Time for a MOOC-like makeover

Aaron Wolowiec

Massive Open Online Courses. 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.

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MOOCs: A myth for the masses? Not so much

Aaron Wolowiec

An infographic by Online-PhD-Programs.org summarizing MOOCs. Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOCs – seem to be all the rage. MOOCs are online classes that are available to anyone with a computer and/or Internet access. Some MOOCs are free, but others aren’t. It’s a bit confusing as MOOCs are still trying to find their place among social media, 24-7 access to news and a society that thrives on convenience. percent of respondents offer MOOCs and only 4.6

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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.

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Will MOOC’s Impact Association Educational Offerings?

SCD Group

As I read a news story about 300,000 people enrolling in an environmental course, I wonder how exposure to massive open online courses will impact educational offerings of associations and professional societies. Here’s the news item: Ohio State Offers Public Online Environmental Science Course Nearly 300,000 students -- from the U.S., Should you be pursuing your own version of MOOC courses? What are you doing or considering as the MOOC movement expands?

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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. million people that accessed content in a course, just 16.6 Is Now the Time For Your MOOC?

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Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

That said, associations should capitalize on technology, not shy away from it. At the same time, technology provides incredible tools to measure the effectiveness of your association’s lifelong learning opportunities. “A So now I’m wondering, where do Massive Open Online Courses fit into this equation? If you know of an expert on MOOCs, or if your association uses MOOCs, please contact me.

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Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

Of those who responded to the survey, 63 percent of working adults have taken a course or engaged in professional development throughout the last year to improve job skills, mostly for career advancement. While technology continues to evolve in the education arena, the Pew study found many learners aren’t aware of digital learning options. Associations Learning Professional Development certification conventions lifelong learners MOOC Pew Research Center report study technology

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Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

Of those who responded to the survey, 63 percent of working adults have taken a course or engaged in professional development throughout the last year to improve job skills, mostly for career advancement. While technology continues to evolve in the education arena, the Pew study found many learners aren’t aware of digital learning options. Associations Learning Professional Development certification conventions lifelong learners MOOC Pew Research Center report study technology

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Giving 2.0: The MOOC Launches Today: Sign Up for Free

Beth Kanter

The MOOC , is a Stanford University-sponsored FREE online course intended to teach givers of all ages, backgrounds, incomes and experiences to give more effectively. The online course is six-weeks. Students will also be provided with ongoing, post-MOOC philanthropy education content that will support continued development and execution of their philanthropic goals. I signed up for the course for several reasons. Giving 2.0:

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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. Coursera, a Silicon Valley-based company, is announcing today that it will partner with university systems in Colorado, Georgia, New York, Tennessee and Texas to develop and evaluate the potential of technology that is fueling dramatic changes in how higher education is designed and delivered. And technology careens ahead at breakneck speed.

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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. 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. 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. 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. Try MOOCs or coding camps.

Report: Where Association Learning Technology Is Going

Associations Now

The latest edition of Tagoras’ Association Learning + Technology report finds that emerging learning technology is out there, but the problem is that organizations don’t have an effective strategy to put it into play. “Association Learning + Technology 2017,” a new report from Tagoras sponsored by Community Brands, makes the case that many associations have yet to work emerging kinds of learning into their offerings—though many are looking into it.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

——— How are trade and professional associations using technology to enable or enhance their education programs? To what extent do social media, mobile, and trends like massive open online courses factor in? How much success are organizations having with technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning? Those are just a few of the questions we set out to answer with the latest edition of the Association Learning + Technology report.

Always the Last to Know: Analytics Academy

Spark Consulting

It’s a six unit free MOOC that is designed to provide (and I quote): An overview of today’s digital measurement landscape. The course includes video lessons, quizzes, and a learner community. cool technology Google Do you use Google Analytics to track your web traffic and use data? Would you like to do it better? Google is launching Analytics Academ y to help you do just that.

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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. The best thing of all: MOOC is free. Lessons from MOOC. MOOC, schmooc.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. In eLearning, we are at the very start of the hype curve with distributed ledgers: we can imagine the technology solving one of our recurring problems. IOT Physical Simulators: The idea here is to build physical training devices that connect to online learning technology. All the MOOCs out there.

How Associations Can Transform Higher Education

Reid All About it

Kevin Kelly, from his book, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future ). 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. Right now, today, in 2016 is the best time to start up.

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

At Google X, a project qualifies as a moonshot if it tackles a huge problem, proposes a radical solution, and involves breakthrough science or technology. The American Institute of CPAs along with many of the nation’s largest accounting firms are creating a new auditing process driven by AI and other technology that will transform the role of the auditor. If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs.

Finding Radical Value in Core Competencies

Association Subculture

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. 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.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

Reid All About it

A near-death experience has enabled him “to envision an alternate ending to the AI story —one that makes the most of this amazing technology while empowering humans not just to survive, but to thrive.” 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.

Tech-Enabled Learning Events: What’s Now and Next?

Associations Now

The Association Learning + Technology 2016 report reveals that an overwhelming majority of associations offer technology-enabled learning like webcasts, virtual conferences, and self-paced tutorials. As the adoption and integration of sophisticated technologies increase, so will the demand for savvy, experienced leaders in the continuing education and professional development business. virtual coaching with an instructor as follow-up to a formal online course.

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Deaf Advocates Sue Harvard, MIT For Lack of Online Closed Captioning

Associations Now

The National Association of the Deaf alleges that Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to make their online course offerings accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. She added that the university’s open, web-based platform, which provides most of the university’s course offerings to the public for free, offers subtitles for all new content as well as its most popular courses.

Can Associations Corner the Education Market?

Associations Now

In their book A+ Solution: How America’s Professional Societies and Trade Associations Can Solve the Nation’s Workforce Skills Crisis, John Bell, founder and CEO of online-career-center provider Boxwood Technology, Inc., Take massive open online courses, or MOOCs, for example. A look at some of the roles associations can play as the price and demand for traditional higher education continue to climb. Can associations ever take the place of colleges?

17 Education And Learning Trends That Will Affect Your Organization This Year!

Velvet Chainsaw

Fewer full-sized courses. Too often in the past, organizations have used courses as a way to push out content instead of really trying to provide a learning opportunity for their customers. Online courses will remain big and designed to be consumed in small, consumable chunks. Yet few organizations seem to really use the LMS effectively except to house courses. MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

Mobile technology changes everything, and makes associations nervous. 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. Online learning communities , discussion groups, or courses can provide a shared learning platform.”

Wake Up to Educating the Future Workforce

Associations Now

Emerging technology is shifting our workforce toward intellectual capital and changing the ways we educate both students and adults. In the Thursday opening general session, an attendee asked futurist Dr. Michio Kaku about the threats of emerging technologies. Technology. In another session, participants discussed the rise of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth Kanter

Google has launched Analytics Academy , a three-week online course t three-week course offers the basics for those seeking to understand the how to improve results through better digital measurement. It is also part of another educational technology trend of MOOCs (massively open online courses) which are seeing more widespread adoption in higher education and have become more popular options for online learning.

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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.

8 New Ideas for Engaging Online Students

WBT Systems

The course’s curriculum, content and delivery must be designed specifically for online learning. An online instructor must understand not only how learners learn but also how to leverage technology to help them take in and retain information. If you don’t have these resources, check out: Coursera’s Learning to Teach Online course. Don’t wait for the end of the course to find out about adjustments you can make along the way. 5: Regularly update course content.

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The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members

WBT Systems

Even MOOCs have caught on. With Coursera for Business, companies can design learning tracks from existing courses or chose a curated “course collection” on topics like digital transformation, data science, diversity & inclusion, and more—what sounds to me like a learning pathway. But not if these employees have attended one of your courses thanks to their company purchasing online education in bulk from your association. Unreliable technology infrastructure.

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Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

Facility with getting new technology to work : How likely people are to get someone else to set up new devices for them or show them how to use new devices. Use of digital tools for learning : How often and regularly people use technology to purse learning or enrichment activities. Familiarity with education technology : How familiar people are with online learning, MOOCs, digital badges, Khan Academy, and other online educational resources.

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Tuesday Buzz: When the Gated Online Community Works

Associations Now

” Be sure to check out the rest of the interview, where L’Italien talks about other relevancy issues, as well as up-and-coming technologies such as massive open online courses (MOOCs). Nextdoor, a social network for neighborhoods, succeeds despite being tough to join. Also: how one popular Twitter-based chat has slowly gained relevance. This is the story of a social network that has a high barrier to entry, and it’s all the better for it.

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Tuesday Buzz: Reflections on the Web’s Birthday

Associations Now

Some of the wisest people in technology reflect on the birth of the World Wide Web, which turns 25 this week. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) will become important revenue streams.” Also: Now is the time to harness the power of big data.

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What does the collaborative economy mean for associations?

Mizz Information

I’ve been reading and thinking about the collaborative economy for a while now, and of course can’t help but wonder what it means for the association industry. The whole point of the collaborative economy is the crowd becoming the company, therefore the need for middlemen like organizations to put on conferences is presumably decreased if the crowd can self-assemble and put on their own conferences or collaborate via Hangouts or other technologies.

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How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

Don’t overlook competing programs from other associations, higher education institutions, MOOCs, and for-profit companies, like LinkedIn, Udemy, and firms in your industry. Can you find members who haven’t taken your online courses but have taken courses elsewhere? Find out how your courses come up short. What could they do if you had better technology? Online courses: mini and full-length. Technology projects are change management projects.

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Kickstarter Founder Launches Nonprofit Platform: A Dollar A Day

Beth Kanter

Dollar a Day was built by a mostly volunteer team collaborating over the course of a year (usually one night a week). Chen appears to be using “lean start up” principles with this (MVP). It will be interesting to see if it and how catches on and of course what they learn from the launch and how they pivot. ” Laura Arrigllaga-Andreesen will be launching a MOOC on Giving 2.0

The Big 3 (Costs, changing demographics and mobile) impacting association meetings

SCD Group

Washington University joins group offering online credit courses. Louis announced Thursday that it’s joining a network of nine other schools — including Duke, Notre Dame and Northwestern — to offer courses online for credit. The project, dubbed Semester Online, is regarded as a significant — though cautious — step by elite colleges to embrace a technology they have previously just dabbled in.

How to Get Your Association to Support Staff’s Professional Development

WBT Systems

Now more than ever, new technologies and industry shake-ups are putting more pressure on professionals to learn new skills,” said Raegan Johnson at Associations Now. Once you know what you want to study, explore all formats, both in-person classes, workshops, conferences, and presentations, and online courses, conferences, summits, and webinars. Consider all sources: associations, colleges and universities, industry vendors, for-profit organizations, and MOOCs.

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Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth Kanter

IdealWare offers a number of data related webinar courses and a free nonprofit data workbook. Leap of Reason offers toolkits for boards, nonprofits, and foundations on “do it yourself” outcomes based measurement. Google offers the free MOOC called “ Google Analytics Academy.” Some courses, like this one for nonprofits and communications taught by my colleague Shonali Burke , often include a student project working with a nonprofit.

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