Online Learning Modules - FAQ
What are the modules like?
The modules are self-directed learning opportunities consisting of narrated Power Point presentations created using a tool called Adobe Presenter. In addition to the self-advanced narrated slides, each presentation may contain a variety of media, including video clips, website links, or other audio files. The module may require you to visit an outside website, read an attached document or watch a video. The length of most modules, including the time it will take you to access and complete any of the interactive media features or reading, should be between 1 and 2 hours.
How do I view the modules?
Select the module you wish to view from one of the links in the categories above. This link will direct you to the module's home page containing specific information about the content of the module.
The modules have been created without the "auto advance" feature on individual slides. You will need to use the controls at the bottom of the presentation to move from one slide to the next. This allows viewers to proceed through the modules at their own pace.
Can I receive continuing education hours (CEHs) for completing these modules?
At the end of most modules, you will be provided with a link that will direct you to a short quiz. The quiz will cover content from the entire training, including any additional documents, videos and external links that you are asked to access. Once you have completed the quiz successfully (80% or above correct), you will be directed to a secure site where you can pay for CEHs by credit card.
The cost of CEHs for the online learning modules is based on the length of the module. Costs range from $15 to $20. The CEH cost is made clear on the first slide of the quiz. As soon as your CEH payment is processed, you will receive a printable receipt-certificate of completion to document the CEHs you earned for the selected module.
NOTE: All learning modules are accessible for free. If you do not wish to obtain CEHs, there will be a link at the end of the presentation to get a non-CEH certificate of completion, if desired.
Foster parents: Several counties have recently begun allowing online modules to count towards training hours. Check with your licensor for their policy on accepting online module training and the procedure on how to verify successful training completion. To see a list of online modules of particular interest to foster parents, scroll to the bottom of the main Online Modules page.
What are the system requirements for accessing the modules?
In order to view the materials in these learning modules, Adobe Flash Player© and Adobe Acrobat Reader© must be installed on your computer. (Click on the links to download these free software programs.)
Additional system requirements for viewing learning modules using Adobe Presenter© can be found here.