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Spotlight on emerging technology

  1. 1. Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools <br />Walden University<br />EDUC 6715-Evelyn Thompson<br />Craig Dellemann<br />
  2. 2. Course Management Systems (CMS)<br />Learning Management Systems (LMS) are free web applications used by educators to create online learning sites. Some examples are: Moodle or RCampus<br />
  3. 3. Courses Management SystemsMoodle and RCampus<br />www.moodle.org<br />www.rcampus.com<br />
  4. 4. Who benefits from online learning?<br /><ul><li>Students with special needs
  5. 5. Gifted and talented
  6. 6. Rural students
  7. 7. Home-schooled students
  8. 8. Students of different learning styles than “traditional” school</li></li></ul><li>Learning Management Systems fills instructional gaps <br /><ul><li>May replace our ten-year old texts
  9. 9. Provides enrichment/remediation
  10. 10. Builds collaboration skills
  11. 11. Allows learning to take place anywhere, anytime
  12. 12. Makes abstract concepts more concrete through virtual manipulatives (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007)</li></li></ul><li>Supports meaningful, authentic student learning<br /><ul><li>Accommodates different abilities
  13. 13. 21st century skills– prepares students for the future
  14. 14. Computer skills
  15. 15. Communication
  16. 16. Collaboration (teams or study groups)</li></li></ul><li>Advantages for teachers<br /><ul><li>Less paperwork
  17. 17. Allow for collaboration with other educators
  18. 18. Differentiation
  19. 19. Blogs, wikis, quizzes, E-Portfolios, tutoring options</li></li></ul><li>Advantages for students<br /><ul><li>Connect with students globally
  20. 20. Tutoring options
  21. 21. Ability to learn outside of school
  22. 22. 21st century skills
  23. 23. More class choices</li></li></ul><li>Advantages of LMS<br />Learning Management Systems (LMS)<br />Moodle or RCampus<br />
  24. 24. Concerns about LMS<br />Learning Management Systems (LMS)<br />Moodle or RCampus<br />
  25. 25. Resources<br />Learning Management Systems (LMS)<br />Moodle or RCampus<br />

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