Workplace and educational technology ecosystems are continuously expanding and evolving, so it is no longer sufficient to teach learners basic computer skills. Teachers and students alike need to be nimble, lifelong learners.

Teachers must be sure that learners can creatively use technology to solve problems they encounter in their daily lives. In order for teachers to provide ample opportunities for learners to do this, they themselves need strong foundational digital literacy skills and the capacity to creatively draw on them to craft meaningful instructional activities. Blended instructional models, which provide opportunity for both in-class and independent online learning, can be a powerful means by which to support a paradigm shift from teacher- to student-centered education when practitioners are trained in ways students can use technology to collaborate, solve problems, and communicate ideas, rather than being passive consumers of information.

The Program Support PD Center will support practitioners by providing information on user-friendly, free, and low-cost educational technology tools, as well as an understanding of the optimum conditions, audiences, purposes, and best practices for using them effectively.

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Digital Literacy and Distance Education: Upcoming Events

04/13/2021

Coffee Hour and a Half: Teaching Online Using Charts and Spreadsheets (Online Facilitated)

Charts are everywhere! They can be found in articles, textbooks, medical test results, and more. The SABES Program Support and...

04/16/2021

Yes You Can! Simple Steps for Creating Your Program, Class, or Advising Website (Online Facilitated)

Google Sites (Sites) is a free tool to create websites. Sites is an intuitive web development tool that allows you...

04/26/2021

Coffee Hour and a Half: Cooking Rice - Teaching Ratios Online Using Spreadsheets (Online Facilitated)

When you cook rice, what is the proportion of rice to water you use? Come experience how having students explore...

Digital Literacy and Distance Education: Resources, Research and Curriculum

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The Program Support PD Center is excited to offer our new series of On-Demand PD videos. These previously recorded PD events are intended to provide...

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Thanks to our colleagues at Community Action, Inc. for sharing this Zoom User Guide in Spanish they developed for students.

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Thanks to our colleagues at Community Action, Inc. for sharing this Zoom User Guide in Arabic they developed for students.

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