7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. But wait…How will you explain eLearning to your Executive Director? If you’re part of a corporation, maybe you’ve decided that training and employee development would be more efficient if it were all online. Here are 7 things about eLearning your CEO/Executive Director will want to know. Will we need an LMS?

What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

It can be difficult to understand eLearning terms when they’re used interchangeably. For example, you’ve likely seen Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) discussed on various websites and company pages. Oh sure, the LMS will manage your learners, but will it help you create content?”. What’s an LMS? An LMS manages people’s interactions with learning content. How is an LCMS Different from an LMS?

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The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

Without content the LMS is an empty cookie jar. Before EITHER the content or LMS is considered, it is important to step back and think: Who am I providing this content for and why do they need it? If you cannot answer either of those questions, then neither content NOR an LMS will help you provide successful educational material. Once you have a clear direction, understanding what type of content will be most relevant will help you select an LMS. You need both.

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS? Once again Gamification tops the list of eLearning trends for 2016, as more training departments and continuing education providers seek new methods to engage learners and increase retention. What LMS features matter to your organization?

Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

Association eLearning

Every week, like clockwork, I get a call from someone who wants me to recommend an LMS for their association or small business. If an eLearning Genie would come out of a bottle and grant me four wishes for my LMS buyers, here is what I’d request. Wish #1: LMS Buyers understand what they are buying. I wish the genie would prompt all LMS Buyers to Google and read the definition of Learning Management System before calling me.

eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

Association eLearning

Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Below is a list of eLearning trends we expect to see in 2015. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are definitely trending in eLearning. Why, you ask, would an association want to create a MOOC? An association can leverage this free course model to increase membership and attract more people who are willing to pay for educational offerings in the future.

What is WCAG 2.0 and Why Does it Matter?

Association eLearning

Neither are the American Heart Association or Harvard, but that didn’t stop students from suing them for accessibility issues. In March , a medical student sued the American Heart Association for failure to provide access to disabled persons with hearing impairments, alleging the organization refused to provide subtitles for video content. The American Heart Association isn’t alone. We expect to see accessibility issues continue to ripple through the eLearning industry.

Learning Management Systems and You

Association eLearning

People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). How are you supposed to compile all of your association’s training material in one, easy-to-access place, and still finish everything else that’s on your plate? Find yourself a good LMS. An LMS is a system for managing learning. Online training programs are often called eLearning. Remember those courses from the conference your association already has?

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. Dear Associations, Help! Associations, the letters above represent your prospective members, and what they want is a career. I could have joined an association to get better. What would make me join an association today? Give me a learning path, a journey, and support that journey with the courses I need to be better, to grow from an entry level marketing associate to a CMO.

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories. Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own. Courses in an LMS usually fall into this category. Blended courses are a bit different because they’re not purely eLearning.

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new technologies will emerge in eLearning? What new trends will be important to association leaders? The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). Knowledge Direct 7 goes beyond traditional LMS functionality to provide advanced customization and configuration flexibility. Knowledge Direct NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1. What a year it’s been!

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new technologies will emerge in eLearning? What new trends will be important to association leaders? The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). Knowledge Direct 7 goes beyond traditional LMS functionality to provide advanced customization and configuration flexibility. Knowledge Direct NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1. What a year it’s been!

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. SCORM, LMS, AMS, LCMS, API, JITT, what does it all mean?! Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary. eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer.

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association

Association eLearning

For years, associations have played a critical role in addressing the skills gap problem by providing professional and continuing education for their members. In the past, highly-specialized, industry education was provided through association annual meetings and educational sessions. But due to increased travel costs, many associations are seeing lower attendance at their annual meetings. For eLearning, ask yourself: • How many potential learners would take this course?

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

especially within those industries that are supported by professional associations. Continuing education is needed to address the crisis, but while most associations do provide education, a number of third-party suppliers have entered the marketplace as well. But if continuing education is readily available elsewhere, why should members continue to join associations? – Attracting new members to the association, while giving the labor force new career opportunities.

Custom Content vs Off the Shelf

Association eLearning

In a prior post, we asked, “ what comes first, the LMS or the content ?Today Requires significant development resources and staff. Some topic areas, such as employee soft skill development and management development, might not require that level of customization. As providers of both off the shelf content and custom course developers, we recognize the benefits of both, and suggest that a combination of approaches is likely necessary for an organization.

Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best

Association eLearning

Quality assurance, or QA as it is better known, is a vastly important yet surprisingly underappreciated aspect of eLearning. Many businesses and associations, for example, refer to their customers as “Guests” rather than “guests” or “Clients” rather than “clients.” They require their eLearning to use these terms and to follow suit any time they’re mentioned. Chapter 1: The Basics.

Surf’s Up: Riding the Waves of eLearning Trends

Association eLearning

Every day there are new eLearning trends that absolutely must be implemented immediately. Stop drowning in information, consider this your surf board, to ride the waves of eLearning trends. Paddling, Popping up, Carving, and Wave Riding: Four Important eLearning Trends. Giving learners a personalized path to training, development, advancing one’s career is what learning paths is all about.

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Behind the Scenes of eLearning Troubleshooting

Association eLearning

eLearning is no exception. Seeing as eLearning is digital, it has the not-so-fun gray area of “it can work for some people and be broken for others at the same time.”. The short answer is that there are a lot of different pieces that need to work together for an eLearning course to run correctly. LMS bugs like this example are pretty uncommon. The post Behind the Scenes of eLearning Troubleshooting appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

Quality Assurance: Fine-Tuning Your eLearning to Be Its Best Part 3

Association eLearning

In our final installment, we’ll look at more advanced techniques that will help your eLearning perform smoothly. For example, many companies, associations, and government entities still use Windows 8. So how can you make sure that your eLearning course will work on their devices and computers? You can also sometimes mimic older versions in the browsers themselves – in Internet Explorer, it’s called F12 Developer Tools and in Chrome it’s simply called Developer Tools.

Learning Management System Basics (LMS)

Your Training Edge

A Learning Management System (LMS) can provide tremendous benefits both for the training department and for the organization in general. There are numerous choices for LMS providers, as well as functionalities, so an LMS implementation project can become quite confusing. Just what are the LMS basics and how can a system help your organization? To start with, let’s discuss what an LMS really is. The LMS consists of a few separate parts.

eLearning Trends for 2018

Association eLearning

Every year around this time, we discuss the eLearning trends for the next year. These are the eLearning trends for 2018. Flexible LMS. The LMS is dead! Now the LMS is only one piece in the puzzle of platforms designed to give learners and administrators the best experience possible. Therefore, an LMS needs to integrate with those systems, whether it’s an AMS or a webinar platform. The LRS is meant to track activity both on and off the LMS.

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The student will become the master! But how? Adapting the Feynman 3-Step Mastery Technique to Online Learning

Association eLearning

So how can we apply this technique toward greater understanding in the eLearning arena? If you have the resources, you can take this step even further by utilizing online documents or discussion boards, like the ones we offer in KD LMS , thereby challenging learners to help each other process the new information and write things out. How often do you feel like you understand something until someone asks you to tell them more about it?

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. Associations love their members. Members love professional development opportunities. So, associations strive to provide those opportunities to their members. However, many associations are starting to recognize that while members are central to their functions, the deployment of professional development is not an association’s core business. How does that work for associations?

Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

WBT Systems

Perelman, foresaw decades ago today’s professional development landscape. They’re even willing to invest their own time and money in professional development if their employer doesn’t. When you help members develop a learning habit, they get more out of their membership—and out of life. How to Help Your Members Develop the Learning Habit. In the last few years, habit development has been a popular topic for TED talks and best-selling books.

TOPYX LMS Survey Reveals 70% of Clients Expect to Grow Their Learning Management System User Base Within 12 Months

TOPYX LMS

The global Learning Management System (LMS) market is expected to grow from $5B in 2016 to $10B in the next five years, according to recent research by MarketsandMarkets. Rising needs in corporate learning and training will help fuel this growth, particularly within the midmarket as management discovers stand alone LMS systems like TOPYX® that can be deployed easily and cost effectively without the need for comprehensive human capital management software investments.

TOPYX LMS and EdTek Services Announce Partnership

TOPYX LMS

BONITA SPRINGS, FL – Interactyx, the developer of the TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) software , and EdTek Services, Inc. , a full-service eLearning technology and support provider for small to midsize organizations, are excited to announce a strategic partnership to jointly serve the growing eLearning market. TOPYX LMS is a fully-hosted, social learning management system without user, data or implementation fees. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Help Members Overcome Obstacles to Learning

WBT Systems

How do you help them develop the initial motivation to learn? Help members develop the learning habit. Provide social proof that people “like them” invest in professional development “like this.” Examine the messages your association is intentionally or unintentionally sending members about taking risks, trying new things, and learning from set-backs. Require participation in eLearning social forums. Unfriendly LMS.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

When clients talk to me about their Learning Management System (LMS) project , above all, they typically ask three priority questions as part of their LMS Feasibility Study : Is what we want available? In this article I will dive into these questions and how your LMS Feasibility Study will answer them. Let us go back to your LMS Needs Assessment , which I covered in a previous article. Many LMS providers will offer a product demo.

eLearning Translations: A Multilingual Shell To Bring Multiple Versions Together

Dan Keckan

There are challenges associated with hosting eLearning translations on an LMS. This post was first published on eLearning Industry. Here’s information on a multilingual shell that can provide the solution.

TOPYX Learning Management System Makes The Inc. 5000 List For Third Consecutive Year

TOPYX LMS

BONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 18, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) , is excited to announce it has earned a spot on Inc. Interactyx is the developer of TOPYX ® , a leading learning management system (LMS) software. Our entire TOPYX team is fully committed to supporting our clients’ learning and development initiatives, and providing the best LMS software, for the best value in our industry.

TOPYX Learning Management System Makes The Inc. 5000 List For Third Consecutive Year

TOPYX LMS

BONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 18, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) , is excited to announce it has earned a spot on Inc. Interactyx is the developer of TOPYX ® , a leading learning management system (LMS) software. Our entire TOPYX team is fully committed to supporting our clients’ learning and development initiatives, and providing the best LMS software, for the best value in our industry.

Interactyx Named To Florida Companies On Growth “Watch” List

TOPYX LMS

BONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 17, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of the TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) software , is honored to be named among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Interactyx was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch™, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Interactyx Named To Florida Companies On Growth “Watch” List

TOPYX LMS

BONITA SPRINGS, FL – August 17, 2016 – Interactyx, the developer of the TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) software , is honored to be named among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Interactyx was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch™, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Mobile Learning is Here to Stay and Here’s Why

KnowledgeCity

A mobile learning management system (LMS) intrinsically plays to these patterns of engagement, increasing retention. This eliminates costs associated with off-site training facilities and instructors, as well as the time necessary to implement these training tactics. KnowledgeCity’s powerful and highly intuitive LMS can quickly adapt and transform your content into a branded, one-stop-shop for all your job training demands in an easy-to-use, mobile-ready package.

Reporting eLearning Results

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      When developing eLearning, you can elect to use Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, Camtasia Studio--there's no shortage of awesome tools. Once the eLearning content is finished, do you need to track learner access to the content? If you need your eLearning content to report data and have that data stored and available for you to format in a meaningful way, you need a Learning Management System (LMS).

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Bustin’ 5 Talent Development myths for breakfast

eFront

Myths today are still as prevalent as ever — they just progressed from being about water nymphs or the Yeti to covering all aspects of modern life, from dietary advice and financing to eLearning. In fact, in this very post we’re all set to squash five prevalent Talent Development myths. Talent development requires a traditional classroom based setting. We make eFrontPro , a Learning and Talent Development Platform. Talent Development will happen by itself.

Bustin’ 5 Talent Development myths for breakfast

eFront

Myths today are still as prevalent as ever — they just progressed from being about water nymphs or the Yeti to covering all aspects of modern life, from dietary advice and financing to eLearning. In fact, in this very post we’re all set to squash five prevalent Talent Development myths. Talent development requires a traditional classroom based setting. We make eFrontPro , a Learning and Talent Development Platform. Talent Development will happen by itself.

5 Ways Elearning Can Influence Your Business KPIs

Elucidat

Good training and elearning does more than simply upskill employees. It stands to reason that, if you’re looking to grow, development is a necessity. Elearning provides the opportunity for such development, giving all the tools needed to meet objectives.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools. Of course, I’d recommend skimming through eLearning Learning to find the latest and greatest. Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Have LMSs Jumped The Shark?