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Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

Do instructional designers and learning experience designers need to know how to use development tools, or should they focus just on analysis and design? What about people who only do development but no design; are they instructional designers?

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.

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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. ”

BOB MOSHER – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

You have been trying to help the community better understand the science behind it and ways to bring that into learning design. In this context, we are reminded of your thought that “Designing for the moment of apply is hugely different from the current approach of content-driven learning.

How does instructional design work?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

What is Instructional Design? Think of an Instructional Designer like a scriptwriter for a movie. How will it help me produce better elearning content? Instructional Design in a Nutshell. What is the process of working with an instructional designer?

Virtualization Major Leverages Subject Matter Expertise for Certification Training Development

Knowledge Synonyms

Virtualization Major Leverages Subject Matter Expertise for Certification Training Development. Work Engagement Type: Process, SME Engagement, ILT, vILT, eLearning and Assessments. Customer Size: 200000+ Employees. Country or Region Global. Industry: IT.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 07, 2008 The Value of Instructional Designers Ive been having on ongoing conversation with other instructional designers as to whether or not we need to have the technical skill sets to actually build the courses we design. See Christys post, Technology Skills for Instructional Designers for more on this conversation.)

7 Habits of Highly Effective Instructional Designers

Integrated Learnings

Stephen Covey is a well-known organizational consultant, perhaps especially well known for his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I was thinking about the book the other day, and I also started thinking about how those habits might translate for instructional design specifically. As instructional designers, we can be proactive by observing business trends and building relationships with our clients. Tags: Instructional Design

From Instructional Design to Enterprise Community Facilitation

ID Reflections

An instructional designer by profession who started her career anlayzing learner needs, creating micro-design documents, writing story-boards and discussing the nitty-gritty of course navigation with visual designers, I have long been interested in the power of social, collaborative and informal learning. There was scant time to design courses to address needs that evolved from moment to moment, that was undefined, needed creative solutions, and innovative daring.

Understanding Effective eLearning

Rapid eLearning

Make sure to manage the relationship and use your e-learning expertise so they focus on tangible results. If your customer is happy, then you’re an effective course designer. Here’s a great job board for e-learning, instructional design, and training jobs.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designer as Consultant?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, February 08, 2008 Instructional Designer as Consultant? With the rise of rapid eLearning tools and the ease with which virtually anyone can now create a course, whats changing for the instructional designer? One oh-so-hopeful prediction: Instructional design programs will begin teaching instructional designers to write.

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. Essentially, an association identifies a need that it lacks the expertise to fulfill in various ways. Let’s say they need to deliver eLearning to thousands of members. Subject matter expertise.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives.

Instructional Design Opportunities In Energy Generation, Transmission & Distribution

Convergence Training

Tom Baer is an instructional designer with Puget Sound Energy (PSE) in the Seattle, WA area. Faced with changes in the industry, PSE has recently doubled-down on their investment in instructional design and training at their organization. Instructional Design Opportunities in Energy Generation, Transmission & Distribution. Tom is a senior instructional designer with Puget Sound Energy, and he’s in their Electric Operations Training Unit.

How to Get Started with Freelancing: The Instructional Design Story

Eat Learn Repeat

It’s never easy to start something new and it gets even tougher when you’re starting out as a freelance Instructional Designer. I’d setup a community hour, a virtual meetup for IDs to discuss their ideas and ask any questions they have in mind about freelancing in Instructional Design. Along with eLearning what are the other fields open to a freelance instructional designer?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View A long time ago, I decided I was much better at the practical side of things than the theoretical. but rather because he brings up some interesting points about the disconnect between the theory of instructional design in academia and the actual practice of it.

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Celebrity Chefs versus Celebrity Instructional Designers?

Facilitador

Instructional designers have experienced the rise of the Internet, mobile devices and an ever increasing array of software tools and platforms giving them the ability to reach more learners in different ways than ever before. There appears to be a parallel between the creative work of the chef and the creative work of the instructional designer when developing either elearning, virtual classroom, instructor-led training or any blended training and development program.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In that same conversation, Mirjam Neelen explained, “For me, a course means nothing but ‘a formally designed learning experience’ and can include many different instructional AND learning methods. ” Mirjam’s examples might be a bit too broad, but I agree with the first part of a “formally designed learning experience.” Coaching and on-the-job learning are also not formally designed. Faster Expertise.

DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 1 – THE STARTING POINT: GOOD OBJECTIVES

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. The goal of this series is to build upon good implementations of instructional design, and go deeper into the nuances of what makes learning that really works. For a learning experience design to be truly effective, it has to have a focus. That focus is the outcome that the learning experience is designed to achieve. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives.

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Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

She said she takes all the elearning in their organization, regardless of quality, but doesn’t bother to remember much because she knows she can always look it up later. ” Deeper, Internalized Expertise. Some tasks require a deeper expertise though. A salesperson can’t ask a customer to “hold that thought” while he fires up the elearning on objection handling. But that domain expertise does not transfer to all other domains equally.

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.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In that same conversation, Mirjam Neelen explained, “For me, a course means nothing but ‘a formally designed learning experience’ and can include many different instructional AND learning methods. ” Mirjam’s examples might be a bit too broad, but I agree with the first part of a “formally designed learning experience.” Coaching and on-the-job learning are also not formally designed. Faster Expertise.

Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

She said she takes all the elearning in their organization, regardless of quality, but doesn’t bother to remember much because she knows she can always look it up later. ” Deeper, Internalized Expertise. Some tasks require a deeper expertise though. A salesperson can’t ask a customer to “hold that thought” while he fires up the elearning on objection handling. But that domain expertise does not transfer to all other domains equally.

MARGIE MEACHAM – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT MARGIE MEACHAM: Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. You have been trying to help the community better understand ‘brain science’ and ways to bring that into learning design.

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? Design.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Whats in a name?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, January 19, 2009 Instructional Design: Whats in a name? I stumbled across this on a writers blog today: "Officially, I’m now an Instructional Designer. Koreen Olbrish asks "Is Instructional Design Dead?" The debate has raged here and elsewhere as to whether instructional designers need to have advanced degrees in ID.

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?, 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. Innovative eLearning Development. 5 Tips to improve stickiness of learning through innovative eLearning development.

Amateur ELearning Mistakes to Avoid

LearnDash

If you are just getting started in instructional design, you may be a little confused as to how to get started and refine your skills. Whenever I am asked this question, I generally give two recommendations: Hire into a large consulting firm. The large organizations secure elearning development projects for you, which allows you to focus just on your skills and learning new technologies. instructional design

KEITH KEATING – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Keith has experience in a myriad of areas ranging from Performance Improvement, Instructional Design, Leadership Coaching, Operations Management, and Process Transformation. More recently Keith has been leading clients on the design and execution of their global learning strategies.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

I have written about what constitutes a corporate MOOC and some of the design principles of a MOOC in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, respectively. Worse still, we will end up trying to design MOOCs to reflect traditional, linear learning models. MOOCs are anthropological opportunities, not instructional ones. Having said this, I also understand that MOOC as a design methodology is flexible and can be crafted to suit an organization’s needs, culture and context.

JULIE DIRKSEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Her focus has been on utilizing the disciplines of educational psychology, instructional design, and behavioral science to promote and support the improvement of peoples’ lives through sustainable long-term learning and behavioral change.

10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional

Trivantis

As is the case with any worthwhile and rewarding career path, it takes time and dedication to be a successful eLearning professional. However, there are a number of ways that you can boost your earning potential and increase your profits even if you are new in the eLearning field. Review your competitors’ services, either these are eLearning freelancers or companies, to see how you can differentiate yours. . Capitalize on emerging eLearning technologies. .

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

What is important to remember perhaps is that designing and creating these training materials is not enough. Collaboration platforms are all about connections — between content and people, between expertise and need, between skill-sets and projects, between people and people. Since community managers have a bird’s eye view of their community, they are often best placed to spot a need and a corresponding solution — be it for a certain expertise, content or skillset.

Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners

Experiencing eLearning

Joan is an instructional designer working on a branching scenario. She has designed and developed many courses in the past, but this is the first time she has used a nonlinear format. At the risk of getting a little too meta, think back to Joan, the instructional designer.

Dead-Simple ‘Ninja’ Trick For Justifying Your ELearning Designs

LearnDash

I have come to a realization during my elearning consulting engagements: not everyone enjoys elearning but everyone has an opinion on it. If you are an instructional designer then you probably have seen this before yourself. When they finally do make the time, they spend it telling you why the course design is wrong and how it could be better. When we finally met, he opened up an elearning course that they had worked on over 10 years ago(!)

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? It’s nearly impossible to staff for every role and depth of resource that a typical organization requires over the course of a few years when trying to successfully meet the eLearning demands of various internal clients. And adding one resource who has the skill of an entire eLearning company isn’t realistic. The Edge Goes to Expertise. How to leverage the latest technology and instructional training methods.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, February 04, 2008 The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum The Learning Circuits Big Question this month: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? Shades of Instructional Design What if we leave the labels aside for a moment. What if we say that everyone who creates instruction is an instructional designer.

Quality Control: Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery

CourseArc

Like any other product or service, online course design and development must be subjected to quality control (QC) standards to ensure that its users’ needs are truly being met. But like other design-driven products, in which subjectivity plays a key role in a course’s development and execution, the quality of eLearning products can sometimes be difficult to evaluate objectively. Designing and Delivering High Quality.

Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

Last week I was invited by David Swaddle to be a panellist at the Sydney eLearning and Instructional Design meetup. Does Australia need improved quality benchmarking or qualifications for L&D professionals such as instructional designers? There are certain attributes that I value in an L&D pro, including being proactive, consultative, creative, and willing to try new things. How To Become An Instructional Designer.

How to Sell Your Elearning Courses for Profit [PART 1]

LearnDash

One of the most attractive concepts for any instructional designer is the ability to sell their elearning courses over and over again. Every week I receive inquires from my fellow instructional designers asking how they can get into the direct sales game for their courses. Today I will be discussing techniques to help you find your niche (that is, the “topic” for your elearning courses). elearning instructional design