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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5 Custom eLearning Expert Tips And Strategies To Optimize Your Employee Training Plan

Dan Keckan

Discover key custom eLearning expert tips from Instructional Design, performance consulting, and project management strategies to improve your employee training plan. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.

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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 5 1 Create a project. design project you know that it can feel like there. eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. Create a clear project charter Begin with the end in mind. S T E P 1 This is about pushing project sponsors. Developing a.

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. Elearning Example 2: Perinatal HIV Prevention Program Training Showcases Interactions.

Tasked with eLearning?

Design2Train

Are you a NON-training professional tasked with delivering an eLearning project? Even if you have a training department, they are probably so bogged down with mandatory compliance and classroom course development and delivery, there’s probably not an experienced eLearning instructional designer available for guidance, much less available to work on your new project. Here are three strategies that work. run interference on project roadblocks.

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.

Best Workplace eLearning Providers

Roundtable Learning

In doing so, you’re going to research different workplace eLearning providers to find the one that best fits your needs. Read More: Custom eLearning Content For Workplace Development. That’s why we have compiled a list of custom and off-the-shelf eLearning providers for you to consider.

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.

Free White Paper: Migrating to an eLearning Infrastructure

eLearning Brothers

Are you just starting your journey into eLearning? Or perhaps you’ve already got some traction, but you’re struggling with the right eLearning infrastructure within your organization to really make it work. Making the jump from successful classroom training or general information services to the online world of effective eLearning can be challenging and can present many roadblocks. Free White Paper on eLearning Infrastructure. Key Questions for Migrating to eLearning.

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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. These emails should be sent from someone with a high profile and not from third party consultants (although they can be written by the consultants). Step 2: Educate Through ELearning.

Strategies for Optimal SME Engagement

Integrated Learnings

As we all know, subject matter experts (or as we like to call them “SMEs”) are key to what we do as instructional designers or performance consultants. We rely on them to provide insight into our project and to validate what we are writing or creating. Below are these barriers and some of the strategies that we came up with. When SMEs are not committed to the success of your project or not held accountable for what they do, the project is headed for failure.

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

Leveraging the Capabilities of AGILE Instructional Design Strategies

eLearning Brothers

Often, when referred to in a business sense, AGILE strategies tend to focus on more project management or software development areas (such as with achieving continuous improvement, maintaining scope, increasing flexibility, obtaining team inputs, and with delivering high-quality products) than on instructional design strategies. The final form of agility, partnership agility , is key to enabling instructional designers to operate successfully in a consulting nature.

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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.

Upcoming: 11/27 @ 11:30 CT2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Consultant Dr. Hicken. Dr. Andy Hicken is the Director of Quality and Strategy at Web Courseworks. Dr. Hicken has been leading designer on award-winning projects, such as Web Courseworks’ CourseStage QIE platform for quality improvement and performance improvement. from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2009 and has conducted two Fulbright-funded research projects on popular culture in Indonesia. Date: November 27 th @ 11:30 CT. Register Here.

Strategy For Selling More Courses

LearnDash

The truth of the matter is that there is not any “one-size-fits-all” formula that can be applied, but there are some strategies you can use to increase your chances of making the sale. This is something I often talk about in consulting calls with LearnDash users. This doesn’t mean the strategy is bad, you’ll just need to put your own spin on it. sell elearning sell online courses

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.

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.

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.     Next is the Project Manager. by Ann Crane.

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.     Next is the Project Manager. by Ann Crane.

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.

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. Talking eLearning ROI Live , Interactive Webinar. Presenters: Jon Aleckson, PhD, Association Learning Technologies & eLearning Consultant, CEO of Web Courseworks; Andy Hicken, PhD, Product Innovation Specialist at Web Courseworks.

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ELearning vs Live Training by the Numbers

LearnDash

Elearning or live training? In most of my consulting projects, the client usually opts for some sort of blended approach – that is, lower-level content being delivered via elearning and more complex topics delivered via live seminars. In fact, the most commonly cited statistic regarding the benefits of elearning is usually cost related, and for good reason. Costs of ELearning. Design & Development of elearning – $33,600.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. Companies such as Accenture , GP Strategies and Web Courseworks offer external consulting and implementation solutions to businesses with needs ranging from IT services , training, and recruitment. Let’s say they need to deliver eLearning to thousands of members. What service management needs might an association “outsource” for eLearning? Project management.

Athenasia Consulting Simplifies the Marketing Plan Process

OpenSesame

I’m Laurent Timmermans, Founder and Managing Director of Athenasia Consulting Ltd based in Hong Kong. The third step explains defining a marketing strategy. The focus of this elearning course is on the plan and the structure itself. It’s not about special techniques or strategies, so do not expect social media or e-marketing training. What I like about elearning is that you can really do something different.

10 Pointers You Can Use To Create An Effective Outsourcing Strategy For eLearning

Adobe Captivate

To align with a rapidly changing learningscape and pressure on training budgets, organizations opt for outsourcing eLearning development. In this article, I share 10 pointers to create a successful and highly effective eLearning outsourcing strategy. How To Create An Effective Outsourcing Strategy For eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning development is an established model, and it has been used for the last couple of decades.

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

Your Training Edge

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. The MOOC development team usually includes several members of the L&D team, a technical support team, and often an outside consultant specializing in MOOC design and pedagogy.

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?

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.

You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. Even if you haven’t relied on a consultant for LMS selection , it’s critical to put an independent advisor on your side now. You’ll also have assistance with documentation, project management and other details that are often overlooked. 4) Create a project game plan.

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.

eLearning Art and Design Tips for the Non-Designer (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

So you want to develop an eLearning course huh? But you are not a graphic designer, and need some tips on eLearning Art and Design to get you started? Let me introduce to you a three-part series on eLearning Art and Design tips for the non-designer that may be of some help. Design with eLearning Templates. I have this on my list because eLearning Templates are a great way of controlling styles and design. Is Breaking eLearning Art and Design Rules Okay?

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. Assessments are an integral part of any learning programme, they help in measuring learners’ comprehension and implement relevant strategies to enhance it. Start with basic research on the web, take time, consult with friends and colleagues, and create a preliminary shortlist.

Why Engaging eLearning and a Fancy LMS is Not Enough

eLearning Architect

Investing time and money on the development of high quality eLearning and implementing a fancy LMS is not enough to guarantee an experience your learners are going to enjoy. How does this relate to eLearning? We can learn a lot from this example in how learners interact with eLearning. You can invest all the time and money in the world on a fantastic interactive eLearning course, and subscribe to a top of the range, feature-rich LMS. LMS STRATEGY

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?

How Do We Find the Right eLearning Partner?

ThinkingKap Solutions

In case you’re just joining us, we started talking about whether you have the skills to create eLearning internally, in part 1. Then, whether creating eLearning internally is the right business strategy, was the focus of part 2. ” If you’ve made it this far in the series, it seems you’re still considering hiring an eLearning partner (impressive deductive reasoning, huh?). Training, especially eLearning, should not be a tack-on to other services.

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. Making the eLearning a fun event through gamification can substantially impact your learners’ engagement. Online Course Platform versus eLearning Platform.

The Must-follow Project Plan For A Successful LMS Implementation

TalentLMS

The must-follow sample project plan for your LMS implementation. Design an implementation process and strategy. So, you’ll probably want to begin formulating a Learning Management System implementation strategy even before you purchase the software. You will need to have a small group (no more than 5 or 6 people, depending on the scale of your LMS deployment) that can work on the LMS implementation project. Invest in high-quality eLearning content.