Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

Hiring a technology consultant may be the solution. I think back to when I managed a stable of consultants in the Milwaukee market. They explained that they wanted to bring in a consultant for a couple of months to get them moving—they really had no time to waste.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

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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. About Griffin-Hammis Associates.

Software for Associations | 15 Platforms to Consider

Web Courseworks

Your association is responsible for creating engagement opportunities—from continuing education courses to conferences and events—to help your members grow in their careers and meet like-minded professionals in related fields. Association Management System (AMS) Software for Associations.

TOPYX a Top LMS Solution for Associations

TOPYX LMS

TalentedLearning.com recently announced that TOPYX learning management system (LMS) made the Top 10 Association LMS Solutions in the World. Over 100 LMSs were reviewed to determine the top learning management solutions for associations of all sizes.

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. JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in.

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Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Way back in 1953, when the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) first reported industry financial benchmarks, membership dues represented a whopping 96% of the typical organization’s revenues. According to a 2015 Pew Research study , 74% of U.S.

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?

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions. 18) Follow Up Fast – Did you capture a list of questions and issues that require further research or clarification?

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.

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

Talented Learning

It also means that independent learning technology consultants like me are enjoying pretty good job security these days.). For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. Does this mean your association should part ways with your current learning management system?

Association LMS Report & the Entrepreneurial Jeff Cobb

Web Courseworks

recently released a report focused on learning management systems for associations. I am writing about the LMS Report because it is an invaluable guide for associations considering a business model involving eLearning. Jeff Cobb of Tagoras Inc.

Association eLearning Guru

Web Courseworks

The association marketplace has caught my attention as a promising avenue for eLearning services. The market is as large and diverse as it can get— an association exists for almost all types of interests and businesses from the American Bar Association to the Knitting Guild Association. Professional consultant Jeff Cobb has positioned himself as an expert on eLearning and associations.

Why Your Association Should Be Considering Responsive Web Design

Association eLearning

She is excited by the ways that social media has allowed associations to better connect with — and understand — their members. Already, more than one in three American adults own a tablet device, according to the Pew Research Center. What does this all mean for associations?

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. Consult experts to help navigate the LMS market.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? Do any of these themes sound familiar to your association? The second article points out that association members are much more “tech savvy” than association executives may think.

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?

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. This is especially true of associations that may be considering implementing an online learning platform for the first time, or those with a limited budget.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? If you want a healthy eLearning curriculum for your learners you will want to focus your research and development on: Where is your eLearning content coming from? Association content and development can vary.

Learning Research by Annie Murphy Paul: Distributed Practice, Repetition and More

Knowledge Guru

Annie Murphy Paul’s bio tells us she is a “book author, magazine journalist, consultant and speaker who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better.” Learning Game Design Learning Research annie murphy paul knowledge guru learning game design research

Offline Marketing for Online Courses with High Ticket Ecommerce and Consulting Business Expert Sayan Sarkar

LifterLMS

Learn about offline marketing for online courses with high ticket ecommerce and consulting business expert Sayan Sarkar in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. It began as just consulting with them, telling them what to do, for a decent retainer per month.

Conducting a little career path research…

Coffee and Design

My department might be pursuing a reclassification and I was asked to do a little research to see if I could find out if there was information out there regarding various levels of an instructional designer. Instructional Consultant. Instructional Technology Consultant.

The Future of Store Associate Training: Why retailers need a better approach

Axonify

As one of the few learning technology companies in attendance, it was the perfect opportunity for the Axonify team to address one of the most pressing issues facing retailers today: how to enable their front-line associates with the right knowledge to drive better results.

Your Association Members & Customers Have an Ear for Podcasts

WBT Systems

It’s time your association gets a podcast too. Like associations, there’s a podcast for every topic you can imagine. In its annual podcast consumer report , Edison Research said podcast listeners are predominately 18 to 54 years old, affluent, educated, and employed full-time. New listeners are highly likely to become regular listeners, according to Bridge Ratings Media Research , increasing their consumption as time goes on.

The Future of Store Associate Training: Why retailers need a better approach

Axonify

As one of the few learning technology companies in attendance, it was the perfect opportunity for the Axonify team to address one of the most pressing issues facing retailers today: how to enable their front-line associates with the right knowledge to drive better results. But retailers, in particular, are seeing firsthand how their associates can make or break a sale, depending on their level of expertise.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts. Be the first to know when our next research report becomes available.

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon.

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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.

Email is Cheap, but isn’t (Always) the Answer

Association eLearning

Partnering with Professional and Trade Associations, Meagan consults and develops programs to move the needle in membership marketing & engagement, event marketing & sponsorship/exhibit sales. . When it comes to appropriate marketing strategy for your association, processes can look different from one organization to the next – although, there is a ton of overlap in the methods used. Launch a blog: Your association has a lot to say.

A Life of Learning

CLO Magazine

He really lives learning,” said Kayvan Kian, a junior partner at global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., He takes a lot of ideas from psychology to the latest research on neuroscience, and he combines all of that together with theories of adult development.”.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. It’s a good time to be an LMS selection consultant. Professional associations and non-profits are also in an active switching mode.

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Elevating Professional Development at a Unique Cobb Conference

Web Courseworks

There is probably no other individual who has had more impact on professional development initiatives undertaken by national associations and other communities of practice than Jeff Cobb. You can see the line-up of association professional development practitioners here.

How Valid are Research Results? And What to Do

Tony Karrer

Based on my post - LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers - I received some feedback that the numbers didn't correspond to what other research has shown. It was pointed out to me that Cornerstone has been rated much higher by other researchers, in particular, Bersin. So which research is valid? How Research is Conducted So let's start with how Bersin and the eLearningGuild gather their data.

Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias

CLO Magazine

Jill Ihsanullah, senior vice president of consulting at consulting firm Linkage Inc., Next Concept HR Association CEO Greg Morton agreed there needs to be more action in changing the demographic of leadership. Ave Rio is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor.

It’s Showtime! How to Enhance Conference Learning With Online Video

Talented Learning

Countless research reports confirm that video is changing our lives profoundly at home and at work. So how exactly can this work for associations hoping to enhance and extend conference learning? Learn from association professionals who are leading the way!