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. Do a stellar job of educating their members, and. What are their peers doing?

Student Memberships: How Associations Can Fill Skills Gaps for Grads

Association eLearning

Many Millennials, like myself, don’t realize that there’s often a huge gap between the content they learn in college and the skills they need to succeed in the workforce after graduation. For example, the careful research, organization of ideas, detail-oriented revisions, and time management that produce a quality term paper can be applied to more than just the content of that assignment. It’s your job to make sure Millenials know your association exists.

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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 did you do that? The instructional designer in me is doing backflips… JEN: Yes! Then we identified gaps.

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? Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move.

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. Once the only place to go for continuing education , associations now face serious competition from for-profit learning providers. This new landscape affects the status and influence of every association in its respective profession.

Why It’s Your Job to Close the Skills Gap and How You Can Do It

Pract.us

You’re the best person to bridge the skills gap for your team. Economists and researchers like to argue about whether there’s any evidence for a skills gap, but as a recent article in Inc. points out, if you cannot find qualified candidates for your business, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the country is doing. You have a skills gap. Those who agree that there is a skills gap love to argue about whose fault it is. And it’s your job to do so.

Bridging Communication Gaps in Your Organization

Coreaxis

One of the most in-demand soft skills right now is interpersonal communication, even in fields that are not traditionally associated with information, marketing, or sales. Chloe, Ella, and Dan work well together, but their easy camaraderie has been mistaken as a clique to most coworkers outside the Research and Development department. When they do need help, or information, for one of their projects, they will reach out but generally only to managers.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today. Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To. Connectivity is replacing knowledge – association education must facilitate feedback, understanding and application to provide true value.

Everything You Should Know About Agile eLearning Before Investing

Your Training Edge

The greatest difference between agile eLearning and other processes of eLearning development is that it is comprised of inputs from numerous stakeholders such as trainers and learners, and is regularly associated with delivery of usable results. Research has estimated that in 2023, the eLearning market will be more than $240 billion, which represents an increase of about 5 percent every year from 2019.

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Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

WBT Systems

Interestingly, since January 2017 there has been a proliferation of well-researched articles, opinion pieces, and whitepapers which echo the sentiment behind this stark indictment of the current education-to-employment system. “A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre showed that a mere 16% of Americans think that a four-year degree course prepares students very well for a high-paying job in the modern economy.” Associations are Missing From The Conversation.

Using an LXP to Fix Learning Gaps in Customer and Channel Partner Education

Origin Fractal LXP

If you have some knowledge about the desktop publishing industry, you would know how important QuarkXPress was in the 80s and 90s. If you refuse to adapt to changing user requirements, do not price your product sensibly, and do not have adequate product training; be prepared to fail. In this blog post, we look at how organizations can use an LXP instead of an LMS to fix learning gaps in their customer education and channel partner training plans.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. If the target market for your educational programs is on the wrong side of this gap, you need to know and you need a plan for bridging the gap. Recruit technology tutors to provide one-on-one tutorials to fellow members at association events.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

“We don’t know everything that we need to know today to accomplish our mission.” The only way to do that is to cultivate a culture of 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?

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.

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

I thought I’d share some of the best “do’s and don’ts” from the recent sessions. The second buyer is a non-profit healthcare association providing continuing education to members and non-members. Increase of revenue from the sale of accredited content to healthcare organizations and individuals and global expansion of the association are the key drivers of the new LMS purchase. LMS Demo Do’s. Don’t defend a perceived product gap. How do you measure that?

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? We’ve put together a quick summary of what the experts are saying about general trends for eLearning solutions and analysed how these might impact your association, so you can focus on innovating and developing your education programs in 2017. So what do you need to know?

Anticipating Risk in Online Learning

Association eLearning

So, you’ve decided to embrace online learning at your association. You know what a source of non-dues revenue this can be, and you know how popular eLearning has become in the association space. Do you know how to overcome the challenges that come with implementing such an initiative? Before you run out and purchase a shiny new LMS with all the bells and whistles, have you considered the demand for online education at your association?

What is SaaS LMS? Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

According to a study by Research and Markets , prominent software vendors have come up with advanced LMS features such as seamless communication and collaboration that simplify learning management. This blog post sheds light on everything you need to know about this platform. The organization that relies on such software tools has to bear the costs associated with such updates. If you think that you don’t need some features or particular support, you can do away with them.

Ranting on the Gender Pay Gap in e-Learning

Usable Learning

In it, she referenced the significant gender pay gap: According to research results, men on average make $10k more than woman. Yes – even in the eLearning biz: There continues to be a consistent gender gap in pay between men and women. This gap is most notable in part-time employee pay, where women receive an average hourly rate that is 49.4% So they are doing a better job of managing workflow, and projects and so forth, because they have to.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Cryptocurrencies are clearly at the peak of the general-purpose (non-eLearning) hype curve – a couple of thousand percent increase in value will do that. As we know, these transactions are often managed in the most labor-intensive way possible. The data is there, and the demand is there; it’s just a matter of doing the work.

Celebrate Women’s History Month Year-Round

CLO Magazine

But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.” Those numbers are in line with my own research for one of my latest stories: “ Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias. What is she supposed to do? Leadership should hold gender diversity as a priority and share gender pay-gap goals and ambitions throughout the organization.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

In June 2016, an article in Association Now magazine referenced a study titled “ Member Engagement Study: Aligning Organization Strategy With What Matters Most to Members.” The article noted that the key benefits that millennials want from associations are job opportunities, credentials and training, and while other membership groups of other age categories prioritized different benefits, job opportunities and credentials were consistently important across the groups.

Customer Engagement Metrics: What Marketers Can Teach Learning Pros

Talented Learning

Why Do Engagement Metrics Matter? In other words, according to Gallup research , engagement metrics matter. However, we do recommend that customer-focused professionals consider three broader engagement metrics. Most research supports the claim that acquiring new customers is more expensive than retaining current customers. Therefore, it’s important to know just how “sticky” your customers are. How can you bridge this critical analytics gap?

How Do You Create eLearning Content? In-House vs. Third-Party

DigitalChalk eLearning

Do you sell or create courses and/or training online? If yes, then chances are you are using a learning management system (LMS) to do so. Do you create the courses and training on your own or do you look for a third-party source? Finally, we wanted to know why companies decide to create training content or borrow it from other sources. Brian Westfall, Market Research Associate. The post How Do You Create eLearning Content?

How Minutes A Day Can Reinvigorate Your Workforce

Axonify

We know you’ve seen it. And all they can think about is their growing to-do list that is only getting longer by the minute. Today’s forward-thinking leaders know corporate learning is poised for disruption, and they’re not afraid to break the rules. And, in literally minutes a day, they’re seeing employees increase their knowledge and feel reinvigorated as they tackle their to-do lists. In fact, research indicates companies can see a 14.9%

BLOG: Where do businesses find their LMS content?

Unicorn Training

From knowing the industry that stat probably isn't a huge surprise. From talking to clients about our SkillsServe online learning and development platform, we know the demand for comprehensive blended learning experiences is greater than ever. Brian Westfall, Market Research Associate, Software Advice, concluded: "We learned a lot on LMS training content.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] The 3 Speeds of Thought

KnowledgeOne

This discovery was part of Wason’s questioning of the difficulty for researchers to integrate Popper’s criterion of refutability into the scientific process; it should be remembered that this criterion implies that a scientific process should be based on experiments that may contradict the hypothesis, rather than trying to validate it (Karl Popper, The Logic of Scientific Knowledge, 1934). We do the same thing for curiosity and regret.

Professional Speaker & Trainer Discloses His Juicy Tips on Engaging Audiences and Keeping Their Attention

Dashe & Thomson

Currently, he is serving as the Communications Director for the Houston Chapter of the National Speakers Association. How do you engage the audience as a speaker and keep their attention? When I am scheduled to speak before an audience at an association or corporate event, it is very helpful to do a pre-speech interview. It also helps to research the common thread of your audience.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

They do this through a variety of platforms including websites, social media, email, and increasingly through online communities. For associations in particular, finding ways to help members engage with each other and the organization is always important in order to maintain the vitality of the association membership community. They know that successful online communities can help them engage and inspire everyone — customers, partners, members and prospects.”.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. We founded this blog to research the industry and provide fiercely independent reporting and analysis of learning for measurable business impact. If you missed it, here’s a fresh look at that conversation… 1) Where do you see LMS innovation happening now? How do you define that?

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

Talented Learning

If you don’t know what I mean, you must be living under a rock. ” Yet researchers found that nearly 45% of those companies don’t actually base their products on AI. But how do you know if AI-enabled learning initiatives are hitting the mark if you don’t have relevant insights? Integrated analytics fill this gap. REPLAY THIS WEBINAR: Technology vs. Innovation: Association Learning Strategies in Practice.

SHRM 2018: People at the End of Every Policy

CLO Magazine

We let rules, procedures and policies get in the way of our employees who know the right thing to do, but we didn’t let them do it because of our rules and policies. ” Dan Schawbel, author, partner and research director at executive development firm Future Workplace, presented an afternoon session, “The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2018.” ” Rocio Villaseñor is a Chief Learning Officer editorial associate.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Do you feel like giving your learning platform a heave-ho out the door? As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Maybe it wasn’t designed for associations in the first place. And, you’ll solve a huge challenge while positioning your association for the future. How is your existing learning platform holding your association back? How do your programs compare to the competition?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 Audio in eLearning: When Rough Around the Edges is Better At our seminar today on using Articulate and Moodle and "Doing More for Less" , the conversation turned (as it always does) to using audio in eLearning. One of the participants talked about a focus group/research project his organization did. This past year we started doing more video interviews with SMEs using Flip cameras over the XL1. Lose sight of those things and everything you do is poo.

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9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement

WBT Systems

Your association must differentiate itself by offering online courses that engage, connect, and transform students. If you follow the nine steps below to increase online student engagement, research shows you will increase the level of student satisfaction, perceived learning, and actual learning. To help them thrive in this new environment, give them an introduction to online learning, your association’s learning management system (LMS), and their online course.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. Take the time to understand your target audiences and their needs, so you can determine how your association can best meet those needs given your resources. What skills do people need to enter a career in your industry, advance their career, or improve business success? What did they need to learn to do their current job?

“Past experiences can result in ‘misadoption’ of e-learning”

Janet Clarey

An older paper by Dr. Irina Elgot I recently ran across doing some research really resonated with me. “This is why research in e-learning adoption…indicates that the roots of the problems with e-learning are primarily associated with teaching and learning processes, rather than with the use of technology per se. Tags: Uncategorized adoption E-learning gap Is this the adoption curve for next generation of e-learning?

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

Every association wants to recruit millennial members, but the cost of membership may exceed a millennial’s budget. Although they’re the biggest generation in the workforce, millennials make up only 19 percent of association members, per MGI. Millennials are putting membership off—a big loss for them and for associations. If you help them find a job, your association becomes a life-changer. Industry trends job-seekers must know.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report

Learning Visions

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 e-Learning Guild Mobile Learning Report The e-Learning Guild presentation of the most recent 360 Research Report on Mobile Learning. Presenters include: Steve Wexler : e-Learning Guilds research guru Brent Schlenker : e-Learning Guild Evangelist. Researcher at the Institute for Simulation & Training in Southern Florida. Clark Quinn : Has been doing this for 30 years. And if you havent completed the survey, you can do it right now.

Gameful Approaches to Motivation & Engagement: Recap of #WhartonGame Summit

Kapp Notes

We had a great chance to mix and mingle with each other in an attempt to build bridges between academia and practioners and to create research links, joint-projects and work toward mutual goals. From researching the individual elements, to science, to design elements that make games engaging. However, when asked…”what can we definitively say about gamification…what do we know for sure about gamification?” Research he is conducting.

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