5 Rewards Of Investing In Custom eLearning

In order to promote a learning culture, the training provided to employees needs to be relevant and aligned with organizational goals. An investment in custom eLearning development can be rewarding, and this article tells you how.

Investing In Custom eLearning Development Can Be Rewarding

Every day brings a new learning experience, and that’s probably one of the main reasons successful organizations like to promote a continuous learning culture. Investing in custom eLearning development is not only the coolest but also the most sensible strategy to include in the training strategy of your organization. Such an investment can be rewarding  since it:

1. Saves On Training Dollars

Working within the confines of a training budget is an experience that most training managers can relate to. Planning for training within a training budget that’s dwindling can be a nightmare. Can custom eLearning actually save on training budgets? Haven’t we all heard that a bespoke course is expensive?

The pricing model for developing a custom eLearning course is very different from that of an off-the-shelf course. Off-the-shelf courses come with subscription or license costs that are avoided when you opt for custom eLarning solutions.

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By Ayesha Habeeb Omer, Ph.D

eLearning Trends And Predictions For 2018

We are going through a phase of significant and rapid “learning transformation“. This has led to an adoption of new, immersive approaches to creating impactful learning that can lead to the required performance gain. This is not all. We also see that L&D teams are on the look-out for measures to evaluate the effectiveness of learning.

As a Chief Learning Strategist, I have been part of many such opportunities across the world. The pointers shared by me here reflect my insights from this close interaction and collaboration.

For ease of applicability, I have banded various trends and predictions in 2018 into 3 tracks:

  1. What will continue to offer value
  2. Coming of age – An increase in adoption
  3. Emerging or maturing – Watch out for

    Section 1 – What Will Continue To Offer Value

    mLearning Or Mobile Learning

    Usage of mLearning or Mobile learning adoption in corporate training saw a significant increase in 2017 and this trend will continue. With the maturing of authoring tools that are completely responsive, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) flexibility in training policy will see an even more effective use of mLearning or mobile learning in 2018.

    What I see changing in 2018, would be its wider application across all corporate training needs as well as its increased use to support informal learning and digitization of Instructor Led Training (ILT).

 

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Impact Of Artificial Intelligence Learning On Org Capability

The Impact Of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning On Workforce Capability

We are on the verge of a new era, where human and technology are so interconnected that we are unable to achieve outcomes without them.  Are the advances in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) going to surpass human capability by thinking like humans do?

The application of AI/ML is reshaping the job market and will eventually create new jobs & roles that we can’t even imagine today. Reskilling the workforce and reforming learning and career models will play a critical role in facilitating this change.  The question remains if that will be provided by the traditional internal HR/L&D team or some other model.

We discuss

  1. Will AI/ML replace or augment organisational capability? How far is AI/ML from reaching human level intelligence?
  2. What are practical implications of the increased use of AI/Machine Learning on our day to day work?
  3. What will be its impact on HR/L&D? What new skills will they need to acquire to handle these new drivers of employment & organisational learning?

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5 Technological Trends For Small And Midsize Businesses In 2017

Technology has played a significant role in the success of any business. The technological trends help to scale and manage operations for growth. The latest trends capture and catapult the businesses to the next level.

Technological Trends For Small And Midsize Businesses In 2017

Is your business ready for the new technological advancements that are emerging at the rapid pace? Do you know which tech trends pay off for your business? In this article, I’d like to suggest some technological trends for Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs) in the year ahead.

The good news is that these technological tools help businesses  become more efficient, improve customer interactions, highly accessible, IT dependent and have the potential to prevent your business from becoming stagnant.

Examine all areas of technology trends that every small and midsize business owner should set in 2017.  Read more at:  https://elearningindustry.com/5-technological-trends-for-small-and-midsize-businesses-2017

How Long Does it Take to Create eLearning?

The most asked question we get at E-Concepts, Inc. from clients is “How long does it take to create eLearning?”  It seems to be a mystery to most on figuring out how many hours it takes to create one hour of online learning.  My answer is something along the lines of, “How long does it take someone to make a cake?”  Then they would ask – what kind of cake, how many will it serve, how many layers, which flavors, from scratch, what is the occasion, does it need to be transported, how does it need to be stored and so on?  The answers are similar to both questions – it depends on what you want in the finished product.

The same goes for creating eLearning.  In order to roughly determine how many hours it takes to create one hour of eLearning we share 3rd party information from Chapman Alliance.  The levels are broken into 3: Basic, Interactive, and Advanced with descriptions.  Check it out here to help answer some of your questions:  http://www.chapmanalliance.com/howlong/

3 Ways To Analyze Your eLearning Content For Modernization

Modernize your legacy eLearning for greater engagement by categorizing your content, evaluating learner demographics, and creating an update plan.

How To Analyze Your eLearning Content For Modernization

If you’re not sure if you need to modernize your content, I’d suggest reading my article on why every company needs a modernization strategy. If you are considering modernizing eLearning content, but not quite sure if it’s right for you, then I also suggest reading 5 Questions to Ask Before Modernizing eLearning. After you’re done with those, read on for how to analyze your eLearning content for modernization.

Analyze your eLearning content inventory in 3 ways:  Click here to see

7 Advantages Of Outsourcing Corporate eLearning

by Christopher Pappas

Why outsource the work when you can handle it in-house? Well, the truth is there are a variety of benefits associated with outsourcing corporate eLearning. In fact, it’s often a cost efficient, time saving alternative for organizations. In this article I’ll highlight the 7 advantages of outsourcing your online training programs.

Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Corporate eLearning

“It’s too expensive… I won’t have any control over the development process… It will be difficult to update the corporate eLearning materials.”  These are the most common misconceptions about outsourcing corporate eLearning. In reality, hiring an eLearning vendor or consultant can improve your online training ROI and maximize your resources. Here are the top 8 reasons why you should consider outsourcing your corporate eLearning.

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What are the most effective tips for Successful Custom eLearning Content Development?

There are so many elements to designing successful, custom eLearning programs.  It has been my experience that the absolute most important items are effective communication and understanding of the clients’ needs and goals. Even in designing the most engaging, interactive course out there, if the content is off-target of the organization’s needs, you will have missed the first critical step in being successful.

1. Understand Your Organization’s Needs

2. Communicate Project Goals

3. Start Off With A Well-Planned Curriculum

 

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What does ‘SCORM-Compliant’ mean?

To those of us in learning and development we are very familiar with the SCORM acronym, however, for many business owners/managers, organization leaders or general users (students) the term is unclear or foreign.  SCORM stands for the Sharable Content Object Reference Model.  It is a universal model that complies with a variety of learning management systems (LMS).

 

Learning management systems are software applications which distribute eLearning materials through the internet.  This enables users (employees, students, organizations members, etc.)  to take a training course from a remote location – anywhere in the world with internet access and a computer or mobile device.  The LMS does not have to be installed.  It is on the cloud.

SCORM is a collection of standards and specifications on which the web based training (eLearning) operates.  Subsequently, SCORM was created to make it possible for different brands of LMS software to have the ability to run programs created from different authoring tools.

SCORM is a very powerful tool in eLearning.  SCORM allows content which is created one time to be used in many different learning management systems and situations without modification. This plug-and-play functionality can be powerful within an organization but even more so across organizations. SCORM enables content which can be sold and delivered to the user quicker, more robustly, and at a cost savings.

SCORM is widely adopted worldwide and by large organizations. It is the de facto industry standard. The US Department of Defense has specified that all of its content must be delivered via SCORM. Industry is following suit. In a nutshell SCORM is the universal standard for online training providing testing and tracking which is the desired feature of widely accepted eLearning.

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Top 10 eLearning Trends To Watch In 2017

With 2017 quickly approaching, it’s time to look at what’s to come for eLearning.

1. Contextualized Learning

Expect to see a wider acceptance of microlearning and digital learning design that addresses needs of the modern learner. Learning and Development teams will use modern design thinking to modernize typically boring eLearning courses like Onboarding.

2. Two-Way Conversations In eLearning

Evolve your content instead of falling into the trap of being out of sync with modern learners’ needs. It’s now easier than ever to capture feedback from learners within content. You can now open up for users’ input and ideas on what they’d like to see or what they need help with.

3. Better Use Of Data

Using data in an intelligent way can help shape your learners’ experience by personalizing content. For example, show learners how their thinking compares with their peers’ by presenting live social-polling results. Personalize content and serve up certain pages of content specifically for someone’s needs because they answered questions A, C, and F in a certain way.

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