How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

Talented Learning

According to the most recent IRS reports, nearly 64,000 professional and trade associations are based in the U.S. Over the past few years, I’ve helped more than 50 organizations choose a learning platform as a backbone for continuing education programs.

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. They then pay a fee, either by subscriber or by monthly usage to the provider who maintains the software program and provides technical support to the client.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. What about large organizations with their own LMS?

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Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

Talented Learning

In January, we launched this podcast as a convenient way to hear directly from experts about how you can benefit more fully from modern learning systems. EPISODE 7 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What can associations do to modernize certification programs for young professionals?

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts. Higher Logic is not a LMS. Need Proven LMS Selection Guidance?

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Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

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.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

How can you ensure your education program provides benefits to members of all ages? In June 2016, an article in Association Now magazine referenced a study titled “ Member Engagement Study: Aligning Organization Strategy With What Matters Most to Members.”

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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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.

Learning Management Systems and You

Association eLearning

People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). How are you supposed to compile all of your association’s training material in one, easy-to-access place, and still finish everything else that’s on your plate?

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.

Don’t Undervalue Association Training Programs!

WBT Systems

When pricing your association’s training offerings, it is important to assess their value, and then price accordingly. For this and more great tips on how to generate revenue from your association training programs, download our free report, “ Getting More Bang for Your Buck!

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 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.

Education and Marketing – Why the Two Must Team for Success in eLearning

Association eLearning

Even in a small association there is generally someone responsible for marketing and another person in charge of education and professional development. Because it’s not clear whose job it is to market the association’s eLearning education.

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Podcast 14: Managing Nonprofit Member Education at The Land Trust Alliance

Talented Learning

That’s what I discuss today with guest, Mary Burke , Associate Director of Educational Services at Land Trust Alliance. We deliver self-study training through our LMS. Or do you include that as a member benefit? . Everything on our LMS is available as a member benefit.

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Interview with an Expert Series: Associate Executive Director, Myke Kudlas

Blue Sky eLearn

Myke Kudlas is the Associate Executive Director of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and has been a champion of eLearning for over 15 years. I first took an interest in eLearning in 2001, but became more involved in 2003, when I was the Program Director for the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Radiography Program. One unexpected outcome was that all students benefitted from access to these modules, not just the ones that were initially coming to my office for help.

Associations: Should You Move to a New LMS for Continuing Education?

Talented Learning

For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. Only a few years ago I was writing about how smart associations were adopting LMS technology as a foundation for continuing education programs. The Modern Association LMS: Why Here And Now?

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.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. What Is Social Learning for Associations?

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

Get Ready for a Season of Learning Tech Success! Fall Webinar Series

Talented Learning

Our “ Summer of Learning ” webinars were so popular, we’ve decided to extend the series with four new topics — all designed to help you drive successful learning programs for employees, customers, association members and more. Unhappy With Your LMS?

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. Hidden Costs of an Open Source LMS. Case Study: Limitations of an Open Source LMS.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

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. What will your education program help your members to become?

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Digital Badges are a part of these changes and are set to make a big impact on education and certification programs in 2017. Often it is the intrinsic, on-the-job skills and best practices that are learned and applied that provide the most value and benefit.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. How LMS Consultants Help with Requirements Analysis.

Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

WBT Systems

If you have been providing continuing education programs or professional development training via your website or learning management system, but your members don’t seem to be interested in the training you are offering, how can you re-energize online learning for members?

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? Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education.

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?

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Before the rise of social media and cloud computing, associations competed to attract new members — but only in a subtle “non-profit” sort of way.

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

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

WBT Systems

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.

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. Looking Forward 2016: Reduce the Impact with an LMS.

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.

WBT Systems Enhances Social Learning for Professionals with New TopClass LMS Release

WBT Systems

Major update to TopClass learning management system offers enhanced social learning capability for association, continuing education, and corporate training programs, with more rewarding and diverse learning experiences that increase engagement.