Description: This study group focuses on issues of persistence among adult learners. The course follows a seminar model in which a facilitator guides participants as they read and discuss selected literature on persistence and explores ways to apply this knowledge to keeping their own distance students engaged. This course is for second year CALC staff only, is limited to the first 15 participants and is limited to staff from Distance Learning funded ABE programs only.
Description: During this session, practitioners will expand on what was learned during the first face-to-face session. Practitioners and learners will explore the many career web sites available in order to better understand options to prepare for the world of work and beyond.
Description: Here is a listing of some things thatwill have available for you to try out during this technology demonstration workshop. Links are provided in the details section for you to investigate before coming to this workshop. You’ll be able to get right to work at the workshop knowing what you want to try out.
-Flip Video cameras – Taking videos and uploading to your PC’s.
-Photo Story - a FREE photo presentation program for Windows XP by Microsoft.
-Voicethread - presentation saving and voice annotation. A neat web tool that allow video camera recording and slideshow creation, but what makes this tool different is that allows other multimedia interactivity, so students could use their cell phones to respond or critique what is in the slide show.
-NorthStar Digital Literacy Project: Basic Computer Skills Self-Assessment
-Use Digital Technology Sample Tasks and Activities – A Canadian website that has lesson plans for the very low level student to the group projects for students.
-DropBox a Cloud File Sharing solution.
Description: An introduction to Cognos. Participants will logon, run reports drawing on data from SMARTT, customize favorite reports, locate and run common performance reports, and save customized reports to personal folder. Synchronous Distance Learning.
Description: Forget everything you thought you knew about teaching resume writing! This workshop is not about writing a resume; this workshop will guide you through the process of helping your learners build his/her personal 21st century resume.
Description: Get guidance on ending the fiscal year. This workshop is both face to face (UMass Boston) and for a limited number available by distance learning technology (desktop sharing and phone conference).
Description: This session of the Counseling and Advising Seminar and Sharing Group will focus on conflict management and will be lead by Susan Hackney, a trainer and mediator from the Mediation and Training Collaborative.