The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

Then again, content without an intuitive platform for delivery is a treasure hunt, often without a treasure map to guide you. 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. Without content the LMS is an empty cookie jar.

Webinar Re-Cap: Demystifying LMS-AMS Integration

Blue Sky eLearn

IMS: Integrated Management System. CRM: Customer Relationship Management, your user record management. One Place: The centrality of your member database system and website: Users believe they are getting the benefits of all the systems under one umbrella.

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5 Strategies to Encourage Member Engagement Digitally

Blue Sky eLearn

No matter how large your association is or how widely your members are spread out around the country and even the world, the internet has the power to keep you all connected. Engage members in learning opportunities. Engage members in learning opportunities.

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. Those seeking out your association for certifications, know and trust you. Keep that brand recognition going on all platforms your learners use including your LMS with the ability to brand your portal.

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. If it’s free, it may be because it’s an over-simplified bare bones LMS, counting on you to customize and make the platform what it should be. Or, you can choose an LMS provider with a reputation for quality that has already created a fully functioning robust platform that can still be customized to be everything you want and more.

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new trends will be important to association leaders? As a company, we consistently strive to transform learning to change lives. The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). The added convenience and simplicity allows our association to go the extra mile for our members seeking continuing education. What a year it’s been!

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.

Software for Associations | 15 Platforms to Consider

Web Courseworks

Your association is responsible for creating engagement opportunities—from continuing education courses to conferences and events—to help your members grow in their careers and meet like-minded professionals in related fields. Association management encompasses all activities related to achieving these goals, including program development, member communications, and recruitment. Association Management System (AMS) Software for Associations.

The Advantages of an Association LMS

Web Courseworks

The desire to properly educate members will always be a top priority for associations around the globe. Associations constantly look for ways to educate their members in the most efficient and timely matter. This is the reason many have made the switch from traditional learning to online learning or eLearning. All online learning platforms have the same goal—to provide training to their employees.

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. Adaptive Learning.

Give your Professional Associations a Worthwhile LMS Therapy

Paradiso

Do you know what are associations? Association are the government bodies which aims at selling training courses. These associations can be into any domain like healthcare, education, hospitality, transport etc. There are over 80,000 professional associations in the U.S. The growing popularity of various associations gives online learning portals plenty of opportunities to align with them. and what are they known for?

Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

WBT Systems

Hosted by Personify , this conference will run from April 8-11 and provide users of Personify360 and Small World Community the opportunity to “discover resources and solutions for automating processes, increasing profits and of course, optimizing relationships with your constituents” WBT Systems helps associations to build and deliver world-class education and certification programs with TopClass, the #1 Association Learning Management System.

3 ELearning Predictions for 2016

LearnDash

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). Recently it has been centered around mobile learning but for 2016 I predict that they start taking gamification much more seriously – to the point where it becomes a major part of their advertising efforts. They search for a system to deliver the courses.

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. The Twitter conversations during this session also sparked some interesting thoughts about how associations can inspire their member communities to become passionate about what their association has to offer. This week, however, we want to inspire you to reflect on the story your association education programs tell your members.

IAR Professional Development Portal

Association eLearning

Download the IAR Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. Founded in 1913, The Indiana Association of REALTORS ® (IAR) is a professional membership society representing more than 18,000 REALTORS statewide who are involved in virtually all aspects related to the sale, purchase, exchange or lease of real property in Indiana. IAR chose Digitec and their Knowledge Direct® Learning Management System (LMS).

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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. DMA views education as a key driver to promote these goals as well as drive new revenue to the association. DMA found the replacement LMS they were looking for when they discovered Digitec Interactive and their Knowledge Direct® Learning Management System.

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Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development. Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon. Integrate your eLearning platform and your AMS.

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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? The same is true for online learning.

CASE Professional Development Portal

Association eLearning

Download the CASE Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. Founded in 1969, The Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) is the professional association for administrators in Colorado K-12 education with a staff of ten, and approximately 2,300 members. CASE’s new LMS would also need to integrate with their Association Management System (AMS), YourMembership.com.

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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. This award honors the learning solution vendor which best caters for the unique and varied requirements of associations that provide education and certification programs for their members. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

Increasingly, associations are adopting Learning Management Systems (LMS) to help simplify the administration and delivery of education and certification programs to a membership that is more geographically dispersed, increasingly busy, and dealing with a changing economy which can make it more difficult to attend meetings and conferences in person. Ensuring members are engaged in learning is a key challenge for associations.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

With just a couple of weeks to the end of the year and a huge variety of association learning solutions being showcased this week at ASAE Technology Conference 2016 , it’s a good time to look back at the association learning trends that were predicted for 2016 and see which of these are still relevant. Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies?

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! 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.

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. The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing.

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. This may also impact on the availability of staff resources for other projects, resulting in delays and other costs to the association.

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. In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today. Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To.

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.