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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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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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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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. As my conversation with Kevin and Jake unfolded, similarities and differences quickly surfaced. Rely heavily on an LMS as a foundation for their learning technology stack.

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. The conversation goes something like this… Typical Phone Call Example. Wish #1: LMS Buyers understand what they are buying.

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. What are the common mistakes you have made or see others making in the association industry? The biggest mistake I see people making in the association industry is to focus too much on LMS functionality and interface at the expense of their content. Content is King” should be the motto of all associations.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

Online communities are quickly becoming a critical part of the digital strategy for many organizations as a platform to establish ongoing conversations, trust relationships, and meaningful engagement with customers, employees, partners, and suppliers.”. Extend the Conversation.

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. Associations would not exist without their members.

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?

Creating Connections: From Association Education to Employment

WBT Systems

Here we look at Lanke’s issues and explore some potential resolutions for both the association and its members. Associations don’t control the flow of new entrants to the industry.

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.

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.

Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

WBT Systems

Associations can reinvigorate online learning by providing opportunities for learners to engage more deeply with the content and each other through encouraging communication and collaboration as part of the learning process. How Associations are Embracing Digital Transformation.

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.

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.

What’s the Difference between Selling and Marketing eLearning?

WBT Systems

What’s the difference between selling and marketing eLearning courses to learners – association members and non-members alike? Selling eLearning with your LMS. But what if you want your association eLearning offering to be able to reach a wider audience?

How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

Since the EU approved GDPR on April 14, 2016, association technology firms have had lots of time to prepare for GDPR. In this post, we describe what your technology providers should do to help your association comply with GDPR. We also provide tips on some of the things staff should do to help their associations comply with GDPR—just in case you haven’t done them already. We’re not an European or international association. Your association is the “data controller.”.

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. Borrowing another association’s LMS RFP.

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How to Present a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Your wish can come true if you know how to make a persuasive case for a new learning management system (LMS) to the decision-makers at your association. Last week, we explained how to prepare your business case for a new LMS —from collecting evidence to gathering allies. Now, it’s time to learn how to present a business case for a new LMS to your board, CEO, or other decision-makers. You must figure out how to connect a new LMS to those values.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Quick LMS History. Much of the investment was upfront and only the largest companies or companies with the most compliance risk exposure could afford an LMS. Every LMS tried to be all things to all types of customers in all industries. Our mission is to map the LMS world.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

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.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

SharePoint Social Learning Experience - eLearning Technology , February 1, 2010 I had a great conversation last week that sparked an early stage idea for what I think would be a wonderful way for learning and development organizations to leverage SharePoint better. This includes the static elearning course as well as any ongoing conversations in networked communities. LMS = Losing My Smile - aLearning , February 5, 2010 [Association LMS Vendors, Take Note!]

RF, Please…Why an RFP Isn’t the Best Method For Choosing an LMS Vendor

Association eLearning

Analyst John Leh says there are 700 LMS vendors in the industry. Except that their service, once you have their shiny new LMS, stinks. Want to continue the conversation? Shopping for an LMS, why not check out Knowledge Direct ?

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