WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017

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WBT Systems is proud to sponsor PersoniFest 2017, hosted by Personify, April 2-5, in San Diego, California. Mike will be flying over to San Diego to meet the Personify community and talk to you about all your Association eLearning questions. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with Personify360.

WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

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For the second consecutive year, WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named the #1 Learning Management System for Associations in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards. This award honors the learning solution vendor which best caters for the unique and varied requirements of associations that provide education and certification programs for their members. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

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Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

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Hosted by Personify , this conference will run from April 8-11 and provide users of Personify360 and Small World Community the opportunity to “discover resources and solutions for automating processes, increasing profits and of course, optimizing relationships with your constituents” WBT Systems helps associations to build and deliver world-class education and certification programs with TopClass, the #1 Association Learning Management System.

Podcast 9: Association LMS Trends – With Linda Bowers of WBT Systems

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 9 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 9 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Associations everywhere are reinventing the way they engage and educate their members, thanks to ecommerce and LMS advances that help them drive new revenue streams from these strategies. So how would Company ABC get users in the system?

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

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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. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. Who needs to be involved in the Learning Management System implementation project?

WBT Systems Enhances Social Learning for Professionals with New TopClass LMS Release

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Major update to TopClass learning management system offers enhanced social learning capability for association, continuing education, and corporate training programs, with more rewarding and diverse learning experiences that increase engagement. TopClass 10 extends the existing social learning capabilities of TopClass LMS with the introduction of enhanced learner profiles and digital badges with full OpenBadges compatibility.

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

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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? Various technologies, including learning management systems for associations , can help to bridge the time between events, by enabling members to connect online.

2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS presented to WBT Systems Ltd. and Miele & Cie. KG by eLearning Journal

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KG), Frank Siepmann (eLearning Journal) and Linda Bowers (WBT Systems). The 2018 eLearning AWARD in the category for ‘Learning Management System’ (LMS) has been awarded to the project partners WBT Systems and Miele & Cie. The enterprise LMS solution provides standardized training and automation of learning administration, which facilitates the country-specific business models of Miele & Cie.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 22 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. That was the goal when the DirectEmployers Association (DE) envisioned its new learning portal, DE Academy. If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. What did you learn from Carla?

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

But association executives look forward to August for a very different reason. How Learning Tech Buyers Can Prepare for ASAE. 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.

Association LMS Buying Companion

Talented Learning

But for association professionals, August brings another kind of opportunity. It’s when thousands of ASAE members come together to reconnect with colleagues, learn new professional skills, and focus on the future of their respective organizations. Many are designed to help associations educate their members more effectively and to develop an ecommerce training business. Association LMS Buying Companion. 1) Why invest in association learning technology ?

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

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We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn. In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today. Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

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With just a couple of weeks to the end of the year and a huge variety of association learning solutions being showcased this week at ASAE Technology Conference 2016 , it’s a good time to look back at the association learning trends that were predicted for 2016 and see which of these are still relevant. Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies?

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

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Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

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. 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. This is where associations and digital badges come in. Why Look to Associations?

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?

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

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. Lifelong learning and collaboration are at the heart of their organizational decisions. Once the only place to go for continuing education , associations now face serious competition from for-profit learning providers.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 21 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 21 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: As an independent learning systems consultant, I’m obsessed with finding the ideal solution for each client’s unique needs. We both help associations find software that meets their strategic needs, right? WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

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How can associations help turn the tide? The most effective solutions may emerge from lifelong learning initiatives based on micro-credentials. 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. You’ll learn: · How to distinguish between traditional credentials, digital badges and open badges. ·

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. Manage. Gilles Defer and Mike Bourassa will be representing WBT Systems and will be demonstrating our award-winning Learning Management System for Associations , TopClass, which is fully integrated with the Higher Logic platform. Increase Member Retention with Integrated Learning Communities.

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Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016

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WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the ASI Europe Insight Day hosted by Advanced Solutions International (ASI), October 19, 2016. TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS. The flexibility of TopClass LMS provides powerful learning solutions for iMIS customers through an off-the-shelf integration with iMIS 15 and iMIS 20. The post Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016 appeared first on WBT Systems.

Collaborate, Discover, Explore Learning at ASAE Tech 2016

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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. ” Collaborate with Social Learning.

Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

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WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. There’s no better way to make purchasing decisions for your association than to learn about the product first-hand and talk face-to-face with a knowledgeable supplier. WBT Systems has been a proud supporter and strategic partner of NiUG International for years.

ASAE Annual Meeting 2016: Come see the new version of TopClass LMS!

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ASAE Annual Meeting 2016 is the biggest Association conference of the year and the schedule is jam packed with educational sessions, learning labs and social events. WBT Systems are looking forward to making the most of our time there, both by attending sessions and while exhibiting our learning solutions for Associations in the Expo Hall at Booth #515. Want to learn more about the new version of TopClass LMS and Digital Badges?

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

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Conferences can be a great place to do this, while also reconnecting with your peers, sharing experience, and learning about new ideas. 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. This week, however, we want to inspire you to reflect on the story your association education programs tell your members.

What makes an Association Education Program Successful?

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There is an association for every profession, trade, and interest. In the United States alone, there are tens of thousands of associations and non-profit organizations working to support, develop, and advocate for their respective members and industries. Many of these associations offer some form of professional development, continuing education, or training to both members and non-members, and increasingly this includes an online learning element.

OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

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There has been much discussion lately about the value of digital badges for both association education and certification programs. Digital badges inspire new pathways to learning and connect learners to opportunities, resources, and one another ”. The social connectivity offered by digital badges aligns perfectly with the nature of association membership and education programs in particular. OpenBadges increase visibility for the Association.

Creating Connections: From Association Education to Employment

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The recent whitepaper, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, has generated significant conversation online about how associations need to lead change with education programs , as associations are uniquely poised to help bridge the growing gap between academic training and employers needs. Here we look at Lanke’s issues and explore some potential resolutions for both the association and its members.

Discover your new TopClass LMS at NiUG Discovery 2016!

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the NiUG Discovery 2016 Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 11-13. Gilles and Mike will be flying over to meet the NiUG community and talk to you about all your Association eLearning questions. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS.

Managing Learning at your Association Annual Conference

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Organizations offer a wide variety of professional learning opportunities to their members, employees, and partners which range from online courses and webinars, to regional or annual conferences, to classroom-based learning. All of these different types of training have varying costs and levels of accessibility for members to attend, yet the most infrequently offered and (usually) most expensive to attend, the association annual conference remains perennially popular among members.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

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Similarly, it’s usually at this time of year that associations and other organizations start to review their training requirements and inevitably their delivery of that training. It’s during this time of evaluation that the organization’s learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. Planning is essential to define what you’re looking for from your learning solution. At WBT Systems we have developed a program called QuickValue.

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Is your Association a Learning Organization?

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Is your association a learning organization? A learning organization is one “that facilitates the learning of its members and continuously transforms itself” According to this definition , this type of organization is more responsive to external pressures, has a faster pace of change within the organization, and is better able to innovate and remain competitive. A learning organization becomes more like a community that members can feel a commitment to.

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.

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.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

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Many associations have, at some point, considered the benefits of choosing an open source LMS for delivering their education programs. This is especially true of associations that may be considering implementing an online learning platform for the first time, or those with a limited budget. This may also impact on the availability of staff resources for other projects, resulting in delays and other costs to the association.

How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016

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With less than two weeks to the ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo 2016 , the largest event for Associations each year, we are putting in place our final preparations to exhibit at Booth #515. As we pack and ship our materials, arrange meetings with partners, clients and interested associations, and put the finishing touches on our demos, we started thinking about all the opportunities that the ASAE Annual Expo 2016 provides.

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

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Rather than creating all your course content from scratch, learning content curation can help you to update and extend your member education programs with new material. From the Latin ‘curare’, curate means ‘to take care’ and ‘curator’ refers to the person who is responsible for taking care of and managing a collection. As L&D Managers know, reviewing and refreshing your content is important to ensure that your members are engaged and interested in learning.