How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

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Co-authored by Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems. skills gap” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem?

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

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In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

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skills gap ” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? “Skills Gap” Solutions.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

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skills gap ” problem. So increasingly, non-profit associations must compete in a “for-profit” manner to win business for their continuing education programs. What is the “Skills Gap” Problem? Skills Gap” Solutions. Associations can lead the way and solve the skills gap.

Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

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If you don’t fully understand your audience’s learning needs, preferences and behaviors, your program is at risk. How did you do that? The instructional designer in me is doing backflips… JEN: Yes! Then we identified gaps.

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Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

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But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. If the target market for your educational programs is on the wrong side of this gap, you need to know and you need a plan for bridging the gap. Who’s participated in F2F programs but not in online programs? Using an LMS to Bridge the Digital Readiness Gap.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

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The authors of this whitepaper make a compelling case for associations to step in and bridge the growing education-to-employment gap by offering alternative, affordable, industry specific education programs for professional development and credentialing.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

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You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. What did they need to learn to do their current job?

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

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After you and your colleagues put so much effort into it, how do you explain to your boss and committee chair why your online course failed? The first thing to do is to realize that, as cliché as it sounds, failure is a learning opportunity. Are they in the position to know what the market needs? But do people know they need these skills? Is there a gap between what skills employers need and what people think they need ? What web pages do they visit?

Aging Members Will Stick Around (& Keep Learning) Longer Than You Think

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Businesses will have to bridge that gap with older, 65+ workers. At Goldman Sachs, a ‘returnship’ program provides training to retirees who want to restart their careers. To prepare your association and professional development strategy for an aging workforce and, therefore, an aging membership, you need to know what’s going on in your industry. Are employers encouraging older employees to continue working in some capacity to bridge that gap?

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

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“ The world’s education systems are failing our children by not preparing them for the workplace of the future. Why are associations missing from the conversation, and, more importantly, the solution to the education-to-employment skills gap? appeared first on WBT Systems.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

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They do this through a variety of platforms including websites, social media, email, and increasingly through online communities. They know that successful online communities can help them engage and inspire everyone — customers, partners, members and prospects.”.

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

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If you don’t know what I mean, you must be living under a rock. And what does it mean for your learning systems roadmap ? But by 2020, 85% of businesses will actually be piloting AI programs through a combination of build, buy and outsourcing strategies.

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

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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. Register now for our newest original webinar “ Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap.”

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

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With so many blog posts and articles, how do you wade through all the predictions to uncover what trends will directly impact your association’s learning technology strategy this year? So what do you need to know? Integrations between Systems become Crucial.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

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Or do you dismiss them because you assume they’re too self-serving? But what challenges should you expect as you expand your customer onboarding and training programs? Why On-Demand Economy Companies Know Service Provider Training is Mission-Critical.

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.

Focus on Millennial Learners to Benefit Members of All Ages

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How can you ensure your education program provides benefits to members of all ages? Do millennial learners prefer different types of training? What we would really like to know is – how does this 50/50 split breakdown across member age groups?

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

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Create an online career center that features professional development programs and other career resources for young professionals. Industry trends job-seekers must know. Skills gap assessments—along with continuing education recommendations to fill in gaps. Use the career center to funnel millennials into your online learning programs. Include industry-relevant business management classes in your online programs.

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Increase Member Engagement with an Online Learning Challenge

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When you invite members to participate in a learning challenge, and guide and support them throughout the challenge, they’ll become more comfortable with online learning and your learning management system (LMS). The participants are all in it together, holding each other accountable for showing up and doing the work each day. The Good Partnership runs Operation Major Gifts , a 5-day challenge to help small nonprofits launch a major gifts program.

How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

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Do you feel like giving your learning platform a heave-ho out the door? As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Document any missed opportunities because of your system’s limited functionality. Can learners access programs on their phone or tablet? How do your programs compare to the competition? What do they offer that you can’t? Analyze program evaluations.

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

The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

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Webinars and webcasts are the most popular platform for association e-learning (92%), and learning management systems (LMS) are the second most popular choice (67%). 7% of them aren’t sure if they have one—if you don’t know, you probably don’t—so let’s make that 77% without a strategy. If you have an e-learning strategy , you’re more likely to see a net increase in revenue from e-learning programs. Has your leadership tried your e-learning programs? (A

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

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“We don’t know everything that we need to know today to accomplish our mission.” The only way to do that is to cultivate a culture of learning. As a bonus, by showing your members how your association is developing a culture of learning, you can encourage them to do the same. By sharing this “best practice,” you’ll also increase the audience for your online learning programs. Use your learning management system (LMS).

9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement

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When more students enjoy and complete your course successfully, your eLearning programs benefit from their return business and referrals. #1 To help them thrive in this new environment, give them an introduction to online learning, your association’s learning management system (LMS), and their online course. Require all students to go through the introduction to online learning the first time they register for one of your online educational programs.