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Technology Learning Support Specialists (TLSS): Parents and Caregivers

New Mexico State University and New Mexico Highlands University via Desire2Learn

Overview

These five TLSS modules are perfect for parents, caregivers, teachers and community members who have limited free time and need to acquire technology skills right away. The modules teach practical application of digital tasks which have become very valuable and real. These modules make it feasible to gain job skill credentials on a computer or smartphone. Each module takes around 60 minutes to complete. Each module results in a badge. Five badges result in a complete course certificate. The badges and certificates are recognized by New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) and schools throughout New Mexico. These credentials can be used for resume building, skills development, and online learning opportunities. The modules are mostly in English, but contain many Spanish resources and options. Module assignments can be completed in English or Spanish.

Parents and Caregivers is great for those who help children of any age with technology learning at home. It also helps those without children learn safe and beneficial ways to use technology.

Syllabus

Module 101 – The Digital Learning Landscape: Meeting Challenges and Finding Opportunities in Providing Effective Distance Education
Module 102 – Technology Resources that Support Effective Distance Education
Module 103 – Teaching and Learning Strategies that Support Effective Distance Education
Module 104 – Parents and Caregivers in a Learning Team: Stumbling as a Part of Learning
Module 105- Parents and Caregivers as Lifelong Learners: Lifelong Learning and Putting Our Virtual Journey in Context

 

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