Five Creative Ways to Improve Your Education Software Usage

incredible-shrinking-content-trends-2014The benefits of improving how you use education management software often speak for themselves, but sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly how without taking a closer look at all the opportunities possible with the applications today. With that said, please take a closer look at the five methods we’ve outlined below and see if that doesn’t give you a creative spark in your eyes.

  • Outreach: As a non-profit one of the major goals of your business is to reach out to various people. A goal of this outreach is to educate them so they care about your goals and are moved to help out more. One way to use education management software is to run courses that teach people about the aspects that are important to you.
  • Training: Like long distance learning classes, you can use education management software to keep track of student’s training. This is an easy way to compile what classes they have taken and which courses they still need to take to complete a training seminar.
  • Documentation: No matter the purpose your students have for taking a course, keeping documentation on file about what class they took and when is beneficial to both you and them. You can tell at a glance if they need to retest to refresh a certification or if they are still up to date with their knowledge.
  • Certificates: Speaking of certificates, education management software can help you and students keep track of what needs to be done to garner a certificate of accomplishment. These certificates can be an indication of a job well done or that the student is ready to help the world at large. There is also the possibility of gamification here to engage your audience and keep them coming back for more.
  • Volunteers: Volunteers often need training before they can be entrusted with higher skilled tasks. However, education management software can help you keep track of all your volunteers skills, courses, and certificates in one place. This way you can place a good team together to benefit your clients the most.

Can you think of another way to use education management software? To talk more about this, or anything else, please contact us. We’d love to give you more ideas and hear your success stories!

Be Free! Integrated Testing & Continuing Education Management

Online Testing Integrated with Membership Software

We all know that change is inevitable. Not only that, in the fast-paced world we live in, change is happening at the speed of light. Keeping your membership constituency current, and certified, can be a real challenge in an era when it seems that studies, results and process changes are happening all the time.

Integrated Testing and Continuing Education For Software Freedom

How can your organization keep up? Even more important, how can your members stay current and certified with all the latest and greatest of those changes?

The good news is that change is inevitable in the technology world as well, and CEU software, continuing education software , has been transformed over the past few years to meet the needs of associations who need the right tool to help with continuing education needs of their members. It is now possible for any organization to easily create, and regularly update, online exams and surveys to keep up with all the changes in your field.

Here are some of the amazing things that you can easily do with software like the Online Exam and Survey Manager integrated with your Membership Software:

  • Create tests specifically tailored to your organization, or to a particular event or training
  • Limit test takers to those who have attended, or successfully completed, certain events or trainings
  • Allow guest experts to create tests for their events and trainings
  • Utilize various types of questions, including true/false, multiple choice, essay, etc.
  • Quickly clone test questions, or entire tests, to create parallel tests for different topics
  • Link successful test completion with event enrollment validation for those times when you need to make sure that someone is ready to attend a certain module
  • Create and track Continuing Education Units
  • Enable successful test takers to print their own certificates of completion
  • Create surveys to gather information on exams desired by your constituents
  • Manage all this online, fully integrated with the rest of the iMIS software

If you’re ready for some assistance in keeping your constituency up to date with all the changes, contact us to learn more about our organizational exam software.

Until next time, keep SmartThoughts in mind.

Online Continuing Education – A Marriage of CE and IT

 

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Continuing education (CE) completed by association members used to be limited to the association’s annual conference and adhered to some sort of schedule, usually for the convenience of the instructor, not the participant. That meant your association staff had to carve out time to not only handle the site location but also lining up the space to accommodate  the participants.  For many professional associations (doctors, lawyers, engineers) continuing education is not an elective activity, rather it’s a requirement to maintain a professional credential or license. Sounds an awful lot like the traditional school, doesn’t it?

The good news is, the internet has made it possible for people to pursue continuing education online.

And, many associations are offering Online Continuing Education which makes for an efficient and effective use of a variety of information technology tools to enable the busy professional to do his or her CE at their own pace, and at a time that fits into his schedule rather than every year at the annual conference. This flexibility alone makes online CE a very attractive alternative to the way it had to be done “back in the day”.

Online continuing education uses everything the Internet has to offer to make things easier and more manageable for the participant:

  • Email
  • Apps
  • Chat boxes
  • Online meetings
  • Webinars
  • Message boards
  • Online course content, etc.

With all these tools at hand, online CE has brought school from the campus to the desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Now, instead of worrying about how to get to the conference or onsite training facility on time, all your member needs to think about is where they can get access to the internet, which is practically anywhere these days.

By providing continuing education opportunities to your members, associations will not only enhance the overall professionalism and credibility of their service offering, they’ll enhance their member relationships as well by fulfilling a much needed value add which will certainly help with non dues revenue growth.

Contact us for information on how we can help you assess, select, implement, and develop technology for your organization’s continuing education initiatives.