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Trends in Online Learning: Blended, Flipped and Virtual Classrooms Trends in Online Learning: Blended, Flipped and Virtual Classrooms Presentation Transcript

  • Trends in Online Learning: Blended, Flipped and Virtual Classrooms Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO October 11, 2013 © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • A big thank you to: © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Today’s Big Questions  What are administrators’ current views on online learning as a component of a digital conversion?  How are teachers using virtual, blended and flipped learning in their classrooms?  What is the impact of online learning on student success and teacher effectiveness?  What is driving the demand today for more online learning opportunities for students? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Today’s Agenda:  About Speak Up 2012  Highlights from the new report  Audience Q&A Speak Up 2012 National Research Project: Views of K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers, Librarians and Administrators © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit organization Programs: • 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. © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 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, Parents, Administrators  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of Education Inform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 3 million surveys since 2003 © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 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 © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • National Speak Up 2012 Participation: 466,303  K-12 Students  Teachers & Librarians  Parents (in English & Spanish)  School/District Administrators  364,233 56,346 39,713 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 © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Speak Up 2012 National Reports www.tomorrow.org/speakup © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Digital Conversion Online learning: virtual, blended & flipped K-12 Digital Learner © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Introducing …… 2013 Trends in Online Learning: Virtual, Blended and Flipped Classrooms A new collaborative report with Blackboard, part of a continuing series of leadership reports © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Who is learning within a fully online environment? Types of virtual online learning experiences 100% online school Students: Gr 6-8 6% Students: Gr 9-12 7% Online self study class 8% 15% Teacher led online class 9% 15% Online class for personal interests 8% 10% © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • 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 taking an online class Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Work at my own pace 56% 56% Be in control of my own learning 54% 57% Review class materials whenever I need to 47% 46% Easier for me to succeed 43% 35% Greater sense of independence 39% 42% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Why take an online class? Benefits of taking an online class Students Gr 9-12 Students Gr 9-12 2006 2012 Work at my own pace 51% 56% Be in control of my own learning 40% 57% Review class materials whenever I need to 29% 46% Easier for me to succeed 28% 35% Greater sense of independence 28% 42% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • What is driving the demand today for more online learning opportunities for students? Why students are interested in online learning? 80% 70% Students (2009) 60% 50% 40% Students (2012) 30% 20% Students in online schools (2012) 10% 0% I would be in control of my learning It would I would be I would be easier more like to for me to motivated work at succeed to learn my own pace © 2013 Project Tomorrow Students who want to take an online class (2012)
  • Online classes for students: A “must have” for the ultimate school Students Gr 9-12 46% Students Gr 6-8 41% Students Gr 3-5 38% Parents 36% Administrators 51% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • What is driving the demand today for more online learning opportunities for students? Parents have first hand experience with online learning I have taken an online class: For work or job training For an academic/college program To learn new skills To explore a hobby For traffic school 43% 29% 22% 13% 7% 23% who have not taken an online class would like to! © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Benefits of online learning: principals Benefits to our students 2011 2012 Keep students engaged in school 47% 62% Provide programs for gifted/at risk students 38% 54% Eliminate textbook costs 38% 47% Offer scheduling alternatives for students 30% 40% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • What are administrators’ current views on online learning as a component of a digital conversion? Different audiences for online learning: 2011 2012 Growth Administrators 24% 34% Teachers 29% 36% Support staff 8% 16% 42% increase 24% increase 100% increase © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Let’s talk about course quality! 38% of school administrators say their concern about student-teacher interaction is their #1 barrier to implementing more online courses (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Let’s talk about course quality! 38% of school administrators say their concern about student-teacher interaction is their #1 barrier to implementing more online courses So, what defines quality?     Alignment to content standards Ease of use for teachers and students Cost Student achievement results after taking the course (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • What are administrators’ current views on online learning within a digital conversion? 43% of administrators say they now offer online courses to meet the needs of a diverse set of students  See online learning, digital textbooks and mobile devices as having high potential for driving greater student achievement  Also support using digital tools for 21st century skill development, longitudinal data systems and IEPs for every student © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • What are administrators’ current views on online learning within a digital conversion? 43% of administrators say they now offer online courses to meet the needs of a diverse set of students  Barriers to more online learning? 26% say not being able to find teachers to teach online courses © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • How are teachers using virtual, blended and flipped learning in their classrooms? Three cohorts of teachers: Teaching one or more fully online courses (3,051 teachers) Teaching in a blended learning environment (28,856 teachers) Teaching in a flipped learning classroom (3,561 teachers) Who are these teachers and is their use of technology different than other teachers? © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Who are these teachers? Self assess their tech skills as more advanced  48% of flipped teachers say they are advanced tech users (only 26% of all teachers say the same) Prior personal experience with online learning  58% of virtual teachers and 45% of blended teachers have taken an online PD course Social media is their friend!  18% of flipped teachers are on Twitter Participate in online professional development such as webinars  43% see this as key part of self-directed PD © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • And are they using technology differently? Teachers’ use of digital content in the classroom Online curriculum Online videos Animations Digital textbooks Real time data 0% All teachers 10% 20% Flipped teachers 30% 40% 50% Blended teachers © 2013 Project Tomorrow 60% 70% 80% Online teachers
  • What is the impact of online learning on student success and teacher effectiveness? Teachers’ perspectives on the impact of online learning on their students My students are more motivated to learn My students are developing creativity My students are developing problem solving and critical thinking skills My students are applying knowledge to practical problems My students are taking ownership of their learning In the fully In the online class blended learning class 56% 59% In the flipped learning class 60% 52% 43% 57% 48% 36% 49% 48% 34% 54% 45% 32% 45% © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • What is the impact of online learning on student success and teacher effectiveness? Teachers’ perspective on the impact of online learning on their own productivity In the fully online class 65% I am better organized In the blended learning class 54% In the flipped learning class 63% I am creating more interactive lessons I am facilitating more student centered learning I am more productive 56% 51% 65% 53% 40% 55% 49% 38% 50% I am managing my class more effectively I am personalizing learning for my students 47% 34% 46% 39% 23% 39% © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Looking to the future …. What skills are principals looking for in the next generation of teachers?  Knowing how to use online assessments 61%  Knowing how to differentiate using technology 60%  Knowing how to find and use digital content 58%  Experience learning in an online course 49%  Experience teaching an online course 36% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Evolving needs in the classroom: expectations for new teachers Principals’ Expectations 2008 2012 Ability to integrate student 24% owned mobile devices within instruction 49% Experience and training in teaching an online class 36% 12% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org National Speak Up Findings and reports Targeted and thematic reports Online learning trends Mobile learning & social media Print to digital migration Social learning Intelligent adaptive software New digital parent series Presentations, podcasts and webinars Services: consulting, workshops, evaluation and efficacy studies © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Why participate in or promote Speak Up 2013?  Power of local data  Use data as input for planning  To justify budget and purchasing decisions  Inform new initiatives. – as an evaluation tool  As a tool to engage parents  Demonstrate interest in students’ ideas  Use for grant writing and fund development  Content for professional development  As a competitive tool  And more . . . . . . . (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • Logistics for Speak Up 2013 Surveys open from Oct 2 thru Dec 20 Surveys: K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, principals, district admin, tech leaders, community members (new!) New question topics: digital footprint, games, professional development, bandwidth issues Password or secret word not required for survey taking All schools registered already – making it easier to participate! District and school level data reports available in Feb 2014 © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Your thoughts, comments, questions (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  • A big thank you to: © 2013 Project Tomorrow
  • Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT and SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2013 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. © 2013 Project Tomorrow