The eLearning Guild Academy: 9 Courses To Improve Your Competitive Advantage

The eLearning Guild Academy: Courses To Improve Your Competitive Advantage

eLearning is a competitive field and getting ahead in your job might seem like an impossible task at times. How do you stand apart from everyone else? What makes you more qualified for that new promotion than the next person? Do you have all of the skills you need?

Don’t worry. We’ll share a secret with you that will make things a whole lot easier. Improve your skills and knowledge and you will improve your chances of standing apart from the rest the next time a new opportunity arises.

The eLearning Guild Academy offers a large variety of live online courses for eLearning professionals ranging from tools and instructional design, to content creation and business and leadership courses, and more.

Courses for the first half of 2016 have already been added to the website so you are sure to find the right course to help you improve your competitive advantage and help you get ahead. Courses include:

  1. Adobe Captivate Basic, with Pooja Jaisingh
  2. Adobe Captivate Advanced, with Pooja Jaisingh
  3. Agile Project Management for eLearning, with Megan Torrance
  4. Articulate Storyline 2 Basic, with Stefanie Lawless
  5. Articulate Storyline 2 Advanced, with Stefanie Lawless
  6. Facilitation Skills for Virtual Trainers, with Karen Hyder and Melissa Chambers
  7. Introduction to the xAPI for eLearning Designers, with Andrew Downes
  8. Learning Ecosystems: Designing Environments for Learning, with Catherine Lombardozzi
  9. Producing Virtual Classroom Training, with Karen Hyder and Melissa Chambers

To learn more about The eLearning Guild Academy, visit http://bit.ly/1NC8VBp.

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The Beginners Guide To Designing And Developing Virtual Classroom Training

The Beginners Guide To Designing And Developing Virtual Classroom Training

Whether you have been designing and developing virtual instructor-led training courses for years or are just getting started, designing seamless, effective, and interactive training that appeals to your learners can be challenging.

  • Which virtual classroom tools should you use?
  • What best practices should you follow to ensure success?
  • What common challenges do people typically face and what are the best solutions to overcome them?
  • Where can you go to get help?

There are a lot of questions that are probably running through your head before getting started on a new project.

If you want to learn more about designing and developing virtual classroom training The eLearning Guild has a great live online course to help you learn the basics.

The Design and Development of Virtual Classroom Training Basic course from The eLearning Guild Academy, will walk you through the process of designing an interactive virtual classroom training session. Over four, live online sessions you will learn how virtual classroom tools work, experience the best practices behind incorporating the tools into your courses, and design activities as you work together through a scenario. Participants will develop a sample course with a presentation and supporting materials using easy-to-follow templates, and will have the opportunity to share their course designs for feedback and suggestions.

Learn more about this course here.

Instructors:

This course is taught by eLearning Guild speaker coaches Tammy Olson, Karen Hyder, and Melissa Chambers.

Tammy Olson is a speaker coach and session host for The eLearning Guild, and has over 15 years’ experience designing and implementing eLearning solutions for healthcare and educational industries. She also works for OptumHealth.

Karen Hyder is a speaker coach and session host for The eLearning Guild and the founder of Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting, where she teaches trainer training programs for virtual classes and coaching online presenters utilizing the trainer competencies of CompTIA’s Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+).

Melissa Chambers is a speaker coach and session host for The eLearning Guild, and has over 18 years’ experience in creative media production, project and change management, online instructional design, and eLearning strategy development, and has been designing, producing, and coaching for synchronous online programs since 2002. She also works for MSC Consulting.

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The Learning Exchange: Share, Learn, Connect

The Learning Exchange From The eLearning Guild

A reoccurring theme heard throughout the conference circuit in the last few years has been the value that people get out of networking. People find value in sharing their work and learning from the work of others. Often, this informal interaction takes place outside of the formal sessions—whether it is in between sessions, in the hallways, over lunch or dinner, or some other place. While the value of conference networking really is irreplaceable, what if there was a place where you could experience the value of networking, sharing, and connecting with professionals just like you, in between conferences? Well now there is!

The Learning Exchange from The eLearning Guild takes peer-based learning to a whole new level by providing a social, easy-to-use platform that enables you to connect, share, and learn with your community without leaving your desk.

What Is the Learning Exchange All About?

Through the Learning Exchange platform you can:

  • Share your experience, knowledge and expertise to help others learn from your efforts
  • Participate in focused conversations around industry topics that interest you
  • Learn from the experience of peers and industry experts alike

What Type of Content Will You Find in The Learning Exchange?

The Learning Exchange is full of more than 100 videos, tutorials, links, infographics, and more, shared by members of The eLearning Guild community. Here is a sample of the kind of content you will find:

How Do You Access the Learning Exchange?

Access to the Learning Exchange is free with a no-cost eLearning Guild Associate account.

Don’t wait, visit the Learning Exchange today and start sharing, learning, and networking with your community!

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Free eBook: 77 Tips On Today’s Hottest Topics From DevLearn Thought Leaders

Free eBook: 77 Tips On Today’s Hottest Topics From DevLearn Thought Leaders

DevLearn is the place where the industry’s foremost thought leaders and innovative doers gather to connect, share, and challenge each other. It’s where the most creative energy in our field gathers to examine the possibilities of today and shape the opportunities of tomorrow.

In this eBook, 77 Tips on Today’s Hottest Topics from DevLearn Thought Leaders, The eLearning Guild explore tips provided to them by workshop presenters from DevLearn 2015 Conference & Expo. These experts explore critical topics and skills for today’s learning and performance professionals, among them Connie Malamed on virtual design; David Ferguson on job aids; Koreen Pagano on learning metrics; and Lou Russell on project management.

Download your copy today at: http://bit.ly/1PCjbsh.

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The eLearning Guild Academy: 4 Courses To Improve Your Skills As A Learning Professional

The eLearning Guild Academy: Courses To Improve Your Skills As A Learning Professional

Where do you go to improve your skills as a learning professional? When was the last time you took to time to do something that really benefited your career?

The eLearning Guild Academy offers a variety of live online and blended learning courses to help learning professionals just like you build the skills, knowledge, and expertise to excel.

This September we have four upcoming live online courses focused on teaching you practical skills you can use to improve the design, development, and execution of your learning courses.

Upcoming courses include:

To view more courses or to learn more about The eLearning Guild Academy visit http://bit.ly/ga1505.

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Learning Exchange: A New Place to Learn, Share, and Discuss With Your Peers!

The Learning Exchange

It’s been just over two months since we launched the Learning Exchange at The eLearning Guild and the response has been tremendous. The community is sharing so much great content; it’s very exciting!

If you are not yet familiar with the Learning Exchange it is The eLearning Guild’s new social learning platform that allows the members of the Guild community to share their knowledge and skills with one another through discussions, videos, links, slides, tutorials, and much more, because at the Guild we believe that “Together We Are Better”.

What will you find in the Learning Exchange? Here is a small sample of the resources being shared:

  • 100 Blur Backgrounds & Tutorial, by Montse A.
  • Tips for Writing Better Quiz Questions, by Tim S.
  • From Drab to Fab: 5 easy ways to engage your audience, by Ken M.
  • Creating Screen Recordings in Articulate Storyline, by Jeff B.
  • Time Tracking Template for IDs, by Christy T.
  • How to Build Your E-Learning Portfolio, by Ashley C.
  • And so much more!

If you have not yet explored this great new resource we encourage you to sign in to your eLearning Guild account and take a look. Don’t have an account? Accessing the Learning Exchange is easy! Simply create a free eLearning Guild Associate account and join in the excitement!

Click here to learn more or to access the Learning Exchange.

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Explore Lessons Learned from Microsoft’s First MOOC. Free White Paper!

Explore Lessons Learned from Microsoft’s First MOOC

This complimentary eLearning Guild white paper, Microsoft’s Corporate MOOC: Transforming Training to Increase Seller Engagement, by Sharon Vipond with Janet Clarey, describes how Microsoft designed and launched its first, highly successful massive open online course (MOOC) at a critical juncture in the company’s history. The MOOC needed to provide essential and transformative training for the worldwide salesforce, and enable sales personnel to engage with customers and sell using Microsoft’s new cloud-based and mobile-focused strategy.

In this case study, you will examine lessons learned and best practices realized from the design and implementation of Microsoft’s first MOOC, and how Microsoft L&D leaders plan to move forward and capitalize on the experience and insights gained from their first worldwide MOOC deployment.

Download your free copy and explore lessons learned and best practices realized from Microsoft’s first MOOC!

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The eLearning Guild Academy: How Are You Keeping Your Skills and Knowledge Current?

The eLearning Guild Academy

The eLearning Guild Academy has the answer to your training needs. With a wide variety of live online and blended learning courses covering key areas of eLearning, including tools and technologies, instructional design and development, content creation, and more, you are sure to find the right course to fit your training needs.

Take a look at some of Guild Academy’s upcoming courses and start your professional development today!

Learn more about The eLearning Guild Academy at http://bit.ly/ga1505.

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2015 Global eLearning Salary And Compensation Report Just Released!

See Where Your Salary Stands. 2015 Global eLearning Salary And Compensation Report Just Released!

In this annual eLearning Guild research report, the 2015 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report, Sharon Vipond and Janet Clarey examine trends in pay for eLearning professionals, exploring global and regional salary trends and breaking down salary by variables including industry and company size. The report also includes an action plan in case your salary doesn’t measure up.

How to Access the 2015 Global eLearning Salary And Compensation Report

Access to this report is free for all eLearning Guild members and Associates. If you are not currently a member of The eLearning Guild, simply create a free associate account at: http://bit.ly/joinelg, then download the report here: http://bit.ly/salary2015.

About The eLearning Guild

The eLearning Guild is the oldest source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, The eLearning Guild produces conferences, online events, online and blended training courses, eBooks, white papers, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine—all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings.

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21 Ways To Stay Current on the Latest eLearning Trends and Practices

Stay Current on the Latest eLearning Trends and Practices 

Move Your Career Forward This Spring!

Discover the latest proven approaches for designing, developing, and managing effective training and support by taking a deep dive into a key tool or topic you need to master. Choose from 17 Pre-conference Certificate Programs that will help make a difference in your career, just prior to the start of Learning Solutions 2015 and Ecosystem 2015!

B.Y.O.L.: From Plain Page-turners to Interactive eLearning with Adobe Captivate 8
Pooja Jaisingh, Adobe Systems

The Secrets to Writing and Responding to RFPs
Bill West, QuantumConnect

B.Y.O.L.: Storyboarding with Storyline
Kevin Thorn, NuggetHead Studioz and Trina Rimmer, Rimmer Creative Group

Ten Steps to Realistic Project Management
Lou Russell, Russell Martin & Associates

Play to Learn: Designing Effective Learning Games
Sharon Boller, Bottom-Line Performance and Karl Kapp, Bloomsburg University

B.Y.O.L.® (Bring Your Own Laptop®) sessions ensure that you receive in-depth, hands-on training, while following along with the instructor step-by-step.

Save $100 on any Pre-conference Certificate Program if you are also registered for Learning Solutions 2015 or Ecosystem 2015! Plus, save $100 on your conference registration if you register by next Friday, February 6.

EXPLORE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Start Your Learning—and Your Networking—in Early March!

Choose one of four Pre-conference Blended Courses that combine live online training starting in early March with a two-day face-to-face intensive on Sunday and Monday, March 22 and 23.

Save an additional $200 on a blended course if you are registered for either conference.

EXPLORE BLENDED COURSES

Remember, register by next Friday, February 6 and save $100 with the Early registration discount—in addition to all other discounts for which you may qualify!

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