Will MOOC’s Impact Association Educational Offerings?

SCD Group

As I read a news story about 300,000 people enrolling in an environmental course, I wonder how exposure to massive open online courses will impact educational offerings of associations and professional societies. Here’s the news item: Ohio State Offers Public Online Environmental Science Course Nearly 300,000 students -- from the U.S., And what will this mean to associations generating non-dues revenue from such educational classes?

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A Big Course From a Small Association

Associations Now

One executive at a state association has taken the lead on educating healthcare workers on a pressing national issue via a MOOC. How do you get more attention for your association? For Jan Grimes, it’s meant building a lot of partnerships and putting together a must-attend online course. When she made the jump to an association management company where she was charged to lead IHHC, she thought about doing much the same for the association.

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Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”. But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Try MOOCs or coding camps.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

The answer may lay in associations, according to Elizabeth Weaver Engel , chief strategist for Spark Consulting , and Shelly Alcorn , principal for Alcorn Associates Management Consulting , who just released, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.”. But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Try MOOCs or coding camps.

Moose to MOOCs and 3 other articles for association executives

SCD Group

Universities bolster MOOCs for online learning By Mary Beth Marklein via USA TODAY. What does this mean to associations? Leadership Is A Vital Role For Association Executives via The Forbes Group Do you see yourself as a manager? Most of the association executives I know pride themselves on being top flight managers. Conflict increases within the association.

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

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How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. At the 2019 digitalNow conference , Dr. Radhika Dirks, CEO and co-founder of XLabs , talked to an audience of association executives about her work with moonshots. Can you think of a wicked problem in society that your association could solve? Association moonshots.

Mastering Your Craft

Thanks For Playing

She gets assigned to a senior professional in a field that's of interest to her - medicine, law, carpentry, association management, whatever - and starts learning her trade on the job and while drawing a paycheck. Enter MOOCs ( massive open online courses ). Right now, MOOCs are great - take classes from an Ivy for free! -

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Association Leadership: Lessons from Twinkie, Kodacrome & Blackberry

SCD Group

Lots of people are speculating the cause of the Twinkie failure: high labor costs, incompetent management, failure to keep up with trends (toward healthier snacks). Do we think associations are immune to these cataclysmic changes? Associations. Will your association face a Kodak Moment? Can your association avoid a Kodak Moment? Associations must build more flexible business models that can adapt to new conditions.). Well, it’s happened again!

Can Associations Corner the Education Market?

Associations Now

A look at some of the roles associations can play as the price and demand for traditional higher education continue to climb. Can associations ever take the place of colleges? This was a question posed recently by Jeff Cobb , managing director and cofounder of Tagoras. There is a lot of hand wringing and gnashing of teeth these days about the future of associations,” Cobb wrote. About whether associations are even ‘relevant’ any more.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap. Familiarity with education technology : How familiar people are with online learning, MOOCs, digital badges, Khan Academy, and other online educational resources. Recruit technology tutors to provide one-on-one tutorials to fellow members at association events.

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. At the 2019 digitalNow conference , Dr. Radhika Dirks, CEO and co-founder of XLabs , talked to an audience of association executives about her work with moonshots. Can you think of a wicked problem in society that your association could solve? Association moonshots.