6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

According to employers, new college graduates don’t have the skills to fill entry-level jobs. 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. Learning Paths.

How to Engage Members and Advertisers When In-Person Isn’t Possible

Association Adviser

As your association reviews the impact of COVID-19 on face-to-face meetings, here are ways to continue engaging with members and advertisers. The post How to Engage Members and Advertisers When In-Person Isn’t Possible appeared first on Association Adviser. COVID-19 Resources Events Features Marketing & Communications Revenue COVID-19 learning management system non-dues revenue trade shows and events

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Develop A Great Continuing Ed Content For Your Members

YourMembership Blog

Your learning content is one of your association’s key value propositions. Here’s how to get the help you need. In fact, according to the Community Brands Member. Membership & Marketing Member Engagement Learning Management System Design Services Online LearningDon’t let a lack of time and resources keep you from delivering this important member benefit.

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

Higher Logic

For associations focusing on strategically attracting new members (and keeping them engaged for the long haul), it’s important to package your tech stack for ample growth and retention. Association membership in the modern age is all about providing people with real value on their terms, and strategically leveraging technology is an effective way to attract and retain those members who you’ll transform into your trusty advocates. Give people indisputable reasons to renew.

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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. Because learners often assume the resources will always be there for them, so there’s no rush to engage. Consider the following: Virtual events allow you to reach more people, as not everyone is able to travel to your annual meeting each year. Want to learn more?

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. Instead of leaving these on your regular website, move any educational white papers over to your LMS. . you have some content ready to upload. This can also give you an opportunity to interview people who may not be presenting at the conference but have valuable information to share.

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How to Develop Really Good LMS Requirements

WBT Systems

The request for proposal you send to learning management system (LMS) providers is only as good as the process you use to develop your LMS requirements. You need to involve key stakeholders: staff who use the LMS, use data from the LMS, or use technology that interacts with the LMS now or in the future. You don’t have to invite everyone to the table, but you should have representation from each stakeholder department.

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How to Present a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Do you ever daydream about having a new learning platform? Your wish can come true if you know how to make a persuasive case for a new learning management system (LMS) to the decision-makers at your association. Last week, we explained how to prepare your business case for a new LMS —from collecting evidence to gathering allies. Learn about decision-makers and their expectations. Find out how much time you’re allotted.

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Party of One? How to Manage Your Association’s Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Raise your hand if “providing education and learning opportunities” is part of your association’s mission statement and/or core values. Meet with all the other departments in your association to identify new educational opportunities. Can your marketing department identify new segments to promote a course to a broader audience? Let them know what you’re up to, and find ways to work together.

Keeping Your Members Involved: A Helpful How-To Guide

Blue Sky eLearn

Once your members have attended their first event or taken their first course through your association, you’ll want to take the necessary steps to keep them involved and motivated. When it comes to keeping your association’s members engaged, your software solutions are your secret weapon. Let’s take a look at some of the best strategies you can use to keep your members involved in your association’s efforts. Host a fun event to help your members expand their networks.

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How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Do you feel like giving your learning platform a heave-ho out the door? As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Or, it doesn’t have the functionality to allow your online learning business to grow. You need a better LMS but the powers that be aren’t going to like that news. Then, in our next post, we’ll explain how to make a compelling presentation of that case.

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How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP. Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors. The goal of an RFI is to help you determine which three or four vendors should get your RFP.

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Party of One? How to Manage Your Association’s Education

Blue Sky eLearn

Raise your hand if “providing education and learning opportunities” is part of your association’s mission statement and/or core values. Meet with all the other departments in your association to identify new educational opportunities. Can your marketing department identify new segments to promote a course to a broader audience? Let them know what you’re up to, and find ways to work together.

How to Find Your Best Content Topics (Without Paying for Market Research)

Higher Logic

How is your association keeping its offers relevant to members and preparing for the future? According to a recent study by Leader Networks , most associations – 83 percent – are aligning their products and services to market needs so they meet members’ expectations and stay relevant. To get the information they need on member preferences, 61 percent of associations are also increasing research and development. You just have to know where to look.

How to Use Customer Engagement Data to Identify New Sales Opportunities

Higher Logic

Customer upsell and cross-sell is a huge revenue opportunity for subscription-based software businesses, but many sales teams tasked with account expansion face a similar problem: It’s not always easy to tell which customers are ready for an upsell or cross-sell pitch, and which ones you should continue to nurture. But don’t worry: there’s something to look forward to in the world of customer expansion. 5 Steps to Identify Sales-Ready Opportunities.

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[New eBook] The Community Module Guide: How to Support Your Organization’s Business Objectives

Higher Logic

Well, if you want to elevate the success and business impact of your online community, trust us – there’s a module for that. Customizing your online community is a great way to maximize its impact, propelling your capabilities from basic to extraordinary.

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OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

Digital badges inspire new pathways to learning and connect learners to opportunities, resources, and one another ”. As noted in the recent whitepaper “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”: “Associations create educational programming designed to fill needs unmet by more traditional educational institutions and foster social connections and professional opportunity through networking.”

GDPR Will Affect Both Facebook and Online Learning

Web Courseworks Associations

We at Web Courseworks are in the business of helping national associations stand up an online learning business using our CourseStage learning management system. Consequently, we have been getting correspondence from our customers asking us to sign off on GDPR requirements. What are we agreeing to? Penalties for violating the regulation could run to millions of dollars. The purpose of the GDPR is to protect consumer information in the EU.

Association Learning: Does your Story Inspire Members?

WBT Systems

Sometimes it’s nice to take a step back from all the news, busy work days, our hectic social and family lives and take some time to reflect, refocus, and refresh. Conferences can be a great place to do this, while also reconnecting with your peers, sharing experience, and learning about new ideas. We know that a good education program can be a valued benefit to offer members, helping to increase member engagement. How do you motivate them to participate?

Creating Connections: From Association Education to Employment

WBT Systems

The recent whitepaper, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm ”, has generated significant conversation online about how associations need to lead change with education programs , as associations are uniquely poised to help bridge the growing gap between academic training and employers needs. Associations don’t control the flow of new entrants to the industry.

Associations: Solving the Skills Gap with Digital Credentials

WBT Systems

Associations around the world face a common challenge — how to remain relevant and expand their footprint in their particular domain. Success depends on the ability to create value for their brand. 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.

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

WBT Systems

This week Eric Kuhn, opening keynoter at ASAE’s 2017 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference advised attendees to “ adopt social media next practices , not just best practices “, when describing social media as one of the most powerful marketing tools for associations. Digital Badges enable your association to extend the potential to generate non-dues revenue from your education and certification programs in a number of ways.

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. We’ve come up with ten additional ways you can use an LMS to deliver more value to members and staff. Receive information relevant to their interests.

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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. Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To. Connectivity is replacing knowledge – association education must facilitate feedback, understanding and application to provide true value. Lifelong Learning is Becoming an Economic Imperative.

Don’t Undervalue Association Training Programs!

WBT Systems

When pricing your association’s training offerings, it is important to assess their value, and then price accordingly. Many associations are guilty of devaluing online learning courses and webinars as there is typically less administration overhead and no hard costs associated with things like booking a room or organizing lunch, so the event is perceived as creating less of an impact. Sending out a coupon also helps to market the course and increase awareness.

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The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Are you using a 20th century system in the 21st century? The next time you select a new learning platform, one of the factors to consider is the vendor’s LMS roadmap. If the roadmap isn’t providing the information you seek, ask the vendor specifically about their plans to add new features and functionality, especially the ones in your LMS requirements. Do they have plans to enhance the user experience for staff and learners? Does the vendor listen to feedback?

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Getting Started with Online Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

They can be both excited and nervous at the prospect of what they will learn and experience in the coming year. There will be many new challenges as they adapt to a new teacher, new concepts, and a new environment, but along the way, it will become easier and they will wonder how they didn’t know how to do things this way before! For associations, getting started with online learning can feel the same way.

How to Prove Member ROI with Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

Protech

Members at your association want to be completely sure that when they are pay ing their annual dues, they are investing in a full experience that brings them val ue. . For professional associations, value could mean hosting interactive monthly meetings for your members – providing access and business opportunities to a network of like-minded executives. . How often are members engaging in training certification courses? .

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How to engage your members in today’s hyper personalized world

Aptify

To engage today’s members, personalization is no longer a nice-to-have. Here are some ideas to get you started. Here are four ideas to help you engage your members with the personalized experience they’ve come to expect. Need some inspiration to get started?

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How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

WBT Systems

Attendees aren’t likely to retain the information they take in during those few days packed full of sessions. They end up getting overwhelmed with new information and falling victim to the forgetting curve—which means they will forget 70 percent of what they ‘learn’ within 24 hours. The rest can’t afford to go, can’t take time away from work, or don’t see the appeal. Why Continue the Conference Learning Experience. Give attendees a call to action.

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6 Ways Associations Can Use Webinars to Engage Members and Increase Non-Dues Revenue

Higher Logic

Video conferencing and virtual events have never been more important to business as it is now - especially for associations who need to keep members engaged and revenues high. Associations can run different types of webinars to make up for lost revenue from canceled annual events and continue giving members a helpful, engaging, relevant experience. Use Webinars to Communicate. Use Webinars to Communicate.

How to Create a Culture of Learning at Your Association

WBT Systems

“We don’t know everything that we need to know today to accomplish our mission.” How’s that for refreshing honesty? Tyler Palmer believes his colleagues at Patreon must “evolve and adapt to a never-ending stream of new problems to solve.” The only way to do that is to cultivate a culture of learning. One of those behaviors is: “Seek learning. Good things happen when an organization adopts a culture of learning.

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How to Build an Online Learning Program with a Limited Budget

WBT Systems

You know your association should provide online learning programs to members and others in your industry. However, you don’t have the budget to hire instructional designers to develop courses. Here are some ways to build an online learning program with a limited budget. First, you have to understand the needs of the different segments of your market. Don’t rely solely on your volunteer leaders for information about market needs.

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How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

Higher Logic

It is incredibly gratifying for associations to see a spike in event attendance, as participation plays a valuable role in their impact, but poor event management can cause your members to disengage. Exploring new ways to keep your members engaged and informed about your events can increase overall member satisfaction and translate to a boost in event attendance. The better the experience, the more likely you are to talk about it (cue the FOMO ).

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11 Elements of a Winning Member Engagement Strategy

Higher Logic

If you're involved in community management, you've likely heard of the 90-9-1 principle. The numbers represent speculated percentages of online engagement, with 90 percent of participants only viewing content, 9 percent responding to content, and 1 percent actively participating in the creation of new content. It's difficult not to get discouraged by such speculation when your member engagement is so critical to the success of your association as a whole.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.11.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… It’s time for Marketing General Incorporated’s (MGI) 11 th annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. The resulting report from this survey provides benchmarking data and insight into how more than 1,000 associations recruit, engage and retain members and certificants. Yes, I’m a tease, you’ll have to click through to see what everyone was reading last year.

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5 Essential Must Haves for Your Association’s eLearning Efforts: Your Questions Answered

YourMembership Blog

As I mentioned last time , Learning Management Systems, and e-Learning in general, are hot topics for many associations as they look to keep up with their members’ growing professional development needs, and the disruptive innovations and the players driving change in this dynamic market. Tina was able to identify some excellent ideas and tips on how to take those first steps to select and implement an LMS for your association.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.21.20

Reid All About it

Association Success is running a survey to benchmark diversity in the association industry. This ten-minute survey will help all of us get a better, bigger picture of just how equitable the association industry is for everyone in it. Want to get new ideas for your association?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

Reid All About it

But if you are, or even if you’re not, you might like this story about a professor who asked his students to try an experiment: turn in their cell phones for nine days and write about living without them. One way to cut through information overload is to see what other people are reading.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.11.20

Reid All About it

WBT Systems describes the different factors you need to consider when pricing a virtual conference , and right at the top they say, “Your virtual conference should not be free.”. Check out these 14 ways to spark FOMO with your virtual conference from MemberSuite. to 4 p.m. –