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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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. This week, I’d like to go over the people you’ll need on your team before moving forward with implementation.      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.

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. This week, I’d like to go over the people you’ll need on your team before moving forward with implementation.      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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. they are ready for your team to. If in doubt, ask team members to explain how. for all team members and stakeholders to make project-based decisions that move in. team members to reference each. team onboard.

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.

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.

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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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.

Gamification of Daily Huddles

G-Cube

With due respect to all that is positive about work from home, team efforts have really taken a hit and the daily huddle that used to keep your team focused and in sync – is sinking! That tells us quite a bit about what a well-executed gamification strategy can achieve, right?

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.” 

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.

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. Motivation is the driving force for any team that a manager is leading. Without this, your team will not function the way it should. eLearning Resources eLearning team

Elearning Authoring Tools to Skyrocket Training

Continu

If you are unfamiliar with elearning authoring tools and wondering how to use them. So when we talk about elearning authoring tools, what exactly does that mean? Next, you may wonder what skill set is necessary to use elearning authoring tools. Before we jump into comparing five great elearning authoring tools, let’s talk about creating content using one of these tools. Also, think about what will work best for your learning team.

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. Why choose an experienced tag-team partner?

Big Brained: Smart Ways to Look at eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

Stuck in an eLearning development rut? We’re excited to bring you two guest presenters who use their unique backgrounds and skills to help people get better eLearning content—Carmen Simon and Ivan Bigney. Ivan Bigney is an eLearning Brothers Custom Solutions Consultant and a regular in the local improv comedy scene here. Join this webinar with Carmen Simon to discover strategies for transforming yourself and your message into something worth noticing and remembering.

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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? Associations love their members.

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. Below are these barriers and some of the strategies that we came up with. The SMEs’ managers or management team must agree to providing the time away from their primary job to provide what you need for your project. There you have it - five barriers to a successful SME relationship and some strategies to overcome them.

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.

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.

2020 Awards: The Year in Review

Coreaxis

We have been recognized as a top provider of various training services by renowned institutions such as eLearning Industry, Training Industry and Brandon Hall Group. eLearning Industry Awards. Top 10 eLearning Content Providers for Blended Learning.

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. 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. Check out Coursera’s Learning to Teach Online for more strategies to help you make the move into a digital learning environment.

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.

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?

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

It is critical not only understand the drivers behind this sudden surge but also how it can be implemented in workplace learning strategy. Neither are we always co-located with the teams we work with. 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. It is possible to design a weekly feedback session for team members that will not exceed 10 mins.

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

Impelsys

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. The sales teams are usually enthusiastic about their products, the point is to not to get swayed by the vibrant pitch, instead enquire about the required features, know about after support and more.

eLearning Authoring Tool Must-Haves!

360 Training

All prepared to kick-start your elearning journey? With so many elearning authoring tools available, choosing the right tool can be a daunting task. Too often, however, elearning authors get stuck on their first custom activity and find themselves falling back to just doing presentations. When you are investing time, effort, and passion into your elearning course, you want to know that the output will reliably meet the need. Strategies elearning LCMS Shazia

Top L&D experts reveal winning strategies for training remote workers

TalentLMS

A real superstar of the online learning community, Connie is a learning experience design consultant. She has written two books, Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers, and is the creator of The eLearning Coach podcast. Whether he talks about eLearning scenarios or the best Thanksgiving turkey recipes, Tim has an extraordinary knack for engaging people. He’s an award-winning freelance eLearning designer, speaker, and author. .

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? There are steps you can take to make sure you have the appropriate assets and knowledge base to make your eLearning Business a success. Here are the four main components that make an eLearning business thrive or dive. If you want a healthy eLearning curriculum for your learners you will want to focus your research and development on: Where is your eLearning content coming from?

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

Webinar: “Yes, And:” An Improviser’s View on Custom eLearning

eLearning Brothers

We had a hilarious and informative webinar this week with Ivan Bigney from our Custom Solutions team. In addition to being a top-notch Custom Solutions Consultant, Ivan is a regular in the local improvisational comedy scene. eLearning Brothers Custom Solutions team does just that. The Custom Solutions team follows a “start anywhere and go everywhere” motto when evaluating new custom eLearning client projects.

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 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?

Top 5 Tips For Innovative eLearning Development

Adobe Captivate

Amongst the challenges that Learning and Development teams and Learning Consultants face today, the top 2 pertaining to training would be: 1) How to increase the efficacy of training?, and 2) What learning strategies should be adopted to ensure that the learning and business mandates are met? In this article I will outline 5 tips for innovative eLearning development that will help organizations improve efficacy of training by making the learning stick.

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?). Do you want to hire a staffing agency to recruit a team for you?

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

Only a team of superb talent can move your business ahead of the competition. The same calculus especially applies the sales team. In contrast, unleash a team of smart sales reps and success pours like rain. Data abound and offer solid proof: The vast majority (80%) of high-performing sales teams consider their training process as very good or outstanding. But choosing the best one for your team can be a tough nut to crack. GP Strategies.

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

Training tools – Go digital! Incorporate digital learning into your blended learning strategy

MobileTrain

Consultancy powerhouse Accenture was already mythbusting traditionalists as far back as 2015 ! So, whether you incorporate it into your blended learning strategy or use it as a stand alone training solution, digital training is definitely the norm these days.

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. Why Should Leaders and L&D Teams Care About Informal Learning? Employees organically seek out and create bonds within and without teams, breaking down silos. Introduction.