Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

What is competency-based learning and how would it work? A competency-based model involves creating learning journeys around high-need roles within an industry. Next, the association takes each competency and creates specific learning activities that teach that competency.

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

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Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed). Learning and Knowledge Analytics.

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The Importance of Nonprofit Workplace Culture: How PENCIL Thrives by Writing Their Own Path

NonProfit Hub

They’re no stranger to a fun and engaging learning environment. Think back to a time where glue sticks, pencil sharpeners and new folders and books were abundant.

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

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We’ll share some of these case studies below, but for more, check out these projects and learn more about the people behind them at the Games for Change Festival ( [link] ), NYC’s largest gaming event that convenes the social change community and game makers, next month (April 22-24 & 26).

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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

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Being able to to set up “learning stations” where students can be participate in different activities paves way for more learning because you are giving participants a choice to learn in a way that they learn best. … Read More Learning Training Design

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Don’t Delay – Registration is open for the PCMP!!!

SocialFish

Lessons learned, new perspectives, and effective approaches from eight successful community managers. Participants’ own experiences with fellow attendees in a peer-to-peer learning environment. This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for.

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Can Dr. Seuss Help Your School Drive Admissions?

Connection Cafe

Your resolution is the experience and learning environment you can provide students and their families. Perhaps your audience is looking for smaller class sizes or specialized learning. Maybe their priority is single gender education or a faith based environment.

Teaching with Tech: The Incredible—and Inevitable—Evolution of the Digital Classroom

Byte Technology

a single computer running basic DOS for an entire school was considered the very cutting edge of the tech-enhanced learning environment. Today 48 states support online learning programs, and 95 percent of institutions of higher learning offer online classes.

Seven Elements That Make For A Good Company Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You'll learn a lot about marketing from the book, Does it Work? , Those seven elements are: Stay Flexible - create a continuous learning environment with flexibility and a certain disdain for roles. Hire Learners - individuals who are curious and willing to learn on their own.

Seven Elements Of A Good Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You'll learn a lot about marketing from the new book, Does it Work? , Those seven elements are: Stay Flexible - create a continuous learning environment with flexibility and a certain disdain for roles. by Shane Atchison and Jason Burby.

The Elements Of Good Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You'll learn a lot about marketing from the new book, Does it Work? , Those seven elements are: Stay Flexible - create a continuous learning environment with flexibility and a certain disdain for roles. by Shane Atchison and Jason Burby.

Games for Change 2007: Funders Perspective Panel

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The key takeaway for me is the whole point about the need for new metrics to measure learning from games. New learning environment puts games at the center. It is a new form of teaching, not just skill-based learning. How do those learning environments impact institutions?

The importance of Sandboxes and Play in online learning spaces!

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I was reminded yet again about the importance of play and experimentation as part of the online spaces, particularly those that are learning environments. Download pumpkins-apples-not-blogging.wmv.

Attend Online Nonprofit Technology Conference (Special Discount for Beth's Blog Readers)

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It is a learning event to help you better understand how to manage technology. Affordable professional development in an interactive learning environment.

Newsmastering for Professional Development 2.0 Dashboard: Online Community Management Aggregator and Report

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for online community managers or what education technology bloggers like Stephen Downes call " Personal Learning Environment." My colleague Marshall Kirkpatrick at Read/Write Web gave me a sneak peak at their Guide to Online Community Management Report and Aggregator.

One of Many: Students Find Safety at Holden High School

Tech Soup Blog

A nonprofit organization with 13 full-time and 7 part-time staff, Holden aims to provide a safe, open-minded learning environment for students who haven't had success in public schools or elsewhere. I learned so much more, and the discussions we got into were so much deeper than anything I would get into at a public school," Krystal says. This post is part of a series spotlighting TechSoup member organizations' achievements.

The Birth of a Field: Digital Media and Learning

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This morning I attended the MacArthur Foundation Digital Learning briefing that was taking place at the Natural History Museum in NYC. The environment for learning is no longer in the classroom and its online, and outside of school. They document their learning."

Intermediated Conferences and Backchannels

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Since the workshop is essentiallly about designing more interactive face-to-face learning environments, I don't want to model a 85 minute lecture with 100 slide powerpoint, leaving 5 minutes for q&A at end. I'm thinking of ways to integrate the chat with the phone discussion -- similar to what I experienced and learned about during Nancy White's Online Facilitation Workshop last fall. I wonder if there are learnings or ideas one can take from here?

New Models for Children's Museums: Wired Classrooms?

Museum 2.0

Apple calls this program “one to one” learning, meaning not one instructor but one computer per child. But the more I learned, the more I wondered where the real threat is, and why children's museums have been so resistant to change. Do you talk to people sitting next to you on planes?

New Screencast: Web Analytics Demystified: A Primer for Nonprofits

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I created a companion wiki where you find lots of links to additional resources to help you learn more. What I discovered is that creating a screencast is a terrific personal learning environment because you can't create a media piece unless you really know the topic. And yes, learning is time consuming and you can't really master a topic like this in 90 minutes let alone create a media piece. " I did learn one more thing that is a best practice.

Should Everyone Work on the Front Line as Part of their Career?

Museum 2.0

I figured I could pay someone a lot of money to go to graduate school, or I could pay nothing (and hopefully get paid) to learn on the job. This decision fit well with my learning style--I tend to lean towards real-world experience and self-directed endeavors.

PowerMyLearning: Free Online Education Games and Videos for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

CFY was founded by Elisabeth Stock in 1999 with the mission of helping low-income students do better in school by improving their learning environments at home. It is designed not only to enhance instruction in the classroom, but also to extend learning beyond the classroom.

Gaming the Talkback Experience with the Signtific What If? Machine

Museum 2.0

It's fun, I learn something, I'm challenged to contribute something meaningful, and I connect with other users. In museums, we are often struggling to find deeper ways to encourage people to engage with each others' opinions and to learn collaboratively and relationally.

Interesting Uses of Technology: Virtual Libraries in Second Life

Tech Soup Blog

These virtual libraries are meant to support different aspects of student learning, making the aggregate and perhaps distributed content of a physical library more accessible. "Second Life libraries are examples of immersive learning environments ," explained Dr. Hill.

NpTech Tag Summary: Party Metaphors, Conversations, and A Few Good Links

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Want to learn how to use Google Analytics in 90 minutes? There's been lots written on educational technology blogs about personal learning environments that assume deep understanding of the topic. This slide show from Common Craft uses a party as a metaphor for online community. Meanwhile, Party4aPurpose launches the alpha version. Conversation Tracking in the NpTech Space There quite a blog buzz about the need for a Netsquared European Remix going on.

Can Networks Have Social Impact?

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The focus was on learning about "Network Effectiveness" and the specific topics included strategies for network impact, approaches to evaluating networks and tools for accelerating and assessing network impact. A peer learning environment requires creating a safe space for conversation.

Where I'm Coming From

Museum 2.0

I'm a strong believer in free-choice learning, and I see museums as places to circumvent the hazards of compulsory education and support a democratic, engaged society of learners. What is free-choice learning? As John Holt wrote, "Learning is not the product of teaching.