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. Assessment-based Certificate Program. Certificate awarded to recognize mastery of the specific learning outcomes (not a certificate of attendance or participation).

How to Create an Association-Backed Certification Program

Association Management

Certified Information Systems Security Professional) CFP? But if you have, here’s the answer: association-backed certification programs. As independent entities, associations are uniquely positioned to drive professional certification programs. Ok, there’s also a third benefit—certification programs are tremendously powerful assets and profit centers for associations. Typically a certification program produces a large bank of questions.

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A Futurist’s View: On The Amazon Of Certifications

Association Success

Associations are stronger together, how can they collaborate to create a place to develop, provide, and update certifications? health system), who is to say that the association industry won’t also experience a massively disruptive market entrant? What if that competitor also had a simple way to sell valuable certifications “in bulk” to your member’s employers? Certifications have long been the domain of associations.

Setting Strategy for Certification’s New World

Associations Now

It’s tempting to jump right into the new ways to engage members in certification. Like most things in the association world, certification is undergoing a transformation. I discuss a few examples of what this new terrain looks like in my feature on certification in the latest issue of Associations Now. For associations that are looking at certification for the first time, this can be an exciting moment with lots of opportunities to experiment, says consultant Mickie S.

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.

6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

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 that your association has the best learning management system to educate members and provide valuable skills development, you need to avoid purchasing an LMS that’s DOA. By 2020, 65% of all jobs in the U.S.

CTIA Expands Certification Program for IoT Security

Associations Now

The wireless association’s long-running testing labs program will soon launch a certification process for internet of things devices, which are expected to become increasingly prevalent in the 5G era. For a quarter-century, the association’s certification working groups have developed testing requirements for numerous technologies —including for battery life, Bluetooth, and cellular devices.

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

MembersClicks

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.

Association Education and Certification: Best Benefit Ever

WBT Systems

There are lots of great ideas in this collection, and one theme that runs through the collection is that of innovative association education and certification programs that have been tailored to the specific needs or interests of the association membership. Best Benefit Ever = Association Education and Certification Programs. So how do you make your education or certification program appear to be the best membership benefit ever?

Squeezing Non-Dues Revenue Out of Your AMS

AssociationChat

It’s tempting to wonder if your good ol’ Association Management System, warts ‘n all, isn’t holding you back a little in the new normal. Until after four months of trying (it can be a big project with a lot of hidden surprises) they realized that the replacement system had its own warts.

CompTIA Explores New Certification Offerings to Back Evolving Tech Field

Associations Now

The technology trade group, working from the wish lists of employers and industry pros, is hoping to bring certifications to areas such as data visualization and the programming language Python. CompTIA’s certification game is already pretty strong—but there’s always room for more. Through this process we’ve identified several areas within the tech ecosystem where job roles have become well defined and a vendor-neutral certification is needed.”.

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.

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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.

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? What systems do you need to integrate with?

WBT Systems Sponsors PersoniFest 2017

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is proud to sponsor PersoniFest 2017, hosted by Personify, April 2-5, in San Diego, California. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. WBT Systems has worked alongside many associations over the years to develop a learning management system that truly provides a comprehensive, yet flexible, learning solution that meets the unique needs of associations and professional bodies.

What You Need to Know About AMS User Experience (UX) During System Selection

Delcor

For example, the requirements checklist on a typical request for proposals (RFP) for a new association management system (AMS) hasn’t changed much over the years: Membership requirements - check. Managing their CE credits and certification status. Take a holistic approach to user interface (UI) design—how a system looks and feels to the user.

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? Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Member Retention Learning Management System Non-dues Revenue

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.

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New Venue Certification Considers Both Facilities and Quality of Service

Associations Now

The new Venue Standard global certification takes a different approach to assessing convention centers, evaluating quality of service as well as the venue’s offerings. A common one is certification status. A unique certification is being added to the mix that will bundle some of those elements and add a few new ones. The post New Venue Certification Considers Both Facilities and Quality of Service appeared first on Associations Now

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

CommPartners

One of the first steps in hosting a Virtual Conference with CommPartners is to meet with an Event Producer for a kick-off call. You likely went over some details during the sales call, but now will you dive more in-depth with your producer to take your conference to the next level.

Meet WBT Systems in Austin for PersoniFest 2018!

WBT Systems

Hosted by Personify , this conference will run from April 8-11 and provide users of Personify360 and Small World Community the opportunity to “discover resources and solutions for automating processes, increasing profits and of course, optimizing relationships with your constituents” WBT Systems helps associations to build and deliver world-class education and certification programs with TopClass, the #1 Association Learning Management System.

WBT Systems’ TopClass maintains position as #1 LMS for Associations

WBT Systems

For the second consecutive year, WBT Systems’ TopClass LMS has been named the #1 Learning Management System for Associations in the Talented Learning LMS Vendor Awards. This award honors the learning solution vendor which best caters for the unique and varied requirements of associations that provide education and certification programs for their members. WBT Systems team recognized for industry-leading skills.

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

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What You Need to Know About AMS User Experience (UX) During System Selection

Delcor

For example, the requirements checklist on a typical request for proposals (RFP) for a new association management system (AMS) hasn’t changed much over the years: Membership requirements - check. Managing their CE credits and certification status. Take a holistic approach to user interface (UI) design—how a system looks and feels to the user.

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. For many members, certification has greater perceived value and affords a significant career edge that mere membership can’t provide. Let’s say your staff completes a certification program or engages in e-learning. It’s a new year. New predictions. New trends. New goals.

Law School Partnership Brings Finance Group’s Certification to Broader Audience

Associations Now

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists and Fordham University’s Law School are partnering to bring the Certified Financial Crime Specialist certification to law students and graduates. One of the ways that the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) equips its professionals to catch—and ultimately, prevent—financial crimes is through its Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks

We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase. We outlined the value of EvaluPac below, hoping this insight can help association executives to justify their learning management system expenditure by measuring outcomes from the evaluations and assessments within their current education offerings. Providers of continuing education for highly regulated certifications (e.g., medical specialty board certification, CRNA certification, etc.)

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks

We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase. We outlined the value of EvaluPac below, hoping this insight can help association executives to justify their learning management system expenditure by measuring outcomes from the evaluations and assessments within their current education offerings. Providers of continuing education for highly regulated certifications (e.g., medical specialty board certification, CRNA certification, etc.)

Preparing your association for trending technology: system integration

Nimble AMS

Here’s how you can start to deliver a more seamless member experience for your members through system integrations. When you think about delivering a great member experience, your first thought might not be about integrating your technology systems. But system integration is more important to your association than you might think. The Enterprise Technology Trends report from Salesforce includes system integration as a key trend impacting enterprise IT leaders.

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. A Global Solution – Integrated Enterprise Learning Management System . It also needed to provide a level of automation to eliminate the need for the creation of manual reports and manual data entry into other systems.

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. The easiest way to do this is by implementing a Learning Management System (LMS).

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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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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. Use digital badges to make training or certification more engaging. The flexibility of TopClass LMS provides powerful learning solutions for associations, through standard integration bridges which connect your Learning Management System to a variety of business critical software systems.

New Repair Association Wants to Fix the System

Associations Now

Members benefits include discounts from vendors that sell parts, industry certifications, private forums, and business-development tools. The post New Repair Association Wants to Fix the System appeared first on Associations Now With vendors in the secondary market running into issues as diverse as copyright and difficulty in acquiring parts, a new trade group, the Repair Association, backed by the prominent technology-repair firm iFixit, is looking to tighten some screws.

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. The two-way, real-time integration allows associations to increase non-dues education and certification revenue by providing a seamless, engaging and personalized learning experience that ensures learners keep coming back to take more training.

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Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar

WBT Systems

Join Talented Learning CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh, and WBT Systems CTO, Linda Bowers, as they explore six digital badge fundamentals. Linda Bowers is CTO of WBT Systems, an association LMS provider, where she is responsible for all technical aspects of product planning, development, testing and delivery. The post Using Digital Credentials to Close the Skills Gap: Webinar appeared first on WBT Systems.

Do We Need Social Media Certification? - BlogClump

BlogClump

Do We Need Social Media Certification? My friend Maddie Grant tweeted this post the other day about Social Media Certification. I bet these folks doing the certifications are trying to become the authority by offering them. Which systems work with each other? I am not advocating a certification, but there might be a way to do one that wasnt totally full of fluff. But isnt that like all certifications? Do We Need Social Media Certification?

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

Higher Logic

Learning Management System (LMS) / eLearning. Whether it’s through continuing education, certification courses, or gamified interactions, extending online learning components to your community members and prospects showcases value by supporting their professional growth. Engagement Volunteer Management Associations Member Retention User Group Management Member Engagement Collaboration Tools Marketing Automation Online Community Learning Management Systems

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3 Ways to Use Virtual Events to Promote eLearning Programs

Higher Logic

Once they start attending your webinars and finding value, they’ll continue coming back to you for more content – on-demand webinars, conference recordings, online certification and continuing education programs, maybe even your annual meeting. Resource: 6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems. Engagement Associations Member Engagement Learning Management Systems Events