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

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 Learning

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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


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

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. Mobile learning. It is also estimated that the mobile learning industry alone will grow to over $37 billion by 2020.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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 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.

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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

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. Social Learning

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. Take a look at those two proposals for a glimpse of what the future of association learning could look like.

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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

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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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.

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. 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

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.

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

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.

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. She says MOOC combines “the best of college – exceptional instruction – with the best of technology – online interactive learning.” Social Learning

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. can create, edit, store, reuse, manage, and deliver e-learning content. In our last blog “Buying a LMS?


42+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2010

Wild Apricot

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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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. Take a look at those two proposals for a glimpse of what the future of association learning could look like.

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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?"

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.

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.

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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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? Self-paced online courses, at 65.5

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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The State of Association E-Learning


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

The Internet, Social Media and the Democratization of Education


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 Get Engagement in Your Online Education


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?

How To Plan a Successful Hybrid Program


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.

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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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.