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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. The flexibility of the small hotspot device also 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 will explore a RACHEL device and discuss possible local options of how your agency or teachers could use this low cost device helping all users gain critical digital literacy skills.

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 1.5 
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.