Elearning vs Classroom Training – Let’s Understand Their Pros and Cons


Elearning is the new and inexpensive alternative to classroom training, which is becoming more popular and preferred method among organizations. However, the debate on the effectiveness of eLearning compared to classroom training is often a subject of interest among learning and training professionals. Both eLearning and classroom training methods share common attributes, however, eLearning is proving to be a more cost-effective and flexible method for organizations.

Back to School: New Tech for the Classroom of the Future

Byte Technology

Featuring a wide field of view and highly intuitive head tracking, both connect to their respective devices and operating systems and, because they’re comfortable and light, are perfect in a classroom setting of antsy kids. The post Back to School: New Tech for the Classroom of the Future appeared first on Byte Technology’s Nonprofit Web Design Insights Blog. With the surging popularity of every manner of tech device—on our wrists, strapped to our heads etc.—it


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MathAndCoding Turns the Library into a Coding Classroom (Part 2)

Tech Soup Blog

In part 1 of this series, we introduced MathAndCoding , a nonprofit that offers teen-led programming classes for children in public libraries in the Silicon Valley area. In part 2, we offer a librarian's perspective as the host for this program. As the first librarian to host it, Karin Bricker, library manager for youth and outreach services at Mountain View Public Library, had to overcome some initial skepticism.

How to get your educational nonprofit into classrooms, without leaving the office

The Nerdy NonProfit

One method for an educational nonprofit to expand its reach is by getting into the classroom remotely through the use of modern technology. Students with limited resources can benefit tremendously from remote classroom access by educational nonprofits. Virtual classroom connections.

Teaching with Tech: The Incredible—and Inevitable—Evolution of the Digital Classroom

Byte Technology

To put this watershed evolution into perspective, the folks at onlineschoolscenter.com have compiled a rather nice and effective infographic that breaks down the startling statistics behind the new digital classroom, a reality not just in brick-and-mortar structures but also for the older students who seek out online education from the comfort of their own homes. Taken in a whole, it’s now possible to earn most any degree without ever having to step into a traditional classroom.

StopBlocking: In the workplace, not the classroom

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rob Cottingham comments on Facebook, "Think restricting employees' Internet access is a dumb idea? You aren't alone. Check out Shel Holtz's Stop Blocking campaign ! Cartoon from Social Signal, by Rob Cottingham. See also: Fear 2.0. Notes from the Real World. Social Media Adoption: Line between individual and organizational. I've been seeing comments from friends on Facebook who work for nonprofits about how they've addicted their co-workers to Facebook or what a time suck Facebook can be.

Digital Video in the Classroom

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm working with a newly established community technology center that is housed in an after-school program on an instructional technology plan for lab. One area we're looking at is digital video, so have been madly reviewing educational resources and options. I found a great resource, [link] which had exactly what I was searching for - a piece on strategies for multi-level projects

New Models for Children's Museums: Wired Classrooms?

Museum 2.0

To many of these folks, Bob's wired classrooms seem threatening. Institutions like the Boston Children's Museum (which she helped lead in the 1970s) drew heavily from and worked in partnership with the "open classroom" movement to develop informal educational models that are interactive, open-ended, and individualized. The wired classroom is not a free-for-all nor an entirely screen-based experience. Do you talk to people sitting next to you on planes? I don't.

Top 6 Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Learning for Your Training


Learning in a classroom is a much preferable option for many students and professionals, but getting enrolled in an online course eLearning has also its own benefits

5 Important Distance Learning Applications

Find the free stuff

Once teachers create their accounts, they can go ahead and create classrooms. Like Google classroom, students have an opportunity to join classrooms through a. Are distance learning apps important? Of course, they are important. Because they can effectively improve our study.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Join us at ILA to learn how to break through the challenges of shifting practices, advocate for all students, and make a difference in and out of the classroom. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.,

Putting XO Laptops Under Christmas Trees—and into Classrooms—via Amazon | Xconomy

AFP Blog

Putting XO Laptops Under Christmas Trees—and into Classrooms—via Amazon | Xconomy: "Under the Give One, Get One (G1G1) program, consumers can buy two laptops for $399. One will be shipped to a school of OLPC’s choice, and the other to any recipient of the buyer’s choice. Part of the purchase price is tax-deductible—though OLPC says buyers should consult their accountants to figure out how much.".

Wild Apricot Blog : Campaign Maps: How 3 Nonprofit Organizations use Online Maps to Send a Message

Wild Apricot

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2009 DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge

Amy Sample Ward

The challenge runs throughout October, with hundreds of bloggers and Twitterers rallying to support classroom requests on DonorsChoose.org. All told, they raised over $275,000 for classroom projects reaching 67,000 students in low-income neighborhoods around the country. Public school teachers post project requests that range from a $100 classroom library, to a $600 digital projector, to a $1,000 trip to the zoo. The DonorsChoose.org Social Media Challenge is back again!

Webinar Re-Cap: Will Learning Ever Look the Same?

Blue Sky eLearn

In-person, instructor-led training: Incorporate elements of both synchronous and asynchronous learning – think flipped classrooms. It’s a thought many of us have had: Will learning ever look the same?

COVID-19 contributed to major education funding gap, report finds


Without proper investment in education, more than 20 million children are at risk of never returning to the classroom. Reprinted from PND.

4 Ways Colleges Use Technology To Increase Campus Engagement


For most college students, their cellphone never leaves their side - 94% even want to use mobile phones as an educational device in classrooms. In this blog series, we'll be focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. First up, we're covering the Student Activities office - stay tuned to hear about Admissions, Alumni Engagement, and more!

10 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Gifts range from symbolic adopt-an-acre of a national park gifts to funding a classroom project in a low-income community. As a follow-up to 25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofit s , below are 10 holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious holiday shoppers that would prefer their holiday spending directly empower nonprofits.

Recapping the First Salesforce Nonprofit Summit Sessions

Cloud 4 Good

Teach For America (TFA) has been in business for over 31 years with the mission to find, develop, and support a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunities for children from classrooms, schools, and any sector that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate.

3 Nonprofits Doing Cool Things With Tech


Walden Woods Project uses Skype to reach classrooms. Teachers are connecting speakers from across the globe to their classrooms, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. Image courtesy of SustaiNet Software. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees shared the idea of connecting aid workers with students to share experiences. Microsoft’s Skype is now used for more than refugee aid workers.

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Training on your new database

Robert Weiner

If you're training a lot of people, try to train in a classroom setting so everyone hears the same thing. But recognize that not everyone will be available for classroom trainings, and some people will need 1 on 1 training to understand the concepts. Test the computers and software in the classroom before every training. A question was posted to a listserve for nonprofit techies looking for tips on training staff on a new database.

DonorsChoose Interview & Social Media Challenge

Amy Sample Ward

At Socialbrite, we’d like to call on our readers to support students in public school classrooms in low-income areas. Meantime, if you’re not familiar with DonorsChoose, the idea is a simple one: It’s a site where public school teachers could post what materials they were lacking in the classroom. They hope individuals will contribute around $17 million this year for books, field trips, art supplies and technology needed by classrooms in low-income areas.

Create A Sponsor Packet That Makes Money

Greater Giving

Show the barren field that existed where your green outdoor classroom now lives, and demonstrate how this new green space has improved the community and the environment. This post is the third in a series designed to teach the art of nailing the perfect pitch.

Visually Engage Your Constituents with InFocus

Tech Soup Blog

InFocus innovates collaboration solutions that drive successful, visual teamwork in video walls, control rooms, conference rooms, classrooms, and workstations throughout the world. With the digital displays that InFocus provides through TechSoup, you can communicate and collaborate in meetings, presentations, classrooms, and offices. The InFocus IN112x digital projector is a versatile digital projector for displays from classrooms to conference rooms.

Philanthropy and policing


I remember visiting a university in Brazil where a police reform course was being taught with a classroom of students and police officers. Policing in America is fundamentally flawed. And philanthropic foundations can help fix it.

What I’ve learned from working with mission-based organizations

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Carefully tailored one-to-one desk-side coaching usually increases a worker’s effectiveness much more quickly than classroom training.

Incorporate These Three Learning Styles When Teaching Employees Something New

Eric Jacobsen Blog

These employees are “tell-me” learners, who thrive in classroom settings.

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Volunteering 101 for Schools


However, with the help of VolunteerMark these kinds of catastrophes can be avoided and a school-wide event and even a classroom can run smoother It’s a special time at your child’s school. They’re so excited. It’s Field Day. They’ve waited for this all year long and can’t wait to get outside and have some fun. But a few parent volunteers didn’t show up and it’s quickly becoming a disorganized mess.

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

Create Digital Classrooms – Education programs—schools, after-school programs, and youth-focused nonprofit—can work with established collections in the classroom; and students can document the area around their school to create their own collections, and potentially trade collections with other schools.

DonorsChoose.org Moving money into SC schools like TySheoma Betheas!

Network-Centric Advocacy

Donor’s Choose is opening a money pipeline into the classrooms in SC. Teacher requests directly from SC classrooms. Education in the spotlight: Support classrooms like Ty’Sheoma Bethea’s! To make a difference in high-poverty South Carolina classrooms like Ty’Sheoma’s, you can start here. DonorsChoose.org Blog: Education in the spotlight: Support classrooms like Ty’Sheoma Bethea’s!

Flexible Space: The Secret To Designing Powerful Training

Beth Kanter

Graduate Students at MIIS Class Doing Group Exercise in Flexible Classroom Space. I was able to pull this off because my course took place in the Digital Learning Commons “ D-Space ” – a state of the art flexible classroom space. I am not always lucky to be teaching in a classroom that is designed as a flexible space to be molded into a learning environment by the instructor guided by the instructional design. The flexible classroom is a large open space.

Visiting Schools in Pohnpei

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The classrooms have doors that open to the outside, because of the warm weather. Most classrooms have desks and textbooks and all have chalkboards. We went into a classroom where I could immediately tell that the teacher there as well as one of the students both had the condition. The student was a cute little girl who was totally on top of things in the classroom and was frequently raising her hand with the answer to the teacher's questions.

4 qualities to look for in your AMS vendor

Nimble AMS

That’s why we offer training throughout the implementation process, a detailed Customer Success Guide, and additional classroom and online training on Nimble AMS administration. Before you choose association management software, consider these important software vendor characteristics.

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The YouTube Conversation Game

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My virtual colleague, Alan Levine has been exploring the use of YouTube, Flickr, and other free tools in the classroom for the K-12 Online Conference. Alan, I can't wait until you come back from your session and share the thinking with your peers about how to use this stuff in the classroom When I saw his video, I responded with one of my own pointing him to my YouTube Interviews. Alan has replied and Karen has jumped into the conversation.

7 Ideas for Virtual Back to School Events


Consider playing an ice breaker game , introducing everyone, and showing the family your “virtual” classroom. . You can consider spicing up the virtual with a Bitmoji virtual classroom , which can be fun and relatively easy to make.

UC Santa Cruz Students Volunteering for Impact with Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The idea of incorporating textbook proofing into classrooms as a service-learning opportunity is one that we only recently began exploring and we’re delighted to see it put into action so quickly and well. I’m delighted to share with you today a wonderful success story from our Volunteer Program.

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Beth Kanter

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to understand how the feng shui of a classroom impacts learning. Circles without tables, just chairs helps promote group discussion. Classroom style with desks puts a barrier between the students and the instruction, especially when people are using laptops or tablets to take notes. That’s why I always enjoy teaching in flexible classroom spaces.

Web Courseworks Wins Silver for Excellence in Technology

Web Courseworks Associations

Web Courseworks, a leader in innovative learning management systems and virtual event technology, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group silver award for excellence in the Best Advance in Technology for Virtual-Classroom or Conferencing Technology category.

6 Best Event Marketing Strategies to Boost Your Hybrid Event Experiences


Whether you go with a theatre-style set-up, classroom, or perhaps a cabaret, you want to make sure that the venue will support it and that it makes sense for the event goals. Event marketing strategies to leverage Hybrid events are the need of the modern marketer of today.

Zerofootprint: A Cool Approach to Sustainability

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Do they leave the lights on in all the classrooms all night? We’ve been exploring the area of sustainability a great deal lately. We have some new ideas for software Benetech could be developing. But, one of our core values is to see what’s already out there and to not duplicate great work already being done. That means we frequently run into cool projects (and mentally check the box: taken care of!).

Data and the Human Touch

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

He could no longer keep up with his peers in the classroom. Sophia and her family were left confused and concerned about her future in the classroom. Meet Kevin and “Sophia” (who anonymously shared her story with my team). When Kevin was in kindergarten he had an organic brain injury, which forced him to have to relearn everything from walking to using the bathroom.

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December #4Change Chat: Education

Amy Sample Ward

Classrooms are no longer bound by geography. This Thursday is the December #4Change Chat! Education and it’s discontents are being changed by new ways of learning – much of it by new ways of creating, sharing and validating information and knowledge online. Tools and methods are being customized, adapted and remixed for various educational contexts. But there are still barriers, still challenges – some of which we may not be able to predict. How can we attend to these?