Do’s and Don’ts of Selecting a Learning Management System (LMS)

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Many associations and chambers have considered adding a learning management system (or LMS) to their tech ecosystem, especially if their industry is focused on continuing education and certifications.

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.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Selecting a Learning Management System (LMS)

MembersClicks

Many associations and chambers toy with the idea of adding a Learning Management System (or LMS) to their tech ecosystem. This especially holds true if you’re in an industry that depends on continued education and certifications. But, finding the right combination of cost, accessibility, and functionality always seems to stump those in search of an LMS that’ll accomplish organizational goals.

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?

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? 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? Various technologies, including learning management systems for associations , can help to bridge the time between events, by enabling members to connect online.

Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

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Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks

We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase. Our solution to assist association executives with justifying the expense of an LMS, EvaluPac, recently won the Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for “Best Advance in Technology for Testing or Learning Evaluation”. Providers of continuing education for highly regulated certifications (e.g., medical specialty board certification, CRNA certification, etc.)

The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning

YourMembership Blog

Did you know that 80% of Millennials are interested in relevant job opportunities based on their current certifications? The post The Dynamic Duo: Careers and Learning appeared first on YourMembership. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Retention Learning Management System Non-dues RevenueWouldn’t it be great if you could easily provide your members with both?

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Case Studies eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information certification elearning learning management software learning management system online education online learning online learning assessment online learning exam online testing platform personalized learning professional development professional education young professionalsWhy learners embrace them and associations are best qualified to deliver them.

7 Creative Ways to Promote LMS Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

When launching a learning management system (LMS) for the first time, organizations need to take into consideration different ways to generate excitement and interest in their new platform. However, many associations may just link to a webinar registration page from their website or association management system. Especially if there is no continuing education or certification involved. Integrate with your Association Management System.

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Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

Barb Boggs, Events & Volunteer Relations Manager, Grant Professionals Association. To learn more about mentoring programs, download our tip sheet: 11 Steps to Start a Successful Mentoring Program. Learning Management System (LMS) / eLearning. Take a look at our Education + Learning Success Kit to learn how to strengthen your programs. Read: 3 Creative Ways Associations and Nonprofits Can Use Volunteer Management Tools. Group Management.

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3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

Higher Logic

Electronic learning (eLearning) programs have taken on many shapes and sizes over the years, but sometimes it can be hard to drum up excitement for new (or existing) offerings. By engaging them virtually, you will encourage networking and learning so they will be excited to participate in more opportunities throughout the year as well as future annual meetings. Resource: 6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems. Want to learn more?

5 Tips for Implementing an LMS to Increase Productivity

Higher Logic

It’s vital for industry professionals to stay up-to-date on their learning, whether that’s renewing certifications or diving into the latest innovations in their industries. However, it’s no secret that perpetual learning is less-than-engaging to some. The easiest way to do this is by implementing a Learning Management System (LMS). Promote social and live learning opportunities. Adaptive learning capabilities. Social learning features.

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Why Your Organization Needs an LMS

CommPartners

A Learning Management System, or LMS, is software designed for online training, tracking, and reporting that supports content creation and storage for continued learning. An LMS provides your organization or association an opportunity to create a learning community on an eLearning platform. Sound like something that would benefit your membership? Knowing some advantages of an […].

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LMS Integration: Why is it important?

Blue Sky eLearn

You probably know what an LMS is – a Learning Management System. You have tests, surveys, and certificates. In addition, your LMS working together with other software systems provides a better user experience – allowing for ease of use and engagement. Learner Data: Administrators to automatically pull data out of the LMS and into another system. Have the two systems or companies integrated before?

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Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

My teachers tried to impress the importance of always learning upon my classmates and me, but it didn’t sink in before I entered the workforce. Now, I’ve found that everywhere I look in the professional world, individuals continue to learn until they retire, and sometimes even after that. Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS).

Make a Splash: Promoting Your New LMS and Making a Great First Impression

Blue Sky eLearn

It’s time to announce your new learning platform and create some excitement while inviting your learners to check it out! Ask some of your most engaged learners to share which of your online education offerings they’re most looking forward to, or what certificate they just earned, on social media or in your online community. Make sure to call out features that would be most important to them, such as: Earning certificates of completion.

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Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment: 5 Takeaways

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, I listened to Tagoras’ Leading Learning podcast, 5 Keys to Getting a High Return on Your LMS Investment. Want to learn what these experts have to say and questions you should be asking? The delivery of online education to provide a certification is a great example of providing value to your members. If you can show you are having an impact, then according to Tagoras, you qualify as a learning leader!

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7 Things to Prepare For Your Virtual Conference Kick-Off Meeting

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3 Ideas for Using an LMS Besides Tracking Education Credits

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Don’t get me wrong: a learning management system (or LMS) is the ideal tool for giving you and your staff visibility into your members’ progress with any required education initiative. But if your organization or industry doesn’t put a big emphasis on continuing education, certifications, etc. - Here are a few other ways an LMS provides a ton of value to member-based organizations: Small Staff Chatter learning management system

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Association e-learning: what you need to know

Aaron Wolowiec

Selling courses and certifications online provides a new revenue source for the association while adding more value for members. One suggestion is to look at the data from your Google Analytics account and the association’s learning management system (LMS) to determine which courses are least popular among members. Sarah Lugo, digital marketing coordinator for Digitec Interactive.

Time for a MOOC-like makeover

Aaron Wolowiec

A MOOC is a social, networked learning experience that blends a subject matter expert (instructor), technology and convenience. In other words: a hybrid-learning format that appeals to today’s 24-7 learners. In the background, a successful learning management system is key to operating a successful MOOC. That’s according to Web Courseworks , a learning technologies and consulting company. Perhaps the biggest draw of a MOOC is its social learning function.

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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.

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 can also wrap things like pre- and post-tests, evaluations, and certificates around live webinars. Micro-learning. Then, your standalone courses can be as simple as a pre-test, presentation, post-test, evaluation, and certificate. We must be kidding, right? Well, yes and no!

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OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

There has been much discussion lately about the value of digital badges for both association education and certification programs. Digital badges inspire new pathways to learning and connect learners to opportunities, resources, and one another ”. This blog notes that “more than 90 percent of educational institutions are offering credentials and digital badges, in part, to serve their millennial students, who favor badging and certificates to traditional degrees”.

Collaborate, Discover, Explore Learning at ASAE Tech 2016

WBT Systems

WBT Systems will be exhibiting our award-winning TopClass Learning Management System and association learning solutions at Booth #615 during ASAE Tech 2016 , December 13-14. ” Collaborate with Social Learning. Enhance your education programs with social and collaborative learning features in the new TopClass 10 LMS. Facilitate collaborative learning for online and blended programs with enhanced social profiles, groups and discussion forums.

Explore TopClass LMS at ASI Europe Insight Day 2016

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the ASI Europe Insight Day hosted by Advanced Solutions International (ASI), October 19, 2016. TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS. The flexibility of TopClass LMS provides powerful learning solutions for iMIS customers through an off-the-shelf integration with iMIS 15 and iMIS 20. to learn about digital badges, extended support for Tin Can API, and our latest user experience improvements.

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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. 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.” Check out this case study to learn more.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. Digital Badges are a part of these changes and are set to make a big impact on education and certification programs in 2017. 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. Tech & Learning, 34(8), 24-30.

Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

The most effective solutions may emerge from lifelong learning initiatives based on micro-credentials. But first, association leaders and learning professionals must know how to translate the promise of digital badges into practical strategies that engage members in relevant and meaningful ways. Join Talented Learning CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh, and WBT Systems CTO, Linda Bowers, as they explore six digital badge fundamentals.

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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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. 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. appeared first on WBT Systems.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Sometimes called digital credentials or micro-credentials, digital badges are a graphical representation of competencies earned through learning. Prior to the digital revolution, these credentials were called certificates of completion. Unlike a paper-based certification, a digital badge is embedded with relevant “ metadata ” such as the badge title, description, date earned, issuer, recipient, expiration date and even specific details about the work submitted by the recipient.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn. Members don’t understand learning – if they did, association education programs would suffer. Most certification academic standards have limited value – without the ability to apply learning. Lifelong Learning is Becoming an Economic Imperative.

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.

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

WBT Systems

The way we learn is constantly evolving. At the same time, the means whereby learning/training is recognized, accredited and validated is also changing. Traditional diplomas, degrees, certification, and skills can quickly lose their relevance and become obsolete. Perhaps initially seen as just an aspect of the gamification of learning, Associations are realizing that digital badges are in fact much sought after by their members.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

Conferences can be a great place to do this, while also reconnecting with your peers, sharing experience, and learning about new ideas. We have also posted in the past about how to successfully market your association learning management system to appeal to members and potential members. Or do you need to refocus and refresh the brand story for your association learning programs? The post Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

Reflection is an important part of learning, allowing us to process and comprehend new information, taking time to consider it in light of our experience, which helps us to create meaning and knowledge that can be applied to improve performance. In this modern world of ‘information at your fingertips’, how can your Learning Management System (LMS) help you to incorporate reflective learning in your education programs? Social Learning and Reflection.

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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.

3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

Just as we are seeing more organizations delivering education and certification programs through online Learning Management Systems , there is a growing expectation for organizations to be able to communicate and share knowledge with their customers, members, or employees efficiently and expertly online. An online community can: Break down geographical borders to reach a wider audience and facilitate distance learning.