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Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

These dog days of summer invite us to relax and recharge before we jump into back-to-school activities and the fall business rush. But association executives look forward to August for a very different reason. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions featuring association community pace-setters.

Association LMS Buying Companion

Talented Learning

But for association professionals, August brings another kind of opportunity. This month, as the ASAE Annual Meeting heats up in Salt Lake City, a spectrum of exciting and innovative technologies will be on display. Association LMS Buying Companion.

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. Association LMS eCommerce: B2C versus B2B.

Association LMS Report & the Entrepreneurial Jeff Cobb

Web Courseworks

recently released a report focused on learning management systems for associations. Full disclosure: Web Courseworks’ LMS called CourseStage is one of the featured systems in the report. The Association LMS Report provides several benefits for technology or education managers.

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. My background is in LMS implementation.

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. Rely heavily on an LMS as a foundation for their learning technology stack. In 1970, there were only 10,000 associations representing 2 million residents.

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

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. Choose technology wisely. Q&A HIGHLIGHTS: Tell us about the DirectEmployers Association. JEN: TopClass LMS is the learning management system we chose for DE Academy.

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

LMS Selection: 7 Features Associations Need

Web Courseworks

Association members grow and change over time, and their needs grow and change with them. Unless the association addresses these changes, members won’t see the value of their membership. But how do associations accomplish this? Through a learning management system (LMS).

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

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. These findings support what smart associations already recognize.

TOPYX a Top LMS Solution for Associations

TOPYX LMS

TalentedLearning.com recently announced that TOPYX learning management system (LMS) made the Top 10 Association LMS Solutions in the World. Over 100 LMSs were reviewed to determine the top learning management solutions for associations of all sizes. LMS & eLearning

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. Need Proven LMS Selection Guidance?

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.

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. A proprietary LMS vendor.

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. Freestone is special because it’s not just technology.

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?

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

Sometimes it’s nice to take a step back from all the news, busy work days, our hectic social and family lives and take some time to reflect, refocus, and refresh. This week, however, we want to inspire you to reflect on the story your association education programs tell your members.

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?

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?

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 ? However, many associations and non-profits are served by lots of disparate technology vendors.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today. Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To.

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.

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.

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. It also means: Asking co-workers and technology partners a lot of questions.

Hire an eLearning Consultant

Web Courseworks

Starting an online learning business is not a walk in the park. Who is managing the content being developed for your business? These are a few of the many questions you will need to know as you enter the learning business world.

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.

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. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

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.

Why the Growing Interest in CRM Solutions for Associations?

WBT Systems

Over the last few years, inbound marketing has become a key component of association marketing strategy. With inbound marketing, associations leverage content and online behavior tracking to develop and deepen relationships with prospective members and customers. In a typical example, a website visitor provides their email address to the association in exchange for downloadable content—and so the relationship begins. The increasing use of CRM solutions by associations.

LMS Awards Just Got Better: A New Way to Celebrate Learning Systems Excellence

Talented Learning

As 2018 draws to a close, the technology awards season is in full swing. So I’m not surprised when Talented Learning fans ask me when we’ll announce our annual LMS Awards. Before Talented Learning, LMS analysis and commentary focused primarily on talent management issues.

10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. An LMS can do so much more than help you manage online courses, certification and accreditation programs, digital badges, and webinars. We’ve come up with ten additional ways you can use an LMS to deliver more value to members and staff. 2 – Help affiliate/associate members succeed.

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.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. But, let’s face it, your current LMS is holding you back. Maybe it wasn’t designed for associations in the first place. Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. You need a better LMS but the powers that be aren’t going to like that news. Preparing Your Case for a New LMS.

Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

Employers are desperate to find qualified talent among candidates who lack sufficient technical know-how and business competence to drive organizations forward. How can associations help turn the tide? How associations can benefit from offering digital badges. ·