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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? Benefits of Working with an LMS Consultant. How LMS Consultants Help with Requirements Analysis.

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.

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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. 2) How is innovation moving learning systems forward? Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems.

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

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You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP. Narrow down the field first by: Working with an LMS consultant who narrows it down for you based on your requirements and their market knowledge. Now, tell them what you have to spend so they propose a system within your budget.

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

Talented Learning

And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. They differentiate themselves not only through innovative functionality, but also industry-specific expertise, integration capabilities, professional services, accessible pricing and other unique characteristics.

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 ? That means AI will be everywhere, thanks to enabling technologies like cloud computing, the open source software movement, AI Platforms-as-a-Service, conversational AI, virtual assistants and more.

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.

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

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

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Community Brands has acquired YourMembership , Abila , Crowd Wisdom , Peach New Media , Aptify , NimbleUser and others to create a comprehensive solution set for member-based organizations, non-profits and academia. 4) Customer-Focused Learning Systems Are on Fire.

How to Think Like a Futurist

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In other words, futurist thinking gives you the ability to create change in your own life and the world around you, today.”. For example, think about hobbies, products or services you use regularly, or where you live or like to vacation. Association consultant Jeff De Cagna, Executive Advisor at ?Foresight Futurist and association consultant Marsha Rhea, president of Signature I, echoed De Cagna’s advice. Every January, articles about trends take over the internet.

Podcast 20: Interpreting Global eLearning Trends – With Donald H. Taylor

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Building up the body of data over time has really created value. don’t want their sales staff tied-up describing how things work, so they try to make that information widely available for self-service customer learning. Tips for creating a business case your board will support.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

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Learning management systems didn’t die. 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. WBT Systems. . WBT Systems. .

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

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Associations create educational programming designed to fill needs unmet by more traditional educational institutions and foster social connections and professional opportunity through networking.”. For example, an association learning management system can: Attract and engage learners.

12 Ways to Add Extra Value to Your Online Courses

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Educational consultant Jeff Hurt says to “ use context and stories in order for your attendees to move the information from short term memory to long term memory.”. Give students the opportunity to get their product, service, or other work related to the course content audited or reviewed by the instructor or others, for example, an audit of website usability or security, or a review of a marketing or business plan.

How to Convince Employers to Pay for Professional Development

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Create a “convince your boss” page for your online learning website. Consider it a public service announcement (PSA) of sorts for your industry—and association. Consult employers before developing new programs. The post How to Convince Employers to Pay for Professional Development appeared first on WBT Systems. When you’re a lifelong learner, it’s frustrating to see people in positions of power who don’t understand the value of professional development.

Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

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First, create awareness in your target audiences—their awareness of the need for pursuing professional development and their awareness of the educational programs your association offers. Expeditionary marketing is envisioning and creating new markets for your educational programs before your competitors do. Management consultant and business professor Gary Hamel says you need to unleash your organizational imagination.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

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Watkins and Marsick (as referenced in Watkins and O’Neill (2013) ), two of the leading researchers in organizational learning, emphasized several actions as essential building blocks required to create a learning organization. More details are available on the Spark Consulting website.

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

Online Course Marketing Tactics from Six-Figure Digital Entrepreneurs

WBT Systems

When digital entrepreneurs—those who make their living selling online products and services—see a need in their market, they design a revenue-generating online course to meet that need. Partner with others to offer coaching or consulting services. Create a sales culture. Not only is it time for associations to acknowledge that they are in the business of selling, it is also time to start implementing actions and creating a culture that support the sales process.”.

Your Association Members & Customers Have an Ear for Podcasts

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Inexpensive and easy to create. They’ve created podcasts as standalone units and incorporated them into broader programs. Honestly, I don’t think I would say there’s a type of learning that you couldn’t make this work for,” said Jeffrey D’Anza, design consultant with Nationwide Insurance. Many podcasts hosts take a few minutes during episodes to promote one of their products or services: a book, online course, in-person event, or appearances elsewhere.

Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

Talented Learning

That’s because the learning management systems market has never been stronger or more diverse. But they also create complexity and uncertainty. That’s why we founded Talented Learning, an independent research and consulting firm for learning technology buyers and sellers.