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Online and Blended Learning – Views of Ohio’s K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators Online and Blended Learning – Views of Ohio’s K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators Presentation Transcript

  • Ohio “Speaks Up” seriesOnline and Blended Learning Views of Ohio’s K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers and AdministratorsJulie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO Speak Up 2012 Results March 18, 2013 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Big Questions What are the expectations of Ohio’s K-12 students for online or blended learning? How does that student vision compare with the teachers’ & administrators’ reality? What is the unique parent perspective on online learning? How well are our K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Discussion Agenda Speak Up National Research Project Student Vision for Online Learning Parent, Teacher & Administrator Perspective Discussion with you! Speak Up 2012 National & Ohio Findings Views of K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents and Administrators (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organizationPrograms:• Research & evaluation studies• School and community programs• Events for students Mission: To ensure that today’s students are prepared to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and engaged citizens of the world. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project  Online surveys + focus groups  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 3 million surveys since 2003 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online & Blended Learning, Digital Content, E- textbooks, Educational Games, Social Media applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship & Global Awareness  Math and Science Instruction  Students’ Career Interests in STEM  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies both in & out of the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Social Media tools and applications  Flipped Classroom, Print to Digital, Online Assessments  Designing the 21st Century School Activities Value Propositions Aspirations (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • National Speak Up 2012 Participation: 466,303 K-12 Students 364,233 Teachers & Librarians 56,346 Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,713 School/District Administrators 6,011 About the participating schools & districts o 8,020 schools and 2,431 districts o 30% urban / 43% rural / 27% suburban o All 50 states + DC Honor Roll of States with highest participation:TX, CA, OH, IN, AL, NC, WI, AZ, FL, PA (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Ohio Speak Up 2012 Participation: 53,834 K-12 Students 27,999 Teachers & Librarians 17,974 Parents 6,230 School/District Administrators 1,631 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Too many surveys! (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Speak Up National Findings: 2003 - 2012  Students function as a “Digital Advance Team”  Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning  Students’ frustrations focus on the unsophisticated use of technologies within education  Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults  Exacerbation of lack of relevancy in current education  Students want a more personalized learning environment (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • The New Student Vision for LearningSocial–based learning PersonalizedUn–tethered learning LearningDigitally–rich learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • The New Student Vision for LearningSocial–based learning Online andUn–tethered learning BlendedDigitally–rich learning Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • The New Student Vision for Learning Key Trends:  Online and Blended Learning  Mobile Learning (Apr 2)  Digital Content & Social Media (Apr 11) “Speak Up Snack” (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Be a Speak Up Analyst!Your assignment: Debunk myths Uncover hidden digital divides Evaluate your vision  Do you have a shared vision of the future? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • The New Student Vision for LearningKey Trends:Online andBlendedLearning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Ohio districts are tapping into many typesof online learning Online teacher professional development Blended learning classes for students Virtual conferences and webinars Fully online classes for students Building your own online courses Fee based online summer school 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% District Administrators (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Who is learning online in Ohio? Types of online learning Students: Students: experiences Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 100% online school 4% 7% Online self study class 8% 12% Teacher led online class 9% 10% Online class for personal 7% 7% interestsNo experience but would like 39% 38% to take an online class (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Why take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons are important such as scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm. For all students, potential for personalization of learning is highly valued. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Why take an online class? Benefits of OH Gr 6-8 OH Gr 9-12 taking an online class Work at my own 60% 57% pace Be in control of my 56% 56% own learning Review class 48% 44% materials whenever I need to Greater sense of 39% 40% independence Easier for me to 43% 33% succeed (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Why take an online class?OH Parents’ views:1. Ability for my child to work at his/her own pace 62%2. Ability to review materials when needed 59%3. Take class not offered at the school 52%4. Get college credit 46%5. Increase motivation in learning 30% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Ohio parents have first hand experience withonline learningI have taken an online class:For work or job training 46%For an academic/college program 27%To learn new skills 19%To explore a hobby 11% 25% who have not taken an online class would like to! (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Blended learning in Ohio – Principals’ ViewNew Speak Up question – how we defined blended learning: “There is a lot of national discussion on the potential of "blended learning" to transform education. In general, the concept means that students are engaged to some degree in face-to-face instruction in a traditional classroom while also spending time driving their own learning online. There are several different models of blended learning. “ (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Blended learning in Ohio – Principals’ ViewPrimarily F2F with online resource usage 54%Mix of online and F2F on a regular schedule 7%Online curriculum in a school setting with teacher onsite 13%Online course in a school setting with remote teacher 7%Random online course by traditional school students 9%Primarily online from home with online teacher 5%None of the above 27% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • What’s holding back online learning in Ohio?1. Creating online courses that are academically rigorous2. Concern over quality of student-teacher interactions3. Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum4. Lack of technology infrastructure5. Students don’t have home internet access6. Finding teachers interested or qualified to teach online courses (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • What’s holding back online learning in Ohio?1. Creating online courses that are academically rigorous2. Concern over quality of student-teacher interactions3. Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum4. Lack of technology infrastructure5. Students don’t have home internet access6. Finding teachers interested or qualified to teach online courses Only 16% of Ohio teachers say they are interested in teaching online courses (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Looking to the future ….What skills are Ohio’s administrators lookingfor in the next generation of teachers? Knowing how to differentiate using technology 61% Knowing how to find and use digital content 61% Experience learning in an online course 54% Experience teaching an online course 43% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Ohio teachers and technologyHow often do you assign Internet-based homework? 41% 25% 19% 11% 5% Never Few times a Once a One a week Almost daily year month (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Comparing Ohio student and teacher valuesStudents, how often do you access Internetcontent to help you with homework? 41% 38% 33% 30% 25% 25% 23% 19% 15% 13% 11% 8% 9% 4% 5% Never Few times a year Once a month Once a week Almost daily Teachers HS Students MS Students (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Evaluating the quality of online coursesWhat Ohio administrators say is most importantTop Voter Getters: Alignment to curriculum standards 85% Developed by organization with field expertise 70% Ease of use by students and teachers 65% Student achievement results 49% Includes embedded assessments 40% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Evaluating the quality of online coursesWhat Ohio administrators say is most importantNot as important: Lack of commercial advertisements 21% Course used by similar districts 18% Recommended by a colleague 17% Used at a virtual school 4% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • The New Student Vision for LearningSocial–based learning Online andUn–tethered learning BlendedDigitally–rich learning Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? Do we have a shared vision for online and blended learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Do we have a shared vision for online andblended learning in Ohio? Campuswide Internet Online textbook Online assessments Online classesLearning management 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% District Admin Principals Teachers Parents Students (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.orgNational Speak Up Findings and reportsTargeted and thematic reports Online learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive software Pre-service teachers view – NEW!Presentations, podcasts and webinarsServices: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacystudies (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • More Speak Up for Ohio Introducing a series of webinars on the Ohio Speak Up data April 2: Mobile learning April 11: Digital content & social media See you then ….. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • More Speak Up for Ohio Your questions or comments (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2013This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is grantedfor 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. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013