A guest post by Ingenuiti, a LINGOs partner.
Do you design or create training content or eLearning courses for an organization that operates globally? If you think your content will reach a global audience, you should consider integrating localization as part of your development process. Training has its greatest impact when it is provided in the learner’s native language. If you are a writer or instructional designer and have never considered localization in the planning and creation phase of content development, while it might seem daunting at first, this once dreaded task can be simplified with proper preparation and strategy.
To learn more about best practices and processes for developing English content with localization in mind, we’ve organized below four areas of focus. These tips can help create a greater impact for your global learners, lower costs, and allow for more effective and efficient uses of your time and resources.
Being tasked to write with localization in mind is like replacing a game of dodgeball with a game of chess. It might not be as fun to play, but it has its own unique rewards and challenges. Meticulous thought and calculated strategy for the win almost always trump pegging someone with a ball. It’s sometimes not as glamorous as developing content for a strictly English-speaking audience, and you have to take care to avoid the many potential pitfalls of the writing process. For example: [Read more…]
Attending requests from trainers and training organizations, APMG has upgraded the PMD Pro exam system. The new system is live and brings several new features and improvements.
Although the new system has changed the purchase, invigilation, and candidate registration, no changes have been made in the exam itself. In other words, candidates will have better control on their registration and results, but taking the exam is pretty much the same.
Please see what has changed, what hasn´t, and where to find support for accessing the new system: [Read more…]
This is a PMD Pro 1 online training course in Red Colaborar! Delia is the trainer from Guatemala and she is using the Blackboard online platform.
InsideNGO’s Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of international development professionals in the U.S. Each year, more than 1,200 attendees benefit from the insights, experience, and perspectives of their peers and sector experts. This year’s conference, Framing the Future of NGO Excellence, takes place July 19-21 in Washington, DC.
Presenting at the InsideNGO Annual Conference is a great way to promote the good work that you have been doing and raise your own professional profile. We’re looking for session ideas that will highlight NGO success—innovation, best practices, proven tools or approaches, lessons learned.
Session proposals will be accepted in the following categories:
- Regulatory and Funder Compliance (Grants & Contracts)
- Operational & Organizational Effectiveness
- People & Culture (Human Resources)
- Professional Development
- Information Communications Technology
This is a PMD Pro training course implemented by LINGOs at Copenhagen, with participants from Unicef. This picture shows a group discussion during a class exercise to design a Logical Framework.