Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. 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.

Associations play an important role in higher education

Aaron Wolowiec

And then comes the price tag. 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.

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

Value-based accreditation: Continuing with the CE credit economy, we note that many CE providers are concerned with competition in the market, which we can describe in economic terms as deflation of the price of CE credit. Less abstractly, the CE business of non-profit associations is threatened by for-profit CE providers that undercut the associations’ prices. We like that idea, and we agree that you need to provide many different pricing models. All the MOOCs out there.

How Associations Can Transform Higher Education

Reid All About it

Not many, not at the prices charged by universities today. 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.

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 Pricing – The way content is developed and distributed on the internet is STILL not being effectively dealt with in our pricing models.

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

Association Success

We use “membership” as an excuse to sell more stuff at discounted prices to members. 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.

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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. Learn what to look for in a mobile app to best support your sponsorship sales, which metrics are most important to focus on, and how to think about pricing and packaging of sponsorship opportunities.

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. Second, associations may need to consider the pricing structure of their learning opportunities and events. And, unfortunately, that’s a price point most associations will be unable to match.

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

WBT Systems

Develop processes for e-learning product development and pricing. Don’t forget LinkedIn, colleges and universities , MOOCs, and other for-profit online learning platforms.). Does your association have a process for setting prices for e-learning products? If you do, kudos to you because only 40% of survey participants have a pricing process. The future looks bright for association e-learning. The growing lifelong learning market provides plenty of opportunity.

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SCD Group: 5 Articles on Association Meetings & Education

SCD Group

College may never be the same By Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY Massive Open Online Courses --MOOCs, for short. And MOOCs already have attracted the interest of some employers, paving the way for a potential revenue source. Is there a "magic" price for association membershi. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Sunday, September 16, 2012. 5 Articles on Association Meetings & Education.

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. Overturn traditional assumptions about price/performance relationships. An effective online learning marketing plan has three phases.

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