Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

In fact, the average age of a video gamer is 35 – a key demographic we’d all like to include in our association’s ranks, right? Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning? Share this on Facebook.

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. Average price for association eLearning. Share this on Facebook.

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Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

Association eLearning

There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. There are many facets to the problem. Skills gap isn’t a “someday” problem.

Getting Your Association’s Board Behind Online Learning

Association eLearning

For many associations and nonprofits, a new eLearning initiative requires approval from their board. Understandably, some association executives have anxiety about the type of resistance they may face when presenting online learning to their board for the first time.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

Are You Asking the Right Questions at Your Association?

Association eLearning

Both are well known veterans to the association industry. They have extensive knowledge and experience on what it means to look at big data in order to make association decisions. One of the biggest problems we encounter in decision-making is the problem of asking the right question.

How Associations Can Compete with Higher Education

Association eLearning

Associations have a tremendous opportunity to serve an unmet need in education and training. Colleges and universities are not teaching specialties any longer and thus creating a skills gap problem in the workforce. Already, many associations are providing education for their members.

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. What does this all mean for associations? This isn’t a new problem of course. Share this on Facebook.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Although I didn’t join the associations that put these things on, I voraciously ate up the content they were offering, as often as my employer would allow me to attend. In short, associations, I was your target audience. Share this on Facebook.

Questions to Ask Client References Before Selecting Your LMS

Association eLearning

Is there an integration with an Association Management System? If they were able to solve problems similar to yours, most likely they will have no trouble helping you as well. The chances of never having a problem are most likely zero. How are problems handled?

Education and Marketing – Why the Two Must Team for Success in eLearning

Association eLearning

Even in a small association there is generally someone responsible for marketing and another person in charge of education and professional development. Because it’s not clear whose job it is to market the association’s eLearning education.

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Digitec Blog Post Named to Association Universe’s Daily Best

Association eLearning

Digitec, reported on the skills gap problem facing industries and what associations can do to help solve the problem. “Can Associations Bridge the Skills-gap for Their Members” even made it on Association Universe’s Daily Best list. In the post, Jack shares a compelling new continung education model in which associations help members identify, then fill, skill-gaps. Share this on Facebook.

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association

Association eLearning

A major issue in the news lately is the “skills-gap” problem. For years, associations have played a critical role in addressing the skills gap problem by providing professional and continuing education for their members. Share this on Facebook.

The Importance of Implementing a Marcom Strategy for Continuing Education

Association eLearning

So, if your association is marketing continuing education (CE) to members and nonmembers, it’s going to need a marcom strategy based on detailed market research and a solid marketing plan. If your association provides CE credits, you’re half way to your goal already.

Gamification or Game-Based Learning? What’s the Difference?

Association eLearning

It is usually applied to topics that require problem solving, critical thinking, or lots of practice. If your association decides to go this route, make sure the game(s) fulfills your needs. This is a big undertaking, so your association will want to find a proven vendor that will work with you to make your game-based eLearning a reality. Share this on Facebook.

Frustratingly Effective Learning

Association eLearning

Maybe they’re having trouble finding or accessing it and the course itself isn’t the problem. Share this on Facebook. I worked on a particular course that had it all: pre-work, an individual practice activity, and then a live event assignment that drew on the earlier pieces.

Challenge Your Learners By…

Association eLearning

Manage distractions and increase creative problem solving by offering only the essentials learners need to achieve WIIFM. So, remove anything that inhibits creative exploration and problem solving processes, but don’t sacrifice usability. Share this on Facebook.

Education Programs Prepared With Purpose

Association eLearning

But if you’re trying to teach something more complex, such as problem solving, putting more work into the training can definitely pay off. But what does that mean and how can your association do it? The association could create an eLearning simulation to let them practice.

How to Compete with FREE eLearning

Association eLearning

And if your association has plans to sell your next online course or webinar, you might not be too excited to hear your competitor is offering a similar product for free. So, how can you apply the same principles used at Starbucks to your association’s online learning?

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If the User Experience Annoys, Fix It.

Association eLearning

That’s definitely not the feeling any association wants its learners to have when they’re taking eLearning. If the course expects the learner to do something, but the learner doesn’t know that, there’s a problem. Share this on Facebook.

How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association

Abila

Associations may struggle to find the technology that’s right for them, in part because they’re unsure about what they need in an LMS. They suggest starting by identifying and clarifying objectives and asking what opportunities you’d like to take advantage of and what problems you’re trying to solve. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Abila on Twitter , Facebook , Google+ and Linkedin.

Getting the Board behind Online Learning Part 1

Association eLearning

For many associations and nonprofits, a new eLearning initiative requires approval from their board. Understandably, some association executives have anxiety about the type of resistance they may face when presenting online learning to their board for the first time.

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What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

Problem: Market need. 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. If you can fix the problem, it’s worth trying again. Problem: Awareness. Paid ads: Online advertising—for example, Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook—gives you the ability to target specific demographic and interest groups.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

Now we can say that social learning online is possible, and is helping to bring more training and development options to organizations and associations anywhere on any device. A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social.

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Find out if social learning chemistry works for you!

Origin Learning

For this retailer, most store computers were dedicated to sales and related management reporting with associates having neither a company computer or a tablet, nor a phone. Challenges faced included the following: To encourage a peer-to-peer problem-solving approach between employees.

Smarter Uses for Social Media

Association eLearning

In the presentation Maddie made a really great point – member perspective is mission critical in your association’s membership engagement strategy. Simply changing your mindset from what your association needs to what your members need can make all the difference.

PowerPoint or Prezi: Which is Best for eLearning?

Association eLearning

Here are a few points to consider before making a choice for your association: “Is the eLearning well-designed?”. If the font(s) your association uses aren’t there, you’re out of luck if you’re using a free account. PPT is not known to cause any significant problems.

Secret to Creating Self-Motivated Learners

Association eLearning

Your learners’ interest in your association’s educational offerings works the same way. Learners are more likely to take advantage of your association’s educational offerings if you: . ? Passing a multiple choice test probably won’t have the same impact as solving a realistic problem.

Putting Members’ Needs First: Working with Subject Matter Experts

Association eLearning

If you are not doing this already, you may have bigger problems. Share this on Facebook. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) may be from Mars, and Instructional Designers may be from Venus … but at the end of the day, your members are the actual center of the universe!

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Learner Engagement – Are Games the Answer?

Association eLearning

If you read industry journals like “T&D” from ASTD or Associations Now, you’ll see that engagement is hot. And wrapping a game around that won’t fix the problem. They don’t necessarily need a certificate, a Facebook badge or status update. Share this on Facebook. Everyone is talking about increasing engagement, and many are turning to gamification, social learning networks, and anything else they think will work to increase learner engagement.

Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Using mircrocredentials to reward users for acquiring new knowledge or improving skill sets is a potential growth area for associations looking to enhance eLearning initiatives and increase learner engagement, but the concept of gamification extends far beyond the use of badges and achievements.

Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias

CLO Magazine

According to a 2017 study by Lee Hecht Harrison, “ Elevating Women in Leadership ,” most organizations see this as a problem but haven’t been successful in fixing it. Next Concept HR Association CEO Greg Morton agreed there needs to be more action in changing the demographic of leadership.

SHRM 2018: People at the End of Every Policy

CLO Magazine

“For such a long time, HR was the last resort to addressing problems after they had already arisen,” Muñoz said. ” Presenter Amy Hayes, vice president of learning and development at Facebook, discussed the importance of establishing a learning culture in the workplace.

Gamification Basics

Web Courseworks

Using mircrocredentials to reward users for acquiring new knowledge or improving skill sets is a potential growth area for associations looking to enhance eLearning initiatives and increase learner engagement, but the concept of gamification extends far beyond the use of badges and achievements.

5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

You’ve spent months, perhaps years even, curating content and working with subject matter experts to perfect your association’s new eLearning offerings, and it’s finally time to launch your course(s)! Now, the really fun part begins – sharing the good news with your members and getting them excited about your association’s eLearning programs. Rewards can include discounts on future courses, free merchandise from your association’s eStore, gift cards, or simply bragging rights.

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