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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

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This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle.

Five Best Practices for Professional Certification Test Preparation

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The following article is a bit of an advice column written to myself; however, I think it will be helpful to others as well in the learning technology space.

Raise the Bar with VR

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Date: March 27th, 2018. Register Here. In this session, Filament Games CEO Dan White will discuss the potential of Virtual Reality (VR) to facilitate interactive, inquiry-based learning.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

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Our 2016 hype curve was a big hit, so we’re doing it again this year. Here is the short, graphical version: Our 2017 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. And below the fold, the long version, broken into the five stages popularized by Gartner: Innovation Trigger.

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.

Upcoming: 7/31 @ 11:30 CTeLearning Myth Busters

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Date: 7/31 at 11:30 CT. Register Here. Our profession requires us to be practicing in alignment with what science tells us about learning and more. What we don’t need is to be continually in the sway of myths, superstitions, and misconceptions about how our brains think, work, and learn.

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You Implemented a Learning Management System. Now What?

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Guest post by Risë Birnbaum from ZCOMM , a marketing agency with over 27 years of experience. Associations strive to provide value to existing members and offer benefits that attract new ones. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are a critical part of this value proposition.

eLearning in the Age of Automation

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In 2011, I took a human-computer interaction course at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One day, the class collectively decided to discuss automatizing the workforce.

2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

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Andy Hicken discussed Learning Innovations with leading pundit Craig Weiss. This exciting webinar is all about the eLearning Hype Curve for 2019 and between Andy and Craig you will acquire insight into what is real and what is hype.

Upcoming: 11/27 @ 11:30 CT2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions

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Date: November 27 th @ 11:30 CT. Register Here. Consultant Dr. Hicken. Dr. Andy Hicken is the Director of Quality and Strategy at Web Courseworks.

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.

2016 eLearning Hype Curve Follow Up

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Last December, we placed some of eLearning’s most interesting trends on the hype curve. Now that we are over halfway through 2016, we felt it was time to reflect on how well our predictions played out here at Web Courseworks as well as the eLearning industry. Innovation Trigger.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

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Darcy Luoma, Lead Instructor, UW–Madison Professional Life Coach Certificate Program. Aphra Mednick, Program Director, UW–Madison Professional Life Coach Certificate Program.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

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An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow.

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4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

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Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Are your education programs bringing in value for the organization and for your members? Or do you need assistance generating non-dues revenue from your education offerings?

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.

Online Learning Needs a Robust E-Commerce System

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When I write blog posts for Web Courseworks, I’m typically focused on the philosophy and design of adult education, and for good reason: there are many special educational considerations for adult learners, and I want to design curricula that best meets their needs.

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Let’s Get Small: Professional Microlearning for Associations

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Download Now. Mircolearning White Paper. Fill in the form below to download. First Name * Last Name * Company Email. CAPTCHA. Close. Answer questions from “where did microlearning start?” ” to “how can I implement microlearning into my existing technologies at my association?” ” Find out how microlearning is being used in associations today and where you can expect to see it in the future.

Storify: Story Writing for the Social Media Era

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My favorite aspect of working as an instructional designer is the creative work. I love writing branching scenarios, preparing presentations for conferences and webinars, and editing images for clients’ courses.

Don’t Ransack My Movies (DRM): Options Around Securing Online Video

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Have you invested a heap of money and sweat into creating videos for users of your LMS? Are you thinking about creating such videos but are afraid they will land many more places on the internet than just your site?

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.

AR and VR in eLearning

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I recently wrote a white paper on the topic of augmented and virtual reality in adult education; I’ve also written a blog post on the topic here.

Failure is the New Success

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As some of our readers may know, I spent a significant portion of my life studying and working in games for education. That’s why I’m excited to tell you that my speaker proposal for the 2017 FocusOn Learning Conference has been accepted. Huzzah!

Hiring the Right LMS Administrator

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Work Tasks and Skill Set Uncovered: An Interview with Elizabeth Lepkowski. Elizabeth Lepkowski, Education Manager, American Society of Anesthesiologists. I occasionally encounter customers of our Learning Management System that are unaware of the need to hire people to support the system.

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Management Tips from Pixar Animation

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Disney/Pixar Animation post upon Steve Jobs passing. I have found that managers often educate and enrich themselves professionally by reading non-fiction business books.

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.

Consulting Services

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The CourseStage consulting team affords expertise from multiple sectors to organizations that offer online education to professional learners. We are academics. We are association learning technology developers. And we’ve been in the learning technology biz for almost forty years.

Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

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Is Your Organization Ready? Learning today happens everywhere, not just in the classroom. But it’s often difficult to get recognition for skills and achievements that happen outside of school.

Tips for Marketing (Online Courses) To Your Association Members  

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Associations and nonprofits share a marketing dilemma unlike traditional for-profit businesses. The target market and demographics for a business are centered around prospective clients and existing clients.

BYOD: Building Branching Scenarios

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Don’t you hate when you get out of a conference session feeling all pumped about an idea, but by the time you get back to your workplace you realize that you have no idea how to do the thing you were so excited about? Me too!

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.

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)

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Objective: Each year over 90,000 health insurance professionals across the country take the American Health Insurance Plan’s ( AHIP’s ) Medicare Training to satisfy government-mandated compliance requirements. AHIP wanted to offer more professional development health insurance courses.

xAPI Medical Case Studies

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I attended the xAPI Camp in Chicago on Friday, September 16, 2016 to learn about use cases in the medical community for xAPI. I was particularly interested because my company, Web Courseworks, will be speaking with the American College of Chest Physicians on November 15 th at DevLearn.

Enabling Learning & Performance Analytics with xAPI

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Mike Rustici , President of Watershed LRS, will be presenting “Enabling Learning & Performance Analytics with xAPI”on November 28th as part of our Though Leaders Series Webinar!

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eLearning Predictions 2015

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The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal!

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.

4 Stages of a Learning Business

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OrgCommunity and Web Courseworks are excited to present the closing webinar of the Spring eLearning Thought Leaders series, The Learning Business Maturity Model , featuring Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras.

Corporate MOOCs Reveal How Badging Can Boost Your Brand

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This week, Managing eLearning features a guest post from Lauren Gray, a Marketing Intern at Web Courseworks. MOOCs are Maturing .

The Benefits of Being a Personify Partner

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Many of our customers use an association management system (AMS) as their system of record.

21st Century Skills in eLearning

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Which century do you want to prepare your learners for: the 1900s, or the 2000s? The answer may seem obvious, but that’s not readily apparent in the eLearning we design. Many of our curricula reflect what we used to value in the workplace: mastery of domain knowledge.

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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.