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TMA Resources Interview on Best Practices in Association Technology

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I am honored to have been selected by TMA Resources to give my opinions on the “Best Practices in Association Technology”.  Taking an inventory of your education staff’s skills before committing to a Learning Management System (LMS) is incredibly important.  Robust LMSs require administration, including catalog and course setup, student bulk registration and report generation.  The association’s education department should have people on staff knowledgeable in basic web page creation, content authoring tools, instructional design principles, and conversant in the technological requirements of the association’s IT department.  Furthermore, involve this staff as early as possible in the implementation process.

What do you do if your association does not have people on staff with the necessary skill set to administer LMS operation?  Search for a vendor who can fill in the gaps—for example, if you do not have a person to author online courses, it may be prudent to find a company who can assist you in putting your assets online and then in managing them.

Look for more tips coming out from Web Courseworks in the “Best Practices” series on both November 14th and December 26th!

Managing eLearning is written by the Blog team at Web Courseworks which includes Jon Aleckson and Jillian Bichanich.  Ideas and concepts are originated and final copy reviewed by Jon Aleckson.