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How to Get Sign Ups to Show Up

Blue Sky eLearn

You’ve done the hard work of generating registrations for your webinar. But when the event rolls around, you’re dismayed to see that most of your registrants never make it to the call. It’s a common challenge.

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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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.

Price Your eLearning Right

Blue Sky eLearn

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.

2017 Customer Training Benchmarks Study

What are the baseline metrics for a successful customer training program? Find out in Skilljar's inaugural customer training benchmarks study, which includes an analysis of completion rates, course duration, and more. Click to download.

Building Community with Content

Blue Sky eLearn

Self-expression is an adult learner requirement. Learning scientists believe we do not learn something new unless we have the opportunity to articulate during the learning process – talking about our ideas as they are forming – refining our ideas with others.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

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.

Creating Engaging Content

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5 proven ways to punch it up. In online learning, we’re always one click away from the window closing. What are you doing to compel learners to stay? Bells and whistles will have little effect if you don’t first create engaging content. These five strategies will turn blah into hurrah!

Why You Should Consider Blended Learning

Blue Sky eLearn

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

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Sponsorships That Sell

Blue Sky eLearn

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.

Crafting a Magnetic Webinar Title

Blue Sky eLearn

Copywriters know that the most powerful piece of communication they write is the headline. The headline is what grabs attention. It persuades readers to stop what they’re doing and instead dive into a piece of marketing communication. Your webinar title is, in effect, your event’s headline.

Tips for Monetizing Your Webinars

Blue Sky eLearn

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.

The Top Reasons You Should Be Using Microlearning

Blue Sky eLearn

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.

3 Ways to Create a Best in Class Customer Training Plan

Looking to improve your training plan for Q4 and beyond? Download this guide to learn how the right goals, education, and tools can help.

5 Steps to Craft Compelling Content Descriptions

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People attend webinars to learn – making your description of what attendees will learn at your event one of the most important pieces of marketing copy you can write. The biggest mistake marketers make when writing content descriptions is being too brief. Some marketers resort to providing a list of topics that will be covered during the event simply because they don’t know what will be taught.

10 Steps 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, check out 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program! Tip #1 – Preparation. Start preparing NOW. If you already have content, decide what’s worth keeping.

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.

Webinar Recap: Let’s Learn Together: Enhancing Online Learning with Communities

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Recently, Heather McNair, VP of Engagement Strategy over at Higher Logic , teamed up with Blue Sky’s Channel Manager, Jodi Ray, to discuss how organizations can enhance their online learning with communities. Check out our quick recap of the webinar below! We live in the age of modern learning.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

Webinar Recap: Talent Generation: An Important and Unexpected Role for Associations

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Did you miss the live webinar? Read the recap here! We are at the end of an era. We’ve had a fluctuating, uncertain economy since 2002. This has influenced consumerism and membership. Rapidly changing technology. We have had more technology developed in the past 5-10 years than the 50 years before that. We are currently experiencing the largest shift in human capital in history. In comes the workforce crisis. It is global. It is the most prominent and ignored crisis of our time.

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.

Webinar Recap: Virtual Events; Trends, Best Practices, and Pitfalls

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On June 28, 2017, we held a webinar with MedComms Networking and hosted a panel of speakers from different elearning and virtual event backgrounds. We spent an hour discussing virtual event trends, pitfalls, and best practices. Here were some key takeaways. Trends.

The changing skill set of the learning professional

Clive on Learning

Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our skills that we will reflect on with pride.

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Facilitate Enterprise ROI Through Learning Digitalization

There are two types of costs related to training. For the purposes of this paper, they are categorized as “overt” and “covert” costs. Like their names imply, overt costs are the hard costs associated with the application implementation usually identified and accrued at the project-level and may be capitalized; covert costs are the hidden operating costs that are not listed in the project budgets, but cause a significant impact to the business.

The Knowledge and Learning Transfer Problem

Performance Learning Productivity

During a meeting at Cambridge University around 30 years ago I was thoroughly chastised by a Cambridge academic. I’d used the phrase ‘learning delivery’ when describing computer-supported collaborative learning ( CSCL ) approaches.

6 Pervasive Corporate Training Pitfalls

Bottom-Line Performance

Remember when you were new to learning and development? If you really are new, congratulations and welcome to the field! If you’ve been around for a little while, I want you to think back: what do you wish you could tell your former self about what he/she is getting themselves into?

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Emerging Learning Technologies: Promise vs. Hype

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Go to any of the big L&D conferences or trade shows and you’ll hear buzz and conversation about virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360 video. Explore the pages of Inc., Forbes, Tech Crunch, or Mashable and you’ll find articles.

5 games every e-learning professional should play

E-Learning Provocateur

You can narrow down someone’s age by whether they include spaces in their file names. If they do, they’re under 40. That is a sweeping declaration, and quite possibly true. Here’s another one… Gamers are a sub-culture dominated by young men.

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10 Tips for Selecting an LMS for New Learning Experiences

The right Learning Management System (LMS) can help you provide the new learning experiences - mobile, social and microlearning - needed to increase engagement with your learning programmes. Here are 10 tips to help you select an LMS to provide your learners with new learning experiences.

Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

New Year is coming and we all are at the edge of planning and redefining a lot of things, so do the businesses and their learning departments. If there is something quite certain about the future, it’s the emerging eLearning.

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4 Writing Principles Every eLearning Designer Should Know

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By Kody Jackson, Instructional Writer. In my time as a university teaching assistant (TA), I saw a lot of bad writing. Clauses hanging all over the place, dangling participles, comma splices…a veritable side-show horror of prose. Let’s go through my writing steps guaranteed to make you sound better.

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Writing Mistakes and Consequences

Experiencing eLearning

In my previous post, I explained how I write the ideal path for a branching scenario first. Once that is complete, I write the mistakes or errors and consequences for those choices. First, Draft One Alternate Path to Its Conclusion. I start writing a single alternate path from beginning to end.

The Forgetting Curve: What It Is and Why It Matters

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If you’ve been in the industry long enough, you’ve probably heard about (drum roll please) the forgetting curve. It’s an often-used, and sometimes over-used concept that refers to the human tendency to rapidly forget what we learn without subsequent relearning or reinforcement.

Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding & Support

Looking to create customers for life? Training can be used to successfully engage customers throughout their entire lifecycle - from initial awareness, to onboarding, to continuing support. Download this eBook to learn more.