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.

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.

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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!

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?

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. One tried-and-tested way to keep members engaged is providing professional development opportunities – either to improve networking avenues for members or to support them in certification exams. But how do associations accomplish this? Through a learning management system (LMS).

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?

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.

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 might have had some networking opportunities. What would make me join an association today? The learner gets someone to learn and seek feedback from, while also building their personal network.

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.

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.

Managing Learning at your Association Annual Conference

WBT Systems

All of these different types of training have varying costs and levels of accessibility for members to attend, yet the most infrequently offered and (usually) most expensive to attend, the association annual conference remains perennially popular among members. Almost every association hosts conferences for their members and for many associations these events comprise the majority of their training. It turns out that the two key reasons are Networking and Education.

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

As the Learning and Development, Training, or Education director for your association, you are the curator of the education resources your association provides to members. Well, one of the most useful tools for learning content curation for member education programs is your Association Learning Management System. Using your LMS as a Content Curation Tool. The course catalog in your LMS is the repository for all your education program content.

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? With so many options out there, and every vendor keen to advertise their platform with the latest bells and whistles or the ”prettiest” interface, how do you make sure that your LMS performs the way your organization needs it to? Always make sure that the LMS supports both SCORM and AICC standards for eLearning content, at a minumum. Generate Non-Dues Revenue with your LMS.

NSGC Medical Association Goes Live with LMS

Association eLearning

Digitec is pleased to announce the launch of the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ (NSGC) new online learning portal, powered by the Knowledge Direct Medical LMS. NSGC promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communication and continuing medical education (CME). Learn more about the Knowledge Direct MED LMS by visiting our newly redesigned website.

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?

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

WBT Systems

Why are Digital Badges the future of Association Education? Association members use their professional social networks, curated feeds, and a myriad of other digital channels to enhance their professional skills. It is no longer a foregone conclusion that associations, organisations, employers, or individuals are happy solely with courses and training from traditional higher-level and training institutions. Drive engagement in the Association community.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Podcast Episode 7: Modern Certification Programs – With Arleen Thomas

Talented Learning

EPISODE 7 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: What can associations do to modernize certification programs for young professionals? Join me as I explore these challenges with Arleen Thomas , Managing Director of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Offerings at the International Association of Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). We saw a role for our association in that education process with the CGMA. Every association and non-profit organization is unique.

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. Enhance your education programs with social and collaborative learning features in the new TopClass 10 LMS.

Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016

WBT Systems

The seminar will inform the ASI Europe Community about the latest product updates, how to use the products more effectively, and most importantly provide an opportunity to network with colleagues from the not-for-profit sector. TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS. The flexibility of TopClass LMS provides powerful learning solutions for iMIS customers through an off-the-shelf integration with iMIS 15 and iMIS 20.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

For associations in particular, finding ways to help members engage with each other and the organization is always important in order to maintain the vitality of the association membership community. These education programs help to bring members together from all over the region, country, or globe, and offer opportunities for networking, conversation and sharing knowledge.

Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

WBT Systems

There’s no better way to make purchasing decisions for your association than to learn about the product first-hand and talk face-to-face with a knowledgeable supplier. Learn from expert instructors who have real-life experience using iMIS, network with colleagues from across the globe, and share, compare, and become more aware of what you can do with iMIS! TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS.

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. TopClass 10 extends the existing social learning capabilities of TopClass LMS with the introduction of enhanced learner profiles and digital badges with full OpenBadges compatibility.

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.

What’s the Difference between Selling and Marketing eLearning?

WBT Systems

What’s the difference between selling and marketing eLearning courses to learners – association members and non-members alike? We came across this great image this week on LinkedIn , and it got us to thinking about how associations can achieve greater success by using their LMS for marketing eLearning, rather than just selling their online education and certification programs. Selling eLearning with your LMS.

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.

Where to Host Your eLearning Catalog and eCommerce: AMS or LMS?

WBT Systems

During the selection and implementation of a learning management system (LMS), you have many decisions to make. But one decision often takes associations by surprise: Should you host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce on your LMS or on your association management system (AMS)? Where do you want members and customers to search for online learning programs and where do you want them to make their purchase (register/enroll)—in your LMS or in your AMS?

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. Networking—Get to know your clone, you may need their assistance. Resume Building—LinkedIn accounts are enhanced with references to association membership and conference attendance. As a CEO of a business that sells educational technology to associations I have ample reason to support participation in associations and attendance at conferences.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

With less than a week to NiUG Discovery 2016 , we are excited to be sponsoring this great, interactive, learning and networking event for the iMIS Community! 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 Evening Networking Event.

The 5 E’s of Generating Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning

WBT Systems

Is your association generating as much non-dues revenue as it needs to, wants to, or has the potential to? One great way to do this is to look to your online education and certification programs – with your Association Learning Management System, generating non-dues revenue is easy! Here are five ways your LMS can help you to generate non-dues revenue for your association: Ensure your LMS has eCommerce Capability.

LMSs that kick ass: GeoLearning

Janet Clarey

It was a multi-phase implementation (LMS, LCMS, Talent Management) that went off pretty smooth and the team at GeoLearning was great to work with. Anyway, GeoLearning’s LMS is pretty super too (AWESOME transition, huh?). Q: What social media tools is GeoLearning incorporating into their LMS? A: Will Hipwell- GeoLearning’s GeoEngage module facilitates Communities of Practice (CoPs), enables social networking, and provides access to Web 2.0

Top 47 Posts and 10 Hot Topics for February

eLearning Learning Posts

I’m the Johnny Appleseed of networked, social learning I. This includes the static elearning course as well as any ongoing conversations in networked communities. Technologically Externalized Knowledge and Learning « Connectivism , February 11, 2010 Connectivism networked and social learning « Utah State OpenCourseWare, lowriders, and system design Future of learning: LMS or SNS? LMS = Losing My Smile - aLearning , February 5, 2010 [Association LMS Vendors, Take Note!]