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. In the background, a successful learning management system is key to operating a successful MOOC. There are MOOC-like things associations can do to entice learners. Does your association offer a MOOC?

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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. The buzz around massive open online courses, or MOOCs, hasn’t dissipated in the years since the trend has picked up. percent received a certificate. Is Now the Time For Your MOOC?

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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). Filed under: Associations , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: certification , conventions , Learning , lifelong learners , MOOC , Pew Research Center , Professional Development , report , study , technology.

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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). Filed under: Associations , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: certification , conventions , Learning , lifelong learners , MOOC , Pew Research Center , Professional Development , report , study , technology.

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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.”. For example, if an association offers online certification, it can easily incorporate a YouTube video or podcast. If you know of an expert on MOOCs, or if your association uses MOOCs, please contact me.

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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. CBE creates opportunities for digital badges, certification and micro-credentials to visually demonstrate ongoing growth and professional development for adult learners who seek career opportunities and advancement without waiting for completion of a terminal degree as the only signal of qualifications for employment. Provide quality certification programs.

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. It does mean that understanding, application and wise use of specific standards represents a certification priority. MOOCS, elearning, digital events, blended learning, curated feeds, are brazen to association offerings.

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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. By targeting millennials in particular with a membership offering including education or certification programs that provide opportunities for professional growth, associations can attract a younger membership to ensure the future stability and growth of the organization.

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. ————– Since the announcement by Harvard and MIT about the launch of their joint online education venture, edX , I’ve seen several articles and opinion pieces about MOOC – massive open online courses. She says MOOC combines “the best of college – exceptional instruction – with the best of technology – online interactive learning.”

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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. What online courses (including your own) and MOOCs would you recommend to people entering (or thinking about entering) your industry or profession? 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. MOOCs: We will go against the grain a bit here and argue that MOOCs AREN’T DEAD. All the MOOCs out there.

Finding Radical Value in Core Competencies

Association Subculture

If it is true that a) the education system is undergoing a major disruption, b) we already have solid core competencies around education and certification, and c) an audience that wants and needs it, then what is stopping us from refreshing and renewing our offerings for adult learners both here in the United States and around the world? Reframe Delivery – Massive open online courses or “MOOCs” are effectively disrupting the landscape.

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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. This past fall, I had the opportunity to participate in a multi-day retreat with a bunch of smart people where we focused on the future of work. Talking about the future of work led us naturally into talking about the future of getting ready to work, aka our education system.

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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! Reach out to a customer occasionally with a personal email to say “Hey, I noticed you recently earned a certificate by completing a course in our new online learning platform.

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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]. Has your association done anything to revamp its educational offerings in light of the rising popularity of MOOCs? When you’re hiring, you’re always looking for a great match.

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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? Most associations professionals would agree that meeting member needs is at the heart of every decision made.

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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! Reach out to a customer occasionally with a personal email to say “Hey, I noticed you recently earned a certificate by completing a course in our new online learning platform.

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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. Not certification assessment per se, but assessment that identifies knowledge gaps that focus on improving business outcomes. Associations offer more than education opportunities.

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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? With all the disruption going on around us and in your industry, will incremental change bring your vision for professional development closer to realization?

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. I’ve been reading and thinking about the collaborative economy for a while now, and of course can’t help but wonder what it means for the association industry. Never heard of “collaborative economy”?

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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. The Smithsonian Institution announced earlier this week that it will venture further into online education. What can associations take from the decision and apply to their own learning opportunities? And should they be concerned about the additional competition?

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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? With all the disruption going on around us and in your industry, will incremental change bring your vision for professional development closer to realization?