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. 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. Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association.

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. 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. JEN: That’s where our consultant Carla Downing came in. On the systems side, you mentioned Storyline and Captivate.

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Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

How can associations help turn the tide? But first, association leaders and learning professionals must know how to translate the promise of digital badges into practical strategies that engage members in relevant and meaningful ways. Join Talented Learning CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh, and WBT Systems CTO, Linda Bowers, as they explore six digital badge fundamentals. How associations can benefit from offering digital badges. ·

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

WBT Systems

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. In order to help organizations create “meaningful, truly impactful eLearning experiences”, eLearning Industry asked us to contribute our tips to help ensure a successful implementation from day one.

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.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? Do any of these themes sound familiar to your association? Though the label of ‘learning organization’ is more usually applied to corporate organizations, the concept is becoming more relevant to associations, especially in light of several recently published whitepapers that highlight the need for changes in the provision of continuing professional education and the levels of technology usage by association members.

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.

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

The folks at Velvet Chainsaw Consulting have written several posts about conference session descriptions that apply as well to online course descriptions. Consulting firm Tagoras has written extensively about online course pricing —check out the related content listed below the post too. If your website and content management system, learning management system (LMS), or association management system isn’t intuitive or responsive enough, they’ll find their education elsewhere.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Last week we kicked-off the 2019 Talented Learning Awards by honoring the best learning systems in our first category – corporate extended enterprise systems. And this week the celebration continues, as we recognize excellence in our second category – continuing education systems. However, today we’re excited to shine a light on exceptional continuing education systems because they are our lifeblood. Why Are Continuing Education Systems Special?

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. In other words, I’m most interested in learning solutions designed for business customers and channel partners, association members, continuing education participants and the public-at-large. Interest in learning systems remains strong. 2) How is innovation moving learning systems forward? Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems.

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Flipped Learning Increases the Value of Conference Education

WBT Systems

It’s time for associations to upend ineffective education with flipped learning. Although flipped learning has been used successfully for a decade by high school and college instructors, associations have been slow to adopt it for educational events, like conferences. They might have even already “met” the instructor and fellow students in the online community associated with the conference.

12 Ways to Add Extra Value to Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

The adult education market is becoming increasingly crowded as for-profits discover the once exclusive domain of higher education, trade associations, and professional societies. These “value-adds” provide encouragement and support to students, give them opportunities to apply what they’ve learned, increase the likelihood of their success, and encourage them to pursue further professional development with your association.

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)? First, we’ll explain why integration is advisable and then we’ll explore some issues you need to consider before deciding where to host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce.

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. 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. Replay this recent webinar: Technology vs. Innovation: Association Learning Strategies in Practice.

Online Course Marketing Tactics from Six-Figure Digital Entrepreneurs

WBT Systems

Their approach to online course development, testing, and marketing may not be entirely familiar to associations. However, if your association borrows and tweaks some of their online course marketing tactics, you could also start seeing six-figure results. With an agile eLearning methodology , you develop course content in short iterations called “sprints.” In associations, staff are often expected to wear many hats. Content marketing is consultative selling.

Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

First, create awareness in your target audiences—their awareness of the need for pursuing professional development and their awareness of the educational programs your association offers. Besides other associations, you now have online professional platforms like LinkedIn (now owned by Microsoft) and Udacity to worry about, plus all the MOOCs like Coursera and EdX. Management consultant and business professor Gary Hamel says you need to unleash your organizational imagination.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Learning management systems didn’t die. We discovered that the LMS marketplace is made up of 4 broad types of LMS including corporate, academic, continuing education and association LMSs. Associations are selling content to their members and continuing education training providers are selling content to anyone. Continuing education, associations and universities are all selling their content to corporations. WBT Systems. . WBT Systems. .

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. Despite ongoing consolidation, the learning systems market as a whole will continue to grow at a rapid pace. 5) The Association LMS Segment Becomes Even More Distinct. Fulfillment systems.

LMS Gamification: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Talented Learning

It’s not about playing games in a learning management system. As independent LMS analysts, for the past three years we have been tracking LMS gamification trends across multiple sectors — associations, academia and commercial training, as well as corporate learning. Some systems are built from the ground up with gamification at their core, while many offer only lightweight add-on features. How can associations help turn the tide?

Want to Sell More Content? Put More Lines in the Water

Talented Learning

Corporations, commercial for-profit training companies, associations, academic institutions and individual subject matter experts — all are designing, producing and selling educational content at a staggering pace. Below are eight ways you can increase total catch from the same piece of content using a specialized ecommerce learning management system as your technology backbone. Develop content with funding from a corporate, academic, association or government sponsor.

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

And what does it mean for your learning systems roadmap ? By leveraging large, complex data sets, AI makes it possible to identify more subtle correlations than rules-based systems. But does AI success at Netflix and elsewhere mean that your learning systems should be at the head of the AI pack by now? “If you have a cloud-based LMS, AI will eventually be available to you through features that are being built into these systems.

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. 4) Customer-Focused Learning Systems Are on Fire. Leading examples include eLogic Learning , WBT Systems , WebCourseworks , Community Brands and NetExam. In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.”

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

When you look at the list below you might wonder why we’re not calling this our 2019 Book of Learning Systems Trends. In fact, this guide is like the learning systems landscape, itself – deep, broad and multi-faceted. Our trends lists reflect how learning systems buyers are actually driving innovation with their dollars! Then we use that intelligence to help buyers define their requirements and evaluate qualified systems. Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21

6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018

WBT Systems

Provide personal coaching or consultation to help students apply what they’ve learned. As your competitors continue to automate, and you should too, don’t forget to accentuate your association’s human factor. Countless times we’ve heard association professionals say they’re good at their job because they’re a “people person.” You have an advantage over competitors: associations are not profit-driven, but rather mission-driven organizations.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

As a learning technology selection consultant, I’ve seen how easy it is to get caught up in LMS features and functionality. Learning management systems and customer relationship management share a symbiotic relationship — yet they serve very different purposes. If you look through the lens of LogicBay , a learning management system should operate more like a partner relationship management system.

2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

Talented Learning

Best Association LMS. These systems must balance flexibility with proven industrial-strength functionality. Mandatory features include robust administrative capabilities, extensive domain and audience segmentation, globalization and localization, ecommerce, mobile delivery, sophisticated reporting, and API-based integration with other business systems and resources. The world’s largest organizations typically standardize on these systems. SumTotal Systems.

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Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

That’s because the learning management systems market has never been stronger or more diverse. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers. Sumtotal Systems. Sumtotal Systems. BEST ASSOCIATION LMS. Although the association LMS space is extremely specialized, it continues to experience explosive growth and innovation. WBT Systems. Blue Sky eLearn.