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Blog2019-09-05T18:16:28+00:00

Enhancing the eLearning Experience with Images

One of the things I love about being an eLearning course developer is that we often find ourselves working on a wide range of courses of varying subject matter, coupled with an equally diverse audience. One of the biggest challenges we face when building a course is identifying and selecting what images to use that [...]

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Ethical Responsibility & the After School Code of Ethics

Working with children and youth is a field that can often raise questions regarding the “right” thing to do or say. We were each raised with varying types and styles of parenting, which can influence our intuitive responses. Unfortunately, when working with others’ children, in a professional environment, those intuitive responses aren’t always how our [...]

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Registration Protocol

Every day individuals from a multitude of diverse areas (zoos, aquariums, museums, after-care and out of school time providers, YMCAs, etc.) from all over the country and, indeed, around the world are registering on our site to take hundreds of our eLearning courses. CypherWorx handles those registrations by providing each group with their own individual [...]

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an Instructional Designer!

A few months ago, I was sitting on a plane, flying home from home from a winter escape. As I sat back and planned my next adventure, I heard a passenger across the aisle complain to the flight attendant about poor wifi connectivity. “Wait,” I thought, “I know what to do!” It could be a [...]

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Kids Playing Outside: It’s That Simple

The American education system consistently experiences criticism aimed at early childhood development. The common perspective is that our schools are simply not working. Children are incapable of scoring well on standardized testing, ill prepared to apply to college, and lack the 21st century skills to function in our world today. Look at the statistics, and [...]

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Involving Children and Parents in Program Planning

Over the years, one of the biggest and most consistent concerns and struggles I’ve heard from program administrators concerns how to engage parents and families.  Many times, program staff reach out and get limited response or involvement. As a starting point, consider when the best opportunities are to engage parents. Often this is during drop [...]

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The CypherWorx Admin Users Group

Want to know more about reporting options? Interested in learning how to set up events or add resources? Every month (on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm EST) two members of the CypherWorx Customer Service team, Debbie DiBacco and Chris Glenn, host the CollaborNation Admin Users Group meeting to answer those questions and [...]

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Creating a Safe Environment

In School Age Care (SAC) programs, safety is a crucial element. With over 30 years of experience with programs and organizations serving children, youth and families, and over 10 years involved in the accreditation of After School programs, it’s evident to me that programs try very hard to focus on safety and create a safe [...]

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Online Learning Update from Brevard Zoo: Strategies and Goals for 2016 Include the Academy

Most success stories have a history of challenges, obstacles, and resistance that had to be overcome before attaining any success. That is exactly what happened at Brevard Zoo when we first implemented the eLearning Academy. But we are now well on our way to having a successful and enriching learning and communication tool for staff [...]

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Continuous Quality Improvement

Everyone wants a quality program. How do you achieve it? And how do you maintain that level of quality? It begins with creating a culture that promotes and supports quality. Everyone needs to buy into the concept of wanting to improve, while also being willing to actively support the continuous improvement process. This includes a [...]

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