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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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.

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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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. 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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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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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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].

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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!

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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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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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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.

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

Association Success

Is the product-line business model truly benefitting associations anymore? Most associations professionals would agree that meeting member needs is at the heart of every decision made. Yet over the last 40 years, most professional associations have been adopting a product-line business model.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Everyone— colleges and universities , for-profits, and MOOCs—is getting into the lifelong learning business. Is your LMS provider stuck in a rut? Are you using a 20th century system in the 21st century? 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?

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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.

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.

The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members

WBT Systems

Even MOOCs have caught on. 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. We’ll show you how it’s done by other associations during a webinar on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1 p.m.

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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Improve Student Success with an Online Learning Community

WBT Systems

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). Do you ever think about your association’s online learners and how they manage to fit your courses into their busy lives?

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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.