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    E Learning Orientation E Learning Orientation Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome to your Virtual Classroom
      • A technique that is widespread in education, postsecondary, and business. You’re on the cutting edge.
      • You have anywhere, anytime, access to your courses and materials
      • eLearning provides courses that you need or wish to take to support your future plans
      • These are Ontario courses, developed by the Ministry of Education, and taught by a certified GECDSB teacher
      • All teaching and interaction takes place within the Learning Management System (LMS)
      • You have access to technology at school supported by school board technicians
      • Our eLearning Handbook is posted on line at http://gecdsbelearning.pbworks.com/
      • Your school guidance counsellor is the contact for elearning
      • All content for your lessons is in the LMS
      • We will use the Internet for support materials
      • Additional resources may be found in the Ontario Educational Resource Bank (OERB)
      • Your teacher may provide additional resources
      • Use the on-line Student Handbook (it shows you how to access data bases, OERB and how to use LMS tools)
      • Access your school library and the Internet for research
      • YOU!
      • You must attend by logging in and working daily. This is no different that any of your other courses.
      • The course is designed for 110 hours but like all courses, you will need more time for assignments and homework
      • Time Management – plan how and where you’ll work at your course
      • Stay in contact with your teacher – they’re online every day too
      • Stay involved in class with discussions – learn from and with your classmates
      • Reply to all messages
      • Consider the LMS material as the minimum…look outside for enrichment!
      • Contact your teacher before small problems become big problems
      • All software is on school computers
      • Your elearning period is on your timetable - you have preferred access to assigned computers in that period ONLY
      • Report computer problems to your guidance counsellor IMMEDIATELY
      • There is no support for home computers
      • DO NOT SHARE PASSWORDS
      • The LMS is optimized for Internet Explorer compatibility
      • Back up all files for your own protection daily
      • The LMS will work with text to speech readers
      • Be considerate of others
      • Do not use profane or derogatory language
      • Use full words and sentences in communications
      • Do not give out descriptive info about yourself to anyone
      • Keep passwords, access codes and security protocols secret
      • Allow all classmates to have a voice
      • Have a facilitator for all multi-person chats
      • All communication must be held in the LMS
      • Abuse of protocol will result in loss of LMS privileges…this is VERY problematic…no access to course = no success
      • Read and abide by the LMS user agreement that you agree to when you log on
      • Like all courses, there are keys to success.
        • Back up your work daily
        • Loss is not an excuse
        • Log in every assigned period
        • Connect with your teacher often
        • Watch the Course News for info DAILY
        • Use integrity - do not become involved in academic dishonesty or plagiarism
        • Read the on-line student handbook
        • Assignments must be handed directly into the drop boxes ON TIME
        • Report any problems with the course to your teacher
        • Use the scheduler and be aware of deadlines
      • Teacher
      • Guidance Office
      • District elearning Contact
      • Use the LMS Help Desk for problems inside of the course content only
      • Your access is the username and passwords provided at this orientation CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD NOW
      • Attendance is kept and reported by the LMS….you must log in everyday…the LMS keeps track ALL session details
      • Notify your teacher through the LMS If you cannot log in for a period of 5 consecutive days
      • Notify your teacher AND your principal if you are not able to login for a period of 10 consecutive days
      • Your attendance record will be tracked and phone calls to your parents, if necessary, will be made as in any traditional school.
      • Your home school is defined as the school where YOU are registered
      • Your host school is the Public Alternative Secondary School (PASS)
      • Your course contains the following:
        • Content
        • Expectations
        • Overview
        • Discussions
        • Reviews and quizzes
        • Questions
        • Drop Boxes
        • Assignments
        • Resources
        • Tests
        • Teacher web pages and blogs
        • Chats
        • Email
        • Course Syllabus
      • Organization
      • Self direction and self motivation
      • Time Management
      • You are responsible for your own success
      • Independent learning
      • Willingness to Learn
      • Problem solving skills
      • Good communication skills
      • Your interest in the subject matter
      • Your interest in succeeding
      • Please take a moment and fill in the following on line form!
      • http://tinyurl.com/sem10910
      • Adobe Connect
      • Firstname.Lastname is your username
      • “ Virtual” is the default password
      • CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD NOW!
      • Log in and complete the LMS training before
      • February 16, 2010
      • Your teacher may conduct virtual learning sessions with you through the GECDSB Adobe Connect service.
      • The address is: http://connect.gecdsb.on.ca