Survival Tech Skills for Remote Learning in College

Let’s Connect, Collaborate and Brainstorm Solutions for Success!  

 Learn from two professionals whose mission it is to help you leverage the benefits of technology to make life and learning easier!


Come join us!

Everyone is welcome! Registration closes 9/7/20

Dates/ Times:

Part 1: Tuesday, August 25, 2020.  The recording is available on-demand! 

Part 2: Thursday, August 27, 2020. The recording is available on-demand!

Part 3:  Joan and Brian will both offer a total of 6 online “office hours” for two weeks to help you move forward!

Cost: $49.95 for access to both parts of the mini-course & 2- week access to the video recordings.

Handouts for each presentation are available in both 1 slide per page and 6 slides per page PDF files formats. In addition, a comprehensive list with live links to all products and resources are included in this mini-course.

During the final two weeks, a series of online support sessions will be provided to help participants on their quest to start using the products and strategies appropriate for their situation. 

This three-part interactive mini-course is perfect for college students as well as college counselors, learning support specialists, tutors, advocates and family members. Everyone is welcome!

Join Joan and Brian to become “in the know” about how older students can benefit from new features and mobile devices to support learning.


Learn more about devices, apps, features and other tools you may not know exist to overcome barriers for distance learning!

Universal Design
  • Did you know that it is now possible to use Zoom for remote support? If you are using a PC or Mac and accept a remote control request from someone who wants to help you set up your computer, that person can actually make changes to help you move forward if you are stuck.
  • Are you aware that Microsoft offers fantastic tools now for reading text aloud with Immersive Reader which is part of Microsoft’s learning tools that are free? 
  • Wondering which Google Chrome extensions may be helpful for college students?
  • Why is it essential that students be skilled at taking screenshots and splitting the view of the screen?
  • What are some effective strategies for organizing the links for virtual sessions and online documents so you can find the information when you need it?
  • Are all learning platforms and digital content “accessible”?
  • What are the options for taking notes during online sessions that students may want to consider?
  • How do the new dimo SmartPen by Neo Lab and the Reco Smart  Recorder differ from using the various Livescribe SmartPens to take notes?
  • What is the new web-based Glean note-taking application that works with online sessions?

Don’t miss this content-filled 3-Part Mini-Course!


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Joan Green

Joan always has an eye out for affordable cutting-edge technologies to help others thrive in life. As a speech-language pathologist and tech coach, her mission is to help people of all ages not only overcome communication, literacy, and cognitive challenges but to maximize success and happiness.

In addition to providing 1:1 therapy, online tech coaching, professional development and online webinars and courses, Joan has published 4 books. Her most recent bestselling publication was published in 2018 titled, Assistive Technology in Special Education, 3rd Edition: Resources to Support Literacy, Communication and Learning Differences. More information can be found at 

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Brian Friedlander, Ph.D.

Brian is an associate professor of education at St. Elizabeth University in Morristown, NJ, where he coordinates graduate programs in special education and teaches graduate courses in assistive technology.  A school psychologist with expertise in the area of assistive technology, Brian has a passion for using all kinds of technology in his professional work.

Friedlander consults to many school districts in the State of New Jersey and has taught thousands of educators how to utilize the tools and methodologies of mind mapping to improve learning in the classroom.  He is also a consultant in private practice in the area of assistive technology and maintains an active blog at

Technology’s purpose is to make life easier. I hope you’ll join us so that we can help you jumpstart your success!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer CEUs or Certificates of Completion?
A Certificate of Completion will be provided at the end of the course upon request. Professional CEUs are not available at this time. 
Will this mini-course replace professional consultations?

No. This mini-course does not replace the training and judgment of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, special educators, educational psychologists or other related professionals. t

What if I am interested in this content but am unable to attend one or both of the sessions in person?

You are welcome to register for the course even if you are unable to participate live if you’d like to view the recordings and have access to a copy of the slides and resource list. 

Thank you to our supporters for helping us get the word out!

This mini-course does not replace therapy and/or medical advice.