Tuesday, September 4, 2012

5 Articles for Association Executives: Best of the Week from SCDdaily

The 4 Big Reasons You Should Try Mobile Learning
By C.O. Elephant via edudemic.com
The idea of implementing mobile learning into a course or instruction may be daunting for many educators. They may assume that mobile learning (aka m-learning) is too complicated and so decide to stick to the methods they have more experience with. Besides, the old fashioned methods of learning have worked for centuries, so what’s the need for change?

Review: IPads, smartphones in world-changing 'Mobile Wave' 
By Jeanne Destro via USA Today
The mobile wave is coming. If you're not ready to ride it, you'll be swept away by a tsunami of change that will fundamentally alter the world. That's the theme of The Mobile Wave by software entrepreneur Michael Saylor. The book explores how mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads will change jobs, healthcare, banking, politics, law enforcement, and much more.

Think Responsive for Your Association Website
By Deidre Reid via Avectra blog
Have you ever pulled up a website on your phone and been frustrated by the tiny text and tabs? Unless I’m desperate to do something there, I usually give up. In either case, I’m frustrated by the awful user experience. Don’t they care about their customers? When’s the last time you looked at your association website on a mobile phone? Hopefully, it was a good experience because, according to technology research firm Gartner, by 2013 more people will access websites with mobile phones than with desktop computers. Members increasingly want your association in their pocket. When they’re not at a desktop computer, they want to find and read what they need, look up other members’ contact info, register for events, attend webinars, and participate in online community discussions.

A 5-Step Plan to Improve Every Blog Post You Write
By Ali Luke via Copyblogger.com
Are your blog posts getting the results you want? When you’re blogging to build or grow your business, you need each post to pull its weight. That means writing articles that draw readers in. Articles that get shared and discussed and linked to. Articles that keep readers coming back for more. Articles that persuade readers to take action. If your posts aren’t getting the traction you want, you might think you’re not a good enough writer. But the truth is, every writer can follow a few simple steps to improve their posts. (And that goes for the old hands, too.)

The $1.3 Trillion Price Of Not Tweeting At Work 
By Ryan Holmes via FastCompany
A new report from McKinsey Global Institute makes the business case for social media a little easier to sell. According to an analysis of 4,200 companies by the business consulting giant, social technologies stand to unlock from $900 billion to $1.3 trillion in value. Among the most promising new social technologies are tools like Yammer which bring Facebook-like functionality into the office. Social-savvy employees post queries and comments to internal conversation threads and coworkers offer feedback, crowdsourcing solutions. Content can be shared and searched, so the same issues don’t resurface. Meanwhile, virtual groups offer a more interactive alternative than email or phones.

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