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. If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk.

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How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

According to the most recent IRS reports, nearly 64,000 professional and trade associations are based in the U.S. JAKE SAYS: Over the past few decades, community associations (homeowners associations and cooperatives) have experienced explosive growth.

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The MMO-LMS: The close association of Games and Learning


Some of the MMOG concepts used in open worlds can be used to generate the desired learner behavior. e-Learning New Ideas Research

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?

Game-Based Learning Impacts Youth Behavior/Attitudes

Web Courseworks

When tasked with quantifying the impact of interactive web-based programs on youth behavior and attitudes, CHEC and researchers at the Children’s Hospital have come up with very positive preliminary results.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. Public social media vs. private association social learning?

Imitating Virtuous Behaviors

CLO Magazine

Warren Buffett once said, “Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” What the Greek philosopher argued is the basis for Buffett’s statement — people learn to behave morally not just by knowing something but by imitating their superiors’ behaviors. By practicing those behaviors they become habits. But social science research tells us that is simply not the case.

Research to Practice: Games and Simulations

Kapp Notes

See more research at the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab. Creating avatars and having a learner perform a task as an avatar can influence a person’s actual behavior outside of being an avatar. Chicago, IL: Association for Psychological Science.

A Habit-based Approach to Racial Bias

Usable Learning

This is study that has really been influencing my thinking about a habit-based approach to behavior change. Here’s what they found: Students took the Black-White Implicit Association Test (IAT) to test their level of implicit racial bias. We all carry around implicit bias.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

At Patreon , a membership and patron-development platform for creatives, their culture deck describes the company’s seven core behaviors. One of those behaviors is: “Seek learning. How Does a Culture of Learning Help an Association? The numbers are in favor of organizations with a strong learning culture, according to HR research firm Bersin by Deloitte : 37 percent greater employee productivity. How Does an Association Create a Culture of Learning?

Why (and How) to Design Association Education for Young Professionals

WBT Systems

Their numbers alone are enough to compel associations to pay attention to the educational content and delivery methods these generations need and seek. Your association will want to develop relationships with them, prove your relevance, and provide what they need to excel in life. Your members’ companies do too—and your association can help them do that. Encouraging affiliate/associate members to sponsor young professional education.

The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

The future looks bright for association e-learning. However, one missing element is clouding the picture for associations. One weakness is holding associations back from reaching their market potential and becoming lifelong learning powerhouses. I learned about this vulnerability while reading the fifth edition of Association Learning + Technology from Tagoras. Start with an association e-learning strategy. You guessed it, the cream of the crop associations.

Associations Have the Advantage in the Digital Badges Market

WBT Systems

Colleges and universities can’t adapt their curricula fast enough to meet the demand for new skills—but associations can. Associations are well-positioned to take advantage of the increased employer and learner interest in competency-based learning. WBT System’s Erin Pavane is presenting a session on digital badges next week at ORGPRO , the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ education and networking convention for professionals in the not-for-profit industry.

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.

Be A Scientist - Set Up Your Own Learning Behavior Lab on Micro- Experiences and Stories

Vignettes Learning

We should build our own small learning behavior laboratory. Let learners experience a behavior. Conduct your own learning behavior LAB Why set up and conduct your own learning behavior lab? Ideas for micro-experiments and research These are some examples.


Wonderful Brain

Delaying school start times for adolescents is often proposed as a policy change to address insufficient sleep and potentially improve students’ academic performance, reduce engagement in risk behaviors, and improve health. School Violence-Related Behaviors.

A few things going on

Usable Learning

Paul area) , there are a few things going on also: On Thursday (April 12th, 2012), I’m doing the Design for Behavior Change talk for the local UPA (Usability Professionals Association) chapter. You’ll learn how to make design decisions based on research.

Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias

CLO Magazine

Next Concept HR Association CEO Greg Morton agreed there needs to be more action in changing the demographic of leadership. From the American Association of University Women report, “Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership.”.

What Is Your Digital Learning Strategy?

CLO Magazine

Many organizations have begun to significantly digitize learning, primarily as attempts to stay connected with their learning populations and reduce costs associated with traditional methods such as instructor-led training and tutorial-heavy courses.

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

Mike Taylor

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. 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. ResearchED Magazine. Learning Is a Learned Behavior. What The Research Says.

Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 1

Your Training Edge

Now, researchers are starting to probe what kinds of students take MOOCs, why they take them, and what factors contribute to individual student success. Behavior – How well the new knowledge, skills, and attitudes are applied on the job. In this article, we’ve examined some of the challenges associated with measuring the success of MOOCs and training programs in general.

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[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] Why Are We Cheating?


To further muddy the waters, the behavioral economist Dan Ariely, author of The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty (2012), observed in his experiments that we would be more inclined to cheat if our action could be beneficial not only to ourselves but also to a third person.

Customer Engagement Metrics: What Marketers Can Teach Learning Pros

Talented Learning

In other words, according to Gallup research , engagement metrics matter. Most research supports the claim that acquiring new customers is more expensive than retaining current customers.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

It is no longer a foregone conclusion that organizations, associations, employers, or individuals are happy solely with courses and training from traditional higher-level and training institutions. Behaviors: What behaviors should the badge encourage?

Assessment Practices and Students’ Approaches to Learning: A Systematic Review


Student Approaches to Learning (SAL) differentiates between student learning objectives/ behaviors that are focused on the memorization of course content (surface approach) or the construction of meaning and comprehension (deep approach). The research was originally published in IAFOR.

What’s REALLY Going On? 6 Truths About Training in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

The 2012 State of the Industry Report from The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field.

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

Talented Learning

” Yet researchers found that nearly 45% of those companies don’t actually base their products on AI. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR: Technology vs. Innovation: Association Learning Strategies in Practice. Why is artificial intelligence (AI) generating such frenzied buzz lately?

Creating Continuous, Frictionless Learning With New Technologies

CLO Magazine

Take the example of Apprentice, a company that raised more than $25 million in venture funding for its AR tool for scientists, engineers, research and development professionals and those in associated manufacturing roles.

Lifelong Learning in the Freelance Economy

WBT Systems

Now’s the time for your association to start asking questions: How is the growth of the freelance economy impacting your association now? How could it impact your association in the next several years? Association executives and staff interact most often with board and committee members—those whose participation is usually subsidized by employers. From your association? Do market research like you would for any other audience segment.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

We founded this blog to research the industry and provide fiercely independent reporting and analysis of learning for measurable business impact. What audiences are good targets and what business-related behavior are you trying to change or improve?

Active Loyalty in the Lifelong Learning Business

WBT Systems

So why can’t your association be the place they always turn to for professional development? You have to understand the difference if you want to retain your customers and increase their lifetime value to your association. Even better, analyze their behavior.

More Than Meets the Eye

CLO Magazine

In the case of eye tracking, a type of research used to record and analyze where people focus their attention, one could argue that, actually, improved skill and safety are in the eye of the beholder. It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Using Virtual Reality to Improve Memory

InSync Training

In recent years, researchers have been looking into virtual reality as a way for people to cope with a number of problems, both mental and physical, including: Overcoming eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and obesity. Controlling negative behaviors associated with autism.

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

Have you ever heard people talk about studying for and obtaining their Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation? The candidates for your association’s certification programs face the same challenges as CAE candidates: Finding time and money to earn the required continuing education credits. Most importantly, don’t become complacent about the relevancy of your association’s credential.

How to Leverage the Marketing Power of Social Proof

WBT Systems

Association members encounter an overwhelming amount of information every day from organizations pushing themselves into the already crowded professional development space. Researchers found that 92 percent of people will trust a recommendation from a peer, and 70 percent will trust a recommendation from someone they don’t even know. Your association can leverage the power of social proof when marketing your online learning programs. People like to associate with the best.