Training

Live In-Person, Live Online, Online, or Customized

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Looking Glass Development (LGd) is an industry leading provider of project management training. We provide live in-personlive online (synchronous), pre-recorded online(asynchronous), blended, and customized training. We focus only on professional project management, and we practice what we teach. All of our instructors maintain their PMP certification and are regular practitioners of the project management arts. Your team is guaranteed to acquire valuable, practical knowledge from skilled professionals.

Looking Glass Development can quickly add your organization’s project management family of practice to the industry leading methods to ensure your organization gets the consistency they need to succeed.

How to Get the Most From Your Training Dollars

  • EACH COURSE IS 100% UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED. WE ARE SO CONFIDENT IN OUR OFFERINGS THAT WE WARRANT OUR TRAINING WITHOUT CONDITION.
  • THE EXACT SAME CONTENT CAN BE DELIVERED ACROSS MULTIPLE DELIVERY CHANNELS TO ENSURE CONSISTENT LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION.
  • EACH COURSE PROVIDES PARTICIPANTS WITH THE LATEST PUBLISHED MATERIALS FROM SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.
  • ALL LGD COURSES ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE ANSI AND IEEE STANDARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PROVIDE CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS.
  • ALL LOOKING GLASS DEVELOPMENT COURSES COMPLY WITH THE TUITION REIMBURSEMENT REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED BY THE IRS. THIS OPENS UP TO A $5,000 TAX CREDIT PER STUDENT.
  • ALL LGD COURSES ARE FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. THIS ENSURES YOUR PEOPLE LEARN WHAT YOU NEED AND NOT JUST GENERIC CONTENT.

Types of Learning

The days of learning in a single modality are gone.  Today, there are almost as many ways of learning as their are people.  So how do you know what kind of training is best for you?  Most people are often stuck with the delivery channel selected by their employer, but each of us learns in different ways and has different goals.  One of the first distinctions made in learning is between synchronous and asynchronous learning.

Synchronous E-Learning

Live Chat, Webinars, & Video Conferencing

Synchronous e-learning is a channel of learning that primarily exists through the internet.  It makes use of tools that allow students to ask and instructor to answer questions in real-time using a range of communications methods including audio, video, instant messaging, or other similar methods.  Synchronous methods often provide techniques for students to interact with each other in addition to the instructor.  

The ability to interact with other students and the instructor is the primary advantage of synchronous e-learning.  It primary disadvantage is that synchronous e-learning happens at only scheduled times.

Asynchronous E-Learning

Pre-Recorded Training

Asynchronous e-learning allows a student to take training whenever it is convenient for them.  It typically involves the use of pre-recorded video and/or audio sessions.  

The primary advantages of this learning tool is that students can proceed at their own pace, and often the tools allow students to retake sections of the course as many times as required to ensure understanding.  

The primary disadvantage of this style of learning is that students cannot have real-time communication with the instructor or other students.  Typically, these courses offer the ability to email instructors with questions.

Key E-Learning Terms

  • SCORM - Sharable Content Object Reference Model. SCORM is a common language used by learning management systems (LMS) to consistently format online training. SCORM has progressing versions. The most common version is still 2004, but Tin Can is newer. As long as you are version compatible. Think HTML for e-learning.
  • API - Application Programming Interface. APIs are used in lots of industries. In e-learning APIs represent the messages sent between the SCORM compliant course and the SCORM compliant LMS.
  • Manifest - Every SCORM compliant course has an XML file that outlines the files that are in the course. Today most course building tools build the manifest automatically when the course is created.
  • SCO - A Shared Content Object represents pieces of training that are assembled into a course. Setting up SCOs in an LMS allows developers to reuse objects within the library of courses.
  • Blended Learning - Blended Learning is a term used to reference the combination of e-learning and traditional classroom learning. Terms that mean the same thing include hybrid, mixed or integrative learning. Blended learning typically has three components: In-person classroom activities facilitated by and instructor; Online learning materials - the most common are pre-recorded lectures; structured independent study time guided by the materials.
  • The Flipped Classroom -The Flipped Classroom Model describes a model where students watch and/or listen to pre-recorded lectures using a browser on their own time rather than during the class. The class time is then used by the instructor to build real connections with the material and the students through experimentation and hands-on experiences.
  • Facilitator - The term facilitator is quickly replacing teacher in the e-learning world. Facilitators focus on four key areas: developing course content; assessing and grading students' work; facilitating communication with and amongst students; guiding the learning experience.