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. WBT Systems team recognized for industry-leading skills.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

It’s during this time of evaluation that the organization’s learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. Since January is a very busy time of the year this can be a daunting task. At WBT Systems we have developed a program called QuickValue.

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Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

For any association executives looking for new technology solutions for learning, engagement, or community, or seeking to change to a new system, there will also be a range of trusted vendors to choose from at the Exhibitor Showcase.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Learning management systems didn’t die. Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. Now small businesses and even individuals can easily and rapidly get going. The 2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Winners .

LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

WBT Systems

What is your LMS vendor serving up for your Professional Learners? But how can a good relationship with your LMS vendor help you to deliver the best quality education for your learners? But the best vendors will be able to go a step further.

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). Even open source systems. Are they better than every other vendor in the market? Not every vendor mind you will state this, but a few have and still do. WBT Systems.

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

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. Leading vendors typically offer free training to all.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. Your argument for a new LMS has to be rock solid, so first we’re going to explain how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. This won’t come as a surprise: preparing a business case takes time. Vendor support.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

eLearning 24-7

The year kicked off with lots of potential, lots of excitement in the air and lots of customers gearing up to purchase new systems, despite global economic woes. LMSs – Finally vendors took notice. All that data and information is now within the system and nothing is lost.

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. In fact, for nearly a decade, LMS trends have been shaped by market demand for robust business solutions that extend beyond traditional talent management functions.

Association LMS Buyers Companion – 2019 Edition

Talented Learning

These dog days of summer invite us to relax and recharge before we jump into back-to-school activities and the fall business rush. Each year, the variety of tools displayed in the vendor expo grows deeper and more expansive. Association LMS Trends – With Linda Bowers of WBT Systems.

AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Talented Learning

And what does it mean for your learning systems roadmap ? But first, lets look at what other sources say… AI Trends In Business. Despite confusion about its definition and its business value, AI continues to find its way forward.

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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Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

Talented Learning

Who are the vendors? I’m sure most of your listeners are familiar with the ADDIE instructional systems design model. For example, we use Storyline to create courses in SCORM format for our learning management system. The business models are fundamentally different.

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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. We ask them all about business drivers, trends, market opportunities, use cases, demand, competition and measurable successes.

Gender in the Workplace Study

eLearning 24-7

Over the past three months, we have been reaching out to learning system vendors throughout the world, seeking to find information on the number of female executives at their companies and whether or not they had a leadership development program, and if so, what are the breakdowns? The question to why investigate this, why look only at learning systems, and why now, is multi-fold. . As a result, vendors in those countries themselves do not collect or keep track of such data.

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Association LMS Buying Companion

Talented Learning

Many are designed to help associations educate their members more effectively and to develop an ecommerce training business. This on-demand webinar explains the top 10 features association decision makers should evaluate when selecting a learning management system.

What Factors Are Shaping the LMS Market? 2018 Learning Systems FAQ

Talented Learning

As an independent learning systems consultant , I’m often asked to share my opinion about what’s happening in the LMS market. Interest in learning systems remains strong. Needless to say, business is brisk. 2) How is innovation moving learning systems forward?

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The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Are you using a 20th century system in the 21st century? The next time you select a new learning platform, one of the factors to consider is the vendor’s LMS roadmap. A product roadmap is the vendor’s plan for their software’s continual improvement. If the roadmap isn’t providing the information you seek, ask the vendor specifically about their plans to add new features and functionality, especially the ones in your LMS requirements. Does the vendor listen to feedback?

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? They stay on top of online learning trends and are familiar with learning systems and other association technology.

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). At first blush, ecommerce seems easy, since most LMS vendors claim that it’s built into their system. And as it turns out, different kinds of LMS vendors specialize in each of these scenarios.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

When you look at the list below you might wonder why we’re not calling this our 2019 Book of Learning Systems Trends. In fact, this guide is like the learning systems landscape, itself – deep, broad and multi-faceted. Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21

Getting Started with Online Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

For a sneak peek at some of the advice in the guide, we’ve included five tips to getting started with online learning below: Identify the Stakeholders – It is essential that all the relevant business units are included in the process to ensure a successful implementation.

LMS Gamification: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Talented Learning

It’s not about playing games in a learning management system. Some systems are built from the ground up with gamification at their core, while many offer only lightweight add-on features. What is LMS gamification ?

How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors. Doing your own research using a variety of methods: website review, calls, conversations with peers and technology vendors, and peer review sites like ReviewMyLMS. Business objectives : What are the goals for your online education programs?

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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. At SmartThoughts , I work with non-profit organizations that are struggling to find the right systems.

The Future of E-Learning – Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

WBT Systems already has it (which is really amazing) and I believe you will see it appearing in those systems who see themselves strong in talent mgt and the HCM space. As a result, expect to see some vendors offer deeper analytics – than what exists currently.

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Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

Are any LMS vendors on that list? If you’ve been ignoring LMS vendor blogs, it’s time to take a closer look. I’m not an LMS vendor. LMS vendors offer a goldmine of thought-provoking guidance, if you’re willing to look for it. 75 LMS Vendor Profiles.

Why the Growing Interest in CRM Solutions for Associations?

WBT Systems

There’s been a growing interest in association management systems (AMS) built on top of customer relationship management (CRM) platforms that track this type of engagement, like Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics. Traditionally, a CRM manages customer relationships while an AMS manages an association’s business processes. At the center of this philosophy is the customer…CRM is a business strategy. appeared first on WBT Systems.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

One of these vendors is listed in my top 50. Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. Open Elms – The first free open source LMS, geared specifically for business. With over 580 systems on the market, identifying the top systems are no easy task. The market is continuing to grow – with more systems – in the first two weeks of Feb. – another five systems debuted.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

A report from AFCEA International details that increasingly organizations, including associations, are purchasing cloud-based resources and services, such as learning management systems. Integrations between Systems become Crucial.

How to Sunset an Educational Program

WBT Systems

If you made the business decision to forgo profit for this product, make sure it’s still a wise decision. Partners : Instructors, employers, vendors, policy-makers, or other organizations may be adversely affected by the sunsetting of the program.

How to Build an Online Learning Sponsorship Program

WBT Systems

However, by focusing only on in-person event sponsorships, you miss an opportunity to build stronger partnerships with industry vendors through online learning sponsorships. Think of sponsors as industry partners, not vendors. How can the two of you together take advantage of each other’s strengths to develop an online learning experience that solves your target audience’s problems, answers their questions, or helps them get ahead in their career or business?

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?” To see an Association Learning Management System your members will love, request a demo of TopClass LMS today!

How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

WBT Systems

The request for proposal you send to learning management system (LMS) providers is only as good as the process you use to develop your LMS requirements. These consultants know the association LMS market, are familiar with how associations use learning platforms, and understand the association learning business model. Requirements are gathered and developed in several ways: Individual interviews with stakeholders and system users (staff and learners).

LMS Satisfaction Features and Barriers

Tony Karrer

These are being reported out of the larger eLearningGuild population and I would claim that they are likely more accurate than survey research that goes through the vendors themselves. Several of the LMS vendors appear more than once, such as Oracle. WBT Manager Integrity eLearning 1 6.90

How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

Here are a few ways an EU citizen could end up in one of your systems: Working for a US member firm but a citizen of the EU. Members, customers, and system users are “data subjects.”. How technology vendors can help associations comply with GDPR. You can’t assume system users are okay with you using their data because they’re using your system—although common sense would lead you to believe that. Ask your vendor for those details. Time’s up!