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The Third Sector of Education: Podcast Recap

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Recently, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele kicked off a podcast series about the third sector. . What is the third sector? Serves the millions of adults that continue to learn and grow after their secondary and post-secondary education.

Webinar Re-Cap: Ask the Association Veteran Anything

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In our May 2021 installment of Ask the Association Veteran Anything , our VP of Client Experience, Amanda Davis, chats about engagement in virtual learning, creating micro-learning, what we’re seeing with hybrid conferences, and content management systems.

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6 Tips on Attracting Learners to Your LMS

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Are you among the m any organizations who transitioned an annual meeting (or multiple meetings) from in-person to virtual this year ? Maybe you even used your LMS to take registration, host the meeting, and to provide continuing education credits aft er the event.

Webinar Re-Cap: Will Learning Ever Look the Same?

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It’s a thought many of us have had: Will learning ever look the same? Dan Streeter, Blue Sky’s Vice President of Learning Strategy and Development, recently sat down and discussed re-visioning in-person, eLearning, and virtual events in a post-Covid world.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

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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The Learning Equation That Will Revolutionize Your Training

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In your opinion, do you think training is effective? . How do you usually feel after a training experience? . Think about your training experiences over the past few years.

Ask the Association Veteran Anything – October 2020

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Recently, Blue Sky’s VP of Continuing Education Solutions , Amanda Davis, sat down with our clients and prospects to answer their questions. You can view the entire webinar on-demand here , otherwise check out our recap (as well as some new tidbits!) of a few of the questions asked below. .

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

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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

Event Trends: Staying Virtual in 2021

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As 2021 kicks off, there is hope in the air. The COVID vaccine is being distributed and many are hoping that throughout the year we will be able to start returning to doing things we did pre-pandemic. For some, this includes hosting and going to in-person conferences and events. .

eLearning vs. Conventional Training Approaches

Is online safety training as effective as instructor-led safety training? Find out why the best training outcomes are achieved when they are used together.

Ask the Association Veteran Anything – January 2021

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In January 2021, we ran another segment of Ask the Association Veteran Anything with our VP of C lient Experience, Amanda Davis. You can watch the full on-demand webcast here , and check out a sho rt recap below: .

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.

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.

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 .

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

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.

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! .

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: .

Education Sales: 3 Factors That Limit Them

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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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K-12 Guide to Distance Learning: 5 Ways to Learn Anywhere

With a continued global health crisis, schools are adapting teaching practices and learning environments. This guide covers how 5 different aspects of teaching and learning can be improved and maintained to facilitate successful distance learning.

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!

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.

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. .

How to Give Your Learners the Training They Want

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Imagine you could time travel back to a just a decade ago and observe the typical day of someone working in your industry. Chances are the way they communicated, organized their work day, and pursued their strategic goals would be very different from how you work now. . We’ve adopted new technologies, structured our work days differently, and changed the way we define and measure success. So, why are so many companies still running training the way they always have? .

3 Guiding Principles to Support the Human Dimension in Learning

Speaker: Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting

Join Dr. Amy Titus, Managing Director in Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting, for her exclusive session where she will be discussing the 3 guiding principles for the future of learning, and how these can affect the design of work in organizations.

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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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.

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.

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.

5 Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

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.

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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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.”.

The Ins and Outs of Connecting Technologies in a Modern Learning Ecosystem

Speaker: TJ Seabrooks, former CEO at Rustici Software

Have you ended up with a collection of content inputs and data outputs that might be hard to wrangle? If your organization uses multiple LMSs and has content coming from many different places, or you’re heading in this direction, this webinar is for you.

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?