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. “ Do I like being a consultant?

Project Teams – Coordinating or Collaborating?

Integrated Learnings

I began to think about this in the context of an instructional design project team made up of subject matter experts (SMEs) and other project team members. In an instructional design project, at this level, the project may be completed by the deadline, but the culture of the project may be more of a client “telling” the designer what to do, and it is very one-sided. What types of experiences have you had collaborating with project teams?

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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.

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? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen?

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. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

How to Assemble the Perfect eLearning Team

ThinkingKap Solutions

For anyone who has not worked on a significant sized eLearning project, all the moving pieces can make it feel like a Rube Goldberg machine. Creating the perfect eLearning team that works best for you really depends on your staffing, structure, and bandwidth. Project Manager.

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. Project management.

Education and Marketing – Why the Two Must Team for Success in eLearning

Association eLearning

This is generally a good thing and ensures expertise in a particular area, whether it is marketing your association’s conferences and membership or designing certification programs and managing your association’s learning management system (LMS). They had a business plan for their eLearning.

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Amateur ELearning Mistakes to Avoid

LearnDash

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.

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. How do they manage their projects?

Understanding Today’s Empowered Learners

Rapid eLearning

Online communities connect peers who can extend the one person’s realm of expertise. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills.

Here’s How I Became a Full-Time Freelance eLearning Designer

Tim Slade

Earlier this year, I shared with you that I made the transition into becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer. For me, the journey to becoming a full-time freelance eLearning designer is something that I’ve been working towards for many years.

Here’s How Subject Matter Experts Help Build Great Courses

Rapid eLearning

If you work with several subject matter expert on the same subject, but with different expertise, let them review and structure each other’s work. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

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.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

Collaboration platforms are all about connections — between content and people, between expertise and need, between skill-sets and projects, between people and people. THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT.

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. Met federal requirements for accessible elearning , enabling all adults, including those with disabilities, to experience the training online.

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.

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. When we finally met, he opened up an elearning course that they had worked on over 10 years ago(!)

12 elearning agencies that use Elucidat

Elucidat

Are you looking for an elearning agency to help with your next project? There is a wide array of organizations out there that offer elearning solutions. Choosing an elearning agency . Elearning agencies can inject fresh ideas and creativity into your projects.

Podcast 10: The New Face of Nonprofit Leadership Development – With Meera Chary of Bridgespan

Talented Learning

And how is this innovative concept helping consulting firms extend their reach? Bridgespan is one of the world’s premier nonprofit management consulting firms that empowers mission-driven organizations and philanthropists to accelerate social change.

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. . What Is Elearning? What do we mean by “elearning”?

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. Create an initial project plan for the implementation process. System Implementation Consultants.

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Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and for four years was Chairman of the eLearning Network. Clive is a Director of Onlignment Ltd, which provides expertise in all aspects of online communication. I’m very excited about the project. I don’t remember many projects like that!

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52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning.

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.

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.

Limit the Use of Free eLearning — The Best of eLearning is Not Free

Enyota Learning

Over the past decade, 98% of small businesses have increased their use of eLearning. A majority of this increase in eLearning is owed to freely available learning management systems, authoring tools, and eLearning courses. Why Limit the Use of Free eLearning?

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

And do some one-on-one consultation. It depends on the type, scale, resourcing and expertise your organization has in developing online training. Or they don’t have the expertise required in creating online learning.

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RFPs SUCK: Lessons for eLearning Managers

Web Courseworks

Individuals with careers in eLearning often started out as educational technologists or programmers, writers or creative educators. Few of us started this career path with expertise in business, management, not to mention sales. Most of us just don’t get it when it comes to selling products and services—the schools of education or computer science certainly didn’t focus on instilling business acumen or sales expertise.

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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. Brainstorm project ideas.

Value from Using 3D Graphics in eLearning

PulseLearning

3D graphics, simulations, and virtual reality are starting to cross the threshold into the eLearning industry. In this article, Pulse Learning discusses how you can gain maximum value from using 3D graphics in eLearning. 3D Graphics In eLearning: Are They Really Worth Your Investment This Year? Here I discuss how you can gain maximum value from incorporating 3D graphics into your eLearning experiences. So, how to use 3D graphics in eLearning?

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. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development. Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development. The Challenges When You Outsource Your eLearning Content Development.

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

EI Design

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development.

Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

I recently completed an extensive LMS Feasibility Study, a project I wrote about in my previous article “ LMS implementation without frustration ” and that I discussed in my eLearning Case Study. Providing a single source of access to eLearning materials.

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Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners

Experiencing eLearning

Someone like Luisa might be your SME for a course, but she has much more expertise than Joan’s learners. Both managers expressed reluctance to consult HR with questions about accommodations, even in situations where that was the best decision.