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Fantasy Workshop: Active Use of a Learning Management System (LMS) as an Approach to Blended Learning

Fantasy Workshop: Active Use of a Learning Management System (LMS) as an Approach to Blended Learning
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Author(s): Marit Grande Haugdal (Hunn Elementary School, Norway) and Hilde Sundfaer (Åsveien Elementary School, Norway)
Copyright: 2014
Pages: 12
Source title: Practical Applications and Experiences in K-20 Blended Learning Environments
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Lydia Kyei-Blankson (Illinois State University, USA) and Esther Ntuli (Idaho State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4912-5.ch017

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Abstract

Fantasy Workshop is a project focused on the active use of a Learning Management System (LMS), itslearning, in teaching and learning in a K-12 blended environment. As teachers in this study, the authors used an LMS as a learning platform in their 6th grade literature class. The focus for the class was creative writing and learning about Fantasy, a fiction genre. The aim of the project was to enable all students, not only those students who love to read and write, to learn about the Fantasy genre in a way that would build on their previous knowledge and interests. In addition, the project was aimed at facilitating students’ writing processes in such a way that was meaningful and motivating for all students. Most importantly, as teachers, the authors used this project to establish an effective blended environment that worked for teaching and learning in the 6th grade classroom.

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