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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MOOCs: A myth for the masses? Not so much

Aaron Wolowiec

An infographic by Online-PhD-Programs.org summarizing MOOCs. Massive Open Online Courses – or MOOCs – seem to be all the rage. MOOCs are online classes that are available to anyone with a computer and/or Internet access. Some MOOCs are free, but others aren’t. It’s a bit confusing as MOOCs are still trying to find their place among social media, 24-7 access to news and a society that thrives on convenience. million people participate in MOOCs through Coursera.

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Will MOOC’s Impact Association Educational Offerings?

SCD Group

China, Canada and other countries, enough to fill Ohio Stadium three times over -- have accessed a massive open online course, or MOOC, on environmental science offered by Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. “I Should you be pursuing your own version of MOOC courses? What are you doing or considering as the MOOC movement expands?

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The State of the MOOC: What Associations Should Know

Associations Now

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been around long enough that some strong takeaways are starting to show themselves. Read on to see what Harvard and MIT have learned about MOOCs—and what your association should keep in mind. The buzz around massive open online courses, or MOOCs, hasn’t dissipated in the years since the trend has picked up. Is Now the Time For Your MOOC?

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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. The post MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course appeared first on Associations Now

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Wednesday Buzz: Use MOOCs to Build Community

Associations Now

Does your association provide massive open online courses (MOOCs) or virtual continuing education courses to members? The post Wednesday Buzz: Use MOOCs to Build Community appeared first on Associations Now Encourage your members to hang out with other members when they dive into your online courses. Also: why you should consider inviting groups unfavorable to your industry to your next meeting.

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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. Giving 2.0:

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Moose to MOOCs and 3 other articles for association executives

SCD Group

Universities bolster MOOCs for online learning By Mary Beth Marklein via USA TODAY. Public universities and systems in nine states say they''ll join a push to greatly expand and improve online learning.

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Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

For example, 61 percent of respondents aren’t aware of distance learning while 80 percent aren’t familiar with massive open online courses (MOOCs). Filed under: Associations , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: certification , conventions , Learning , lifelong learners , MOOC , Pew Research Center , Professional Development , report , study , technology. On the last day of school, I told my kids I wished I were still a student.

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Survey says: Most of us are lifelong learners

Aaron Wolowiec

For example, 61 percent of respondents aren’t aware of distance learning while 80 percent aren’t familiar with massive open online courses (MOOCs). Filed under: Associations , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: certification , conventions , Learning , lifelong learners , MOOC , Pew Research Center , Professional Development , report , study , technology. On the last day of school, I told my kids I wished I were still a student.

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Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Try MOOCs or coding camps. When I graduated college 16 years ago, times were different. I had a job before graduation and I never questioned the value of my degree. While I had an internship, the focus then on skills (vs. education) wasn’t nearly as strong. Today, students need internships before entering the workforce. And then comes the price tag.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

But with credentialing programs, MOOCs, conferences and other online offerings, associations can fill the skills gap. Try MOOCs or coding camps. When I graduated college 16 years ago, times were different. I had a job before graduation and I never questioned the value of my degree. While I had an internship, the focus then on skills (vs. education) wasn’t nearly as strong. Today, students need internships before entering the workforce. And then comes the price tag.

Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

If you know of an expert on MOOCs, or if your association uses MOOCs, please contact me. Filed under: Associations , Learning , Professional Development Tagged: business , certification programs , continuing education , crowdsourcing , curriculum , employers , Event Garde , global economy , globalization , Jeff Cobb , Learning , Lifelong learning , Massive Open Online Courses , MOOC , Professional Development , social media , Tagoras , technology , YouTube.

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Always the Last to Know: Analytics Academy

Spark Consulting

It’s a six unit free MOOC that is designed to provide (and I quote): An overview of today’s digital measurement landscape. Do you use Google Analytics to track your web traffic and use data? Would you like to do it better? Google is launching Analytics Academ y to help you do just that. Guidance on how to build an effective measurement plan. Best practices for collecting actionable data. Descriptions of key digital measurement concepts, terminology and analysis techniques.

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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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A Big Course From a Small Association

Associations Now

One executive at a state association has taken the lead on educating healthcare workers on a pressing national issue via a MOOC. So last fall she started thinking about a MOOC —short for massive open online course, which is designed to deliver education to students with various interests and learning styles, at a flexible pace. 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.

What I’m Reading

Spark Consulting

What MOOCs will – and won’t – change about the traditional four-year college education. How important are generational differences in the workplace? Giving stuff away for free? What are you getting in return ? Grammar “errors” that really aren’t. How does your association define success? If your definition doesn’t include what your members think , you’re in big trouble. Staff overwhelmed by email? Having a hard time sharing files?

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

MOOCs: We will go against the grain a bit here and argue that MOOCs AREN’T DEAD. All the MOOCs out there. And all the quasi-MOOCs in higher education and CE: the cheap online master’s degrees that seemingly every big-name university is now offering. A couple years ago, I started noticing people from higher education referring to any old online course as a “MOOC.” We thought what was revolutionary about the MOOC was the Massiveness and the Openness.

How Associations Can Transform Higher Education

Reid All About it

Thanks to MOOCs , many people around the world are patching together a college-level education by taking classes from Brown, Penn, UVA, Harvard and other respected universities. What if organizations, like associations, help people put together a curriculum from various online sources such as MOOCs and associations? Right now, today, in 2016 is the best time to start up. There has never been a better day in the whole history of the world to invent something.

My Top 10 Learnings From ASAE Annual 2013

KiKi L'Italien's Acronym Soup

Use MOOC for more personal development. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are changing the way we approach education. Thanks to speakers David DeLorenzo and Kylee Coffman for the MOOC discussion in their session. My fabulous co-presenters and me. Amy Lestition, me, Laurie Kulilosky, and Ozair Esmail. The music has died down, the exhibitors have gone home, and lonely discarded lanyards are lying in wait for hotel maids to toss out with the wastepaper for a new day.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.7.16

Reid All About it

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? We all need help dealing with the raging river (not gentle stream) of information coming at us every day.

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Mastering Your Craft

Thanks For Playing

Enter MOOCs ( massive open online courses ). Right now, MOOCs are great - take classes from an Ivy for free! - This past fall, I had the opportunity to participate in a multi-day retreat with a bunch of smart people where we focused on the future of work. Talking about the future of work led us naturally into talking about the future of getting ready to work, aka our education system. One of the concepts that came up, tying both work and education together, was apprenticeship.

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Social Media Roundup: Why Hiring Is a Lot Like Dating

Associations Now

Plus, associations can’t afford to pretend Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) don’t exist. Don’t Fear the MOOCs. Ignoring the problem doesn't make it go away: the effect of MOOC madness (via @peachnewmedia ) #assnchat [link]. Has your association done anything to revamp its educational offerings in light of the rising popularity of MOOCs? When you’re hiring, you’re always looking for a great match.

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10 Tips to Take You from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

You’ll hear all sorts of terminology in the eLearning world – MOOCS, Moodles, gamification – don’t be overwhelmed by this! Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have a whole squad, we are counting down 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program! Tip #10 – Preparation. Start preparing NOW. If you already have content, decide what’s worth keeping.

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What Three Fringe Learning Formats Might Offer Associations

Associations Now

MOOCs , or massive open online courses, are currently used by about 7 percent of associations and only about 5 percent plan to use them over the next 12 months. How could MOOCs be of value to associations? Another potential drawback of MOOCs is their generality. According to the Tagoras report, MOOC success relies on clear expectations from the beginning.

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Finding Radical Value in Core Competencies

Association Subculture

Reframe Delivery – Massive open online courses or “MOOCs” are effectively disrupting the landscape. Beyond webinars and other virtual mechanisms, the technology supporting MOOCs are leading instructors to radically re-evaluate how content is chunked absent a “time” requirement. Reframe Certification – One of the criticisms of MOOCs is people aren’t sure yet what counts for credit and where. Somebody please, tell me where the ghosts are gone, Someone hear me out.

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Friday Top 5

Spark Consulting

” But it can also be “I want to take a MOOC” or catch up on your reading or write articles or revamp your CRM system or refresh your website or whatever. I had lunch with a dear friend I don’t see often enough earlier this week. She is also a sole practitioner running her own business, although she’s been part time while raising preschool aged kids.

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3 E-learning Myths It’s Time to Put to Bed

Aaron Wolowiec

This one has staged something of a comeback with the rise of MOOCs and other free content, but it doesn’t take much more than observation and common sense to dispel it. Jeff Cobb, co-founder of Tagoras Inc. This month’s guest blog post is by Jeff Cobb, co-founder of Tagoras and co-host of the annual Leading Learning Symposium , a high impact event for leaders in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education and professional development.

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The Association Business Model: It’s Time For A Massive Overhaul.

Association Success

It is this view coupled with the last decade’s digital transformation of industries like transportation (Uber/Lyft), publishing/content/networking (LinkedIn/Facebook/Netflix/HBR), education (MOOCs/online universities), and travel (AirBnB/VRBO), that makes me a firm believer that the association business model needs to experience a massive renovation or even revolution. Is the product-line business model truly benefitting associations anymore?

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10 Steps from Zero to eLearning Hero

Blue Sky eLearn

You’ll hear all sorts of terminology in the eLearning world – MOOCS, Moodles, gamification – don’t be overwhelmed by this! Whether you’re a solo eLearning hero or you’re like the Avengers and you have a whole squad, check out 10 tips that’ll help you put some POW into your program! Tip #1 – Preparation. Start preparing NOW. If you already have content, decide what’s worth keeping. Prioritize it, organize it, and start adding more to it.

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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. Ah, Friday, and a long weekend too for many of you. Not for me – too much work to do – a good thing, so trust me, I’m not complaining. I’ll make room for enough down time to feel recharged on Monday morning, in case you care. Caring is in the air, you know, or it should be, we can make it so….

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Reads of the Week: September 14, 2012

Reid All About it

I’m curious to see how effective and enjoyable a MOOC is – that’s a massive online open course. I’ll get to my favorite reads of the week in just a bit, but first, indulge me for a moment. It will make you feel good, promise. My tweet of week won’t surprise anyone who saw my tweets last Friday or Saturday: @FoodBankJenC: Thank you so much to everyone who supported the 24 Hour Telethon $20,500 & 3,300 lbs raised. Huge thanks @gregoryng @mikeadamsnc #FoodBank24.

Can Associations Corner the Education Market?

Associations Now

Take massive open online courses, or MOOCs, for example. By virtue of being free and open to anyone around the world, MOOCs present an opportunity to think about the format and delivery of association educational offerings, suggested Shelly Alcorn, CAE, of Alcorn Associates Management Consulting, at the ASAE NextGen Summit in Reno, Nevada last fall. A look at some of the roles associations can play as the price and demand for traditional higher education continue to climb.

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. Well, that’s what happens to me.

MUST READ: Clay Shirky on Disruption

SocialFish

Higher education is now being disrupted; our MP3 is the massive open online course (or MOOC), and our Napster is Udacity, the education startup. As you know, we read Clay Shirky religiously over here at SocialFishing, and in the rare moments when he posts an essay or there is a video of him speaking, we always post it and it’s always thought-provoking. This time, however, it’s not just thought-provoking, I think it has direct implications for the association industry.

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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. 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. Download! ——— How are trade and professional associations using technology to enable or enhance their education programs?

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. We have come across several interesting articles in the past couple of weeks, which discuss some of the social, political and economic changes that are currently impacting how we work and learn.

What Happens When Digital Education Reaches Your Profession/Industry?

SCD Group

Startup MOOCs who see education as more than for 18to 25-year-olds? Sharing knowledge represents a core mission for many associations. Knowledge transferred via conferences, webinars, websites, blogs, etc. The digitally-driven rapid changes in higher education could be a precursor for associations and our role in knowledge transfer. And, what’s coming may well signal competition for very large associations representing industries and professions.

Report: Where Association Learning Technology Is Going

Associations Now

But while the survey highlights great strides made in the association space since Tagoras conducted its first Association Learning + Technology report in 2008, the latest report highlighted some places for improvement—specifically with emerging technologies such as massive open online courses (MOOCs), flipped classes, gamified learning, microcredentials, and microlearning.

MUST READ: Clay Shirky on Disruption

SocialFish

Higher education is now being disrupted; our MP3 is the massive open online course (or MOOC), and our Napster is Udacity, the education startup. As you know, we read Clay Shirky religiously over here at SocialFishing, and in the rare moments when he posts an essay or there is a video of him speaking, we always post it and it’s always thought-provoking. This time, however, it’s not just thought-provoking, I think it has direct implications for the association industry.

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