Implementation and Experiences with a Learning Management System in an Urban Secondary School

ID: 49499 Type: Poster/Demo
  1. Heather Holbrook, Gwinnett County Public Schools, United States
  2. Samuel Jennings, Radford University, United States

Wednesday, June 29 5:15 PM-7:00 PM Location: Grand Ballroom C

Presider: Jodie Hemerda, Bridgepoint Education, United States

Abstract: With the implementation of learning management systems in elementary and secondary schools, students are expected to complete assignments simply because they are “available” online; however, that availability becomes a moot point when the students’ families have limited access to computers and Internet connectivity outside of the school campus. This poster presentation provides insight into how best practices can be implemented to improve learner utilization of online resources for students who have limited access. Students at one of the largest schools in the Southeastern United States contend with having the highest poverty levels, lowest completion rates, and largest group of non-native English speakers in their school district. This study begins to explore the use of students’ mobile phones in conjunction with a learning management system in order to provide best practices implemented to improve online learning.

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