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Increased broadband capacity will have a tremendous effect on schools to personalise the learning of individual students. With the potential for every terminal to be video-conference capable, the ...

Increased broadband capacity will have a tremendous effect on schools to personalise the learning of individual students. With the potential for every terminal to be video-conference capable, the opportunities to teach classes online is greater than ever – as are the benefits

- Using online as a full teaching environment rather than a content repository
- The extent of online teaching clusters in New Zealand
- How far can the technology go?
- International examples and case studies

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  • Increased broadband capacity will have a tremendous effect on schools to personalise the learning of individual students. With the potential for every terminal to be video-conference capable, the opportunities to teach classes online is greater than ever – as are the benefits- Using online as a full teaching environment rather than a content repository-The extent of online teaching clusters in New Zealand- How far can the technology go? International examples and case studies
  • In the traditional teaching and learning world… of the 50s…
  • In the traditional teaching and learning world… of the 50s…
  • In the traditional teaching and learning world… of the 50s…
  • These partnerships were spared from a meeting between Dave Evans (ATTTO), Jon Bird (Catlins) and Allan Jon (Catlins). At a subsequent meeting between the group Dave Evans brought Elizabeth Valentine (ATTTO CEO) where the partnership was formalised, and Elizabeth introduced Catlins to Nextspace.Nextspace is a 3D visualisation industry catalyst and consultancy partially government funded and with a mandate to help improve digital literacy in New Zealand.  Nextspace has assisted us by providing sophisticated 3D software and 3D models for our students to work with. 
  • These tools let you “play back” complex 3D animations of real world usesPossible teaching, Describe the aircraftMix with a podcast Use to examine items in detail.
  • Tremain Lucas, Jon Bird, Allan Jon and Dave Evans with some of the 2008 Aviation students at Safe Air in Blenhiem, 2008
  • Map from the VLN
  • The New Zealand published Education Review made a similar analysis of the overseas growth of fully virtual schools, commenting that: “…in the United States… about one million children and teenagers learn online and the numbers in ’Virtual Schools’ are growing by 50 per cent each year. The Florida Virtual School had ‘thousands’ of students and grew so big it became a whole school district in itself.”TH, ‘Rise of the Virtual Teacher’, Education Review, May 1st 2009.
  • http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=42025&CFID=18158170&CFTOKEN=44675028Corey Murray, the Senior Editor of eSchool News reported that: “At the Florida Virtual School, the nation's first statewide public online high school, enrollment reportedly spiked by more than 50 percent compared with the last school year. The statewide Idaho Digital Academy reported similar growth, while the Louisiana Virtual School program grew by 18 percent and the international Virtual High School program, which now has virtual-school programs in 30 states and 25 countries, grew by 24 percent”.
  • http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=42025&CFID=18158170&CFTOKEN=44675028Corey Murray, the Senior Editor of eSchool News reported that: “At the Florida Virtual School, the nation's first statewide public online high school, enrollment reportedly spiked by more than 50 percent compared with the last school year. The statewide Idaho Digital Academy reported similar growth, while the Louisiana Virtual School program grew by 18 percent and the international Virtual High School program, which now has virtual-school programs in 30 states and 25 countries, grew by 24 percent”.
  • http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=42025&CFID=18158170&CFTOKEN=44675028Corey Murray, the Senior Editor of eSchool News reported that: “At the Florida Virtual School, the nation's first statewide public online high school, enrollment reportedly spiked by more than 50 percent compared with the last school year. The statewide Idaho Digital Academy reported similar growth, while the Louisiana Virtual School program grew by 18 percent and the international Virtual High School program, which now has virtual-school programs in 30 states and 25 countries, grew by 24 percent”.
  • Mark Gasson[1] is a British scientist and senior research fellow at the Cybernetic Intelligence Research Group[2], University of Reading, UK. He pioneered developments indirect interfaces between computer systems and the human nervous system[3], is active in the research fields of robotics and identity[4] and pursues many public engagement in science activities. In 2010 he claimed to be the first human to be infected with a computer virus[5], however the only distinction between Gasson's so-called "infection" and someone carrying a smartphone compromised by malicious software is that Gasson put the electronics in question under his skin. (from Wikipaedia)
  • Locutus of Borg – Captain Jon Luc PicardMark Gasson[1] is a British scientist and senior research fellow at the Cybernetic Intelligence Research Group[2], University of Reading, UK. He pioneered developments indirect interfaces between computer systems and the human nervous system[3], is active in the research fields of robotics and identity[4] and pursues many public engagement in science activities. In 2010 he claimed to be the first human to be infected with a computer virus[5], however the only distinction between Gasson's so-called "infection" and someone carrying a smartphone compromised by malicious software is that Gasson put the electronics in question under his skin. (from Wikipaedia)
  • Increased broadband capacity will have a tremendous effect on schools to personalise the learning of individual students. With the potential for every terminal to be video-conference capable, the opportunities to teach classes online is greater than ever – as are the benefits- Using online as a full teaching environment rather than a content repository-The extent of online teaching clusters in New Zealand- How far can the technology go? International examples and case studies

Virtual Schooling: The next wave of eLearning? Virtual Schooling: The next wave of eLearning? Presentation Transcript

  • Virtual schooling: the next wave of e-learning?
    Allan Jon, Tel.Con 2010
    New Zealand Virtual School
    Trades Academy
  • The scene is set…
    The Secondary Futures Project opened a dialogue about changing the way people learn.
    eLearning Clusters in NZ and Virtual Schools overseas are growing exponentially.
    For the first time the New Zealand Curriculum (for schools) includes eLearning.
  • Secondary Futures
    • Students First
    • Inspiring Teachers
    • Social Effects
    • Community Connectedness
    • The Place of Technology
  • So what does it all mean?
    Z z z ..
  • But it doesn’t have to be that way…
    Z zz ..
  • Learners can follow their interests…
  • According to the former US Secretary of Education Richard Riley...
    The Top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010
    didn’t exist in 2004…
  • But does this stuff actually work?
  • Catlins Partnerships for Aviation
    Meet real needs
    • Secondary Futures ideas
    • Engagement- authentic educational experiences
    • Career education
    • Address industry needs
    • School, community & business in partnership
  • Communicate, collaborate and visualize dynamic product data.
    Using 3D allows students to “Demonstrate knowledge of…”.
    3D visualization empowers inquiry learning.
  • Optional Face2Face and Camps
    Meet the teacher
    Meet peers and develop a ‘class’
    Optional eHui days
    Optional Aviation Camp at NZRAF Base Woodbourne
  • JT8D Jet Engine donated by Christchurch Engine Centre
  • In the big picture…
  • The current NZ Clusters…
    • Clusters for teaching and learning as well as professional development of teachers
    • Courses listed and brokered by the Virtual Learning Network
    • Wide range of levels of development and learner numbers between clusters
    http://www.virtuallearning.school.nz/
  • OtagoNET
    OtagoNET is the largest VC Cluster in New Zealand
    • Primarily Asnet VC
    • Recently added GoogleApps
    • eHui Days
    • Recriprical enrolments and donations for administration
    User Pays Courses
    • Agriculture
    • Design
    Maths
    History
    Physics
    Accounting
    Japanese
  • Second Life and SLeNZ
    • Learning based on Virtual Experiences
    • Midwifery and Birthing
    • Developing role play and digital simulations about Real Life situations to learn online
  • About Virtual Schools Overseas
    The New Zealand Education Review say:
     
    “…in the United States… about one million children and teenagers learn online and the numbers in ‘Virtual Schools’ are growing by 50 per cent each year. The Florida Virtual School had ‘thousands’ of students and grew so big it became a whole school district in itself.”
  • About Virtual Schools Overseas
    Corey Murray, the Senior Editor of eSchool News reported that:
     
    “At the Florida Virtual School, the nation's first statewide public online high school, enrollment reportedly spiked by more than 50 percent compared with the last school year. The statewide Idaho Digital Academy reported similar growth, while the Louisiana Virtual School program grew by 18 percent and the international Virtual High School program, which now has virtual-school programs in 30 states and 25 countries, grew by 24 percent”.
  • What are we doing?
    • Skype
    • Digital Learning tools
    • Work Placements
    • Qualifications and career Pathways
    http://www.virtual.school.nz/
  • Serviced by a centralized NZVS office and server centre
  • Beyond The Matrix: What is next?
    The Cybernetic Intelligence Research Group at the University of Reading
    • Mark Gasson
    • Learning in phases – knowledge and culture
    • Immersive Virtual Reality Tools
  • “So the urgent drives out the important; and the future goes largely unexplored; and the capacity to act rather than the capacity to think and imagine becomes the sole measure for leadership.”
    Hamel and Prahalad (1999)
  • To learn more contact:
    Allan Jon
    allan.jon@virtual.school.nz