Make Learning Happen on the Best Terms for Our Future

Call this future shift by any term you prefer as long as you recognize that learning at every level is moving from prescribed standards of time-and- place-based instruction to a networked and deeply personalized response to needs, interests and outcomes. What are the barriers and constraints holding associations back from this future?  

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What’s Really Happening in Online Communities?

Just because we can produce a technological advance doesn’t mean we can implement it at scale or get widespread adoption.  Associations, churches and other nonprofit organizations have put a lot of money and energy into building online communities. Aren’t we supposed to love this ability to stay in touch with each other 24-7?  Here are some answers from a Higher Logic benchmarking analysis about what is really happening in online communities.

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Transparency Is More Than Public Disclosure

Fifteen years ago you could anticipate what a critical tweet might do to the reputation of an organization making a questionable or unexplained decision. Although associations and governments have now embraced the need for transparency, they continue to struggle with what to disclose and how best to do it. What associations need more than full disclosure is process transparency.

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