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. Over the last decade many associations slowly started to transform their offering to include some of their education, but rarely all their education, certifications and test prep online via an LMS. Many Types of LMS. Top Association LMS Features.

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. 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. Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association.

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

Talented Learning

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. Linda is Chief Technology Officer at WBT Systems , a Dublin-based software company that focuses exclusively on association learning and certification solutions. My background is in LMS implementation.

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

Talented Learning

How are new technologies helping them retool for the future? 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. The LMS is not going to die.

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

Talented Learning

But which 2020 LMS trends really deserve your attention? Based on my work as an independent advisor to learning tech buyers and sellers , I’ve outlined 16 key extended enterprise learning trends and related predictions. Absorb Software Acquires Torch LMS. New year.

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.

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?

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.

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. Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars! Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21 For years, large talent suite LMS vendors generally ignored extended enterprise needs among their Fortune 2000 accounts.

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. It also means that independent learning technology consultants like me are enjoying pretty good job security these days.). 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.

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.

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. Neither is leading-edge technology. Every association and non-profit organization is unique.

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?

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

At Digitec Interactive we’ve been busy forming new partnerships, enhancing our technology, offering new solutions, and winning awards. 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 NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1.

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. I’ll be co-hosting each of these live online sessions, along with experts from some of the learning technology industry’s most innovative companies. Unhappy With Your LMS?

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. Everything on our LMS is available as a member benefit. Our LMS forums help facilitate that.

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2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

At Digitec Interactive we’ve been busy forming new partnerships, enhancing our technology, offering new solutions, and winning awards. 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 NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1.

2015 Year End Review

Association eLearning

At Digitec Interactive we’ve been busy forming new partnerships, enhancing our technology, offering new solutions, and winning awards. 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 NOW includes: Knowledge Direct LMS Version 6.5.1.

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.

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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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.

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.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

Predictions for the next big trends in eLearning solutions started appearing before 2017 had even begun. 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? Many of these trends for eLearning solutions will enable associations to take advantage of opportunities prompted by a changing economic, political and social climate in 2017.

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. NiUG conferences offer expert instructors who have real-life experience, networking, and exhibitors that feature the newest technologies. Technology is constantly changing and for success, your organization needs to change with it!

Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

WBT Systems

For an association-focused approach to content curation, you might also want to check out this mini-course recommended by the analysts at Tagoras to help you get started with curating learning content: How to Curate Content and Knowledge Like a Pro , or read our blog post on using your LMS as a content curation tool. How Associations are Embracing Digital Transformation. The key to designing a new digital strategy or plan for association learning is to set achievable goals.

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.”.

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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.

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?

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. The LMS market started changing after the dot com bust in 2001. LMS companies (and many software companies) were top heavy, poorly run organizations and the strong gobbled up the weak. Our mission is to map the LMS world.

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. When we were designing the new functionality for TopClass LMS version 10, we contacted our Association clients and asked them to give us their insights on digital badges – a growing trend in association learning technology.

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. 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. With the growth of technology, many online learning platforms are now able to analyze big data. 2) Data Trends.

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. LMS Market Trends 2018: Top 10 Questions.

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Attending Conferences a Must

Web Courseworks

On a personal level, it is important for your team members to be aware of association conferences they should belong to and attend. On a company level, it is important to have a presence and it enables you learn more about of your industry market and trends. Resume Building—LinkedIn accounts are enhanced with references to association membership and conference attendance.

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

Examples of handwritten fonts being used: Here are some free Handwritten Fonts: Ethnography and Ubiquitous Digital Research - Skilful Minds , February 4, 2010 I’ve discussed ethnography several times before, the first taking note of the trend toward virtual anthropology and the next talking about the significance of Tom Boellstorff’s ethnography of Second Life, followed by a couple of posts about ethnography in relation to empathy and globalization. technology. LMS (37).

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

It is not easy choosing the best LMS for 2016. LMS specialists of every size, shape and focus continue to enter the space with impressive new capabilities. In years past, the same dozen or so vendors competed for all the LMS market share. Now, more than 700 solutions claim at least some piece of the LMS pie — and for most of them, employee training is not a mainstay. Finding the Best LMS in a Complex World. BEST ALL-PURPOSE EXTENDED ENTERPRISE LMS.