To assist Verizon associates coming into the Next Step Program (NSP), the Mathematics Curriculum Group has identified several options to help students prepare for the NSP Technical Mathematics 1 course. These options include web sites, books, and intuitive software (ALEKS) intended to enhance mathematical skills.
NSP candidates who pass the entrance ASSET exam with a low score or candidates who are uncomfortable with their mathematics skills are urged to take one or more of the following actions:
(NCTT) National Center for Telecommunications Technology
Visit Gordon Snyder's Blog & PodCasts
for the most up to date information about the Telecommunications Industry
Blackboard.com Teaching Online
Warriors of the net Telecommunications Movie for telcom faculty
Copyright Issues for Using Internet
Barrons Article"The Battle for your Living room"
Soft Skills self-test
NEXT STEP VOLUNTEER MENTORS
Three students from Suffolk Community College have volunteered to serve as mentors to new students. Their email contact addresses are as follows if you are interested:
Tom Friederick, firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Croone, email@example.com
Bill Torres, firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Assist Students in their Courses
from Don Wade, Professor at NCCC:
Just to let you know about the web site I have which has commented listings of web resources for students to use. The best link is through my general page which lists the various specific pages available:
The specific pages (among others):
General Information ... Semiconductor Manufacturers ... Networking ...
Projects, Kits, Parts, etc ... Parts Retailers ... Dictionaries and
References ... Tutorials... ASCII info ..
PC repair and web site construction:
General Information ... HTML info ... HTML tools ... Networking ...
Certification tutorials ... Diagnostic Programs
General Information .... Tutorials .... Semiconductor Manufacturers ....
Dictionaries and References ... Projects, Kits, etc. .... Parts Retailers
Assembly Language and other Programming Information Resources:
Here are a few articles from Don Wade in today's news about
Verizon rolling out more fiber service to Long Island:
and one about Cablevision offering phone service:
And, while we're at it, one about Verizon fiber service to NJ: