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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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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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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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.

Top E-Learning Software - Recommendations and Pricing

Zero in on the best E-Learning software for your company. Get expert recommendations and pricing comparisons based on your specific needs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[Webinar] Driving Customer Health Through Education

How actionable is your customer education data? And are you combining it with other business metrics to uncover the impact of your training program? Innovative Education Services teams are integrating their Customer Training Platform (CTP) and CRM systems to uncover valuable insights, and answer mission-critical business questions. Join Skilljar and Pat Durante, President of the Computer Education Management Association and Senior Director, Technical Enablement at Talend for a Q&A webinar exploring the intersection of customer health and education.

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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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.

eLearning Predictions 2015

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

Security Awareness Tips for LMS Administrators

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Keeping Your SaaS Data Secure.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.