Software for Associations | 15 Platforms to Consider

Web Courseworks

Your association is responsible for creating engagement opportunities—from continuing education courses to conferences and events—to help your members grow in their careers and meet like-minded professionals in related fields. Association management encompasses all activities related to achieving these goals, including program development, member communications, and recruitment. Association Management System (AMS) Software for Associations.

Association Learning Technology

Web Courseworks

Web Courseworks is a learning technologies and consulting company. 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. Our blog inspirations come from things we care about in association learning technology that also matter directly to you. Association Learning Technology

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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. The software selection journey is hard to navigate alone. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions featuring association community pace-setters. Also, if you’d like more direct guidance, feel free to contact me for a free initial phone consultation. This association case reveals all.

4 Ways to Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Web Courseworks

Do you currently manage an eLearning department at an association? There are steps you can take to make sure you have the appropriate assets and knowledge base to make your eLearning Business a success. Here are the four main components that make an eLearning business thrive or dive. If you want a healthy eLearning curriculum for your learners you will want to focus your research and development on: Where is your eLearning content coming from?

5 Reasons Why Associations and Training Companies Should Use an eLearning Platform

eThink Education

Associations and other companies that provide some form of education or training can benefit from implementing an eLearning platform to support initiatives like professional education, certification and membership success. In the midst of COVID-19 , many associations are seeking alternative options for member collaboration with the cancellation or postponement of important conferences and meet-ups. Consult experts to help navigate the LMS market.

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. 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.

Making Money with Software Training Courses

LearnDash

Of all the topics available, some of the most successful courses are those that teach to a specific niche software. If you want to sell an online course but don’t know what to sell then consider creating a software training course. Long before I started LearnDash I was a consultant setting up learning programs for Fortune 500 companies. The learning programs centered around new policies and software. Big software. elearning entrepreneur

Your Association Members & Customers Have an Ear for Podcasts

WBT Systems

It’s time your association gets a podcast too. Like associations, there’s a podcast for every topic you can imagine. According to Craig Sorrell, podcaster and ‎marketing manager at Results Direct, associations can get a podcast started with a mixer, a USB mic, and podcasting software for as little as $200. Using original and repurposed content in association podcasts. Your association’s sponsors and advertisers will love them too.

Disaster Preparation and Training Have Something in Common

Association eLearning

That same panic kicks in when there’s a new product on the way, a new software program rolling out, etc. Keep learning and development (L&D) informed about new initiatives or, better yet, consult with them along the way. Disaster preparation and training often suffer from the same unfortunate flaw. You’re supposed to have them in place and ready to go for when they’re needed. That means they should be planned for in advance, not at the last minute.

LMS Pricing: Avoiding Hidden Costs When Selecting eLearning Software

Melon Learning

Any one of them will do the basic job of storing, organizing and delivering your eLearning content. A quick list might include: Who will be using the software? Does my organization require any customizations of the software? Not only will this exercise help you narrow down the number of potential vendors but it will also shed light on some of the hidden costs that are associated with adopting an LMS. There’s a myriad of learning management systems out there.

eLearning Predictions 2015

Web Courseworks

The arrival of a new year means we have new eLearning predictions to reveal! Before we unpack all five of our latest industry predictions, I want to take a moment to recap our past eLearning predictions from 2013 and 2014. This past year, we focused on the rise of mobile learning through investment in HTML5, creation of MOOC-like offerings by associations, invention of micro-learning opportunities for various platforms, and growth of social media-style credentials.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

BPO: Managing Services & Association eLearning. Associations love their members. So, associations strive to provide those opportunities to their members. However, many associations are starting to recognize that while members are central to their functions, the deployment of professional development is not an association’s core business. How does that work for associations? Let’s say they need to deliver eLearning to thousands of members.

Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Your association is most effective when you’ve created a strong community of members who value opportunities for professional development. Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon.

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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. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. Associations and continuing education companies must attract, engage and sell to people who voluntarily choose to consume instructional content. Blue Sky eLearn. BLUE SKY ELEARN.

Is Your LMS License Model Misaligned? How to Avoid Costly Mistakes

Talented Learning

Throughout the last month, I’ve reviewed 12 RFP responses for 3 different LMS business scenarios: association learning, commercial training and corporate channel/customer education. These buying organizations are working with us as LMS selection consultants to define their learning technology requirements, identify the best vendor options and then conduct a formal proposal-based buying process. Making Sense of LMS License Models.

The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous market research, our consulting interactions with countless LMS buyers and sellers and more than 20 years of experience we’ve accumulated in the learning industry. If you have a named user license model, but are an extended enterprise, association or commercial training company, you are paying too much. Although it is good for business if you are an LMS selection consultant !)

TIN CAN API & THE FUTURE OF E-LEARNING

Learnnovators

“One small step for e-learning technology, One giant leap for the e-learning industry.” ~ Rustici Software INTRODUCTION. This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. Tin Can Draw : This is one of the most interesting prototypes from Rustici Software that helps you track a simple handwriting exercise.

Five Reasons to Apply for eLearning Awards

Web Courseworks

This managing eLearning blog’s mission is to inform managers about emerging topics and to impart advice concerning becoming a better leader and manager. As many of you know, I am a crossover corporate eLearning consultant and vendor. Over the last ten years I have concentrated on association, non-profit and healthcare related eLearning PD and performance improvement platforms. Here, I will hobnob with some of the top innovators in corporate eLearning.

Podcast 36: How to Deploy B2B2B Certification Rapidly – With Ha Nguyen McNeill

Talented Learning

EPISODE 36 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Today, we welcome a highly experienced leader in the federal and trade organization sectors, Ha Nguyen McNeill , Chief Operating Officer at BSA | The Software Alliance. Join us as we discuss the thorough yet rapid selection and deployment of a complex, business-to-business-to-business (B2B2B) LMS to drive BSA’s new online “ SAM ” certification for enterprise software professionals. SAM stands for software asset management.

Podcasting: Is It Right For Your Content Mix?

Talented Learning

All you need is a good studio-quality microphone and software that lets you easily record and edit your podcasts. And if you take time to feature guests who are experts in your field, you’ll gain even more credibility, by association. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

If you’re familiar with Talented Learning, you know we’re fiercely independent consultants focused on one goal – to help you choose the best extended enterprise LMS for your needs. Recently, we helped association leaders answer that question with a special “LMS Buyers Companion” post, filled with free resources for continuing education providers. Digital transformation consultant Daniel Newman weighs in… 11) Should you use an RFP when choosing an LMS?

Online Customer Training: Behind the Surge in Specialized Learning Systems

Talented Learning

The software sector is an excellent example. Recent research by the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) reveals the impact of training on several key dimensions of customer adoption: 68% of trained customers use products more often.

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LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

You are an association or commercial training company limping along with a graying, semi-custom open source solution and multiple manual workarounds. You pay “annual support and maintenance” fees but continue to use an older version of LMS software because upgrade costs are prohibitive. At this stage, it’s appropriate to consider recommendations from industry blogs, research reports, professional colleagues and consultants. It happens at least once a week.

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18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Callidus Software acquired Learning Heroes and Learning Seat. The LMS – long the ugly duckling of the corporate software world – has transformed into a beautiful solution by modern standards. You can add consulting as a premium upsell or provide a digital badge or certification as an enticement to purchase more than one course. Since these employee-oriented learning systems are integrated into broader HR/ERP/financial software suites, change isn’t coming anytime soon.

Covid-19 Aid: Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work

Talented Learning

And as always, if you want to discuss your learning technology needs with an independent advisor, I’m happy to conduct a free preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. (To To help remote teams communicate more effectively and operate more productively on an ongoing basis, 15Five is offering free access to its full work performance alignment, coaching and recognition software through June 15th. Small Business Marketing Software. via The eLearning Coach.

Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

This whitepaper assists you in understanding the pieces involved with the eLearning puzzle, from the basic requirements to the pros and cons of various options. The purpose of this article is to assist you in understanding what the pieces of the solution are, along with the associated choices that you will have to make. One approach: if you do not have the experience to prepare an accurate RFP, hire a consultant or a development vendor specifically to help you prepare the RFP.

52 eLearning Experts Share their Best Tip for Creating Engaging eLearning

eLearningArt

As an instructional designer, I’m always trying to make my eLearning courses more interesting, effective, and engaging. That’s why I decided to ask the leading eLearning industry experts to share their single best tip for creating engaging learning. Here are our amazing eLearning experts: Tom Kuhlmann | Karl Kapp | Ray Jimenez | Patti Shank | Bryan Jones. To make eLearning more engaging, think of how a TV mystery show is created.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

Learning Technologies Group (LTG) recently acquired PeopleFluent , NetDimensions , LEO Learning , Rustici Software , Watershed LRS , Gomo Learning and others to offer a robust talent suite based on standalone solutions. • ASSOCIATION LEARNING.

The Rise of LMS Specialists: A Tour of Learning Tech Innovation

Talented Learning

As an LMS selection consultant , I’ve had a front-row seat in the rapid shift toward specialization. Among LMS specialists, differentiation tends to start with the target learning audience: employees, extended enterprise (customers, channel and other business partners who interact with an organization from outside its walls), academic institutions, associations or continuing education. Welcome to the Era of LMS Specialists.

Podcast 20: Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – With Donald H. Taylor

Talented Learning

EPISODE 20 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: If you follow our blog , you know I’m fascinated with elearning trends. He’s a 30-year veteran with experience at every level, from training design and delivery to executive positions at software companies. KEY TAKEAWAYS: In recent years, elearning trends have shifted significantly. companies to reach so many customers from a distance has led to a lot of innovation in the “e” space – elearning, ecommerce and so on.

The Ultimate eLearning Resources Guide (2020 Update)

LearnUpon

So, to help you stay on top of your game, we’re sharing the top eLearning resources available online right now. From eLearning inspiration to actionable advice on how to better your course building, it’s a must-read for anyone wanting to elevate their course creation skills.

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

. In the last two weeks as an LMS selection consultant, I have been on the receiving end of 24 hours of live LMS demos from eight different vendors. The first buyer is a cloud software company developing a channel partner certification program. The second buyer is a non-profit healthcare association providing continuing education to members and non-members. Free Consult?

Podcast 15: Tying Training to Customer Success – With Barry Kelly of Thought Industries

Talented Learning

Barry is a passionate innovator with proven product development success and extensive experience in elearning, digital strategy and social media marketing. That’s very important for subscription software companies, where customers pay monthly or annually.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

It’s still early, but perhaps one of the most interesting opportunities is coming from the association space, where gamification and digital badges are being used to help bridge the skills gap. They’re really talking about “hosting” — where they install a version of their software on a customer’s server. It is very similar to how you would host software behind your own firewall, but it’s located in someone else’s hosted data center.

4 Corporate LMS Flavors: Which Do You Choose?

Talented Learning

If you’ve been following the news and analysis from Talented Learning, you know that the thriving 2016 LMS market is comprised of almost 700 vendors, whose solutions can be grouped unequally and imperfectly into corporate, academic, association and continuing education type LMSs. These vendors range from global software conglomerates to tiny, regional cloud startups. It is a fascinating time to be an LMS selection consultant.

eLearning for the Casino Industry with TalentLMS

TalentLMS

There’s also the issue of educating employees about all the ethical, legal and other issues associated with gaming and the handling of large amounts of money — which includes a lot of state mandated compliance training. eLearning can be a game changer that enables a scalable, cost effective, and flexible solutions for the complex training demands of the casino industry. The post eLearning for the Casino Industry with TalentLMS appeared first on TalentLMS Blog.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions

mLevel

The 2015 “Best of Elearning!” Best of Elearning! Given the number of nominations, to make the list in 2015 is quite an honor,” says Catherine Upton, Elearning! The Best of Elearning! An exclusive handful of organizations have won Best of Elearning! Elearning! To learn more, visit www.2elearning.com/ awards/best-of-elearning-awards. Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines take great pride in announcing the Best of Elearning!