Conferences and Blended Learning

AssociCom

One of the most interesting results to come out of the early experimentation with online learning systems was that students performed best when the learning environment consists of both face-to-face and online components (e.g. Murray Goldberg’s initial work with the system that would become WebCT). That is, to a large extent conferences are learning experiences for attendees. Online Communities Online Learning social-media

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.

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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. Learning Paths.

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?

2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS presented to WBT Systems Ltd. and Miele & Cie. KG by eLearning Journal

WBT Systems

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. The enterprise LMS solution provides standardized training and automation of learning administration, which facilitates the country-specific business models of Miele & Cie. Presentation of 2018 eLearning AWARD for LMS.

3 Types of Online Learning Experiences Association Members Love (And How to Provide Them)

Higher Logic

Online learning and distance education is on the rise, providing easy-to-access and challenging development opportunities for users. Because with online learning, associations can provide training to a larger number of members in more flexible formats, something that is helping online education become a popular member benefit. Individual Learning. Individual learning experiences are self-study courses. How to Provide an Individual Learning Experience Online.

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. What type of education will you offer – conferences and seminars, blended learning, webinars, online courses, offline materials, or a mixture of all of these? Association LMS Buying Guide – from Talented Learning. Leadership through Blended Learning.

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? Social Learning and Digital Badges.

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

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. 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! Association Learning Technology: Resources for Planning.

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.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. A flexible, structured Digital Badge Strategy applied to your planned and existing online learning programs will help to validate your badging initiative – ensuring that you meet your learning and organisational goals. Often it is the intrinsic, on-the-job skills and best practices that are learned and applied that provide the most value and benefit.

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. You’ll choose technology that helps you deliver the best learning experience possible to members and customers, and the maximum revenue to your bottom line.

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Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

Increasingly, associations are adopting Learning Management Systems (LMS) to help simplify the administration and delivery of education and certification programs to a membership that is more geographically dispersed, increasingly busy, and dealing with a changing economy which can make it more difficult to attend meetings and conferences in person. Ensuring members are engaged in learning is a key challenge for associations. appeared first on WBT Systems.

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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. As an added benefit, when members use your LMS for these purposes, they’re more likely to explore your other online learning programs. #1 Moving the orientation experience to the LMS gives you the opportunity to design a new member learning journey that fits the needs and interests of different membership segments.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.1.19

Reid All About it

WBT Systems has an idea for you, actually, eight ideas for building educational partnerships with your chapters. Discover the recipe to build engagement before, during, and after learning programs. Learn the benefits of using the Concerning Learning blended learning strategy. Host: eLearning Learning. Presenter: Deadra Welcome, Founder and CEO of Concerning Learning LLC.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

Reid All About it

They especially get in the way when you’re leading up a project, so thankfully WBT Systems suggests 11 catalysts for cross-departmental collaboration. I continue to learn new things about the “bones” of an AMS, a technology I thought I knew enough about but apparently didn’t. Learn how to shift your mindset and improve member engagement throughout the membership cycle. Learning Solutions CEO, Dan Streeter.

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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Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

Educators should develop a better understanding of what students need to be learning, and then connect those learning outcomes to employment, they said. With an education system that is being disrupted, college students graduating with degrees that fail to provide them practical job skills and more adult and nontraditional learners than ever, associations stand at a crossroads,” Engel and Alcorn wrote. Offer blended learning environments.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

Educators should develop a better understanding of what students need to be learning, and then connect those learning outcomes to employment, they said. With an education system that is being disrupted, college students graduating with degrees that fail to provide them practical job skills and more adult and nontraditional learners than ever, associations stand at a crossroads,” Engel and Alcorn wrote. Offer blended learning environments.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.27.17

Reid All About it

As a freelancer, I agree with WBT Systems that associations should prepare their membership model and professional development programs for the growth of the freelance economy. Learn from these frightening tales of decisions made with bad data, ugly visualizations, misuse of web analytics, and more. Learn what the new rules around CME and performance/quality improvement mean, and how to prepare for implementation. Host: C Systems Global.

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Friday Buzz: Why Brand Consistency Is So Hard

Associations Now

Also: How to provide different online learning experiences to your members. Lessons Learned. 3 types of online learning experiences members love & how to provide them (by @HigherLogic ) [link] #assnchat. — WBT Systems (@WBT_Systems) August 17, 2017. Taking online classes can feel like a solitary endeavor, but there are ways to combine traditional learning experiences with online learning efforts.

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 much success are organizations having with technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning? Those are just a few of the questions we set out to answer with the latest edition of the Association Learning + Technology report. percent of respondents indicated their organization already offers technology-enabled or technology-enhanced learning.

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

WBT Systems

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! Your LMS should allow you to open your online catalog offerings to members and non-members, and because you are online, learners are no longer restricted by geography, as they would be with classroom-based learning. Enable Ease of Access for a Positive Learning Experience.

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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. As industry experts, sponsors can bring value to your online learning programs by helping learners achieve their goals.

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? .

Educating Medical Personnel: New Book Reviews CPD Topics

Web Courseworks

Full disclosure: Web Courseworks, the company Dr. Hicken and myself work for, has developed a learning management platform specific to delivering online professional development for associations, including the AAMC, medical and health professions societies, and CPD departments. Sachdeva, which provides an excellent review of both high fidelity simulations and case based learning where instructors are able to view a learners decision making skills.