Supporting the Offline Participant in an Online Setting

This recent demand that we all become online participants and facilitators has many rewards and challenges.  There is a different intention to our interaction and our time together. Our learning environment has become more isolated and independent, regardless of a virtual screen. And though the boundary may be virtual, it should not replace checking our […]

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Innovative Mobile-based Learning Program during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Situation The Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity — the State Agency responsible for the Administration of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) — was collaborating with GLP to design & facilitate in-person weatherization workshops for 100 de-centralized field staff. Then, COVID-19 happened, and all plans ground to a halt. There were a number of challenges […]

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Proper Planning Delivers Success

In the past few weeks, organizations around the world have faced the challenge of converting their in-person meetings to virtual ones. Our organization, the International Budget Partnership (IBP) is no exception. Every month, IBP holds an all-staff meeting via Zoom, a virtual meeting platform that has recently seen its popularity soar; half of our staff […]

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Moving My University Class Online – Where do I start?

In our new reality, this is a very challenging time in higher education with information changing hourly. Suddenly, many colleges and universities have been thrust into teaching online whether they are prepared or not. Here are few tips to survive this semester and mitigate this abrupt transition to virtual learning. Assume this is the first […]

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Four Tips to Ease Your Virtual Meeting Stress

Many companies are taking recent measures to either encourage, or in some cases mandate, employees to work from home to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus. Pandemic worries aside, working from home brings its own set of challenges like resisting distractions and securing a dedicated workspace. Other challenges include bringing your work online and leading […]

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Emotion-based Data Collection Used for Sichuan HIV Case Study

The Situation:  The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) collaborated with the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) to support important HIV and AIDS prevention projects in China. Together they worked with the high-risk group of Intravenous Drug Users (IDUs) in Deyang, as well as Commercial Sex Workers (CSWs) and University students/volunteers (UVs) in Nanchong, all in […]

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