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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. Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs.

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

The use of different delivery methods and learning strategies helps maintain engagement. Can take more time to plan and execute effectively. What category does most of your association or organization’s training fall under? Share this on Facebook.

Creative: You Asked For It, But Now It’s Terrifying

Association eLearning

The association had asked for something creative, but this… Cold sweat formed on the reviewer’s brow as their muscles tightened. It’s critical that you and your course developer (whether it’s an external vendor or someone in your association) have the same creative vision.

Top 4 Things You Can Learn from Buzzfeed (and #2 will blow your mind!)

Association eLearning

While many may feel that these kinds of sites are heralding the end of intellectualism, no one can deny they’re effective for driving traffic. So, without further ado, here are four ways BuzzFeed dominates their industry and how you can use their methods to dominate yours.

Education Programs Prepared With Purpose

Association eLearning

It’s easy to say, “Let’s match the training methods to the knowledge and skills we want our members to gain.” But what does that mean and how can your association do it? Let’s say an association wants to provide eLearning to help its members learn how to use a new piece of equipment.

8 Incredibly Effective Strategies to Build an Email List from Scratch

Your Training Edge

While social media marketing is taking the world by storm, email marketing is still the most efficient method for acquiring new customers. Email is 40 times more effective at this task than Facebook or Twitter, and building an email list is essential for any business.

Getting the Board behind Online Learning Part 2

Association eLearning

In a previous blog post I shared my tips for making an initial pitch for online learning to your association’s board of directors. Are you ready to move on to the “exploration phase” of your quest to implement online learning at your association? Share this on Facebook.

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What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

Here are a few other ways to test an idea and assess demand: Create a lead magnet (an ebook or report) related to the course topic and send traffic to it via newsletter links, Facebook ads, and other paid advertising. And, did you use the most effective marketing tactics for that segment? You most likely promoted the course in newsletters, but next time, try some of these other methods. You were so proud. You really thought you had a great idea for an online course.

Effective Training Visuals—Organizing for Perception

OpenSesame

A great resource for learning how visuals can make training more effective is the book Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed. If you’re visiting the OpenSesame website, chances are you’re considering buying an elearning course.

Project Management on a Shoestring Budget

Association eLearning

So, your association has decided to create a new online course. In a recent blog post , we addressed the question of training, so in this post, we’ll talk about creative ways to manage an eLearning project effectively with just a basic set of tools. Share this on Facebook.

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Effective Ways to Motivate Your Employees through Peer-Based Online Learning

OpenSesame

You’ve seen some recommendations about incorporating this method in the training your company provides. Some methods include peer-assessment schemes, counseling, private study groups, discussion sessions, various projects, community activities, and workplace mentoring. This is a cost-effective training method. Peer-based learning is a highly effective method of gaining knowledge and skills. What’s the deal with peer-based learning?

How to Attract a Loyal Learning Audience, Even on a Tight Budget

Talented Learning

You can design training courses that are highly effective at developing skills and competencies. As adults, many of us pursue continuing education through professional associations, educational institutions or commercial training companies voluntarily.

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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. Your association can leverage the power of social proof when marketing your online learning programs. Your association can increase the power of your educational marketing efforts by leveraging four types of social proof. #1 Influencer social proof takes advantage of what marketers call the “halo effect.”

How Does the Blend of Social Learning and Microlearning Boost the Overall Learning Uptake?

G-Cube

In such instances, there is a huge scope to deliver effective e-learning solutions by blending social learning and microlearning strategies. To make it more effective, bite-sized learning is incorporated with different social learning elements such as chat, share, forum, comment and more.

Riding the Winds of Change at ACLEA’s Annual Meeting

Abila

Session: Effective SMEs: How to Help Subject Matter Experts Facilitate Learning . Content consumption alone is no longer an adequate measure of knowledge retention , and many associations are starting to gauge topic comprehension by adding quizzing or assessments into their courses.

A Conversation with Danny Stefanic of LearnBrite

Kapp Notes

It was 1994 when I formed the Virtual Reality Association, I knew VR was coming and I knew it would not happen overnight. players to follow the VR trend, including FaceBook with their 2 billion dollar bet on the Oculus Rift. The other day I had a great conversation with Danny Stefanic.

Specifying a Criterion in Performance Objectives

Integrated Learnings

If you’re in the Design phase of a training project, you’re likely formulating performance objectives and selecting instructional methods. Ideal candidates include just about any measure you can associate with a number – defect levels, speed/time, quantity quotas, etc. Though not associated with a particular statistic, one can observe whether the learner was able to identify the cancellation reason as a result of asking the right questions. By Shelley A. Gable.

Getting the Most out of your Social Learning Program

Gyrus

Consistency is key in fostering user adoption, as well as choosing elements that are not too far displaced from methods your workforce is already familiar with. Ever wonder why Facebook rolls out changes that are deemed so unpopular by their usage base?

Spotlight on.SHEVA

Edume

This takes into consideration a number of different elements and I look at lots of data, including internet and mobile access, to make sure we’re maximising our effectiveness and reach.

Using Video in eLearning

Integrated Learnings

Video, when used properly, can be a very effective tool in supporting the learning process, whether as a part of an eLearning course or as standalone videos delivered via mobile devices. For mLearning delivery via mobile devices, video is a very effective way to deliver a quick message as a standalone delivery, and I’ve found it works best when kept to 5-10 minutes for each clip. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed.

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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.

Designing eLearning for Schema Theory

Integrated Learnings

If you’ve attended this type of workshop, or if you’ve seen an interview with someone who has a remarkable knack for recalling seemingly random items, you may already know the method. In short, the trick is to associate items with familiar visual cues. So, it can also be effective to prompt learners to relate information to other personal experiences; the idea is to prime the schema for new content. You might also be interested in our page on Facebook or Twitter feed.

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Best Practices in Creating an Enterprise e-Learning Portal

Hurix Digital

Nearly half of the most profitable companies in the world are using e-learning methods to help rookie professionals develop their technical skills. Dive in and read how you can develop an effective and productive e-learning portal.

Complete Guide To Promote Your YouTube Video

mysimpleshow

We will outline the best ways to understand the methods of marketing your videos online and try to get the most views out of it. YouTube also gives you the option to associate a video description for your video as well. It is one of the effective point helpful in promotion.

We’re Blazing a Trail to Portland for ACLEA’s Annual Meeting

Abila

The theme for this year’s Association for Continuing Legal Education’s conference is, “Blaze the CLE Trail,” and with the informative slate of sessions on the schedule, the CLE professionals in attendance are sure to leave with inspiring ideas to put into practice back home. However, there’s a definite disconnect when it comes to how associations are pricing their programs, as only one-third offer an all-in-one option.

Cloud LMS or Hosted LMS: How Are They Different?

ATD Learning Technologies

As e-learning continues to gain momentum in employee training, the advantages of cloud-based learning management systems (LMSs) have become increasingly prevalent components for companies looking to offer practical and adaptable training methods.

Caveat Auditor: The Role Of Critical Thinking In Modern Business Training

Adobe Captivate

The skill of critical thinking in modern business is often described as desirable when asking employers what it is that they are looking for in new hires (Hart Research Associates, 2013). Learning how to think more effectively leads to better decision making and job performance.

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Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

According to Facebook, in the phenomenon’s first three months, more than 17 million videos related to the Ice Bucket Challenge where uploaded to the social media platform and viewed more than 10 billion times by more than 440 million people.

4 reasons why mobile is perfect for retail training

Yarno

According to recent research by Tulip Retail, 83% of shoppers believe they’re more knowledgeable than retail store associates. That is an incredibly high figure considering that the purpose of store associates is to assist customers with their shopping needs.

Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

My job was not to tell; my job was stimulate thinking, encourage exploration, make associations, and help guide my learners. Allow your learners to actively share their experiences and effectively leverage the knowledge and experience of your learners to help them teach each other.

Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

I thought I'd kick off this year by posting a series of posts on topics related to tools and methods for work and learning. What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools? Tools to Make Reading & Research More Effective. First, let me say that we all have a tool set and a set of methods and frameworks that go along with that tool set. The same tool and method can be highly effective for one person and not effective for others.

Going Long on Shorter Learning

CLO Magazine

Rangnekar’s story illustrates what many learning leaders are finding: Traditional one-size-fits-all learning is less and less effective for a dispersed, globally diverse audience. They focus on a delivery method that doesn’t really work for the business,” he said.

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ADDIE isn't dead; how can it be?

Integrated Learnings

And if the attacks are based on the long timelines typically associated with ADDIE, then they make some valid points. Perhaps, out of necessity, we gather what information we have, make a best guess, and go for it a la the Agile development method , but we must still take that step. But as evidenced in many, many posts, articles, conversations, and presentations, we have to find some means to evaluate and effectively measure our programs. By Jay Lambert.

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3 Ways Learning Can Affect Behavioral Change

CLO Magazine

Effective learning changes our brains, and it transforms who we are as people. Whether the goal is to spark innovation, improve cross-team collaboration or minimize onboarding times, programs will be taken more seriously if there is a key business message associated with it.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Going forward, our retail associates can learn where, when and how they choose.” What more would you need to learn effectively on your mobile device?

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