Keep Your Association on Track: 4 Ways to Stay Organized

Blue Sky eLearn

For your association’s member businesses, this may mean mastering new emerging technologies in your industry or even hitting specific success metrics within their own internal processes. This ensures no credentials are lost (while also allowing you to recommend courses to members accordingly).

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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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. Grimes says a MOOC can help spread the word about important issues in the field, and bring the messages of multiple organizations under one umbrella.

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2020 Association Technology Trends And Predictions

Nimble AMS

Want to know what’s on the horizon for association technology in 2020? But when it comes to association technology trends, you don’t necessarily have to look far into the future to see the road ahead. Nimble AMS Technology

Gamification: Before You Implement the Technology.

YourMembership Blog

Technology. Gamification should not turn off the older contingent of your organization. Gamifiying your organization is not about technology. Accepting this is difficult for some organizations who see failure as an end, not a beginning.

3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation

Blue Sky eLearn

Creating online courses that not only educate learners but captivates and leaves them full of curiosity is a difficult task. Most people will agree that the quality of the content is the most important aspect of any educational course.

Is your Association a Learning Organization?

WBT Systems

Is your association a learning organization? A learning organization becomes more like a community that members can feel a commitment to. Is your Association a Learning Organization. My organization invites people to contribute to the organization’s vision.

Exploring #Humanize: A Collision Course

Jamie Notter

Exploring #Humanize: A Collision Course. The way we manage our organizations is very stuck. Social media (and computer technology in general) changes at the speed of light. The rest of the book, of course, talks about how we can create more human organizations moving forward. Creating More Human Organizations. Exploring #Humanize: A Collision Course | Humanize | Consulting. Speaking. About. Contact. Generations. Humanize.

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MC LIVE!: A Refreshing Learning Event for Member Organizations


We welcomed over 350 attendees in Indianapolis for three days of learning industry insights and trends in technology, camaraderie with staff from other member-based organizations, and SO much fun. Well you’re invited, of course!

New Year Resolution: Invest in Association Learning Technology

WBT Systems

Whether your association is planning to launch new education or certification programs, or revitalize and restructure existing programs, our suggestion for your new year resolution is to invest in association learning technology. New Year, New Goals, New Technology.

Diffusion of Innovation: Practical Tips for Technology Councils & Standards Orgs

Association Management

In the 1960s, researcher Everett Rogers published a work called Diffusion of Innovations that aimed to explain how, why, and at what rate new ideas and technology spread through cultures. Also ensure your organization stays nimble enough to implement change against such feedback.

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Technology. What Technology Makes the Must-Have List? Working in a technology company means we have a lot of early adopters. I recently asked this group of experts what technology they couldn’t live without. It makes us more efficient and saves time but what does it mean for your member-centric organization? By defining technology in that fashion, it’s easy to classify Velcro (or hook and loop) closures as something pretty great.

Daily Buzz: Jumpstart Your Technology Strategy

Associations Now

Technology can streamline many processes, but not all associations are taking advantage. Technology is one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal, yet only 25 percent of associations prioritize technology to help manage their organizations, according to Salesforce.

Coming soon to association learning: gamified learning and microcredentials

Aaron Wolowiec

Tagoras recently released its much-anticipated 2016 Association Learning + Technology Report , which contains a wealth of information about associations’ efforts to incorporate technology into their educational programs and platforms. Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras.

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How to Improve Technology the Agile Way

Association Success

Is your organization too busy to make improvements or ready to commit to change? When I think of organizations looking to make improvements to their technology, I always picture this cartoon : a team of cavemen pushing materials on a cart made of square wheels while two friends stand next to them waiting to install round wheels. Of course, it takes more effort overall to use the older technology yet human nature will still resist the obvious improvement.

Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?


Let’s say you discover this cool new technology that you think is going to make a big difference in the performance of your organization. When you evaluate the technology, have you given thought to how your existing organizational culture will react to it?

What Associations Need to Know About Technology

Association Adviser

You don’t have to be the first to market or the earliest adopter of new technology. Technology cuts both ways. Regular Association Adviser readers may have noticed a plethora of instapolls about technology recently. Features search SEM technology video By Hank Berkowitz.

The Technological Divide: Leap or Fall?

Association Adviser

Countless theories, articles and study courses have been devoted to analyzing and understanding these dynamics. Working in a small to midsize organization, like working in a family business, requires each generation to make regular contributions to the common good. In spite of how smart I think I am, it has taken me a long time to adjust to all the technology inventions. Many of your organization’s vendor and supplier members may fall into this category. Tom Hubler.

Daily Buzz: Event Technology in 2019

Associations Now

Meeting technology will shift in 2019. Meeting technology is always evolving—and industry experts don’t think 2019 will be any exception. Here are the highlights: Live video mapping and drone camera technology that feeds directly into media servers, which can create immersive presentations that turn attendees into active participants. The Content Marketing Institute explains how to make content more readable to grow your audience and your organization.

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.

Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?


Let’s say you discover this cool new technology that you think is going to make a big difference in the performance of your organization. When you evaluate the technology, have you given thought to how your existing organizational culture will react to it?

Is Association Technology at a Turning Point?

Associations Now

A recent deal in the association technology space raises some interesting questions about the state of the sector and what’s next. But I think that the case can be made that it also reflects the era that we’re in, with regards to technology in the world of associations.

Interview: The Surprising Benefits of In-House Technology Development

Association Success

A decade ago, NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) set out on a mission to modernize their whole organization through technology. Is your association sitting on a piece of technology that others could benefit from?

Is New Technology Worth The Investment?

Association Adviser

We asked Marcus Underwood, vice president for online media at Naylor, to weigh in about technology becoming more personal and, at times, more expensive. The reward from using new technology—and the risk of not implementing it—usually outweighs the upfront costs. Associations have to keep up technologically or risk having members go elsewhere for information and question the association value proposition. Once you have that, find the right technology partner and move quickly.

How Social Is YOUR organization?


Some trivia for you: our first book, Humanize , was originally set to be titled “The Social Organization.” So take a look at your organization today. But are you a social organization? Technologies. This will tell you if you really have a social organization.

The Future Of Learning And Technology 2020: Preparing For Change

Velvet Chainsaw

Learning anywhere and anytime will be commonplace in many different ways based on the ubiquitous and innovative use of technology. Our organizations face a duality of change—conceptual and technological—regarding the practices of education and learning.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing


——— 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? Self-paced online courses, at 65.5

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

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Technology Assessments and Association IT: Part 2


WHAT 2 YEARS OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS REVEAL ABOUT ASSOCIATION IT: Infrastructure & Management. When we perform technology assessments for clients, we use our IT Maturity Model to gauge how effectively they’re managing IT across four domains: data, digital, infrastructure, and management. What are the most common technology issues for these associations? Online, self-paced video courses are an affordable way to deliver this training.

Preparing your association for trending technology: system integration

Nimble AMS

When you think about delivering a great member experience, your first thought might not be about integrating your technology systems. The Enterprise Technology Trends report from Salesforce includes system integration as a key trend impacting enterprise IT leaders.

A Crash Course in Landing Pages : Off Stage

Off Stage

5, 2011 - A Crash Course in Landing Pages. The organization can do one of two things: it can direct the public to its website homepage and let the visitors find and click on the appropriate link, or it can create a landing page. “Lots of information on ethics, reasons to use a professional, and why your organization is great. There are excellent informational videos on YouTube: one is by an organization called NextLevel Profits. Technology. Off Stage.

Leading by Example: How Passion Can Drive Technological Change

Association Success

Intellectually speaking, it is of course important to present people with facts, figures and data to encourage them to commit to a transformative project. If you want to drive change in your organization, you need to show that you are passionate about it – and that others should be passionate about it, too. What does this mean for implementing technological change? The journey to get there is important, of course, but we need to start off committed to the destination.

Does Event Technology Get Too Much Attention?

Associations Now

Technology, while a factor, should take a back seat to these primary goals, the report suggests. They could be doing more, of course.). A meeting has to be linked to what they want to achieve, not the organization.” The post Does Event Technology Get Too Much Attention?

In 2017, Take Control of Your Technology

Associations Now

In many ways, the notion of the “middle” has come to define association technology this year. Too many organizations and their users have been unwittingly put into business relationships where their needs aren’t put first.

Report: 90% of Associations Use Technology to Enhance Learning

Associations Now

Associations that implement a strategic approach to incorporating technology into learning report more revenue gains, according to a new report from Tagoras. The day will arrive, maybe sooner than we all think, when we can drop the term technology altogether when talking about learning.

A CEO’s Duty to Lead on Technology

Associations Now

In the wake of a massive data breach, Target is moving its corporate and technology leadership closer together. Data security is a primarily technology issue, of course, but what I was told repeatedly during my reporting is that it’s also a leadership issue.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” Photo from Librarianismchronicles Blog.

Don’t Fool Yourself: Your Technology Has an Expiration Date

Associations Now

While the costs of upgrading basic technology building blocks like hard drives certainly add up, delaying those upgrades comes with another price tag—one that could really hurt. Which, of course, is super-useful, even if it creates a few problems with disruption along the way.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth Kanter

TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. The event was organized by Appleseeds Academy , an Israeli NGO that works to reduce social gaps in Israel through the use of tech tools and the development of life skills.

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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