Five Engagement Techniques for Online Learning

SocialFish

Maddie Grant, CAE and Lindy Dreyer—the experts behind social media strategy firm SocialFish—will share specific ideas designed to encourage engagement around your online education. Five Engagement Techniques for online webinars from SocialFish. Featured Social Learning

Does Your Online Learning Platform Give You Value for Your Money?

Gyrus

Analyzing whether or not your online learning platform gives you high value for the money or maximum returns on investment is very important for every business

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Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore

Gyrus

Rapid advances in technology and modern workforce needs are transforming the way, workforce learning & training is delivered and training courses are created. Mobile learning. It is also estimated that the mobile learning industry alone will grow to over $37 billion by 2020.

Africa Doesn’t Have the Luxury of Discussing Merits of Online Learning | Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

Africa Doesn’t Have the Luxury of Discussing Merits of Online Learning | Nonprofit Quarterly : 'via Blog this

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Corporate Leadership Training for Online Learning Management Course

Gyrus

Corporate leadership training program massive open online course (MOOC) for developing employee’s performance and improve organizational performance

Improve Your IT Skills with Online Learning from Skillsoft

Tech Soup Blog

Skillsoft is offering 10 online learning products across a variety of IT topics. Employees at your organization with minimal technical knowledge can learn how to use Microsoft Windows and Office products. TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, Skillsoft.

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E-Mediat: A Simple Design Process for an Online Learning Community Site

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the project tasks is to develop a multilingual online learning community for partners, contributors, sponsors, participants, teams, mentors, social media techies from the region, and trainers to interact and share best practices.

Debunking Misconceptions about Mobile Learning

Gyrus

Mobile training not only offers learning on-the-go, but also allows learners to gain an instant access to information whenever and wherever they need it. However, there is often a misunderstanding on mobile learning capabilities and its usage for corporate learning and training.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

I asked Jeff Cobb to share a summary of his great new report on social learning, a topic which you know is dear to our hearts. To what extent do social media, mobile, and trends like massive open online courses factor in? Self-paced online courses, at 65.5

Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]

SocialFish

Thompson, Associate Director, Online Education, APIC. Face-to-face events remain the preferred method of learning for many. But, when it comes to convenience and cost savings, nothing compares to online events. Case Study Social LearningThis post is by Marci D.

Learning in the Digital Age [DATA]

SocialFish

Some of you have libraries; most of you have online learning programs. Learning in the digital age. Social Learning Useful DataHere’s a fascinating slide deck from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

New Online Learning Resource for NGOs - Building Electronic Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" The online course is designed for coordinators and facilitators of established or potential communities as well as individuals with shared interests in agricultural and rural development.

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” Yet, we know that learning continuously in a complex world is critical because otherwise our skills are quickly outdated.

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?

SocialFish

So when I read this article about digital badges and DIY learning, I was intrigued. Even more intrigued when I clicked through to the other article about DIY learning. Take a look at those two proposals for a glimpse of what the future of association learning could look like.

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The importance of Sandboxes and Play in online learning spaces!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was reminded yet again about the importance of play and experimentation as part of the online spaces, particularly those that are learning environments. During the Full Circle training on online facilitation that I took this last month, we had a sandbox.

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Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?

SocialFish

So when I read this article about digital badges and DIY learning, I was intrigued. Even more intrigued when I clicked through to the other article about DIY learning. Take a look at those two proposals for a glimpse of what the future of association learning could look like.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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 State of Association E-Learning

SocialFish

Interested in the state of association e-learning? The report costs $149, but Jeff is offering $30 off through July for anyone who subscribes to his monthly Association Learning/Technology Digest. The dominant social tool for current e-learning initiatives is social networks (44.6

REGISTER: The Social Learning Imperative

SocialFish

Join social learning strategist, Tony Bingham, President of American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), on Friday, August 26, 2011, at Clyde’s of Gallery Place in Washington DC, for The Social Learning Imperative. Tony will introduce new approaches to social engagement and describe how and why organizations are changing the ways they conduct online learning. Leading Learning: The Social Learning Imperative.

How To Find The Right Learning Management System For Employee Training?

Gyrus

How To Find The Right Learning Management System For Employee Training. This is why modern-day entrepreneurs are getting inclined towards ‘LMS or learning management system’ that is known to create a virtual learning environment for the perfect delivery of online training courses. So, here are some of the most productive tips on how you can find the right online learning management system (LMS) platform for training and development of your employees: 1.

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Learning In Public On Wikis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m just beginning a new crop of peer learning projects for nonprofits to learn the practice of being networked nonprofits and use social media effectively at Zoetica and through my work as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation. Photo by Beth Kanter.

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Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I knew that I wasn’t the first person to explore this space, and I was fortunate that Charley Danoff was in my second cohort of online co-learners. What struck me was his authentic co-learning process with his students. This should be a fascinating learning journey.

Learn How to Design a Great Nonprofit Website

Tech Soup Blog

If this is your first time accessing TechSoup Courses , our new online learning platform, just remember that you will need to create an account before registering for any course. Do you want to design, or redesign, your organization's website, but have no idea how to begin?

Learning online becomes a bigger part of the story - Third Sector

AFP Blog

Learning online becomes a bigger part of the story - Third Sector : "Ease of use, convenience and lower cost should make e-learning attractive to financially strapped charities in a time of austerity. Kate Youde asks if it is catching on With training budgets being squeezed, e-learning should be coming into its own. But how widely are charities embracing online learning and what options are available

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Khan Academy and the Revolution in Online Free Choice Learning

Museum 2.0

Last week, I became completely intoxicated with the online videos of Vi Hart , self-described mathemusician. Her nerdy, entertaining videos about math evoke the power of free choice learning while poking gentle fun at the drudgery of how math is often taught in school.

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Learn Design Basics and Build Brand Guidelines for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

In this Design for Nondesigners 101 course, you’ll conduct a self-assessment of your organization, watch videos to learn about design, and practice applying what you've learned. Learn design basics.

New Microsoft Office 2010 Courses from easyLearning

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits are busy, and it can be difficult to find time to learn new skills. Self-paced online courses from easyLearning. offer an easy, flexible option: learn wherever you are and whenever you have the time.

Back to School at TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Enroll in Online Courses from easyLearning. Online courses from easyLearning by Serebra provide busy nonprofiters with access to more than 1,500 technical and professional courses. Learning Resources from TechSoup. Check out guides to available online tools for training staff.

Four Things to Consider When Choosing a Learning Management System

NTEN

If your mission includes an educational aspect, a learning management system could be your cup of tea, but which flavor is right for you? With the rise in popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), online learning technologies and practices have moved into the mainstream; nonprofits are building e-learning sites to expand service reach, improve service quality, and reduce training costs. Aaron Winters. Director of Technology and Operations.

Nonprofit Commons Recap: Welcome Back Mayo Clinic

Tech Soup Blog

Second Life online learning npsl virtual worlds health virtual researchIt's no surprise that the use of virtual worlds in industries like health care delivery and education are on the rise.

A Complete Guide on eLearning

Gyrus

Whether you are a novice on eLearning or you have been using it for a long time and are an expert, you’ll agree that it has been continually scaling the online learning industry

New Report Shows How to Take Your Professional Development Into Your Own Hands

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, how do you learn? Our approach is informed by new research, which found that nonprofits find great value in online learning. Here are a few key findings and what they mean for the ways your organization could support your ongoing learning. #1

October Only: Reduced Admin Fees on Online Courses

Tech Soup Blog

Now through October 31, TechSoup and the Society for Nonprofit Organizations (SNPO) are offering reduced administrative fees on the Learning Institute online courses. You and your staff can get the skills and training to develop cost-effective marketing strategies, learn to acquire new donors, and get a handle on your planning process with SNPO's Learning Institute program. The Learning Institute Certificate Series. eLearning SNPO online learning

The Zoetica Salon: A Peer Learning Community for Nonprofits and Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

December’s theme is “31 Days to Better Measurement.&# At the end of the month, we’ll share a summary of what we’ve learned as e-book with some blog posts along the way. There is an added benefit to learning communities. Photo by Teddy Llovet.

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5 Features That Your New LMS ‘Must’ Have

Gyrus

If you are all set to invest in a new learning management system, you are in the right place. Online learning platforms prove to be the best training resource for businesses, schools, colleges, and universities. However, some learning platforms have so many unnecessary features that only ‘add’ to your cost. Through a responsive design, the online system would automatically align the content in a version that suits the user’s device. E-learning LMS Training eLL

How Virtual Engagement Can Positively Impact Membership Renewal

SocialFish

Given that I work for CommPartners (a major provider of online learning within the association community), I was particularly interested in understanding how AAHPERD prioritized virtual engagement in context to their membership renewal strategy. Social Learning

Is your online education ready for Generation Flux?

SocialFish

This article originally appeared on the Avectra blog with the title, Association Learning Communities Offer More than MOOC. She says MOOC combines “the best of college – exceptional instruction – with the best of technology – online interactive learning.” Social Learning

How To Get Engagement in Your Online Education

SocialFish

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?

The Internet, Social Media and the Democratization of Education

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Zach Buckley, a recent college graduate who is interested in the intersection of technology, education and online learning. In the past ten years or so, the delineation between strictly online institutions and traditional colleges has begun to shift.

How To Plan a Successful Hybrid Program

SocialFish

However, organizations soon realized that providing remote attendees “a seat in the back of the room” does not translate to a compelling online experience. Include an online learning community to foster synergy between peers, stimulate engagement, and share information.

How To Plan a Successful Hybrid Program

SocialFish

However, organizations soon realized that providing remote attendees “a seat in the back of the room” does not translate to a compelling online experience. Include an online learning community to foster synergy between peers, stimulate engagement, and share information.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Google has launched Analytics Academy , a three-week online course t three-week course offers the basics for those seeking to understand the how to improve results through better digital measurement. Micro lessons on video, exercises, coaching, measure progress and put it online for free.

5 Tips for Recruiting Prospective Students During this New Normal

Connection Cafe

While most institutions have been able to successfully transition students to online learning, admission leaders are still adjusting their strategies to promote new student growth and sustain retention despite the changing times. How has online learning been going for you?”