on a Learning Management System (LMS) you can gather data on your learners. On-demand e-learning is more convenient for the learner.

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How to nail your next elearning project: Top advice from 10 experts

Elucidat

We asked 10 independent experts, researchers, psychologists, innovators and learning managers what they think is critical to elearning project success. We’ve distilled their insights and advice into 6 key areas to be mindful of as you set out on your next elearning project. Only 55% of us do that.” – Laura Overton: CEO and Founder, Towards Maturity. “If Lead with learners. Her key piece of wisdom is to “ Think of the learner, not your source material.”.