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Lighting Guidelines

Lighting Guidelines

Recording videos for your online learning programs is not an easy task. Having the right setup lends a professional touch to your online courses and ensures learners’ attention. Lighting is an important element of your online learning.  Having the right angle
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ADA Guidelines

ADA Guidelines

Online instructors take a great deal of time creating online courses that foster academic growth in their content area; however, they are often unaware of the simple strategies to adapt their courses to meet ADA compliance. The Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
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Audio Guidelines

Audio Guidelines

Audio is a key element for many types of e-learning content. Relevant, high-quality audio helps capture learners’ attention, contextualize information, and makes for a more captivating multimedia experience. GOOD AUDIO HAS No background noises or hums (usually
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The future of technical & vocational education & training (tvet) for upskilling adults serving children

The future of technical & vocational education & training (tvet) for upskilling adults serving children

TECHNICAL-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) is education, training, and skills development related to various occupational fields. TVET is part of lifelong learning, and learners can participate in these programs in secondary school, after high school, or
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What is the purpose of education?  – UN Transforming Education Summit 2022

What is the purpose of education? – UN Transforming Education Summit 2022

"To meet these higher purposes, we need to transform education" - United Nations Transforming Education Summit 2022.
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Quality Videos for Your E-Learning Courses

Quality Videos for Your E-Learning Courses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og3MHQrzf6A Quality online learning videos are now a universal expectation. Beyond that, learners’ ability to see what’s on-screen directly impacts the quality of their learning experience. Do you have good-quality videos?
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The Baby Formula Crisis – New York Times

The Baby Formula Crisis – New York Times

The New York Times highlighted a major crisis in the U.S. economy, but the shortage of baby formula is not the only basic necessity that is facing a shortage. Other news sources talk about “everything shortage”.  There is a global shortage of teachers! T
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The Death of an LMS

The Death of an LMS

The Death of an LMS  Does your organization have several e-learning courses that you have developed over the last couple of years? Are you struggling to scale your courses, gain more learners and earn more revenue from distance learning? If you answered yes,
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GCA Professionals: A Lifelong Learning Journey

GCA Professionals: A Lifelong Learning Journey

We all go down different roads when deciding to become a teacher. Here are some typical stages that one may go through. This involves preparing individuals to enter into the field of education. These programs are the first form of professional study that individu
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The United Nations Calls for Better Partnerships

The United Nations Calls for Better Partnerships

Watch the video version of this blog here. Text version of the blog below: Whether you are a mom, teacher, school leader, consultant, or government policymaker, you are probably involved in several formal or informal partnerships. There are contracts, MOUs, or ag
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Top 17 LMS features (Plus 12 non LMS features you need)

Top 17 LMS features (Plus 12 non LMS features you need)

17 LMS Features You Need:  A learning management system (LMS) can be your powerhouse as you showcase your organizational assets to the world. It lets you organize and publish your courses and facilitate training (online or instructor-led). By now, if you are
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A Holistic Framework for Upskilling Professionals Serving Children

A Holistic Framework for Upskilling Professionals Serving Children

The holistic nature and shared importance of childhood calls for a comprehensive approach that involves all actors across multiple sectors (Nurturing Care Framework, World Health Organization, 2018). All adults… … including caretakers, educators, heal
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Boost Your Online Teaching with Diverse Stock Photo Images

Boost Your Online Teaching with Diverse Stock Photo Images

A picture is worth a thousand words…and your reputation! As the world gets smaller, we as content creators must be more inclusive and global in our view of learners.  At the GCA Platform, our marketing and admin teams are guiding content creation for onlin
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When the Voice of the Child Must Be Heard

When the Voice of the Child Must Be Heard

One of the most challenging subjects that early childhood educators deal with is sexual harassment.  There are many issues to consider when thinking about teaching children about violence, especially sexual violence.  Most teachers will tell you how uncomfortab
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Start with the End in Mind To Create Better Online Courses

Start with the End in Mind To Create Better Online Courses

Beginning with the end in mind is the whole foundation of goal setting. What do you want? What does it look like? Now map out the steps to get there! For training providers and instructors, beginning with the end in mind is also not a new process. UBD, “Underst
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Five Reasons Why Expanding Globally Matters Right Now!

Five Reasons Why Expanding Globally Matters Right Now!

As a leader in Online Training, the Global Childhood Academy platform has experienced growth and success following the Pandemic surge for online learning. Content creators who train adults working with children are being pulled in many directions and perhaps R
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Imagining the World of the Global Child: Visual Literacy and Creating Better Society

Imagining the World of the Global Child: Visual Literacy and Creating Better Society

How can those who work with children better select images that paint a more realistic vision of the world and other people? It is said that an image speaks 1000 words. The pictures and visual elements that children are exposed to in an educational setting matter
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Protecting Children: Multi-Sectoral Partnerships for Serving Children

Protecting Children: Multi-Sectoral Partnerships for Serving Children

A need or a necessity? In children’s development, organizational partnerships—such as those between education, health services, media, etc.—need to work together as a coherent team so that children receive services in alignment rather than in fragments from
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Buy or Build: Making the Right LMS Decision

Buy or Build: Making the Right LMS Decision

There is no question that there are multiple benefits to offering online training programs. Those benefits include brand recognition and increased awareness, learner engagement, and member recruitment. As tempting as it may be to throw together a proprietary Lear
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Choosing an E-Learning Platform to Deliver your Center’s Training Courses

Choosing an E-Learning Platform to Deliver your Center’s Training Courses

Are you a training center that has delivered classroom-based training programs for many years, and now you are thinking to shift some or all the training courses online? Many organizations and programs are starting to realize that moving online with their experti
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