Help - Self Study Courses
What is a Self Study Course?
Self study courses include video, text/transcript and audio courses. Video courses are slide show presentations with voice over that are streamed from our web site and viewed on your computer. Often, these presentations include multimedia, as well. You can play, pause, rewind and review these courses as needed. Most video courses are recorded versions of live webinars, and others are presentations produced specifically for this format. As the courses are self-paced, you can watch a recording during one session or over several sessions. Text/transcript courses include transcripts of live webinars. Audio courses are the audio track of a recorded live webinar with no visual elements; audio courses are similar to podcasts and can be downloaded to your local device. All self study courses are self paced.
Can I earn CEUs/Hours for a Self Study Course?
YES! The vast majority of self study courses are offered for CEUs/Hours, but you must verify which courses are offered for credit and by which state child care licensing bodies and registries. Please note that once a self study course is selected, you have 30 days past the selection date to take the CE exam and earn CEUs/Hours.
How do I register for a Self Study Course?
Visit the continued Early Childhood Education home page; sign in to your continued Early Childhood Education account and click on the "Search Courses" link. Search the course library by format by selecting the course format icon (video, text, or audio). To select a course, click on the "Register Now" button, choose the desired format and select the "Start Course" button.
What do I need to view a Video Course?
- Windows or Mac based computer or mobile device
- Broadband internet connection (DSL, Cable)
- A web browser (i.e. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox)
- Speakers and/or headphones connected to your computer to listen to the presentation.
How do I start a Video Course?
Please make sure you have all needed software/hardware installed on your computer as listed above.
- Go to the continued Early Childhood Education main page.
- Login to your continued Early Childhood Education account.
- Select the "Search Courses" link.
- Search video course listings
- Click on the button marked "Register.”
- Select the 'Start Course Now' button once you completed the registration process
How do I download copies of the handouts?
If handouts are available, they can be downloaded from several locations prior to viewing the recorded course. The handouts are available on the course details page, as well as just above the content/playback window. Simply click on the file name to download the handouts.
It is at the discretion of the Presenter if there will be any handouts for a given course, therefore, not all recorded courses will have handouts that can be downloaded and printed out. Download files are typically in PDF format. Click here to download and install Adobe Reader (free).
During a Video Course how do I Pause/Rewind?
There is a player bar in the lower left corner of the screen to pause/play the recorded course. To move forward or backward within the recording, simply click and drag the time indicator within the player bar. A sample screenshot is shown below highlighting the location of the player bar and play/pause control.
Troubleshooting / What should I do if I cannot access a Video Course?
Here are the most common steps you can take if you are having trouble accessing a video course:
Step 1: Make note of any error message that you have seen. This will be important if you need to call us for technical support.
Step 2: Video courses are streaming video that rely upon internet connectivity. To maximize your bandwidth, please close all other windows/programs and utilize a hard wired connection. If your issues persist, it is recommended you try another web browser.
How do I earn CEUs/Hours for participating in a Self Study Course?
You will be required to obtain a passing score of 80% on a brief multiple-choice examination. You will be given immediate feedback regarding the results of your exam and the opportunity to repeat the exam one additional time, if necessary.
You can access your exam by visiting the continued Early Childhood Education home page. Log into your continued Early Childhood Education user account and navigate to the Dashboard. Click on the Resume button for the course you wish to complete and select the Take Exam option.
It is important to note that once you have selected a self study course you have 30 days to take the CE exam to earn CEUs/Hours.
Additional CE processing information can be found on our CE Processing Help page.