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. The post Driving Results at 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum appeared first on WBT Systems.

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Association LMS Buying Companion

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But for association professionals, August brings another kind of opportunity. Many are designed to help associations educate their members more effectively and to develop an ecommerce training business. If you’re an association decision maker, how do you decide which learning technologies are the best fit for your particular needs? I hope this virtual “Association LMS Buyers Companion” helps you before, during and after the ASAE conference.

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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. In the past, they achieved this in part by selling continuing education content to members, either directly or indirectly through conferences and forums. This is where associations and digital badges come in. Why Look to Associations? But associations have them all.

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. In the past, they achieved this in part by selling continuing education content to members, either directly or indirectly through conferences and forums. 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.

Collaborate, Discover, Explore Learning at ASAE Tech 2016

WBT Systems

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.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

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 Twitter conversations during this session also sparked some interesting thoughts about how associations can inspire their member communities to become passionate about what their association has to offer. appeared first on WBT Systems.

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. In the past, they achieved this in part by selling continuing education content to members, either directly or indirectly through conferences and forums. 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. Why Look to Associations?

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.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

“ 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.

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.

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

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“ The world’s education systems are failing our children by not preparing them for the workplace of the future. “ This stark statement is the key finding of a new report by the World Economic Forum, Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Associations are Missing From The Conversation. Why are associations missing from the conversation, and, more importantly, the solution to the education-to-employment skills gap?

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.

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. Quarterly live webcasts on a hot industry or career advancement topic with time for a Q&A session about the association.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

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With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? We’ve put together a quick summary of what the experts are saying about general trends for eLearning solutions and analysed how these might impact your association, so you can focus on innovating and developing your education programs in 2017. Trends Impacting Associations Right Now.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

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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?

Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

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Your association can also apply these behavioral science principles to strategies and tactics that help your members develop learning habits. Make sure your online courses include community forums. The post Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit appeared first on WBT Systems. Associations Blog eLearning Tips Association LMS Continuing Professional Development elearning Online education tips

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Help Members Overcome Obstacles to Learning

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Examine the messages your association is intentionally or unintentionally sending members about taking risks, trying new things, and learning from set-backs. Require participation in eLearning social forums. Make sure your learning management system and all your content is mobile-friendly so members can easily access “learning in their pocket.” Reduce the steps it takes to access education by integrating your LMS with your website and association management system.

Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

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If you have been providing continuing education programs or professional development training via your website or learning management system, but your members don’t seem to be interested in the training you are offering, how can you re-energize online learning for members? 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.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

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In June 2016, an article in Association Now magazine referenced a study titled “ Member Engagement Study: Aligning Organization Strategy With What Matters Most to Members.” The article noted that the key benefits that millennials want from associations are job opportunities, credentials and training, and while other membership groups of other age categories prioritized different benefits, job opportunities and credentials were consistently important across the groups.

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.

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. We’ve got Higher Logic on the mind this week because WBT Systems is a Silver Sponsor of the Higher Logic Super Forum from October 15 to October 17 in Arlington, Virginia.

10 Future Work Skills to Teach Your Members

WBT Systems

Is your association helping members develop the work skills they need for the future? Associations have traditionally offered education on the competencies members need to excel in their industry or profession. For example, association management societies like ASAE provide education on competencies such as governance, chapter relations, and membership engagement. Self-care for association CEOs.

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

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In addition, Fidelity provides a forum for discussing chapter-specific challenges with common organization challenges such as goal setting, alcohol awareness, service, personal dignity, and hazing and harassment. All learner training history information is sent back to iMIS via the integration bridge , resulting in fewer errors and enabling comprehensive reports to be produced from one system.

Increase Member Engagement with an Online Learning Challenge

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When you invite members to participate in a learning challenge, and guide and support them throughout the challenge, they’ll become more comfortable with online learning and your learning management system (LMS). Why learning challenges are a fit for association members. Challenges aren’t new to the nonprofit and association world. The American Nurses Association (ANA) has a longer “grand” challenge, Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

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As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Maybe it wasn’t designed for associations in the first place. And, you’ll solve a huge challenge while positioning your association for the future. How is your existing learning platform holding your association back? Document any missed opportunities because of your system’s limited functionality.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? You could go it alone and rely on the recommendations of your peers on forums and review sites. Or, to ensure you absolutely get the best LMS for your association, hire an LMS consultant to help you with requirements, selection, and implementation.

Survey Says… Online Education’s Role in Membership Marketing

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Associations—a big group of human egos—are no different which is why membership benchmark survey reports are so popular. Associations want to know how their membership recruitment, retention, and marketing tactics compare to others so they can improve member growth and engagement. Every summer, the association community looks forward to the release of the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report from Marketing General Incorporated (MGI). The state of association membership.

9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement

WBT Systems

Your association must differentiate itself by offering online courses that engage, connect, and transform students. To help them thrive in this new environment, give them an introduction to online learning, your association’s learning management system (LMS), and their online course. These actions could include: Participating in an online forum. The post 9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement appeared first on WBT Systems.

12 Ways to Increase Student Participation in Online Discussions

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However, this practice leads to a cluttered forum. However, some people still prefer to lurk in online forums. Let them choose which topics or forums they want to moderate on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, if students don’t have an opportunity to socialize, they might go off-topic in the course discussion forums. You could call your forum for off-topic discussions the Student Lounge, Break Room, or Water Cooler. Use this forum for initial introductions.

3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

In this modern world of ‘information at your fingertips’, how can your Learning Management System (LMS) help you to incorporate reflective learning in your education programs? Another way to facilitate reflective journaling would be to use a discussion forum for submission, which would also enable reflective discussion of the journal entries by the learner and instructor. The post 3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning appeared first on WBT Systems.

10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

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Typically, a MOOC features a course syllabus, in this case, a ten-week lesson plan with assigned reading (poems), instructor-created video content, discussion forum, peer-reviewed writing assignments, and quizzes. The TAs and Filreis also participate in discussion forums, and the TAs hold regularly scheduled “office hours” chat sessions. Filreis or one of the TAs sends out weekly audio updates in which they talk about some of the most active forum discussions.

Start the New Year with 7 New Habits for Learning Professionals

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Check ASAE , ASAE Collaborate , Association Forum , or your state SAE for options. Many organizations offer free professional development for the association community—some even provide CAE credit. Every week, you can find a list of these options on Association Brain Food Weekly. #2: We hear it all the time: association professionals are so busy, jumping from one task or project to another that they barely have time to think. Resolutions are so 20th century.

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

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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.

How to Get Useful Student Feedback on Online Courses

WBT Systems

Let students know how seriously your association takes feedback and how you might use it to improve the course. Address common themes in the online discussion forum or in a short video. In some associations, the same evaluations have been used year after year. Select students who represent the diversity of students in the course, for example, a mix of career stage or age, types of positions, or association engagement.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

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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