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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

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