10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

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Yet, many associations continue to have staff and volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) design and develop online learning programs because that’s been the default mode of operation. Instructional designers (IDs) design and develop online and face-to-face educational programs: courses, curriculums, workshops, sessions, and training materials. It’s the SME’s job (or volunteer duty) to be a resource for the ID while they design the program. #4:

Working with an Instructional Designer: How to Prepare for Success

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Is the new course based on an existing program or is the content being developed from scratch? Do you want the ID to train and coach team members so they can improve their ID skills? The post Working with an Instructional Designer: How to Prepare for Success appeared first on WBT Systems. Blog consultants course development instructional designer program development project management

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

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Blended Learning programs are the ideal way to deliver leadership development programs as they are more effective at creating behavioral change and deep learning. An LMS can be used to easily deliver the technology elements of your education program.

How to Convince Employers to Pay for Professional Development

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What do you do when members (and non-members) are interested in your online learning programs but their employers won’t pay for professional development? This is the type of marketing campaign that can be pushed year-round to not only increase business for your educational programs but also to increase member recruitment. Reason #3: Employers don’t see value in your professional development programs. Consult employers before developing new programs.

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

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The candidates for your association’s certification programs face the same challenges as CAE candidates: Finding time and money to earn the required continuing education credits. WBT Systems will be exhibiting at the ICE Exchange and listening in on conversations about credentialing, but we thought we’d start one first here about motivating certification candidates. How will this course and/or certification program help them at work?

8 New Ideas for Engaging Online Students

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If your association doesn’t already have a Train the Trainer program, that’s a good place to start. Make sure your program offers education in online instruction. Make it obvious that you’re not delivering a stale program. 6: Assign success coaches. In many colleges and universities, students taking online courses are assigned success coaches who: Provide online learning and studying advice. Success coaches take your online learning program to the next level.

Give a Taste: Let Prospects & Members Sample Online Education

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If only prospects would give your educational programs a chance, you’d turn them into loyal learners—and customers, maybe even members. What could be more logical than giving people a chance to try out one of your e-learning programs before they invest their time and money? By providing a sample of an online learning program, you reduce their perceived risk, eliminate the unknown, and increase the conversion rate. Choosing a sample online education program.

6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018

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Because bite-sized learning is low-commitment and low-risk, it serves as an entryway to more in-depth online learning programs. Since they can spend 15 minutes a day learning how to use Asana or Basecamp on Lynda.com , they expect the same experience with your online learning programs. #2: Differentiate your programs from your competitors by simply being more human. Provide personal coaching or consultation to help students apply what they’ve learned.

How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

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Help attendees solidify and strengthen their conference learning while at the same time introducing them to your online learning programs. This approach will also give those who couldn’t attend a taste of what they missed while exposing them to your online programs too. They’ll have additional opportunities to connect with other attendees while being exposed to your LMS and online learning programs. Provide suggestions for further reading and related online learning programs.

Flipped Learning Increases the Value of Conference Education

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Your association can introduce members to your learning management system (LMS) and online learning programs by offering a flipped learning experience in conjunction with some of your conference workshops and sessions. The role of the instructor changes from being a presenter of content to a coach who helps develop the knowledge of their students. The post Flipped Learning Increases the Value of Conference Education appeared first on WBT Systems.

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

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Next time, validate the need for a program before you develop it. Test your idea to make sure there’s a profitable market for the program. Learning continues after the course ends with follow-up activities or coaching sessions. If your website and content management system, learning management system (LMS), or association management system isn’t intuitive or responsive enough, they’ll find their education elsewhere. You were so proud.

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

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Create an online career center that features professional development programs and other career resources for young professionals. Virtual coaching sessions. Use the career center to funnel millennials into your online learning programs. Include industry-relevant business management classes in your online programs. You’ll do employers and job-seekers a big favor by offering programs that help millennials develop their soft skills.

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Online Course Marketing Tactics from Six-Figure Digital Entrepreneurs

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Even “traditional” millionaires have jumped onto the online course bandwagon, for example, author Seth Godin’s AltMBA program and author Marie Forleo’s B-School. If you want your target audience to become familiar with your other online programs, use a lead magnet that gets them onto your LMS platform, like a mini-course, 5-day online learning challenge , or webinar series. Partner with others to offer coaching or consulting services.

12 Ways to Increase Student Participation in Online Discussions

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See how many of these proven tactics you can use in your online learning programs. #1: Take time to provide individual (and private) coaching until they get the hang of it. The post 12 Ways to Increase Student Participation in Online Discussions appeared first on WBT Systems. Dozens of studies have come to the same conclusion: online discussions strengthen student engagement and learning. But what can you do to increase student participation in online discussions?

Help Members Overcome Obstacles to Learning

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You made your way here because you wanted to read something that will help you do your job, in this case, increase attendance for your online learning programs. Some of these obstacles are self-created, some are environmental, and some may be related to your learning management platform and programs. To induce a little FOMO (fear of missing out), share why prospective students say they’re investing time and money in this program. Offer mentoring or coaching to new learners.