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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. Do a stellar job of educating their members, and. So if you’re developing a continuing education program for your organization – or if you want to improve your existing offerings – I encourage you to consider the following factors that are shaping decisions at AAD and CAI: 8 Keys to Lifelong Learning Program Success.

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?

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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. 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.

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The vendors were competing for two unique, extended enterprise LMS opportunities. Selling LMSs is very tough in 2016 because of the plenitude and parity of vendor options. I thought I’d share some of the best “do’s and don’ts” from the recent sessions. LMS Demo Do’s. Don’t defend a perceived product gap.

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

Talented Learning

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? 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. 3) Functional Gap. 5) License and Cost Misalignment.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. About 97% of these member organizations are government contractors that must meet Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) requirements. How did you do that? The instructional designer in me is doing backflips… JEN: Yes! Who are the vendors? Then we identified gaps.

How to Design Programs Around Outcomes, Unlock Flipped Classrooms, and More with Course Launcher Ellen Martin

LifterLMS

How to design programs around outcomes, unlock flipped classrooms, and more with course launcher Ellen Martin in this episode of LMScast with Chris Badgett of the LifterLMS team. It is rare to find someone who can do all five of the jobs above. Personalization and individualized help are what really bring a course program together and add value to your students’ lives. Do you need some help? Ellen Martin: Yeah, and sometimes I just do it directly. What do I do?

3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

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. Now it is time to assess the gaps against these categories and eliminate systems that don’t fulfill all “must have” features. Cost due to impact on training programs.

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10 Questions to Consider When Selecting A Custom eLearning Content Provider

Obsidian Learning

Since the success of your project largely depends on the relationship you build with your vendor, it’s helpful to meet with several vendors up front to make the best choice. Here are 10 questions you can use to guide your vendor interviews. For example, an instructor-led course may be supported by an introductory learning video or an advanced online program for those learners needing more information. How do you typically engage subject matter experts (SMEs)?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free the Learners -- Free the LMS

Learning Visions

But how will we know if they are learning? I reply that it’s the same way we always do: check afterward to see if they’re performing up to expectation. Im mean -- do they really use all that data? Ive always been on the vendor end of things in this equation. 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: 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?

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. Unfortunately, it is too easy for LMS vendors and buyers to get lost in the “me too” feature race and fail to see the forest for the trees. Many vendors get bent out of shape about losing sales opportunities on features and then dedicate too many resources on R&D. I’ve heard there are 700 LMS vendors.

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.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 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? Do you know why?

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.,

Bargain Shopping for eLearning? Why Off-the-Shelf Isn’t Always the Best Deal

eLearningMind

If you love a good deal, the idea of purchasing off-the-shelf training programs for your company can definitely sound appealing. But before you hand over your credit card, you should know that off-the-shelf eLearning isn’t always the best deal. The OTS course is purchased, leased or licensed typically for a certain number of participants. How many participants do you have? The ability to control the look, feel, and overall branding of the training program.

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. But what do innovative technologies mean for continuing education providers operating in the real world?

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Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Every day, we interview vendors to understand their product strategy, features and roadmap. 21 Vendor Expansion and Consolidation Continue at a Brisk Pace. As 2019 begins, 762 vendors are on our learning systems radar – and new innovators are entering the fray all the time. Popular vendors in this space include Cornerstone OnDemand, CrossKnowlege , Degreed , EdCast , eLogic Learning , Media Defined/NetExam , OnPoint Digital , PeopleFluent , Saba , Skilljar and Totara.

Product Review – Percipio by Skillsoft

eLearning 24-7

It might be a surprise to some folks who only know of Degreed, EdCast and Learn Amp, that there are quite a few LEP/LXPs on the market, which offer quite a bang for your budget. Analytics including “Program Value” – shows the ROI in terms of metrics that you can show. Ability to brand, add logo, do quite a bit on your own – Easy too – No developer skills needed. is like having 4K programming before everyone else jumps on board and offers it).

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? The nature of employees is also undergoing a deep change – from permanent employees to freelancers, contractors, vendors, consultants, and everything in-between. In the past, L&D‘s focus had been to design training programs based on defined learning needs, skill gaps and business goals.

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Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

At first blush, ecommerce seems easy, since most LMS vendors claim that it’s built into their system. And as it turns out, different kinds of LMS vendors specialize in each of these scenarios. However, this typically doesn’t extend to full support for learning programs. Next, clarify what your AMS can do to help you accomplish this objective. In either scenario, how do they point members to the LMS so they can access the content?

The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

Meanwhile, JVC’s VHS standard wasn’t quite as good, but they openly licensed it. The problem with committee work is well known; in this case vendors who participated wanted the standard to make it easy for their content to be made compliant. Vendors got on board, and SCORM became a more-or-less viable mechanism. If we need to track compliance, we may need to know not only that the person completed, but the amount of time spent or the successful completion.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

Are any LMS vendors on that list? Or do you dismiss them because you assume they’re too self-serving? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. I’m not an LMS vendor. For smart vendors, a blog is not another way to manipulate you with product marketing messages or achieve keyword dominance in search engines. LMS vendors offer a goldmine of thought-provoking guidance, if you’re willing to look for it.

Creating an e-learning strategy that works

eLearning 24-7

I’m not really sure what it is, but I know it is popular, so we must have it” B: “Okay, what should I look for?” “I don’t know how to do it”, “Ugh, this will take a long time to write”, “Where do we go to find it?” ” Before you start to panic about an e-learning strategy, know this: You can build and design an e-learning strategy without writing the next James Joyce novel. The Conversation.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Market Differences in eLearning

Learning Visions

But I know of few variable cases too: 1. I know of companies who only hire instructional designers and buy Rapid elearning tools and expect the ID to do it all themselves to reduce the cost and over head of hiring graphic designers as well. Always do.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Design: Wheres Your Center? Whos Your Master?

Learning Visions

eLearning vendors (those that design custom courseware) are often handed the course to be built. So the vendor scopes it out and does the design work, the storyboarding, the development work. What strategies do you use to ensure a project stays learner centric vs. sponsor centric?

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

Also, if you hear about other offers that learning professionals would appreciate, please let us know. This platform vendor is offering educators free access to its Course Learning Center LMS through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Google is also doing its part to support workers and educators who need to communicate effectively in distributed environments. Need extra storage for your learning program or work files?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Instructional Designers Tools

Learning Visions

I dont do any programming. I dont do any graphic design. If you want to know what I do on a daily basis, read my job description. I think my dinosaur status as an instructional designer stems from the fact that Ive always worked for e-Learning vendors where the programming, graphics, and ID are distinct, separate job roles. Let us know what you decide to do and how the journey goes. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: e-Learning Content & Version Control

Learning Visions

As an e-Learning vendor, I think its our responsibility to make sure that our clients have thought this through. This is definitely a gap and I intend to start having this conversation going forward. If they dont do anything, find out why. At my company, we use SVN for version control (at a basic level I know that its a tool that allows you to check files in and out and keeps track of versions, etc.). The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew! United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?

Learning Visions

Why do companies continue to pay huge dollars for products that are now being offered for free? Because it’s open source, there are no licensing costs. Talented individuals who can program like hell and believe in the open source philosophy. There’s no vendor who creates Moodle per say. That means your IT department has to know how to do all the code. Do you think were at a tipping point? I do know that reporting is crucial.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Learning Visions

Learning Visions

Most of that time, Ive worked for eLearning vendors: companies that design and develop eLearning programs for a wide variety of corporate clients. I love what I do because I get to learn about some new nook of the world every day. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Brand Name Recognition?

Learning Visions

Clearly says something about the state of the fragmented eLearning market -- mostly small shops providing services or companies doing it in-house using all of the aforementioned tools. We review 150 developers in our custom content knowledge base and identified 550 vendors that produce custom courseware. The most "convenient" way to do that is to build capacity through SMEs using relatively affordable, robust tools. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I come from an old-school approach: I sort of understand the technology, but I leave the graphics and programming expertise to others. The programming skills should be left to the programmers. Do you think instructional designers should be able to use the tools? Who knows?

Free L&D webinars for April 2019

Limestone Learning

“ Egg, socket, full ” by Jerzy Górecki is licensed by Pixabay. Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Avoid Buyer’s Remorse: A Guide to Procuring Learning Technology (Free for ATD members) Why do so many learning technology projects fail to deliver sustained value to their organization? There’s power in devoting time to internally solving the skills gap. Join this session for more information about the Adobe Captivate Specialist certificate program.

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Free L&D webinars for May 2018

Limestone Learning

" Queen Victoria's Oak Tree, Sandringham " by Andrew Hugget is LICENSED under CC BY-SA 2.0. Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: The ROI Dilemma: Measuring Results of Your Learning Programs (Free for ATD members) Significant resources are being allocated to training and development across most organizations, but many companies still find themselves unsure of results. L&D can’t prove ROI using the same methods other parts of the business do. So how do you decide?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Will the Real eLearning Industry Please Stand Up?

Learning Visions

Is it the vendors? -- The LMS companies, the custom content developers, the off-the-shelf content creators. – the names we know and associate with eLearning – Jay Cross , Ellen Wagner , Tony Karrer , Brent Schlenker , [insert your name here]. United States License.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

You know how thats done. All the vendors and consultants say pretty much the same thing and follow the same process. Ill do the same for you!) What would they like to do? With a strategy session like this, do you just dive right down into the nitty gritty details?