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Proposal to research the impact of values on learning with people of trauma

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We are engaging with the Lost Boys of Sudan on a greatly needed piece of research on the Value of Values Program that empowers an individual to survive and then thrive after war and trauma. Values…Continue

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Mastery Journey - Timeline RClose

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Note: Full Paper In link attachment below OverviewThis paper is designed to map out a time of productive goals, learning research for Richard Close's Master's in Instructional Design at Full Sail…Continue

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Apr 4
Richard Close left a comment for Stephen Okeyo
"Stehen Great work you do I have another site were Africa health worker can tell their story Also I am friends with one of the Lost Boys of South Sudan that is getting his PhD in Health. Are you working there? Richard"
Apr 3
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"Julie I finish my Masters in Instructional Design in August. We are looking at some grants to return to Africa then Let me Know if you swing by NYC Peace  Richard"
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Proposal to research the impact of values on learning with people of trauma

We are engaging with the Lost Boys of Sudan on a greatly needed piece of research on the Value of Values Program that empowers an individual to survive and then thrive after war and trauma. Values has been a taboo research topic because of its affiliation with religion. We feel this is a mistake of the research and learning communities. Values are learned from every aspect of our lives: family, culture business, friends, games, media and sports. They are motivators and filters on how we learn,…See More
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Proposal to research the impact of values on learning with people of trauma

We are engaging with the Lost Boys of Sudan on a greatly needed piece of research on the Value of Values Program that empowers an individual to survive and then thrive after war and trauma. Values has been a taboo research topic because of its affiliation with religion. We feel this is a mistake of the research and learning communities. Values are learned from every aspect of our lives: family, culture business, friends, games, media and sports. They are motivators and filters on how we learn,…See More
Jan 1
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Proposal to develop Somalilland Community Learning System with Amoud University

Download Proposal: Somaliland Community Learning SystemWe are trying get a countrywide Internet learning community off the ground in Somaliland. When I was search for contacts I though it might be helpful for you with some ideas.We are trying to launch a country wide Community Learning System…See More
Dec 30, 2014
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Recorded Webinar: "The Value of Values" in a Transformation Learning Framework. How student values/experiences impact learning and instructional design methods." at https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/recording/playback/link/table/dropin?sid=2008350&suid=D.5E84F26B56CD610B54F9637CE33AA6

November 29, 2014 at 7pm to January 31, 2015 at 8pm
Dear Colleague,After 11 years of research and curriculum development on human transformation and poverty I will release the full body of work at the Global Education Conference on 11.19.2014. Copies will be in this community and SlideShare. This work should be ground breaking in address many of the problems with Adult Learning theory and the radical disconnect between elite academics and poverty learning methodologies.Recording Link: …See More
Nov 29, 2014
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Webinar: How to Handle Classroom Global Diversity in Curriculum Design with a PowerPoint Template. From theory to PowerPoint instructional design in a STEM lesson. at Global Education Conference

November 20, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
How to Handle Classroom Global Diversity in Curriculum Design with a PowerPoint Template. From theory to PowerPoint instructional design in a STEM lesson. Global Cultural diversity, different learning styles and special needs are now a blended part of our classroom and online environments.  Is there a simple way in leveraging a Smartboard and PowerPoint to facilitate such diversity to work together?In this session you will be able to download a functional High School robotics PBL PowerPoint…See More
Nov 18, 2014
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Nov 4, 2014
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“The Value of Values in a Transformative Learning Framework.” How student’s values/experiences impact learning and instructional design methods.

Wed, November 19, 7pm – 8pmDescriptionSESSION LINK - https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=GEC15Part35If the session link doesn't work for you, please copy and paste into your browser.Session Title: The Value of Values in Transformative Learning Framework. How student…See More
Nov 3, 2014
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Mastery Journey - Timeline RClose

Note: Full Paper In link attachment below OverviewThis paper is designed to map out a time of productive goals, learning research for Richard Close's Master's in Instructional Design at Full Sail University.Personal Mission:“Learning strategist for the purpose of liberating those suffering from poverty, trauma, abuse and a unjust world.”Mastery ReflectionTo continue on my path of developing learning strategies and method in the fields of suffering, trauma and abuse. To replicate some of…See More
Aug 31, 2014
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Webinar 4/24/14 Adult Learning A Training Guide of Theory & Methods Learning Revolution Conference

Webinar 4/24/14 Adult Learning  A Training Guide of  Theory & Methods Learning Revolution Conference- Finding useful tools in the revolution and conflicts within Adult LearningAdult Learning a Training Guide or Theories -Methods - Strategies from …See More
Apr 24, 2014
Richard Close left a comment for Anthony Kirumira
"Anthony Welcome Have many contacts in Uganda Remarkable women in the wougnet group Have done some webinar training to schools there A number of people from your university are in my network You also should join the Global Education conference online…"
Feb 15, 2014
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Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.
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http://globallearningframework.ning.com
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Learning and strategic consultant to corporate, education and not for profit organizations. Author, speaker and consultant.
Working on sustainable and scalable solutions for global education and the use of web content and technology in the classroom.
Providing education professional services on the Global Learning Framework.
1/3 of profits of the Global Learning Framework, books and art gallery go to US and African poor.
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Richard has 20 years as a learning strategist for organizations ranging from IBM, Microsoft, a number of eLearning vendors, US public schools and African missions. He is an International speaker, author, photographer, Ning Creator and eLearning developer. He is the author of the Global Learning Framework and is currently exploring the building of Global Learning Community Centers in Africa and India.
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NGO Overview: Founder of Chrysalis Campaign, Inc. Developed poverty empowerment learning programs in the U.S. and Africa. Creator of “I am Africa. This is my story…” digital storytelling education social network and workshop development program seed funded by UNESCO Power of Peace Network. As acting Education Director of Bridgeport Rescue Mission, develops men’s and women’s education strategic plan, cyber classrooms, mission curriculum, Web2.0 digital library and courses based on UNESCO/WHO Life Skills outline. Photographed and wrote three digital books for not for profit organizations. Board member of Community Outreach Center, Danbury CT.

Corp. Overview: 16 years Chrysalis Marketing specializing in business development marketing and learning product development. This includes strategic work for Microsoft Certification program, built first profitable U.S. technology center Netlan Technology Center in New York City. Clients have included: IBM, Microsoft, MCI, Digital, Oracle, Global Knowledge, Sun Computers and numerous eLearning companies. Industry experience in IT, education and not for profit industries.

Speaker Consultant: Programs include internal webinar speaker on poverty and Web 2.0 community development, developer of the Global Learning Framework. Blogged in international cyber communities, Twitter and LinkedIn international network of over 1,500 education and NGO learners. Developer of African youth workshops on digital empowerment seeds by UNESCO. Author of three digital photography donation books on U.S. and African poverty.

Skills: Business development, education technologies, Internet community development, Web 2.0 education learning methods, urban adult learning, community learning centers, life skills, curriculum development, marketing, brand development, industry analysis, press relations, instructor Digital Literacy, author, blogger and speaker. 

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Request For Grant for Research to Develop Community Learning Center in Africa

Posted on May 18, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

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Webinar 4/24/14 Adult Learning A Training Guide of Theory & Methods Learning Revolution Conference

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Webinar 4/24/14 Adult Learning  A Training Guide of  Theory & Methods Learning Revolution Conference

- Finding useful tools in the revolution and conflicts within Adult Learning…

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Transformation and Gaming in At-Risk Adult (War Zone) learners

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 9:12am 0 Comments

We have two adult learning educational projects for US and Nigerian poor. Both have students with generational experiences of tragic abuse and violence. Yet both with remarkable opportunities of transformation.



The topic of gaming comes up in these programs. And some of my collaboration with the NLP world haunts me. It seems to me that education gaming is either a transformational experience or simply repeats an old behavior (like revenge,…

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At 2:00pm on June 18, 2013, Thomas Berghammer said…

Hi Richard, 

I see you've been busy organizing and arranging. I would love to connect you with a friend on the other side of the world who is also working  on a big project in Africa through his organization 

At 2:04am on January 27, 2013, Franck N Alphonse said…

Dear Richard

I am greatful to see your encourraging comment here. I will do as you advise, but we are in need, becouse in africa disabled community are always forgoten we need just few people to make change for them

At 10:27am on November 16, 2012, Danielle said…

Hi Richard,

I attended your session at the GEC! That's how I found your site. I'm having fun looking through all of the amazing resources here. Thank you for forwarding me the links to those white papers.

Looking forward to learning even more,

Danielle

At 2:31pm on November 9, 2012, Janet Cox Alonyo Achora said…

Dear Richard,

It is great work you are doing too.  We took love the work you are doing. For starters we could post the event on our platforms, staring with the website, which has quite a good following and we could also tweet it. Perhaps we could also do a short blog on the event and post as well.

Janet.

At 12:27pm on September 20, 2012, Marina H. Kurtzberg said…

Thanks! I intend to attend to your seminar in October 6th.

At 12:51am on September 20, 2012, Marina H. Kurtzberg said…

Hi Richard. Sorry it has taken me years to answer. I am a scientist. I am Mexican-American. I do health related research in USA.  Have done it in Mexico too. I am not an educator but I have a long time dream to participate in  community oriented activities in a particular area of Mexico which will involve some type of education. I am not quite ready to start but I am getting close. 

Mainly I signed up in your group because I admire your work. Congratulations.

I want to learn more about your digital storytelling.

At 4:11pm on January 17, 2012, Joshua Konkankoh said…

Hi Richard, you were asking about my City. My Head quarter is in Yaounde, Capital city of Cameroon ,but I also have offices in two regions. The North West region (in Bamenda town) and the Far North Region in Maroua Town

At 8:33pm on January 13, 2012, tris burns said…
thankyou for your message and I look forward to participating in this community. I have cited the piece and sincerely hope that this is ok.
At 8:32am on January 4, 2012, Ellen K. Vonleh said…

Thanks Richard, Ilive in Monrovia, Liberia. Iwill check the other programs.

At 3:35pm on November 14, 2011, Marisol Araya said…

Thanks Richard, for sure I`m going to check it out and also to update my profile. Thanks a lot for your comment!!

 
 
 

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