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.

Distance Learning Has Much to Offer Your Nonprofit Association

Distance Learning is mission critical!
Distance Learning is mission critical!

Believe it or not, the first Distance Learning course was initially offered in 1728, when Caleb Phillips advertised the first shorthand correspondence lessons via US mail.

The first university-based courses were initiated by the University of London over 150 years ago, in 1858.

So while we don’t tend to think of distance education as having roots this deep, the fact remains that educators have been thinking outside of the classroom box for a long time.

Today we thought we would offer our thoughts on the importance of distance learning for your association in the twenty-first century.

Let’s face it, the economic challenges we have all faced in the last several years has underscored the necessity of distance learning for today’s associations education needs.

Associations have been forced to do more with less in almost every area of operations. As a result, Association Education staff, have been forced to find new ways of doing business but not killing productivity or jeopardizing the standards which they have kept in the past.

The good news is that their are many good solutions for all budgets and size associations. To be sure, implementing the proper technology can help in that effort for most nonprofit associations.

Distance learning provides your members with a way to connect, share ideas and promote their passion for the trade, profession, or cause your association supports.

Whether located in Fort Worth, Texas, or New York City, NY., members of your wider community can continue to be educated by your association through shared classes, online forums and supportive chat rooms and blogs. Technology in the twenty-first century is plentiful and affordable for almost anyone.

Distance learning provides associations with an easy, effective, and measurable way to ensure that those who are members of your association are receiving the latest information on your organization and its progress, and integrating it correctly into their own field of work.

Online exams are an efficient way to measure and confirm the success of the students in your distance learning courses. With our Distance Learning tool and Online Continuing Education Credit Module, members who successfully complete your training program can be officially certified, thus providing another opportunity to spread the word about your association’s benefits.

Online training courses are relatively easy and straightforward to set up and manage, so your nonprofit association can focus on other important aspects of the work such as improving other non-dues revenue opportunities applicable to your mission.

Over 60% of US colleges and universities now offer online-courses, which means that, for younger segments of the population, and their professors, distance learning is a fact of life.

In fact, online enrollment was up by a million students, or 21%, from 2009-2010. Because of this, you will find ready acceptance of the concept among not only younger members who expect this to be apart of your offering but also mature baby boomers who are becoming more and more accepting of this method of strengthening their knowledge in their particular field.

Is Distance Learning offered at your association? If not, can your association remain viable without it?

Please contact us today to learn more about how we can help integrate distance learning into your associations educational curriculum.