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.

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.

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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

The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth Kanter's Blog

Found when researching systems thinking. Rebecca Arno was doing some research on systems thinking, found this excellent, very friendly visual that defines systems thinking as: Looks at the big picture. Find the keys to a system.

Membership Hack: Conference Buddy System

Associations Now

The membership department created a conference buddy system that paired experienced members with new members, mainly student pharmacists and young practitioners. AMCP saw an uptick in meeting attendance after the conference buddy system was established.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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

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.

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.

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

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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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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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.

5 benefits of video-based learning.

YourMembership Blog

Easily delivered through a learning management system, video is the most engaging way to hold your association members’ and learners’ attention. Video-based learning is a widely-accepted e-learning trend, and it’s gaining momentum.

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ICANN Systems Infiltrated in “Spear Phishing” Attack

Associations Now

Key systems of the nonprofit group that governs internet names were attacked this month in a sophisticated hacking attempt. While emails and user information was accessed, ICANN’s most important system was never in danger.

‘Using the force’ from a professional education perspective.

YourMembership Blog

eLearning Industry News + Trends Thought Leaders e-learning elearning learning learning management software learning management system online education online learning professional development professional educationWhat we can learn from the 40-year anniversary of “Star Wars.”

Jeffrey Cufaude, Idea Architects: Belief Systems as Bridge-Builders.

Idea Architects

Belief Systems as Bridge-Builders, Not Barriers. Our life experiences inform and coalesce into the belief systems that guide our choices. Those belief systems can be the catalyst for considerable conflict if they aren’t surfaced in deliberate and thoughtful ways.

China’s New National Plan for Health Service System – An Opportunity for US Healthcare Associations?

GlowGlobally

On October 29, 2014, China released a draft of the National Plan for Health Service System, featuring the country’s goals and priorities on developing the public health framework in the next five years. To achieve the goal, China has to improve the current weak medical educational system.