Association eLearning vs Free Online Courses

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There are a multitude of blogs and articles outlining the benefits of taking free online courses for professional development to advance your career, but do these courses actually deliver the value and opportunity they profess to provide to adult learners? Why should adult learners concerned with career development consider Association eLearning programs as providing superior value and career opportunities? Experience should be at the root of all learning tasks and activities.

Improve Student Success with an Online Learning Community

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Do you ever think about your association’s online learners and how they manage to fit your courses into their busy lives? Imagine: after a long day of work, errands, and household chores and duties, they manage to find time to finish the week’s assignments for the online course they’re taking with your association. A learning community makes courses more engaging and enjoyable. Enhance the online learning experience with a learning community.


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How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

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Dramatic changes have occurred in how learning is recognized, accredited and validated. A flexible, structured Digital Badge Strategy applied to your planned and existing online learning programs will help to validate your badging initiative – ensuring that you meet your learning and organisational goals. Often it is the intrinsic, on-the-job skills and best practices that are learned and applied that provide the most value and benefit.

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Associations Need to Lead Change with Education Programs

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We explore some of the key takeaways from the whitepaper in this blog, but we highly recommend that all associations should also read the whitepaper, which is available online. Because association education programs are based on industry standards, the learning outcomes are consistent and it is easy for employers to recognize the validity of skills and competencies achieved. For example, an association learning management system can: Attract and engage learners.

Why (and How) to Design Association Education for Young Professionals

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Fortunately, this generation has been studied like no other so we can confidently act upon what the research tells us, for example: When applying for a job, 59 percent of millennials say opportunities to learn and grow are extremely important to them. 40 percent of millennials are likely to change companies because they aren’t given the opportunity to learn and advance as quickly as they’d wish. Give young professionals a discount on online education.