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.

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook

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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.

Your Association Members & Customers Have an Ear for Podcasts

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By adding podcasts to your online learning curriculum and communication strategy, you will attract the attention and loyalty of members, customers, and prospects, while enhancing the impact of your educational content. Inexpensive and easy to create. They’ve created podcasts as standalone units and incorporated them into broader programs. Planning out the shows and creating an outline of the discussions should take upwards of an hour a month.”.

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. 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. Who are your customers? Now, tell them what you have to spend so they propose a system within your budget. Clearly explain what you need the system to do—the outcome, not the process. Many associations use a scoring system to do this.

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

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This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. UPDATE: Thanks to APIs that dramatically simplify technology integration, almost anyone can “snap together” compelling, customized learning ecosystems.

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. The best way to do that is by putting “many lines in the water” and continually fishing for different ways to sell the same piece of content to various customers over time.

How to Scale Online Learning: B2B Market Strategies for Assocations

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But selling that same content in bulk through corporate customers or partners can be even more demanding. Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems. Integrate core learning systems with CRM platforms and other operational applications.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

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Learning management systems didn’t die. Every LMS tried to be all things to all types of customers in all industries. A steady flurry of acquisitions disrupted customers’ lives but never the market as a whole. WBT Systems. . BEST CUSTOMER LMS. WBT Systems.

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.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

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Join me as I talk with DE Executive Director, Candee Chambers and VP of Membership Engagement, Jen Bernhardt about how they’ve created a modern learning portal that will grow with their organization’s needs. On the systems side, you mentioned Storyline and Captivate.

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When is it time for a new Association LMS?

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Not all learning management systems are equal. Can you access all the information you need in one system? Does your LMS integrate fully with your member management software or association management system? At WBT Systems, we have been working with associations for over 15 years.

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

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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.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

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Success depends on the ability to create value for their brand. The NSTA digital badge platform and strategies drive professional development through a micro-credentialing system that affirms gains in knowledge, participation in learning communities and change in classroom practice.

LMS Gamification: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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It’s not about playing games in a learning management system. In other words, it’s about tools and techniques that work together in a LMS to create a more engaging and effective learning experience. What is LMS gamification ?

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 ? By leveraging large, complex data sets, AI makes it possible to identify more subtle correlations than rules-based systems. However, eventually you’ll find it in your learning system – maybe even sooner than you expect.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

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Success depends on the ability to create value for their brand. The NSTA digital badge platform and strategies drive professional development through a micro-credentialing system that affirms gains in knowledge, participation in learning communities and change in classroom practice.

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.

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.

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

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But this could be a competitive advantage for companies that embrace customer and channel education. Building up the body of data over time has really created value. companies may be dealing with tens of thousands of customers, compared with thousands at large U.K.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

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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

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.

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

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WBT Systems will be exhibiting at the ICE Exchange and listening in on conversations about credentialing, but we thought we’d start one first here about motivating certification candidates. He said: “The secret to high performance and satisfaction—at work, at school, and at home—is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.”. How will it help them serve their clients, customers, or members?

Associations Have the Advantage in the Digital Badges Market

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54 percent of those executives say the education system doesn’t teach the skills needed for today’s workforce. WBT System’s Erin Pavane is presenting a session on digital badges next week at ORGPRO , the Michigan Society of Association Executives’ education and networking convention for professionals in the not-for-profit industry. Don’t make the mistake many colleges made—creating “supply side-driven” credentials.

Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

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Moodle - Whether you like it or not, the system still reigns supreme for free open source. 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. Modern UI is showing up more and more in systems, which is a big plus for me. Just create it and send it my way.

A Look Back at E-Learning in 2012

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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. All that data and information is now within the system and nothing is lost. Sum Total Systems. WBT Systems.

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

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What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? Check out some best practices for creating eLearning content for your members. Integration with other Software Systems.

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. Get out in front of your customers/members. Create awareness about the type of skills and expertise that can help them thrive no matter where their career(s) take them.

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. appeared first on WBT Systems.

How to Build an Online Learning Sponsorship Program

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Ideally, one team meets with potential partners to develop a customized package of exhibiting, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities that help both the company and the association meet their goals. Course materials, for example, content they’ve created or books they agree to purchase for students? The post How to Build an Online Learning Sponsorship Program appeared first on WBT Systems.

How to Build Spaced Learning into Your Online Courses

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When members or customers invest in an online learning program, they expect a good return on that investment—lasting knowledge that helps them do their job, advance in their career, or build their business. If the learning sticks and makes an impact on their lives, they’ll be loyal customers (students). The post How to Build Spaced Learning into Your Online Courses appeared first on WBT Systems. Spaced learning isn’t about the education of astronauts or space cadets.

10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs

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Day in, day out, instructional designers use their specialized knowledge and skills to create engaging learning experiences. Create assessment tools to measure progress. #3: When you take program design off your staff’s plate, they have more time and energy to focus on learning strategy, program management and administration, marketing, and customer support. #7: The post 10 Benefits of Outsourcing Instructional Design for eLearning Programs appeared first on WBT Systems.

Survey Says… Online Education’s Role in Membership Marketing

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One MGI participant said their membership growth was due to “stronger digital presence and online offerings” and “growth in certification customers.” Because many employers will pay for professional development, but not membership dues, create learning pathways or packages that people can purchase instead of dues. The post Survey Says… Online Education’s Role in Membership Marketing appeared first on WBT Systems.

The Best Marketing for Educational Programs is Content Marketing

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Content marketing encourages your target audience to move through your sales funnel by attracting their attention, nurturing their interest, demonstrating your value, and, ultimately, converting them from prospects to loyal customers. Only the paid program provides a system or step-by-step roadmap for learning new skills or knowledge—the How. You may already have content you can use or you may have to create or curate content. Find or create content for lead magnets.

10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

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Typically, a MOOC features a course syllabus, in this case, a ten-week lesson plan with assigned reading (poems), instructor-created video content, discussion forum, peer-reviewed writing assignments, and quizzes. They’re encouraged to follow the ModPo Twitter account and join the ModPo Facebook group —a group originally created by a ModPo student. 2 – Customize the educational journey.

Unlock Your eLearning Differentiator & Iconic Advantage

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Technology continually creates new opportunities for your association’s educational programs, but it also lowers the barrier to entry for competitors to enter and disrupt your market. Since WBT is a Strategic Partner of the NiUG Discovery Conference, we hope to see you there. An iconic advantage helps your association build deeper member and customer loyalty and allows you to expand your online learning offerings. Create noticing power—be distinctive.

How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

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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. Before you even think about creating a request for proposal (RFP), you must spend time on the LMS requirements gathering and analysis process. If you don’t get it right, you won’t create a useful RFP or select the best LMS for your association. What do staff and customers complain about?