I think most education businesses could do a lot worse than to have these two aims at the foundation of their vision and mission.

Fluency suggests a high level of competence. Indeed, it is competence in action.

When we are “fluent,” we feel deeply familiar with the knowledge and skills related to our chosen field or industry. We can use them effectively, without even having to think about them in many instances. A profession or trade full of fluent people can deliver a tremendous amount of value to the broader society it serves.

Expertise goes quite a bit beyond this.

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Jeff recently highlighted a great free resource for motivating and retaining learners online: Adding Some TEC-VARIETY, by Curt Bonk and Elaine Khoo.

If you avail yourself of the e-book, you’ll see the authors mention the key role learning management systems can play in keeping your learners engaged in online education.

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Motivating and Retaining Online Learners Online – Free Resource Shows How

September 9, 2014

Are you looking for more effective approaches to engaging and retaining online learners? Then this may be just the resource you have been looking for. Better yet, you can get it for free (read on).

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How much does it cost to create e-learning?

September 2, 2014

As you can imagine, this is a question we get quite often in our line of work. And like so many questions that consultants receive, the most accurate answer is usually the frustrating old stand-by “It depends.” Still, there is a long enough history of e-learning development at this point that we have a pretty […]

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Education Mixed Sandwich?

August 27, 2014

I spent several weeks in Spain this summer, and, early on in my travels, I found myself at a café, trying to decide what to eat. I saw sándwich mixto on the menu board. I’m not fluent in Spanish, but I know sándwich mixto translates to mixed sandwich. But what’s a mixed sandwich? And what […]

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How to Curate Content and Knowledge Like a Pro: a Free 4-Part Mini-Course

August 25, 2014

Do you want to be seen as the leader of knowledge and learning in your field or industry? Do you want access to a constant stream of high quality ideas and content that help you connect with members and customers, build your audience, and generate new product ideas? If you want any or all of […]

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Virtual Events on the Rise Among Associations? You Tell Us.

August 20, 2014

Between our inaugural Association Virtual Conferences 2011 report, and our next version of the report, Association Virtual Events 2012, we saw the number of associations offering a virtual event more than triple. Of the respondents to the online survey that served as the basis for Association Virtual Conferences 2011, 11.7 percent indicated their organizations had […]

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Can We Get a Little Virtual Help from Our Friends?

August 13, 2014

Last week Jeff highlighted some of our free continuing education strategy resources. We’re pretty proud of that list and the substantive data and support they offer to those of you working in the business of continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning. But we couldn’t offer such resources without the information and insight you provide—and […]

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The Opportunity of Lifetime Enrollment

August 8, 2014

What if you enrolled in a graduate program and then never really graduated? Instead, after an initial immersive experience, you are able to access “mini-courses” and other resources as they actually apply throughout your career. As a result, you are able to move from “learn-learn-learn-certify-wait-wait-wait-deploy” – often not very effective as a way of transferring […]

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Free Continuing Education Strategy Resources

August 4, 2014

This it the third and final post in a series of summer “down time” posts. In the first, I highlighted some of the most popular Tagoras blog posts for the past quarter. In the second, I highlighted the most clicked links from Leading Learning from the first half of this year. In this post, I […]

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