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  • Theory is provided through drawings, voice narration, and textLink to video samples can give a live demonstration of the theoryA final ‘non blocking’ quiz gauges the level of understanding
  • Webinar july 15 Ana Barfield

    1. 1. LIFE Curriculum&LIFE Online Method<br />Ana Barfield – MEA-I<br />15 July 2010<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />LIFE Curriculum<br />What it is<br />What’s new about the new curriculum<br />Why the new LIFE Curriculum<br />How you can participate in its development<br />LIFE Online Method (Online Training of Trainers)<br />What it is<br />What its main components are & what they look like<br />Why the LIFE Online Method<br />What the LIFE Online Method means for you<br />
    3. 3. LIFE CurriculumNew IT-for-entrepreneurship curriculum<br />
    4. 4. What’s familiar in the LIFE Curriculum?<br />Proven methodology from MAP/GET-IT curricula<br />Vast majority of topics from MAP/GET-IT curricula<br />
    5. 5. What’s new in the LIFE Curriculum?<br />Update of MAP and GET-IT topics<br />Addition of a series of new topics<br />Addition of entrepreneurship levels<br />Very slightly modified methodology<br />
    6. 6. LIFE Curriculum topics matrix<br />START<br />Basic technology to solve everyday business challenges<br />IMAGINE<br />Basic business concepts<br />INNOVATE<br />Advanced topics for innovative companies<br />GROW<br />Technology for established companies<br />PLAN<br />Building a <br />business plan<br />Marketing<br />Basics of <br />marketing<br />Print marketing<br />Presentations<br />Email marketing<br />Social media marketing<br />Search engine optimization<br />Search engine marketing<br />Business Plan: Marketing<br />Operations<br />Project management<br />CRM<br />Basics of operations<br />Scheduling<br />Contacts<br />IT security<br />Databases<br />Business Plan: Operations<br />Communications<br />Basics of communications<br />Email and Internet<br />Virtual comm.<br />Virtual collaboration<br />Websites II<br />Websites I<br />Blogging<br />Business Plan: Communications<br />Finance<br />Accounting I<br />Accounting II<br />Financial graphics<br />Cash flow<br />Business Plan: Finance<br />Basics of <br />finance<br />Financial docs<br />Expense tracking<br />
    7. 7. Why the new curriculum?<br />You asked for…<br />…MAP topics in GET-IT centers, GET-IT topics in MAP centers<br />…more up-to-date technologies<br />…more advanced topics<br />…more business content, topics on business concepts<br />
    8. 8. LIFE<br />What this means for centers<br />MAP<br />target audience<br />Tech-savvy<br />entrepreneurs<br />GET-IT<br />target audience<br />Would-be<br />entrepreneurs<br />with no business background<br />
    9. 9. What this means for trainers<br />“More stuff to teach!”<br />…Have access to a much broader and more up-to-date teaching materials<br />“I did it!” <br />…Can participate in the development of the LIFE Curriculum<br />
    10. 10. How can you participate?<br />
    11. 11. LIFE Curriculum development<br />MEA-I will be launching Calls for Proposals<br />…on a rolling basis<br />…for particular topics only<br />…detailed guidelines for each topic will be provided<br />What you need to do:<br /> …submit a proposal for a topic you want to develop<br /> …sign a contract with MEA-I<br />…develop the topic(s) in collaboration with MEA-I<br />
    12. 12. www.becomelife.info<br />
    13. 13. What you can find on becomelife.info<br />LIFE Curriculum Content Development Kit <br />LIFE Curriculum & Methodological changes<br />Detailed guidelines for the items you will develop (general)<br />Detailed guidelines for the items you will develop (for every individual topic)<br />Call for Proposals calendar<br />
    14. 14. LIFE Online MethodLIFE Program OnlineTraining of Trainers platform<br />
    15. 15. Two ways to deliver the TOT<br /> Face-to-face TOT<br />LIFE Blended TOT<br />Face-to-Face Training<br />5-dayworkshop<br />
    16. 16. LIFE Online Method components<br />Animated theory units<br />Videos of a real training <br />Self-assessment quizzes<br />
    17. 17. Animated theory units (9)<br />Unit 1: Introduction to LIFE Program & LIFE Blended TOT<br />Unit 2: Topic Flow theory<br />Unit 3: Virtual Entrepreneur Story theory<br />Unit 4: Business Scenario theory<br />Unit 5: Demonstration theory<br />Unit 6: Hands-on Activity theory<br />Unit 7: Debrief theory<br />Unit 8: Communication skills<br />Unit 9: How to set up a training<br />
    18. 18. Animated theory unit example<br />
    19. 19. Videos of a real training (6)<br />In Unit 2: A real topic delivery in full<br />In Unit 3: A real Virtual Entrepreneur Story<br />In Unit 4: A real Business Scenario<br />In Unit 5: A real Demonstration<br />In Unit 6: A real Hands-on Activity<br />In Unit 7: A real Debrief<br />
    20. 20. Video of a real training example<br />
    21. 21. Self-assessment quizzes (7)<br />In Unit 2: Topic Flow theory<br />In Unit 3: Virtual Entrepreneur Story theory<br />In Unit 4: Business Scenario theory<br />In Unit 5: Demonstration theory<br />In Unit 6: Hands-on Activity theory<br />In Unit 7: Debrief theory<br />In Unit 8: Communication skills <br />
    22. 22. Self-assessment quiz example<br />
    23. 23. Why the LIFE Blended TOT? <br />Provide larger number of TOTs with less resources and therefore reach more students<br />Minimize travel time and budget requirements of TOT trainees<br />Maximize online resources and training materials to trainers<br />Enhance quality of certified trainers through online refresher platform<br />
    24. 24. What does this mean for you?<br />LIFE Centers can…<br />…choose to train future trainers through 5-day face-to-face TOT ORLIFE Blended TOT<br />Certified Master Trainers should…<br />…get familiar with LIFE Blended TOT<br />…learn about new LIFE Program and slight methodological changes for LIFE Curriculum delivery<br />Certified trainers can…<br />…refresh training skills acquired before in a 5-day TOT<br />…learn about new LIFE Program and slight methodological changes for LIFE Curriculum delivery<br />
    25. 25. LIFE Online Method release <br />Beta version (online now):<br />www.becomemap.org/public/test.html<br />Release date: September 2010<br />
    26. 26. Thank you!<br />