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.

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. They can deliver valuable training for both new and experienced professionals through easy-to-access and effective online tools. These DOA systems are the ones that haven’t met the demands of technology and learners. Learning Paths.

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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. A new LMS implementation or migration to a new system can be quite disruptive to an organization. Who needs to be involved in the Learning Management System implementation project?

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? Many organizations are using eLearning content authoring tools such as Lectora, Articulate, Captivate, Camtasia, iSpring, and others. Assessment of Learning.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks

We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase. Our solution to assist association executives with justifying the expense of an LMS, EvaluPac, recently won the Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for “Best Advance in Technology for Testing or Learning Evaluation”. How are you evaluating your learning programs and where is that data going? What Distinguishes EvaluPac and CourseStage Learning Management System.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks

We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase. Our solution to assist association executives with justifying the expense of an LMS, EvaluPac, recently won the Gold Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Award for “Best Advance in Technology for Testing or Learning Evaluation”. How are you evaluating your learning programs and where is that data going? What Distinguishes EvaluPac and CourseStage Learning Management System.

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. eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information Thought Leaders e-learning elearning strategy learning management system learning technology selection online learning online learning courses

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

Higher Logic

The six add-on tech tools we’ll cover today will help you support a sustainable association growth strategy by showcasing membership value so that your current members and prospects have a strong understanding of the value of their dollar within your community. Barb Boggs, Events & Volunteer Relations Manager, Grant Professionals Association. To learn more about mentoring programs, download our tip sheet: 11 Steps to Start a Successful Mentoring Program. Group Management.

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5 Things to Consider When Choosing an LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Selecting a new (or your first) learning management system is a big undertaking. But if it doesn’t play well with others it becomes a platform on its own island versus a tech tool within your organization’s digital ecosystem. Interested in learning more about how Path LMS and Blue Sky eLearn measure up? Learning Technologies Online Learning Uncategorized choosing an LMS how to select an LMS learning management system LMS LMS selection

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The Essential Association Membership Tool

Association Adviser

Almost every association has considered expanding the reach of their education programs from location-based events, and the accessibility of other educational resources, by providing online learning. Features Membership Technology association education Blue Sky Broadcast learning management system LMS member education online education online learning online training professional development

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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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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).

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. By engaging them virtually, you will encourage networking and learning so they will be excited to participate in more opportunities throughout the year as well as future annual meetings. Resource: 6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems. Want to learn more?

Webinar Re-cap: Beyond the Basics of Instructional Design

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Dan Streeter, Blue Sky eLearn’s VP of Learning Strategy and Development, hosted the webinar Beyond the Basics of Instructional Design: 3D Modeling, Microlearning, and Gamification. The Learning Equation is: Emotion + Experience = Learning. But what tools will you need?

Technical Account Managers: More Than Canned Responses and Automatic Replies

Blue Sky eLearn

Technical Account Managers (aka TAMs) are a client’s dedicated partner when it comes to SaaS products. They are real people on project teams helping and guiding clients (those we call Path Admins) as they are navigating a new tool.

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3 Ideas for Using an LMS Besides Tracking Education Credits

MembersClicks

Don’t get me wrong: a learning management system (or LMS) is the ideal tool for giving you and your staff visibility into your members’ progress with any required education initiative. Here are a few other ways an LMS provides a ton of value to member-based organizations: Small Staff Chatter learning management system

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5 Strategies to Encourage Member Engagement Digitally

Blue Sky eLearn

Whether you want to make the most of the features offered by your membership management software, use your website to better tell your association’s story, or provide new types of online opportunities for your members , it’s always a good time to improve your digital engagement.

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. We know the educational landscape is changing as associations adapt to their members’ learning needs and habits. 1 technological learning tool, followed by online learning programs, such as tutorials or presentations.

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How Engagement Tools Improve Association Event Management

Higher Logic

Achieving this goal is easier said than done without effective tools, but it’s a common core objective among associations (for good reason). 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. To measure the success of your event registrations and attendance, consider the following: Streamline the Registration Process: Event Management.

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OpenBadges: Increasing Visibility of Association Education

WBT Systems

Describing the appeal of digital badges, the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory ( HASTAC ) says, “ Digital badges are a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of people’s skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies. Digital badges inspire new pathways to learning and connect learners to opportunities, resources, and one another ”. A valuable tool indeed.

Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

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. To address the different skills and competencies required by employers, often associations provide a more diverse offering of formal and informal learning experiences through conferences, mentoring, webinars, blended learning, online courses and networking.

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. These consultants know the association LMS market, are familiar with how associations use learning platforms, and understand the association learning business model. And, you never know, all this talk about professional development might spark in others a desire to learn.

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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. This award honors the learning solution vendor which best caters for the unique and varied requirements of associations that provide education and certification programs for their members. WBT Systems team recognized for industry-leading skills.

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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. 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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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. They may be willing to pay a small premium for the right to display a digital badge earned on completion of a specific course or learning pathway. appeared first on WBT Systems.

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.

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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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. From the Latin ‘curare’, curate means ‘to take care’ and ‘curator’ refers to the person who is responsible for taking care of and managing a collection. As L&D Managers know, reviewing and refreshing your content is important to ensure that your members are engaged and interested in learning.

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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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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LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

Before getting started with using eLearning tools for your education or certification programs, it is important to know the difference between the different tools used to create, develop, and deliver eLearning content. There are a multitude of different tools available to instructional designers and eLearning developers, and it is important to consider which tools will help you to achieve the desired learning objectives and outcomes for your courses.

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3 Ways to Use Your LMS for Member Engagement (Beyond Continuing Education)

MembersClicks

An LMS (or learning management system ) is the ideal tool for giving you and your staff visibility into members’ progress with any education initiative, whether it’s industry required or for member engagement purposes.

Social Media Roundup: Trello, a Tool Worth Trying

Associations Now

Managing a project can get confusing or even painful with the wrong tools. My favorite to-do list manager #eventprofs #assnchat [link] via @ASegar – spoiler alert: it's @trello. He says the board-based to-do tool “works flawlessly” on a number of platforms, and it can handle complexity without getting too complex. The post Social Media Roundup: Trello, a Tool Worth Trying appeared first on Associations Now

How Associations Are Using Community to Support Their Members During COVID-19

Higher Logic

But the increase in engagement isn’t the only sign we’re seeing that communities are a key communication tool for associations, their members, and their industries. Tirza Austin, their online community manager, said: “We have made our forums available to non-members.

3 Ways to Engage Members Using an LMS (Besides Tracking Education)

MembersClicks

Don’t get me wrong: an LMS (or learning management system ) IS the ideal tool for giving you and your staff visibility into members’ progress with any education initiative.

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

Higher Logic

There is no one-size-fits-all package of tools on the road to success. When that time comes, The Community Module Guide will map you in the direction of the right tools to support your goals. At its base, every community should maintain a strong foundation of core modules (the no-nonsense tools and features that are essential to your success, like calendars, discussion boards, directories, automation rules, and a resource library) to support its essential objectives.

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Association Management: Online vs. In-person Engagement

Blue Sky eLearn

Managing your members is no easy feat— it requires dedicated association management software as well as a strategic plan for engaging your constituents. The right tools and strategies can increase overall member satisfaction and encourage them to renew. . Learning opportunities.

10+ Best eLearning Course Authoring Software Platforms

Web Courseworks Associations

There are many aspects you need to consider to ensure the success of your learning business. Your overall learning business strategy and tech tools such as your learning management system (LMS) and eCommerce tools work together to deliver content to your learners.

The digital imperative for today’s associations

Nimble AMS

What you can do: Prepare to offer a great hybrid event experience for your members by putting in place the right tools and strategies to engage both in-person and online attendees. Members want more ways to learn. Learn More.

7 Steps for Increasing the Effectiveness of Your Association’s Reports

Membersuite

Association management software (AMS)—your database of record—that integrates with other systems , like a virtual event platform or learning management system, can provide a comprehensive view of member engagement.

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