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E Learning Orientation

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