MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course

Associations Now

The Brewers Association, in an effort to make room for a few craft brews in the culinary arena, has launched a five-day CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course, a massive open online course (MOOC) that offers lessons on how to best taste, pour, and serve beer, as well as how to integrate it with different edibles. Another association, the Illinois HomeCare and Hospice Council, has found success with a similar strategy.).

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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. Students will also be provided with ongoing, post-MOOC philanthropy education content that will support continued development and execution of their philanthropic goals. Week Two: Creating a philanthropic strategy. Giving 2.0:

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Moose to MOOCs and 3 other articles for association executives

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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. The spillover impact to expectations of our conferences and educational program.

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

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How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. Educational moonshots in public schools. What’s your educational moonshot? If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. They start their educational journey with you and end it with you.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

In this post, we have collected some articles that we think will be interesting for associations, and that touch on some of the challenges and opportunities for association education programs today. Connectivity is replacing knowledge – association education must facilitate feedback, understanding and application to provide true value. Members don’t understand learning – if they did, association education programs would suffer.

SCD Group: 5 Articles on Association Meetings & Education

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5 Articles on Association Meetings & Education. Education (whether conferences, seminars or webinars) represents a key component – and major revenue source – of most associations. Boring Conference Education Creates Zombie Attendees By Jeff Hurt via Velvet Chainsaw’s Midcourse Corrections What created this zombie army? Boring conference education! Bad And Boring Education Is Unacceptable. Strategy | Content | Discovery. Pages. About.

10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

As part of your prep work, spend some time determining what style of online education your members will find most valuable. You’ll hear all sorts of terminology in the eLearning world – MOOCS, Moodles, gamification – don’t be overwhelmed by this! Learning Strategies Online Learning Success Stories Uncategorized elearning elearning programs elearning tips LMS LMS tips online learning setting up your lms

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10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

As part of your prep work, spend some time determining what style of online education your members will find most valuable. You’ll hear all sorts of terminology in the eLearning world – MOOCS, Moodles, gamification – don’t be overwhelmed by this! Learning Strategies Online Learning Success Stories Uncategorized elearning elearning programs elearning tips LMS LMS tips online learning setting up your lms

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.7.16

Reid All About it

Since I’ve been on an education kick lately, here’s an example of curation by a for-profit organization. This list is part of their Data Science Career Guide , a six-part series recommending the best online courses and MOOCs for people entering the data science industry. What online courses (including your own) and MOOCs would you recommend to people entering (or thinking about entering) your industry or profession? Scott Punk, SCPM, President, JSPunk Strategies.

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How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

WBT Systems

Should they take such a primary place in your association’s educational offerings? Attendees will not only enjoy networking and education during the conference but will reap additional value by continuing the conference learning experience when they get home. Adult learning expert Jeff Hurt said: “The real work [of learning] actually begins when the education session ends. Consider offering continuing education credit to those who view these sessions online.

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8 New Ideas for Engaging Online Students

WBT Systems

You can anticipate and prevent these issues by implementing these new strategies we found for engaging online students. #1: Many instructors are subject matter experts but they aren’t trained in adult education or online learning. Make sure your program offers education in online instruction. When students become more engaged in the learning experience, they’ll get more out of the course, and they’re more likely to come back to you for additional education. ~~~.

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What Three Fringe Learning Formats Might Offer Associations

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Three alternative learning formats, though yet to be widely adopted by associations, may offer the potential to boost your educational product portfolio. As the association industry continues to mull the possibilities of cornering the education market , a new whitepaper from Tagoras takes a look at three “fringe” education formats. How could MOOCs be of value to associations? Another potential drawback of MOOCs is their generality.

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Report: Where Association Learning Technology Is Going

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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. But what about all the other online education options out there? percent of respondents saying they provide a mobile version of their educational offerings. percent said they had a formal development process for their education offerings.

Reads of the Week: January 18, 2013

Reid All About it

If you’re interested in education and MOOCs and such, you’ve probably already read it. What are YOU doing to prepare for the disruption of higher education ? Only 25% of associations have a content strategy. Monica Bussolati says, “Putting out a lot of content without a clear and comprehensive strategy is like mining without a light. She provides nine steps to creating a content strategy that will work for any organization, not only associations.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

Reid All About it

LMS provider WBT Systems writes about instructional design innovations that associations could borrow from “ModPo” and a few other award-winning MOOCs. Instructional designers can create educational spaces for our learners in virtual environments that let them explore “what if?” If you’re attending Annual for the first time or looking to maximize your experience, you need to hear about Tom’s conference learning strategy. 5 Must-Have Strategies for Membership Growth.

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

Associations Now

I usually spend the majority of this blog discussing how associations help educate their members and prospects through in-person meetings and events. But, as you are well aware, that’s not the only way associations deliver education. 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.

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The Limits of Being Inside

Jamie Notter

It was focused on the future of education. This isn’t particularly my field, so I almost skipped it, but he did mention in the title of the post that it was “Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education,” and I couldn’t resist. Massively open online classes (MOOCs) are disrupting education (see Clay Shirky’s take on it for some background). What need to ask, what is education after all?

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The State of Association E-Learning: Cloudy with a Chance of Sunshine

WBT Systems

Start with an association e-learning strategy. Here’s where it starts to look ugly: 70% of these associations don’t have a formal, documented e-learning strategy. 7% of them aren’t sure if they have one—if you don’t know, you probably don’t—so let’s make that 77% without a strategy. Therefore, only 23% of associations have an e-learning strategy. If you have an e-learning strategy , you’re more likely to see a net increase in revenue from e-learning programs.

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

Associations Now

The Smithsonian Institution announced earlier this week that it will venture further into online education. Reading more of the article drew even more connections between what Smithsonian is attempting to do and what associations strive to do with their meetings and education offerings. The courses will be targeted toward college-educated lifelong learners at a fee of $89.95

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Hey Nonprofits: Here Comes Gen Z Donors

Beth Kanter

Many nonprofit fundraisers know about and have specific strategies to reach, cultivate, and solicit baby boom donors, Gen X donors, and Gen Y donors. Does your nonprofit have a strategy for engaging and cultivating Gen Z as donors and supporters? Many nonprofit fundraisers know about and have specific strategies to reach, cultivate, and solicit baby boom donors, Gen X donors, and Gen Y donors.

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

SCD Group

And, this helps explain why more people are looking more favorably on mobile education. Several stories in the news last week made me consider the potentially big changes coming in association meetings & education. From public to higher education to professional development, educators and trainers should take heed. Back on 9/13, I posted comments on “ E-learning will Impact Association Education Programming. ”

How #GivingTuesday Can Help Your Nonprofit Reach PhilanthroKids or Generation Z Donors

Beth Kanter

Research points to the emergence of a dynamic generation: educated, industrious, collaborative and eager to build a better world (see slide 10). Does your nonprofit have a strategy for engaging and cultivating Gen Z as donors and supporters? I’ve been a huge fan of GivingTuesday since I first heard about it back in September, 2012 during a conference at Stanford.

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Napster, New Yorker, Freeloaders & 4 Other Articles for Association Executives

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By Clay Shirky Using what MP3 and Napster did to the music industry as an example, Shirky talks about the upcoming evolution/revolution within education in the form of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). While Shirky focuses on the potential disruption to “traditional” education, associations should pay attention to what this all means to nonprofit organizations. Mobile Strategy: One App, or Many Apps? Is that how you should define your strategy?

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? Thinking small isn’t going to turn your association into a market leader and innovator, but an educational moonshot will. Educational moonshots in public schools. What’s your educational moonshot? If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. They start their educational journey with you and end it with you.