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Social Media Webinar Series: Part 4 - Advanced Twitter

Hi all,

We had our last webinar in the Digital Learning Day series on Thursday, March 6.  It was on advanced Twitter.  We reviewed some of the basics of Twitter and then looked at some tools that make Twitter even more useful.  I will share the link to the recording once it is available.  You can see the PowerPoint on Slideshare at this link  

Call for Proposals - 2014 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE)

Good evening all!

The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is now accepting proposals for their 2014 conference scheduled from November 4 - 7 in Charleston, SC.  See the announcement below for more information and a link to submit your proposal.

Gail Cope, SME, LINCS Program Management Group


Save the Date for the 2014 Conference!

November 4-7, 2014

The Potential and Value of Using Digital Badges for Adult Learners

Hello Members,

The LINCS Resource Center recently added this wonderful report about the efficacy of Digital Badges for adult learners.  I think there is great value in using digital badges in a corrections setting as they usually require less classroom time than a degree or even a certificate, and they are more specifically focused for employment in a particular job or field, which is great for incarcerated learners looking to successfully reenter their community.

Free Webinar: PISA and PIAAC

Date: February 17, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.

Call for Presenters- Florida Literacy Conference

The Florida Literacy Coalition is currently recruiting presenters for our annual Conference. This year, the Conference will take place May 7-9 in Daytona Beach. As a presenter, you will receive the benefits of priority registration and networking with your peers. You can also enjoy a savings of $25.00 off the regular registration rate.

Please use this opportunity to share your wisdom, techniques, research and promising practices in adult and family literacy with others from across the state.

Structures that support student participation in adult education/literacy programs


As a bit of organization to improving our adult education and literacy programs, I am suggesting that the community focus on structural or component features of programs. Having a well-defined structure can help orient students, staff, and volunteers to a better understanding of the program and setting their expectations and improving outcomes (e.g., GED pass rates, retention, transition).

DICP Resources: Building Strategic Partnerships

As you will remember from last week’s posts, two of the LINCS Community groups, Career Pathways and Postsecondary Completion, are planning to highlight resources such as program implementation tools, archived webinars and online courses from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education funded project, Designing Instruction for Career Pathways (DICP). These resources are now available within our LINCS Resource Collection, if you use the search term – DICP.

AAACE Conference

I had the opportunity to attend the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) Conference last week in Lexington, KY.  There were diverse offerings in 33 strands, with a majority of the sessions in the following strands

Adult Learning
Colleges and Universities
Distance Learning/Technology
Professional Development
Adult Development
Human Resource Development
Professors of Adult Education

Watch for a Series of Articles on PIAAC Findings

Hello All,

The following announcement appeared in last week's Department of Ed's OVAE Connections newsletter.  In the past this information has informed the creation of educational programming in corrections classrooms and continues to be of interest especially regarding the use of new technologies in education and vocational training.


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