Have you paid attention to recent podcast statistics? If not, now would be a good time to tune in.

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We recently published an episode of the Leading Learning podcast titled The Power of Podcasting. A big part of what prompted this episode was the release of the annual Infinite Dial report from Edison Research. Edison has been running a version of this report, which examines Americans’ use of digital platforms and new media, since 1998. In recent years, the rise of podcasting has been a central focus.

The numbers are compelling. Here are just few of podcast statistics reported by Edison:

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Notepad with Learning Management System LMS Return on Investment

What kind of return on investment will we get from implementing a new or replacement learning management system (LMS)?

Sometimes, organizations get bogged down with answering this question and spend way too much time and – in some cases – money searching for a precise answer. Analysis paralysis sets in.

Other times, unfortunately, we discover it has not been asked at all before proceeding with licensing and implementation of an expensive solution.

Sanity, as is so often the case, lies somewhere in between. Here are five factors to consider and try – within reason – to answer before signing on the dotted line for a learning management system.

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We’re not sure about “becoming” – it already is an imperative, in our view – but, in any case, The Economist has published a special report on lifelong learning that is well worth reading. It echoes many themes that are central to Leading the Learning Revolution as well as our writing and speaking in various […]

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One of the critical shifts we highlight in our 10 Critical Shifts in the Market for Lifelong Learning briefing is the growing need for organizations to invest in sales skills. Specifically, we write: In an increasingly competitive marketplace, it will be difficult for most organizations to thrive solely with retail, business-to-consumer sales of their educational […]

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Celisa and I had the chance to walk the expo floor at the ASAE Technology Conference recently, and as we have in the past, we wanted to highlight  the association LMS and technology-enabled learning providers that were there. The cost to show up and exhibit at the ASAE Technology Conference is not insignificant, so being there […]

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A while back I wrote about efforts of the Michigan Society of Association Executives (ASAE) to launch Third Thought, an online learning destination for its membership. Having used the platform successfully with members, MSAE is now launching Third Thought out into the broader association market. In this brief video, I talk with MSAE Cheryl Ronk […]

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If you want to assess the maturity of your learning business, there’s now a resource for you: the Learning Business Maturity ModelTM. We’re calling this version 1.0, as we imagine improving the model and the accompanying assessment as we hear from those making use of it in their organization. The Learning Business Maturity Model articulates […]

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We’ve launched a new version of our survey on how membership organizations use social technologies as part of their learning products and services. Input from the survey will form the basis of a report we will share (for free) in the coming months, but first we need your help getting good data to share. If […]

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We recently crossed the 50 episode mark with the Leading Learning Podcast. In celebration of that fact – and to celebrate International Podcast Day – we thought we would provide a rundown of the top 10 episodes of the show, based on number of number of downloads. We encourage you to give these a listen and also […]

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Recently I had the opportunity to speak with a group of national medical specialty society CEOs. The topic was innovation and entrepreneurship trends in the market for lifelong learning, and I was thrilled that this turned out to be a very engaged group, one that was eager to talk about what is going on out there […]

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