Online Learning Created by: Jonas Mehall
What is Online Learning? <ul><li>Online learning is “education in which instruction and content are delivered primarily vi...
Why Online Learning? <ul><li>The goal of online education is to “expand access to education and provide curricular options...
Why Online Learning (cont.) <ul><li>Times are changing and technology is empowering our students.  </li></ul><ul><li>“As e...
Impact on Students <ul><li>Gone are the days when students enjoy sitting in class listening to a lecture. </li></ul><ul><l...
Impact on Students (cont.) <ul><li>Online learning and technology can lead to: </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory Learning – ...
Participatory Learning <ul><li>Collaboration “contributes significantly to academic learning and is more powerful than com...
Authentic Learning <ul><li>Learning must have meaning and value for students to truly retain information and be engaged in...
Multimodal Learning <ul><li>Recent research has concluded that when students are taught with a combination of visuals and ...
Impact on Students <ul><li>Online learning modules allow instructors to easily create student groups for collaboration. </...
Online Learning = Cyber School? <ul><li>Online learning modules are not the same as attending a cyber school.  </li></ul><...
Impacts on Westmont <ul><li>With the adoption of an online learning module, many new doors and learning avenues are create...
Impacts on Westmont (cont.) <ul><li>Possibly the greatest impact is that online learning helps students to build “strong a...
More Engaging Atmosphere <ul><li>When students are able to have a part in their education, learning takes on a whole new m...
Online Learning – Retention  <ul><li>Students have trouble retaining information when they are sitting in a desk listening...
New Opportunities <ul><li>In a traditional school setting, some classes can not be offered.  </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes t...
New Opportunities (cont.) <ul><li>Online learning modules can open up the door for advanced placement courses. </li></ul><...
Building Skills for the Future <ul><li>The 21 st  century workplace calls for employers to be skilled and versed in techno...
Success Rate  <ul><li>Online learning in K-12 forums is still in its early stages, however recent research shows positive ...
But I don’t want to change! <ul><li>Some teachers may feel that they have a firm grasp on how to reach students and provid...
“ It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.”  -W. Edwards Deming
I wouldn’t know how to conduct an online class! <ul><li>“ Public school teachers with classroom technology access, trainin...
Wouldn’t online learning be expensive? <ul><li>There are federal programs in place that can help support schools who adopt...
Does online learning truly benefit students? <ul><li>Online learning modules help to create multiple avenues for students ...
I just don’t think I can handle this big adjustment at one time. <ul><li>Online learning does not have to take place overn...
One last thought… <ul><li>Our goal as teachers is to provide a quality education in which our students are preparing for w...
References <ul><li>Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & ...
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  1. 1. Online Learning Created by: Jonas Mehall
  2. 2. What is Online Learning? <ul><li>Online learning is “education in which instruction and content are delivered primarily via the Internet” (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007, p.5). </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning amounts to distance education where students and teachers are not physically together. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Online Learning? <ul><li>The goal of online education is to “expand access to education and provide curricular options” (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007, p. 5). </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine a learning experience that could extend beyond the classroom walls! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Online Learning (cont.) <ul><li>Times are changing and technology is empowering our students. </li></ul><ul><li>“As educators, we should be using technology as a critical design factor, in combination with research on how people best learn, to establish new and different environments for student-centered learning” (Lemke & Coughlin, 2009, p.54). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Impact on Students <ul><li>Gone are the days when students enjoy sitting in class listening to a lecture. </li></ul><ul><li>Students today want to have a say in their education, which means using technology as a means of learning. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Impact on Students (cont.) <ul><li>Online learning and technology can lead to: </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory Learning – collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic Learning – real world issues </li></ul><ul><li>Multimodal Learning – text and visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Each of these are key skills needed to succeed in the 21 st century workplace. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Participatory Learning <ul><li>Collaboration “contributes significantly to academic learning and is more powerful than competitive learning or learning individually” (Lemke & Coughlin, 2009, p. 56). </li></ul><ul><li>How to foster collaboration? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Learning Module </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When working online, students can collaborate at anytime of the day, inside or outside of the school. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Authentic Learning <ul><li>Learning must have meaning and value for students to truly retain information and be engaged in the process. </li></ul><ul><li>Using an online learning program allows students to learn using technology, while also giving them the chance to create their own work to share with an authentic audience. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Multimodal Learning <ul><li>Recent research has concluded that when students are taught with a combination of visuals and text, learning increases. </li></ul><ul><li>Students not only need to be able to process both text and visuals, but they must have the skills to produce and create works that contain a combination of both. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Impact on Students <ul><li>Online learning modules allow instructors to easily create student groups for collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>When learning online, students have an authentic experience through their learning and research of current events, as well as through their production of authentic products. </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning modules use a combination of text, audio, and visual features to help meet the learning styles of all students. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Online Learning = Cyber School? <ul><li>Online learning modules are not the same as attending a cyber school. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently, online learning has become increasingly viewed as tool of education reform (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007). </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning can open doors that traditional classrooms simply can not. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Impacts on Westmont <ul><li>With the adoption of an online learning module, many new doors and learning avenues are created, as well as instructional gaps filled. </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning may be more effective than traditional classroom learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Retention rates are higher. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes are created that could not exist in our school. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Impacts on Westmont (cont.) <ul><li>Possibly the greatest impact is that online learning helps students to build “strong academic skills, motivation, discipline, and structure” (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007, p. 12). </li></ul>Online Learning = skills needed for future success
  14. 14. More Engaging Atmosphere <ul><li>When students are able to have a part in their education, learning takes on a whole new meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s students have grown up with technology, which means they naturally would like to use technological tools to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>When students are more engaged, more learning takes place. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Online Learning – Retention <ul><li>Students have trouble retaining information when they are sitting in a desk listening to someone speak. </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning modules offer engaging and exciting means of learning, which in turn leads to greater retention rates. </li></ul><ul><li>We should be teaching our students how to be independent learners, which online learning trains a student to become. </li></ul>
  16. 16. New Opportunities <ul><li>In a traditional school setting, some classes can not be offered. </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes there is not enough classroom space, available teachers, or equipment necessary to offer a specific course. </li></ul>
  17. 17. New Opportunities (cont.) <ul><li>Online learning modules can open up the door for advanced placement courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers who may not have time during the school day to offer a class, can offer the course via distant learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Students who participate in online learning are already preparing themselves for a technology rich future. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Building Skills for the Future <ul><li>The 21 st century workplace calls for employers to be skilled and versed in technology based tools, as well as collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Students participating in online learning will receive fundamental skills needed for the future, while also enjoying their learning experience. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Success Rate <ul><li>Online learning in K-12 forums is still in its early stages, however recent research shows positive academic results. </li></ul><ul><li>As times change, teachers and administrators must be willing to change as well. </li></ul>
  20. 20. But I don’t want to change! <ul><li>Some teachers may feel that they have a firm grasp on how to reach students and provide a quality education without technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Though students can learn without technology, they are going to be gravely behind their peers who are being taught with and how to use technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Some teachers also fear change, which is understandable. </li></ul><ul><li>It is human nature to feel comfortable and not want to travel outside of our comfort zone. </li></ul><ul><li>Is our job as a teacher to feel comfortable, or to prepare our students for life? </li></ul>
  21. 21. “ It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” -W. Edwards Deming
  22. 22. I wouldn’t know how to conduct an online class! <ul><li>“ Public school teachers with classroom technology access, training, and support were much more likely to report instructional use of technology” (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007, p. 10). </li></ul><ul><li>With anything in life, once you have been trained on how to use something, it becomes more appealing and easier to handle. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Wouldn’t online learning be expensive? <ul><li>There are federal programs in place that can help support schools who adopt online learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal grants can also be acquired, though more support could be necessary. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Does online learning truly benefit students? <ul><li>Online learning modules help to create multiple avenues for students to learn and succeed. </li></ul><ul><li>As Cavanaugh and Clark (2007) state, “the most frequently identified factor influencing the success of virtual schooling was student learning styles” (p. 12). </li></ul><ul><li>It is no secret students carry with them different learning styles, strengths, and abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>When we can provide our students with a variety of ways to learn and produce content, then we are giving them a better chance to succeed. </li></ul>
  25. 25. I just don’t think I can handle this big adjustment at one time. <ul><li>Online learning does not have to take place overnight. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a gradual change where teachers implement blogs, wikis, and other technology tools before diving into a full blown online module. </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning tools are not going to change classroom content, rather they are meant to improve teaching (Gillard & Bailey, 2007). </li></ul>
  26. 26. One last thought… <ul><li>Our goal as teachers is to provide a quality education in which our students are preparing for what their future holds. </li></ul><ul><li>The implementation of online learning tools and modules can greatly help us in our endeavors. </li></ul>
  27. 27. References <ul><li>Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & N. Clausen-Grace, et al (Eds.), What Works in K-12 Online Learning (Chapter 1, pp. 5-19) . Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Gillard, S., & Bailey, D. (2007). Technology in the classroom: Overcoming obstacles, reaping rewards. The International Journal of Learning , 14 (1), 87–93. </li></ul><ul><li>Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009). The change agents . Educational Leadership , 67 (1), 54–59. </li></ul>
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