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. That’s according to Web Courseworks , a learning technologies and consulting company.

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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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Life goes on…and so does learning

Aaron Wolowiec

That said, associations should capitalize on technology, not shy away from it. At the same time, technology provides incredible tools to measure the effectiveness of your association’s lifelong learning opportunities. “A A variety of tools – from web and social media analytics to e-mail statistics to low-cost feedback systems like iPerceptions – can be used to extend and strengthen traditional, less agile market research methods,” Cobb said.

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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. And technology careens ahead at breakneck speed.

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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. Consider alternative delivery methods and new technologies. Try MOOCs or coding camps.

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. “Association Learning + Technology 2017,” a new report from Tagoras sponsored by Community Brands, makes the case that many associations have yet to work emerging kinds of learning into their offerings—though many are looking into it.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

——— How are trade and professional associations using technology to enable or enhance their education programs? How much success are organizations having with technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning? Those are just a few of the questions we set out to answer with the latest edition of the Association Learning + Technology report. Clearly technology is now an integral part of association education.

Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

At Google X, a project qualifies as a moonshot if it tackles a huge problem, proposes a radical solution, and involves breakthrough science or technology. The American Institute of CPAs along with many of the nation’s largest accounting firms are creating a new auditing process driven by AI and other technology that will transform the role of the auditor. One of them looks within the school system and the other looks out at the world students live in.

Challenges and Opportunities for Association Education Programs

WBT Systems

Mobile technology changes everything, and makes associations nervous. 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. At WBT Systems, we have partnered with associations for over 15 years to build and deliver world-class education and certification programs through TopClass LMS , the #1 LMS for Associations.

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? Technology vendors want their clients’ feedback and constructive criticism, really, we do. Linda Bowers, our chief technology officer, participates in the sales process because she likes to learn directly about the problems associations are trying to solve. The relationship between a technology provider and their client is a partnership.

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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 always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. In eLearning, we are at the very start of the hype curve with distributed ledgers: we can imagine the technology solving one of our recurring problems. IOT Physical Simulators: The idea here is to build physical training devices that connect to online learning technology. All the MOOCs out there.

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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Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.21.17

Reid All About it

A near-death experience has enabled him “to envision an alternate ending to the AI story —one that makes the most of this amazing technology while empowering humans not just to survive, but to thrive.” LMS provider WBT Systems writes about instructional design innovations that associations could borrow from “ModPo” and a few other award-winning MOOCs. Learn how to use existing and emerging technologies to create better experiences for your attendees.

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. In their book A+ Solution: How America’s Professional Societies and Trade Associations Can Solve the Nation’s Workforce Skills Crisis, John Bell, founder and CEO of online-career-center provider Boxwood Technology, Inc., Take massive open online courses, or MOOCs, for example.

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). The technology gives us tremendous power to solve this stark problem all around us. 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.

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Wake Up to Educating the Future Workforce

Associations Now

Emerging technology is shifting our workforce toward intellectual capital and changing the ways we educate both students and adults. 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. In the Thursday opening general session, an attendee asked futurist Dr. Michio Kaku about the threats of emerging technologies. Technology.

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

WBT Systems

I learned about this vulnerability while reading the fifth edition of Association Learning + Technology from Tagoras. This recently released report, based on a survey of more than 200 associations, describes how trade and professional associations are using technology to enable and enhance learning. Tagoras learned that 93% of the survey participants use technology to deliver learning. The future looks bright for association e-learning.

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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. Sources: NMC Horizon Reports, Bottom-Line Performance , Internet Time Alliance , Centre For Learning And Performance , Edutopia , Informal Learning Technologies , MindShift-KQED.

Help Your Members Across the Digital Readiness Gap

WBT Systems

Facility with getting new technology to work : How likely people are to get someone else to set up new devices for them or show them how to use new devices. Use of digital tools for learning : How often and regularly people use technology to purse learning or enrichment activities. Familiarity with education technology : How familiar people are with online learning, MOOCs, digital badges, Khan Academy, and other online educational resources.

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The Many Benefits of Selling Online Education to Corporate Members

WBT Systems

Even MOOCs have caught on. Lack of skills among Learning & Development staff to implement and manage technology-enabled learning. Unreliable technology infrastructure. 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?

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8 New Ideas for Engaging Online Students

WBT Systems

An online instructor must understand not only how learners learn but also how to leverage technology to help them take in and retain information. 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.

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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. Changing techniques, technology or demographics within your industry or profession. profession: Mobile technology. Well, it’s happened again! Another iconic brand has bit the dust.

How to Get Your Association to Support Staff’s Professional Development

WBT Systems

Now more than ever, new technologies and industry shake-ups are putting more pressure on professionals to learn new skills,” said Raegan Johnson at Associations Now. 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.

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

Velvet Chainsaw

Just as the public is driving the use of technologies in business, attendees are driving the technologies used in a conference. 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!

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Association Disruption: What’s your Educational Moonshot?

.orgCommunity

At Google X, a project qualifies as a moonshot if it tackles a huge problem, proposes a radical solution, and involves breakthrough science or technology. The American Institute of CPAs along with many of the nation’s largest accounting firms are creating a new auditing process driven by AI and other technology that will transform the role of the auditor. One of them looks within the school system and the other looks out at the world students live in.