Security for Freelancers and Consultants

Experiencing eLearning

Many people are reluctant to become freelancers or consultants because the risk seems too high. Having multiple clients and income streams can actually be more secure than having a single full-time income. Freelancers and consultants are generally better prepared for finding that next thing. I think many of us consultants and freelancers probably have more security than we realize, and many people in full-time jobs don’t realize how little security they truly have.

Learning Pool’s Stream LXP integrates with content curation tool, Anders Pink

Learning Pool

To help organizations reduce the amount of time spent by L&D departments sourcing content for specific topics and job roles, Stream LXP, the Learning Experience Platform from Learning Pool will integrate with the tool for content curation, Anders Pink.

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The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

The activity stream turns into an overwhelming flood and people lose control of their information flow. 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.

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. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant. With so many viable options, associations are rapidly moving away from traditional employee-oriented LMSs to specialized suites of applications designed to encourage lifelong learning and generate substantial streams of revenue.

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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. .

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

Learning will simply become integrated into our life-stream. 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.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Megan Torrance      In my  previous xAPI article  I pointed to the emergence of "geek-free tools and platforms" as the hallmark that xAPI is beginning to achieve main-stream status. Here's the evidence:  Four leading courseware development tools have adopted the specification, putting the creation of xAPI statements within reach of the average elearning instructional designer/developer. eLearning xAPI

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It’s Showtime! How to Enhance Conference Learning With Online Video

Talented Learning

According to Digitell, 20-40% of those who live-stream an event will attend in-person the next year. Here are some methods that work: 1) Live-Stream All Sessions. 16,600 more professionals tuned-in via live stream , and another 25,000 attended on-demand. But thanks to live-streaming and on-demand video , session attendance actually totaled a whopping 15 million, worldwide. Of course, live-streaming access, alone, doesn’t guarantee learning.

Top 10 eLearning Statistics For 2021 and Beyond

learnWorlds

Many consultants and operators are turning towards course-creation routes to create supplemental income. This can provide both another income stream and establish your brand as an expert in your industry.

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. .

eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

360 Training

All prepared to kick-start your elearning journey? With so many elearning authoring tools available, choosing the right tool can be a daunting task. Too often, however, elearning authors get stuck on their first custom activity and find themselves falling back to just doing presentations. When you are investing time, effort, and passion into your elearning course, you want to know that the output will reliably meet the need. Strategies elearning LCMS Shazia

The Advantages of eLearning

eLearning Brothers

I came across this article and thought it listed some nice advantages of eLearning. The Advantages of eLearning. The need to transform how organizations learn points to a more modern, efficient, and flexible alternative: eLearning. The mission of corporate eLearning is to supply the workforce with an up-to-date and cost-effective program that yields motivated, skilled, and loyal knowledge workers.

Elearning games – Sponge UK Elearning Podcast

Sponge UK

Get inspired for your next elearning game with excerpts from interviews and talks with a range of experts from the world of elearning games. We hear from a range of experts and elearning creators on how to use game based learning to promote engagement and get results from your learners. 00:20 – Louise Pasterfield on when elearning games are most appropriate. spoke to us in 2015 about some of the pitfalls of using game elements within an elearning tool.

eLearning platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. eLearning trends. Making the eLearning a fun event through gamification can substantially impact your learners’ engagement. Online Course Platform versus eLearning Platform.

What’s the biggest myth about gamification in elearning?

Sponge UK

Karl Kapp is a gamification analyst, elearning consultant and professor at Bloomsberg university. 19:26 – Myth: Games and gamification in elearning are a fad. Ways to listen to the Sponge UK elearning podcast. The full interview is available to listen to using the player above, you can stream the audio directly to your computer or mobile device. Subscribe to the Sponge UK elearning podcast to get the latest episodes automatically.

David Patterson – Sponge UK elearning podcast

Sponge UK

David Patterson is a consultant at Learning Light and the co-author of their report on the UK elearning market. We asked David about the trends he’s seeing in the elearning industry and what members of the industry should be concentrating on to ensure growth continues. We cover Brexit, learning technology as well as future and current elearning trends. 01:07 – Are people asking about Brexit’s impact on the elearning industry?

Software Courses Sell Really Well

LearnDash

When I was consulting for Fortune 500 companies on their elearning programs it was always a combination of software and process training. For example, I once provided some consulting for SolidProfessor.com and they built a very successful company creating training around engineering software. If you can establish your brand as the “go-to” place for training on a specific niche software then you will always have a steady stream of new students.

10 Elearning Trends That Research Says You’ll See in 2018

Elucidat

Investment in workplace learning and development is set to rise yet again next year, with the growth of the global elearning industry expected to increase 11% by 2020. Elearning trend headlines: From flux to focus. Consult, Curate, Converge and Cull. We also predict a continued drop in the use of external suppliers being used to create bespoke elearning content ( down from 64% in 2014 to 52% in 2017 ), or at least in external suppliers creating entire solutions.

Interview with Jack Phillips on ROI for eLearning

Mindflash

a research, benchmarking and consulting organization. So we teach people how to do that and we have 100 consultants to help. The good news is that this is the best way to keep the funding stream going, by showing the value of what you are doing. What is difficult about measuring and achieving ROI in eLearning? ELearning shines here because the technology allows us to easily use tests, quizzes, simulations, games, and demos along the way to reinforce the learning.

Julian Stodd – Sponge UK Elearning Podcast

Sponge UK

You can also follow Julian on Twitter at @julianstodd and find out more about Julian’s consulting at seasaltlearning.com. Ways to listen to the Sponge UK elearning podcast. The full interview is available to listen to using the player above, you can stream the audio directly to your computer or mobile device. Subscribe to the Sponge UK elearning podcast to get the latest episodes automatically.

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. MARGIE MEACHAM - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

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How has pandemic encouraged the use of enterprise LMS?

Creativ Technologies

The businesses had to deal with clients and employees virtually through an elearning platform included in an enterprise LMS. Since the clients started ordering online, the staff had to be taught through elearning platforms. Blogpost eLearning enterprise LMS LMS

How to effectively use videos in eLearning and microlearning

Unicorn Training

Jamie Paddock our eLearning Consultant intern explores the use of videos in eLearning and microlearning, including his top tips to create engaging and effective content.Videos have been a staple of the learning diet for a long time. What has changed with eLearning is how videos fit into the new media environment and how we are (or are not) interacting with them.

Coronavirus content and more from Learning Pool

Learning Pool

Stream LXP . With Learning Pool’s Stream LXP, your learning can be transformed digitally in no time. . Learn more about Stream LXP’s capabilities now. .

Learning Pool receives ‘Partner of the Year’ honor from Humentum

Learning Pool

The Derry-based elearning solutions provider, Learning Pool is delighted to have been awarded ‘Partner of the Year’ by the global charity, Humentum at the 2020 Operational Excellence Awards. Humentum is a global membership association providing training, convening, consultancy and support.

Learning Pool revealed as ‘Top 50 Megabuyte Privately Owned Tech Company’ 2020

Learning Pool

The announcement, which saw Learning Pool improve upon last year’s ranking, was made at the annual Megabuyte50 champagne reception in Westminster, London in January, an occasion sponsored by Rothchild & Co and OC&C Strategy Consultants.

Top 25 websites for elearning tips

Sponge UK

Keep up with the latest trends or focus on specifics with these 25 elearning websites. Cut down on the browsing and focus on really beneficial resources with our list of 25 websites for elearning tips. Elearning Industry. eLearning Learning. Elearning Provocateur. Rapid eLearning | Adobe Captivate Blog. The elearning coach. The different themes are split into their own RSS feeds so you can follow the relevant stream for you.

ASAE TECH Preview- December 15 and 16th

Web Courseworks

In this session consultants will discuss the characteristics of the most addictive campaigns and websites. Rich Smolan, the December 15th Keynote speaker “explores how the real-time visualization of data streaming in from satellites, billions of sensors, GPS-enabled cameras, and smartphones is impacting society.” Managing eLearning asae conference CourseStage Technology

Interview: Sheryl Plouffe – Use of Video in Learning and Development

Petra Mayer

I’m Petra Mayer of Petra and Associates consultant and today I am super thrilled to have with me Sheryl Plouffe. So let’s say you are a coach or consultant, which tend to be the type of people that I work with the most. Sheryl Plouffe – Video Strategist.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

Rachel Happe begins her latest post, 10 Trends for the Future of Communities , with a comprehensive description of the various intersecting and intermingling streams and characteristics that inform communities, and I am quoting her below: “ Communities sit at the intersection of a number of trends; social media, digital transformation, a generational shift to prioritize purposeful work, the future of work, change management, leadership and social learning.”

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. Organize teams strategically so parallel work streams can be assigned without creating bottlenecks. Enlist help from consultants or other professionals who may be well versed in the process.

Digital Video: 10 Ways to Experience Modern Learning Live and On-Demand

Talented Learning

But now video-centered training is going mainstream, thanks to the rise of modern cloud-based learning platforms , high-speed wireless networks, connected mobile devices, social media channels and live video streaming standards like WebRTC. Here are some of the most popular ways organizations are improving learning experiences with live video streaming and on-demand content: 1) Virtual Online Meeting Tools.

THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO DEVELOPING ONLINE LEARNING

Spark Your Interest

Engage + Analyze: During this early stage through a consultative process, we identify and develop a learning objective(s) for the project. As well, if you don’t have a steady stream of online learning well into the future then this resource may become unproductive or redundant. As a special offer for readers of this blog post, we are offering a free 30-minute consultation. To claim your free consultation call or send us an email: 250-537-9461, info@sparkandco.ca.

Software for Associations | 15 Platforms to Consider

Web Courseworks

Blue Sky eLearn : Overview of this Association Software. Blue Sky eLearn is a learning management solution focused primarily on webinars and virtual events. Through Blue Sky eLearn, your members can purchase courses, register for events, and complete evaluations. Branded courses and optional white labeling for your entire Blue Sky eLearn LMS encourage members to access courses through your familiar association website. Why Blue Sky eLearn Stands Out.

Multi-Channel Content Strategies: Are You Making the Most of Every Opportunity?

Abila

After all, thanks to advances in live streaming, webcasting, and other virtual event technologies, it’s now remarkably easy and affordable to implement multiple delivery modes. The stories and advice these panelists shared confirms what I’ve seen and heard in my life as a consultant. For example, when NCACPA leaders saw that in-person seminar attendance was declining, they added live streaming as a complementary delivery channel.

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

looop

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. This might mean: Performance Consulting rather than Learning Needs Analysis: When we look for Learning / Training Needs we find them. As a result of Performance Consulting, the chances that a one-and-done event will be required are going to be limited.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Thanks to the rise of modern cloud-based learning platforms , high-speed wireless networks, connected mobile devices, social media channels and live video streaming standards, video is becoming the great equalizer in the long-running debate about “live vs. online” learning strategies. You can add consulting as a premium upsell or provide a digital badge or certification as an enticement to purchase more than one course.

Learning Pool recruits Steve Sosinski to strengthen customer engagement in North America

Learning Pool

Learning Pool, the Derry-based elearning solutions provider, is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Steve Sosinski as Key Account Director.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

Unfortunately, I couldn’t participate as I’d have wanted to but was lurking and following the stream. 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.

Learning Pool announces addition of ‘Insights’ to its learning suite, powered by Sisense, Inc.

Learning Pool

Launching in 2021, for both the Learning Pool LMS and Stream LXP , Insights will create AI-powered, expertly-designed dashboards built specifically for learning data analysis.

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