Spotlight on Emerging Technology Charlene Belcastro Walden University EDUC-6715
Want a better way to connect our digital natives to the curriculum? <ul><li>Course Management Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Course Management Systems (CMS) <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An extension of education that offers different ...
Examples <ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>RCampus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both are FREE!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop...
Benefits of CMS include… <ul><li>STUDENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides motivations through student-centered learning </li...
Online learning and it’s potential to close instructional gaps… <ul><li>Students learning styles, needs, and interests can...
Closing instructional gaps… by Cavanaugh & Clark <ul><li>“Builds teamwork skills, problem-solving abilities, creativity, d...
Still resisting??? Then consider this… <ul><li>Only students can have access (private) </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords are pro...
References <ul><li>Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & ...
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  1. 1. Spotlight on Emerging Technology Charlene Belcastro Walden University EDUC-6715
  2. 2. Want a better way to connect our digital natives to the curriculum? <ul><li>Course Management Systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Strong academic skills, motivation, discipline, and course structure compatible with one’s learning style are conductive to success in K-12 online learning” (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007). </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Course Management Systems (CMS) <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An extension of education that offers different teaching & learning styles to aide student learning </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Examples <ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>RCampus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both are FREE!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop & build electric portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload documents, activities, assignments, and assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use to set up teams for collaborative assignments or study groups </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits of CMS include… <ul><li>STUDENT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides motivations through student-centered learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fills instructional & learning gaps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access lessons for review & practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gather absent work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports authentic student learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TEACHER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize electronic dropbox to reduce paper assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides classroom messaging options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>can provide a variety of question formats through online assessments </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Online learning and it’s potential to close instructional gaps… <ul><li>Students learning styles, needs, and interests can be accommodated through individualized instruction. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Closing instructional gaps… by Cavanaugh & Clark <ul><li>“Builds teamwork skills, problem-solving abilities, creativity, decision-making proficiency, and higher-order thinking skills.” </li></ul><ul><li>“Makes abstract concepts more concrete through the use of virtual manipulative, online calculators, and graphing tools, etc.” (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Still resisting??? Then consider this… <ul><li>Only students can have access (private) </li></ul><ul><li>Passwords are protected </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares students for the 21 st century </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited student & teacher access (work at a time that’s best for you!) </li></ul><ul><li>IT’S FREE!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. References <ul><li>Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & N. Clausen-Grace, et al (Eds.), What Works in K-12 Online Learning (Chapter 1, pp. 5-19) . Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. </li></ul>
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