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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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?

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?

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.

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

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post.

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.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I’ve been recently working on lots of eLearning strategy consulting engagements and one of my colleagues asked me to provide a set of resources around this topic. I went back and looked at what I had written before on eLearning Strategy and saw that I had said at the time: I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post.

Learning Strategy Issues

Clark Quinn

One presentation was on collaborating to produce an elearning course on sleeping better, with the presenter’s firm demonstrating expertise in elearning, while the other firm had the subject matter expertise on sleep health. ” He was a consultant, and his clients already seemed to be moving forward. So, there are opportunities to start taking small steps in the direction of taking on a bigger perspective and making the role of L&D more strategic.

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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.

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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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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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.

7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud”

Learnnovators

Inspirational Role Models – There are always a few early adopters and trend setters. The latter need strong role models whose behaviour they can emulate, whose successes and failures are out there for all to see. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. The post 7 Strategies to Facilitate “Working Out Loud” appeared first on Learnnovators.

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. , Rather, the role will also continue to evolve and be redefined. KEVIN THORN : Agreed that the role of an ID is being continually reinvented.

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. by Ann Crane.

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 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.    Ramaswamy went on to say that “one must review the business strategies which motivated the purchase of the LMS in the first place, identify the overall business objectives, identify the key stakeholders and draft a plan with an intent to illustrate how the learning plan objectives match with and contribute to the business objectives.” 

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.

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. by Ann Crane.

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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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.

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. Be prepared to play a different role. One of the most difficult parts of transitioning from ILT to MOOCs as an instructor is getting used to the different role you will play. In a course that is not moderated, your role may be limited to creating the course materials.

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.

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. Elearning. BOB MOSHER - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

3 elearning content nightmares… and how to avoid them!

Elucidat

Imagine the worst elearning course you’ve ever taken. It’s no wonder digital learning can have a bad rep, but good elearning is easy when you know how – and to help, we’ll show the top 3 mistakes to avoid. Good elearning design has the power to transform L&D within a business.

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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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.    Ramaswamy went on to say that “one must review the business strategies which motivated the purchase of the LMS in the first place, identify the overall business objectives, identify the key stakeholders and draft a plan with an intent to illustrate how the learning plan objectives match with and contribute to the business objectives.” 

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.

5 books for all learning professionals

Matthew Guyan

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post where I shared 5 books every eLearning professional should read. This book has five strategies and 26 tactics based on research that are proven to promote deeper learning and application form instruction.

5 Ways to Handle Boring eLearning Content Like a Pro

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever been tasked with building eLearning games or courses, only to find that your soul source of material is a collection of lifeless, boring eLearning content? Often in eLearning we want to provide our learners with a tour of our “important key points.” Here are five ways you can start handling boring eLearning content like a pro: 1. Violate Their Expectations. 3. Let Them Take on a Role. eLearning Instructional Design Resources

Personalized Learning Strategies: The Philosophy, Execution, and Pitfalls to avoid

eFront

In the realm of education, personalized learning strategies have been in vogue at a number of district and public charter schools for many years now, and there’s ample research to validate that those strategies really do work. Interestingly, though, it is in today’s highly competitive business environment that implementing personalized learning strategies can provide exceptional return on investment (ROI) to employers. Building personalized learning strategies.

4 Ways eLearning Managers Can Improve Employee Performance

eLearning Brothers

She is the chief operations officer of a high-level consultancy firm. However, if we try to analyze the truth, successful managers know nothing more than other managers, but they all have in common simple techniques that they like to execute within their elearning team. For different individuals, motivation comes in different ways; hence, it is important to understand all the aspects of your team, before deciding a motivational strategy for them.

9 Strategies to Encourage and Drive Informal Learning in a Remote Working Environment

EI Design

It takes place in structured eLearning courses, face-to-face or virtual classrooms, or as a blend. Peter Drucker, the famous management consultant, is credited with saying “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Introduction. Humans learn a lot informally.

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.

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

Learning 2.0 Strategy

Clark Quinn

strategy. Strategy 1. When I used to work with organizations on defining an eLearning Strategy, I always worked from a very broad view of needs across the organization and the implications that had on people, process and technology. I initially attacked eLearning 2.0 Strategy because you have to be prepared to provide these new services and solutions.

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.