LINGOs is looking for ways to caffeinate our community and encourage buzz among members. We know you are short on time, and we are in many time-zones, and folks are traveling and in meetings a lot. We are going to experiment in 2013 with some Espresso Shots!
We'll build on the enthusiasm around the fantastic "speed dating" session at the LINGOs 2012 Member Meeting, and test out some short-member recorded topics, and have an asynchronous discussion first, and then occasional virtual gatherings around the most discussed topics. Please stay tuned for more details!
In 2011-12, The LINGOs community joined together monthly or everyother month for a "virtual coffee break," to informally discuss issues that surface from our LinkedIn group and are generating lots of discussion.
In 2012, members added demofests that provided fellow members with an opportunity to see a variety of solutions to common eLearning challenges we all face in providing engaging eLearning that is appropriate for a global audience, often faced with challenges in terms of connectivity, common language and cultural differences. List of past Coffee Breaks and Demo Fests: links to recordings of past events are with event below.
Recording links: past Virtual Coffee Breaks & Demo Fests
September 13: Virtual DemoFest: Preventing Harrassment at a Global NGO JoinGlobal Giveback 3 volunteer Nigel Ribeiro of Essential eLearning, demos the course he designed for FHI 360 on preventing harassment in the workplace. Nigel used xtranormal and Articulate Storyline to develop the course, which is partly narrated by two mock FHI 360 employees and partly scenario-based (drawn from FHI 360 harassment policy). The final product is a creative, informative, and fun learning approach to address a serious topic that impacts FHI 360’s staff worldwide.
Click here to see the recorded event
August 9, Virtual Coffee Break - Your input for the 2012 LINGOs Member Meeting (Nov 28-29 in Washington DC. Optional workshops on Friday Nov 30).
We'll use the input from this session to build on member survey input, LinkedIn discussions and past Virtual Coffee Breaks to put together the 2012 LINGOs Member Meeting in DC that maximizes member needs and wants. If you are planning to attend the 2012 Member Meeting, please complete the planning survey by July 31 (http://svy.mk/2012MMsurvey) .
July 12, Virtual Demo Fest - Last Mile Learning: This is your chance look “under the hood” of the Last Mile Learning course prototype, “Coaching for Results.” Michael Culligan, LINGOs’ Director of the Last Mile Learning initiative, will lead the webinar, which will be divided into two parts: for recording click here
June 14 Virtual Coffee Break: Social Media for Learning with Habitat for Humanity's Atlas Corps Fellow Tito Spinola. Click here for recording.
May 10: DemoFest - Take a look under the hood at The Nature Conservancy’s partner portal to learn how they leveraged Moodle, SCORM Dispatch, and other tools to provide 9,000 learners in 200 countries with technology driven global learning solutions that increase personal and organizational performance. Please click here access the recorded session.
March 8: Demo Fest - Paige Layno Winn of FHI 360 will share the course/simulation that she worked on with eLearning Global Giveback Volunteer Amanda Warner. It's a clinical learning simulation, developed in Flash, for clinical providers on Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) for people living with HIV. Learn about the challenges of developing a simulation, what content resources are necessary (in this case, new WHO Guidelines and FHI 360's recent publication on the same topic), as well as tools and approaches. This course will be shared with the LINGOs community! Event recording available here.
February 9: More than Uno, Dos, Tres: Launching Language Learning Resources at an international NGO Join Virtual Coffee Barista Catriona Moriarty from Conservation International and others in this virtual conversation. Click here for the recorded event.
January 19: Demofest: Mauricio Gutierrez, an advisor at World Vision, presents modules he recently created in Xtranormal - entering an avatar world to engage learners through dialogue and character animation. click here for recording.
December 8: Engaging your Staff: Marketing Learning to Global Colleagues. Barista Catriona Moriarty of Conservation International led an informal virtual coffee around engagement and marketing of self-paced learning resources. Conservation International (CI) launched its eCampus just about a year ago. Participants learned a bit about CI’s experience, shared experiences and ideas of ideas and approaches to build interest, excitement and utilization of learning resources globally in INGOs. Click here for recording.
Nov 30: Click here for recording of a trial "demo-fest." Habitat for Humanity International's Susan O'Connell shared her agency's new Vision and Mission course, as well as design and development tools (click here to access Member Shared resources).
November 16: Que hay de nuevo en Blackboard Collaborate v11 Haz clic aqui para informacion sobre esta sesion.
October 20 and 27: What's new with Blackboard Collaborate v11 Click here for info on Oct 20 and here for 27th. See and try out new features in Blackboard v11; Get and share tips for rolling this version out in your organization.
Sept. 8 & 22: What's new with Blackboard Collaborate v11 Click here for recording of Sept 8 session and here for info to join the session on Sept 22nd. See and try out new features in Blackboard v11; Get and share tips for rolling this version out in your organization.
August 11: LINGOs member meeting - Making the most of it (we want your input). Click here for recording.
July 21: Tips for Successful Course Development in the eLearning Global Giveback. Join Amy Stewart of ACCION and other LINGOs Global Giveback participants to learn how they leveraged the Global Giveback. ACCION's course on microfinance education, created by Amanda Warner, won the 2011 eLearning Global Giveback competition in the Individual Developer Category. It is available to all LINGOs members, as well as the general public on the website of The Smart Campaign. Click here for recording of the session.
June 16: Launching a Learning Portal: Process, Results and Lessons Learned - Peter Balvanz will share FHI's experience and Organizational Learning Strategy Expert Ruth Kustoff will share general principles. Click here for recording.
Feb 17, 2011: Onboarding new staff - Part 2: Experiences from ACDI/VOCA (Ambassador Program & Getting Senior-level Buy-in) and Habitat for Humanity International (Adapting a program for rapid expansion in the field: post earthquake Haiti). Click here for recording.
December 1, 2010: Deploying eCornell - approaches from ACDI/VOCA and IRC. Click here for recording
November 17, 2010: Onboarding new staff - part 1: presentation from PATH. Click here for recording
August 2010 - Fresh Press - first virtual coffee break - no specific topic