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  • 1. Online Learning HELP FILL THE GAPS POSSIBILITIES IMPLEMENTATION CHANGE POWER By Kerri Mahoney EDUC-6715I-5
  • 2. COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)ALSO KNOWN AS A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) OR VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (VLE)  Virtual Learning Environment
  • 3. COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)ALSO KNOWN AS A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) OR VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (VLE)  Virtual Learning Environment  Online lessons, quizzes, and activities
  • 4. COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)ALSO KNOWN AS A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) OR VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (VLE)  Virtual Learning Environment  Online lessons, quizzes, and activities  Limited and selective access
  • 5. COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)ALSO KNOWN AS A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) OR VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (VLE)  Virtual Learning Environment  Online lessons, quizzes, and activities  Limited and selective access  Collaboration options
  • 6. COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)ALSO KNOWN AS A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) OR VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (VLE)  Virtual Learning Environment  Online lessons, quizzes, and activities  Limited and selective access  Collaboration options  Increases student interaction
  • 7. COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)ALSO KNOWN AS A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (LMS) OR VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (VLE)  Virtual Learning Environment  Online lessons, quizzes, and activities  Limited and selective access  Collaboration options  Increases student interaction  Announcements, surveys, discussions, chatrooms
  • 8. POSSIBLECOURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS  Moodle  eCollege  Rcampus  WebLessons  WebCT
  • 9. PARTICIPATORY LEARNING  Instead of working independently, students collaborate and work with others. Research has proven collaboration to be a more effective style of learning.  Students discuss notes, materials, activities, and questions with classmates. Connections are made between what they know, what others know, and what is being taught.
  • 10. CURRENT TEACHING METHODS  Seat work performed in a classroom.
  • 11. CURRENT TEACHING METHODS  Seat work performed in a classroom.  Limited reading instruction in the form of guided reading, shared reading, read aloud, and independent reading activities.
  • 12. CURRENT TEACHING METHODS  Seat work performed in a classroom.  Limited reading instruction in the form of guided reading, shared reading, read aloud, and independent reading activities.  Teacher led environment with minimal student interaction and learning.
  • 13. CURRENT TEACHING METHODS  Seat work performed in a classroom.  Limited reading instruction in the form of guided reading, shared reading, read aloud, and independent reading activities.  Teacher lead environment with minimal student lead learning.  A lack of interest in lessons and presentations due to boredom.
  • 14. CURRENT TEACHING METHODS  Seat work performed in a classroom.  Limited reading instruction in the form of guided reading, shared reading, read aloud, and independent reading activities.  Teacher lead environment with minimal student lead learning.  A lack of interest in lessons and presentations due to boredom.  Minimal student engagement.
  • 15. CURRENT TEACHING METHODS  Seat work performed in a classroom.  Limited reading instruction in the form of guided reading, shared reading, read aloud, and independent reading activities.  Teacher lead environment with minimal student lead learning.  A lack of interest in lessons and presentations due to boredom.  Minimal student engagement. Does this sound ideal?
  • 16. CHANGE FOR THE BETTER  Incorporating virtual learning activities can encourage collaboration.  Blogs and wikis are quick and easy ways to implement collaborative learning.  Course Management Systems can be established to allow for one on one interaction with teachers. Lessons can be posted online and students take control of their learning.
  • 17. FILLING THE GAPS Reading Options Improve reading instruction by posting reading assignments online. Response opportunities and comprehension questions can be included using an online learning module. Allow students to read and comment about the thoughts of others. Submission of assignments through the website. Links to other reading support websites.
  • 18. FILLING THE GAPS Teaching 21st Century Skills In elementary schools, students are just beginning to learn about computers and technology. Using online learning promotes 21st Century skills. Students learn 21st Century skills including: keyboarding, use of mouse, search engines, hardware, websites, e-mail, etc. Students become familiar with the Internet.“By including the Internet in classrooms, teachers can assist studentsin becoming active participants in the construction of their ownknowledge.” (Hargis & Schofield, 2007)
  • 19. FILLING THE GAPS ABSENT STUDENTS Students can view lessons when unable to attend school. Notes and lessons can be posted online for review and discussion. Homework and assignments are available. Assignments can be completed anywhere and at anytime.“Students expect to use computer-related technology in theircoursework, and to gain the skills they will need to use thetechnological tools required of their careers.” (Gillard & Bailey, 2007)
  • 20. EXAMPLE OF A CMSwww.moodle.com
  • 21. SUPPORT AND SUGGESTIONS FORINCORPORATING ONLINE LEARNING  Develop an action team  Create a vision  Establish goals  Allow flexibility  Anticipate change  Focus on the big picture  Stay committed  Be positive
  • 22. ENJOY THE SUCCESS Teachers are leaders and need to be willing to try something new. Teachers make a difference! Students will be interested, motivated, prepared, and learning skills in a very powerful way.“To integrate technology into the classroom, a sincere,meaningful connection must be built and sustainedwith the in-service teachers. (Hargis & Schofield, 2007,p. 44)
  • 23. FINAL THOUGHTS Times are changing and we must adapt. Students are different than in the past. Schools need to adapt and keep up with the changes in society. Necessary steps need to be taken to ensure the success of our students and secure a positive future for all.
  • 24. RESOURCES Gillard, S., & Bailey, D. (2007). Technology in the classroom: Overcoming obstacles, reaping rewards. The International Journal of Learning, 14(1), 87–93. Hargis, J., & Schofield, K. (2007). Integrating online learning into elementary classrooms. In R. Blomeyer, & C. Cavanaugh (Eds.), What works in K– 12 online learning (pp. 33–47). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009). The change agents. Educational Leadership, 67(1), 54–59.