Designers for Learning joins the Chicago Literacy Alliance!

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Designers for Learning is thrilled to announce we are now a member of the Chicago Literacy Alliance, an association of over 100 agencies operating to help meet literacy needs for people of all ages and backgrounds. This is a big step in our strategic direction, and we couldn’t be more excited to be selected for membership in this amazing organization. Read more …

Announcement for September 19, 2016

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We had an exciting first week of course introductions with participants from around the world. While Designers for Learning is based in the United States, 20% of the participants who completed the Welcome Survey are from outside North America, and English is not the primary language for 15% in the class. In addition, we have a highly educated and ambitious group with 93% holding a Bachelor’s degree or higher, and 66% with a Master’s degree or higher! If you are taking this course to expand your opportunities, you aren’t alone as 55% noted their primary reason for joining the class is to gain skills for a new career or promotion at work. Read more …

OpenABE Service-MOOC Begins!

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This is the official kickoff to our open service course designed and managed by an all volunteer team of facilitators and subject matter experts with Designers for Learning, a nonprofit with a mission to provide instructional support through service-learning. We are excited to partner with you to make an impact designing instructional materials for adults with low math and literacy skills. Read more …

Check out our fall calendar of events!

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Designers for Learning has loaded our fall calendar with exciting professional development and networking events. Take a look at the many ways you can get involved with our nonprofit to take part in professional development opportunities that will help you gain instructional design experience and expand your network of contacts in the field. Read more …

Enrollment Open! Join our next free instructional design Service-MOOC!

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Enrollment is open for our next free open service course managed by Designers for Learning, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States that coordinates service-learning opportunities for those who want to gain experience creating instruction to support important social causes. This 12-week course will take place September 12 – December 4, 2016 on Canvas Network, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform. Enroll now for free, or check out the frequently asked questions page on our website for details about the course. Read more …

Reminder: Final Week #OpenABE Service-MOOC

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As we head into the final week of our #openabe service-MOOC, I want to thank the designers, facilitators, and 2,000+ participants who joined us in this course. Since we will be shifting our attention to preparing for our next course on Canvas Network, we ask participants to submit their lesson deliverables by July 1st in order to receive a badge and certificate for the course. We have a fantastic roster of resources within OER Commons, and I hope we can finish strong this final week by adding your lesson, as well. Read more …

Let’s Celebrate: It’s our 1st birthday!

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Happy birthday … to us!

One year ago this week, Designers for Learning received our 501(c)(3) approval from the U.S. government granting us official status as a nonprofit public charity. While it took over a year from our August 2014 incorporation in the State of Illinois to receive final approval, it was worth the wait! Read more …

Open ABE Service-MOOC Update

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We have one more month left in our #openabe service-MOOC course extension. For those who have recently enrolled, our original course end date was May 15th, but we worked with Canvas Network to extend the course to July 1st to accommodate those who requested more time to finish their lessons. With a month left, you have plenty of support and encouragement to design on!! Read more …

COABE Convention and Open Service MOOC Updates

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We are excited to join members of the adult education community during the Commission on Adult Basic Education conference (#COABE16) in Dallas, TX on April 10-13, 2016. In addition, our team of volunteer designers, subject matter experts, and facilitators are in the final stages of the design process for our next service-learning experience, an open service MOOC on the Canvas.net platform. Read more …