Authorized Entities Trusted Intermediaries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

exception, Section 121, posted at Bookshare as the Chafee Amendment, the term is "authorized entities." In the statute: "authorized entity" means a nonprofit organization or a governmental agency that has a primary mission to provide specialized services relating to training, education, or adaptive reading or information access needs of blind or other persons with disabilities; In this case, authorized means authorized under the statute.

The Coming of Age of a Robust Web-Based Authoring Suite

Web Courseworks Associations

Side note: you can author in Mozilla Firefox, but domiKnow does not officially test/support this browser, so maybe have a second look in another browser.). Indeed, this might be ok for people who only occasionally need to author content. Blog course authoring domiknow domiknow one

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10+ Best eLearning Course Authoring Software Platforms

Web Courseworks Associations

Your team, subject matter experts (SMEs), and eLearning consultants work together to author content for your courses. Your choice in course authoring software is just as crucial as the tools you choose to deliver the content to learners. What are the best eLearning authoring software?

Georgia Authorities Indict 14 Individuals for Running a Sham Charity

NonProfit PRO

The state’s attorney general is alleging charity fraud and claiming Georgia Peach Youth Club of America Inc. was run by a subset of a well-known Los Angeles street gang, using the charity as human trafficking ring for more than three years. Ethics/Accountability

The Write Words: Great Themes for Authors and Bloggers

Byte Technology

A multi-purpose theme that is great for authors, Creativo comes preloaded with several website layouts that can be installed with just a click of the mouse. With portfolio type content, full WooCommerce support (important for those authors and writers who plan on selling their work via the site), three distinct design layouts and lots of choices for skins, headers, color choices etc.,

Insights From The Authors Of The Leadership Book, Step Up

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book's two authors awhile back shared these insights with me: A Conversation with Henry Evans and Colm Foster, authors of Step Up What is a “leadership moment”? The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments.

Fit At Last Book Author Insights

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book, Fit at Last: Look and Feel Better Once and for All , co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Tim Kearin traces business author Blanchard's weight-loss journey with fitness expert Kearin, and how finally at the age of 73, Ken dropped over thirty pounds in the course of a single year.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

An authoring tool , also called an eLearning development tool, is used to create the lessons themselves. A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) typically is an LMS to which the LMS vendor has added an authoring tool. Multimedia content, especially interactive content created using content authoring tools, must conform to eLearning Content Standards, and you will need to check that your LMS supports the relevant standards for your content.

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Sharing Power, Holding Expertise: The Future of Authority Revisited

Museum 2.0

Their questions made me think about a blog post I wrote in 2008, The Future of Authority. The Future of Authority: Platform Power (first published October 2008) I have a lot of conversations with people that go like this: Other person: "So, you think that museums should let visitors control the museum experience?" Other person: "But doesn't that erode museums' authority?"

Bookshare’s Status as an Authorized Entity under Section 121

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Section 121) , defines a special class of organizations known as authorized entities. Dozens of publishers and authors have signed contracts with Bookshare that confirm and support its work as an authorized entity as well. Finally, the Office of the General Counsel of the Department of Education reviewed Bookshare’s status as an authorized entity as part of the awards process for the Bookshare for Education project.

TechNow Conference Keynote Aliza Sherman, Co-Author Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

But most exciting of all is that my Happy Healthy Nonprofit co-author, Aliza Sherman, will be the featured keynote.She will share ideas in our book about self-care and avoiding burnout, especially the kind that is cause by technology use. If you don’t alreay know my co-author, Aliza Sherman, she helped pave the way for women online and in the Internet industry.

You Are Authorized to Virtualize!

Tech Soup Blog

This post was contributed by Nate Solloway, a new guest blogger to our team. Nate has been supporting the infrastructure needs of Community IT Innovators (CITI) clients since 1998. Community IT Innovators (CITI) is an employee-owned company committed to helping social mission organizations effectively use technology. Nate wrote about how CITI went virtual in a previous guest post here. It's time to admit I have a problem. I keep telling myself I can quit any time I want.

Interview with "Cloud Surfing" Author Thomas Koulopoulos

Tech Soup Blog

He is the author of the popular Less-Is-More Blog on the People-OntheGo.com website. Pierre Khawand is a guest blogger with more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. You may have heard about the cloud , the "next big thing" in computing, virtual storage, sharing, and Internet technology. And even if you haven't, you're likely using cloud-based services in your home or workplace already, such as Gmail, Skype, Dropbox, and more.

Interview with Carol Baroudi, Author of Green IT For Dummies

Tech Soup Blog

Carol Baroudi is the lead author of the 2009 Wiley. TechSoup: As the lead author on Green IT For Dummies, can you say a bit about what initially got you interested in green IT and then doing one of major books on the subject? This piece is part of an occasional series we do at GreenTech to profile leaders in the Green IT field. publication, Green IT For Dummies.

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Q&A With Best Selling Author And Expert Storyteller, Paul Smith

Eric Jacobson

Being a new author, you don’t really know what to expect in terms of book sales, marketing efforts, media exposure, translation rights, etc. It’s one that started in the early 1990s with authors like David Armstrong and Peg Neuhauser, and continued in the 2000s by authors like Annette Simmons, Evelyn Clark, Lori Silverman, and Stephen Denning among many others. Today I’m a full-time author and speaker and get to pursue this passion wherever it takes me.

Step Up Book Co-Authors Answer Questions About Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book's two authors awhile back shared these insights with me: A Conversation with Henry Evans and Colm Foster, authors of Step Up What is a “leadership moment”? The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments. Readers learn how to: Use anger intelligently in the workplace. Recognize and deal with terminal politeness. Make decisions when no one else is making them. Take ownership when others are externalizing a problem.

Q&A With Millennial CEO And Book Author Rick Lindquist

Eric Jacobson

Rick Lindquist Millennial Rick Lindquist is making his mark in the business world and enjoying the success of his co-authored 2014 bestseller book, The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance. What inspired you to co-author your book? What was the most difficult thing about co-authoring your book? Other than my parents, the most influential mentor so far has been my partner and co-author, Paul Zane Pilzer. Co-author and mentor to Lindquist, Paul Zane Pilzer.

TechSoup Account Management 101: Authorized Agents

Tech Soup Blog

This blog post is part of an occasional series focused on managing accounts at TechSoup.org. So far, we've discussed registration, qualification, and updating your account and forum profiles. Watch for more posts to come! As mentioned in the first post in this series about Registration , joining TechSoup as an individual is the first step before registering an organization as well a required step for all individuals wishing to be associated with an organization's TechSoup account.

Leadership Tips From Author Neil Smith

Eric Jacobson

Here are three helpful leadership tips from author Neil Smith -- from his new book, co-authored with Patricia O''Connell, How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things : People say they cannot find the time to do things, yet they always find the time to fix things when they break.

Q&A With Author Jesse Sostrin

Eric Jacobson

Q&A with Jesse Sostrin author of Beyond the Job Description Question : What does the title of your book mean and what’s the truth about what employers really expect that is never written in job descriptions? Sostrin : Beyond the Job Description represents two fundamental truths about the world of work. First, whether we realize it or not, our standard job descriptions only tell part of the story about the demands we face at work.

What Changemaker Authors Have Blogs?

Have Fun - Do Good

I've been creating a list of changemaker authors who have blogs. The blogs could have been created as a platform for a particular book, evolved into a book, or simply be a part of the author's overall web presence. I'd love to hear your suggestions for changemaker authors who have blogs. Her most popular is probably Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America book blog social+change activism author

Author Thomas Teal On Management Integrity

Eric Jacobson

Some words of wisdom from author Thomas Teal : Integrity in management means : being responsible communicating clearly keeping promises being an honest broker avoiding hidden agendas knowing oneself Also, explains Teal : Great managers serve two masters; one organizational, one moral.

Step Up Book Authors Talk About Leadership And Leadership Moments

Eric Jacobson

The book's two authors awhile back shared these insights with me: A Conversation with Henry Evans and Colm Foster, authors of Step Up What is a “leadership moment”? The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments. Readers learn how to: Use anger intelligently in the workplace. Recognize and deal with terminal politeness. Make decisions when no one else is making them. Take ownership when others are externalizing a problem.

Interview With Step Up Book Authors Evans And Foster

Eric Jacobson

The book's two authors awhile back shared these insights with me: A Conversation with Henry Evans and Colm Foster, authors of Step Up What is a “leadership moment”? The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments. Readers learn how to: Use anger intelligently in the workplace. Recognize and deal with terminal politeness. Make decisions when no one else is making them. Take ownership when others are externalizing a problem.

Customer Service Lessons From Author Micah Solomon

Eric Jacobson

Micah Solomon’s book, High-tech, High-touch Customer Service , is all about how to inspire timeless loyalty in the demanding new world of social commerce -- one where businesses today face the increasingly challenging world of customer interactions, both online and off. The book is a must-read for any business leader. And, fortunately, the content is grounded in decades of experience and proven methodology.

Meet Ben Rigby, Author of "Mobilizing Generation 2.0"

NTEN

The New York Times reports that Barack Obama's campaign has purchased virtual billboards in a video game. That's one way to reach the kids! We wonder if they've read Ben Rigby's new book, Mobilizing Generation 2.0: A Practical Guide to Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Recruit, Organize, and Engage Youth. Well, you can ask him yourself at our next "Meet the Author" (free for our Members). > > Learn More and Register Today!

Leadership Tips From Author Neil Smith

Eric Jacobson

Here are three helpful leadership tips from author Neil Smith -- from his new book, co-authored with Patricia O'Connell, How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things : People say they cannot find the time to do things, yet they always find the time to fix things when they break.

A Group Authored Book on Social Media

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This book was published through a social networking process - very interesting. Here's the description: In what began as a half dare, the editors, Gavin Heaton and Drew McLellan challenged bloggers around the world to contribute one page ??? 400 words ??? on the topic of ???conversation??? conversation??? The resulting book, The Age of Conversation, brings together over 100 of the world???s

Leadership Thought From Author Roger Schwarz

Eric Jacobson

Wise advice for leaders from author Roger Schwarz in his new book, Smart Leaders Smarter Teams : "You can express your own views as passionately as you want, as long as you''re equally curious about others'' views.". Roger Schwarz Management Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Quotes

Drawing Networks on Napkins with Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor, Co-Authors of Net Gains

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week at the Packard Foundation, I finally had an opportunity to meet Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor face-to-face. I first came across their thinking and work on building social networks for social change via the resources section on the Barr Foundation web site back in 2006. Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor co-wrote " Net Gains ," one of the first practical handbooks on building and working in networks for social change.

Author Paul Smith On "Why Tell Stories?"

Eric Jacobson

Beyond The Job Description -- Interview With The Book's Author

Eric Jacobson

Q and A with Jesse Sostrin author of Beyond the Job Description Question : What does the title of your book mean and what’s the truth about what employers really expect that is never written in job descriptions? Sostrin : Beyond the Job Description represents two fundamental truths about the world of work. First, whether we realize it or not, our standard job descriptions only tell part of the story about the demands we face at work.

See3 at the 2009 Convio Summit - Authorized Solution Provider

See3

We are speakers, exhibitors and sponsors and are really excited to now be a Convio Authorized Solution Provider. We are here in Austin at the 2009 Convio Summit! Here’s what our booth set up looks like.

The Supermanager Author Interview: Greg Blencoe

Eric Jacobson

Grab a cup of coffee. Set aside one hour. Read Greg Blencoe new book, The Supermanager. It''s a valuable, quick, easy-to-read book for a new manager or leader, and a solid read for existing leaders and managers who just need a reminder of Blencoe''s Supermanager''s Seven Principles. Blencoe was kind enough to share with me insights into his book. Question: Why did you write the book?

The Future of Authority: Platform Power

Museum 2.0

Other person: "But doesn't that erode museums' authority?" And in a world where visitors want to create, remix, and interpret content messages on their own, museums can assume a new role of authority as "platforms" for those creations and recombinations. As long as you create a platform that is consistent in its values and the interactions provided, you will be able to control the experience as you open up content authority.

Author John Jantsch Explains What It Takes To Sell Today

Eric Jacobson

Author John Jantsch flips the usual sales approach on its head in his new book, Duct Tape Selling: Think Like a Marketer, Sell Like a Superstar. Today''s sales superstars must attract, teach, convert, serve, and measure while developing a personal brand that stands for trust and expertise. According to Jantsch: Listening is the new prospecting. Educating is the new presenting. Insight is the new information sharing. Story building is the new nurturing. Value is the new closing.

My Guest Author Blog Post on Read/WriteWeb!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored to be asked to write a guest author blog on Read/WriteWeb! It's called Notes from the Real World ! Enjoy

My Favorites: Moral Of The Story From Author Harvey Mackay

Eric Jacobson

I''m a big fan of best-selling author Harvey Mackay. He writes about business, sales and leadership and typically ends his articles with a moral of the story. Culled from his writings of the past three and half years, here are some of my favorites of his moral of the story endings: Change your thinking, change your life. It''s not enough to know how to do things - you must know why you do them. If you live in the past, you won''t have much of a future.

Interview with Temra Costa, Author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat

Have Fun - Do Good

Did you know that more than 30% of U.S. farm operators are women? Temra Costa's book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat features the stories of over 30 women and how they are changing our food system for the better as farmers, educators, mothers, chefs, businesswomen, and policy wonks. She is also co-host of the radio show, The Queens of Green on Green 960 , which you can also be downloaded as a podcast.

Fair Use Victory Advances a Future of Accessibility for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, a unanimous three-judge panel concluded that digitizing books in order to enhance research and provide access to individuals with print disabilities is lawful on the grounds of fair use —that is, a limitation and exception to the exclusive rights granted by copyright law to the author of a creative work ( Section 107 of the U.S. In September 2011, the Authors Guild sued the HathiTrust, alleging massive copyright violations.

Guest Post: Oh Snap! Experimenting with Open Authority in the Gallery

Museum 2.0

We're seeing tons of excitement around this project and a huge level of participation, especially for a museum just dipping its toe in the waters of open authority. Visitor-contributed photos surround a collection piece in Carnegie Museum of Art's Oh Snap! project. It can be incredibly difficult to design a participatory project that involves online and onsite visitor engagement.

Great Leaders Grow. Guest Post By Author Ken Blanchard

Eric Jacobson

How to Evaluate Your Leadership Style By Ken Blanchard, Co-author of Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life Today, I'm going to give a short, one-question quiz. Ken Blanchard, co-author of Great Leaders Grow: Becoming a Leader for Life , is cofounder and chief spiritual officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies. He is the author or coauthor of 50 books that have sold more than 20 million copies, including the iconic One Minute Manager ®.

Fit At Last. Interview With Author Tim Kearin

Eric Jacobson

The new book, Fit at Last - Look and Feel Better Once and for All , co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Tim Kearin traces business author Blanchard''s weight-loss journey with fitness expert Kearin, and how finally at the age of 73, Ken dropped over thirty pounds in the course of a single year.