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? Rather than offer a list of features the industry thinks are trending, these are the features that people told me are important to them. This is no longer a trend but a necessity. Social Learning. What LMS features matter to your organization?

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

Association eLearning

Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever. Below is a list of eLearning trends we expect to see in 2015. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are definitely trending in eLearning. 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. Augmented Learning.

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Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But association executives look forward to August for a very different reason. The conference is a great chance to reconnect with colleagues, discuss industry trends and pursue top-notch professional development. How Learning Tech Buyers Can Prepare for ASAE. ASAE is also the place to be if you’re interested in new association learning technology. So why not take an independent learning systems advisor along for the ride? WBT Systems.

Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

eLearning Trends of 2016

Association eLearning

As the year ends, we look back at three eLearning trends of 2016. eLearning Trends: Gamification. At the end of 2015, Gamification was the hot trend. However, our research has shown that associations are lukewarm on the idea of gamification. After all, objectively, academic research on the topic is limited and because this trend is still relatively new, many are waiting for others to prove the concept before jumping on board. eLearning Trends: Social Learning.

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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). Knowledge Direct 7 goes beyond traditional LMS functionality to provide advanced customization and configuration flexibility. What a year it’s been!

Podcast 9: Association LMS Trends – With Linda Bowers of WBT Systems

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 9 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 9 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Associations everywhere are reinventing the way they engage and educate their members, thanks to ecommerce and LMS advances that help them drive new revenue streams from these strategies. My background is in LMS implementation.

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.

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

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. But which 2020 LMS trends really deserve your attention? Ever since cloud technology burst onto the scene a decade ago, hundreds of new learning solutions have entered the market.

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). Knowledge Direct 7 goes beyond traditional LMS functionality to provide advanced customization and configuration flexibility. What a year it’s been!

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

Talented Learning

Love it or hate it, you have to admit that life in the learning technology “lane” is never dull or slow. But case after case demonstrates that a state-of-the-art learning infrastructure leads to a demonstrable business advantage. Your learning organization can’t pull over and smell the flowers if you want to win your competitive race. (It For example, consider the association segment of the LMS industry. Need Proven LMS Selection Guidance?

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? Manager, AICPA.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Last month, I published a mid-year learning technology trends update. At that time, I promised to share additional thoughts about what these trends mean for LMS buyers and sellers. Keep in mind that I view the LMS landscape through an extended enterprise lens. LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions.

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Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Welcome to our 5th annual trends post! When you look at the list below you might wonder why we’re not calling this our 2019 Book of Learning Systems Trends. Well, a lot is happening in extended enterprise learning and we want to touch on all the high points. In fact, this guide is like the learning systems landscape, itself – deep, broad and multi-faceted. Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21

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?

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Last week we kicked-off the 2019 Talented Learning Awards by honoring the best learning systems in our first category – corporate extended enterprise systems. And this week the celebration continues, as we recognize excellence in our second category – continuing education systems. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. Why Are Continuing Education Systems Special? WBT Systems. eLogic Learning.

Podcast 11: Top Association Technology Trends ? With Tamer Ali of Community Brands

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 11 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. With two decades of proven success in developing and delivering continuing education solutions, Tamer is my go-to source for insight into cutting-edge association technology trends. These are the drivers for association technology trends in 2018. WANT TO LEARN MORE?

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? Or, to ensure you absolutely get the best LMS for your association, hire an LMS consultant to help you with requirements, selection, and implementation. Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. Their knowledge of LMS providers goes beyond a company’s reputation.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Way back in 1953, when the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) first reported industry financial benchmarks, membership dues represented a whopping 96% of the typical organization’s revenues. In fact, by 2016, subscription income averaged only 45% for trade associations and 30% for professional associations. Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll.

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.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Learning management systems didn’t die. Quick LMS History. Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors. 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.

Collaborate, Discover, Explore Learning at ASAE Tech 2016

WBT Systems

WBT Systems will be exhibiting our award-winning TopClass Learning Management System and association learning solutions at Booth #615 during ASAE Tech 2016 , December 13-14. ASAE Technology Conference will help association executives to “ keep an eye on trends and leverage the best approaches to stay adaptable, overcome challenges, and move quickly into the future. ” Collaborate with Social Learning.

What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10?

WBT Systems

The new version of TopClass LMS (Learning Management System) is here and we are excited to share with you the great new features that make participation more rewarding for professional learners and simplify the delivery of learning for administrators. New Features in TopClass LMS version 10. We are now delighted to share some sneak peak screenshots of our enhanced social learning features, including digital badges and a new user profile.

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

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 14 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. That’s what I discuss today with guest, Mary Burke , Associate Director of Educational Services at Land Trust Alliance. Our strategy is to create different learning for different people. We offer many types of learning opportunities to meet diverse needs.

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Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

Rather than creating all your course content from scratch, learning content curation can help you to update and extend your member education programs with new material. From the Latin ‘curare’, curate means ‘to take care’ and ‘curator’ refers to the person who is responsible for taking care of and managing a collection. As L&D Managers know, reviewing and refreshing your content is important to ensure that your members are engaged and interested in learning.

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. Retention is one of the most critical metrics for associations and membership organizations today, but what benefits truly increase value for association members and ensure they renew their membership?

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.

Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

WBT Systems

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.”. Earlier this year, The Economist reaffirmed his message: “ Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative.”. Your members would agree that lifelong learning is critical for advancing in their careers and remaining employable. But how many set aside time on a regular basis to learn? The Benefits of a Learning Habit. They’re intrinsically motivated to learn.

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Creating Connections: From Association Education to Employment

WBT Systems

The recent whitepaper, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, has generated significant conversation online about how associations need to lead change with education programs , as associations are uniquely poised to help bridge the growing gap between academic training and employers needs. Here we look at Lanke’s issues and explore some potential resolutions for both the association and its members.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. Not surprisingly, a 2018 survey of more than 1000 association members confirmed that career development is now the primary reason why most people join associations. Yet that same study also revealed several disturbing trends: 82% of respondents had participated in professional development activities during the prior 2 years.

How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016

WBT Systems

With less than two weeks to the ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo 2016 , the largest event for Associations each year, we are putting in place our final preparations to exhibit at Booth #515. As we pack and ship our materials, arrange meetings with partners, clients and interested associations, and put the finishing touches on our demos, we started thinking about all the opportunities that the ASAE Annual Expo 2016 provides.

Using Data from Online Learning to Fuel Association Growth

Association eLearning

Not many people enjoy reading data, but if you think about how it can affect your association’s online learning for the better, you might relish it. A major lesson I learned from a conference session at this year’s ASAE Annual Meeting was the idea that data should be connected , not just collected. That really stuck with me and led me to dig deeper into how connecting eLearning data from members to the product and membership services can benefit your association.

Join LearnUpon At #ASAE17

LearnUpon

Taking place on August 12-15, 2017 in Toronto, Canada, with thousands of association professionals expected to attend, ASAE is one of the biggest industry events of the year. Trusted by hundreds of associations including NTMA, American Retirement Association, IABC, Royal Australian Dentistry Association, LearnUpon will be demonstrating the value that a great LMS can have for your association. Associations LMS

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Learning Events: 10 Ways to Level Up Your Content Programming

Talented Learning

Historically, associations built educational content programming around live location-based events. And with the arrival of innovative virtual learning technologies like live streaming and webcasting, many associations are racing to offer continuing education in a variety of new forms. Jessica Lane – Director of Client Success for Freestone LMS at Community Brands. Is this particular topic better suited to an in-person learning experience? Want to learn more?

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

Talented Learning

A whole new season of learning tech guidance is coming this fall, and we saved you a front-row seat! 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. With Tamer Ali, SVP + General Manager, Education Solutions at Community Brands. Unhappy With Your LMS?

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? If your members are finding your online learning content to be a bit stale, or if participation levels are dropping, don’t despair!

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

Why should adult learners concerned with career development consider Association eLearning programs as providing superior value and career opportunities? Convenience : Ability to access online courses at any time that is convenient to the learner, or to complete courses in the learner’s own time, for self-paced learning. Both free online courses and Association eLearning programs require a commitment in terms of the learner’s time.