I am hopeful that we can use State ABE dollars for Computer Literacy. It has been a void in our program. In addition to the computer skills, there is typing. To be effective on the computer a student needs to type! This had to go by the wayside when we couldn't use CASI to pre and post for computers to show educational gains on the computer. I have to agree with the comments I have read. I was not on the original CASI development committee, but it seemed very well done and step by step to us. Lana Lana Hillstead Executive Director, Valley Learning Center Outreach Coordinator, WWCC/Bridger Valley Mountain View, WY 82939 (307) 782-6401 ________________________________ From: wyomingabe-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Dee Ludwig Sent: Thu 4/6/2006 9:07 AM To: wyomingabe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: eboenisch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; Karen Johnson Subject: [wyomingabe] Re: Additional questions for WCCC folks I agree with the comments that have been made about the computer literacy levels we were trying to accomplish with the ABE program. I also coordinate the community education/continuing education component on our campus, and we did not notice any conflict between the two efforts. In fact, the ABE computer literacy piece sometimes served as a "feeder" into the community ed piece. I was a member of the committee that helped develop CASI and thought it was very reflective of the kinds of skill development we were looking for. The instrument may need to be reviewed and revised since it's been a couple of years since we've used it. Dee Dee Ludwig, PhD Associate Dean of Instruction Eastern Wyoming College 3200 West C Torrington, WY 82240 (307) 532-8221 FAX 532-8239 dludwig@xxxxxxxxxx <mailto:dludwig@xxxxxxxxxx> ________________________________ From: wyomingabe-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wyomingabe-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Derryberry, Kelly Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 8:09 AM To: wyomingabe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: eboenisch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [wyomingabe] Re: Additional questions for WCCC folks We experience the same issue Robin. They really need the type of computer literacy class that we can offer. Then they would be able to transfer up. Kelly Derryberry -----Original Message----- From: wyomingabe-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wyomingabe-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of West, Robin Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:29 PM To: wyomingabe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: eboenisch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [wyomingabe] Re: Additional questions for WCCC folks I'd like to address the second question about computer literacy. The CASI assessment was set up as a way to transition students into those continuing ed or flex lab computer classes. Our experience here is that the college or continuing ed classes go faster than our students can manage. If they work their way through the competencies listed in CASI, they would easily transition into those next level classes. In fact, we would be able to provide another demographic of students that could become college students. Robin West -----Original Message----- From: wyomingabe-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:wyomingabe-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lisa Mixer Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 11:06 AM To: wyomingabe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: eboenisch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [wyomingabe] Additional questions for WCCC folks Dear everyone, WEN sure knows how to end long good-byes! Casper had a few more issues they wanted to bring up and we know that everyone could benefit from being included in this discussion. So here were our other questions. 1. How will DWS and WCCC deal with the ETSS purchased equipment (computers primarily)? 2. If our programs offer computer literacy classes for FREE (which we have in the past) with the general funds, we will potentially take paying clients away from the continuing education program. Does the WCCC have any comments/feelings on that? 3. The third question listed on the agenda from yesterday's meeting refers to RFPs. I would like a clarification of the conversatin that ensued. For the next two years, our community college ABE programs will be receiving the general funds. After two years, will the RFP process be opened up to other entities or remain available to just the community college ABE programs? That's all I have for now, but we would love to hear others on their unanswered questions or concerns. Thanks! L Lisa Mixer, Casper College ABE/GED Center 125 College Drive Casper, Wyoming 82601 307-268-2453 307-268-2453 Fax lmixer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ________________________________ Keep unwanted email out. Visit www.spamsubtract.com for more information.