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Title: Absenteeism and the Use of Online Learning Modules 
Author: Thelen, Lisa
Date: 2010-04-22
Publisher: TCC Conference
Citation: Thelen, L. (2010, April 22). Absenteeism and the Use of Online Learning Modules. PowerPoint presented at the 15th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Abstract: Absenteeism is an issue plaguing schools across the nation. A disruption in learning occurs when students miss valuable instruction due to illness or extended vacations. Many schools are looking at the use of online learning modules as a possible
solution. Used in the post-secondary environment, online learning modules have the potential to deliver engaging and collaborative lessons on a 24-hour basis. This action research project examined whether middle school students were comfortable with
receiving instructional materials from a learning module in an online format. Through
the use of Web 2.0 tools, students provided evidence of understanding Hawaii Standard
CTE.7-8.2.4 which deals with analyzing how skills and interests affect career choices.
Data collection was in the form of pre and post online surveys and student reflections
in an online blog. The research focused on the ease with which students were able to
navigate an online module, comfort level using Web 2.0 tools to collaborate and motivational level while carrying out tasks. As a result of this study in a regular classroom, the researcher and others interested in the topic will now have a better understanding of the requirements in designing online learning to help absentee middle school students.
Pages/Duration: 7 pages
Keywords: learning modules, online learning k-12

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Thelen_TCC.ppt 1.654Mb Microsoft PowerPoint View/Open
Thelen_TCCProposal_2010.pdf 97.85Kb PDF View/Open

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  • ETEC 690, Spring 2010 [27]
    The work in this collection has been completed by the graduating ETEC 690 classes for Spring Semester 2010.


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