Beginning in the Spring of 2010, the Middle Eastern Province of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity plans to use Moodle, a course management system, to offer leadership training to its members.
For years, Kappa Alpha Psi has offered its membership on-going leadership training through face-to-face workshops and conferences. While successful, this form of training requires members to sometimes drive hours away and stay in costly hotels.
With the online approach, members can participate in engaging courses designed to strengthen leadership skills for all ages and levels of experience. Knowledgeable facilitators will guide members through established curriculum and challenge them to learn from current issues and solutions.
In the early part of 2010, the training committee will launch its pilot program with 7-10 members. The goal is to fully test the online model and receive feedback on ways to make the program more effective.
Based on time-tested best practices from across the fraternity, the training committee will add more courses as the need arises. Ultimately, the committee seeks to offer members a valuable resource for developing current and future leaders.
If you know or have experience with building online courses, I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you seen many fraternities or sororities training their members online? If so, what are the results? Challenges? Successes? Let's talk more about this in the comment section below.