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10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs

WBT Systems

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. But Filreis and his merry band of teaching assistants (TAs) turbo-charged the usual MOOC formula.

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Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing


I asked Jeff Cobb to share a summary of his great new report on social learning, a topic which you know is dear to our hearts. ——— How are trade and professional associations using technology to enable or enhance their education programs?

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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 ). Communication – interpersonal, public speaking, writing and digital/social media. Soft skills to improve social and emotional intelligence (EQ).

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.” 9 Social Media Metrics to Monitor. Hosts: Hubb and TripBuilder Media.

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

Velvet Chainsaw

While many online course providers ask for SCORM-compliant courses, (Sharable Content Object Reference Model which is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning), social learning and mobile devices have edged their way onto the learning scene. Social Learning.

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. Four or five years to adoption: 3D Printing (K-12/Higher Ed), Remote/Virtual Labs (K-12), Wearable Technology (Higher Ed).

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The Evolution Of Onsite Conferences: 26 Trends Coming To An Event Near You

Velvet Chainsaw

People today are looking for unusual, new, innovative conference experiences. Innovative Spaces. Design innovative spaces with attitude and behaviors in mind. The traditional conference meeting experience is out!