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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? 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. ” I knew it would be a role in eLearning - that was never in doubt. Was growing an eLearning design agency what I wanted? BUSINESS OF ELEARNING

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. 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. . A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program.

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager. As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor. Over the last ten years I have concentrated on association, non-profit and healthcare related eLearning PD and performance improvement platforms. Here, I will hobnob with some of the top innovators in corporate eLearning.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 5 1 Create a project. design project you know that it can feel like there. term more often than not describes the development of a full program. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. program.

Microassist Elearning Examples Drawn from Texas DSHS Projects

The Learning Dispatch

We’re updating our online collection of elearning examples. Quite a few of them are from custom projects that tackle difficult, but critical and life-saving topics. 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 elearning examples include more than one DSHS project.

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.

7 Tips To Create a Killer Onboarding Training Programs

Your Training Edge

But according to research done by a consulting firm BCG, companies with a structured onboarding training program in place have the opportunity to double their profit margins and revenue growth. with a good onboarding training program. eLearning Featured Featured Posts

Customize New Hire Training: 5 Reasons to Partner Up With a Vendor for Your Onboarding Program

Obsidian Learning

Your employees might not have the time or specialized skills to convert an existing inperson onboarding program to a virtual one, or to create such a program from scratch. Each organization has its quirks and specificities, and these should be reflected in the onboarding program.

2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This exciting webinar is all about the eLearning Hype Curve for 2019 and between Andy and Craig you will acquire insight into what is real and what is hype. Consultant Dr. Hicken. Dr. Andy Hicken is the Director of Quality and Strategy at Web Courseworks. Dr. Hicken has been the leading designer on award-winning projects, such as Web Courseworks’ CourseStage QIE platform for quality improvement and performance improvement.

DevLearn Student Docent Program

Kapp Notes

If you are a student in an instructional technology or design program, consider heading to DevLearn this month. The students at Bloomsburg University’s department of instructional technology bought hotel and airline tickets today and we are ready to go… So what is the DevLearn Student program?…I’m The program is basically a guided tour of the entire conference lead by myself with special surprise appearances by several folks in the industry.

The 7 Best Practice Steps In eLearning Project Management

eFront

We have read about and practiced eLearning project management guidelines many times. In this article, we’ll sum up the steps in a unique order to give you the best practices managing your eLearning projects. What happens when you use text-based eLearning project management guidelines in the real-world? In the current eLearning environment we encounter organizations with increasingly complex learning needs. Best practices Project Management

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

Infopro Learning

Are you getting ready to outsource your eLearning? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to evaluate your assets before you outsource eLearning. How To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning can help you save time and make effective use of your resources. Thorough evaluations improve eLearning ROI and ensure a smooth collaboration. Form An Outsourcing eLearning Prep Team. Evaluate Your Current eLearning Strategy.

Growing Your Business With Online Programs

Petra Mayer

Many turn to the possibility to offer Online Programs. Offering Online Courses and Group Programs can help you achieve the growth and at the same time provide you with more time in your business. In this article I will explore how: Offering Online Courses or Group Programs can have three major benefits Click To Tweet. How can Online Courses or Group Programs support the process of generating new leads and growing your list? Time consuming creation of the program.

Training Strategy for Changing Behavior

LearnDash

If you need to change the current behavior of an organization through education on new policies and practices, then you need to have a proven training strategy. On all of my consulting engagements that required change-training, we implemented a similar strategy. At the very least you will have a general guideline in place for your own program. Without a communication plan in place, your training program is doomed from the start.

2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions Webinar

Web Courseworks

This exciting webinar is all about the eLearning Hype Curve for 2019 and between Andy and Craig you will acquire insight into what is real and what is hype. Consultant Dr. Hicken. Dr. Andy Hicken is the Director of Quality and Strategy at Web Courseworks. Dr. Hicken has been the leading designer on award-winning projects, such as Web Courseworks’ CourseStage QIE platform for quality improvement and performance improvement.

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. It enables the Learning and Development teams to focus on the next level of tasks including strategic planning, determining ways to measure the effectiveness of learning, analyzing program usage, and exploration on what more is possible. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. They may also add delays in your project schedules.

KEVIN THORN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT KEVIN THORN: Kevin Thorn is an award-winning e-learning designer & developer, consultant, and owner of NuggetHead Studioz, LLC. , LEARNNOVATORS : You carry immense experience working with clients in various industries solving problems in a wide-range of creative projects.

Best Workplace eLearning Providers

Roundtable Learning

If you are building a corporate training program for your employees, you’ll want to explore and select the best provider. In doing so, you’re going to research different workplace eLearning providers to find the one that best fits your needs. Performance Consulting. eLearning.

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 The demand for “traditional” eLearning is waning.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares.

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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. 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 platforms follow top trends in L&D

Petra Mayer

In my last two articles on eLearning, I focused on understanding the needs for your LMS and the assessment of the project for your organization through a feasibility analysis , which I recommend as your first two steps of your online course platform evaluation. eLearning trends. In blended learning , asynchronous and synchronous learning elements are being combined as part of one training program. Online Course Platform versus eLearning Platform.

3 Ways to Create Effective ELearning

LearnDash

If you are just starting off in the elearning industry, creating your first course is a way of passage. If you are creating elearning for a client on a consulting basis, you will also learn a great deal of patience! One question that many people ask is, “how do you create effective elearning”? The effectiveness of any elearning program is dependent on a variety of factors. Project planning skills will server you the best in the long run.

Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

Are you thinking about starting a customer education program? Perhaps you want to support broader customer success or marketing strategies. Specifically: 1) When to invest in a customer education program. To help you dig deeper, I’ve also outlined each of those topics below… 1) When to Invest in a Customer Education Program. Most likely you hired your CSMs and account managers for their relationship management or project management skills.

Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

Talented Learning

On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. EPISODE 7 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What can associations do to modernize certification programs for young professionals? So, how does this kind of certification program succeed in today’s environment? What is the history behind this certification program?

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

My seminar was called ‘How to Double your eLearning Return on Investment’ - and following a lively seminar with lots of questions, I wanted to share some highlights. The last time I presented at Learning Technologies was three years ago - whilst still being responsible for delivering an eLearning program within a huge, global organisation. Running my own eLearning consultancy has certainly been an eye-opener and provided me with a steep learning curve.

Strategies for Making the Transition from Instructor-Led Training to a MOOC

Your Training Edge

You are about to join the myriad companies that have seen their training programs blossom through the incorporation of this new form of technology-enabled learning. One general feature of MOOCs is that they have more assessments than ILT or traditional elearning, and those assessments are more learner-centered. MOOCs can also incorporate a variety of active assessments, from participating in course discussions to working on individual or collaborative projects.

KEITH KEATING – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT KEITH KEATING: With a career spanning over 20 years in learning & development, Keith Keating holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in the Chief Learning Officer program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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 try to specialize my elearning development?

Elearning Spotlight: Texas Vaccine Education Online

The Learning Dispatch

Developing online training is rewarding for many reasons, not the least of which is that we get to work on some amazing elearning projects and cover a variety of topics. When an elearning project positively impacts our surrounding communities, the rewards are even richer. One of our favorite training projects educates multiple sectors within the State of Texas on childhood and adult immunizations. How Can We Help You With Your Online Training Project?

Finding the best LMS for your elearning strategy – a complete guide

Impelsys

The search for the right lms needs a good amount of research but it doesn’t have to be an exasperating project. Mobility is another mandate for any online learning program as over half of the learning is consumed on mobile devices. Assessments are an integral part of any learning programme, they help in measuring learners’ comprehension and implement relevant strategies to enhance it.

Top Tips to Guarantee a Successful eLearning Program Launch (Part 3)

Litmos

As I discussed in Parts 1 and 2 of this blog series , I presented a webinar with Litmos recently that outlined my top ten tips to guarantee a successful eLearning program launch. The most useful tip I was given as I implemented my first eLearning program was to ‘treat eLearning as a business and treat your learners like customers’. I see many companies recruit learning professionals, content developers and platform administrators to deliver their program.

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? Confirm training is the right solution before undertaking the project. Creating great eLearning is HARD! Consulting

Elearning Spotlight: Military Child Education Coalition and Blended Learning

The Learning Dispatch

The solution was a combination of elearning available over the internet at anytime from anywhere, online communities, and in-person classes. The result was a blended learning program that MCEC provides to the Department of Defense, school districts, school-based mental health workers and others. Helped MCEC adapt to new training strategies. Need Help With Your Online Training Project? Accessibility Blended Learning Project Spotlight

5 Blended Learning Strategies That Actually Boost Engagement

eFront

Because of the way in which most blended eLearning occurs, employers miss out on opportunities to directly engage with a diverse group of staff who, in many instances, may never have the time to be present under a single roof again in a long time. By omitting engagement from training strategies, many companies fail to provide the “personal touch” in their initiatives; they implement training that is impersonal and “cold”. Blended Learning Strategies In Practice.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. Develop a content strategy that honors the difference. About 97% of these member organizations are government contractors that must meet Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements. JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. Develop effective pricing and marketing strategies.

How will adopting an adaptive learning strategy help your business

eFront

Many organizations still develop training programs based on “standard” company policies. Adapting your company’s training strategy. To achieve better learning outcomes, you need to design and implement an adaptive learning strategy that enables your employees to personalize how and when they learn. The idea behind adaptive learning strategies isn’t new. So, how exactly does an adaptive learning approach add benefit to a company’s training strategy?

LMS implementation without frustration

Petra Mayer

This project gave great insights into the implementation of a Learning Management System, way before this project would take concrete form for this client of mine. Identify which tasks will be required to implement the various solutions and how the projects would differ between the vendor solutions. Create an initial project plan for the implementation process. System Implementation Consultants. And so often it is underrepresented in project plans.

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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. The system that provides this infrastructure is generically called a Learning Management System (LMS) and is a software program or web application that you will either develop or purchase. Options and Strategies for Creating your Own Training Content.