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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.

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. ”

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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. Expert commentary reveals insights: In addition to their 3 votes, each expert included commentary on why they picked the trends.

ELC 065: Pro Tips For Working With Subject Matter Experts

The eLearning Coach

Subject Matter Experts or SMEs are indispensable in learning design. Diane Elkins and Daw Mahoney provide strategies for dealing with SMEs. Subject matter experts or SMEs are usually an indispensable part of a learning development team. eLearning Design Podcasts

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. Roles are clear • Staff know who to turn. management role within a station. How to Segment an Audience One way to segment an audience is based on roles. Role-based perspectives. fire fighter, where roles and.

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 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

Implementing Successful Training in the Consulting Industry

Ed App

The Consulting industry is constantly changing and shifting in nature, which is why it is essential to implement a successful training strategy for your employees. Unexpected events, such as the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009, can have detrimental impacts on the Consulting industry, whereby firms must be resilient and agile to cope with these shocks. A method of training that provides this opportunity to consulting firms is the practice of microlearning.

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.

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

Axonify

But, instead of simply offering our POV, we thought there was no better way to provide you with the best insights than to consult with some of the leading experts in the field. L&D will have a new role and create many disruptions. Almost every profession is advancing faster than ever, and even employees in sales, service, and operational roles need regular updates on programs, processes, and core skills to stay productive and grow.

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BOGEYMEN OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Learnnovators

Every time a player puts down a coin in Reversi and thinks they’ve capture the board, stabilized their strategy – the other player puts down their coin and completely changes the state of things, bringing you back effort-wise to square one. Principal Learning Consultant @ Learnnovators.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

L&D’s Role in the VUCA World. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today. Assuming we have such Purpose Driven Workplaces (PDW) what would be L&D’s role? So far, the role of L&D has been to define programs and training based on past data – identified skills gaps, best practices and established processes, explicit knowledge residing in experts or documented processes.

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7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

Today, most organizations are caught between the crossroads of traditional training (top down sessions, expert created content, L&D owned programs) and the modern workplace learning practices reflective of networked learning, collaboration and cooperation, user-generated content, ongoing conversation and debate, open feedback and transparent sharing. Inspirational Role Models – There are always a few early adopters and trend setters.

LMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES, Part 1: The Plan

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  In this series, I’m going to share some of the top LMS implementation strategies provided by LMS experts from across the globe.      Sharath Ramaswamy is an LMS implementation expert who has helped more than 100 companies, each with their own unique challenges and expectations, successfully set up their LMSs.  One appropriately mapped learning program goal would be to offer role-based certifications on the new products. 

LMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES Part 2: The Team

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In part one of my Learning Management System (LMS) implementation strategies series I went over the importance of defining LMS and project expectations.     Here are the primary roles necessary for any LMS implementation team: LMS Administrator, Project Manager, Authors/Content Developers, and IT/Web Integrators. is an Adobe Captivate Prime and Adobe Connect expert. by Ann Crane.

Top tips from industry experts to maximize learning success in 2020

Elucidat

4 top tips from industry experts to maximize learning success in 2020. These are the types of questions we ask of ourselves all the time, and with the Learning at Large podcast we started asking them of other people too: consultants to CLOs, HR leaders to CEOs.

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

Learnnovators

They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. This post, as the title says, is about Corporate Universities (CU) and the role of MOOCs therein. CUs were created to meet the unique needs of each organization including their culture, strategy and vision. Thus, CUs can benefit by integrating MOOCs into their larger organizational learning strategy. The world has gotten complicated.

LMS IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES Part 2: The Team

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

In part one of my Learning Management System (LMS) implementation strategies series I went over the importance of defining LMS and project expectations.     Here are the primary roles necessary for any LMS implementation team: LMS Administrator, Project Manager, Authors/Content Developers, and IT/Web Integrators. is an Adobe Captivate Prime and Adobe Connect expert. by Ann Crane.

BOB MOSHER – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Bob has been an active and influential leader in the learning and training industry for over 30 years and is renowned worldwide for his pioneering role in new approaches to learning. LEARNNOVATORS: Back in the day, formal learning was the only source of information or expert knowledge.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. This post, as the title says, is about Corporate Universities (CU) and the role of MOOCs therein. CUs were created to meet the unique needs of each organization including their culture, strategy and vision. Thus, CUs can benefit by integrating MOOCs into their larger organizational learning strategy. The world has gotten complicated.

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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: LMS Implementation Strategies, Part 1

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  In this series, I’m going to share some of the top LMS implementation strategies provided by LMS experts from across the globe.      Sharath Ramaswamy is an LMS implementation expert who has helped more than 100 companies, each with their own unique challenges and expectations, successfully set up their LMSs.  One appropriately mapped learning program goal would be to offer role-based certifications on the new products. 

Top Learning Trends for 2017 (according to the experts)

Axonify

But, instead of simply offering our POV, we thought there was no better way to provide you with the best insights than to consult with some of the leading experts in the field. L&D will have a new role and create many disruptions. Almost every profession is advancing faster than ever, and even employees in sales, service, and operational roles need regular updates on programs, processes, and core skills to stay productive and grow.

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The Best eLearning Websites to Bookmark

LearnUpon

From webinars and eBooks to design tips and podcasts, there’s an immense amount of eLearning websites and resources available online. For every training challenge, there are hundreds of eLearning experts online who have been there, done that, and have a wealth of advice to offer. Here’s our A to Z of the best eLearning resources out there. Resource Type: eLearning Vlogger. Curated by Ant Pugh, an L&D consultant, this vlog offers a break from the norm.

7 eLearning and Ed Tech Trends You Must Try

eLearning Brothers

eLearning has become a new trend, and we have nothing to do but ride the wave. According to the Global Industry Analytics Report , the global eLearning market is going to reach $107 billion in 2015; plus, ed tech funding is not going to slow down after jumping 55 percent last year. With that in mind, you must be wondering what the latest eLearning trends are; moreover, you’re thinking about trying some of them, aren’t you? Wearable eLearning.

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KEITH KEATING – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

More recently Keith has been leading clients on the design and execution of their global learning strategies. Regardless of the role, at the heart of everything Keith does centers around problem solving. Learners’ needs differ based upon job role, readiness, tenure, and even region.

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

In my earlier posts, I have written about the possible roles it can play in formal, informal and incidental learning. It is critical not only understand the drivers behind this sudden surge but also how it can be implemented in workplace learning strategy. Organizations, in a bid to make learning accessible and digestible, are trying to include micro-learning as a part of their workplace learning design strategy.

Expert panel joins debate on future for L&D

Sponge UK

NEWS: An expert industry panel will discuss how to equip L&D for the future during a special online event this month. Laura Overton, founder and CEO of Towards Maturity , Simon Poole-Anderson, Global Learning Technologies Consultant with optical and hearing business, Specsavers and Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director of elearning provider, Sponge UK will be taking part in the Google Hangout on Thursday, May 19 from 12.30-13.30pm (BST).

MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

In my earlier posts, I have written about the possible roles it can play in formal, informal and incidental learning. It is critical not only understand the drivers behind this sudden surge but also how it can be implemented in workplace learning strategy. Organizations, in a bid to make learning accessible and digestible, are trying to include micro-learning as a part of their workplace learning design strategy.

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. Options and Strategies for Creating your Own Training Content. Of course, the classic three parameters; quality, cost, and schedule will also play a determining role. Instructional Designers and Technical Writers – are experts in knowing how to convert your SMEs knowledge into quality computer based instruction.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. The subject matter – teaching consultants how to configure ERP software – was unusually complex.

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. The subject matter – teaching consultants how to configure ERP software – was unusually complex.

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10 Elearning Trends That Research Says You’ll See in 2018

Elucidat

Investment in workplace learning and development is set to rise yet again next year, with the growth of the global elearning industry expected to increase 11% by 2020. But with employees switching roles around 15 times in their career and skills having a shelf life of just 5 years, where is the investment from L&D and training departments likely to go? Elearning trend headlines: From flux to focus. Consult, Curate, Converge and Cull. Elearning

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” Best of Elearning! Given the number of nominations, to make the list in 2015 is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! The Best of Elearning! An exclusive handful of organizations have won Best of Elearning! Elearning! To learn more, visit www.2elearning.com/ awards/best-of-elearning-awards. Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines take great pride in announcing the Best of Elearning!

THE CHANGING FACE OF CORPORATE L&D

Learnnovators

The transformation from the traditional role of ‘Learning & Development’ to the challenging role of ‘Performance Consulting’ in spite of many obstacles resisting such change! CIPD/Cornerstone OnDemand Annual Learning and Development Survey : “The future of L&D is changing and employers, now more than ever, are aligning learning and developing initiatives to business strategy.” Who are the Performance Consultants Really? :

Cathy Moore on Saving the World from Boring eLearning

Learning Visions

Adobe Connect session hosted with Allen Partridge, Adobe eLearning Evangelist “The extraordinary, the radical, the amazing Cathy Moore…” How does one navigate this field and become a professional in this space? Was a technical writer, tech support person…(while she was a student)…eventually got into elearning for k-12. Also spent some time as a copyrighter and being a marketing consultant – about communication… [link] How can we save the world from boring elearning?

Presentations on Scenario-Based Learning and More

Experiencing eLearning

Using scenarios can make your elearning more engaging and relevant. While branching scenarios are one effective strategy, a range of options beyond branching are available for incorporating storytelling and scenarios in elearning. Better Feedback for Scenario-Based eLearning.

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

Associations and other companies that provide some form of education or training can benefit from implementing an eLearning platform to support initiatives like professional education, certification and membership success. Consult experts to help navigate the LMS market.

THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SHOUT-OUTS FROM TODAY’S LEARNING INNOVATORS

Learnnovators

FROM EXPERTS: Let’s first take a quick look at a few serious shout-outs about the present state of e-learning from some of the leading experts who are also rebels or revolutionists in the domain of learning, in their own ways: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover… It’s time for a change. ” – Clark Quinn. Lousy eLearning needs to become a thing of the past. Not many organizations truly have a learning strategy.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. How do you foresee this strategy (combined with the power of spaced learning and distributed practice) coming up as a powerful alternative to traditional courses? Learnnovators: You are a trustee of the Serious eLearning Manifesto (launched recently by Michael Allen, Clark Quinn, Julie Dirksen, and Will Thalheimer).

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. It comprises stimulating discussions with industry experts and product evangelists on emerging trends in the learning landscape. What would be your advice to budding learning professionals who aspire to consider consulting as a career option?