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

Gyrus

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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6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

AFP Blog

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education : However, in the three years I’ve been teaching mobile video in a course titled “Information 3.0,” even those students who initially say they are very familiar with video later admit that they learned a lot from repeated practice and application of video production skills.

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.

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.

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.".

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

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.

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.

Start Blogging Today – An new online classroom for growing nonprofits and small businesses

John Haydon

One of the many projects I’ve been working on for the past few months is an online course called “Start Blogging Today&#. And it launches today. It started when a a group of friends, including Danny Brown, Grant Griffiths, Michael Martin, Paul Coughlin, Tina Marie Hilton and Dr. Patrick MacNamaraIt and yours truly sought to concentrate our resources so that businesses (and nonprofits) who were just starting out with a blog could get started on the right foot.

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

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

Gyrus

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

Volunteering 101 for Schools

VolunteerMark

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.

4 Ways Colleges Use Technology To Increase Campus Engagement

EveryAction

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!

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!

NRDC Launches the Solar Schools Revolution | Nathanael Greene's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

AFP Blog

That’s why next week, NRDC is launching Solar Schools: Powering Classrooms, Empowering Communities. NRDC Launches the Solar Schools Revolution | Nathanael Greene''s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC : We can do something, though. Something upbeat and local and smart: put solar on our kids’ schools. Our plan, ultimately, is to help every school in the country that wants solar to get it. But to get going, we need your help.

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After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

AFP Blog

After Frustrations in Second Life, Colleges Look to New Virtual Worlds - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Some colleges that have built virtual classrooms in Second Life—the online environment where people walk around as avatars in a cartoonlike world—have started looking for an exit strategy.".

3 Nonprofits Doing Cool Things With Tech

TechImpact

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.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

The teachers are the real heroes here (as they often are), the inspirational inflection points that take this well-thought-out, well crafted curriculum to the kids who gather in their classrooms. They’re calling this initiative TeachOne, and the call to action is for teachers in classrooms across the country to teach one lesson on giving on #GivingTuesday. I love #GivingTuesday. I know, I’ve said that before…and you’ve caught me in the act again. Guilty.

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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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Watch me cut off all my hair for #EpicThanks (video)

John Haydon

The goal this week is to build more classrooms for Shepherd Middle School in Tanzania. This week is EpicThanks where the entire internet will explode with gratitude. Watch this video to find out how you can help build this school, and watch Joe Waters cut off all my hair: Click the “Give” button in the widget below.

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.

3 Things Arts and Cultural Organizations Can Do to Make Visitors Feel More Comfortable When They Reopen

Connection Cafe

Look for ways to build out door activities into your camp programs , like nature walks and outdoor classroom formats. . . I n her blog post “ What Will Make People Feel Safe Attending a Cultural Entity Again? ” Colleen Dilenschneider listed some of the factors that will make people feel comfortable visiting cultural organizations in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Stories of Resilience: Annie Wright Schools

Connection Cafe

Since they already used technology like gradebook and attendance platforms, they were able to quickly develop an online continuity plan to provide much-needed consistency with the in-person classroom experience.

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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!

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.

Higher Education and the Mobile Revolution: How Texts Make Better Schools and Students

Mobile Commons

Ten years ago, text messaging’s role in the classroom was a head scratcher. All of these methods have helped keep classrooms full at a time when college admissions have dropped for the first time in 15 years. These days, however, it is a no brainer. College campuses nationwide are joining the mobile revolution as they realize that it is the best way to reach their students. Texting is More Effective Than Email, Phone Calls, or Snail Mail.

iCared with lots of others for Convio Cares Week

Connection Cafe

The project that I volunteered at with fifteen other Convio employees was a classroom makeover for a local Austin school, Gus Garcia Middle School. As students passed by our classroom throughout the day while we were working I came to understand how important Communities in Schools is to each of them. Our challenge was that the classroom was not originally well suited for the activities that take place in it. Author: Corey Pudhorodsky.

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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.

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.

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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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.

Learning + Technology: The Latest on What Associations Are Doing

SocialFish

percent report doing blended learning, an approach that typically combines classroom-based and online learning. Less than 10 percent of respondents indicated that have experimented with trendy new options like massive open online courses (MOOCs), digital badges, flipped classrooms, or gamification. I asked Jeff Cobb to share a summary of his great new report on social learning, a topic which you know is dear to our hearts. Download!

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!).

10 Ways Board Members Can Fundraise WITHOUT Asking for Money

NonProfit Hub

She is Vice President of Training at Pursuant where she transforms individuals into confident, successful fundraisers through classroom, custom and online training. In every webinar, classroom training or custom training I lead, I get an earful about lackluster boards. Rachel Muir, CFRE, is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and speaker at Cause Camp 2016.

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Free education tools you have never heard of

SocialFish

There are thousands of science eBooks, ask expert section and online classrooms on the website. This site is a great resource, although quite unknown compared to the mighty Reddit, this site gives users the opportunity to share information through classrooms. This is a guest post by Sandra Miller, a tech writer from Brooklyn. —————— The number of education sites keeps growing at a fast rate.

Going Virtual – An Alternative Volunteer Event Guide

Connection Cafe

InvestWrite is the innovative writing competition that complements SMG and integrates critical thinking and language arts components to reinforce the financial decision-making skills that students learn in the classroom. . Even before our current health situation arose , technology has been the leading method of engaging employees in today’s society. In the span of one year, from 2016 to 2017, remote work grew 7.9%.

Accessible eBooks for Equal Opportunity

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

He could no longer keep up with his peers in the classroom. Kevin Leong was in kindergarten when he experienced an organic brain injury that forced him to relearn everything from walking to using the bathroom. For several years, he struggled in school because his vision was blurry and reading normal size print was grueling. In the United States, there are all too many students like Kevin, who are denied equal opportunity to engage in the same curriculum as their peers without disabilities.

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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?

One Organization’s Quest for Good

NonProfit Hub

Her purpose would be discovered while visiting classrooms. While there, McDonald noticed that many classrooms had only a stack of books to share between hundreds of children. “It How These Entrepreneurs Got Their Start. Sometimes a story begins on a whim and a spark. Then, add a dash of passion and a pinch of crazy (in the best way) and you’ll get what some are calling the social entrepreneur movement.

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