Programs | Learning Management

In this section, you'll find information on the JA Program Portal, the LMS pilots, and JA Program Central.


JA Program Portal

JA Worldwide and JA USA are launching a Program Portal to streamline the JA USA kit programs ordering process and raise awareness of the learning management system (LMS; see the following section for more).  Kits and digital (native) program files may be ordered through the portal. JA USA program updates, retirements, and information on blended learning will also be posted on the portal as they are announced. Read the JA Program Portal FAQs, below, for information on how to access the portal, once it’s launched.

What is the JA Program Portal?

JA Worldwide and JA USA have collaborated to launch a portal to streamline the JA USA kit programs ordering process and incorporate exposure to the learning management system (LMS). Further expansion will enable cross-regional sharing of digital enhancements and—eventually—blended programs.

Why change the old process?

As JA Worldwide moves to production implementation of the LMS, this process change enables more effective digital content sharing, as well as promoting further digital collaboration across the network. The ordering process is also streamlined so that, as product availability changes (new and retirements), information will be available in real time.

Can I order or deliver blended programs?

Ordering blended programs through the JA Program Portal is available if you are a pilot country and have already adopted the learning management system (LMS). Please contact Erin Martin (erin.martin@jaworldwide.org) for additional information on the LMS for program delivery.

Who can sign up for the JA Program Portal?

All JA associates are welcome to sign up, but we anticipate that JA associates who order JA USA kit programs or JA USA ditigal kit programs (native files) will be the first to join.

What programs are available?

Current JA USA program kits and digital (native) files, plus retired digital (native) files, are available through the JA Program Portal.

Learning Management System (LMS)

JA Worldwide, partnering with JA USA, has kicked off Year 2 of the JA Connect learning management system (LMS) pilot. The learning platform, designed and developed by JA USA and CrossKnowledge, will provide for delivery of programs and learning modules digitally, and support the shift in education mindset from print to digital/mobile delivery, meeting youth where they live. JA Americas, JA Europe, and INJAZ Al-Arab JA MENA all have member countries piloting the LMS, including INJAZ Bahrain, JA Brazil, JA Bulgaria, JA Canada, JA Greece, INJAZ Kuwait, JA Lithuania, JA Romania, INJAZ Saudi Arabia, and JA Spain. Milestones include JA Bulgaria’s finalizing the adaptation and translation of JA USA’s Personal Finance into Practical Finance and completing a demonstration to a select group of educators. JA Guatemala has launched the Citi-funded Gerencia Virtual, while JA Costa Rica, JA El Salvador, JA Honduras, and JA Panama are beginning to test the LMS with students. JA Lithuania is using the LMS for JA Company Program teacher training and materials access.

What is a learning management system?

The term "learning management system" refers to a platform for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses or training programs. It has the ability to house multiple forms of education resources (PowerPoints, podcasts, videos, documents, and more).

What platform is JA using for our LMS?

The LMS platform is owned and managed by JA USA and is built on the CrossKnowledge product platform (crossknowledge.com). Key functionality includes digital content creation using multiple media, delivery in the classroom on a 1:1 and 1:multiple basis, tracking, and reporting.

How long is the pilot phase?

The pilot runs through June 30, 2019.

Which JA USA programs are currently available for the LMS pilot?

  • JA Company Program
  • JA Global Marketplace
  • JA It’s My Future
  • JA It’s My Business
  • JA Personal Finance

Will I be able to translate JA USA content and deliver it in my local language?

Yes, you will be able to translate JA USA content into your local language and upload it to the platform for delivery to students. Each member country will bear the cost of language translation.

Will I be able upload my own learning content?

Yes, you will be able to create your own programmatic content and upload it to the LMS platform.

What will be the cost to participate in the LMS?

JA Worldwide and JA USA are working on a cost that benefits all JA members.

Will there be a non-Internet delivery option?

Yes, it is possible to project the content on a screen from a teacher's or volunteer's laptop, which has been pre-loaded with content.

Program Central

At JA Program Central, you can search a worldwide database of JA programs by pillar (entrepreneurship, work readiness, or financial literacy), country, student age, or a combination. You can also see which JA members run a specific program, get information on the program's impact. and more. Create your own account and get started.