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BC: Course Management System Tracy Green Walden University Dr. Jacqueline Derby EDUC - 6715I July 24, 2011

FC: A New Age of Learning

1: School: from this to that...

2: CMS: Course Management System | CMS provide virtual environments for the teaching and learning process | Course management system is the practice of using computer software to organize and manage courses | http://help.rcampus.com/index.php/Course_Management_System

3: Moodle | A free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. | http://moodle.org | RCampus | The members can manage assignments, collaborate with classmates, and connect with teachers. | Examples of Course Management Systems

4: Benefits of Online Learning | * Students that live in rural areas can receive instruction. * Gifted or Advance Placement students can extend learning. * Homebound students can continue assignments. * Students in other countries can further education.

5: What instructional gaps might be filled with an online learning option? | *Parents can become more involved with student learning. *"In well-designed courses, virtual school students demonstrate improvement in problem solving, creative thinking, decision making, and time management" (Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T., 2007). | 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.

6: How can online learning modules support meaningful, authentic, student learning? | *Students move towards active learning and are engaged in the process of creating knowledge (Gillard & Bailey, 2009). *Students gain knowledge and skills to become a 21st century learner. *"Strong academic skills, motivation, discipline, and course structure compatible with one’s learning style are conducive to success in K–12 online learning (Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T., 2007).. | Gillard, S., & Bailey, D. (2007). Technology in the classroom: Overcoming obstacles, reaping rewards. The International Journal of Learning, 14(1), 87–93

7: Disadvantages of using CMS: Students may not have Internet access. Less face to face time with students and teachers. Some teachers may be resistant to use the programs. | Advantages of using CMS: FREE, FREE, FREE!!!! Parents can log in and monitor students coursework. Teachers can have students do web searches Students can be in controlled chats.

8: Do Not Be Afraid of the Change!!! | "Change is not evil" (Gillard & Bailey, 2009). | Educators need to stay current with new instructional materials and technological developments related to their fields | Gillard, S., & Bailey, D. (2007). Technology in the classroom: Overcoming obstacles, reaping rewards. The International Journal of Learning, 14(1), 87–93

9: Resources 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. Gillard, S., & Bailey, D. (2007). Technology in the classroom: Overcoming obstacles, reaping rewards. The International Journal of Learning, 14(1), 87–93 http://moodle.org http://help.rcampus.com/index.php/Course_Management_System

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