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Global Giveback 2013
 
Bring your highest talent, creativity and experience to help those who are doing good … do it better. Volunteer instructional designers, developers, trainers and other learning professionals support the work of international not-for-profit organizations as they develop learning resources to help improve people’s lives in the developing world.
 
Global Giveback projects can include designing learning and training resources that may be deployed in a variety of ways, including face to face, blended, and self-paced eLearning.
 
Volunteer with LINGOs’ Last Mile Learning initiative,  LINGOs member agencies such as CARE, Habitat for Humanity, International Rescue Committee, Save the Children, as well as any other non-profit agency with a primary focus to improve people’s lives in the developing world.
 
 
Optional Competition

Not-for-profit development agencies may enter any eLearning course created on a volunteer (pro-bono) basis for any non-profit working globally to improve people’s lives in the developing world in 2013 can be entered in the eLearning Global Giveback competition.
Judges will evaluate courses submitted by non-profit global development agencies in two categories based on whether they were developed by individual developers or corporate teams, on ten criteria:
 
  1. Meets stated learning objectives
  2. Appearance
  3. Creativity
  4. Ease of use for the learner
  5. Interactivity
  6. Graphical content
  7. Ease of update (for the non-profit sponsor)
  8. Holds the learner’s interest
  9. Ease of working with the developer (rated by non-profit)
  10. Potential impact of the course (assessed by non-profit based on topic and potential audience)
 
Volunteer Developers and International Non Profit s may use the Global Giveback Group on LinkedIn as a means of finding each other. However, any international non-profit working with a non-staff volunteer on a pro-bono basis may submit courses created in 2013 for competition. Submissions must be received by 5:00PM EST on Jan 10, 2014.
 
Awards and recognitions will be announced at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions 2014 conference in Orlando, FL.
 
Helpful Documents
 
These documents will help you to plan for your project and find a volunteer.
 
 

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Now in its third year,  the eLearning Global Giveback Competition provides the e-Learning community with an opportunity to help change the world. International non-profits that do important work in humanitarian relief, development, conservation and social justice use eLearning to build the capacity of their global staff on the frontlines in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the former Soviet Union. The eLearning courses these agencies need are destined to help their staff learn important skills and gain knowledge to do their jobs even better. In some cases, the learning audience is beyond the agency, and includes some of their beneficiaries and volunteers (for example, Habitat for Humanity volunteers, clinician or teacher training). Agencies that are members of LINGOs (Learning in NGOs) are eligible to participate.

The eLearning Guild and LINGOs founded the competition in 2009 and sponsored the first two competitions, in which eLearning volunteers designed and developed over 50 courses for LINGOs member agencies. In the third round, OpenSesame partners with LINGOs and the eLearning Guild to sponsor the eLearning Global Giveback competition.

LINGOs Executive Director Eric Berg explains some changes for the third year. "We'll have four course entry categories this time,” he said.  “The Categories will include learning simulations or games, learning where the subject matter expert and content comes from the field (vs HQ), mobile learning, and a general category.” Volunteers will enter their courses to be judged either as individuals / teams of individuals or as corporate entries where a team from one company works together to develop a course.

To facilitate the matching process between volunteers and agencies, for the 2011 competition, organizers are leveraging the LinkedIn professional network. Both volunteers and agency representatives should join the eLearning Global Giveback Group on LinkedIn and follow instructions below. Courses developed in 2011 on a volunteer basis for LINGOs member agencies and submitted by December 16, 2011 are eligible for the competition.

To participate:

LINGOs member agencies should post messages to the LinkedIn eLearning Global Giveback group regarding course needs (separate post for each course), with specifics about their topic, objectives, audience, specifications regarding authoring tools, whether the volunteer can use the course in a portfolio, and the timeframe for development. Please be sure that your LinkedIn profile includes information about your agency (link to the agency LinkedIn profile where one exists).

Volunteers should highlight their eLearning skills, instructional design and eLearning development skills in the LinkedIn Profile. This info can be highlighted in the Summary and Skills sections of the LinkedIn Profile. Once you’ve joined the eLearning Global Giveback group, please post a message that describes your interest, and any time restrictions (for example, “Hi, I’m an instructional designer and XXX Authoring tool user, interested in developing a …. Simulation/mobile/field generated learning resource. I have time available to volunteer in for the June and July 2011.” Please keep in mind that the discussions persist and dates will not be clear to future readers unless you include them.

Feel free to contact organizers via email to globalgiveback (at) LINGOs.org. To ensure that e-mail regarding Global Giveback does not end up in your Junk E-mail or SPAM folder, please add globalgiveback (at) lingos.org and anaraquel (at) lingos.org to your list of permitted senders.

About LINGOs

LINGOs is a not-for-profit consortium of over 55 international humanitarian relief, development, conservation and social justice organizations that share learning resources and experiences. By providing the latest learning technologies and courses from our partners, LINGOs helps these agencies strengthen their greatest resource, their global staff. As globally dispersed staff members increase their skills, they increase the impact of their programs.

Created in 2005 as a means for organizations to share learning resources, the LINGOs community is continuously expanding. LINGOs has served as a central contact point for private sector organizations interested in assisting the sector but who want to see their contributions of software, courseware, systems and services leveraged across many organizations. Through the generous support of partners in the private sector, LINGOs makes available a wide range of courses as well as tools for developing, distributing and implementing learning strategies.

About The eLearning Guild

The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for e-Learning Professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces conferences, online events, e-books, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine — all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making e-Learning successful are the people who produce e-Learning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Guild membership is all about members sharing with, and learning from, other members. That’s why we call it a Community of Practice. Our goal is to create a place where e-Learning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences — for everyone.

About OpenSesame

OpenSesame connects learners and content providers directly in a marketplace where elearning courses are easy to publish and connect to any LMS. Open Sesame’s open marketplace connects elearning content providers with the thousands of companies shopping for elearning courses. OpenSesame’s goal is to create a community where both buyers and sellers thrive and elearning is accessible, easy to implement and rewarding for everyone.

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Competition Generates Custom Online Learning Resources for International NGOs

Coaching for Results and Consumer Protection & Financial Education in Microfinance Courses Win in 2nd eLearning Global Giveback Competition

March 23 (Orlando, FL)

Eric Berg, Executive Director of LINGOs (Learning in NGOs) thanked all volunteer developers and announced the eight finalists and two winners of the second eLearning Global Giveback Competition today at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference and Expo.

Through the first two eLearning Global Giveback competitions, instructional designers and eLearning developers have created over 50 online courses as volunteers for international non-profit organizations. These courses will help the global staff of the non-profits, all members of LINGOs, do their good work in the fields of humanitarian relief, development, conservation and social justice even better.

“eLearning is a cost-effective way for these organizations to provide world-class learning to their personnel around the world,” said Berg, “whether the staff are based in relatively remote areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America or working in organizational headquarters in the US, UK or Europe.” 

The winner in the individual developer category is Amanda Warner, who created the course “Consumer Protection and Financial Education in Microfinance” for ACCION, a microfinance organization based in Boston. The course launched publically late last month as part of the SMART Campaign. In its first weeks online, the flash-authored course hosted almost 500 views.

The winning course in the corporate developer category is “Coaching for Results,” created by Illumina Interactive, Inc. and EnVision Performance Solutions, Inc. for LINGOs member Management Sciences for Health, based in Cambridge, MA.  

 

The Finalists in the second competition in the individual developer category are:

Volunteer Finalist

Course Title

Agency

Scott A VanDeKeere

Code of Conduct

Save the Children

Suzanne Davies and

Aparna Jadhav

HFHI Values in Action

Habitat for Humanity International

Mikaron Fortier  and 

Kim Correll

Managing your Business Expenses at The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy

Kathy Jeep

Pretesting Social Marketing Messages

Population Services International (PSI)

Susan Lichtig and Rob Gahagan

PSI Ethics Training

PSI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finalists in the Corporate Developer category are:

 

Bonnie Taylor/ISDiva

A Primer to the Global Fund

PSI

Quicklessons

How to Design a Team Building Workshop

ACDI/VOCA

WITS Interactive Pvt. Ltd.

A Values Driven Workplace - Living Our Values at ACCION

ACCION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 View the courses:

The winning and finalist courses are available for viewing at http://lingosglobalgiveback.org/

 

Volunteer and Agency Perspective 

 

This is winner Amanda Warner’s second time participating in the eLearning Global Giveback and her second time partnering with microfinance not-for-profit ACCION, whose mission is to give people the financial tools they need to work their way out of poverty. Her first course, “Build, Manage and Improve Credit” is available online not just to the global staff of ACCION, but to the general public. “It’s so motivating to see the course in action,” said Warner, who estimates she spent between 180 and 210 hours developing this year’s winning course.

 

“It was great to play with different ideas, and work on a totally different type of content from my day job,” she said. Warner took reams of ACCION’s existing face-to-face course materials, spread sheets, word documents, published guides and other resources and developed a proposal for an engaging, interactive simulation.

 

ACCION Representative Amy Stewart worked with Warner on this year’s individual winning entry as well as with corporate entry Finalist WITS Interactive, who created a custom-course for ACCION “A Values Driven Workplace - Living Our Values at ACCION.” Stewart is grateful to both developers, and to LINGOs and the eLearning Guild for organizing the competition.  “There is no question that these courses add value to ACCION,” she said.

 

Jude Griffin of Management Sciences for Health (MSH), the health organization benefitting from the corporate category first place course agreed. “The experience of working with Illumina Interactive and EnVision Performance Solutions was fantastic,” she said. “They took the moodle platform and pulled in other tools. They showed it’s a viable way to use multiple software elements and make a really interactive learning.

 

This course will help people understand what’s possible.” Michael Getz, of Illumina Interactive noted “the course was a springboard opportunity to push the envelope in terms of learning experience,” he said. “We used a creative approach to the blended learning environment: adding value and content to the core content that MSH provided.” The course is built in moodle, and includes quizzes and engaging interactions through Articulate, surveys and polls via survey monkey.

 

Irene Stern Frielich, founder and president of EnVision Performance Solutions, Inc., worked with MSH and Illumina Interactive to develop the instructional design for the course. Speaking for both companies, Frielich said, “we both believe in giving back. This was a great opportunity to demonstrate for MSH some new and interesting ways to create learning.” Getz and Frielich estimate that they and their colleagues spent 475 hours developing the interactive coaching course.

 

 

 

Judging

 

Agencies entered the courses into the competition and provided a first round of judging on ten criteria. The top courses in each category were then sent to an international panel of seven elearning experts based in four countries. The international panel of judges reviewed each of the top courses on eight criteria and selected the top courses from each of the two entry categories. The eLearning Guild and LINGOs are enormously grateful to this year’s panel of judges.

 

Jane Bozarth, Columnist Learning Solutions Magazine; Greg Davis, Precision eLearning;  Linda English, eLearning for Kids; Jane Hart, Center for Learning & Performance Technologies; Jim Klaas, DevEd International; Patti Shank, Learning Peaks; and

Roger Steele, LINGOs.

 

 

Quality and impact for NGOs

Habitat for Humanity Instructional Designer Susan O’Connell worked with volunteers Aparna Jadhav and Suzanne Davies on the course “Habitat for Humanity International Values in Action.” She noted that volunteers are essential to Habitat’s global mission of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. The work of Jadhav and Davies is different from that of the more usual Habitat volunteer, but just as important if not more so, as this course about how Habitat values volunteerism, and how volunteers are integrally tied into Habitat’s mission, is already in use. “I was so impressed with the commitment of these volunteers,” she said. “I’m the only instructional designer here, so the fact that they were so focused and committed allowed me to focus on other work and get twice as much done.”

 

The eLearning Global Giveback Competition and the value of the great work that eLearning experts have contributed to the member agencies of LINGOs is incalculable. “By ensuring that staff members in our field offices, in geographically remote areas, are able to learn about priority topics for our organization is critical,” said PSI’s Learning and Performance Manager Marie-Laure Curie.  PSI maximized participation in both the first and second Global Giveback competitions, assigning subject matter experts to multiple volunteers to submit nine courses in the second competition. “Global Giveback volunteers have enabled us to provide quality learning on the right topics ant the right time, improving performance of our global team,” said Curie, who also serves on LINGOs’ board of directors.

 

Gearing Up for the 2011 eLearning Global Giveback3

LINGOs encourages all its member agencies to participate in the third eLearning Global Giveback.  “It’s a fantastic opportunity for our member agencies to leverage existing content and resources into a format from which global staff can benefit many times over,” said LINGOs’ Berg.  Agencies and volunteers will match through the eLearning Global Giveback Group on LinkedIn.  Any course developed for a LINGOs member agency in partnership with a volunteer and submitted by December 16, 2011 is eligible for the third eLearning Global Giveback.

 

For more information about the eLearning Global Giveback, see: http://ngolearning.org/gg3 or send an email to globalgiveback(at)LINGOs.org.

For information about joining LINGOs, see: http://ngolearning.org/aboutlingos/membership/default.aspx

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eLearning Global Giveback Finalists Named

The eLearning Guild and LINGOs, co-sponsors of the second annual eLearning Global Giveback competition announced the ten finalists in two competition categories: individual or team of developers and corporate developer.

Instructional designers, e-Learning Developers and other e-Learning experts came together in the Global Giveback to make a real difference in the world by volunteering their expertise in developing state-of-the-art e-Learning to help build the capacity of LINGOs member organizations such as ACCION, ACDI-VOCA, Habitat for Humanity, PSI, Save the Children,  and The Nature Conservancy.

 

The eLearning Guild and LINGOs are enormously grateful to the many eLearning communitiy members who volunteered their time, energy and enthusiasm to help change the world by registering to participate in this second eLearning Global Giveback. They are helping LINGOs member agencies to build their global capacity through this second eLearning Global Giveback and provide learning where it really makes a difference.

The Finalists in this second competition in the individual developer category are:

Volunteer Finalist

Course Title

Agency

Scott A VanDeKeere

Code of Conduct

Save the Children

Amanda Warner

Consumer Protection and Financial Education in Microfinance

ACCION International

Suzanne Davies and

Aparna Jadhav

HFHI Values in Action

Habitat for Humanity International

Mikaron Fortier  and 

Kim Correll

Managing your Business Expenses at The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy

Kathy Jeep

Pretesting Social Marketing Messages

Population Services International (PSI)

Susan Lichtig and Rob Gahagan

PSI Ethics Training

Population Services International (PSI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finalists in the Corporate Developer category are:

Bonnie Taylor

A Primer to the Global Fund

Population Services International (PSI)

WITS Interactive Pvt. Ltd.

A Values Driven Workplace - Living Our Values at ACCION

ACCION International

Illumina Interactive, Inc. and EnVision Performance Solutions, Inc.

Coaching for Results

Management Sciences for Health

Quicklessons

How to Design a Team Building Workshop

ACDI/VOCA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final stages of the second annual eLearning Global Giveback Competition  are underway. These finalist courses that eLearning designers and developers created for LINGOs member agencies are now with a panel of judges, and winners will be announced on Thursday March 24 at the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions Conference and Expo  in Orlando, Florida. Participants of the conference will have an opportunity to preview the courses and meet with the developers and representatives of the agencies for whom the courses were developed at a reception and demo-fest on March 24.

 

Win or not, participating in the eLearning Global Giveback is a great experience. For LINGOs member agencies, the eLearning community has contributed a huge win and windfall by developing customized, high-quality learning resources for their staff in the far reaches of the world.  Field-based staffmembers  in Africa, Asia and Latin America rarely have the opportunity to access state-of-the-art learning resources, given the costs of time and travel to regional and international training courses. The contribution made by volunteers means that these agencies can both invest in their staff’s development and use the precious financial resources contributed by generous donors to achieve their organizational missions, in responding to crises, such as last year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, building democratic institutions, fighting corruption, protecting natural resources, and promoting health and human rights around the globe.

 

The eLearning Guild (www.eLearningGuild.com) and LINGOs (www.lingos.org) created the eLearning Global Giveback Competition to provide the e-Learning community with an opportunity to help change the world.  International non-profits that do great work in relief, development, conservation and social justice use eLearning to build the capacity of their global staff on the frontlines in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the former Soviet Union.

Information for LINGOs Members, Volunteers and Sponsors

Participate in the eLearning Global Giveback

The eLearning Guild and LINGOs created the eLearning Global Giveback Competition to provide the eLearning community with an opportunity to help change the world by donating their expertise in developing state-of-the-art eLearning  to help build the capacity of LINGOs member organizations (not-for-profit organizations working in international development, relief, conservation and social justice).

All eLearning courses developed and completed for a LINGOs member organization on a volunteer basis between April 1 and December 17, 2010 are eligible for submission to the 2nd eLearning Global Giveback Competition.

Finalists and winners will be announced on Thursday, March 23, at the eLearning Guild's Learning Solutions Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL. That evening, courses will be demo'd at an awards reception from 5:30-6:30pm.

The eLearning Guild will offer a $200 discount off the registration fee for Learning Solutions 2011 Conference & Expo for each individual who completed a course for the 2011 Global Giveback Competition.  This discount is in addition to other Guild member, organizational (non-profit, academic, government), and early registration discounts they may qualify for.  This discount can not be combined with special rates offered for full conference registrations to exhibitors and speakers.  This discount does not apply to pre-conference workshops or co-located events.

This site includes information for

Volunteers: Click for more information and to sign up!

LINGOs members: Post your course needs, and learn how to find the right volunteer(s)

eLearning Global Giveback Sponsors:

Learn about the First eLearning Global Giveback

     
    How to Submit GG3 Courses! - Instructions for the submission of courses to the Global Giveback3 Competition. Deadline for Submission: December 16, 2011.  
     
 

 The Global Giveback has allowed us to better meet the learning needs of our staff working in remote areas with highly demanded courses on the most pressing needs.

 

Marie-Laure Curie

Population Services Inc.

 

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