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. These DOA systems are the ones that haven’t met the demands of technology and learners.

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.

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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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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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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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. We know that a good education program can be a valued benefit to offer members, helping to increase member engagement.

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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. According to the U.S. That includes many notoriously hard-to-fill jobs.

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Creating Connections: From Association Education to Employment

WBT Systems

We must also support and deliver “connection programs”–websites, career fairs and conferences that are designed to bring hiring managers from our member companies in contact with the people being impacted by our education programs.”

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.

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.

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.

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. It’s important that you put aside assumptions and consider the qualities and features your members are likely to value when it comes to training.

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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. For associations, getting started with online learning can feel the same way. Ensure that your vendor provides flexible models and understands how associations operate.

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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.

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. What are we agreeing to? Penalties for violating the regulation could run to millions of dollars.

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. We’ll show you how you can: Learn more about your members by gathering information in your CRM.

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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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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 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. than to follow through.

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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. 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. Want to know more about engagement?

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. Three ways content marketers can provide value to the sales team.

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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.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.18.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter have a new book coming out, The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement. In this competitive talent market, this sounds like a must-read for association execs.

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Reads of the Week: November 16, 2012

Reid All About it

A moving company threatened to sue my friend’s wife because she wrote a negative Yelp review about them. The company also purchased positive Yelp reviews, deleted negative Facebook updates, and doesn’t seem to know how to dig itself out except by digging deeper.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.13.19

Reid All About it

Almost half their visitors are 18 to 34 years old, while the average at other art museums is 55 to 65. Find out how the Albright-Knox has “shaken off its stodgy reputation and become the place to be.” And, it’s an easy dish to throw together. Is It Time to Re-Brand?

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Achieve More by Connecting the Dots for Your Association

Association Adviser

Have you recently stopped to think about how your association’s tech solutions can complement one another to maximize your existing resources and provide a better member experience? Use tech to give them the best content experience you can offer.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.26.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Millennials and Gen Z are joiners but only if they believe the ROI your association offers is worth the short-term sacrifice to their budget. How to make better hotel coffee in your room.

What to Do If Your Association’s Online Course Failed

WBT Systems

So few people registered you decided not to offer it. After you and your colleagues put so much effort into it, how do you explain to your boss and committee chair why your online course failed? Learn why your online course failed. The first thing to do is to realize that, as cliché as it sounds, failure is a learning opportunity. Problem: Market need. Is there really a market for this course? Did you target the right market segment?

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3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

Web Courseworks Associations

We turn to the American Association of Medical Society Executives to learn from leaders in this space and hear their experiences adopting to change. We are paying close attention to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

The Top 5 Reasons Your Members Aren't Renewing (and What to Do About It)

Higher Logic

Marketing General’s 2018 Membership Marketing Benchmark Report revealed fascinating statistics on why members don’t renew their association membership. 21% of associations said members forgot to renew (Oh no, bro). Let’s go through and address each issue and how it can be fixed.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.22.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I was all excited to share a must-read article from ASAE (members-only) by Kaihan Krippendorff about how your association can lead your industry in the blockchain revolution.

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Give a Taste: Let Prospects & Members Sample Online Education

WBT Systems

But how do you get people to make that first investment of time and money into one of your online courses? Psychology: appeal to the emotional brain. Ask any wine or beer salesperson how many people walk away with a bottle of wine or a six-pack of craft beer after enjoying a few samples at a store tasting. We’re wired to return favors—whether it’s inviting someone to a party, picking up the bar tab, or buying frozen appetizers at Costco. Listen and learn.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.14.17

Reid All About it

The “never finished” mindset is a tough one for many in middle and senior management, but that’s our reality—and it’s an evolving and exciting one. Check out this Futurism article to find out how augmented reality (AR) is going to transform your life.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.23.16

Reid All About it

Whoever’s in front has to be absolutely sure they always follow the main trail and not a wash, side trail or game trail. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not too product-centric. Presenter: Anna Toon, Abila Product Marketer. Host: Raffa Marketing Group.

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