GED & Basic Adult Education
L. Harned, Ph.D., Director, Basic Adult Education, has been
involved in basic adult education for more than 18 years. Jim
a doctoral degree in Distance and Adult Education, with a minor in
Distance Education from the University of Oklahoma. He has
and conducted adult education programs in New Mexico and Oklahoma.
He specializes in basic adult education and G.E.D. educational
He prefers to author courses for delivery in the TopClass virtual
classroom, a product of Web Based Training, Systems. While
doctoral program he designed and taught remedial education courses
that enabled marginal students to function satisfactorily in
level courses. He further provided the university faculty with courses
on the use of the internet and distance education instructional
He is the author of the OLT Basic Adult Education series and the
lead instructor - teacher - educator in that program. His passions
seeking ways individuals can develop educationally and aiding his
students in achieving their personal and professional goals.
to create online learning environments that foster success. Dr. Harned
joined OLT in 1998.
A. King is GED coordinator
at OLT. She has a been working with OLT's GED program for 7 years.
She has a 16 year background in editing academic papers, chapters
and publication, seven years of experience in marketing and five
years of experience in website design and Internet based systems
administration. She is the person at OLT who sets up web accounts,
puts new courses online, and keeps the website looking clean.
Her bright response to new situations is uniformly insightful
and refreshing. Sandra joined OLT in 1998.
Dunn, M.S. is from Canoga Park California. President of GET IT
DUNN INC., she specializes in adult education, curriculum development
and test taking strategies. Her work with the Los Angeles County
Office of Continuing Education involved curriculum development
for adult teacher training. While at LACOE she also taught all
of the courses for which she developed the curriculum. These courses
include Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science and General Science.
Valerie brings a joy
of teaching and an enthusiastic approach to web based instruction.
She is highly motivated in helping students prepare for and complete
all of their educational goals. Valerie Dunn joined OLT in 2001.
LeMaster joined the OLT team as a GED instructor in
2001. Nanci has 18 years experience in adult education as a
teacher and program administrator. Her undergraduate degree
in Learning Disabilities and Masters degree in Alternative
Education with administrative endorsement provides her with
knowledge and skills that supports teaching and learning.
Recently, Nanci has been involved in curriculum development for