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Content Distribution for Online Learning [looking for insights]

  • 1.  Content Distribution for Online Learning [looking for insights]

    Posted Nov 26, 2018 14:11

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I'm writing today in search of any insights, advice, or experience on distributing online learning content.

    My org has had a lot of recent success developing online/video-based college courses on religious diversity and pluralism. So much so that there's interest in scaling significantly. We're exploring the idea of partnering with mass-education providers (e.g., universities with large online offerings, MOOC/online learning providers, etc.).  We imagine a partnership in which our organization would contribute course content (along with expertise around course positioning, pedagogy, delivery, etc.) and wherein the provider's mass reach would get critical knowledge and skills to a wider audience efficiently.  Our course content might be branded as part of the partnership, or it might not. Basically, we seek to get our content embedded with "name brand" networks and providers who offer e-learning geared toward undergrads. 

    Right now, we don't have any real proof of concept for this, and aren't yet immersed in the online learning world. I would be thrilled if any of you know of examples of this sort of partnership (or similar/alternate models that are designed to achieve similar goals) or have other insight you'd be willing to share.

    Thanks as always,

    Nasser Asif

    Senior Director, Marketing & Communications

    Interfaith Youth Core

    NEW ADDRESS: 141 W Jackson Blvd #3200, Chicago, IL 60604

    Direct: 312.573.8918 | nasser@ifyc.org

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    Nasser Asif
    Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
    Interfaith Youth Core
    Chicago, IL

  • 2.  RE: Content Distribution for Online Learning [looking for insights]

    Posted Jan 11, 2019 13:49
    Hi Nasser,

    I'm going to high-five in my colleague, NTEN's Education Director @Ash Shepherd, who may have some resources or at least a few things to think about when you're getting started. Others who might be able to give tips are NTEN blog authors @Sophia Guevara and Aaron Winters.
    Here's Aaron's article about choosing a learning management system.

    Good luck!

    Lyndal Frazier-Cairns (pronouns: she/her)
    Membership & Engagement Director, NTEN
    nten.org @NTENorg

  • 3.  RE: Content Distribution for Online Learning [looking for insights]

    Posted Jan 14, 2019 18:44
    ​​@Nasser Asif

    This all sounds very exciting. While we certainly don't know everything or are the only organization working in this area so hoping others jump in as well.

    I am happy to share anything from our experience of exploring University relationships and then rolling out our own Professional Certificate. It seems you have a lot of questions so a phone call is likely a good way to jump into this conversation. Feel free to reach out to me via email at ash@nten.org or even just use this link to view my availability and schedule a call for a time that works well for both of us.
    Looking forward to chatting and sharing anything I can from our experience with you.


    Ash Shepherd (pronouns: he/him)
    Education Director, NTEN
    nten.org @NTENorg @NPTech_Ash

  • 4.  RE: Content Distribution for Online Learning [looking for insights]

    Posted Mar 04, 2019 12:43
    Ash & Lyndal - thank you both so much. I'll look forward to getting in touch with those who you've recommended. Ash - I'd love to take you up on your offer to chat sometime after NTC (I'm sure you'll want some well-deserved time off!)

    Looking forward to getting in touch, and thanks again for the responses.

    Nasser Asif
    Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
    Interfaith Youth Core
    Chicago, IL