"Our goal is to help educators introduce high-quality, affordable learning materials in their courses and to support life-learners looking to continue their education."
OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) March 05, 2020
TEL course materials are available for use by anyone looking to supplement their current courses or personal learning, including college and high school students, instructors, and librarians, as well as homeschool parents, and life-learners.
According to TEL Executive Director, Rob Reynolds, TEL Learning represents the next step in the organization's commitment to providing equitable access to high-quality, college-level learning for everyone in the U.S.
“For the past two years, we’ve been focused on creating partnerships with universities and high schools to reach underserved markets via our online dual-credit courses,” Reynolds says. “Now, with TEL Learning, we’re expanding our mission by making TEL course materials available for anyone to use and share without charge. Our goal is to help educators introduce high-quality, affordable learning materials in their courses and to support life-learners looking to continue their education.”
Currently, the TEL Learning catalog features 16 courses, ranging from English Composition and College Algebra to Chemistry and Chinese. Reynolds says the catalog will continue to expand until it contains course materials for approximately 30 courses.
TEL course materials are presented in a traditional college course format, with each course containing between 60-70 lessons. Course lessons share a common learning design template and include a video overview, readings, reflection polls, a Check Your Knowledge quiz, and a resource toolbox. In addition to being available in an open digital format, all course lessons are also available as accessible PDFs.
TEL President, Vance Fried, says TEL Learning is also focused on extending the organization’s reach to homeschool and college students wanting to accelerate their progress toward degree completion. “Working with regionally accredited colleges and universities, we are giving everyone an opportunity to get started or accelerate their college studies. Our Courses on Demand program utilizes TEL’s curriculum and learning system to deliver self-paced courses designed to maximize student learning. In addition to a highly engineered learning experience, our courses are priced to be truly affordable for people so that they don’t have to apply for loans.”
TEL Courses on Demand program allows anyone to take courses for college credit for a little as $44 per credit hour.
“Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to access and use our courses and course materials,” Reynolds says. “To that end, we don’t require users to register or provide any personal information to access our free course materials. For our Courses on Demand, we have streamlined the process so that students can enroll within a few minutes and get started with their courses quickly and without having to leave home.”
TEL is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing equitable access to highly engineered postsecondary learning to anyone, anywhere, at any time. We achieve this mission by partnering with regionally accredited colleges and universities to deliver affordable, college-credit courses using TEL’s rigorous curriculum and proprietary learning system. TEL also maintains a free reference library of its openly licensed course materials. All TEL efforts are guided by our commitment to “transforming and educating for life.” For more information, please visit http://www.tel-education.org.