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. Five Tips to Rock Membership from Moose By Lynda Baldwin at Communication Strategies Group, Inc. Public universities and systems in nine states say they''ll join a push to greatly expand and improve online learning.

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Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

According to their research, students and employers agree on the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace: critical thinking, problem solving, oral and written communications, teamwork, ethical conduct, decision-making and the ability to apply knowledge. But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Try MOOCs or coding camps. When I graduated college 16 years ago, times were different.

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Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

According to their research, students and employers agree on the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace: critical thinking, problem solving, oral and written communications, teamwork, ethical conduct, decision-making and the ability to apply knowledge. But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Try MOOCs or coding camps. When I graduated college 16 years ago, times were different.

Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

As some of you may know, in addition to my role with Event Garde , I work for Michigan State University’s central communications office. If you know of an expert on MOOCs, or if your association uses MOOCs, please contact me. I love working with students. They’re brilliant. They’re ambitious. They’re overachievers. And some of them are old, well, older. I’m amazed by the nontraditional students I encounter on campus. Some are undergrads and some are grad students.

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How Associations Can Transform Higher Education

Reid All About it

Communication – interpersonal, public speaking, writing and digital/social media. Data analytics – Google’s chief economist said the ability to understand, visualize and communicate data will be “a hugely important skill in the next decades.”. Thanks to MOOCs , many people around the world are patching together a college-level education by taking classes from Brown, Penn, UVA, Harvard and other respected universities.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

The Army Research Laboratory in Orlando, Florida (the Silicon Valley of simulation), is, a source tells us, leaning toward specifying xAPI (see below) as the standard for LMS-simulator communication. MOOCs: We will go against the grain a bit here and argue that MOOCs AREN’T DEAD. All the MOOCs out there. And all the quasi-MOOCs in higher education and CE: the cheap online master’s degrees that seemingly every big-name university is now offering.

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? – Stand Out in 30 Seconds: Effective Communication for Millennial Professionals.

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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! 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.

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3 E-learning Myths It’s Time to Put to Bed

Aaron Wolowiec

This one has staged something of a comeback with the rise of MOOCs and other free content, but it doesn’t take much more than observation and common sense to dispel it. So there you have it: It is possible to create e-learning that is as effective as classroom-based learning, provide for interactivity at reasonable cost and assuming you do these things and communicate the results effectively, charge appropriately for it. Jeff Cobb, co-founder of Tagoras Inc.

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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.

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Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To

Velvet Chainsaw

What we do know is that technology is impacting every component of our civilization; from the way we communicate, to the way we conduct commerce, and ultimately the way we experience the world around us,” says Klososky. MOOCS, elearning, digital events, blended learning, curated feeds, are brazen to association offerings. It’s not going to stop at shopping, communication, and entertainment. Many associations are slow to change.

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Wednesday Buzz: Entering the World of Distributed Content

Associations Now

Demand Networks managing partner Anna Caraveli, for one, has an intriguing post on drawing the line too sharply between the personal and the professional when communicating with association members. (ht “A MOOC isn’t a webinar and it’s not a regurgitation of a PowerPoint presentation.” Distributed content is right on the horizon, but what is it, and what does it mean for publishers? Plus: a “chimpy” discount for nonprofits.

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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. In light of this, associations will need to do a better job of communicating and illustrating to potential attendees what a higher price point will get them. The Smithsonian Institution announced earlier this week that it will venture further into online education.

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The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Ideas and communication flow both ways. Everyone— colleges and universities , for-profits, and MOOCs—is getting into the lifelong learning business. Is your LMS provider stuck in a rut? Are you using a 20th century system in the 21st century? If your LMS isn’t moving forward with you, it might mean it’s going downhill. The next time you select a new learning platform, one of the factors to consider is the vendor’s LMS roadmap. LMS roadmap: are promises delivered?

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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 Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members

WBT Systems

Even MOOCs have caught on. Why take a generic class in leadership, communication, negotiation, or conflict resolution when you can take one that’s designed by an association specifically for your profession or industry? 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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How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

WBT Systems

Not only does our virtual audience grow from year to year, having hybrid access has motivated more people to come to the physical version of the same event the next year,” said Carolyn Clark, PCMA’s vice president of marketing and communications. Follow the format of popular MOOCs : Share a discussion guide. Conferences consume a great deal of your association’s time and financial resources. Should they take such a primary place in your association’s educational offerings?

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Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact. The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping. We started off with an affinity clustering of the strengths, challenges, and opportunities for improving their organization’s practice of measuring impact and communicating about it.

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9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement

WBT Systems

Show them how to find materials, assignments, and assessments, and how to communicate with their instructor and fellow students. A good introductory video could also serve as a promotional trailer, like this one from another Coursera MOOC, Modern & Contemporary American Poetry —a course we’ve discussed before on this blog because of its creative and effective instructional design. #2 If you’ve taken a continuing education class, you’ve seen how students fade away over time.

Napster, New Yorker, Freeloaders & 4 Other Articles for Association Executives

SCD Group

By Clay Shirky Using what MP3 and Napster did to the music industry as an example, Shirky talks about the upcoming evolution/revolution within education in the form of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). especially for associations and association communicators who focus on “short-form” content. Napster, Udacity, and the Academy.

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The Evolution Of Onsite Conferences: 26 Trends Coming To An Event Near You

Velvet Chainsaw

The standard lecture model for conference education is facing disruption from FLIP-models, Ignite, MOOCs, Pecha Kucha, “Station Rotation Experiences,” Unhangouts and more. Related Stories Five Questions For 21st Century Conferences Your Conference Messaging Needs To Change Dramatically If You Want To Engage The Most Engaged Reaching Decisions Makers With Conference Communication Has Changed. The traditional conference meeting experience is out!

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