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2) Community Development Curriculum on DVD in 10 Languages

BOKSI’m holding a gorgeous curriculum in my hands. It’s from Nation-2-Nation Film studios and it focuses on community development. It’s available in at least 10 major languages. It combines the cumulative knowledge of doctors, agriculturalists, dentists, and veterinarian experts, who have worked among the world’s poor, and pools that information into a single, practical and easy-to-use curriculum. The series, known as “BOKS” (Building Other Through Knowledge and Service) is being used by missionaries and nationals in over 35 countries. It is currently available in: English, French, Creole, Spanish, Indonesian, Hindi, Cebauno, Tagalog, Mandarin, Swahili, and Hausa and costs $175. Learn more at…

http://www.winministries.org/store

There are 4 sessions on basic hygiene and health, 8 on Basic Medical Prevention and Care, 2 on Basic Dental Care, 5 on Family Health, 7 on Basic Ag. And Farming, 4 on Pregnancy and Childbirth, 4 on Child Development, and 2 more on the Female Reproductive Cycle. So with 36 sessions, this is a virtual introductory course on the entire community development foundation. Correct me if I’m wrong, but this just might be the most comprehensive distance learning curriculum available anywhere today in community health. 21 DVD’s — all for $175. That’s basically $8/DVD. I can’t imagine any better deal ANYWHERE that would so comprehensively give you so much of a body of knowledge at a distance. Plus, the videos are high quality. Yes, many are lecture-based, rather than the participatory style that CHE has made so famous. But if you have to learn this material through a distance learning course, you probably aren’t worried about using participatory instruction techniques (because you’re solo). If you can’t get to a CHE course in person, then this course is highly recommended. And if you CAN, then take CHE to acquire the training in participatory teaching, then use this course to expand your body of knowledge about the principles, techniques and the knowledge base of community health.

9) Crescent Project Offers Training in Islam

Don’t forget about Crescent Project’s Sahara Challenge…

https://www.crescentproject.org/sahara

The training is non-confrontational, uses much scripture, is informed by Islam itself, and is well-regarded by many. Also, you can actually see online videos of the training at…

http://www.crescentproject.tv/

Cool idea. There must be some way to register so you can watch the videos online (and not have to wait for DVD’s to come in the mail). This would be really helpful to overseas customers, living in sensitive situations. Although it didn’t look like the page was protected by SSL technology, one could use a VPN to address security and, presumably, view the entire training program via a distance-learning approach. Awesome.

12) Free missions series starts March 14

These weekly tutorials are designed to cover all the basic elements of world missions. Each blog will feature a different subject, like countries, religions, languages, peoples, terminology, missionaries, and agencies. Further blogs will discuss ways to get involved, like supporting, praying, volunteering, traveling, etc. Participants can add comments and dig deeper using assignments and links. Sign up (free) to get the whole series at

http://www.StarBlog.us

11) Learn to Build Seamless Partnerships in Less than Six Weeks

If you have to build a strong partnership with someone from another culture, don’t give up until you run, rather than walk, to…

http://beautyofpartnership.org/

I’ve used this course with new friends in Asia, and I’m about to use it (starting tomorrow) with new friends in Serbia and two days later, in Bulgaria. It’s good stuff. You might have to adapt it to your situation, but it will give you plenty of meat to adapt.

10) Run Away with Runway Languages

Runway Languages is a new online language learning tool based on the Language Acquisition Project created by Dwight Gradin at Mission Training International.

http://www.runwaylanguages.com

Runway currently offers Mandarin Chinese but is looking for partners to help them develop content in additional languages. This is a revenue generating opportunity. They are interested in developing any language that that would be useful for Kingdom work. Contact J.D. at

jdatrunwaylanguagesdotcom if you are interested.

9) What do you think of Online TEFL Courses?

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I’m assuming a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) class would be superior if you could attend it in person, right? (Or do you disagree?) But are there any better bets for online TEFL programs? For example, if you were to study at…

http://www.onlineteflcourses.co/

would you come away with a good handle on how to Teach English? Do you have a favorite online program or experience? If so, would you be willing to give us the referral information in a comment box immediately below this item?

7) Sample Nixty Course for Small Group Prayer Leaders

Remember that prayer campaign, Pray4Tunisia.com ??? Here’s a free course for people to learn how to become small group prayer leaders especially for Pray4Tunisia. This might provide ideas for those wishing to use Nixty for other purposes. There are 5 lessons covering Church planting movements, prayer, Tunisia, and practical tips to lead a small group. There are podcasts, articles, and videos. It’s completely free and is designed to empower people to start small groups that pray for a CMM in Tunisia. You can check it out at….

http://www.nixty.com/course/lead

2) Learn “Working Your Way to the Nations” Today!

mywaytonationsWorking Your Way to the Nations is a twelve unit distance learning course conducted over three months that provides a comprehensive overview of what it takes to succeed as an international Christian witness. Learn interactively with a varied group of adults who are exploring their own pathways to serving God with their skills and professions in other nations. Course guidance and counsel is provided by a cadre of experienced, cross-cultural tutors. This certificate level course is also an excellent resource for senders who work in equipping and sending cross-cultural witnesses. It’s sponsored by the International Missionary Training Network of the WEA Missions Commission. Cost is US$50. But you’d better act fast. Registration is now open. The class begins this week! For more information, see…

http://www.mywaytothenations.org

or email

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6) Distance Learning Courses for You

personallearningcenterThe Personal Learning Center International

http://www.plc.edu

offers Junior High, Senior High, Advanced Placement, and Junior College courses that lead to US accredited High School and Junior College degrees.  They are taught by US credentialed teachers; 75% of their teachers hold Ph.D.s in their areas of specialty.  Organizers say they are the least expensive ($225.00 per course).  They are also looking for recruiters and distributors of their online courses.  If you are interested in having your child take a course or helping them market their courses in the country where you work, write Philip

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3) A Distance Learning Option that you can Join

Are you doing Business as Mission and want to earn additional income while reaching the best and brightest young people all over the world? Then join The Personal Learning Center International

http://www.plc.edu/

and help recruit students. PLC/I provides English language instruction using the Rosetta Stone language learning program (they also offer 30 other languages) and provide skilled language tutors and give you credit towards your education if you need it. They offer middle school, high school, advanced placement, and vocational education courses over the internet that can lead to a US accredited high school diploma. Contact Philip

to learn more.
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