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3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation

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Creating online courses that not only educate learners but captivates and leaves them full of curiosity is a difficult task. Most people will agree that the quality of the content is the most important aspect of any educational course.

Your Association’s Future: Generation Z

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For years we’ve been talking about Millennials. How they are different from previous generations. How to market to them. How to keep them – as employees, members, customers. While Millennials are still as important as ever, we can’t overlook the up and coming generation – Generation Z.

Top 6 Types of Content and Perks to Offer Your Members

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Supporters, members, and donors are the lifeblood of your organization or association. They’re the very reason for your membership program in the first place. Needless to say, keeping them engaged is of paramount importance.

Increase Exposure & Maximize Revenue on eLearning Offerings this Holiday Season

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The holidays can be a hectic time of year for anyone. While many organizations have already started planning ahead for 2019, there is still plenty of time to take advantage of this upcoming holiday season.

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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.

LMS Implementation: Top Tips for Success

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You’ve made your decision. Selected your LMS provider. Now comes implementation. Not all LMS platforms and providers are created equal. Having a successful implementation can make or break the success of your platform and eLearning programs, especially initially.

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Where Does Your Association Fit in a Changing Postsecondary World?

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In the late 1990s, higher education and the importance of a four-year college degree started to change. The education systems themselves were not changing, but businesses were. It had been a national standard that in order to get a start a successful career you must first earn a college degree.

The Association’s Pursuit for Relevance: What Role Do Certifications, Certificates and Micro-Credentials Play?

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As has been discussed at length, for a number of years – the viability of associations is under attack and the relevance of many associations is in question.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

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Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have a whole squad, we are counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program! Tip #10 – Preparation. Start preparing NOW.

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5 Benefits of Virtual Investigator Meetings

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Clinical trial training can be expensive. While traditional face-to-face meetings can have their benefits, they also cost more and are more time consuming. Virtual investigator meetings can allow for tremendous cost savings while increasing continuity and communication.

How Customer Education and Support Can Solve Each Other's Biggest Problems

Research shows that 48% of support inquiries at technology companies are “how-to” in nature. Rather than spending time triaging software issues or substantial customer problems, support teams are constantly providing customers with user tutorials. This eBook shares strategies on how you can preempt this problem.

Membership Management: 4 Top Ways to Maximize Engagement

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Your members are more than a source of revenue for your association. Members who find value in your member community don’t keep their feelings a secret. They’re not shy about telling their friends and coworkers that they’re a member of your association.

Personalized Learning: Who, What, Why? 

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Why does personalized learning matter for your organization? In 2018, we have access to personalized experiences throughout the day.

LMS Buy-In: How to Overcome these Top 4 Objections

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It’s Not in Our Budget. If you’ve never implemented a Learning Management System (LMS) before then it’s never been a part of your budget before.

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LMS Integration: Why is it important?

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You probably know what an LMS is – a Learning Management System. Maybe you’re already using one. You have tests, surveys, and certificates. You charge money for people to take your courses and track their progress. And so on and so forth. But is your LMS integrated? And why is that important?

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.

Best Practices for Selecting an LMS

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Selecting an LMS is a big decision. Check out our best practices for when you make your decision! Selecting an LMS is a big decision. There’s the financial aspect. The time you’ll put into implementing the platform – adding courses, creating content.

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Make a Splash: Promoting Your New LMS and Making a Great First Impression

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Your LMS is ready to launch. What’s next? Congratulations! You did it. You’ve finished the initial implementation of your LMS and are ready to go live. Now what? It’s time to announce your new learning platform and create some excitement while inviting your learners to check it out!

How to Use Webinars to Promote Your eLearning Programs

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What kind of pricing should we use for our webinars? How can we monetize our webinars? These are two popular questions we receive from our clients. There is no right answer. Every client is different, every audience is different, every webinar is different.

The Top Reasons You Should Be Using Microlearning

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If you’re in the elearning industry, there is a pretty good chance you’ve heard the buzzword ‘microlearning’. Perhaps you’ve already started implementing microlearning into your overall elearning program. If you have not, or are still on the fence about starting to use microlearning at all, here are some of the top reasons to start! Reinforce or supplement formal training. According to a 2017 ATD Report , 81% of adopters cited this as the most common application.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Price Your eLearning Right

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Rethinking Event-Based Pricing. One of the most common mistakes I see in pricing eLearning is exclusively applying the old one-time registration model. When we realize eLearning is not bound by the same constraints as in-person events, new opportunities multiply our revenue potential.

Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment: 5 Takeaways

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Recently, I listened to Tagoras’ Leading Learning podcast, 5 Keys to Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment. They shared some great tips everyone should consider when developing their eLearning program and LMS strategy.

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Sponsorships That Sell

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You have a lot more in common with your prospective sponsors than you may suspect. If you think about it, you both offer value, you both seek to be sustainable businesses, and you share a common target market.

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Interview with an Expert: Emilio Arocho, Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at FDLI

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Emilio Arocho is a Washington, DC professional with over a decade of experience empowering nonprofit organizations by allocating their modest resources towards mission-focused digital transformation strategies. As Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), he facilitates data-driven decision making across teams and tailors cloud architecture and business processes to anticipate and exceed stakeholder demands.

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.

3 Strategies to Recruit Members Through Association Software

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When it comes to recruitment for your association, you have to walk a thin line. You need to actively encourage members to join without driving them away by being too pushy. The trick to striking the right balance?

Interview with an Expert: Laurie Frye, Cannon Financial Institute

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Laurie Frye is a Professional Education Coordinator at Cannon Financial Institute, where she has worked for the past 10 years. Over the years she has gained ample experience and knowledge in the professional education sector. How long have you been involved with professional education? Just over 10 years now. How did you get involved with the virtual and eLearning side of things? By default really. Someone left the company and I was asked to step up, and I’ve done it ever since!

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Professional Learning in the Era of Netflix and Amazon

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What if I were to say, companies like Netflix and Amazon are your association’s biggest point of competition? For some, I suspect this statement catches them off guard and does not quite make sense.

Increase Value By Cutting Your Content

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No, that’s not a typo. If you intend to deliver real value through online learning, you’ve got to cut your content. Continuing education has become an information dumping grounds. This tendency is rooted in our live in-person session reflexes to give event participants bang for their buck.

Your Guide to Creating a Customer Onboarding Program

Even if you don’t have a formal program in place, customer onboarding is already happening at your organization. The question is, are you dictating it and guaranteeing a great experience? If not, this guide can help help.

Tips for Monetizing Your Webinars

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So, you’ve decided to start offering webinars. Or maybe you’ve been hosting webinars for a while but now you’ve decided it’s time to start monetizing them.

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Measuring eLearning Success: What’s Your Data’s Story?

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How do you know your eLearning programs are successful? A meaningful evaluation strategy is much more than crafting a course evaluation template in your LMS or running a report.

Interview with an Expert Series: Tracy King

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Education is a lifelong passion for Tracy. Throughout her early career she was repeatedly asked to develop and deliver training – so she decided to pursue her masters and become an instructor. Fresh out of graduate school, she realized she was a subject expert but had a lot to learn about learning. Her first day in the classroom she could see before her eyes when her methods succeeded or epically failed.

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Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas

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Myke Kudlas is the Associate Executive Director of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and has been a champion of eLearning for over 15 years. How long have you been involved with eLearning? I first took an interest in eLearning in 2001, but became more involved in 2003, when I was the Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Radiography Program. How did you get involved with eLearning?

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

Quick Tips: 3 Ways to Rock Your Portal Home Page

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A learning portal home page is your first impression to woo and win your target audience. Consider these three strategies to drive results. Graphic Appeal: What’s your ratio? Take a look at your learning portal home page and estimate the word to graphics ratio. Pretty heavy on the words?

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Tips on Attracting Millennials to Your Professional Association

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Millennials are the most abundant generation in today’s workforce yet represent the smallest percentage in most professional associations.

Why You Should Consider Blended Learning

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Blended learning (hybrid, mixed-mode or technology-mediated instruction) is simply combining traditional face-to-face instruction with online learning.

Should Your Association Have a Podcast Channel?

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Podcasts have become increasingly popular over the past decade and as a millennial I am going to give my insights as to why. Prefacing my opinions, I would like to talk about two studies I came across that revealed notable insights on U.S. citizens and podcasts. The first is a 2018 study conducted by Nielsen and Edison Research which found: 42% of millennials, ages 18-34, listen to at least one podcast a week. 17% of the entire population listens to at least one podcast a week.

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