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.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries. LMS Specialists: Why Now? As an LMS selection consultant , I’ve had a front-row seat in the rapid shift toward specialization. LMS Specialists: What’s So Special? LMS Specialists: Noteworthy Examples.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

In this post, the fifth in the series, I want to focus on some of the learner characteristics that make for successful MOOC participants. In that sense, a MOOC is a dynamic and evolving pedagogical form that allows diverse set of learners to come together and form cohorts, to co-create and build the context as they go through the course. Most learners are used to “solo” learning, both in the academic and the corporate world.

Motivating Learners to Look Up Compliance Policies Themselves

Experiencing eLearning

In my last post, I explained how starting compliance training with a worst-case scenario can engage learners right from the start. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter. In this post, I’ll explain a technique for keeping learners engaged throughout the course. A typical elearning compliance course on reasonable accommodations would start with a history of the ADA, ADAAA, Civil Rights Act, etc.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

In this post, the fifth in the series, I want to focus on some of the learner characteristics that make for successful MOOC participants. In that sense, a MOOC is a dynamic and evolving pedagogical form that allows diverse set of learners to come together and form cohorts, to co-create and build the context as they go through the course. ” Most learners are used to “solo” learning, both in the academic and the corporate world.

Creativity within Constraints: When Cost, Resource Scarcity, or Deadlines Make Effective Elearning Seem Out of Reach

The Learning Dispatch

An interaction catalog can help you develop effective elearning under constraints. And this is a greater challenge when it comes to elearning (and other forms of online training). When there’s no instructor, however—when learning is self-directed, asynchronous, and delivered online—there’s a real risk of boring, click-next elearning that barely engages employee attention; training that hardly has a chance of changing behavior. Creating Elearning Under Constraints?

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 The demand for “traditional” eLearning is waning.

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! 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). The assistants coach learners on the possible choices and options on PLE decisions. Future jobs, now, today!

9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? 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. Dr. Partridge is an eLearning Evangelist for Adobe Systems.

Describe what you do

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

To do that, I do analysis on the need and the learners and environment and tools/resources, I prepare objectives and a way to test if the objectives have been met, develop a strategy, design resources and practice activities per the strategy and test, and develop the content.”

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

My seminar was called ‘How to Double your eLearning Return on Investment’ - and following a lively seminar with lots of questions, I wanted to share some highlights. The last time I presented at Learning Technologies was three years ago - whilst still being responsible for delivering an eLearning program within a huge, global organisation. Running my own eLearning consultancy has certainly been an eye-opener and provided me with a steep learning curve.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Now, custom apps are being developed for learners who travel heavily, work remotely, are frequently offline, or have unique “on the go” business requirements. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant. Association LMSs focus on the number of unique learners that use the LMS within a specific timeframe.

Precautions to take before getting an LMS from elearning companies in US

Creativ Technologies

There has been a lot of demand for elearning companies in US because of the pandemic. When you are purchasing an LMS from one of the elearning companies in US, create plans for unexpected changes. Use elearning templates . Blogpost eLearning elearning companies in US

What do eLearning Experts have to say about Gamification?

Adobe Captivate

So here we go: these are a few quotes from various eLearning professionals on this exciting learning strategy. I think that while eLearning has come a long way from the click next culture it used to be, a lot of organizations are hesitant to spend the extra time and budget to include engaging gamification elements in their learning. Here are some of my favorites: Games accommodate the needs of many different types of learners. Especially learner analysis.

Response from an eLearning Creator

Matthew Guyan

Dear Engaged Learner, Thank-you for your letter and my apologies for the delay in replying. I receive so many from engaged learners like you that it takes me a little while to respond but it always warms the cockles of my heart to read them. Signed, The Senior Head Specialist Consulting Advisor in Instructional Learning Architecture Design and Creator of Engaging Knowledge Development Solutions for Organisational Capability.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. While courses can be made mandatory, a MOOC requires willing learner participation and collaboration. While fairly simple in structure, putting a MOOC together requires design thinking that puts the learner in the center. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today.

Create Motivating Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

In a previous post, I explained how starting compliance training with a worst-case scenario can engage learners right from the start. Setting the course up with a scenario helps learners understand why the policies matter. All of that is “pushing” content to learners.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

Network learners of the future will have access to formal and informal education of their choice, wherever they are located, whenever they are able to participate… The network learner will be an active participant … learning with and from experts and peers wherever they are located.”. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today.

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’. In this context, what are some of the ‘instructional’ challenges that these changes have presented to support learners who are successful in managing or self-organizing their own learning (by finding ways to solve their learning problems)? To what extent do you think this has inspired the making of the Serious eLearning Manifesto?

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

L&D will have to don the hat of community managers and become learners. Social media and open resources like MOOCs will foster an era of self-driven learners who know what they need, where to find it and take their pick. The learners will come with a consumer mindset–valuing what they need, and not what is thrust on them. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. ASTD’s International Conference and Exposition is a massive, thoroughly capitalist, and rather carnivalesque convergence of people working in corporate talent development, along with the companies and consultants who sell to them. A few examples: Michael Allen, Julie Dirksen, and Clark Quinn presented their Serious eLearning Manifesto.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

For example, as someone who belongs to the elearning and organizational learning industry, I need to be on top of the critical impact of technology like Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud on workplace learning. Continuous learning and autonomous learners are two goals organizations must strive toward to make an impact today. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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. See here for ways to design elearning concepts. .

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. It continues to frustrate me that I can’t get more people to commit to making a better use of learner time. We use research and experience as a guideline, then reserve enough resources to modify our programs, perhaps several times, based on realized outcomes with our learners in the context in which they learn and perform. The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the result.”

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. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. Engage the learner’s curiosity. She is also the author of multiple eLearning books.

Emergent Workplaces: Learning In The Networked World

Learnnovators

” “ Network learners of the future will have access to formal and informal education of their choice, wherever they are located, whenever they are able to participate … The network learner will be an active participant … learning with and from experts and peers wherever they are located. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. This is my area of passion.

How to Choose Between an eLearning Agency, Freelancer or Full-time Employee

eLearning Architect

Starting an eLearning project is an intimidating task. The same can be said for resourcing an eLearning project - who is going to undertake the work? First things first, let's remember that an eLearning project usually consists of two projects rather than one - the content and the platform. We need both the eLearning content and the platform in order to deliver online learning. The name given to a platform that delivers eLearning is LMS or Learning Management System).

Essentials of Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

It’s important to step away from info-centric design and step towards learner-centric design. A course focused on the learner frames the content so that it’s relevant to the learner’s needs and meaningful to the types of decisions they need to make in the real world. Training specialists always fret over the return-on-investment (ROI) for e-learning. The real bull’s eye is identifying what the learner needs to do.

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 “). Basically, an LMS (or learning management system) is software that tracks learners, content and their interrelationships. And to some degree, every LMS tracks learner progress as they move through assigned or selected content. Who are your learners?

DR. STELLA LEE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Stella runs a consulting company called Paradox Learning , and is based in Calgary, Canada. Using AI algorithms, relevant content can be sourced, processed, and combined in many different ways for different learners to provide a personalized experience. Are we stifling learner agency?

Who Should You Include In Your Planning For Your eLearning Course?

Adobe Captivate

Who Should You Include In Your Planning For Your eLearning Course? Many of these company managers have no formal training in teaching learners and hence have not compiled a complete picture of what needs to be learned by the student or learner. In their opinion, they select materials that they feel are suitable for the learner. Information is not limited to within the company, you can get journals, textbooks and consultants to help with the creation of your course(s).

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 4: ROLE IN CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

Learnnovators

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles. The world has gotten complicated.

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?

How to effectively use videos in eLearning and microlearning

Unicorn Training

Jamie Paddock our eLearning Consultant intern explores the use of videos in eLearning and microlearning, including his top tips to create engaging and effective content.Videos have been a staple of the learning diet for a long time. What has changed with eLearning is how videos fit into the new media environment and how we are (or are not) interacting with them. This sets the learner in the right frame of mind.

From Idea to LMS Implementation: Starting Out in eLearning

eFront

LMS implementation is the most tedious task when setting up your eLearning initiative. Setting the LMS as the foundation of your company’s eLearning program is the most critical part of integrating tech into your company’s learning processes. We find that these LMS implementation best practices are of great help to newcomers to eLearning when they finally decide to get their own learning management system.

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. eLearning has been the new normal for years now and companies are leaving no stones unturned to seek courses that deliver the best training value to their employees. Why Limit the Use of Free eLearning? which can generate interest in learners.

Case Study: How Tesseract Learning Transformed COL’s C-DELTA Programme into a Gold Brandon Hall Winning Place to Learn

Tesseract Learning

To provide more personalized self-learning environment COL wanted to develop a single point entry for the learners with levels of certification/badging and also manage the system optimally for reporting. Blog Custom elearning Learning Design

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. Lead with learners. It’s no surprise that learning specialist, psychologist and author, Stella Collins, had learners in mind when we asked her some questions. Elearning

Not All Interactivity is the Same – Decoding Interactivity Levels

Enyota Learning

In eLearning, interactivity drives engagement. Interactive elements help the learners actively participate in the learning. The objective of using interactive elements is to facilitate learning, best explain the topic to the learner, and keep the learner actively engaged. Interactivity in eLearning can extend from simple click-to-reveal kind of actions, to creating situations and scenario reproductions, and creating decision tests.

How to grow an elearning dream team: 8 things the best L&D leaders do

Elucidat

How do you set-up and nurture an elearning team that can efficiently create smart online learning, at the right quality and volume? We’ve pulled together our years of experience working across hundreds of elearning teams of every size and configuration – across the globe. We’ve identified 8 things that most effective teams have in place and turned them into tips that will help you develop your very own elearning dream team. Elearning Inspiration