Student Websites and E-Mentoring
With assistance from the Kansas Deaf-Blind Outreach program and the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blindness Youths and Adults and in collaboration with Open School BC, an E-mentoring component was pilot tested with six student websites in the 2014-2015 school year. As a component of Inclusion Outreach’s service delivery model, secure individualized student websites are now being developed for the students we support. These websites are an electronic repository that provides easy access to up-to-date student-specific information for those professionals with the necessary permissions. For students already supported by Inclusion Outreach, the website replaces the student’s binder on the next site visit.
Link to student website login page: http://moodle2.openschool.bc.ca/login/index.php
If you have forgotten or wish to change your password: http://moodle2.openschool.bc.ca/login/index.php
- E-mentoring provides service at a distance at a lower cost.
- Information gathered through e-mentoring could reduce the number of team members/disciplines required on some site visits.
- A user friendly, easily accessible website will provide more detailed information than phone consultation, email or Skype.
- Ongoing involvement with the school team will monitor and facilitate implementation of the team’s suggestions and recommendations.
- Ongoing involvement with the school team will provide continuity when staffing changes occur.
- Videos uploaded to the student’s website can be viewed at a distance by the Inclusion Outreach team and feedback provided through videoconferencing.
- Videos archived on the student’s site can provide a record of student progress and skill development.
- Student websites will provide useful information to receiving teachers and to adult service agencies and providers at key points in transition.