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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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Dear ColleaguesWe are completing a three part series on the Theories and Methods for the Global Learning Framework over the month of August. This is the first part on the Personal Learning Framework…Continue

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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 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
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Dear ColleagueWe would like to wish you the Blessed of Holiday SeasonsBelow is a list of some of the educational webinars and articles we have done over the past year. The article on Jacob Atem (Lost boy of Sudan) was ironically written one week before the latest war. It should fill your holiday with some greatly needed hope.Article for Motaku Magazine: ‘Lord of the Flies vs. Lost Boys of Sudan’ An Exclusive Interview with Jacob Atem, Lost boy & Ph.D. CandidateThis is an article that…See More
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Chrysalis Campaign, Inc.
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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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Transformation and Gaming in At-Risk Adult (War Zone) learners

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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,


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.


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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