This course introduces the major models, tools, and techniques for creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied in practice to online design and instruction. The National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL), founded in 2012, seeks to improve the quality and effectiveness of online learning, especially for adult learners, by promoting best practices and innovation in the field.
This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will explore some of the organizational issues surrounding project management. You will review how different establishments apply project management methodologies and concepts, and examine the connections between project execution and strategic objectives. You will learn how organizational structures affect the application and performance of project management approaches and activities. And you will analyze and assess the critical characteristics that effective project managers must possess to direct and guide work to its successful conclusion.
This course addresses Personal Creativity. Through tools and exercises drawn from Adrian Brown's book, Creativity & Innovation, it seeks to help unlock the creativity within individuals. By stimulating creativity through various techniques (mind-mapping, DO-IT, SCAMPER, right and left brain thinking) participants learn to tap into their personal creativity and apply it to organizational challenges.
Grant Writing is at the heart of the nonprofit world, and Grant Writers remain in high demand. Philanthropy has remained strong in the United States. From large funders such as Bill and Melinda Gates to small funders, Grant Writers seek to secure funds for individuals. The Grant Writer provides a crucial connection between the person seeking grants and funders. Our course will allow students to gain a full understanding of grant writing from identifying potential grant seekers needing someone to write their grants to finding funders and building your own grant writing business. Basic grant writing is a critical skill for anyone seeking a position in a nonprofit organization or as a freelance grant writer.
Digital marketing helps organizations promote and sell products and services through online marketing methods such as social media messaging, website ads, Facebook marketing campaigns, Google Adwords, and more. It's vital to develop a marketing strategy that keeps up with the technology. This Certificate in Digital Marketing covers the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices. Each of the nine courses in this suite offer examples, videos from industry-leading practitioners, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.
Whether you're just starting out in the workforce or changing careers, it is important to understand how the job you perform contributes to your sense of fulfillment in life. This course prompts you to examine various job settings and functions, comparing each against your own preferences, values, and expectations, in order to determine the best job fit for you.
This course thoroughly covers, step-by-step, the newest version of Microsoft Office. Whether you're upgrading from an earlier version or encountering the Office applications for the first time, you'll appreciate this simplified approach. This course covers ways to create, edit, and print documents in Word. You'll learn to create and manage worksheets in Excel. You will master developing presentations in PowerPoint and creating databases in Access. You'll also learn tips and tricks for creating professional publications with Publisher, and managing email and calendars in Outlook. Microsoft Office holds over 90 percent of the market for Windows-based productivity suites. This MS Office 2019 course makes the Office applications easy to understand and use.
Learn how to use your strengths, optimism, and sense of belonging, power and energy to prevail in service of a purpose in our Balanced Leadership for Women course. Listen to stories told by amazing women leaders and learn from their failures and success. Discover techniques for balancing work and life through centered leadership with tools for connecting, engaging, and energizing yourself and others. This course starts with you and helps you build your path for success.
As insurance regulations and paperwork requirements get more complicated, doctors and other health care providers are turning to third-party billing services to take care of their billing needs. It's a multi-billion dollar industry that's growing like never before, creating a growing niche for entrepreneurs who are experts at tunneling their way through the paper avalanche. In our course, students will receive expert advice and the latest industry information needed. Included in our program is efficient methods of researching the market, calculating costs, finding clients and receiving referrals, dealing with insurance carriers and so much more!
Communicating effectively with team members and groups has become more important as organizations have relied on collaborative work to advance their goals. This course, Communicating Collaboratively, will help you improve your collaborative communication by providing best practices and effective tips and techniques.
Strategic grant writing helps align the identified needs of a nonprofit (and its clients) with funding sources, whether foundations, government agencies, corporations or individuals. This course offers a guide to the basics of grant writing, an increasingly crucial method for raising money to fund projects and programs for nonprofits and other organizations. The course explores the relationship of grant writing to an organization's strategy for fundraising. It also outlines the six stages of grant writing and highlights grant writing best practices.
This course looks at spurring creativity and innovation in teams and organizations. Drawing on the latest academic thinking, it outlines the key factors for creative teams. Further, the course focuses on tools and techniques designed to yield more productive thinking in collective settings. Participants learn about a number of targeted tools (including brainstorming, Discussion 66, Provocation, and others) to generate fresh thinking in smaller group settings and in their organizations.