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? 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. ” I knew it would be a role in eLearning - that was never in doubt. Was growing an eLearning design agency what I wanted? BUSINESS OF ELEARNING

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Performance Consulting with Nigel Harrison

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Towards the end of 2019, David James spoke with Nigel Harrison , published author and renowned expert in Performance Consulting, on The Learning & Development Podcast. It’s all to do with the way their client’s looked at the problem to start off with.

Performance Consulting with Nigel Harrison

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Towards the end of 2019, David James spoke with Nigel Harrison , published author and renowned expert in Performance Consulting, on The Learning & Development Podcast. It’s all to do with the way their client’s looked at the problem to start off with.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 1 3 4 Surface solution constraints. effective learning solution or curriculum. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving.

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.”. In this story, the Director of Distribution believed he understood the problem and had a solution for it. The Instructional Designer’s Role: Performance Consultant. Elearning Inspiration

The Power of Questions in Solving Problems - Workshop Tip #230

Vignettes Learning

Identify a problem at work. In Workflow Learning (WFL), one begins to recognize work issues and concerns right in the midst of work, with no time or space to get help from conventional training and consulting opportunities for expert opinions and solutions.

ID & eLearning Links 4/7/20

Experiencing eLearning

Brain Science: Enable Your Brain to Remember Almost Everything | Learning Solutions Magazine Use memory boosters to reduce how much people forget after training. One problem was that he had no overall strategy for his marketing, just a lot of tactics.

Scope Creep: It’s Not Just the Project Manager’s Problem

eLearning Brothers

Here at eLearning Brothers the bulk of our training as instructional designers is based on thoroughly understanding the project’s overall goals and vision before we do any work on the course as IDs. However, when I created a relationship of trust with the client up front and established myself as the design expert, I was better able to consult with the client about any proposed changes and make my recommendations for updates based on the scope of the project.

Convert Training to Online

Experiencing eLearning

Is it a training problem? Ideally, you should determine whether you can actually solve the client’s problem or not with training during the sales process, before you even agree to create a course. When you’re converting existing face-to-face courses to online, the assumption is that training is the solution, but that’s not always true. If the answer is yes, training won’t fix the problem; it’s a question of motivation, resources, or the environment. eLearning.

eLearning Project Tip #9: How to Manage Three Common People-Related Problems

Design2Train

Managing an eLearning Project can just be overwhelming especially since it involves two key elements: people and technology. Here is how to address three common problems that project managers face on all eLearning projects. . Solution: Each project is unique and therefore each leadership team will be configured differently. It is always better to seek advice BEFORE it becomes a real problem.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” awards honor best-in-class solutions across the learning and technology marketplace. Best of Elearning! All nominations are made directly by users of solutions. Given the number of nominations, to make the list in 2015 is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! There is no better honor than to be nominated by users and customers of these best-in-class solutions.”. The Best of Elearning! Elearning!

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?

Big Brained: Smart Ways to Look at eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

Stuck in an eLearning development rut? We’re excited to bring you two guest presenters who use their unique backgrounds and skills to help people get better eLearning content—Carmen Simon and Ivan Bigney. Ivan Bigney is an eLearning Brothers Custom Solutions Consultant and a regular in the local improv comedy scene here. One of the biggest problems with business content is that audiences forget 90% of what you share after 2 days.

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Top 5 Tips For Innovative eLearning Development

Adobe Captivate

Amongst the challenges that Learning and Development teams and Learning Consultants face today, the top 2 pertaining to training would be: 1) How to increase the efficacy of training?, In this article I will outline 5 tips for innovative eLearning development that will help organizations improve efficacy of training by making the learning stick. Innovative eLearning Development. 5 Tips to improve stickiness of learning through innovative eLearning development.

Why Engaging eLearning and a Fancy LMS is Not Enough

eLearning Architect

Investing time and money on the development of high quality eLearning and implementing a fancy LMS is not enough to guarantee an experience your learners are going to enjoy. How does this relate to eLearning? We can learn a lot from this example in how learners interact with eLearning. You can invest all the time and money in the world on a fantastic interactive eLearning course, and subscribe to a top of the range, feature-rich LMS. So what's the problem with that?

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?

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

SCORM had the limitation that any learning you wanted recorded had to be eLearning ( formal learning ), online, launched in a browser from a LMS, and could only record very specific things. In addition, the eLearning itself was designed for the computer screen. That creates a problem for SCORM right there in that most eLearning content was made for the bigger displays of desktop and laptop computers. First, it doesn’t just have to be eLearning.

5 books for all learning professionals

Matthew Guyan

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post where I shared 5 books every eLearning professional should read. This book has clear explanations and actionable ideas that I now use to scope, design and deliver solutions to address workplace performance problems.

A guide to the essential skills and experience for a modern elearning team

Elucidat

Learning managers often ask us what skills they need in their elearning production teams, to make them a success. 4 key elearning team roles and the skills to look for. Below, we’ve listed four key roles you’re likely to need to create and manage successful, modern elearning for large audiences. We’ve shared ideas on how to structure your elearning team here. Read on for the skill profile of each core elearning production role. elearning Project Manager.

DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 1 – THE STARTING POINT: GOOD OBJECTIVES

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. If you have another situation, you need another solution (and that should be in the L&D repertoire, but here we’re talking about learning design). Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives.

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The how to guide on the principles of the #elearningmanifesto: 1 Do Not Assume that Learning is the Solution

Challenge to Learn

Here is my first post on how to implement the 22 principles of the serious elearning manifesto and how to convince your boss/client to do this. How to: “not assume that learning is the solution” This might be the easiest and most difficult of all the 22 principles at the same time. But I found out that I was often creating fixes for bad software and I felt that the solution should be ‘better software’ instead of more online help.

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Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

It means formal training isn’t our only solution. Ruth Clark has written about accelerating expertise with scenario-based elearning (to be clear: I consider that a course). If they do scenario-based elearning, it only takes 33-66 hours to reach competence. Chart based on data from Ruth Clark’s book Scenario-Based eLearning and article Accelerating Expertise with Scenario-Based eLearning.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

It means formal training isn’t our only solution. Ruth Clark has written about accelerating expertise with scenario-based elearning (to be clear: I consider that a course). If they do scenario-based elearning, it only takes 33-66 hours to reach competence. Chart based on data from Ruth Clark’s book Scenario-Based eLearning and article Accelerating Expertise with Scenario-Based eLearning. appeared first on Experiencing eLearning.

Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

She said she takes all the elearning in their organization, regardless of quality, but doesn’t bother to remember much because she knows she can always look it up later. A salesperson can’t ask a customer to “hold that thought” while he fires up the elearning on objection handling. This is the core problem with the way many view training and learning. This conflation of movement of information with the efficiency of a training solution is flat wrong.

3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning

LearnDash

While many people (including myself) contest that elearning is a viable solution for organizations large and small, there are some unfortunate misconceptions regarding elearning that decrease its effectiveness. In most cases, this is the result of key decision makers in companies not fully understanding the concept of elearning, and instead buying into the benefits based on the sales pitches they hear from vendors. elearning instructional design

DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 2 – PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Learnnovators

This is the second post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. You might simplify the problems they face, or have some parts of the task performed (make it natural in how that happens, so the story is plausible). This might seem like a lot of practice, but it is one area where most eLearning has fallen short.

Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

She said she takes all the elearning in their organization, regardless of quality, but doesn’t bother to remember much because she knows she can always look it up later. A salesperson can’t ask a customer to “hold that thought” while he fires up the elearning on objection handling. This is the core problem with the way many view training and learning. This conflation of movement of information with the efficiency of a training solution is flat wrong.

THE EVOLVING FACE OF EMBEDDED PERFORMANCE SUPPORT

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ Design and develop performance support solutions with a focus on context, not content.” – Jeremy Smith “ You can’t teach people everything they need to know. business problems are more complex and hence demand quicker, effortless, and effective performance support solutions than ever before. How are embedded performance support solutions being used in workplaces around the world? What will the embedded performance support solutions of the future look like?

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.

A Tale of Two Cases: Mobile Solutions with Phillip Neal #ASTDTK14

Learning Visions

It’s like in the olden days of elearning when we all moved from CD ROMS to the Internet. Core training (LMS, webinar, elearning courses) vs Continuous Training (ways to extend that core training). Did some consulting and came up with a different solution to solve the business problem. These are my live blogged notes from a session on the final day of ASTD Tech Knowledge with Phillip Neal, VP of Business Need at Maestro.

Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives

Learnnovators

This is the first post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. There’s a process called performance consulting that looks to determine what the real need is, and this should be employed before determining a course is the solution. If you have another situation, you need another solution (and that should be in the L&D repertoire, but here we’re talking about learning design). Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives.

THE CHANGING FACE OF CORPORATE L&D

Learnnovators

However, after reviewing our many years of work, we realise today that training in isolation is rarely the RIGHT answer for most performance problems, since performance-related issues could find roots in numerous other aspects in the workplace. The transformation from the traditional role of ‘Learning & Development’ to the challenging role of ‘Performance Consulting’ in spite of many obstacles resisting such change! Who are the Performance Consultants Really? :

CONNIE MALAMED – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT CONNIE MALAMED (Learning, Information Design and Visual Communication Consultant, Author, Presenter): Connie Malamed is a learning, information design and visual communication consultant. She is the publisher of The eLearning Coach, The eLearning Coach Podcast and the Instructional Design Guru mobile app. Personally, I like to provide practical solutions to problems and answers to questions that I can’t find elsewhere.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

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)? I think the ability of people to solve their own problems has increased dramatically with the internet, and instructional designers need to go with that flow. I agree that the recommendations don’t apply just to elearning.

See Why Learning and Development Will Be More Important Than Ever In 2019

Docebo

Put simply, it’s an area of computer science that aims to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings such as problem-solving, recognizing things, finding patterns and adapt to changing circumstances. A survey of 3,000 business leaders by Boston Consulting Group and MIT Sloan Management Review found that many executives understand AI’s potential, but have yet to put a strategy that leverages it into action.

THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SHOUT-OUTS FROM TODAY’S LEARNING INNOVATORS

Learnnovators

What we need is creative thinking that will churn out innovative solutions that will address the unique challenges of today’s creative economy (challenges that are very different from the ones posed by the industrial economy we have been addressing so far). Lousy eLearning needs to become a thing of the past. Creating quality solutions that help people and solve the problems people have—that is the real challenge for everyone. ” – Cammy Bean in her interview here.