6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

Their professional development and competency-based learning offers are second to none. And with modern technology, including learning management systems (LMS), associations have the power to pick up where colleges leave off. These DOA systems are the ones that haven’t met the demands of technology and learners. To make sure you’re on the right path, look for a system with these five essential features. Not everyone learns the same way.

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. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. Who needs to be involved in the Learning Management System implementation project?

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Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

Blended Learning programs are the ideal way to deliver leadership development programs as they are more effective at creating behavioral change and deep learning. When your organization is concerned with “Building Strong Girls” as is Gamma Phi Beta, the first women’s organization to be called a ‘sorority’, a blended learning approach supports the development of both leadership skills and organizational growth.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Back at the office, this process is paralleled as the new year kick-starts strategic planning sessions to set goals for association management, covering everything from membership growth and retention to updating education and certification programs. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

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. Your requirements list will help you to list the metrics by which you will measure the success of the technologies and resources you will use to deliver your program. What technology will you require to deliver the program most efficiently to your learners?

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

Because association education programs are based on industry standards, the learning outcomes are consistent and it is easy for employers to recognize the validity of skills and competencies achieved. To address the different skills and competencies required by employers, often associations provide a more diverse offering of formal and informal learning experiences through conferences, mentoring, webinars, blended learning, online courses and networking.

Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

With just a couple of weeks to the end of the year and a huge variety of association learning solutions being showcased this week at ASAE Technology Conference 2016 , it’s a good time to look back at the association learning trends that were predicted for 2016 and see which of these are still relevant. Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies?

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. Consultants draw on their deep experience to ensure you get the right technology for your existing and future needs.

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10 Unconventional Ways to Get More Value from Your Association’s LMS

WBT Systems

If your association’s learning management system (LMS) is only used by staff in the education department, you’re not taking full advantage of its potential. An LMS can do so much more than help you manage online courses, certification and accreditation programs, digital badges, and webinars. As an added benefit, when members use your LMS for these purposes, they’re more likely to explore your other online learning programs. #1 Take a blended learning approach.

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Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

I asked Jeff Cobb to share a summary of his great new report on social learning, a topic which you know is dear to our hearts. ——— How are trade and professional associations using technology to enable or enhance their education programs? How much success are organizations having with technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning? Clearly technology is now an integral part of association education.

Get Ready for Online Learning with LMS Selection Criteria

Delcor

Online learning programs expand your market for education since many members (and others in your audience) can’t always afford to attend or take time away from work to travel to conferences and other educational events. But they can take out their phone/tablet or sit down at their laptop and participate in learning programs when it’s convenient for them. If you’re ready to invest in a learning management system (LMS), start by reviewing these LMS selection criteria.

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The 3 C’s of Social Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

The 3 C’s of social learning for associations will help you decide what approach works best for your association members when incorporating social learning into the design of education programs. What is Social Learning? Social media is a part of social learning and extends opportunities to connect with the wider member community, but social learning does not just consist of sharing content to social media. How is Social Learning relevant to Associations? .