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%. Informal learning is effective because it is personal.

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!

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Product Review: Litmos LMS

eLearning 24-7

Segment as a whole is growing in terms of vendors. LMSs Segment Breakout (By the percentage of total number of vendors in each segment). Vendor: Litmos. When the learner clicks on the course name, they see additional information.

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? The first vendor proposed a simple e-learning solution with a set of multiple choice questions for assessments, at a cost of $20,000.

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. First, what is external licensing of eLearning? First, you can estimate the cost with vendors using your estimate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

8 Authentic Tips for New eLearning Professionals

Cinecraft

When I started working at Cinécraft, I was totally new to eLearning. I had no experience writing courses or using eLearning-specific development tools. Here are eight recommendations, based on my experience as a new eLearning professional at a national eLearning vendor.

In case you missed it – 2012 according to Clive on Learning

Clive on Learning

Blame it on the dog food * January A welcome to Elearnity Vendor Perspectives Digital Learning Content: A Designer's Guide iBooks Author: Any relevance for learning in the workplace? Before I take a break for Christmas, I thought I'd provide you with this summary of all my posts on Clive on Learning in 2012. I've marked with asterisks a few posts that were particularly signifiant from my point of view.

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 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.

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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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 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.

7 eLearning Experts Share Tips on How to Choose the Best Learning Management System

ProProfs

In an industry filled with so many eLearning vendors, it can be tricky to find the best deal. Nearly every solution provider you interact with will claim to have the perfect tool that can support all your eLearning needs. We asked 7 eLearning experts to share tips and best practices on how to choose the best LMS platform that would help business owners make the best eLearning decisions and simplify the procurement process.

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. Do you have a helpful story about working with an eLearning partner (no names please)?

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.

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. Unfortunately, it’s also a dump yard for information that is false, outdated, and plain outlandish.

Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

As we approach the end of our SCORM series, in many ways it’s just the beginning for eLearning content standards. This final post provides a perfect opportunity to look to the future of eLearning content development and consider the road ahead. eLearning past: AICC.

eLearning On The Rise

Upside Learning

It seems more and more like this recession will further enhance the position of eLearning amongst various training options an organization could choose from for their learning and development initiatives. Caution : This graph may not be the best representation of this information.

2010: mLearning Year in Review

mLearning Trends

Indeed, many traditional eLearning vendors ventured into the market though not in the volume or with the fanfare we had postulated twelve months ago. Others vendors will quickly follow/respond. A.K.A. How our January 2010 Predictions Played Out!

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.

Want to Build Better E-Learning Courses? Think Beer

Rapid eLearning

The same can be said for elearning. In fact, I like to use beer as a way to look at elearning courses. Often elearning courses are presented in a hierarchy. You may see them described as levels, where level one is information only and level five may be highly interactive.

"Don't Touch/Wet Paint!" - "E"-Learning Vendors Try to Go "M"

mLearning Trends

I had a good chuckle today after receiving my latest emailed copy of the eLearning Guild 's eLearningInsider update. On the positive front, this action proves again that most of the "tier one" LMS vendors are all show and little go when it comes to mobile learning.

Jay the Novice

Jay Cross

Ten years ago Elliott Masie led a workshop for eLearning vendors at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle. Honchos from dozens of top-tier eLearning companies filled the lecture theater.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, March 23, 2009 Market Differences in eLearning Im a fan of the number 42. I agree with Rupa and Poonam on the elearning industry in India but there are variations too.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. eLearning vendors (those that design custom courseware) are often handed the course to be built. The sponsor says "we want this eLearning course."

Is There a Better Way to Social Learning?

Xyleme

However, those vendors who rely solely on this argument are very likely to find themselves quickly marginalized. To stay relevant, George believes training vendors should do two things: Stop talking “learning” and start talking “capacity” and “execution” like the rest of the C-suite.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Visions

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Wednesday, August 01, 2007 Learning Visions Im Cammy Bean and this is my little corner of the world where I talk about instructional design and topics somewhat related to eLearning.

Here’s Why You Should Enter the Articulate Guru Awards

Rapid eLearning

I get emails all the time from freelancers or elearning vendors asking how to get more work or exposure. I also have quite a few managers ask for ways to get their staff up-to-speed building better elearning courses. And these elearning awards are a great way to do this.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. Also, often times a client does not give the vendor enough concrete details so vendors have to make assumptions about content.

LIVE BLOG - Craig Weiss 'eLearning 2020' Seminar

Unicorn Training

Live updates throughout the day from Craig Weiss' 'eLearning 2020' Seminar at The Kia Oval. eLearning Age's Clive Snell wrapping up the day - "Craig, fantastic input, fantastic views, we love the controversy and we hope to you again very soon!" Relevance of gamification for adults Offline access LMS has meant eLearning management system traditionally - now to manage all learning across organisation. Do you want put eLEarning inside and app?