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.

CoreAxis Consulting Named to Top Content Providers for Scenario-based Learning 2020

Coreaxis

Southborough, MA — August 19, 2020 — CoreAxis Consulting is pleased to announce they have been named to the list of the Top Content Providers for Scenario-Based Learning of 2020. This distinction was awarded by eLearning Industries, a company that focuses on rating organizations that develop eLearning solutions for their clients to help businesses source reliable vendors. eLearning Industries has recognized CoreAxis’ hard work by naming them to this prestigious list.

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Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

A while back we wrote an article on finding the right eLearning partner. Among all the conversation that post generated, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about differentiating vendors from freelancers. We are a vendor, and we know (and have worked with) a lot of great freelancers. The question “which is better, eLearning vendor or a freelancer?” What’s the difference between an eLearning vendor and a freelancer? Consulting

CoreAxis Consulting Named to 2021 Leadership Training Watch List

Coreaxis

March 12, 2021 Southborough, MA : CoreAxis Consulting is pleased to announce they have been named to the watch list of Top Leadership Training Companies of 2021 by TrainingIndustry.com.

6 Tips To Use Your LMS Consulting Recommendation List To Find The Right LMS Vendor

Dan Keckan

So you’ve completed your free LMS consultation and are armed with a shortlist of viable LMS options. In this article, I share 6 top tips to use your LMS consulting recommendation list to find the right LMS vendor. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsWhat now?

5 Ways To Vet LMS Vendors After Employing Free LMS Consulting Services

Dan Keckan

Free consultation is a beautiful thing, because it saves you money and gives you a game plan. In this article, I discuss 5 ways to vet LMS vendors after employing free LMS consulting services. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection LMS VendorsNow that you have a list of recommendations, how do you find the right people to work with?

6 Ways LMS Consulting Can Help You Achieve The Best Value For Money

Dan Keckan

LMS consulting simplifies the LMS selection process so that you can allocate resources more effectively. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsBut can it really help you achieve the best LMS value for money?

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? Maybe what you really need isn’t a vendor, but rather a part-time strategic partner or developer who is there when you need them, and not when you don’t. It’s nearly impossible to staff for every role and depth of resource that a typical organization requires over the course of a few years when trying to successfully meet the eLearning demands of various internal clients.

2020 Awards: The Year in Review

Coreaxis

We have been recognized as a top provider of various training services by renowned institutions such as eLearning Industry, Training Industry and Brandon Hall Group. eLearning Industry Awards. Top 10 eLearning Content Providers for Blended Learning.

6 Tips To Define Your Must-Have LMS Features Prior To Your Free LMS Consulting

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Features LMS Selection LMS VendorsIt’s easy to generate a list of mandatories for your LMS, and you’ll probably end up with hundreds. But how do you decide what goes on the list in the first place, and which LMS features can go by the wayside?

LMS Consulting Follow-Up: 8 Tips To Use An LMS Software Directory To Research Your Top LMS Choices

Dan Keckan

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS Selection LMS VendorsYou have your personalized LMS recommendation list and you are ready to make your selection. Is there a way to use an online LMS directory to research your top LMS choices and find the LMS that offers the best value for money?

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow. When every organization or product you are considering follows the same guidelines, answers the same questions and provides the same materials, it is easier for you to compare them and determine which best suits your eLearning program goals.

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

Obsidian Learning

Partnering with a talented vendor might be your best bet for designing a customized program that reflects the culture and values of your organization. Let’s look at 5 reasons why you might want to partner with a vendor to develop a robust, customized onboarding program.

In Vendor Selection, See the Big Picture

InsiderHub

The vendor selection process is never as easy or as simple as it should be. Selecting the “right” business vendor starts with having a thorough understanding of your organization’s real business needs. Approaching vendor selection from the standpoint of “we need a better solution that fits our values and vision as a company” allows one to view the big picture. What will this vendor selection mean for the next year?

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions. It’s important to ask questions that matter most to your eLearning success. Director of Business Development for Blue Sky eLearn.

The 8-Step Guide To Successful LMS Vendor Selection

Dan Keckan

LMS consulting can help you find the right system for your budget and online training needs. This article features a step-by-step look at how to choose the best LMS vendor for your online training program. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Learning Management Systems LMS Evaluation LMS RFI LMS RFP LMS Selection

eLearning too Expensive? A Solution for Every Budget

Bottom-Line Performance

Some companies think the cost of eLearning is ONLY driven by the quality of the images, audio, visual, and complex interactions. The more “fancy” multimedia eLearning has, the more expensive it will be. But while adding multimedia to an eLearning course will increase the cost, this is not the main contributor to eLearning cost. Our role as consultants extends far beyond developing eLearning as quickly and affordably as possible.

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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.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

” Seriously though, a lot of people ask me what vendors to see or what vendors I look at, etc. Tweets will be tied to anything – a product that I find interesting that is new or strikes me on the super wow scale, a product or products that I find missed the mark or are underwhelming, feedback from folks wallking the floor and from vendors. The vendors that I list below in my guide, are across the board. If the vendor is not listed it could mean.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

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. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. Companies such as Accenture , GP Strategies and Web Courseworks offer external consulting and implementation solutions to businesses with needs ranging from IT services , training, and recruitment. Let’s say they need to deliver eLearning to thousands of members. What service management needs might an association “outsource” for eLearning? What makes an association an ideal candidate for using BPO with eLearning?

Preparing for DevLearn09 - Part 4 - FREE Consulting

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

So why not get over 1000 eLearning pros to review your latest project and give you the BEST feedback? We also use it to screen out vendors who may see this as an opportunity to sell to you or "win" something that will help promote a product or service. Tell your boss, or the bean counter, that DevLearn is the cheapest consulting you'll pay for EVER! or as we like to call it, DEMOFEST! Getting feedback is critical to the success of any project.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

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. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital. The LMS industry in 2015 now has hundreds and hundreds of viable vendor solutions. The 2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Winners . Learning management systems didn’t die.

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)

Learnnovators

That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles! The eLearning community is headed for more collaboration and less formal instruction. The experiences of people who attended EDUC 689 – an informal course on ‘Designing for Informal Learning’ – before, during, and after the class in the form of 140-character tweets that they shared with the readers of eLearn Magazine. .

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. Of course, no vendor can innovate effectively in all areas at once, so each chooses matters most in its niche. When smartphones first took the business world by storm, talent management vendors created apps with limited functionality to cover for browser interfaces that weren’t mobile-responsive.

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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?). To that end, check out work samples from any prospective vendors.

You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. You’ve likely endured heated internal discussions, unwelcomed vendor surprises during demos and unforeseen contractual confusion. Now is the time to clear your mind of negative thoughts about the selection process, your colleagues, the vendor or anything else that might stand between you and a positive mindset.

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? Creating great eLearning is HARD! The same goes for eLearning development. Do we have the skills to build eLearning internally?

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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3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning

LearnDash

While many people (including myself) contest that elearning is a viable solution for organizations large and small, there are some unfortunate misconceptions regarding elearning that decrease its effectiveness. In most cases, this is the result of key decision makers in companies not fully understanding the concept of elearning, and instead buying into the benefits based on the sales pitches they hear from vendors. elearning instructional design

THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SHOUT-OUTS FROM TODAY’S LEARNING INNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Lousy eLearning needs to become a thing of the past. The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the result. ” – Michael Allen. “ That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles! ” – Clark Quinn. As such, we are probably going to find that these eLearning trends, such as gamification and learning analytics, will bring new people to the industry.

LMS: Further Due Diligence

Your Training Edge

You can probably take a deep breath after your selection of LMS vendors has been made. During the time period between the selection and the signing of contracts, start moving forward on conducting some final due diligence in relation to the LMS, its functionality, its specifications, and the vendor. But you most certainly want to review the contracts yourself, especially if the legal counsel was not involved in vendor selection.

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem. 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.

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.

21 BRILLIANT RESOURCES FOR UP-SKILLING LEARNING DESIGNERS (FOR THE INFORMAL & SOCIAL LEARNING AGE)

Learnnovators

That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles! The eLearning community is headed for more collaboration and less formal instruction. The experiences of people who attended EDUC 689 – an informal course on ‘Designing for Informal Learning’ – before, during, and after the class in the form of 140-character tweets that they shared with the readers of eLearn Magazine.

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? As a content vendor providing training (Instructor Led or eLearning), you are naturally having to compete with each person's ability to find information via a Google search or through access to a service like Safari (which makes all of the O'Reilly books fully searchable).

CoreAxis Named Top Content Providers for Custom eLearning for 2020

Coreaxis

Southborough, MA — November 9, 2020: CoreAxis Consulting is pleased to announce they have been named to the list of Top Content Providers for Custom eLearning for 2020 by eLearningindustry.com. To learn more about this award, visit the eLearning Industry website.

CoreAxis Named Top Content Providers for Custom eLearning for 2020

Coreaxis

Southborough, MA — November 9, 2020: CoreAxis Consulting is pleased to announce they have been named to the list of Top Content Providers for Custom eLearning for 2020 by eLearningindustry.com. To learn more about this award, visit the eLearning Industry website.

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. Evaluate Your Current eLearning Strategy.