Talking with Jim Parker of Digitell at ASAE Annual 2016

Talking with Jim Parker of Digitell at ASAE Annual 2016

I’m fresh back from the ASAE annual meeting in Salt Lake City, and I want to highlight the association LMS and technology-enabled learning providers that were on the floor at the accompanying expo.

The cost to show up and exhibit at ASAE is not insignificant, so being there indicates, from our perspective, that these organizations are serious about the business of continuing education and lifelong learning in the association market.

Since tracking these types of technologies are part of what we routinely do here at Tagoras, being able to walk the floor and check in with companies was a valuable part of the conference experience. In fact, we recorded interviews with some of the exhibitors at ASAE – posted below – and will be following up with others in the coming weeks.

The alphabetical list that follows provides a blurb on the exhibitors to give you a sense of their products and services. Other than a couple of side notes, this language is taken from what the vendors themselves provided to ASAE.  (Note: We conduct all of our technology research independently and do not accept finders’ fees or commissions from any learning technology providers.)

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One of the major positive trends in adult lifelong learning over the past several years is that more organizations have recognized the need to do a much better job of grounding learning experiences in what we actually know about how adults learn.

In a nutshell, we need to move away from the excessive emphasis on lectures that has characterized adult lifelong learning from time immemorial. We need to provide more opportunities for adults to interact and collaborate with each other, to learn from each others’ experiences, and to engage in various approaches to making learning stick.

Yes, and …

We also need to reassert the learner’s responsibility for learning and support learners in embracing that responsibility.

Why?

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A colleague on a board I serve on commented recently that he’s not sure how to keep millennials in their job for 18 months, much less get them involved in an association. It’s a concern I’ve heard echoed by numerous association executives and board members, but I think it is one that is largely misplaced. […]

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When those of us in the business of lifelong learning think about using technology for learning, we’re usually focused first and foremost on technology that’s useful, technology that supports learning. We also usually focus on what’s practical and realistic given the technology we and our learners have access to, are familiar with, and can afford. […]

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This is the second part of a two-part series. Read Part I. 5. Realistically assess resources, capabilities, and organizational “will” By the time you have worked through the areas in Part I, you probably have a general idea of the types of technology that would be desirable for supporting your learning initiatives. At this point, […]

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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 […]

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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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