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Learner Web

  1. 1. Learner Web An Introduction
  2. 2. What is the Learner Web? <ul><li>Web-based learning support system </li></ul><ul><li>Provides structure and assistance to improve self-study </li></ul><ul><li>Matches learning resources to goals, objectives, needs, and profiles of learners </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Learner-Centered Web
  4. 4. Bringing Together All the Players
  5. 5. What it’s not <ul><li>A distance learning program: Although Learner Web may link into distance learning programs </li></ul><ul><li>Self-contained educational software: Learner Web directs learners to existing Internet and real-world resources </li></ul><ul><li>A mere catalog of resources: Learner Web dynamically matches resources to learning objectives </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who Uses Learner Web? <ul><li>Adults who want to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brush up on basic math, reading and computer skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get a GED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find or improve employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve work readiness credentials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve English skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help their children in school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get U.S. Citizenship </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Adults Continuing to Learn!
  8. 8. Why Learner Web? <ul><li>Adults are busy—they may not be able to come to a regularly scheduled class </li></ul><ul><li>Some prefer self-study over the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Learner Web is flexible, customizable, self-paced, and self-directed </li></ul><ul><li>“Better than a book” for self-study </li></ul>
  9. 9. Learners Need Help
  10. 10. A Network of Support in LW <ul><li>Adults need support to persist in self-directed learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Learner Web can offer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blended classroom & self-study programs facilitated by teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-to-One tutors (online or face-to-face) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-the-spot phone Helpers </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. How does it Work? <ul><li>Learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Register at a participating Learning Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a Goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete a series of steps to reach Goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>also </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Steps may require teacher, tutor, or helper interaction to be marked “complete” </li></ul><ul><li>Learners may receive certificate or credential, depending on learning Goal </li></ul>
  12. 12. Learner Web also Supports Classroom Learning
  13. 13. LW is Great for Educators too <ul><li>Collaborative curriculum development by partners around the nation </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth of screened and vetted resources </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in assessments document learners’ progress </li></ul><ul><li>Reimbursement for time learners spend on Learner Web </li></ul>
  14. 14. R U Ready to Learn?

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