Details about organizations that I am a part of, have been involved in, or believe are worthy of mention.
Adult Higher Education Alliance
Our Purpose is to help higher education institutions develop and sustain learning environments and programs suitable for adults. The AHEA does this by: Providing a forum for professional educators to share resources and information about alternative degree programs….Stimulating practitioner research….Serving as a vehicle for cooperative consultation and collaboration….Integrating the interests and concerns from a variety of areas within adult higher education….Promoting rights of adult students….Influencing institutional and public policies concerning the principles of quality practice applied to adult education….Promoting cultural diversity and multicultural perspectives…. (July, 2015.)
Adult Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education
ANTSHE is an organization that exists for the betterment and furthering of the educational journey of our members who are students, and we strive to provide support to our academic professionals to be able better facilitate the classroom experience of our student membership. ANTSHE provides for our members to continue their education with aide from our support networks, scholarships, and academic opportunities, and the chance to publish in an established peer reviewed journal. ANTSHE is an all-inclusive organization firmly based upon academic persistence of our members and professional development for our academic members. (July, 2015.)
American Association of Adult and Continuing Education
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is dedicated to the belief that lifelong learning contributes to human fulfillment and positive social change. We envision a more humane world made possible by the diverse practice of our members in helping adults acquire the knowledge, skills and values needed to lead productive and satisfying lives. (July, 2015.)
Commission on Distance Learning and Technology
Focuses on best practices and research on how adults are learning in networked learning environments. (July, 2015.)
Vineyard Christian Fellowship
The people who formed Christian Fellowship Church (now Vineyard Christian Fellowship) began to meet together in 1978. Their desire was to have a church where the Bible was taught, where the Holy Spirit was given freedom to minister, where the worship was directed to God, and where loving one another was central to community life. The church adopted the slogan “Where the Spirit is, There is Love”. To this day, the church seeks to fulfill Jesus’ command in John 13:34: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” Our Mission Statement is: “Helping people know, love and obey Jesus Christ.” (January 2023)
Web with Grits
I created a web business to help people who do not fit into traditional needs. My focus is on small businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals.
Recognition and Resources
Sharing with you the resources I use and have used. Giving kudos to those that deserve recognition.
LearnDash is taking cutting-edge eLearning methodology and infusing it into WordPress. More than just a plugin, we provide practical and experience-driven guidance for individuals and organizations interested in setting up online courses.
Georgia2Georgia is a homegrown awareness initiative rooted in corporate responsibility, good citizenship and individual impact on overall economic growth. Georgia2Georgia aims to foster awareness so that businesses and governments think of Georgia organizations first when making decisions about who to do business with. The initiative is about connecting Georgia’s businesses to each other (B2B), to government procurement entities (B2G) and ultimately to customers (B2C).
Mozilla Open Badges
A digital badge is an online representation of a skill you’ve earned. Open Badges take that concept one step further, and allows you to verify your skills, interests and achievements through credible organizations. And because the system is based on an open standard, you can combine multiple badges from different issuers to tell the complete story of your achievements — both online and off. Display your badges wherever you want them on the web, and share them for employment, education or lifelong learning.