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Lafayette Parish School System Presentation by Janet Pope
The Internet is becoming dominant among online learning. There is an increasing demand for more online learning because they are needed. Students need flexibility with their courses so that it can accommodate their responsibilities for future learning. (Howell, et al.2003; and Martinez & Torres, 2006)
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To enable learners to self-assess their readiness/preparedness so that Lafayette Parish School System can make informed decisions about how to improve better outcomes for online learners. The need at this point, is for us develop and expand online instruction by identifying best practices in determining student readiness and facilitate student success in an online environment.
Student Online http://yourcallla.or Readiness Tool g/sort- tool/html/tool.html*To find out whether online learning is for you, you must assess your readiness, your goals, and your learning preferences.
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Suggestions and Strategies Basic Technology Skills Needed: This section provided an overview of technology experience and the way it impacts success in an online Useful Links learning environment. You can You may use information and upgrade your skills by using the tutorials at the following links to following strategies: To practice practice your Technology skills: basic computer skills, start with creating, editing, formatting, and Internet and Computer Skills printing documents. Tutorials Software tutorials and To practice advanced skills, start online courses from Actden - with http://www.google.com to http://www.actden.com/ search and Basic computer skills and resources http://www.download.com to for PC and computer novices from download some files. Ocean County College - http://www.ocean.edu/library/comp To enhance email skills, there are uterskills.htm a lot of fun ways to practice. You can send a picture or e greeting to A list of tutorials from GCF Learn a friend or family member! Free - http://www.gcflearnfree.org/comput To learn about troubleshooting ers and computer maintenance, having convenient access to a more experienced computer user for your times of trouble would be helpful. You may also want to enroll in a basic computer skills course.
Examples of Online Support Services http://www.onlinestudentsupport.org/Monograph/readiness.php
Dray, B., Lowenthal, P., Miszkiewicz, M., Ruiz-Primo, M., & Marczynski, K. (2011, May). Developing an instrument to assess student readiness for online learning: A validation study. Retrieved July 11,, 2012 from http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title- content=t713412832 Martinez, S., & Torres, H. (2006). Online student support services: A best practices monograph. Retrieved July 11, 2012 from http://www.onlinestudentsupport.org/Monograph/readine ss.php Student online readiness tool. (2007). Retrieved July 13, 2012 from http://yourcallla.org/sort- tool/html/tool.html