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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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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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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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. Partnerships with several state flagship universities also are being announced, bringing to more than 70 the number of schools or systems working with the company.

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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. With an education system that is being disrupted, college students graduating with degrees that fail to provide them practical job skills and more adult and nontraditional learners than ever, associations stand at a crossroads,” Engel and Alcorn wrote. The education-to-employment system is broken and we need to understand why and what we can do to help,” Alcorn said.

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. With an education system that is being disrupted, college students graduating with degrees that fail to provide them practical job skills and more adult and nontraditional learners than ever, associations stand at a crossroads,” Engel and Alcorn wrote. The education-to-employment system is broken and we need to understand why and what we can do to help,” Alcorn said.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

It is well worth reading for any association that is reviewing its current education offering for members or considering implementing new technologies, such as an association learning management system. 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.

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

One of them looks within the school system and the other looks out at the world students live in. If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. This blog post was originally published on the Association Learning Blog by WBT Systems. Michelle Brien is VP of Marketing & Product Strategy at WBT Systems and a member of.OrgCommunity. WBT Systems develops TopClass LMS and is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019.

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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The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform

WBT Systems

Are you using a 20th century system in the 21st century? How about improving system performance or security? If you’re not sure how to use some part of your system, talk to your support team. Everyone— colleges and universities , for-profits, and MOOCs—is getting into the lifelong learning business. The post The Importance of an LMS Roadmap When Selecting a Learning Platform appeared first on WBT Systems. Is your LMS provider stuck in a rut?

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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. Document any missed opportunities because of your system’s limited functionality. Don’t overlook competing programs from other associations, higher education institutions, MOOCs, and for-profit companies, like LinkedIn, Udemy, and firms in your industry. What do you need in a system to differentiate your programs?

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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

As Mark Iafrate of Accredible , an evangelist for badges, has suggested, these standards could continue to exist in a layered system that rests atop distributed ledgers. A better system would (1) quantify the educational value provided by CE providers, (2) create a race to the top in which CE providers were awarded an allowance of credits that they could market in return for the value they created. MOOCs: We will go against the grain a bit here and argue that MOOCs AREN’T DEAD.

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! Associations have a tendency to use language and abbreviations that are only meaningful to them internally without realizing the public won’t understand their system of communication. All of this is time-consuming and you’ll need to be focused on system integrations, working with instructors, and more.

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Mastering Your Craft

Thanks For Playing

Talking about the future of work led us naturally into talking about the future of getting ready to work, aka our education system. 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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Finding Radical Value in Core Competencies

Association Subculture

If you read the news and study trends, you may already be aware that there is a great deal of change underway in the K-12 and post-secondary system in the United States. Rising college tuition costs, shrinking numbers of seats, and new technology based delivery systems are combining to create a perfect storm in the adult education world. However, the coming disruptions in the educational system couldn’t come at a better time for associations.

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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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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! Associations have a tendency to use language and abbreviations that are only meaningful to them internally without realizing the public won’t understand their system of communication. All of this is time-consuming and you’ll need to be focused on system integrations, working with instructors, and more.

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

Aaron Wolowiec

It has become a fact of life for learners of all ages, and particularly for those who are coming up through the K-12 and higher education systems – in other words, future association members and lifelong learning customers. 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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Can Associations Corner the Education Market?

Associations Now

I think it is just a matter of recognizing and embracing the absolutely critical role that associations play in the American—and, increasingly, global —education system. When considering how associations can supplement or even replace college, it may be beneficial to also consider how they can adapt to some of the current disrupters of the higher education system. Take massive open online courses, or MOOCs, for example.

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.

MUST READ: Clay Shirky on Disruption

SocialFish

First, the people running the old system don’t notice the change. 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.

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Report: Where Association Learning Technology Is Going

Associations Now

percent) having a learning management system. 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

First, the people running the old system don’t notice the change. 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.

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The Limits of Being Inside

Jamie Notter

Massively open online classes (MOOCs) are disrupting education (see Clay Shirky’s take on it for some background). It won’t be done by current system. It will be done by people who have nothing to do with current system. We need to make sure we give people a purpose to their life, and that’s going to be done by people who have nothing to do with the current system. The people who are in charge of your current system: how did they get there?

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Wake Up to Educating the Future Workforce

Associations Now

I’d been hearing this for a while now, but I came away from the conference convinced that it’s time for associations to rethink their roles in our education system. Which means we have to elevate our workforce, which means we have to change the educational system once again. In another session, participants discussed the rise of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

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

Velvet Chainsaw

Typically a Learning Management System (LMS) has become a fixture inside of organizations. 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. Learning investments are more important now than ever. Learning Trends That Will Be Adopted This Year.

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. The post Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses appeared first on WBT Systems.

Improve Student Success with an Online Learning Community

WBT Systems

We’ve got Higher Logic on the mind this week because WBT Systems is a Silver Sponsor of the Higher Logic Super Forum from October 15 to October 17 in Arlington, Virginia. 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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The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members

WBT Systems

Even MOOCs have caught on. The post The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members appeared first on WBT Systems. 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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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). The post Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap appeared first on WBT Systems.

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How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience

WBT Systems

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. Follow the format of popular MOOCs : Share a discussion guide. The post How to Continue the Conference Learning Experience appeared first on WBT Systems. Conferences consume a great deal of your association’s time and financial resources.

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8 New Ideas for Engaging Online Students

WBT Systems

Leverage the email notification feature on your learning management system. 10 Secrets of Online Course Design from Award-Winning MOOCs. The post 8 New Ideas for Engaging Online Students appeared first on WBT Systems. For many adults, taking a class online is a new learning experience. Even learners with the best intentions can get distracted when they’re supposed to be paying attention. They procrastinate when it’s time to log in and do their classwork.

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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. The post Remember the 3 E’s When Marketing Educational Programs appeared first on WBT Systems. 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. The post How to Get Your Association to Support Staff’s Professional Development appeared first on WBT Systems. 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 Leadership: Lessons from Twinkie, Kodacrome & Blackberry

SCD Group

After reading my 4/4/12 post, Jeff De Cagna(@pinnovation) commented: "The critical lesson of the Kodak and RIM situations is the same: organizations cannot afford an on-going systemic failure to identify and push back against disruption in their ecosystems, or they will be disrupted. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) that could change expectations for your association’s education, meetings, etc. Well, it’s happened again! Another iconic brand has bit the dust.

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. A good introductory video could also serve as a promotional trailer, like this one from another Coursera MOOC, Modern & Contemporary American Poetry —a course we’ve discussed before on this blog because of its creative and effective instructional design. #2

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 conference registration system recommends sessions, people to connect with during the event. The traditional conference meeting experience is out! People today are looking for unusual, new, innovative conference experiences. They don’t want to attend last year’s annual meeting that just changed the filler.

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

One of them looks within the school system and the other looks out at the world students live in. If necessary, learners could supplement your programs with college courses offered by MOOCs. This blog post was originally published on the Association Learning Blog by WBT Systems. Michelle Brien is VP of Marketing & Product Strategy at WBT Systems and a member of.OrgCommunity. WBT Systems develops TopClass LMS and is a proud sponsor of Solutions Day 2019.