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.

Getting Started with Online Member Education

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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.

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What is WCAG 2.0 and Why Does it Matter?

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Neither are the American Heart Association or Harvard, but that didn’t stop students from suing them for accessibility issues. In March , a medical student sued the American Heart Association for failure to provide access to disabled persons with hearing impairments, alleging the organization refused to provide subtitles for video content. The American Heart Association isn’t alone. Is your association or organization’s content accessible for all users? WCAG 2.0

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

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These are online courses offered to the masses, often for free. Why, you ask, would an association want to create a MOOC? It’s like the concept of “freemium” games where a game is free, but the add-ons have a small fee. 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. Trends in eLearning come and go, but a good LMS is forever.

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. for a free trial so that your team can test how easy it is. world • Huge savings on IT resources (freeing up budget. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

Free Webinar: Association LMS Selection

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Is a new learning management system (LMS) in your association’s future or have you considered replacing your current association LMS? To help you in your search, we’ve teamed up with the association eLearning experts at Tagoras to bring you the 7 steps to selecting your association LMS in this free webinar, How to Select the Right Learning Management System for your Association.

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association

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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?

Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

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Every week, like clockwork, I get a call from someone who wants me to recommend an LMS for their association or small business. Here’s a few course development tools to consider: www.udutu.com (free). The conversation goes something like this… Typical Phone Call Example. If an eLearning Genie would come out of a bottle and grant me four wishes for my LMS buyers, here is what I’d request. Wish #1: LMS Buyers understand what they are buying.

6 Steps to Printing Money at Your Association with eLearning

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It’s no secret that associations want higher member retention, increased non-dues revenue, and a unique value-add members can’t get anywhere else. And how can associations generate a new, profitable revenue stream AND create higher member engagement? In this Webinar, Tom Morrison, CEO at the Metal Treating Institute (MTI) and Jack McGrath, President and Creative Director at Digitec Interactive come together to share the secret to “printing money” at your association with eLearning.

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.

Valuing Your Association’s eLearning: Tips for Pricing Membership Education

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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.

Measuring Your Association’s eLearning ROI

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There is a lot of talk about the return on investment (ROI) of eLearning within the corporate training and development world, but less emphasis is put on this performance indicator in the association space. Still, whether your organization is not-for-profit (or what I prefer to call “for purpose”) or not, it’s important to understand where your eLearning investment is most impactful and how it has helped your association meet its goals. What’s your association’s potential?

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

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Yet associations and organizations are slow to capitalize on these advertising venues assuming them to be unprofessional and lacking in their target audiences. So here are the facts, if you want to market your association to millennials, make it social. This generation of young professionals needs the bridge skills your association provides. This can result in free exposure. As an association you probably take pictures of your events, certificates, and members.

How Do Associations Drive Lifelong Learning? It Depends

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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.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

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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. For members of DirectEmployers Association, we include a handful of content with their membership. REPLAY THIS FREE WEBINAR NOW.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

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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. WEBINARS – In-depth sessions featuring association community pace-setters. WHITEPAPERS – Hype-free insights you can download anytime. Also, if you’d like more direct guidance, feel free to contact me for a free initial phone consultation. This association case reveals all.

How to Write Good Assessment Questions

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Your association can have the best course in the world, but if the assessments or knowledge checks aren’t written well they can make the whole thing fall apart. Feel free to have learners respond to provided scenarios, storylines, or reference images. Feel free to share by leaving a comment. “Can someone explain this question to me? I don’t know what it’s asking.”. How am I supposed to know the answer to this? It wasn’t in the lesson.”.

eLearning Memories of a Millennial Instructional Designer

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The year we got a single computer in the classroom was really exciting (it was only to be used during our designated play/ free time). Even if you or your association aren’t building “games” these are still essential components that can be used in other types of learning offerings. What do you picture when you hear the word “eLearning”? Chances are everyone thinks of something slightly different, based on their personal experiences.

Transform Learning into Profits for Your Association

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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.

ROE Tips for Your Association’s Online Community

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Your Association’s online community is where your members can engage with not only each other but with your association’s resources. I recently reached out to Andy for his return on engagement (ROE) tips for association’s online communities. Here’s his take: “Associations tend to identify niche verticals within their organization which might benefit from improved collaboration (committees, events, special industry groups etc).

How to Compete with FREE eLearning

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Everyone loves free. Free coffee, free Wi-Fi, just about anything “free” is good, right? And if your association has plans to sell your next online course or webinar, you might not be too excited to hear your competitor is offering a similar product for free. How can you possibly compete with free? Don’t they know they can get FREE coffee in their hotel room, at their office, or a handful of convenience stores and fast-food restaurants?

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Free Webinar: How to Price Education Products

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Note: This session is designed specifically for trade and professional associations. Association eLearning Blog Association Management Budgets and ROI eLearning eLearning News Featured Posts Marketing Strategic Planning Tips & Tricks association education products association elearning pricing guide free association webinar member education portal pricing elearning pricing member education tagoras

New Association LMS Selection White Paper Available

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As a follow up to our recent webinar with association eLearning experts, Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb with Tagoras , we’ve published a new white paper for associations beginning or in the midst of selecting a new learning management system (LMS) for their online membership education programs. Download it now for free and feel free to share the great tips it includes with other association professionals.

How Can Associations Improve Member Education? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

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In this environment, you’d think associations would be bursting at the seams with participants in member education programs. Not surprisingly, a 2018 survey of more than 1000 association members confirmed that career development is now the primary reason why most people join associations. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend? What does this mean for associations?

Applying the DIKW Methodology to Education Offerings at Associations

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Online courses, journal articles, and annual conferences are a large aspect of association and medical societies marketing campaigns. We need to take that “Information” and turn it into “Knowledge” To get to Knowledge, we start to connect those information points and see associations between them. For associations and medical societies, that can mean providing actual practice interventions which are actionable for your member today.

If the User Experience Annoys, Fix It.

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That’s definitely not the feeling any association wants its learners to have when they’re taking eLearning. If you roll out the best eLearning your association has ever had but it doesn’t work correctly it won’t do anyone any good. So, it’s up to you and your association to think about the UX when you’re developing eLearning. They don’t have to be restricted to eLearning, feel free to include things like the mislabeled card reader I ran into.

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

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There are a multitude of blogs and articles outlining the benefits of taking free online courses for professional development to advance your career, but do these courses actually deliver the value and opportunity they profess to provide to adult learners? Why should adult learners concerned with career development consider Association eLearning programs as providing superior value and career opportunities?

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

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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. Why Look to Associations?

When to Bring Your Association’s Continuing Education Online

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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.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

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Way back in 1953, when the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) first reported industry financial benchmarks, membership dues represented a whopping 96% of the typical organization’s revenues. In fact, by 2016, subscription income averaged only 45% for trade associations and 30% for professional associations. Currently, learning programs contribute nearly 25% of average non-dues association revenue, according to a 2017 Association Adviser poll.

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. 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. Why Look to Associations?

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

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I invite you to join Chad and me, as we compare notes about key technology trends and their implications for association software buyers. In particular, the center-of-gravity for association software has shifted from all-in-one AMS platforms to diverse ecosystems. We both help associations find software that meets their strategic needs, right? And why do you specialize in association software? So, what are the major technology components associations rely upon today?

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

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I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Here’s why: As non-profit entities with a mission, associations aim to improve the world in countless ways by advancing ideas, people and professions. Once the only place to go for continuing education , associations now face serious competition from for-profit learning providers. This new landscape affects the status and influence of every association in its respective profession.

The MMO-LMS: The close association of Games and Learning

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League of Legends, a free-to-play MMOG, has on an average 67 million players each month.Another MMOG, World of Warcraft has close to 9 million paid subscribers@ 15$/Month. In EVE Online — a Massively Multiplayer OnlineGame (MMOG) about an interstellar empire — 500,000 players participate in a stunning variety of in-game activities.

LMS for Nursing Associations

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State associations around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate nursing professionals on everything from nursing fundamentals to handling psychiatric emergencies. Recently, nursing associations have discovered the advantages of offering CE, professional development and pre-licensing courses online. Contact us today for a Live Demo and 30 Day FREE trial of the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS). Toll free 1-800-942-4537.

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

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So we’ve compiled a list of free tools and resources in 7 categories: 1) Learning Technology Offers. So feel free to bookmark this page, so you can return periodically for updates. Free Tools and Resources for Virtual Learning and Remote Work Solutions.

Are You Asking the Right Questions at Your Association?

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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.