OTAN at COABE 2016

COABE/TALAE conference on April 10-13, 2016 in Dallas, Texas


Operation OER! Resources for Learner Success! Lead
Presenter: Penny Pearson, OTAN Session 2, Monday, April 11, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
This BYOD session will show participants wishing to know more about Open Educational Resources the basics including definition, licensing, the power of sharing between colleagues, and the value of learners using and creating their own open educational resources. A portion of the session will be spent learning about Creative Commons licensing and how it allows both users and creators to mark their work appropriately. Examples and activities provide participants with understanding Creative Commons licensing, searching strategies for OER, practice on identifying “free” versus “OER” and the value they have for their practice. Lastly, participants will experience reviewing and searching a variety of repository sites that provide both free and Open Educational Resources, and the tools available to save and/or review the resources later.

Chromebooks for Adult Education Lead Presenter: Branka Marceta, OTAN - Outreach and Technical Assistance Network Session 2, Monday, April 11, 2:00pm - 3:15pm
T|H|E Journal reported in April 2015 that the sales of Chromebooks to educational buyers has surpassed those of iPads. There are more adult schools using Chromebooks, too. This introductory workshop will help teachers identify the features such as the Webcam, microphone and keyboard shortcuts. The participants will recognize apps available to them and distinguish between apps, extensions and themes in the Google Web store. Examples of classroom activities will engage the group in exploring more ways to use Chromebooks effectively in adult education.
handout: https://timac.wikispaces.com/Chromebooks

Using "The Google!"
Lead Presenter: Melinda Holt, Sacramento County Office of Education Session 4, Tuesday, April 12, 9:15am - 10:30am
Cloud computing is here! And what better tool to use than Google to forge an enhanced learning and teaching experience in an adult education setting. Google is easy to use, there are no special downloads, no subscriptions, workflow and productivity are increased and Google is FREE! Both student and educator benefit! This presentation will briefly introduce specific Google tools such as calculator, phrasebook, Books, Keep, and Sites. Examples of each tool will be shown as well as how they can be used by both student and educator In and out of the classroom. Google Drive’s sharing and collaborative aspects will be the main focus where participants will be shown and learn how to create different Google files, upload and convert files and folders, organize and find items in their Drive, as well how to share in real-time with colleagues or students.