More and more, nonprofit organization are run on technology in all different ways. A lot of small organization have major functions staff with volunteers with different levels of technology education. Organizations will need to make space for tech training of staff and volunteer. TechSoup just unveiled a new online learning system and published the first online course: Tech Training for Nonprofit and Library Staff 101
This free course will introduce you to how to manage technology change in your organization, reveal best practices for conducting training, demonstrate how to effectively engage adult learners and explain how to develop your own training plan. You can access downloadable templates, handouts, videos, and samples of successful tech training programs in libraries and nonprofits. (TechSoup) Photo: Becky Wiegand
The essay “3 Strategies to Manage Technology Change” was written by me and students will find it in the first module after the self-assessment. It’s based on two of my blog posts:
“This free, 6- to 10-hour online certificate course will prepare you to build and deliver technology training for your staff and volunteers. Please note the course may take you a more or less time, depending upon how quickly you move through the content.”
You start with a self-assessment and then there are five module: (You need to register before you can enter the course)
- How to Manage Tech Change in Your Nonprofit or Library
- How to Train Adult Learners
- How to Use an Instructional Design Model
- Training and Educational Resources
- How to Write Learning Objectives and Develop a Training Plan
After completing this course, you will be able to
- Understand and identify the basics of tech change management.
- Explain and apply effective training techniques for adult learners.
- Identify and apply steps to build tech training using an instructional learning model.
- Understand the benefits and features of common training and education products.
- Understand how to write measurable learning objectives.
- Create learning objectives and a basic training plan.
Since the start of the training over 400+ professionals from libraries and nonprofits have spent time in the course. Try it out yourself!
Here is the slide deck of my contribution to Live Expert Panel on September 15th, 2016