Online Learning in the K-12 ClassroomPresentation Transcript
Online Learning in K-12 Classrooms Using Rcampus in the Classroom Kristina Casale Application 4 EDUC6715I-2 Dr. Derby
What is Rcampus? Rcampus is a FREE, easy to use virtual classroom that can provide useful information for students and parents. Rcampus can:
Organize valuable course information
Display student grades
Provide a social networking community for students
What Does Rcampus Look Like?
What Does Rcampus Offer? RCampus offers online learning so students are not limited to classroom-only instruction. Rcampus also offers the ability for students and parents to monitor classwork and student grades. It is also a place to find important documents and topics discussed in class.
Why Should Teachers Use Rcampus? Teachers can use Rcampus to keep track of student grades and coursework. Social networking in discussion forums can also be used as homework assignments, rather than hand written homework. It is also a place where important documents can be uploaded, instead of making copies for each student (go green!).
21st Century skills Online learning promotes 21st century skills. These are the skills a student needs to learn in order to be successful in the workplace. To learn more about these skills, click here: 21st Century Skills
What instructional gaps may be filled using to online learning?
Online learning can provide differentiated instruction because a variety of assignments can be monitored under one central location
Teachers and students from other sections (classes) can collaborate lessons, ideas, and tasks
How does it support meaningful, authentic student learning?
Students are no longer restricted to classroom-only learning
Prepares students for the workplace
Virtual-rich media available at students’ fingertips (podcasts, videos, images, etc.)
Supports communication/collaboration with other teachers and peers
Online learning: an emergent technology While online learning is not new, its efficacy in schools has great potential. Though it may take some time to prove its positive potential, why not pilot it in your own classroom?
Moodle, another CMS (Course Management System)
References Young, J., Birtolo, P., & McElman, R. (2009). Virtual success: Transforming education through online learning. Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(5), 12–17. Search using the Education Research Complete database by the article's title. Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & N. Clausen-Grace, et al (Eds.), What Works in K-12 Online Learning (Chapter 1, pp. 5-19). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.