Founded in 1944, The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is an individual membership society focusing on professional, technical and scientific issues and needs. Today, STLE is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 10,000 individuals and 150 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. Their mission is to advance the science of tribology and the practice of lubrication engineering in order to foster innovation, improve the performance of equipment and products, conserve resources and protect the environment.
STLE has been in the professional certification business since 1993; offering their membership continuing education, credentialing and professional development training in conjunction with their semi-annual conferences. As their audience expanded and online training gained popularity, STLE determined the needs of their membership could be better served through an eLearning platform.
While STLE had many requirements for their new Learning Management System (LMS), critical requirements included the system’s ability to integrate with their Association Management System (AMS), iMIS and a system that supports an eCommerce model.
STLE had existing learning objects such as, Microsoft Power Point® presentations, graphics and printed materials which they hoped to re-purpose for online delivery. Therefore, it was equally important that the vendor they selected be skilled in instructional design and custom e-Learning course production.