Managing eLearning Projects


Just like most other projects, eLearning projects can quickly become unmanageable – courses grow out of scope or Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to request multiple changes. Managing expectations is key to ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within scope.

Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

Motivation > Information”. Why Motivation > Information. On the other hand, motivated people who don’t have the information they need try to find it. Most Training Doesn’t Address Motivation, It Addresses Information. It’s pretty easy to give people information.

Scope Creep: It’s Not Just the Project Manager’s Problem

eLearning Brothers

Like most of us IDs, you have probably even been guilty of allowing a little bit (or a lot) of scope creep to enter into a project. Butler, 2012) Scope creep can easily wreck an otherwise “well laid out” project because it upsets the balance of the project management triangle.

Instructional Game Projects

Kapp Notes

As I begin to reflect upon this year coming to a close, I have to admit that I am pretty excited about two instructional game projects of which I have been involved. Here are videos describing each project. You can link here for additional information.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

teams take on new projects, or when priorities shift causing a slip in performance. Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. For example, an OTS course such as “Deliver Your Project” might be customized by.

Evaluating Informal Learning

The Peformance Improvement

Informal learning in organizations is finally being recognized as a key aspect of employee development and performance improvement. But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning?

21 Kinds of Informal Learning at Work [Video]

But most of learning we do at work occurs informally, through interactions and experiences while we’re doing our jobs. This video offers 21 different kinds of informal learning that we engage in every day. Informal coaching. Informal feedback.

Advantages of Informal Learning for Organizations


For organizations interested in promoting employee growth, a mix of formal with informal education methods may be the key to success. Informal learning refers to the spontaneous, ad-hoc learning most of us engage in every day when we feed our curiosity or explore answers to questions provoked by our environment. This may seem mundane, but some educators estimate that as much as 80 or 90% of the information we learn happens in this casual, unstructured way.

Animations in Custom eLearning Projects

Upside Learning

Animations are frequently chosen when we want to make a strong, affective impact on learners to improve retention of information, for example when the objective of the eLearning deliverable is to create awareness and pride about a code of conduct an organization commits to.

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3 Ways Corporate eLearning Projects Go Wrong

Bottom-Line Performance

There are many ways an eLearning project, or any L&D initiative, can fail to live up to expectations. No matter the cause, one of these “fail states” is usually present when projects miss the mark: The project took too long. The title of this blog post is a bit misleading.

6 Great Project Management Tools for Custom eLearning Development

eLearning Brothers

We are often asked what project management tools we use for our Custom eLearning Development. DropBox – DropBox is where we collect and store project information, source files, development files, etc. Google Docs – We use Google Spreadsheets for project reviews.

Scoping Large-Scale eLearning Projects

Actio Learning

To get a sense of what we mean by scale, here are snapshots of two recent client projects. Such traceability allows business stakeholders to breathe easier knowing the project is on the right track. Good for marketing, bad for scoping projects.

6 Ways to Encourage Informal Learning in the Workplace


How to help build informal learning habits in your office. While many organizations turn to various formal learning courses, they should also consider the benefits of informal learning. However, informal learning can have many benefits for businesses and individuals alike.

10 Essential Tips For Successful E-learning Project Management

CommLab India

As a project manager, does this sound overwhelming to you? With over 16 years of experience in handling e-learning projects, we understand the nitty-gritty of project management. It is important to understand the expectations of the client before beginning the project.

3 E-learning Tips Before You Start Your E-Learning Project?

Rapid eLearning

Contact the Houston ATD for more information. Articulate Storyline E-learning E-learning 101 Online Course Design Project ManagementOne of the e-learning tips I give at workshops is to be intentional about your e-learning course design and production.

Lights, Camera, eLearning: What Project Managers and Hollywood Directors Have in Common

Association eLearning

While watching the film, it occurred to me that there are a lot of similarities between producing a movie and producing an eLearning project. But there’s usually one person who’s “driving”…who knows how to get the project from point A to point B. Project Plan and Schedule.

E-learning Project Management – Advice from an In-house Expert

CommLab India

We all know that good project management is the key to the success of an outsourced e-learning initiative. Given this fact, how can you ensure that your online course development project is well managed? How should firms get started with an e-learning project?

Is it Possible to Manage Informal Learning?

Most people realize that a huge chunk of what we learn at work is informal – conversations with colleagues, experience handling a tough customer, asking someone to show us quickly how to send invoices with the accounting software. Use this information to improve the whole process.

1-2-3: Steps for Better Elearning Project Management

CommLab India

For e-learning project managers, work revolves around executing projects successfully. Though each e-learning project is handled differently, there are certain steps you need to follow for smooth execution. High-level milestones of the project. Project requirements.

Information Radar

Tony Karrer

For many of the roles and projects you will be involved in, part of what you need to be able to do is to put yourself in a continuous learning mode. You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of.

14 Incredible Informal & Social Learning Quotes


THE QUOTE: “ Informal learning is enhanced when humans participate in interactive experiences.” – Allen (2004; Birchfield et al. THE JOURNEY: We believe in the amazing power of informal and social learning, and are excited about the potential these learning approaches offer for ensuring effective workplace learning and performance support. What other inspiring quotes on informal & social learning have you come across?

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). On the contrary, I believe formal and informal modes of delivery complement each other.

Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Your team learns informally all the time. Through his experience, he’s recognized the power of informal learning and has helped his clients take advantage of it. Informal learning happens when people chat about their experiences or ask someone a question. Informal coaching.

Who Is The Real Project Stakeholder?

Nick Leffler

When you start a new project, are you asking the following questions: Who is the real project stakeholder? Who holds the biggest stake in your project? You’ll get the SME as the answer because they have the closest ties with the Instructional Designer during the project.

Microlearning: The Resources You Need to Plan and Execute Future Learning Projects

Allen Interactions

The sheer volume of information makes it challenging to decipher and find credible information and sources. With the realization of a new-age learning style, microlearning has been a huge trend in the realm of learning development and e-learning.

Google’s Glass Project – Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses

Upside Learning

Google officially announced Project Glass yesterday. Check out this concept video: Such technology will change the learning landscape, in the sense it changes how we access information and use it in the real world. We just moved one more step closer what was science fiction in the past.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. What is Guided Informal Learning?

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Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. Focus on a project for your company that delivers $100,000+ in benefits. review models, cases, archetypes of successful informal learning.

The Importance of Informal Learning


In fact, every single one of the consulting projects I participated in was for formal learning. Often there is more learning done in an informal manner. The trouble with informal learning is that it can be difficult to measure – if at all. However, it is also possible for informal learning to have a more significant impact on organizational performance. Often informal learning is self-initiated. Informal learning is always happening.

3 Reasons you could benefit from project management software


No matter what kind of business or industry you’re in, project management software can make things easier if you have a lot of task-oriented items with many key players. This is especially true if managing projects is not your full-time position. The Project Manager.

Beware who's selling informal learning

Clive on Learning

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind that historically we have underplayed the importance of informal learning, whether that's experiential, on-demand or social. I'm equally convinced that, with the proliferation of great social networking tools and the ever-increasing confidence that learners are displaying when it comes to managing their own learning, informal learning should rightfully play a central role in our future learning architectures. informal learning

Project Management for eLearning Professionals

Integrated Learnings

By Dean Hawkinson An instructional designer serves many functions in a training initiative, one of which is often project manager. In a lot of cases, we are managing a team of people to create an end product, and we rely on several project team members to accomplish actions that enable us to create the instructional materials. In this post, I address some of the critical things we need to be aware of in project management and a few tools to use along the way.

Have Your Training Projects Entered the 21st Century

Rapid eLearning

The Internet didn’t exist (or at least not for me) so getting access to information wasn’t easy. And the other thing was all of the information. Add activities where the person needs to collect information and then make decisions. I have an older Sega Master System.

Formal Learning vs. Informal Learning


While studies vary on the exact percentage, most learning in today’s workplace is informal. In this post, we’ll distinguish between informal and formal learning and explore ways to identify and encourage informal learning within your organization. What is informal learning?

How To Improve Online Collaboration In eLearning Projects

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I’ll share 6 top tips to streamline the online collaboration in eLearning Projects. 6 Top Tips To Improve Online Collaboration In eLearning Projects. Even in situations where they have a single office, they may have separate eLearning projects.

How to Run a Training Project on Schedule


Keeping a training project on schedule can be a real challenge. In this post, we run through some of the ways in which LearnUpon helps you to get your learners enrolled and completing courses – helping to make your training project a success!

Top Project Management Online Platforms For Distributed eLearning Teams

Adobe Captivate

But nowadays, there are hundreds of Project Management online platforms that team members can use to work together, a lot of which are free. Here are 6 notable Project Management online platforms that you may want to consider for your next eLearning project.

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. Other times, they neglect to post mission critical information in the new location.

eLearning Cyclops: Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally.

eLearning Cyclops

Informal learning. Maybe I Can Informally Assess Its Impact #LCBQ. This months Big Question at Learning Circuits is regarding assessing the impact of informal learning. Or more specifically: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning, performance support initiatives have the desired impact or achieve the desired results? Are people talking about it and/or encouraging others to use social media and informal learning?