NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

Marriott Reverses Course on WiFi Blocking

Associations Now

Even though it was switching course, the company still wants the FCC to rule on its petition, Re/Code reports. ” The post Marriott Reverses Course on WiFi Blocking appeared first on Associations Now

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A Big Course From a Small Association

Associations Now

For Jan Grimes, it’s meant building a lot of partnerships and putting together a must-attend online course. But ultimately the job of coordinating all the course has fallen to Grimes. The post A Big Course From a Small Association appeared first on Associations Now

MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course

Associations Now

In an effort to draw attention to beer’s culinary role, the Brewers Association announced a five-day course on how to best pair the popular beverage with food. The first four days of the course are open to the public.

Free New Mini-Course: Use Facebook Ads to Increase Your Membership

Wild Apricot Blog

This Mini-Course will show you how to execute a successful Facebook Ad campaign sure to grow your membership. mini-courseYou probably sign into Facebook every day to see what your friends are up to, but are you using it to grow your organization?

Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

There are a multitude of blogs and articles outlining the benefits of taking free online courses for professional development to advance your career, but do these courses actually deliver the value and opportunity they profess to provide to adult learners?

Mini-Course for Association Professionals: Proving Value in the First 3 Emails to New Members

Smooth The Path

The post Mini-Course for Association Professionals: Proving Value in the First 3 Emails to New Members appeared first on Smooth The Path. Association Value Online Course association solutions email member communications member problem member value

Did You Know? Despite Living in a Tech Age, Association Members Still Prefer In-Person Courses

Association Adviser

Online courses? Half of respondents told us their members prefer in-person courses: There could be several reasons for choosing an in-person continuing education course over other forms of professional learning.

A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter's Blog

For the rest of the morning, we learned about design thinking by doing it through “ A Crash Course in Design Thinking.” Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community.

[You need this!!] Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

Tuesday Buzz: Of Course You’re Online. Now Update More!

Associations Now

The post Tuesday Buzz: Of Course You’re Online. Having a website isn’t enough; you have to update it. Also: the opening day of #MMCCon.

Mini-Course for Association Professionals: The Optimization Trap Many Associations Face

Smooth The Path

Learn how to avoid this trap in the newest mini-course for association professionals: If the embedded YouTube video is not working for you go directly to YouTube. Associations tend to lean toward optimizing. Optimizing can become a trap.

Online Course Marketing Tactics from Six-Figure Digital Entrepreneurs

WBT Systems

When digital entrepreneurs—those who make their living selling online products and services—see a need in their market, they design a revenue-generating online course to meet that need. They also use online course marketing tactics that help them become millionaires in the process. Amy Porterfield , who teaches online marketing to aspiring digital entrepreneurs, is one of many digital entrepreneurs whose courses have put them in the six-figure club.

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Freelancers Union Changes Healthcare Course

Associations Now

” The post Freelancers Union Changes Healthcare Course appeared first on Associations Now 53M The estimated number of freelancers in the U.S., according to a recent study by Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk, Inc.

10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

If you want to see engaging, transformative online course design in action, add a little poetry to your life. An online Coursera course, Modern American Poetry , aka ModPo, is one of the 50 most popular MOOCs of all time. Typically, a MOOC features a course syllabus, in this case, a ten-week lesson plan with assigned reading (poems), instructor-created video content, discussion forum, peer-reviewed writing assignments, and quizzes.

How to Build Spaced Learning into Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

Introduce them to the concept of spaced learning and provide suggestions on how they can build it into their course design. If you offer prep courses for designation or licensing exams, don’t offer cram courses. Provide study tips at the beginning of the course that include guidance about spaced learning. Build spaced learning into course design. Courses designed for spaced learning are also mobile-friendly—as long as your LMS is responsive.

12 Ways to Add Extra Value to Your Online Courses

WBT Systems

Besides offering high-caliber curriculum and instructors, how can you add extra value to your online courses and ensure they stand out from the pack? Make sure your marketing copy includes a description of these additional course benefits. 1 – Provide pre-course resources. Understand the obstacles students must overcome before registering for an online course. Provide a review of the basics or refreshers of prerequisite courses.

Let's Stay the Course

Eric Lanke

I continue to put the necessary pieces into place for our annual strategic Board retreat. This week it was a discussion with our outgoing and incoming Board chairs about the strategic conversations we want to build an agenda around.

5 concepts for associations we’ve learned in professional education.

YourMembership Blog

That’s after 15 years of success and even the mistakes which made them possible. In professional education, like in any field, there’s a preponderance of misconceptions which affect our daily practices and implementations. And the risky part is when they start cementing into practices.

4 questions to ask when selecting e-learning authoring tools.

YourMembership Blog

Is purchasing or subscribing the best approach to build your association’s online learning courses? April 2017 has been a big month for e-learning authoring tools with the release of Articulate Storyline 3 and Adobe Captivate 2017.

Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

But some new types of learning are also emerging: massive open online courses, flipped classes, gamified learning, microcredentials and microlearning, which has the highest rate of adoption. Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras.

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Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

So now I’m wondering, where do Massive Open Online Courses fit into this equation? As some of you may know, in addition to my role with Event Garde , I work for Michigan State University’s central communications office. I love working with students. They’re brilliant. They’re ambitious.

Volunteer management: I gotta feeling

Aaron Wolowiec

Leveraging just some of these course corrections while there’s still time could have a profound impact not just on your volunteer numbers, but on engagement and membership, as well.

Time for a MOOC-like makeover

Aaron Wolowiec

Massive Open Online Courses. Associations need three things: people (SMEs, instructional designers, LMS administrators), processes (course development, marketing) and technology (video, left-navigation layout). Of course, all of this is moot if learners aren’t motivated.

Best Benefit Ever: A Crash Course for Payroll Professionals

Associations Now

The online courses are divided into five modules covering topics from tax and statutory payments to employee rights, auditing, office management, and beyond. ” The post Best Benefit Ever: A Crash Course for Payroll Professionals appeared first on Associations Now

Free New Mini-Course: Convert Event Guests into Paying Members using Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

Imagine you’ve just held your latest event--a swanky fundraiser that’s attracted thirty new guests. That’s great! What’s next

Eric Lanke: Should Committees Report to the Board?

Eric Lanke

Of course they should. Eric Lanke. Association executive and author. Pages. Leadership. Innovation. Member Engagement. Generations. Books Read. Fiction. Monday, September 26, 2011. Should Committees Report to the Board? image source. Ive been thinking a lot about this question lately.

The One Question You Don't Want New Members Asking

YourMembership Blog

Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Technology. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact. YourMembership.com Blog. Ideas to help you engage, empower and retain members. Give Them Something To Do – Friday Fix.

UpStream! Series #1 Charting the Course to Satisfaction

Portage Group

Following are some of the trends we are seeing behind the numbers: Members Aren’t Charting the Course Member influence, direction and priorities of their association is a significant source of dissatisfaction for many not-for-profits. Shhh!! Listen closely! Do you hear that?

Nonprofits That Stray Off Course

Reid All About it

An organization loses its way, goes off course and what does it get? “D” This week I read about a nonprofit accused of losing sight of its mission and those it serves. The story reminded me of another nonprofit I read about months ago in similar straits.

Free Online Courses vs Association eLearning

.orgCommunity

From : Blog Entry >> Michelle's Blog Entry There are a multitude of blogs and articles outlining the benefits of taking free online courses for professional development to advance your career, but do these courses actually deliver the value and opportunity they profess to provide to adult learners? The following are the top reasons suggested to promote free, public online courses, such [More].

Mizz Information: Upcoming Facebook Page Commenting Changes

Mizz Information

So of course, just as Big Brother giveth, he also taketh away.and apparently Facebook is getting ready to take something potentially major away from Page admins: the ability to disable the comment feature on Pages. Mizz Information. Friday, April 15, 2011. Upcoming Facebook Page Commenting Changes. Facebook recently gave Page admins some cool tools and abilities.

Leadership Qualities on the Golf Course

Association Leaders

The golf course is one of those places. It never ceases to amaze me where simple but effective lessons in leadership are found. Golf is a game of man against hiimself. How can leadership be present without someone to lead? I contend the qualities the game of golf emphasizes are leadership qualities that can be applied in any setting. Here are my top golf qualities: 1. Honesty. Integrity. Humility. Generosity. Do you have any to add? Uncategorized CM Services leadership trust

How’d we get here? Preventing an education team crisis

Aaron Wolowiec

Meetings Organizational Behavior Professional Development adult learning asanas breath course corrections education funky buddha hand stand head stand minor adjustments movement poses power vinyasa revolved chair strategy yoga Yoga HothouseRevolved Chair.

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The Hourglass Blog: Learning Innovation from the Mayo Clinic

The Hourglass Blog

I say "another," of course, because of my work with the WSAE Innovation Task Force, where we helped define four key principles of innovation from the case studies we examined in the for-profit sector. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Infection Control Group Spearheads Online Ebola Training Course

Associations Now

APIC and Johns Hopkins worked together on the course at the request of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The post Infection Control Group Spearheads Online Ebola Training Course appeared first on Associations Now

MOOCs: A myth for the masses? Not so much

Aaron Wolowiec

Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOCs – seem to be all the rage. Companies can capitalize on this lifelong learning trend both by offering engaging courses to the public and by recognizing their employees’ independent learning endeavors.”.

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Free Online Course Materials from MIT

Wild Apricot Blog

Did you know that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online access to course materials? MIT's OpenCourseWare site is a remarkable resource for self-education — or for developing your own training programs for staff and volunteers, especially in the areas of management and communications.( read more ).

6 Key Features of the Best Learning Management Systems

Higher Logic

With the right LMS software, you can create courses for each of these learning types. That makes your courses more effective, helping members retain information they can use to improve their personal or professional lives. Course Creation Tools.

Best Benefit Ever: For Golf Course Managers, New Association Brings Renewed Perks

Associations Now

Now that the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association has dissolved, its members will reap the benefits of their new affiliation with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.