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May 29, 2018

There’s no reason that learning can’t be fun and effective at the same time. But when it comes to designing instruction, all too often one of these areas is missing from the equation.

With a mission of saving people from bad learning experiences, Michael Allen, founder & CEO of Allen Interactions, has been a pioneer in the e-learning industry since 1975. With nearly five decades of professional, academic, and corporate experience in teaching, developing, and marketing interactive learning and performance support systems, he is the author of nine books, including the widely read Michael Allen's Guide to e-Learning: Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Michael about how e-learning has changed over the years as well as the benefits and key components of designing an effective learning experience.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode136

Highlighted ResourceThe eBooks download page of the Allen Interactions Web site. Here you will find a wealth of free eBooks covering titles ranging from A Bite-Sized Guide to Microlearning to 6 Rules to Designing eLearning for Maximum Motivation to Three Essential Design Elements for Creating Engaging ELearning Games, and more. These are really practical guides that will help you with you with both your e-learning and your broader learning initiatives.

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, but in this case, the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you will get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. Just go to reviewmylms.com to get all the details.

May 22, 2018

If virtual events aren’t something you’ve considered for your learning business—or if they are and you just don’t know where to start —we are here to help.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff share their thoughts on why to consider a virtual conference and some ideas and tips to support your success if you should decide to offer one.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode135

Highlighted Resource – Association Virtual Events – a free Tagoras report based on data collected from over 100 organizations that provides decision makers who want leading edge knowledge to support their strategic planning for virtual events. It touches on topics like timing and pricing; registration and attendance; tools commonly used to deliver virtual events; and common mistakes to avoid. Note there will be a new version of the report released in September 2018.

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Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between Tagoras and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviews of learning management systems, but in this case, the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you will get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. Just go to reviewmylms.com to get all the details.

May 15, 2018

Veronica Diaz is the director of professional learning at EDUCAUSE, the association for information technology in higher education. In her role there, she contributes to the strategic management of the organization’s professional learning product portfolio, directs their online programs and supports face-to-face events and conferences. She also manages the microcredentialing program and virtual and place-based mentoring programs.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa talks with Veronica about EDUCAUSE’s work with microcredentialing and mentoring including why and how they got started and valuable lessons learned along the way.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode134.

Highlighted Resource – a 15-minute video of Veronica Diaz’s Content Pod™ (presented at our 2018 Learning • Technology • Design virtual conference) where she talks about EDUCAUSE’s mentoring efforts.

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, but in this case, the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you will get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. Just go to reviewmylms.com to get all the detail.

May 8, 2018

If you’re looking to grow your learning business, you need to know how to gain more customers – and keep more of the customers you've already earned. To do this requires thoughtful marketing, customer service, and customer experience that customers love enough to talk about.

Jay Baer, President of Convince & Convert, helps the world's most iconic brands do just this. He’s a marketing and customer experience expert, keynote speaker, and New York Times best-selling author of five books, as well as the host of the award-winning Social Pros podcast.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Jay about how to win perspective customers and create lasting relationships, the importance of top-notch customer service, and the power of word of mouth.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode133

Highlighted Resource  – The Convince & Convert Blog - this is the blog started many years ago by Jay Baer, our guest for this episode and frankly, if you aren’t already subscribed, you should be. Convince and Convert is one of a handful of “must read” marketing blogs on our list – one we link to regularly in our Leading Learning newsletter.

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviReviewMyLMS logoews of learning management systems, but in this case, the focus is specifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you will get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. Just go to reviewmylms.com to get all the detail.

 

May 1, 2018

One of our favorite tools for helping learning businesses hone their product strategy is the Value Ramp™. If you aren’t already familiar with it, the Value Ramp is a tool we developed that highlights the relationship between price and value, the importance of momentum, and the impact of brand. Because many organizations haven’t taken the time to really reflect on the relationships between their products, using this tool can certainly be an eye-opening experience.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Celisa and Jeff discuss eight tips for filling out your Value Ramp and how to effectively manage the value offered along it.

Full show notes available at https://www.leadinglearning.com/episode132

Highlighted Resource – A page with additional information related to the Value Ramp - includes both text and video as well as helpful visuals to help you make use of the tool.

Our sponsor this quarter is ReviewMyLMS, a collaboration between our company, Tagoras, and 100Reviews, the company that is behind the very successful ReviewMyAMS site. As the name suggests, ReviewMyLMS is a site where users can share and access reviews of learning management systems, but in this case, the focus isReviewMyLMS logospecifically on systems that are a good fit for learning businesses, meaning organizations that market and sell lifelong learning. Contribute a review and you will get access to all existing and future reviews—there are already more than 100 on the site. And, if you don’t have review to contribute, there is also a subscription option. Just go to reviewmylms.com to get all the details.

 

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