Time for a MOOC-like makeover

Aaron Wolowiec

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. Does your association offer a MOOC?

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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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How to Prepare a Business Case for a New LMS

WBT Systems

As dysfunctional and frustrating as that old learning management system (LMS) is, your association still relies upon it. But, let’s face it, your current LMS is holding you back. You need a better LMS but the powers that be aren’t going to like that news. Your argument for a new LMS has to be rock solid, so first we’re going to explain how to prepare a business case for a new LMS. Preparing Your Case for a New LMS.

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10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

You can’t launch an empty LMS! You’ll hear all sorts of terminology in the eLearning world – MOOCS, Moodles, gamification – don’t be overwhelmed by this! After you and your LMS have spent some time together, or after you’ve gotten feedback on your first few offerings, you can start introducing new types of learning experiences. You’ll have dreams about your online content and LMS (at least I did!),

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The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Is your LMS provider stuck in a rut? If your LMS isn’t moving forward with you, it might mean it’s going downhill. The next time you select a new learning platform, one of the factors to consider is the vendor’s LMS roadmap. LMS roadmap: are promises delivered? If the roadmap isn’t providing the information you seek, ask the vendor specifically about their plans to add new features and functionality, especially the ones in your LMS requirements.

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10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

You can’t launch an empty LMS! You’ll hear all sorts of terminology in the eLearning world – MOOCS, Moodles, gamification – don’t be overwhelmed by this! After you and your LMS have spent some time together, or after you’ve gotten feedback on your first few offerings, you can start introducing new types of learning experiences. You’ll have dreams about your online content and LMS (at least I did!),

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Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

Here, associations have a huge opportunity and advantage over their MOOC competitors to lead the required change in continuing education – the issues of industry knowledge trust, authentication, and validation of qualifications earned. At WBT Systems, we have partnered with associations for over 15 years to build and deliver world-class education and certification programs through TopClass LMS , the #1 LMS for Associations.

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. She says MOOC combines “the best of college – exceptional instruction – with the best of technology – online interactive learning.”

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Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

WBT Systems

The following are the top reasons suggested to promote free, public online courses, such as MOOC s (Massive Open Online Course): Cost Efficiency : Lower costs of attendance and time-saving as a result of removing need to travel and ability to access content online at a time that suits the learner. Associations Blog Careers eLearning Tips General Association LMS e-Learning elearning Online education tips

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

Less than 10 percent of respondents indicated that have experimented with trendy new options like massive open online courses (MOOCs), digital badges, flipped classrooms, or gamification. Just over half of respondents (51 percent) report using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver and manage education. percent of respondents who reported using either an LMS or a learning content management system (LCMS) in the 2010 edition of the survey.

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. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Yesterday I went on an ebook buying rampage thanks to BookBub. You know how it goes: you look at the “Customers who bought this item also bought” section on Amazon and before you know it you’ve clicked “Buy now” several times.

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

Velvet Chainsaw

Less focus on LMS and more focus on Tin Can or Experience (xAPI) API. Typically a Learning Management System (LMS) has become a fixture inside of organizations. Yet few organizations seem to really use the LMS effectively except to house courses. SCORM and LMS cannot track what individuals are doing on mobile devices. MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

Familiarity with education technology : How familiar people are with online learning, MOOCs, digital badges, Khan Academy, and other online educational resources. Assign each new member to an “ambassador” or “buddy” who walks them through your association’s online resources, including your website, online community, and learning management system (LMS). Follow up F2F events with bonus content that’s only found online in your LMS.

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How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

WBT Systems

They’ll have additional opportunities to connect with other attendees while being exposed to your LMS and online learning programs. Host the post-conference learning experience on your association’s learning management system (LMS) so you can take advantage of its tools and introduce attendees to other learning programs. Use your LMS to regulate access for different users to conference materials. Follow the format of popular MOOCs : Share a discussion guide.

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

WBT Systems

Webinars and webcasts are the most popular platform for association e-learning (92%), and learning management systems (LMS) are the second most popular choice (67%). Don’t forget LinkedIn, colleges and universities , MOOCs, and other for-profit online learning platforms.). As for data and data-informed decisions: only 47% of participants integrate their LMS data with data in other platforms, such as an association management system.

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. WBT Systems develops TopClass LMS and is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019. How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? With all the disruption going on around us and in your industry, will incremental change bring your vision for professional development closer to realization?

Improve Student Success with an Online Learning Community

WBT Systems

The associations using our TopClass LMS can offer their online students the benefits of a learning community thanks to our integration with the Higher Logic online community platform. Sandra Milligan, director of the Assessment Research Centre at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, analyzed data from more than 100,000 learners in the University of Melbourne’s MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

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9 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement

WBT Systems

To help them thrive in this new environment, give them an introduction to online learning, your association’s learning management system (LMS), and their online course. Take them on a guided video tour through your LMS, pointing out the different features and functionality, including the online community. Students must be able to easily navigate your LMS to find their course materials, discussions, assessments, and records.

The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members

WBT Systems

Even MOOCs have caught on. Companies won’t have to invest in course development, instructional designers, or an LMS. The global corporate online training market is expected to grow by nearly 10% annually over the next five years. Who will the companies in your industry choose to educate their employees? Don’t let them align with a competitor. Become the preferred educational partner in your industry by selling online education to corporate members and customers.

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Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs

WBT Systems

Besides other associations, you now have online professional platforms like LinkedIn (now owned by Microsoft) and Udacity to worry about, plus all the MOOCs like Coursera and EdX. See who’s visiting your website and LMS, and who’s opening and clicking your emails. An effective online learning marketing plan has three phases.

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

WBT Systems

Consider all sources: associations, colleges and universities, industry vendors, for-profit organizations, and MOOCs. Show your boss how seriously you take an investment in your professional development by preparing a compelling, professional business case—just like you would if you were lobbying for a new LMS. Pick an association website at random and read their About page. Chances are you’ll see something in their mission or values about education.

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. WBT Systems develops TopClass LMS and is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019. How grand is your association’s vision for your educational programs? With all the disruption going on around us and in your industry, will incremental change bring your vision for professional development closer to realization?