What is eLearning?
Designed to eliminate unplanned breaks in the learning process, eLearning uses technological devices to extend or continue teaching and learning outside of the traditional classroom.
About the Program
SCETV and the State Library were named in the proviso ( Proviso 1A.86 - 2018-2019 General Appropriation Act) “to utilize and coordinate available...resources.” SCETV supports SC teachers through our education resources: Knowitall, PBS Kids and PBS Learning Media. SCETV also provides free face-to-face professional development for the participating eLearning districts.
Five districts made up the first cohort: Anderson 5, Kershaw, Pickens, Spartanburg 1, and Spartanburg 7. Ten districts were added to the cohort for the 2019-2020 school year: Anderson 1, Anderson 2, Anderson 3, Florence 1, Georgetown, Rock Hill, Clover, Lexington 2, Lexington 3 and Berkeley.
Tips for Creating eLearning Lessons
- Utilize your Learning Management System (LMS) to effectively communicate with your students. Make sure your instructions are clear and precise. You can place links to resources to be used along with any rubrics or other materials needed for the lesson.
- Create instructional videos so that instructions are clear to your students. Simply posting written instructions in your Learning Management System (LMS) may not be enough for your students to understand your instructions and expectations for an assignment. Create a screencast (using tools like Screencastify, Screencast-O-Matic, etc.) so students can see and hear the instructions. You could also use tools like iorad to create tutorial documents.
- Use online assessment tools to assess understanding of the lesson. There are many online assessment tools available that allow you get immediate feedback so you can monitor and evaluate learning (Quizizz, Socrative, Formative, Google Forms, etc.). Most of these tools have teacher-created assessments that are already created and allow editing if changes need to be made.
- Keep in mind the amount of time needed to complete the assigned work. Lessons do not need to be the length of time of the actual class.
- Make sure your students understand the district’s procedures for working offline and/or downloading resources. Students that do not have internet access at home will need to download materials and make sure their devices are set to work offline.