Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

Continuing education is a big business. Thanks to a surge in learning technology innovation and greater demand for a workforce with proven professional skills , the business of selling continuing education units ( CEUs ) is growing bigger each day. If you offer continuing education programs , should you invest in a modern learning platform to sell, deliver and manage CEU content? And if you don’t yet offer CEUs, what should you know before you take the plunge?

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs. How different can continuing education methods be? 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.

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Doing and knowing

Learning with 'e's

This is a follow on post from my recent Knowing and Doing blog post. Tara Brabazon , for example, has written entire volumes (see for example Digital Hemlock, or the University of Google) on what she perceives as the dangers of digital technology and its role in ''dumbing down'' learning; toxic educational practices; and that the ease of use of Google for example, causes superficial learning. Today, I was doing some personal research related to a book I have been reading.

Mind the gap

Learning with 'e's

I was invited to do a Google Hangout video interview ahead of the Reform Symposium online event last week. Minding the gap was one of my key messages in the interview. The sign stencilled onto the platforms in London''s underground stations warns of the gap between the edge and the train. My view is that there is also a gap - a perceptual gulf - between what teachers intend and what students expect. Secondly, they need to be aware of the dangers of the gap.

Mind the gap!

Learning with 'e's

Instead, let me say that the ''listening but not hearing'' problem is just one of the ''gaps'' teachers and students experience just about every day in education - chasms and transactional distances that can open up between intentions of one person and misrepresentations of another. Sounds like a no-brainer, I know, but it''s actually a lot more complex and nuanced than that. 2014 fote conference from Steve Wheeler Digital Learning Futures: Mind the gap!

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. So, at a time when member education programs should be thriving, many have been losing ground. 1) What can associations learn about member education from other sources of professional development? Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. Eventually, she asks you what you do for work. What do you say? This was me yesterday: Playground Mom: So, what do you do? Thats a great description, but it still doesnt help me tell the woman on the playground what it is that I do. How do you explain yourself? United States License.

What is SaaS LMS? Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs

Add to that, online classrooms , educational path planning, and automatic learner reports that make SaaS-based LMSs valuable. This blog post sheds light on everything you need to know about this platform. SaaS LMS is defined as a method of software delivery and licensing in which software is accessed online via a subscription, rather than bought and installed on individual computers. Everything You Need to Know appeared first on ProProfs Learning.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me.

Learning Visions

Monday, December 29, 2008 7 More Things You Dont Need to Know About Me. Does this cover me for the 7 Things You Dont Need to Know About Me Meme that Sue Hickton just tagged me to do? I could also say that its exhaustion -- a by-product of motherhood -- three kids ages 5 1/2 - 7 months will do that to a person. So Im just doing six. Hard to resist the pull of needing to do more, more, more. And of doing it better. United States License.

Continuing Education and Learning Management Systems

Tony Karrer

One of our colleagues came to me with a particular challenge, and I'm not sure I have a good answer, nor do I know specifically how to go about finding an answer. I'm hoping that readers can weigh in on both aspects: (1) specific thoughts or suggestions on LMS products that might fit and (2) how do you get answers to questions like this? Typical Gap Found The biggest gap is in the number of credits most LMS products allow on a course.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing.

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 average five-year vendor bid for all licenses and services was $725K. The second buyer is a non-profit healthcare association providing continuing education to members and non-members. LMS Demo Do’s. The best of the eight asked the audience to introduce themselves individually and reveal one thing most people don’t know about them. Don’t defend a perceived product gap.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Interview with Brent Schlenker

Learning Visions

First, I sat in on a Brent webinar: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"?

Learning Visions

Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? My (educational) background is in Management of technology (MBA/IT). You truly dont need an ID education for that. Is the degreed-ID the department manager and not doing any actual design work? You need to know how to work with other groups and meet their needs." And lord knows that the battalions of MBAs in the financial industry havent heaped up laurels lately.)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe

Learning Visions

Tuesday, June 09, 2009 I Say Instructional Designer, You Say Tomah-toe As you may know, I struggle with describing what I do. My personal elevator speech when people ask me what I do for a living. "I teach people to do stuff using technology." I've been describing what I do as translating subject-matter expertise into a form most suited to the specified audience, and then applying the appropriate technology to deliver it. United States License.

Talented Learning: Greatest Hits of 2015

Talented Learning

We’ll do our best to continue honoring that trust by providing information and advice that helps you make better business decisions about learning technology. We don’t aim to find holes or gaps based on arbitrary standards. 9 Intro to Continuing Education and the Admin Nightmare. delivering and consuming continuing education is a $47 billion dollar business. When you experience a good one, you know it. 101 Acronyms You Should Know.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Best Practices for Software Training?

Learning Visions

Ive been involved in I dont know how many training modules, ranging from the overly long to the shorter chunked variety. Remember, all I do is online, self-paced eLearning). What have you been doing in the software training world of late? Cammy, thanks for doing this! Help learners see the model, show some examples of how the model explains the steps, then have them perform some tasks by predicting, from the model, how to do things. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Conversations do matter

Learning Visions

Saturday, April 14, 2007 Conversations do matter I am still quite brain dead from the the eLearning Guild event. The last session on Friday I sat in on was "Its not innovative if it doesnt educate." But what I did learn is how much other people still dont know about this stuff. It confirmed what I have been thinking: that most of the e-Learning and training world out there is still doing the same old same old. Some folks dont know that they will have to change.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design Stress

Learning Visions

If youve read my current job description , you know that I do a lot of other things for this small company. Ive spent a lot of time in the past year thinking about ID, connecting with other training and eLearning professionals, reading books, learning about better ways of doing eLearning. And now Ive actually got to do some better eLearning myself. You can do this. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools

Learning Visions

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Kineo & The Future of Rapid e-Learning Tools If you dont already subscribe to Kineos occasional newsletter , please do. Not only are they really smart guys, but theyre also funny -- AND they like to share what they know with the rest us -- for the greater good of the e-Learning community. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

How successful do you think you have been in transforming your clients’ workplaces (including your present organization) to learning organizations? In the past, L&D‘s focus had been to design training programs based on defined learning needs, skill gaps and business goals. The practice of “working out loud” can eliminate this gap by encouraging sharing, capturing tacit knowledge and creating a collective organizational hive-mind. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: InVision Learning: Seeking an Instructional Designer

Learning Visions

If you, or someone you know, is an experienced instructional designer looking for work in the greater Boston area, please let me know! Youll work closely with our Flash designers and programmers who will do that heavy lifting. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Network Instructional Designers Survey

Learning Visions

Not only do we do instructional design, but we also do a whole lot of other stuff. use authoring tools (55%) do graphic design (41%) do testing (55%) [me too!] Now, granted there had only been 30 respondents at the time of the post, but the results do show the breadth of talents and skills that are required of IDs these days. I have been doing a lot more ID work in the past year, in addition to all that other stuff!) What do you do on that list?

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LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

You invest much of your time getting to know today’s most innovative LMS vendors up-close. I see demos, do my own exploration and speak to clients. I’ve found that LMS value varies, based on a vendor’s experience, services, regional focus, industries served, functional capabilities, technical sturdiness, licensing approach, ongoing support and more. Is the LMS finally closing the gap between what it promises and what it delivers? .

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID?

Learning Visions

Friday, November 02, 2007 Instructional Designers: Do You Have a Degree in ID? My ID education has been completely on the job and informal. If youre working as an instructional designer, do you have an advanced degree? What do you think counts more? Clive says, "I must confess I dont really care how someone has acquired their knowledge of the subject, but I do care whether they are constantly striving to do a better job." Do we really all need Masters?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Authoring Tools Review -- Help!

Learning Visions

A high level overview for learning and development types who dont actually use the tools, but want to know whats out there, when you might use it, and some of the pros and cons. Do you know of another tool besides adobe connect for creating an on demand module that has the webcam/video locked in the upper corner while having a ppt. Hey Danielle -- I just asked my network and came back with this tool: Zentation [link] Don't know anything beyond that.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

EPISODE 22 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: How can membership organizations strengthen their market position and drive additional revenue streams by offering professional education ? How did you do that? The instructional designer in me is doing backflips… JEN: Yes! Then we identified gaps. But our reputation is on the line, so won’t do it unless it’s right. How do you manage that content quality aspect?

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

In 2015, we believe experimentation with analytics-driven performance improvement will lead to more “intelligent recommendations” and personalized professional development in Continuing Medical Education and beyond. We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences. Moreover, these tools create an avenue for better patient (or end-user) education as well.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But I do believe the past can inform the future. If you follow Talented Learning , you know we share information and advice through multiple channels. Listen as Brian Carlson , CEO of eThink Education , explains. But what do innovative technologies mean for continuing education providers operating in the real world? 1 Bridging the Learning Analytics Gap. How can you bridge this critical gap? And we do it with a fiercely independent perspective.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter

Learning Visions

Monday, May 18, 2009 eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter You probably already know that Twitter is the 140-character microblogging platform. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Name That Tool

Learning Visions

Friday, May 01, 2009 Name That Tool I just got a FaceBook query from someone and I thought you all could help: Im looking for a tool you might have come across, but I dont even know what product/programming group it belongs to. Id want to be able to do a couple things with the data before giving the user feedback. Im sure I could do a better job describing this, so let me know if Ive been clear. What tool do you think hes looking for? United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: When the Content is Really Boring.

Learning Visions

But what do you do when the content itself is just plain boring? Dont teach the learner what they already know. What do you do when youre handed a pile of content that makes you want to roll over and die of boredom? With any luck, the client has a reason why the learner needs to know the boring stuff. As in, the learner will actually DO something, preferably something useful, once they know the info. What else can you do really?

Open Source LMS: The Free LMS that isn’t Free!

Paradiso

We don’t want to scare you (we know you already are by now!) The good news: You don’t have to pay the licensing fee. You could hire an experienced freelancer, he might do it a little cheaper. You might need a design agency or at least a designer and a developer to do this for you. You might try doing this in house. But, do you have a Moodle developer in your organization already? It’s just the license cost that isn’t required.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Poll: Market Sector and Advanced Degrees

Learning Visions

I want to know if theres a difference in the ratio of working instructional designers with advanced degrees in the corporate and academic sectors. However, I do work for a for-profit company, which means Im sort of in-between. I wonder if there would be a difference between for-profit education and traditional academic environments. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Objectives -- How Some of them Work

Learning Visions

Help organizations to bridge the gap between research on learning and reality.) Instructional Objectives for Learner: Table of contents objectives (these are the things were going to teach you) Performance Objectives (this is what youll do.) Do you use focusing objectives? Research shows prequestions do work. We all know that people mostly just click through a learning objective page of text bullets (theyve been overused). They do. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Getting Started in Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Ill share with you what I know and point you in the direction of some great resources where you can learn even more. Ive always had the good fortune to have a team of graphic designers and programmers who do that heavy lifting. In Confessions of an Instructional Designer I share an aha learning moment when I realized just how much I dont know about instructional design. Oh and I saw your post about telling other moms what you do. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Bloggers New Polling Tool

Learning Visions

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Bloggers New Polling Tool As you may know, Ive been playing around with Polls on this blog. If you havent responded to those polls, please click on the links here and do so!) The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Im a Gamer 3.0!

Learning Visions

If youve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that Ive been really into the whole topics of gamers -- who is, who isnt, and should we even use that term? If you go to the gym, do you listen to the radio or an mp3 player? When I do have the time, Id rather walk in the woods and listen to the wind. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! Wendy Wickham This work by Cammy Bean is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Profiles of a Twentysomething and a Fiftysomething Learner

Learning Visions

I love schmoozing and getting to know people, so this is a perfect way for me to spend my work day. I hear about people’s postings on their blog, but to tell you the truth I’m so busy that I don’t have time to do that. If I have time to do that I’d rather be working in my yard. She doesnt know what SecondLife is. Shes taken online continuing education classes to maintain her various professional licenses. United States License.