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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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.

Must-Haves in Your eLearning Project Management Toolbox

eLearning Brothers

About five years ago I was part of a project team responsible for an enterprise-wide implementation of a learning management system (LMS). This was no small project – the LMS eventually tracked and delivered training and development content for all employees (100,000+ people) around the globe. As is true with most complex projects, we had a project manager, Mary, who was assigned to manage our 12-month project. Mary wasn’t new to project management.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 5 1 Create a project. design project you know that it can feel like there. term more often than not describes the development of a full program. So where do most curriculum programs fall short? eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. program.

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? But there are lots of risks (and compromises) putting an entire project in a single set of hands. As freelancers, they want to take a project from beginning to end. Is this a requirement on every level of project? Consulting

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. 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. . A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program.

8 Advantages of Hiring an eLearning Consultant

KnowledgeAnywhere

Often, there is pressure from upper-level management to get an online training program in play, quickly. 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.

7 Tips To Create a Killer Onboarding Training Programs

Your Training Edge

But according to research done by a consulting firm BCG, companies with a structured onboarding training program in place have the opportunity to double their profit margins and revenue growth. with a good onboarding training program. eLearning Featured Featured Posts

Microassist Elearning Examples Drawn from Texas DSHS Projects

The Learning Dispatch

We’re updating our online collection of elearning examples. Quite a few of them are from custom projects that tackle difficult, but critical and life-saving topics. Elearning Example 1: Visual Models and the HIV/STD Program Case Management Training. “As So begins the warm, female voice kicking off the first of several elearning examples we’re updating for our website. Our elearning examples include more than one DSHS project.

DevLearn Student Docent Program

Kapp Notes

If you are a student in an instructional technology or design program, consider heading to DevLearn this month. The students at Bloomsburg University’s department of instructional technology bought hotel and airline tickets today and we are ready to go… So what is the DevLearn Student program?…I’m The program is basically a guided tour of the entire conference lead by myself with special surprise appearances by several folks in the industry.

Project Management Tips for Your eLearning Course

OpenSesame

Editor’s Note: Today’s guest post is part of a blog series on creating elearning courses by Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP. Sharlyn is a HR pro turned consultant with more than 20 years of professional human resources experience. My elearning project is behind schedule. Something unexpected happens—like getting a cold that slows you down, or having your computer hard drive go kaput, or other projects come along that need immediate attention.

Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

Have you ever delivered a learning program and found that, nothing seems to have changed as a result? 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. Elearning Inspiration

7 Tips to Keep Your eLearning Project on Track

Facilitador

Nothing guarantees an eLearning project’s success or failure more than your stakeholders not understanding clearly what is expected of them. Here are some tips on how to do an amazing job setting and explaining the right expectations to keep your project on track: 1) Set up a project kick-off call or meeting: In this meeting, explain the entire process and clearly define tasks, responsible parties and timelines. 2) Create a project plan that lays all this out.

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager. As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor. Over the last ten years I have concentrated on association, non-profit and healthcare related eLearning PD and performance improvement platforms. Here, I will hobnob with some of the top innovators in corporate eLearning.

The 7 Best Practice Steps In eLearning Project Management

eFront

We have read about and practiced eLearning project management guidelines many times. In this article, we’ll sum up the steps in a unique order to give you the best practices managing your eLearning projects. What happens when you use text-based eLearning project management guidelines in the real-world? In the current eLearning environment we encounter organizations with increasingly complex learning needs. Best practices Project Management

5 Ways Learning Experience Design Creates Learner-Focused Programs

Coreaxis

Instructional designers need to consider the learner first and build a program around their needs and mindset. Learning experience design advocates for early-stage (and continuous) interrogation and consultation with learners to better identify the most effective approach to learning.

Growing Your Business With Online Programs

Petra Mayer

Many turn to the possibility to offer Online Programs. Offering Online Courses and Group Programs can help you achieve the growth and at the same time provide you with more time in your business. In this article I will explore how: Offering Online Courses or Group Programs can have three major benefits Click To Tweet. How can Online Courses or Group Programs support the process of generating new leads and growing your list? Time consuming creation of the program.

Customize New Hire Training: 5 Reasons to Partner Up With a Vendor for Your Onboarding Program

Obsidian Learning

Your employees might not have the time or specialized skills to convert an existing inperson onboarding program to a virtual one, or to create such a program from scratch. Each organization has its quirks and specificities, and these should be reflected in the onboarding program.

Lessons Learned: LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

I recently completed an extensive LMS Feasibility Study, a project I wrote about in my previous article “ LMS implementation without frustration ” and that I discussed in my eLearning Case Study. This project provided many lessons that became apparent through the analysis of the RFI responses. We identified a number of potential benefits a Learning Management System can provide for them, such as: Organizing all eLearning content in one location.

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Successfully Implement Your Learning Management System (Includes Webinar Recording & Slides)

Adobe Captivate

On November 29, I presented a 60 minute session on how to efficiently implement an LMS, based on my experience during 30+ implementations I’ve led or consulted on for clients and former employers. If you’d like to get to know other professionals in e-learning and learning technology, create an account on the Adobe Elearning blog or join the 2,300 members of LinkedIn group Learning Management System (LMS) Administrators.

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Task List for Your Learning Management System (LMS) Implementation

Adobe Captivate

It’s natural to be afraid of taking on a project that is totally outside of your normal, everyday function. The most critical part of any LMS implementation is your project plan. Pull the appropriate tasks into Excel or Project, assign start and end dates for each task, and determine who will be responsible for its completion. It depends on the project size and how complex your implementation will be.

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Tips for Working Successfully with an eLearning Partner

Association eLearning

Similarly, in eLearning, it takes a team to create a course. Three of the most common roles in any eLearning production are Project Manager (PM), Subject Matter Expert (SME), and Education Director. Sometimes these roles are filled by people outside of your associations, such as an eLearning vendor, an independent consultant, or a volunteer. Here are some best practices for managing your team and working successfully with an eLearning partner.

When You May Not Need a Training Program

Bottom-Line Performance

When the VP of Sales notices that a large number of proposals are not ending up in the portal, he pushes for a series of six 20 minute eLearning courses on “Sales Process Awareness.” ” The company pays an eLearning provider $30,000 to create the courses and organizes an all-day instructor-led training session for sales reps on best practices. ” The Role of eLearning Providers. Because after all, an eLearning course is a pretty expensive bandaid.

What to expect from the Digital Learning Skill-Up Program

Elucidat

We’re closing in on the launch for the Digital Learning Skill-Up Program – where you’ll learn how to take your face-to-face training online. Charlotte Curl, the Program Manager, shares what you can expect to see over the next 30 days. Meet the brains behind the program!

Projects are how we change the world.and ourselves.

ID Reflections

These were the key points the client needed to understand to get a feel of what happens behind the scene in elearning development. Preamble Projects are how we change the world and introduce new knowledge into our organizations (when they are done well that is - also sometime how we remove obsolete knowledge and processes). They have very very well-defined training programs with certifications in place. One e-learning consultant in another state told me his “secret”.

Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

Talented Learning

On a regular basis, I’m interviewing some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of extended enterprise learning – including vendor executives, consultants, customers and others. EPISODE 7 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What can associations do to modernize certification programs for young professionals? So, how does this kind of certification program succeed in today’s environment? What is the history behind this certification program?

Specializing in the ELearning Industry

LearnDash

If you are reading this then there is a good chance that you are either already involved in the training & elearning indstury, or at least have an interest in getting involved. Then you will have no shortage of opportunities as an training coordinator or even learning program manager. Whether you are a consultant, selling online courses , an LMS administrator, or instructional designer, you have to position yourself for success. elearning training

eLearning: The Origins of a Training Methodology

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel        I've been creating eLearning since the early 1990s. Back then, eLearning (or E-Learning, pick your style) was known as CBT (Computer Based Training). My first attempts at creating software video training was with a program called CameraMan. That program was ahead of its time, allowing you to capture your mouse actions, add captions and audio, and then publish into a video format that could be viewed on most computers.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

When clients talk to me about their Learning Management System (LMS) project , above all, they typically ask three priority questions as part of their LMS Feasibility Study : Is what we want available? Licensing costs for additional systems acquired related to the project. Costs for consultants hired to support the project. Cost due to impact on training programs. Re-work of existing training programs.

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Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

Are you thinking about starting a customer education program? Specifically: 1) When to invest in a customer education program. To help you dig deeper, I’ve also outlined each of those topics below… 1) When to Invest in a Customer Education Program. ” Everyone provides their own version of training – from account managers and project leads to customer service managers and support reps. 42 hours for passive elearning (no interactivity).

Corporate eLearning vs Higher Ed. eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. Corporate eLearning and Academic eLearning have many overlaps and similarities. Corporate eLearning is commonly conducted by the human resources department or a training department, to train the workers to do specific tasks in accordance to corporate policies and safety standards. The individual course is part of a larger degree program. eLearning. Academic eLearning.

Disaster Preparation and Training Have Something in Common

Association eLearning

That same panic kicks in when there’s a new product on the way, a new software program rolling out, etc. and the project team suddenly realizes that it’s almost ready but no one is going to have a clue how it works. Keep learning and development (L&D) informed about new initiatives or, better yet, consult with them along the way. Anticipate training costs and build them into the project budget from the start.

How Important is the Design Phase?

Design2Train

How important is the Design Phase in producing a high quality online training (eLearning, wbt, cbt) program? If you do not complete the Design Phase the right way, you will end up with cost-overruns of re-work, redefining the project scope, and lots of stress. . They are: Selection of the Project Team : From the Sr. Many teams are now a mixture of internal staff and external consultants. Get this right and your project easily falls into place.

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. Consider Your Training Project Constraints.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. Two years ago, we projected growth for HTML5 in mobile learning and responsive template design and more MOOC development from universities and traditional institutions of higher learning. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

Finding Your (ELearning) Calling

LearnDash

Entering the elearning industry can sometimes be complicated as you will want to pursue an area that interests you the most. You get to create engaging elearning programs, giving them a dynamic look and feel for your client. If so, instructional design is also a good choice, but with a focus on program development and maintaining a project schedule. Various development models like ADDIE provide a structured framework for a project’s life-cycle.

How to Hire a Web Development Technology Partner for Your WordPress LMS Website Project with WisdmLabs

LifterLMS

Learn how to hire a web development technology partner for your WordPress LMS website project with WisdmLabs in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett from LifterLMS. WisdmLabs is an agency that focuses on doing work with WooCommerce, eLearning, and mobile apps.

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? One oh-so-hopeful prediction: Instructional design programs will begin teaching instructional designers to write. SMEs using rapid eLearning tools)?

2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

This exciting webinar is all about the eLearning Hype Curve for 2019 and between Andy and Craig you will acquire insight into what is real and what is hype. Consultant Dr. Hicken. Dr. Hicken has been the leading designer on award-winning projects, such as Web Courseworks’ CourseStage QIE platform for quality improvement and performance improvement. Attend this highly popular webinar and hear Dr. Hicken and Craig Weiss make predictions for the 2019 eLearning Hype Curve.