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Invitation to Participate in a Research Study

This is an invitation to participate in a research study conducted by Georgia Southern University. Researchers and adult educators at Georgia Southern University and Indiana University are administering an online survey to find out how adult educators work with adult students who have disabilities and the types of training and resources that are available. Adult educators across the country may participate by answering a series of questions related to working with adult students with disabilities. This online survey is anonymous, should take no longer than 15-20 minutes to complete, and can be accessed by clicking on the link here.

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Sharon Bonney, Manager
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Seattle University Credits or Continuing Education Units at COABE

Post-baccalaureate Credits
For each 10 hours of documented pre-conference and conference sessions, you can earn one post-baccalaureate university credit, with a maximum of two credits available.  In order to receive a post-baccalaureate credit, you must have already earned a bachelor’s degree.  Post-baccalaureate credits may not be combined with CEUs.  Post-baccalaureate credits are transcripted by the university.  It is important to note, however, they are not generally accepted for graduate-level matriculation by Seattle University or other universities.  Attendees who wish to receive Post-baccalaureate Credits will pay $40 per credit, with a maximum of two credits available.  

For each 10 hours of documented participation in pre-conference and conference sessions, you can earn one CEU, with a maximum of two CEUs available.  CEUs may not be combined with post-baccalaureate credits.  CEUs are not transcripted through the university, nor are they generally accepted by either Seattle University or other universities as matriculable credits.  Attendees who wish to receive Continuing Education Units will pay $15 per unit, with a maximum of two units available. 

Documentation Needed:
You can document your participation through a registration and attendance sheet available at the Seattle University registration table.  You can also document your participation through the COABE Digital Badge process.  You must submit the completed documentation, forms and payment to the Seattle University registration table on the last day of this conference.  The university will only process forms that are submitted at the conference.

Seattle University:
Seattle University is a regionally accredited Jesuit university.  The university was founded in 1891, and the college of education is in its 79th year.  The college offers 11 graduate degrees, including a master’s degree in Adult Education and Training that has an emphasis in preparing professionals for work in ABE.  The post-baccalaureate credits and CEUs are offered through the college of education’s office of professional learning.  For more information:


Spotlight on An Outstanding Presentation

The presentation entitled "21st Century Skills: Free Instructional Websites" was presented by Dr. David Rosen at the COABE 2013 National Conference in March in New Orleans, Louisiana. There were many outstanding presentations at the conference, however this presentation scored the highest on the conference evaluation.

Dr. Rosen's presentation discussed how to use websites that offer free, video-based instruction suitable for adult learners, teachers, and tutors in education professional development, and computer-assisted instruction. The presentation also introduced ways to incorporate free online video instruction into a curriculum. The websites that were reviewed included: Khan Academy, a huge collection of videos well-organized in math, science, social studies, and other subject areas; and the Media Library of Teaching Skills (MLoTS), a collection of free, authentic classroom adult education professional development videos. Access the presentation in COABE's online repository, which as generously underwritten by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

About the presenter
Dr. Rosen has presented many workshops, lectures, and keynote speeches at national and state adult education conferences on integrating technology in adult education.

A major theme of his recent work is integration of free, online instructional videos in adult instruction.. He is currently working with adult secondary education (ASF) teachers to review and publish a list of suitable free instructional videos for teaching ASE and college transition writing. He has published a 21-page list of math instructional videos available here:

The ABE and ASE/HSE Math Video List (Word)
The ABE and ASE/HSE Math Video List (PDF)

Adult Education Degree and Credentialing Programs Portal

imgMany adult educators seek courses and higher education degrees in adult education. However, little has been known about which higher education institutions offer these courses specific to our field.  With over 400 unique listings, this Portal is an interactive, one-stop online resource connecting you to higher education degree programs in our field that best meet your professional learning needs.

The Portal will allow you to:

• Easily find program information on higher education degree programs in adult education across the country
• Weigh important considerations when choosing the best program fit for you
• Enable you to write and publish reviews of your higher education degree program, like one would review a book on
• Learn more about featured programs and interact with guest bloggers from these programs
• Use social media to share program information with your professional learning networks

Degree program coordinators can add and update information about their program offerings and participate as guest bloggers on topics of interest to adult education practitioners.

This initiative is developed in partnership with TESOL International Association, the American Institutes for Research, the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, the National Adult Educational Professional Development Consortium, and the Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations and is generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

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This initiative is made possible through the generous support of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.








COABE's Online Resource Repository

Learn about new and exciting best practices and resources for adult education at COABE's Online Resource Repository.

COABE Presenters are welcome to send their presentations to for inclusion in COABE's online repository so that all members can access and share the best practices garnered from the national conference.

Generously funded by Dollar General Literacy Foundation

“Thank you for this information. The online repository will be a very helpful addition to our resource collection. I am very grateful for all the information and resources you took the time to post.” COABE member