Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself? United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen? Are "instructional designers" of the experienced/trained in ID sort, providing more consulting expertise to the lower-tier of instructional designers (a.k.a. Laura from Canada sees an increasing call for IDs as "instructional consultants." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. I thought I’d share some of the best “do’s and don’ts” from the recent sessions. The average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K. LMS Demo Do’s. The best of the eight asked the audience to introduce themselves individually and reveal one thing most people don’t know about them.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

And if you don’t yet offer CEUs, what should you know before you take the plunge? People often seek continuing education to earn or maintain a professional license. On the other hand, those seeking professional licenses expect to pay for continuing education. Ultimately, professionals are responsible for maintaining their own license or certification. Why do CE content providers have such a hard time finding an appropriate LMS out of the box?

Talented Learning: Greatest Hits of 2015

Talented Learning

Finally, we consult with LMS buyers to define what they really need and match them with the right vendor for their goals and requirements. We’ll do our best to continue honoring that trust by providing information and advice that helps you make better business decisions about learning technology. We don’t aim to find holes or gaps based on arbitrary standards. When you experience a good one, you know it. 101 Acronyms You Should Know.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? Teasdale responded: "What it means to be a consultant." "You You need to know how to work with other groups and meet their needs." And lord knows that the battalions of MBAs in the financial industry havent heaped up laurels lately.) On the flip side a degree in ID doesnt guarantee that you know what you are doing.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Plenty to do, but not in a frantic way. More just-in-time performance support tools; "hey, how do I do that?" " Most Awesome Project Ever This project kicks ass, if I do say so myself. Kept thinking of Dorothy Parker: "The book fills a well-needed gap." I liked Peter Blocks Flawless Consulting , except for the title. I think good IDs should know the theories. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

This is a big consulting project -- a first for me -- in which we have this amazing opportunity to work with a large organization to help them define their e-Learning strategy. You know how thats done. All the vendors and consultants say pretty much the same thing and follow the same process. Ill do the same for you!) What would they like to do? With a strategy session like this, do you just dive right down into the nitty gritty details?

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Leaves, tree, red ” by Peng Sun is licensed by Pixabay. This is always a great time of year to stay inside, and we’ve had plenty of encouragement this year to do just that. What a great time to catch up on work and even do a bit of professional development.

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Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model

Your Training Edge

However, although students have been scrambling to get their degrees, employers are experiencing an unprecedented gap between the skills they need and the skills their employees have. senior executives reported a workforce skills gap. The major areas of weakness were soft skills, technical skills, leadership, and computer skills, and these gaps are negatively impacting U.S. But with the widening skills gap, more companies are embracing alternative training models.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

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. Undisclosed licensing fees.

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Do your customers focus exclusively on employee training? Use this opportunity to fill gaps in your solution, so you’ll be prepared to pursue this high-growth market successfully. • Leave Your Trade Show Marketing Mindset Behind. What can your organization do navigate this crisis effectively?

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move. Associations are equipped to bridge this skills gap, but they’re somewhat late to the game. Some systems offer a licensing structure that lets you start small at a very reasonable cost. As independent LMS selection consultants , we continuously evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of all vendors in the association market.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences. Manual data entry stifles the true potential of this model, however, When it comes to identifying knowledge gaps or potential performance improvement recommendations, automation is the stepping stone to broader application. Seat license models even change without a captive audience.

PODCAST 130: Turning Junior-level Talent into Top Sales Professionals with Eddie Baez

Sales Hacker

Eddie sells market research as a senior business development consultant at IBISWorld. Eddie sells market research as a senior business development consultant at IBISWorld. We have events and do all kinds of different, interesting things. Eddie Baez: We were doing that in person.

Free L&D webinars for April 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Flower, Yellow, Daffodil ” by Pixelia is licensed by Pixabay. Thursday, April 2, 2020, 11AM – 12PM PT: How to Leverage Competency-Based Learning to Upskill Employees for Skills of the Future (Free for ATD members) According to LinkedIn Learning’s Workplace Learning report, L&D leaders’ abilities to identify, assess and close skills gaps topped the learning and development priority list. Identify, assess and close skill gaps.

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Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Chestnut, tree, nature ” by Holger Schué is licensed by Pixabay. Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12PM – 1PM PT: Successful Implementation of Virtual Management Training How do you ensure installation of learning for your front-line leaders and management team?

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Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But I do believe the past can inform the future. If you follow Talented Learning , you know we share information and advice through multiple channels. But what do innovative technologies mean for continuing education providers operating in the real world? 1 Bridging the Learning Analytics Gap. How can you bridge this critical gap? And we do it with a fiercely independent perspective. 1 The 3 Licensing Models of an LMS (or Any Enterprise Software).

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LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

So I co-founded Talented Learning as the world’s only research and consulting firm focused primarily on advancing extended enterprise learning. You invest much of your time getting to know today’s most innovative LMS vendors up-close. I see demos, do my own exploration and speak to clients. Is the LMS finally closing the gap between what it promises and what it delivers? . This only increased the gap between expectation and reality.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

How did you do that? JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. The instructional designer in me is doing backflips… JEN: Yes! Then we identified gaps. But our reputation is on the line, so won’t do it unless it’s right. How do you manage that content quality aspect? We know it can be difficult for busy professionals to find large chunks of time. That means we don’t have to do it for them.

Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Smartphone, park bench, Pokemon ” by MonikaP is licensed by Pixabay. Organizations are rapidly exploring new ways to get these frontline employees the support they need to do their best work, but traditional training isn’t an option. companies spend more than $90 billion dollars on training and development, yet training managers continually feel pressure to do more with less. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 10:30AM – 11:30AM PT: Virtual Facilitation - What to Do and How?

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Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Sahana Chattopadhyay is a performance consultant and an L&D professional with 15 years of experience in the field of academia and organizational learning. How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations? Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

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Extended Enterprise Learning Takes Center Stage

Talented Learning

We also considered business models, target customers, documented use cases and product differentiators in multiple categories: functionality, technology, system setup, ongoing support and pricing/license models. And business buyers want to know which LMS vendors are best at making it work. Do HR and L&D Have a Seat at This Table? But when there’s a learning leadership gap, disconnects often follow. If you want to train these audiences, what do you do?

Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

I know, because I’ve been on both sides of the evaluation table. You know your product is a contender and you deserve a shot at closing the deal. Below are some of the most common issues I encounter, along with ideas to improve your odds of success: 1) Do you respond to every requirement? 2) Do you insist on client discovery sessions? 4) Do you offer a smart pricing strategy? What kind of value do you place on your technology and services?

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Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing. We know there’s a skills gap for young workers that colleges and universities seem unable, and employers seem unwilling, to bridge.”. CAE, CEO & Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting LLC.

Free L&D webinars for August 2019

Limestone Learning

is licensed by Pixabay. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It's what you choose to do with those features that’ll make the difference in your next virtual training, webinar, or meeting. During this session, you’ll learn what you can do to be successful in the virtual environment and avoid having everyone ask for a recording or a copy of the slides five minutes into your next virtual event. Know of any upcoming free L&D webinars?

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Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

Next, clarify what your AMS can do to help you accomplish this objective. Once you know what’s missing in your current infrastructure, it will lead you to one of the four AMS-LMS integration scenarios above. For example, let’s say a financial consulting firm wants to buy 100 seats of the AFP CFP certification. Do they buy the 100 seats from the association business development representative externally, or can they buy it online?

Q&A with client CCO or Famous L&D person – Nicole Tarasoff

Interactive Services

Nicole later served as a head writer and compliance program consultant for NYSE Governance Services (formerly Corpedia), where she advised both public and private companies across a broad swath of industries on E&C best practices, authoring over 100 codes of conduct and related policies during her tenure. What communications strategy do you use to help launch mandatory training efforts? How important is it customize your training and what sort of customization do you do?

Q&A with Nicole Tarasoff

Interactive Services

Nicole later served as a head writer and compliance program consultant for NYSE Governance Services (formerly Corpedia), where she advised both public and private companies across a broad swath of industries on E&C best practices, authoring over 100 codes of conduct and related policies during her tenure. What communications strategy do you use to help launch mandatory training efforts? How important is it customize your training and what sort of customization do you do?

Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Elucidat

So, how do you weigh up which option is right for you? Before you have a demo… Spend a bit of time putting together your shopping list (pun absolutely intended) and doing a bit of research before you invest too much time in demos and free trials – we do love a list! SIMPLICITY : With skills gaps and varying abilities in the Learning Design team, many retailers seek an authoring tool which is easy to use and has a sleek user experience. Can anyone do it? (or

Podcast 17: Next-Level Learning Analytics – With Guest Expert Tamer Ali

Talented Learning

Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: How do you define learning analytics? What challenges do you see with learning analytics? Because of our license flexibility, they’re not restricted. For example, tools like Tableau and Power BI have license models that essentially restrict access to an exclusive set of people. There are multiple related questions: Where do we put all this data? What tools do we actually need? But how do organizations make that useful?

Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

“ Leaf, clover, green ” by Jeon Sang-O is licensed by Pixabay. Many leaders are simply too busy to focus on their development or don’t know where to start. Monday, March 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT : Engaging E-Learning (Core 4 Webcast) (Free for ATD members) We all know that engaging e-learning requires very specific design and planning to maximize the engagement between the attendee and content. Do you know how well you’re doing?

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. And as always, if you want to discuss your learning technology needs with an independent advisor, I’m happy to conduct a free preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. (To Google is also doing its part to support workers and educators who need to communicate effectively in distributed environments.

Free L&D webinars for February 2020

Limestone Learning

“ American Football ” by Keith Johnston is licensed by Pixabay. Such a short month and so much to do! A primary reason for the lack of development effectiveness is that those who design the programs do not fully understand the neuroscience behind how leaders operate. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 9AM – 10AM PT: Super Simple PowerPoint Slide Design Learn how to make simple yet engaging and professional slides and do it fast.

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Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

That’s because each category involves distinctive use cases, technical requirements, professional services and licensing models. For example, when you update a popular product, how can you be sure your most up-to-date training is immediately available to all sales, marketing and customer service staff – as well as customers, suppliers, distributors and others who need to know? Plus, they scale on-demand with usage-based licensing at a predictable cost.