By Essence Money
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Students who find themselves struggling to manage WebStudy can now rest assured with the help of the WebStudy Workshop. The WebStudy Workshop, scheduled for January, has been created to help students become more comfortable with using WebStudy for their online or hybrid courses.
“In the past, students would register for online classes and they really wouldn’t know how to navigate our learning management system,” stated Rosalia DeNardo, e-learning specialist. “A lot of times students are computer savvy in the fact they can search on the Internet, load pictures, maybe edit things but when it came to our learning management system they really couldn’t navigate [it] and didn’t know what to do.”
Most times students opt for online classes due to hectic schedules and really can’t afford to be set back due to lack of knowledge on how to navigate WebStudy. “We understand that students don’t have the time to figure it out,” DeNardo explained. The workshop will allow students to come in and have a tutorial of WebStudy with the most used functions; however, students are advised that all help for other functions can be sought at the student help desk. The workshop will also allow students to see firsthand if online classes are the best option for them. “Students will be able to figure out right then at the workshop if they would want to continue on with the online classes,” stated DeNardo. At the end of the semester students will be invited back to track their progress.
“The purpose is to make students more comfortable with using WebStudy,” said Scott Purdy, the assistant director of distance learning. “We’re hoping to alleviate all confusion to make the process as smooth as possible. We want all students to be successful.”
“I’m looking forward to attending the workshop,” stated Mere’Line Green, a 19-year-old student of Camden County College. “I already have a few online classes and still find WebStudy’s layout confusing.”
The WebStudy Workshop will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2014 in Madison Hall Room 204, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 28, 2014 in Wolverton Library Room 012, 2 p.m. Jan. 29, 2014 in Wolverton Library Room 012, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2014 in Wolverton Library Room 012, and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31, 2014 in Madison Hall Room 212. The workshop is optional and free to attend; however, seats are limited. Students must RSVP to the Distance Learning Department at DistanceLearning@camdencc.edu. The RSVP should include the student’s full name.