4 Reasons You Should Integrate Your Learning Management System and Community [Case Study]

Higher Logic

You’re very capable, as you’ve learned your trade on the job with some specialized training, but you’re a sole proprietor, and you’ve got some questions. To provide its members with access to the education and training they needed in a useable, relevant way, AGMA invested in Higher Logic’s Learning Management System (LMS). Because AGMA can tailor its new LMS much more than its past system, the association can ensure the LMS is branded appropriately.

UX Design and Your Learning Management System: Five Considerations for Providing an Exceptional User Experience

CommPartners

When an organization begins the process of evaluating LMS options, they typically will start by developing a list of features that should be included. While the feature set is critical to narrow an organization’s search process, often what is overlooked, at least initially, is the User Experience […]. Blog AMS association community e-learning elearning Learning Management System LMS user exeperience UX

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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? 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? 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.

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. However, it’s no secret that perpetual learning is less-than-engaging to some. Adaptive learning capabilities.

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LMS Implementation: Top Tips for Success

Blue Sky eLearn

Today we’ll share some top tips for a successful implementation as well as why it’s so important to have a dedicated Project Manager leading the project on the vendor side. Learning styles vary by person, and sometimes even by generation. You’ve made your decision.

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LMS Buy-In: How to Overcome these Top 4 Objections

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’ve never implemented a Learning Management System (LMS) before then it’s never been a part of your budget before. If you’re moving because your current LMS is outdated, difficult to navigate, can’t integrate with your other systems, or for any number of other issues that your new solution will remedy, this can boost your engagement and revenue almost immediately. How will they learn to use it? It’s Not in Our Budget.

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Continuing Education Offerings: 5 Engagement Strategies

Higher Logic

My teachers tried to impress the importance of always learning upon my classmates and me, but it didn’t sink in before I entered the workforce. Now, I’ve found that everywhere I look in the professional world, individuals continue to learn until they retire, and sometimes even after that. Technology advancements allow working professionals to take classes, earn credits, or achieve certifications through software called a Learning Management System (LMS).

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re in the market for an LMS, you’re probably waist deep in the search process and dreaming of the light at the end of the tunnel. Certainly, you need the features and functionality your learners expect, and you need the administrative features and functionality that align with your existing technology and learning program. It’s a daunting process, but as you wrap up the planning and procurement process, don’t forget to consider what happens after the purchase.

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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. In the background, a successful learning management system is key to operating a successful MOOC. That’s according to Web Courseworks , a learning technologies and consulting company. Perhaps the biggest draw of a MOOC is its social learning function.

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

CommPartners

To ensure this process […]. Blog FaceBook Live agenda association Associations Certification commpartners conference e-learning elearning Elevate facebook live fb live going virtual with kate kick-off Learning Management System LMS meeting post-conference post-session registration session format social learning sponsor virtual conference virtual events webinars

Three Reasons to bring your Community into your Online Education Programs

CommPartners

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to present at the 2019 Higher Logic Super Forum, on the topic of community-based learning. At the start of the session, I discussed the difference between training and learning. I suggested that training tends to be one dimensional or instructional, in support of a specific process or job with a […]. Blog Associations commpartners community e-learning higher logic Learning Management System LMS webinars

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. TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS. The flexibility of TopClass LMS provides powerful learning solutions for iMIS customers through an off-the-shelf integration with iMIS 15 and iMIS 20. to learn about digital badges, extended support for Tin Can API, and our latest user experience improvements.

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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. A flexible, structured Digital Badge Strategy applied to your planned and existing online learning programs will help to validate your badging initiative – ensuring that you meet your learning and organisational goals. Often it is the intrinsic, on-the-job skills and best practices that are learned and applied that provide the most value and benefit.

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. As a starting point for evalutating your current learning solution, you might want to have a look at the post “ When is it Time for a New LMS “, and ask these questions: Are your learners frustrated? Planning is essential to define what you’re looking for from your learning solution.

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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. 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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Which Association Learning Trends Predictions Came True in 2016?

WBT Systems

With just a couple of weeks to the end of the year and a huge variety of association learning solutions being showcased this week at ASAE Technology Conference 2016 , it’s a good time to look back at the association learning trends that were predicted for 2016 and see which of these are still relevant. Which trends will be relevant to the associations attending ASAE Tech 16, looking to enhance or revise their learning technologies? Social Learning and Digital Badges.

Select an LMS Consultant Before Beginning Your LMS Selection

WBT Systems

With more than 700 learning platforms on the market, how do you narrow the field down to the best learning management systems (LMS) for your association’s needs? They stay on top of online learning trends and are familiar with learning systems and other association technology. With their proven processes, you’ll save time during selection and implementation so your programs will be up and running more quickly.

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Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? A learning organization is one “that facilitates the learning of its members and continuously transforms itself” According to this definition , this type of organization is more responsive to external pressures, has a faster pace of change within the organization, and is better able to innovate and remain competitive. A learning organization becomes more like a community that members can feel a commitment to.

WBT Systems Enhances Social Learning for Professionals with New TopClass LMS Release

WBT Systems

Major update to TopClass learning management system offers enhanced social learning capability for association, continuing education, and corporate training programs, with more rewarding and diverse learning experiences that increase engagement. TopClass 10 extends the existing social learning capabilities of TopClass LMS with the introduction of enhanced learner profiles and digital badges with full OpenBadges compatibility.

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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.

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. How is your existing learning platform holding your association back? Document what you learn. What do you need in a system to differentiate your programs?

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How Technology Partners Help Associations Comply with GDPR

WBT Systems

Here are a few ways an EU citizen could end up in one of your systems: Working for a US member firm but a citizen of the EU. Members, customers, and system users are “data subjects.”. You can’t assume system users are okay with you using their data because they’re using your system—although common sense would lead you to believe that. If your privacy terms change, you should be able to require users to re-accept them the next time they access the system.

Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois. There’s no better way to make purchasing decisions for your association than to learn about the product first-hand and talk face-to-face with a knowledgeable supplier. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs for over 20 years.

How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

WBT Systems

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). 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. Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP. But you can use their RFP to prompt discussion topics during the requirements process.

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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. Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology.

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. Members don’t understand learning – if they did, association education programs would suffer. Most certification academic standards have limited value – without the ability to apply learning. Lifelong Learning is Becoming an Economic Imperative.

4 Stages of Falling in Love with your LMS

WBT Systems

Your relationship with your organization’s Learning Management System is no different. Think of “love at first sight”, where you are sitting in the conference room watching a series of LMS demos during your RFP process, and one comes along with a user interface that is just so “pretty” that it catches your eye, and you have just fallen in love at first sight. Falling in love is a wonderful process.

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Don’t Undervalue Association Training Programs!

WBT Systems

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. Online learning that is engaging and delivers important educational messages is every bit as powerful and effective as attending a classroom training event, so don’t be afraid to charge good money for it.

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Leadership through Blended Learning: Sorority LMS Success

WBT Systems

Blended Learning programs are the ideal way to deliver leadership development programs as they are more effective at creating behavioral change and deep learning. When your organization is concerned with “Building Strong Girls” as is Gamma Phi Beta, the first women’s organization to be called a ‘sorority’, a blended learning approach supports the development of both leadership skills and organizational growth.

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. How about improving system performance or security? Our goal is to deliver software that helps associations provide the best online learning experience possible. When upgrades are released, set aside some time to learn about them and how they might impact your processes and programs.

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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.

Discover your new TopClass LMS at NiUG Discovery 2016!

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the NiUG Discovery 2016 Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 11-13. WBT Systems has been has been helping Associations to build and improve their education and certification programs since 1995. With our standard integration between TopClass LMS and iMIS , we provide iMIS users the power to get the most out of their learning programs. TopClass LMS, the flexible way to integrate learning with iMIS.

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3 Ways Your LMS Facilitates Reflective Learning

WBT Systems

Reflection is an important part of learning, allowing us to process and comprehend new information, taking time to consider it in light of our experience, which helps us to create meaning and knowledge that can be applied to improve performance. In this modern world of ‘information at your fingertips’, how can your Learning Management System (LMS) help you to incorporate reflective learning in your education programs? Social Learning and Reflection.

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What’s new in TopClass LMS version 10?

WBT Systems

The new version of TopClass LMS (Learning Management System) is here and we are excited to share with you the great new features that make participation more rewarding for professional learners and simplify the delivery of learning for administrators. We are now delighted to share some sneak peak screenshots of our enhanced social learning features, including digital badges and a new user profile. appeared first on WBT Systems.

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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. Many associations considering offering online learning to their members start by providing webinars, or recorded conference sessions online. Factor in Support and Maintenance – Organisations change and evolve, and supporting systems should be flexible to cope with this change.

Enhance eLearning Assessment to Maintain Learner Engagement

WBT Systems

We tend to spend the bulk of our time in creating engaging content with varying fonts, graphics, colors, calls to action, multimedia and considerable instructional design investment, before often presenting a bland final assessment which leaves our learners with a less than ideal impression of the amount of effort we put into the rest of the learning material. Screenshots from the examples shown are based on the WBT Systems ‘ TopClass LMS online content editor.

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

Higher Logic

Try turning your event’s educational topics into a series of webinars to provide members with new online learning opportunities and help them get to the next level in their careers. To supplement the webinars, provide additional online courses and certifications through a Learning Management System (LMS) and boost your non-dues revenue even more. Set up an automated “welcome” campaign that includes your recorded webinar to make the process even smoother.

LMS Matchmaker: Deal Breaker Edition

AssociationTrends

However, implementing a learning program with a corresponding learning management system (LMS) can pose quite a challenge for associations. From bad first impressions to poor communication, we’re here to shine a bright light on what to avoid and what to look for in your ideal learning technology partner. Interested in learning more??

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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. Many of them could prove extremely valuable, saving you time and money when you are ready to being the selection process. Build an Open System.

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How to Design Smarter Learning Experiences

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, I listened to a Leading Learning podcast that featured Connie Malamed a learning experience design consultant. eLearning Industry listed 6 reasons why visuals are the most powerful aspect of learning : Helps store information longer. She’s concluded that working memory – the aspect of our minds that is conscious where we manipulate information – dominates everything we do in terms of learning. Identify what 3-4 things do people really need to learn from this.

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