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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a practitioner, what interests me most using the data to gain insights about student interaction with material and courseware and tracking results of training. If you design and deliver training for professional development, what technologies are impacting your practice?

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The Difference between Training and Development.

Gyrus

The words training and development are mostly used together in the corporate world and are seen as activities focused on improving the knowledge, performance and productivity of the employees. Let us look at the image below to understand the difference between training and development.

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Nonprofit Technology Training: Book List

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I’m thrilled to be doing a panel on nonprofit technology training and it has a bit of a star wars theme, “ Learn You Will.” When I’m training other trainers, I often get asked “What books should I read?”

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What Improvisation Can Teach Social Change Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I had the honor of being a guest facilitator at a transformative leadership retreat with colleagues Heather McLeod Grant, Chris Block, Lance Fors, and David Havens – I got to teach but more importantly got to learn from amazing people.

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How to Gamify Compliance Training

Gyrus

How to Gamify Compliance Training. This is easiest to achieve in processes that are difficult to comprehend or that are a little more obscure than a straightforward and rigid compliance training course. Historically, compliance training is not meant to be fun.

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Training on your new database

Robert Weiner

A question was posted to a listserve for nonprofit techies looking for tips on training staff on a new database. I discussed training at a high level on page 13 of this chapter from CASE's Handbook of Institutional Advancement. Here are some more detailed rules of thumb: 90% of training is forgotten within the first 2 weeks if it's not put to immediate use. Not everyone can train. Train the system administrator thoroughly at the start of the implementation project.

Teach An Employee Something New Today

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology.

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Speaking and Training Advice from Over 2000 Years Ago

Connection Cafe

One of my favorite assignments, though, is what we call “Train the Trainer” (T3), where I will work with a group of folks who will later put on a different hat and train their colleagues on new software. Not just for training.

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Teaching Online Safety: Building Curriculum

Tech Soup Blog

Last week, TechSoup for Libraries held a webinar called Public Tech Instruction: Teaching the Public on Internet Safety. The presenters, Austin Stroud of the Monroe County Public Library and Crystal Schimpf of TechSoup for Libraries, shared resources for teaching online safety and security.

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Technology Support as Teaching

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Technology Support as Teaching April 24, 2007 I’ve been thinking a lot about technology support lately. Empowerment – as you help them with a problem, teach them about the problem, and ways to troubleshoot (or possibly solve) the problem themselves in the future.

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Connecting the dots: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Formal Education

Gyrus

Connecting the dots: What Corporate Training Can Learn from Formal Education. ” This core competency of organizing is vital to the success of individuals in the training field. As it is difficult to make the most of the training if the concern of the trainees lies elsewhere.

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Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. … Read More Learning Training Design

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Teach Something New To An Employee Today

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take the opportunity today to teach an employee something new. Teach your employee something that expands his (or her) current job description. Teach something that will help him to get promoted within your organization at a later date. Teach him a skill that uses new technology.

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Human Rights Trainings in Nigeria

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We told the NHRC staff and the MacArthur Foundation, a long-time supporter of the Benetech Human Rights Program, that we would be happy to return for more training when the NHRC was ready. Three years after our initial visit to the NHRC, the MacArthur Foundation asked us to conduct another Martus training and work with NHRC staff to integrate the Martus software into the Commission’s complaint management system.

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish? When thinking about fundraising, many nonprofits and funders believe in the old adage, “Give a person a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a person to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Training Design

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Bo Eason Teaches You How To Achieve Your A-Game In Life

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You get paid for the practice, for the rehearsal, for the training that led you to that performance. You’ve got to make rehearsal, practice, training the center of your universe.

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Training Human Rights Defenders in the DRC

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

at Benetech.org In my job as outreach coordinator for Martus , Benetech’s free and open source information management technology, I teach human rights workers in many countries how to secure their data. A Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi, Vijaya.T

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What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I love teaching (and learning) and it was a pleasure to work with students, nonprofits, and faculty. One thing I realized is that training social workers receive as part of their education is also very relevant for change makers inside of nonprofits, consultants, and trainers.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Feng Shui of Good Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All of my work these days is focused on designing and delivering effective training for nonprofits -primarily on the topics of social media, strategy, networks, and measurement. I’m also doing a lot of training of other trainers. Training Design

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How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Join me for a FREE Webinar: Training Tips that Work for Nonprofits on Jan.29th at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST. I’ll be sharing my best tips and secrets for designing and delivering training for nonprofit professionals that get results. You also want to document your training.

Arts Organizations Digital Strategies Master Class and Train the Trainers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m teaching a master class today in San Francisco for arts organizations for Theatre Bay Area. Staff members from theatre and arts service organizations met in San Francisco offices to undergo instructor-level training in strategy and tactical digital and social media.

Technology Training Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Successful technology training has less to do with technical knowledge than with other abilities such as communication skills, patience, interpersonal skills, flexibility, and empathy towards learners struggling with new technologies. Training is an art more than a science.

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Learn You Will: #14ntc Nonprofit Tech Training Session Reflection and Resources

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this month, I presented on a panel called “ Learn, You Will ” with Cindy Leonard, John Kenyon, and Andrea Berry on the topic of designing effective nonprofit technology training at the Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN. The Feng Shui of Good Teaching.

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E-Readers for Everyone: Teaching Tips Webinar

Tech Soup Blog

She has worked in training and education for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, the Public Library Association, the Northeast Kansas Library System, and more. Learn more about e-reader teaching tips during TechSoup's free 30-minute webinar. Digital Divide eLearning Event Online Seminar Training library libraries nonprofits webinars nonprofit education online training e-book tablet literacy e-reader

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What I've been learning, cooking, reading, teaching and making

Have Fun - Do Good

Learning After working as a communications consultant since May for Rockwood Leadership Institute , I finally had the opportunity to participate in their signature personal leadership development training, The Art of Leadership. Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders! I''ve missed you.

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Get the Tools to Train and Educate

Tech Soup Blog

For nonprofits, libraries, and their constituents, training is esse ntial to keep knowledge and skills up to date. Whether your organization is training its own staff in nonprofit management, or teaching others technical skills, TechSoup can help you get started.

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Paul Smith Teaches You How To Sell With A Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

What took longer was actually convincing myself that writing a book teaching salespeople how to be better storytellers would make the world a better place. This is a great week.

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The Dance Floor and The Balcony Social Media Training

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just finished doing a training for Open Society Institute media and information coordinators on social media with colleague, David Sasaki , from Global Voices. There is also always an inherent power struggle in teaching networked technologies to people in positions of power.

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New at TechSoup: Online Courses from Atomic Training

Tech Soup Blog

For nonprofits, libraries, and their constituents, training is essential to keep technology knowledge and skills up to date. Train on Over 150 Products. You can use Atomic Training to help your organization maximize its tech tools and software products. Just-in-Time Training.

Training Your Staff: Online Alternatives

Tech Soup Blog

Idealware , a partner of TechSoup's recently posted an article addressing how to train staff in simpler, more cost-effective ways. All of the methods listed use the web or some form of computer technology in order to avoid the hassle of going to off-site training seminars or conferences. Many of these solutions can be integrated into your employee training through product donations offered by TechSoup. Tools for Training Staff Online.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Teach them that fundraising isn’t about asking for money; it’s about giving people the opportunity to give back and improve their communities. Provide Support and Trainings. This is a great opportunity to teach your board about fundraising and workshop their skills.

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Rapid Realignment Teaches Leaders How To Adapt And Stay Focused

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Spend some quality time with the new book, Rapid Realignment , and you'll learn how to ensure that your strategy, customers, processes and people work seamlessly together in the service of customers and that those four elements continually realign in the face of constant change.

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QuickBooks Made Easy Training Coming to a City Near You

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup donor partner QuickBooks Made Easy is taking its popular QuickBooks trainings on the road, and offering a special discount to TechSoup members! Grab the discount code below to get $20 off the cost of training (a 13 percent discount!).

New Year's Resolution: Get the Tools to Train and Educate

Tech Soup Blog

For nonprofits, libraries, and their constituents, training is essential to keep knowledge and skills up to date. Whether your organization is training its own staff in nonprofit management, or teaching others technical skills, TechSoup can help you get started. Acquiring Technology Clients Community Tech Centers E-Learning E-Learning Online Seminar Running Your Organization Software Staff Training Training Volunteers

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Five tips for software systems training

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

My good friend Adriano Pianesi , the former trainer at Members Only Software, has taken the bull by the horns and announced the creation of his own training consultancy, Participaction. Eventually, we found that traditional classroom training was rarely the solution.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

ASU Lodestar Center

Disclaimer Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks? Where do donors get trained to think that investment in administration and fundraising is bad? The training of donors to rely on financial ratios picked up steam when seed capital, the easy availability of IRS Form 990, the power of the internet, and enough-knowledge-to-be-dangerous coalesced to form Charity Navigator in 2001. Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

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What Southwest Airlines Teaches Leaders About Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Explain your company's culture on the first day of each new hire's orientation and training. If you've flown Southwest Airlines you know they're tops in airline customer service, driven by a leadership style that creates a company-wide culture where all employees own that culture.

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Teaching Nonprofits How To Bring Relevant Information To Their Desktop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I participated in Nancy White's online facilitation workshop last fall where one of the participants was the thoughtful Nick Noakes who is the Associate Director for the Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching at a university in Hong Kong. In reading Marshall's excellent reflection about teaching RSS techniques , I came across a comment from Nick pointing to some curriculum he is developing and teaching to faculty on using RSS for their research work.

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Tips for Keeping Your Fundraising Events Unique and Memorable

Connection Cafe

Is your mission teaching and equipping? Nonprofit Fundraising events fundraising events TrainingWhen you think back on the major adventures or experiences you’ve had in your life, rarely are your memories average. Each flashback is unique in the way it makes you feel, good or bad.

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Coaching in your Learning and Development Program

Gyrus

Instructional designers have been trying for years to come up with the perfect teachings for organizational entities, with learnings ranging from electronic, social, micro, mobile, instructor-led, and blended. The Role of Coaching in your Learning and Development Program.

Free Webinar September 14: Training Volunteers and Staff Members to Ask

Tech Soup Blog

Eastern time for a free webinar on how to train people to ask for gifts. She is co-founder of Asking Matters , a web-based resource that teaches board members how to fundraise and motivates them to get out and ask for gifts. Join Andrea Kihlstedt and GiftWorks on September 14 at 1:00 p.m. Andrea's book Capital Campaigns: Strategies that Work is a standard resource on capital campaign fundraising.

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Training Social Changemakers: An Interview with Andre Carothers of the Rockwood Leadership Program

Have Fun - Do Good

"These skills, which one sees in action around the country with certain key individuals who seem to be able to bridge gaps between organizations and issue areas, we can teach them. And I think teaching them is probably the most important thing we can do right now."

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Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My style of teaching is participatory; I don’t lecture with PPT endlessly and involve the audience. I believe that interactive training makes for better learning and there is research to back that up. Training is better when you content and instruction is as inclusive as possible.