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. Public universities and systems in nine states say they''ll join a push to greatly expand and improve online learning. Partnerships with several state flagship universities also are being announced, bringing to more than 70 the number of schools or systems working with the company. Five Tips to Rock Membership from Moose By Lynda Baldwin at Communication Strategies Group, Inc.

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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. A variety of tools – from web and social media analytics to e-mail statistics to low-cost feedback systems like iPerceptions – can be used to extend and strengthen traditional, less agile market research methods,” Cobb said. If you know of an expert on MOOCs, or if your association uses MOOCs, please contact me.

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The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Are you using a 20th century system in the 21st century? How about improving system performance or security? Ideas and communication flow both ways. If you’re not sure how to use some part of your system, talk to your support team. Everyone— colleges and universities , for-profits, and MOOCs—is getting into the lifelong learning business. The post The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform appeared first on WBT Systems.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

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. A better system would (1) quantify the educational value provided by CE providers, (2) create a race to the top in which CE providers were awarded an allowance of credits that they could market in return for the value they created. MOOCs: We will go against the grain a bit here and argue that MOOCs AREN’T DEAD.

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

Aaron Wolowiec

It has become a fact of life for learners of all ages, and particularly for those who are coming up through the K-12 and higher education systems – in other words, future association members and lifelong learning customers. 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. Jeff Cobb, co-founder of Tagoras Inc.

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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.

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 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.

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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. Host the post-conference learning experience on your association’s learning management system (LMS) so you can take advantage of its tools and introduce attendees to other learning programs.

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9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement

WBT Systems

To help them thrive in this new environment, give them an introduction to online learning, your association’s learning management system (LMS), and their online course. Show them how to find materials, assignments, and assessments, and how to communicate with their instructor and fellow students. The post 9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement appeared first on WBT Systems. If you’ve taken a continuing education class, you’ve seen how students fade away over time.

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. The conference registration system recommends sessions, people to connect with during the event. The traditional conference meeting experience is out! People today are looking for unusual, new, innovative conference experiences. They don’t want to attend last year’s annual meeting that just changed the filler.

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