2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new technologies will emerge in eLearning? What new trends will be important to association leaders? The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). Knowledge Direct 7 goes beyond traditional LMS functionality to provide advanced customization and configuration flexibility. Knowledge Direct NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1. What a year it’s been!

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new technologies will emerge in eLearning? What new trends will be important to association leaders? The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). Knowledge Direct 7 goes beyond traditional LMS functionality to provide advanced customization and configuration flexibility. Knowledge Direct NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1. What a year it’s been!

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Association Learning Technology

Web Courseworks

We recently launched a new brand that better represents its approach to doing business and emergent focus in learning IT. The new brand came to a head for Web Courseworks as we prepared for the roll-out of the new version of our LMS, CourseStage, and progression as industry leaders in the learning technologies and association managed services markets. Our blog inspirations come from things we care about in association learning technology that also matter directly to you.

LMS for Nursing Associations

Association eLearning

State associations around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate nursing professionals on everything from nursing fundamentals to handling psychiatric emergencies. Recently, nursing associations have discovered the advantages of offering CE, professional development and pre-licensing courses online. Contact us today for a Live Demo and 30 Day FREE trial of the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS).

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

are the associated symptoms? XYZ Fire Association is a network of. fire chiefs, emergency officers, and. The association’s mission is to provide. Or drop us an email at: Innovative digital learning | LMS solutions | Off the shelf learning resources | Consultancy WE’RE.

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Here’s why: As non-profit entities with a mission, associations aim to improve the world in countless ways by advancing ideas, people and professions. Once the only place to go for continuing education , associations now face serious competition from for-profit learning providers. This new landscape affects the status and influence of every association in its respective profession.

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

What new technologies will emerge in eLearning? What new trends will be important to association leaders? The Knowledge Direct 7 learning management platform, is a major upgrade of the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). Knowledge Direct 7 goes beyond traditional LMS functionality to provide advanced customization and configuration flexibility. Knowledge Direct NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1. What a year it’s been!

What corporate L&D has to learn from Professional Associations

Matrix

These were associations of craftsmen and merchants formed to promote the economic interests of their members and provide protection and mutual aid. Corporate L&D professionals know that there is a whole bounty of informal learning opportunities outside the organization’s LMS.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

At Talented Learning, we help all kinds of organizations big and small find the right LMS for their needs. With 13 years in LMS sales and now nearly 3 years as LMS selection consultants, we’ve been directly involved in $65,000,000 worth of LMS selling and buying. People often ask me, “What exactly should I expect from your LMS selection process and services?” LMS Selection: The Challenge. LMS Selection: The Process.

Finding the Best LMS for Your Association Management Systems

EthosCE

While price is an important consideration in selecting the best learning management system (LMS) for association management systems (AMS), there are several important criterion to consider. In this post, we’ll look at how to find the best LMS for your AMS. The best LMS for your AMS will amplify your expertise with data. It is easy to get fooled by a sales pitch, but the best LMS system for your AMS system does more than add a few features.

Why Oil & Energy Companies need to invest in a corporate LMS for On-Job-Training

G-Cube

Functioning in an emergency sector where production determines the cost, the industry is always under considerable pressure to reach optimal levels at all times. Evaluation can also be done through an LMS with built-in On-Job evaluation feature and also remote proctoring.

How badges can benefit members and promote member engagement within your professional association

Web Courseworks

EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association for IT professionals working in higher education, and strives to help those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. An association can then recognize the steps taken to achieve the badge and understand the individual’s learning path and objective towards their career or further higher education. Digital Badging is an emergent and rapidly evolving field.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

But which 2020 LMS trends really deserve your attention? But now, let’s start with the issues and opportubities at the top of my watch list… 2020 Extended Enterprise LMS Predictions. For years, fresh variations on an LMS theme have been popping up in every imaginable niche.

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

Choose the Right LMS for Non-Profit

PSB

Choose the Right LMS for Non-Profit: A Comprehensive Guide. With the emergence of LMS for nonprofits that seamlessly enable online education and eLearning, your staff can hone new skills that help your organization to gain new business heights. Why choose LMS for nonprofit?

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. But what can LMS buyers do?

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

The 2016 LMS market is not what you think. Here are our top ten 2016 trends, observations and predictions for the LMS and broader learning technology market. . #10 10 Culture Shift Driving Epic Innovation in the LMS Market. The next nine LMS market trends, observations and predictions are in response to the culture shift. #9 9 – Four Main Types of LMS in 2016. The barrier of entry for new LMS providers and new LMS buyers has never been lower. #7

Top emerging trends in eLearning

Aptara

Top emerging trends in eLearning. Throughout 2015, a number of eLearning trends began to emerge, and are guaranteed to continue to gain importance and prominence throughout the course of this year. Cloud-based LMS. According to the Association Learning + Technology 2016 research report published by Tagoras, Inc.,

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. So, with our feet firmly planted in the fertile soil of LMS innovation, here are the 15 trends we think are most likely to shape learning technology this year… #15 The LMS Will Never Die.

Continuing Education Providers: What’s Your Recipe for LMS Success?

Talented Learning

Associations , commercial training companies, academic institutions, and subject matter experts everywhere are competing for their slice of today’s lucrative CE pie. If you want to dig right into my “LMS essentials” for continuing education providers, feel free to jump to the list below. What Role Does an LMS Play in Continuing Education? Both kinds of LMS are designed to manage content and learner-related information. Need Proven LMS Selection Guidance?

The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. Like many individuals and organizations in modern society, associations maintain social media profiles for sharing content of interest to their members. Many people assume that social learning emerged with the development of social media, but this is not the case.

How to Keep Your Cloud-Based LMS Software Protected

Your Training Edge

For any organization that relies on cloud-based LMS software for continual learning and development (L&D), cybersecurity should be a top concern. If you’re not keeping your LMS protected, you’re risking your trainees’ data privacy. So, whether you’re training people internally or externally, LMS security is paramount. Luckily, most LMS vendors today offer cloud-based solutions with built-in safety features. Talk to your LMS vendor about back-up data storage.

How badges can benefit members and promote member engagement within your professional association

Web Courseworks

EDUCAUSE is a non-profit association for IT professionals working in higher education, and strives to help those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. An association can then recognize the steps taken to achieve the badge and understand the individual’s learning path and objective towards their career or further higher education. Digital Badging is an emergent and rapidly evolving field.

The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

Why does everything about the LMS market seem so complex? In this environment, no one can afford to make an LMS buying decision without understanding what’s “inside” a learning platform. But I’d like to help by shining a light on the LMS sandbox — another aspect of LMS purchasing that has changed dramatically with the dawn of the cloud. The LMS Sandbox: Blessing or Curse? Instant “Free Trial” LMS Buying Cycle.

The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

The future looks bright for association e-learning. However, one missing element is clouding the picture for associations. One weakness is holding associations back from reaching their market potential and becoming lifelong learning powerhouses. I learned about this vulnerability while reading the fifth edition of Association Learning + Technology from Tagoras. Start with an association e-learning strategy. You guessed it, the cream of the crop associations.

LMS Gamification: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Talented Learning

What is LMS gamification ? In other words, it’s about tools and techniques that work together in a LMS to create a more engaging and effective learning experience. As independent LMS analysts, for the past three years we have been tracking LMS gamification trends across multiple sectors — associations, academia and commercial training, as well as corporate learning. But what, specifically, should you expect from a “gamified” LMS?

The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Moodle is a good LMS with which has grown over the years and offers a host of functionality and features that are very useful to have in an LMS. Moodle has been able to sustain itself and keep evolving through its community, resulting in its emergence as a good option for anyone wanting to use an LMS. But is Moodle or any other open source LMS (there are a few good ones like the ones mentioned here ) really free? LMS is not free in this case.

LMS Market Trends: Issues and Opportunities

Talented Learning

It’s not just because I’m a learning tech fanatic with more than 22 years of LMS/elearning industry experience. It’s also because I’m a fiercely independent analyst and LMS selection consultant and it’s my job to know what’s happening among the hundreds of vendors who are pushing the boundaries of LMS innovation. It is a logical follow-up to the forward-looking LMS market analysis I published earlier this year.

Are You Leveraging the Full Power of Your LMS?

Coreaxis

In the learning management system (LMS) market, business is booming. Fueled by the increased need to provide remote learning and operations during the pandemic, the LMS has become a critical component of L&D strategy. Your LMS can do more than connect learners to content.

Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

WBT Systems

Your association can also apply these behavioral science principles to strategies and tactics that help your members develop learning habits. Share perspectives and statistics about the emergence of new skills, technology, jobs, and trends , and the need for members to prepare themselves for the future. You could even use a widget in your LMS to feature a Learning Tip of the Day. “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.”.

Is Your Cloud-based LMS the Ideal Platform to Train Employees?

Your Training Edge

The best way to provide this opportunity is through integrating a Learning Management System (LMS) within the organization. However, organizations often find themselves with the dilemma of choosing between a cloud-based LMS or an installed solution. With majority of companies shifting towards cloud-based LMS, the question of whether this is the ideal platform to train employees becomes essential. Cloud-based SaaS LMS Explained. Benefits of Cloud-based SaaS LMS.

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.

Podcast 30: Learning From Customer Conferences – With Tristan Jordan and Tara Pawlak of Community Brands

Talented Learning

With more than 1800 attendees, this is the largest forum of its kind in the association and non-profit world. What insights emerged from this event? And what’s ahead for association technology ? This year’s Xperience conference revealed that associations have reached a pivotal point in their commitment to innovation. However, many associations and non-profits are served by lots of disparate technology vendors. By definition, associations are niche.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? We’ve put together a quick summary of what the experts are saying about general trends for eLearning solutions and analysed how these might impact your association, so you can focus on innovating and developing your education programs in 2017. Trends Impacting Associations Right Now.

Knowledge Direct LMS Receives Top Honors

Association eLearning

Digitec wins the coveted Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Technology Award for their best-in-class learning management system (LMS), Knowledge Direct. The Knowledge Direct suite of software for corporate, association and not-for-profit organizations incorporates several highly innovative features designed specifically for end users of the system external from the organization. ASAE Medical Associations Conference Baltimore, Maryland, November 7-8, 2011.

How to Boost Your LMS When Upskilling Employees is Your Goal

Avilar

There’s no doubt that upskilling employees – improving and advancing skills to keep up with emerging technology, organization, and market demands – is a win-win for your company and your workforce. Certainly, a learning management system (LMS) is one essential tool.

4 Reasons to Use an LMS for Employee Compliance Training

Your Training Edge

That is why more and more organizations are beginning to use cloud-based LMS software for employee training. This has resulted in the rapid growth of the LMS industry. Modern cloud-based LMS software solutions are designed with the end user in mind. To help you understand how an LMS can transform and improve your company’s employee compliance training, we have compiled a list of four reasons why every company needs it. Cloud-Based LMS Software is Data-Driven.