George Mason University and VCampus Teach Trainers to Deliver Web-Based Learning Through New Online Course
VCampus® Corporation (Nasdaq: VCMP), the leading provider of end-to-end, web-based e-Learning solutions, and George Mason University, are launching the online workshop titled ³Online Instruction: Migrating Traditional Training to Online,² to help trainers deliver more effective programs by incorporating online communications techniques. The eight-week, online workshop begins February 4, 2002, and provides four Continuing Education Credits from GMU upon successful completion.
The online workshop, developed by VCampus and delivered through GMU¹s Office of Continuing Professional Education, is intended for instructors, course developers and training managers in the corporate, government and higher education arenas who want to deliver web-based learning solutions or who are seeking to complement existing classroom instruction with an online component. Depending on the participant¹s e-learning background, the online workshop requires an average of five hours per week in reading, researching, and contributing to the conference thread discussions.
³This course is an important addition to our offerings for professionals,² said Janet Niblock, Executive Director, Office of Continuing Professional Education at George Mason University. ³Trainers will learn how to augment their organizations¹ existing training programs through highly effective, lower cost e-learning solutions that provide new options for learners. The workshop will also help trainers that want to launch e-learning programs that generate revenue. ²
The workshop is unique in that it uses the same online training techniques that it teaches. Eighty percent of the course is delivered asynchronously (self-paced instruction) and 20 percent is delivered synchronously (live online sessions). ³Asynchronous delivery allows learners the freedom to learn at their own pace, according to their own schedule because they are not all required to be online simultaneously,² said Valerie Watson, Director of Online Instructor Services at VCampus, who developed and will teach the course. ³The synchronous sessions replicate classroom situations when live interaction among instructors and students is optimal.²
For additional information on this course, visit http://www.ocpe.gmu.edu or call (703) 733-2800.
About George Mason University and OCPE
George Mason University and the Office of Continuing Professional Education are committed to meeting the needs of organizations, agencies, and individuals through both alternative credit and non-credit professional development programs that are timely, relevant, and cost-effective. OCPE strives to facilitate the development, promotion, and delivery of expertise of the University. By providing innovative and diversified educational and training experiences, OCPE enhances workforce development, organizational effectiveness, and economic development. Visit the OCPE website at www.ocpe.gmu.edu.
VCampus® Corporation (Nasdaq: VCMP) is the leading provider of end-to-end e-Learning solutions. The company develops, manages and hosts turnkey, web-based learning solutions for corporations, government agencies and higher education institutions. VCampus enables these organizations to offer complete global distance learning solutions to their customers, employees, distributors, suppliers and students. VCampus¹ e-Learning solutions are designed to help clients deliver higher education programs to adult students; improve the performance of their distribution channels and suppliers; measure and develop their employees¹ knowledge, skills and abilities; and increase their customers¹ satisfaction
and loyalty. VCampus distributes a courseware library of more than 4,000 web-based courses and has delivered more than 2 million courses to over 500,000 adult learners. VCampus Corporation is headquartered in Reston, VA. For more information,
call 800-915-9298, or visit the VCampus website at www.vcampus.com . VCampus is a registered trademark of VCampus Corporation.
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