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.

Remote Instructional Design Jobs

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional design jobs were often done remotely before the pandemic. Now that most of us are staying home, even more opportunities for remote instructional design and elearning work are available. As an independent consultant, I have worked from home full time since 2011.

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BOGEYMEN OF INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

Learnnovators

I’ve been an Instructional Designer for many years now. And Instructional Designers work with the unknown and the unfamiliar on a daily basis. If instructional design had a color in the course, this designer’s choices would undoubtedly be beige.

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?

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

focused on the organization and creation of instructional elements in. of several instructional elements. eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. Developing a. Results-Driven. Curriculum. 3C O N T E N T S Contents Introduction PA G E 4 Five Steps to a.

eLearning Freelancer Invoicing Q&A

Experiencing eLearning

When you are a freelancer or independent consultant, you have to invoice your clients. These questions about elearning freelancer invoicing came from Deborah Rivera in response to my post about time estimates for elearning development. eLearning Freelancer Bootcamp.

Instructional Writing, Identifying Strengths: ID Links 4/13/21

Experiencing eLearning

In this post, I share links on instructional writing, identifying strengths, project management tools, design principles, and more. Instructional writing. This is also another way to think about identifying a niche for freelancers and consulting businesses.

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. ”

Ready, Set, Reset: 21 Questions and Tips To Guide Your Digital Instruction to Success

Allen Interactions

Ready, Set, Reset: 21 Questions & Tips To Guide Your Digital Instruction to Success. Strategic Consulting eLearning Instructional DesignHappy 2021!

Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

When you’re looking for an instructional design role, it’s important to find a good “fit.” This is pretty common in instructional design and elearning roles, especially in smaller organizations. Many elearning developers are specialists; they work best when someone else provides them with a storyboard or script that they can be creative in building. Development is the easiest part of the process to outsource to a freelancer or consultant.

Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

Let’s face it – the title “Instructional Designer” comes with a reputation that designing instruction or training is all that we do. We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. By Dean Hawkinson.

The Future Is Here – eLearning Is Now The Primary Learning Mode

Clarity Consultants

In the early days of the pandemic, colleges and universities had to call a halt to in-person classes quickly, leading to a haphazard transition to an eLearning model. There’s been a rapid evolution in the eLearning landscape, and.

Is an eLearning Consultant Right For Your Business?

Academy of Mine

Is Hiring an eLearning Consultant The Right Move For Your Growing Online Teaching Business? Here, we’ll break down what you should expect from a consultant, if the benefits outweigh the costs, and where to find a consultant that’s right for your business.

Instructional Design Isn’t Dying. It’s Evolving.

Experiencing eLearning

You may have read dire predictions that instructional design is dead. The eLearning Guild just published a report titled “ Is instructional design a dying art? Instructional design is not dead or dying. Instructional design isn’t dying; it’s evolving. Instructional design previously evolved from only classroom training to classroom plus online training. I think instructional design will continue to fragment and diversify.

Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

In this guest blog, Jean Marrapodi explores this common issue and challenges instructional designers to start thinking of themselves more as performance consultants. Maybe we need an elearning module to explain ‘supply chain management’, so they can see the bigger picture.”. The Instructional Designer’s Role: Performance Consultant. As Instructional Designers, we really must serve as Performance Consultants when we are given an assignment.

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

Death of Self-Pace eLearning. In a report published in August 2016 by Sam Adkins of Ambient Insight a declaration is made that self-paced eLearning is in a death spiral: The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for self-paced eLearning is distinctly negative at -6.4%; global revenues for self-paced courseware are dropping fast. In 2016, global revenues for self-paced eLearning reached $46.6 Instruction is delivered in one of three methods.

Why Today’s ELearning Can Stink

LearnDash

Elearning today is suffering from standards of the past, from instructional design principles to the tools we use to create the courses. For years, Articulate has been a juggernaut in the rapid elearning development space. They have nearly perfected their offering making easy (and intuitive) for instructional designers to jump into course creation without having to learn complex systems or technology. articulate articulate storyline elearning instructional design

Direct vs Consultative Digital Content Development

B Online Learning

We see this building content for clients and for the clients we consult with and the clients we train. Having acknowledged that there are intrinsic and unique aspects of all eLearning projects we must also mention there are some broad components of content development that allow us to categorise the type of development required and adjust our approach to that development. Consultative Project. Instructional design approaches.

Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

What do you charge for an hourly rate as an instructional designer? These are all just benchmarks to use as a starting point, so you need to adjust for your experience, education, skills, industry, whether you’re a full-time employee or freelance consultant, etc. Harold Jarche’s “ So You Want To Be an ELearning Consultant? Don Clark has collected highlights from several sources on how to estimate instructional design cost and time.

Read These Instructional Design Articles

LearnDash

While I spend a lot of time writing about elearning, instructional design, and various technologies in our industry, I also enjoy reading what other people write. If you are an instructional designer then reading someone’s blog post or publication may give you ideas on techniques to use. Consultants can discover new strategies for handling difficult clients. 5 Instructional Design Articles You Should Read. instructional design

20+ More Books for Instructional Designers

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my list of 12+ Books for Instructional Designers , I received a lot of great suggestions for further reading. Instructional Design and Learning Design. ISD From the Ground Up: A No-Nonsense Approach to Instructional Design by Chuck Hodell was suggested by Phrodeo , who is using it as a textbook in a course she’s taking. Streamlined ID: A Practical Guide to Instructional Design : Miriam Larson suggested her book, co-authored with Barbara Lockee.

Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

Determine the format of the course (self-paced elearning, blended, virtual training, etc.). eLearning. Converting training to self-paced elearning cuts the time in half. . Example 2: If the classroom version was 5 days long, assume 6 hours of instruction per day of training (subtracting breaks, intros, etc.). That’s 30 hours of content, which converts to 15 hours of self-paced elearning.

Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

A while back we wrote an article on finding the right eLearning partner. The question “which is better, eLearning vendor or a freelancer?” What’s the difference between an eLearning vendor and a freelancer? There’s a lot of pressure on instructional designers these days to know the various development tools. And some instructional designers have become quite proficient in the use of their preferred authoring program. Consulting

How To: Design, Develop and Deliver eLearning

B Online Learning

A cynic might even argue that there are vested interests in the form of specialist consultants [.]. Adult Learning Principles Articulate eLearning Design eLearning Development eLearning News eLearning Strategy Informal Learning Learning Management System Webinars adult learning principles instructional design Master elearning Course rapid authoring tools

Instructional Design: The Process – 1

Origin Learning

There have been all types of blend in learning, using all possible avenues from brick-and-mortar classrooms, virtual classrooms, eLearning, digital tutorials, videos, to xAPI tracking all forms of social or informal learning. Instructional Design (ID) is a process or systematic approach to developing the various learning courses or programs. Introduction to Instructional Design. Use the Ruth Clark’s media principles of design for effective eLearning.

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Back when I wrote my instructional design careers series in 2007, I was only aware of a few blogs by instructional designers. Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Instructional Designers. Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning. Rupa Rajagopalan’s Writers Gateway provides a perspective on instructional design and e-learning in India.

ID and eLearning Links 12/22/2020

Experiencing eLearning

Best Laptops for Instructional Designers in 2020 Devlin Peck walks through the important factors for picking a laptop for instructional design and elearning professionals. The post ID and eLearning Links 12/22/2020 appeared first on Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design Post-SCORM

Web Courseworks

Kicking off the 2017 eLearning Thought Leaders Series will be Megan Torrance from TorranceLearning on, “xAPI for Instructional Designers.” Torrance is Chief Energy Officer at TorranceLearning, an eLearning Brothers Company, where they specialize in custom learning design and development. Torrance has years of experience in business consulting and project management which she now funnels into instructional design and development.

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Instructional Design Hourly Rates and Salary

Experiencing eLearning

What is your hourly rate as an instructional designer? What about freelance or consultant rates? Use these benchmarks to use as a starting point, but you’ll need to adjust for your experience, education, skills, industry, whether you’re a full-time employee or independent consultant, etc. The eLearning Guild Salary Calculator is one of the best tools for comparing the variables that affect salary in the US. Consultant and Freelance Rates.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields. It provides a model for the range of skills that fall under the umbrella of “instructional design.” It’s my recommendation for current students or are switching to instructional design or training from another career. eLearning. Performance Consulting.

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. As creator Conrad Gottfredson explained, AGILE instructional design “was founded upon the need of today’s organizations to be agile and adaptive.”

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Instructional Designers Need a Thick Skin

LearnDash

From the outside looking in, instructional designers look like they have it made! Those of us who have been in this industry for a few weeks learn a reality very quickly when it comes to being an instructional designer: you better have a thick skin. I suppose this is good advice for anyone across any industry, but I believe it to be twice as true for anyone in the elearning and training world. instructional design

Getting Started as a Freelance Instructional Designer

Experiencing eLearning

If you are starting out as a freelance instructional designer or consultant, what do you need to know and do? I know many of you out there have made the leap from regular employee to consultant. I have found a few resources already: Harold Jarche’s So You Want to Be an eLearning Consultant? I just bought Consulting Basics after reading Bill Brandon’s review. (It

Should You Create Free eLearning Samples?

Experiencing eLearning

Some employers ask prospective hires to create free elearning samples before being hired. However, in some limited circumstances, creating free elearning samples make sense. This happens more in fields like graphic design and editing than elearning, but I’ve heard of some sketchy things in our industry. If a requested free elearning sample will take 10+ hours for you to build, use this response (feel free to edit it for your own language and pricing): Hi!

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eLearning Authoring Tool Capability

B Online Learning

Since joining B Online Learning at the start of 2013 my world view of eLearning development practice and more importantly the capability of the so called rapid development technologies has changed. Prior to working with B Online Learning, I was working with consultancies that ran a local design, offshore development model.

40+ Instructional Design and eLearning Books

Experiencing eLearning

Instructional Design. The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean is especially good for career changers and those who landed in instructional design from other fields. It provides a model for the range of skills that fall under the umbrella of “instructional design.” ISD From the Ground Up: A No-Nonsense Approach to Instructional Design by Chuck Hodell was suggested by Phrodeo , who is using it as a textbook in a course she’s taking. Consulting.

Why Every Company Must Hire an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

One thing has always surprised me when doing elearning consulting projects, and it’s that nearly ever client failed to have a full-time instructional designer on their staff. One of the few exceptions was a project I did for a local state government – they actually had someone creating and maintaining their elearning. For the rest though, they were throwing dollars at consultants to do the work for them. instructional design training