3 eLearning Examples to Spark Innovation

Blue Sky eLearn

There has been much advancement and innovation in the eLearning industry over the last several years, and today I’ll be reviewing three of my favorite examples of organizations thinking outside the box to deliver their content to their audience.

Becoming a Champion of Technological Innovation

Association Success

I’ve always embraced technology, and I’ve pushed that forward in every position I’ve been in. Today’s technological advancements present many possibilities and solutions for organizations. Although most people can agree that there is always room for improvement, there are limitations and doubts surrounding the idea of bringing in new technology into operations and changing the way things work. How can you encourage your organization to embrace a tech culture?

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. This inflection point is often known as the “innovation cliff” or the “tipping point.”.

Constraints + Creativity = Innovation

Eric Lanke

Essentially, it challenges undergraduate engineers to design and build a human-powered vehicle (typically a bicycle, but not always) that uses my industry's technology (i.e., It is, after all, an extremely power dense technology. Associations Innovation

Association Outside In Innovation

Potomac Core

With so much new technology available, should associations develop an innovation strategy? If technology is a delivery mechanism to deliver impact on member business outcomes, then it’s an example of Association Outside In Innovation. Association Outside In Innovation?

Innovate Like DARPA

Spark Consulting

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is known for innovation. Plus, we don’t do cutting edge tech R&D innovation. ” Creating “innovation teams” or “innovation initiatives” is definitely a trend in associations.

AUDC 13 Recap: Community and Innovation for Association Websites & Technology

Vanguard Tech

You might not want to admit it, but technology is now the most important tool you use on a daily basis. Technology is now part of every facet of your association and is part of every transaction and interaction between your association staff and membership. There it is… technology.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. Ariel Brandt Lautman , Online Community Manager for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, has a list of questions to review before she purchases new technology.

Disruptive Innovation Creates Association Opportunities

Potomac Core

Disruptive Innovation “describes a process whereby a smaller company with fewer resources is able to successfully challenge established incumbent businesses.” In a slowing and uneven global economy, are your members looking somewhere else for lower cost and innovative solutions?

3 technology trends to improve your association’s member experience

Nimble AMS

Is keeping up with technology trends on your association’s radar? Meanwhile, technology advances aren’t standing still for your association. Failing to keep up with technology may cause your organization to fall behind in its ability to deliver a great member experience.

Fostering a Culture of Innovation (Webinar)

Jamie Notter

Dan is super smart and has experience both on the technology side AND on the association staff side, so this promises to be an interesting conversation about how to bring more innovation to the cultures of associations. Announcements Innovation

Aligning Vision with Technology

Association Success

Creating an innovative organization all starts with a vision. When it comes to becoming a more innovative organization and leveraging today’s technological advancements for the overall betterment of the association and its operations, it all starts with the vision. Similarly, most associations don’t give much thought to culture in relation to incorporating new technology in processes and operations.

Want Innovation? Look at Management

Jamie Notter

Want Innovation? There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the people who were advocating for innovation in organizations were considered a bit on the fringe. It’s more mainstream to be focused on innovation. We also need to pay attention to WHAT we are innovating.

How Technology is Transforming Strategy

Principled Innovation

As social, mobile and related technologies continue to drive deep and accelerating societal transformation, associations will continue to confront increasingly complex strategic challenges that will require fresh mindsets and more dynamic approaches to address. Consider just three ways that technology is irrevocably shifting the nature of strategy, and thus how association leaders need to think about the work of strategy-making in the years ahead.

Working Across Generations to Encourage Innovation

Associations Now

To start, ASHA delved into what members needed and were interested in—regarding resources, content, and technology—as well as the staff’s understanding of these things. “We In some cases, this has taken the form of younger staff helping familiarize older staff with certain technologies.

Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company

Blue Sky eLearn

Live streaming, mobile devices, virtual events all hit the scene in the following years, and the content capture department became the “OnlineEvent” department and innovated business practices to meet these emerging technologies. Ideas, innovation, and progress will accelerate. The post Interview with an Expert: Bill Mott – Event Technology, Freeman Company appeared first on Blue Sky eLearn.

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.

10 Traits of an Innovation Mindset for Your Association

.orgCommunity

Associations can’t fulfill their missions without innovation. Innovation helps organizations create and improve processes, products, services, and experiences for their members, customers, staff, and audiences. 10 elements of the innovation mindset to nurture at your association. #1:

orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry

.orgCommunity

emily@orgcommunity.com.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day Honors Innovator in the Association Industry. The program featured association executives and industry leaders sharing how innovation, culture, technology, and data have helped them redesign their operations and position their organizations for success in this era of disruption. The Innovation Award celebrates outstanding innovation and the success of those taking their association or organization to the next level.

Innovation: are you a buggy- or a car-maker?

YourMembership Blog

The buggy and wagon wheel makers had to embrace the new technology or find a new industry. You don’t have to be first to market with new technology, you just have to recognize what people want before they do. When it comes to innovation, are you a buggy- or a car-marker? .

5 Ways Technology Can Push Your Fundraising Strategy Forward

Higher Logic

We all know it’s true: technology is becoming more vital with each passing day. As useful (and addictive ) as technology can be, many nonprofits still don’t know how to reap the full benefits of their various software platforms.

The Art of Innovation

SocialFish

It’s still “ think digital, act analog ” – the idea that ultimately, the purpose of innovating is to make not cool products but happy people – and by extension, a better world. The Art of Innovation. Specifically, the truths of innovation.

The CEO’s Guide to Association Innovation

Association Adviser

When I say the word innovation to you, what feelings does this word evoke? In a recent research study association professionals reported that innovation is synonymous with risk, big expectations, large investments, long commitments and failure. Innovative projects fall on a continuum.

4 Ways to Build Flexibility Around Innovation

Associations Now

Sometimes the root of your organization’s future might come in the form of not only finding the right idea, but finding the right way to sell innovation both inside your organization and to the broader world. Innovation isn’t just about technology.

How Can You Plan for Innovation?

Association Adviser

The iPhone spent seven years in production by some of the world’s best innovators before it became a product that has changed how we go about our daily routines. It’s the one of the biggest – if not the biggest – innovations of our generation.

Are You an Innovator or a Producer?

YourMembership Blog

Technology. Are Innovation and Production at Odds? HBR posted a good article recently about Why Managers Don’t Really Want to Innovate. Innovation doesn’t have to be free time given to employees to pursue their own joy. The same can be said of innovation.

Top Technology Strategy Tips for NiUG Discovery

WBT Systems

As we pack and ship our materials, arrange meetings with partners, clients and associations, and put the finishing touches on our TopClass demos, we started thinking about our top technology strategy tips for getting the most out of the conference.

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Association Looks to Boost Member Relevance With New Innovation Center

Associations Now

Recognizing that its members are dealing with ever-changing technologies and other shifts that will require them to think differently to remain relevant, the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants introduced its Center for Innovation late last year.

Give Your Developers More Room to Innovate

Associations Now

Competition for tech skills is growing by leaps and bounds—because everyone needs it, but not everyone has it—so your organization’s attitude toward technology matters more than ever. Is Bottom-Up Innovation Needed?

Arrested Development? A Strategic Approach to Technology Reboots Association Growth

.orgCommunity

Somewhere back in the Dark Ages of IT- say two years ago, because that’s how fast the electronic world moves now ¬- we thought about technology as a tool to do business. Technology has made the leap out of the toolbox.

Why The Path to Innovation is Paved Through Partnership

Associations Now

Three of MGM Resorts’ most successful partnerships have been with technology company CISCO, wellness company Delos and local nonprofit Three-Square Food Bank. MGM is a wonderful partner because they have a large footprint and are leading the innovation curve.”.

Fostering Innovation at Your Association

Informz

What is Innovation? Innovation is a new or better idea that meets unarticulated needs, new requirements or existing market needs.”-Wikipedia. Innovation is critical to the success of associations. It is essential for association leaders to foster a culture of innovation.

Always the Last to Know: Innovation Index

Thanks For Playing

Just in time for the end of the year, it's Mashable's annual innovation index winners ! Mashable cool technology innovationGeek heaven! Some of my personal favorites include: Flipboard The Kitchen Aid Mixer Crowd funding Quirky What do you love in this list? (I I know I'm going to get shout-outs for Fitocracy.).

Meet With Purpose: Mid-Tier Cities Spur Life-Changing Innovations

Associations Now

Planners share why host destinations don’t need to be large in size to deliver on expertise, collaboration and innovative resources for attendees. There’s more to the city than people realize, both in scientific innovation and cultural capital.

Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?

SocialFish

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?

How Associations Can Improve The Member Experience Through Technology

Nimble AMS

Three technology innovations associations should embrace for a better member experience. Turn to technology innovation. One of the key findings from Salesforce’s second edition of the State of the Connected Customer report , points to the importance of innovation.

Technology as Hamburger Helper ®

SocialFish

———————– We tend to think of technology as a tool, and for me the image of a wrench comes to mind, something I can pick up and use to make a difficult job easier. We use technology to send them information and register them for meetings.

Do Associations Really Get Technology?

Association Adviser

Features Technology 2016 AGC of America APCO International Blue Sky Blue Sky Broadcast California Association of Health Facilities Innovation Maryland Asoscition of CPAs naylor technology TimberlakeThere are two things you can count on this time of year: One, tech will be at the center of the last-minute holiday shopping blitz; and two, many of the latest tech tools and gadgets will be on the. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Speed Mentoring @Tech Innovation + Inclusion Summit

SocialFish

Speed Mentoring @Tech Innovation + Inclusion Summit. >>> About TechUP Innovation & Inclusion Summit + Career Fair : Wetechup.com/DC. The Tech Innovation + Inclusion Summit in Washington D.C. will bring together thousands of leaders across all areas of technology.

AARP Opens Tech Lab to Foster Innovation

Associations Now

AARP has teamed up with the University of Illinois to open a lab to develop new technologies to improve quality of life for the 50-plus population. Innovation is really part of AARP’s DNA,” said Jose Hernandez, vice president of IT business operations. “We