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.

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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. Is Now the Time For Your MOOC?

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Trending Sources

MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course

Associations Now

The post MOOC as Promotion: Brewers Association Launches Beer Course appeared first on Associations Now In an effort to draw attention to beer’s culinary role, the Brewers Association announced a five-day course on how to best pair the popular beverage with food.

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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

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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

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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). Associations Learning Professional Development certification conventions lifelong learners MOOC Pew Research Center report study technology

Giving 2.0: The MOOC Launches Today: Sign Up for Free

Beth Kanter's Blog

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. Giving 2.0:

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. As some of you may know, in addition to my role with Event Garde , I work for Michigan State University’s central communications office. I love working with students. They’re brilliant.

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.

2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks Associations

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.

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.

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.

Is your online education ready for Generation Flux?


This article originally appeared on the Avectra blog with the title, Association Learning Communities Offer More than MOOC. One of those articles, The Big Idea That Can Revolutionize Higher Education: MOOC , was written by Laura McKenna for The Atlantic. Lessons from MOOC.

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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. 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.

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.

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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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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.

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

Associations Now

The survey asked respondents using technology for learning about five emerging learning formats: massive open online courses (MOOCs), flipped classes, gamified learning, digital badges , and microlearning.

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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. Right now, today, in 2016 is the best time to start up.

Report: Where Association Learning Technology Is Going

Associations Now

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Six Issues Associations Are Having Difficulty Responding To

Velvet Chainsaw

MOOCS, elearning, digital events, blended learning, curated feeds, are brazen to association offerings. Many associations are slow to change. Often association leadership views change as something that disrupts the peace. They want to maintain the status quo.

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Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing


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.

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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.

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What Will Associations Monetize In The Future?

Velvet Chainsaw

MOOCs , online courses, video-learning, mobile learning, thought leadership via blogs, webinars and online conferences make traditional education and cutting edge content easily accessible. Associations offer more than education opportunities.

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Hey Nonprofits: Here Comes Gen Z Donors

Beth Kanter's Blog

Mooc is an example at the college level where college students are not only learning about the world of philanthropy, but are also giving away a grant to a nonprofit organization as part of their work. But is philanthropy a part of a Gen Y’s schooling? During the recent ALS IceBucket Challenge , lots of kids were involved and I noticed some educators, like Vicki Davis , incorporating it as a classroom lesson.

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

Velvet Chainsaw

MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses. Today, if organizations don’t take the time, spend the money and learn how to build world-class learning programs both for their customers and their employees, they will not be able to compete or lead their stakeholders into the future.

MUST READ: Clay Shirky on Disruption


Higher education is now being disrupted; our MP3 is the massive open online course (or MOOC), and our Napster is Udacity, the education startup.

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Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth Kanter's Blog

It is also part of another educational technology trend of MOOCs (massively open online courses) which are seeing more widespread adoption in higher education and have become more popular options for online learning.

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

Velvet Chainsaw

The standard lecture model for conference education is facing disruption from FLIP-models, Ignite, MOOCs, Pecha Kucha, “Station Rotation Experiences,” Unhangouts and more. The traditional conference meeting experience is out!

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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.

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!

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

WBT Systems

Don’t forget LinkedIn, colleges and universities , MOOCs, and other for-profit online learning platforms.). Use of emerging formats, such as micro-learning, MOOCs, flipped learning , gamified learning, and digital badges or micro-credentials. The future looks bright for association e-learning. The growing lifelong learning market provides plenty of opportunity. However, one missing element is clouding the picture for associations.

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

Associations Now

There’s no pressure, there’s no homework, there’s no exams—unlike a MOOC [Massive Open Online Course] where you have to show up on Tuesdays at 11:00,” said Edward Leon, chief brand officer at The Great Courses.

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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].

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. The digital divide is shrinking in our wired part of the world: 87% of Americans now use the internet. But even when people have access to the web, another type of digital divide may present a challenge to associations with online learning programs—a digital readiness gap.

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