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  • Learning in the 21st Century:2011 Trends Update – Report ReleaseStudents, Parents & Educators Speak Upabout Online LearningISTE 2011 - PhiladelphiaBreakfast MeetingJune 28, 2011 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • A big thank you to: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Series of Speak Up Reportsin collaboration with Blackboard © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Today’s Agenda: Welcome remarks from John Canuel About Speak Up Highlights from the new report Panel discussion Conversation time Speak Up Research Project: Views of Students, Parents, Teachers, Librarians and Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Welcoming Remarks John Canuel Vice President K-12 Education Strategy Blackboard Inc. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions Who is learning online? What is propelling this new interest in online learning? Can online learning really transform the learning process? What is the standing in the way of greater adoption? What motivates teachers to teach online? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Speak Up National Research Project• Annual national research project Online surveys + focus groups Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education Institutions receive free report with their own data• Collect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations K-12 Students, Teachers, Librarians, Parents, Principals and District Administrators• Inform policies & programs Analysis and reporting Services to help transform teaching and learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Speak Up survey question themes Learning & Teaching with Technology 21st Century Skills & Digital Citizenship Science and Math Instruction Professional Development / Teacher Preparation Internet Safety Administrators’ Challenges Emerging Technologies in the Classroom Online Learning, Mobile Devices, Digital Content Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications Designing the 21st Century School © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355 K-12 Students 294,399 Teachers 35,525 Librarians 2,135 Parents (in English & Spanish) 42,267 School/District Administrators 3,578 Technology Leaders 1,391 Schools / Districts 6,541 / 1,340 Top 12 participating states: TX, CA, AL, AZ, FL, NC, IL, MD, IN, NV, PA, WI About Speak Up participating schools: 51% Title 1 eligible – indicating community poverty 34% urban, 29% suburban, 37% rural © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about their Vision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Speak Up 2010 National Findings Two national releases in Washington DC April 1 and May 11, 2011 The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Report #1: How today’s students are leveraging emerging technologies for learningReport #2: How today’s educators are advancing a new vision for teaching and learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • What can the Speak Upfindings tell us about the future of learning? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • What can the Speak Up data tell us about thefuture of learning? • Student vision for tech use mirrors desires for learning in general • Educators have potential to enable, engage and empower this new learning vision • By examining the synergies and the disconnects we can develop a shared vision for the future of learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • The New 3 E’s of Education:Enabled, Engaged, Empowered Key Trends to Watch: Mobile Learning Online Learning E-Textbooks and Digital Content © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Introducing . . .Learning in the 21st Century:2011 Trends UpdateA special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • 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 3% 18% schools At risk students 10% 16% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Who is learning online today? Figure 1: Administrators: Types of Online Learning Provided to Students 6% Self directed class 4% 27% Blended class 14% 9% 100% class - other teachers 7% 13% 100% class - our teachers 9% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 2009 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Who is learning online today? Table 1: Growth in student participation in online classes Middle School High School Students Students Type of online participation 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% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • What is propelling this new interest? Table 2: Value of Online Learning for Students District Value of Online Learning Principals Administrators Keeping students engaged in 37% 46% school 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% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Can online learning transform the learning process? Students: 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Why do you want to take an online class?For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling andcollege credit.For middle school students, it’s about changing the learningparadigm. Get extra help in a tough subject More comfortable asking questions In control of my own learning More motivated to learn Work at my own pace Review class materials whenever I want Share ideas with my classmates © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Given the demand and the interest, what isstanding in the way of greater adoption? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Given the demand and the interest, what isstanding in the way of greater adoption? Figure 2: Administrators identify barriers to offering online courses 30% Limited state funding 36% 26% Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum 8% 18% Lack of expertise to create online courses 17% 15% Teacher compensation 20% 14% Teachers are not comfortable teaching online courses 21% 12% Teachers are reluctant to teach online classes 14% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 2009 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Given the demand and the interest, what isstanding in the way of greater adoption? Figure 2: Administrators identify barriers to offering online courses 30% Limited state funding 36% 26% Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum 8% 18% Lack of expertise to create online courses 17% 15% Teacher compensation 20% Teachers are not comfortable teaching online 14% 21% courses 12% Teachers are reluctant to teach online classes 14% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 2009 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Which factors are most important whenevaluating online course quality? Administrators say: 1. Standards alignment 77% 2. Ease of use by students and teachers 63% 3. Student achievement results 54% 4. Source = teachers or curriculum specialists 42% 5. Includes imbedded assessments 36% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Given the demand and the interest, what isstanding in the way of greater adoption? Figure 2: Administrators identify barriers to offering online courses 30% Limited state funding 36% 26% Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum 8% 18% Lack of expertise to create online courses 17% 15% Teacher compensation 20% Teachers are not comfortable teaching online 14% 21% courses 12% Teachers are reluctant to teach online classes 14% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 2009 2010 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • What would motivate a teacher to teach anonline course? Working conditions? Professional development opportunities? Professional satisfaction? Curriculum support? Job opportunities? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • What would motivate a teacher to teach anonline course? For teachers who express an interest: Flexibility in working conditions 78% Increased compensation 65% Providing necessary tools/support 60% Learning about job opportunities 58% Working with more motivated students 53% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • What would motivate a teacher to teach anonline 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% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • What would motivate a teacher to teach anonline 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • What would motivate a teacher to teach anonline course? Key audience for recruitment: • Teachers with less than 10 years of experience • Prefer online courses for their own PD • Explicitly state an interest in teaching an online course © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends UpdatePanel DiscussionAmy Colucci Education Technology Teacher Jefferson County PS (KY)Mary Fluharty Technology Integration Specialist Alexandria City PS (VA)Polly Haldeman FLVS Regional Liaison Florida Virtual School (FL)Alison Schleede Technology Facilitator Mooresville Graded SD (NC) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • A big thank you to: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  • Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011.This 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011