Presentation on theme: "E-training on Demand AmeriCorps Best Practices Conference Wednesday, May 6 th, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
E-training on Demand AmeriCorps Best Practices Conference Wednesday, May 6 th, 2009
Learning Empowered by Technology! Blogs Wikis or other collaborative learning/working platform 2 How many of the different mediums listed, if any, are you using to provide training and learning opportunities to the AmeriCorps members in your program? Podcasts Web-conferences Online videos
Agenda Introduction Background & Examples of E- learning/training Share Our Strengths Operation Frontline Operation Frontlines e-training program 1.Logic behind OFLs e-training program 2.Components of OFLs e-training program: challenges & benefits 3.Resources to develop e-trainings Questions 3
Mission Statement Share Our Strength ® works to end hunger and poverty in the United States and abroad by mobilizing industries and individuals, and creating community wealth to promote lasting change. Impact Since 1984 has raised over $245 million to fight hunger. Has invested critical funds in over 1,000 hunger-related organizations around the globe. What is Share Our Strength?
Share Our Strengths Operation Frontline It takes more than food to fight hunger.
Logic Behind a Training Solution Geographic distribution of AmeriCorps members. Rolling start dates for all members. Part-time vs. Full-time AmeriCorps member schedules. Varying levels of expertise among members. 7
Components of OFL Training Program Web-conferencing Central Desktop: a collaborative learning/working platform. On-line videos 8
Web-Conferencing Drawbacks Scheduling No presentation/training playback 9 Benefits Members are able to join the training from any location with a computer, telephone and internet access. Allows members to verbally interact with each other in real time. Affordable (25 users for $59/month)
Central Desktop 10 Benefits Members are able to engage in on-line discussions in a private forum. Members and staff can share files Shared group and individual calendars Affordable
Central Desktop 13 Drawbacks Workspace maintenance Technical assistance for users
On-line Videos Drawbacks Requires staff video recording and editing expertise. Cost Benefits Training sessions captured as rich, engaging video; more dynamic than power point. Training can be reviewed at any time or any place Save on staff time spent scheduling and delivering member trainings.
Remember to keep the e in e-training. E-trainings need to be exciting or energetic to be most effective Delegate. If you lack video technical expertise recruit an AmeriCorps member, organizational intern or other staff member to assist you. E-training Tips