Time for a MOOC-like makeover

Aaron Wolowiec

But either way, MOOCs probably aren’t going anywhere, so it’s wise to take some tips from their success. So what’s a MOOC? A MOOC is a social, networked learning experience that blends a subject matter expert (instructor), technology and convenience.

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The State of the MOOC: What Associations Should Know

Associations Now

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been around long enough that some strong takeaways are starting to show themselves. Read on to see what Harvard and MIT have learned about MOOCs—and what your association should keep in mind. percent received a certificate.

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Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

Perhaps of special interest to associations, 36 percent of the workforce sought education for a license or certification. For example, 61 percent of respondents aren’t aware of distance learning while 80 percent aren’t familiar with massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

Perhaps of special interest to associations, 36 percent of the workforce sought education for a license or certification. For example, 61 percent of respondents aren’t aware of distance learning while 80 percent aren’t familiar with massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

As a result, certification programs, assessment-based certificate programs, digital badging and competency-based education are likely to be areas of significant growth for continuing education and professional development providers.”.

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Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Associations provide niche education – via credentialing and certification – something most grads won’t have entering the market. Try MOOCs or coding camps.

Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To

Velvet Chainsaw

Our Board of Directors speak about learning and education in of terms and attendance at workshops, number of butts in seats, compliance, certification and standards. Most certification academic standards have limited value. Many associations are slow to change.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

Most certification academic standards have limited value – without the ability to apply learning. Some of the relevant insights provide great messaging for associations seeking to market their education and certification programs to members.

Is your online education ready for Generation Flux?

SocialFish

This article originally appeared on the Avectra blog with the title, Association Learning Communities Offer More than MOOC. One of those articles, The Big Idea That Can Revolutionize Higher Education: MOOC , was written by Laura McKenna for The Atlantic. Lessons from MOOC.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.7.16

Reid All About it

This list is part of their Data Science Career Guide , a six-part series recommending the best online courses and MOOCs for people entering the data science industry. Presenter: Gayle Rosnick, CMP and CMP-HC Certification Director, Convention Industry Council.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

When a learner accumulates a sufficient balance of CE credits over a certain span of time, she achieves maintenance of certification. One case study a week paired with a multiple-choice question makes a ton of sense, perhaps even as a replacement for high stakes certification.

Finding Radical Value in Core Competencies

Association Subculture

Reframe Delivery – Massive open online courses or “MOOCs” are effectively disrupting the landscape. Beyond webinars and other virtual mechanisms, the technology supporting MOOCs are leading instructors to radically re-evaluate how content is chunked absent a “time” requirement.

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Mastering Your Craft

Thanks For Playing

Enter MOOCs ( massive open online courses ). Right now, MOOCs are great - take classes from an Ivy for free! - and problematic - sure, but the best you can do is a completion certificate.

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10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

You’ll hear all sorts of terminology in the eLearning world – MOOCS, Moodles, gamification – don’t be overwhelmed by this!

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Social Media Roundup: Why Hiring Is a Lot Like Dating

Associations Now

Plus, associations can’t afford to pretend Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) don’t exist. Don’t Fear the MOOCs. Ignoring the problem doesn't make it go away: the effect of MOOC madness (via @peachnewmedia ) #assnchat [link].

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The Association Business Model: It’s Time For A Massive Overhaul.

Association Success

In addition to membership, we create and try to sell access to products like: newsletters/publications, research, online education, meetings and conventions, certifications, online job banks, and more. Is the product-line business model truly benefitting associations anymore?

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10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

You’ll hear all sorts of terminology in the eLearning world – MOOCS, Moodles, gamification – don’t be overwhelmed by this!

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What Will Associations Monetize In The Future?

Velvet Chainsaw

They provide industry research, membership, certification and standards, networking and advocacy. MOOCs , online courses, video-learning, mobile learning, thought leadership via blogs, webinars and online conferences make traditional education and cutting edge content easily accessible.

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

They could start with one of your certificate programs. If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs?

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

The following are the top reasons suggested to promote free, public online courses, such as MOOC s (Massive Open Online Course): Cost Efficiency : Lower costs of attendance and time-saving as a result of removing need to travel and ability to access content online at a time that suits the learner.

What does the collaborative economy mean for associations?

Mizz Information

Continuing education --I am no expert in continuing education, but I know enough to know that some professions require a certain number of CE hours per year or other term to maintain certification or other professional credentials.

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Smithsonian Dives Deeper Into Online Learning. What Now for Associations?

Associations Now

There’s no pressure, there’s no homework, there’s no exams—unlike a MOOC [Massive Open Online Course] where you have to show up on Tuesdays at 11:00,” said Edward Leon, chief brand officer at The Great Courses.

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8 New Ideas for Engaging Online Students

WBT Systems

Extrinsic motivators like certificates and digital badges show others what you know and what you can do, but intrinsic motivators drive a person forward. Create and share talking points with instructors, teaching assistants, and success coaches that reinforce the purpose behind the course, the true meaning behind the certificate of completion or digital badge. 10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs. How to Motivate Certification Candidates.

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The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members

WBT Systems

Even MOOCs have caught on. Although these skills aren’t always part of a certification or licensing curriculum, they’re necessary for effective management and leadership. The global corporate online training market is expected to grow by nearly 10% annually over the next five years. Who will the companies in your industry choose to educate their employees? Don’t let them align with a competitor.

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Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

Familiarity with education technology : How familiar people are with online learning, MOOCs, digital badges, Khan Academy, and other online educational resources. An LMS like TopClass also makes it possible to use partitions to divide membership if, for example, some states have different certification requirements. The digital divide is shrinking in our wired part of the world: 87% of Americans now use the internet.

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How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Don’t overlook competing programs from other associations, higher education institutions, MOOCs, and for-profit companies, like LinkedIn, Udemy, and firms in your industry. Certification programs and digital badges. Do you feel like giving your learning platform a heave-ho out the door? But you can’t, not yet anyways. As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it.

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

They could start with one of your certificate programs. If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs?