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? Even though members of our team can fill multiple roles (like ID and development), we purposely don’t staff projects that way. We put people in the roles they’re best suited for. Developing eLearning is no different.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists. Let’s explore and then I’ll introduce you to some illustrative examples of how this “specialist” movement is expanding traditional LMS boundaries. LMS Specialists: Why Now? As an LMS selection consultant , I’ve had a front-row seat in the rapid shift toward specialization. LMS Specialists: What’s So Special? LMS Specialists: Noteworthy Examples.

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L&D’s Role In A Purpose Driven Workplace

Learnnovators

L&D’s Role in the VUCA World. Role of Community Management in Workplace Learning Today. Assuming we have such Purpose Driven Workplaces (PDW) what would be L&D’s role? 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.

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

Learnnovators

They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. This post, as the title says, is about Corporate Universities (CU) and the role of MOOCs therein. I will highlight a few shifts and trends that will likely have an impact on the role of a CU in today’s world: Capability development and continuous learning will be critical to business success. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

They will expect and demand to learn differently — social, mobile and cloud will play a big role. This post, as the title says, is about Corporate Universities (CU) and the role of MOOCs therein. I will highlight a few shifts and trends that will likely have an impact on the role of a CU in today’s world: Capability development and continuous learning will be critical to business success. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities.

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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. Once business problems are identified, training, while not the answer to every performance problem , has a significant role in an organization’s success. And this is a greater challenge when it comes to elearning (and other forms of online training). There’s no time to build engaging, exciting, effective elearning. Look for Elearning Creativity within the Template.

Finding a Good Fit in Instructional Design

Experiencing eLearning

When you’re looking for an instructional design role, it’s important to find a good “fit.” 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. Larger teams are more likely to hire specialists who focus on a particular skill or part of the process.

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! Here are jobs, tasks, and roles in emerging Enterprise 2.0, 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). Future jobs, now, today!

Describe what you do

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

” Beth Martin “I would say an intervention Specialist.” How would you describe your role and what you do? A week ago I asked the question on LinkedIn “how would you describe to a family member what it is you do?”

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.

Broad and Deep Instructional Design Skills

Experiencing eLearning

How much project management falls under the role of instructional designer? The range of roles and responsibilities is pretty wide. I would argue that anyone who isn’t creating learning experiences isn’t an instructional designer; they’re working in a related role.

The Six Hats Of A Community Manager

Learnnovators

Community Management is an evolving role and organizations are beginning to see the need for this role. This shift calls for some intense community management and community building, and the post focuses on the different roles a community manager needs to play during this time. The role of a connector is crucial in creating business value for the organization and is a skill all community managers need to hone. THE HAT OF A CONSULTANT.

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.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 3: LAUNCHING A MOOC

Learnnovators

Can we take this framework — the three roles of facilitators — and extrapolate into a MOOC environment? Within an organization, the three aspects of the role may not / need not be played by the same individual. Teaching Presence: This role can be played by the SMEs (subject-matter experts) for that particular topic who pose queries, respond to questions of a technical nature, and share their expertise.

CATHY MOORE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You, as a specialist in instructional design, are on an inspiring journey of saving the world from boring ‘instruction’. Learnnovators: You are a trustee of the Serious eLearning Manifesto (launched recently by Michael Allen, Clark Quinn, Julie Dirksen, and Will Thalheimer). To what extent do you think this has inspired the making of the Serious eLearning Manifesto? I agree that the recommendations don’t apply just to elearning.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. This will provide the employees with an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in their areas of interest beyond the purview of their current roles thus equipping them with new skills, a critical aspect of professional development. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

They will play a strategic role in helping organizations collaborate with such talent pools for the mutual benefit of all. Mobile devices will be ubiquitous and play a critical role in professional development – We still have the luxury of debating whether workers will access the learning program via a laptop or a tablet. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 5: SKILLS LEARNERS NEED TODAY

Learnnovators

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

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.

MICHAEL ALLEN – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He was the founder and CEO of Authorware, a revolutionary eLearning authoring tool. Learnnovators: You are known for your role as the primary architect in creating Authorware ? If you’ve built workflow aids, defined roles, and settled in, the potential upheaval of switching to a dramatically different process is frightening. Learnnovators: You say, “We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning. The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the result.”

Role Models in Educational Technology on Ada Lovelace Day

Janet Clarey

Ruth Clark , Author, specialist in instructional design and technical training. Betty Collis , Emeritus Professor, Consultant. Nancy White , Founder at Full Circle Associates, Consultant. Beth Kanter , trainer, blogger, and consultant to nonprofits and individuals in effective use of social media. Lisa Neal Gualtieri , Editor-in-Chief, eLearn Magazine, Adjunct Professor at Tufts University. Margaret Driscoll , Managing Consultant, IBM.

Does Your Business Really Need an LMS? Straight Talk with “The eLearning Coach”

Talented Learning

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to be interviewed by one of the learning community’s most talented instructional designers and thought leaders, Connie Malamed (aka “ The eLearning Coach “). For example in a talent management scenario, an LMS helps track each employee’s profile and organizational role, as well as training history and relevant learning paths. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

DR. STELLA LEE – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Stella runs a consulting company called Paradox Learning , and is based in Calgary, Canada. It’s a deep, complex field and it makes more sense to recruit specialists with AI skills, or partner with them, or work with the increasing range of AI tools for L&D.”

Who Should You Include In Your Planning For Your eLearning Course?

Adobe Captivate

Who Should You Include In Your Planning For Your eLearning Course? Identify what training each employee will require within their role. If we take a specialist that has spent seven years achieving their master’s degree in a certain subject, they may be able to tell you all the theory and the school book text that goes along with it. Consultants are very often used by larger companies to gather this information. appeared first on eLearning.

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 2 Do Not Assume that eLearning is the Answer

Challenge to Learn

This is the second post in the series of 22, that will form a how to guide to the principles of the eLearning manifesto. This is about Principle #2: “Do not assume eLearning is the Answer”. In order to make it more constructive I want to turn it around and change it into: “Only apply eLearning when it is the most effective option”. Is e-Learning a formal course or is everything you learn digitally eLearning? Is there room for eLearning in this phase?

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. We find that these LMS implementation best practices are of great help to newcomers to eLearning when they finally decide to get their own learning management system.

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. We’ve identified 8 things that most effective teams have in place and turned them into tips that will help you develop your very own elearning dream team. Get the right roles set up for their vision.

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

Elucidat

We asked 10 independent experts, researchers, psychologists, innovators and learning managers what they think is critical to elearning project success. We’ve distilled their insights and advice into 6 key areas to be mindful of as you set out on your next elearning project. It’s no surprise that learning specialist, psychologist and author, Stella Collins, had learners in mind when we asked her some questions. Paul Westlake: Solutions consultant, Kineo ( @paulwestlake ).

Subject Matter Experts & Training

Ed App

A professionally shot five-minute YouTube video demonstrating how to cook an egg most likely requires a cast of film-making specialists, a screenwriter, and a chef. The Vital Role of Subject Matter Experts in Training. The role of SME could come across as a bit unclear.

Breakthrough eLearning: The Three Rs: Rants, Raves, and Reflections

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Monday, March 06, 2006 The Three Rs: Rants, Raves, and Reflections Every participant to the Learning 2005 Conference last fall was given a copy of Learning Rants, Raves, and Reflections. Experiment Strategically With eLearn.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

Possessing a traveler’s exploratory nature and an innate curiosity to go beyond one’s defined work role is a critical skill today. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. Sahana’s work cuts across performance consulting, workplace learning strategies from formal to informal and social learning, knowledge management methodologies and adult learning principles.

Social Technology, Community Management & Organizational Development

Learnnovators

The diagram below by Dion Hinchcliffe is a succinct illustration of how digital technology has been and will continue to play a key role in bringing about this change. I wanted to set the premise for what is to come in the months and years ahead…and where do we come in as learning and organizational development specialists. What role will communities play in transforming the way organizations function? But the key role lies at a strategic and business level.

Six Obstacles To Building Communities In Organizations

Learnnovators

I have written before about the fallibility of trying to have social learning as a bolt-on strategy , on the role of social technology as an avenue for building communities in organizations , and the importance of building communities to facilitate emergent learning. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

Workplace learning designers, consultants, organizational leaders and change agents, and employees will have to work in collaboration to bring about this shift. This will provide the employees with an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in their areas of interest beyond the purview of their current roles thus equipping them with new skills, a critical aspect of professional development. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities.

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

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 3: Launching a MOOC

Learnnovators

Can we take this framework — the three roles of facilitators — and extrapolate into a MOOC environment? Within an organization, the three aspects of the role may not / need not be played by the same individual. Teaching Presence : This role can be played by the SMEs (subject-matter experts) for that particular topic who pose queries, respond to questions of a technical nature, and share their expertise.

Learning Pool recruits Kevin Adams as VP, North American Sales to drive US ambitions

Learning Pool

Learning Pool, the Derry-based elearning solutions provider, is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Kevin Adams as VP, North American Sales to help drive the company’s ambitions in the US and Canada. .

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 5: Skills Learners Need Today

Learnnovators

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities. MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities. Sahana Chattopadhyay is an L&D Consultant, OD Specialist, Blended Learning Architect, Social Learning Evangelist, and Blogger. While the title of the post specifies MOOCs, the skills and mindsets I have explored in the post are, IMHO, required by all to survive and thrive in the digital and connected world.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

This is leading to a shift in the role of the L&D department – from managers and disseminators of formally designed programs to facilitators and enablers of collaboration and communities. When any organization or institution shifts from a hierarchical, top-down mode to a horizontal, peer- and user-driven one – be it in management or learning – culture plays a huge role in the success or otherwise of the endeavor.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

They will play a strategic role in helping organizations collaborate with such talent pools for the mutual benefit of all. Mobile devices will be ubiquitous and play a critical role in professional development – We still have the luxury of debating whether workers will access the learning program via a laptop or a tablet. The role of the CLO will be to drive this change NOW! I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future.