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  • How do you know whether an online course is high quality or if it addresses your state's academic content standards? Are the instructors for your students' courses certificated and have they received professional development to address the very different learning experiences observed online? Can you be assured that the NCAA will accept courses taken by your school's athletes to qualify them for college sports? Are Advanced Placement courses rigorous and meet the expectations of the College Board? Will the University of California accept student transcripts listing the online courses taken by your students?
  • Just as your district keeps tabs on content and instruction for each course, the same expectations should exist for online courses. How can you know that a course addresses all the content standards for a subject so that your students are prepared for state-mandated testing? Do you and your staff pilot each course and participate in all the activities so that you can verify the content standards and guarantee that a course meets California's social content review?
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  • Online symposium

    1. 1. Selecting for Quality
    2. 2. Learning Resource Network Your one-stop source forstandards-aligned electronic learning resources
    3. 3. Electronic LearningResourcesSoftware, Internet, video, & online coursesSix subject areas2600 posted reviews250/yearly
    4. 4. FreeWeb Information Links• Reviews of 5,200 free and commercial-free web sites• Primary, secondary, & reference materials• Free software and web tools• iPad & Android Apps
    5. 5. Electronic LearningAssessment ResourcesData assessment and warehouses (39)
    6. 6. Online Course Reviews
    7. 7. Not everything you read on the Internet is true.Or why all educational resources should be vetted.
    8. 8. Virginia Textbook ScandalOur Virginia: Past and Present  4th grade history textBlack soldiers fought for the South6K died at the Battle of Bull Run  Actually, 22KHundreds of factual errorsVirginia’s review committee did not include any trained historians
    9. 9. Online Course QualityContent standard/Common Core alignmentAre they approved by the: NCAA College BoardUC a-g requirements
    10. 10. Self- Reviewing ResourcesJust like you do now for high school textbooks.
    11. 11. CCSESA TTSC SurveyOnline Credit Recovery ProgramsAugust 2010
    12. 12. Survey Class71 agencies45 districts20 county offices
    13. 13. Describe the SelectionProcessVendor demonstrationsCommittee reviewOpen bid to vendorsUC approvedCost
    14. 14. Standards for OnlineCoursesSouthern Regional Education BoardiNACOLTexas Virtual School NetworkCalifornia Learning Resource Network
    15. 15. California Online CourseReviews• Search for standards• CA stakeholder group selects and updates iNACOL’s standards• Collaboration with TxVSN & iNACOL• iNACOL national stakeholder group• iNACOL published, October 2012
    16. 16. iNACOL/TxVSN/CLRNOnline Course StandardsContentInstructional DesignStudent AssessmentTechnologyCourse Evaluation and Support
    17. 17. ContentContent depth and breadthInformation literacy skillsLearning resources and materialsCommunication process between teachers, parents, and studentsContent accuracy and bias
    18. 18. Instructional DesignCourse design and organizationMeaningful and authentic learning experiencesMultiple learning paths for students to master the contentHigher-order thinking skillsInstructor-student and student-student interactions; and supplemental tools and resources.
    19. 19. Student AssessmentAlignment between the course goals and activities and its assessment strategiesInsure that there are adequate and appropriate methods to assess studentsAssure that students are constantly aware of their progress.
    20. 20. TechnologyCourse architectureUser interfaceAccessibilityInteroperability
    21. 21. Course Evaluation andSupportEvaluating course effectivenessAccreditationTeacher and Student preparation and support
    22. 22. CLRN Online CourseReviewsHS ELA & Math coursesCommon Core and the original recipe standards.National standards for online coursesExpanding to HSS, Science, & VPA during spring, 2012
    23. 23. CLRN Home Page
    24. 24. CLRN Home 2
    25. 25. OCR Browse All
    26. 26. Math Browse
    27. 27. ELA Browse
    28. 28. Individual Course Review
    29. 29. Feedback Questions:EducatorTo what extent does the online course need to be supplemented with face-to-face instruction and student support?To what extent was ongoing and periodic student performance assessment accessible online for you to monitor student progress?Please list the major strengths or specific improvements needed.
    30. 30. User Feedback: Complete Results
    31. 31. Feedback Questions: Student
    32. 32. Feedback: StudentsCourse procedures were clearly posted.Necessary information and materials were received on time.Instructions were clear for all materials and course activities.Assignment and test grades were provided in a timely manner.Instructor feedback was timely and frequent.Students are offered an orientation
    33. 33. Feedback: StudentsCourse was well organized.Activities supported course goals.Course provided opportunities for students to learn from each other.There were frequent tests and quizzes that reflected course content.Discussion groups were generally well organized.Course is appropriate for an online environment.
    34. 34. User Feedback: Complete Results
    35. 35. IndividualCourse: Online Standards Display
    36. 36. Standards Display 2
    37. 37. Has CLRNreviewed your courses?
    38. 38. December 7th and 8th, 2012Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa http://elearns.org @elearns

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