Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Way back when I was just a marketing minion working in development at a nonprofit, I used to attend workshops and classes that would help me learn more about my industry. Although I didn’t join the associations that put these things on, I voraciously ate up the content they were offering, as often as my employer would allow me to attend. I have since moved on, from marketing minion to marketing maven, but have never forgotten the associations that taught me a thing or two.

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. We all have a boss and even our best ideas require an explanation, so before you get an LMS, start designing courses, and tracking learner progress, you’ll need to get his or her approval. 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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LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. Either way, it’s usually foolish to buy an LMS without one. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. I’ve been involved in both buying and selling learning technology for more than two decades, and I know RFPs are incredibly valuable.

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. The first step is gathering and prioritizing your requirements for a new LMS. What’s in an LMS RFP?

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Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

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

Abila

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. Associations may struggle to find the technology that’s right for them, in part because they’re unsure about what they need in an LMS. Develop and issue a request for proposal (RFP).

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. The Docebo LMS has come a long way since we first reviewed it in 2014. Here was my assessment at that time: Docebo is an excellent option for your first or second internal or extended enterprise LMS. It can manage elearning, ILT, dozens of languages, social integration, gamification, virtual classrooms and ecommerce. It is easy to start, use, integrate, manage and license. Online content creation, management and reuse.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

Almost daily, new statistics highlight the need for effective skills training and professional development. In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. Not surprisingly, a 2018 survey of more than 1000 association members confirmed that career development is now the primary reason why most people join associations. How can associations reverse this trend?

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

I bump into LinkedIn posts from learning professionals who are overwhelmed by LMS challenges. Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. Many LMS owners are frustrated with the limitations of their current learning infrastructure. New LMS Realities. No wonder learning professionals began to hate their LMS !

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Making Sense of LMS License Models. Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process.

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. Learn More: Webinar Replay.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

See More Vendors in our LMS Directory. Somehow I made it through more than 3 years without reviewing Adobe Captivate Prime LMS. Immediately, I was directed to my own dedicated area of the LMS and presented with friendly “getting started” video tutorials to learn about key concepts and features before giving them a try. Its modern design is relatively easy to learn and navigate. Good LMS for small, simple solutions. Global content management.

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. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. Think of learning programs that reach beyond employees. EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS AUDIENCES. And with more than 1000 enterprise-class learning systems available, finding the right solution is more challenging than ever. Ask a learning tech analyst. Accord LMS.

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. How do associations develop profitable learner-centered online education programs?

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3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

When clients talk to me about their Learning Management System (LMS) project , above all, they typically ask three priority questions as part of their LMS Feasibility Study : Is what we want available? In this article I will dive into these questions and how your LMS Feasibility Study will answer them. Let us go back to your LMS Needs Assessment , which I covered in a previous article. However, nothing will replace seeing the system in action.

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.

Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Throw out your learning technology playbook. How Will the Coronavirus Shape Virtual Learning and Work? Below are tips and action items from three different viewpoints: 1) Tips for Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. 2) Tips for Learning Practitioners. 1) Tips For Learning Systems Vendors and Consultants. Are you in the learning technology or content business ? How can learning technology help them resolve immediate issues?

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

Your relationship with your organization’s Learning Management System is no different. On this Valentine’s Day, instead of plying you with sweet treats that may inspire a strong initial attraction that will fizzle out over time, we want to walk you through the 4 stages of truly falling in love with your LMS, and making sure your learners do the same. For your learners, the first meeting with the LMS can determine how easily they fall in love.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

So before we move on, I invite you to join me in revisiting this year’s most popular topics in extended enterprise learning. What Topics Were Most Popular in Extended Enterprise Learning? But I’m more interested in top takeaways from business-minded learning professionals.

How do I get the most out of an RFP?

eLearning Blender

Writing an RFP - What a Conundrum! All the articles say that a crucial part of the LMS selection process is writing a quality RFP, but nobody goes on to tell you how. In my own interest, I am going to attempt to answer the question of how to write a quality RFP. Oh yeah, it took me a while to figure it out and you may be wondering the same thing; RFP means "request for proposal." What is an RFP?: In my case, it is for an LMS. Why write an RFP?:

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Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 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. And what does effective customer education actually look like? Well, we fit into the extended enterprise learning space by focusing on the customer education segment. Regardless, they need to learn and learn fast. It’s a powerful yet more cost-effective alternative.

10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

LMS vendors, I owe you a post. It’s hard to believe nearly two years have passed since I last shared tips for selling learning systems. But since the LMS market is on fire, you’ve probably been too busy to notice. In fact, we just completed two concurrent full-scale LMS selection projects — one for a corporate extended enterprise client and another for an international professional association. The LMS Sales Process: What Counts?

The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

Active Learning. Active learning is a strategy focused on encouraging learners to actively participate in training. Examples of active learning activities include practical tasks and problem-solving conducted in small groups. It’s a five-phase framework that instructional designers use; a guideline for building effective training and learning support tools. In today’s fast-paced learning environments, the AGILE method is often seen as more efficient than ADDIE.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

While many larger companies have already transitioned into e-Learning and embrace it as a vital component of their overall training efforts, many mid-size and smaller companies have been waiting on the sidelines observing how the technology, methods, and costs evolve. These new options have made e-Learning much more achievable for smaller companies with limited resources and budgets. Content versus System. SCORM compliant Learning Management Systems.

Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

" As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. Proving the effectiveness of training and showing ROI is no walk in the park and still keeps L&D up at night. Kirkpatrick’s evaluation model has long been the holy grail of training effectiveness measurement to businesses. Why are we unable to use training effectively to achieve organizational goals?

How B2B SaaS Companies Create Powerful Profitable Certified Agency Partner Programs with LifterLMS

LifterLMS

Learn how B2B SaaS companies create powerful profitable certified agency partner programs with LifterLMS in this episode of the LMScast podcast featuring Adrian Tobey, CEO of Groundhogg. I’m the co-founder of LifterLMS, the most powerful learning management system for WordPress.

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

The parts of our memory that are used during learning are easily overwhelmed. An overwhelmed memory has a difficult, if not impossible, time learning. In this webcast, the speaker will discuss: How and why memory is a constraint on learning. Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 8:30AM – 9:30AM PT: Experience a Superior LMS with Adobe Captivate Prime! Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this overview of Adobe's Learning Management System, Adobe Captivate Prime.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Using Gamification, Threaded Microlearning, and Measurement to Get from Learning to Performance! In this session, noted research-to-practice expert Will Thalheimer of Work-Learning Research will explore the power of three learning methods to help learners transfer what they’ve learned to their jobs—gamification, threaded microlearning, and measurement. Without any follow-up or revisitation, very little learning gets retained.