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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Open Educational Resources and Adult Education 
Workshop description

There are many free, customizable, and editable resources for adult educators and their learners. By using Open Educational Resources (OER) in the classroom and online, teachers and agencies can save money, revise and refresh curriculum and give learners an opportunity to customize their learning. OER are “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits sharing, accessing, re-purposing—including for commercial purposes—and collaborating with others.” (NETP, 2010, pg. 56). This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of Open Educational Resources; what are they, how can you find them, and considerations for determining their quality for use in your classroom.

Prerequisites: Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills and navigating the Internet.  
Session length 1.5 hours 
Format Workshops: Synchronous online trainings, or series of trainings, in which facilitator and participants interact by voice or chat. 

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.