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eLearning Trends for 2018

Association eLearning

These are the eLearning trends for 2018. The ability to learn while doing, virtually, is promising for millennials. Game-based learning is also on the rise, as organizations seek to engage and challenge learners. Flexible LMS. The LMS is dead! Thus, today organizations are putting together different kinds of systems to meet their learners needs. Therefore, an LMS needs to integrate with those systems, whether it’s an AMS or a webinar platform.

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Negotiate Your Learning Management System (LMS) Contract

Adobe Captivate

Congratulations, you’ve gone through the process of selecting the perfect learning management system vendor for your learning and development organization! All that stands between you and that beautiful piece of learning technology is the vendor contract, and the associated price tag. During one of my conference sessions last year, I was asked whether it’s possible to negotiate the price of an LMS.

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LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. But how do associations accomplish this? Through a learning management system (LMS). Learning management systems have taken over how associations distribute and generate revenue from their professional development materials.

Task List for Your Learning Management System (LMS) Implementation

Adobe Captivate

If you’d like to attend a free webinar on how to implement your LMS, join me tomorrow ! Quite a few of us hear the words “learning management system implementation” and run for the hills. No need to worry – implementing an LMS is absolutely something you can do. The most critical part of any LMS implementation is your project plan. Make sure you have a basic understanding of LMS administration. Work closely with your LMS vendor.

You Implemented a Learning Management System. Now What?

Web Courseworks

Associations strive to provide value to existing members and offer benefits that attract new ones. Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are a critical part of this value proposition. When associations provide members with superior continuing education and professional development opportunities, everyone wins. You must convince your members to use the LMS, and keep them engaged for lifelong learning.

8 Tips to Launching a Successful Learning Management System

Abila

Launching a learning management system (LMS) requires a thoughtful approach to your staff’s administrative processes, as well as your members’ overall experience. Implementing an LMS can provide an efficient and convenient online learning environment for your members, both as a strategic member benefit and additional source of non-dues revenue. Think Beyond Your Association’s Perspective. Integrate Your LMS.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

According to the most recent IRS reports, nearly 64,000 professional and trade associations are based in the U.S. But when it comes to supporting lifelong learning , they’re definitely not created equal. Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs. However, the way they combine strategies and systems is as unique as the organizations, themselves.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Public social media vs. private association social learning? Manager, AICPA.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 4th annual LMS and learning systems “Trends” post! As fiercely independent learning technology analysts, we think a trend isn’t just a fleeting idea that comes and goes like fashion, or a social media hashtag. A trend should matter to any buyer, seller or user of learning technology who wants to make ongoing, intelligent and informed choices. It directly affects learning technology buyers and sellers.

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Here’s why: As non-profit entities with a mission, associations aim to improve the world in countless ways by advancing ideas, people and professions. Lifelong learning and collaboration are at the heart of their organizational decisions. This new landscape affects the status and influence of every association in its respective profession.

CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

Talented Learning

Over the past decade, businesses large and small have widely embraced customer relationship management systems (CRM) , thanks largely to the remarkable rise of the world’s most popular cloud-based CRM, Salesforce.com. Most Salesforce users rely on this powerful software-as-a-service suite for its original purpose – centralized management and tracking of customer and prospect account information. How Does CRM-LMS Integration Improve Customer Training?

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

So as you prepare for what’s ahead, join me as I reflect on topics that mattered most to the extended enterprise learning community in 2018. If I could choose a keyword to describe this year’s learning systems landscape, it would be “dynamic.” Regular readers know that this blog isn’t the only way we share advice with learning technology buyers and sellers. Top 3 Podcasts of 2018. How does it improve learning analytics?

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eLearning Trends for 2018

Association eLearning

THESE ARE THE ELEARNING TRENDS FOR 2018. The ability to learn while doing, virtually, is promising for millennials. Game-based learning is also on the rise, as organizations seek to engage and challenge learners. FLEXIBLE LMS. The LMS is dead! Thus, today organizations are putting together different kinds of systems to meet their learners needs. Therefore, an LMS needs to integrate with those systems, whether it’s an AMS or a webinar platform.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.” ” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Although the list isn’t exhaustive, it is based on my experience with hundreds of LMS solutions I track and dozens of recent purchasing opportunities I’ve managed. UPDATE: Some people say the LMS is dead.

How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association

Abila

According to Community Brands 2018 Member Education and Career Development Report , 85 percent of members want organizations to provide continuing education opportunities. However, implementing a learning program with a corresponding learning management system (LMS) is easier said than done. With more than 700 learning management solutions in the marketplace, choosing the right one poses a unique challenge.

Integrating your new LMS with 3rd-party systems

Ziiva

As you set up a new LMS, you may have to integrate with 3rd-party HR systems (like ADP ), CRM systems (like SalesForce ), Association Management Systems (like Abila , formerly Avectra), or other platforms. While every setup is different, we’ve pulled together four issues that frequently arise during this process, and suggestions for how your LMS partner can work with you to solve them.

Podcast 9: Association LMS Trends – With Linda Bowers of WBT Systems

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 9 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 9 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Associations everywhere are reinventing the way they engage and educate their members, thanks to ecommerce and LMS advances that help them drive new revenue streams from these strategies. My background is in LMS implementation.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Way back in 1953, when the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) first reported industry financial benchmarks, membership dues represented a whopping 96% of the typical organization’s revenues. In fact, by 2016, subscription income averaged only 45% for trade associations and 30% for professional associations. Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll.

How to Write an RFP for LMS Vendors

Web Courseworks

An RFP, or Request for Proposal, allows you to outline what you are looking for in your ideal Learning Management System vendor and creates a standardized form or checklist for all would-be vendors to follow. A typical software system RFP has multiple sections; once you complete one you like, you can use it as a template for other requests and programs. This internal process is an important step towards building an online learning business roadmap.

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Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. There’s no better way to make purchasing decisions for your association than to learn about the product first-hand and talk face-to-face with a knowledgeable supplier. WBT Systems has been a proud supporter and strategic partner of NiUG International for years.

Software Demo Tips: What Works? Ask an LMS Selection Consultant

Talented Learning

If you subscribe to this blog , or listen to our podcasts , or attend our webinars , you probably think of Talented Learning as a free source of fiercely indeperndent information for LMS buyers and sellers – but that’s only part of our story. We actually earn our living by providing comprehensive learning software selection services. For nearly 5 years, our consultants have been on a mission to help extended enterprise LMS buyers make better purchasing decisions.

Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

WBT Systems

In just five days, we will be returning to sunny Austin, TX to sponsor PersoniFest 2018! As a proud Personify Solution Partner and silver sponsor of PersoniFest 2018, WBT provides organizations the power to get the most out of their learning programs, through our standard integration between TopClass LMS and Personify360. . Erin and Linda will be at Booth #6 to answer all your questions about association education and certification programs.

Podcast 11: Top Association Technology Trends ? With Tamer Ali of Community Brands

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 11 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. With two decades of proven success in developing and delivering continuing education solutions, Tamer is my go-to source for insight into cutting-edge association technology trends. These are the drivers for association technology trends in 2018. The LMS is not going to die.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? Association content and development can vary. If you are part of a medical association, the way you obtain and develop that content is going to look very different from an association focused within the trade industry. Where and when do they spend time learning? If you are purchasing a learning management system, do you have an LMS administrator?

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iMIS CourseStage LMS Integration Success with AGC

Web Courseworks

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters. AGC and their iMIS partner, BroadPoint’s MemberPrime , defined AGC’s data reporting and administrative requirements for an LMS that fit AGC’s business. Objective.

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Is Your Cloud-based LMS the Ideal Platform to Train Employees?

Your Training Edge

When it comes to employee productivity, offering training programs, courses and learning opportunities becomes essential for organizations. The best way to provide this opportunity is through integrating a Learning Management System (LMS) within the organization. However, organizations often find themselves with the dilemma of choosing between a cloud-based LMS or an installed solution. Cloud-based SaaS LMS Explained.

How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

GDPR—the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation—went into effect on May 25, 2018. Since the EU approved GDPR on April 14, 2016, association technology firms have had lots of time to prepare for GDPR. In this post, we describe what your technology providers should do to help your association comply with GDPR. We also provide tips on some of the things staff should do to help their associations comply with GDPR—just in case you haven’t done them already.

Distance Learning and the LMS: Advice From a Higher Education Expert

Talented Learning

Many colleges and universities have launched distance learning programs, but student success rates remain inconsistent. In this interview, distance learning veteran Nancy Rubin, Ph.D. shares her thoughts on what it takes to deliver a truly engaging experience for online students, both inside and outside the primary learning environment. Nancy also serves as Associate Managing Editor of The Journal of Literacy and Technology , and edits her own blog, Nancy-Rubin.com.

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

Recent research by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) reveals the impact of training on several key dimensions of customer adoption: 68% of trained customers use products more often. With results like these, it’s no wonder why customer training platforms are one of the hottest segments in today’s learning systems market. Until a few years ago, customer training platforms didn’t even exist as a separate segment of the learning management system (LMS) market.

2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS presented to WBT Systems Ltd. and Miele & Cie. KG by eLearning Journal

WBT Systems

Presentation of 2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS. KG), Frank Siepmann (eLearning Journal) and Linda Bowers (WBT Systems). The 2018 eLearning AWARD in the category for ‘Learning Management System’ (LMS) has been awarded to the project partners WBT Systems and Miele & Cie. KG for the successful implementation of TopClass LMS and its integration into an enterprise-wide infrastructure worldwide.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? Or, to ensure you absolutely get the best LMS for your association, hire an LMS consultant to help you with requirements, selection, and implementation. Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. Their knowledge of LMS providers goes beyond a company’s reputation.

How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

WBT Systems

The request for proposal you send to learning management system (LMS) providers is only as good as the process you use to develop your LMS requirements. If you don’t accurately and completely identify and prioritize your real needs during that process, your new LMS will fall short of expectations. Before you even think about creating a request for proposal (RFP), you must spend time on the LMS requirements gathering and analysis process.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

So why should we celebrate technologies that enable social learning experiences? In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment. Of course, the true value of social learning experiences depends on whether we keep our minds open to new ideas. Not long ago, the hottest “free range” debates I encountered involved L&D professionals arguing about the merits of learning systems in networked business environments.

Unleashing The 7 Essential Features Of A New-Age LMS

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Training and development have extended the reach of traditional classrooms by providing personalized learning experiences. In the midst of these changes, the utilization of Learning Management Systems (LMSs) has also evolved. The need to transfer just-in-time knowledge via latest e-learning tools is reshaping the nature of learning. Evolution of New-age LMS- The Need is Now. Exploring 7 Essential Features of New-age LMS. eBook LMS

How to Present a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Do you ever daydream about having a new learning platform? Your wish can come true if you know how to make a persuasive case for a new learning management system (LMS) to the decision-makers at your association. Last week, we explained how to prepare your business case for a new LMS —from collecting evidence to gathering allies. Now, it’s time to learn how to present a business case for a new LMS to your board, CEO, or other decision-makers.

How to Deliver the In-Person Learning Experience Online

Abila

In-person courses and multi-day conferences are the top two leading formats for learning for association members today, according to the 2017 Member Professional Development Study. Trailing behind just slightly is online learning and webinars, with online actually taking over the number two spot for Millennial learners. Take, for example, The American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Story , included in Jessica’s final thoughts at the close of this insightful session.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Do you feel like giving your learning platform a heave-ho out the door? As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. But, let’s face it, your current LMS is holding you back. Maybe it wasn’t designed for associations in the first place. Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. Preparing Your Case for a New LMS.

Learning Programs From the Future

Abila

In this exercise I asked them to think ahead to five years in the future and ask themselves the question: How will our learning program have changed to become more SUCCESSFUL? I asked them to think about efficiencies, strategies, product offerings, system updates, member engagement, process refinements, and more. Here are some of our participant’s plans that you should also consider as you look to evolve your learning program into the future.

How does an LMS save your time so that you can train better?

Your Training Edge

These two advantages have made the learning and development teams to accept and run with online training as a base to run their training and training initiatives. Among many benefits of using a LMS software , one that stands out is of saving time. This is also done to prepare for specific mandatory training, and this is where an LMS may help in saving much time for the L&D department. So how does the LMS save your time so that you can train your employees better?

Finding the Right Technology Partner Can Be Like Speed Dating!

Abila

When evaluating the association market, you’ll no doubt see an abundance of small, disparate technology providers. This poses an issue, as your solutions should seamlessly integrate to save time and increase efficiencies, share key insights and data, and ultimately, create a pristine member experience that is natural and consistent with their everyday behavior. Choosing the right technology can feel like a round of speed dating.