FREE eLearning Thought Leaders Series

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Date: November 28th, 2017 11:30AM-12:30PM CT

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Mike Rustici, President at Watershed LRS

L&D’s purpose isn’t about delivering training. It’s about improving an organization’s most important resource—its employees. But to show improvement, you need concrete benchmarks and data for comparison. Until recently, L&D only had easy access to data from formal training—usually from an LMS— and periodic CSV exports from other systems. And, when the C-suite asks why performance is improving and how to replicate that success, statements such as “we have 90% completion rate” or “95% of new hires completed on-boarding” aren’t going to cut it.

Fortunately, there’s a new generation of tools, models, and ecosystems emerging that eliminates the friction of actually measuring learning and evaluating the true impact it has on the organization. And xAPI provides access to the most comprehensive, real-time, and accessible analytics for learning and performance.

Join Mike Rustici as he discusses:

  • the evolution of xAPI and its adoption in new technology,
  • how xAPI has fueled learning analytics in large enterprise deployments, and the necessity of scalable learning


Date: January 30th, 2018 11:30AM-12:30PM CT

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5 Steps to a CME Digital Content Strategy with Tami Bonnett-Admi

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) departments manage a large number of CME activities each year for their faculty and members respectively. For CPDs, those activities come from numerous formats  – grand rounds, journal clubs, case conferences, annual meetings, workshops, seminars, panels/roundtables, simulations, external faculty lectures, and more. The history of CME programming has been in the live delivery arena, which is currently facing limitations as learners’ budgets shrink and their learning preferences change. Most of these activities are “face-to-face” and hence only available locally and at fixed times, which often make it difficult for physicians with busy practices to participate. The history of CME programming has been in the live delivery arena, which now faces  limitations as learners’ budgets shrink and their preferences change. Further, as many hospitals and healthcare systems expand to regional branches and ancillary hospitals, it is necessary that education be provided remotely to ensure consistency and quality of care.

This webinar will review steps for determining how to corral the enormous body of content available to your organization and determine the potential for leveraging activities in a digital format to create greater ROI and to meet the needs of today’s busy physicians. In this webinar, we will review the following questions:

  • Is there potential for developing a broader reach for your existing internal CME activities (e.g. RSS, live courses, grand rounds, etc.), and what would be involved? Does it have value only “in-the-moment” or to a greater audience?
  • Can it be delivered digitally “as is” or should it be enhanced to create a stronger online experience?
  • How should you plan future face-to-face activities from the onset to ensure that they can then be used digitally in the future?
  • What are the technology and skill sets you may need in order to maximize your CME footprint and revenue?


In case you missed it….

Date: September 26, 2017

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David Kelly, Executive Vice President & Executive Director of The eLearning Guild

Curation is a term that is rapidly growing in popularity and is directly impacting the world of educators who create and deliver continuing professional education.  The volume of information on the Internet has made it increasingly challenging for learners to find the information they need to stay current in their fields.  Adult education has been the domain of national associations that have a mission to provide their community of practice with both formal and informal education. Education departments have an interest in owning the task of content curation creating the potential of a new staff position: Content Curator. This webinar covers the following topics:

  • Definition & history of content curation
  • Three components of curation
  • The diverse types of curation
  • Curation as a competency
  • Curation tools

For people in adult education, curation is a skill that fits into the growing shift towards bringing learning into the flow of the work people are doing.  It presents opportunities for the creation of new products that enable performance support and just in time information for busy professionals.


Date: October 31, 2017 11:30AM-12:30PM CT

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Becky Willis, VP of Enterprise Engagement at EdCast

Learning and Development consultant Josh Bersin (Deloitte) provides an excellent overview of Learning Management Systems in The Disruption of Digital Learning: Ten Things We Have Learned .  Bersin’s quadrants of learning platform types includes “a new breed”  called Learning Experience Platforms.  “These systems aggregate, curate and add intelligence to content, without specifically storing content” according to Bersin.  We have invited organizational leader, Becky Willis, to provide a glimpse of one such platform called EdCast.  As VP of Enterprise Engagement at EdCast, Becky Willis understands the need of todays adult learners to digest learning from mobile devices that provide intelligent curation of personalized learning for each learner or group of learners.  Becky provides a good summary in this blog post of what these platform types do and the problems they solve.

“Learning Experience Platform (LXP) uses the following solutions:

  • Aggregation: Optimal solutions will gather relevant content in one place, from a company’s Learning Management System (LMS) and intranet to external providers and other preferred resources.
  • Curation: Using AI and machine learning will be key to curate relevant and contextual content to your team at the right time and at the point of need.
  • Personalization: Ideal solutions will make increasingly personalized recommendations for learning content to suit your needs, based on the analysis of many factors.
  • Creation: Your association and community of practice has members with tacit knowledge that must be unlocked. The best approach will allow your organization to release and build your own content libraries quickly and conveniently.”

In this session, you will learn:

  • The difference between traditional LMS, Learning Experience Platforms and Program Experience Platforms
  • How artificial intelligence is necessary to provide personalized learning
  • Why being mobile first is paramount to a successful on line learning strategy
  • How and why subject matter experts need phone based authoring capabilities
  • Why it is important to analyze and identify the people in your association that are most acknowledged and best connected influencers

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