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

Talented Learning

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?

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.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

Talented Learning

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?

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

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.

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. 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. Associations face fierce competition from academic institutions, for-profit training companies and even individual subject matter experts.

Driving Results at 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum

WBT Systems

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. TopClass LMS helps associations to boost non-dues revenue by engaging and converting education customers with a world-class learning solution.

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Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

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. Associations would not exist without their members.

What makes an Association Education Program Successful?

WBT Systems

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. appeared first on WBT Systems.

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.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

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.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

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. Typically associations and the corporate world want to start new applications in January.

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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.

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? 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.

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

As the Learning and Development, Training, or Education director for your association, you are the curator of the education resources your association provides to members. The post Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education appeared first on WBT Systems.

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. But they ask – are associations ready to lead this change?

Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

WBT Systems

As we approach the end of June, and with a little inspiration from last week’s blog on Reflective Learning , we thought it was a good time to look back at some of the most popular association learning blogs of the first half of 2016.

When is it time for a new Association LMS?

WBT Systems

Not all learning management systems are equal. With over 600 LMS vendors providing solutions for a variety of education technology needs, from generic to niche solutions, open source to proprietary platforms – how can you be sure that you have the right learning solution for your association?

eLearning Assessment and Feedback with your Association LMS

WBT Systems

Many associations are creating eLearning content for members that are spread over a wide geographical area, and who are increasingly “on the go”, voluntarily accessing learning when they can, where they can, outside of working hours.

Why the Growing Interest in CRM Solutions for Associations?

WBT Systems

Over the last few years, inbound marketing has become a key component of association marketing strategy. With inbound marketing, associations leverage content and online behavior tracking to develop and deepen relationships with prospective members and customers. In a typical example, a website visitor provides their email address to the association in exchange for downloadable content—and so the relationship begins. The increasing use of CRM solutions by associations.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

Talented Learning

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.

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How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

How Does a Culture of Learning Help an Association? If you want to prepare your association for the future, you need lifelong learners to take you there—that’s the only way to stay competitive and agile enough to solve today’s problems and face tomorrow’s unknown challenges. As a bonus, by showing your members how your association is developing a culture of learning, you can encourage them to do the same. How Does an Association Create a Culture of Learning?

How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

Since the EU approved GDPR on April 14, 2016, association technology firms have had lots of time to prepare for GDPR. In this post, we describe what your technology providers should do to help your association comply with GDPR. We also provide tips on some of the things staff should do to help their associations comply with GDPR—just in case you haven’t done them already. We’re not an European or international association. Your association is the “data controller.”.

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.

Associations Have the Advantage in the Digital Badges Market

WBT Systems

54 percent of those executives say the education system doesn’t teach the skills needed for today’s workforce. Colleges and universities can’t adapt their curricula fast enough to meet the demand for new skills—but associations can. Associations are well-positioned to take advantage of the increased employer and learner interest in competency-based learning. Your association should be their indispensable partner in employee training.

Summer School? No, time to evaluate LMS performance

WBT Systems

However, the summertime is a great time to evaluate your current learning management system and the training courses your organization offers. Is your learning management system performing the way it was intended? No, time to evaluate LMS performance appeared first on WBT Systems.

Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

Talented Learning

One thing you can count on from learning systems – there’s never a lack of new LMS features to grab your attention. So, with that in mind, let’s define some of the most buzzworthy new features available in extended enterprise learning systems.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

For associations in particular, finding ways to help members engage with each other and the organization is always important in order to maintain the vitality of the association membership community. Seamlessly Track Activity to Increase eLearning Revenue.

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

The ability to track logistics and participation, gather all the data for on- and off-line learning in one place and run reports, enables your organization to make more informed decisions when planning education and certification programs.

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

Your relationship with your organization’s Learning Management System is no different. In the case of your LMS, this is where your wishlist of features and requirements forms the basis of both your search and your initial impression of the new system.

Lifelong Learning in the Freelance Economy

WBT Systems

Now’s the time for your association to start asking questions: How is the growth of the freelance economy impacting your association now? How could it impact your association in the next several years? Association executives and staff interact most often with board and committee members—those whose participation is usually subsidized by employers. From your association? Make sure your learners know about your association’s job board.

Active Loyalty in the Lifelong Learning Business

WBT Systems

So why can’t your association be the place they always turn to for professional development? You have to understand the difference if you want to retain your customers and increase their lifetime value to your association.

The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members

WBT Systems

We’ll show you how it’s done by other associations during a webinar on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1 p.m. that we’re hosting with our friends at Talented Learning: How to Scale Online Learning: B2B Market Strategies for Associations. Associations’ competitive edge in online learning. Your association is already known for providing high-quality education to the professionals in your industry. How companies benefit from partnering with your association.

Flipped Learning Increases the Value of Conference Education

WBT Systems

It’s time for associations to upend ineffective education with flipped learning. Although flipped learning has been used successfully for a decade by high school and college instructors, associations have been slow to adopt it for educational events, like conferences. They might have even already “met” the instructor and fellow students in the online community associated with the conference. Track attendee progress. Use your LMS to track completion of the work.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. Take the time to understand your target audiences and their needs, so you can determine how your association can best meet those needs given your resources.