Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

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.

LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

Is the LMS RFP a Necessary Evil? A Request for Proposal (RFP) is one of the most widely used yet controversial tools for learning management systems buyers. The LMS RFP has developed a bad reputation because it is easily misunderstood. Shopping without an RFP may seem faster, easier and less complex, but your selection process will be subjective and loaded with assumptions that increase risk. Clients expect me to help them avoid RFP missteps.

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Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

Debut: My LMS RFP Template – The only one you will ever need again

eLearning 24-7

Speed up the process – Who has time today to spend days putting together a RFP and on the flip side from the vendor perspective who has weeks to complete them? Frankly, I got tired of seeing LMS RFP templates that either were built by a LMS vendor and thus some of the features were targeting said vendor, or LMS RFP templates created by people who are not LMS experts, let alone have an extensive experience in e-learning. What I can guarantee about this LMS RFP template.

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LMS RFP

Tony Karrer

Continuing on from my earlier posts: LMS Selection Presentation Reformulated LMS Selection Team and Stakeholders LMS Selection Process From several comments and from looking at my list of issues, I realize that writing a good LMS RFP is challenging and it's easy to make lots of mistakes. LMS RFP Resources John Theis wrote a dissertation on the contents of 25 RFPs submitted to an LMS vendor. But, what I see as the most common problem in LMS RFP documents are the requirements.

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

Talented Learning

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?

If Only I Could Live Tweet Faster: My ASAE 2013 Session Standouts

Association eLearning

I got to meet and make so many association friends as well as gain a lot of valuable information. I recall overhearing one association professional talk about how ASAE Annual is like going to church or temple – you already know what you need to be doing but conference is a nice reminder. New and Young Association Professionals Roundtable: The first session I attended was the roundtable discussion with the new and young association professionals. Importance of “FREE.”

Free learning & development webinars for May 2017

Limestone Learning

Monday, May 1, 2017, 8AM – 9AM PT: How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement and Increase Patient Satisfaction (Free for ATD members) One of the best ways to drive clinical excellence, improve the patient experience and guarantee their return if they need care again is to ensure that your employees are engaged. Monday, May 1, 2017, 11AM – 12PAM PT: Designing for Memory (Free for ATD members) When building something, it's helpful to know your constraints before you get started.

Free learning & development webinars for April 2017

Limestone Learning

If you’re hanging out indoors these days, why not check out a free webinar or two? Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: The Leadership Challenge: Making Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (Free for ATD members) A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. Free for ATD members) Do you ever wonder what hiring managers are looking for in talent development professionals? " Lily, Flowers, Macro " by aniasi is Public Domain.

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. The registration model makes zero sense for employee learning and development purposes but it can be advantageous for associations and commercial training providers. Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Talented Learning Greatest Hits – 2018 Edition

Talented Learning

How do associations develop profitable learner-centered online education programs? As soon as we finish our monthly live webinar events, we post the recordings in the Talented Learning Center – a free library of low-hype, high-value, on-demand resources. What can associations do to develop more profitable learner-centered online education programs? You may be ready for a specialized association learning system. When and how to use an RFP (or not).

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The LMS Sandbox: How to Play For Keeps

Talented Learning

6) Request for Proposal (RFP). Instant “Free Trial” LMS Buying Cycle. Invented with the birth of the cloud, the “free trial” compresses the traditional buying cycle. Reaching out via marketing communications and social media, learning platform vendors drive potential buyers to their public website, where they can preview pricing and sign-up for immediate access to a “free trial” sandbox. Why “Free Trial” Sandboxes Work.

Wait. What? I can buy an LMS with a credit card?

Janet Clarey

Original at Bersin & Associates. And remember even “free” solutions have a cost (support, documentation, add-ons, etc.). Evaluate the system against your use case(s) not just an RFP response or demo. Yes, Intellum can crank out an RFP response if that’s what you require (and you’ll find a wealth of info in that link). Uncategorized Intellum LMS RFPThis is a cross post.

LMS Demo Do’s and Don’ts

Talented Learning

Since LMS can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and can range in cost from free to millions of dollars, let me quickly frame out the size and scope of each sales opportunity for context. The second buyer is a non-profit healthcare association providing continuing education to members and non-members. Free Consult?

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. You may choose to work with an analyst, use an RFP template, or keep the planning in-house, relying on the experience of your project team and input from your learners.

How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

CourseStage LMS is targeted to the association marketplace and corporations who train or educate adults that are not their employees.). This free webinar is presented by Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb, co-founders of Tagoras. Assess any technical considerations, including integrations with association management systems (AMS), CRMs, and other ERPs. An RFP (request for proposal) is a must-have final step in order to compare “apples to apples” among vendors.

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How to Select an LMS

Web Courseworks

CourseStage LMS is targeted to the association marketplace and corporations who train or educate adults that are not their employees.). This free webinar is presented by Celisa Steele and Jeff Cobb, co-founders of Tagoras. Assess any technical considerations, including integrations with association management systems (AMS), CRMs, and other ERPs. An RFP (request for proposal) is a must-have final step in order to compare “apples to apples” among vendors.

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3 Priority Questions for your LMS Feasibility Study

Petra Mayer

Typically, this is done through a “Request-for-Information” (RFI) process or through a “Request-for-Proposal” (RFP). Again, most LMS providers will allow for a free test period. Free/Freemium (open source). The ROI calculation compares the benefits with the costs associated to obtain those benefits.

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10 Ways to Lose at Selling Learning Systems: For LMS Vendors

Talented Learning

In fact, we just completed two concurrent full-scale LMS selection projects — one for a corporate extended enterprise client and another for an international professional association. Then we recommend 4 highly qualified, matching vendors to evaluate in a formal RFP process. 1) Rather than customizing your RFP response , just reuse a boilerplate proposal. 5) Don’t illustrate a deep understanding of the business need in your RFP or product demonstration.

Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

" As a learning solutions vendor, I’ve been asked this question countless times and have also encountered it in many an RFP. Clearly communicate strategic goals and associated linkages throughout the organization. FREE eBook. "So how do you evaluate the success of eLearning that you create?" Proving the effectiveness of training and showing ROI is no walk in the park and still keeps L&D up at night.

Got LMS Implementation Questions? Ask a Learning Tech Analyst

Talented Learning

That’s one reason why we clarify buyer requirements in a formal RFP. You can find a wide range of possibilities, from free to ridiculously expensive. The Tier 2 team is included only at key milestones such as RFP evaluation, demonstrations and proof of concept review. There are pros and cons associated with third-party development partners. When to issue an RFP (or not). Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Extended Enterprise LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Recently, we helped association leaders answer that question with a special “LMS Buyers Companion” post, filled with free resources for continuing education providers. But if you need direct guidance at any point, feel free to contact me to request a preliminary phone consultation at your convenience. Digital transformation consultant Daniel Newman weighs in… 11) Should you use an RFP when choosing an LMS? When to issue an RFP (or not).

2019 Turkey Awards

eLearning 24-7

Perhaps toss in workforce management, that for sure, will get an professional association running – away. . Bonus – FindAnLMS now has a mini-RFP component. That’s right, if you are interested in a learning system, and wish to submit a scaled down RFP, now you can.

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How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

I understand you do not want to hurt other people’s feelings or you have been notified that you have to ask all these departments for their suggestions, but no one ever says you have to take all that stuff and stick it into your RFP or documents or make it an important component of the decision making process. BTW, the same approach works with member committees at associations. Blasting out an RFP to everyone or dozens of vendors is an awful idea.

Talented Learning’s Greatest Hits – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

Author, professor and perpetual fan favorite, Dr. Karl Kapp , makes it easy to understand in this free-wheeling Q&A session. 2 Association Learning Tech Innovation: Reality vs. Hype. Take a closer look from the front lines of the association learning solutions space. #1

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Virtual Learning: Rewriting the Playbook in Turbulent Times

Talented Learning

Are you a training specialist working for a corporation, association or continuing education provider? Working from home can free-up a surprising amount of time. When to issue an RFP (or not). Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience. Throw out your learning technology playbook. It’s time to write a new one. The Coronavirus is here and we’re all witnessing a plot twist of epic proportions.

Digital Learning Platforms In, LXP out

eLearning 24-7

If after a few years, nobody can recall your name, or remember your name or even associate your name with the type of product you are, then you need to change your name. Then others may respond via various types of connectors or APIs that are associated with types of communication or digital workspace, such as Slack or Microsoft Teams. . You are an association who wants to provide training to your members, go either DLP or LMS or buy both, since a DLP can be an add-on.

LMS Review: Docebo 7

Talented Learning

Three years ago, this vendor was happy to gobble up even the smallest LMS customers who educated and sold themselves via a free trial. This connector marketplace emulates the Apple or Android store, where you can shop for free or paid apps, download, install and use immediately. Among Docebo’s third-party connectors, I didn’t see any productized Association Management System (AMS) integrations. Association members. Free 14-day trial with no credit card.

Halloween Edition – Tricks and Treats

eLearning 24-7

100% FREE. . Audience Type – Employees, B2B (Customer training/education, association, etc.), To RFP or not RFP. Top 10 Learning Systems for Customer Training, B2B (including Association) for 2019 , systems with an asterisk (*) means they can be found in FindAnLMS. . Plays well in the association, retail and hospitality markets to name a few. So good for associations, that they are in my top three for 2020 (hint, hint).

EdCast vs Degreed vs Fuse – The Analysis

eLearning 24-7

If I was considering Fuse for customer education/partner training, or for an association, and I needed e-commerce, I’d look elsewhere. System allows for pay or free options to attend the session. Where do you start?

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

6 Associations Prioritize Professional Development. The most profitable source of revenue for associations now comes from selling continuing education to members and non-members, alike. These programs are fueling an entire industry of learning systems providers who understand associations’ unique requirements. When and how to use an RFP (or not). Submit the form below to schedule a free preliminary consultation at your convenience.

Continuing Education: Will You Sell More CEUs With an LMS?

Talented Learning

For voluntary lifelong learning enthusiasts, a diverse spectrum of free content is already available online. For-profit training companies, associations , academic institutions, corporations and even entrepreneurial subject-matter experts all create, sell and deliver continuing education content. It’s wise to map out all the interrelated parts of your CE selling process and use as the foundation for your LMS requirements and eventual RFP.

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. But many organizations that sell specialized content, such as associations and continuing education providers, are moving to tightly integrated content/LMS applications. In January, I outlined “ 18 LMS trends to watch in 2018.”

2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

Secondly, areas were identified by which a point total would be assigned based on them achieving all those points in that specific section (varied by each section – using my LMS RFP template – newest version, not yet posted, but will be included in the report for anyone to use). Support – Free or Fee or both? If free includes the basics, if fee does cost reflect benefits? BTW, assigning a project manager to a client, should be free.

LMS Review: Adobe Captivate Prime

Talented Learning

Since I was already logged-in as an Adobe user, I initiated a 30-day free trial of Adobe Captivate Prime with just one click. Strengths of Adobe Captivate Prime include: Free trial. Plenty of clear self-service tutorials and free support. Simply register for free , you have full access to all the LMS video reviews, webinars and other resources we develop for Learning Center members. Free 30-day trial signup is easy and delivers immediate access.

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. Differentiation often starts with the target learning audience — employees, extended enterprise (customers, sales channel , contract workforce), academic institutions, association members , continuing education or commercial training. When and how to use an RFP (or not). It happens at least once a week.

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Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

They needed to streamline their RFP response process. You buy, you sign-up for a free trial, and you start working with the product. I do a product demo with a use case and it’s free, so you can learn a lot about the product that way. And it’s in the spirit of your company to tie together free tools… REPLAY THIS WEBINAR NOW! What accounts are they associated with? REPLAY THIS FREE WEBINAR NOW! Replay this free webinar now!

E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

It downloads fast for end users, offers a real nice set of features, works on tablets – and does it well and offers as options a toll free number as well as international numbers. VOIP is free. . Top 3 rankings for the verticals of education, association, SMB, under 500 employees and plus 10,000 employees. along with my new updated LMS RFP for you to use and share. Now the list (feel free to gripe in the comments. Michaels and Associates.

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The Ultimate Glossary of eLearning Terms

LearnUpon

It also describes the association of new information with pre-existing knowledge. One of the main benefits of open source platforms like Moodle is that they’re free and can be highly customized. Companies should be wary of the value a “free” learning platform can deliver an alert to the costs quickly accrued in maintaining, updating and supporting an LMS without a vendor. Software for which the source code is publicly available for use and development free of charge.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

We participate in LMS demonstrations , study RFP responses and interview customer references. BEST ASSOCIATION LMS. Although the association LMS space is extremely specialized, it continues to experience explosive growth and innovation. Any association of any size or budget can now support member education with sophisticated learning technology. Many LMS providers think their solution is perfect for associations, but many are wrong.