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

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EPISODE 9 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Associations everywhere are reinventing the way they engage and educate their members, thanks to ecommerce and LMS advances that help them drive new revenue streams from these strategies. Linda is Chief Technology Officer at WBT Systems , a Dublin-based software company that focuses exclusively on association learning and certification solutions. So how would Company ABC get users in the system? Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems.

Enhance eLearning Assessment to Maintain Learner Engagement

WBT Systems

An easy, quick and effective way to address this is to look to the use of embedded streaming media via the use of iFrames. Here, WBT Systems’ Lead User Experience and Design Architect, James Sheil , talks us through how to enhance eLearning assessments easily with multimedia. Screenshots from the examples shown are based on the WBT Systems ‘ TopClass LMS online content editor. Why not embed video from media streaming sites such as YouTube or Vimeo ?

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Podcast 22: Launching a Learning Portal – With DirectEmployers Association

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EPISODE 22 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUESTS: How can membership organizations strengthen their market position and drive additional revenue streams by offering professional education ? I’m sure most of your listeners are familiar with the ADDIE instructional systems design model. For example, we use Storyline to create courses in SCORM format for our learning management system. On the systems side, you mentioned Storyline and Captivate. Linda Bowers, CTO, 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. However, today we’re excited to shine a light on exceptional continuing education systems because they are our lifeblood. Why Are Continuing Education Systems Special?

Managing Learning at your Association Annual Conference

WBT Systems

From managing scheduling and facilities for educational sessions at the conference, to enabling your members to record their attendance and credits earned in their training history, to reporting attendance for post-conference analysis – do you have one system that can simplify and manage all of this for you? . Often people associate a learning management system (LMS) purely with e-learning, online courses, and more recently the cloud.

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. This means talent-oriented learning systems are no longer the exclusive domain of Fortune 1000 companies with deep pockets. 2) How is innovation moving learning systems forward? Collectively, these choices advance the overall learning systems market. Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems.

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The 5 E’s of Generating Non-Dues Revenue from eLearning

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One great way to do this is to look to your online education and certification programs – with your Association Learning Management System, generating non-dues revenue is easy! A good association LMS should have eCommerce capability, enabling you to create a revenue stream for your organization with full shopping cart support for multiple currencies, languages, tax, and payment options for selling content, webinars, conference registrations, and more.

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

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And today’s learning systems market definitely gives us plenty to consider. Despite ongoing consolidation, the learning systems market as a whole will continue to grow at a rapid pace. Fulfillment systems. The business world already has systems that track all that.

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. And, you have the technology in place to offer digital credentials, if you have a learning management system like TopClass.

10 Future Work Skills to Teach Your Members

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Many of us use this skill already to deal with our saturated and overwhelming information stream. The post 10 Future Work Skills to Teach Your Members appeared first on WBT Systems. Is your association helping members develop the work skills they need for the future? Associations have traditionally offered education on the competencies members need to excel in their industry or profession.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

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Learning management systems didn’t die. WBT Systems. . If an organization educates and certifies their external sales channel, they will experience increased sales, new streams of revenue and increased customer satisfaction. Customer LMSs could be called “Learning Marketing Systems” because there is a deep level capability that typically resides in marketing – not training departments. WBT Systems. . WBT Systems. WBT Systems.

How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

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You can attract the attention and interest of larger audiences with live-streamed events. During the live-stream, a facilitator can bring the attention of this captive audience to related online learning options. Host the post-conference learning experience on your association’s learning management system (LMS) so you can take advantage of its tools and introduce attendees to other learning programs. Live-stream panel discussions.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

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He describes the differences between the most commonly used tools as follows: A learning management system (LMS) is an administrative and registration tool. A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) typically is an LMS to which the LMS vendor has added an authoring tool. Webinars – Live streaming or recorded. TopClass Learning Management System supports all eLearning content standards, including SCORM, AICC, and Experience or TinCan API.

The Best Marketing for Educational Programs is Content Marketing

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Only the paid program provides a system or step-by-step roadmap for learning new skills or knowledge—the How. Social media – updates disappear in the never-ending stream of information stream so post several times a day. The post The Best Marketing for Educational Programs is Content Marketing appeared first on WBT Systems. How many promotions and advertisements do your members see each day? By any count, too many.

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. In the simplest terms: Joe EndUser (and yes, I know it is two words, but that is his last name), who is currently online is accessing the system or tool via his mobile device (preferably a tablet). All that data and information is now within the system and nothing is lost. Sum Total Systems. WBT Systems.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

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Tyler Palmer believes his colleagues at Patreon must “evolve and adapt to a never-ending stream of new problems to solve.” Use your learning management system (LMS). The post How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association appeared first on WBT Systems. “We don’t know everything that we need to know today to accomplish our mission.” How’s that for refreshing honesty?

Survey Says… Online Education’s Role in Membership Marketing

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One astute commenter said: “Associations are going to have to move away from budgets based solely on dues revenue and find new revenue streams that also bring benefit to members and the industry overall. The post Survey Says… Online Education’s Role in Membership Marketing appeared first on WBT Systems. No one likes to admit it, but let’s face it, we’re all curious about how we stack up or rank compared to others. It’s human nature—the ego at work.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

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We have a tremendous opportunity to both diversify and expand our revenue streams while also providing a critical service to the next generation of workers (and members).”. However, they highlight the need “to keep up with the rapidly evolving expectations of a more sophisticated educational consumer” , by being willing to invest in technologies, such as learning management systems, which will support a variety of different delivery models for education programs.

6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018

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Help members filter out the junk and tame their overwhelming information stream. The post 6 “Non-Obvious” Online Learning Trends for 2018 appeared first on WBT Systems. Rohit Bhargava spends thousands of hours each year spotting “non-obvious” trends he believes will change the world. We’re bringing six of them to your attention because we think they’re also non-obvious online learning trends for 2018.

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

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What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? Another thing to consider is that if you are using any of these tools now to create content and you wish to change your LMS in future, your new LMS must be able to support the common eLearning content standards or you will not be able to migrate your educational content into your new system. Integration with other Software Systems.

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

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A targeted newsletter and streaming video series helps them build rapport with prospects. The post Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources appeared first on WBT Systems. Millennials get their share of depressing headlines these days—like this one from NBC News : “Majority of millennials are in debt, hitting pause on major life events.”. A stunning sad fact: only 22 percent of millennials are debt-free.

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2017 Talented Learning LMS Awards: Best of the Best

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These systems must balance flexibility with proven industrial-strength functionality. Mandatory features include robust administrative capabilities, extensive domain and audience segmentation, globalization and localization, ecommerce, mobile delivery, sophisticated reporting, and API-based integration with other business systems and resources. The world’s largest organizations typically standardize on these systems. SumTotal Systems. WBT Systems.

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Best LMS? 2016 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards

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That’s because the learning management systems market has never been stronger or more diverse. Mandatory features include simple-but-powerful administrative configuration, domain and audience segmentation, localization/globalization, ecommerce, dynamic user grouping, multi-device online/offline content delivery, sophisticated reporting, and API-based systems integration. Sumtotal Systems. Sumtotal Systems. WBT Systems. Linda Bowers , WBT Systems.