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.

Is an eLearning Consultant Right For Your Business?

Academy of Mine

Is Hiring an eLearning Consultant The Right Move For Your Growing Online Teaching Business? Here, we’ll break down what you should expect from a consultant, if the benefits outweigh the costs, and where to find a consultant that’s right for your business.

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7 Tips to Avoid the Hidden Costs of LMS Implementation

Docebo

There are times when the unexpected happens, and takes a bit out of your corporate eLearning budget. This is often the case with the hidden costs of LMS implementation. You’ve already invested a sizable sum into purchasing the software and developing your eLearning materials. This article can help you cut costs of Learning Management Systems and steer clear of surprises. For example, you may already have everything you need to create a PDF-based eLearning course.

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How Much Does It Cost to Develop an Online Course?

learnWorlds

But, how much would it cost? But, how much does it cost to create one? Knowing all about the course creation and development costs upfront can help you come up with the right plan to create a course, and deciding on the best price tag for your courses. Business Costs.

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Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. picture of the costs of. team members to reference each. Or drop us an email at: Innovative digital learning | LMS solutions | Off the shelf learning resources | Consultancy WE’RE. Developing a. Results-Driven.

10 Best eLearning Authoring Tools

ProProfs

Corporate eLearning has grown by an impressive 900% in the last 16 years. The global eLearning market is projected to reach $325 billion by 2025. These numbers indicate only one thing – the eLearning industry is only gaining ground with time. No hidden costs.

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

Well not quite, but it is pretty dang close to the definition of Management Consulting in Wikipedia: Management consulting refers to both the industry of, and the practice of, helping organizations improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement. In this world, you can't really distinguish the mandate of Management Consulting from the mandate of: Enterprise 2.0 Browse eLearning Content

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?

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process. An LMS license model depends on two key elements: 1) How a vendor calculates usage and 2) The related costs for that level of usage. The cost remains the same for each active learner whether she interacts once or a thousand times.

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. And if it is the latter, ensure that it really should be in the learners’ head and can’t be in the world in the form of performance support (which they can refer to repeatedly as and when they need it).

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Best Workplace eLearning Providers

Roundtable Learning

In doing so, you’re going to research different workplace eLearning providers to find the one that best fits your needs. Read More: Custom eLearning Content For Workplace Development. That’s why we have compiled a list of custom and off-the-shelf eLearning providers for you to consider.

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. What has helped it grow is certainly its most significant gain, that is, cost savings. 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.

Investors Double-Down on ELearning

LearnDash

Many of us know that elearning is great because it is a convenient way to provide training to a large number of people at the fraction of the cost of live training initiatives. Entrepreneurs have also gravitated towards the elearning industry because of how it makes it easy for them to monetize information. You find bloggers, consultants, and training organizations alike leveraging elearning to sell courses related to their expertise. Reference: Joe DiDonato.

Is Building eLearning Internally the Right Strategy?

ThinkingKap Solutions

As you’re probably aware, all the cool kids are using eLearning for their training needs these days. While ILT is still viable for certain situations (and will be for the foreseeable future), eLearning has too many benefits to be ignored. So, if you’ve decided your company should use eLearning, now it’s time to determine how you’ll create it. Last time, we looked at assessing whether you had the skills to build eLearning internally. Consulting

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. And if it is the latter, ensure that it really should be in the learners’ head and can’t be in the world in the form of performance support (which they can refer to repeatedly as and when they need it).

Training a Remote Workforce via eLearning: Challenges and Options

ScholarLMS

Most often remote employees refer to training or reference material that is hosted on the company’s servers. Training a Remote Workforce Via eLearning: Key Challenges. However, creating training material or product documentation for instant reference also needs equal attention.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. They can be “semi-synchronous”: MOOCs can have a blend of modalities from videos and podcasts to reference links to blogs and articles, excerpts from books, whitepapers and so on. A set of videos accompanied by some reference links to blogs and articles, recommended books, podcasts, etc.,

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You pay “annual support and maintenance” fees but continue to use an older version of LMS software because upgrade costs are prohibitive. You periodically activate and deactivate users to stay under the license count, trying to minimize costs. 2) Calculate and Compare Current/Future Costs. If possible, calculate costs per category. Once you develop a short list of replacement candidates, you can consider how their costs compare with this baseline.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Marina Arshavskiy’s Instructional Design for ELearning was recommended by another student, Alisa, who says “I will definitely keep using it after I graduate.”. eLearning. e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer is one of the first books on e-learning I bought, and I still refer to it when I need evidence to justify decisions to clients. However, it’s a solid reference. Performance Consulting. Consulting and Freelancing.

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. Clark: My claim is that optimal performance will be only the cost of entry, and the only sustainable differentiator will be continual innovation. What would be your advice to budding learning professionals who aspire to consider consulting as a career option?

The Advantages of eLearning

eLearning Brothers

I came across this article and thought it listed some nice advantages of eLearning. The Advantages of eLearning. Especially for global organizations, live classroom-based training is becoming too costly and cumbersome. Even if employees had the time to attend all the courses and seminars and to read all the books and reports they should to remain up-to-date in their area of work, the cost of such learning would be prohibitive.

THE EVOLVING FACE OF EMBEDDED PERFORMANCE SUPPORT

Learnnovators

With today’s powerful emerging technologies, embedding simple, cost-effective, and effective performance support solutions in the workflow of employees is a matter of thinking innovatively. Making this an integral part of our research activities, we have been doodling about leveraging the possibilities for developing powerful but cost effective embedded performance support solutions for ourselves, our clients, and partners.

17 AWESOME RESOURCES ON MICRO LEARNING

Learnnovators

We have been doodling about the possibilities this learning technique offers while developing cost effective and powerful mobile performance support solutions. Today, while contemplating on the design for a mobile-based bite-sized learning solution (made up of quick, short instructional videos accompanied by Quick Reference Guides) for one of our clients, we set out on a journey to explore and learn more about this wonderful approach.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. While many larger companies have already transitioned into e-Learning and embrace it as a vital component of their overall training efforts, many mid-size and smaller companies have been waiting on the sidelines observing how the technology, methods, and costs evolve.

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

People frequently ask me these questions, and I always refer people to the same resources. These are all just benchmarks to use as a starting point, so you need to adjust for your experience, education, skills, industry, whether you’re a full-time employee or freelance consultant, etc. Harold Jarche’s “ So You Want To Be an ELearning Consultant? That’s clearly a full-time employee salary and not a consultant rate.

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. Both of these can be supported in the workplace rather than in the classroom or through structured eLearning. We can’t produce a high-performing knowledge worker by simply having them attend a few classroom courses and complete some structured eLearning modules.

KEVIN THORN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT KEVIN THORN: Kevin Thorn is an award-winning e-learning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC. , The result was a low-fidelity, scalable, and portable solution with minimal cost and high effective rate.

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.

How an eLearning Business Strategy Saves Time and Money

Petra Mayer

eLearning is a learning tool that’s widely adopted around the world and it’s a beneficial business strategy, whatever their size. eLearning, also known as online training, is perfect for companies that want to be able to train their staff wherever they are in the world. It goes without saying that an eLearning business strategy saves you time and money, and here’s how: Less travel costs & resources. Are you still wondering how eLearning saves you time and money?

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Marina Arshavskiy’s Instructional Design for ELearning was recommended by another student, Alisa, who says “I will definitely keep using it after I graduate.”. eLearning and Blended Learning. e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer is one of the first books on e-learning I bought, and I still refer to it when I need evidence to justify decisions to clients. However, it’s still a solid reference. Performance Consulting.

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)

TalentLMS

In your first week of working in the eLearning industry, you’re likely to look at your colleagues blank-faced as they throw out sentences that sound like noises only a dog would understand. “It’s To help in your transition and welcome you to the cool kids e-club, we decoded the top twenty most common eLearning acronyms for you. Bonus: six have been explained by eLearning experts! ). It may refer to smartphones, tablets, laptops or all the above.

How to Set Expectations with Your Subject Matter Experts

Rapid eLearning

This helps avoid issues later, especially where there is a minimum of communication and interaction with the subject matter expert due to time and cost constraints. Document what you have agreed on and refer to that for your milestones and check-ins. Join David Anderson at his all day workshop on Graphic Design Essentials for Non-Graphic eLearning Designers. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

THE 70:20:10 L&D MODEL FOR DEVELOPING A HIGH-PERFORMING WORKFORCE

Learnnovators

It also provides a framework for improving and extending traditional training and learning into the workplace where: ‘70’ refers to ‘workplace learning’ and ‘performance support’. ‘20’ 20’ refers to ‘social learning’ (including informal coaching and mentoring). ‘10’ 10’ refers to ‘structured learning’. Most importantly, it will help reduce your training costs, but accelerate organizational performance.

Helpful Tools, Ideas and Templates for the Busy eLearning Designer

SHIFT eLearning

Working in eLearning design can be overwhelming; eLearning designers spend many hours struggling to come up with the best possible design. It may seem like adding more programs and apps to the designer''s kit can''t possibly be the solution, but well-structured time management and handy tools make the difference between eLearning projects that cost and eLearning projects that benefit. Boost effectiveness by following the Serious eLearning Manifesto.

DR. STELLA LEE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Stella runs a consulting company called Paradox Learning , and is based in Calgary, Canada. It refers to the general inability for people to see inside a system and understand how it arrives at a decision (e.g. STELLA LEE - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

Facilitating Education in the Digital Era: eThink by Open LMS Delivers Hosted eLearning Solutions and Management Service

eThink Education

But after getting Moodle up and running, many organizations and educational institutions find they need help with integrations, consultation, and daily management. This article was originally published by Christine Preusler on HostingAdvice.com.

10 Random ELearning Facts You Should Know

LearnDash

One thing that I have come to realize in my years as a learning & collaboration consultant is that elearning is fun, effective, and a great industry to take part in. As such, I thought I would give back a little and share some elearning facts and statistics that you may not know (or perhaps just need to be reminded). Below is a list of X elearning facts, and tips, to stimulate your brain – enjoy! 10 ELearning Facts. elearning

Top 74 eLearning Posts from September 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning in September 2010. As always, great stuff found in the eLearning world in September. 10 Unusual Sources Of Inspiration for eLearning - The eLearning Coach , September 29, 2010 We all need inspiration at times. Ellison’s generic PowerPoint and inept delivery ultimately inspired a brilliant post from Garr Reynolds where he referred to him as “The Darth Vader of PowerPoint.”. Is Your eLearning Team Sick? -

The HR Challenge: Analyze Your Corporate Training Needs

eFront

If there is one thing that holds true for developing eLearning training materials, it’s planning, planning and planning. In short, make the planning stage the longest step in eLearning course design! Why, despite hiring the best eLearning consultants and even applying your own training management skills, some courses never make it to better testimonials and performance spikes? eLearning corporate training HR

5 Tips For Finding (and working with) An eLearning Development Company

eFront

Time has rendered the question of whether a modern enterprise needs eLearning, irrelevant. As an effective, convenient, lower maintenance, and cheaper alternative to traditional classroom learning, eLearning is the perfect fit for the modern, knowledge-based economy, and the often thin margins in which competitive businesses must operate. Before you proceed to outsource your custom eLearning content creation you should ask yourself whether you really need to.