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Professional Development

Visit these Web sites to find professional development resources for adult educators.

Academic Technologies for Learning, University of Alberta
ATL's mission is to facilitate and transform teaching and learning through reflective application of educational technologies.
Adult Literacy and Technology Network (ALTN)
ALT is a national effort dedicated to finding solutions for using technology to enhance adult literacy.
American Center for the Study of Distance Education (ACSDE)
Penn State’s American Center for the Study of Distance Education (ACSDE) was founded in 1986 to study and disseminate information about distance education in all its forms. As the first center of its kind in the United States, ACSDE has helped to shape distance education practice through its publications, research symposia, leadership institutes, and moderated listserv.
American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC)
ADEC is an international consortium of state and land grant institutions providing economic distance education programs and services via the latest and most appropriate information technologies.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology
The mission of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology is to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking professionals holding a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.
CALPRO Teacher Training Online
Improve your skills by viewing these online training modules in the areas of Family Literacy and SCANS.
As a national leader in adult education and training systems, CASAS, the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, provides essential tools and resources for assessment, instruction and evaluation. A non-profit organization, CASAS is the only adult assessment system of its kind to be approved and validated by the U.S. Department of Education in the area of adult literacy.
Center for Distance Learning Leadership
The mission of the Center for Distance Learning Research at Texas A&M University is to provide timely and appropriate information on the development, application and maintenance of information technology systems. This information is provided through demonstration, training, publications and technical assistance.
Computer Using Educators
CUE provides leadership and support to promote the effective use of technology in the educational community.
Distance Education Clearinghouse
This Web site provides a wide range of information about distance education and related resources. This comprehensive and widely recognized site brings together distance education information from Wisconsin, national, and international sources.
National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)
The National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL) both informs and learns from practice. Its rigorous, high quality research increases knowledge and gives those teaching, managing, and setting policy in adult literacy education a sound basis for making decisions.
Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
OTAN is a state-funded project that provides electronic collaboration, access to information, and technical assistance for literacy and adult education providers.
United States Distance Learning Association
The United States Distance Learning Association serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity.
What Makes A Successful Online Student?
This article lists ten qualities that make a successful online student.

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