How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

As you might expect, many of these organizations operate in similar ways. Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs. However, the way they combine strategies and systems is as unique as the organizations, themselves. Both organizations: Primarily serve a U.S. Do a stellar job of educating their members, and. What are their peers doing?

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. That’s where most creative talent in organizations go.

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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

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. 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.

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. 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. Although those terms may accurately describe your organization – yawn. Don’t defend a perceived product gap.

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

Talented Learning

And if you don’t yet offer CEUs, what should you know before you take the plunge? People often seek continuing education to earn or maintain a professional license. On the other hand, those seeking professional licenses expect to pay for continuing education. Ultimately, professionals are responsible for maintaining their own license or certification. Why do CE content providers have such a hard time finding an appropriate LMS out of the box?

Talented Learning: Greatest Hits of 2015

Talented Learning

With each conversation, I learn something new and I use this blog to organize my thoughts and share them openly with the world. 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. When you experience a good one, you know it. 101 Acronyms You Should Know. How many do you know? #5

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 The Learning Landscape (how the learning experience goes): Learning Intervention (Learner Learns) Performance Situation (Learner Retrieves, Learner Applies) Learning Outcome (Learner Fulfillment, Organization gets Learning Results) Question : ID creates course on threshing and grinding, but only presents objections on threshing. Do you use focusing objectives?

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. 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. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

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

Learning Visions

Friday, January 30, 2009 Do Instructional Design Degrees Get "Wasted"? How does this comment compare to your own organization? 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.) On the flip side a degree in ID doesnt guarantee that you know what you are doing.

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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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: 31 Days to a Better Blog: Days 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8

Learning Visions

But I do think some good is coming out of it. Michele Martin is doing a fabulous job of keeping this little sub-group connected. I have a bit of catching up to do. Ive been doing this off and on throughout the day and find it tedious. I have been known to do that in the past in order to fix egregious spelling and grammar errors. Ive sort of done that already today, but I think Ill do it again. Ive got too much of my real work to do to be that organized.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". He quotes an article by Dion Hinchcliffe in ZD Net in which Dion states, The idea of DIY (Do It Yourself) is to get developers and IT departments out of the demand loop and letting users self-service themselves. What do you think?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Currently Working On.

Learning Visions

Plenty to do, but not in a frantic way. More just-in-time performance support tools; "hey, how do I do that?" " Most Awesome Project Ever This project kicks ass, if I do say so myself. You take a tour of the house to learn about the organization. Kept thinking of Dorothy Parker: "The book fills a well-needed gap." I think good IDs should know the theories. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Corporate Crush, Realized

Learning Visions

A company or organization that youve admired from afar? Just seemed to happen in the most organic of ways. I totally know what you mean by "corporate crush". Nice to know that these dreams are sometimes realized! Dreams do come true, and Im very happy for you, Cammy. 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: Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions

Learning Visions

Thursday, February 22, 2007 Informal Learning -- Getting Learners to Ask the Right Questions In a post on informal learning by Ray Sims (thanks to Tony ), he lists out a whole bunch o good things "to do on behalf of increasing informal learning aligned with company strategy and goals." The biggest question I have is how do organizations ensure that the right content is in all the right places? The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #1 Adoption at Corporate Universities

Your Training Edge

Pepperdine University professor Mark Allen has defined a corporate university as “an educational entity that is a strategic tool designed to assist its parent organization in achieving its mission by conducting activities that cultivate individual and organizational learning, knowledge, and wisdom.” Companies are finding that graduates of traditional universities don’t have the knowledge and skills the organizations require, especially when it comes to leadership positions.

Perspective Matters

Tom Spiglanin

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Only through scientific observation and analysis do we know otherwise. In the workplace, perspective is also highly dependent on a person’s role in the organization, what their responsibilities and accountabilities are, and what they are tasked to accomplish. Why perspective matters to training organizations. Training may be needed to address performance gaps. International License.

Megatrends in MOOCs: #3 Updating the Competency-Based Training Model

Your Training Edge

However, although students have been scrambling to get their degrees, employers are experiencing an unprecedented gap between the skills they need and the skills their employees have. senior executives reported a workforce skills gap. The major areas of weakness were soft skills, technical skills, leadership, and computer skills, and these gaps are negatively impacting U.S. But with the widening skills gap, more companies are embracing alternative training models.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

The challenge now is how best to do this when, at the same time, employees are also nearly always working as work and life become fused. If only designing an optimal solution for the workplace were as simple as knowing every possible alternative for a given knowledge need or performance gap and then choosing the best blend of approaches. This will mean finding ways to reach beyond the confines of what each of us know or what we’ve done. Just do it.

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Leaves, tree, red ” by Peng Sun is licensed by Pixabay. This is always a great time of year to stay inside, and we’ve had plenty of encouragement this year to do just that. What a great time to catch up on work and even do a bit of professional development.

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10 Features that Make KITABOO Insight the Best Learning Platform for Remote Employees

Kitaboo

It took a microscopic organism to bring the fast-paced, number-driven and goal-oriented world to a standstill. Every organization is currently trying to make work from home possible for their employees. But unfortunately, it is amidst this chaos that many of them found out that they do not have the know-how to do so. This means, not only do you have control over its design and layout, but you can also get your custom theme, favicon, and logo.

Free L&D webinars for October 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Brussels sprouts before roasting ” by John Sullivan is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. PT: Six Simple Elearning Success Strategies As instructional designers, we know the difference between presenting information and providing learning experiences. Nevins, D.O.,

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Free L&D webinars for December 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Ladybug, lucky charm, deco, New Year’s Eve ” by annca is licensed by Pixabay. While you can perform these tricks inside of Photoshop, it’s actually faster and easier to do inside of PowerPoint. How are organizations preparing managers for the future of work?

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Why effective training simulations matter more than ever

Limestone Learning

“ Agriculture, caucasian, people, grain ” by Sasin Tipchai is licensed by Pixabay. With the whole world scrambling to figure out how to carry on with business in the face of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and its related illness, COVID-19, many organizations are dipping their toes for the first time into virtual work. What this looks like for a given organization depends on the nature of its business — What does it produce?

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

As a result, we should be ready to help organizations adopt virtual learning solutions and integrate them into their workflows. The market clearly needs vendors who specialize in helping organizations efficiently move from one stage to the next – or through the entire migration cycle. • Offer a Path to Extended Enterprise Learning. Do your customers focus exclusively on employee training? What can your organization do navigate this crisis effectively?

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

We also think that extended enterprise LMS solutions will allow corporations to expand training opportunities and license to external, third-party audiences. Manual data entry stifles the true potential of this model, however, When it comes to identifying knowledge gaps or potential performance improvement recommendations, automation is the stepping stone to broader application. Seat license models even change without a captive audience.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

But successful organizations will tell you that the payoff is more than worth the effort. Talk with consultants who’ve helped other organizations retool their learning programs. Whatever you do, don’t wait to make a move. Successful organizations engage members at every stage in the continuing education journey. Associations are equipped to bridge this skills gap, but they’re somewhat late to the game. Licensing structure.

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

Paradiso

So, you’ve identified the need for an LMS in your organization and are on the lookout for one. Some smart techies in your organization might have suggested going for an Open Source LMS. 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 try doing this in house.

6 Steps To Forming Teams For eLearning

TalentLMS

Team formation activities are vital to eLearning training for organizations. Almost all organizations require team formation within their eLearning programs. Teams are a linchpin of any organization. Because of the lack of in-person contact, team members do not have enough time to get to know each other. Explicitly reveal the expertise of each individual: their credentials like degrees, certificates and licenses.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

Early on, I discovered that organizations invest much more heavily in learning programs for customers, partners and community members. 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 believe learning organizations have a much better chance at success when they choose a “best fit” specialist LMS. This only increased the gap between expectation and reality.

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Depending on the type of organization (e.g. At this stage you will likely come across some gaps and open questions. Now it is time to find the answer to those gaps so you have a full understanding of how each of the potential solutions will match your needs. Identify the gaps in each of the systems and assess them against your requirements. There are many factors that impact the cost of your Learning Management System : System licensing costs.

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Myths about Government LMS Procurement Debunked

Meridian

While some LMS vendors claim to be cheaper up front in the cost for user licenses, there are also other fees such as the cost of implementation and other integrations. An LMS deployed as a cloud solution may be cheaper, but it may not not have the functionality or flexibility your organization needs. This can force agencies to acquire other products to fill the gaps the current LMS can’t provide.

How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

CourseArc

To help bridge these gaps — especially for older learners — you should balance the delivery of your material across multiple media types. Do not dive directly into core learning modules, or you may scare off your least-experienced eLearners. This approach ensures that students who are new to eLearning can gradually embrace “the online way” of doing things. YouTube caption example by Jil Wright via Flickr’s Creative Commons License.

Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Smartphone, park bench, Pokemon ” by MonikaP is licensed by Pixabay. In fact, the more a program manager invests in their own skills, the more impact they can have on an organization. This series of four webinars showcases some of the creative learning solutions developed by members of The Learning Guild community to solve real problems in organizations today. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 10:30AM – 11:30AM PT: Virtual Facilitation - What to Do and How?

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Things You Must Consider Before Selecting an eLearning Company

Hurix Digital

Studying past training outcomes can help in identifying and bridging the gaps in skills or knowledge and make learning more relevant. Your needs analysis should help you address the following questions: What problems, challenges or skill/knowledge gaps does your eLearning seek to overcome? What outcomes do you expect from eLearning? By knowing your audience, you can create better eLearning content and ensure better learning outcomes.

Free learning & development webinars for September 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Chestnut, tree, nature ” by Holger Schué is licensed by Pixabay. Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 12PM – 1PM PT: Successful Implementation of Virtual Management Training How do you ensure installation of learning for your front-line leaders and management team?

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Free L&D webinars for April 2020

Limestone Learning

“ Flower, Yellow, Daffodil ” by Pixelia is licensed by Pixabay. to find out what it takes to successfully manage virtual workers, learn the pitfalls and successful tools and techniques other organizations are successfully using on this topic, and increase your confidence for effectively getting work done through workers who are not in the office. Organizations have grappled with the digital transformation of learning for years, slowly adopting new technologies in fits and starts.

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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. We hope you’ll find this “greatest hits” list useful as you frame next-steps in your organization’s learning strategy. He also looks at key trends revealed by this research and discusses the implications for learning organizations around the world. #2 1 Bridging the Learning Analytics Gap.

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How to Offer CPE Credits & Compliance Training Online (2020 Guide)

learnWorlds

Professionals all across the globe are constantly trying to keep up with an ever-expanding skill set required to be able to do their job effectively. Similarly, businesses and organizations are training and re-training their staff in order to remain competitive and productive. In this respect, e-learning appears to be revolutionary, ensuring the capacity of an individual or of an organization to adapt and grow. Business Management and Organization.