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

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

Online philanthropy course eases access to grant funds | The News Desk

AFP Blog

Online philanthropy course eases access to grant funds | The News Desk : Rozek wanted to begin the course to distribute the foundation’s funds to as many localities as possible. After learning about online courses offered by colleges such as Stanford and Harvard he wanted to include the philanthropy courses already provided at universities by the foundation in the online-learning movement.

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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.

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.

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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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

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?

Hidden Gems for Nonprofits in the TechSoup Catalog

Tech Soup Blog

Airbnb, the online community for booking unique homes and travel experiences around the world, recently launche social impact experiences. It makes changing over from older Microsoft Office–based systems to the newer online services more manageable and easy to maintain.

Maximize Your TechSoup Requests with Boost

Tech Soup Blog

Boost also offers Skillsoft's online learning course Information Security Essentials Online Learning for IT Administrators and End Users for $30 off the regular admin fee. Our catalog of savings just keeps growing. We've just added great offers from Adobe, Skillsoft, Tableau, and more to our TechSoup Boost subscription. Sign up today to take advantage of these deals and get a head start on what's coming next! Get TechSoup Boost now.

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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.

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

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.

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.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Social learning is a growing trend. Self-paced online courses, at 65.5

Introducing the TechSoup Ambassador Program

Tech Soup Blog

The course is designed for TechSoup ambassadors to learn about TechSoup's brand and understand the role and benefits of a TechSoup ambassador. For years, TechSoup supporters have said to us, "I love TechSoup; what can I do to help?"

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

Nonprofits, Get Your License to Design!

Tech Soup Blog

Get your design driver's license by taking a few of TechSoup's online design courses. In our Design for Nondesigners 201: Applying Best Practices for Design course, you will learn to.

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.

When Flexibility Becomes an Operating Principle: Lessons from a Nonprofit

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Developing Open Source Software For Social Good For example, in the last few months, individual employees have used volunteer hours to create fun interactive, online learning tools for educators and students using Mozilla’s Webmaker. This post originally appeared on CSRwire Talkback.

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Holding an Online Event? Spread the Word!

Tech Soup Blog

Does your nonprofit or library offer webinars or other online events that you want TechSoup users to know about? You can easily expand your outreach efforts to the TechSoup community by submitting your event to the Online Learning Spotlight group on Upcoming ( [link] ). Search for the Online Learning Spotlight Group, and join the group. After the event has been submitted, add it to the Online Learning Spotlight Group.

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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 + 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

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

42+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2010

Wild Apricot Blog

August is a great time for online learning – in fact, this month we’ve rounded up more free online seminars than ever before! Ready for a bit of professional development, before Labor Day brings the start of another busy fall season? There’s something for everyone from board members and administrators, to fundraisers and volunteer coordinators, to active members of all interests and levels.( read more ).

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Gen Z Hearts AHA

Connection Cafe

I remember seeing the "Everything I need to know I learned in Kindergarten" posters in the hallway of my school. learn a lot when we're young. With a site redesign that enabled kids to create their own fundraising pages online, AHA raised nearly $11.8 Author: Blair Naylor.

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 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?

What Does a Great Distributed Digital Museum Experience Look Like?

Museum 2.0

Who's going to build the killer app for distributed learning experiences? Part of me feels like learning is just so low on people's priority lists that distributed museum experiences will always be niche. Museum technology nerds: this post is for you.

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 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.

Play2Train: The Island Where Anything Can Go Wrong

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One form of online learning that Second Life and virtual worlds platforms are particularly well suited for is simulations. You can learn more about the project at this blog

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From Promoted Pins to Social Profiles on Google: What’s New in Social Media

SocialFish

If it sounds intimidating, Pinterest wants to quell your nerves with Pinstitute, “a new program for businesses to learn how to connect with Pinners and see an even greater return from Pinterest,” according to an explanatory post on the Pinterest for Business blog.

20+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: September 2010

Wild Apricot Blog

Have a look – you’re sure to find an online learning opportunity that’s of interest to folks in your organization. September is a busy month for just about everyone – a new school year for many, harvest time for both fundraisers and farmers - and a whole new crop of free nonprofit webinars is here. As always, you’ll want to check back from time to time through the month, as late-coming webinar notices are often added in the comments section, down below.

Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In addition, more than 35 million people used computers and mobile devices to access Goodwill education, training, mentoring and online learning services to strengthen their skills. We’re approaching Labor Day Weekend.