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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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. With an education system that is being disrupted, college students graduating with degrees that fail to provide them practical job skills and more adult and nontraditional learners than ever, associations stand at a crossroads,” Engel and Alcorn wrote. Provide quality certification programs. Try MOOCs or coding camps.

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. With an education system that is being disrupted, college students graduating with degrees that fail to provide them practical job skills and more adult and nontraditional learners than ever, associations stand at a crossroads,” Engel and Alcorn wrote. Provide quality certification programs. Try MOOCs or coding camps.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

Most certification academic standards have limited value – without the ability to apply learning. It is well worth reading for any association that is reviewing its current education offering for members or considering implementing new technologies, such as an association learning management system. 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. ————– 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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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. As Mark Iafrate of Accredible , an evangelist for badges, has suggested, these standards could continue to exist in a layered system that rests atop distributed ledgers. 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. All the MOOCs out there.

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! Associations have a tendency to use language and abbreviations that are only meaningful to them internally without realizing the public won’t understand their system of communication. All of this is time-consuming and you’ll need to be focused on system integrations, working with instructors, and more.

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How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. Document any missed opportunities because of your system’s limited functionality. Don’t overlook competing programs from other associations, higher education institutions, MOOCs, and for-profit companies, like LinkedIn, Udemy, and firms in your industry. What do you need in a system to differentiate your programs?

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Finding Radical Value in Core Competencies

Association Subculture

If you read the news and study trends, you may already be aware that there is a great deal of change underway in the K-12 and post-secondary system in the United States. Rising college tuition costs, shrinking numbers of seats, and new technology based delivery systems are combining to create a perfect storm in the adult education world. However, the coming disruptions in the educational system couldn’t come at a better time for associations.

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Mastering Your Craft

Thanks For Playing

Talking about the future of work led us naturally into talking about the future of getting ready to work, aka our education system. 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.

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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! Associations have a tendency to use language and abbreviations that are only meaningful to them internally without realizing the public won’t understand their system of communication. All of this is time-consuming and you’ll need to be focused on system integrations, working with instructors, and more.

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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. The post Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses appeared first on WBT Systems.

8 New Ideas for Engaging Online Students

WBT Systems

Leverage the email notification feature on your learning management system. 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. 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 post The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members appeared first on WBT Systems. 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?

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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. Assign each new member to an “ambassador” or “buddy” who walks them through your association’s online resources, including your website, online community, and learning management system (LMS). The post Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap appeared first on WBT Systems.

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

One of them looks within the school system and the other looks out at the world students live in. They could start with one of your certificate programs. If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. This blog post was originally published on the Association Learning Blog by WBT Systems. Michelle Brien is VP of Marketing & Product Strategy at WBT Systems and a member of.OrgCommunity.