- Welcome to Open Access College
Welcome to Open Access College
After your enrolment
After enrolling students often ask, "Well what happens next?"
Download: After your enrolment (word document)
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- Workplace Setup
Setting up an effective workplace is vital for all students at Open Access College.
The work area should be in an accessible area for students and parents to utilise and is free of distractions. The work area should be uncluttered and be in an area that is well lit so as not to strain eyes.
The chair should provide adequate back support and be comfortable to use for reasonable periods of time. Students will be required to use a computer and headset (and at times the telephone) for lessons.
They may also be required to print work, scan/photograph work to return to teachers. This can be negotiated with individual teachers as to what they require.
- Time Management
1. Prioritize your weekly schedule as a student. Educational studies must come first, then extra curriculum activities and then social life. Friends will want to hang out with you on the weekends, but they will understand if you explain to them that you need to study or catch up on school-related work. 2. List the exact due dates for events, projects, essays, and other homework. It will help you to alert you when things need to be done by. Next, sort extra curricular activities. 3. Set a time limit on how long you study for each class. Don't go spend too much time on one subject and forget that you have several others to catch up. Don't rush through studying; take your time and concentrate. Set up an alarm clock at a certain hour, when it rings, go to another subject and reset the alarm.
4. Get at least 6-9 hours of sleep. If you have more or less sleep than you should have, you will feel lazy and sleepy and find it hard to concentrate.
- Health and Well Being
Health and Well Being
Food and nutrition is also important for staying healthy. Power your body with the right type of fuel in order for growth, development and a healthy lifestyle
A balanced diet for a teenager includes the following:
SleepDid you know!
People of your age need 9 ¼ hours of sleep a night?
On average people spend a third of their lives in bed?
Sleep is important as it helps our brains to work at their best. Sleep increases our energy, memory, concentration, alertness and is important for physical growth.
- Learning Tools
Open Access College uses Moodle for providing you with a course content, WebEx and Google apps for online meetings with your classmates and teacher, Daymap for communications (timetable, assessments, bulletins, notes), LearnLink for your school e-mail box.
The learning programs and platforms provide you information about these:
Moodle is a Learning Management software used at Open Access College to deliver the courses online.
You already have a Moodle account.
More information about using Moodle.
WebEx is one of the virtual classrooms OAC uses.
If your teacher requires you to use WebEx, they will provide you with relevant information. You do need a password for WebEx. Most teachers will send you an email link to join the class that contains the password.
More information about:
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DayMap is a learning management system we use at Open Access College to:
- Keep student details and contacts
- Share lesson information, links and media
- Mark the roll
- Collect and assess student work
- Produce and publish student reports
- Provide online parent/supervisor access to curriculum and student progress information
Login and password for students and parents and supervisors will be provided.
The LearnLink provides a centralized system for all DECD staff and students.
All students will be allocated a LearnLink email.
Email format will be - firstname.lastname@example.org (three numerals will be random generated).
If you don't know your password or forgotten it, please contact OAC Learning Technology help desk.
How to forward LearnLink emails to another email account
Log into LearnLink.
- Subject information
- Events at the school
Events at the school
Open Access College Events - Event Calendar
OAC is committed to ensuring we are a place of safety and respect for all our staff and students, free of harassment and discrimination
"Cyber Bullying is the use of the Internet and related technologies to harm other people in a deliberate, repeated, and hostile manner.” - Wikipedia
Stand up and speak out! If you see or know your friend is being cyberbullied, support them and report the bullying.
Remember that you should behave the same way towards others whether you are online or offline.
- Who am I as a learner?
Who am I as a learner?
Find out how engaged you are and your preferred learning style
How engaged am I?
Where are you on your Learning Journey?
Download the Engagement Matrix (Right click and save the file) and select your position on the Engagement Matrix scale.
Everyone has their own preferred learning style. Investigate what is your learning style?
Common learning styles are:
Visual Learner Learns by seeing and looking.
Auditory Learner Learns by listening and hearing.
Kinesthetic Learner Learns by touching and doing.
What learning style are you?
Try the learning styles quiz to find out your preferred learning styles.
- Study and Exam Tips
Study and Exam Tips