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.

Formative vs. Summative Assessment

LearnDash

Most assessment strategies fall into one of two categories: formative or summative. Formative assessment involves activities that measure and provide feedback during the learning process. Examples of Formative & Summative Assessment. Formative assessment examples include: Providing verbal or written summaries. Reference: Michaels & Associates.

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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: We offer courses, lessons and ebooks in a variety of formats. Also, we offer punch lists in PDF format.

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. In 1970, there were only 10,000 associations representing 2 million residents.

Agile Microlearning Explained

retention, including: › Gamification of learning › Deep encoding › Instructional scaffolding › The spacing effect › Adaptive training › The testing effect › The interleaving effect › Applied forgetting › Formative feedback These learning theories, combined with big data analysis and machine learning. is guessing at an answer › Allowing for self-assessment through confidence selection › Providing learners with formative feedback to guide. format, OttoLearn organizes content as a map.

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.

When to Bring Your Association’s Continuing Education Online

Association eLearning

She is knowledgeable in associations’ use of continuing education and strategic application of technology implementation. If your association is known for a particular topic, this can be a key area to focus. The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the guardian of the Code of Ethics for Nurses. In the case of ANA, in addition to the code of ethics, the association was known for several other key publications which were core to the nursing profession.

5 Ways Associations Can Support Lifelong Employability

Blue Sky eLearn

With many of our clients being professional associations, it would only make sense that lifelong learning is often a topic of conversation. Many people join associations as they can be a great place to find education and training. So , what does this mean and how can associations play a role for all generations of learners ? . Microlearning can also take on different formats. We talk a lot about lifelong learning.

ILT, Elearning, or MOOC? When to Use Common Training Formats

Your Training Edge

The point is that when many people, even in L&D departments, think about effective corporate training, they have one specific format in mind, and that format is usually either instructor-led training (ILT) or elearning. The various formats are not mutually exclusive, and ideally you would not have to make this choice for an entire training program en masse. When travel and its associated costs (accommodation, meals, entertainment, etc.)

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6 Reasons Why Associations & Nonprofits Need a Digital Archive

Kitaboo

And a majority of these organizations are the nonprofit associations. But what about the records that are already present in paper format and stored in filing cabinets? In this blog we will focus on why nonprofit associations and societies must have a digital archive of their documents. Here are 7 effective guidelines to create an e-Report for associations. Creating a digital archive will help the associations to manage the information efficiently.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

to associate that content with the pre-existing schema in their brains, helping them to. organization and shared them in video format to help managers understand success. you might think comes down to a format called. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Accelerate Employee Performance Using the Learning Curve: Part 3 Knowledge Formation

Infopro Learning

Timing is Everything Series: Intro , Anxiety , Information Overload , Knowledge Formation, (Part 4 Optimum Performance coming May 31st). Knowledge Formation. The curve of knowledge formation marks the period of time in a training program when learners are rapidly beginning to crystallize knowledge gleaned from on-the-job training and experiential learning.

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PDF or ePUB- Which is the Better Format for ePublishing?

Kitaboo

Constantly evolving technology and rapid content digitization have completely transformed the epublishing world today with PDF and ePUB emerging as two of the most common eBook formats used across the industry. But both having their advantages and drawbacks, choosing the right format can be a tough task for publishers. PDF (Portable Document Format). However, to view a PDF format on your computer, you need to install a specialized software, Acrobat Reader.

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6 Reasons Why Associations and Nonprofits Need a Digital Archive

Kitaboo

And a majority of these organizations are the nonprofit associations. But what about the records that are already present in paper format and stored in filing cabinets? In this blog we will focus on why nonprofit associations and societies must have a digital archive of their documents. Creating a digital archive will help the associations to manage the information efficiently. How can associations create a digital archive?

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. Here are three action items for your association to provide value and mitigate a Member “Brexit.” Once you learn your member s’ preferred delivery format and you’re working to offer continuing education, be sure to c urate a customized education experience and engage learners at their desks or on-the-go. .

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

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.

User Testing A.K.A. Formative Evaluation for eLearning

Web Courseworks

As the international organization responsible for promoting, coordinating and monitoring the fight against doping in sport, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is committed toeducating athletes about the risks associated with doping and their rights and responsibilities in the doping control process. As a proponent of encouraging stakeholder involvement and the formal, formative evaluation of educational tools, I have been impressed with WADA’s approach to evaluation.

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Why Should Societies & Associations Publish and Distribute Journals on Digital Platforms?

Kitaboo

Why Do Societies and Associations Publish Journals? Research Societies, Professional Associations or non-profit organizations publish journals with the aim of sharing knowledge and raising funds for supporting their research or services. With these changes taking place, research societies and associations must also upgrade their distribution methods and deliver content on digital platforms. How can societies and associations distribute journals on a digital platform?

SAS Chapter 7: Creating and Applying User-Defined Formats

ProProfs

Loading Page, Please wait… SAS Chapter 7: Creating and Applying User-Defined Formats. Question Excerpt From SAS Chapter 7: Creating and Applying User-Defined Formats. If you don't specify the LIBRARY= option, your formats are stored in Work.Formats, and they exist. which of the following statements will store your formats in a permanent catalog? id="" value="" disabled="disabled" />--> libname library 'c:sasformatslib'; proc format lib=library.;

What Do I Need in an LMS? I’m Looking to Market and Sell eLearning.

Association eLearning

Let’s say you’re an association. You know you need to convert your ILT to an online format. Those seeking out your association for certifications, know and trust you. Custom Themes: Like the ability to upload your logos, the ability to use a custom theme that more closely resembles the website your association is currently using, greatly helps with continuity in the learner experience. This includes colors and format.

7 Things to Prepare For Your Virtual Conference Kick-Off Meeting

CommPartners

Blog FaceBook Live agenda association Associations Certification commpartners conference e-learning elearning Elevate facebook live fb live going virtual with kate kick-off Learning Management System LMS meeting post-conference post-session registration session format social learning sponsor virtual conference virtual events webinarsOne of the first steps in hosting a Virtual Conference with CommPartners is to meet with an Event Producer for a kick-off call.

eLearning Assessment and Feedback with your Association LMS

WBT Systems

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? Formative Assessment.

The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

It doesn’t necessarily need to be all written out before LMS consideration begins, but it is helpful to have a vision for the final content types and formats. When we get requests from associations considering an LMS, it is always interesting to get an understanding of the current learning environment. You need both. Without content the LMS is an empty cookie jar. It’s pretty looking but frustrating every time you open it.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

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. Is not : New visuals on the same old course format, “click next to continue,” tell-and-test, etc. Make sure you, your stakeholders, and any eLearning vendors your association works with are speaking the same language before you start working on your next course. Interactive. Immersive. Innovative/ Creative/ Different.

PDF or ePUB- Which is the Better Format for e-Publishing?

Kitaboo

Constantly evolving technology and rapid digitization have completely transformed the e-publishing world today with PDF and ePUB emerging as two of the most common eBook formats used across the industry. But both having their advantages and drawbacks, choosing the right format can be a tough task for publishers. PDF (Portable Document Format). However, to view a PDF format on your computer, you need to install a specialized software, Acrobat Reader.

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Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association

Association eLearning

For years, associations have played a critical role in addressing the skills gap problem by providing professional and continuing education for their members. In the past, highly-specialized, industry education was provided through association annual meetings and educational sessions. But due to increased travel costs, many associations are seeing lower attendance at their annual meetings. Of your association members and potential members, how large is the possible market?

Go Mobile or Go Home

Association eLearning

Whether you’re marketing your association to new members or marketing continuing education, there are some compelling reasons to upgrade your organization’s website and your LMS to a mobile responsive layout such as these reasons from Google Analytics : 48% of users say they feel frustrated and annoyed when they get to a site that’s not mobile-friendly. According to Statista.com , “As of 2013, worldwide mobile phone internet user penetration was 73.4%.

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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. Webinar on eLearning for Associations.

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

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. Podcasts are an ideal format for delivering educational content to adult learners because they are…. The length of your podcasts will depend on the format and type of content you’re presenting. Using original and repurposed content in association podcasts. Your association’s sponsors and advertisers will love them too.

10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. For each membership segment, identify their reasons for joining, problems they want to solve, resources they need, and how your association can help them achieve their membership goals. Use a variety of content formats to deliver this information, including: Short videos featuring staff and members.

How Can Associations Distribute e-Reports Effectively?

Kitaboo

Non-profit organizations and associations have to create quarterly or annual reports that tells the members about all the work that they have undertaken, the expenses incurred the funds as well received. These reports, which earlier used to be on a paper format, are now being digitized in the form of e-reports. Your target audience includes members of associations and societies, plus new prospects whom you might want to persuade to support your cause.

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.

How to Get Your Association to Support Staff’s Professional Development

WBT Systems

Pick an association website at random and read their About page. Associations have long been leaders in the lifelong learning business—which is why it’s so shocking to see how few associations support staff’s professional development, according to these survey results from Association Media & Publishing. You read that right: 81 percent of respondents said their association doesn’t provide enough professional development opportunities for their staff.

Go Mobile or Go Home

Association eLearning

Whether you’re marketing your association to new members or marketing continuing education, there are some compelling reasons to upgrade your organization’s website and your LMS to a mobile responsive layout such as these reasons from Google Analytics : 48% of users say they feel frustrated and annoyed when they get to a site that’s not mobile-friendly. According to Statista.com , “As of 2013, worldwide mobile phone internet user penetration was 73.4%.

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Avoiding Confusion During Reviews

Association eLearning

Whether you’re working with an outside vendor or someone within your association, clear communication and good documentation can make the process much smoother. Ask for a walkthrough of how to read the storyboard format. If a punch list is not provided, ask the course builder if there’s a certain program or format they’d like you to use. It may be appropriate to include the screen caps separately, depending on the format of the punch list.

Xperience ’18: Repurposing Your Association’s Educational Content

Abila

Associations often resist repurposing their content, fearing prohibitive costs, lack of interest, or the dreaded boogie man that haunts every strategic discussion around taking annual meetings online: cannibalization. I’ve encouraged many associations to challenge these concerns , because not only do they rarely manifest themselves, the benefits of a diverse educational offering far outweigh the risks.

What Copywriting Can Teach Us About Writing for an Audience

Association eLearning

Anything that helps you break down information and transform it into something useful for your reader, whether it’s an association member or an employee taking training, is valuable. Formatting and Organization is Your Friend. Not only that, but when something is neatly formatted and readable, it makes it more enjoyable to consume.

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APA Style Blog: How to Capitalize and Format Reference

E-learning Uncovered

APA CITATION STYLE: EXAMPLES based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition, CSB & SJU Reference BF.P83 2001

Avoiding Confusion During Reviews

Association eLearning

Whether you’re working with an outside vendor or someone within your association, clear communication and good documentation can make the process much smoother. Ask for a walkthrough of how to read the storyboard format. If a punch list is not provided, ask the course builder if there’s a certain program or format they’d like you to use. It may be appropriate to include the screen caps separately, depending on the format of the punch list.