eLearning Freelancer Invoicing Q&A

Experiencing eLearning

When you are a freelancer or independent consultant, you have to invoice your clients. These questions about elearning freelancer invoicing came from Deborah Rivera in response to my post about time estimates for elearning development. LMS Development.

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?

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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.

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?

Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. Developing Effective Custom Training While Respecting Resource Limitations. Learning development is a paradox. And this is a greater challenge when it comes to elearning (and other forms of online training). There’s no time to build engaging, exciting, effective elearning. Use an Elearning Interaction Catalog for Quicker Development and Lower Costs.

Creating Branching Scenario Layouts

Experiencing eLearning

I created a branching scenario prototype in Twine a while back about an instructional design consultant screening and booking a new client. Now I’m going to show my work and my thought process for some of the development process, starting with creating layouts. For the background, I want to set the scene of a home office where a consultant like Sophie might work. At this stage of development, I often work with just shapes in PowerPoint and no real images.

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Creating Branching Scenario Layouts

Experiencing eLearning

I created a branching scenario prototype in Twine a while back about an instructional design consultant screening and booking a new client. Now I’m going to show my work and my thought process for some of the development process, starting with creating layouts. For the background, I want to set the scene of a home office where a consultant like Sophie might work. At this stage of development, I often work with just shapes in PowerPoint and no real images.

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Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

You have this same decision to make if you want to build eLearning. Now, considering that we’re a training vendor, you may think, “Obviously, you’re going to say I should outsource eLearning. You see, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great eLearning course. Is there a business need for eLearning? The core roles that make up a training team are designers and developers. Creating great eLearning is HARD! Consulting

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. I think these principles will continue to develop and grow.

Audio for eLearning: The First Steps

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti One of the key elements in multimedia and eLearning development is sound. If you're not using audio in your eLearning you are losing more than half your audience, and that is never a good thing. The first step to consider is whether you do your own audio or hire a voice talent to do it for you. If your content remains stable and requires few changes over time, going to external voice talent can be more cost-effective.

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eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

It doesn't matter if you use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline or TechSmith Camtasia Studio as your eLearning tool of choice. each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. While I'm not saying that the resulting audio is world-class, when it comes to creating "just in time eLearning," it works great. I wanted to get some opinions on good microphones from other eLearning developers.

Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" So what's an eLearning developer to do? Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. The faster you talk the higher your voice gets. Getting closer will engage what's called the "proximity effect," lower the sound of your voice, and make it sound fuller.

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Microassist Elearning Examples Drawn from Texas DSHS Projects

The Learning Dispatch

We’re updating our online collection of elearning examples. Elearning Example 1: Visual Models and the HIV/STD Program Case Management Training. “As So begins the warm, female voice kicking off the first of several elearning examples we’re updating for our website. Our HIV/STD Program Case Management Training sample showcases a custom elearning project for the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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.

eLearning – Are We Missing The Point?

TalentLMS

I want to start this off by asking one simple question…does eLearning really work? There are many arguments both for and against eLearning, but the stark reality is, that if you are pushed for an answer, when you look at the facts, the answer is a resounding “NO”…but it so easily could be a “Yes.” First and foremost is that there are no real FACTS about eLearning being effective, particularly in the workplace. Who is eLearning for? Opinion eLearning

eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free

Tony Karrer

On May 21, LearnTrends will be hosting an eLearning Tour Event. Our tour guides and their topics are: Bob Mosher - Performance Support Tools Judy Brown - Mobile Learning Solutions Karl Kapp - Games and Simulations Tony Karrer - Self-Paced and Other eLearning Solutions Each tour guide will give a brief overview of what's happening out there and then we'll see examples. These examples are coming straight from our eLearning community. eLearning Technology.

How to Win Over Tough SMEs

Mindflash

And, while it’s part of our job as trainers to listen to our SME’s input and allow their ideas to inform our designs, it’s also our obligation to act as a voice of reason, a content filter, and a designer. — Trina Rimmer is a learning and communications consultant with twelve years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training. Online Training e-learning elearning eLearning Development results training

How to Transform Old Training Content into New Performance Support Tools

Mindflash

Voice-guided (easy to use). — Trina Rimmer is a learning and communications consultant with twelve years experience designing, developing, and delivering smart, engaging training. When her skills aren’t being tested by her children, you’ll find her helping others to develop their own training design muscles.

Vision 2016: An Interview Series with the Interactive Learning Thought Leaders

Raptivity

We decided to do this in a way that could be useful and interesting our readers as well as the entire eLearning fraternity. Our plan is to interview Raptivity’s Interactive Learning Thought Leaders on their vision for 2016, in context of the eLearning industry. Caryl is an eLearning Consultant and has been a leading voice in online and mobile learning for some 12 years. Interactive eLearning – how would that look like in 2016?

Vision 2016 - An Interview with Todd Kasenberg

Raptivity

Today's interview in the Vision 2016 series is with Todd Kasenberg, Principal, Guiding Star Communications and Consulting. More about Todd here: [link] Below are excerpts from the interview: What are some of the key eLearning trends that you think would surface, or pick up, in 2016? What are some positive changes that you would like to see in the eLearning industry as a whole? Interactive eLearning – how would that look like in 2016?

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

TalentLMS

We curated a list with the most influential learning and development experts worldwide. A real superstar of the online learning community, Connie is a learning experience design consultant. He’s an award-winning freelance eLearning designer, speaker, and author. .

Free L&D webinars for March 2020

Limestone Learning

As organizations develop their learning strategies for the future, many find that the technology they currently have won’t let them execute. Many elearning courses are long lecture videos followed by a quiz to make sure learners were paying attention.

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Introduction to Microvideo

TechSmith Camtasia

For over 20 years, Lodestone has provided organizations education technology services including: public and private classes, video production, eLearning development and consulting. Using a voice‐over instead of text. Today’s post was written by Josh Cavalier, the CEO of Lodestone. . Lodestone is proud to be a preferred TechSmith training partner. You can learn more about Lodestone by visiting their website: [link] .

The Top 78 Captivate Features

Adobe Captivate

eLearning Joe, LLC. Otherwise, you may very well compromise your instructional design approaches and give your learners eLearning that is less than optimal. It is common for developers to say that Captivate doesn’t have a feature when it actually does, because they have never seen it and because Captivate has such a rich number of features that it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of every one. Text-to-speech voices – useful for several reasons.

An Easy Way to Build Branched Scenarios for E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Part of the discussion revolved around designing some simple scenario strategies to move the projects away from linear elearning and towards meaningful interactivity. As I’ve shared before, I like to use what I call the “3C model” to construct my scenarios or interactive elearning. Some elearning courses are more like marketing pieces. The first is that they take a lot more time to develop. Performance Consulting. Got a favorite elearning tool?

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