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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

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.

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DR. STELLA LEE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

ABOUT DR. STELLA LEE: Dr. Stella Lee brings over 20 years of international experience in e-learning, blended, and distance learning strategy, design, development, project management, and implementation. Stella runs a consulting company called Paradox Learning , and is based in Calgary, Canada.

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?

Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

Are you thinking about starting a customer education program? As a specialist in this discipline, I’m seeing increased interest from organizations of all types, especially startups. 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. 42 hours for passive elearning (no interactivity).

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.

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)?

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.

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.

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.

5 ELearning Career Questions and Answers

LearnDash

As with any profession, it is important to set goals so that you can continue to grow in your skills and abilities as an elearning developer. I often receive questions from people via LinkedIn asking for an opinion on how they can earn more as an instructional designer, which certifications to pursue, and how to improve their elearning design skills. 5 Common ELearning Career Questions and Answers. Should I try to specialize my elearning development?

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. Today we see companies of all sizes delivering customized educational programs to employees as well as external audiences – all from the same scalable learning platform. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant. Specialists are the new norm.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

You don’t program Watson; you work with Watson”. However, it is in the news with events like NASA completing first successful 3-D printing project in space. The OpenStack project intended to help organizations offer cloud-computing services running on standard hardware. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. Projects with specific purpose and outcome will draw individuals together.

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Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Founding Director – The More Than Blended Learning Company): Clive Shepherd is a consultant learning technologist. He was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry at the World of Learning Conference in 2004 and for four years was Chairman of the eLearning Network. Clive: There are so many things, but right now I feel that if we were to raise the professional status of learning specialists then that would be a major step forward.

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’. I’ve seen clients use the seemingly innocent questions of action mapping to completely change the direction of their projects as their stakeholders see for themselves that simple ignorance isn’t really the issue. To what extent do you think this has inspired the making of the Serious eLearning Manifesto?

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. A MOOC is NOT a linear program (though xMOOCs do give that feeling) with a neat start and en end.

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. 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.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. That’s why I so strongly adhere to an iterative model to literally make each project something of an experiment. 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.”

Create Motivating Compliance Training

Experiencing eLearning

A typical elearning compliance course on reasonable accommodations would start with a history of the ADA, ADAAA, Civil Rights Act, etc. ” If learners choose “Ask HR,” they’ll see a simulated conversation with an HR specialist explaining the policy and providing advice.

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. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.

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. Step 1: Create an LMS Implementation Project Plan.

Free L&D webinars for February 2021

Limestone Learning

Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, and Laura Wilson, Onboarding Specialist at LearnUpon, as they discuss how it takes more than a technology solution to achieve business goals; it takes a technology partner.

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Subject Matter Expert (SME): How to Work With One

eLearningMind

Could you create an eLearning program without the help of a subject matter expert? Keep on reading if you want to know how subject matter experts increase the effectiveness of eLearning programs. How Do You Create an eLearning Course With a SME?

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.

OpenSesame pilots Coursica™ to bring learning to college students and recent graduates taking a gap year

OpenSesame

Coursica, a new program powered by online learning innovator OpenSesame, aims to bridge the gap for these students with a new type of virtual internship, or “virtualship.” . The first half of the Coursica program is a training virtualship consisting of 100 hours of curated courses from the OpenSesame catalog, virtual mentoring sessions with the Coursica advisor team, and professional development reading. Uncategorized eLearning Press Release

The Top 5 Business Benefits To Outsourcing Corporate Training And Development

Roundtable Learning

We consult with our clients to understand their training needs and develop the optimal training solution that boosts their bottom line. . Developing L&D in-house means that an organization designs L&D programs with its own resources and internal team. Project Managers.

In-House vs. Outsourced Learning and Development: Everything You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

Should you outsource your L&D program, or create a program in-house? In this article, we’ll identify the importance of L&D, pros and cons of in-house vs. outsourced L&D, and explore how developing a L&D program with Roundtable works. .

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

“You don’t program Watson; you work with Watson” Here is a fascinating video on what Watson can do. However, it is in the news with events like NASA completing first successful 3-D printing project in space. The OpenStack project intended to help organizations offer cloud-computing services running on standard hardware. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not.

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. Are you a training specialist working for a corporation, association or continuing education provider? This includes programs that serve external audiences. What kind of results have these programs achieved? Develop a flexible “working” project roadmap.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. Every step of an employee’s journey wrt the organization from the interview process to project allocation to interactions with management and peers adds up to define the culture which in turn drives employee engagement or lack thereof.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

So far, the role of L&D has been to define programs and training based on past data – identified skills gaps, best practices and established processes, explicit knowledge residing in experts or documented processes. Help people build communities around projects, domains and areas of interest. In summary, L&D role will shift from: Designing training programs to facilitating communities.

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27+ Best WordPress Development Companies Based on their Specialization, Location and Cost

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

Providing everything from digital strategy and WordPress development services to design services and technical consultation, Trew knowledge is a top-tier full-service WordPress development agency. Strategy & Consultation. Project Size: $5000. Project Size: $75000.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

This is a continuation of my MOOC series and also a post that draws a lot from the #MSLOC430 Community and MOOC (“C” type) that I am participating in — the open section of the graduate course in the Master’s Program in Learning and Organizational Change at Northwestern University. A MOOC is NOT a linear program (though xMOOCs do give that feeling) with a neat start and en end.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

These are mostly “specialist” platforms. 3) Specialists and Cloud LMS Vendors Win the Extended Enterprise Race. That’s because innovative continuing education specialists are leading the way. As a result, few projects ever even get off the ground.

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. Learn how you can create accessible elearning with efficiency — and make it interactive too!

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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. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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’. I’ve seen clients use the seemingly innocent questions of action mapping to completely change the direction of their projects as their stakeholders see for themselves that simple ignorance isn’t really the issue. To what extent do you think this has inspired the making of the Serious eLearning Manifesto?

Need to Calculate LMS ROI? Here’s How Business Leaders Do The Math

Talented Learning

If you’re responsible for organizational learning, you’re probably planning new or improved instructional programs for the coming year. They must be pre-approved by business leaders and financial specialists who use standardized methods to justify technology purchases.

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MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

The MOOC format provides scope for bringing together diverse learning forms – formal, informal and social, and different modalities – elearning modules, videos, podcasts, book excerpts, articles, and links to blogs, communities, etc. MOOCs also provide opportunities for peer-feedback and group projects. Custom Built – The base content of a MOOC can consist of custom-designed content as required by the org and the purpose of the program. PROGRAM OUTLINE AND OBJECTIVES.