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.

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?

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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?

Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

Generalist or specialist. This is pretty common in instructional design and elearning roles, especially in smaller organizations. Specialists have deep skills in one or two areas, but tend to have a weaker base of other related skills.

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. Instructional designers do well to be the specialist provider for a specific type of training.

How to nail your next elearning project: Top advice from 10 experts

Elucidat

‘If you’re starting a digital learning project, the place to start is not digital.’ We asked 10 independent experts, researchers, psychologists, innovators and learning managers what they think is critical to elearning project success. Elearning

[WEBINAR] How to turn a linear PowerPoint Presentation into an immersive, interactive Adobe Captivate project.

Adobe Captivate

From PowerPoint to eLearning – It’s your turn to be a hero! Join the Learning Plan webinar on Wednesday, October 18th (11 am AEST / 1 pm NZ) where you’ll learn how to convert (once-awesome) PowerPoint presentations into an engaging eLearning project, developed in Adobe Captivate.

Describe what you do

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

” Beth Martin “I would say an intervention Specialist.” Normally I’d say I manage individual Learning Designers and their projects and workload. A week ago I asked the question on LinkedIn “how would you describe to a family member what it is you do?”

eLearning ROI Webinar: Register now for our event on Feb. 4, 2015

Web Courseworks

Jon Aleckson, PhD, and Andy Hicken, PhD, of WCW will discuss how to present and pitch the ROI of an eLearning initiative to an executive board or board of directors. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. Talking eLearning ROI Live , Interactive Webinar.

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The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

Collaboration platforms are all about connections — between content and people, between expertise and need, between skill-sets and projects, between people and people. THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT.

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. 5 Common ELearning Career Questions and Answers. Should I try to specialize my elearning development? elearning instructional design

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. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant. Specialists are the new norm.

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Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

Death of Self-Pace eLearning. In 2016, global revenues for self-paced eLearning reached $46.6 By 2021, worldwide revenues for eLearning will plummet to $33.4 This report provides a status of the current self-paced eLearning industry and it doesn’t look healthy.

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. Running my own eLearning consultancy has certainly been an eye-opener and provided me with a steep learning curve.

How to Plan a New Online Course, Part 2: Goals and Assessments

CourseArc

In part one of our guide , we showed you how to define the learning objectives for a new eLearning course or training, and how to develop a strong course outline that ensures your objectives will be met. Enlist help from consultants or other professionals who may be well versed in the process.

How to Choose Between an eLearning Agency, Freelancer or Full-time Employee

eLearning Architect

Starting an eLearning project is an intimidating task. The same can be said for resourcing an eLearning project - who is going to undertake the work? You're actually about to start two projects! Choosing who will do the work is a key consideration.

A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features another guest post from Andy Hicken, Web Courseworks’ Product Innovation Specialist. Multiple presenters lamented a disconnect between the theory and practice of eLearning, and session attendees appeared to agree.

Collaborative Learning Anthropologist and Specialist (CLA): Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Learning Career or Job Opportunities

Vignettes Learning

Collaborative Learning Specialists - of all types! Resident expert - is accessible to networks of people, provides ideas as needed, shares expertise, has high visibility, initiates thinking ( SMEs , face-to-face trainers, consultants - as specialist SME bloggers who are sought after, followed by their networks in domain areas inside Enterprises). Social Network Architect - designs, implements and leads network projects (Project leaders and managers).

Unicorn goes 'green' for new Sasol sustainability project

Unicorn Training

Unicorn is delighted to partner Future Green Solutions and Sasol in this important and exciting eLearning initiative.”Unicorn Unicorn Training was named eLearning Development Company of the Year at the 2011 eLearning Awards on Thursday 10 November.

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.

10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional

Trivantis

As is the case with any worthwhile and rewarding career path, it takes time and dedication to be a successful eLearning professional. However, there are a number of ways that you can boost your earning potential and increase your profits even if you are new in the eLearning field.

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). Consider Your Training Project Constraints. Look for Elearning Creativity within the Template.

Why You Have To Specialize

LearnDash

Whether you are attempting to sell online courses, offer elearning consulting, or provide development services, you will experience more growth if you specialize. ELearning professionals are often told that they should hone their craft. Specialists always command higher fees.

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.

Limit the Use of Free eLearning — The Best of eLearning is Not Free

Enyota Learning

Over the past decade, 98% of small businesses have increased their use of eLearning. A majority of this increase in eLearning is owed to freely available learning management systems, authoring tools, and eLearning courses. Why Limit the Use of Free eLearning?

How to grow an elearning dream team: 8 things the best L&D leaders do

Elucidat

How do you set-up and nurture an elearning team that can efficiently create smart online learning, at the right quality and volume? We’ve pulled together our years of experience working across hundreds of elearning teams of every size and configuration – across the globe.

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. 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. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook.

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LMS: Further Due Diligence

Your Training Edge

In addition to the legal review, consider having a contract specialist from IT or another area review the documents. One of the final pieces of additional due diligence is project planning. Along those lines, request a project plan from your vendor, as well.

The 5-step elearning content development process

Elucidat

Want a foolproof elearning content development process that delivers great results, every time? We’ve learned from the wins and war stories of hundreds of learning teams and boiled this down to five key steps for producing effective elearning.

How does instructional design work?

Plume - e-learning & learning management systems

How will it help me produce better elearning content? An instructional designer has an ability to take your expertise or current course materials and translate them into an elearning course for digital consumption. Articles Course Creation LMS Blogs for Elearning Professionals

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

This false system of forced ranking eliminates collaboration, creates a sense of scarcity over abundance (be it for a specific rating or that prized project), and turns team members into opponents.

Winning hearts and minds

Sponge UK

How to get key stakeholders involved in your elearning project Stakeholder engagement is important for any business initiative and that includes a new elearning project, but you don’t need to be a specialist to get started. Creating elearning elearning stakeholder

5 Steps to Implement a Learning Management System

Coreaxis

The main roles for team members include project manager, eLearning specialist, training administrator, and IT specialist. The eLearning specialist and IT specialist are responsible for the nuts and bolts of your new system.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

However, it is in the news with events like NASA completing first successful 3-D printing project in space. The OpenStack project intended to help organizations offer cloud-computing services running on standard hardware. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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