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6 ways to support collaborative learning effectively

Gyrus

Collaborative learning is when such individuals come together to achieve their common goal of upgrading one common skill

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Leverage Collaborative Learning With Cloud-Based LMS

Gyrus

To understand and imply a learning management system you need to know its offerings and advantages. Here some of its features and corresponding advantages are stated for your knowledge

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Connecting BTOP Peers to Collaborate, Learn, and Train

Tech Soup Blog

As part of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Project (BTOP), which is a federal stimulus program for thousands of organizations and public libraries around the country to help expand and improve broadband access, we've been interviewing grantees to glean their best practices, challenges, opportunities, and hopes for the projects they're working on.

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NTC Storytellers: Accidental Technologist, Volume One

NTEN

I was very happy to share several tools from the Droid App world like Cinch, Posterous and TweetCaster to help better make the Droid mobile devices more integrated with the messaging and in the process learned from others - for instance about how the newer versions of the FlipCam (thank you, Cisco) auto compresses the videos depending on the upload source. 11ntc Collaboration learning sharing storytelling IT Staff

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Why You Need To Keep Fundraising Technology Skills Current

Greater Giving

It wasn’t just learning how to use Zoom or work collaboratively from home that hindered nonprofits in pandemic times. Connecting remarkable fundraisers to collaborate, learn, and become inspired. Interact with other contributors, and offer cooperation and collaboration.

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A Blueprint to Building a New Model of Community Care

Saleforce Nonprofit

Each new program our team launches relies upon the collective impact and organizing power of a number of organizations and collaborators. From the beginning, our approach has relied upon the collective momentum of collaborative partnerships. We need your help and collaboration.

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Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth Kanter

They are also working on software that uses this approach in the classroom and takes the passivity and lectures out of classroom instruction. In the 60 minutes piece, it is referred to the flipped classroom or peer instruction a mindset that directs attention away from teachers and puts it squarely on the students and their learning. Taking self-directed and collaborative learning a step further is peeragogy.

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Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

Tech Soup Blog

Box.org provides organizations with the Box file-sharing, content management, and collaboration service. You can use Box's cloud-based storage and collaboration tools to replace traditional on-premises file servers and traditional file-sharing processes. It also provides tools that facilitate program management, funding development, and global collaboration. To learn more, read Box's summary of how nonprofits can use its services.

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Great reads from around the web on April 28th

Amy Sample Ward

We hope to establish a collaborative learning community — with plenty of space for ideas and wisdom of the field. We aim to work together to create a vision for meeting the education and learning needs of people in our field. Name-calling is never nice — that much most of us learned in kindergarten. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth Kanter

As a trainer, I’m intensely interested in creating learning experiences that integrate or about how to use the technology for nonprofits that engage and inspire people to put the ideas into practice. I’ve been obsessed with peer learning and self-directed learning models in my own learning and the trainings I design and facilitate. What struck me was his authentic co-learning process with his students. Photo by Aussiegal.

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Building My Leadership Tribe in the American Express Leadership Academy

ASU Lodestar Center

But I greatly missed the human element and learned quickly that you can’t replace face-to-face interaction. Learning from others is ingrained in our DNA and is nothing short of crucial. Research from Harvard Business Review shows that learning happens best when learners collaborate and help one another. We learned about critical issues nonprofits are facing (or need to face) while being exposed to a rich network of professionals to connect and learn from.

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Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Lili Wang

ASU Lodestar Center

I am also interested in the intersection of the government and the nonprofit sectors, which includes cross-sector collaboration, nonprofit provision of public services, etc. What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career? It’s not the lesson I have learned, but rather it’s generally an important point for junior scholars to keep in mind, to protect your time for research and learn to say “No”.

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How To Focus When You Work in An Open Office Space

Beth Kanter

The Gensler study suggests that employees need four different work areas to be productive: focus, collaborate, learn, and socialize. Such spaces offer great benefits for collaboration, transparency, knowledge sharing, learning, creativity, and team building. So, how do you balance collaboration with the need for individual focus time? They also have a large communal space that is used for socializing, staff meetings, learning, and events.

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Harnessing Philanthropy to Promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Nonprofit Sector

ASU Lodestar Center

OMG Center for Collaborative Learning. posted by Christy Dargus Graduate Alumna ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management. There is a glaring lack of diversity within the nonprofit sector and philanthropic community that harms not only minority communities but nonprofit institutions themselves.

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From Community Arts To Community of Online Learners: Janet Salmons, Ph.D

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Most of the projects with these programs were carried out collaboratively; so I had a chance to see how different kinds of organizations, from grassroots to national, operate. It focused on collaborative e-learning. I interviewed ten online educators in five countries about how they planned and organized collaborative learning activities. A premise for this work is that we need to be better at working collaboratively???whether

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Thank You Fernanda Ibarra: She's Number 7!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am a multiplayer giving a lot of focus into the Web (online communities, socialnetworks, collaborative learning). I'm, of course, experimenting with person-to-person fundraising on Facebook and I'll share my learnings here. Full Size Photo here. Thank you Fernanda Ibarra. We met almost two years ago when we took the online facilitation workshop with Nancy White. We connected on Facebook. Fernanda lives in Mexico, we've never met face-to-face. Quote from her profile.

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7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Forum One

Smartboards and lightweight laptops such as the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and NEO2 already providing alternative learning experiences. It could spawn innovative interactive applications that support collaborative learning. Apple's new iPad tablet computer has spawned some mixed reactions. Some over-hype it as "magical" and "transformative." " Others have criticized its weight , lack of Flash support, or closed architecture.

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NpTech Tag Roundup: Election Day, NPTech Blog Chatter, and Tool Talk

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Knowledge-at-Work blog writes about when learning and knowledge collide -- and the importance of collaborative learning networks. There is a fairly large educator community on Second Life and the lessons learned are starting to appear in the blogosphere. Photo from Politalk_Tim Flickr Stream via the Voter s project Cross-posted at Netsquared Election Day, Organizing, Campaigns, Nonprofits and Web 2.0

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