Blackduck Community Education is proud to offer a new way for adults and students to learn and enhance skills through ed2go. Ed2go offers many courses ranging from Accounting to Web Design. Each course comes equipped with a patient and caring instructor, lively discussions with your fellow students, and plenty of practical information that you can put to immediate use. The instructors include some of the most well-known and trusted names in online education. You can take all of our courses from the comfort of your home or office at the times that are most convenient to you. A new session of each course starts monthly. Most courses run for six weeks and are composed of 12 lessons, representing 24 hours of instruction. You can ask questions and give or receive advice at any time during the course. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to download a certificate of completion. CHECK OUT THE LINK ABOVE BY HOVERING YOUR CURSOR OVER THE ACTIVITIES TAB AND SCROLLING DOWN TO COMMUNITY ED, ED2GO WILL APPEAR AS A SIDE BAR OPTION.
Community Education Information
Community Education is an opportunity for local citizens and community schools, agencies and institutions to become active partners in addressing education and community concerns. Community Education brings community members together to identify and link community needs and resources in a manner that helps people to help themselves raise the quality of life in their communities.
Community Education is a unique education concept that embraces these beliefs:
Education is a lifelong process;
Everyone in the community - individuals, businesses, public and private agencies -- shares responsibility for the mission of educating all members of the community;
and Citizens have a right and a responsibility to be involved in determining community needs, identifying community resources, and linking those needs and resources to improve their community.
Community Education results in:
A responsive education system and an improved learning climate in the schools;
Efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering education and community services;
Broad-based community support for schools and other community agencies;
An emphasis on special populations, such as at-risk youth and minorities;
and Collective action among all educational and community agencies to address quality of life issues.
Working together - through Community Education - Communities can address such concerns as: child care and extended day care programs; substance abuse; senior citizen services; student achievement/school effectiveness; community pride/support for schools; unemployment/underemployment; literacy/diploma and degree completion; community economic development; and many other community ideas.