How Are Associations Using Learning Technologies?

BY Celisa Steele

Tagoras Association Learning+Technology 2014We periodically run a survey to answer that question, and it’s that time again. So, if you work for a membership organization, we need your help. We just launched the survey that will be the backbone of the updated version of the Association Learning + Technology report due out in December.

The purpose of the survey (and ultimately the report) is to better understand how associations are and aren’t using technology to deliver educational products and services. Your participation is very important—even if you do not currently use or plan to use technology to deliver or enhance your learning products and regardless of the size or budget of your association.

How You Can Help

You can help in two ways:

It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and, depending on your answers, may take only a couple of minutes.

  • Spread the word.

Point your association colleagues who work in continuing education and professional development to the survey at


If you’re wondering What’s in it for me?, let us appeal to your altruistic side and your selfish side. 😉

  • Contribute to research that will help you see how your organization compares to others in the association world in terms of the use of technology to enable and enhance learning.

We’ll make the report based on this survey available for free. We’ve issued this report three times in the past, and it’s always yielded interesting insights. The survey is largely the same as last time—which allows us to see and comment on trends and changes—but we did modify this year’s a bit to touch on topics of growing interest (e.g., microlearning and sustaining learning). To get an idea of the type of information you’ll get from the report that will come from this survey, see our 2014 Association + Technology report, which is freely available, as this new one will be.

  • Get a chance to win.

After finishing the survey, you can register to be entered in a drawing for one of three Amazon gift cards worth $100 (enough for Kindle) that we will give away to three randomly selected survey participants.

Thanks for your help!


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