Financial Literacy 101 Course Tour
Financial Literacy 101 is an online financial literacy course designed for the specific challenges faced by today's college student.
Completely updated and expanded in 2011, the course is intended for use in a variety of settings including university 101 courses, TRIO programs, general student education, university credit unions, and required interventions for at-risk students. The interactive, multimedia program works to prevent the financial and academic harm that too often results from the unique financial challenges of higher education.
Financial Literacy 101 can be integrated into any financial literacy education program - from individual student counseling sessions to campus-wide, population-based education.
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Key components of Financial Literacy 101 include:
|An interactive, multimedia course that can be completed in about 90 minutes.|
|Content that is appropriate for both traditional and non-traditional students, including expanded resources for older students.|
||A revolutionary modular content delivery platform that offers unparalleled customization, including full course customization on a per-site basis and even personalized assignment capability for individual students.|
|A personalized "MyMoney" homepage that organizes the educational experience and offers easy access to detailed textual resources, printable downloads, financial calculators, and other resources that students may use on an ongoing basis.|
|A real-time administrative control panel from which course administrators may monitor student progress, add customized content, create multipage graphical reports, and export usage data.|
|Integration with existing customer/student management systems through simple database integration.|
In addition, there are many quantifiable outcomes of participation in Financial Literacy 101, both for students and administrators. Unlike lectures, brochures, and static web pages, administrators can be sure that students will have mastered basic financial concepts and completed a variety of personal financial management exercises upon course completion, including:
|A personal financial plan including short, medium, and long-term financial goals.|
|A monthly budget that can be referenced on an ongoing basis (includes budget-to-actual capability for financial tracking).|
|A financial self assessment, including financial stress, spending habits, credit cards, employment, and other factors based on dependent or independent financial aid status.|
|ID theft and financial trouble screening exercises.|
|A graded assessment and verifiable course completion certificate.|
For administrators, quantifiable outcomes include:
Usage Confirmation – Administrators may view, sort, and export course usage data on a student-by-student basis based on both date range and program (SSS, financial aid, and orientation for example). In less than a minute, a file with the year's usage data may be generated. The file includes student name, year in school, course completion code, course completion date, exam score, and email address.|
Aggregate Survey Data – Using over 40 data points from course surveys, administrators may generate aggregate data reports with graphical displays and cross tab capability. Reports may be generated for specific groups or across the entire organization. Survey topics include financial knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, stress, and course satisfaction/learning gains.|
Decision Partners automates each step of the financial education process, from testing to course completion verification to results reporting, leaving staff more time to concentrate on helping individual students.