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Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update
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  • 1. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update – Report Release Students, Parents & Educators Speak Up about Online Learning ISTE 2011 - Philadelphia Breakfast Meeting June 28, 2011
  • 2. © Project Tomorrow 2011 A big thank you to:
  • 3. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Series of Speak Up Reports in collaboration with Blackboard
  • 4. © 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
  • 5. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Welcoming Remarks John Canuel Vice President K-12 Education Strategy Blackboard Inc.
  • 6. © 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?
  • 7. © Project Tomorrow 2011 • 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 Speak Up National Research Project
  • 8. © Project Tomorrow 2011  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 Speak Up survey question themes
  • 9. © Project Tomorrow 2011  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 National Speak Up 2010 Participation: 379,355
  • 10. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up about theirVision for 21st Century Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning
  • 11. © Project Tomorrow 2011 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011 What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning?
  • 13. © Project Tomorrow 2011 • 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 What can the Speak Up data tell us about the future of learning?
  • 14. © 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
  • 15. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Introducing . . . Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc.
  • 16. © 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.
  • 17. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Who is learning online today? 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% Administrators: Who is your audience for online learning?
  • 18. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Who is learning online today? Figure 1: Administrators: Types of Online Learning Provided to Students 9% 7% 14% 4% 13% 9% 27% 6% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 100% class - our teachers 100% class - other teachers Blended class Self directed class 2009 2010
  • 19. © Project Tomorrow 2011 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011 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.  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
  • 23. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption?
  • 24. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption? Figure 2: Administrators' identify barriers to offering online courses 14% 21% 20% 17% 8% 36% 12% 14% 15% 18% 26% 30% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% Teachers are reluctant to teach online classes Teachers are not comfortable teaching online courses Teacher compensation Lack of expertise to create online courses Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum Limited state funding 2009 2010
  • 25. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption? Figure 2: Administrators' identify barriers to offering online courses 14% 21% 20% 17% 8% 36% 12% 14% 15% 18% 26% 30% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% Teachers are reluctant to teach online classes Teachers are not comfortable teaching online courses Teacher compensation Lack of expertise to create online courses Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum Limited state funding 2009 2010
  • 26. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Which factors are most important when evaluating 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%
  • 27. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Given the demand and the interest, what is standing in the way of greater adoption? Figure 2: Administrators' identify barriers to offering online courses 14% 21% 20% 17% 8% 36% 12% 14% 15% 18% 26% 30% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% Teachers are reluctant to teach online classes Teachers are not comfortable teaching online courses Teacher compensation Lack of expertise to create online courses Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum Limited state funding 2009 2010
  • 28. © Project Tomorrow 2011 What would motivate a teacher to teach an online course? Working conditions? Professional development opportunities? Professional satisfaction? Curriculum support? Job opportunities?
  • 29. © Project Tomorrow 2011 What would motivate a teacher to teach an online 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%
  • 30. © Project Tomorrow 2011 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011 What would motivate a teacher to teach an online 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
  • 33. © Project Tomorrow 2011 Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update Panel Discussion Amy 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)
  • 34. © Project Tomorrow 2011 A big thank you to:
  • 35. © 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 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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