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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Distance/Blended Learning - Guest Speaker 
Workshop description

We are hosting two sessions this year, the first is January 20th, 2017. The second will be scheduled in the future. Please see the descriptions below for each session.

January 20, 2017 (Friday) Join OTAN and Frank Martin and Jeremy Schwartz of World Possible. This session will be of interest to any California adult education agency who is looking for solutions to providing online curriculum to learners in remote areas, or to sites that do not have available, or reliable, Internet connectivity. World Possible is an organization dedicated to bringing education to the far reaches of the planet. They developed the Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning (RACHEL) server. This small piece of hardware is pre-loaded with freely available software and content modules that can be carried into remote areas without Internet access. Through the use of RACHEL, learners can experience using Internet resources, gain critical digital skills and participate in online curriculum to meet their learning goals. Please join us to learn more about RACHEL, the materials and curriculum available, as well as the option to upload your own instructional materials tool.

Additional sessions will be scheduled as guests are secured. If you know of anyone doing great work for adult learners in an online or blended environment, please feel free to contact OTAN with suggestions and ideas!

Session length 1 hour 
Format Webinars: Synchronous online events of short duration (1-2 hours) in which subject matter experts present information. 

To find out more about any of these workshops, including dates and times offered, please check the California Adult Education Professional Development Web site. This site has information on OTAN offered training, as well as training offered by CALPRO and CASAS.

Minimum System Requirements for Participating in Online Workshops:

  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable modem or faster, no dial-up).
  • Computer with speakers or headphones (some classes require microphones too).
  • Active e-mail account through registration for the course as an OTAN member.
  • Some workshops have other special requirements, please read the workshop descriptions carefully.