Association Learning Technology

Web Courseworks

Web Courseworks is a learning technologies and consulting company. We recently launched a new brand that better represents its approach to doing business and emergent focus in learning IT. The new brand came to a head for Web Courseworks as we prepared for the roll-out of the new version of our LMS, CourseStage, and progression as industry leaders in the learning technologies and association managed services markets. Association Learning Technology

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? Learning management systems have taken over how associations distribute and generate revenue from their professional development materials. But like everything else, not all association LMS platforms are created equal.

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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.

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. Talented Learning, led by CEO, John Leh, is a research and consulting organization dedicated to the advancement of enterprise learning technology solutions. See more reasons why TOPYX LMS is perfect for associations.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

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 associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

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. We want DirectEmployers Association to be the go-to solution for contractors who need OFCCP compliance and talent acquisition information, resources and support. We know it can be difficult for busy professionals to find large chunks of time.

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. Many are designed to help associations educate their members more effectively and to develop an ecommerce training business. I hope this virtual “Association LMS Buyers Companion” helps you before, during and after the ASAE conference.

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?

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. 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.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Valuing Your Association’s eLearning: Tips for Pricing Membership Education

Association eLearning

How do you decide what is a fair price for your association’s eLearning? The first consideration you should make when pricing your association’s online learning is how much value it offers your members. When content is interactive and audience specific, it helps drive the perceived value to learners and can yield a higher return for the association. Look to see if another association, university or training provider offers a similar course.

Transform Learning into Profits for Your Association

Association eLearning

It’s a new year and a new opportunity to explore other means of non-dues revenue for your association. For years, associations have relied on annual sponsorships, conference and meeting fees and internet advertising to generate cash and offset higher operating costs. Now, with many associations getting into the “education business,” they are finding that they, too, can profit from selling education and training to both members and nonmembers.

Hiring a Technology Consultant

Web Courseworks

CIOs, CTOs, and other technology executives are often saddled with problems that their staff hasn’t demonstrated an ability to solve, either due to a lack of knowledge, resources, or drive. These problems usually have a direct and measurable effect on the business value being delivered by the technology group, and certainly can cause angst amongst the rest of the business leadership. Hiring a technology consultant may be the solution.

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.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

critical skills needed to achieve a specific business. design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. of addressing a business need. to solve the business problems that need solving.

Colorado Technology Association announces the 2015 APEX Awards nominees

mLevel

Denver, CO – The annual Colorado Technology Association APEX Awards celebrates Colorado’s outstanding technology innovators, connectors and leaders who have made important contributions to the industry in the past year. Since 2001, the Colorado Technology Association has hosted this prestigious event to bring together the technology community and celebrate the exceptional people, companies and accomplishments of the year. Link Technologies.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

I invite you to join Chad and me, as we compare notes about key technology trends and their implications for association software buyers. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Thanks to technology innovation, member-based organizations are facing significant opportunities and challenges. In particular, the center-of-gravity for association software has shifted from all-in-one AMS platforms to diverse ecosystems. We both help associations find software that meets their strategic needs, right?

Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments

Association eLearning

Most associations have provided some degree of member education as part of their mission. And for associations, educational offerings can be a valuable source of non-dues revenue. But with the growth of new learning technologies and with members facing more and more change and a need for continual learning, associations are missing out on an even bigger opportunity. To grow this opportunity, associations can learn from corporate training departments.

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.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

organizations: • Value personal development among their teams • Create curated learning experiences • Use learning technologies to achieve their goals As leading analysts Fosway Group point out, learning technology deserves a much more strategic. learning on business outcomes.

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?

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?

Learning Technology: How it can support workers to deliver results

Docebo

Meanwhile, new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, are expected to increase labor productivity by 40% , representing a clear indication that the need for skills development in those areas is paramount to enabling these new workers to do their jobs properly, while equipping them with the knowledge they need to adapt to change as those technologies continue to evolve. . The Impact of Learning Technology So Far. Here’s How Our Learning Technology is Being Leveraged.

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.

Upcoming Webinar: Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business

Web Courseworks

A Sneak Peek at an Upcoming Webinar with Tagoras on March 26, 1 pm Eastern – In just two weeks, Web Courseworks will join Tagoras for a webinar on Developing a Compelling Strategy for Your Education Business. I have a strong interest in joining Tagoras for this webinar because of how impactful an education business strategy can be on the entire lifecycle of educational products. Of those associations that use technology for learning, under a quarter (23.4

Association LMS Report & the Entrepreneurial Jeff Cobb

Web Courseworks

recently released a report focused on learning management systems for associations. I am writing about the LMS Report because it is an invaluable guide for associations considering a business model involving eLearning. Jeff Cobb of Tagoras Inc.

Global eTraining Named SIIA Business Technology Product CODiE Award Finalist

Global eTraining

Global eTraining Named SIIA Business Technology Product CODiE Award Finalist for Best Corporate / Enterprise Learning Solution The Global eTraining Knowledge Management Platform earns prestigious industry recognition. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada April 17 2020.

4 Stages of a Learning Business

Web Courseworks

OrgCommunity and Web Courseworks are excited to present the closing webinar of the Spring eLearning Thought Leaders series, The Learning Business Maturity Model , featuring Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras. Tagoras is a research and consulting firm for associations and organizations who focus on lifelong learning. They have been providing expert advice on strategy, learning, marketing and technology to help organizations in the business of learning for more than a decade.

The Business of Learning Conference

Web Courseworks

Web Courseworks will be exhibiting and presenting a demo at this year’s Tagoras Learning Technology Design (LTD) virtual conference. LTD is a conference designed to help anyone in the business of learning to create lifelong education initiatives through learner engagement and effective use of learning technology. The presentations are geared to provide marketing and technology strategies for associations to help develop or grow their current education initiatives.

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. 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.

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.

Fears about Technology Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

Although we see a strong push for incorporation of technology in educational and training settings, and availability in the hands of students and teachers, many fears regarding its implementation are still evident. Let’s start our discussion with one of the natural fears people might have for incorporating technology enabled learning. We can say, this is the biggest fears about technology enabled learning that is innate in human nature.

Making the Business Case for Learning Technology

Degreed

Once you’ve determined your organization needs a new tool or technology, how do you build the business and investment cases to show leadership the clear path towards the changes that need to occur? Dani Johnson, VP of Research at Bersin by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting, recently spoke with 3 learning leaders from Disney, AT&T, and Airbnb to learn more about their individual journeys with technology. Our business cases were not easy, but they’re a necessity.

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. Public social media vs. private association social learning?

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. Now they’re also selling content in bulk to businesses.

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. The results that Harley Davidson have achieved by leveraging the stories and passion of their community are incredible, and are outlined in this Harvard Business Review article. This week, however, we want to inspire you to reflect on the story your association education programs tell your members.