Performance Consulting with Nigel Harrison

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Towards the end of 2019, David James spoke with Nigel Harrison , published author and renowned expert in Performance Consulting, on The Learning & Development Podcast. Performance Consulting Doesn’t Make the Assumption That Learning or Training is the Solution.

Performance Consulting with Nigel Harrison

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Towards the end of 2019, David James spoke with Nigel Harrison , published author and renowned expert in Performance Consulting, on The Learning & Development Podcast. Performance Consulting Doesn’t Make the Assumption That Learning or Training is the Solution.

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Audio for eLearning: What's that Popping Sound?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti Have you ever listened to an eLearning lesson and heard annoying popping sounds as the narrator spoke? The popping sounds are called plosives , as in "explosives," or P-pops. If you've recorded your own audio for an eLearning project, I'm betting you're guilty of creating your own plosives at least a few times. The air causes the microphone to create the "popping" sound, which can be distracting to learners.

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Audio for eLearning: Do You Want to Sound Like a DJ?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti One question I get asked a lot is "How can I get my eLearning audio to the point so that I sound like a DJ?" " The most sure-fire way to sound like a DJ is to have been born with great pipes (i.e. So what's an eLearning developer to do? Here's some simple techniques to make your voice sound deeper. But beware, if your breathing is too hard, you'll get popping sounds without a pop-filter as I discussed a few weeks ago.

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eLearning too Expensive? A Solution for Every Budget

Bottom-Line Performance

Some companies think the cost of eLearning is ONLY driven by the quality of the images, audio, visual, and complex interactions. The more “fancy” multimedia eLearning has, the more expensive it will be. But while adding multimedia to an eLearning course will increase the cost, this is not the main contributor to eLearning cost. The client identifies the core information and it is our job to make it instructionally sound.

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Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

They say for eLearning to be engaging, it needs to be interactive. As e-learning developers we are often given slide decks to convert into self-directed eLearning modules. Now, not all slide decks deserve to be converted, in fact most eLearning developers would cringe and shy away from just converting a slide deck and handing it back as an eLearning module. This is the ‘top end’ of interactivity when it comes to eLearning development.

Fundamentals of Good eLearning Scenarios

360 Training

Top-rated instructors strive to create useful and engaging online training to help learners get the most out of their elearning and help them apply the knowledge in practical life. eLearning scenarios are an excellent way to engage learners, promote their decision making skills, and to help them apply the acquired knowledge through practice. Motivational : eLearning scenarios should be motivating and closely linked with the learning objectives of the course.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

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. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. Sounds like a match made in heaven! Companies such as Accenture , GP Strategies and Web Courseworks offer external consulting and implementation solutions to businesses with needs ranging from IT services , training, and recruitment. Let’s say they need to deliver eLearning to thousands of members. What service management needs might an association “outsource” for eLearning?

Workplace Learning Professionals Next Job - Management Consultant

Tony Karrer

Well not quite, but it is pretty dang close to the definition of Management Consulting in Wikipedia: Management consulting refers to both the industry of, and the practice of, helping organizations improve their performance, primarily through the analysis of existing business problems and development of plans for improvement. In this world, you can't really distinguish the mandate of Management Consulting from the mandate of: Enterprise 2.0 Browse eLearning Content

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. If a requested free elearning sample will take 10+ hours for you to build, use this response (feel free to edit it for your own language and pricing): Hi!

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

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. . Not to put too fine a point on it, but you need to ensure that the elearning (or online training, or web-based training) that your organization creates is accessible—that is, usable by people who have disabilities. What Is Elearning?

Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

She said she takes all the elearning in their organization, regardless of quality, but doesn’t bother to remember much because she knows she can always look it up later. A salesperson can’t ask a customer to “hold that thought” while he fires up the elearning on objection handling. A doctor can’t ask a patient to wait while she pulls up the example audio of what a heart murmur sounds like for comparison. appeared first on Experiencing eLearning.

How to Assemble the Perfect eLearning Team

ThinkingKap Solutions

For anyone who has not worked on a significant sized eLearning project, all the moving pieces can make it feel like a Rube Goldberg machine. Creating the perfect eLearning team that works best for you really depends on your staffing, structure, and bandwidth. There are at least 8 different roles that need to be performed on a typical eLearning project. As you consider your eLearning team, you need to determine where these skills are going to come from. Consulting

5 Simple and Effective eLearning Interactions

Bottom-Line Performance

Why invest in eLearning courses instead of “flat” media like powerpoints and webinars? Besides the obvious benefits of reduced costs and a virtual training environment, eLearning allows learners to practice new skills and concepts safely through a variety of interactions. I interviewed Sharon Boller, President of Bottom-Line Performance, to compile a list of interactions that can be used over and over again in a variety of eLearning courses.

Do People Need to Learn, or Can They Look It All Up?

Experiencing eLearning

She said she takes all the elearning in their organization, regardless of quality, but doesn’t bother to remember much because she knows she can always look it up later. A salesperson can’t ask a customer to “hold that thought” while he fires up the elearning on objection handling. A doctor can’t ask a patient to wait while she pulls up the example audio of what a heart murmur sounds like for comparison.

Is Building eLearning Internally the Right Strategy?

ThinkingKap Solutions

As you’re probably aware, all the cool kids are using eLearning for their training needs these days. While ILT is still viable for certain situations (and will be for the foreseeable future), eLearning has too many benefits to be ignored. So, if you’ve decided your company should use eLearning, now it’s time to determine how you’ll create it. Last time, we looked at assessing whether you had the skills to build eLearning internally. Consulting

Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development: Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Adobe Captivate

Outsourcing of eLearning content development has been there for a few decades. However, there are several challenges that are inherent to outsourcing eLearning content development. I believe the answer lies in an effective evaluation strategy that can help you address these challenges plus help you create a sound and long term partnership that can deliver the required value. Here is how to evaluate the right partner to outsource your eLearning content development.

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team?

Illumen Group

Why Do I Need an eLearning Vendor When I Have My Own Team? It’s nearly impossible to staff for every role and depth of resource that a typical organization requires over the course of a few years when trying to successfully meet the eLearning demands of various internal clients. And adding one resource who has the skill of an entire eLearning company isn’t realistic. A good eLearning partner like Illumen knows how to create effective training based on your actual needs.

Is eLearning Dead? Is Instructional Design Dying with It?

Kapp Notes

Death of Self-Pace eLearning. In a report published in August 2016 by Sam Adkins of Ambient Insight a declaration is made that self-paced eLearning is in a death spiral: The worldwide five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for self-paced eLearning is distinctly negative at -6.4%; global revenues for self-paced courseware are dropping fast. In 2016, global revenues for self-paced eLearning reached $46.6 The demand for “traditional” eLearning is waning.

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

What I’d really like to talk about though, is the way that accessibility, the process and principle of making content available to those with disabilities, relates to elearning. Drawing from various presentations, I’d suggest that accessibility can inform elearning in four areas in particular: the design process, content development, course production, and module testing. When you make elearning accessible, you make it available to all learners. More on Accessible Elearning.

eLearning: What's the Best Microphone for Voiceover Audio?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

It doesn't matter if you use Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline or TechSmith Camtasia Studio as your eLearning tool of choice. each can produce awesome eLearning content that will be enhanced if you include voiceover audio. It's got a built-in sound card (built right into the cord) that does a great job of cancelling out internal computer noises. Also, I noticed when I moved my head, the microphone sometimes picked up a sound that reminded me of crumpling paper.

How Do We Find the Right eLearning Partner?

ThinkingKap Solutions

In case you’re just joining us, we started talking about whether you have the skills to create eLearning internally, in part 1. Then, whether creating eLearning internally is the right business strategy, was the focus of part 2. ” If you’ve made it this far in the series, it seems you’re still considering hiring an eLearning partner (impressive deductive reasoning, huh?). Training, especially eLearning, should not be a tack-on to other services.

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? Creating great eLearning is HARD! The same goes for eLearning development. Something like Articulate’s eLearning Heroes is a great example.

College Grads: Pick ELearning as a Career

LearnDash

As an example, I never majored in “elearning” or instructional design. Yet my professional path went the way of training, course development, and all things elearning. The ELearning Industry is Hot. So, now that you no longer need to worry about working in the same field as your major, why not have a look at the popular elearning industry? You can work for universities or high-end consulting firms (which was my path) and travel the world. elearning

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

What I’d really like to talk about though, is the way that accessibility, the process and principle of making content available to those with disabilities, relates to elearning. Drawing from various presentations, I’d suggest that accessibility can inform elearning in four areas in particular: the design process, content development, course production, and module testing. When you make elearning accessible, you make it available to all learners. More on Accessible Elearning.

eLearning Art and Design Tips for the Non-Designer (Part 1)

eLearning Brothers

So you want to develop an eLearning course huh? But you are not a graphic designer, and need some tips on eLearning Art and Design to get you started? Let me introduce to you a three-part series on eLearning Art and Design tips for the non-designer that may be of some help. Sound good? Design with eLearning Templates. I have this on my list because eLearning Templates are a great way of controlling styles and design.

Precautions to take before getting an LMS from elearning companies in US

Creativ Technologies

There has been a lot of demand for elearning companies in US because of the pandemic. Of course, this sounds like a feasible option, but the only point is that if it does not work out as intended, you would need to do a lot of coding. Use elearning templates .

Audio for eLearning: The First Steps

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Rick Zanotti One of the key elements in multimedia and eLearning development is sound. If you're not using audio in your eLearning you are losing more than half your audience, and that is never a good thing. About the author: With over 35 years of experience in IT and Learning, Rick Zanotti is an instructional designer, multimedia author, voice-over talent, video producer and Management consultant. Rick teaches our Audio Basics for eLearning online class.

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5 Ways to Handle Boring eLearning Content Like a Pro

eLearning Brothers

Have you ever been tasked with building eLearning games or courses, only to find that your soul source of material is a collection of lifeless, boring eLearning content? No amount of sound effects or graphics can mask that pig. Often in eLearning we want to provide our learners with a tour of our “important key points.” ” We expect them to be excited by our factoids, stock photos and sound effects when in reality the learner just doesn’t care.

Training a Remote Workforce via eLearning: Challenges and Options

ScholarLMS

With remote work becoming increasingly preferable and popular , eLearning initiatives may well be a more structured and systematic way to train a virtual employee base, especially one that is bound to grow. Training a Remote Workforce Via eLearning: Key Challenges.

Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate). First, is it a best eLearning practice to include background audio? Is It a Best Practice to Add Background Music to eLearning? Ask 20 eLearning developers if it’s cool to add background music to eLearning and you can expect 20 wildly different opinions.

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JAY CROSS – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

He was the first person to use the term eLearning on the web. Jay is the author of Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways that Inspire Innovation and Performance , Working Smarter Fieldbook , Implementing eLearning , and Real Learning. Now this distinguished-sounding fellow was telling me that people learned more by accident. eLearning is great for learning some things; IT skills come to mind. eLearning scales.

No, I Won’t “Tweak” Your PowerPoint Slides

Experiencing eLearning

Have you ever been asked to “just tweak the PowerPoint slides” and call it elearning? I need some help finishing up an elearning course. Lynn sounded confused. ” “Sound good.

THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

And as weird as it sounds, I am finding it difficult to write Watson with a lower case “w”). 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. I am not the kind to crystal gaze.

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INTEGRATING SOCIAL LEARNING IN THE WORKPLACE

Learnnovators

These statements are of course easier to write down and sound pretty good on paper. 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.

Podcasts in eLearning

TalentLMS

The aim of effective eLearning design is to include it in the daily lives of the learners. Smartphones are the first and the last devices consulted for all kinds of productivity tasks. So what are the best practices for creating podcasts for eLearning? Better educational podcasts can be developed by keeping the following in mind when integrating into eLearning courses: Rehearse and rehearse again before recording. Edit out mistakes and long pauses and sound of breaths.

Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

Over the past few months, I’ve received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate). First, is it a best eLearning practice to include background audio? Is It a Best Practice to Add Background Music to eLearning? Ask 20 eLearning developers if it’s cool to add background music to eLearning and you can expect 20 wildly different opinions.

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5 eLearning Modernization Makeover Best Practices

PulseLearning

Is your eLearning out of fashion or failing to keep up with industry best practice? In this article, PulseLearning discusses 5 tips that will help you achieve an eLearning modernization makeover. eLearning Modernization Makeover 2017: 5 Best Practices . Is your eLearning out of fashion or failing to keep up with industry best practice? Ensuring your eLearning is current is important for engaging learners and futureproofing your training.

GEOFF STEAD – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

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