News from OLT!
OLT Launches Learn A LivingTM Program - November 1, 2010
Customer focus is a key to any business success. To strengthen our support for our students, business partners, and education partners the Learn A Living program was instituted. This program is designed to match students to an industry and match an industry position to the student. By partnering with various business enterprises and education programs, OLT will enable students to participate in a customized plan to achieve their individual professional goals. We are not a government agency. We work with our students and business partners on an individual basis to ensure each gets optimum attention and maximum benefit. For mor information click here.
Global Learn Day XII - October 9, 2010
After a hiatus of three years, Global Learn Day was held once again in its traditional 24 hour around the clock format.
Dr. Terrence R. Redding, President of OnLine Training Institute and Redding College kicked off the event at 0:00 GMT (8:00 p.m. EDT) and
presented his Keynote Address. He reiterated to importance of learning on a global scale and discussed the leaps and bounds in learning and
technology that have occured providing humankind with the ability to solve many of the problems that have plagued the world.
Other presentations from global contributors were broadcast during the event.
To see a review of the event click here.
OnLine Training, Inc. receives Redding College license, July 23, 2010
OLT received a license to operate Redding College from the Florida Department of Education's Commission on Independent Education This is an essential step towards operating a college and being able to offer courses and curriculum leading to a degree from a higher education institution.
OLT has been operating OnLine Training Institute since 1997, creating and distributing courses world wide. Our concentration has been in the area of continuing professional education within the financial services industry. Under OLT Institute, we offer GED preparation courses, pre-licensing courses, continuing education courses, and more recently Traffic School, and home schooling programs.
Dr. Redding, the founder of OLT developed a taxonomy for conflict prevention in 2000 in which he identified the antecedents to war and argues that it is man’s best interest to prevent war by addressing the antecedents before war occurs. Please see http://www.oltraining.com/pba/taxonomyofconflict.pdf
The basic premise behind the Taxonomy for Conflict Prevention is that some level of conflict is normal as man strives to make the world he lives in and his living conditions more secure. Further, that as man’s social structure has become more complex, the forms of conflict have also become more complex, and an increasing possibility has come to exist in which conflict avoidance or prevention is increasingly a common goal.
OLT initiated OLT College in 2004 in an effort to focus on the antecedents to war and work towards making the world a better and safer place. As the concept has matured, the theme for Redding College has become one of addressing all issues associated with securing man’s future.
Individuals interested in becoming involved with Redding College should contact Dr. Richard Durr, email@example.com, for more information.
Why some programs grow while others fail, SALT 2010 Orlando, Florida, March 2010
This paper presentation addressed why some college continuing professional education programs are growing, while other programs are declining. Using quantitative data from course enrollments for the past six years as a quantitative measure of program growth, and a survey of staff and faculty supporting the programs, OnLine Training's institutional research component addressed the question.
OLT offers continuing professional education courses nation-wide and works with approximately 23 colleges providing online continuing professional education courses. Most of these courses are mandatory pre-licensing courses. OLT tracks course by course, and program by program enrollments. During this period of economic downturn OLT noted that some programs are growing rapidly, while at the same time other programs appear to be in decline. This research effort addresses the question, what factors are associated with program growth and what factors are associated with program decline. Eight growth factors were identified and sixteen decline factors were also identified.
The primary factors associated with growth appear to be attitudinal and personnel related. Those programs oriented on growth, which are actively managed, with a large product mix are enjoying strong growth. The factors associated with decline are a mix between institutional and a failure to understand the factors associated with maintaining a viable program. For more information please contact OLT at 561-283-0333.
|OLT announces a Joint Venture with MDMPA to offer two Real
Estate Courses, RE003 Florida
Real Estate Sales Associate Training Package (SAPL-1/FREC) ,
and RE004 Florida Real Estate Sales Associate State Exam Cram
Course (FREC I/SAPL-I).
|The State of Florida approves OLT to provide INSCE009 Ethics
and the Client as a 3 hr Intermediate
Continuing Education course, October 3, 2007 through the Community
Colleges' Consortium, CASEC (Continuing and Adult Education
|OnLine Training attends the FAIFA Florida Association of Insurance
and Financial Advisors meeting in Miami FL in July 2007. Attending
is Brad Weishaupt, Compliance Officer and Mary Elizabeth Hedglen,
|OnLine Training begins a new line of Professional Development
Courses with What You Say Before You Speak,
by Lillian Bjorseth. Next will be a five-part series of courses
|OnLine Training celebrates it's 10th Anniversary with a picnic,
June 30, 2007.
|OnLine Training attends the CASEC Continuing and Adult Education
Standing Committee meeting in Sanibel Island, FL in June 2007.
Dr. Redding will demonstrate a course in our new virtual classroom
platform, Moodle. Attending is Dr. Terrence Redding, President/CEO,
Maria Torres-Arbona, Registrar/Office Manager, and Brad Weishaupt,
|The State of Florida approves OLT to provide INSCE007 Flood
Insurance Concepts as a 3 hr Intermediate Continuing Education
course, March 13, 2007 through the Community
Colleges' Consortium, CASEC (Continuing and Adult Education
|The State of Texas approves OLT to provide INSCE001 Elements
of Life Insurance as a 14 hour Intermediate Continuing Education
course, March 6, 2007.
|Brad Weishaupt is elected to the Board of Directors of OnLine
OnLine Training attends PBAIFA - Palm Beach
Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Held in March,
attended by Brad Weishaupt, Compliance Officer, Mary Elizabeth
Hedglen, Marketing Coordinator, and Tony Lofasso, Director
of Insurance Training.
|OnLine Training visits Valencia and Seminole Community Colleges
in February. Dr. Terrence Redding, President/CEO, Maria Torres-Arbona,
Registrar/Office Manager, Brad Weishaupt, Compliance Officer,
and Tony Lofasso, Director of Insurance Training.
|OLT continues to actively recruit subject matter experts
to serve as online authors and instructors. Several new courses
are in the works.
|The State of Maryland in January approves OLT to provide seven
new Continuing Education courses: INSCE002 Fundamentals of Health
Insurance, INSCE004 Ethics in the Insurance Industry, INSCE005
Health Savings Accounts, INSCE006 State Regulations, INSCE007
Flood Insurance Concepts, INSCE008 Hurricanes & Impact on
Insurance, and INSCE009 Ethics and the Client.
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| Jack Rotzien is promoted to Vice President for Insurance Training.
| Tony Lofasso is appointed as new Director of Insurance.
| Brad Weishaupt is hired as OLT's new Compliance Manager and
Provost of Redding College.
Dr. Redding established a relationship with a number of
online astronomical groups in an effort to become current in
the field and lay a foundation upon which OLT will be able
to develop a robotics controlled observatory for Redding College.
This has led to the initial conceptual development of Redding
Observatory, which will be a research quality facility available
for lease in support of ongoing research and new research grants,
The Basic Adult Education program is moved under the auspices
of the college. Courses are updated and moved into Moodle.
OLT is envisioning eventually developing a complete "K
through Grey" offering of courses for all ages.
| OLT begins use of Moodle as a virtual classroom, allowing
a much improved presentation of courses. Built on MySQL and PHP,
it allows better use of automation in many aspects of the course.
| The material on priming students for learning is formalized
and published in several peer-reviewed settings, such as the
International Self-Directed Learning Symposium in Cocoa Beach,
FL, and the Society for Applied Learning Technology in Arlington,
|Jack Rotzien, Joan Villari, and Mary Elizabeth Hedglen attended
the 2006 Educational Symposium for Financial Planners in West
Palm Beach, Florida and provided information to prospective online
instructors. The primary purpose of attending was to attract
course authors and instructors for new Continuing Education Courses. If
you are interested in becoming an author or instructor at OLT,
please contact us by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The staff and faculty of OLT College petition the OLT
Board to rename the collegiate section of OnLine Training.
After a vote by the staff, faculty and stockholders, the
OLT Board finalized the name change to Redding College.
| Terrence RT. Redding, Jr. (T.J.) is hired as Technology
Assistant, also helping in audio production, registrar duties,
and technological support.
| Max Combs is hired as OLT's Educational Technologist.
| OLT hosts the International Debate on USA and European Relations.
Dr. Redding develops the concept associated with priming
students for learning, and shares this with Florida Community
Colleges as OLT visits their campuses.
| CBT underwent a major revision of code.
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Dr. Redding presents an abstract entitled, Eleven Factors
to Consider: Creating Online Asynchronous Courses Which
are Highly Effective: The OnLine Training Model" at
the Society for Applied Learning Technology conference
at the Washington Technologies Conference in Arlington,
Colette Mazzucelli, founding faculty
member and Provost, OLT College, attended the Rotary
World Peace Scholar seminars at Sciences Po, Paris,
on 24 May and International
Christian University, Tokyo, on 29 May. In Tokyo,
Mazzucelli participated in meetings at the Japan
Center for Conflict Prevention (JCCP) and the United
Nations University Media Studio.
|Colette Mazzucelli, founding faculty member and Provost,
OLT College, recently served as an external reviewer for Current
Issues in Comparative Education (CICE), an online peer-reviewed
journal at Teachers College, Columbia University. An Ed.M.
candidate in International Educational Development at Teachers
College, she contributed to a volume of Columbia University
Graduate Student Research, Education in Emergencies & Post-Conflict
Situations, Problems, Responses, Possibilities, (web link
forthcoming) with an article titled "Rewriting History:
The Impact of Post-Conflict Education on Nationalist Ideology
in Serbia." Mazzucelli received her Ph.D. in Government
from Georgetown University in 1996 and an M.A.L.D. from The
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, in
|Enes Osmancevic, M.A. joins OLT
College founding faculty. Osmancevic is
ABD in his doctoral studies, a Junior Fulbright (Junior Faculty
Development Program) at University of Tennessee in Knoxville,
TN, and committed to distance education. A graduate of the Faculty
of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo, his Master
thesis was on the Influence of Internet Communications on Forming
of Public Opinion in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His dissertation
has just passed the Senate of the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia
and Herzegovina) and will address Web Information and Democratic
|Jack Rotzien, CLU, Director of Insurance Training at OLT
honored at Palm Beach Association of Insurance and Financial
Advisors. At a recent Awards luncheon for the Palm Beach
Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors OLT's Director
of Insurance Training was recognized for contributing to
the development of people with in the insurance industry.
The recipient of the coveted "Agent of the Year" award
mentioned the importance of having mentors when one enters
the insurance field. He honored Jack Rotzien CLU, by recognizing
him as one of his early valued mentors.
|Colette Mazzucelli, member and Provost of
the founding faculty at OLT College will speak at the Transatlantic
Week TIESWeb Congress 2004, to be held in Miami Beach,
Florida April 26-30, 2004.
|Larissa Chuprina, member of the founding faculty at OLT
College will speak at the Transatlantic Week
2004, to be held in Miami Beach, Florida April 26-30, 2004.
|Dr. Colette Mazzucelli presents Keynote at
Pan Pacific Distance Learning Association's (PPDLA) 16th
Annual Conference Distance Learning: Pathways to Cultures
and People, Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dr. Mazzucelli is
the one of the newest members of the OLT faculty.
She is leading the effort to establish OLT's online
|Two Fulbright scholars have joined OLT to form OLT College.
The initial effort will focus on International Management,
Multicultural Exchanges, Conflict Prevention: as a way to
prevent international conflict, and AIDS awareness. Workshops,
and for credit college courses will be offered at a wide
variety of levels - through post-doctoral studies. This is
OLT's first venture in offering for credit courses. Colleges
interested in carrying these courses and becoming OLT partners,
please contact OLT by clicking
here. OLT College initial web pages, click
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| Dr. Terrence Redding, CEO, published a chapter in Preparing
Your Learners for My e-Learning: An e-Learner Vendor's
Point of View , George Piskurich, editor. Jossey Bass,
|OnLine Training President/CEO completes 100 mile canoe
trip through the Florida Everglades Wilderness Waterway,
Everglades National Park - Every man who rises above the
common level has received two educations: the first from
his teachers; the second, more personal and important,
from himself. -- Edward Gibbon, 1923
| CBT was designed and built by OLT as a virtual classroom
for presenting courses.
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OLT presents twice at AAACE
in St. Louis, Missouri: Managing
a Distance Continuing Professional
Education Program, and Taxonomy of
Conflict Prevention - 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
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.
Learning and Development Journal Published
an Article on Global Learn Day,
written by OLT CEO Terrence R.
Redding, Ph.D. - in three languages
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.
|May 2002 - 200 hour Property
and Casualty Course Approved by the
Florida Department of Insurance.
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. 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
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|Practice Exam Generator Released
- 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.
|HorizonLive Desktop Lecture Series
- by Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D.
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.
|OLT Course Developement System
Featured at SALT 2001 Educational Technology Conference, Arlington,
VA. 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
|Recent Power Outage Forces Online
Students to Relocate. 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- Brevard
Community College has been awarded a FIPSE grant to study ways
to increase the retention of distance education students in for
|15th International Self-Directed
Learning Symposium 2001 - 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
the Mainland, Texas City, Texas is the first college
to offer OLT's GED preparation
course series. They are designed meet the needs of students
who might other wise not be able
to pursue a GED because of accessibility issues.
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Providence, Rhode Island, November
Terrence R. Redding makes two presentations at the American
Association of Adult Continuing Education,
Learning: A National
Twelve Schools of Marketing and their Application
to Adult and Higher Education
ALT School Program opens
at OnLine Training Institute, May
- Carlene Dixon joins OnLine
Training Institute as the Coordinator of Alternative Schools
Program at OLT. The Alternatives Schools Program will be
an extension of OLT's Basic Adult Education GED program.
The Alternative Schools Program will focus on students
18 and under who live at home and are looking for an alternative
path to complete high school.
OnLine Training Institute
invited to participate in Society for Applied Learning
Technology, Education Technology 2000.
- Dr. Terrence R. Redding will
present a research paper describing the instructional design
of OLT's insurance pre-licensing course. Key points will
include the interactive nature of the course and understanding
the underlying educational theory which supports high cognitive
learning outcomes from the instructional design model.
OnLine Training CEO, Terrence
R. Redding, Ph.D., presents "A Comparative Analysis
of Insurance OnLine SDL with Traditional Classroom Learning" at
the 14th International Symposium on Self-Directed Learning,
Boynton Beach, Florida, February
- This research paper provides
a comparative analysis of the cognitive learning outcomes
of three traditional insurance pre-licensing courses to
the same course delivered online. The three traditional
courses produced end of course grade point averages of
71%, 80%, and 81%. The online course, evaluated under exactly
the same conditions, produced a grade point average of
92.37%. Additionally, the online course demonstrated greater
internal consistency, and higher cognitive learning outcomes,
in each of the three areas measured: health, life, and
annuities. The online pre-licensing course is offered by
Florida Community Colleges as a non-credit distance education
course. It fully satisfies the 40 hour in the classroom
pre-licensing course requirement. Students completing this
course are certified to take the Florida 2-15 examination.
This year the course will be available in all parts of
the state through Florida State Community Colleges.
- OnLine Training forms OnLine
Training Institute, January
- Responding to increasing market
pressures, OLT formed OnLine Training Institute. OnLine Training
Institute will function as the non-credit education component
of OLT's growing educational enterprise. OnLine Training
Institute will initially service partner higher education
institutions (junior colleges, community colleges, colleges,
and universities) which seek to offer high quality distance
education products prepared especially for the online continuing
and professional education market. OLT will sell continue
to sell courses directly to the public, while also seeking
opportunity to distribute similar courses through higher
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Join OnLine Training, the Benjamin
Franklin Institute, SeeItFirst.com, and HearMe welcome the
Franklin Institute of Global Education is sponsoring
a New Years Eve party - on the web - that will follow the beginning
of the new year as it progresses around the world. Featuring
video clips from around the world, and using HearMe Internet
audio technology, and OLT chat the Benjamin Franklin
Institute has provided a fully interactive environment that
allows participants to speak to each with voice chat, or text
chat and see the sites of more then 24 locations a round the
world. This unique Cyber New Years Eve party follows the New
Year and it progresses from the International Date Line in
the Pacific, time zone by time zone, all the way around the
- News from OLT WEST
- Charlotte Ferrell, of OLT West in
Los Angeles, will be attending the prestigious two day intensive
course on Charitable Remainder Trusts and Estate Planning offered
by Mid American University in Scottsdale, Arizona. She will be
- Palm Beach Community College
System Graduates its first two classes of 2-15 Insurance Agent
Licensing Students Trained Completely online.
- October 30, 1999 marked
the day the second group of online students completed Palm Beach
Community College System's completely online Insurance Agent
Training program in Life, Health, and Variable Annuities. This
is a 40 hour class normally offered only in a classroom setting.
Jack Rotzien, CLU, of OLT has developed an online version that
permits student to study from where ever they have access to
the Internet, when ever they wish. He communicates with students
via online chat sessions, E-Mail, FAX, and by phone. Students
completing the pre-licensing course must pass a final examination
given by a test proctor at the college. The traditional students
average 85% on the final examination. The online students averaged
a surprisingly high 94.75%.
- OnLine Training, Inc. CEO/President has
been appointed to the Editorial
Board for the Technology Source, a periodical published
online at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (http://horizon.unc.edu/ts).
- The Technology Source, an
on-line bimonthly, is a forum for faculty members and administrators
to share their experiences integrating technology in their organizations
and into their curricula. Sponsored by SCT, Microsoft, Compaq,
and CBT Systems, the periodical focuses on integrating technology
in educational organizations. Originally developed March
1997 on the Microsoft Higher Education Web site,
the periodical moved to the Horizon Web site July 1998 with an expanded scope to include articles that
relate to K-12 schools and to other educational providers; developments
in each educational sector can inform developments in other sectors.
Every issue features discussions, case studies, relevant research,
articles, surveys and solutions for integrating technology into
- OnLine Training to web cast "International
Peace and Conflict Resolution Program" a series of 14
transatlantic discussions to be web cast "Live" beginning September 7, 1999.
- This program is entitled Contending
Approaches to International Peace and Conflict Resolution: "The
Kosovo Conflict" -
An Online Seminar Bridging the Atlantic. The program will be conducted by
Dr. Colette Mazzucelli of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution
Program, Beaver College, Philadelphia. It will be conducted in partnership
with the Center for Applied Policy Research (CAP), Munich, Germany. This
program has been established with the support of the Robert Bosch Foundation,
Stuttgart, Germany. Sponsor of The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program
for Future American Leaders.
- OnLine Training Produces the
Prelude to Global Learn Day III.
- Sandra Cole and Dr. Redding at OLT,
using technology first developed by Dr. Roger Boston of the Houston
Community College System, have developed a unique collage of
side scrolling images from around the world with embedded sound.
The presentation has been selected by the Benjamin Franklin Institute
of Global Education as its featured prelude to the Global Learn
Day. It is being featured in the Houston Community College faculty
develop program this week. It has also been featured at mybytes.com,
@school, Political Science section as an example associated with
globalization through global learning. To see and hear this interesting
- OLT Property and Casualty Cram
Course - beta - released, June
- OnLine Training, Inc. announced
today that it is releasing the beta version of its new Property
and Casualty Cram Course. The P&C course covers the material
associated with both the 200 hour General Lines Insurance Examination,
and the material associated with the 100 hour Customer Representative
Examination. State insurance examinations are designed to provide
a 70% pass rate. However, the pass rate for Property and Casualty
examinations appears to be much lower. Using the method devised
by OLT - based on the behavioral sciences, our cognitive learning
model (the Redding Method) produces a pass rate of 97% in the
Life, Health and Annuities area. We expect similar results in
OLT Reseller Program Launched - May
is actively building an organization of online training resellers
- worldwide. Commission rates are graduated from 5 % through
100 % on selected courses. There are specific programs for individuals,
instructors, schools, and colleges. Initially, online cram courses
using the Redding Method will be distributed through the reseller
program. Additionally, OLT's Basic Adult Education GED preparation
program is being modified for delivery through college learning
labs, and community Work Force Development programs. All of which
can be sold by resellers.
is actively working to develop a national distribution system with
Universities, Colleges, School Boards and other educational institutions
to offer our online GED program using our technology and support
to provide access to education to the largest number of students
possible. This Program is being developed to assist Educational
Institutions who would like to offer GED and Pre College courses
to their students online. Your Institution can partner with OLT.
- Redding to deliver keynote address
at the Iowa Distance Learning Association's Iowa Connections:
Partnership for the Future - Joint Conference - April 28, 1999.
- This is a joint distance education
conference sponsored by The Iowa Association for Communications
(IACT), Iowa Distance Learning Association (IDLA), and the Iowa
Research and Education Network (IREN).
- High Self-Directed Learning:
A National Imperative:
- Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D. presented
the above paper at the 13th International Self-Directed Learning
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Pre-college courses now available
through OnLine Training.
OnLine Training in conjunction with
H&H Publishing offer college preparation courses online
-- Florida Community College students have new choices for
overcoming academic weaknesses. The options are described
in House Bill 4259, passed May
1, 1998, with unanimous approval
from both chambers of the Florida Legislature.
Previously, new students to the
community college system were required to take remedial courses
when their placement test scores indicated areas of academic
weakness. Now those students will be given a list of options
to consider in overcoming those weaknesses. The new legislation
directs Florida community colleges to notify students of other
possibilities besides their own campus programs, including those
offered by private-sector for profit companies. Students who
choose options outside the community college are still assured
the right to enroll in other college-level courses under the
same conditions as those who sign up for remedial classes.
By giving students an informed right
to choose other methods of remediation, the State Legislature
places the community colleges in competition with other instructional
providers. Students can weigh the costs, effectiveness of instruction,
time/effort required, and all other factors when making a choice
that will have major, long-range effects on their academic ambitions.
- News Release from the Benjamin
Franklin Institute of Global Education.
- November 3, 1998
- For Immediate Release: Organizers
to Global Learn Day II, to begin Saturday, 7 November at 4:00 P.M.
Pacific Standard Time (GMT 00:01 Sunday 8 November) (Visit http://www.bfranklin.edu)
announced today that OnLine Training, Inc., has become
a Platinum Sponsor to this worldwide event.
- According to John Hibbs, "Captain" of
the GLDII Clipper, "OnLine Training has
provided cash, human resources and technical support that exceeds
$100,000, making OLT the first company
to meet our Platinum threshold requirement.
OnLine Training may be a small company in terms of employees or
revenues, but its ability to perform the kind of technical and management
resources necessary to manage an event that brings together in
real time presenters from every
corner of the globe could not be duplicated by *any* firm we
know." Global Learn
Day II is a 30 hour non-stop web cast that will make "stops" in 23 "Harbors" and
12 "Skiff Coves", where leaders in technology and distance education
have gathered for this extravaganza.
- Online Training is headquartered
in Palm Beach, Florida. More
details about the Company can be found at: http://www.oltraining.com
- John W. Hibbs
- Director, Benjamin Franklin Institute of
OLT.NET - OnLine Training adds
a full array of internet technology services to its portfolio.
- OnLine Training, Inc. has a technology
division known as olt.net. This month we launch our technology
services division with an agreement with a nationally recognized
Internet Point of Presence services company. This collaboration
will provide OnLine Training with ready access to the latest Internet
Technologies with which we will be able to support online
educational activities and a full list of additional services,
which include web broadcasting, web magazine hosting, and web
hosting. Our first two clients have already joined the growing
list OLT corporate clients. They are Boomer Times and Senior
Life of Boynton Beach, Florida and Adoption Solutions, of Heidelberg,
Dr. Redding has just completed
a series of Adult Learning seminars for the University of Oklahoma.
- OnLine Training will begin offering
a series of workshops for educators and corporate trainers
to expose them to notions associated with self-directed learning.
Change is occurring at an ever increasing pace. Educators and
corporate trainers recognize the importance of staying current.
This means that individuals must engage in lifelong learning
after completing their formal education. Redding has been conducting
and reporting on research associated with how self-directed
learning readiness is developed. For more information please
Access to Education: Global
Learn Day, by Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D.
- An article accepted by On the
Horizon, an online Technology journal sponsored by Microsoft
and Jose-Bass with a circulation of 140,000. The article will
be featured in the September edition. You can find On the Horizon
at http://horizon.unc.edu/TS/vision/1998-09.asp .
- Abstract: No learning environment is ideal for all potential
participants. Some individuals will find they are at a distinct
disadvantage in one environment, while in another their disadvantages
may disappear. Access for some may be restricted to distance
education via the internet. Online education has been viewed
by many as second best as noted by John Hibbs, Benjamin Franklin
Institute of Global Education, in his May 1998 presentation
to the Houston Rotary, Houston, Texas. It seems obvious, the
instructor and the student seem to be isolated, separate from
one another. Face to face communications are not possible.
The complete article is also available
|April 24, 1998 The first student enrolls in an OnLine Training
Insurance course, the Life and Health Cramcourse (later called PassPrep).
Insurance Agent online Cram
Course and Tutor - National Release.
- OnLine Training, Inc. has released
in generic Insurance Agent License Preparation Cram Course.
This course is primarily designed for students who have completed
a state approved pre-licensing course for Life, Health and
Annuities. The course uses the Redding Method to increase the
students speed of learning and retention through an educational
psychology behavioral science methodology design. The Redding
method combines structured learning, various modalities of
learning, adult motivation theory, and adult learning theory
in a completely online interactive learning environment. The
student is exposed to only correct information. Cognitive links
are shortened and actively reinforced through this online learning
Glenn Pate, CPA has joined OnLine
- Mr. Pate will begin developing
online training courses in the Accounting field specifically
for online delivery.
Charles Lester, Ph.D. has joined
- Dr. Lester will begin developing
online training courses in the Communications field specifically
for online delivery.
Global Learn Day II - Access
to the world of distance education.
- Hosting sites for GLD2 are being
sought. If you have access to the world wide web and would
like to see others gain access and learn about distance education,
consider volunteering to be a GLD2 hosting site. OnLine Training
has volunteered to be a host and to maintain the list of hosting
OnLine Training, Inc. Approved
- Maria Gonzalez announced March 30, 1998 that OnLine Training, Inc. was approved as an
educational provider for the insurance industry in the state
of California. OLT has been in contact with all 50 states.
California is the second state, following Florida, to approve
OLT as an educational provider.
|March 17, 1998 First GED Student enrolls in an OnLine Training
course, the Basic Education Writing course.
Jack Rotzien - Insurance License Cram
Course Release in beta - March
- OLT is proud to announce it's
beta release of Health, Life and Annuities series cram courses.
If you are preparing to take you state Health, Life or Annuities
licensing exam these courses are for you.
Dr. Terrence R. Redding - Research
paper selected by ERIC - March
- Dr. Redding's research paper "Training
in Technology for Late Adopters: Learning in Retirement, Computers
for Seniors" has been selected for inclusion in the ERIC
database by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational
|Countdown To Global Learn
Day II, October
- This is the most exciting and
informative conference of its kind on the planet today. Last
year OLT participated in the first Global Learn Day. It forever
changed our view of conferencing. From our new corporate offices
in West Palm Beach, Florida we were able to learn about and
then participate in Global Learn Day, all in less time than
it would have taken to travel to the nearest conference site.
During one brief day we were able to listen to and interact
with others involved in the exciting new technology associated
with education and training delivered over the internet. We
were honored to make a brief presentation, summarizing our
impressions of this first of a kind event. Using
the technology of streaming audio, one way video, and Java
Chat we met and spoke with literally hundreds of individuals
located all over the world who both presented and participated
in the inaugural event.
- The Benjamin Franklin Institute
of Global Education is proud to announce plans for Global
Learn Day II
- -- a FREE on-line Worldwide Distance
Learning Celebration that will be held on all five continents
on Columbus Day Weekend, 1998.
After completing their maiden voyage
on Columbus Day, 1997, They are anticipating a blockbuster event
this year, show casing the latest technology and addressing the
broad questions confronting the changing world of education.
- THEME: A
Return Voyage to the New World of Distance Education and
all of Its
- WHEN: Columbus
- October 9- Admiral's Party,
- Launch: 00:00 Greenwich
Mean Time, Saturday October 10
- WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO THESE
- In New York, 19:00 hours
(7pm Friday, October 9)
- In San Diego, 16:00 hours
(4pm Friday, October 9)
Basic Education and
Literacy Courses -
1998 OnLine Training,
Inc. began beta testing the online Basic
Education courses. If you have an interest in participating
in the beta test please contact
us. These courses are designed to be sold to individuals,
organizations and institutions. The courses are guided learning
educational experiences. Students participate online. The location
and time of participation is completely up to the student.
`98 - February 18-20, Hyatt Orlando Hotel, Kissimmee, Florida
Sponsored by the Society for Applied
Learning Technology (SALT). The 16th annual conference and
exhibition on "Interactive Instruction Delivery and Distance
Learning Systems. This conference will feature presentations
- Distance Learning and Telecommunications.
- Internet Applications
- Interactive Instructional Materials
- Industrial and Management Training
- University and Public Education
- Electronic Performance Support
- Legal and Technology Issues
Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D., founder
of OnLine Training, Inc. will present a research paper on Education
and Training. The title of his presentation will be "Training
in Technology for Late Adopters: Learning in Retirement, Computers
Symposium on Self-Directed Learning - February 19-22, 1998, Radisson Resort Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida
Approximately 50 of the world's
leading experts on self-directed learning in business and industry,
education and other sectors will lead a variety of sessions
on one of the most stimulating and productive learning concepts
of the century. Representatives of several high tech business
areas will make presentations. Researchers and practitioners
will lead discussions of self-directed learning in business,
elementary through graduate education, health, leadership and
Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D., will
present a research paper on the relationship between historical
events and the development of High Self-Directedness in learning.
It is Dr. Redding's belief that self-directed learning, the
learning that individuals engage in through their own choosing,
will become increasingly important in the 21st century. Further,
Dr. Redding believes parents and educators can have a positive
impact on the development of High Self-Directed Learning Readiness
in children by management the learning environment.
with OLT -
15, 1998 marked
the beginning of computer training by OnLine Training, Inc.
OLT's computer courses are specifically designed for late adopters
of technology. A late adopter of technology, in terms of computer
training, is defined as some one who wants to learn to use
a computer, but previously chose not to learn to use a computer.
Our computer courses are founded on adult learning theory,
adult motivational theory and notions associated with self-directed
learning. These courses are delivered on site in private clubs,
here in the Palm Beaches of Florida.
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