How to Assemble the Perfect eLearning Team

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. Clients undertaking these projects for the first time end up surprised by how much goes into it, and it always takes longer than the uninitiated would assume. With this much going…

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STUDY: Employees Indicate Need for More Skills Training at Work

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When LinkedIn conducted a survey asking 1,000 workers how they felt about their skill sets at work, they found that a surprising number of employees were uncomfortable with their current abilities. In fact, 78% said they felt they needed new skills in order to maintain or to advance their careers. That’s interesting, we think, as…

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The Three Ps for Managing a Successful eLearning Project: Part 3

The Three Ps for Managing a Successful eLearning Project

Part Three: Managing the Process In part two of this series, we went over all of the many different people who bring a successful eLearning course to life. In our third and final piece, we’ll discuss the general progression that helps course development and execution happen smoothly and efficiently. Today’s focus: P = Process. Each…

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The Three Ps for Managing a Successful eLearning Project: Part 2

The Three Ps for Managing a Successful eLearning Project

Part Two: Managing People In part one of this series, we talked about the performance expectations that define the scope and general objectives for a successful eLearning project. Now we’re going to look at the many different experts that have to come together to make an effective and interactive training resource. Today’s focus: P =…

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The Three Ps for Managing a Successful eLearning Project

The Three Ps for Managing a Successful eLearning Project

Part One: Managing Performance Expectations Projects, regardless of the type, are usually deemed unsuccessful when things don’t go as planned and goals aren’t met. Contributing factors often include limited resources or role ambiguity among the team, as well we process and communication breakdowns. This post is the first in a series of three directed at…

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7 Steps to a Perfect eLearning Project

Ever wondered what the anatomy of the eLearning development process actually looks like? Diving into the step by step process will help you better understand how long a project takes, what factors go into development, and what you’re really paying for when you ask for a course to be designed. No one likes to start…

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Which eLearning Treatment Level Is Right For You?

Which eLearning Treatment Level Is Right

Different types of eLearning require different levels of interactivity. Some are just needed to share generic information, while some need to really engage learners with material that can be transformed into hands-on training. Before you begin designing and developing a new eLearning course, be sure to identify which eLearning treatment level your course needs to…

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How Do You Ensure a Successful Training Course?

The most successful training and performance improvement projects are the ones that get the client’s desired results. You can spend hours and hours building what you think is the perfect training course—but if it doesn’t produce positive outcomes—you’re missing the target. So what are the secrets to creating training courses that actually get results? Let’s…

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How to Interview Subject Matter Experts

One of the most powerful tools we have in eLearning is the ability to interview subject matter experts. So what’s the strategy for conducting great interviews? I try to minimize the amount of time I need from the content expert by structuring the interview using this 6-step process. Establish a purpose for the interview with…

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Using the Retail Education Model for Effective Learning

When it comes to effective learning in an online setting, many organizations and companies are asking themselves, “Where do I even begin?” Because eLearning has become such an essential part of training and on-going education (especially in the retail industry), we spent a lot of time formulating an answer to that question. After all, eLearning…

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