The Future of E-learning at GWCC Or What every online student (and instructor) should know You must have an email address to communicate • Fill out the subject line correctly on all your email communications. • Draft your email and discussion board messages in MSWord. You must be computer literate. • You need some basic Internet searching skill and sources. search engines • http://www.alltheweb.com AllTheWeb.com http://www.alltheweb.com • Dogpile Multi-Search Engine http://www.dogpile.com • Northern Light http://northernlight.com • Training Suite http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk RDN Virtual Training Suite http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk (provides free Internet tutorials to help you learn how to and get the best from the Web for your education and research) • Yahoo! Advanced Web Search Yahoo! Advanced Web Search http://search.yahoo.com/search/options • Wisconsin Online Resource Center http://www.wisc- http://www.wisc- online.com/ • Merlot http://www.merlot.org You must be a motivated self- learner. • Online students need to be self-motivated, have the ability to ask for help when needed, don’t need constant interaction with others to learn new material, not afraid to learn new skills. • For more information on online learning see: • HOW TO SURVIVE IN AN ONLINE CLASS: GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS at • http://library.kcc.hawaii.edu/SOS/workshops/online/SOS_ OnlineCourse2.doc • For information on Study Skills see: • http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdyhlp.html An orientation to online learning is important. • Most of your learning will be done through reading. • One of the best resources for help in an online class is a student with online experience. • The online course software will require a learning curve. Your online instructor may not reply immediately to your question or comment. • Instructors should set boundaries regarding response to emails and discussion board entries. Help with writing is available online. • Anthony Hughes' Online English Grammar http://edufind.com/english/grammar • Purdue University's Online Writing Lab http://owl.english.purdue.edu • The Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison http://wisc.edu/writing/ Help Desk • Unless a classroom emergency, fill out a HelpDesk request for computer problems • Blackboard Problems? Call the 24x7 Help Desk at 1-866-766-5959 or go to our Help Page (http://www.maricopa.edu/blackboard/help.html) • Bb support page at http://supportcenteronline.com/ics/support/default. asp?deptID=767 for information New Blackboard Support • In February PerceptIS will become the Blackboard HelpDesk. More information and contact information to come.
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