A Worthy Read: National Education Technology Plan

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just finished reading the National Education Technology Plan , and I can recommend it to anyone interested in the future of technology in American education. I found the explanations good, and the first part of the plan is well worth reading to understand some of the trends in educational applications of technology. If producers adopt current industry standards for producing educational materials, materials will be accessible out of the box.

Revenue, Retention and Reactivation: Findings from the 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Report


Download The 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance Report to learn more about the 6% revenue growth and other key performance indicators of annual funds at more than 100 public and private institutions. 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance.

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Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

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Three reasons kids need digital literacy and citizenship education — and three ways to provide it – Guest Post by Emily Esch. Just as media and technology have affected the nature of childhood and education, they’ve also affected the nature of parenting.

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education


Rich Finstein interviews Kathi Edwards , a consultant on our CommPartners team, about her take on social learning and online education – and how important these are for getting the engagement everyone is looking for. What trends are you seeing in live online education?

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


As someone who has a kid headed to college in three years, the concept of the staggering cost of a college education combined with the reality that a college degree (or even graduate degree) is no longer the guarantee of employment it used to be is one that weighs heavily on me.

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Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

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College enrollment, grade improvements, and staying connected with student services are just a few of the advantages of higher education texting. Higher Ed higher education summer melt Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher.

Is your online education ready for Generation Flux?


————– 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. They’ll take charge of their own education.

Improve Healthcare Education in Your Community with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

The University of Maryland’s Food Supplement Nutrition Education program sends text messages to parents about keeping their children healthy. Text messaging is a powerful tool in improving knowledge about broader health issues within a community.

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Reimagining education in the digital age


Technology and the future of education, learning, knowledge and universities (futurist speaker Gerd Leonhard) from Futurist Gerd Leonhard. ReimaginED: The Future of K12 Education from David Havens. From TED talk playlists to government speeches, everyone agrees: education is changing.

The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm


————– I am very pleased to announce the publication of the white paper I co-authored with Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.” No Feeds Found.

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How To Apply Social to Education and Learning


Do you work in the Education department? That’s where your expertise in learning and education is invaluable. Given all of that, what can the education team actually DO with social? You spend most of your time delivering formal education programs, as you should.

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How Text Messaging Improves Educational Outcomes for Students

Mobile Commons

For years researchers have been searching for small yet effective improvements to current educational models. Loosely defined as “behavioral nudges,” the idea is that educational systems don’t need major overhauls that exhaust budgets in order to make a change.

NTEN Is Hiring an Educational Program Manager


Flickr photo by leighblackall By the end of 2011, NTEN will have produced over 100 educational webinars and 3 in-person local events, with many more in 2012. So, I'm thrilled to announce a job opening for NTEN’s Educational Program Manager. This position will be critical to adding a higher level of quality and evaluation to NTEN’s various educational offerings.

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Games for Change Keynote: James Shelton, US Department of Education

Amy Sample Ward

James Shelton, US Department of Education: Education is probably the area where we have failed to innovate the most. I want to frame first the opportunity: we often talk about the competitiveness frame in education, that the US used to be number one, and now we are “falling behind.&# It has to happen outside this country because so many countries realized that education is the way to economic prosperity. Young people should enjoy the educational process.

Online Education Events for Nonprofits in July 2015

Tech Soup Blog

Various organizations and organizations offer again an exceptional array of events. All times are Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT). If you are not located in Eastern United States, use this site to convert those times into your own time zone.

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Philanthropy Delivers New Promise of Quality Education for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Investing in education has an incredible multiplier effect as it leads to increased prosperity not just for individuals, but also for their communities and societies. Gallucci and Roy jointly announced a partnership of philanthropic organizations investing more than $15 million in grants to 23 projects as well as an additional $13 million available in the coming year for innovative projects that will increase the participation, quality, and relevance of secondary education.

Social CRM Use Case 2: Socializing educational content for member retention


Socializing educational content for member retention. ROI = reduction of costs for creating new content by surfacing existing content; extending the life of existing content; increasing retention rates attributable to educational value of the association membership.

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Raspberry Pi for Educators

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Thanks to the Pi's low cost, simplicity, and extensibility, educators and do-it-yourselfers have been buying them up at times faster than the manufacturer can make them. The Raspberry Pi was designed to help educators and students understand technology better. Raspberry Pi Model B.

Technology in Education and the Dominance of Apple [Infographic]


Interesting stuff from OpenColleges. Are you incorporating iPads or other similar tools into how you work with your members? An Infographic by Open Colleges. Potluck

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to #GivingTuesday and End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Arts & Cultural Healthcare Higher Education Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing Social Media #GivingTuesday email appeal End of Year Appeal end of year fundraising fundraising appeals giving tuesday social influencers year end fundraising

5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

Connection Cafe

In 2016, higher education institutions saw 17.7% Higher education performed in line with the average across the public sector, however, it’s slightly behind Human Services, Healthcare and Environment/Animal Welfare organizations, which means there’s room to grow!

[New Report] 3 Key Findings for University Fundraising

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Blackbaud recently released its fifth annual Charitable Giving Report, and it offers major lessons for institutions of higher education looking to increase fundraising capacity over the coming years. Thus, while higher education giving is up, the increase is extremely moderate.

Who Are Education's Big Visionaries?

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One of the results of my creating a Generosity Plan was that I remembered how much I care about public education, literacy education, and arts education. When I graduated from college, almost all of my friends worked in public education, including me , but now, they've all left.

Share of the American Wallet: What It Does and Does Not Mean for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Other factors that make a difference include: marital status , number of children in the home, income , and education level. The Blackbaud Institute’s newest research report, Share of the American Wallet , was released earlier this month.

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Major Gifts: Defining and Enhancing Your Strategy

Connection Cafe

Leading the vertical view, Arts and Education organizations set the highest amount for what counts as a major gift with 50% of them stating their minimum major gift at $4,999. Over $400 billion in combined charitable donations were given to nonprofit organizations in the U.S.

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New Study Monitors Dramatically Transforming Donor Behavior

Connection Cafe

Advocacy Arts & Cultural Foundations Healthcare Higher Education Nonprofit Nonprofit News American Donors baby boomers Donor Marketplace donor retention sector trends The Blackbaud Institute

5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Share of the American Wallet provides useful insights to help understand philanthropic patterns in the United States , educate those around us, and provide a directional indicator to help guide broad segmentation efforts.

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We Are All Educators


Educational Program Manager. All of us in the nonprofit technology family are educators. Whether you are teaching users about database functionality, educating vendors or consultants about your organizational needs, educating programmers about user needs or simply explaining what the latest shiny tech object does, you are an educator. That is one of the many reasons I am excited about being NTEN’s Educational Program Manager. John Kenyon.

3 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Higher Ed Institutions

Connection Cafe

Recently Blackbaud UK’s Customer Engagement Director Dan Keyworth spoke at the Global Leaders Summit about Social Fundraising for Educational Institutions. He highlighted three different peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities specifically for higher education institutions.

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The Triple Bottom Line in India: Software, Quality Education, and Early Learning

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It is being beta tested as part of a new model of high quality education in schools called: Sujaya : India’s 1st K-12 Hybrid CBSE Schools www.sujayaschools.com. The school’s curriculum is based on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory.

Making #GivingTuesday Count: New Mexico State University’s Story

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Higher Education Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising #GivingTuesday giving tuesday Giving Tuesday Campaign Giving Tuesday ideas Higher Ed Higher Ed Fundraising New Mexico State University NMSU stewardshipOne day can make a difference and New Mexico State University (NMSU) can prove it!

Free education tools you have never heard of


—————— The number of education sites keeps growing at a fast rate. Scitable is available courtesy of NatureEducation which is an initiative for collaborative science education. This is a guest post by Sandra Miller, a tech writer from Brooklyn.

Education: The Key to Member Growth and Loyalty

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If your association targets recent graduates, young professionals, and those looking to gain more employable credentials (or would like to), you may be familiar with the current educational landscape. White-Paper Education Shelly-Alcorn Elizabeth-Weaver-Engel

MUST WATCH: Sir Ken Robinson’s latest talk on the future of education


Education is not a mechanical system, it’s a human system.” “Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them.

4 Globally Oriented Tips on Using Social Media - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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4 Globally Oriented Tips on Using Social Media - WorldWise - The Chronicle of Higher Education : "4 Globally Oriented Tips on Using Social Media June 9, 2011, 11:28 am By David Wheeler Over the past year, I’ve given talks or moderated sessions on social media in a strange set of cities: Adelaide, Sydney, and Doha.

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education : However, in the three years I’ve been teaching mobile video in a course titled “Information 3.0,” even those students who initially say they are very familiar with video later admit that they learned a lot from repeated practice and application of video production skills.

Infographic: Technology And Education


Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”. This quote demonstrates the state of technology and education currently. However, many argue the future of tech education is in the cloud.

MUST WATCH: What we’re learning from online education [VIDEO]


“Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn.

Austin Nonprofit Bridges Digital and Education Divide in Cambodia - PR.com

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Press Release Austin Nonprofit Bridges Digital and Education Divide in Cambodia - PR.com : That’s something that Austin’s Windows of Wonder Institute, or WOWi, wants to end. With its first international project in Siem Reap, Cambodia, WOWi aims to bring American audiences together with students of the Tchey school, to provide technical training to these students and help raise money for the education of Cambodian children.

Major Gift Fundraising: 13 Expert Tips (Nonprofit Tech Carnival)

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But, you can never learn too much about the… Education Major Giving UncategorizedThis month’s Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival is all about one thing: major gifts.