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  1. 1. Spotlight on Emerging Technologies: Online Learning in K-12 Schools Sarah Williams Walden University 6715
  2. 2. Course Management Systems <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also known as Learning Management Systems or LMS it allows for educational courses to be taken over the internet with the focus of online collaboration. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Thanks to the emergence of a new set of technological tools, we can offer students a more authentic learning experience based on experimentation and action (Lombardi, 2007).
  3. 3. What Are Some Systems Available? <ul><li>Two systems that I found to be helpful are Moodle and Rcampus </li></ul><ul><li>These systems are free to educators and allow for teachers and students to collaborate with one another to access course work, have discussions with teachers and other classmates as well as complete quizzes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>-Moodle is a free web application where edcuators can create online learning sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle can be used to create forums, databases, wikis, as well as assess learning using assignments or quizzes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Free! </li></ul><ul><li>Rcampus allows for you to build eportfolios, create and manage classes, connect with students and other educators, as well as exchange books and much much more. </li></ul><ul><li>You can access anywhere there is internet connection which allows for more flexibility. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who would benefit? <ul><li>-At risk students can have access to materials 24-7 which would allow for constant practice. </li></ul><ul><li>-Gifted students could have enrichment activities and practice. </li></ul><ul><li>-Those students who may have missed assignments due to illness or other issues have the access to get the assignments or activities. </li></ul><ul><li>-Military students who are constantly moving. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How Can it Close the Instructional Gap? <ul><li>-Educators have the ability to vary assignments based on students needs. This will allow for differentiation. </li></ul><ul><li>With having the ability to use a variety of online tools and manipulatives students will be able to understand concepts easier. </li></ul><ul><li>Gives students the opportunity to communicate their understanding through a variety of media. (Lemke and Coughlin, 2009) </li></ul>
  8. 8. How Does This Support Authentic Student Learning? <ul><li>A combination of flexibility, independence and experience with online tools improves critical thinking, research and computer skills in online learning (Cavanaugh and Clark, 2007). </li></ul><ul><li>Given adequate access to technology, a networking environment can provide both teachers and students with an ever-growing resources of information (Hargis & Schofield, 2007). </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Do I Benefit? <ul><li>Less paper work for teachers. With having all the assignments online teachers have the ability to assign work and grade them all online. </li></ul><ul><li>Being able to have the ability to connect to a vast amount of students and teachers. With this options teachers will be able to connect with more students and gather more resources virtually </li></ul><ul><li>You can access the systems where ever there is internet connection. This flexibility allows for you to create assignments or grade assignments at your own availability. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources: <ul><li>Hargis, J., & Schofield, K. (2007). Integrating online learning into elementary classrooms. In R. Blomeyer, & C. Cavanaugh (Eds.), What works in K–12 online learning (pp. 33–47). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. 
Retrieved from the Walden University Library using the Education Research Complete database. </li></ul><ul><li>Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009) The change agents. Educational Leadership, 67(1), 54-59. . </li></ul><ul><li>Lombardi, M. (2007). Authentic learning for the 21st century: an overview. In D. Oblinger (Ed.), Retrieved from </li></ul>