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

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 9 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. So the association will contract directly with that company to provide learning content.

Association LMS eCommerce: How to Lift Online Learning Sales

Talented Learning

I genuinely love helping associations select learning management systems (LMS). Lifelong learning and collaboration are at the heart of their organizational decisions. The purchasing process and online learning environment should mirror popular digital experiences (e.g.

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.

Connect with TopClass LMS at 2017 NiUG New Orleans Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official partner of the 2017 NiUG New Orleans Conference , hosted by NiUG International , May 22-24. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995.

Discover your new TopClass LMS at NiUG Discovery 2016!

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the NiUG Discovery 2016 Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 11-13. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995.

Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

WBT Systems

If you have been providing continuing education programs or professional development training via your website or learning management system, but your members don’t seem to be interested in the training you are offering, how can you re-energize online learning for members?

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn. Lifelong Learning is Becoming an Economic Imperative.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

With less than a week to NiUG Discovery 2016 , we are excited to be sponsoring this great, interactive, learning and networking event for the iMIS Community! Use our tips to learn how to make the most of your time at NiUG Discovery, with a focus on your technology strategy: Plan, Plan, Plan.

Getting Started with Online Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

They can be both excited and nervous at the prospect of what they will learn and experience in the coming year. For associations, getting started with online learning can feel the same way.

How to Build an Online Learning Sponsorship Program

WBT Systems

However, by focusing only on in-person event sponsorships, you miss an opportunity to build stronger partnerships with industry vendors through online learning sponsorships. An online learning sponsorship program offers more than insert a sponsor’s logo on a webinar slide or displaying their advertising in a sidebar. It means getting industry partners involved in developing and presenting online education. Collaborate with your online learning sponsors.

Improve Student Success with an Online Learning Community

WBT Systems

Do you ever think about your association’s online learners and how they manage to fit your courses into their busy lives? Imagine: after a long day of work, errands, and household chores and duties, they manage to find time to finish the week’s assignments for the online course they’re taking with your association. A learning community makes courses more engaging and enjoyable. Enhance the online learning experience with a learning community.

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

Online career center. Create an online career center that features professional development programs and other career resources for young professionals. You could also try a webinar series , mini-courses, or an online learn-a-skill challenge. Use the career center to funnel millennials into your online learning programs. Include industry-relevant business management classes in your online programs. Learning pathways.

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How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

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?

6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018

WBT Systems

We’re bringing six of them to your attention because we think they’re also non-obvious online learning trends for 2018. 1: Light-Speed Learning. Bhargava predicts: “The road to mastery on any topic gets faster through the help of bite-sized learning modules that make education more time efficient, engaging, useful and fun.”. The standard mode of learning is accelerating because the longing for lifelong learning is colliding with the desire for instant gratification.

Increase Member Engagement with an Online Learning Challenge

WBT Systems

Participating in an online learning challenge is a great way to kick-start a new habit, acquire a new skill, or accomplish a long-desired goal. A 7-day green smoothie challenge helped the founders of Simple Green Smoothies build an online community of more than 200,000 people. Countless fitness and wellness experts have used 30-day challenges to grow successful online businesses. Why learning challenges are a fit for association members.

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. Of course, other kinds of learning software also deserve recognition. WBT Systems.

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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. Last month, I published a mid-year learning technology trends update. Interest in learning systems remains strong.

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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. Mobile Learning. Online/Offline Synch. All that data and information is now within the system and nothing is lost.

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LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

” That’s a lot of moving pieces, but it’s also a fair indicator of today’s complex and fluid learning technology landscape. Here’s my latest snapshot from the front lines of the learning technology space: LMS Trends Update. Learn More: Webinar Replay.

LMS Gamification: Are We Having Fun Yet?

Talented Learning

It’s not about playing games in a learning management system. But it is about leveraging game-oriented mechanics to drive interest and involvement in online training content. However, less is known about gamification at the learning platform level.

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

Talented Learning

When you need solid advice about learning strategy and technology, which blogs come to mind? But as an independent analyst, I spend my days investigating which companies excel at driving learning technology forward. A must-read for learning technology decision makers.

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

Talented Learning

” That’s the number one question on the minds of everyone who develops and sells learning-related content. Here’s why: The business model for selling online content is simple and incredibly attractive. 5) Provide a Private, Branded Learning Site.

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. Well, a lot is happening in extended enterprise learning and we want to touch on all the high points. Top Learning Systems Trends for 2019. #21

The Future of E-Learning – Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

Well, for one thing it identifies one of the items I see as gaining hot momentum in 2014 and continuing to hit the heat cycle in 2015 – Learning Chunks/Bytes. Some learning byte content will show up in word format – but frankly, I don’t see it as truly engaging.

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E-Learning Q&A November Issue

eLearning 24-7

It is a short week for me as I am heading off to London to speak at the Unicorn Training Conference before zinging over to Berlin to speak at Online Educa Berlin. In this riveting issue we will be covering the international e-learning scene, my State of the Industry LMS Report – specifically the Top 50, LMS ROI, e-learning costs and web conferencing. I’m curious to know what you are seeing in other countries regarding e-learning? eLogic Learning.

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Don’t Undervalue Association Training Programs!

WBT Systems

Many associations are guilty of devaluing online learning courses and webinars as there is typically less administration overhead and no hard costs associated with things like booking a room or organizing lunch, so the event is perceived as creating less of an impact.

Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

Talented Learning

One thing you can count on from learning systems – there’s never a lack of new LMS features to grab your attention. But it’s easy to fall into this trap, especially if you’re improving a basic online learning presence one step at a time. 6) Learning Paths.

When is it time for a new Association LMS?

WBT Systems

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? Many associations outgrow their first online learning solution.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. Often it is the intrinsic, on-the-job skills and best practices that are learned and applied that provide the most value and benefit. How will this work for blended learning solutions?

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

With all the information available at our fingertips through the internet, connecting us globally with people who share our interests, society is progressively interacting more and more online. What is an Online Community? So, how do online communities enhance learning?

Why are Associations missing from the Digital Credentials conversation?

WBT Systems

“ The world’s education systems are failing our children by not preparing them for the workplace of the future. “ (‘Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative’, The Economist , Jan 12, 2017. Key elements of a viable badge-based learning strategy.

What makes an Association Education Program Successful?

WBT Systems

Many of these associations offer some form of professional development, continuing education, or training to both members and non-members, and increasingly this includes an online learning element. Association LMS Buying Guide – from Talented Learning.

Trends Impacting eLearning Solutions for Associations in 2017

WBT Systems

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? Online Learning and Cloud-based Learning Solutions. Mobile and On-Demand Learning.

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.

Open Source LMS: Hidden Costs for Associations

WBT Systems

This is especially true of associations that may be considering implementing an online learning platform for the first time, or those with a limited budget. ASUM had previously been using an open-source learning management system to deliver their online education to 3,400 members.