Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

As I am straddling the line between performance improvement and instructional design, I have been mulling over the use of Front-End Analysis and thinking about whether it would apply to the performance problems that we so often see associated with implementing ERP systems.

CourseArc Announces Partnership with Griffin-Hammis Associates


Griffin-Hammis Associates (GHA), a nationally recognized leader in Customized Employment training and technical assistance, announces the upcoming release of its newly revised Certified Business and Technical Assistance Consultant (CBTAC) course. About Griffin-Hammis Associates.

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Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

In fact, the average age of a video gamer is 35 – a key demographic we’d all like to include in our association’s ranks, right? Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning?

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Don’t fast-forward through the analysis phase. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: Tell us about the DirectEmployers Association.

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[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Why Are We Cheating?


Subsequent research led to the hypothesis that if these yeast populations tolerated cheaters, it could be because mixed strategies of “cooperation” and “cheating” allowed them to grow more quickly, thus benefiting as many individuals as possible.

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Here’s why: As non-profit entities with a mission, associations aim to improve the world in countless ways by advancing ideas, people and professions. Association Learning eCommerce: Why So Complex?

Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. Only a few years ago I was writing about how smart associations were adopting LMS technology as a foundation for continuing education programs. The Modern Association LMS: Why Here And Now?

Association LMS Selection Guru, Jeff Cobb, to Host Webinar

Web Courseworks

Jeff Cobb has recently added webinars and C-level breakfasts to round out his consultation offerings to the Association space. I am thrilled that Jeff and Celisa had the can-do spirit to build a research and consulting practice dedicated to Association eLearning.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today. Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To.

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

WBT Systems

Other key recommendations in the report focus on the need for digital fluency and “ incentivizing employees to commit to lifelong learning so they continue to develop their skills or even retrain for new roles “, as noted in this analysis. How Associations Can Lead the Way.

Research to Practice: Games and Simulations

Kapp Notes

See more research at the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab. Chicago, IL: Association for Psychological Science. Communication Research, 36 (2), 285-312. Here is some information I compiled for my presentation at CSTD based on some studies.

Associations Can Drive Membership Value Using an LMS!

ePath Learning

Associations today face more challenges and demands than ever before to deliver real value to their membership base. Professional development and education are aspects of an association’s mission that can have positive effects on an association’s value proposition.

Interactive journals can enhance STM research


Interactive journals can enhance STM research. And it is important these research studies are published in journals that adhere to the highest standards of integrity and excellence. Uninformed, low-quality and misguided research can hinder STM's progress toward innovative developments.

Learning Events: 10 Ways to Level Up Your Content Programming

Talented Learning

Historically, associations built educational content programming around live location-based events. And with the arrival of innovative virtual learning technologies like live streaming and webcasting, many associations are racing to offer continuing education in a variety of new forms.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

When creating courses, you can associate the badge and award for successful course completion and/or skill attainment. See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Less abstractly, the CE business of non-profit associations is threatened by for-profit CE providers that undercut the associations’ prices. What should bother us is the possibility of lower educational value being associated with the flood of cheap CE “products” into the market.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

5) The Association LMS Segment Becomes Even More Distinct. For years I’ve said that associations are a unique LMS segment. Now, winning business from professional associations is difficult for generalist cloud LMS providers and impossible for talent-suite vendors.

Research Seeks to Separate Learning Wheat From Chaff

CLO Magazine

19 While many organizations invest significant funds into developing their senior leaders, new research uncovers that only a small proportion of the activities are likely to drive meaningful results. According to Jeff Munks, IED associate who helped conduct the research, “This is the classic ‘80/20’ rule at play — a small proportion of activities drive the bulk of the results.

Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

Do you see an opportunity for your association or organization to get ahead of the curve and leverage its collective expertise to become an industry expert? Perform a SWOT Analysis. When I help associations formulate their strategy, we create what I call “strategic strings.”

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A Counterpoint to Ruth Clark’s “Why Games Don’t Teach”

Bottom-Line Performance

I also think people may simply accept her statements about research without questioning them or digging deeper on their own. Clark’s argument for the lack of research focuses on one meta-study of numerous other studies on the efficacy of games in learning.

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

Web Courseworks

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. At the very least, this gives you a one-page revenue analysis of income vs. cost.

Aristotle said it and it is still true: there’s no real knowledge without ethics


This article is part of our Learning research and innovation series, offered by Coorpacademy in association with the EPFL’s (Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, Switzerland) LEARN Center.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital. Our Research and Process. ASSOCIATION LMS. Learning management systems didn’t die.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

In June 2016, an article in Association Now magazine referenced a study titled “ Member Engagement Study: Aligning Organization Strategy With What Matters Most to Members.”

A Look Back At The Years Best From Learning Science And Instructional Design

Mike Taylor

A growing body of research shows that we can all we can all improve our ability to learn through the deliberate use of practice and dedicated strategies. Ulrich Boser ( @ulrichboser ) gives us three practical ways to build your learning skills, based on research. ResearchED Magazine.

Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

Talented Learning

EPISODE 7 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What can associations do to modernize certification programs for young professionals? We saw a role for our association in that education process with the CGMA. What was the most important insight you gained from your research?

Get Ready for a Season of Learning Tech Success! Fall Webinar Series

Talented Learning

Our “ Summer of Learning ” webinars were so popular, we’ve decided to extend the series with four new topics — all designed to help you drive successful learning programs for employees, customers, association members and more.

Customer Engagement Metrics: What Marketers Can Teach Learning Pros

Talented Learning

In 2008, independent think tank Institute for the Future published a groundbreaking analysis, “ Engagement Economy: The Future of Massively Scaled Collaboration and Participation.” In other words, according to Gallup research , engagement metrics matter.

LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

Talented Learning

Before Talented Learning, LMS analysis and commentary focused primarily on talent management issues. Now, five years later, we’ve assessed more 200 vendors and shared our findings publicly through hundreds of blog posts, webinars , podcasts and research papers.

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

As our lead analyst, John Leh, noted in a recent learning technology trends analysis, “It’s important to keep in mind that AI is hard to demonstrate and easy to exaggerate.” Modeled after the Gartner Hype Cycle , this analysis focused on more than 2.3

Top 5 Reasons You Will Leave your LMS – and How to Switch Successfully

Association eLearning

Here are the top five reasons people are unhappy with their LMS, as cited by various resource sites, including Bersin & Associates survey (2009), The Elearning Guild – Evolution of the LMS (2009) and Wainhouse Research (2012): Why are people so unhappy with their LMS?

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LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You are an association or commercial training company limping along with a graying, semi-custom open source solution and multiple manual workarounds. It happens at least once a week. I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges.

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Benefits of e-Learning Part 4 – Easy to update Training Content


Blogger Sara Olbrantz says, “if your content isn’t up-to-date, members may not see your association as relevant.”. ROI Analysis for Trainings – How We Are Doing It G-Cube Launches Course on Instructional Designing ID Strategies to Connect with the Adult Learner. e-Learning Research

How to Think Like a Futurist

WBT Systems

But every association has a distinct audience who may behave differently than how trend-spotters predict. Jane McGonigal, PhD, director of games research and development at the Institute for the Future, said there’s a downside to not thinking about the future. It’s a practical skill that new research reveals has a direct neurological link to greater creativity, empathy, and optimism. Researchers call this the “future gap.”.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

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