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.

When is it time for a new Association LMS?

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With over 600 LMS vendors providing solutions for a variety of education technology needs, from generic to niche solutions, open source to proprietary platforms – how can you be sure that you have the right learning solution for your association? Has Your Association outgrown your LMS?

eLearning Trends of 2016

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However, our research has shown that associations are lukewarm on the idea of gamification. Another trend that was critically important in 2016 per eLearning articles and bloggers was social learning. Associations seem to moderately agree with this trend.

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Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

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Every week, like clockwork, I get a call from someone who wants me to recommend an LMS for their association or small business. If an eLearning Genie would come out of a bottle and grant me four wishes for my LMS buyers, here is what I’d request.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

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“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. But they ask – are associations ready to lead this change?

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.

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

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As the Learning and Development, Training, or Education director for your association, you are the curator of the education resources your association provides to members. Using your LMS as a Content Curation Tool. Have you tried curating content for your education programs?

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

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There are countless articles describing how we need to change the way we deliver learning to attract and engage millennial learners, but many of these articles seem to forget that organizations must deliver learning to learners across multiple generational groups.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

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The results that Harley Davidson have achieved by leveraging the stories and passion of their community are incredible, and are outlined in this Harvard Business Review article. Is it a story that inspires your members to champion and recommend membership of your association to their peers?

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

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For associations in particular, finding ways to help members engage with each other and the organization is always important in order to maintain the vitality of the association membership community.

Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

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There have been some interesting articles and blogs posted in recent weeks with great ideas for engaging members in learning, curating online content to ensure relevancy, and ensuring your organization has a strategically digital mindset. How Associations are Embracing Digital Transformation.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

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Similarly, it’s usually at this time of year that associations and other organizations start to review their training requirements and inevitably their delivery of that training. Has your organization outgrown your LMS?

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Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

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We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn. Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

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Is your association a learning organization? Do any of these themes sound familiar to your association? The second article points out that association members are much more “tech savvy” than association executives may think.

How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016

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With less than two weeks to the ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo 2016 , the largest event for Associations each year, we are putting in place our final preparations to exhibit at Booth #515.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

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Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs.

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

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There are a multitude of blogs and articles outlining the benefits of taking free online courses for professional development to advance your career, but do these courses actually deliver the value and opportunity they profess to provide to adult learners?

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

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Why are Digital Badges the future of Association Education? Association members use their professional social networks, curated feeds, and a myriad of other digital channels to enhance their professional skills. Balancing Badges to Benefit Association, Employer, and Member Needs.

Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

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Learning is part of their character and they seek it out wherever they can find it by: Reading blogs, articles, reports, tip sheets, white papers, ebooks, and books. As behavioral scientists learn more about the brain, their findings on habit development have been the basis of countless articles in traditional and digital media. Your association can also apply these behavioral science principles to strategies and tactics that help your members develop learning habits.

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Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

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As we pack and ship our materials, arrange meetings with partners, clients and associations, and put the finishing touches on our TopClass demos, we started thinking about our top technology strategy tips for getting the most out of the conference.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

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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? Trends Impacting Associations Right Now. Trends Associations Should Prepare For.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

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Indeed, Cheskin’s Davis Masten and Tim Plowman characterized digital ethnography as the next wave in understanding the consumer experience in a Design Management Journal article as early as 2003. Technologically Externalized Knowledge and Learning « Connectivism , February 11, 2010 Connectivism networked and social learning « Utah State OpenCourseWare, lowriders, and system design Future of learning: LMS or SNS? LMS (37). LMS = Losing My Smile , February 5, 2010.