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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.

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.

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?

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!

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?

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.

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.

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.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

Using Silverlight/Expression Blend for eLearning Development

Upside Learning

Elearning development tools: only Adobe? Over the last ten years or so, major elearning developers have preferred to use tools like Flash, Authorware and Director from Adobe (earlier Macromedia). In recent years, with the inclusion of various features in Flash and the vast installation base of Flash Player amongst internet users, Flash has become be first choice for eLearning development and delivery over web.

What is Rapid Learning (or Rapid eLearning Development)?

Webanywhere

Are your content development costs far higher than you expected? Rapid development is changing the landscape of eLearning. With L&D costs under the microscope like never before, it’s essential that you include rapid development in your training environment. Rapid development is the best way to get time-critical training out to your people, without question. But the difference with a rapid development approach is reported as a 40% reduction. eLearnin

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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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?

10 Tips to Earn Money as an eLearning Professional

Trivantis

As is the case with any worthwhile and rewarding career path, it takes time and dedication to be a successful eLearning professional. However, there are a number of ways that you can boost your earning potential and increase your profits even if you are new in the eLearning field. Maybe you are highly experienced with a particular LMS , or you are one of the top experts in storyboard creation in your market. Capitalize on emerging eLearning technologies. .

What is eLearning?

Coassemble

We’re sure you might have heard of, or have been wondering what is eLearning. So our experts made this guide to empower you with the knowledge of what is eLearning, how it’s used, and what the benefits are for your business and team. What is eLearning? Academic eLearning.

7 Tech Tools & Skills Trainers Must Have

TalentLMS

Are you hiring someone for developing eLearning training programs for your organization? Maybe you are crossing over from training to training development yourself. No matter which way you go in eLearning, you need to have a few basic skills to make it. Each one will have a set of educational technology skills that are a must-have for every trainer or eLearning developer. Let’s find out if professional development training is in order.

What is eLearning?

Coassemble

We’re sure you might have heard of, or have been wondering what is eLearning. So our experts made this guide to empower you with the knowledge of what is eLearning, how it’s used, and what the benefits are for your business and team. What is eLearning? As we said above, it’s difficult to find a singular (and factual) piece of information on what is eLearning. But a great definition we found to be true comes from the Association for Talent Development.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Karen O’Leonard from Bersin & Associates wrote an article last week entitled Corporate Spending on Social Learning. Scrimping often plays out in the form of internal IT pros developing and delivering end-user training.

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9 Top eLearning Trends of 2017 from 49 Experts

eLearningArt

What does the future of eLearning hold? I think a good place is by asking 49 of the world’s leading eLearning experts the top 3 trends they predict for 2017. Here are the two most interesting takeaways from surveying 49 eLearning experts: Trend of Trends: 9 trends were picked by 10% or more of the experts. Download additional analysis and all the commentary in the free 2017 eLearning Learning Trends eBook. I think these principles will continue to develop and grow.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Moving from Teacher to Facilitator by Michael on January 25, 2011 in Classroom Learning , Facilitation , Informal Learning , Training Development As a leader and teacher in the classroom and online for over 15 years, I still face the challenge of making content “real” for learners.

Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content. Going forward, our retail associates can learn where, when and how they choose.” Companies are developing “town square” learning centers that house all of their training content for employees to access where, when and how they choose.

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Training vs. Learning and the Role of Mobile Devices

Dashe & Thomson

Through an interview with John Congemi, senior manager of retail learning and development, we learn that all training initiatives at Best Buy now center on the three pillars of ROLE: freedom, co-creation and a robust library of learning content. Going forward, our retail associates can learn where, when and how they choose.” Companies are developing “town square” learning centers that house all of their training content for employees to access where, when and how they choose.

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