4 Continuing Education UX Essentials Your eLearners Are Expecting

POSTED: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

While an impressively knowledgeable speaker or a particularly captivating topic may increase online CE sales or OnDemand content views and replays, your eLearning course isn’t going to generate much enthusiasm (or have a substantial impact) if the presentation format and user experience are falling short. That’s why it’s so important to facilitate an engaging and interactive experience for your eLearning audience.

Yes, today’s learners are expecting a wide variety of high quality content. Yes, they are expecting a sleek CE platform design and intuitive tools. Yes, the registration process should be streamlined, and yes, you should be using technology that automates grading and post-exam certificate delivery. If you aren’t offering your audience these practical eLearning essentials, you’re already falling behind your competitors.

But what will take your CE program to the next level? Read on for an analysis of the Continuing Education UX trends you should be following in order to delight the modern CE participant.

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The Top 5 Upcoming Must-Attend CME Events for Healthcare Professionals

POSTED: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Are you a healthcare educator or a CME service provider? Or perhaps you’re a professional working in the medical field and you’d like to learn more about the latest CME technology updates, eLearning trends, medical writing techniques, content delivery tools, or any other changes taking place across today’s Continuing Medical Education landscape.

If this is the case for you, you’ll likely find this listing of upcoming industry events helpful, or perhaps quite familiar!

Our National Sales Director John Craine – who leads BeaconLive’s healthcare division – has been a member and exhibitor at these conferences and meetings for many years. We’ve been more than happy to support these organizations with our time and resources because they are truly valuable CME events for our friends, colleagues and customers in the healthcare field, and we absolutely encourage you to join and participate.

As these conferences are held by accrediting organizations, you’ll even have the chance to receive CE credits yourselves! Not to mention you’ll have plenty of time to network and connect with professionals active in your industry, as well as a chance to get your name, institution or service out there, too.

Alright, let’s get right down to it! Here are the top 5 CME events that we highly recommend healthcare professionals attend in 2017 and 2018…

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CME Solutions: 8 Key Qualities in a Continuing Ed Platform

POSTED: Friday, December 30, 2016

As the increase in eLearning and online training courses made available by both corporate and educational institutions continues to accelerate, any adept CME pro should be asking the question: what really makes a Continuing Education services provider truly stand out from the rest of the pack? How can I differentiate my program?

Well, for starters, the well-executed presentation of content is going to make a big difference. But for today’s education landscape, that’s pretty much a no-brainer.

With that said, there are a number of other important attributes for which CME professionals should be on the lookout if they’re going to integrate their program with the right technology solution. CE teachers and students alike need to be able to focus on what matters most, while the solution they utilize fades into the background, serving as a tool that enhances the experience, not hampers it.

Whether you’re looking for a full-service solution that leverages an experienced team of healthcare service professionals to operate the platform on your behalf or you’re ready to use an intuitive technology solution yourself, here’s what you need to look for in a CME platform in order to flawlessly deliver virtual events:

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5 Attributes CLE Providers Need in a Content Delivery Platform

POSTED: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

For the new generation of lawyers, traditional forms of learning are becoming obsolete as common practices—such as turning to law digests and lectures for new knowledge and information—are being replaced with online learning programs and webinars.

However, legal professionals have plenty of choices and sources to accomplish the completion of their mandatory CLE credits, so it's important for providers to acknowledge and explain the benefits of their program over others.

In a recent study, attorneys were asked about the leading factors for choosing a CLE program. Results show that more often than not, attorneys will choose to attend a CLE program that's relevant over one that's free or local. Tap into your audience's commitment to learning by building an effective program that they will choose every time. Here's what your content delivery platform will need:

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What's Trending? The Back-to-School Scoop on CME Distance Learning

POSTED: Monday, August 29, 2016

A new school calendar year is around the corner and already there are so many new learning trends to catch up on! In the healthcare industry, we've seen how communicating via webinars can break down collaboration barriers and enhance the distance learning experience for CME professionals. But as new technology is developed and new shifts in the industry occur, there are, of course, new distance learning trends to get excited aboutand prepare for:

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