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Online DL Basics Course now Available - By Tom Cytron-Hysom, DL Supplemental Services Consultant

DL Basics, a new online course created through the Distance Learning Supplemental Services Project, is now available online.

The course was carefully planned and produced for Minnesota ABE teachers, managers, and support staff providing Distance Learning (DL). The course provides foundational information about DL delivery. Included are seven online modules: 1) Introduction – What is Distance Learning?; 2) Curricula, Platforms, and Records; 3) Recruitment, Screening, and Orientation; Instruction; Assessment; 4) Communication and Data Collection; 5) Basic Components of Successful DL Management; 6) Statewide Resources; and 7) Final Course Assignment/Evaluation.

The course is highly recommended for all ABE staff who work with distance learning. As of May 1, 2015, completion will become a requirement for all ABE staff involved with DL who have not completed the more intensive DL 101, as set by State staff.

Because participants will complete a different number of modules depending on their role, the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) award also varies. Participants who complete the Support Staff modules and assignments will earn 3 CEUs. Participants who complete the Teacher modules and assignment will earn 4 CEUs. Participants who complete the Manager modules and assignment will earn 5 CEUs.

For questions about course content, contact Jennifer Weaverling or Tom Cytron-Hysom.

For technical assistance with the course, contact Susan Wetenkamp-Brandt.

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