Going Global: Designing Online Courses for a Global Audience

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2012 - March 21, 2012

Chanda Carpenter

eLearning Manager
The Nature Conservancy

Gillian Silvertand

Portfolio Manager
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

This session addresses approaches for designing online courses for global learners. How do you design for multiple cultures? How do you translate content? How do you address bandwidth and technical issues? How do you engage students and create global learning communities? Participants will see examples of courses The Nature Conservancy has developed for international audiences such as: Reef Resilience, Protected Area Management, Geographic Information Systems for Conservation, and Climate Change.

Session participants will learn best practices for addressing globalizing content for all cultures, producing content in multiple languages, using Moodle to develop course rooms, addressing bandwidth and connectivity constraints, and utilizing informal learning techniques (forums, user-generated content) to build learning communities for localizing knowledge to regional areas.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to globalize and translate online training for an international audience
  • How to design interactive, engaging training
  • How to use Moodle to deliver courses to an international audience
  • How to incorporate informal learning to build learning communities

Audience: Those interested in designing courses for a global audience.


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