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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 Instruction is delivered in one of three methods.

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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. Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning. Rupa Rajagopalan’s Writers Gateway provides a perspective on instructional design and e-learning in India.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. The post 7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud” appeared first on Learnnovators.

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?

Micro-Learning as a Workplace Learning Strategy

Learnnovators

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. An email with a few lines of instruction is micro-learning. Feedback discussions can be a part of an organization’s micro-learning strategy.

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.

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.

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).

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. A fun speaker, Cathy has been invited to present her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. Learnnovators: You, as a specialist in instructional design, are on an inspiring journey of saving the world from boring ‘instruction’.

MICRO-LEARNING AS A WORKPLACE LEARNING STRATEGY

Learnnovators

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. An email with a few lines of instruction is micro-learning. Feedback discussions can be a part of an organization’s micro-learning strategy.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

MOOCs are anthropological opportunities, not instructional ones. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

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

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

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).

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). For practical example, see eLearning Guild Dynamic 360 Degrees Reports (search 360). Future jobs, now, today!

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.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

“ MOOCs are anthropological opportunities, not instructional ones. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

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. This pricing strategy puts cloud learning platforms within reach for small and medium-sized businesses that want to train customers, business partners and other external audiences. I see progress on multiple fronts, for example: eCommerce: Organizations everywhere are trying to determine the best way to monetize their instructional content.

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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.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is the second post in the series of 22, that will form a how to guide to the principles of the eLearning manifesto. This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to make it more constructive I want to turn it around and change it into: “Only apply eLearning when it is the most effective option”. Is e-Learning a formal course or is everything you learn digitally eLearning? Is there room for eLearning in this phase?

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

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 Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Organizations are more comfortable with ideas like market share, sales strategy, training, competitive advantage, and such. The apparent vulnerability and the threat of exposure that social media and social networks (even within the organization) pose are counter intuitive to all good organizational strategies learned thus far. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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

Learnnovators

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. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. The world has gotten complicated.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CATHY MOORE (International e-Learning Thought Leader, Blogger): Cathy Moore is an internationally recognized speaker and writer dedicated to saving the world from boring instruction. A fun speaker, Cathy has been invited to present her ideas for improving instructional design in the US, Australia, UK, Argentina, and Brazil. Learnnovators: You, as a specialist in instructional design, are on an inspiring journey of saving the world from boring ‘instruction’.

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

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. While we still think in terms of “courses”, IMHO corporate MOOCs will consist of shorter programs designed following micro-learning principles and good instructional design basics. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

L&D teams of the future will also require diverse individuals with different skills encompassing areas like strategic business thinking, analytics and cloud computing, mobile computing, community building and management, instructional design, content strategic and knowledge management, social and informal learning, and experience design. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

The current failure of organizations to integrate social learning stems from their bolt-on strategy. It’s a strategic approach to shaping a business culture, highly dependent upon executive leadership and corporate strategy, including business process design, risk management, leadership development, financial controls and use of business analytics. The post Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy appeared first on Learnnovators.

Essentials of Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

We discussed this in the post on what every new instructional designer should know. Use a Backward Design Strategy to Focus On Meaningful Interactions. Training specialists always fret over the return-on-investment (ROI) for e-learning. Good books to learn more : Performance Consulting or The Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook to help learn more about meeting the organization’s performance requirements.

How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 2: Goals and Assessments

CourseArc

In part one of our guide , we showed you how to define the learning objectives for a new eLearning course or training, and how to develop a strong course outline that ensures your objectives will be met. Evaluating Assessment Strategies. This stage of course development must also include appropriate communication strategies so learners are aware (before they enroll) of how their success will be measured.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, September 28, 2009 What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer? Someone got to my blog the other day by searching on “what’s the difference between learning designers and instructional designers?&# In my last job, I was the Manager of Instructional Design. " Moving into the "eLearning 2.0"

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

Emergent Learning is a condition and an outcome of organizational culture, strategy and purpose. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.