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Computer Education Techniques develops online and digital information technology resources for:

  • Teachers and teaching assistants - lesson plans, digital content, multi-tiered workshops and solutions, specialized training, validation assessment, and instructor guides.
  • Student audiences - training aids, answers to common questions, technology updates, technology assessments, and self-assessment questions.

There are multiple ways to acquire knowledge and mastery of information technology subject matter which can then be applied to performing a specific task or used in conjunction with developing a skillset for meeting the requirement for employment.

  • Technical reviews and guidance in the form of the selected and prioritized reading of information technology textbooks.
  • Self-study using the documentation available from the source commercial software company or open source software company purveyor website.
  • Podcast or broadcast transmission of a course lesson plan over the Internet.
  • Live classroom lecture by a subject matter expert.
  • Guidelines and review questions for efficient studying of subject matter.
  • Prototype code, examples, and sample programs available over the Internet.

Subject matter incorporates information from the CETi knowledge base.


Government Regulation and Standards

The Computer Education Techniques business model is being transitioned to meet the new and emerging standards of the United States Department of Education and the New York State Department of Education.1  CETi information technology resources will be categorized to provide parallel and alternative ways of performing the course hour credit work by an accredited and degree granting academic institution. The digital content and ancillary services to meet these standards will be available at low cost or free of charge.

 
Information Technology Training
Teaching Models Teaching Resources Ancillary Services
     
Online Subject Matter
Digital Content
     
Department of Education Standards
Federal New York State Other
Consumer Protection
Client Service
CETi Accountability - Board of Directors, Executive, and Management

 

For the past several years, Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit education company with 70,000 students in online and on-site locations around the country, has been facing accusations of improper recruiting practices by authorities in several states, In July 2014, Corinthian Colleges reached an agreement with the United States Department of Education that it would halt admissions and attempt to sell 85 of its campuses. Corinthian College and for-profit education providers have been under increasing scrutiny by the federal government for changing grades, falsifying attendance and job placement reports about its students, and marketing its programs inappropriately. 1

The assumption is that federal and state regulators will be applying stringent regulation and oversight on the operation of for-profit colleges and trade schools with student tuitions funded by taxpayer-backed loans. Many students leave these colleges with both questionable educations and debt loads that cannot be erased in bankruptcy. It will be taxpayers and borrowers who will be responsible for the cost of these of regulatory failures. Moreover, there is scarcity of factual data on the quality of education Corinthian students have received.

The www.computeredtech.com content urls will be distributed in the public domain; it selectively will be made available for review and use. CETi board of directors will be evaluating the feedback and quantitative data associated with the CETi digital information technology subject matter from the initial pilot programs.


Instructional Design - Information Technology Subject Matter

Computer Education Techniques develops information technology subject matter and resources for public library systems, non-profit public sector, computer trade schools, junior colleges, and proprietary education companies.

 
         
 
Training Aids   Student Handouts
 
Presentation Slides   Textbook Extension
 
 
     
 
Examples   Sample Programs
 
Diagrams which Explain   Specialized Training
 
 
     
 
Hands-on Workshops   Workshop Solutions
 
Case Studies   Index - Course and Curriculum
 
 
     
 
Review Questions   Validation Assessment
 
Instructor Guide   Website Services
 
     
         
 

The development and distribution of CETi online information technology subject matter and digital resources are based upon: 1- An independent pre-qualifying of the prospective trainee, employee, or studentís ability to learn and the motivation and discipline to use the resources. 2- Technical accuracy and clarity of the presentation of information technology subject matter. 3- Multi-directional feedback to improve and refine the subject matter and provide a technology based integration and value to performing a task and a framework for additional multi-tiered learning.

CETiís target market and preference is to work with and through accredited academic institutions which provide their own quantitative and empirical pre and post valuation of the utilization of the training resources in teaching their own curriculum. Phd and master degree college faculty use and recommendation of CETi information technology resources is one of the ways we want to both improve and establish authenticity in the value of our work.

The plan is to design and perform the test marketing through state and local governments and established and highly regarded self-regulating institutions by offering digital content free of charge. A similar offer will be made to the public library system. For example, the New York public library offers free computer courses. Reference cards and answers to common question also will be available. Representative examples of case studies and workshops such as scripting, form coding techniques, mobile website, and mobile web apps from SYS-ED and technology partner websites will be prototyped, referred to, and developed in exercises and case studies.


Sources

NBR: National Business Report - Report - Starbucks and Arizona State Education, reported by Jane Wells, NBR correspondent - June 2014.
Corroborating source Wall Street Journal - Starbucks.
 
Online New York Post - Donald ďTrumpĒ tells Barclay chief to fight Schneiderman by Michael Gray, August 3, 2014.
 
Online New York Times - Flunking Out, at a Price - July 12, 2014, by Gretchen Morgenson.

Online New York Times - A Tale of "Too Big to Fail" in Higher Education - City College of San Francisco Survives by Kevin Carey, July 14, 2014.

Online New York Times - A Quandry Over Textbooks: Whether to Buy or Rent, by Ann Carrns, August 8, 2014.
Corroborating source NEA Advocate Dialogue - The crazy cost of textbooks: are there less expensive alternatives for your students?

Online New York Times - Teaching is not a Business by David L. Kirp, August 16, 2014.

 

PBS: Public Broadcast System Report - "Ivory Tower" documentary - June 2014 - Andrew Rossi interview by Jefrey Brown.

 

Reuters, Florida Probes Problem for-profit Colleges.

 
Wall Street Journal - Factory Helps Gets Teens Get Diplomas, A New Path for School Dropouts by Jonathan House, August 2014.