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5 Ideas for Repurposing Content After Your Virtual Event

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We’ve seen it time and time again with in-person events. So much goes into planning the in-person event from the speakers and sessions, meals to events, exhibit hall to travel. But what about after the meeting or conference? What about the people who weren’t able to attend? .

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4 Ways to Ensure Association Membership Renewal in 2020

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Many people join associations to meet other professionals in their field and take advantage of valuable networking opportunities. For these people, the cost of the membership is greatly justified by the value that the association brings, whether it’s through continued learning courses or large conferences with important speakers. .

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Webinar Pricing Strategies: How to Pick the Best for Your Organization

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Over the past couple months we’ve provided you with helpful hints on how to recruit and pay webinar speakers , and how to train your speakers to deliver top-notch content, now let’s talk a bit about how to price your webinar content for maximum success.

Association Webinars: Not Just for Continuing Education

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Our Blue Sky eLearn team spends a lot of time working with clients producing webinars associated with continuing education for their members. But there are so many more use-cases to consider leveraging this engaging and cost-effective technology. We’ve outlined a few ideas for consideration: .

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Events in Crisis? 6 Key Recommendations on What to Do Now & What to Do Next 

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Events in Crisis? 6 Key Recommendations on What to Do Now & What to Do Next . Recently, our partner, Naylor Association Solutions, released a white paper, Events in Crisis? 6 Key Recommendations on What to Do Now & What to Do Next. We wrote up a quick s ummary of their white paper, but encourage you to download the full version! . What to Do Now . Know All Your Options before Making a Decision . Many times when there is a crisis, we’re faced with making decisions quickly.

Education Sales: 3 Factors That Limit Them

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently I listened to the Leading Learning podcast, 3 Factors That Limit Sales of Education. When working with our association clients, we sometimes come across those that are struggling to sell educational programs or launch new initiatives. Here is what I learned from the podcast: .

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Want Your Audience to Learn? Encourage Them to Get Straight Fs

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“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”. Denis Waitley, The Psychology of Motivation . We live in a society obsessed with success. So it may seem strange, but we’re going to encourage you to let your learners fail — again and again. .

The Top 5 Challenges Education Directors Face ? Webinar Recap

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Recently, Dan Streeter, Blue Sky’s very own Vice President of Learning Strategy and Development, sat down and talked about the five challenges education directors face. You can watch the full on-demand webinar here and view our high – level recap below! . PROBLEM 1: What do you mean by success? Learning Outcome: Develop a well-crafted content development and engagement strategy.

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

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If you’re in the market for an LMS, you’re probably waist deep in the search process and dreaming of the light at the end of the tunnel. There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions. Certainly, you need the features and functionality your learners expect, and you need the administrative features and functionality that align with your existing technology and learning program.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Essential Instructional Design Principles – Webinar Recap

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Recently, Blue Sky’s VP of Learning Strategy and Development, Dan Streeter presented the webinar Essential Instructional Design Principles. You can read a short recap below, and watch the entire webinar on-demand here. . H ere a r e t h e three fundamental questions you should operate with whenever you enter into a learning experience. . What do you want them to know? . How will you know they know it? . What are you going to do if they don’t know it? .

Draw from New Buckets to Fill Your Non-Dues Revenue Needs

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Relationships and partnerships are built and solidified during challenging times. Both personally and professionally, the way we react to enormous changes in our environment sets the tone for our future. Associations are the guiding light for their members and industry professionals through this time of disruption and unknowns.

5 LMS Implementation Lessons from an Onboarding Manager

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Congratulations! You have decided to implement a L earning M anagement S ystem (LMS) , you’ve secured a budget from your board and you have a few fellow colleagues that have agreed to help you on this mission. Your members have been asking for more content, and now you have a way to deliver it! But where do you start and how do you ensure that your LMS actual goes live in a timely manner?

Presentation Tips: Help Your SME Deliver Their Best Content

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As we’ve discussed before the recruitment of good quality subject matter experts (SMEs) is one of the hardest parts of creating a solid curriculum. Now that you’ve identified the “right one ; ” let’s look at some tips and tricks you can provide your speaker to deliver their best content. Keep them happy and excited about teaching again and also have the best learner experience through the presenter’s preparations. .

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Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

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When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. This could mean email blasts and posts on social media to start creating buzz, as well as providing incentives and discounts for early visitors. We see these tactics often, in all aspects of life.

6 Ways to Repurpose Your Webinar Content

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Just like your presenters do with a face-to-face presentation, they spend a lot of time preparing for their webinar presentations as well. And while they’re doing that, you’re spending the time marketing the webinar, you’re spending the money to work with a company who will assist you in hosting a professional event and take care of the technical and customer support needs. All of that time and money and within 30, 60, 90 minutes it’s all over.

Tips for Preserving Your eLearning Programs

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A volunteer member once enthusiastically told me “I love a good binder!” ” I’ve taken that to heart over the years and have created many, many good binders. To preserve the online education programs and processes I worked so hard to put in place! At some point, circumstances that may or may not be in your control will dictate that someone else is going to need to review past decisions in order to make future ones.

Blended Learning: Tips for Successful Clinical Trial Training

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What is the best way to train study sites for a clinical trial? An onsite meeting? CRA training at the study site? Virtual meetings? On-demand modules? . While all of these are good options, blending these together can provide you the best option. . Blending learning combines live interactive training with self- paced on-demand training, which can include assessments or e xercises to reinforce learning objectives.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

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Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development. Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon.

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Tips for Kickstarting Your Podcast Channel

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You’ve finally done it. You’ve decided your organization needs to start hosting podcasts. Or maybe you’re still on the fence and are just looking for some advice if you do decide to take the leap. Here are some tips to get you headed in the right direction. . Why . You should have a clear vision and mission in mind when you start your podcast channel. Are you shaping public perception and policy? Are you trying to reach new audiences or deepen your connection with your current network?

The Learning Equation that Changes Everything

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As adults, most of us operate with a fundamental belief that we are terrible students. In fact, in many of the presentations I have delivered over the course of my career in education and public speaking have contained the following message in some form or fashion: “Let me make a prediction, most of you in this room believe you are terrible students.” And inevitably, this statement is met with head nods, cheers, and even a few “Amens.”.

Ten Strategies for Pricing eLearning Content

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Recently, Blue Sky eLearn Client Success Manager, Kara Adams, presented a webinar covering ten strategies for pricing eLearning content. Being that Kara worked in the education department of two associations before joining Blue Sky and consulting with our clients on their learning objectives, she had lots of good advice to share! You can watch the webinar on-demand here , and check out a summary of her ten strategies below. . Rethink, rename, and rebrand. .

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

How to Launch an LMS with No Content

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We must be kidding, right? Well, yes and no! We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content. While you can’t really launch an LMS with no content, you probably already have some waiting in the wings and can get up and running much sooner than you t hink ! . White papers. There is a good chance you have some white papers available on your website.

How to Design Smarter Learning Experiences

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Recently, I listened to a Leading Learning podcast that featured Connie Malamed a learning experience design consultant. Being in the LMS industry and seeing all of the different ways our clients design and present their eLearning programs, I always find topics like these interesting to share. Visual Design. The podcast kicked off with talking about visual design – visuals can be used to express ideas and concepts with so many different ways to use visual to depict scenarios.

5 Ways Associations Can Support Lifelong Employability

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We talk a lot about lifelong learning. With many of our clients being professional associations, it would only make sense that lifelong learning is often a topic of conversation. Many people join associations as they can be a great place to find education and training. There are people who just need to get their continuing education credits each year, and others who just have a genuine interest in continuing to learn – regardless if they need the credits or not.

3 Tips for Selling Sponsorship for eLearning

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Nowadays, eLearning or online learning isn’t a new or foreign concept. Most associations have some sort of eLearning program – be it recordings from annual meetings, monthly webinars, or content created specifically for on-demand courses. . So why, when we’ve made the transition from hosting all educational opportunities in person to hosting many aspects of them online, has sponsorship not followed suit? . Here are some tips for getting sponsors involved with your eLearning products. .

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Now I Have My Speaker, How Do I Pay Them?

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We all know the recruitment of good quality subject matter experts (SMEs) is one of the hardest parts of creating a solid curriculum. But what happens after you have the recruitment down? How do you reward them and keep them coming back to offer additional content opportunities for you? . Over the years I’ve found a couple successful ways to compensate your loyal SMEs. It doesn’t always have to be a monetary reward.

Webinar Recap: Are Your Credentials Future Ready?: Making the Case for Digital Badges and Micro-credentials

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Recently, Ginger Malin, CEO of our partner company, BadgeCert, hosted a webinar for us Are Your Credentials Future Ready?: Making the Case for Digital Badges and Micro-credentials. If you’re not familiar with digital badging and micro-credentials, here’s a brief background. Digital Badging. Digital Badges are 100% authenticated and the embedded metadata within a badge can contain a plethora of important information.

L&D and D&D: Learning and Role Playing Games

Experiencing eLearning

I was invited to be part of a discussion about D&D (Dungeons and Dragons), role playing games, and learning. Luis Malbas of TLDC hosted a conversation with Matthew Piece, Jonathan Rock, and me.

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ID and eLearning Links 8/25/20

Experiencing eLearning

As I read online, I bookmark resources I find interesting and useful. I share these links periodically here on my blog. In this post, I share links on video conference tips and tools, video production costs, diversity, and freelancing. Video conference tips and tools.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Build a Branching Scenario in Google Forms

Experiencing eLearning

While tailor-made tools like Twine may be easier for building branching scenarios, it’s possible to use a survey tool like Google Forms. Most survey tools have the option to jump to different questions or sections based on responses. Using that ability, you can create a simple branching scenario in Google Forms. Try the scenario. Try the scenario yourself to see how it works. This will open the form in a new tab.). This is a short scenario.

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