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Association Learning System Rankings

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The Association market is by far, IMO, one of the top three markets, that as a vendor, you should be in. In the past, I’ve always listed the association mkt within the B2B/Customer Education, because it does fit nicely within. Before diving into the rankings and the explanation on this new approach to rankings, here are some interesting factoids about the association space. There are Professional (which most folks are aware of) and Trade associations.

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Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Many will cite the Hawthorne effect , explaining that through observation the learners will modify or improve their performance. Social Learning in an LMS. Yes, but what about that Hawthorne effect?

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Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

In fact, the average age of a video gamer is 35 – a key demographic we’d all like to include in our association’s ranks, right? Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning? Like any effective learning project, it’s critical to define your audience and determine if gamification is a good fit. So, it’s no surprise that so many associations are exploring game-based learning experiences for their members. Share this on Facebook.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Fosway Group (2017), ’Fosway 9 – Grid Authoring Systems’ Share Stories with Screen Recording1 1 11Index: Table of contents gomolearning.com @gomolearning User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing2 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. and is displayed in the most effective way possible.

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. Top Association LMS Features.

Setting up your Association’s eLearning

Association eLearning

If you’ve been tasked with implementing your association’s eLearning what are you going to do to make sure you don’t end up some place else? Here is my perspective on setting up your association’s eLearning: Assemble Your Assets Team. How would you like your Association Management System (AMS) to integrate with the Learning Management System (LMS). • You want members to recognize the value of the content provided in your Association’s eLearning. Share this on Facebook.

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. Share this on LinkedIn.

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. Reports from your association LMS can provide data trends that convey what is and isn’t working for members. Share this on Facebook.

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.

5 Ways to Bring Contextual Learning to Your Association

Association eLearning

Making your association’s learning contextual will not only help your members make sense of information, it will also help them remember it. Let’s take a look at five ways your association can add context to its eLearning. They may be the most effective and versatile tools in your context-adding arsenal. Let’s say that an association’s eLearning explains how to fill out a specific form and stresses that it’s important to do it correctly. 4. Add Social Components.

Facebook Platform

Tony Karrer

Stephen Downes picked up my post on Facebook As a Learning Platform. He commented: To be clear, I do not think that Facebook itself is really a learning environment. Something like the social network operating system , maybe. I also feel like Facebook is a bit creaky and as Thomas Vanderwal's recent post Facebook for Business or LinkedIn Gets More Valuable points out, as you use Facebook more and have more friends, it seems to get harder to use.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces

Learnnovators

“ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. ” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory). “ We’re still seeing an avoidance of social learning, the continual use of courses as the only solution, and consequently organizations that can’t adapt fast enough.” – Clark Quinn. How will social learning evolve in the coming years?

LMS for Marketing Associations

Association eLearning

Marketing professionals understand that they must continue to develop their skills and maintain competencies in several key areas to remain effective and competitive. State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate marketing professionals on everything from social media to advertising and public relations. We understand the unique needs of marketing and public relations associations.

LMS for School Executives Associations

Association eLearning

State associations around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate school executives on everything from leadership development to educator effectiveness. Recently, school executives associations have discovered the advantages of offering CE, professional development and training courses online. We understand the unique needs of school leadership associations. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

Social learning. It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). Yet no one can define “social learning” in a nutshell, because there is no universally accepted meaning. As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. This means many associations are wrestling with fundamental questions at the intersection of social and learning: One social system or two?

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

Effective. It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. Effective. Is not : Cheerful background music and flashy animations with sound effects and lots of pictures. Example : Someone goes to an eLearning vendor and asks for a course that’s interactive, immersive, innovative, effective, and fun. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. What can the association or organization expect to see in financial returns? Is there a demand for online education at your association or organization? Share this on Facebook.

Are You Asking the Right Questions at Your Association?

Association eLearning

Both are well known veterans to the association industry. They have extensive knowledge and experience on what it means to look at big data in order to make association decisions. The most common false positive we hear in the association world arises from the question, “How do we get more members?” It’s tempting to focus on membership count to the exclusion of what’s really important: your association’s mission. Share this on Facebook.

HOW SOCIAL LEARNING IS POWERING UP TODAY’S WORKPLACES

Learnnovators

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do. Fortunately, most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling; from observing others one forms an idea of how new behaviours are performed, and on later occasions this coded information serves as a guide for action.” – Albert Bandura (Originator of Social Learning Theory) “ The research isn’t heartening.

ROI Calculator for Association eLearning Now Available

Association eLearning

Many associations have discovered that eLearning is a valuable member benefit and a more efficient and flexible way for members to learn on their schedule. But before an association commits to producing and marketing an eLearning course, it’s important to explore the business case and potential return-on-investment. Associations should ask these questions: •Is there a market for the course? Is the eLearning cost-effective for your association?

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Association Managers – Guard Against Member “Brexit”

Abila

As an association manager (and like Prime Minister May) , you represent a group of people organized for a joint purpose. We’ve seen though, that all the good intentions in the world don’t matter if you can’t deliver on promises or per form on upcoming initiatives effectively. Here are three action items for your association to provide value and mitigate a Member “Brexit.” Many new members join associations for n etworking and professional development.

Digitec Produces eLearning for the International Sign Association

Association eLearning

Associations are moving to eLearning every day, but with limited resources, it can be a challenge to produce quality online courses. The International Sign Association (ISA) has overcome this challenge by partnering with Digitec on a cost-effective solution to create custom eLearning courses for its members, who are manufacturers, users and suppliers of on-premise signs and other visual communications systems. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Although I didn’t join the associations that put these things on, I voraciously ate up the content they were offering, as often as my employer would allow me to attend. I have since moved on, from marketing minion to marketing maven, but have never forgotten the associations that taught me a thing or two. In short, associations, I was your target audience. Try different scenarios and see if online learning is right for your association. Share this on Facebook.

eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

Association eLearning

Why, you ask, would an association want to create a MOOC? An association can leverage this free course model to increase membership and attract more people who are willing to pay for educational offerings in the future. This is meant to increase social competition among learners and create engagement to motivate them to succeed. Sadly, too few organizations and associations understand what gamification is and what it is not. Share this on Facebook.

Creating Your First Association eLearning Course

Association eLearning

After selecting a learning management system (LMS), the next logical step for an association is to begin creating your course catalog. But for many associations, creating online learning courses is uncharted territory, especially if this is a brand new course. This post will offer some tips for creating more engaging and more effective eLearning by following the simple Current Situation – Ideal Situation model. Effective Interface Designs for eLearning - February 25, 2013.

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? Social Learning and Digital Badges.

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

Can take more time to plan and execute effectively. What category does most of your association or organization’s training fall under? Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories.

How to Prevent Member Education Burnout

Association eLearning

Your association is in a unique position to provide subject matter expertise that can define your membership and keep their knowledge of the field current. Curating the most interesting news stories, posting regulatory changes, and bringing experts together for annual meetings helps reinforce the association’s position as the “go to” source for information. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Creative: You Asked For It, But Now It’s Terrifying

Association eLearning

The association had asked for something creative, but this… Cold sweat formed on the reviewer’s brow as their muscles tightened. It’s critical that you and your course developer (whether it’s an external vendor or someone in your association) have the same creative vision. The alternate course could be incredibly effective and engaging, but if you’re not expecting it it’ll probably come as quite a shock. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

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.

How to Choose an LMS That’s Right for Your Association

Abila

Associations may struggle to find the technology that’s right for them, in part because they’re unsure about what they need in an LMS. These include poor integrations with other systems, poor support for effective marketing, as well as poor support for admin processes. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Abila on Twitter , Facebook , Google+ and Linkedin.

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The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

The future looks bright for association e-learning. However, one missing element is clouding the picture for associations. One weakness is holding associations back from reaching their market potential and becoming lifelong learning powerhouses. I learned about this vulnerability while reading the fifth edition of Association Learning + Technology from Tagoras. Start with an association e-learning strategy. You guessed it, the cream of the crop associations.

The Green Screen Effect – TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Camtasia

Each video has a level of difficulty associated with it, so if you’re a new user or an old pro you’ll know where to look for just what you need. This week, we will show you how to pull off the Green Screen Effect. The green screen effect is a post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on color hues ( chroma range). Lighting is the most important aspect of pulling off the green screen effect.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Debate focuses on whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf.

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Digitec Welcomes Knowledge Direct LMS Partner Indiana Association of REALTORS®

Association eLearning

The Indiana Association of REALTORS® has officially joined the Knowledge Direct family with the implementation of the association’s new online learning portal for member professional development and continuing education. Knowledge Direct will also support a new certification program offered by the association through their online university, Real Estate Certification Programs, Inc. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Challenge Your Learners By…

Association eLearning

In this hectic world of on-the-spot access to information, conversations held in 140 characters or less, and instant picture uploads, Instructional Designers are faced with the challenge of designing effective learning that won’t overload learners. Giving learners too much direction, too much audio, too many visuals can have the unintended effect of suppressing creativity. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.