Most associations have an Association Management System, or AMS. Many associations have a Learning Management System, or LMS. More associations are starting to utilize online communities as well. You’ve probably heard of online communities, maybe you’ve even been a member of one. According to a recent study by Leader Networks, 92% of community leaders believe that their online communities have an impact on the business.
Some ways these leaders believe communities positively impact their business is customer (or member) retention and intimacy. Others included more innovation, market awareness, and more sales. But what about learning?
Associations, at their core, are social organizations. But one of the biggest values many associations offer outside of the social and networking component is education. So, wouldn’t it make sense to combine the two and offer a more social learning environment for your members?
As I mentioned earlier, many associations already have an LMS and are already hosting on-demand courses and virtual events for their audience to collect continuing education credits, certifications, and general learning activities. Depending on your LMS, you may have the option to add discussion forums to courses and instructor-led assignments for real-time feedback, but the real social aspect comes into play once you integrate your LMS with a community.
Path LMS is integrated with Higher Logic’s community, allowing our clients:
Interested in finding out more about social learning or the Path LMS and Higher Logic integration? Contact us today.