Learning in the 21st Century:  2011 Trends Update – New Report Students, Parents & Educators Speak Up  about Online Learni...
A big thank you to:
Series of Speak Up Reports  in collaboration with Blackboard
Today’s Agenda:   <ul><li>About Speak Up National Research Project  </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights from the new report  </li...
Learning in the 21st Century:  2011 Trends Update Meet our expert panelists!  Mary Fluharty Technology Integration Special...
Today ’ s Discussion: The Big Questions <ul><li>Who is learning online?  </li></ul><ul><li>What is propelling this new int...
<ul><li>Annual national research project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online surveys + focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Op...
<ul><ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st  Century Skills & Digital Citizenship </l...
<ul><li>K-12 Students 294,399 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 35,525 </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians 2,135 </li></ul><ul><li>Paren...
Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about  their Vision for 21st Century Learning <ul><li>Social–based learning  </li><...
The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Report #1:  How today’s students are leveraging  emerging technolo...
What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning?
<ul><li>Student vision for tech use mirrors desires for learning in general </li></ul><ul><li>Educators have potential to ...
The New 3 E’s of Education:  Enabled, Engaged, Empowered <ul><li>Key Trends to Watch:  </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Learning  ...
Introducing . . .   <ul><li>Learning in the 21st Century: </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Trends Update </li></ul><ul><li>A special...
Online learning enables a  greater personalization  of the learning process for  both students and educators  and facilita...
Who is learning online today?   Administrators:  Who is your audience for online learning?  Audience 2008 2010 Administrat...
Who is learning online today?
Who is learning online today?   Table 1: Growth in student participation in online classes Type of online participation Mi...
What is propelling this new interest?  Table 2:  Value of Online Learning for Students Value of Online Learning Principals...
Can online learning transform the learning process?  For high school students, traditional reasons:  scheduling and colleg...
Why do you want to take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons:  scheduling and college credit.  F...
Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption?
Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption?
Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption?
Which factors are most important when evaluating online course quality? <ul><li>Administrators say:  </li></ul><ul><li>Sta...
Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption?
What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? Working conditions? Professional development opportunities? Profe...
What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? For teachers  who have an interest  in online teaching: Flexibili...
What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? For teachers who say  they are not interested : Increased compens...
What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? Value of first hand experience by taking an online course?  Not t...
What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? <ul><li>Key audience for recruitment:  </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers...
Learning in the 21st Century:  2011 Trends Update Panel Discussion Mary Fluharty Technology Integration Specialist Alexand...
<ul><li>National Speak Up Findings and reports  </li></ul><ul><li>Additional data analysis from Speak Up 2010  </li></ul><...
Interested in leveraging ROI analysis to justify your online learning initiative? Special Webinar:  The New Math for Justi...
Speak Up 2011 <ul><li>New online surveys for students,  </li></ul><ul><li>parents & educators open for input:  </li></ul><...
A big thank you to:
Thank you.  Let’s continue this conversation.  Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Pro...
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  1. 1. Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update – New Report Students, Parents & Educators Speak Up about Online Learning Special Webinar August 31, 2011
  2. 2. A big thank you to:
  3. 3. Series of Speak Up Reports in collaboration with Blackboard
  4. 4. Today’s Agenda: <ul><li>About Speak Up National Research Project </li></ul><ul><li>Highlights from the new report </li></ul><ul><li>Panel discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Conversation time </li></ul>Speak Up Research Project: Views of Students, Parents, Teachers, Librarians and Administrators
  5. 5. Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update Meet our expert panelists! Mary Fluharty Technology Integration Specialist Alexandria City PS (VA) Alison Schleede Technology Facilitator Mooresville Graded SD (NC)
  6. 6. Today ’ s Discussion: The Big Questions <ul><li>Who is learning online? </li></ul><ul><li>What is propelling this new interest in online learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Can online learning really transform the learning process? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the standing in the way of greater adoption? </li></ul><ul><li>What motivates teachers to teach online? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Annual national research project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online surveys + focus groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutions receive free report with their own data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 Students, Teachers, Librarians, Parents, Principals and District Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inform policies & programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis and reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services to help transform teaching and learning </li></ul></ul>Speak Up National Research Project
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills & Digital Citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science and Math Instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Development / Teacher Preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators’ Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emerging Technologies in the Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Learning, Mobile Devices, Digital Content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Designing the 21st Century School </li></ul></ul>Speak Up survey question themes
  9. 9. <ul><li>K-12 Students 294,399 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers 35,525 </li></ul><ul><li>Librarians 2,135 </li></ul><ul><li>Parents (in English & Spanish) 42,267 </li></ul><ul><li>School/District Administrators 3,578 </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Leaders 1,391 </li></ul><ul><li>Schools / Districts 6,541 / 1,340 </li></ul><ul><li>Top 12 participating states: </li></ul><ul><li>TX, CA, AL, AZ, FL, NC, IL, MD, IN, NV, PA, WI </li></ul><ul><li>About Speak Up participating schools: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>51% Title 1 eligible – indicating community poverty </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>34% urban, 29% suburban, 37% rural </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355
  10. 10. Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning <ul><li>Social–based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Un–tethered learning </li></ul><ul><li>Digitally–rich learning </li></ul>
  11. 11. The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Report #1: How today’s students are leveraging emerging technologies for learning Report #2: How today’s educators are advancing a new vision for teaching and learning Speak Up 2010 National Findings Two national releases in Washington DC April 1 and May 11, 2011
  12. 12. What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning?
  13. 13. <ul><li>Student vision for tech use mirrors desires for learning in general </li></ul><ul><li>Educators have potential to enable, engage and empower this new learning vision </li></ul><ul><li>By examining the synergies and the disconnects we can develop a shared vision for the future of learning </li></ul>What can the Speak Up data tell us about the future of learning?
  14. 14. The New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, Empowered <ul><li>Key Trends to Watch: </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>E-Textbooks and Digital Content </li></ul>
  15. 15. Introducing . . . <ul><li>Learning in the 21st Century: </li></ul><ul><li>2011 Trends Update </li></ul><ul><li>A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Online learning enables a greater personalization of the learning process for both students and educators and facilitates opportunities to collaborate with peers and experts , thus empowering a new sense of personal ownership of the learning process.
  17. 17. Who is learning online today? Administrators: Who is your audience for online learning? Audience 2008 2010 Administrators 21% 36% Teachers 49% 53% Traditional students 24% 40% Home-schooled students 5% 13% Students in continuation schools 3% 18% At risk students 10% 16%
  18. 18. Who is learning online today?
  19. 19. Who is learning online today? Table 1: Growth in student participation in online classes Type of online participation Middle School Students High School Students 2010 2009 2008 2010 2009 2008 Took an online class for school 19% 13% 9% 30% 18% 10% Took an online class for personal reasons 5% 8% 7% 8% 9% 4%
  20. 20. What is propelling this new interest? Table 2: Value of Online Learning for Students Value of Online Learning Principals District Administrators Keeping students engaged in school 37% 46% Increasing graduation rates 32% 44% Offering academic remediation 32% 39% Providing scheduling alternatives 25% 37% Programs for at risk students 23% 29% Offer dual enrollment courses 15% 20% Provide advanced coursework 14% 25%
  21. 21. Can online learning transform the learning process? For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm. Students: Why do you want to take an online class?
  22. 22. Why do you want to take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm. <ul><li>Get extra help in a tough subject </li></ul><ul><li>More comfortable asking questions </li></ul><ul><li>In control of my own learning </li></ul><ul><li>More motivated to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Work at my own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Review class materials whenever I want </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas with my classmates </li></ul>
  23. 23. Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption?
  24. 24. Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption?
  25. 25. Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption?
  26. 26. Which factors are most important when evaluating online course quality? <ul><li>Administrators say: </li></ul><ul><li>Standards alignment 77% </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use by students and teachers 63% </li></ul><ul><li>Student achievement results 54% </li></ul><ul><li>Source = teachers or curriculum specialists 42% </li></ul><ul><li>Includes imbedded assessments 36% </li></ul>
  27. 27. Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption?
  28. 28. What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? Working conditions? Professional development opportunities? Professional satisfaction? Curriculum support? Job opportunities?
  29. 29. What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? For teachers who have an interest in online teaching: Flexibility in working conditions 78% Increased compensation 65% Providing necessary tools/support 60% Learning about job opportunities 58% Working with more motivated students 53%
  30. 30. What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? For teachers who say they are not interested : Increased compensation 37% Flexibility in working conditions 32% Providing necessary tools/support 25% Co-teaching an online course 22% Providing curriculum 21%
  31. 31. What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? Value of first hand experience by taking an online course? Not that meaningful …. Only 26% of the interested cohort and 9% of the disinterested cohort said that would make a difference.
  32. 32. What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? <ul><li>Key audience for recruitment: </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers with less than 10 years of experience </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer online courses for their own PD </li></ul><ul><li>Explicitly state an interest in teaching an online course </li></ul>
  33. 33. Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update Panel Discussion Mary Fluharty Technology Integration Specialist Alexandria City PS (VA) Alison Schleede Technology Facilitator Mooresville Graded SD (NC)
  34. 34. <ul><li>National Speak Up Findings and reports </li></ul><ul><li>Additional data analysis from Speak Up 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations, podcasts and webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation services </li></ul><ul><li>Reports and white papers </li></ul><ul><li>Speak Up 2011! </li></ul>More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org
  35. 35. Interested in leveraging ROI analysis to justify your online learning initiative? Special Webinar: The New Math for Justifying Online Learning: Leveraging ROI and VOI Analysis for Ed Tech Investments Date and Time: September 29, 2011 2:00 pm ET, 11:00 am PT Register at www.blackboard.com
  36. 36. Speak Up 2011 <ul><li>New online surveys for students, </li></ul><ul><li>parents & educators open for input: </li></ul><ul><li>October 10 - December 23 </li></ul><ul><li>Data back to your school: February 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more at www.tomorrow.org </li></ul><ul><li>Enable, engage, empower your </li></ul><ul><li>school’s stakeholder voices! </li></ul>
  37. 37. A big thank you to:
  38. 38. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow [email_address] 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011. This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author.

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