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

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?"

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.

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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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.

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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 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

Tech Training Tips from the Experts: Free Live Event

Tech Soup Blog

Are you interested in learning how to create and deliver effective tech training? This event is part of our Tech Training for Nonprofit and Library Staff online course. To attend the event, you'll need to create an account on our learning platform and sign up for the course.

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

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

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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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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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.

Philanthropy University Offers Amazing (Free!) Online Courses

Tech Soup Blog

There are seven free online courses available starting in mid-September by people like Paul Brest, former head of the Hewlett Foundation and a faculty co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. What You Can Learn at Philanthropy University.

Samaschool Uses Tech to Empower Low-Income People

Tech Soup Blog

In 2014, Samaschool expanded globally to Nairobi, Kenya, and in 2015, it launched an online curriculum that teaches students what it takes to do digital work. Samaschool's students will be ready to join that trend and take advantage of the benefits of the online work market.

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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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.

Tips and Tools to Strengthen Your Fundraising and Accounting

Tech Soup Blog

He's also the author of three books and numerous articles chronicling the rise of digital marketing, mobile, and online fundraising. NonProfitEasy is an online all-in-one data management software for managing grants, donors, members, volunteers, tasks, and more.

Pack Your Bags for a Summer Tech Adventure

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup, in partnership with Idealware , now offers a four-course tactical tech planning learning track. You'll learn how to put together the team you'll need to help you implement your own plan. Are you in the process of planning your summer holiday?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

E-Mediat Day 1: A Networked Mindset To Capacity Building

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We have a lot to learn about working this way from NGOs and capacity builders in the Arab world. This first day’s three learning objectives: 1. To model and practice integrating the use of social media tools and networked approaches to document, deliver, and share learning.

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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

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.