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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.

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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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.

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?

3 Reasons to Prioritize On-Demand Customer Training

How can you provide a great onboarding experience while keeping up with a growing customer base? By leveraging on-demand training. This guide describes three benefits of adding on-demand training to your onboarding process. Click here to download.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Maximize Attendance to Your Learning Management System (LMS)

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You’ve worked hard to build out an exceptional learning management system (LMS). You’ve tested your courses and are ready to go. Now, all you need are members to login! Marketing your online education options to your members requires skill and the creativity to explain the coursework in terms of benefits gained at the end of the course.

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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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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.

How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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!

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.

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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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.

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.

Microlearning: Fad or Fantastic?

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Let’s face it, most all of us turn to Google to verify facts and learn something new. Recently, I watched a video on how to convert my garage florescence tube fixtures for LED blubs.

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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Hire an eLearning Consultant

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Starting an online learning business is not a walk in the park. Though, if your organization is ready, it can be a very rewarding development. Before you start, ask yourself: Who are you targeting? Who is managing the content being developed for your business? Who is your competition?

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!

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 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.

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Advancing Professional Education

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We understand your corporate members have very different needs than your individual learners. Provide your corporate members with a unique member benefit: a co-branded education portal.

When and How to Select an LMS for Your Association

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Successful education programs within an association entail harmonizing a diverse array of software systems. Associations must be familiar with the tools at their disposal. A Learning Management System (LMS) can be a crucial asset for managing education programs.

Usability Tips for a Seamless LMS

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Michael Hartman of Sandstorm Design will be presenting during our February eLearning Thought Leaders Series Webinar ! During this webinar, viewers can expect to learn about how usability testing can help drive a significantly improved user experience for your members.

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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.

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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Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

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Keeping Your SaaS Data Secure.

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.

Transitioning from SCORM to xAPI

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On October 5 th , 2017, the Department of Defense announced that its eLearning curricula would adhere to xAPI standards rather than the more traditional SCORM standards of the eLearning industry.

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How to Price and Package Customer Training

To charge or not to charge? That is the question many customer training teams are facing today. The answer, however, is not always a straightforward yes or no. Download this guide to learn more.

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.

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.

Pricing Your eLearning Materials: Subscription versus One-Time-Fee Models

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When marketing eLearning materials at an association for continuing education purposes, you’re handed a unique benefit: a membership list and potentially a required certification for members to maintain.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

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We understand the pressure that association executives face when asked to justify their expenditures. We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

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.