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What Our Vendors Can Teach Us


Accept there are more options than content management systems (such as iCohere or Blackboard), and that you can provide alternatives to Webinars. Awhile back, aLearning conducted a brief survey to get some insight into the biggest challenges association learning vendors face in our segment. Who Participated? One organization reported their primary P/S as an association management system.

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I want to facilitate online discussions but how do I choose the right platform?

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Examples are Winkwaves , Tomoye , icohere , etc. Photo: participants in our workhshop on online facilitation In many situations non-ICT specialists want to organise some online conversations and are looking for a good online space. discussion forum functionality is key for this purpose, other things are nice to have but often blur the decision about the forum to choose. Possibility 1.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. I'm writing this post for both attendees of the session to have some notes and for people who were not at the session to hopefully get value from the discussion that happened there. Provide the content.

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.

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The Collaborative Communities of Practice conference, subtitled New Approaches for Fostering Learning and Knowledge Sharing, is sponsored by iCohere and takes place completely online. Two events. Here are two noteworthy events coming up. They're not free, but I thought readers might be interested in hearing about them since they're beyond some of the usual conference fare. (I don't have any association with either of these groups or get any kickback in any way.). 1. The European Mentoring and Coaching Conference is taking place in Brussels in November.

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Though few companies offer quality demonstrations you can access on your own, iCohere has an overview of NACS (National Association of College Stores) offerings you can take a peek at. Read on for another series of summaries to save you time and give you leads to posts you might find of value: Social Learning and Social Media. And here’s the Wild Apricot Blog’s recommendation for Jay Baer’s One-Page Social Media Strategy Worksheet and how to adapt it to your nonprofit.  . eLearning vs FTF. Take the poll (or check in for results).  . Learning Objectives Debate. Walliker.

More Than One LMS Option


Pricing now = $9500/year for 200 users and 50MB course limit.  – iCohere SaaS  : This system provides all the bells and whistles you’d want from an instructor-led course management platform: ways to post announcements, notes, Powerpoint slides and other materials, conduct live and asynchronous chat sessions, etc. Knowing I’d open a can of worms by venturing into discussions about LMSes (Learning Management Systems), I pulled out my opener anyway and yanked off the lid (see LMS = Losing My Smile and LMS Business Model for Associations? ). Required Reading. Webinars?