How Businesses Can Hire Quality Workers

Your Training Edge

As your small business grows, you’ll come to a point where you’ll need to outsource tasks. Luckily, hiring freelancers is a cost-effective option for many businesses. By delegating detail-oriented tasks, such as data entry or cleaning, to others, you’ll be free to focus on the bigger picture: running your business. It’s very important to hire a well-organized, detail-oriented candidate so you can focus your attention on operations, management, and business growth.

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. But how do associations accomplish this? Learning management systems have taken over how associations distribute and generate revenue from their professional development materials. But like everything else, not all association LMS platforms are created equal.

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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. In this series of blog posts, we’ll explore how vital QA is to the success of your learners, your product, and your business. We’ll cover the basics of quality assurance in this post and continue on later with more detailed things you can do. Chapter 1: The Basics.

CourseArc Announces Partnership with Griffin-Hammis Associates

CourseArc

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. The CBTAC course provides Community Rehabilitation Providers throughout the country with the tools they need to support prospective business owners with disabilities through all stages of business research, design, and launch.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

critical skills needed to achieve a specific business. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. of addressing a business need. to solve the business problems that need solving.

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. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: Tell us about the DirectEmployers Association. We want DirectEmployers Association to be the go-to solution for contractors who need OFCCP compliance and talent acquisition information, resources and support. How do you manage that content quality aspect? We know it can be difficult for busy professionals to find large chunks of time.

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. I found out several months ago, when I hosted a roundtable with leaders from two prominent member-based organizations – Kevin Pierce , Manager of Digital Learning at The American Academy of Dermatology and Jake Gold , Director of Education at The Community Associations Institute. In 1970, there were only 10,000 associations representing 2 million residents.

Valuing Your Association’s eLearning: Tips for Pricing Membership Education

Association eLearning

How do you decide what is a fair price for your association’s eLearning? The first consideration you should make when pricing your association’s online learning is how much value it offers your members. When content is interactive and audience specific, it helps drive the perceived value to learners and can yield a higher return for the association. To improve the perceived value of your learning, focus on creating quality courses that help your members solve a problem.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. Not surprisingly, a 2018 survey of more than 1000 association members confirmed that career development is now the primary reason why most people join associations. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend? What does this mean for associations?

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Before the rise of social media and cloud computing, associations competed to attract new members — but only in a subtle “non-profit” sort of way. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. Why Look to Associations?

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. to associate that content with the pre-existing schema in their brains, helping them to. invest time and money in high-quality video. As a busy L&D professional, you want to spend more. learning on business outcomes.

A showdown between quality eLearning and rapid development? #ASTD2014

Web Courseworks

A smaller contingent of non-corporates also attends, including students, a smattering from the association niche, and government and NGO types. If there was a more high-minded (if still arguably commercial) theme to this conference, it was unease about the quality of contemporary online learning. The manifesto, which first came on our radar screen in March of this year, is a comprehensive recipe for high-quality online learning and a step in the right direction.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Before the rise of social media and cloud computing, associations competed to attract new members — but only in a subtle “non-profit” sort of way. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. Why Look to Associations?

How QA Services Can Improve Your Business Competitiveness 

Hurix Digital

In the modern, competitive world, the art and science of business development have begun to undergo a sea change. – Quality Assurance! What is Quality Assurance? Quality Assurance , often abbreviated as QA , is essentially a quality management process that maintains the desired level of service/product quality by paying strict attention to each stage of production, distribution, and consumption. Quality Assurance QA services quality assurance

Upcoming Webinar: Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business

Web Courseworks

A Sneak Peek at an Upcoming Webinar with Tagoras on March 26, 1 pm Eastern – In just two weeks, Web Courseworks will join Tagoras for a webinar on Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business. I have a strong interest in joining Tagoras for this webinar because of how impactful an education business strategy can be on the entire lifecycle of educational products. Of those associations that use technology for learning, under a quarter (23.4

Creating Connections: From Association Education to Employment

WBT Systems

The recent whitepaper, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, has generated significant conversation online about how associations need to lead change with education programs , as associations are uniquely poised to help bridge the growing gap between academic training and employers needs. Here we look at Lanke’s issues and explore some potential resolutions for both the association and its members.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Before the rise of social media and cloud computing, associations competed to attract new members — but only in a subtle “non-profit” sort of way. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. This is where associations and digital badges come in.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? Do any of these themes sound familiar to your association? Though the label of ‘learning organization’ is more usually applied to corporate organizations, the concept is becoming more relevant to associations, especially in light of several recently published whitepapers that highlight the need for changes in the provision of continuing professional education and the levels of technology usage by association members.

Digitec Produces eLearning for the International Sign Association

Association eLearning

Associations are moving to eLearning every day, but with limited resources, it can be a challenge to produce quality online courses. The International Sign Association (ISA) has overcome this challenge by partnering with Digitec on a cost-effective solution to create custom eLearning courses for its members, who are manufacturers, users and suppliers of on-premise signs and other visual communications systems.

Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

WBT Systems

As we approach the end of June, and with a little inspiration from last week’s blog on Reflective Learning , we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the most popular association learning blogs of the first half of 2016. Retention is one of the most critical metrics for associations and membership organizations today, but what benefits truly increase value for association members and ensure they renew their membership?

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

Global expansion is a strategic objective for many businesses and a reality for others. Having business locations in numerous regions helps increase business reach, influence as well as revenues while bringing diverse perspectives and values into the mix. Here arise the challenges associated with the global workforce management, with staff education and training as the key one. Challenges Involved in Global Business’s Staff Education & Training.

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Online Courses Are Golden: Can an LMS Help Your Business Cash In?

Talented Learning

And if you already offer online courses, you’re probably looking for ways to expand this line of business. Corporations , associations, public institutions — as well as solopreneurs and subject matter experts who’ve never designed or delivered training in their lives — all are creating and selling online content at an unprecedented pace. Content quality also runs the gamut, from basic page turners to deeply immersive virtual reality.

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. Quality. Or, you can choose an LMS provider with a reputation for quality that has already created a fully functioning robust platform that can still be customized to be everything you want and more. One of the key arguments for fans of open source is that if your provider goes out of business for some reason, you’ve been abandoned.

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. Of your association members and potential members, how large is the possible market?

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

Associations and other companies that provide some form of education or training can benefit from implementing an eLearning platform to support initiatives like professional education, certification and membership success. In the midst of COVID-19 , many associations are seeking alternative options for member collaboration with the cancellation or postponement of important conferences and meet-ups. Webinar on eLearning for Associations.

WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

WBT Systems

For the second consecutive year, WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named the #1 Learning Management System for Associations in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards. This award honors the learning solution vendor which best caters for the unique and varied requirements of associations that provide education and certification programs for their members. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

The Benefits of Gamification In Business

Hurix Digital

Gamification in business is the conscious integration of these game mechanics into existing processes to better engage users. Gamification , therefore, is not the creation of games for businesses, or a stand-alone employee engagement program. ” These promising traits; which can create an ideal workforce that integrates with the organizational goals; is the reason for the popularity of Gamification in business. Benefits of Gamification in Business.

eLearning Business Planning Session & Breakfast

Web Courseworks

Jeff Cobb and I will be doing a session together at The Great Ideas Conference on eLearning Business Planning. I caught up with Jeff to briefly discuss the important topics Association executives should consider when planning new educational ventures for online delivery. Defining a High Quality Product (approx. eLearning Business Model eLearning Business Planning Great Ideas Conference Leading Learning Breakfast

Benefits of a Digital Library for Associations and Non-Profit Organizations

Kitaboo

This has brought about a sea of change in the process of collection development, their organization, and accessibility, and organizations are increasingly trying to capitalize on this development for business purposes. 6 Reasons Why Non-Profit Associations Need a Digital Library. These organizations, which are more often than not nonprofit associations, still store their sensitive data in the form of hard copies. How to Create a Digital Library for Non-Profit Associations.

eLearning Pet Peeves

Association eLearning

It’s also frustrating from a quality assurance perspective. Examples : Audio levels are too high or too low, the sound quality is bad, the narrator is monotoned, or the narration itself is dull or unnatural sounding. They’re built for basic functionality, not quality. Association Management eLearning Instructional Design Learning Theory assessments Bad instructional design learning objectives narration navigation Quality Assurance

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

At Digitec Interactive we’ve been busy forming new partnerships, enhancing our technology, offering new solutions, and winning awards. What new trends will be important to association leaders? “Digitec and the Knowledge Direct LMS has helped our association provide a wonderful learning experience to our members,” says Veronica Hunt of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. What a year it’s been!

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. As they advance in their careers and seek roles requiring leadership and higher-level communications skills, their development needs will likely not be met by ESL or Business English programs. Leadership Development business english multicultural leadership

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? There are steps you can take to make sure you have the appropriate assets and knowledge base to make your eLearning Business a success. Here are the four main components that make an eLearning business thrive or dive. Association content and development can vary. From there, you can make decisions on staff expansion or reduction, or if you need to outsource your eLearning business employees.

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

At Digitec Interactive we’ve been busy forming new partnerships, enhancing our technology, offering new solutions, and winning awards. What new trends will be important to association leaders? “Digitec and the Knowledge Direct LMS has helped our association provide a wonderful learning experience to our members,” says Veronica Hunt of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. What a year it’s been!

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

At Digitec Interactive we’ve been busy forming new partnerships, enhancing our technology, offering new solutions, and winning awards. What new trends will be important to association leaders? “Digitec and the Knowledge Direct LMS has helped our association provide a wonderful learning experience to our members,” says Veronica Hunt of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. What a year it’s been!