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

Talented Learning

Linda is Chief Technology Officer at WBT Systems , a Dublin-based software company that focuses exclusively on association learning and certification solutions. Selling content to corporate customers through volume licensing is one increasingly popular approach.

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.

Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. WBT Systems has been a proud supporter and strategic partner of NiUG International for years.

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.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Successful Learning Management System Implementation eBook. Association-Specific LMS Functionality and Professional Services Expertise. WBT Systems has been working with associations for more than 20 years to provide world-class education and certification programs.

Your Association Members & Customers Have an Ear for Podcasts

WBT Systems

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. 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. Publicists are telling their clients, “Get a podcast.”

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

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.

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

After some trial period the free trial customer can optionally convert to a paying customer. LMS vendors sold the fiscal and operational advantages of one enterprise LMS supporting all employees, contractors, channel partners, prospect and customers.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

Administrate CEO John Peebles explores the factors that determine the success or failure of custom solutions and off-the-shelf software. Customer Learning. 7 Problems You’ll Face As You Scale Customer Training.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

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

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.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

At first glance, open source LMS may seem to have certain advantages over a commercial, purpose-built association LMS – no upfront licensing costs, full control over how the system can be customized, etc.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

Existing Technology: Between learning management systems (LMSs), association management systems (AMSs) and social media, many associations have a robust technology ecosystem in place to support rapidly changing skills-based training and digital badges.

LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought

WBT Systems

They can also offer flexibility and advice in selecting the right level of support, services, or licensing model to fit your user numbers and requirements. The post LMS Vendor Relationships: Food for Thought appeared first on WBT Systems.

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.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Existing Technology: Between learning management systems (LMS), association management systems (AMSs) and social media, many associations have a robust technology ecosystem in place to support rapidly changing skills-based training and digital badges.

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.

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.

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.

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. . For example, there are a few systems where the top execs are all women.

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

Talented Learning

But this could be a competitive advantage for companies that embrace customer and channel education. companies may be dealing with tens of thousands of customers, compared with thousands at large U.K. WELCOME TO EPISODE 20 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW!

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

How to Sunset an Educational Program

WBT Systems

Many associations put all their products, services, programs, and even committees through a sunset review process. Make sure any member/customer service, sales, and marketing staff also understand why and when the program is being shut down. Have alternatives ready for customers.

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.

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. 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. You have a built-in audience for digital badge programs: members, event attendees, customers, and other people in your database.

The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members

WBT Systems

Become the preferred educational partner in your industry by selling online education to corporate members and customers. Everyone sees the revenue potential in providing online education to corporate customers. Forbes reports that “Coursera has about 500 corporate customers today, up from 30 last year, with bookings growth of 400 percent, compared to 70 percent growth among Coursera’s paying users overall.”.

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. Web Conferencing – You would think that all these services would have a native app for tablets. WBT Systems.

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Top 20 Learning Management Systems 2013-14

eLearning 24-7

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. SSO, custom domain, HTTPS:// all included at no additional charge.

Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

Don’t limit your vision to a portfolio of products and services, think instead about the portfolio of core competencies you have at hand to develop new products and services. Find new underserved audiences, perhaps the customers of your members, professionals who don’t quite belong in one of your membership categories, employees of member companies, or partners of member companies. Get out in front of your customers/members. Identify repeat customers.

Where to Host Your eLearning Catalog and eCommerce: AMS or LMS?

WBT Systems

During the selection and implementation of a learning management system (LMS), you have many decisions to make. But one decision often takes associations by surprise: Should you host your eLearning catalog and eCommerce on your LMS or on your association management system (AMS)? Where do you want members and customers to search for online learning programs and where do you want them to make their purchase (register/enroll)—in your LMS or in your AMS?

Why (and How) to Design Association Education for Young Professionals

WBT Systems

Generations Y and Z are your existing and, hopefully, future members and customers. Young professionals have flocked to self-service digital platforms, for example, the many Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tools that have become office favorites such as Slack and Asana. Employers also are concerned that new hires don’t know how to initiate and develop sales, customer support, and client relationships. Millennials will make up nearly half the U.S. workforce by 2020.

6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018

WBT Systems

And, it helps you expand your customer base through word-of-mouth marketing. As automation increases, people hungry for more personal and authentic experiences begin to put a premium on advice, services, and interaction involving actual humans.”. In the near future, AI-powered chatbots will start handling information requests and questions on behalf of the member/customer service team.

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? Various technologies, including learning management systems for associations , can help to bridge the time between events, by enabling members to connect online. Integration with other Software Systems.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

These include (but are not limited to) the need to: “ create continuous learning opportunities “, “ encourage collaboration and team learning “, “ establish systems to capture and share learning “, and. appeared first on WBT Systems.

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.”. 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. If your privacy terms change, you should be able to require users to re-accept them the next time they access the system.

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. After each sprint, you seek feedback from customers. With a minimum viable product , you aren’t asking your customers to tell you if they would sign up for a course like Y or Z—you’re asking them to actually sign up for course Y or Z,” said Celisa Steele, co-founder of Tagoras.

How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). 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. What do users—system administrators, program managers, instructors, data users, students—need to accomplish? Ask vendors to specify whether each functionality is standard, configurable, or customized.

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