Using Social Networking in Education

LearnDash

Most people would probably assume that today social networking and education are now pretty interrelated. Social networking platforms are part of mainstream culture. who have internet access use social networking technologies for blogging, chatting, online communities and more. For instance, 59% of surveyed students indicated that they talk about education related topics via their social networks, 50% of which regarding homework specifically.

Game Based Learning: Is It Appropriate For My Association?

Association eLearning

In fact, the average age of a video gamer is 35 – a key demographic we’d all like to include in our association’s ranks, right? Why are games so popular, and how can we leverage gamification for association learning? So, it’s no surprise that so many associations are exploring game-based learning experiences for their members. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

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Teens, Tweens and Social Networking

Kapp Notes

Chart shows percentage of teens and tweens and what social networking/Web 2.0 You might have seen this, but in July 2007, the National Schools Board Association published a report stating: Online social networking is now so deeply embedded in the lifestyles of tweens and teens that it rivals television for their attention.Nine- to 17-year-olds report spending almost as much time using social networking services and Web sites as they spend watching television.

Marketing Your Association to Millennials: Make it Social

Association eLearning

Years ago, while interning for a social media marketer, I was taught the value of social media to engage and attract business. Today social media marketing has changed from meme generation, to promoted posts and tweets, image ads, and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns on big name social media sites. Yet associations and organizations are slow to capitalize on these advertising venues assuming them to be unprofessional and lacking in their target audiences.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Fosway Group (2017), ’Fosway 9 – Grid Authoring Systems’ Share Stories with Screen Recording1 1 11Index: Table of contents gomolearning.com @gomolearning User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing2 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning. 12 Ways to Get the Most.

5 Ways to Bring Contextual Learning to Your Association

Association eLearning

Making your association’s learning contextual will not only help your members make sense of information, it will also help them remember it. Let’s take a look at five ways your association can add context to its eLearning. Let’s say that an association’s eLearning explains how to fill out a specific form and stresses that it’s important to do it correctly. 4. Add Social Components. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Then it exploded.

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

As an Education Director, you see the writing on the wall, and have decided that eLearning is the answer your association’s needs. Make sure you’ve submitted an RFP (request for proposal) to a few LMS providers that offer the features your specific association or organization needs. What can the association or organization expect to see in financial returns? Is there a demand for online education at your association or organization? Share this on Facebook.

10 Best Facebook Ads Examples From Successful Course Creators

learnWorlds

While running Facebook Ads is not anything new, they have proven to be effective for many online businesses. Considering that Facebook has about 2.8 The best part is that Facebook advertising allows you to promote your business on a super affordable budget or with minimal costs.

What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

It gives your association one software package that delivers, assesses, and reports on online training programs. As a result, your association can create, store, reuse, and manage courses and training materials all in the same program. Your association pays a vendor to create an interactive course that goes over the features of this new product. Now suppose the association wants to save money by making the course themselves and decides not to hire a vendor.

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Top 10 Association LMS Features – 2020 Edition

Talented Learning

Prior to 2020, many associations relied heavily on in-person tradeshows, seminars and on-site training because they were historically popular offerings for both the association and the member. Many associations are discovering they are now behind their for-profit competitors.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

are the associated symptoms? XYZ Fire Association is a network of. The association’s mission is to provide. Through their network, they identified a. largest brands including DropBox, Facebook, BP and Credit Suisse transform. Developing a. Results-Driven.

Social Learning Online: It’s Possible

Association eLearning

A major complaint among those who prefer Instructor led training (ILT) to eLearning is that eLearning is not social. They claim the lack of social interaction, both with the instructor and other learners, limits the effectiveness of the training. Now we can say that social learning online is possible, and is helping to bring more training and development options to organizations and associations anywhere on any device. Social Learning in an LMS.

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Jeff Cobb’s New State of Association eLearning Report

Web Courseworks

Jeff Cobb just released his most recent report on association eLearning called Learning 2.0. I have included Jeff in many of my blog posts because he is a genuine, down to earth guy who thinks deeply about the future of eLearning, especially for associations. As the explosion of social networking takes hold of the internet and the dynamics of information sources change, learning has taken on a new trend of being increasingly learner-centric.

The Worst eLearning Course Ever

Association eLearning

You can help keep bad eLearning away from your association. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. You read the title correctly. This post is dedicated to pet peeves, worst practices, and other abominations that terrorize eLearning. What follows is a combination of things that give Digitec-ies nightmares and headaches. I considered listing them here, but there were quite a few and a list alone did not express the sheer torment these things can cause.

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Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Although I didn’t join the associations that put these things on, I voraciously ate up the content they were offering, as often as my employer would allow me to attend. I have since moved on, from marketing minion to marketing maven, but have never forgotten the associations that taught me a thing or two. In short, associations, I was your target audience. Try different scenarios and see if online learning is right for your association. Share this on Facebook.

What is WCAG 2.0 and Why Does it Matter?

Association eLearning

Neither are the American Heart Association or Harvard, but that didn’t stop students from suing them for accessibility issues. In March , a medical student sued the American Heart Association for failure to provide access to disabled persons with hearing impairments, alleging the organization refused to provide subtitles for video content. The American Heart Association isn’t alone. Is your association or organization’s content accessible for all users? WCAG 2.0

eLearning Trends for 2015: Here to Stay or Go Away?

Association eLearning

Why, you ask, would an association want to create a MOOC? An association can leverage this free course model to increase membership and attract more people who are willing to pay for educational offerings in the future. This is meant to increase social competition among learners and create engagement to motivate them to succeed. Sadly, too few organizations and associations understand what gamification is and what it is not. Share this on Facebook.

Association Learning System Rankings

eLearning 24-7

The Association market is by far, IMO, one of the top three markets, that as a vendor, you should be in. In the past, I’ve always listed the association mkt within the B2B/Customer Education, because it does fit nicely within. Before diving into the rankings and the explanation on this new approach to rankings, here are some interesting factoids about the association space. There are Professional (which most folks are aware of) and Trade associations.

Learning Management Systems and You

Association eLearning

People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). How are you supposed to compile all of your association’s training material in one, easy-to-access place, and still finish everything else that’s on your plate? Remember those courses from the conference your association already has? Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

When we get requests from associations considering an LMS, it is always interesting to get an understanding of the current learning environment. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. You need both. Without content the LMS is an empty cookie jar. It’s pretty looking but frustrating every time you open it. Then again, content without an intuitive platform for delivery is a treasure hunt, often without a treasure map to guide you.

Why Should Associations Invest In Technology?

Kitaboo

Due to both internal and external pressure for directing maximum funding to their program work, non-profit associations generally tend to underinvest in technology. Also Read: How Can Associations Distribute e-Reports Effectively? Social networking sites.

Learning isn’t Linear

Association eLearning

Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. I heard a quote the other day that really got me thinking. “A A three year old is not half a six year old.” The thought being that, on average, at six years old a person is not double a three year old in any capacity. Not in height or weight, but also not in knowledge. So, this begs the question, why isn’t a six year old twice as smart as a three year old?

Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

What category does most of your association or organization’s training fall under? Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories. Let’s explore them and take a look at their advantages and disadvantages.

When Misused Buzzwords Attack

Association eLearning

It’s important to realize that these can mean one thing to you and your association and something different to an eLearning vendor or instructional designer. They envision a course for retail associates that’s set in a store, allows them to make decisions about what to do over the course of their “day,” pulls scenarios from real events, and has multiple paths through the day depending on their decisions. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Interactive.

How to Prevent Member Education Burnout

Association eLearning

Your association is in a unique position to provide subject matter expertise that can define your membership and keep their knowledge of the field current. Curating the most interesting news stories, posting regulatory changes, and bringing experts together for annual meetings helps reinforce the association’s position as the “go to” source for information. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Another Lens for Viewing Your eLearning

Association eLearning

There are nine elements of good instruction you can use as litmus tests to see where your association’s eLearning is doing well and where it has room to grow. Your association should guide its members and let them know what to do next, even when they’ve finished a course. Looking at eLearning from different angles can help you pin down ways for your association to improve its offerings. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Creative: You Asked For It, But Now It’s Terrifying

Association eLearning

The association had asked for something creative, but this… Cold sweat formed on the reviewer’s brow as their muscles tightened. It’s critical that you and your course developer (whether it’s an external vendor or someone in your association) have the same creative vision. Since your association’s eLearning is for the members letting them weigh in is a good way to find out what’s acceptable to them. What has your association done to try creative, new eLearning approaches?

Content Curation & Association Education Strategy

Web Courseworks

In the Learning & Development world there has been a lot of buzz recently around content curation and the skills associated with being a curator. National associations or “communities of practice” have been in the business of content curation for many years: publishing journals, books containing the community’s body of knowledge, and face to face educational sessions. Check out David Kelly’s post: Curated L&D Content for the Week on LinkedIn.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "A Technology Flip Test: Introducing Channels in a World of Platforms" (Andrew McAfee) | Main | The Pentagon Channel - Embracing Video Big Time » September 01, 2007 "Object-Centered Sociality" or What is Really at the Heart of Social Networks I couldve sworn I had posted about this before but I cant find it.but talk about old.the spur for this post is from 2005!

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association

Association eLearning

For years, associations have played a critical role in addressing the skills gap problem by providing professional and continuing education for their members. In the past, highly-specialized, industry education was provided through association annual meetings and educational sessions. But due to increased travel costs, many associations are seeing lower attendance at their annual meetings. Of your association members and potential members, how large is the possible market?

Four Wishes for LMS Buyers

Association eLearning

Every week, like clockwork, I get a call from someone who wants me to recommend an LMS for their association or small business. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. The conversation goes something like this… Typical Phone Call Example. If an eLearning Genie would come out of a bottle and grant me four wishes for my LMS buyers, here is what I’d request. Wish #1: LMS Buyers understand what they are buying.

Gamification or Game-Based Learning? What’s the Difference?

Association eLearning

If your association decides to go this route, make sure the game(s) fulfills your needs. This is a big undertaking, so your association will want to find a proven vendor that will work with you to make your game-based eLearning a reality. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Gamification and game-based learning (sometimes abbreviated GBL) are both hot topics and the terms are often used interchangeably.

Ask the Association Veteran Anything – January 2021

Blue Sky eLearn

In January 2021, we ran another segment of Ask the Association Veteran Anything with our VP of C lient Experience, Amanda Davis. Advertise – think Google AdWords, Facebook Marketing. .

Why Negative Reinforcement is Actually Quite Positive!

Association eLearning

Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn. Today, I wanted to talk about a misnomer I hear all the time that drives me up a wall. Negative reinforcement. Many people hear the phrase and picture scenes of scolding and beratement. They believe that since positive reinforcement means rewarding someone then negative reinforcement must mean punishing someone. I’d like to clear this up right now.

Make Your Social Network A Learning Tool

CLO Magazine

By understanding how informal networks communicate and collaborate, social network analysis can facilitate more effective learning program design and promote more innovative collaboration. Behind every official organization chart is a web of informal networks composed of individual relationships. Valuable resources and information flow through these networks in various ways, often outside any prescribed path or hierarchy.

Blended Learning: Not your Mother’s, Grandmother’s, or Possibly Even Older Sibling’s Training

Association eLearning

In hopes of saving time and increasing learners’ base knowledge, the association offering Melanie’s certification has sent out a link in advance of the face-to-face training with some key information. This is how blended learning can not only help your association cover more ground, but improve the overall learner experience. For associations, it’s not always easy to incorporate change in training programs. Share this on Facebook. Share this on LinkedIn.

Don’t Treat Beginners and Experienced Learners the Same Way

Association eLearning

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Measuring Your Association’s eLearning ROI

Association eLearning

There is a lot of talk about the return on investment (ROI) of eLearning within the corporate training and development world, but less emphasis is put on this performance indicator in the association space. Still, whether your organization is not-for-profit (or what I prefer to call “for purpose”) or not, it’s important to understand where your eLearning investment is most impactful and how it has helped your association meet its goals. What’s your association’s potential?

Valuing Your Association’s eLearning: Tips for Pricing Membership Education

Association eLearning

How do you decide what is a fair price for your association’s eLearning? The first consideration you should make when pricing your association’s online learning is how much value it offers your members. When content is interactive and audience specific, it helps drive the perceived value to learners and can yield a higher return for the association. Look to see if another association, university or training provider offers a similar course. Share this on Facebook.

eLearning for Associations – If It’s Worthwhile They Will Come and 5 Tips to Keep Them Coming Back

Association eLearning

Many association members or potential members face economic or family situations that make continuing their education critical for them to find a better life. As association professionals, we need to provide the learning that can serve these basic needs. So, in this post, I’d like to offer five tips that can help drive traffic to your association eLearning, and keep those learner coming back for more. Keep it social. Share this on Facebook.