Security for Freelancers and Consultants

Experiencing eLearning

Many people are reluctant to become freelancers or consultants because the risk seems too high. You have flexibility to set your work schedule and take the kinds of projects you want, but you trade that for the security of a full-time job. I usually have at least two active clients at all times, plus sometimes smaller side projects and more in my pipeline. Being Able to Find the Next Project. Careers & Work consulting freelancing

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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Tips and Tricks for eLearning Project Management

eLearning Brothers

There are many moving parts to an eLearning project. There are often subject matter experts to consult and stakeholders to satisfy. eLearning development Free eLearning Resources Training Resources project management Project Management Resources ebookYou might be working with instructional designers, developers, and contract workers like voiceover artists or videographers.

Are You a Performance Consultant?

Integrated Learnings

We have been placed into a box that can be a real challenge to get out of, especially when it comes to moving into more of a performance consulting type of role. So…what is Performance Consulting, anyway? Here is an illustration to help clarify the concept of performance consulting. This provides an excellent opportunity to consult and partner with those types of clients to look at all of these environmental and motivational factors. By Dean Hawkinson.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 5 1 Create a project. design project you know that it can feel like there. eLearning—and it looks great and seems to tick all the. Create a clear project charter Begin with the end in mind. S T E P 1 This is about pushing project sponsors. Developing a.

8 Tips To Define The Scope Of Your Corporate eLearning Project Before An LMS Consult

eLearning Industry

To answer these questions, you need to conduct an in-depth corporate eLearning project analysis. In this article, I share 8 tips to determine the scope of your corporate eLearning project so that you can get the full benefit from an LMS consult. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Which features should you look for in your next LMS? How much should you allocate for upfront costs and ongoing maintenance?

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.

Direct vs Consultative Digital Content Development

B Online Learning

We see this building content for clients and for the clients we consult with and the clients we train. We are reminded every day that everyone is different, everyone experiences the world in a different way and everyone has different expectations around the areas of a project that should carry the most weight. We have chosen the analogy of Direct v’s Consultative because it best describes the differences in working with the expectations of a client. Direct Project.

8 Advantages of Hiring an eLearning Consultant

KnowledgeAnywhere

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. Here are eight advantages of hiring an eLearning specialist over doing it on your own.

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

Project Teams – Coordinating or Collaborating?

Integrated Learnings

I began to think about this in the context of an instructional design project team made up of subject matter experts (SMEs) and other project team members. In an instructional design project, at this level, the project may be completed by the deadline, but the culture of the project may be more of a client “telling” the designer what to do, and it is very one-sided. What types of experiences have you had collaborating with project teams?

eLearning Project Tip #9: How to Manage Three Common People-Related Problems

Design2Train

Managing an eLearning Project can just be overwhelming especially since it involves two key elements: people and technology. Here is how to address three common problems that project managers face on all eLearning projects. . Solution: Each project is unique and therefore each leadership team will be configured differently. They may perform one or more services on the project.

Show me the problem! From instructional designer to performance consultant

Elucidat

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.”.

Scope Creep: It’s Not Just the Project Manager’s Problem

eLearning Brothers

Like most of us IDs, you have probably even been guilty of allowing a little bit (or a lot) of scope creep to enter into a project. Butler, 2012) Scope creep can easily wreck an otherwise “well laid out” project because it upsets the balance of the project management triangle. Scope creep is generally seen as something a project manager controls, but what responsibilities do instructional designers have to keep scope creep in check?

Here’s an Easy Way to Manage E-Learning Projects

Rapid eLearning

Managing all of the to-do lists and activities for your e-learning projects can be really time time-consuming and a pain. I’ve worked in organizations where it seemed we spent more time managing the bureaucracy related to the project than we actually spent on it. Someone asked what I use to manage projects. But for my project management, I use Trello. Manage E-Learning Projects with Boards, Lists, and Cards. Project management requires management.

Tasked with eLearning?

Design2Train

Are you a NON-training professional tasked with delivering an eLearning project? Even if you have a training department, they are probably so bogged down with mandatory compliance and classroom course development and delivery, there’s probably not an experienced eLearning instructional designer available for guidance, much less available to work on your new project. You were selected to lead the project, not become a content developer.

Should You Create Free eLearning Samples?

Experiencing eLearning

Some employers ask prospective hires to create free elearning samples before being hired. However, in some limited circumstances, creating free elearning samples make sense. This happens more in fields like graphic design and editing than elearning, but I’ve heard of some sketchy things in our industry. Do short paid projects instead. That sounds like a great short project. My rate for a project of this scope is $500.

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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. 2) Create a project plan that lays all this out. 3) Make sure to agree on stylesheets and brand guidelines for the project.

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.

This Site Will Help When Troubleshooting Your Courses

Rapid eLearning

In a previous post, we looked at the HTML5Test site as a way to check the browser and how it’s current support for HTML5 which is important to know when adding interactivity and multimedia to projects. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

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You Just Selected a Shiny New LMS. Great! Now What?

Talented Learning

As learning systems consultants , we’ve seen our share of organizations abandon LMS platforms that once seemed like ideal solutions. Even if you haven’t relied on a consultant for LMS selection , it’s critical to put an independent advisor on your side now.

3 Production Tips for E-learning Developers

Rapid eLearning

This means lots of projects, many hats to wear in the process, no budget, and almost no time. Save Time Managing Your Project Emails. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

Why You Need to Know Who’s the Boss of the E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

You just spent months working on an e-learning project. But then the person for whom you’ve been building the project says, “Before we launch, let’s get my manager’s approval.” Two questions: What types of things derail your e-learning projects?

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

Athenasia Consulting Simplifies the Marketing Plan Process

OpenSesame

I’m Laurent Timmermans, Founder and Managing Director of Athenasia Consulting Ltd based in Hong Kong. The focus of this elearning course is on the plan and the structure itself. What I like about elearning is that you can really do something different. Athenasia courses let students work on their project while providing them with a framework, templates, knowledges and guidance.

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. This proved to be one of the major challenges during the actual development phase of the project. Our learners are new to elearning?

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? — Patti Shank , President, Learning Peaks LLC, USA Instructional Designer as Consultant Are we seeing this happen?

Help! My Subject Matter Expert Needs to Edit My E-Learning Course

Rapid eLearning

I’ve been on projects where it seems things are done and then marketing steps in and throws a wrench in the process. That’s how it should work in an ideal world: the project and content is reviewed and you get final sign-off. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills. Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration.

How to Create Performance-based E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills. Lots of cool elearning examples to check out and find inspiration. This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

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.

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. The post 2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions appeared first on Web Courseworks.

How I've Successfully Launched an LMS-Based Project [Dental Industry Case]

JoomlaLMS

We’ve already published five cases from the Airline, Healthcare, IT, Consulting and Project Management areas. If you are looking to chase your dream and become an online entrepreneur, looking for advice on your current eLearning project or seeking ways to get the most out of your business you will find the story worthy! We know that starting your own business isn’t easy and we know that you need inspiration.

The Must-follow Project Plan For A Successful LMS Implementation

TalentLMS

The must-follow sample project plan for your LMS implementation. You will need to have a small group (no more than 5 or 6 people, depending on the scale of your LMS deployment) that can work on the LMS implementation project. Just like in the case of any project, the issue of time is one that can make or break the efforts of the team. We consult clients on a multitude of different topics and a wide range of software proficiency.

Free White Paper: Migrating to an eLearning Infrastructure

eLearning Brothers

Are you just starting your journey into eLearning? Or perhaps you’ve already got some traction, but you’re struggling with the right eLearning infrastructure within your organization to really make it work. Making the jump from successful classroom training or general information services to the online world of effective eLearning can be challenging and can present many roadblocks. Free White Paper on eLearning Infrastructure. Key Questions for Migrating to eLearning.

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Upcoming: 11/27 @ 11:30 CT2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

Web Courseworks

Consultant Dr. Hicken. Dr. Hicken has been leading designer on award-winning projects, such as Web Courseworks’ CourseStage QIE platform for quality improvement and performance improvement. Webinars 2019 eLearning Hype Curve 2019 Hype Curve AMS elearning Hype Curve LMS predictions

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

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.