E-Learning: The All Purpose Page of Frequently Asked Questions (and their answers)
Q: So what is ‘e-learning’ anyway?
E-learning is a means of achieving a secondary school credit through on line curriculum with the assistance of an online teacher. There are 18 courses offered yearly to students as a means of providing course opportunities that may not exist in the student’s home school, or as a means of allowing flexibility in scheduling when two courses a student wants are timetabled at the same time.
Q: So how do I know what’s offered?
Your options for the upcoming school year are listed in Career Cruising when you are in the process of making some choices for your academic future. E-learning courses have a ‘V’ as the final letter of the course code.
Q: So can I just log in to the course whenever and work at my own pace?
No. As with a face to face course, the commitment is 75 minutes per day plus any work not completed in that class time. Your teacher will set guidelines to steer you through the content as a means of helping you complete all of the tasks required. Your teacher will set due dates for unit work which you are obligated to meet. Your e-learning teacher is bound by the same report card deadlines as your face to face teachers.
Q: Who should sign up for an e-learning course?
- Successful e-learning students tend to have many of the same qualities:• they are students who are self-motivated and do not require oral instructions in order to understand the task at hand
- they enjoy working on their own and enjoy having access to their school work from any wifi enabled device at any time of the day
- they are comfortable with technology
- they are problem solvers who enjoy trying to figure things out on their own
Q: What does my e-learning teacher do for me?
e-Learning Teachers will:
- be responsible for the delivery and assessment of e-Learning course
- communicate with students (via phone or email) when students have been absent without explanation from the course.
- follow the established secondary reporting dates
- communicate with parents/guardians and home school guidance to support student success
- ensure the academic integrity of students’ work
Q: What are my responsibilities as an e-Learning student?
e-Learning students will:
- provide a current email address to their home school guidance department. A parent email address is also encouraged for teacher/parent communication
- view and review the orientation videos for help with navigating the course
- keep up to date with course readings and assignments
- ensure they have access to a computer and the internet from home
- inform the teacher if they will be away from the course for more than 2 days
- communicate with their teacher and home school guidance if they have concerns about their success in the course.
- abide by the Board’s academic honesty policies