CollaborNation® is the preferred Collaborative Learning Environment® for Associations and Business-to-Business service providers. Our Learning Management System is designed to provide a peer-to-peer learning network that encourages your members, customers and organizations to create a community of learners.
We provide CollaborNation Collaborative Learning Environments for a broad range of partners across many for-profit and non-profit sectors including social service, afterschool and child care, zoos and aquariums, health care, manufacturing, construction, higher education and more.
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YMCAs are required to provide extensive new employee orientation programs for every new employee hired whether they work 1 hour or 40 hours per week. This process can be time-consuming, expensive and confusing for new employees and the YMCA branches and locations.
We created a streamlined three-part blended learning solution for YMCAs with the YMCA of Greater Rochester that includes two 30-45 online modules customized for each YMCA system followed by a 2-4 hour in-person training session that gets Y employees excited and motivated to begin their team experience.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME
The Out-of-School-Time field has diverse challenges that are served through State Networks, State Affiliates and a variety of National, Regional, State and Local Associations. There is no nationally accepted universal certification process, nor is there necessarily a ground-swell of support to encourage one. Certifications are handled by the State, Regional and Local Networks and Associations. Recently the National Afterschool Association, National Institute of Out of School Time and other National Association bodies adopted a series of Core Competencies to address the professional development and Certification needs of the field.
A CollaborNation® Collaborative Learning Environment® provides a learning portal for frontline and supervisory staff to access training from Roberta Newman and Newroads Consulting that meets the criteria of the Core Competencies and is delivered through State Networks and other regional and local associations. The Collaborative Learning Environment® includes active discussions, resource sharing and connects peers who may not otherwise get to know each other. It also includes spaces for learners to access a broad range of training options from professional development providers across the United States.
ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS AND AQUARIUMS
For 5 years the Professional Development Committee of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums researched options for development of an online training and professional development program that met the needs expressed by their members. In their research they found many options but none that were low-cost to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and its members, allowed for content to be developed by multiple zoos and aquariums and/or third parties, and housed on a Learning Management System that was straightforward and easy to navigate without ongoing support or maintenance from their Information Technology team.
The CollaborNation® Collaborative Learning Environment® allowed the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to start a program with no upfront cost, housed on a SAAS cloud server with multiple opportunities for member institutions and individuals to communicate and share information in a peer-to-peer learning network. The network contains blended, self-directed and other online learning as well as opportunities for learning materials to be developed and loaded from many members.
SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL ACADEMY
The World Famous San Diego Zoo is a content leader in a variety of areas ranging from the customer experience to animal management. As a repository of extraordinary content, research and human capital their leadership team realized that there was an opportunity to create a learning center to distribute their content to a broad range of industries and thought leaders.
Together we created the San Diego Zoo Global Academy as a space to serve industries as varied as hospitality, human resources, sales and marketing, zoos and aquariums, attractions, science centers and museums. The San Diego Zoo Global Academy delivers in-depth content to internal and external learners in broad-ranging fields through an interactive CollaborNation® Collaborative Learning Environment®.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
As one of the leading science centers in the world, the Museum of Science has unique challenges in keeping their employees up-to-date on areas ranging from compliance to customer service. They also take on the role of creating professional development opportunities for other science centers and museums nationally and internationally. Finding unique ways to deliver content to their internal and external learning audiences has created a challenge.
Together, we developed a program to create and distribute Museum of Science content through a CollaborNation® Collaborative Learning Environment® to both their internal and external learners. This learning environment features outstanding content blended with peer-to-peer learning opportunities.