TEC Headquarters Relocates to Southern
The move is completed! TEC's corporate
headquarters is unpacked and settled in beautiful San Clemente,
California, on the coast midpoint between San Diego and Los Angeles.
(Address: 31 Segovia, San Clemente, California tel: 949-369-3867)
You will hear the friendly voice of Kathleen
Bail, office administrator, answering the phones in San Clemente;
Donna LoBue, operating TEC in the Bay area, can be reached at
VTEC Selected as Developer for TEC Personal
Providing course material in a student's
preferred learning style offers quicker, better learning with
a higher retention rate. The question becomes how to ascertain
learning styles for online courses. To meet this need, TEC is
developing the Personal Learning Model, (PLM), an online learning
styles/ multiple intelligences (LS/MI) assessment that will determine
a student's preferred learning style and secondary learning modes.
The PLM is not a "paper-and-pencil"
type test; rather it will be a series of tasks and problems to
solve in a virtual environment. The responses will be tracked
and built into a LS/MI profile. The profile is tagged, stored
in a data base, and passed to an online course so material can
be presented in the preferred learning style.
After issuing an RFP, TEC has selected
the Virtual Technology Education Center (VTEC) from the South
Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) in California
to develop the PLM using Asymetrix software. PLM adheres to the
EDUCAUSE/Information Management System (IMS) standards, and utilizes
object-oriented, reusable learning objects.
TEC is currently accepting applicants to
be BETA testers for the software. If you are interested in participating
in this milestone project, call the TEC office for more details.
Training '99 in Chicago
TEC, represented by Dr. Carla Lane and
Joanne Carle-Accornero, presented to approximately 125 people
in the Windy City on February 3rd. Topics of discussion were
an overview of learning styles, addressing learning styles through
technology, the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative,
and the how to assess learning styles online.
The San Bernardino Student and Teacher
Excellence Project (STEP) San Bernardino is one of the few areas
in the US chosen to offer its students accelerated science and
math programs based on material from NASA. This engaging program
enables students to communicate with astronauts and learn complex
math and science concepts by solving problems based on actual
NASA space travel issues.
San Bernardino is committed to providing
total educational improvement through the integration of staff
development, curriculum development, home access, evaluation
and technology/ infrastructure support. TEC is delighted to have
been selected as the evaluator of this innovative program with
its winning use of technology in the classroom.
TeleCon East and TeleCon West
TEC has again been selected to produce
the TeleCon East (Washington, DC, March) and TeleCon West (Anahaim,
CA, Oct ) conferences. These are super- charged shows that feature
bleeding-edge technologies, new as well as sophisticated users,
educators, business people and government representatives, all
focused on using technology to enhance learning. TeleCon East
is being held from March 17 through March 19th at the Marriott
Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.
We hope to see you at the TEC Breakout
sessions on Thursday, March 18th, in the Virginia C Conference
Room from noon through 5:15 PM!
Web-based Instruction Offered Through
With an already FULL schedule, how can
one keep up with the constant and rapid changes in the distributed
learning field? Try a TEC online course specifically designed
for the busy professional!
Facilitated by Dr. Lane and Joanne Carle-Accornero,
developers and instructors for numerous online programs including
UCLA and UC Berkeley, the following courses are currently being