PDP 101

How to Navigate the PDP Internet Courses


Lecture 1: Getting Started


After this lecture, you will:

  • Understand the philosophy for the Professional Development Program
  • Know if your computer is up to the task for the PDP Internet courses
  • Be able to recite the difference between a web page and a website
  • Be able to decipher visited links from non-visited links
  • Understand page transitions by following links
  • Awe your colleagues with basic knowledge of how the Internet works


Lecture 1.1 Purpose & Philosophy of the Professional Development Program


The Professional Development Program (PDP) was developed by Boston University’s Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation to allow the individuals to experience professional and personal growth in their knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation. The PDP distance learning options, including the self-paced Internet courses, allow individuals with any schedule to learn at their own pace during their own free time.

There is no educational prerequisite for taking the Professional Development Program options. Individuals with varied backgrounds and experience are welcome. Boston University’s policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission for all programs of the University.


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