WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017

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WBT Systems is proud to sponsor PersoniFest 2017, hosted by Personify, April 2-5, in San Diego, California. Mike will be flying over to San Diego to meet the Personify community and talk to you about all your Association eLearning questions. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. The post WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017 appeared first on WBT Systems.

WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

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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.

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Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

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Hosted by Personify , this conference will run from April 8-11 and provide users of Personify360 and Small World Community the opportunity to “discover resources and solutions for automating processes, increasing profits and of course, optimizing relationships with your constituents” WBT Systems helps associations to build and deliver world-class education and certification programs with TopClass, the #1 Association Learning Management System.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

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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. So why not take an independent learning systems advisor along for the ride? WEBINARS – In-depth sessions featuring association community pace-setters. AWARDS – Our choices for the Top 25 Continuing Education Systems in 2019. 5) How are associations driving new training revenues?

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

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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. Connectivity is replacing knowledge – association education must facilitate feedback, understanding and application to provide true value.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

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That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. 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. I’m sure most of your listeners are familiar with the ADDIE instructional systems design model. Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

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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.

Driving Results at 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum

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WBT Systems is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum , taking place in Arlington, VA, November 14-15. 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. We are looking forward to meeting the Higher Logic Community and helping you with any questions you have about your education programs!

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How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

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Co-authored by Linda Bowers, CTO, 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. This is where associations and digital badges come in. 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?

Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016

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WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the ASI Europe Insight Day hosted by Advanced Solutions International (ASI), October 19, 2016. 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. The post Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016 appeared first on WBT Systems.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

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EPISODE 21 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: As an independent learning systems consultant, I’m obsessed with finding the ideal solution for each client’s unique needs. I invite you to join Chad and me, as we compare notes about key technology trends and their implications for association software buyers. In particular, the center-of-gravity for association software has shifted from all-in-one AMS platforms to diverse ecosystems. What would you say those systems are? .

Collaborate, Discover, Explore Learning at ASAE Tech 2016

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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. Extend the conversation with learning communities.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

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I bet one or more of the top results came from a message board or discussion forum for an online community, where someone else was seeking answers from their peers on a similar topic? Just as we are seeing more organizations delivering education and certification programs through online Learning Management Systems , there is a growing expectation for organizations to be able to communicate and share knowledge with their customers, members, or employees efficiently and expertly online.

Connect with TopClass LMS at 2017 NiUG New Orleans Conference

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WBT Systems is delighted to be an official partner of the 2017 NiUG New Orleans Conference , hosted by NiUG International , May 22-24. Mike and Paul will be there to meet the NiUG community and talk to you about all your Association eLearning questions. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995.

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

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WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. 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. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs for over 20 years.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

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This week we were motivated by the keynote session of the Higher Logic Super Forum , where we heard Ken Schmidt of Harley Davidson describe the power of storytelling in creating a passionate member community that will champion your brand. 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. Telling your story and championing community value for you.

Discover your new TopClass LMS at NiUG Discovery 2016!

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WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the NiUG Discovery 2016 Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 11-13. Gilles and Mike will be flying over to meet the NiUG community and talk to you about all your Association eLearning questions. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. appeared first on WBT Systems.

OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

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There has been much discussion lately about the value of digital badges for both association education and certification programs. The social connectivity offered by digital badges aligns perfectly with the nature of association membership and education programs in particular. Association membership brings together people with shared professional interests, providing a community in which members support, network, and share experience within their industry.

Improve Student Success with an Online Learning Community

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Do you ever think about your association’s online learners and how they manage to fit your courses into their busy lives? Imagine: after a long day of work, errands, and household chores and duties, they manage to find time to finish the week’s assignments for the online course they’re taking with your association. A learning community makes courses more engaging and enjoyable. Enhance the online learning experience with a learning community.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

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Recently, eLearning Industry invited WBT Systems to contribute to the publication of a free eBook which addresses one of the biggest concerns faced by organizations – the complexity and difficulty of Learning Management System implementation. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. Who needs to be involved in the Learning Management System implementation project?

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

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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. This is where associations and digital badges come in.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

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Is your association a learning organization? A learning organization becomes more like a community that members can feel a commitment to. 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. Is your Association a Learning Organization. The post Is your Association a Learning Organization?

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

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“ 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.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

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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.

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

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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. An LMS tracks and maintains a great deal of learner data that can be very useful to associations for learning content curation.

Association Education and Certification: Best Benefit Ever

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What benefits truly increase value for association members, increasing engagement and ensuring that they renew their membership? It’s a question that many associations ask when planning benefit programs and communications to members. You can scroll through the entire collection on their website , but we have picked out some examples from the collection to inspire you as you consider how to sell and market your association education and certification programs to members.

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

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What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? What are the basic elements an LMS for Associations must have to deliver effective, engaging member education and certification programs, while also simplifying the delivery of learning for administrators? Being able to connect with peers, discuss challenges, and have a forum for conversation improves learner engagement among association members, whether the learning is on or offline.

Why the Growing Interest in CRM Solutions for Associations?

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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.

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

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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. Balancing Badges to Benefit Association, Employer, and Member Needs.

eLearning Assessment and Feedback with your Association LMS

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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? The post eLearning Assessment and Feedback with your Association LMS appeared first on WBT Systems.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

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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!

The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

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The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. Like many individuals and organizations in modern society, associations maintain social media profiles for sharing content of interest to their members. How is Social Learning relevant to Associations? . The 3 C's of Social Learning for Associations.

Why (and How) to Design Association Education for Young Professionals

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Their numbers alone are enough to compel associations to pay attention to the educational content and delivery methods these generations need and seek. Your association will want to develop relationships with them, prove your relevance, and provide what they need to excel in life. Your members’ companies do too—and your association can help them do that. Encouraging affiliate/associate members to sponsor young professional education.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

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How Does a Culture of Learning Help an Association? If you want to prepare your association for the future, you need lifelong learners to take you there—that’s the only way to stay competitive and agile enough to solve today’s problems and face tomorrow’s unknown challenges. As a bonus, by showing your members how your association is developing a culture of learning, you can encourage them to do the same. How Does an Association Create a Culture of Learning?

What If Your Association Can’t Afford an Instructional Designer?

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What are your options if your association can’t afford an instructional designer? First, start connecting with other association e-learning professionals. You’ll find an active community of IDs online. Many authoring tools have lively online user communities. The post What If Your Association Can’t Afford an Instructional Designer? appeared first on WBT Systems. Blog association budget e-Learning elearning instructional designer planning

How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

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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. We’re not an European or international association. Your association is the “data controller.”.