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. The social networking opportunities as well as ability to earn mass CEUs in a short time-frame were valuable member benefits and often a key differentiator to compete against the fully online, for-profit providers of continuing education. Many Types of LMS. Social Learning.

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. If you’re an association decision maker, how do you decide which learning technologies are the best fit for your particular needs? So why not make it easier on yourself, and take an LMS analyst along in your hip pocket? Association LMS Buying Companion.

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Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But association executives look forward to August for a very different reason. ASAE is also the place to be if you’re interested in new association learning technology. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions featuring association community pace-setters. Read highlights and listen to complete 30-minute interviews from The Talented Learning Show : 1) How are associations transforming certification? Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association.

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.

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. How can you use your association LMS to provide eLearning assessment that is supportive of the learning process and engaging for learners? Below is an example of each of these question types from TopClass LMS.

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. Here we share a few often overlooked tips to help you make it easy for your members not just to use, but to love your Association LMS!

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. Associations and continuing education companies must attract, engage and sell to people who voluntarily choose to consume instructional content. 2019 Awards List: Best Continuing Education & Association Learning Systems. Higher Logic is not a LMS.

eLearning Trends of 2016

Association eLearning

However, our research has shown that associations are lukewarm on the idea of gamification. eLearning Trends: Social Learning. Another trend that was critically important in 2016 per eLearning articles and bloggers was social learning. The ability for learners to share their thoughts, discuss content, and integrate social media into their courses was deemed integral to the new learning standards. Associations seem to moderately agree with this trend.

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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. I found out several months ago, when I hosted a roundtable with leaders from two prominent member-based organizations – Kevin Pierce , Manager of Digital Learning at The American Academy of Dermatology and Jake Gold , Director of Education at The Community Associations Institute. Rely heavily on an LMS as a foundation for their learning technology stack.

ASAE Professional Development & Social Media: Where does eLearning fall?

Web Courseworks

In the following six minute interview with eLearning consultant and social media expert Jeff Cobb, we discuss the ASAE Professional Development Council and Jeff’s thoughts on the recent ASAE conference in Toronto. I was particularly interested in his ideas on the intersection of eLearning and social media with respect to associations. Tags: ASAE Association eLearning Association LMS

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. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend? What does this mean for associations?

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. 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. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. Why Look to Associations?

Association Learning System Rankings

eLearning 24-7

The Association market is by far, IMO, one of the top three markets, that as a vendor, you should be in. In the past, I’ve always listed the association mkt within the B2B/Customer Education, because it does fit nicely within. Before diving into the rankings and the explanation on this new approach to rankings, here are some interesting factoids about the association space. There are Professional (which most folks are aware of) and Trade associations.

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? In this Webinar, Tom Morrison, CEO at the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) and Jack McGrath, President and Creative Director at Digitec Interactive come together to share the secret to “printing money” at your association with eLearning.

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. 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. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts. Why Look to Associations?

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? Attendees at the Training conference were especially interested in badging and leaderboards to enhance training with competition and social sharing of achievements. All LMS providers will be expected to provide a mobile responsive platform this year.

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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. Just because someone has been through training and “knows everything” doesn’t mean they’re going to instantly start doing everything the recommended way.

7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. This could mean email blasts and posts on social media to start creating buzz, as well as providing incentives and discounts for early visitors. However, many associations may just link to a webinar registration page from their website or association management system.

eLearning for Associations – If It’s Worthwhile They Will Come and 5 Tips to Keep Them Coming Back

Association eLearning

Many association members or potential members face economic or family situations that make continuing their education critical for them to find a better life. As association professionals, we need to provide the learning that can serve these basic needs. So, in this post, I’d like to offer five tips that can help drive traffic to your association eLearning, and keep those learner coming back for more. Keep it social.

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. Building on increasing demand for social and mobile learning experiences, the new TopClass 10 features focus on making participation more rewarding for professional learners and simplifying the delivery of learning for administrators.

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. This is meant to increase social competition among learners and create engagement to motivate them to succeed. Ok maybe not forever, but a provider can dream.

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. 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. Community Brands is an umbrella organization with different complementary technology products that serve common audiences – associations, nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations.

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. But since then innovation has erupted all around and leading-edge associations are now embracing a full “tech stack” approach to differentiate and comparatively sell more content. The Modern Association LMS: Why Here And Now?

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! compliance, social learning, and scalability, we’ve completely redesigned the LMS, creating a platform that offers transformative learning experiences for Everyone – Anywhere, Anytime.

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. I’d have had access to the occasional course on SEO or maybe social media or AdWords. What would make me join an association today? The LMS tracks the new content related to those competencies.

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. Smart associations recognize this by building flexibility into their content strategy.

Driving Results at 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum

WBT Systems

The 2016 Higher Logic Super Forum is an exclusive two-day training, educational, and social event for Higher Logic clients, partners and community enthusiasts, with the theme: Results Driven. Gilles Defer and Mike Bourassa will be representing WBT Systems and will be demonstrating our award-winning Learning Management System for Associations , TopClass, which is fully integrated with the Higher Logic platform.

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2015 Year End Review

Association 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). In addition to new social learning features, Knowledge Direct 7 features a mobile-first responsive design and is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Knowledge Direct NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1.

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. Associations and other professional training organizations are uniquely poised to lead change in education programs of the future. How will it fit within the current (planned) online learning delivery environment (LMS or LCMS)? Does your association, organization etc.,

2015 Year End Review

Association 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). In addition to new social learning features, Knowledge Direct 7 features a mobile-first responsive design and is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Knowledge Direct NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1.

2015 Year End Review

Association 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). In addition to new social learning features, Knowledge Direct 7 features a mobile-first responsive design and is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Knowledge Direct NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1.

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?

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

WBT Systems

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.” The article noted that the key benefits that millennials want from associations are job opportunities, credentials and training, and while other membership groups of other age categories prioritized different benefits, job opportunities and credentials were consistently important across the groups.

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? Social Learning and Digital Badges.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, a recently published whitepaper, outlines the potential for Associations to lead a much needed change in the current education industry. The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing.