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How To: Design, Develop and Deliver eLearning

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Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

Death of Self-Pace eLearning. In a report published in August 2016 by Sam Adkins of Ambient Insight a declaration is made that self-paced eLearning is in a death spiral: The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for self-paced eLearning is distinctly negative at -6.4%; global revenues for self-paced courseware are dropping fast. In 2016, global revenues for self-paced eLearning reached $46.6 The demand for “traditional” eLearning is waning.

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8 Advantages of Hiring an eLearning Consultant

KnowledgeAnywhere

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. Here are eight advantages of hiring an eLearning specialist over doing it on your own.

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 LEE - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries. LMS Specialists: Why Now? As an LMS selection consultant , I’ve had a front-row seat in the rapid shift toward specialization. LMS Specialists: What’s So Special? LMS Specialists: Noteworthy Examples.

Training and Development Strategy

Ed App

Therefore, every company should implement a sturdy training and development strategy, which will serve as guidance, a template, for implementing any changes. What is a training and development strategy? Benefits of having a training and development strategy.

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. Dr. Partridge is an eLearning Evangelist for Adobe Systems.

eLearning ROI Webinar: Register now for our event on Feb. 4, 2015

Web Courseworks

Jon Aleckson, PhD, and Andy Hicken, PhD, of WCW will discuss how to present and pitch the ROI of an eLearning initiative to an executive board or board of directors. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. This webinar is intended to benefit educational and professional development directs, instructional designers, and anyone presenting a request for investment to an association board. Talking eLearning ROI Live , Interactive Webinar.

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5 ELearning Career Questions and Answers

LearnDash

As with any profession, it is important to set goals so that you can continue to grow in your skills and abilities as an elearning developer. I often receive questions from people via LinkedIn asking for an opinion on how they can earn more as an instructional designer, which certifications to pursue, and how to improve their elearning design skills. 5 Common ELearning Career Questions and Answers. Should I get an instructional design certification?

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

Organizations are beginning to realize this and are seeking to shift their learning strategy to more fluid and dynamic methodologies like MOOCs, social and informal learning. The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc. This is the defining theory behind how a MOOC is designed.

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Instructional Designers. Design for Learning is written by Natalie Laderas-Kilkenny, a former coworker of mine who blogs on education and technology.

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

My seminar was called ‘How to Double your eLearning Return on Investment’ - and following a lively seminar with lots of questions, I wanted to share some highlights. The last time I presented at Learning Technologies was three years ago - whilst still being responsible for delivering an eLearning program within a huge, global organisation. Running my own eLearning consultancy has certainly been an eye-opener and provided me with a steep learning curve.

Top L&D experts reveal winning strategies for training remote workers

TalentLMS

Whether instructional designers, learning architects, or LX designers, they’re the workplace learning specialists; training adults online is in their wheelhouse. A real superstar of the online learning community, Connie is a learning experience design consultant.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

The way the term is being bandied about now would make one think that it is a new phenomenon designed to solve a myriad of workplace learning challenges. The term and the concept has suddenly captured the imagination of workplace learning professionals and course designers as well as clients due to a variety of reasons: The rise of mobile devices and ubiquitous connectivity. In short, our days are filled with moments of learning – whether by design or by happenstance.

Describe what you do

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

” Maggie Halpin “I design and develop education and training to enable someone to do/say something they were unable to do beforehand, usually in a business setting to achieve the goals of the business or address an issue or opportunity.

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.

What do eLearning Experts have to say about Gamification?

Adobe Captivate

But then it came to my mind, that it would be more interesting to gather what many Instructional Designers would have to say, and to compile everything in a single article. So here we go: these are a few quotes from various eLearning professionals on this exciting learning strategy. Stephanie Graves , Freelance Instructional Designer (US). They speed-up instructional design. Russ Powell , Training & Development Consultant (US).

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

Organizations are beginning to realize this and are seeking to shift their learning strategy to more fluid and dynamic methodologies like MOOCs, social and informal learning. The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc. This is the defining theory behind how a MOOC is designed.

MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

However, these are in no way definitive or the only characteristics but a set of guidelines…The way the term is being bandied about now would make one think that it is a new phenomenon designed to solve a myriad of workplace learning challenges. The term and the concept has suddenly captured the imagination of workplace learning professionals and course designers as well as clients due to a variety of reasons: The rise of mobile devices and ubiquitous connectivity.

Why Your Association Should Be Considering Responsive Web Design

Association eLearning

The following is a guest post from Tara Burghart, a content and marketing specialist at.orgSource. With the right website design and behind-the-scenes infrastructure, these sort of tasks should be easy for members to accomplish when looking at a big desktop monitor, or even a laptop. But recently, a third option has emerged: Responsive design, an approach that aims to create websites that work and look great on any sized device, whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Create Motivating Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

Instead of being so boring that employees just want to click through as quickly as possible, this strategy gives learners a reason to actively seek out and understand policies. You as the instructional designer control what content is delivered, in what order, and how quickly.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Her advice and designs have been used by organizations that include Microsoft, Pfizer, the US Army, Barclays, and the US Department of the Interior. She’s the creator of the action mapping model of training design used to improve performance by companies worldwide. A fun speaker, Cathy has been invited to present her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. I agree that the recommendations don’t apply just to elearning.

Universal Design Principles and Their Application in Education

KnowledgeOne

For this to be possible, faculty members need the support of technical experts and accessibility specialists. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) , is a more specific application of UD and UDI as it outlines specific guidelines for curriculum design.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

I have written about what constitutes a corporate MOOC and some of the design principles of a MOOC in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, respectively. Worse still, we will end up trying to design MOOCs to reflect traditional, linear learning models. Having said this, I also understand that MOOC as a design methodology is flexible and can be crafted to suit an organization’s needs, culture and context. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

How to Choose Between an eLearning Agency, Freelancer or Full-time Employee

eLearning Architect

Starting an eLearning project is an intimidating task. The same can be said for resourcing an eLearning project - who is going to undertake the work? First things first, let's remember that an eLearning project usually consists of two projects rather than one - the content and the platform. We need both the eLearning content and the platform in order to deliver online learning. The name given to a platform that delivers eLearning is LMS or Learning Management System).

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC. While typically designed around a core set of content modules / topics, it has a lose boundary. Even if corporate MOOCs are designed along the lines of xMOOCs (structured, sequenced, with a defined start and end), the discussion forum will require participation. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

What is important to remember perhaps is that designing and creating these training materials is not enough. THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT. This is perhaps the most frequently donned hat and covers a gamut of skills including needs analysis, solution designing, influencing, facilitating, and negotiating. It’s our job to help the teams articulate their objectives and enable them to design their community experience in a manner that supports their objectives.

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). As independent consultants , we help organizations figure out what they need from a learning technology standpoint, and then match them with the specialized LMS that makes the most sense for them. How to evaluate the impact of a refreshed content strategy.

GETTING STARTED WITH WORKING OUT LOUD

Learnnovators

While “social learning” as a phrase, concept and strategy is fairly well-known by now, the concept of “working out loud” hasn’t yet garnered that level of popularity. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. My posts are usually pretty detailed, researched, and long.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning. In reality, this leads to pockets of experimentation and duplication of effort without a holistic view of or alignment with the organizational strategy and business goals.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types! Resident expert - is accessible to networks of people, provides ideas as needed, shares expertise, has high visibility, initiates thinking ( SMEs , face-to-face trainers, consultants - as specialist SME bloggers who are sought after, followed by their networks in domain areas inside Enterprises). Social Network Architect - designs, implements and leads network projects (Project leaders and managers).

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. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant. Specialists are the new norm.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

I have written about what constitutes a corporate MOOC and some of the design principles of a MOOC in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, respectively. Worse still, we will end up trying to design MOOCs to reflect traditional, linear learning models. ” Having said this, I also understand that MOOC as a design methodology is flexible and can be crafted to suit an organization’s needs, culture and context. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

To cite an example: a 3D printer can reduce the design to prototype time dramatically while also allowing the flexibility to tweak the design as the model evolves (created). Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace

Learnnovators

IMHO, it is not only a question of organizational strategy but also of organizational philosophy. It requires concentrated change management strategy that includes above all, bringing the human back into the organization. Defining of a clear change management strategy with special emphasis on management responsibilities. Implementation of the strategies with the leadership and top management “leading” the way.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 4: ROLE IN CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

Learnnovators

A well-designed Corporate University (I will discuss the design aspect in a sequel to this post) is aptly positioned to tackle both business issues and talent issues. CUs were created to meet the unique needs of each organization including their culture, strategy and vision. I have written about MOOCs in Workplace Learning here (Launching a MOOC) , here (Designing a MOOC) , and here (Some Points To Consider). MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC.

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

Learnnovators

And learning design will move from fixed course formats to a blended modality of curated content , custom-built content and user-generated content including ongoing conversations. Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. Course design have been based on an analysis of past performance data or a prediction of skills the organization might need in the future.

Essentials of Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Basic Course Design. We discussed this in the post on what every new instructional designer should know. It’s important to step away from info-centric design and step towards learner-centric design. Use a Backward Design Strategy to Focus On Meaningful Interactions. Training specialists always fret over the return-on-investment (ROI) for e-learning. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. Today’s landscape will require organizations to think beyond automation when designing workflow and business processes.And it’s time for L&D and OD practitioners to play a key role in envisioning the strategy and laying the roadmap in collaboration with business heads.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. The need for creating meticulously designed training programs will be gone – ( Some compliance programs may still be around.) L&D will need to work very very closely with HR to design a holistic ecosystem that participates and collaborates with prospective and existing employees for professional development. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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