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Educational Technology in Corrections

$8.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #02-523

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CE Course Description

The purpose of this course is to explore ways that administrators in correctional facilities can securely and cost-effectively provide advanced technologies to help strengthen and expand educational and reentry services. Developed using information from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, the course describes the current status of these technologies in corrections, existing and emerging approaches to providing such services in facilities, and the successes and challenges of early implementers.

CE Course Objectives

1. Highlight the positive impact technology can have on education within correctional settings.

2. Provide examples of Isolated Local Server (ILS), Point to Point Secure Line (PtPSL), and Restricted Internet Connection (RIC) use in corrections.

3. Discuss how policies and practices can be improved to enhance the ability of correctional education programs to enable learning through technology.

4. Identify the five overarching goals of the National Education Technology Plan and recommendations to align correctional education with these goals.

5. Outline the successes and challenges of using educational technology in detention facilities.

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