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Archive for December, 2008

And If ASAE and The Center Says It’s So…

Posted by Ellen on December 27, 2008

…then it must be so! ASAE & The Center conducted a research study they called “Associations of the Future.” Among the trends identified by the study: “Growing popularity of online education relative to that of classroom-based courses.” (See Associations Now, December 2008, page 20, for a brief summary, or the full report for more details.)

You’ve been hearing, “Social media is essential for associations.”

I’ll add to that: “Online learning is essential for associations.” And by online learning, I don’t just mean Webinars. If you’re not learning about and considering all the various ways learning can be effectively delivered online, then you need to get on task sooner rather than later. Right now it’s the best option for continuing to deliver quality professional development to our members, despite travel and other budgetary constraints.

Don’t wait or it will be too late.

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Plans for eLearning Development are on the Rise

Posted by Ellen on December 26, 2008

Two respected sources, citing at least two respected studies, indicate that elearning development will continue to increase in the next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Long Live Asynchronous Learning

Posted by Ellen on December 21, 2008

Reports of the demise of asynchronous learning are premature. I’m talking about all I’m hearing about Web 2.0 and the miracles that can result from tapping wikis, blogs, and other social media options — no argument here — and that it means our “old way of thinking” about asynchronous learning is just that — old and outdated. This is wrong and misleading. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Making the Right Webinar Choice?

Posted by Ellen on December 20, 2008

Deciding whether your skills (and that of your staff) are fitted to conducting your own Webinars is one thing (see the previous entry on Weave Your Own Webinars)  but the time and financing of producing your own Webinars is another key factor. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Big Question

Posted by Ellen on December 14, 2008

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The Learning Circuits Blog posed the question: What Did You Learn About Learning in 2008?

I have to add my voice to those who have responded already by saying it’s hard to pick — there are so many things I have learned in the last year, it’s hard to pick just one.

But I’ll try. Read the rest of this entry »

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