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

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Linda is Chief Technology Officer at WBT Systems , a Dublin-based software company that focuses exclusively on association learning and certification solutions. And of course, your systems must be flexible enough to support whatever business rules you choose. How is that tracked?

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.

Driving Results at 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum , taking place in Arlington, VA, November 14-15. Seamlessly Track Activity to Increase eLearning Revenue.

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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.

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

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It’s during this time of evaluation that the organization’s learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. In order to keep everyone’s sanity and the project on track planning is crucial and even the best laid plans can go awry.

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New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

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Now you might think, of course a learning management system vendor is going to recommend investing in learning technology, but we are not talking about sales! The post New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology appeared first on WBT Systems.

Summer School? No, time to evaluate LMS performance

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However, the summertime is a great time to evaluate your current learning management system and the training courses your organization offers. Is your learning management system performing the way it was intended? No, time to evaluate LMS performance appeared first on 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.

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How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

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Co-authored by Linda Bowers, CTO, WBT Systems. It also requires a common, accepted mechanism for potential employees and employers to recognize and track these competencies. The system is scalable to support the 2 million science teachers across the U.S.

Innovative LMS Features: Real or Hype?

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One thing you can count on from learning systems – there’s never a lack of new LMS features to grab your attention. So, with that in mind, let’s define some of the most buzzworthy new features available in extended enterprise learning systems.

Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

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The ability to track logistics and participation, gather all the data for on- and off-line learning in one place and run reports, enables your organization to make more informed decisions when planning education and certification programs.

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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When is it time for a new Association LMS?

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Not all learning management systems are equal. Consider the time you spend tracking, analysing, and reporting on your learner’s progress, achievements, or certifications. Can you access all the information you need in one system? appeared first on WBT Systems.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

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Instructors can also provide guidance on expectations for the community, monitor online discussions to track student progress and provide feedback on collaborative group work, see who is participating, and address student concerns or queries.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

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We have also posted in the past about how to successfully market your association learning management system to appeal to members and potential members. appeared first on WBT Systems.

How Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

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It also requires a common, accepted mechanism for potential employees and employers to recognize and track these competencies. In managing member profiles, associations can proactively solicit, track and analyze data to identify missing skills at all levels of professional competence.

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.

Learners and Your LMS: If you build it, will they come?

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Working with many associations over the years, we have listened to many organizations describe the reasons why their members do not use their existing Learning Management System (LMS) and why they are looking for a new learning solution to re-engage their learners.

Why the Growing Interest in CRM Solutions for Associations?

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With inbound marketing, associations leverage content and online behavior tracking to develop and deepen relationships with prospective members and customers. The association nurtures the relationship by tracking the lead’s online activities and sharing additional relevant content with them. She said, “We’re seeing growing interest in CRM systems : associations are increasingly more focused on activities rooted in the sales process, and staff are using workflows to build engagement.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

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It also requires a common, accepted mechanism for potential employees and employers to recognize and track these competencies. In managing member profiles, associations can proactively solicit, track and analyze data to identify missing skills at all levels of professional competence.

LMS Gamification: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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It’s not about playing games in a learning management system. As independent LMS analysts, for the past three years we have been tracking LMS gamification trends across multiple sectors — associations, academia and commercial training, as well as corporate learning.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

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Although the list isn’t exhaustive, it is based on my experience with hundreds of LMS solutions I track and dozens of recent purchasing opportunities I’ve managed. 4) Customer-Focused Learning Systems Are on Fire.

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

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Here’s sobering proof: Recently, 2830 European startups were classified by industry tracking sites as “AI companies.” And what does it mean for your learning systems roadmap ? The post AI and Learning Systems: Is This Combo as Great and Powerful as it Seems?

Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016

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We explored a surprising finding from the report and outlined how an LMS enables organizations to manage, track and report on all the professional learning opportunities they offer – online or offline. The post Association Learning Blogs: Most Popular of 2016 appeared first on WBT Systems.

What makes an Association Education Program Successful?

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Will you need to track CE credits? If you are using a learning management system to deliver your association education programs, you can learn a huge amount from reviewing the LMS analytics and reports. appeared first on WBT Systems.

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

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Below are eight ways you can increase total catch from the same piece of content using a specialized ecommerce learning management system as your technology backbone. “How can we sell more content?”

Learning Technology Blogs: An Analyst’s Reading List

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Learning management systems and customer relationship management share a symbiotic relationship — yet they serve very different purposes. If you look through the lens of LogicBay , a learning management system should operate more like a partner relationship management system.

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. ASUM wanted to streamline their systems and make them more accessible to members.

How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

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Track their interests by examining: Conference session and webinar attendance. If you host webinar recordings on your learning management system (LMS), you can make these on-demand webinars part of a learning pathway. Track learner participation.

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.

Flipped Learning Increases the Value of Conference Education

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Your association can introduce members to your learning management system (LMS) and online learning programs by offering a flipped learning experience in conjunction with some of your conference workshops and sessions. Track attendee progress. Use your LMS to track completion of the work. If you don’t track their progress, you can expect some attendees to not do the pre-work despite your best efforts.

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

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Well, one of the most useful tools for learning content curation for member education programs is your Association Learning Management System. An LMS tracks and maintains a great deal of learner data that can be very useful to associations for learning content curation.

Lifelong Learning in the Freelance Economy

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Tag them as a segment in your association management system and other databases so you can track their engagement. Marketing automation platforms can help you track their online behavior, for example, web page visits and downloads, and email opens and clicks. It won’t matter where or when they want to spend time on professional development if your learning management system can deliver a lesson to their phone or tablet.

Active Loyalty in the Lifelong Learning Business

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First, try to identify and track the behavior of passively and actively loyal customers. The post Active Loyalty in the Lifelong Learning Business appeared first on WBT Systems. Your members need to continue learning if they want to remain employable, promotable, and successful.

eLearning Assessment and Feedback with your Association LMS

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In order to track a learner’s progress through a course, you may wish to include several formative assessments, and incorporate the provision of feedback to the learner after each assessment, which we will discuss in more detail below.To