Adobe Captivate Specialist

Adobe Captivate

Give your eLearning career the edge it deserves. Power up your professional profile and stand out with the industry-leading Adobe Captivate Specialist recognition. Learn from the best in the business how you can unlock the potential of Adobe Captivate to create brilliant eLearning courses. Successfully complete the online assessment, get endorsed as a Specialist, and earn a certificate and badge for use in your professional and social networks. About the Program.

Always Choose a Specialist over a Generalist

LearnDash

Be it instructional designers, LMS providers, consulting firms, or what have you – it is always best to do business with a specialist. They know the questions to ask, the quirks of the product, and less time is wasted waiting for them to come up-to-speed with the program. Is their focus on elearning and the training industry, or is it about pumping out a diverse set of products in an effort to cast their net as wide as possible?

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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.

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? And some instructional designers have become quite proficient in the use of their preferred authoring program. But everyone I’ve talked to says they know [insert eLearning development tool here]. Developing eLearning is no different.

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.

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

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. Creating Elearning Under 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)?

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.

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.

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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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’. Learnnovators: You are a trustee of the Serious eLearning Manifesto (launched recently by Michael Allen, Clark Quinn, Julie Dirksen, and Will Thalheimer). To what extent do you think this has inspired the making of the Serious eLearning Manifesto? I agree that the recommendations don’t apply just to elearning.

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 we still think in terms of “courses”, IMHO corporate MOOCs will consist of shorter programs designed following micro-learning principles and good instructional design basics. can be put together to design a “program”. MOOCs – you can love them or hate them but you can definitely not ignore them.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

You don’t program Watson; you work with Watson”. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. The need for creating meticulously designed training programs will be gone – ( Some compliance programs may still be around.) Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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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.

EMERGENT WORKPLACES: LEARNING IN THE NETWORKED WORLD

Learnnovators

But they will still bring to their work essential traits that can’t be and won’t be programmed into software, like creativity, passion, character, and collaborative spirit—their humanity, in other words. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. This is my area of passion.

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.

INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

Social learning is much more a cultural outcome than a process or a program to be followed. Organizations are fairly adept at implementing training programs, providing LMS access and checking for completion. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. 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. Being able to edit a program while it continues to execute is one of them. Learnnovators: You say, “We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning.

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.

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 “). As independent consultants , we help organizations figure out what they need from a learning technology standpoint, and then match them with the specialized LMS that makes the most sense for them. Ideas for integrating new content into existing programs.

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

Learnnovators

CUs also help to build strong customer relationships by bringing customer feedback into the programs, and enabling critical skill building like leadership, which is #1 priority for all orgs across all sectors as mentioned above. Training and programs related to strategic and operational competencies unique to the organization can be designed in-house while more generic industry and academic specific competencies can be acquired via open MOOCs. The world has gotten complicated.

Extended Enterprise Learning: Can You Get There From Here?

Talented Learning

Are you an HR or L&D professional trying to figure out how to expand your training programs to customers, channel partners or others outside of your organization’s walls? ” As a specialist in extended enterprise learning technologies, I get it. I’ve been on the front lines of many customer and partner LMS implementations and I can assure you, extended enterprise programs don’t necessarily require a huge upfront investment.

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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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?

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.

5 Reasons Why Retail Staff Training Is Essential

SkyPrep

Fortunately, you can speed up the process with an online retail training program designed to hone your employee’s skills and develop the skills that are essential for great customer interaction. Let’s take a look at five benefits an online training program has to offer your retail business. . Creating an online training program for your employees will help bring out your employees’ untapped talents and discover their problem areas. eLearning Employee Training

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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

5 Tips for Choosing the Best eLearning Provider

Eduson

5 Tips for Choosing the Best eLearning Provider. How do they choose from more than 600 eLearning providers? According to Bersin by Deloitte report , there are more than 600 eLearning providers on the market, so selecting eLearning service can be incredibly difficult. We made a list of tips on choosing the eLearning provider so that you can make your purchasing decision easier. Arrange the same for eLearning!

Instructional Design and E-Learning Blogs

Experiencing eLearning

Since then, I’ve discovered a wealth of blogs by instructional designers, e-learning developers, and workplace learning specialists. Tracy Hamilton writes Discovery through eLearning. Karyn’s Erratic Learning Journey has chronicled Karyn Romeis’ transition from corporate L&D employee to independent consultant. The Usable Learning Blog is written by instructional design consultant Julie Dirksen.

ADOBE LEARNING SUMMIT 2018

Adobe Captivate

Adobe Captivate Specialist – Give your eLearning career the edge it deserves. Power up your professional profile and stand out with the industry-leading Adobe Captivate Specialist recognition. Learn from the best in the business how you can unlock the potential of Adobe Captivate to create brilliant eLearning courses. About the Program. The Adobe Captivate Specialist is a full-day certificate classroom program, delivered by top Adobe Captivate experts.