Managing eLearning Podcast: Episode 6 Summary & Highlights

Web Courseworks Associations

In this week’s episode , Matt Harpold and Jon Aleckson interview Hope Liu , the Senior Director, Organizational Learning for the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. . It’s truly incredible what they have done within their learning platform.

A Complete Guide on eLearning

Gyrus

Whether you are a novice on eLearning or you have been using it for a long time and are an expert, you’ll agree that it has been continually scaling the online learning industry

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. To wit, we in online learning are often in the business of managing transactions.

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10 Types of eLearning Assessments for Your Courses

Web Courseworks Associations

Either way, we’d guess it looked quite different from the eLearning assessment types we’re going to discuss today. When it comes to eLearning assessments, there is a wide range of possibilities when it comes to interactivity and engagement. What is an eLearning assessment?

Online Learning Needs a Robust E-Commerce System

Web Courseworks

This is why I consider e-commerce systems to be a significant component of the adult e-learning experience. There are several e-commerce systems that are better or worse fits for associations that desire to sell their courses online. For your reference, I have compiled a list of e-commerce system features that are especially useful for association online learning. Strategy Assocations e-commerce elearning LMS Technology

The Small but Mighty Micro-Credential

Blue Sky eLearn

Micro-credentials can be an outstanding way for organizations to support all aspects of professional development and lifelong learning for their stakeholders. A micro-credential is a short competency and learning-based recognition.

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A SaaS-Based Approach in an eLearning System

Gyrus

A SaaS LMS is a learning management system available on the cloud. It is now considered the future of online learning solutions. Read the article to know how organizations are using the SaaS based approach for eLearning

Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

WBT Systems

If you have been providing continuing education programs or professional development training via your website or learning management system, but your members don’t seem to be interested in the training you are offering, how can you re-energize online learning for members? If your members are finding your online learning content to be a bit stale, or if participation levels are dropping, don’t despair!

Getting Started with Online Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

They can be both excited and nervous at the prospect of what they will learn and experience in the coming year. For associations, getting started with online learning can feel the same way. Many associations considering offering online learning to their members start by providing webinars, or recorded conference sessions online. The post Getting Started with Online Learning for Associations appeared first on WBT Systems.

Going Virtual: What We’ve Learned Supporting 2000+ Virtual Events in 6 Months Part II

Blue Sky eLearn

In Part II of our Going Virtual: What We’ve Learned Supporting 2000+ Events in 6 Months series, we spoke with David Ditker, CEO of the Assistive Technology Industry Association came to talk to us while in the midst of preparing for his virtual conference. (If

Increase Member Engagement with an Online Learning Challenge

WBT Systems

Participating in an online learning challenge is a great way to kick-start a new habit, acquire a new skill, or accomplish a long-desired goal. A 7-day green smoothie challenge helped the founders of Simple Green Smoothies build an online community of more than 200,000 people. Countless fitness and wellness experts have used 30-day challenges to grow successful online businesses. Why learning challenges are a fit for association members.

6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018

WBT Systems

We’re bringing six of them to your attention because we think they’re also non-obvious online learning trends for 2018. 1: Light-Speed Learning. Bhargava predicts: “The road to mastery on any topic gets faster through the help of bite-sized learning modules that make education more time efficient, engaging, useful and fun.”. The standard mode of learning is accelerating because the longing for lifelong learning is colliding with the desire for instant gratification.

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

Online career center. Create an online career center that features professional development programs and other career resources for young professionals. You could also try a webinar series , mini-courses, or an online learn-a-skill challenge. Use the career center to funnel millennials into your online learning programs. Include industry-relevant business management classes in your online programs. Learning pathways.

Improve Student Success with an Online Learning Community

WBT Systems

Do you ever think about your association’s online learners and how they manage to fit your courses into their busy lives? Imagine: after a long day of work, errands, and household chores and duties, they manage to find time to finish the week’s assignments for the online course they’re taking with your association. A learning community makes courses more engaging and enjoyable. Enhance the online learning experience with a learning community.

5 LMS Implementation Lessons from an Onboarding Manager

Blue Sky eLearn

As the Director of Client Onboarding at Blue Sky eLearn, I have helped hundreds of a ssociation and c orporate client s implement their LMS. So, what have I learned from all of this? . With Blue Sky eLearn , your Onboarding Manager will guide through this! .

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. When taking on any new initiative, it’s best to develop a strategy so you don’t squander resources, especially when you’re trying to create an online learning program with a limited budget. What did they need to learn to do their current job?

Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore

Gyrus

Rapid advances in technology and modern workforce needs are transforming the way, workforce learning & training is delivered and training courses are created. Today’s tech-savvy, social and mobile learners are no longer interested in traditional classroom training and demand learning techniques that blends best with their current working style and outlook. Mobile learning. Creative and Digestible Learning Modules. Business E-learning elearning eLL Mlearning

Unlock Your eLearning Differentiator & Iconic Advantage

WBT Systems

To stay top of mind (and top of market), you need to leverage your eLearning differentiator—your iconic advantage. You can learn more about the “iconic advantage” approach to marketing straight from the inventor of the concept, Soon Yu , at the NiUG Discovery Conference next week (October 2-4) in Arlington, Virginia. An iconic advantage helps your association build deeper member and customer loyalty and allows you to expand your online learning offerings.

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

There are a multitude of blogs and articles outlining the benefits of taking free online courses for professional development to advance your career, but do these courses actually deliver the value and opportunity they profess to provide to adult learners? Why should adult learners concerned with career development consider Association eLearning programs as providing superior value and career opportunities? Experience should be at the root of all learning tasks and activities.

The Third Sector of Education: Podcast Recap

Blue Sky eLearn

Serves the millions of adults that continue to learn and grow after their secondary and post-secondary education. Financial investment as well as mergers and acquisitions have increased when it comes to learning technology.

10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

WBT Systems

Yet, many associations continue to have staff and volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) design and develop online learning programs because that’s been the default mode of operation. To provide a more engaging and effective learning experience for your online students, consider outsourcing instructional design. These professional designed programs, grounded in learning theory and cognitive science, deliver the desired outcomes for their target audience.

Ask the Association Veteran Anything – October 2020

Blue Sky eLearn

NEW TIP FROM THE VET: Give your learners both online engagement and application tools. That is ok too… but it is a shift, and the same expectations cannot be applied to this new exclusively online experience.

Event Trends: Staying Virtual in 2021

Blue Sky eLearn

The post Event Trends: Staying Virtual in 2021 appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Meetings & Events Online Learning Uncategorized 2021 events 2021 virtual events in-person events virtual conferences webcasts WEBINARS

GDPR Will Affect Both Facebook and Online Learning

Web Courseworks Associations

We at Web Courseworks are in the business of helping national associations stand up an online learning business using our CourseStage learning management system. At Web Courseworks we’ve been happy to learn that, as a SaaS provider of learning platforms, GPDR considers us a Data Processor. Cyber-privacy is a growing concern throughout the eLearning industry. The post GDPR Will Affect Both Facebook and Online Learning appeared first on Web Courseworks.

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Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

Predictions for the next big trends in eLearning solutions started appearing before 2017 had even begun. With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? We know from over 20 years of partnering with associations to develop learning solutions, that associations have unique and specific needs regarding the creation and delivery of education programs.

4 Considerations for Your Virtual Event

Blue Sky eLearn

Moving Your Conference 100% Online . The post 4 Considerations for Your Virtual Event appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Whether your event is next week, next month, or later this year, you’re probably starting to think about virtual options.

Ask the Association Veteran Anything – January 2021

Blue Sky eLearn

The post Ask the Association Veteran Anything – January 2021 appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn. Learning Strategies Learning Technologies Meetings & Events Online Learning association association advice committees membership virtual events

Where to Host Your eLearning Catalog and eCommerce: AMS or LMS?

WBT Systems

During the selection and implementation of a learning management system (LMS), you have many decisions to make. But one decision often takes associations by surprise: Should you host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce on your LMS or on your association management system (AMS)? Where do you want members and customers to search for online learning programs and where do you want them to make their purchase (register/enroll)—in your LMS or in your AMS?

The 5 E’s of Generating Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning

WBT Systems

One great way to do this is to look to your online education and certification programs – with your Association Learning Management System, generating non-dues revenue is easy! Not only does eLearning provide a valuable member service , leading to higher member retention rates, it can also generate an important additional source of non-dues revenue. Enable Ease of Access for a Positive Learning Experience. Encourage Participation in eLearning.

New Microsoft Office 2010 Courses from easyLearning

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits are busy, and it can be difficult to find time to learn new skills. Self-paced online courses from easyLearning. offer an easy, flexible option: learn wherever you are and whenever you have the time. easyLearning's Course Library includes 1,500 online courses in professional development, information technology and "desktop skills" such as Microsoft Office and Windows. eLearning Training Microsoft Office 2010 online learning easyLearning

October Only: Reduced Admin Fees on Online Courses

Tech Soup Blog

Now through October 31, TechSoup and the Society for Nonprofit Organizations (SNPO) are offering reduced administrative fees on the Learning Institute online courses. You and your staff can get the skills and training to develop cost-effective marketing strategies, learn to acquire new donors, and get a handle on your planning process with SNPO's Learning Institute program. The Learning Institute Certificate Series. eLearning SNPO online learning

Back to School at TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Enroll in Online Courses from easyLearning. Online courses from easyLearning by Serebra provide busy nonprofiters with access to more than 1,500 technical and professional courses. Courses are all self-paced and online, so you can learn at your convenience: take them at the office, at home, or even at a coffee shop. Learning Resources from TechSoup. Browse articles, how-tos, and guides on dozens of topics in our Learning Center. September's here.

What makes an Association Education Program Successful?

WBT Systems

Many of these associations offer some form of professional development, continuing education, or training to both members and non-members, and increasingly this includes an online learning element. What type of education will you offer – conferences and seminars, blended learning, webinars, online courses, offline materials, or a mixture of all of these? Association LMS Buying Guide – from Talented Learning. Leadership through Blended Learning.

Don’t Undervalue Association Training Programs!

WBT Systems

Many associations are guilty of devaluing online learning courses and webinars as there is typically less administration overhead and no hard costs associated with things like booking a room or organizing lunch, so the event is perceived as creating less of an impact. Online learning that is engaging and delivers important educational messages is every bit as powerful and effective as attending a classroom training event, so don’t be afraid to charge good money for it.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. A flexible, structured Digital Badge Strategy applied to your planned and existing online learning programs will help to validate your badging initiative – ensuring that you meet your learning and organisational goals. Often it is the intrinsic, on-the-job skills and best practices that are learned and applied that provide the most value and benefit.

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9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement

WBT Systems

Online learning presents additional challenges. Online students must have the motivation and discipline to work in isolation. A lack of face-to-face accountability makes it easier for an online student to give up without anyone noticing. An online course that merely provides information is no better than any other in today’s competitive lifelong learning market. 1 – Prepare students for the online learning experience.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

We explore some of the key takeaways from the whitepaper in this blog, but we highly recommend that all associations should also read the whitepaper, which is available online. Because association education programs are based on industry standards, the learning outcomes are consistent and it is easy for employers to recognize the validity of skills and competencies achieved. For example, an association learning management system can: Attract and engage learners.

Why (and How) to Design Association Education for Young Professionals

WBT Systems

Fortunately, this generation has been studied like no other so we can confidently act upon what the research tells us, for example: When applying for a job, 59 percent of millennials say opportunities to learn and grow are extremely important to them. 40 percent of millennials are likely to change companies because they aren’t given the opportunity to learn and advance as quickly as they’d wish. Give young professionals a discount on online education.

How to Build Spaced Learning into Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

Spaced learning isn’t about the education of astronauts or space cadets. Spaced learning is an approach to teaching that helps students retain the knowledge they absorb in your eLearning programs. While enrolled in your online learning programs, adult learners are also working, parenting, taking care of household chores, or trying to find time for social lives and other activities. Months later, they’re not really sure what they learned.

Help Members Overcome Obstacles to Learning

WBT Systems

You made your way here because you wanted to read something that will help you do your job, in this case, increase attendance for your online learning programs. You wouldn’t hesitate to pursue other learning paths, like registering for an online course if it fit your needs, budget, and schedule. Many of them don’t gravitate naturally toward learning of any kind. Psychological Obstacles to Learning. Help members develop the learning habit.

Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

WBT Systems

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.”. Earlier this year, The Economist reaffirmed his message: “ Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative.”. Your members would agree that lifelong learning is critical for advancing in their careers and remaining employable. But how many set aside time on a regular basis to learn? The Benefits of a Learning Habit. They’re intrinsically motivated to learn.

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Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

With less than a week to NiUG Discovery 2016 , we are excited to be sponsoring this great, interactive, learning and networking event for the iMIS Community! For any association executives looking for new technology solutions for learning, engagement, or community, or seeking to change to a new system, there will also be a range of trusted vendors to choose from at the Exhibitor Showcase. Learn how to navigate and employ change with your staff – creating a culture of innovation.

3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

Reflection is an important part of learning, allowing us to process and comprehend new information, taking time to consider it in light of our experience, which helps us to create meaning and knowledge that can be applied to improve performance. In this modern world of ‘information at your fingertips’, how can your Learning Management System (LMS) help you to incorporate reflective learning in your education programs? 3 Ways to Facilitate Reflective Learning with your LMS.