A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is the second post in the series of 22, that will form a how to guide to the principles of the eLearning manifesto. This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to make it more constructive I want to turn it around and change it into: “Only apply eLearning when it is the most effective option”. Is e-Learning a formal course or is everything you learn digitally eLearning? Is there room for eLearning in this phase?

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)?

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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?

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types! Please let me know if you see these types of jobs or if you do these jobs. Resident expert - is accessible to networks of people, provides ideas as needed, shares expertise, has high visibility, initiates thinking ( SMEs , face-to-face trainers, consultants - as specialist SME bloggers who are sought after, followed by their networks in domain areas inside Enterprises). Future jobs, now, today!

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

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What does the future of eLearning hold? Where do you even start? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. eLearning is evolving.

Response from an eLearning Creator

Matthew Guyan

We don’t dig to deeply to find out more because it’s always a knowledge gap and creating courses full of information is always the most effective solution. Even though I have many years of experience, multiple degrees and diplomas in Adult Education and Multimedia and Educational Psychology, write for numerous online publications and actively participate in the eLearning community I still don’t know as much as they do about online learning.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the “requisite” training and get back to work and be efficient. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run. How do we know everyone has learned?

The 5-step elearning content development process

Elucidat

Want a foolproof elearning content development process that delivers great results, every time? We’ve learned from the wins and war stories of hundreds of learning teams and boiled this down to five key steps for producing effective elearning. The 5 essential steps for a successful elearning development process are: Set clear goals ( Capture ). The most successful elearning projects take time upfront to research users. What’s blocking them from doing so right now?

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 “). How do tools like xAPI and CRM integration make it easier to link learning with business results? How do you define the term LMS? Here’s what I know for sure – no two LMSs are alike. What kind of criteria do you use for reviews? .

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

Do not miss this latest jaw-dropping session by Mike Parkinson, Owner of Billion Dollar Graphics. How do you reach contacts now working for home? How do you tiptoe around budget and pay cuts? You need to look toward sustainable, impactful solutions, rather than stop-gap measures.

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How to nail your next elearning project: Top advice from 10 experts

Elucidat

We asked 10 independent experts, researchers, psychologists, innovators and learning managers what they think is critical to elearning project success. We’ve distilled their insights and advice into 6 key areas to be mindful of as you set out on your next elearning project. Only 55% of us do that.” – Laura Overton: CEO and Founder, Towards Maturity. “If Subscribe to our newsletter for useful insights, resources and elearning examples straight to your inbox.

Subject Matter Experts & Training

Ed App

A professionally shot five-minute YouTube video demonstrating how to cook an egg most likely requires a cast of film-making specialists, a screenwriter, and a chef. How difficult is it to do small background research on the content of the prospective course? eLearning employee trainin

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the “requisite” training and get back to work and be efficient. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run. How do we know everyone has learned?

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

They want to know the Why and not only the What or the How. Simon Sinek expresses this brilliantly in his popular TED Talk: How Great Leaders Inspire Action : “But very, very few people or organizations know why they do what they do. Why do you get out of bed in the morning? What would they do differently? We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context. They do not need stringent monitoring and managing.

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Do your customers focus exclusively on employee training? Use this opportunity to fill gaps in your solution, so you’ll be prepared to pursue this high-growth market successfully. • Leave Your Trade Show Marketing Mindset Behind. What can your organization do navigate this crisis effectively?

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

Organizational silos form because we don’t know what the teams across the hallway are working on leave alone being aware of what other business units and divisions are doing. Thus not only do we lose out on diverse inputs and knowledge, we also proverbially reinvent the wheel many times over and feed into systemic inefficiency. It is an excellent method for bridging those very gaps and silos – the white spaces – between the defined boxes of the org chart.

Cathy Moore – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You, as a specialist in instructional design, are on an inspiring journey of saving the world from boring ‘instruction’. We know you help organizations expand the skills of their instructional designers with your action mapping model. The most common change I’ve noticed is the question “What do you need people to DO?” How do you think existing learning models need to evolve to support these workplace learning preferences?

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

So I co-founded Talented Learning as the world’s only research and consulting firm focused primarily on advancing extended enterprise learning. You invest much of your time getting to know today’s most innovative LMS vendors up-close. I see demos, do my own exploration and speak to clients. I believe learning organizations have a much better chance at success when they choose a “best fit” specialist LMS. Do you see signs of this now?

Free learning & development webinars for June 2021

Limestone Learning

PT: How to Easily Create Multi-Language Elearning Courses Language and location present their own challenges when it comes to delivering learning to international audiences. How do you create a single course that translates into multiple languages? Contact us here to let us know!

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The Learning & Development Podcast: Developing A Digital Mindset With Myles Runham

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In this episode, I’m speaking with Myles Runham, who is a digital consultant, former General Manager at searchengine ask.com, and formerly Head of Digital at the BBC Academy. We Need to Move Past the “L&D Knows Best” Mindset. We do things differently here.”

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

This is always a great time of year to stay inside, and we’ve had plenty of encouragement this year to do just that. What a great time to catch up on work and even do a bit of professional development. Know of any upcoming free L&D webinars? Contact us here to let us know!

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LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

If you’ve ever crossed professional paths with me, you know I’m willing to talk learning tech shop with anyone — vendors, buyers and practitioners– anytime, anywhere in the world. Every day I meet new experts and exchange ideas about what’s good, bad and ugly in the world of learning technology. It’s not just because I’m a learning tech fanatic with more than 22 years of LMS/elearning industry experience.

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Gain a Competitive Advantage in L&D with an LXP 

Learning Pool

As long ago as the 1980s McKinsey consultants were talking about the notion of ‘T-shaped people’. So, how do you give people that combination and how do you develop training that can deliver both? Despite embracing new technology in the form of elearning, L&D can seem remarkably inflexible. Instead, L&D needs to recognize what people already know as well as what they need to know.

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Free L&D webinars for April 2020

Limestone Learning

Competency models identify what organizations need people in particular roles to do for the organizations to succeed and create competitive advantage. If the competency models define the required skills, then you need to make sure you have or create competency-based learning to close the gaps.

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Unlocked Learning—how to evolve your learning content

Coassemble

That’s exactly what Unlocked Learning can enable you to do! We know it can go without saying, but we still want to say it for everyone in the back—training content needs to be engaging. But how do you create content that’s powerful and engaging without experience?

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits: 2017 Edition

Talented Learning

We don’t perform on a live stage to sell-out crowds, but we do produce thought leadership webinars that attract hundreds of global attendees. We’re not exactly poetic, but we do create a stream of carefully crafted written content. As an LMS analyst and consultant, I hear that question all the time. We don’t look for holes or gaps based on arbitrary standards. When you need advice from blogs you can trust, do you dismiss content produced by LMS vendors?

Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 9AM – 10AM PT: Learn How to Create Assessments for Your Video Training and Publish to an LMS You’ve shot an awesome video for the upcoming training initiative, but what’s the best way to get your video into an elearning course on your LMS?

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Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Popular vendors include BenchPrep , Blue Sky eLearn , Community Brands , CommPartners , Digitec Interactive , EthosCE , ExtensionEngine , Thought Industries , WBT Systems and WebCourseworks. However, within each category, you’ll find a variety of vendor approaches, from specialists with only one application to generalists that support all needs. #19 However, we do expect LMS vendors to continue adding value to their platforms with features inspired by LXP/LEP providers. #14

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs - Experiencing eLearning , July 6, 2010 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. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs.

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Retail training: How to pick the right authoring tool

Elucidat

Choosing an elearning authoring tool isn’t easy and it takes more than a free trial. Choosing an elearning authoring tool is not an easy decision and realistically you’ll probably need more than a demo to make it. So, how do you weigh up which option is right for you? Some of the common training challenges we’ve seen our retail customers experience include: SPEED : Huge volumes of skills and knowledge elearning needs to be produced and delivered rapidly.

Free L&D webinars for March 2019

Limestone Learning

Many leaders are simply too busy to focus on their development or don’t know where to start. Monday, March 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT : Engaging E-Learning (Core 4 Webcast) (Free for ATD members) We all know that engaging e-learning requires very specific design and planning to maximize the engagement between the attendee and content. Do you know how well you’re doing? Boost your productivity and create brilliant eLearning courses in no time.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: What’s the Difference: Learning Designer vs. Instructional Designer?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Are we – as in the collective we of the eLearning ‘industry’ – making a conscious shift away from Instructional Designer since no one on the outside knows what that means? What do you think?? Since "I'm an instructional designer" is almost always met with blank stares, I just fall back on elaborating with "eLearning developer."

Free L&D webinars for October 2018

Limestone Learning

Additionally, many companies lack the structure to provide specific guidance to current employees whose roles change, under the assumption that those employees already know the company and are familiar with the new role. Norma Davila and Wanda Pina-Ramirez of The Human Factor Consultation Group will introduce you to role-specific onboarding and specific steps you can take to include this component in your company’s program. Do you use PowerPoint on a day to day basis?

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5 Key Ways to Improve Training and Development

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“Constructive feedback is crucial to career development, employee satisfaction, employee retention and employee motivation,” explains Nancy Mobley, Founder and CEO of HR consultancy Insight Performance. Active participation : according to the Research Institute of America, employee retention with eLearning tools range from 25% to 60%, while face to face training is between 8% and 10%. What skills do you want each employee to learn?

Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

L&D can’t prove ROI using the same methods other parts of the business do. A concise job aid of best practices for UX, UI, ID, and game design Clear guidelines on what to do—and what not to do—in each quadrant of mobile game design Join the webinar and click here to download the 2018 LEARNING TRENDS REPORT by Sharon Boller. Thursday, May 3, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Annual Leadership Survey Results: Are Your Organizations Doing Enough to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders?

Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations

Charles Jennings

This sounds simple enough, but requires many L&D professionals to adopt a new mindset and new approaches to the way they do their jobs. To this list, we can also add poor selection of individuals to do the job, poor communication between supervisors and workers, and low perceived value by the performers for the desired process or outcome. If there’s a gap between expected and actual performance, don’t jump to a TNA. Step back and analyse the root cause of the gap first.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Why do companies continue to pay huge dollars for products that are now being offered for free? That means your IT department has to know how to do all the code. According to an eLearning Guild survey conducted in 2007 , 18% of respondents in corporate settings reported using Moodle. Do you think were at a tipping point? I do know that reporting is crucial.

Free learning & development webinars for August 2020

Limestone Learning

It’s an addiction where one has the need to do everything more quickly, with fewer moving parts and less manual repetition. Let PowerPoint do the heavy lifting for you! You want to offer more shorter-form and on-demand content, but often don't know where to start.

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