What Does an eLearning Consultant Do?

eLearning Architect

You probably see the job title bouncing around, but what does an eLearning consultant actually do? But I wanted to explain how I became a consultant, because I think experience is an essential part of what makes a consultant. “ “ Experience is an essential part of what makes a consultant. ” I knew it would be a role in eLearning - that was never in doubt. Was growing an eLearning design agency what I wanted? BUSINESS OF ELEARNING

When Are Different Corporate Learning Methods Most Appropriate?

Absorb LMS

An exciting feature of supporting corporate learning in our time is the variety of methods and techniques we have at our disposal. From traditional training to online courses to learning in the flow of work , each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. This short list highlights some of each method’s signature advantages and use cases, along with other considerations. eLearning. The post When Are Different Corporate Learning Methods Most Appropriate?

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Manual Methods Still Dominate Training

LearnDash

Despite an era of apps, online training methods, and learning management system automation, there are still a large number of organizations that rely upon manual methods for delivery and tracking. I would venture to guess that there are two main reason why a large portion of companies (at least the ones from this particular study) are behind the times with elearning and learning management systems. First, the elearning and LMS industry can be intimidating.

Implementing Successful Training in the Consulting Industry

Ed App

The Consulting industry is constantly changing and shifting in nature, which is why it is essential to implement a successful training strategy for your employees. Unexpected events, such as the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009, can have detrimental impacts on the Consulting industry, whereby firms must be resilient and agile to cope with these shocks. A method of training that provides this opportunity to consulting firms is the practice of microlearning.

Immersing Learners in Engaging eLearning Assessments

eLearning Brothers

For many workplaces, the educational argument for integrating authentic assessments into their eLearning experiences is powerful. Provides appropriate opportunities for learners to rehearse, practice, consult resources, get feedback on, and refine performances and products. Which authentic assessment method is most suitable the goals of your eLearning experience? How will the learner’s success be measured beyond the eLearning experience?

The Improvisation Method: A New Way to Reinvent Compliance Training - Workshop Tip #221

Vignettes Learning

I have been a training consultant for a long time. I know how hard it is to veer away from learning strategies and methods we have developed over the years. It is especially hard to let go of our tried and tested methods. Improvisation Method The improvisation method utilizes exercises based on the Thinking Tools. Selecting the most suitable work-application strategy and method. Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning.

The Differences Between eLearning and Distance Learning

Your Training Edge

If you’re looking to create new courses or new methods to deliver training, it can feel over complicated. What’s the difference between eLearning and distance learning? What Is eLearning? eLearning is any kind of learning that includes technology to help the learner. What most people don’t realise about eLearning is that it can happen right in the classroom. That being said, eLearning can be used when teacher and student are separated too.

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. Instructional Design eLearning eLearning methods

A NOT-SO-SERIOUS DEBATE ON THE SERIOUS ELEARNING MANIFESTO

Learnnovators

THE QUOTE: “ We have been deeply concerned about the state of elearning. The Serious eLearning Manifesto is the result.” – The Instigators (The Serious eLearning Manifesto) THE JOURNEY: Like many of you out there, we too are concerned at today’s state of e-learning which follows ‘ the same old way of doing things ’. That’s why the instigators of the Serious eLearning Manifesto banded together; too few people were applying good formal learning principles!

Deciding If ELearning Is Right For You

LearnDash

When it comes to most training initiatives today, especially in a professional setting, elearning is often preferred because of the immense benefits of using it – particularly in that it is more cost effective. There is a lot of hype around elearning today (arguably more than every before), so it is understandable that it is the first choice whenever training must occur. But is elearning always necessary? ELearning Can Sometimes Have a Negative Impact.

Athenasia Consulting Simplifies the Marketing Plan Process

OpenSesame

I’m Laurent Timmermans, Founder and Managing Director of Athenasia Consulting Ltd based in Hong Kong. I decided to share my method through “ Marketing Plan Made Easy. The focus of this elearning course is on the plan and the structure itself. What I like about elearning is that you can really do something different. My company’s goal is to help entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. Writing a Marketing Plan.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. Though the famous mail service only lasted from April 1860 to October 1861,” it was a reflection of early communication methods. In many current training scenarios, mobile eLearning typically supplements a traditional online or partially online course, or it may completely replace these standard learning delivery options. Guest post by Marie S. Lewandowski. Marie is a Sr.

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 Instruction is delivered in one of three methods.

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. . What Is Elearning? What do we mean by “elearning”?

How Essential are Learning Interactions to eLearning?

Raptivity

However it’s altogether a different ball game for self-paced eLearning and online courses, which lack human touch. So, how essential are learning interactions to eLearning? It occurred to me that I could actually get this query answered some eLearning experts. Here is it for you all to read: Joe Ganci, Owner, eLearning Joe “eLearning should always include as much interactivity as possible. eLearning Interactions Interactivity learner engagement

Using Content Curation for eLearning in the Workplace

ProProfs

People are starting to realize how important eLearning tools are in upskilling and reskilling the modern workforce. . You can cut through the noise by using content curation in your eLearning. It Helps Learners Understand eLearning Courses Easily. What is eLearning and How Can It Help You? By providing learners with curated content and assigning training paths, you make eLearning more relevant than ever. It Keeps eLearning Content Updated.

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. Predicting Needs The starting point for an eLearning Strategy is predicting needs. eLearning Technology.

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In that same conversation, Mirjam Neelen explained, “For me, a course means nothing but ‘a formally designed learning experience’ and can include many different instructional AND learning methods. Ruth Clark has written about accelerating expertise with scenario-based elearning (to be clear: I consider that a course). If they do scenario-based elearning, it only takes 33-66 hours to reach competence. appeared first on Experiencing eLearning.

New Partnership for eLearning Thought Leaders Webinar Series

Web Courseworks

Web Courseworks is excited to announce our partnership with.OrgCommunity for the 2017 eLearning Thought Leaders webinar series. Starting on January 24 th from 11:30 – 12:30 pm CT, next year’s series will bring you expertise from a range of topics in eLearning. What’s it about: Ready or not, xAPI has entered the eLearning space. This will make instructional design more efficient and allow eLearning to become more effective.

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?

How to Sell Your Elearning Courses for Profit [PART 1]

LearnDash

One of the most attractive concepts for any instructional designer is the ability to sell their elearning courses over and over again. Today I will be discussing techniques to help you find your niche (that is, the “topic” for your elearning courses). In fact, I would recommend that you first build your skills before you go trying to sell your elearning courses (besides, nobody is going to want to purchase something that looks unprofessional).

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.

Top 5 Tips For Innovative eLearning Development

Adobe Captivate

Amongst the challenges that Learning and Development teams and Learning Consultants face today, the top 2 pertaining to training would be: 1) How to increase the efficacy of training?, In this article I will outline 5 tips for innovative eLearning development that will help organizations improve efficacy of training by making the learning stick. Innovative eLearning Development. 5 Tips to improve stickiness of learning through innovative eLearning development.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. 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? What makes an association an ideal candidate for using BPO with eLearning?

Will eLearning Work For You?

Integrated Learnings

Many organizations are converting pieces of their classroom training into eLearning modules. While there are a lot of advantages to eLearning - reduced delivery costs, on-demand availability regardless of time and location, consistent delivery, etc. this delivery method might not be optimal for all of your training needs. eLearning can be an efficient delivery method for content that is fairly black-and-white and tends to generate few clarifying questions from learners.

A Formula for Storytelling in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

How can we use stories in eLearning? When I was in graduate school, I had a professor who would often answer student questions about consulting with a story. When a client asked our team to develop a sales skills enhancement course, we opted to base the training on the methods of the most successful sales person in the department. The Integrated Learnings: eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services. By Shelley A. Gable.

Gamification and eLearning

eFront

Karl Kapp, author of The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education, defines it as the use of game-based mechanics, aesthetics and game thinking to engage people, motivate action, promote learning and solve problems. For more on the gamification of learning and instruction, I highly recommend Kapp’s book, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies For Training And Education.

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. Tips eLearning

People, Process and Product. P3 in eLearning

TalentLMS

Are you looking into enterprise level eLearning solutions? Are you trying to find an eLearning consultant who would help develop learning and knowledge management solutions for your organization? Take charge of your organization’s learning needs before you appoint an external consultant. The best learning solutions developed for any company are the ones with intimate involvement of trainers and managers with the eLearning consultants. Tips eLearning

Should We Create Courses or Just Performance Support?

Experiencing eLearning

In that same conversation, Mirjam Neelen explained, “For me, a course means nothing but ‘a formally designed learning experience’ and can include many different instructional AND learning methods. Ruth Clark has written about accelerating expertise with scenario-based elearning (to be clear: I consider that a course). If they do scenario-based elearning, it only takes 33-66 hours to reach competence.

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1. The subject matter – teaching consultants how to configure ERP software – was unusually complex.

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ID and eLearning Links 10/29/19

Experiencing eLearning

In this post, I share links related to several topics: Converting Flash content to HTML5 Options for instructional design careers An interview on the purpose of Bloom’s taxonomy Why you only need 3 choices in multiple choice questions Change management for software training How being generous builds your credibility as a consultant. If you can’t recreate them from scratch, Tom Kuhlmann shares this method using screen captures to quickly convert old courses.

eLearning – Are We Missing The Point?

TalentLMS

I want to start this off by asking one simple question…does eLearning really work? There are many arguments both for and against eLearning, but the stark reality is, that if you are pushed for an answer, when you look at the facts, the answer is a resounding “NO”…but it so easily could be a “Yes.” First and foremost is that there are no real FACTS about eLearning being effective, particularly in the workplace. Who is eLearning for? Opinion eLearning

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. While many larger companies have already transitioned into e-Learning and embrace it as a vital component of their overall training efforts, many mid-size and smaller companies have been waiting on the sidelines observing how the technology, methods, and costs evolve.

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 “).

The A-Z of eLearning Acronyms (with bonus explanations from experts)

TalentLMS

In your first week of working in the eLearning industry, you’re likely to look at your colleagues blank-faced as they throw out sentences that sound like noises only a dog would understand. “It’s Bonus: six have been explained by eLearning experts! ). Acronyms are great for old-timers.

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. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.