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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.

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?

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Starting a Customer Education Program: What You Should Know

Talented Learning

Are you thinking about starting a customer education program? Or maybe your support team spends so much time training customers that a dedicated position seems justified. 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. Most teams don’t recover the cost in their first years, even if they sell training at a premium.

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? A million years ago, I was a one-man training department until I built up my team. Do you want a resource focusing on a little of everything or a specialized team maximizing what skills they do best? Developing eLearning is no different.

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.

L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

This post is inspired by the #ihrchat on Twitter hosted by Dr. Tanvi Gautam and supported by Team #ihrchat. 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. In summary, L&D role will shift from: Designing training programs to facilitating communities.

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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. Maybe, someone from the L&D team can take up this role within the context of an org.

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. Then, why does social learning become the proverbial stumbling block on every L&D team’s radar? 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.

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. Charles Jennings | Articulate Community Team. She is also the author of multiple eLearning books.

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. While working with small teams or legacy tools?

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

Learnnovators

It can help an organization with its capability building at an individual level and provide opportunities for shared vision, systems thinking and team building at a strategic level thus providing the entire gamut from tactical learning to integrated and strategic learning. 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.

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

From Idea to LMS Implementation: Starting Out in eLearning

eFront

LMS implementation is the most tedious task when setting up your eLearning initiative. However, without a learning management system, all the courses you or your team have created would just be for naught. 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. This step involves preselecting your implementation team. Step 3: Build Your Team.

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. I suppose this was a good thing for my team since it meant more work for us, but I find it quite fascinating how today companies are still neglecting to bring in a true professional in this space. For the rest though, they were throwing dollars at consultants to do the work for them.

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.

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. .

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

PT: Making Interactivity Count: A Path to Elearning Your Learners Will Love Engaging learners is the essential challenge that faces designers of elearning. It gives your team bite-sized, just-in-time training modules when they need it most.

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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!

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

The main advantage of working with a full-service agency is that you don’t have to worry about coordinating with multiple different teams. Strategy & Consultation. FirstTracks Marketing consists of an experienced team of WordPress services professionals. Consulting.

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. While Watson and Siri may seem far removed from our task of designing learning programs, the reality is they are not. But here are five things I envisage will be different… The need for creating meticulously designed training programs will be gone – ( Some compliance programs may still be around.) I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

17 Specialists Steal Even More Spotlight. Other specialists leverage their expertise in a particular sector by combining their industry know-how with technology to deliver compelling learning applications. And nearly every learning systems specialist we know is expanding its business by narrowing its focus. #16 As more organizations enjoy measurable business impact from these programs, demand should accelerate. #14

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? Assign team members, required resources, milestones, deadlines and costs.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

In the post “ 5 Gifts for the HR Department “, John Stepper describes working out loud as a “ different kind of talent program ” writing, “ as more employees work out loud, more of their work is visible along with public feedback on it ”. Why should I work out loud when my immediate team sits right next to me? Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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. To achieve this, they require L&D teams who will facilitate this change in collaboration with the leaders of the organization.

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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. Then, why does social learning become the proverbial stumbling block on every L&D team’s radar? Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

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.

5 Steps for Proving the ROI of Your Training Investment

ej4 eLearning

What does a training program really accomplish in terms of productivity? Thoughtful decision-makers are often reluctant to back full-fledged training programs for their teams without hard evidence of value. Workplace learning and development specialist Clive Shepherd reports that the slogan “people are our greatest asset” has become something of a cliché. But it can be a daunting task to pin down all the variables and metrics involved in a training program.

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5 Steps for Proving the ROI of Your Training Investment

ej4 eLearning

What does a training program really accomplish in terms of productivity? Thoughtful decision-makers are often reluctant to back full-fledged training programs for their teams without hard evidence of value. Workplace learning and development specialist Clive Shepherd reports that the slogan “people are our greatest asset” has become something of a cliché. But it can be a daunting task to pin down all the variables and metrics involved in a training program.

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Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 9AM – 10AM PT: Learn How to Create Assessments for Your Video Training and Publish to an LMS You’ve shot an awesome video for the upcoming training initiative, but what’s the best way to get your video into an elearning course on your LMS?

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Which Learning Content Trends Matter Most to You?

Talented Learning

EasyGenerator CEO Kasper Spiro says he sees content creation shifting from elearning specialists to subject matter experts. Think of this as a team approach to user-generated content creation and iteration. Increasingly popular among both elearning buyers and sellers, content marketplace companies offer multiple variations on a theme: Standalone marketplaces: These work with any LMS to connect learners with relevant courses from their library of aggregated content.

How To Create Successful Video Training Content (A Case Study)

TechSmith Camtasia

And without a training team in each location, keeping everyone up to date can be a significant issue. That’s why many companies, including SoftwareONE – a global organization of over 3,000 Software Portfolio Management Consultants – have started using corporate training videos across their companies. Consultants need to be experts in the software they are selling and need to stay current on trends in the IT industry. Thus, the Global Learning & Development Team was born.

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. At first glance, results-oriented learning programs are considered a cost. It’s true that by rejecting the elearning initiative, ABC won’t gain 700 units in additional sales.

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Avoid Headaches with Managed Services for Enable Now, Powered by Abreon

Abreon

As a long time change management consultant, I have seen this done really well, but sometimes only OK, and still other times not very well at all. You can read more in my Enable Now post ) Enable Now is a very powerful tool that provides long-term strategic value by helping to create and deploy eLearning, user documents, context-sensitive help, test scripts, and much more. Digital Transformation.

3 Ways to Earn More Money as an Instructional Designer

LearnDash

When it comes down to it, specialists always make more money than generalists. Technology Focus: Okay, I am going to admit my bias on this one given my background in the field, but I firmly believe that if you have the ability to effectively create elearning/training for in-demand software systems, then you are setting yourself up for higher pay. We hired a third-party consultant who had 30 years (yes, 30 years) of instructional design experience for PeopleSoft.