March 27, 2013
Don't forget the new 8:30am Start time!!
"E-Learning Essentials for Volunteers"
Speaker: Ms. Yiran Zhang
E-learning is defined as training delivered on a computer that is designed to support individual learning or organizational performance goals. In this presentation, the audience will be introduced to the key concepts of e-learning and how e-learning brings new opportunities to educate and motivate your volunteer workforce. As the old saying goes "Good teaching is good teaching, no matter how it's done."
By the end of this presentation, the audience will be able to
■ Understand the definition of e-learning and the forms of technology involved
■ Describe the benefits and potential challenges of e-learning, esp. when managing and training volunteers
■ Identify the process and stakeholders to create e-learning courses
Yiran Zhang, an alumnus of
’s Instructional System Technology program, is an instructional designer who professionally builds and tests processes, products, systems and services for use in education and training settings. Yiran currently serves the Human Resources Department at Chicago Zoological Society and XRI Research Institute, an organization founded through
. For years, Yiran has worked in K-20 academic institutions, NPOs, and NGOs in the areas of analysis, design, development, evaluation, and implementation of instructional systems and other learning environments. In her spare time, Yiran takes on volunteer projects in a regular basis and enjoys hiking, road trips and anything that makes her feel productive.