The Trouble with Trends

Genius Insights Behind eLearning Trends

Trends are tricky. Often, instead of being The Thing, they are signals of The Thing. This is supremely true with eLearning trends. It’s fun to preview new software and fun formats for learning, but if we don’t understand the critical shifts that these trendy tools signal, we’ve completely missed the point. Technology is just the […]

LMS Engagement Pro Tips

5 Strategies to Spike Utilization

LMS Engagement

Your LMS needs TLC – to spike utilization enfold these LMS engagement pro tips into your digital learning strategy. Welcoming UX Think about all the ways you welcome members to your annual conference: Emails, notifications, mailings, signage in the airport, headquarter hotel, conference center, smiling staff answering questions and offering directional support… Associations invest in […]

Tech Impact on Learning Design

Insights from Tom Kuhlmann

Technology & Learning Design

Some technologies flash in the pan while some rewire everything. Today I had the privilege of hearing Tom Kuhlmann offer his thoughts on how technology is impacting learning design. Tech Impact 1: The L&D Profession Learning and development professionals are navigating intense push-pull tensions as emerging technologies make instructional design easier and harder. Thanks to technology, media […]

LMS Disruption

What's next for learning content management

LMS Disruption

Corporate learning trend watchers like Deloitte and Elliott Masie have called for an LMS do-over, claiming current technology is ripe for disruption. Corporate and academic learning management systems simply are not agile enough to incorporate the best practices of design emerging from the learning sciences – let alone offer an excellent online experience. Learner’s expectations for how […]

Are Your Learners Ready for eLearning?

Defining Your Audience's Tech Profile

online learning

Too often, associations interested in establishing new online learning programs focus first upon technology. That’s an eLearning strategy misfire. Technology should support the intended online experience – which means we need to first ask: What is our primary target audience for this program (singular)? What is our secondary target audience for this program (may be […]

Avoid These 5 LMS Shopping Pitfalls

In 2017 I’ll be contributing to the monthly Association Trends eLearning enews – direct to your inbox insights on what is trending in association digital learning. In our first edition, I share LMS selection secrets. Selecting the wrong LMS is a costly mistake. It’s like investing in a new house and figuring out your family doesn’t fit […]

Read This Before Scheduling an LMS Demo

When in the market for a new piece of technology, it’s natural to stop by the store and compare your options. Appropriate for a nice pair of wireless headphones, lightning fast laptop, or a shiny new HD TV. And helpful to compare features and reviews of mobile apps, software, or plugins. Which is why it […]

Successfully Selecting EdTech

Technology is rapidly changing the landscape of learning bridging learners across geographical boundaries in the global classroom. The tech choices we make can speed the rate of our success or failure. Our learners span the technology literacy spectrum from tech shy to digitally integrated. We know when the technologies we’ve selected are not meeting our expectations, but do […]

An eLearning Developer’s Dream Come True

Developing interactive and immersive eLearning takes time. Powerful software tools like Storyline offer efficiencies for developing courses, but testing… [Pause for collective sigh] Testing across browsers and devices requires an extraordinary amount of time and patience. How a course functions in Chrome doesn’t necessarily matter in IE and Safari does it’s own thing. How your […]