Training Matters


Vol. 9, No. 2 • February 2008

Computer Requirements for Participating in Online Learning

To participate in the online child welfare courses offered through the NC Division of Social Services, participants must use a computer with the following:

  • A unique e-mail address (used only by the worker)
  • Broadband Internet access
  • Internet Explorer Web browser (version 6.0 or higher); Firefox or Mozilla will also work
  • Adobe/Macromedia Flash (version 9.0) and Java Web Start (version 1.4)
  • Speaker and/or headset: depending on where you will be taking the online course (e.g., shared office, a public computer lab) a headset may help you avoid disturbing others
  • A microphone or mic/headset combo is needed to participate in live online sessions (e.g., blended Pre-Service Training)

The Division encourages participants to contact the Information Manager at their agency for assistance if they have questions about these requirements.

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