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PDP Develops Online Course on Cyberbullying
In September 2011, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Cybercrime Youth Rescue Act, which charged the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), in consultation with the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the State Education Department, to develop and implement an education reform program for youth who have been charged with or convicted of cyberbullying or sending obscenity or nudity through electronic means, commonly known as sexting. The program’s goal is to help youth recognize the seriousness and widespread effects of these behaviors and to modify their actions before they escalate to levels with more dire legal consequences. OCFS turned to the expertise of PDP to develop an effective, engaging online course for youth aged 14-17 who have been adjudicated for cyberbullying and sexting offenses.
In this issue:
- Community Engagement—Energizing the UniversityCommitment
- PDP Works in Partnership Between Agencies
- PDP and UAlbany Schoolof Public Health—Collaboration Yields Mutual Benefits
- PDP Participates in the Community Engagement Fair at UAlbany during Connect-to-Community Week
- PDP to Support Rockefeller College Grant Award to Advance Online and Blended Learning
PDP is a recognized leader in adapting state-of-the-art technologies for e-learning training solutions. As facilitators of instructional and communication technologies that expand the horizons of e-learning, we:
- Develop custom, award-winning e-learning and media-based training products
- Develop and deliver workshops that familiarize training professionals with the use of technology
- Recommend proper applications of technology to specific training needs
- Participate in various initiatives to promote and model the use of technology in training
- Work closely with both the University and public agencies to foster best practices in distributed education
PDP was the first training provider to partner with a New York State agency to develop and deliver custom web-based training. Today, we work with many agencies on projects that range from simple training modules to suites of courses delivered through a custom course management system, or e-learning center.
Our web-based courses use a variety of technologies that enable dynamic content generation, customized feedback, sophisticated interactions, and nontraditional instructional approaches. Agencies are able to track learner progress and completion, monitor responses, and download evaluation data for accurate reporting. PDP courses are highly accessible across a broad spectrum of browsers, and meet or exceed state and federal standards for accessibility for the disabled.
Courses range in format from traditional—where content is broken down into lessons, units, and topics, and learners progress in a linear fashion—to highly experiential, where learners are immersed in a contextual situation and asked to make decisions that impact course outcome. PDP staff work closely with our partners to determine the best instructional approach based on content, goals, learning objectives, and audience profile.
Using state-of-the-art video technologies, PDP produces and directs television productions for broadcast, DVD, and a variety of Internet-based delivery systems.
For over 13 years, our media department has produced the live-broadcast "Early Childhood Education and Training Program" for registered day care providers in NYS. The program has won Telly, Videographer, Communicator, and Aurora broadcast awards. It features new research, NYS regulatory explanation, and live interaction with national experts. The PDP media department also provides training for a variety of NYS Office for Children and Family Services providers.
Teams of content/video producers and videographers collaborate on productions to best suit our partner's needs. Taping on location or in studio, our video crews employ lights, cameras, teleprompters, multi-layered post production and editing, a studio control room, and live studio broadcast to satellite to communicate to viewers. We also provide DVD duplication for mass distribution.
PDP's media services will soon be implementing Mediasite technologies to broadcast live online television programs, providing our partners even more options for content delivery.