Should Companies Create eLearning Content In-House or Hire an Instructional Designer?

TOPYX LMS

eLearning content is critical to the success and ROI of a company’s training programs, and many companies are now designing their eLearning content internally. the eLearning market is projected to reach a value of $275 billion worldwide by the year 2022. eLearning LMS Employee Training Content Production

Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere

Xyleme

Mobile learning, also called M-learning or mLearning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and including anything from podcasts to full eLearning courses. The world is mobile; therefore, content has to be flexible, responsive and small enough to consume on the go. Future-Proofing Your Content for Mobile. Content Must Be Small Microlearning and mobile learning go hand-in-hand.

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3 Ways to “Spring Clean” eLearning Content

TOPYX LMS

Are you using LMS-based learning or utilizing any eLearning content? It’s safe to assume that individuals understand eLearning to simply be learning that is enabled and available online. This switch from one type of learning to another is happening because the benefits of eLearning are stunning. eLearning can be fun, easy, and affordable. The Importance of Organizing eLearning Content. 3 Ways to “Spring Clean” eLearning Content.

Intelligent Content

Clark Quinn

I’ve been on the content rant before , talking about the need to structure content into models , and the benefits of tagging. You have to understand that folks who do content as if their business depended on it, e.g. web marketers, have a level of sophistication that elearning (and all elearning: performance support, social, etc) would do well to adopt. One of the people I follow is Scott Abel, the Content Wrangler.

How to Refresh Your eLearning Content for 2019

TOPYX LMS

1 Each year, companies spend billions of dollars on eLearning content, and “this segment of the eLearning market is considered to be the largest contributor of corporate eLearning revenues. What has been driving this segment in recent years are companies utilizing self-paced learning for their employees,” stated eLearning Inside. eLearning and Corporate TrainingCorporate learning has grown by 900 percent in the last 16 years, according to Curatti.

Content/Practice Ratio?

Clark Quinn

I end up seeing a lot of different elearning. So, I’d roughly (and generously) estimate that the ratio is around 80:20 for content: practice. So, two questions: do we just need more practice, or do we also have too much content. To start, in most of the elearning I see (even stuff I’ve had a role in, for reasons out of my control), the practice isn’t enough. However, I’ll argue we’re also delivering too much content.

Content as a Service

Xyleme

For better or worse, the development of learning content has been a one-way push process. As instructional designers, we create our learning products, package them up with all the content and media, wish them well, and ship them off to the LMS’s – never to be seen again. Once gone, we lose all connection and control of our content – and this has some obvious drawbacks: Content is replicated to each LMS. There is no way to monetize the content.

Learnnovators Deeper eLearning Series

Clark Quinn

For the past 6 months, Learnnovators has been hosting a series of posts I’ve done on Deeper eLearning Design that goes through the elements beyond traditional ID. Too often, other than saying we need an objective and practice (and getting those wrong), we talk about ‘content’ Basically, we don’t talk enough about the subtleties. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 1 – The Starting Point: Good Objectives. Deeper eLearning Design: Part 3 – Concepts.

How to Design eLearning Content that Improves the User Experience

TOPYX LMS

eLearning provides many benefits over traditional learning, including cost control, 24/7 availability, enhanced collaboration, and appeal to a technologically literate workforce. A study from Brandon Hall Group found eLearning takes 40 to 60 percent less time than traditional classroom learning, and the Research Institute of America found eLearning increases knowledge retention rates 25 to 60 percent.¹. eLearning LMS LMS User Experience Online Learning

Under the ‘Content’ Cover

Clark Quinn

Too often I see instructional design training and tools, in addition to talking about ‘objectives’ and ‘assessment’ (which I tend to call ‘practice’, for hopefully obvious reasons), talking about ‘content’. What should be the elements of content are an introduction to the learning experience, a presentation of the concept(s), examples that illustrate applying the concept to contexts, and a closing of the experience.

Some new elearning companies ;)

Clark Quinn

Here’s a collection of those that have piqued my interest of late: Sisters eLearning: these folks are taking a kinder, gentler approach to their products and marketing their services. Their signature offering is a suite of templates for your elearning featuring cooperative play. It’s a serendipity model, where there’s a chance it just might be the right bit at the right time, which is certainly better than your existing elearning.

From Content to Experience

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I said that the problem for publishers was not going from text to content (as the saying goes), but from content to experience. I think elearning designers have the same problem: they are given a knowledge dump, and have to somehow transform that into an effective experience. They may even have read the Serious eLearning Manifesto , and want to follow it, but struggle with the transition or transformation. So, create experiences, not content.

Content or experience

Clark Quinn

I continue to have a problem with the term content as a component of what our field does. What we do is create content. In elearning, we create introductions and concept presentations, we portray examples, and we make interactivities that provide practice. Even in F2F training, we have content and structure around actions we ask our learners to take. I believe we need to focus on the activity , not on the content.

3 Tips for Streamlining Online Learning Content Production

TOPYX LMS

Creating online learning content can be either very involved and complex, or simple. Whether you want to create complex or basic eLearning, you will benefit from implementing a few tips for streamlining the online learning production process. Online Learning Learning Experience Platform LXP Content ProductionIt all depends on the needs of your employees and the resources and tools your company has access to.

mLearning more than mobile elearning?

Clark Quinn

Someone tweeted about their mobile learning credo, and mentioned the typical ‘mlearning is elearning, extended’ view. Which I rejected, as I believe mlearning is much more (and so should elearning be). But then, mobile should be a tool in learning, so it can work as a channel for content, but also for communication, and capture, and compute (e.g. That would take me back to mlearning being more than just mobile elearning, as Jason Haag has aptly separated.

Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning

Dan Pontefract

I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. Social learning not only connects and unites one another in the exchange of knowledge, content and ideas — through collaborative technologies — it breaks down the barriers of hierarchy. What does the future of eLearning look like? I’ve always loathed the term eLearning. Many people are forced to take eLearning.

Notes from Intelligent Content 2010

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Learning Content Management > Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 Notes from Intelligent Content 2010 March 11th, 2010 Goto comments Leave a comment A couple of weeks ago, Xyleme presented at Intelligent Content conference hosted by the Rockley Group. I think the Rockley Group’s definition hits the nail on the head: Intelligent content is content which is not limited to one purpose, technology or output.

Speed Up Corporate Training Content Creation with 3 Time-Saving Tips

TOPYX LMS

In some cases, these teams are having to rapidly create compliance training content in response to new regulatory requirements related to health and safety. eLearning and Corporate Training Employee Training Corporate LMS COVID-19 L&D Team

Xyleme Nominated as a Top LCMS by Elearning!

Xyleme

(October 18th 2018) Elearning! Media Group announced this week the Best of Elearning! Xyleme is pleased to be nominated as a top Learning Content Management System (LCMS). This is the 14th year that Elearning! Media Group has been offering The Best of Elearning! Elearning! Media Group readers, practitioners and community members nominate and vote for products and solutions via Elearning! The Best of Elearning! About Elearning!

eLearning Process Survey results!

Clark Quinn

So, a few weeks ago I ran a survey asking about elearning processes*, and it’s time to look at the results (I’ve closed it). eLearning process is something I’m suggesting is ripe for change, and I thought it appropriate to see what people thoughts. And, we see more than 40% are focusing on using the existing content!

Really Useful eLearning Instruction Manual

Clark Quinn

Rob Hubbard organized a suite of us to write chapters for a use-focused guide to elearning. The trouble is; the range of elearning technologies and the options available can seem bewildering. Even those who are highly experienced in one aspect of elearning will lack knowledge in some other areas. And here’s the Table of Contents, so you can see who wrote what: So What is eLearning?

Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0 as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0 I always suggest people shouldn't try to come up with a big eLearning 2.0

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?

4 Major Advances in the eLearning Industry in 2018

TOPYX LMS

The eLearning industry is booming. Online learning content and tools are becoming increasingly effective and sophisticated, and companies are adopting eLearning in droves. eLearning LMS LMS Trends LMS IndustrySoon, almost every organization will be using online learning in some capacity.¹.

single-source learning content development…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 3-14, 2012 Open Content Licensing for Educators (#OCL4Ed), organized by the OER Foundation, offered online. link] December 6-7, 2012 mLearning : Making Learning Mobile, offered by the eLearning Guild, online. Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year.

How to Get the Greatest ROI from eLearning

TOPYX LMS

A number of these company leaders are interested in investing in eLearning, or online learning. What holds them back is the unknown about eLearning’s return on investment. The good news is that there are clear-cut answers to most questions regarding the confusing subject of ROI of eLearning. Does eLearning have a good ROI? These are questions that should be explored before a company puts much time and financial resources into eLearning. eLearning is not free.

ROI 89

The top 10 opportunity costs for single source content strategy

Xyleme

When you think about your company''s digital learning content strategy, what''s the first thing that comes to mind? eLearning Courses? Unfortunately, creating better eLearning is little more than making marginal improvements to the status quo. Invariably, this process becomes extremely complicated if we consider and quantify all variables, especially those related to learning content management and the impact on the people they were meant to serve.

Cost 157

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. The list focuses primarily on the use of eLearning, technology in educational settings and on teaching, learning, and educational administration. link] November 30-December 2, 2011 International Conference on eLearning Futures 2011, 1 st , hosted by the Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Clayton R.

Flash Dead for eLearning

Tony Karrer

Content Creators => you can no longer build content in Flash as a delivery vehicle. Authoring Tool Companies => you must immediately talk to your product roadmap and how you will be able to deliver HTML 5 content. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs

3 Tips to Make Corporate eLearning Courses More Engaging

TOPYX LMS

percent of Fortune 500 companies utilized eLearning (online learning) technologies.¹ Large companies aren’t the only organizations investing in eLearning; small- and mid-sized companies are, too.² eLearning technologies like learning management systems and mobile learning tools allow organizational leaders to manage training content conveniently, from a central location. They also make it simple for leaders to design eLearning courses that encourage engaged learning.

What is Elearning?

TOPYX LMS

Thank you to our Guest Blogger spearhead eLearning. Elearning is described as the delivery of training or education through digital or electronic methods. An online training course can be delivered in multiple formats, from the most basic PowerPoint presentation and PDF documents through to advanced interactive slides designed using specialist elearning software. The History of Elearning. The Benefits of Elearning. The Future of Elearning.

eLearning Costs : eLearning Technology

Tony Karrer

eLearning Technology Tony Karrers eLearning Blog on e-Learning Trends eLearning 2.0 eLearning Solutions Enterprise 2.0 Heres his brief description: The particular course in question is approximately 2 hours of classroom soft skills training that needs to be delivered in an eLearning format. The content has already been written for the classroom. It needs to be repurposed for eLearning. Is there consensus on the content?

Cost 115

single-source learning content development…

Xyleme

Home > Instructional Design , Single Source > Single-Source Learning Content Development… Single-Source Learning Content Development… March 13th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment If the number of people in my recent conference sessions are any indication more and more organizations are seeing the promise of single-source learning content development. Ah… now I get why there’s so much interest in Single-Source Learning Content Development.

Learning and eLearning Conferences to Attend in 2019

Xyleme

There are lots of new trends and technologies that can help Learning and Development teams create and distribute content and make it more engaging for their audience. For more than 40 years, the Training conference has given attendees the very best in skill-building content, covering all aspects of online and instructor-led training. LavaCon Content Strategy Conference. To help content professionals stay ahead of rapidly changing technology and customer demographics.

eLearning for Kids

Jay Cross

eLearning for Kids. Provide the content before class — and use class time to figure out what it means. That’s when you turn to eLearning for Kids. Established eight years ago by my friend Nick Van Dam, eLearning for Kids serves up free lessons to millions of kids aged five to twelve. eLearning for Kids is run by volunteers and funded with contributions. Khan Academy is popping up everywhere!

2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards - Call for Nominations

Tony Karrer

The 2017 eLearning Learning MVP Awards have just put out their call for nominations. the community of bloggers continues to thrive and anything that highlights the amazing content produced by the diverse blogging community is great. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs These awards will recognize the Most Valuable Posts (MVP) as judged by readers and the well respect judges.

Don’t be Complacent and Content

Clark Quinn

While it’s a vendor-driven show, there were several valuable presentations and information to help get clearer about designing content. Beyond deeper instructional design (tapping into both emotion and effective instruction, not the folk tales we tell about what good design is), we need to start looking at content models and content architecture. So DITA is Darwin Information Typing Architecture, and what it is about is structuring content a bit. Like eLearning.

3 LMS Integration Features to Improve eLearning

TOPYX LMS

LMS integration features are critical to the long-term success of a corporate eLearning plan. Corporate leaders in charge of LMS selection must balance cost concerns with content capabilities, all the while ensuring that the system will meet the needs of various users in different departments. LMS eLearning and Corporate TrainingHowever, it is common to overlook integration features during the LMS selection process.

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

I'm going to be moderating a CalTech MIT Enterprise Forum that looks at Entrepreneurial Opportunities in eLearning - basically where do we mutually see a good opportunity to create a successful eLearning Startup. I've talked a bit about this in eLearning startups : the startups in eLearning sit in smaller niches or by attacking tangential opportunities in eLearning. Or compare to someone who aggregates content from various online sources?

eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. I've spent several hours this morning trying to find good resources on eLearning Strategy development and particularly looking for examples to use in this post. This is the heart of the challenge in defining eLearning Strategy: predicting future needs, planning to effectively and efficiently service those needs. Others Off-the-Shelf / External Content?What's

Extending elearning?

Clark Quinn

A contact asked me what I saw as the link between Sharepoint and elearning, and I started to give my standard answer about portals fitting in with the whole performance ecosystem. They tout collaboration, content management, and search as well as portals. User-generated content can be mined for new courses.

eLearning Promotes Work-Life Balance, Motivates Employees

TOPYX LMS

Actually, eLearning technology is the solution to the work-life balance dilemma. eLearning Promotes Balance Between Career and Personal Life. Are you surprised to learn that an eLearning platform, also referred to as a social learning management system (LMS), can facilitate work-life balance? At first glance, it may seem as if an eLearning system would add more items to an employee’s daily to-do list, but that’s not the case. LMS & eLearning