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  1. 1. How Online Learning Modules Support Student Learning By John Poitevint
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The use of Course Management Systems enhances education in many ways. Student access to lessons, reviews, work from absences, and many other educational opportunities makes the teachers job much easier. The issues that appear with such discussions are the ability to control the tool so students use it in a wise and efficient manner, and ensuring that the learning is meaningful and authentic. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Classpress for Students <ul><li>Classpress offers two components to assist student learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging capability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This allows students the opportunity to collaborate on projects clarify assignments, engage in discussions, and promotes a community of learners. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drop box feature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This features allows students a system for returning completed assignments through the use of a dropbox. Especially helpful for absent students and makeup work management. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Classpress for Educators <ul><li>Classpress has several components ideal for educators: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Educators have the ability to build class rosters by academic period or subject. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Educators have unlimited space to enter as many rosters or subjects as needed. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Educators have the luxury of creating a paperless classroom environment by using the dropbox for assignments that are then scored and returned to students much more efficiently. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Classpress is a…. <ul><li>Private classroom environment Not accessible to the World Wide Web! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Classpress has… <ul><li>Personalized blogs Students can personalize their blogs with color, banners, avatars, pictures, videos, and polls. Students are free to be creative in a safe environment where only the teacher and classmates view the blogs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Classpress has the ability to… <ul><li>Publish to the web! Now you can select specific blog entries to be published to the web for all to see! Teachers remain in control of whether or not students can publish to the web and what gets published. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Classpress has… <ul><li>No advertisements ClassPress has no advertisements for registered users. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Classpress has… <ul><li>Unlimited student accounts All students can have a blog and no e-mail address is required for students. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Classpress has… <ul><li>Content filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Automatically filters bad words from student blogs and comments so teachers don't have to worry about inappropriate content. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Classpress has a… <ul><li>Drop box Post assignments on the teacher blog and let students submit work for scoring using the built-in drop box! The teacher can also submit files for students to download. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Classpress can… <ul><li>Create PDF journals At the end of a semester or school year, create a journal of students' blogs that can be printed or saved to a computer (Requires Adobe Reader). </li></ul>
  13. 13. Classpress can… <ul><li>Connect with buddies Link account with other teachers so classes can share blogs. Teacher has complete control over which blogs classes are allowed to see. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Classpress can… <ul><li>Control class access rights Create multiple classes and then give each class rights to view only blogs for other classes that the teacher specifies. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Classpress has… <ul><li>Student blog approval Teachers have the option of requiring that student blog entries be approved before the rest of the class can see them. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Classpress is able to… <ul><li>Link to online resources Add a list of links (sometimes called a blogroll) that will show up on all student blogs in that class. This is a great way to link to online resources for research projects. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Conclusion <ul><li>From this presentation one can see that a Course Management System is a tool to assist teachers and students in working through the teaching and learning process in an effect and efficient manner. The use of systems like Classpress, Moodle, and Rcampus offers teachers and students a means to interact and control their teaching and learning. </li></ul>