GED Connection

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Wondering how to prepare for the GED Test? PBS LiteracyLink's GED Connection is a stand-alone multimedia learning system that helps adult learners advance toward their GED and improve skills needed at the workplace. Combining video programs, print, and online computer technology, GED Connection helps learners develop strategies and practice for success on the GED 2002 exam and beyond.

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GED Connection combines:

  • 39 video programs, broadcast by Public Television stations or available as videotapes
  • 3 student workbooks covering Reading/Writing, Social Studies/Science, and Math
  • 5 interactive online learning modules, with practice tests, online activities and quizzes for each GED Connection lesson.

These integrated multimedia components work together to make studying for the GED easy for a busy adult who needs to work at his or her own pace.

Use GED Connection at home, at work, at the library, or your local adult education center. You can view the lessons on your local on UNC-TV, record these lessons, and use the videotapes to study at home. Many local adult education programs, community colleges, one-stop career centers, or libraries have GED Connection videos and books available, with classes and teachers to help you, too. You can register for a free portfolio and use GED practice tests and quizzes with automatic scoring and feedback, plus extensive learning modules for each of the five GED subject areas. Online teachers from several states are available to coach adult learners in virtual classrooms. You can order GED Connection workbooks to use at home or ask for them at an adult education center or library near you.

Engaging documentary-style videos introduce content and give learners a chance to hear from experts in various fields. Students hear and see how the skills they are learning for the GED exam relate to work, home, and community life. All 39 half-hour programs are available on VHS tape, individually packaged with lesson-specific descriptions and time-coded listings for program highlights.

Practice Tests
LiteracyLink practice tests are not the "Official Practice Test," but they were created from the same pool of questions provided by the GED Testing service. Half the length of the OPT, they were designed to help you plan how to use the GED Connection learning activities to improve your skills and knowledge for the GED test. The online practice tests are scored automatically and you will give you immediate feedback as to what was wrong and why.

How to Start with GED Connection Online Lessons
Start with a practice test to see what you know already and plan your study accordingly. Take the GED practice test #1 in each subject area before you begin the learning modules or the quizzes in that subject area. If you need help in that area, do that GED subject area module or one or more of the Internet Activites/Quizzes before you go on to take other practice tests.

After completing the Learning Module and/or the Quizzes, take practice test #2 in the same subject area to see how you improved. When you feel fairly confident in your skills in all five subject areas, you can register to take the GED test in your local area or take the "official GED practice test" to see if additional study is needed.

GED Online Learning Modules
Each Online Learning Module is an in-depth, interactive lesson designed to provide practice and develop GED test-taking skills. Each module has several units, and each unit contains a set of activities. The modules may take a week or more to complete. You can work on the lessons anytime, at any place convenient for you that has Internet access. You'll answer questions related to GED Test subject areas, and log on to websites to find and apply information needed to complete GED Connection exercises.

As you type your answers and save them, you are gaining writing practice and building a "portfolio" of work online. You can add to your answers, revise and change them, or redo the lessons if you wish. Your portfolio work will strengthen your skills and help prepare you for the essay portion of the GED.

GED Internet Activities/Quizzes
An online Activity and Quiz corresponds to each of the 39 GED Connection lessons and workbook chapters. As you visit activity websites, you'll gain practice reading content and answering the different kinds of questions that will be used on the GED test. The quizzes are scored automatically, and give immediate feedback.

Three full-color GED Connection workbooks cover all five subject areas and provide lots of skill-building and test-taking practice.

  • Language Arts: Reading and Writing
  • Science and Social Studies
  • Mathematics

Each workbook chapter corresponds to a video program and related online activities. Each workbook also contain a pretest and a practice test, to help students evaluate their GED readiness in that subject area, an answer key with explanations, a reference handbook with additional resources for GED preparations, a glossary, and an index.

You can click here to order GED Connection workbooks online, or call KET at 1-800-354-9067.