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Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

By |2021-02-09T19:24:39+00:00April 14th, 2016|Association eLearning Blog, Association Management, eLearning, Employee engagement and reterntion, Gamification, Learning Theory, Member Engagement & Retention, Training and Development|

Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap was originally published in the IACET blog as a guest post by Digitec President Jack McGrath. The skills-gap issue is growing more critical in the U.S., especially within [...]

Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

By |2021-02-09T19:24:34+00:00November 10th, 2014|Association eLearning Blog, Association Management, Communications, Creative Design, eLearning, Game-based Learning, Gamification, Instructional Design, Member Engagement & Retention, Uncategorized|

According to BigFish games, 58% of Americans play video games, with 68% of that population older than 18. In fact, the average age of a video gamer is 35 – a key demographic we’d all [...]

4 Tips to Writing eLearning Scripts That Sing

By |2014-09-02T08:01:14+00:00September 2nd, 2014|Association eLearning Blog, Communications, Creative Design, eLearning, eLearning News, Instructional Design, Marketing, Member Engagement & Retention, Project Management, Uncategorized|

If you’re getting started on a new script for an eLearning course, you probably aren’t planning to create a “musical” experience. But maybe you should. A great song is relatable, the lyrics that get stuck [...]

Bridging the Skills Gap: An Opportunity for Associations

By |2014-07-09T09:33:58+00:00July 9th, 2014|Association eLearning Blog, Association Management, Budgets and ROI, eLearning, eLearning News, Instructional Design, Learning Management Systems, Marketing, Member Engagement & Retention, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized|

There’s a huge skills gap problem facing our nation today, but this crisis represents an opportunity for associations to reinvent themselves and compete with traditional suppliers of higher education. I was recently asked to present [...]

Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments

By |2014-04-30T08:57:39+00:00April 30th, 2014|Association eLearning Blog, Association Management, Creative Design, eLearning, eLearning News, Game-based Learning, Instructional Design, Learning Management Systems, Project Management, Uncategorized|

Most associations have provided some degree of member education as part of their mission. For members, continuing education is a valuable benefit for their professional development. And for associations, educational offerings can be a valuable [...]

eLearning for Associations – 5 Tips to Keep Them Coming Back

By |2014-01-28T09:54:58+00:00January 28th, 2014|Association eLearning Blog, Association Management, Creative Design, eLearning, eLearning News, Member Engagement & Retention, Strategic Planning, Uncategorized|

For many of us, education and learning are a passion. There’s a joy in mastering new things and continuing to stay current in our careers. For us, learning is what Maslow described as “self-actualization” and [...]

The Story Arc Simulation Model: Creating Memorable Learning

By |2013-12-02T13:40:04+00:00December 2nd, 2013|Association eLearning Blog, eLearning, eLearning News, Game-based Learning, Gamification, Instructional Design, Member Engagement & Retention, Uncategorized|

When I began my career 20 years ago, I was designing some of the earliest CD-ROM based simulations for the US Navy. These experiences involved free-play interactions that used sophisticated algorithms, variable tracking, and multipathing. [...]

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