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ABOUT OTAN TRAINING: Workshop Descriptions

Workshop title Offline Internet: Deliver Instruction Anywhere 
Workshop description

No internet? No Problem!

As technology changes, adult educators find they need more tools and options in their technological toolkits especially as adult education services expand through consortia and community partnerships.

This workshop showcases how using a ‘hotspot’ device can help to deliver materials to learners in these situations. By introducing and demonstrating educational resources for download to use offline “RACHEL” (Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning) provides a “copy of the internet” through free Open Educational Resources curated across the web. Plus the flexibility of the small hotspot device allows teachers to upload their own resources and make them available to learners in classrooms or remote spaces that have limited access to the internet. This workshop provides an opportunity to connect to and explore a RACHEL device and to discuss possible local options of how your agency or teachers could use this low cost device helping all users gain critical digital literacy skills.

Recommend: Participants are encouraged to bring a wireless device that supports wifi connections.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills, ability to navigate the internet.

For more information about this and other OTAN Workshops contact OTAN at support@otan.us or call 916-228-2580.

Session length 3 hours 
Format Workshops: Training events at a physical location, of short duration (2 – 6 hours) but may be part of a series. 

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.

Face-to-Face Workshop Requirements:

  • The lab must contain at least one computer for every individual enrolled in a class - including the instructor.
  • The Internet connection must be at least a T1 line.
  • All computers being used must have Internet Explorer 9 or Firefox 20 or later and Adobe Acrobat Reader 10 or later.
  • OTAN’s Web site and its contents must be accessible on every computer used during a class.
  • The instructor’s computer station should be connected to an LCD projector and the room will need a screen for class viewing. (If a projector and/or instructor station is not available, OTAN can provide them).
  • At least 10 participants must have completed the online registration 10 business days prior to the workshop.
  • All Microsoft Office workshops require the correct version of Office to be installed on all computers in the lab to be used.
  • Various workshops will require unblocked access to necessary Web sites.