Challenge Your Learners By…

In this hectic world of on-the-spot access to information, conversations held in 140 characters or less, and instant picture uploads, Instructional Designers are faced with the challenge of designing effective learning that won’t overload learners. The heart of this challenge is finding the learners’ motivational sweet spot. To the Instructional Designer, this means figuring out [...]

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The Four Stages of Learning

I recently had an interesting conversation about life and how life lessons occur in stages. We compared it to learning to ride a bike. It was so difficult to learn, yet now you find it so easy you’ve forgotten how you learned it in the first place. It got me thinking about what those stages [...]

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Putting Members’ Needs First: Working with Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) may be from Mars, and Instructional Designers may be from Venus … but at the end of the day, your members are the actual center of the universe! The working relationship between Subject Matter Experts and Instructional Designers (IDs) is often portrayed as antagonistic, challenging, and “like pioneering a new frontier [...]

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When CEs Aren’t Enough: How to Engage and Empower Learners

My husband works in the emergency medical and public safety field and is required to complete X number of continuing education (CE) hours per year to keep his certifications. He can obtain his CEs by attending meetings, reading journals, and taking instructor-led or online classes. But like a lot of professionals whose job requires them [...]

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Setting up your Association’s eLearning

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra If you’ve been tasked with implementing your association’s eLearning what are you going to do to make sure you don’t end up some place else? Here is my perspective on setting up your association’s eLearning: Assemble Your Assets Team [...]

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Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. I was recently asked to present on the skills gap issue and the opportunities it creates for associations at the ASAE Great Ideas conference in Orlando. [...]

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What Millennials Want from Member Education

  Q3. What type of education offerings does the incoming generation want and how is what they want different from other generations? #assnchat — Association Chat (@assnchat) June 3, 2014 This question caught my eye in a recent association chat on Twitter. As a member of the incoming generation, I think it is crucial to [...]

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