6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

And with modern technology, including learning management systems (LMS), associations have the power to pick up where colleges leave off. These DOA systems are the ones that haven’t met the demands of technology and learners. By 2020, 65% of all jobs in the U.S.

Justifying your Learning Management System with Outcomes Reporting

Web Courseworks Associations

We also understand that a Learning Management System is not a small purchase. What Distinguishes EvaluPac and CourseStage Learning Management System. We understand the pressure that association executives face when asked to justify their expenditures.

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.

Killing The Silo System

YourMembership Blog

The post Killing The Silo System appeared first on YourMembership.com.Categories: Social Media and Business Trends Tags: innovation , jamie notter , open , transparency Silos (in organizations, not on farms) allow for departmental knowledge and expertise. They create a go-to mentality within organizations; if you need X – you know where to go.

Chapter Growth Paradox: A Systemic Response

Mariner

There is a paradox of growth which occurs when a chapter reaches the size where incorporation is required to create an entity which can open a bank account

There’s no need to run parallel systems

Effective Databse

Back in the day (I mean WAY back), the standard practice when switching from one database system to another was to run both systems in parallel. That is, you continue to run the legacy system even as the new system is brought online. the same data had to be entered in both systems). There were lots of reasons to run parallel systems back in the day, but most if not all of those reasons have disappeared with new and lower cost technology.

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.

The Future of Association Management Systems

SocialFish

This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. The Future of AMS Systems: A Provocative Discussion from David Gammel. What’s the future of AMS?

Buddy System: Get Yourself a Conference Pal

Associations Now

The post Buddy System: Get Yourself a Conference Pal appeared first on Associations Now Going it alone can be hard, especially when you’re one of a few thousand attendees at a large conference. Here’s how some groups are helping their attendees find a buddy.

EVERY System has duplicate records. Get used to it!

Effective Databse

As a result, they may create new records that your system doesn’t detect as duplicate. At a minimum your system should be checking for duplicate email addresses, but possibly more than that. One of the most common challenges all of my clients face is duplicate records. And the simple fact is, even the very best managed databases have some duplicate records. They are impossible to avoid. There are several reasons: Your members use multiple emails.

6 Compelling Reasons to Consolidate Your Association’s Technology Systems

Socious

How many times have you heard someone say that they want to make a difference? Nurses, doctors, teachers, charity workers, and professionals from all generations long to love their work and make a difference in other people’s lives.

How Much Does an Association Management System Really Cost?

Aptify

If your organization is in the market for a new Association Management System (AMS), or if you’re comparing different membership software systems, the first question you’re asking is, “ How much does it cost? ”. There’s not a lot of information out there about this; I’m sure you’ve noticed that most vendors will want to set up a call with you before they give you any substantial information. The main reason for this is that the answer isn’t cut and dry. It depends.

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Online Learning Needs a Robust E-Commerce System

Web Courseworks Associations

This is why I consider e-commerce systems to be a significant component of the adult e-learning experience. E-commerce systems can be deceptively simple from a learner perspective. When an e-commerce system works well, the process looks something like this for learners: 1.

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Bad Systems Can Make Good People Leave

Effective Databse

In the past week I’ve met with two different associations who are struggling with their current AMS systems. That is, since the time the system was first implemented, many (if not all!) Did the staff leaving cause the system to break down (i.e., become less effective) or did the staff leave because the system was not working correctly? Bad systems can make good people leave.

My System for Getting Sh*t Done

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

I present to you: KiKi''s System for Getting Sh*t Done. As many articles tout the Pomodoro Technique and GTD , my own habits for increasing productivity and breaking through procrastination are downright crude.

Exhibitor Priority Points System that Rewards Loyalty

Velvet Chainsaw

Your Points System Should Influence Current Spend Decisions. Most trade-show organizers use a priority-points system to help determine the order of booth-space selection for next year’s expo and their system has been in place for quite a while. If your points system is collecting dust and having little influence on exhibitors’ spend decisions, consider a loyalty program that rewards the three R’s: Recency, Reoccurrence, and Revenue, and allows for a wild card, partnership.

911 Outages Show Need for System Upgrades, Group Says

Associations Now

Accessibility Challenge The failure of many 911 systems to stay up to date has also created an accessibility problem: Many such systems are difficult for functionally deaf Americans to use, Mother Jones recently reported.

Healthy Systems Embrace Tension and Conflict

Jamie Notter

So they sought to reduce backorders in the system, but the ALSO sought to reduce inventory at the same time. And this is how systems work. But setting up your improvement goals in this way reflects a clear understanding of how dynamic systems work.

Would You ‘Yelpify’ Your Credentialing System?

Associations Now

A yoga industry group recently built a credentialing system for yoga schools that relies on social ratings and reviews. See how it’s worked out so far and how such a system might be beneficial to other associations. The post Would You ‘Yelpify’ Your Credentialing System?

Membership Pros’ Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems

Associations Now

An association management software system can be a crucial tool for success in a membership organization—and also a possible source of frustration. A lot rests on that system. So, it might come as no surprise that membership professionals are, in a word, demanding of their AMS systems.

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). Just over half of respondents (51 percent) report using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver and manage education.

Federal Contractor Groups Decry Clearance System Shutdown

Associations Now

The Office of Personnel Management, already reeling from major security breaches, announced a plan late last month to take its web-based system for handling security clearances offline to fix a vulnerability.

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.

No Paper Needed: Anthropology Association Builds New Review System

Associations Now

By building a new digital system intended to cut the time needed for academic reviews of books, the American Anthropological Association hopes to refine digital workflows and save money.

Dial H for Hacking: Companies Fleeced by Phone System Theft

Associations Now

Premium rate fraud, a form of hacking that affects corporate phone systems, costs businesses billions each year—and if you’re not careful, you could find your organization on the hook for a big bill.

Full-Scale Navigation System Coming to Boston Convention Center

Associations Now

The system, scheduled to launch in March, will provide meeting attendees with turn-by-turn navigation throughout the convention center, to meeting rooms and even specific booths in the exhibit hall.

How Social Media Is Disrupting America’s Political System

SocialFish

An essay in 50 tweets by the insightful Clay Shirky. ——— ( photo credit ). Featured Debunking the Hype Social, In Theory

Generations Are Part of a System

Jamie Notter

You need to keep your eye on the whole system and understand how the generations are relating to each other as they move through different life stages. Every 20 years or so, we get all flustered as a new generation enters the workforce.

June Update: Next Week’s Move to Improve Our System Performance

Wild Apricot Blog

Read about our switch to Amazon Web Services, updates to our mobile app, and other news. July-Newsletter

Eric Lanke: Leadership is a System Capacity

Eric Lanke

Leadership is a System Capacity. Heres the key passage, pulling directly on the work of Peter Senge, and again, the emphasis is mine: Leadership, paraphrasing Peter Senge, is defined as the systems capacity to shape its future. Leadership is a System Capacity. Eric Lanke.

Moving Membership Software Systems? Watch Out for These 4 Hurdles

Aptify

Selection is over and your decision is made. Is it time for a breather? No, not yet. It’s time to make sure your organization is prepared for the four biggest challenges in the software migration process. AMS Implementation Membership Software Implementation

Urban Institute’s Form 990 Online Filing System Hacked

Associations Now

The Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) discovered this week that one or more hackers had gained unauthorized access to its Form 990 Online and e-Postcard filing systems for nonprofit organizations.

Study: Telecommuters May Work Harder to Prove They’re Not Gaming the System

Associations Now

The post Study: Telecommuters May Work Harder to Prove They’re Not Gaming the System appeared first on Associations Now If you think all telecommuters are slacking off, think again.

Shopping for an Association Management System: Your Checklist for Success

MembersClicks

Thinking of purchasing an association management system in 2018? How can you be sure you land on not only the right system, but the right provider? There’s SO much to take into consideration: software features, efficiencies, company experience and reliability, future developments, etc.

Social Media Roundup: How to Evaluate a Constituent Management System

Associations Now

A new white paper offers pointers on picking a new membership and donor management system. The report is titled “Not-for-Profit Executive Guide: Proven Strategies for Evaluating Member/Donor Management Systems.”

Understanding and Selecting Online Payment Systems

Wild Apricot Blog

We''ve just developed a series of articles and resources to help you better understand and select an online payment service. online-payment

Ban on “Issue” Ads in DC Metro System Blocks Popular Advocacy Channel

Associations Now

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which has long allowed advocacy messages to be posted throughout its system, this week chose to ban all issue-related ads, rather than let an anti-Muslim group display cartoons of the prophet Muhammad on the city’s trains, buses, and stations.

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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?

Tapping the Potential of Big Data, The ‘World’s Nervous System’

Associations Now

Smolan was first introduced to the concept data several years ago by now Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, who explained that the use and analysis of big data is akin to the world developing a nervous system. “It’s

After Feedback, Department of Education Backtracks on College Ratings System

Associations Now

Late last year, DOE said it was getting into the college-ratings system game as a way to help students find the right fit—and best value—in higher education. That proposed system, which received mixed reviews, was officially scrapped last week by the Obama administration.