Online Communities and Online Events: The Perfect Match


Online communities have become a valuable component of an organization’s engagement strategy. According to the advisory firm IDC, the online community market will reach $1.2 billion dollars by 2019.

The TV Show Cheers and Your LMS


It’s hard to believe that the TV show, Cheers, had its last year on air in 1993, which is actually the year CommPartners was founded. People remember that Cheers, the name of the bar in the show, was a welcoming place because everyone knew your name when you walked in. People felt they belonged.

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Membership Management Software and eLearning | 5 Tips


Guest blog by Jake Fabbri, Senior Vice President, Marketing – Fonteva, Inc. Whether it’s online courses, learning sessions, discussion forums, streaming seminars, or live webinars — when it comes to eLearning and the value it can bring to your organization, the possibilities are endless!

UX Design and Your Learning Management System: Five Considerations for Providing an Exceptional User Experience


When an organization begins the process of evaluating LMS options, they typically will start by developing a list of features that should be included. Confirming this list, helps to identify ideal candidates. While the feature set is critical to narrow an organization’s search process, often what is overlooked, at least initially, is the User Experience […]. Blog AMS association community e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS user exeperience UX

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

A well-designed learning curriculum develops and nurtures skills needed to achieve organizational and business goals with the most effective and engaging set of experiences. This ebook outlines 5 critical steps to develop learning solutions that will help you achieve the most ambitious objectives.

How to prepare your webinar speakers to deliver an amazing presentation


The truth is that all subject matter experts don’t always make great speakers. Additionally, some people can deliver a killer in-person presentation but fall short when presenting to a virtual audience. Here are a few tips that will help ensure that your webinar presenters are equipped to deliver an amazing and memorable presentation experience: Deliver […]. Blog association e-learning elearning online events webcasts webinars

Insights From Our Initial Peak User Conference


A year ago we made the decision to host our first User Conference. Since this was our initial event, we had some trepidation about whether our community would embrace the opportunity to join us for several days of education, training and networking. Our decision to move forward was quickly validated as we reached the maximum […]. Blog association community culture customer service e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS online events

How Community Bolsters Your Online Learning Programs


Guest blog by Bobby Kaighn, Higher Logic Online learning is valuable, convenient, and scalable, which makes it an ideal benefit for associations. In the last few years, online learning has also proven to be very popular for members who want to advance their careers. But many online learning programs aren’t as effective as they could […]. Blog association community e-learning elearning social learning

Is Bigger Always the Best Option for Associations? The Zips Dry Cleaners Example


Last year was a period of great movement with technology providers within our community. There was an increase in M & A activity as organizations sought to extend their presence and gain strategic advantages and market share. While some may tout that bigger is always better when it comes to technology, there is a flipside […]. Blog AMS association culture customer service e-learning

6 Tips and Tricks for Creating a Webinar That Sells


Guest blog by our partners at WebMechanix Creating a webinar that sells is one of the best ways to generate revenue online. There’s no better way to get in front of your target audience and wow them. So, are you sure you’re fully optimizing your webinars for conversion? The truth is everything from promotional emails, […]. Blog association e-learning elearning LMS online events webinar production webinars

How to Use Customer Training Data to Make Better Business Decisions

You may think customer training is crucial to the success of your organization, but do you have the data to prove it? Download the guide now, and learn how to prove the value of your customer training programs.

Webinars, Community and Engagement: 5 Reasons to Integrate Live, Online Events Into Your Online Community


Recently, at the Higher Logic Super Forum, I along with an association colleague facilitated a session on the virtues of developing an integrated approach for bringing together online community and an LMS as a single engagement offering. During the session, we discussed that frequently associations have these areas configured as unique offerings. In reality both […]. Blog association community e-learning elearning online events social learning webinars

Gaining Momentum with a 90-Day Sprint


By Mary Byers, CAE, CSP Meetings. Deadlines. The day-to-day work of running your organization. All of these get in the way of doing new work on behalf of your association. But new work is often necessary to create leverage and momentum—especially when you’re stuck in a business-as-usual environment. A 90-day sprint may be just what […]. Blog association e-learning elearning momentum productivity strategy

Experimentation as Strategy


By Mary Byers, CAE, CSP According to Forbes contributor Mike Maddock, “In order to make a product or service everything it can be, it needs to be repeatedly soft launched with both internal stakeholders and external customers. This means literally sending the idea—be it a product or a service—into a limited part of the marketplace […]. Blog association e-learning elearning momentum productivity strategy

Advance Your Associations Learning Presence and Profits


During the past several years there has been much conversation and debate on how associations can continue to thrive in the face of increasing competition. The question is; with all of the outside “noise” influencing our stakeholders, how can these organizations cut through the clutter, and provide clear value? The sharing of knowledge is a […]. Blog association e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS

Agile Microlearning Explained

Learner engagement and retention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Cognitive science theories already supply the answers. Learn how OttoLearn packages them into a single platform you can use to deliver microlearning based reinforcement training, and go beyond completions to focus on outcomes.

5 Reasons to Track Session Attendance at Your Event


Guest Blog from our Partners at ExpoLogic Sessions make up a significant part of your event’s agenda and can be a deciding factor for attendees when choosing to come to your event. It is important to select sessions that are exciting, interesting, and engaging to ensure your event’s success. But how do event organizers […]. Blog association community e-learning

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Make a Leap on Behalf of Your Association


By Mary Byers, CAE, CSP I’m intrigued by the associations who are doing big things. It may be something internally to secure the health of the organization itself, something on behalf of members, or something for the greater good of the world. If you’re interested in making a leap on behalf of your organization, here’s […]. Blog association e-learning elearning momentum productivity strategy

Setting the Stage for a Successful LMS Review & Implementation – Three Key Steps


In order for organizations to provide timely, meaningful, and engaging education, leaders are turning to Learning Management Systems (LMS) that create an interactive learning space for members. Implementing an LMS can seem like a daunting and insurmountable task, but in truth, if you prepare and plan appropriately much of the heavy lifting can be minimized. […]. Blog association e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS

The Importance of Company Culture


As many association leaders are aware, there have been quite a few changes over the past several years with technology related companies who serve and support our community. Recently it was announced that three leading AMS companies joined forces, with a fourth announced just today. Changes like this certainly alter the playing field and have […]. Blog association culture

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

Leveraging Public and Private Webcasts to Grow Your Organization


Webcasting, just like most things tech, is constantly reinventing itself and has evolved from a niche offering to a broad-based, versatile requirement for sharing your events online. Working for CommPartners, I have produced webcasts across a broad and diverse range of clients, each with individual needs, where custom inventive solutions are often the only way […]. Blog e-learning elearning live-streaming webcasts

BEWARE! Our Scariest Livestreamed Moments Relived


With today being Halloween, we thought it would be fun to re-live some of the scariest moments from our livestreamed events. We pride ourselves in preparing for the unknown and having fallbacks to address even the most unpredictable situations. Zombie Apocalypse anyone? But no amount of planning could have prepared us for what was in […].

Why Podcasting, Why Now?


FREE WEBINAR Podcasts: Jumping Headfirst Without Fear July 6th 1-2pm EDT REGISTER NOW Guest post by Doug Sandler Think about today’s society. When people want it, they want it now. Media on-demand is hot and now more than ever it makes sense to capitalize on audio on-demand. A sharp segment of the audio on […]. Blog association e-learning podcast podcasting social learning

What’s your Online Learning Monetization Strategy?


When considering how to monetize your learning, it is important to have a clearly defined and executed business strategy that properly aligns with your Learning Management System. Organizations often think of the LMS as simply the container and delivery site for their online programs. While this is true, if a goal is to make these […]. Blog association e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS strategy

Best Practices for Launching an External LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook.

LMS and Community: First Year Lessons Learned


It has been almost a year since CommPartners and Higher Logic began formally collaborating with the premise that learning in its many forms is a natural extension of community engagement. This concept is not new for most of us. I remember many conversations that took place at ASAE Annual Conferences and other meetings over the […]. Blog association community e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS social learning

Five Tips to Ensure a Successful Virtual Event


Virtual events are a trend that won’t be going away and are quickly becoming a strategic must for associations. Virtual events can reach deep within organizations and impact a larger number of participants. Traditionally, only a select group of individuals are able to attend in-person events, leaving a majority with nothing. Virtual events are evolving […]. Blog association e-learning elearning live-streaming LMS virtual conference virtual events webcasts

Momentum: Where to Find it, How to Keep It – An interview with Mary Byers, CAE


CommPartners is proud to once again partner with Mary Byers, CAE for a livestream event on Thursday, April 6th 1pm EDT exploring how to maximize your organizational influence. Join us to see how you can help your organization catapult forward with momentum and synergy. Register Now 1. Our upcoming program with you is titled “Momentum: […].

Community, Loyalty and Learning: Steps for Engagement


Every day, each of us makes many decisions on how we spend our time and money. Some of these decisions require careful consideration and can take weeks or months, while others happen almost unconsciously, based on a feeling of comfort, expectations and trust. All organizations, regardless of mission are in the business of attracting consumers […]. Blog association e-learning elearning LMS social learning

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Bridging the Gap: The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm


Because associations serve a dual bottom line, they are always looking for ways to do well while doing good. As mission-driven organizations, they are called to serve those missions, but “no money – no mission.” There is a constant search for programs, products, and services that will raise revenue and benefit members and other stakeholders, […]. Blog association e-learning

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released

Learning Solutions Magazine

Guild eBook on Classroom to eLearning Part 2 Has Been Released. cori-miller. Fri, 08/23/2019 - 10:30

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Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D

Learning Solutions Magazine

Keeping Up with Artificial Intelligence in L&D. cori-miller. Fri, 08/16/2019 - 01:00


How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI

HT2 Labs

Already using xAPI for more than just reporting? Then you may be wondering how it can be used to launch elearning content. The post How to Launch Elearning Content Using xAPI appeared first on HT2 Labs. Learning Locker xAPI

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A Guide to Marketing Customer Training

Most customers are not required to take training. As such, it’s crucial to create a marketing campaign that engages your training audience and demonstrates the value of your courses.

Gift Ideas for Instructional Designers and eLearning Developers: Books!

Experiencing eLearning

Are you doing holiday shopping for any instructional designers or eLearning developers? Maybe you received some gift cards and are looking for something for yourself. Here are some of the books I recommend for the learning and development professionals on your gift list.

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Is Your Cloud-based LMS the Ideal Platform to Train Employees?

Your Training Edge

When it comes to employee productivity, offering training programs, courses and learning opportunities becomes essential for organizations. The best way to provide this opportunity is through integrating a Learning Management System (LMS) within the organization.

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E-Learning Provocateur

Is it just me or is every year a “big year”…? Well 2018 marked a decade of blogging by yours truly, and that alone is something that I’m proud of.

When Training Is NOT The Answer

Tim Slade

Whether you’re an instructional designer, an eLearning designer, or just an everyday learning professional, a crucial part of your job is understanding when training is not the answer.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.