CollaborationWorks Driving Partnerships

CollaborationWorks is a vehicle PolicyWorks has used over the last ten years to create collaborative partnerships with other organizations to move forward work we all care about.  We currently are using this vehicle to work with Florida Atlantic University’s Stand Among Friends and Autism After 21.

As we progress in our work with WINTAC, we needed a learning platform to allow national access to the training products developed under this grant.

Through our partnership, PolicyWorks was able to develop a relationship with Blackboard Collaborative and the “Moodle Room” for organizational training and education programs. The WINTAC grant provides the platform to house the PolicyWorks Peer MentoringWorks curriculum along with other courses taught by Autism After 21 and Stand Among Friends.

Blackboard Collaborate/Moodle Room staff who have worked with us have taken a unique interest in Policy Works’ “Collaboration Works,”  focusing on the development of multiple online educational training for programs for people with disabilities. 

Blackboard Learn is a virtual learning environment and course management system developed by Blackboard Inc. It is a Web-based server software which features course management, customizable open architecture, and scalable design that allows integration with student information systems and authentication protocols.  This gateway has allowed Policy Works to develop and execute online training throughout Florida, Alaska, Iowa and Mississippi.

Through the development of “Collaboration Works,” Blackboard has become aware of an untapped educational market space, special education for students with disabilities.  As a result, Blackboard Collaborate/Moodle Room is developing a story about “Collaboration Works” to be featured in its “ELearn” magazine.

Stay tuned for our story in “ELearn” Magazine.