The Value Ramp

At Tagoras we try to apply what we preach about the field of lifelong learning. Learning, after all, is about changing behavior, which implies application. An underpinning of much of what we preach about learning is value.

As Jeff noted earlier this week, we take seriously the idea that education should be an investment. A big part of whether we, or any learner, can view an experience as an investment rather than an expense is the value we get out it.

For regular blog readers, you’ll know that we use the Value Ramp to help organizations in the business of lifelong learning think about their educational offerings and how they do—or might—represent different value and pricing, including free options.

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invest for growth

It’s an essential question to ask both about how you perceive your own participation in professional development activities as well as about how your prospective customers perceive participation in your organization’s offerings.

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A Virtual Track for Your Conference: Low Price and High Value [Guest Post by Lloyd Tucker]

December 15, 2014

This piece is written by Lloyd Tucker of e-Learning Solutions, a consulting company that assists associations in starting and expanding their e-learning programs. Prior to founding e-Learning Solutions, Lloyd worked in the association space for two decades. Most recently Lloyd was deputy executive director and director of education and membership for the Society for Technical […]

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Leveraging Microlearning for Professional Development and Continuing Education

December 11, 2014

While it should be useful to anyone interested in the topic of microlearning for professional development and continuing education, this post is primarily intended to provide background and supporting materials for a session I will deliver at the ASAE Technology Conference on December 17. The session is titled Massive, Micro, Flipped and More: Key Trends and Technologies […]

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Leveraging the Flipped Classroom for Professional Development and Continuing Education

December 9, 2014

While it should be useful to anyone interested in the topic of the flipped classroom for professional development and continuing education, this post is primarily intended to provide background and supporting materials for a session I will deliver at the ASAE Technology Conference on December 17. The session is titled Massive, Micro, Flipped and More: Key Trends […]

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Leveraging MOOCs for Professional Development and Continuing Education

December 8, 2014

While it should be useful to anyone interested in the topic of MOOCs for professional development and continuing education, this post is primarily intended to provide background and supporting materials for a session I will deliver at the ASAE Technology Conference on December 17. The session is titled Massive, Micro, Flipped and More: Key Trends and […]

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A Remedy to the Strategy Vacuum in Our Mobile Learning White Paper

December 1, 2014

There’s often a vacuum when it comes to organizations’ strategy for their learning business—we’ve seen this over and over again in our research and when working with associations. And we’ve lamented that lack of strategy in more than one publication. The most recent lamentation comes in our new complimentary “Mobile Learning and Associations: A Chance to […]

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3 Learning Trends, 2 Predictions in Less Than 1 Hour

November 19, 2014

Like so much these days, it can seem like the learning field is innovating at an unprecedented pace. Or is firmly mired in old and ineffective ways. The reality, of course, is both—learning is happening all along the spectrum that ranges from stale and outmoded to outlandish and novel for the sake of novelty. Last […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Learning? Come See Thursday.

November 10, 2014

Jeff and I are holding the last of the 2014 Leading Learning Webinars this Thursday and focusing on what’s happened with learning in 2014—the key trends—and then looking out to 2015 and beyond—what’s coming down the pike, and what does it mean for associations that are in the business of lifelong learning? You can register […]

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Our New Association Virtual Events Report Released—and a Bonus From-the-Field Story

November 7, 2014

We’ve officially released the new version of our Association Virtual Events report, and you can download a free copy by signing up for the Leading Learning community list below (or find out more here). Thank you to Digitell for sponsoring the report, so we can offer it for free. The report represents our ongoing effort to […]

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