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. Do a stellar job of educating their members, and. In 1970, there were only 10,000 associations representing 2 million residents. 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. Joining a trade association or professional society is one avenue for helping realize those opportunities.

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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. How did you do that? The instructional designer in me is doing backflips… JEN: Yes!

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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. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend?

Will AI Help Close the Skills Gap?

CLO Magazine

Forty percent of HR leaders believe artificial intelligence will help fill the skills gap. “It takes a lot of time and money to fix the problem,” said Dan Schawbel, research director at Future Workplace. Ave Rio is an associate editor at Chief Learning Officer.

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?

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.

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.

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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.

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. 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.

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?

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. LMS Demo Do’s. Don’t defend a perceived product gap.

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.

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? So what do you need to know? Trends Impacting Associations Right Now.

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.

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.

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. In other words, do members need to keep up with the Joneses professionally?

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. I know I’ve left money on the table.

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.” What is she supposed to do? Ave Rio is a Chief Learning Officer associate editor.

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.

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.” Do millennial learners prefer different types of training?

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. How can you bridge this critical analytics gap?

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.

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. ” Rocio Villaseñor is a Chief Learning Officer editorial associate.

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.

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? 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. 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. How do you define that? 5) What do you see on the horizon in terms of LMS development?

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. Integrated analytics fill this 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 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.

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.