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The success of any online learning experience is dependent on your searching skills and knowledge of the digital learning resources in your school. This area of our K-12 site and our training team are here to help improve you and your student's knowledge and ability to extract the most relevant information from our comprehensive offerings.

These pages are under continual development, so please return regularly to see what new material has been added.

Request & Organize training Sessions       Locate Your Regional trainer

ProQuest Trainer Contacts
  ProQuest's K-12 Training Team has extensive experience working with our wide array of ProQuest resources. Our goal is to enable customers to fully leverage the content and features of their digital learning resources. Please contact the training representative for your state to make training arrangements or ask questions about our training programs.

Trainer Contact Information

Deborah Bergeron
Telephone: 603.986.5679 or 800.521.0600 ext. 72922
Deborah.Bergeron@proquest.com
CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT, WV, Eastern Canada

Wendell Butler
Telephone: 770.344.8897 or 800.521.0600 ext. 72994
Wendell.Butler@proquest.com
AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, OH, SC, TN, Ontario

Jeff Cutler
Telephone: 801.455.9775 or 800.521.0600 ext. 72996
Jeff.Cutler@proquest.com
AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY, Western Canada

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Request & Organize A Training Session
 
 

How To Request & Organize a ProQuest Training Session

ProQuest offers several forms of training to help you leverage the information and features within your databases. The information below is designed to help you understand what type of training may be best for your organization and how to request and organize a training session.

  • How to request training for your institution

  • Interactive training

  • Demonstration training

  • Online training

How to request training for your institution
If you would like to arrange a onsite training session at your organization, either contact the regional trainer for your state (link to trainer list) or your sales representative. A ProQuest representative will then contact you to discuss your particular training needs.

Interactive Training Sessions
An interactive session combines live product demonstrations by the trainer and hands-on practice for the trainee. These sessions are by far the most effective we deliver as they reach learners from all three learning styles:

Auditory Visual Kinesthetic
"hear" "see" "do"

Who is this type of training for?

  • For those who are relatively new to database searching
  • For those new to the product
  • For those who like to learn by doing
  • For those who will need to know the product in detail in order to train others how to use it

Duration of a session:
90 - 120 minutes per product If more than one product is to be reviewed, time must be allowed for short breaks in between sessions.

Number of trainees:
15-20 trainees is ideal as each trainee will get individual attention, however there is no maximum.

Equipment required:

  • Training room/computer lab
  • Hardware:
    • 1 x PC for the trainer or area for the trainer to use their own laptop
    • 1 x projector connected to trainer PC
    • 1 x screen or white wall for projection
    • 1 x PC for each trainee (they can share 2 people to 1 PC if necessary)
    • Internet connection
  • Software for the PC:
    • Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator
    • PowerPoint (Trainers PC only)

Training Objectives:
By the end of the training session the trainee will:

  • Have a good understanding of the content provided within the database
  • Know which search screen to use to get the best results for your research

The trainee will know how to:

  • Confidently search and navigate the database using all the search screens
  • Browse the content within the database
  • Save search results (dependent on database trained)
  • Export bibliographic details (dependent on database trained)
  • Email results
  • Make links to specific content in the database
  • Locate support materials available on ProQuest web sites

Materials Provided:
Each trainee will receive appropriate database handouts. Additional support materials can also be found in our Library Resource Materials section. (link to the section.)

Structure of training session:

  • PowerPoint presentation detailing content and product overviews
  • Product demonstration
  • Workshop
  • Details of support materials available online

Benefits:
Trainees will be able to apply what they are learning immediately and in the presence of an expert who can answer their questions.

Style of training:
Sessions are interactive and productive, yet informal. Questions and feedback are encouraged and welcomed throughout.

We see training as a two way process:

  • Trainers offer product knowledge to the trainees
  • Trainees offer product feedback to the trainers

Who is responsible for what?
ProQuest
will be responsible for the organization and costs of all their own travel, accommodations and they will prepare and copy all the training materials.

The host organization will be responsible for inviting and organizing the trainees, booking the room and checking correct equipment is available. The ProQuest training team, are happy to help with any questions you may have when organizing an event. Please contact the local trainer for your state should you have any questions.

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Demonstration Training Session (onsite)

A demonstration training session involves the trainer demonstrating the features of the product as the trainees observe. These sessions reach learners from two out of the three learning styles:

Auditory Visual Kinesthetic
"hear" "see" "do"

Who is this type of training for?

  • For those who want an update on a product rather than a complete interactive training session
  • For those who like to learn by observing
  • For those who do not have the time for a complete interactive training session
  • For those who do not have the equipment for a complete interactive training session

Duration of a session:
60 minutes maximum per product. If more than one product is to be trained in a row, time must be allowed for short breaks in between sessions.

Number of trainees:
Minimum of 10 trainees. There is no maximum.

Equipment required:

  • Presentation room
  • Hardware:
    • 1 x PC for the trainer or equipment for the trainer to use their own laptop
    • 1 x projector connected to trainer PC
    • 1 x screen or white wall for projection
  • Software for the PC:
    • Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator
    • PowerPoint

Training Objectives:
By the end of the training session the trainee will know how to:

  • Have a good understanding of the content provided within the database
  • Know which search screen to use to get the best results for your research

The trainee will know how to:

  • Browse the content within the database
  • Save search results (dependent on database trained)
  • Export bibliographic details (dependent on database trained)
  • Email results
  • Make links to specific content in the database
  • Locate support materials available on ProQuest web sites.

Materials Provided:
Each trainee will receive appropriate database handouts. Additional support materials can also be found in our Library Resource Materials section.

Structure of training session:

  • PowerPoint presentation detailing content and product overviews
  • Product demonstration
  • Details of support materials available online

Benefits:
Within a short period of time trainees will receive a detailed product overview and be able to ask questions to a product expert.

Disadvantages:
The trainees will not be able to apply their learning within the training session.

Style of training:
Sessions are interactive and productive, yet informal. Questions and feedback are encouraged and welcomed throughout.

We see training as a two way process:

  • Trainers offer product knowledge to the trainees
  • Trainees offer product feedback to the trainers

Who is responsible for what?
ProQuest
will be responsible for the organization and costs of all their own travel, accommodations and they will prepare and copy all the training materials.

The host organization will be responsible for inviting and organizing the trainees, booking the room and checking correct equipment is available. The ProQuest training team, are happy to help with any questions you may have when organizing an event. Please contact the local trainer for your state should you have any questions.

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No-Cost Online Training

Free online training classes are scheduled each month for most of the ProQuest databases used by elementary and secondary schools. These live one-hour training classes are conducted by a ProQuest database specialist. They offer ample opportunities for asking questions and learning the best way to search ProQuest databases.

You can register for online classes, and view a list of upcoming, pre-scheduled online classes.

Private online training classes can also be scheduled for individuals or groups. Please contact the local trainer for your state to arrange a private online class.

These sessions reach learners from two out of the three learning styles:

Auditory Visual Kinesthetic
"hear" "see" "do"

Who is this type of training for?

  • For those who want an update on a product rather than a complete interactive training session
  • For those who like to learn by observing
  • For those who do not have the time for a complete interactive training session
  • For those who have access to a PC and telephone line.

Duration of a session:
60 minutes maximum per product.

Number of trainees:
The pre-scheduled online training sessions are open to the first 10 attendees who register. The attendees could be from several different school districts or organizations.

Equipment required:

  • Hardware:
    • 1 x PC for each trainee or PC with projector in conference room
    • 1 x telephone located near the PC or speakerphone Internet connection
  • Software for the PC:
    • Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator

Training Objectives:
By the end of the training session the trainee will know how to:

  • Have a good understanding of the content provided within the database
  • Know which search screen to use to get the best results for your research

The trainee will know how to:

  • Browse the content within the database
  • Save search results (dependent on database trained)
  • Export bibliographic details (dependent on database trained)
  • Email results
  • Make links to specific content in the database
  • Locate support materials available on ProQuest web sites.

Materials Provided:
Each trainee will receive appropriate database handouts. Additional support materials can also be found in our Library Resource Materials section. (link to the section.)

Structure of training session:

  • PowerPoint presentation detailing content and product overviews
  • Product demonstration
  • Details of support materials available online

Benefits:
Within a short period of time trainees will receive a detailed product overview and be able to ask questions to a product expert.

Disadvantages:
The trainees will not be able to apply their learning within the training session.

Style of training:
Sessions are interactive and productive, yet informal. Questions and feedback are encouraged and welcomed throughout.

We see training as a two way process:

  • Trainers offer product knowledge to the trainees
  • Trainees offer product feedback to the trainers

Who is responsible for what?
ProQuest
will be responsible for scheduling the online training class and sending class participation and access information to trainees. ProQuest will prepare and email all the handouts.

The host organization will be responsible for registering online and providing correct equipment. The ProQuest training team, are happy to help with any questions you may have about online training or schedule a private online training class. Please contact your local trainer for your state should you have any questions.

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