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.

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Web Courseworks

The CourseStage consulting team affords expertise from multiple sectors to organizations that offer online education to professional learners. Our consulting services maximize your processes for efficiency and quality, with everything from learning business plans to situational learning design. We keep up to speed on the rapid pace of change in the eLearning industry so you don’t have to, and we guarantee improved time to market and overall program success.

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What Does an eLearning Consultant Do?

eLearning Architect

You probably see the job title bouncing around, but what does an eLearning consultant actually do? One of my colleagues once wrote an excellent article about the role of an instructional designer and I wanted to write something similar about my role. But I wanted to explain how I became a consultant, because I think experience is an essential part of what makes a consultant. “ “ Experience is an essential part of what makes a 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.

Here’s How I Became a Full-Time Freelance eLearning Designer

Tim Slade

Earlier this year, I shared with you that I made the transition into becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer. For me, the journey to becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer is something that I’ve been working towards for many years. In this post, I’ll share the three steps I took to become a full-time freelance eLearning designer. At the time, I was working as a Senior eLearning Project Manager for the State of Wisconsin.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

Clarity Consultants Success Stories: Clarity Creates eLearning Modules for Fortune 50 Health Benefits Company

Clarity Consultants

CONVERTING TRAINING FROM OUTDATED FORMATS TO CORPORATE ELEARNING MODULES. A company that prides itself in having one of the industry’s best training programs, our client aimed to convert sales training courses to eLearning modules that would help its salesforce kick-off 2020 with a bang.

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.

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.

Understanding Effective eLearning

Rapid eLearning

Make sure to manage the relationship and use your e-learning expertise so they focus on tangible results. If your customer is happy, then you’re an effective course designer. Here’s a great job board for e-learning, instructional design, and training jobs.

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.

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. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives.

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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. Essentially, an association identifies a need that it lacks the expertise to fulfill in various ways. Let’s say they need to deliver eLearning to thousands of members. Subject matter expertise.

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. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives.

Dead-Simple ‘Ninja’ Trick For Justifying Your ELearning Designs

LearnDash

I have come to a realization during my elearning consulting engagements: not everyone enjoys elearning but everyone has an opinion on it. If you are an instructional designer then you probably have seen this before yourself. When they finally do make the time, they spend it telling you why the course design is wrong and how it could be better. When we finally met, he opened up an elearning course that they had worked on over 10 years ago(!)

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? Design.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? Consider this part two of my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question for February: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much?

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? Design.

Top 5 Tips For Innovative eLearning Development

Adobe Captivate

Amongst the challenges that Learning and Development teams and Learning Consultants face today, the top 2 pertaining to training would be: 1) How to increase the efficacy of training?, In this article I will outline 5 tips for innovative eLearning development that will help organizations improve efficacy of training by making the learning stick. Innovative eLearning Development. 5 Tips to improve stickiness of learning through innovative eLearning development.

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

CourseArc

Like any other product or service, online course design and development must be subjected to quality control (QC) standards to ensure that its users’ needs are truly being met. But like other design-driven products, in which subjectivity plays a key role in a course’s development and execution, the quality of eLearning products can sometimes be difficult to evaluate objectively. Designing and Delivering High Quality.

10 Tools for Training Consultants

Ed App

Training consultants are the ones in charge of ensuring that this goal is achieved in collaboration with subject matter experts and the L&D team. Tool for Training Consultants #1 – EdApp. Tool for Training Consultants #2 – GoToTraining.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In that same conversation, Mirjam Neelen explained, “For me, a course means nothing but ‘a formally designed learning experience’ and can include many different instructional AND learning methods. ” Mirjam’s examples might be a bit too broad, but I agree with the first part of a “formally designed learning experience.” Coaching and on-the-job learning are also not formally designed. Faster Expertise.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. Two years ago, we projected growth for HTML5 in mobile learning and responsive template design and more MOOC development from universities and traditional institutions of higher learning. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

She said she takes all the elearning in their organization, regardless of quality, but doesn’t bother to remember much because she knows she can always look it up later. ” Deeper, Internalized Expertise. Some tasks require a deeper expertise though. A salesperson can’t ask a customer to “hold that thought” while he fires up the elearning on objection handling. But that domain expertise does not transfer to all other domains equally.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In that same conversation, Mirjam Neelen explained, “For me, a course means nothing but ‘a formally designed learning experience’ and can include many different instructional AND learning methods. ” Mirjam’s examples might be a bit too broad, but I agree with the first part of a “formally designed learning experience.” Coaching and on-the-job learning are also not formally designed. Faster Expertise.

Apply Design Thinking to Story-based eLearning - Tip #180

Vignettes Learning

That is, until they partnered with GE Healthcare in creating MRI and CT machines designed to ease kids’ anxiety. The answer lies in its design process. The Design Thinking Process Design Thinking, developed by IDEO founder David Kelley , is “a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.” What is Design Thinking?

How does instructional design work?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

What is Instructional Design? Think of an Instructional Designer like a scriptwriter for a movie. How will it help me produce better elearning content? Just as you are an expert in your field, an instructional designer is an expert in helping others understand your content.

Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

She said she takes all the elearning in their organization, regardless of quality, but doesn’t bother to remember much because she knows she can always look it up later. ” Deeper, Internalized Expertise. Some tasks require a deeper expertise though. A salesperson can’t ask a customer to “hold that thought” while he fires up the elearning on objection handling. But that domain expertise does not transfer to all other domains equally.

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. .

Large-scale online course design? Use collaborative learning for high engagement

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

In May I was asked to design and facilitate the free food systems e-course together with Wageningen University and the Netherlands Food Partnership for 500 participants from all over the world. Karibu Tanzania” “I enjoyed the modules and how they were designed. elearning elearning.

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 runs a consulting company called Paradox Learning , and is based in Calgary, Canada.

KEITH KEATING – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Keith has experience in a myriad of areas ranging from Performance Improvement, Instructional Design, Leadership Coaching, Operations Management, and Process Transformation. More recently Keith has been leading clients on the design and execution of their global learning strategies.

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? 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. And adding one resource who has the skill of an entire eLearning company isn’t realistic. The Edge Goes to Expertise. The post Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Amateur ELearning Mistakes to Avoid

LearnDash

If you are just getting started in instructional design, you may be a little confused as to how to get started and refine your skills. Whenever I am asked this question, I generally give two recommendations: Hire into a large consulting firm. The large organizations secure elearning development projects for you, which allows you to focus just on your skills and learning new technologies. instructional design

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. 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. The Challenges When You Outsource Your eLearning Content Development.

How to Assemble the Perfect eLearning Team

ThinkingKap Solutions

For anyone who has not worked on a significant sized eLearning project, all the moving pieces can make it feel like a Rube Goldberg machine. Creating the perfect eLearning team that works best for you really depends on your staffing, structure, and bandwidth. There are at least 8 different roles that need to be performed on a typical eLearning project. As you consider your eLearning team, you need to determine where these skills are going to come from. Consulting

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. You have been trying to help the community better understand ‘brain science’ and ways to bring that into learning design.

Instructional Design in the VUCA World

ID Reflections

The L&D needs to comprise some of the following roles to cater to the changing needs of the future of work: Instructional Designer/Learning Designer- including needs analysis, designing learning in line with adult learning principles, structuring learning events for different delivery channels, and so on Learning Delivery- including facilitation / presentation of learning events, engaging learners, making best use of different media. Design was linear.

BOB MOSHER – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

You have been trying to help the community better understand the science behind it and ways to bring that into learning design. In this context, we are reminded of your thought that “Designing for the moment of apply is hugely different from the current approach of content-driven learning.

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.