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2019 eLearning Predictions – Hype Curve

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Around New Year’s Day each year, we issue our predictions for the top eLearning trends of the coming year.

Choosing an LMS: Navigating the Process

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Great content is only part of the equation for successful online education – most organizations also need a way to effectively deliver that content, track participation, and manage credits and certificates.

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3 Tech-Powered Tips to Improve Your Association’s Events

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When it comes to your association, successfully managing your event programming can be a major challenge. Pulling off an excellent association event takes time, effort, and expertise, and it’s no wonder that organizations like yours look toward tech solutions for ways to make this process easier.

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

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Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership.

Translating Customer Education Success into Business Impact

A strong customer education program can have a huge impact across the business - from increasing customer satisfaction scores, reducing support ticket volume, improving product adoption, to driving lead generation and renewals. Keeping this in mind, how do you choose which initiatives to prioritize?

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.

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.

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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Raise the Bar with VR

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Virtual reality (VR)! Why is this such an exciting topic? It’s new and up and coming; and its made some amazing improvements within organizations already.

LMS Comparison: What Learning Solution is the Best Fit for Your Business?

Explore this detailed guide to see how traditional Learning Management Systems compare to an advanced online learning platform, and find out which type of solution is best suited to meet your learning program needs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[Webinar] The New Formula for Customer Onboarding

When it comes to customer onboarding, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but that shouldn’t stop you from forming an effective onboarding strategy. Register for this free webinar with Adam Avramescu of Checkr, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen of Skilljar to learn about the key business characteristics to evaluate before building great customer education offerings.

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.

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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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?

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.

2019 eLearning Hype Curve Predictions Webinar

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

eLearning Predictions 2015

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

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.

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.