Tips for Developing ELearning In-House

LearnDash

If your organization is in need of course development, then you generally have two options: create the material in-house, or outsource the development to another firm. If you are not interested in hiring an outside firm, then taking the project in-house is perfectly acceptable.

The Importance Of A Project Debrief For L&D Project Managers

eLearning Industry

At its most basic level, the purpose of the debrief is for stakeholders to put the project into perspective. A Project Manager's perspective is the most complete one because their viewpoint is the most comprehensive of all. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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Testing Of Multi-Device eLearning Projects

Upside Learning

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Using The Scrum Process To Manage eLearning Projects

eLearning Industry

While there are multiple Instructional Design methodologies for Instructional Designers to choose from, eLearning Project Management is left to the project manager. Here's how Scrum can provide you with the tools to lead a successful project.

Top 5 Reasons Why eLearning Projects Fail

eLearning Industry

Before reaching any conclusion on why an eLearning project failed, it is important to understand the reasons first. This article will help you identify those 5 mistakes that can lead a project to its failure. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

The Open Screen Project – Will It Succeed?

Upside Learning

This is an outcome of the Adobe initiated Open Screen Project , which was started a couple of years back. The Open Screen Project was started to help create a singular experience on multiple devices (using Flash) be it Computers, Mobiles, TV or Game consoles.

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Is Your Outsourced Training Project Going Off Track?

eLearning Industry

Turning your project over to the third-party vendor requires trust and focus. Discover the warning signs for when your project is about to go off the rails, and how you can get it back on track. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Project Management eLearning Content Development eLearning Content Development Outsourcing eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Project Management Tips

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. Stop drowning in information, consider this your surf board, to ride the waves of eLearning trends. Paddling, Popping up, Carving, and Wave Riding: Four Important eLearning Trends.

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3 Benefits Of Staff Augmentation In Resourcing L&D Projects

eLearning Industry

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development Corporate eLearning Solutions Corporate Learning And Development eLearning Content Development Outsourcing HR SoftwareUnder the 'Talent Management' umbrella, there is a short list of ways HR and L&D professionals can add people power to get the job done. One of those ways is through the benefits of staff augmentation.

Behind the Scenes of eLearning Troubleshooting

Association eLearning

eLearning is no exception. Seeing as eLearning is digital, it has the not-so-fun gray area of “it can work for some people and be broken for others at the same time.”. They’re not necessarily something a learner or project manager would need to know details about.

L&D Contracting: Outsource Your Entire L&D Project Or Bring On Temporary Staff To Get The Job Done?

eLearning Industry

When a client comes to us wondering if it would be better to outsource their project or add temporary talent to their team, our answer is always "it depends". This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Dynamic Language Translations for Storyline Projects

eLearning Brothers

It’s entirely possible to manage by utilizing triggers and states when developing with Articulate Storyline 2. Granted, this solution is not ideal for everyone’s situation, but if you find this is realistic for your projects, you’re in luck!

Cancer Council NSW & BOL awarded LearnX Silver for Best Learning Project

B Online Learning

We are pleased to announce Cancer Council NSW with B Online Learning have won a SILVER LearnX Impact Award 2015 for Best Learning Project Induction. Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News authoring tools design elearning eLearning content instructional design storyline2

Should Marketing Review eLearning Courses?

Association eLearning

Recently, an instructional designer friend of mine asked me, “Should Marketing review eLearning courses and approve them before they are released?” So, should Marketing review eLearning courses? The post Should Marketing Review eLearning Courses?

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7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? 3: What is the projected ROI?

4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

Association eLearning

If you’re getting started on a new script for an eLearning course, you probably aren’t planning to create a “musical” experience. Here’s my take on the top 4 ways to make your eLearning scripts sing: 1. Okay, now back to your eLearning script.

Custom Content vs Off the Shelf

Association eLearning

Requires significant development resources and staff. Some topic areas, such as employee soft skill development and management development, might not require that level of customization. In a prior post, we asked, “ what comes first, the LMS or the content ?Today

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Dense eLearning Isn’t Smart

Association eLearning

That’s not something you want to see in the feedback for your association’s eLearning. Luckily, there are ways to make eLearning more digestible, regardless of the subject matter. Think of your eLearning as a pool. Only include essential content in your eLearning.

Always Be Consistent Most of the Time

Association eLearning

This can be a real double edged sword, particularly in eLearning. In short, you end up with things like the worst eLearning course ever. The answers to these questions will vary from project to project. Would you notice if the sun didn’t come up tomorrow?

Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best Part 3

Association eLearning

In our final installment, we’ll look at more advanced techniques that will help your eLearning perform smoothly. So how can you make sure that your eLearning course will work on their devices and computers? Ready for an eLearning Partner? Chapter 3: Advanced QA Testing.

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget)

Dashe & Thomson

Mentally glancing over the 5 project management maxims below (and others like them) every now and then has helped me more than once on a project. Communication is the key to any good relationship, and that rule remains true at the project management level.

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget.

Dashe & Thomson

Mentally glancing over the 5 project management maxims below (and others like them) every now and then has helped me more than once on a project. Communication is the key to any good relationship, and that rule remains true at the project management level.

Project Management Training: Help Your Team be More Efficient

GO1

Did you know that 70 percent of all business projects fail? The three main reasons for this business project breakdown are lack of direction, failure to stick to the budget and not meeting deadlines. The post Project Management Training: Help Your Team be More Efficient appeared first on GO1 Learning. Business & Management Professional Development eLearning project management trainingThere’s no doubt this is a shockingly high percentage.

Writing Effective eLearning Narration: Making It Easy to Read, Say, and Comprehend

Association eLearning

Clearly, this is not what you want to have happen with your eLearning! If you can minimize your narration while maximizing the information you convey in it, your eLearning will be that much more effective. Many courses rely upon voiceover to help connect with their learners.

The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From Instructional Design

Association eLearning

This is true whether or not the customers, other departments’ employees, or Learning and Development are aware of it. I’m not a “numbers person.” I never have been. Some people aren’t “words people.” And that’s okay.

3 Questions to Consider Before Developing New eLearning

Association eLearning

Developing new eLearning is a big undertaking. Having a solid grasp on your goals and resources keeps the project on target and getting these answers early on gives you the information you need to create a detailed plan. Why are you considering developing this eLearning?

Blended Learning: Not your Mother’s, Grandmother’s, or Possibly Even Older Sibling’s Training

Association eLearning

It’s also an opportunity to develop talent within training teams by cultivating skills with eLearning platforms and other technologies, at a reasonable pace. Blended learning is not new to training.

What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

It can be difficult to understand eLearning terms when they’re used interchangeably. Which is which and how do you know when to use them?

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4 Best Practices for Successful Custom eLearning Development

Swift eLearning Services

Do you want to implement custom eLearning in your organization? This blog will provide you the best practices for custom eLearning development that fits your organization’s culture and context! Elearning is really impactful when it sticks! It lets the learners apply the knowledge in the real world environment. But, when does it actually stick?

Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best

Association eLearning

Quality assurance, or QA as it is better known, is a vastly important yet surprisingly underappreciated aspect of eLearning. For any project, one of the most important things you can have is a checklist, which tells you specifically what to test for. Chapter 1: The Basics.

What is WCAG 2.0 and Why Does it Matter?

Association eLearning

We expect to see accessibility issues continue to ripple through the eLearning industry. WCAG 2.0 stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Similar to Section 508, WCAG is the international standard for accessibility in web content created by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Way back when I was just a marketing minion working in development at a nonprofit, I used to attend workshops and classes that would help me learn more about my industry. The education director will probably need to address technical planning and develop a deployment strategy.

Improving Efficiency And Consistency Across Your eLearning Creation Team

eLearning Industry

If you're creating eLearning with an authoring team larger than one, you're likely to hit various hurdles that impact productivity and the quality of your end product. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

Association eLearning

If an eLearning Genie would come out of a bottle and grant me four wishes for my LMS buyers, here is what I’d request. Notice that course development is generally not one of the functions of an LMS. Wish #2: LMS Buyers consider the stages of developing and deploying eLearning.

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

Here are a few points to consider before making a choice for your association: “Is the eLearning well-designed?”. I’ve already written about how to create eLearning using PPT, so I won’t re-visit that here. Compatibility with other eLearning programs.

First Briefing With The Client: 6 Basic Meeting Takeaways

eLearning Industry

This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Design and Development eLearning Design Examples eLearning Design Tips eLearning Development Best Practices eLearning Project Kickoff Meeting

The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

A traditional eLearning course on car maintenance might be several hours long and have general divisions like, “Engine Maintenance,” “Tire Maintenance,” and so on. One of you car’s headlights is out. It’s supposed to be pretty easy to replace, so you buy a new one and decide to give it a try.