The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

When we get requests from associations considering an LMS, it is always interesting to get an understanding of the current learning environment. Implementing an LMS can also take weeks or months, depending how you need the system configured. You need both.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs.

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What Do I Need in an LMS? I’m Looking to Market and Sell eLearning.

Association eLearning

Let’s say you’re an association. This means you’ll need an ecommerce system built into your LMS. The Knowledge Direct LMS has an ecommerce system built in allowing credit card payments through Stripe credit card processing. Check out Knowledge Direct LMS for Associations.

The Benefits of SaaS: Hosted LMS

Association eLearning

Taking this on by yourself could be a hassle, as you first have to find skilled IT staff, and then they have to learn the LMS. How long will it take them to learn? An ability to focus on the organization’s core business, instead of spending resources to support yet another system.

Florida Association of Realtors Joins Digitec’s LMS Family

Association eLearning

Florida Association of Realtors, the largest trade association in the state with more than 115,000 members, is the latest membership organization to adopt Digitec’s Knowledge Direct® learning management system (LMS). The association switched to Knowledge Direct from an in-house Moodle-based solution to take advantage of Knowledge Direct’s ease-of-use, built-in authoring tool, robust reporting and seamless integration with iMIS.

Digitec Hits the Road for AMA CME Conference in Baltimore

Association eLearning

Digitec will demonstrate Knowledge Direct® MED and its Continuing Medical Education (CME) eLearning services at this year’s American Medical Association (AMA) conference in Baltimore, Maryland, October 10-12. Many physicians are now taking their CME online through the Digitec Knowledge Direct MED Learning Management System (LMS). Learn more about the Knowledge Direct MED LMS.

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Digitec Welcomes New Knowledge Direct LMS Partners

Association eLearning

The Irrigation Association (IA), the leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals, has selected the Digitec Knowledge Direct learning management system for its online certification, continuing education and recertification programs. With the addition of the association’s new online learning portal, IA is able to deliver and track eLearning courses, learner progress, completions and continuing education units (CEUs) earned.

Digitec Welcomes New Knowledge Direct LMS Partners

Association eLearning

Visioning Healthcare, the leading provider of consulting and education for safe patient handling, has selected the Digitec Knowledge Direct learning management system for its continuing education and recertification programs. With the addition of the company’s new online learning portal, Visioning Healthcare will make the transition from instructor-led, classroom-based training to eLearning.

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

WBT Systems

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. We are excited that ASAE attendees will be the first to see our new and enhanced social learning features!

3 ELearning Predictions for 2016

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I will try my best to avoid making each one an “easy” prediction (for example, it’s a pretty safe bet that mobile learning will continue to rise so there isn’t any sense in making that obvious call). Prediction #2: Global Learning Management Industry Revenues Increase.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

When implementing a new Association LMS, or upgrading your existing system, one of the top worries is “How will we get our members and new learners to use this new system?” Ensuring members are engaged in learning is a key challenge for associations.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

Conferences can be a great place to do this, while also reconnecting with your peers, sharing experience, and learning about new ideas. We have also posted in the past about how to successfully market your association learning management system to appeal to members and potential members.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? A learning organization becomes more like a community that members can feel a commitment to. Do any of these themes sound familiar to your association? Is your Association a Learning Organization.

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

WBT Systems

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. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

WBT Systems

As we approach the end of June, and with a little inspiration from last week’s blog on Reflective Learning , we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the most popular association learning blogs of the first half of 2016.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies? Which association learning trends will still be important as we move forward into 2017? The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

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.

The 5 E’s of Generating Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning

WBT Systems

Is your association generating as much non-dues revenue as it needs to, wants to, or has the potential to? One great way to do this is to look to your online education and certification programs – with your Association Learning Management System, generating non-dues revenue is easy!

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

Blended Learning programs are the ideal way to deliver leadership development programs as they are more effective at creating behavioral change and deep learning. The continuous learning approach promoted by blended learning is more effective at creating change and deep learning.

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

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. If you would like to see a demo of the LMS features that can help you with learning content curation, contact us today!

How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016

WBT Systems

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. Make sure to make time to visit and chat to us about your learning solution requirements.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

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.

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Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. This is especially true of associations that may be considering implementing an online learning platform for the first time, or those with a limited budget.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

With less than a week to NiUG Discovery 2016 , we are excited to be sponsoring this great, interactive, learning and networking event for the iMIS Community! Use our tips to learn how to make the most of your time at NiUG Discovery, with a focus on your technology strategy: Plan, Plan, Plan.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ 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?

DMA Professional Development Portal

Association eLearning

Download the DMA Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is the world’s leading independent organization for data-driven marketers. Learn more about the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System.

CASE Professional Development Portal

Association eLearning

Download the CASE Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. CASE’s new LMS would also need to integrate with their Association Management System (AMS), YourMembership.com.

IAR Professional Development Portal

Association eLearning

Download the IAR Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. When the Indiana Association of REALTORS decided to move into the “education business” in 2010, they knew they would have their work cut out for them.

MOWAA and Digitec Interactive Partner to Deliver LMS to Nutrition Professionals

Association eLearning

Digitec Interactive is pleased to announce its partnership with the Meals On Wheels Association of America to provide a new online portal, accessible through Digitec’s Knowledge Direct® association learning management system (LMS). It will act as a single, unified repository for self-paced and blended learning courses, including emergency preparedness training, for the network of nutrition professionals the Association serves. “We