ltd-logo-final-text-outlinesAt Tagoras, we have some great things on tap for 2016, and the biggest of our new activities is Learning • Technology • Design (LTD), which will take place May 18 and 19, 2016, in Arlington, VA.

The event is all about helping trade and professional associations more effectively leverage new technologies and approaches to learning to engage learners and create lasting impact.

We created LTD because we know organizations in the business of lifelong learning have different needs than their corporate and academic counterparts that can mandate training or entice participants with the promise of a degree.

Technology and design are integral not just to creating great learning experiences but also to marketing and selling those learning experiences and staying connected to learners across their careers. And it’s the recognition of the combined and essential role that learning, technology, and design play in successful learning businesses that gave rise to the event (and gave it its name).

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We have done a lot of technology selection work over the years and have delivered many Webinars and workshops related to our 7-step selection methodology (which, while often aimed at learning management system (LMS) selection, really applies to selection of pretty much any type of learning technology platform). My aim in this two-part series is to look at learning technology selection from a somewhat broader perspective and provide organizational leaders with a framework that will support long-term success. There are seven parts to this framework.

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Microlearning is generating a lot of buzz these days. This brief video covers the pros and cons of microlearning as an approach. The pros definitely win out, but the cons should not be taken lightly. If microlearning is an approach you are considering for your organization, you may also want to check out the additional […]

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If all learning is social, then it seems clear that those of us in the business of lifelong learning, professional development, and continuing education need to understand social learning if we’re to succeed in our business. If, as Jeff and I wrote in the Tagoras white paper “Social Learning Trends in the Association Space,” social […]

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In case you haven’t noticed, online learning has become big business – more so, and much more credibly so than back in the mid 90s when I joined my first e-learning start-up. Venture capital firms have jumped back into the game head first, major universities have been jockeying for position, and big Web firms like […]

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For a while now, I’ve been aware of the blurring of the lines between marketing and education. Think of content marketing, where the marketing offers some substantive value—where the marketing is, in essence, educating. Last week I read a blog post by John Jantsch over at Duct Tape Marketing that got me thinking about that […]

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Today we’re officially announcing a new version our widely-read Association Learning + Technology report. Association Learning + Technology 2016 continues our work in three prior reports (published in 2009, 2011, and 2014) to assess the use of technology to enable and enhance learning in the association market and provide insight into how the use of […]

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I’ve never been a big fan of resolutions, but I do think this is a good time of year to take stock and consider whether its worth approaching things a little differently in the coming year. Certainly, for anyone working in the arena of continuing education, and professional development, it’s well worth taking a look […]

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Given the interactive and collaborative nature of the Leading Learning Symposium, there is only so much of it that works well for video capture. We are, however, starting to release recordings from parts of the 2015 symposium where some of the value can be conveyed by video. This clip is from comments made during the opening […]

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The Leading Learning podcast is the only podcast created specifically for leaders and aspiring leaders in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. Each week we offer perspectives, and actionable insights based on our own extensive experience and interviews with a wide range of experts and organizational leaders. To tune in, just click […]

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