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Spotlight on emerging technology

  1. 1. Judy Behling November 28, 2010 EDUC – 6715 Application 4
  2. 2.  E-School provides an alternative to the traditional classroom environment.  In an E-school, school takes place any time and virtually anywhere, as long as the student has access to a computer and the Internet.  Allows for unique opportunities for 21st century students to use the skills they are so adept at.
  3. 3.  Drop outs  Home schooled students  At risk students  Home bound (sick, suspended, etc.)  Gifted students (enrichment activities)  Students with disabilities  Students whose first language is not English  Students in rural areas where access to resources is limited
  4. 4.  “Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites” (
  5. 5. Moodle is the abbreviation for Modular Object- Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment  free and open-source e-learning software platform  Focus on interaction and collaboration  Moodle philosophy includes a constructivist/social constructionist approach to education
  6. 6.  “RCampus is a comprehensive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment... [with] innovative productivity tools [that]connect students and educators with important information crucial to student success while allowing school administrators real-time access to data for better tracking of institutional effectiveness. “  “Educators, students and school administrators can manage courses, build ePortfolios, create websites, join eCommunities, assess school work with rubrics and much more, from a single location. Everyone will find RCampus a familiar environment with tools that are easy and effortless to use.”
  7. 7.  Free and open access ~ tools are openly and freely available for you to do your academic work. There's nothing to download or install.  Quick and easy ~ quickly build courses and classes, websites, ePortfolios, rubrics, and much more.  Highly secure ~ extra measures taken to provide a highly secure environment  Collaborative ~ Students/faculty can collaborate in a number of ways, through communication tools within their courses, websites, communities, and ePortfolios, to collaboration on building and sharing content  Lifelong ~ “Build for free - Keep forever”  Comprehensive ~ Do all your work within a single login  Cross-Campus ~ Build cross-campus clubs/groups, teach or learn at multiple schools using a single system, exchange books with students and find tutors at other campuses and schools around you.  User-Centric ~ tools are truly user-centric - you are in control.
  8. 8. To fill the instructional gaps, educators must:  “Become familiar with new technologies and knowledge resources, even those that at first blush do not seem at all related to their teaching.  Incorporate new knowledge resources into the learning program of each student.  Leverage these rich online tools to differentiate learning and engage reticent learners.  Promote self-directed learning for all students.  Seek out real-world applications of content and integrate those applications in student learning.  Give students opportunities to communicate their understanding through a variety of media—print, video, Web 2.0, and more.” - Lemke & Coughlin, 2009
  9. 9. “The advent of low-cost global communications has led to mass collaboration in the social, economic, and political sectors. Young people are no exception; they expect to interact with and have a voice in everything they do—and that includes learning” (Lemke & Coughlin, 2009). “Today’s society is fraught with economic, environmental, social, and political challenges. Students are eager to learn in the context of these real world issues(Lemke & Coughlin, 2009).
  10. 10. PROS of E-LEARNING CONS of E-LEARNING  Students can access work 24/7  Work can be completed online and corrected online (time and $ saving)  Differentiated instruction using a variety of technology  Allows for collaboration and/or discussion between class members and the instructor  Allows for timely and relevant feedback  Promotes self-directed learning  Face to face interaction is all but eliminated  access to computer and the Internet  Technological abilities vary  Students who procrastinate  “Cheating”
  11. 11.  Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009). The change agents. Educational Leadership, 67(1), 54–59.  