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Five Engagement Techniques for Online Learning


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 LearningHere are the slides from a webinar we did recently for CommPartners’ Wit and Wisdom series. This was a particularly fun one, with a GREAT, active chat. Get the free recording and archive here.


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Corporate Leadership Training for Online Learning Management Course


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

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


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

Online Learning Trends That You Can’t Ignore


Rapid advances in technology and modern workforce needs are transforming the way, workforce learning & training is delivered and training courses are created. Today’s tech-savvy, social and mobile learners are no longer interested in traditional classroom training and demand learning techniques that blends best with their current working style and outlook. Mobile learning. Creative and Digestible Learning Modules. Business E-learning elearning eLL Mlearning

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. Your IT staff can learn about Windows Server, networking, security, and more. After requesting any of the online learning products, the intended learner at your organization will have six months to complete it.

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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. Meedan , an implementation partner, is responsible for designing and implementing the online learning community. What has been your experience with user-centered design process for online communities and web sites?

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. It allowed us to play and get comfortable with the discussion software, faciliplay exercises, and other areas that participants wanted to explore like the audio as online conversation.

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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. Prominent institutions like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, the National Institutes of Health, and the Mayo Clinic have long entered the virtual arena and are increasingly looking for ways to innovate in virtual spaces.

New Microsoft Office 2010 Courses from easyLearning

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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. easyLearning's Course Library includes 1,500 online courses in professional development, information technology and "desktop skills" such as Microsoft Office and Windows. eLearning Training Microsoft Office 2010 online learning easyLearning

Back to School at TechSoup

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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. Courses are all self-paced and online, so you can learn at your convenience: take them at the office, at home, or even at a coffee shop. Learning Resources from TechSoup. Browse articles, how-tos, and guides on dozens of topics in our Learning Center. September's here.

October Only: Reduced Admin Fees on Online Courses

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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

A Complete Guide on eLearning


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

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

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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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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. While personal phone calls to your incoming class and online meetings are at the top of the list for admissions, consider these other options: Reaching out to waitlisted students. How has online learning been going for you?”

Stories of Resilience: Annie Wright Schools

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Our team started planning for the possibility of remote learning back in January as we saw schools in Asia and Europe close and begin to go online. We knew it was a matter of when, not if, we’d go online,” said Jen Willey, communications director at Annie Wright Schools.

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

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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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Learning in the Digital Age [DATA]


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. It’s addressed to libraries (for a keynote at the University of Minnesota) – but I think all of this will resonate with associations. How has the digital age changed how these association functions work today?

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


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.

5 Takeaways from the bbcon 2020 Virtual Higher Ed Super Session

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If you couldn’t attend, you can still use the below themes to inspire meaningful conversations as we all continue to learn how to navigate today’s shifting landscape. . W e successfully hosted our first fully virtual and truly global conference , bbcon 2020.

5 Features That Your New LMS ‘Must’ Have


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

42+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2010

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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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Four Things to Consider When Choosing a Learning Management System


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.

Maximize Your TechSoup Requests with Boost

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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.

How Virtual Engagement Can Positively Impact Membership Renewal


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. He explained that AAHPERD places a strong emphasis on online engagement because of its positive impact on member retention. Social LearningWritten by Alix Sandler, Marketing Manager, CommPartners.

20+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: September 2010

Wild Apricot

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.

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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. With our online learning platform, you own your learning journey, and you choose the time, location, and device that is most convenient for you. Do you want to design, or redesign, your organization's website, but have no idea how to begin?

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?


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. I think there is a lot to be said for DIY learning, and hope that somehow higher education is magically transformed in time for me not to have to pay two college tuitions. I was glad–and, admittedly, a bit surprised–to see several associations collaborating on the Badges for Lifelong Learning competition.

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Hidden Gems for Nonprofits in the TechSoup Catalog

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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. Box is a cloud-based online storage service that provides charities and libraries with online file-sharing and storage with robust content management tools.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


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. We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). Social learning is a growing trend. Self-paced online courses, at 65.5

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

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a single computer running basic DOS for an entire school was considered the very cutting edge of the tech-enhanced learning environment. Institutions of teaching still wholly relied on the skill and effectiveness of the individual standing in front of a chalkboard to impart information to a hopefully wide-eyed audience—no matter if they were first graders learning their multiplication tables or medical students delving into the maze of human anatomy.

Is your online education ready for Generation Flux?


This article originally appeared on the Avectra blog with the title, Association Learning Communities Offer More than MOOC. ————– Since the announcement by Harvard and MIT about the launch of their joint online education venture, edX , I’ve seen several articles and opinion pieces about MOOC – massive open online courses. Learning in the digital age. The data alone is worth a look – it shows how ready we are for online education.

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

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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 1 – Webinars are the most popular form of technology-based learning, followed by eLearning courses, and video.

REGISTER: The Social Learning Imperative


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.

Debunking Misconceptions about Mobile Learning


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. Let us look at some of the common misconceptions about mobile learning or m-learning through this blog: Mobile Learning Means Learning via Mobile Phones.

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. With TechSoup Courses , you can learn some basic techniques and tips that will support you with many of your organizational design needs. Do the words "design" and "brand guidelines" make your toes curl and teeth grind?

Are Digital Badges and DIY Learning the Future of Education?


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. I think there is a lot to be said for DIY learning, and hope that somehow higher education is magically transformed in time for me not to have to pay two college tuitions. Take a look at those two proposals for a glimpse of what the future of association learning could look like.

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Buying a LMS? Acronyms You Must Know (Part 2)


Acronyms You Must Know (Part 1), we explained 15 acronyms related to Learning and Development Industry and we continue to explain the next set of acronyms through this blog. L&D -Learning & Development: A department in an organization that usually owns and manages learning requirements, learning software for employees. LCMS- Learning Content Management System: A Software providing multi-user environment where authors, trainers, instructional designers, etc.


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. If this is your first time accessing TechSoup Courses, our online learning platform , please remember that you will need to create an account before registering for any course. For years, TechSoup supporters have said to us, "I love TechSoup; what can I do to help?"

Nonprofits, Get Your License to Design!

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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. If this is your first time accessing TechSoup Courses, our new online learning platform , please remember that you will need to create an account before registering for any course.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing


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? How much success are organizations having with technology-enabled and technology-enhanced learning? Those are just a few of the questions we set out to answer with the latest edition of the Association Learning + Technology report.

When Flexibility Becomes an Operating Principle: Lessons from a Nonprofit

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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. And there are extended engagements that will add features to a mobile ebook reader app for the more than 250,000 print disabled users of Bookshare , the largest online library of accessible content in the world.

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