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How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

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Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. Digital Badges are a part of these changes and are set to make a big impact on education and certification programs in 2017.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

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Is your association a learning organization?

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The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

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The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. What is Social Learning?

Why (and How) to Design Association Education for Young Professionals

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Millennials will make up nearly half the U.S. workforce by 2020. Generational definitions vary but most characterize millennials (or Generation Y) as 21 to 35 year olds. Generation Z, usually described as those who are 21 and under, is already a bigger group than the millennials or the boomers. Their numbers alone are enough to compel associations to pay attention to the educational content and delivery methods these generations need and seek.

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

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We are all making personal and professional new year’s resolutions for 2017, setting goals and making promises to ourselves to keep them this year.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

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Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation.

The Unsung Power of Establishing Audacious Goals (Even if You Fail)

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How failure led to a mentoring relationship with Marshall Goldsmith. Pivot: Reinvention Central

eLearning Assessment and Feedback with your Association LMS

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Many associations are creating eLearning content for members that are spread over a wide geographical area, and who are increasingly “on the go”, voluntarily accessing learning when they can, where they can, outside of working hours.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

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Predictions for the next big trends in eLearning solutions started appearing before 2017 had even begun. With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year?

Don’t Ignore Non-Dues Revenue Potential of Digital Badges!

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This week Eric Kuhn, opening keynoter at ASAE’s 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference advised attendees to “ adopt social media next practices , not just best practices “, when describing social media as one of the most powerful marketing tools for associations.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

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With all the information available at our fingertips through the internet, connecting us globally with people who share our interests, society is progressively interacting more and more online. Just think of the last time you did a Google search for information.

Creating Connections: From Association Education to Employment

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State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

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Fall is a transitional season, with the leaves changing color and starting to shed, and we start thinking about planning for the weather changes coming in the next season.

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

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What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations?

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

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Association Education and Certification: Best Benefit Ever

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What benefits truly increase value for association members, increasing engagement and ensuring that they renew their membership? It’s a question that many associations ask when planning benefit programs and communications to members.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

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If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. An LMS can do so much more than help you manage online courses, certification and accreditation programs, digital badges, and webinars. We’ve come up with ten additional ways you can use an LMS to deliver more value to members and staff.

Increase Member Engagement with an Online Learning Challenge

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Participating in an online learning challenge is a great way to kick-start a new habit, acquire a new skill, or accomplish a long-desired goal. For example: More than 250 novels have been published by authors who started writing them during the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 30-day challenge. A 7-day green smoothie challenge helped the founders of Simple Green Smoothies build an online community of more than 200,000 people.

Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

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“Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.”. Although he died in 1979, the author of that quote, New Yorker contributor S.J. Perelman, foresaw decades ago today’s professional development landscape. Earlier this year, The Economist reaffirmed his message: “ Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative.”. Your members would agree that lifelong learning is critical for advancing in their careers and remaining employable.

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Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

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Have you tried curating content for your education programs? Rather than creating all your course content from scratch, learning content curation can help you to update and extend your member education programs with new material.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

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Sometimes it’s nice to take a step back from all the news, busy work days, our hectic social and family lives and take some time to reflect, refocus, and refresh. Conferences can be a great place to do this, while also reconnecting with your peers, sharing experience, and learning about new ideas.

ASAE Annual Meeting 2016: Come see the new version of TopClass LMS!

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We are excited to be heading to ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah from August 13-16 ! ASAE Annual Meeting 2016 is the biggest Association conference of the year and the schedule is jam packed with educational sessions, learning labs and social events.

Enhance eLearning Assessment to Maintain Learner Engagement

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One way to improve the learner experience is to aim to improve engagement in our eLearning assessment by addressing the variety and format of the questions and answers we use.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

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The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

10 Future Work Skills to Teach Your Members

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Is your association helping members develop the work skills they need for the future? Associations have traditionally offered education on the competencies members need to excel in their industry or profession. For example, association management societies like ASAE provide education on competencies such as governance, chapter relations, and membership engagement.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

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Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Success depends on the ability to create value for their brand.

Managing Learning at your Association Annual Conference

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Organizations offer a wide variety of professional learning opportunities to their members, employees, and partners which range from online courses and webinars, to regional or annual conferences, to classroom-based learning.

What makes an Association Education Program Successful?

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There is an association for every profession, trade, and interest. In the United States alone, there are tens of thousands of associations and non-profit organizations working to support, develop, and advocate for their respective members and industries.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

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For the second consecutive year, WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named the #1 Learning Management System for Associations in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

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Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content.

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

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“ The world’s education systems are failing our children by not preparing them for the workplace of the future. “ This stark statement is the key finding of a new report by the World Economic Forum, Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

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Why are Digital Badges the future of Association Education? The way we learn is constantly evolving. Association members use their professional social networks, curated feeds, and a myriad of other digital channels to enhance their professional skills.

Aligning Customer Training With Certifications

Want to deliver a cohesive customer training certification program? From strategy to systems to job functions, it's time for us to reassess how learning and certifications are delivered together. Download the guide to see how!