Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

It is well worth reading for any association that is reviewing its current education offering for members or considering implementing new technologies, such as an association learning management system. Here, associations have a huge opportunity and advantage over their MOOC competitors to lead the required change in continuing education – the issues of industry knowledge trust, authentication, and validation of qualifications earned.

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

One of them looks within the school system and the other looks out at the world students live in. If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. Focus on value, not revenue potential. This blog post was originally published on the Association Learning Blog by WBT Systems. Michelle Brien is VP of Marketing & Product Strategy at WBT Systems and a member of.OrgCommunity.

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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. Document any missed opportunities because of your system’s limited functionality. Don’t overlook competing programs from other associations, higher education institutions, MOOCs, and for-profit companies, like LinkedIn, Udemy, and firms in your industry. What do you need in a system to differentiate your programs?

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As Mark Iafrate of Accredible , an evangelist for badges, has suggested, these standards could continue to exist in a layered system that rests atop distributed ledgers. From a five-mile-high perspective, however, lower prices for education shouldn’t bother us (if you’re currently looking at shrinking CE revenues in your annual report, just try to bear with me for a second). MOOCs: We will go against the grain a bit here and argue that MOOCs AREN’T DEAD.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

Some companies offer turn-key online courses that you could buy or revenue share so you have something to offer initially. You’ll hear all sorts of terminology in the eLearning world – MOOCS, Moodles, gamification – don’t be overwhelmed by this! Associations have a tendency to use language and abbreviations that are only meaningful to them internally without realizing the public won’t understand their system of communication.

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Friday Top 5

Spark Consulting

It’s tempting to take any work you *can* do, particularly early on, just to be busy and get some revenue coming in. ” But it can also be “I want to take a MOOC” or catch up on your reading or write articles or revamp your CRM system or refresh your website or whatever. I had lunch with a dear friend I don’t see often enough earlier this week.

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3 E-learning Myths It’s Time to Put to Bed

Aaron Wolowiec

It has become a fact of life for learners of all ages, and particularly for those who are coming up through the K-12 and higher education systems – in other words, future association members and lifelong learning customers. This one has staged something of a comeback with the rise of MOOCs and other free content, but it doesn’t take much more than observation and common sense to dispel it. Jeff Cobb, co-founder of Tagoras Inc.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

Reid All About it

LMS provider WBT Systems writes about instructional design innovations that associations could borrow from “ModPo” and a few other award-winning MOOCs. Learn the key rules that should guide your mobile solution search; how to find solutions that are as flexible as you need them to be; how to identify mobile solutions that allow you to maximize revenue, engagement, or any other goal; and the common mistakes event managers make when searching for mobile solutions.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

Less than 10 percent of respondents indicated that have experimented with trendy new options like massive open online courses (MOOCs), digital badges, flipped classrooms, or gamification. Just over half of respondents (51 percent) report using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver and manage education. percent of respondents who reported using either an LMS or a learning content management system (LCMS) in the 2010 edition of the survey.

The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

Webinars and webcasts are the most popular platform for association e-learning (92%), and learning management systems (LMS) are the second most popular choice (67%). If you have an e-learning strategy , you’re more likely to see a net increase in revenue from e-learning programs. 62% of those with an association e-learning strategy said e-learning has increased the net revenue of their educational offerings, compared to 45% of those without a strategy.

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Wake Up to Educating the Future Workforce

Associations Now

I’d been hearing this for a while now, but I came away from the conference convinced that it’s time for associations to rethink their roles in our education system. Which means we have to elevate our workforce, which means we have to change the educational system once again. In another session, participants discussed the rise of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members

WBT Systems

Everyone sees the revenue potential in providing online education to corporate customers. Even MOOCs have caught on. Revenue growth. If you keep your corporate customers happy, you’ll enjoy increased recurring revenue in years to come. The post The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members appeared first on WBT Systems. The global corporate online training market is expected to grow by nearly 10% annually over the next five years.

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Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

You don’t often hear about expeditionary marketing but in times of change, this bold approach could take your online educational programs—and non-dues revenue—to new heights. Besides other associations, you now have online professional platforms like LinkedIn (now owned by Microsoft) and Udacity to worry about, plus all the MOOCs like Coursera and EdX. Colleges and universities have also identified the lifelong learning market as a promising source of new revenue.

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How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

WBT Systems

Host the post-conference learning experience on your association’s learning management system (LMS) so you can take advantage of its tools and introduce attendees to other learning programs. Follow the format of popular MOOCs : Share a discussion guide. Give members a discounted rate and make sure your association gets a commission or affiliate revenue. The post How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience appeared first on WBT Systems.

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

WBT Systems

The bottom line: how will it increase revenue growth or cost savings? Consider all sources: associations, colleges and universities, industry vendors, for-profit organizations, and MOOCs. Expand program capabilities and increase revenue. The post How to Get Your Association to Support Staff’s Professional Development appeared first on WBT Systems. Pick an association website at random and read their About page.

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

One of them looks within the school system and the other looks out at the world students live in. If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. Focus on value, not revenue potential. This blog post was originally published on the Association Learning Blog by WBT Systems. Michelle Brien is VP of Marketing & Product Strategy at WBT Systems and a member of.OrgCommunity.