You can participate anytime, as often as you like. The online
course is "asynchronous," which means participants can
ask questions and make comments anytime, day or night. The
instructor will log onto the course 4-6 times a day and answer
questions and make comments.
You only need Real Audio. The only special software you need
is RealPlayer, which will allow you to listen to the lectures. The
software is free and can be downloaded from www.real.com.
Any computer, any location. You can use any computer you want
to participate in the course. Learn from work, from home, a
colleague's computer, or any combination.
About an hour a day. We suggest you spend about an hour a day
participating in the online course.
No technical skills necessary. You don't need any technical
skill or knowledge to participate. You need to be able to get on
the Internet, have a browser like Netscape or Microsoft Explorer.
And you or a friend should download Real Audio for you. That's
it. Easy. Simple.
What You Do Online
Here's what you do to participate in the online course:
- Listen to the lecture. There will be a 15 minute lecture,
with slides, for each of the 5 days. Listen to the lecture anytime
- Ask the instructor questions. Next you will go into a
Discussion Forum, or chat room, where you can ask the instructor
questions and make comments yourself. Then check back in a couple
of hours, or less, to get the answer to your question or see what
others are saying. The instructor will be here 4-6 times a day to
write comments here and answer the questions.
- Discuss with your colleagues. There is a second Discussion
Forum, or chat room, where you and your fellow participants can
make written comments and talk about anything you want. You'll
love networking with other teachers.
Participate as little or as much as you want. For maximum benefit, we suggest you log on to the online discussion for one hour a day. And we suggest you spend one hour a day doing the readings and listening to the audio lectures.
One (1.0) CEU (continuing education unit) is available for those completing the course.
It's easy. It's fun.