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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.

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

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eLearning Freelancer Invoicing Q&A

Experiencing eLearning

When you are a freelancer or independent consultant, you have to invoice your clients. These questions about elearning freelancer invoicing came from Deborah Rivera in response to my post about time estimates for elearning development. eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp.

8 Advantages of Hiring an eLearning Consultant

KnowledgeAnywhere

Often, there is pressure from upper-level management to get an online training program in play, quickly. 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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 5 1 Create a project. design project you know that it can feel like there. term more often than not describes the development of a full program. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. program.

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? But there are lots of risks (and compromises) putting an entire project in a single set of hands. As freelancers, they want to take a project from beginning to end. Is this a requirement on every level of project? Consulting

Must-Haves in Your eLearning Project Management Toolbox

eLearning Brothers

About five years ago I was part of a project team responsible for an enterprise-wide implementation of a learning management system (LMS). This was no small project – the LMS eventually tracked and delivered training and development content for all employees (100,000+ people) around the globe. As is true with most complex projects, we had a project manager, Mary, who was assigned to manage our 12-month project. Mary wasn’t new to project management.

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. . A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program.

Tips for Developing ELearning In-House

LearnDash

If you are not interested in hiring an outside firm, then taking the project in-house is perfectly acceptable. To get the most out of this approach, you will be best served to designate (or hire ) a full-time employee – possible more – with the sole responsibility of elearning design and development. What people fail to realize is that elearning implementations are never a one-time deal. elearning

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? One oh-so-hopeful prediction: Instructional design programs will begin teaching instructional designers to write. SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)?

7 Tips To Create a Killer Onboarding Training Programs

Your Training Edge

But according to research done by a consulting firm BCG, companies with a structured onboarding training program in place have the opportunity to double their profit margins and revenue growth. with a good onboarding training program. eLearning Featured Featured Posts

Microassist Elearning Examples Drawn from Texas DSHS Projects

The Learning Dispatch

We’re updating our online collection of elearning examples. Quite a few of them are from custom projects that tackle difficult, but critical and life-saving topics. Elearning Example 1: Visual Models and the HIV/STD Program Case Management Training. “As So begins the warm, female voice kicking off the first of several elearning examples we’re updating for our website. Our elearning examples include more than one DSHS project.

DevLearn Student Docent Program

Kapp Notes

If you are a student in an instructional technology or design program, consider heading to DevLearn this month. The students at Bloomsburg University’s department of instructional technology bought hotel and airline tickets today and we are ready to go… So what is the DevLearn Student program?…I’m The program is basically a guided tour of the entire conference lead by myself with special surprise appearances by several folks in the industry.

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager. As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor. Over the last ten years I have concentrated on association, non-profit and healthcare related eLearning PD and performance improvement platforms. Here, I will hobnob with some of the top innovators in corporate eLearning.

Successfully Implement Your Learning Management System (Includes Webinar Recording & Slides)

Adobe Captivate

On November 29, I presented a 60 minute session on how to efficiently implement an LMS, based on my experience during 30+ implementations I’ve led or consulted on for clients and former employers. If you’d like to get to know other professionals in e-learning and learning technology, create an account on the Adobe Elearning blog or join the 2,300 members of LinkedIn group Learning Management System (LMS) Administrators.

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Project Management Tips for Your eLearning Course

OpenSesame

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is part of a blog series on creating elearning courses by Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP. Sharlyn is a HR pro turned consultant with more than 20 years of professional human resources experience. My elearning project is behind schedule. Something unexpected happens—like getting a cold that slows you down, or having your computer hard drive go kaput, or other projects come along that need immediate attention.

7 Tips to Keep Your eLearning Project on Track

Facilitador

Nothing guarantees an eLearning project’s success or failure more than your stakeholders not understanding clearly what is expected of them. Here are some tips on how to do an amazing job setting and explaining the right expectations to keep your project on track: 1) Set up a project kick-off call or meeting: In this meeting, explain the entire process and clearly define tasks, responsible parties and timelines. 2) Create a project plan that lays all this out.

Customize New Hire Training: 5 Reasons to Partner Up With a Vendor for Your Onboarding Program

Obsidian Learning

Your employees might not have the time or specialized skills to convert an existing inperson onboarding program to a virtual one, or to create such a program from scratch. Each organization has its quirks and specificities, and these should be reflected in the onboarding program.

Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

I recently completed an extensive LMS Feasibility Study, a project I wrote about in my previous article “ LMS implementation without frustration ” and that I discussed in my eLearning Case Study. This project provided many lessons that became apparent through the analysis of the RFI responses. We identified a number of potential benefits a Learning Management System can provide for them, such as: Organizing all eLearning content in one location.

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The 7 Best Practice Steps In eLearning Project Management

eFront

We have read about and practiced eLearning project management guidelines many times. In this article, we’ll sum up the steps in a unique order to give you the best practices managing your eLearning projects. What happens when you use text-based eLearning project management guidelines in the real-world? In the current eLearning environment we encounter organizations with increasingly complex learning needs. Best practices Project Management

Growing Your Business With Online Programs

Petra Mayer

Many turn to the possibility to offer Online Programs. Offering Online Courses and Group Programs can help you achieve the growth and at the same time provide you with more time in your business. In this article I will explore how: Offering Online Courses or Group Programs can have three major benefits Click To Tweet. How can Online Courses or Group Programs support the process of generating new leads and growing your list? Time consuming creation of the program.

5 Ways Learning Experience Design Creates Learner-Focused Programs

Coreaxis

Instructional designers need to consider the learner first and build a program around their needs and mindset. Learning experience design advocates for early-stage (and continuous) interrogation and consultation with learners to better identify the most effective approach to learning.

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. Clients undertaking these projects for the first time end up surprised how much goes into it, and it always takes longer than the uninitiated would assume. Creating the perfect eLearning team that works best for you really depends on your staffing, structure, and bandwidth. Project Manager. eLearning Developer.

DR. STELLA LEE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT DR. STELLA LEE: Dr. Stella Lee brings over 20 years of international experience in e-learning, blended, and distance learning strategy, design, development, project management, and implementation. Stella runs a consulting company called Paradox Learning , and is based in Calgary, Canada.

THE CHANGING FACE OF CORPORATE L&D

Learnnovators

The transformation from the traditional role of ‘Learning & Development’ to the challenging role of ‘Performance Consulting’ in spite of many obstacles resisting such change! Learning With Impact: How L&D Can Deliver Better Business Results : As per the findings of this research conducted by learning and development consultancy Profitability, L&D is failing to deliver for two-thirds of UK organisations. Who are the Performance Consultants Really? :

Task List for Your Learning Management System (LMS) Implementation

Adobe Captivate

It’s natural to be afraid of taking on a project that is totally outside of your normal, everyday function. The most critical part of any LMS implementation is your project plan. Pull the appropriate tasks into Excel or Project, assign start and end dates for each task, and determine who will be responsible for its completion. It depends on the project size and how complex your implementation will be.

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What to expect from the Digital Learning Skill-Up Program

Elucidat

We’re closing in on the launch for the Digital Learning Skill-Up Program – where you’ll learn how to take your face-to-face training online. Charlotte Curl, the Program Manager, shares what you can expect to see over the next 30 days. Meet the brains behind the program!

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. Today we see companies of all sizes delivering customized educational programs to employees as well as external audiences – all from the same scalable learning platform. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant. Achieve internal buy-in, drive project momentum and maintain organizational alignment.

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When You May Not Need a Training Program

Bottom-Line Performance

When the VP of Sales notices that a large number of proposals are not ending up in the portal, he pushes for a series of six 20 minute eLearning courses on “Sales Process Awareness.” ” The company pays an eLearning provider $30,000 to create the courses and organizes an all-day instructor-led training session for sales reps on best practices. ” The Role of eLearning Providers. Because after all, an eLearning course is a pretty expensive bandaid.

Tips for Working Successfully with an eLearning Partner

Association eLearning

Similarly, in eLearning, it takes a team to create a course. Three of the most common roles in any eLearning production are Project Manager (PM), Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Education Director. Sometimes these roles are filled by people outside of your associations, such as an eLearning vendor, an independent consultant, or a volunteer. Here are some best practices for managing your team and working successfully with an eLearning partner.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

When clients talk to me about their Learning Management System (LMS) project , above all, they typically ask three priority questions as part of their LMS Feasibility Study : Is what we want available? Licensing costs for additional systems acquired related to the project. Costs for consultants hired to support the project. Cost due to impact on training programs. Re-work of existing training programs.

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Projects are how we change the world.and ourselves.

ID Reflections

These were the key points the client needed to understand to get a feel of what happens behind the scene in elearning development. Preamble Projects are how we change the world and introduce new knowledge into our organizations (when they are done well that is - also sometime how we remove obsolete knowledge and processes). They have very very well-defined training programs with certifications in place. One e-learning consultant in another state told me his “secret”.

eLearning: The Origins of a Training Methodology

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel        I've been creating eLearning since the early 1990s. Back then, eLearning (or E-Learning, pick your style) was known as CBT (Computer Based Training). My first attempts at creating software video training was with a program called CameraMan. That program was ahead of its time, allowing you to capture your mouse actions, add captions and audio, and then publish into a video format that could be viewed on most computers.

Disaster Preparation and Training Have Something in Common

Association eLearning

That same panic kicks in when there’s a new product on the way, a new software program rolling out, etc. and the project team suddenly realizes that it’s almost ready but no one is going to have a clue how it works. Keep learning and development (L&D) informed about new initiatives or, better yet, consult with them along the way. Anticipate training costs and build them into the project budget from the start.

Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

Talented Learning

On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. EPISODE 7 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What can associations do to modernize certification programs for young professionals? So, how does this kind of certification program succeed in today’s environment? What is the history behind this certification program?

Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

You have this same decision to make if you want to build eLearning. Now, considering that we’re a training vendor, you may think, “Obviously, you’re going to say I should outsource eLearning. You see, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great eLearning course. Is there a business need for eLearning? Confirm training is the right solution before undertaking the project. Creating great eLearning is HARD! Consulting

2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This exciting webinar is all about the eLearning Hype Curve for 2019 and between Andy and Craig you will acquire insight into what is real and what is hype. Consultant Dr. Hicken. Dr. Hicken has been the leading designer on award-winning projects, such as Web Courseworks’ CourseStage QIE platform for quality improvement and performance improvement. Attend this highly popular webinar and hear Dr. Hicken and Craig Weiss make predictions for the 2019 eLearning Hype Curve.

Corporate eLearning vs Higher Ed. eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. Corporate eLearning and Academic eLearning have many overlaps and similarities. Corporate eLearning is commonly conducted by the human resources department or a training department, to train the workers to do specific tasks in accordance to corporate policies and safety standards. The individual course is part of a larger degree program. eLearning. Academic eLearning.

Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

Are you thinking about starting a customer education program? Specifically: 1) When to invest in a customer education program. To help you dig deeper, I’ve also outlined each of those topics below… 1) When to Invest in a Customer Education Program. ” Everyone provides their own version of training – from account managers and project leads to customer service managers and support reps. 42 hours for passive elearning (no interactivity).

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

You don’t program Watson; you work with Watson”. However, it is in the news with events like NASA completing first successful 3-D printing project in space. The OpenStack project intended to help organizations offer cloud-computing services running on standard hardware. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. Projects with specific purpose and outcome will draw individuals together.

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