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. Being Able to Find the Next Project.

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. “ Do I like being a consultant?

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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.

How a Small Consulting Company Implemented an LMS and Became the Best ELearning Course Provider 2017

JoomlaLMS

Last week we shared two stories of successfully implemented online training projects within our blog series intended to take a behind-the-scenes look at building a successful LMS-based business. Today’s case is from the Industry of Consulting and Quality Management.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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.

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.”.

Tasked with eLearning?

Design2Train

Are you a NON-training professional tasked with delivering an eLearning project? They have successfully delivered online training, even on their first project because they have followed a proven plan. . 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. Do short paid projects instead. That sounds like a great short project.

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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. This becomes the blueprint of your 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.

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. Hold a kickoff meeting with all members of the project team.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Disaster Preparation and Training Have Something in Common

Association eLearning

and the project team suddenly realizes that it’s almost ready but no one is going to have a clue how it works. Keep learning and development (L&D) informed about new initiatives or, better yet, consult with them along the way.

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. We know that starting your own business isn’t easy and we know that you need inspiration.

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? Is this a requirement on every level of project?

Do You Storyboard Your E-Learning Courses?

Rapid eLearning

Because more than one person worked on the course, the storyboard was really critical to communicate on the project design. And a storyboard helps you walk through the project requirements before spending a lot of time prototyping and working on more time-consuming interactions.

A Simple Way to Work with Subject Matter Experts

Rapid eLearning

Often, they’re not as vested in the success of the project as you are. Establish clear expectations built around the project’s objectives. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs.

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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. Free White Paper on eLearning Infrastructure.

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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?

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.

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. .

4 Ways to Quickly Do a Needs Analysis for Your E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

I’ve worked on plenty of training projects where that was the case. Here’s a great job board for elearning, instructional design, and training jobs. Participate in the weekly elearning challenges to sharpen your skills. This elearning 101 series and the free e-books will help.

Custom Content vs Off the Shelf

Association eLearning

If you’d like to discuss your organization’s specific needs and the approach that is right for you, contact us for a consultation. In a prior post, we asked, “ what comes first, the LMS or the content ?Today Today we ask, “which is better, off the shelf vs custom content ?””

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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?

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. Satisfaction ratings, completion rates, and effectiveness scores across the projects you have done.

Subject Matter Expert: Free Resource Checklist

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.