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. If you don’t accurately and completely identify and prioritize your real needs during that process, your new LMS will fall short of expectations. Before you even think about creating a request for proposal (RFP), you must spend time on the LMS requirements gathering and analysis process.

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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? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post : an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step. The first step is gathering and prioritizing your requirements for a new LMS. Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors.

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How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. But, let’s face it, your current LMS is holding you back. 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 Present a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

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. Now, it’s time to learn how to present a business case for a new LMS to your board, CEO, or other decision-makers.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

Meet with all the other departments in your association to identify new educational opportunities. Can your meetings team host session recordings in your association’s LMS? Can your marketing department identify new segments to promote a course to a broader audience?

The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Is your LMS provider stuck in a rut? If your LMS isn’t moving forward with you, it might mean it’s going downhill. The next time you select a new learning platform, one of the factors to consider is the vendor’s LMS roadmap. LMS roadmap: are promises delivered? 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.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

Meet with all the other departments in your association to identify new educational opportunities. Can your meetings team host session recordings in your LMS? Can your marketing department identify new segments to promote a course to a broader audience?

How to Leverage the Marketing Power of Social Proof

WBT Systems

No matter how hard you sell your online course or educational program, your prospect’s purchasing decision is most influenced by what others tell them or what they see others do—that’s the power of social proof. Your association can leverage the power of social proof when marketing your online learning programs. Social proof is the driver behind the growth of influencer marketing campaigns on Instagram and other digital platforms. People like to associate with the best.

Teach Your Members How to Build a Learning Habit

WBT Systems

But how many set aside time on a regular basis to learn? Members who value learning enough to make it a habit don’t learn because an employer or licensing body demands it. They’re intrinsically motivated to learn. They’re even willing to invest their own time and money in professional development if their employer doesn’t. Listening to podcasts. How to Help Your Members Develop the Learning Habit. Nurture the Motivation to Learn.

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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. Make a plan to help attendees move that finish line. Give attendees a call to action.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

Prioritize it, organize it, and start adding more to it. If you don’t have any online content, hold a brainstorming session to think about how you’ll go about creating some. You can’t launch an empty LMS! Stick to them!

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Working with an Instructional Designer: How to Prepare for Success

WBT Systems

You’ll get the best results from this partnership if you know how to best prepare for working with an instructional designer. It’s better to find out you need to line up additional resources early on in the project rather than the last minute. Not all IDs have the same skillset nor do they all choose to offer the same services. Are you relying on the ID to come up with the course content? Listen to the expert. LMS reports.

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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. We want to surround ourselves with people who are obsessed with learning and development.”. 46 percent more likely to be first to market.

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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.

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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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10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

Prioritize it, organize it, and start adding more to it. If you don’t have any online content, hold a brainstorming session to think about how you’ll go about creating some. You can’t launch an empty LMS! Stick to them!

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How to Meet the Membership & Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z

.orgCommunity

Young professionals (YPs) are joiners, but they can’t afford to join associations or participate in association programs just because it’s the right or expected thing to do. But YPs are hungry to get ahead. YPs expect educational programs to offer current, up-to-date information.

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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How to Get Your Association to Support Staff’s Professional Development

WBT Systems

Associations have long been leaders in the lifelong learning business—which is why it’s so shocking to see how few associations support staff’s professional development, according to these survey results from Association Media & Publishing. Identify the skills and knowledge you want to develop. Now more than ever, new technologies and industry shake-ups are putting more pressure on professionals to learn new skills,” said Raegan Johnson at Associations Now.

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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 ”. Due to this, there has been growing interest in digital badging among associations, especially those seeking to engage more millennials in membership.

Getting Started with Online Learning for Associations

WBT Systems

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!

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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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Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

An effective online learning marketing plan has three phases. Then, make the sale—move your prospect from thinking “I should take a class” to “I am registered for a class.”. And finally, manage the relationship—get to know them better, earn their loyalty, and inspire them to become raving fans. The three E’s of marketing educational programs will help you succeed with each of these three phases of marketing. Expeditionary Marketing.

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.

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.”

GDPR Will Affect Both Facebook and Online Learning

Web Courseworks Associations

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.

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. The better the experience, the more likely you are to talk about it (cue the FOMO ).

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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. Choosing the Best LMS Software. By 2020, 65% of all jobs in the U.S.

MCI Launches E-Learning Services for Non-US Market.

GlowGlobally

global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. Market & Biz Plan. « Emerging Market Strategy Seminars – Chicago and DC in August. MCI Launches E-Learning Services for Non-US Market. Link to this comment.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.8.19

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Don’t keep your association’s technical savvy and systems all to yourself. MemberSuite explains how associations can respond to this market demand by offering certificate and certification programs.

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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: 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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Unlock Your eLearning Differentiator & Iconic Advantage

WBT Systems

Technology continually creates new opportunities for your association’s educational programs, but it also lowers the barrier to entry for competitors to enter and disrupt your market. Think of all the organizations that now offer professional development to your members—how many of them existed even ten years ago? To stay top of mind (and top of market), you need to leverage your eLearning differentiator—your iconic advantage.

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

Blue Sky eLearn

For an association, hosting events like conferences, networking meetups, and learning sessions is an effective way to bring people who share a common goal or passion together. There’s a lot riding on your association’s next event, so how can you get the most out of it? .

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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? The first thing to do is to realize that, as cliché as it sounds, failure is a learning opportunity. It’s one step along the way to eventual success but only if you figure out what went wrong and how you can prevent the same thing happening again.

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8 things your association’s online career center should do

Aptify

Provide member value and job opportunities to your association’s members. Want to deliver a career center experience that offers unmatched value to your members while driving revenue for your organization? Here’s how. . Connecting your career center and your LMS:

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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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.19.18

Reid All About it

Marketing General Inc. is inviting associations to participate in their 10th annual Membership Marketing Benchmarking Survey. WBT Systems shares advice this week on how to think like a futurist. If you wish, you can find a lot to complain about in the world.

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