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. WBT Systems team recognized for industry-leading skills.

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

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Linda is Chief Technology Officer at WBT Systems , a Dublin-based software company that focuses exclusively on association learning and certification solutions. However, it can be complex to implement – with multiple business, process and technology considerations.

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.

Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

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Employers are desperate to find qualified talent among candidates who lack sufficient technical know-how and business competence to drive organizations forward. The post Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar 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. TopClass LMS also seamlessly integrates with popular webinar, community management, and ecommerce systems.

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

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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. appeared first on WBT Systems.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

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It is well worth reading for any association that is reviewing its current education offering for members or considering implementing new technologies, such as an association learning management system.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

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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.

How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016

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For any association executives looking for new technology solutions, or seeking to change to a new system, there will be a huge range of solution providers to choose from. The post How to Make the Most of ASAE Annual Expo 2016 appeared first on WBT Systems.

Active Loyalty in the Lifelong Learning Business

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Ask them: What do we need to do to keep your business for the next few years? Reach out to them to discuss their experience with your programs and how you can help them advance their career or grow their business. Nobody likes to think their business is taken for granted.

How to Present a Business Case for a New LMS

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Your wish can come true if you know how to make a persuasive case for a new learning management system (LMS) to the decision-makers at your association. Last week, we explained how to prepare your business case for a new LMS —from collecting evidence to gathering allies. Now, it’s time to learn how to present a business case for a new LMS to your board, CEO, or other decision-makers. Know what expectations decision-makers have for a proposal or business case.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

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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. What do you need in a system to differentiate your programs?

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

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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.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

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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. This makes it tough for LXPs to win business if they don’t beat the SMB LMS specialists in the door.

How to Scale Online Learning: B2B Market Strategies for Assocations

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The business models are fundamentally different. Plus, business-to-business relationships require specialized content management functionality. Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems. Integrate core learning systems with CRM platforms and other operational applications.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

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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. We know it can be difficult for busy professionals to find large chunks of time.

2019 Talented Learning Awards: Continuing Education Systems

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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 Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

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Co-authored by Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. The system is scalable to support the 2 million science teachers across the U.S.

Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

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One thing you can count on from learning systems – there’s never a lack of new LMS features to grab your attention. The important thing is to evaluate new functionality through the lens of your specific business priorities and your ability to measure the payback on your investment.

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

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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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2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

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We ask them all about business drivers, trends, market opportunities, use cases, demand, competition and measurable successes. I remember when every business unit or geographic location of a large organization bought and maintained their own LMS.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

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Sometimes it’s nice to take a step back from all the news, busy work days, our hectic social and family lives and take some time to reflect, refocus, and refresh. appeared first on WBT Systems.

Association LMS Buying Companion

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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.

Creating Connections: From Association Education to Employment

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Lanke points out that many companies are highly focused on running their businesses and may not be aware of education programs offered by academic institutions or by associations for their industry.

LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

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Experienced LMS vendors can help you to fully explore and define your requirements , possibly helping you to consider often overlooked areas such as implementation or on-going support, in addition to the technical and business requirements you have already defined.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. Traditional education isn’t producing enough qualified people to support today’s rapidly changing business needs.

Podcast: Selecting Association Software – With Chad Stewart of SmartThoughts

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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.

Getting Started with Online Learning for Associations

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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.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

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Bill Cushard is a brilliant business strategist who understands the relationship between learning, software adoption and customer success. Educated customers are the foundation of a successful business. Managing an Online Learning Business.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

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So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. Traditional education isn’t producing enough qualified people to support today’s rapidly changing business needs.

LMS Gamification: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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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 ?

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

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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. Every association has some kind of association management system (AMS) in place.

Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

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In this guest post, John Leh, CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, advises that to choose wisely, the best defense is to define your association’s requirements specifically on a business, technical, functional and professional service level.

Want to Sell More Content? Put More Lines in the Water

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But creating more content isn’t necessarily the best way to grow your business. Here’s why: The business model for selling online content is simple and incredibly attractive. This is the most common first step in building an ecommerce -based learning business.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

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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.

Why the Growing Interest in CRM Solutions for Associations?

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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.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

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Learning management systems didn’t die. Over the last five years, new LMS companies have poured into the marketplace filling an obvious need of customer service and targeted business solutions. Now small businesses and even individuals can easily and rapidly get going.