Association LMS Buying Companion

Talented Learning

But for association professionals, August brings another kind of opportunity. Many are designed to help associations educate their members more effectively and to develop an ecommerce training business. Association LMS Buying Companion.

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.

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eLearning Assessment and Feedback with your Association LMS

WBT Systems

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.

Free Webinar: Association LMS Selection

Association eLearning

Is a new learning management system (LMS) in your association’s future or have you considered replacing your current association LMS? Either way, selecting your LMS is a big decision.

Association LMS – Yes or No?

Web Courseworks

Association LMS – Yes or No?: You Might Not Need an LMS I receive calls from associations who insist they need an LMS when they already have the software systems to deliver their informal professional development programs. eLearning aLearning association elearning formal learning informal learning Jon Aleckson LMS Web CourseworksThe Truth Is….

How to Select Your Association LMS

Association eLearning

In this recorded webinar, Digitec Interactive’s President and Creative Director , Jack McGrath, and association eLearning experts, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele from Tagoras discuss the proven process they have developed to help associations select the right learning management system (LMS) for their association. We also invite you to download our free industry white paper, 8 Steps to Selecting your Association LMS.

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eLearning Trends of 2016

Association eLearning

However, our research has shown that associations are lukewarm on the idea of gamification. Associations seem to moderately agree with this trend. Here, we find, associations agree with this trend. What trends are important to your association for 2017?

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Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS? What LMS features matter to your organization?

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6 Signs It’s Time to Invest in an LMS

Association eLearning

But no matter the form, associations are seeing an increased demand for online member education and many are finding it to be a great source of non-dues revenue. How do you know it is time for your association to invest in an LMS?

Anatomy of an LMS Administrator – Part 1

Web Courseworks

Setting Things Up and Dealing with Errors – An Interview with Michael Lanius: Anatomy of an LMS Administrator – Personal Attributes Desired, LMS Duties and Technical Skills Required. I asked Michael, “When an error is found, how does the LMS Administrator fix the error?

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Motivation is More Important Than Information

Association eLearning

I inherited a “blackboard” poster from a friend. I can write on it with chalk, erase it, and use it again. But I don’t. It still says the same thing it did the day I received it: “Knowing What To Do. ≠. Doing It. Motivation > Information”. It’s absolutely true.

Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

Association eLearning

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.

Bridge the Skills-Gap with Competency Based Learning

Association eLearning

Dear Associations, I am trying to get into a skilled labor position at company X. Dear Associations, Help! Associations, the letters above represent your prospective members, and what they want is a career. I could have joined an association to get better.

The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

Without content the LMS is an empty cookie jar. Before EITHER the content or LMS is considered, it is important to step back and think: Who am I providing this content for and why do they need it? Unfortunately, an LMS without content will not help provide education.

eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

Association eLearning

Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Why, you ask, would an association want to create a MOOC? An association can leverage this free course model to increase membership and attract more people who are willing to pay for educational offerings in the future.

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.

Is the LMS DOA?

Blue Sky eLearn

Headlines like, “The LMS Market Is Quickly Losing Ground,” and “Traditional eLearning is Dead,” have prompted concerned association leaders to ask me: “Why should I invest in an LMS if the technology is dying?”. Corporate LMS Systems Must Evolve or Die.

Questions to Ask Client References Before Selecting Your LMS

Association eLearning

Selecting an LMS can be a very involved process. Is there an integration with an Association Management System? Has the reference been through a version upgrade of the LMS software? Your IT infrastructure will change, or you may add more LMS administrators.

What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

For example, you’ve likely seen Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) discussed on various websites and company pages. Oh sure, the LMS will manage your learners, but will it help you create content?”. What’s an LMS?

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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. You know you need an LMS. But “FIDDLESTICKS” (Yes, I said fiddlesticks, this is a professional blog people) you exclaim as you ask yourself “What do I need in an LMS?”. This means you’ll need an ecommerce system built into your LMS.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

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. In short, associations, I was your target audience. Will I need an LMS?

How to Get the Most out of Your LMS Demo

Association eLearning

If you’re in the beginning stages of selecting a learning management system (LMS) for your association, you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and information from various vendors. Most LMS demos are scheduled for 1 hour.

6 Steps to Printing Money at Your Association with eLearning

Association eLearning

It’s no secret that associations want higher member retention, increased non-dues revenue, and a unique value-add members can’t get anywhere else. And how can associations generate a new, profitable revenue stream AND create higher member engagement?

The Benefits of SaaS: Hosted LMS

Association eLearning

So, when an LMS provider say they have a SaaS LMS, they’re really saying we offer a cloud LMS. 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. SaaS stands for Software as a Service.

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

Association eLearning

You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. 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. A proprietary LMS vendor.

Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

How can associations help turn the tide? But first, association leaders and learning professionals must know how to translate the promise of digital badges into practical strategies that engage members in relevant and meaningful ways.

What is WCAG 2.0 and Why Does it Matter?

Association eLearning

Neither are the American Heart Association or Harvard, but that didn’t stop students from suing them for accessibility issues. The American Heart Association isn’t alone. Is your association or organization’s content accessible for all users? WCAG 2.0

ASAE Annual Conference 2015

Association eLearning

With less than 2 weeks remaining until the year’s most highly anticipated gathering of association and nonprofit professionals, Digitec Interactive has some exciting news!

Anatomy of an LMS Administrator – Part 1

Web Courseworks

Setting Things Up and Dealing with Errors – An Interview with Michael Lanius: Anatomy of an LMS Administrator – Personal Attributes Desired, LMS Duties and Technical Skills Required. I asked Michael, “When an error is found, how does the LMS Administrator fix the error?

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? What are the basic elements an LMS for Associations must have to deliver effective, engaging member education and certification programs, while also simplifying the delivery of learning for administrators?

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

It is no longer a foregone conclusion that organizations, associations, employers, or individuals are happy solely with courses and training from traditional higher-level and training institutions. How will it fit within the current (planned) online learning delivery environment (LMS or LCMS)?

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

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?

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

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.

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.

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.

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. The next version of TopClass LMS will be launched to coincide with the ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo.