How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth Kanter

I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. And, if you are attending NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology in March, join me, John Kenyon, Andrea Barry, and Cindy Leonard for a session on designing effective technology training. All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement.

Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth Kanter

” I’ll co-teaching the session with colleagues Andrea Berry, John Kenyon, and Cindy Leonard. The session will cover what to do before, during, and after leading an effective technology training and provide lots of practical tips that will help you design fun, interactive, and highly effective technology training workshops. I read a lot of educational technology, training, and teaching blogs, follow those people on Twitter, curate on Scoop.It, etc to keep up.

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Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap

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As we become increasingly dependent on our technology, it only makes sense that it teach us as well. When evaluating the effectiveness of eLearnings it is vital that we keep in mind exactly what we are trying to accomplish; then craft exceedingly mindful learning experiences to ensure the highest possible return on our investment. If there is an opportunity to aid the teachings with text, then, by all means, include it as an option. Successful E-Learning – A Roadmap.

Free Webinar: Sharing Trainer's Social Media Bag of Tricks and Secrets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been involved with teaching and learning technology for nonprofits since 1993 when I worked for the New York Foundation for the Arts' online network for artists, Arts Wire. I was immediately thrown into a situation of dynamic teaching and learning. And then immediately create instructional materials and trainings for the community. Here's the description: Join Beth Kanter who has been teaching nonprofit technology workshops for over 15 years, both offline and online.

Happy, Healthy 2016: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

I also designed and facilitated a six month peer learning cohort with colleague Stephanie Rudat. Innovation Lab Facilitation : For the past few years, I’ve trained in and designed and facilitated innovation labs using the Luma Institute Methods. I also facilitated several design labs with nonprofits as part of the research for the Happy Healthy Nonprofit at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and the National Arts Marketing Project. Happy New Year !

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Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

Beth Kanter

Facilitator for Learning Network: Most of my work is designing and delivering capacity building projects for nonprofits literally all over the world and here in the US. In addition, I presented a webinar on training design and facilitated a session on nonprofit technology training design at NTC. I wrote many posts on instructional design for nonprofit training , including this wrap up post from our NTEN NTC session on teaching and learning for nonprofits.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

Beth Kanter

For the past five years, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Monterey teaching a graduate course called “ Networked International Organizations ” for students pursuing an advanced degree in International Development. Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes. That’s why I always enjoy teaching in flexible classroom spaces.

What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry

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However, my inability to participate aside, Pokémon Go is a very good application of Augmented Reality, and with the user base growing at such an alarming rate, it has caused many organizations to take pause and evaluate what seems to be endless opportunities in not only the game and its facets but in the delivery method itself. What Pokémon Go Means to the Learning Industry. Pokémon Go is a phenomenon which is quickly taking over our cell phones.

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

As a trainer and now adjunct professor, I’m constantly working on and honing these skills sets: assessment, instructional design, curriculum/materials development, presenting, facilitation, and evaluation. There is a lot of learn and refine in each of these areas. And that’s why I love teaching and training because it is all about the learning for both you and the participants. Here’s just a few: Instructional. Small Group Design.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, in looking over the evaluations and reviews , I think the participants did too. I've been experimenting with integrating social media into instruction for the past five years, so the webinar was a great opportunity to reflect on practice. I covered these three topics: Why: Social media integrated into instruction - Pass or Fail? What: The art of social instructional design. I think you can design around it. Social Instructional Design.

Learn You Will: #14ntc Nonprofit Tech Training Session Reflection and Resources

Beth Kanter

Earlier this month, I presented on a panel called “ Learn, You Will ” with Cindy Leonard, John Kenyon, and Andrea Berry on the topic of designing effective nonprofit technology training at the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN. Each of us took on a different aspect of nonprofit technology design and incorporated some interactive exercises. I am particularly grateful to Cindy Leonard who compiled and consolidated our slides based on the design.