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Learn with LINCS: Integrating Technology in Adult Education Classrooms

Greetings, LINCS Community!

We are excited to announce the launch of the latest LINCS online course: Integrating Technology in the Adult Education Classroom. This course is designed for instructors who are at the beginner/intermediate level of technology integration in the classroom. It is available on the LINCS Learning Portal, along with additional online courses from several other OVAE initiatives, in topics including English as a second language, adult career pathways, Learning to Achieve, science, and more.

Integrating Technology in the Adult Education Classroom discusses why technology is important for teaching and learning, how instructors approach integrating technology, and what tools instructors can use to integrate technology. Throughout the course, you will learn about examples of adult education instructors’ personal experiences in integrating technology. In a culminating activity, you will create a Technology Integration Action Plan for a unit or lesson that you select for use with your own adult learners. You also will have the opportunity to interact with the LINCS Community throughout this online course. The course takes an estimated four hours to complete.

To join the LINCS Learning Portal and access its online courses, follow the following steps:

1. Go to the log in page at: https://courses.lincs.ed.gov/.

2. Click the Create User / Sign up button in the Need to register? box. You will need to create a new account (separate from your LINCS Community account).

3. Complete the requested information to create your account. Check the box to accept the terms and conditions; and click Create an Account.

4. An email will be sent to you to confirm your email address. Click the link in your email to verify your email address and complete your account set up.

5. Within that email, click the Continue to LINCS Learning Online link and log in by entering your username (email address) and password.

Comments

Debra Burdman's picture

Could you please tell me how long this class is and are there specific times we need to log in?  Is there a cerificate of completion when we finish, and will it mention how many hours the class was?

 

Thank you for your time.

Debra Burdman,

Instructor, Morgan Hill Community Adult School
 

I-Fang Cheng's picture

Hi Debra -

The online course takes approximately four hours to complete. A certificate of completion is provided upon completion of the course that indicates the course completion hours. The course is available on the LINCS Learning Portal at any time; it is self-paced so there is no specific time you need to log in. Take it whenever you have the time. If you don't complete it in one sitting, the course bookmarks the section you leave off so you can return to it later.

Please follow the instructions in the announcement above to set up your LINCS Learning Portal account and access the course.

Thank you for your interest!

I-Fang, Kratos Learning

Barry Burkett's picture

Why am I needing to make a new profile to access professional development? I will do it, but I do find it confusing.

Barry Burkett's picture

I find the rules you have for your password making frustrating, and I don't understand it's purpose.

Dorjan Chaney's picture

Barry,

The password policy is for the safety and protection of all users.  Having different types of characters is important to this goal.

Your thoughts about making an entirely new account are noted. The LINCS team is working hard to combine accounts to make it so that you will not need re-create your profile or sign in twice.  It is really important to us that you know that your suggestions are always taken into consideration.

We really appreciate your participation and hope you get a lot out of the course.

Thank You 

Stacie Hayes's picture

I would prefer to use the same email I use at my center. Are you working on keeping the same email? I can change passwords but the email address is my concern.

Thanks!