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If your organization offers Webinars – and according to the Association Learning + Technology report, most membership organizations do – you probably realized long ago that you are far from alone. The Web is jam packed with Webinars, many of them free, and a lot of them of pretty low quality. Whether you are trying to make money directly through selling Webinars or indirectly by using them as a member benefit or a means of lead generation, you need good ways to stand out from the crowd.

Running successful Webinars isn’t rocket science, but it does require some basic knowledge about the medium and attention to details. To help you out, here’s an excerpt from Chapter 6 of Leading the Learning Revolution, updated and adapted slightly to reflect my ongoing experience with Webinars at Tagoras.

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In one of the sessions at our spring Learning • Technology • Design™ (LTD) we highlighted 15 learning technology tools that can help you take your learning and education business to new levels. You can view the recording from that session below and/or read on for a run down on each of these tools. There are free versions of many of them, and most of them are low cost – particularly relative to the value they deliver.

Cool Collaboration (and Competition)

The following tools are great for getting students working together or competing against each others – whichever happens to work better for your instructional goals.

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One of the “tools” we have found most useful in helping clients with their education businesses is the Value Ramp.  As simple as it is, a meeting or two focused on it can often be one of the more eye-opening things an organization has done in years. We’ve already provided a general overview of the Value […]

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“The learning business” is a concept at the heart of our work. Having now written and spoken about it in many places, we thought it would be helpful to pull together some our most essential learning business resources into a single page, representing a sort of informal curriculum. These are materials you can work through […]

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Lifelong learning is the imperative of our age, and those who lead learning in their fields will lead their fields. That’s the Learning Business Manifesto in short form, and it underpins our thinking in general and has influenced much of our work, including the Learning Business Maturity Model. In today’s world where change happens more […]

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“One and done. That’s the approach most of our education directors take.” This was the view shared with me by the vice president of a national nonprofit organization recently. Even more recently, a trade association called me in to talk with its network of education managers about moving away from a “transactional” (my contact’s words) […]

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We periodically run a survey to answer the question How are associations using learning technologies? And it’s that time again. If you work for a membership organization, we need your help. We just launched the survey that will be the backbone of the updated version of the Association Learning + Technology report due out in […]

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

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If a new or replacement learning management system is in your organization’s future, be sure to check out the Tagoras Platform Directory for Learning Businesses >> 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 […]

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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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