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Archive for August, 2010

Calling All Association Sector Learning Providers!

Posted by Ellen on August 11, 2010

If you provide products or services to associations and/or non-profits, please take a few minutes to participate in this brief aLearning survey.  This short survey asks your opinions on the biggest challenges and greatest opportunities in this unique market sector.  

All responses will remain anonymous; aggregated results will be posted in an upcoming aLearning Blog post. Your candid responses are welcome and will serve to open discussion with association and non-profit learning leaders.

Survey will remain open through the end of the month. Share your insights TODAY — click here to take the survey!

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Survey on Social Media Wants YOU!

Posted by Ellen on August 9, 2010

Here’s the invitation as I received it, with permission to pass it on directly to all aLearning Blog readers:

Ventureneer (an online education and peer support company for social-impact organizations) and Caliber (a cause-marketing consulting firm) are conducting a survey to learn which social media are used by nonprofits, how effective those media are and what best practices should nonprofits be using. The resulting reports will indicate which media are effective for nonprofits in each social service area. Results will be shared FREE so you can incorporate the findings into your marketing strategy.

Your participation and the participation of other nonprofits is key to the success of the survey. The more respondents, the more accurate and useful the results. Please answer the 26 questions in this survey and pass it on to others. All responses are confidential.

As a thank you, we will enter you in a raffle to win one of five $50 gift certificates. We will also send you a copy of the report.

Make sure your experience counts — but don’t wait! This survey closes August 20, so add your two cents (or more) today!

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Help Selecting an LMS

Posted by Ellen on August 3, 2010

I missed the recent offering of this Webinar from Brandon Hall Research (and I suspect that it will cover their online database that allows subscribers to compare systems), but it might be exactly the information and resource you need if you’re in the hunt for a new LMS.

The next session is scheduled for September 15, 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time. Here’s the blurb from BH:

Learning Management Systems: Trends & Issues with Tom Werner and Richard Nantel. This presentation will help answer the following questions: What have been the recent trends in learning management systems? Where will these trends lead? And what are some of the issues that LMS vendors and users face today? (Sponsored by Outstart). Read more and register:;

And another session I’m hoping to attend. It’s scheduled for August 31, 1-2 pm Eastern Time. Here’s the BH description and a link for more info and to register:

Collaborative Learning & Collective Intelligence with Gary Woodill. The presentation is based on a series of four research reports on computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) that Gary produced in the past year and will include foundational concepts, case studies, key resources, software tools, and a summary of the research on the effectiveness of collaborative learning. The presentation will include a question and answer period at the end. Join Gary and other participants in getting ahead of the curve on this important emerging topic in learning and development. (Sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand). Read more and register:;

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