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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.

Should I Use an eLearning Vendor or a Freelancer?

ThinkingKap Solutions

A while back we wrote an article on finding the right eLearning partner. Among all the conversation that post generated, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about differentiating vendors from freelancers. We are a vendor, and we know (and have worked with) a lot of great freelancers. The question “which is better, eLearning vendor or a freelancer?” What’s the difference between an eLearning vendor and a freelancer? Consulting

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How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow. When every organization or product you are considering follows the same guidelines, answers the same questions and provides the same materials, it is easier for you to compare them and determine which best suits your eLearning program goals.

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CoreAxis Consulting Named to Top Content Providers for Scenario-based Learning 2020

Coreaxis

Southborough, MA — August 19, 2020 — CoreAxis Consulting is pleased to announce they have been named to the list of the Top Content Providers for Scenario-Based Learning of 2020. This distinction was awarded by eLearning Industries, a company that focuses on rating organizations that develop eLearning solutions for their clients to help businesses source reliable vendors. eLearning Industries has recognized CoreAxis’ hard work by naming them to this prestigious list.

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions. Certainly, you need the features and functionality your learners expect, and you need the administrative features and functionality that align with your existing technology and learning program. It’s important to ask questions that matter most to your eLearning success. Do you have a full-time, dedicated admin support team?

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

If talent acquisition, development, and retention are top-of-mind for you as a sales leader, here are 40+ of the best sales training programs to check out! Only a team of superb talent can move your business ahead of the competition. The same calculus especially applies the sales team. In contrast, unleash a team of smart sales reps and success pours like rain. Salespeople who complete excellent training programs deliver 10% higher win rates. Programs include.

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

CoreAxis Named Top Content Providers for Custom eLearning for 2020

Coreaxis

Southborough, MA — November 9, 2020: CoreAxis Consulting is pleased to announce they have been named to the list of Top Content Providers for Custom eLearning for 2020 by eLearningindustry.com. To learn more about this award, visit the eLearning Industry website.

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

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.

Elearning Authoring Tools to Skyrocket Training

Continu

If you are unfamiliar with elearning authoring tools and wondering how to use them. So when we talk about elearning authoring tools, what exactly does that mean? Basically, this tool is a software program used to create learning modules and training sessions. Next, you may wonder what skill set is necessary to use elearning authoring tools. Before we jump into comparing five great elearning authoring tools, let’s talk about creating content using one of these tools.

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

Infopro Learning

Are you getting ready to outsource your eLearning? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to evaluate your assets before you outsource eLearning. How To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning can help you save time and make effective use of your resources. Thorough evaluations improve eLearning ROI and ensure a smooth collaboration. Form An Outsourcing eLearning Prep Team.

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.

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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eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  In the 1960s, Dr. Bruce Tuckman proposed a team development model that lends some structure to the conversation about xAPI. The thinking is that a team goes through more or less orderly stages of  Forming > Storming > Norming > Performing  as they become a cohesive unit able to grow, face challenges, solve problems and deliver results. Museum staff have access to use their data without having to ask their vendors for reporting assistance. 

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Do We Have the Skills to Build eLearning Internally?

ThinkingKap Solutions

You have this same decision to make if you want to build eLearning. Now, considering that we’re a training vendor, you may think, “Obviously, you’re going to say I should outsource eLearning. You see, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great eLearning course. Is there a business need for eLearning? The core roles that make up a training team are designers and developers. Creating great eLearning is HARD! Consulting

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. About 97% of these member organizations are government contractors that must meet Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements. JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. Who are the vendors? Can non-members purchase content for a whole team, or only as individuals?

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.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. However, designing and developing eLearning content that is accessible to individuals with hearing, vision, cognitive, or other disabilities doesn’t have to be a scary thing. 5) Consult Government Agency 508 Checklists.

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Microlearning improves employee training programs

Aptara

Microlearning improves employee training programs. A particularly effective strategy is offering training and development programs that continuously provide employees with growth opportunities. Not only can providing teams with access to educational support help employees on a personal level, but it can also help improve the overall bottom line of the company. One of the biggest occurrences the digital revolution facilitated was the rise of eLearning platforms.

Interview with a Veteran LMS Administrator

Web Courseworks

Connie also maintains all ongoing relationships with CUNA’s LMS vendor. At that time we were a team of two or three, and now we’re a team of eight. Our team also proactively schedules web training sessions to ensure that the 3,600+ administrators at our credit unions understand how to use the system. A team at CUNA spent a good deal of time creating competency models for the most common positions at credit unions.

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). She was responsible for leading a core working team of about 12 people and consulted regularly with the ever-increasing group of stakeholders. She provided us with lists of deliverables and reminded us to submit documents and requirements to the vendor. Guest blog post by Liz Sheffield.

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. It will enable the team to identify the ideal vendor based on success criteria which became clearer through the analysis. Include specific scenarios that the vendor solution needs to accommodate and request the vendor to outline how they satisfy this.

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LMS implementation without frustration

Petra Mayer

Identify each vendor’s fit to these requirements and the investment for their solution. Identify which tasks will be required to implement the various solutions and how the projects would differ between the vendor solutions. Provide insights into the team make-up to complete the implementation. Estimate the workload for the LMS implementation team by role. I was able to graphically display this and highlight the lead vendor. System Implementation Consultants.

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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.

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

Learnnovators

Lousy eLearning needs to become a thing of the past. Design thinking certainly isn’t taught in most instructional design programs, if any. The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the result. ” – Michael Allen. “ That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles! ” – Clark Quinn. The best learning programs are designed backwards. ”

Podcast 32: Building a Customer Education Business Case – With Bill Cushard of Learndot

Talented Learning

But it’s well worth the effort, because this is the most effective way to boost leadership confidence in your team, your mission and your methods. For example, I worked on elearning projects for customers at Accenture. If you search Crunchbase for enterprise SaaS and cloud software vendors – and maybe even on-premise – you might find 5000 total companies in the world. Open source vendors are only a subset of that niche, with maybe hundreds of companies.

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Joe holds a degree in Computer Science, and writes books and articles about eLearning. He is widely considered a guru for his expertise in eLearning development, and consults with clients worldwide. Joe is also a frequent teacher and presenter at industry conferences and at client sites, especially on the subject of eLearning development tools. His mission is to improve the quality of eLearning with practical approaches that work.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. The system that provides this infrastructure is generically called a Learning Management System (LMS) and is a software program or web application that you will either develop or purchase. This will probably cost less than hiring an outside vendor and may give you more control over the project.

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? Organizations fell prey to the vendors of social platforms believing that technology could solve the problem.

Interview with a Veteran LMS Administrator

Web Courseworks

Connie also maintains all ongoing relationships with CUNA’s LMS vendor. At that time we were a team of two or three, and now we’re a team of eight. Our team also proactively schedules web training sessions to ensure that the 3,600+ administrators at our credit unions understand how to use the system. A team at CUNA spent a good deal of time creating competency models for the most common positions at credit unions.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Each year, the variety of tools displayed in the vendor expo grows deeper and more expansive. But with so many options, how can you select the right solution for your continuing education programs? Also, if you’d like more direct guidance, feel free to contact me for a free initial phone consultation. Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas of AICPA. 5) Learning events: How can you level up your content programming? Blue Sky eLearn.

How to Design Programs Around Outcomes, Unlock Flipped Classrooms, and More with Course Launcher Ellen Martin

LifterLMS

How to design programs around outcomes, unlock flipped classrooms, and more with course launcher Ellen Martin in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of the LifterLMS team. Ellen has a lot of experience with course creaton, serving course creators, and elearning in general. Personalization and individualized help are what really bring a course program together and add value to your students’ lives. What’s your overall program?

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.