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Question from a client: We are thinking about purchasing a corporate Learning Management System (LMS). What do we need to think about? Answer: Most people I come across want to implement a LMS as fast as they can. A quick scan of the market, a shopping list of high-level requirements and off they go. My...
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Are you thinking about implementing a Learning Management System but don’t know where to start? Recently I was invited by Redback Conferencing to present on the topic of implementing a Learning Management System (LMS), as part of their free Business Skills webinar series. This is the recording of the 40 minute session, in two parts (embedded...
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As an independent e-learning consultant, I am often asked how much will it cost to engage an external e-learning vendor to develop, say, 20 minutes of e-learning. This is a difficult question to answer, as there are lots of variables including: the state of the existing content that will be used to design the e-learning...
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There’s lots of excitement about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course); new business models and prestige for education institutions, new opportunities for people from around the world to access learning. I’ve been a university student and lecturer, I’ve trained tertiary teachers in online design and facilitation, and I’ve been a guest presenter in MOOCs. Online learning...
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Implementing eLearning and/or a Learning Management System (LMS) is a significant investment in resources and budget. It can also feel like a ‘leap of faith’ when engaging an e-learning or LMS provider. Engaging a provider requires trust. It requires a deep and mutual understanding of requirements and expectations. It’s inevitable there will be misunderstandings along the...
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Question from a client: What do I need to do to ensure our e-learning is WCAG 2.0 compliant? This is a very important question for any Australian Federal or State Government agency in particular. I reached out to a trusted network of e-learning providers (listed below) to better understand the issues from an e-learning design...
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Followers of our E-Learning Academy blog may be aware I have been posting a series of videos on change management when implementing e-learning including Learning Management systems, webinars and performance support tools. Here is a link to the entire series on YouTube The series is also embedded below. Please kindly let me know if any...
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It’s 2013 and I am still seeing poor quality e-learning courses being built by so-called ‘professional’ e-learning developers who then sell these to uninformed organisations. Common issues include: Poor navigation Poorly chunked and sequenced content Overwhelming use of text Poor attention to visual design Little use of scenarios to create context Insufficient learning activity and problem-solving practice To...
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There is a lot of effort required to implement a Learning Management System (LMS), such as analysing requirements, engaging a vendor and getting the LMS ‘online’. The potential for failure during the early stages of a LMS project is obvious. An often unrecognised risk to LMS projects is the sustain phase of the LMS implementation. Here are eight...
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