Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. People learn to build the right network of associates and the right level of expertise through informal, sometimes even accidental, learning that flies beneath the corporate radar. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.

eLearning: About External Licensing

Your Training Edge

When your organization needs eLearning programs but doesn’t have an internal program in place, external licensing of eLearning may be a good choice. Many eLearning and LMS providers offer external training that you can use as part of your organization’s learning and development program. Let’s take a basic look at external licensing, as well as discuss what you’ll need to create your eLearning program using this approach.

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How to Get the Most out of Your LMS Demo

Association eLearning

If you’re in the beginning stages of selecting a learning management system (LMS) for your association, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and information from various vendors. If you and the vendor can spare an additional half an hour or more, great! Before your demo, provide your LMS vendor with this scenario (and any others you and your team come up with) and ask them to demonstrate these steps within the system.

How to Write a Winning RFP to Hire the Best E-learning Vendor

CommLab India

Have you, as a training manager or L&D professional, shortlisted e-learning vendors to develop customized learning solutions for your organization? A training manager followed certain e-learning vendor selection criteria and received the following proposals from two different e-learning vendors. The first vendor proposed a simple e-learning solution with a set of multiple choice questions for assessments, at a cost of $20,000. Specific questions about the vendor.

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Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

Many of us, see e-learning vendors who put $$$ ahead of their customers. Thus, it is wonderful to see vendors who have stepped forward and said, “we care&#. “We value you&#. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. Drawing Information. Your information will be deleted after the drawing is over. In one case, the vendor will be mailing the prize to you.

Latest E-Learning News and Notes

eLearning 24-7

Each person who is working on the software, has no knowledge of the vendor’s software prior to. Email me with the subject “shootout&# and in the email write the name of the vendor. 124 vendors, inc. 1 of the 16 open source vendors that offers m-learning capabilities. 26/108 commercial vendors offer m-learning capabilities inc. Who do I like for LMS Vendors? That said, I went ahead and selected several vendors, that I like.

LMS Identify

eLearning 24-7

What about a payment gateway – does the LMS vendor assist you with this or do you have to find your own? Drilling down, will provide you with additional information you need to ask and know, and as a result, even when looking at a potential vendor’s site, you will be able to see what they offer in this area. A friend of mine, got a RFP template from a LMS vendor’s web site. After you have chatted with the vendors, set up your demos.

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Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

As part of the holidays, these vendors have joined together with E-Learning 24/7 and present (no pun intended) a holiday giveaway. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. available only to users who can take advantage of them on the enteprise level); One (1) free 1-Year Compliance bundle for Information Security Awareness training for any enterprise environment over 500 users.

Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps

eLearning 24-7

Sometimes it is a result of the vendor, other times it is a failure of due diligence on the part of the soon to be customer. The vendor’s salesperson tells you want you want to hear. They come up with fanciful information that can be misleading or downright lies. I expect nothing less from the vendor. If the vendor offers a couple of solutions, not all of those clients are going to be using the same solution – so who is using the solution like me?

Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7

eLearning 24-7

Many e-learning vendors put $$$ ahead of their customers. Thus, it is wonderful to see vendors who have stepped forward and said, “we care&# , “we value you&# , by offering giveaways during this holiday season. The Vendors (alphabetical order, followed by giveaway). Link to web site is located within the vendor’s name. Drawing Information. Your information will be deleted after the drawing is over.

LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know

eLearning 24-7

Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. stuff): There are some very detailed information in regards to LMS contracts and this blog is not a legal representation of contracts, rather it is based on personal experience with LMS vendors. If they make changes to the contract, send it back to the vendor and have the vendor make those changes in the contract before they send it back to you.

LMS Customization

eLearning 24-7

Ask and see what can be done by the vendor – Customize it! Plus many vendors will include special “customized&# options for you – and then tell you what they are – during your discussions or upon your final negotiations. Some vendors will charge you per customization. Yes I can Do it OR Maybe not… Depending on what you are seeking in a customization, some vendors will tell you that it is either doable or not.

7 Tips To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning

InfoPro Learning

Are you getting ready to outsource your eLearning? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to evaluate your assets before you outsource eLearning. How To Evaluate Your Resources Before Outsourcing eLearning. Outsourcing eLearning can help you save time and make effective use of your resources. Thorough evaluations improve eLearning ROI and ensure a smooth collaboration. Form An Outsourcing eLearning Prep Team. Evaluate Your Current eLearning Strategy.

LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know

eLearning 24-7

Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. stuff): There are some very detailed information in regards to LMS contracts and this blog is not a legal representation of contracts, rather it is based on personal experience with LMS vendors. If they make changes to the contract, send it back to the vendor and have the vendor make those changes in the contract before they send it back to you.

5 Factors to Consider in eLearning Outsourcing

Tesseract Learning

We know that today’s learners are looking for mobile, self-paced, and personalized content which can only be delivered through eLearning. You might be looking to outsource your eLearning and identifying the right partner. Factors to Consider in eLearning Outsourcing.

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions. It’s important to ask questions that matter most to your eLearning success. Nothing – not sparkling demos, a fancy web site, or sales incentives – is as important as finding a strong, growing, dedicated LMS vendor with a customer-focused culture. Consider where each eLearning company’s support team is located and why U.S.-based

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. With that said, let’s look at some common eLearning buzzwords. Let them evaluate information, make decisions, and meaningfully influence the outcome. Is not : “Click here for more information.”. This is the ultimate goal of all eLearning. Interactive. Immersive. Innovative/ Creative/ Different.

Boost Your ROI with a Better eLearning RFP

dVinci Interactive

Establishing a new eLearning vendor relationship is a complicated process. How will eLearning help your organization succeed? A carefully thought out Request for Proposal (RFP) addresses each question specifically, and provides the information your learning partner needs to deliver the results you want. With an eLearning RFP, you can clearly communicate requirements, explain your priorities and list your criteria. DOWNLOAD ELEARNING RFP TEMPLATE .

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7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

InfoPro Learning

Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to adapt to changes and stay ahead of eLearning trends. How To Stay Ahead OF eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes. Part of the eLearning job description is identifying top eLearning trends and then using them to our advantage. Here are 7 insider tips to stay one step ahead of eLearning trends and adapt to our ever-evolving industry.

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6 Trends in Rapid eLearning Tools to watch in 2012

mLearning Revolution

Since it’s still January and people are blogging about trends or predictions for the new year, I thought I’d share some areas I believe Rapid eLearning Vendors should focus on in 2012 in order to stay ahead of the curve or worse, have a small startup eat their lunch. HTML5 — This is a no-brainer for me and I strongly believe every Rapid eLearning tool should absolutely have a simple way to get a course published to HTML5 in 2012. Informal Learning and Social learning.

7 Tips To Stay Ahead Of eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes

InfoPro Learning

Are you up to date with the latest eLearning technologies and methodologies? In this article, I’ll share 7 tips to adapt to changes and stay ahead of eLearning trends. How To Stay Ahead OF eLearning Trends And Adapt To Changes. Part of the eLearning job description is identifying top eLearning trends and then using them to our advantage. Here are 7 insider tips to stay one step ahead of eLearning trends and adapt to our ever-evolving industry.

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Does Your Custom E-learning Vendor Cater to Your Product Sales Training Needs?

CommLab India

Finding an eLearning vendor who can take care of your product training needs is a task in itself, because when you begin to explore the eLearning market, you will find dozens who will claim to know just what you need, but just a handful really know what you need and how to deliver it. Aid better information retention. Provide training and full product information anytime, anywhere. Rethink your vendor if the above needs are not met.

5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

For some instructional designers the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act can become a source of confusion, frustration, and anxiety during eLearning course design. However, designing and developing eLearning content that is accessible to individuals with hearing, vision, cognitive, or other disabilities doesn’t have to be a scary thing. When it comes to hyperlinks, avoid using generic terms such as click here, read more, or for more information.

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How to Put Together an Amazing Custom eLearning Experience

Ed App

Custom eLearning courses are all globally the rage right now for one simple reason. Learning and development professionals all over the world have understood that they need to build eLearning around the learner, rather than building eLearning first and then expecting the learner to acclimatize to it. How do you create that perfect custom eLearning experience for your employees? However, remember to use this method only if your eLearning course is sequential.

Key eLearning Trends for 2019

Origin Learning

This year seems to have flown at jet-speed and we are ready to start making lists of tech-predictions and eLearning trends for 2019. In this blog post, we take a shot at predicting some key eLearning trends for 2019. The eLearning industry will benefit the most from cloud-based services. Customization and ‘made-to-order’ eLearning will be the way forward. If this trend catches up, expect more boutique eLearning firms to scale up and offer better quality work.

How To Avoid 5 Common e-Learning Outsourcing Obstacles

Adobe Captivate

That’s one of the most difficult questions organizations face when creating an eLearning course. You must determine whether it’s more cost-efficient and productive to do it yourself or to outsource the eLearning project to a talented team of eLearning professionals. One of the major e-Learning outsourcing obstacles is whether or not the eLearning content provider of choice has enough knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.

Content Creation and Curation in eLearning – Make the Difference Work

CommLab India

When creating an online course, we eLearning vendors request our clients to provide us with all the necessary content for the course, and then also talk about creating new content. However, knowing the difference between content curation and content creation is not enough, and we need to define the roles that each of them play individually, as well as together, in eLearning. Unfortunately, it’s also a dump yard for information that is false, outdated, and plain outlandish.

10 Reasons Every University Must Invest in Online Program Development

Hurix Digital

Related: 9 Reasons for the Growth of eLearning in Education. Thus, students are able to hone their critical thinking rather than simply assimilate information. This ensures that your students are always up to date with the latest information and that as a university, you maintain competitive edge. Related: Why Should Colleges and Universities Develop eLearning Programs? 11 Smart Tips to Choose the Right eLearning Vendor.

8 Reasons Why Your Business Requires an eLearning Platform

Hurix Digital

The more a business grows, the greater is its need for streamlined professional skills and knowledge development across all functions and roles with elearning platforms and other kinds of tools. In today’s competitive scenario, it becomes imperative to provide employee training and a way forward for businesses is to leverage an eLearning platform, which is more cost-effective and offers greater level of flexibility. Why does your business require an eLearning platform?

How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises 

Hurix Digital

Whether you want to create a quiz, collect information, add assessments, or devise a full-fledged course, you can avail of a variety of free/economically priced resources online. They shouldn’t merely transfer information and turn employees into passive learners, but provide interactive, personalized & inclusive content. Related: Top eLearning Development Companies for Enterprises & SMBs. 11 Smart Tips to Choose the Right eLearning Vendor.

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.

Enabling Global eLearning Across Cultures and Languages

Bottom-Line Performance

Our eLearning Challenges blog series explores the common situations our clients face when deploying learning solutions. That’s why our everyday conversations, meetings and presentations are probably full of informal language, jargon and micro-culture we don’t even know we use. Most of our clients are global companies who deliver eLearning to learners around the globe. Trying to design and deliver global eLearning?

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7 Tips to Create Custom E-Learning Content on a Budget

Hurix Digital

Learn more about The Best eLearning Course to Fit Custom Requirements. Learn which is the Best Elearning Courses for You: Custom Content or Off-the-shelf Courses. Here are other Benefits of Investing in Custom eLearning Courses for your Enterprise. Here are top 7 Reasons Why You Should Revamp Your Old eLearning Courses. Use an eLearning Authoring Tool. Here’s more on eLearning Authoring Tools and Why You Should Invest in them.

4 Key Benefits of Custom eLearning Solutions

Obsidian Learning

So what does my laundry have to do with custom eLearning? From vision to design and execution, the story of my shirt is a metaphor for the ins and outs of custom eLearning production, and the dilemmas contemporary executives face when trying to decide whether to create custom eLearning or purchase off-the-shelf learning products. Custom eLearning solutions allow you to: 1. The micro-eLearnings were released one by one over a period of 8 weeks.

How to Optimize Your eLearning ROI?

Hurix Digital

And therefore, when digitization was the need of the hour, enterprises invested into digital training or eLearning, which proved quite beneficial compared to the old training approach. This is where measuring and optimize elearning roi comes into the picture. eLearning demanded digital devices, content delivery platforms , online content creation platforms, learning management systems and so on. How to calculate eLearning ROI.