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. Not everyone learns the same way.

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.

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

WBT Systems

What are the essential functions of a Learning Management System for Associations? Being able to connect with peers, discuss challenges, and have a forum for conversation improves learner engagement among association members, whether the learning is on or offline.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). Social learning is a growing trend. Community platforms are already being used for learning objectives.

5 qualities of a successful online learning team.

YourMembership Blog

A gut check to help your association implement a major learning management system or elearning strategic plan. Are you getting ready to implement a major learning management system (LMS) or elearning strategic plan?

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7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part I.

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning.

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5 reasons everyone at your association needs to go to #Xperience17.

YourMembership Blog

#leadership #inspiration #learning #innovation #technology – all in one place. It’s a sure way of learning new ideas to make stronger connections with your members, adapt new technologies and grow your membership […].

Online #learning exams and assessments.

YourMembership Blog

Why learners embrace them and associations are best qualified to deliver them. I cringe at the thought of my dreaded experiences as a youth with standardized Scantron Tests and the small answer bubbles.

5 concepts for associations we’ve learned in professional education.

YourMembership Blog

That’s after 15 years of success and even the mistakes which made them possible. In professional education, like in any field, there’s a preponderance of misconceptions which affect our daily practices and implementations. And the risky part is when they start cementing into practices.

7 steps to select the right LMS for your association, part 2.

YourMembership Blog

The following is a guest blog article originally published by Jeff Cobb of Tagoras, a leading expert in strategy, learning, marketing and technology to organizations in the business of lifelong learning.

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Learning Management Systems for Associations: The Essentials

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Create real value from 2017 learning trends.

YourMembership Blog

Let’s attack the hype machine in learning. We use terms like “mobile learning,” “micro learning,” “personalized learning” and even “social learning” […]. It’s big, but easy to take down. In the education industry, we are notorious hype builders.

7 lucky reasons to attend Xperience 2017.

YourMembership Blog

A golden pot of educational and association industry-building opportunities await leaders and their staff in Orlando.

4 questions to ask when selecting e-learning authoring tools.

YourMembership Blog

Is purchasing or subscribing the best approach to build your association’s online learning courses? April 2017 has been a big month for e-learning authoring tools with the release of Articulate Storyline 3 and Adobe Captivate 2017.

Association e-learning: what you need to know

Aaron Wolowiec

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.

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Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

Tagoras recently released its much-anticipated 2016 Association Learning + Technology Report , which contains a wealth of information about associations’ efforts to incorporate technology into their educational programs and platforms. Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras.

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Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? A learning organization becomes more like a community that members can feel a commitment to. Is your Association a Learning Organization. Why is technology important in learning organizations? appeared first on WBT Systems.

Is the LMS DOA?

Blue Sky eLearn

Corporate LMS Systems Must Evolve or Die. Training Mag Report ] The systems that deliver corporate eLearning are large-scale enterprise packages with an identity crisis (Are they HR systems measuring employee analytics? Are they learning deployment systems?

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Make it Easy for Members to Love your Association LMS!

WBT Systems

When implementing a new Association LMS, or upgrading your existing system, one of the top worries is “How will we get our members and new learners to use this new system?” Ensuring members are engaged in learning is a key challenge for associations.

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How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. Often it is the intrinsic, on-the-job skills and best practices that are learned and applied that provide the most value and benefit. How will this work for blended learning solutions?

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. Join Talented Learning CEO and Lead Analyst, John Leh, and WBT Systems CTO, Linda Bowers, as they explore six digital badge fundamentals.

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.

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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. WBT Systems team recognized for industry-leading skills.

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

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. appeared first on WBT Systems.

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3 Ways an Online Community Enhances Learning

WBT Systems

However, the success of these education programs can be further increased when combined with an online community to extend, support, and motivate opportunities for further learning and sharing of experience. So, how do online communities enhance learning?

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.”

Essential Steps BEFORE Planning for an LMS Implementation

WBT Systems

It’s during this time of evaluation that the organization’s learning management system (LMS) can come under scrutiny. Planning is essential to define what you’re looking for from your learning solution.

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ASAE Annual Meeting 2016: Come see the new version of TopClass LMS!

WBT Systems

ASAE Annual Meeting 2016 is the biggest Association conference of the year and the schedule is jam packed with educational sessions, learning labs and social events. We are excited that ASAE attendees will be the first to see our new and enhanced social learning features!

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Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies? Which association learning trends will still be important as we move forward into 2017? Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education.

Quick Tips: 3 Ways to Rock Your Portal Home Page

Blue Sky eLearn

A learning portal home page is your first impression to woo and win your target audience. Take a look at your learning portal home page and estimate the word to graphics ratio. Consider optimizing graphics to manage page load speeds. Offer mobile learning opportunities.

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.

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.

Driving Results at 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 7th Annual Higher Logic Super Forum , taking place in Arlington, VA, November 14-15. Manage. TopClass LMS and Higher Logic Enable your Members to Learn and Engage Like Never Before!

Learning Content Curation for Association Member Education

WBT Systems

Rather than creating all your course content from scratch, learning content curation can help you to update and extend your member education programs with new material. If you would like to see a demo of the LMS features that can help you with learning content curation, contact us today!

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. Perhaps the biggest draw of a MOOC is its social learning function.

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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. As an added benefit, when members use your LMS for these purposes, they’re more likely to explore your other online learning programs. #1 Take a blended learning approach.

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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. In support of its Future of Learning initiative, the AICPA launched a digital badge program in April 2016.

Managing Learning at your Association Annual Conference

WBT Systems

Organizations offer a wide variety of professional learning opportunities to their members, employees, and partners which range from online courses and webinars, to regional or annual conferences, to classroom-based learning. How do you Manage Learning at your Events?

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. Association LMS Buying Guide – from Talented Learning.

OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

Digital badges inspire new pathways to learning and connect learners to opportunities, resources, and one another ”. This is leading to the availability of several platforms offering digital badge solutions , including a few learning management systems, such as TopClass LMS.