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 Role of Today’s Trainer

Rapid eLearning

As they have a learning need, they can access what they need when they need it because technology has changed the role of today’s trainer (or at least part of it). But it does mean the role is a bit different. The Role of the Structured Trainer. I see this as more of the traditional role of trainer where you meet with content owners, understand their needs, and put together a training plan. The Role of the Convenient Trainer.



Critical new skills are scarce – and their uneven distribution around the world is forcing companies to develop innovative new ways to find people, develop capabilities, and share expertise. ” (Ref: [link] ) And this interactive dashboard lets you explore the trends using different filters and parameters. They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities.

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?

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities


” Critical new skills are scarce – and their uneven distribution around the world is forcing companies to develop innovative new ways to find people, develop capabilities, and share expertise. 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. The world has gotten complicated.

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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? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen? SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)?

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. Here are just a few ways a partner like Illumen has helped organizations by meeting them where they were at and playing the role of that flexible specialty player on their team’s bench.

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. With this much going on, it shouldn’t be a surprise that there are a lot of roles needed to complete the end product. Sometimes multiple roles can be performed by a single person. Creating the perfect eLearning team that works best for you really depends on your staffing, structure, and bandwidth. eLearning Developer.

New roles for former trainers

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Enlightened eLearning requires more people, not fewer. Ten years ago, venture capital firms issued lengthy reports explaining why eLearning would take the world by storm. That first round of eLearning largely failed for precisely this reason: you can’t remove the humans from learning. You can, however, change their roles. Rather, we recommend redeploying them as connectors, wiki gardeners, internal publicists, news anchors, and performance consultants.

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The Six Hats Of A Community Manager


Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role. This shift calls for some intense community management and community building, and the post focuses on the different roles a community manager needs to play during this time. Collaboration platforms are all about connections — between content and people, between expertise and need, between skill-sets and projects, between people and people.

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.

How to de-risk crowdsourcing your next elearning project


Bringing others into the elearning production process is something almost every business is having to do more of. The customer began by consulting the teams and employees who were key stakeholders in producing learning and development.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

How much project management falls under the role of instructional designer? The range of roles and responsibilities is pretty wide. I would argue that anyone who isn’t creating learning experiences isn’t an instructional designer; they’re working in a related role.

Do SMEs Make Good Trainers?

The Learning Dispatch

Make sure your SMEs recognize that they need to peel back the layers of their expertise to get to the raw beginner below—when they’re teaching, SMEs need to think about how they got where they are, and what can help others get there. SMEs can make the best instructors, and sharing their expertise can be personally rewarding to those who’ve spent a lifetime accumulating it. The Importance of Using Roles When Developing Learning. The SME Role in Course Development.

The Best eLearning Websites to Bookmark


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.

Training a Remote Workforce via eLearning: Challenges and Options


As the number of on-site and out-of-office roles has been somewhat limited when compared to in-house employees, companies usually handled their training on a need based system. Training a Remote Workforce Via eLearning: Key Challenges. eLearning Training Remote Workforce



Each member will bring their expertise to bear and share their knowledge and experiences. They will play a strategic role in helping organizations collaborate with such talent pools for the mutual benefit of all. Mobile devices will be ubiquitous and play a critical role in professional development – We still have the luxury of debating whether workers will access the learning program via a laptop or a tablet. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW!

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Can we take this framework — the three roles of facilitators — and extrapolate into a MOOC environment? Within an organization, the three aspects of the role may not / need not be played by the same individual. Teaching Presence: This role can be played by the SMEs (subject-matter experts) for that particular topic who pose queries, respond to questions of a technical nature, and share their expertise.

Presentations on Scenario-Based Learning and More

Experiencing eLearning

Using scenarios can make your elearning more engaging and relevant. Decision-making scenarios increase engagement, improve skill transfer, and accelerate expertise. Better Feedback for Scenario-Based eLearning. Better Feedback for Scenario-Based eLearning.

Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with 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. However, you have already been handling this role for quite some time now as part of your work.

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After an academic career, Dr. Quinn served as an executive in online and elearning initiatives and has an international reputation as a speaker and scholar, with four books and numerous articles and chapters to his credit. What would be your advice to budding learning professionals who aspire to consider consulting as a career option? My approach is to try understand where folks are coming from, and add the particular expertise that meets their needs.



He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. Jay is the author of Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , Working Smarter Fieldbook , Implementing eLearning , and Real Learning. My role was to point out to organizations that they were investing in the wrong place: formal learning. eLearning is great for learning some things; IT skills come to mind. eLearning scales.



7 Micro-eLearning Techniques to Improve Performance : In this article by Christopher Pappas you will find an in-depth look at how you can integrate Micro-eLearning techniques into your eLearning course, in order to improve performance and provide your students or employees with the most beneficial eLearning course design. Cognibloom : Cognibloom is a social micro learning tool that empowers people to share their expertise by helping them create social quizzes.



& 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. However, you have already been handling this role for quite some time now as part of your work.

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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. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Innovative learning technology is helping consulting firms provide high-value advisory services to a much broader audience. It really goes beyond individual elearning.

How eLearning Is A Great Lead Magnet

Petra Mayer

eLearning can play an important role as a lead magnet. Here’s how eLearning is a great lead magnet and how to use it to your advantage. eLearning is without a doubt one of the best ways to get email opt-ins, as by offering a free online course on your website, you’re providing an incentive for people to sign up with little commitment on their part. Now that you know how eLearning is a great lead magnet, it’s time to get your web-based learning off the ground.



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.



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. Including our roles in L&D. Will AI take over the roles of teachers or trainers and make them redundant?



Regardless of the role, at the heart of everything Keith does centers around problem solving. If re-skilling is the future of workplace learning and an integral part of the future of work, what would be the role of the learning leader in this scenario?

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). For example in a talent management scenario, an LMS helps track each employee’s profile and organizational role, as well as training history and relevant learning paths. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Here’s How Subject Matter Experts Help Build Great Courses

Rapid eLearning

Subject matter experts play a key role in the success of our courses. 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. A subject matter expert expertise comes from years of industry experience, but the average 20-minute e-learning course is not intended to provide an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject. Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills.

Elearning Spotlight: Military Child Education Coalition and Blended Learning

The Learning Dispatch

The role of the MCEC is to help families, schools, and communities be better prepared to support military-connected children throughout their academic careers. The solution was a combination of elearning available over the internet at anytime from anywhere, online communities, and in-person classes. Incorporated instructional strategies and technology with expertise from in-house training resources, striving to create the best and most creative MCEC training in a different format.



But we still have a role to play in the acquisition of more complex skills. I’m not worried about the need for elearning disappearing, but I am concerned that the elearning industry seems focused on better and faster ways to deliver information.

Online training in the age of COVID-19


You can play a valuable role in offering your clients options and delivering solutions for maintaining training and compliance with your expertise backed up by great technology. Schedule a quick consultation call with an experienced eLearning professional.

Making the Case for Gamification in Corporate eLearning


Introducing gamification into a corporate eLearning environment can be challenging. Corporate resistance When suggesting the use of gamification in a corporate eLearning environment , you may receive responses that range from “ that sounds fun ” to “ the subject matter is far too serious ” or “ people are here to work, not play games ”. The problem with these types of compliance-based courses is that the learner will have completed similar courses in their previous roles.

How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

And do some one-on-one consultation. They were also created to empower patients to play an active role in their treatment. In the simulation the learner assumes the role of a community health nurse assigned to complete a home visit.

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Large-scale online course design? Use collaborative learning for high engagement

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

The content of the first edition was developed in collaboration with experts from Wageningen University and an external consultant, all with extensive field experience. My role was to refine the questions and to organize collaborative learning. elearning elearning.

OpenSesame adds new global publisher partnerships, further expanding OpenSesame Plus subscription variety


Portland, OR – 1 September 2021 – OpenSesame, a market-leading SaaS global elearning innovator, today announced the addition of multiple new global publishers to its popular OpenSesame Plus subscription. In 2019, PAWLIK Consultants GmbH acquired a majority stake in Pink University.

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. Cindy is a manager, which puts her in the same role as the learners. The post Protagonists Should Be Like Your Learners appeared first on Experiencing eLearning.