Choosing the Right Model – Certificate or Certification

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Michelle Nolin, Learning Strategy and Instructional Design consultant from Learn Ethos, LLC and Linda Anguish, Director of Accreditation Services at the Institute of Credentialing Excellence presented a webinar on choosing the right model between certificates and certification programs.

The Association?s Pursuit for Relevance: What Role Do Certifications, Certificates and Micro-Credentials Play?

Blue Sky eLearn

They now provide opportunities for the public to come into the library to record video and audio and then edit it, to create digital content, or explore virtual reality together, at VR stations within the library. Often certification programs have eligibility requirements (i.e.

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The certification conundrum

Aaron Wolowiec

Whether it’s for prestige, a salary bump or a resume builder, people from all industries seek out certification programs. But the question is, should your association offer certification programs? How can your certification program complement – not compete with – existing programs?

How to Motivate Certification Candidates

WBT Systems

The candidates for your association’s certification programs face the same challenges as CAE candidates: Finding time and money to earn the required continuing education credits. How can you motivate certification candidates and keep them on the credential path? WBT Systems will be exhibiting at the ICE Exchange and listening in on conversations about credentialing, but we thought we’d start one first here about motivating certification candidates.

Opportunities for Association Certification

Smooth The Path

Some professionals feel the same way about certification exams. Members say it is fine to make the content difficult, but please make the instructions and questions simple and clear (seek out and destroy tricky wording). I’m proud to have my certification.”

How to Launch an LMS with No Content

Blue Sky eLearn

We’ve talked to plenty of organizations who don’t believe they are ready or qualified to purchase a learning management system because of lack of content. you have some content ready to upload. But, don’t let the content or lack of content overwhelm you t oo much!

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Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

In this article, we will discuss three of the most effective ways for leveraging educational content and technology. Live Stream and/or record content from in-person meetings and conferences. How vital is non-dues revenue for your association? For many, it is quite substantial.

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

Have you tried curating content for your education programs? Rather than creating all your course content from scratch, learning content curation can help you to update and extend your member education programs with new material. Using your LMS as a Content Curation Tool.

Bonus Content – Event Garde e-news – February edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Q: Transfer: Let’s say you just attended a certification course. Filed under: Associations , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: certification , Elyse Kopietz , Event Gardeian of the Month , knowledge transfer , Learning , Michigan Manufacturers Association , networking.

Top 6 Types of Content and Perks to Offer Your Members

Blue Sky eLearn

That’s where digital content and other perks come in. Creating special content and unique benefits for your members is the most direct (and often easiest) way to start boosting engagement. Podcasts and Other Audio Content. Start by adapting your other types of content.

Best Practices for Monetizing Your eLearning Content

Blue Sky eLearn

In this article, we will discuss three of the most effective ways for leveraging educational content and technology. Live Stream and/or record content from in-person meetings and conferences. How vital is non-dues revenue for your association? For many, it is quite substantial.

Certification Shift: Associations Seen Moving to Competency-Based Programs

Associations Now

Competency-based certification is gaining traction in the association community. Aside from the debate taking place over what will happen to SHRM’s current certification program, the decision highlights a recent trend toward more competency-based learning in associations.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. Multimedia content.

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Global Growth: 3 Tips for Launching an International Certification

Associations Now

Locally based content experts and the right partnerships are the keys to success in global certification expansion, according to the HR Certification Institute. In promoting HRCI’s global certifications, AMEDIRH continues to elevate the practice of HR throughout Mexico.”

Professional Development and Certifications

Associations Live

MSAE's Young Professionals Networking Group met to discuss the various certifications one can receive in the association and hospitality industry as well as where to get professional development courses, credits and classes. Each domain is content from different areas of association management and weighed based on importance. Fees associated with application, study materials and re-certification. Content based on the meetings, convention and exhibitions industry.

Best Practices for Monetizing eLearning Content

Fonteva

If you’re offering anything for continuing education credit, certificates or certifications are the first things we would recommend putting a price tag on. These can be courses created in-house or with an instructional designer, or developed from content that’s currently available.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – November edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Transfer: Q: Let’s say you just attended a certification course. Mary Manier. Q & A with Mary Manier , director of sales, Experience Grand Rapids. Learn: Q: How do you learn best? By reading in a coffee shop with lots of noise or in a quiet, library-like setting?

Duolingo Gets Crowdsourced Community Content Creation

Higher Logic

How can you effectively help your community lend a hand in content creation for your organization? Duolingo benefits from their community in three big ways: the community points out errors in the app, it translates content (which funds the product) and it builds new language programs.

Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – November edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Transfer: Q: Let’s say you just attended a certification course. Mary Manier. Q & A with Mary Manier , director of sales, Experience Grand Rapids. Learn: Q: How do you learn best? By reading in a coffee shop with lots of noise or in a quiet, library-like setting?

Tips for Effectively Marketing Repackaged Content

Associations Now

Repackaging content is nothing new, but ensuring it’s marketed correctly can keep your association top of mind among members. Whether it’s webinars, articles, online courses, or in-person sessions, providing quality content to members is one way that associations deliver on their mission.

New Certification Exam Prep Tool Sets Student Members Up for Success

Associations Now

An online instructive tool helps the American Society of Radiologic Technologists’ student members review for their certification exam. ASRT’s online review tool includes 15 practice tests, which cover the exam’s four major content areas: patient care, safety, image production, and procedures.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

WBT Systems

The authors of the whitepaper cite Georgetown University noting “Industry-based certifications address several problems that postsecondary credentials currently face: relevance, accountability, consistency, and portability.” Generate Revenue from Education Content and Events.

Stronger by Association: Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification

AMR Management Services

Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification. The foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry, the CMP program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industrys highest standard of professionalism. Engle Earns Meeting Planner Certification.

How Content Opens the Door to New Streams of Non-Dues Revenue

Association Adviser

They also help associations finance lobbying and advocacy efforts, fund certification programs and scholarships, and invest in new tech and programs – all of which keep them relevant to members and help them fulfill their mission. Associations have a wealth of content at their fingertips.

Don’t Ignore Non-Dues Revenue Potential of Digital Badges!

WBT Systems

It prompted us to think about what might be the “next practices” associations need to adopt to future-proof the value of their education and certification programs for members and non-members. This gives you two ways to generate non-dues revenue from the same content.

Free content sample from the PMCP

SocialFish

Not for long, but there’s still time to register for the Private Community Management Certificate Program , worth 8 CAE credit hours! Download this free preview of the content you’ll learn in the program!

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Bonus content – Event Garde e-news – March edition

Aaron Wolowiec

Q: Transfer: Let’s say you just attended a certification course. Debra Zabloudil, president and CEO, The Learning Studio Inc. Q & A with Debra Zabloudil , president and CEO, The Learning Studio Inc. Q: If I were writing a book about your life, what would the title be, and why?

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the basic elements an LMS for Associations must have to deliver effective, engaging member education and certification programs, while also simplifying the delivery of learning for administrators? Support Best Practice with eLearning Content Standards.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

In the past, they achieved this in part by selling continuing education content to members, either directly or indirectly through conferences and forums. These diverse entities all sell accredited continuing education content — and they’re starting to make a dent in the U.S.

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Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

Apart from the content itself, your Association LMS can help to increase engagement among your members by making it easier to find, access, and manage their training for continuing education and certification.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

Most certification academic standards have limited value – without the ability to apply learning. Some of the relevant insights provide great messaging for associations seeking to market their education and certification programs to members.

Five LMS Content Strategies to Attract, Engage and Support your Learners

Fonteva

Content is key to bringing learners together and creating valuable online education experiences. When your content is developed thoughtfully and implemented strategically through a smooth process, your learners will find it effective and keep coming back for more.

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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.

Draw from New Buckets to Fill Your Non-Dues Revenue Needs

Blue Sky eLearn

At a time when many association events have been postponed or canceled and much of the workforce in our country is now remote, your association must find ways to communicate with your important stakeholders, share your valuable content resources, and connect people and businesses in a meaningful way.

What will 2016 bring for associations?

Aaron Wolowiec

The demand for knowledge will continue to grow this year, specifically the focus on certification programs. In fact, Abila predicts certification revenue will surpass membership revenue in 2016. Let’s say your staff completes a certification program or engages in e-learning.

Association Certification and Accreditation Programs: Minimizing the Liability Risks

Plexus Consulting

Venable LLP, Washington, DC Certification and accreditation programs ("certification" programs) sponsored by trade and professional associations are increasingly common. However, standard-setting and certification programs are not without liability risk, sometimes potentially significant risks. Fortunately, proper care in establishing and operating certification programs can go a long way toward minimizing those risks. by Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum, Esq.,

3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

Many LMS are incorporating support for social learning including discussion forums, group learning, and the ability to share online learning content with external social networks.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Association’s Event

Blue Sky eLearn

Repurposing Conference Content. If your engagement rates are falling , make sure your events (especially those requiring paid registration) offer meaningful, sought-after benefits like education and certification opportunities. Repurposing Conference Content.

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Prestige, Content Draw Researchers to Join Associations, Survey Says

Associations Now

The most common reason academics joined scholarly societies was the quality of their research-based content, followed by the prestige of being a member, the survey found. The post Prestige, Content Draw Researchers to Join Associations, Survey Says appeared first on Associations Now

Transforming your community into a collaborative learning environment

Aaron Wolowiec

Early in the presentation, we discussed the expanding role of content curation and how it can serve as a valuable tool for associations who wish to make meaning of the sometimes excessive information, content and messaging they share with members. Simply put, content curation comprises three elements: Sorting through vast amounts of content. And it’s valuable because: We live in an era of content abundance. Content curation offers high value. On Dec.