Do You Really Need That New Elearning Consultant? If So…

Spark Your Interest

So organizations everywhere are hiring elearning consultants to help them. But in the world of consulting, there are many nightmarish stories. Do you really need that new elearning consultant? Consulting War Stories. Including an elearning consultant.

Security for Freelancers and Consultants

Experiencing eLearning

Many people are reluctant to become freelancers or consultants because the risk seems too high. But full time employees trust their entire present income to a single company. Freelancers and consultants are generally better prepared for finding that next thing. I think many of us consultants and freelancers probably have more security than we realize, and many people in full-time jobs don’t realize how little security they truly have.

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Performance Consulting with Nigel Harrison

looop

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.

8 Advantages of Hiring an eLearning Consultant

KnowledgeAnywhere

Hiring a skilled eLearning consultant is an alternative approach that can save your business time and money in the long run. Although hiring an eLearning consultant may cost you more at the onset of the project, you will quickly come to find that it was well worth the investment when you see the outcome of the virtual training courses produced. Here are eight advantages of hiring an eLearning specialist over doing it on your own.

Direct vs Consultative Digital Content Development

B Online Learning

We see this building content for clients and for the clients we consult with and the clients we train. Having acknowledged that there are intrinsic and unique aspects of all eLearning projects we must also mention there are some broad components of content development that allow us to categorise the type of development required and adjust our approach to that development. Consultative Project.

PowerPoint-Based eLearning Tools - Part 2: Adobe Presenter 11.1

Dan Keckan

This is Part 2 of a 3-part analysis of three PowerPoint-based eLearning tools: Adobe Presenter 11.1, As an independent consultant, I have the pleasure of owning all three of these tools and have used them at one time or another for client projects. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning Authoring Tool Evaluation eLearning Authoring Tool Features eLearning Authoring Tool Review

Adobe Presenter Video Express: Creating Software Demos

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

If you've tried Adobe Presenter with Video Express , you are probably aware that you can create a video of yourself as you present your PowerPoint slides, and then display either yourself, your slides, or both in the published project. First, I turn on Video Express independently of PowerPoint and Presenter. (On Video Express disappears, a count-down from 5 to 1 rolls, and consulting my script, I take a live video of some screen actions, narrating as I go.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. What all that said, here are our eLearning predictions for 2015. DIY eLearning will Reveal the Value of Professional Course Design. The market for eLearning course creation is shifting. Those are our eLearning predictions for 2015.

eLearning vs. Class Room

ICDTranslation

With schools and businesses opening or not opening soon, the pros and cons of eLearning have come to the fore front. eLearning and class-room training are two different forms of learning that have their differences but also quite a few similarities.

Surprising ELearning Survey Results

LearnDash

Companies looking to get into elearning may find themselves at a loss at how to get started. There are many ways to go about implementing a corporate elearning program, so you will want to make sure that you do it properly to maximize its effectiveness. However, before even beginning a corporate elearning plan, it is probably a good idea to do a little market research so as to best plan the strategy going forward. elearning

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3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning

LearnDash

While many people (including myself) contest that elearning is a viable solution for organizations large and small, there are some unfortunate misconceptions regarding elearning that decrease its effectiveness. In most cases, this is the result of key decision makers in companies not fully understanding the concept of elearning, and instead buying into the benefits based on the sales pitches they hear from vendors. Elearning Development & Management is Part-Time Work.

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.

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. Projects or Exhibitions: A prompt for the learner to create a “product”—such as a plan of action or a presentation that they share with their team—that demonstrates what they’ve learned in the experience.

Creating Effective ELearning For Kids

LearnDash

Any seasoned instructional designer will tell you that elearning development cannot be approached in the same manner across multiple courses – even if the content is identical. The ultimate deciding factor in how content is presented always comes down to the target audience. From a corporate standpoint, creating elearning for an audience is challenging, but not nearly as challenging as creating elearning for kids. elearning

The Differences Between eLearning and Distance Learning

Your Training Edge

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. This is usually used in more formal settings, and one party is usually present.

Presentation Tips from 21 Experts

eLearningArt

Do you want to design better presentations? Do you wish you were better at delivering presentations? So I decided to save you some time and asked the world’s leading presentation gurus the the following question: What’s your best presentation tip? Below you’ll see responses from some amazing presentation authors, consultants, professors, bloggers and PowerPoint MVPs! Presentation Design Tips. Summarize your presentation (i.e.,

Virtual Presentation – Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

I’m still working on my yearly post that is my eLearning Predictions. In the meantime, I’ve been invited to do a virtual presentation for ASTD DC on this topic. Here’s the information: Ten eLearning Predictions for 2010 To kick off the new year, Dr. Tony Karrer is sharing some thoughts on what's going to be happening in the world of eLearning in 2010. Back in 2006, Tony was talking about eLearning 2.0 He is a sought after presenter on Web 2.0’s

COVID-19 Presents a Need and Opportunity for L&D to “Step Up Their Game” — Talking with Dr. Stella Lee

Convergence Training

The post COVID-19 Presents a Need and Opportunity for L&D to “Step Up Their Game” — Talking with Dr. Stella Lee appeared first on Convergence Training Blog. eLearning Training

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.

Why Today’s ELearning Can Stink

LearnDash

Elearning today is suffering from standards of the past, from instructional design principles to the tools we use to create the courses. For years, Articulate has been a juggernaut in the rapid elearning development space. However, as great as Articulate is, sometimes courses created in the program have a negative perception of rehashed PowerPoint presentations. articulate articulate storyline elearning instructional design

Gamification of Daily Huddles

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With an automated tool in your LMS to manage the daily huddles, you were able to set predefined agendas, note talking points for each member, and smoothen the flow of the entire presentation.

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!

Big Brained: Smart Ways to Look at eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

Stuck in an eLearning development rut? We’re excited to bring you two guest presenters who use their unique backgrounds and skills to help people get better eLearning content—Carmen Simon and Ivan Bigney. Ivan Bigney is an eLearning Brothers Custom Solutions Consultant and a regular in the local improv comedy scene here. Yes, And:” An Improviser’s View on Custom eLearning. Sometimes you just need a fresh perspective!

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DEEPER ELEARNING DESIGN: PART 2 – PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Learnnovators

This is the second post in a series of six that covers Deeper eLearning. It is particularly focused on eLearning, but almost all of what is mentioned also applies to face-to-face or virtual instruction. This might seem like a lot of practice, but it is one area where most eLearning has fallen short. We can, for example, have different practices require creating a presentation, or a document, or some other artifact that uses technology like they have to use in the real world.

Free White Paper: Migrating to an eLearning Infrastructure

eLearning Brothers

Are you just starting your journey into eLearning? Or perhaps you’ve already got some traction, but you’re struggling with the right eLearning infrastructure within your organization to really make it work. Making the jump from successful classroom training or general information services to the online world of effective eLearning can be challenging and can present many roadblocks. Free White Paper on eLearning Infrastructure.

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ELearning vs Live Training by the Numbers

LearnDash

Elearning or live training? In most of my consulting projects, the client usually opts for some sort of blended approach – that is, lower-level content being delivered via elearning and more complex topics delivered via live seminars. In fact, the most commonly cited statistic regarding the benefits of elearning is usually cost related, and for good reason. Costs of ELearning. Design & Development of elearning – $33,600.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

They say for eLearning to be engaging, it needs to be interactive. An interaction is a learning activity where an individual is presented with a problem or scenario, and must work to achieve an outcome or goal. You can share that via a link anywhere or publish it to Articulate 360 and it becomes a downloadable SCORM compliant presentation for you LMS. As e-learning developers we are often given slide decks to convert into self-directed eLearning modules.

eLearning: xAPI is Geek Free and Ready to Go

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Here's a slide I presented at the 2016 ATD ICE conference in Denver.  Here's the evidence:  Four leading courseware development tools have adopted the specification, putting the creation of xAPI statements within reach of the average elearning instructional designer/developer.   Why the focus on elearning tools and platforms that look like learning management systems when xAPI promises to let us all break free of that hardened infrastructure?

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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

eLearning: In Fonts We Trust

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George There is no denying that the most important thing about eLearning is solid content. Some Fonts Read Better On-Screen eCommerce Consultant Dr. Ralph F. So should you stop using Times New Roman in your eLearning lessons? " If you feel your eLearning content will be presented to a skeptical audience (or one you've never worked with before), dazzling them with fancy fonts may not be the way to go. Tags: eLearning mLearning

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Ten Strategies for Pricing eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Blue Sky eLearn Client Success Manager, Kara Adams, presented a webinar covering ten strategies for pricing eLearning content. Being that Kara worked in the education department of two associations before joining Blue Sky and consulting with our clients on their learning objectives, she had lots of good advice to share! Ten strategies for pricing your eLearning content.

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

6 Must Know ELearning Ninja Tricks

LearnDash

These techniques can be related to the way the content is presented, visuals used with in the course, instructional design practices, facilitation, videos, interaction strategies, and more. Each one has a simple strategy for elearning success. ELearning Ninja Trick for Quizzes – Simple way you can implement for maximizing quiz effectiveness. Ninja Tricks To Personalize ELearningELearning is often impersonal, which is why you need this strategy.

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.

5 Presenting Skills For Live Training

LearnDash

As much as we love elearning here at LearnDash there will always be a need for in-person (live) training. I have worked on quite a few consulting projects and only on a few of them did we only use elearning. At some point we needed to create live training materials in order to present the content via a workshop setting. On these projects (and in many projects that I’ve seen), this combination of elearning and live training is extremely effective.

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eLearning ROI Webinar: Register now for our event on Feb. 4, 2015

Web Courseworks

Jon Aleckson, PhD, and Andy Hicken, PhD, of WCW will discuss how to present and pitch the ROI of an eLearning initiative to an executive board or board of directors. Talking eLearning ROI shouldn’t be an intimidating process. This webinar is intended to benefit educational and professional development directs, instructional designers, and anyone presenting a request for investment to an association board. Talking eLearning ROI Live , Interactive Webinar.

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Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager. As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor. Over the last ten years I have concentrated on association, non-profit and healthcare related eLearning PD and performance improvement platforms. Here, I will hobnob with some of the top innovators in corporate eLearning.

The Mobile eLearning Express: A Brief History of Distance Courses

eLearning Brothers

Instructional Designer, eLearning Consultant, Feature & Technical Writer. 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. Mobile eLearning opens a treasure chest of capturing micro learning reinforcement opportunities. Design of mobile eLearning has to be planned from the user experience learning on that device.

PowerPoint-Based eLearning Tools – Part 3: Articulate Studio 360

Dan Keckan

This is Part 3 of a 3-part analysis of 3 PowerPoint-based eLearning tools: Articulate Studio 360, Adobe Presenter 11.1, As an independent consultant, I have the pleasure of owning all 3 of these tools and have used them at one time or another for client projects. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. eLearning Authoring Tools eLearning Authoring Tool Evaluation eLearning Authoring Tool Features eLearning Authoring Tool Review

PowerPoint-Based eLearning Tools - Part 1: iSpring Suite 9

Dan Keckan

This is Part 1 of a 3-part analysis of three PowerPoint-based eLearning tools: iSpring Suite 9, Adobe Presenter 11, and Articulate Studio 360. As an independent consultant, I have the pleasure of owning all three of these tools and have used all of them at one time or another for client projects. This post was first published on eLearning Industry.