Wayyy behind on my reading (again, of course)… so while I catch up on that, here are some great blog posts to check out: Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for February, 2009
Posted by Ellen on February 8, 2009
We all know that the economic “decline” (in Michigan, it feels more like “disaster”) is affecting how we’re re-evaluating our learning offerings, shifting the focus from face-to-face to online delivery methods.
So it’s more important than ever that we:
- distinguish when a traditional course is appropriate (see In Defense of the Course) and necessary
- determine the type of instruction and learning that needs to occur (skills? information? concepts?)
Why? Because if we continue to load face-to-face events with passive learning experiences (aka Death by PowerPoint presentations), our members will opt out of attending, annihilate our registration and revenue goals, and — in a worst case scenario — gut our educational programs. What a loss that would be to our associations and members!
Stop the craziness! Here’s the challenge: Read the rest of this entry »