in the News!
- OLT presents twice at AAACE in St. Louis, Missouri: Managing
a Distance Continuing Professional Education Program, and Taxonomy of
Conflict Prevention - November 2002
- Managing a Distance Continuing Professional Education Program. This
peer reviewed presentation discusses management of a CPE program from
three perspectives, the administration, the student, and the instructors
point of view. Topics included are types of program structure, screening
and preparing students for online instruction, setting proper expectations,
and valuing the course from the student's perspective.
- The second paper presentation addresses conflict prevention. This
paper presentation entitled Taxonomy of Conflict Prevention takes the
position that conflict is normal, at some level. Further, it argues
that the absence of conflict is abnormal and waiting until conflict
breaks out is a poor approach to preventing war. This paper identifies
antecedents to conflict and provides a simple framework for identifying
when the potential for open conflict is high. To view a copy of the
presentation and paper click here.
Learning and Development Journal Published an Article on Global Learn
Day, written by OLT CEO Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D. - in three languages
- July 2002
Global Learn Day, a 24-Hour Celebration of Distance Education and Technology
- The Internet is making new forms of learning possible. An annual “Global
Learn Day” has been held for some years. This “Celebration
of -Distance Education and Technology”, held worldwide over a
period of 24 hours each year, is attracting more participants every
year. Global Learn Day is sponsored by the Benjamin
Franklin Institute of Global Education.
- 200 hour Property and Casualty Course Approved by the Florida
Department of Insurance. May 2002
- Broward Community College, in conjunction with OnLine Training, has
received approval from the Florida Department of Insurance to offer
the 200 hour General Agents course online. Sandra King, Director of
Marketing, OLT stated that the 100 and 40 hour Customer Service courses
will be available online later this year.
- OnLine Training releases 28 hours of online continuing education
courses for Florida Life, Health and Variable Annuity agents through
Florida community colleges. March 2002
- The Florida Consortia of Community College Providers of Continuing
Education for the Insurance industry received approval to deliver two
online 14 hour continuing education courses for the insurance industry.
The first is a 14 hour intermediate level Life course. The second is
a 14 hour intermediate level course for Health. The suggested price
is based on $6 per hour. These courses will be offered this summer by
the member colleges of the Florida Consortia.
- Practice Exam Generator Released -
December 2, 2001
- Online Training has released a new line of online test preparation
tools designed to provide students with an unlimited number of practice
exams. The first practice examination course is for Life, Health, and
Variable Annuity students making final preparation to sit for the State
licensing examination. Drawing from a pool of over 1,500 questions,
the Life, Health, and Variable Annuities Practice Exam Generator permits
the student to generate an unlimited number of practice exams during
the 30 days they have access to the course. Each time the Exam Generator
is used, it provides the student with a completely new online exam.
The exams are self-grading, reporting the student's cumulative grade
each time they select a right answer. The Exam Generator is completely
online, completely cross-platform, and can be used with any Java enabled
browser. There is no software to download or install.
price is $21.95.
- HorizonLive Desktop Lecture Series
- by Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D. September 4, 2001
- Distance Education students, to day,
are different. 100 years ago distance education students were enrolled
in correspondence courses. 50 years ago some distance education
students relied on radio broadcasts. 10 years ago distance education
students were enrolled in courses that were television based. Today,
all of the above methods of delivery are in use. But, we also have
the emerging distance education student who studies exclusively
online via the Internet. This student can best be thought of as
a Third Wave, or High Self-Directed Learner student. You may see
and hear this presentation in the HorizonLive.com
- OLT Course Develop System Featured
at SALT 2001 Educational Technology Conference, Arlington, VA. July
- Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D., lead
instructional designer for OLT presented a research
paper on developing highly effective distance education courses
to the Society of Applied Learning Technology 2001 Educational Technology
Conference. Entitled "An Iterative Method for Planning, Developing,
and Presenting Effective Online Courses, Dr. Redding's paper was
well received by the 60 + participants who attended his session.
- Recent Power Outage Forces Online
Students to Relocate, June
- OLT's online insurance pre-licensing
students never visit OLT's corporate headquarters, that is until
now. When a recent area wide power outage hit Lake Worth, Florida,
their instructor and author of the 2-15 Life, Health, and Annuities
online pre-licensing course had a problem. Notified just 15 minutes
before the start of the Class, Jack decided to go to the campus
to let the students know what happened. When he got there he discovered
six students, some had traveled a long distance and another two
were going to be out of Florida for the next few weeks and would
not be available for a make-up class for more then a month, were
anxious to have a class. Jack had a problem. Where could he find
a lighted classroom on such short notice? Click
here to see what he did!
- OLT to Support Brevard Community College
FIPSE Grant, April,
- Brevard Community College has been
awarded a FIPSE grant to study ways to increase the retention of
distance education students in for credit courses.
- 15th International Self-Directed Learning
- Assessing the Impact of Notions Associated
with Self-Directed Learning on a Nation, was the topic selected
by OLT's founder, Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D. for the 15th International
Self-Directed Learning Symposium held in Boynton Beach, Florida
February 22-24, 2001.
- College of the Mainland, Texas City,
Texas to offer online GED preparation courses. January 28, 2001.
- College of the Mainland, Texas CIty,
Texas is the first college to offer OLT's GED preparation course
series. These courses are available beginning immediately. They
are designed meet the needs of students who might other wise not
be able to pursue a GED because of accessibility issues. For more
information about College of the Mainland's online GED courses,
please click here.