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. JAKE SAYS: Over the past few decades, community associations (homeowners associations and cooperatives) have experienced explosive growth.

Association LMS Buying Companion

Talented Learning

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. Association LMS Buying Companion. For most of us, August means vacation.

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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. However, only 53% relied on their association for those educational experiences. How can associations reverse this trend?

6 Reasons Why Associations & Nonprofits Need a Digital Archive

Kitaboo

And a majority of these organizations are the nonprofit associations. 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.

LMS Vendors: How to Select the Right Vendor for your Goals

Hurix Digital

Organizations generally prefer to outsource their LMS requirements to vendors or service providers, mainly because it saves them time and money and also because they do not have an in-house IT team to design, build and maintain a custom solution.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

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.

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. Association Learning eCommerce: Why So Complex?

Mobile Enables Informal Learning

Upside Learning

I spoke (for 5 min) on how mobile enables informal learning. Part of that environment will be the culture of the organization and that’s not something any vendor, technology, or tool can do for you. Source: Bersin & Associates | Copyright®2011 Bersin & Associates.

The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

Will they have blocks of time at their computer or will they be getting the information in snippets on their mobile devices? 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.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

It is essential for any association learning management system (LMS). As LMS consultants , we’ve helped many different types of associations define their learning technology requirements. Almost always, we find association leaders who are unsure about precisely where social functionality should fit into their learning strategies, and which social features are best for their members’ needs. Public social media vs. private association social learning?

Mobile Learning and Certification in your LMS

Web Courseworks

Mobile Learning, or mLearning for short, is not the newest trend to hit the LMS market: the “ fall of personal computing ” has been a topic of discussion on this blog for a long time. One of the unique aspects of Course Stage Health is its mobile-responsive Self-Reported Learning Module.

Benefits of a Digital Library for Associations and Non-Profit Organizations

Kitaboo

6 Reasons Why Non-Profit Associations Need a Digital Library. These organizations, which are more often than not nonprofit associations, still store their sensitive data in the form of hard copies. Here’s how associations can distribute e-reports effectively.

ASAE Annual 2014: An Interview with Kylee Coffman

Association eLearning

Kylee is an association leader who is passionate about building member communities, user experience, content strategy, mobile, and the impact of emerging technologies on business. Kylee Coffman: Seeing so many association friends and having a good time at the receptions!

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies? Which association learning trends will still be important as we move forward into 2017? Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. The cloud enables new LMS vendors to create and support one product that all customers use providing economies of scale in research, customer support and required investment capital.

Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

When implementing a new Association LMS, or upgrading your existing system, one of the top worries is “How will we get our members and new learners to use this new system?” Ensuring members are engaged in learning is a key challenge for associations.

Mobile Learning: A Quick SWOT Analysis

Upside Learning

For over two years now, we have not only just been hearing about mobile learning but also actively understanding and working on it. In last many months we have written a number of blog posts around mobile learning ranging from development tips, general examples, tips and tricks, etc.

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

WBT Systems

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. TopClass LMS had previously been named the Best Association LMS in 2015.

So, We Talked to a Vendor About Learning Technology…

CLO Magazine

How important is it for vendors to listen to customers? It is absolutely critical and mutually beneficial for vendors and customers to develop an ongoing partnership — beyond sale and implementation. As a vendor, we can’t afford to guess what our customers need.

Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

And yeah there are vendors who will taut that they are in X list or Y rankings and thus should be included. This isn’t a beauty contest, nor a pay for play (I NEVER accept that, nor play that game, nor do I accept any referral fees or whatever some vendors offer for recommending them). These are vendors who have been around a long time, build share of the market and generally speaking had early name recognition which has helped them in build business. Mobile.

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

” Seriously though, a lot of people ask me what vendors to see or what vendors I look at, etc. Tweets will be tied to anything – a product that I find interesting that is new or strikes me on the super wow scale, a product or products that I find missed the mark or are underwhelming, feedback from folks wallking the floor and from vendors. The vendors that I list below in my guide, are across the board. If the vendor is not listed it could mean.

Apple Vs Adobe: Impact On Mobile Learning Development

Upside Learning

We posted earlier that Adobe is working with all the major mobile phone vendors [except Apple] under the Open Screen Project to bring the Flash Player to their devices and make it a de facto standard for mobile delivery. on several mobile devices –.

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Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

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? Trends Impacting Associations Right Now. Mobile and On-Demand Learning.

More on Mobile Learning Trends

Integrated Learnings

Clay Duda, an ILS contributor, recently posted an article to our other blog, Shared Learning , covering the Technology Association of Georgia's Workplace Learning event last week on mLearning. You can read his article on the highlights here, 'What Does Mobile Learning Mean to You?' It was a great and informative evening, particularly Margaret Martin's demo of Merlin Mobility's augmented reality app that is just astounding; below are a few other items that stood out to me.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

Specifically, today we focus on top learning and certification solutions used by trade and professional associations , mission-driven non-profits, commercial training providers, trade schools and subject matter experts. Want to see comparisons and trends from these top vendors?

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4 Mobile Learning Challenges for L&D Managers to Consider

Obsidian Learning

Mobile learning is high on the list of latest and greatest strategies that learning developers are including in their blended learning mix. just in time learning (you can access your mobile device in the field!), You’ve developed some nifty mobile learning.

Podcast 30: Learning From Customer Conferences – With Tristan Jordan and Tara Pawlak of Community Brands

Talented Learning

With more than 1800 attendees, this is the largest forum of its kind in the association and non-profit world. And what’s ahead for association technology ? However, many associations and non-profits are served by lots of disparate technology vendors.

Want to go mobile for learning and support?

Allison Rossett

I invited him to write this when I recognized my lack of clarity about the options for mobile development and delivery. We want to use mobile devices, but which mobile? There is great excitement about the potential of mobile devices for learning and support.

Mobile Learning: Book Review

Kapp Notes

Recently, I was sent a copy of Gary Woodill’s latest book, The Mobile Learning Edge. Here is a short review: Gary Woodill, describes how mobile devices can provide effective learning in a variety of formats including location-based information, just-in-time training and the ability to provide on-demand documentation such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) when and where the employee needs the information. He also provides seven principles for effective mobile learning.

Video, Mobile: E-Learning consumers respond

eLearning 24-7

Respondents were asked questions tied to mobile, video and yep, even MOOCs. 484 respondents who completed every question, 40% corporate, 30% education, 8% non-profit, o% from association and 22% e-learning vendors (those were extracted from the below results and will be seen in a future blog). The survey was 100% independent – it was not tied to any LMS vendor or have any ultra hidden agenda meaning (sorry conspiracy ppl). Mobile.

How Does LMS Selection Work? This Case Reveals All

Talented Learning

Through practical, front-line experience, we’ve identified the information and steps that are most effective in defining requirements and formulating a short list of highly qualified vendors for any type of learning management scenario. Vendor 2 quickly emerged as the option to beat.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. And as vendors focus more heavily on gaining market share dominance, buyers should prepare for further M&A confusion, uncertainty and disruption.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

We have spent the last two years interviewing hundreds of global learning technology professionals on both the vendor and practitioner sides of the fence. The cloud , mobile devices, social media, ecommerce , Google and bandwidth have changed everything especially the way we all learn.

ASAE Tech Conference 2014: A Recap

Web Courseworks

This was my first time attending this annual event, and I was curious to see if the organizers would be able to focus on technology that pertained to associations, or whether it would be ‘just another technology conference.’ Association Learning Technology

Enterprise Mobile Learning 2011 - Year in Review

mLearning Trends

It’s time once again to take stock of what happened in enterprise mobile learning and see if any of my 2011 predictions hit their intended targets. 2011 proved to be another year more focused on the pilot project rather than the production deployment for enterprise mobile learning solutions.