Below you will find descriptions of recent Webinars and links to register to access them. Note that if you are not already a subscriber to Leading Learning, you will be subscribed to our e-mail list as a requirement for accessing the recordings. Additionally, during the time that Webinars are listed on this page, registration data may be shared with the sponsor for each Webinar.
LMS Selection: Mastering the Process, Avoiding the Pitfalls
January 2021 | Sponsored by BenchPrep
In this session, we discuss our time-tested process for selecting a learning management system and highlight the pitfalls to avoid. You’ll leave the session with a clear understanding of how to lead their organization in choosing the right learning technology.
Virtual Conference Platform Selection: Simplifying a Strategic Decision
February 2021 | Sponsored by Digitell
COVID-19 pushed many learning businesses to up their digital game and remake in-person conferences for online delivery. But short timelines can shortchange strategic decision-making. Whether you’re a virtual conference veteran or you were forced to pivot quickly or have yet to make a technology choice, Q1 is a good time to ensure you have a platform in place that will be an asset even after large-scale, in-person conferences are viable again.
In this session we help you understand that virtual conference platform providers run the gamut from do-it-yourself options to full-service models and how a provider’s origin—as a Webinar technology versus or a streaming video provider, for example—suggests strengths and weaknesses. We’ll also help you assess factors that impact your technology needs, including the driving reason for your conference (convening members? marketing to potential customers?) and key requirements, such as the number of sessions and concurrents. You’ll leave better equipped to lead your organization in choosing a virtual conference platform aligned with your strategic needs.
The Surge of the Third Sector: Implications for Your Learning Business
March 2021 | Sponsored by Blue Sky eLearn
Learning now contributes more to overall GDP and productivity than technology. That shift is driving dramatic growth in the third sector of education—the sector that serves the millions of adults who continue to learn and grow in the decades that follow their secondary and post-secondary education.
In this session, we explore five key developments that have contributed—and continue to contribute—to growth of the third sector. More importantly, we’ll examine the implications of that growth and unpack what a fuller awareness of the sector might mean for your learning business’s strategy.
Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras and Leading Learning, lead this session, sponsored by Blue Sky eLearn. Liam O’Malley, vice president of association solutions at Blue Sky eLearn, also shares his experience working with organizations in the third sector.
The Promise of the Learning Experience Platform: What an LXP Is, Why You May Need One, and How to Choose
April 2021 | Sponsored by EdCast
Learning experience platforms, or LXPs, have been gaining ground as an alternative or enhancement to traditional approaches to learning management. They promise personalized learning—a learner-centric, Netflix-like experience that many organizations yearn for but have been unable to achieve with a typical learning management system (LMS).
While many learning businesses have yet to explore LXPs, much less implement them, they are an established fact of the learning platform landscape and their impact is likely to be significant in coming years. In this one-hour session we’ll take a closer look at what an LXP is, why a learning business might need one, and how to go about selecting the right LXP for your learning business.
Frontiers of Learntech: Implications for Your Learning Business
May 2021 | Sponsored by BenchPrep
One undeniable outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is that learning technology has proven to be essential to the smooth functioning of society and the daily life of billions of people worldwide. Learntech is on the cusp of a transformation, poised to explode in the years ahead.
In this session, we explore the future of learning technology—artificial intelligence, data, virtual and augmented reality, personalization, and more. We focus on the practical implications of where learntech is headed, to help inform your learning business’s strategic use of technology, now and in the future.