Academic Revolution

The support of multiple locations and globalization for universities and education/training companies/organizations is now a critical component for the development of successful students and internal and external staff. In addition, today’s fast paced dynamic workplace environment has driven the need to provide flexible any-time any-place education/training. This certificate prepares educators and trainers to be effective teachers in today's multi-location global environment that leverages information technology.




The course descriptions for this Certificate are:



1. Distance Learning: Understanding Culture & Language    


This course focuses on preparing for the differences in language and culture. Course topics & concepts:

  • Overview of Global Cultures

  • Communications - Preferred and Required

  • Misinterpretation, Misunderstanding, Mistranslation

  • Differences between Western and Eastern Planning Processes

  • Issues which Affect Planning and Activities Schedules

  • Relationship Building: Long-term vs. Short-term; Maintaining, Relationships, Developing Mutually Beneficial Activities

  • Use of Multiple Technologies for Enhancing Communications

  • Political Issues to Consider

  • Communications Strategies

  • Time Zone Effects on Communications Management



2. Effective Use of Technologies in Training / Education 


Course goals and content are designed to enable organizations to improve management development and training through the effective utilization of various multimedia technologies. Activities provide the process for analyzing the client’s management development and training programs, then, participants work on projects designing effective strategies for technology utilization, including synchronous and asynchronous communications, Web applications including online forums, live chat, blogs, media sharing (audio and video including podcasting, digital multimedia) and video conferencing.


Course topics & concepts:

  • Reverse Planning – Goal Oriented Strategic Planning

  • Workforce Evaluation – Defining the Gap Between Goals and Current Skill Sets

  • Levels of Communication, from Texting to Face-to Face

  • Integrating Synchronous and Asynchronous Communications and Activities

  • Real-time Projects for Increasing Effectiveness of Technology Utilization

  • Using the Cloud

  • Using Forums, Chats and Blogs

  • Using Webcast and other Digital Multimedia for Training

  • Video Conferencing: Real-time Collaboration Utilizing All the Technology Tools



3. Curriculum Design, Development, & Program Evaluation


This course provides processes for the development and facilitation of project/process - based learning experiences, to enhance training effectiveness. The teaching and learning of high-level thinking processes including problem solving, creative thinking, communications, collaboration, teamwork, and constructive critical thinking is perhaps one of the most difficult levels of competency to achieve in any organization. This course helps managers to design and implement customized case studies to train employees and clients. The case studies provide environments for the development and evaluation of these process skills, utilizing the company’s content.


Course topics & concepts:

  • Curriculum Design

  • Product Development Cycle

  • Content Experts and Interactive Designers

  • Curriculum Production

  • Interactive Case Studies

  • Rapid Prototyping

  • Content vs. Process, or What vs. How

  • Hybrid Asynchronous and Synchronous Models

  • Content Distribution Mechanisms

  • Evaluating Learning Objectives



4. Managing Transitions: Train the Trainer Program 


This course provides methods and project-oriented experiences, enabling master trainers to educate their sub-groups in facilitation methods for managing transition and change within the organizational structure. Most often, it’s not the change itself that defeats a new technology implementation, nor new methods, skill sets or the flexibility required to change the workforce’s thinking – it’s the transition from losing a known skill set, to the new company mission/goals, which have not been acquired or mastered. This program helps companies with training organizations to develop the capacity for change, helping employees and administrators to acquire new skills critical for their company’s success.


Course topics & concepts:

  • Organizational Goals and Mission Setting

  • Problem Identification and Case Study

  • Solutions: Letting Go of Previous Practice and Methods

  • Solutions: Managing the In-between Transition

  • New Skills, New Process, New Beginning

  • Dealing with Continuous Change

  • Rapid Prototyping Projects

  • Implementing Best Practices

  • Practical Case Studies

  • Localized Case Studies



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