Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Students drive their own pace of completion through a program’s curricular courses or modules by demonstrating competencies through learning exercises, activities and engaging experiences. Because the learning can occur in varied settings and forms, individuals are not restricted by course schedules and access to programs.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Students drive their own pace of completion through a program’s curricular courses or modules by demonstrating competencies through learning exercises, activities and engaging experiences. Because the learning can occur in varied settings and forms, individuals are not restricted by course schedules and access to programs.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Value-based accreditation: Continuing with the CE credit economy, we note that many CE providers are concerned with competition in the market, which we can describe in economic terms as deflation of the price of CE credit. Less abstractly, the CE business of non-profit associations is threatened by for-profit CE providers that undercut the associations’ prices. It’s a great attractor for learning experiences at conferences and multi-day live courses. All the MOOCs out there.

How Associations Can Transform Higher Education

Reid All About it

Not many, not at the prices charged by universities today. Here are some of the courses I’d require: Strategic thinking and goal-setting. 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. What if organizations, like associations, help people put together a curriculum from various online sources such as MOOCs and associations?

Finding Radical Value in Core Competencies

Association Subculture

Reframe Delivery – Massive open online courses or “MOOCs” are effectively disrupting the landscape. Beyond webinars and other virtual mechanisms, the technology supporting MOOCs are leading instructors to radically re-evaluate how content is chunked absent a “time” requirement. Reframe Pricing – The way content is developed and distributed on the internet is STILL not being effectively dealt with in our pricing models.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

Reid All About it

A few years ago I took an excellent online Coursera course, Modern American Poetry. LMS provider WBT Systems writes about instructional design innovations that associations could borrow from “ModPo” and a few other award-winning MOOCs. Learn what to look for in a mobile app to best support your sponsorship sales, which metrics are most important to focus on, and how to think about pricing and packaging of sponsorship opportunities.

Smithsonian Dives Deeper Into Online Learning. What Now for Associations?

Associations Now

As I was reading The Washington Post online earlier this week, I came across this headline: “ Smithsonian Makes Deal to Offer Online Courses.” Of course, it piqued my interest being that it falls under the umbrella of topics I cover in this blog. Here are some more details about the Smithsonian’s courses: At least 12 multimedia lectures will be developed over the next 10 years, all based on a licensing agreement with education group The Great Courses.

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SCD Group: 5 Articles on Association Meetings & Education

SCD Group

College may never be the same By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY Massive Open Online Courses --MOOCs, for short. And MOOCs already have attracted the interest of some employers, paving the way for a potential revenue source. The spark ignited last fall, when more than 160,000 people worldwide signed up to take a free artificial intelligence course taught by Stanford research professor Sebastian Thrun, who is perhaps best known as a leading force behind Googles driverless car.

Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

Besides other associations, you now have online professional platforms like LinkedIn (now owned by Microsoft) and Udacity to worry about, plus all the MOOCs like Coursera and EdX. Provide advanced level programs for executives or 101 courses for affiliate/associate members. Overturn traditional assumptions about price/performance relationships. Scan course surveys and other feedback from students. Ask them for a testimonial for your website and course catalog.

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