Emerging Technologies Online Learning in K-12 Schools By: Farena J. Bradley Walden University Dr. Rachel Bordelon EDUC 671...
New and Emerging Technologies <ul><li>“ The use of technology in teaching and learning is transforming instructional pract...
Online Learning in K-12 Schools <ul><li>Online public schools, also known as “virtual schools” or “e-Schools,” are among o...
Types of Virtual Schools and Learning Management Systems <ul><li>http://moodle.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rcampus.co...
oodle <ul><li>“ Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual ...
The Moodle Community <ul><li>Moodle Demo Page </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle Features </li></ul>
RCampus <ul><li>RCampus is a comprehensive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment. </li></ul...
 
<ul><li>K¹² is the leader in online learning for grades K through 12 for these fundamental reasons:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>An  accredited online public school  for students in grades K–12 throughout South Carolina.  It includes: </li></u...
Filling The Instructional Gap <ul><li>Virtual schools and online modules such as moodle, rcampus, etc. provides students w...
Supporting Authentic  Student Learning <ul><li>“ Authentic learning typically focuses on real-world, complex problems and ...
Achievement of Increased Learning <ul><li>“ Online learning strengthens 21 st  century skills and gives students the oppor...
Potential Resistance <ul><li>Pros to Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible, self-paced learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
Conclusion <ul><li>“ Learning by doing is generally considered the most effective way to learn.  The Internet and a variet...
References <ul><li>All Online Schools. (2010). Retrieved March 24, 2010 from  www.allonlineschools.com   </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 1. Emerging Technologies Online Learning in K-12 Schools By: Farena J. Bradley Walden University Dr. Rachel Bordelon EDUC 6715: New and Emerging Technologies March 25, 2010
  2. 2. New and Emerging Technologies <ul><li>“ The use of technology in teaching and learning is transforming instructional practices in 21 st century schools. But one reality of technology is that is also transforming and at a much faster pace than most schools can keep pace with. Old technologies are rapidly phased out; while new technologies emerge and take hold.” </li></ul><ul><li>www.waldenu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>“ Students of all ages are often experienced at using technology outside of the classroom. However, the use of technology inside the classroom has not achieved its full potential in preparing them to live, work, and learn in the 21 st century.” </li></ul><ul><li>www.waldenu.edu </li></ul>
  3. 3. Online Learning in K-12 Schools <ul><li>Online public schools, also known as “virtual schools” or “e-Schools,” are among one of the fastest growing fields in education. Lawmakers and education officials at all levels are rapidly embracing public online education to meet increasing demand from students, teachers, and parents. </li></ul><ul><li>www.k12.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Virtual Schools and Learning Management Systems <ul><li>http://moodle.org </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rcampus.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.k12.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ConnectionsAcademy.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. oodle <ul><li>“ Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create effective online learning sites. It gives educators the best tools to manage and promote learning,” ( www.moodle.org ). </li></ul><ul><li>With Moodle, teachers have the ability to have the following activities online: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glossaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Moodle Community <ul><li>Moodle Demo Page </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle Features </li></ul>
  7. 7. RCampus <ul><li>RCampus is a comprehensive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>RCampus is everything students and faculty need to do their work. It's where academic people: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>build ePortfolios, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>setup community websites for clubs and groups, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>build and join classes, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>exchange books, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>find classes around the world, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>find tutors and post tutoring availabilities, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>find internship positions, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>connect with each other, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and much more. </li></ul></ul>- http://www.rcampus.com
  8. 9. <ul><li>K¹² is the leader in online learning for grades K through 12 for these fundamental reasons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They develop their own curriculum, widely regarded as the highest quality available online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are devoted to fulfilling the promise of education for every child. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1:1 approach to education, which is individualized for each student.   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.k12.com </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>An accredited online public school for students in grades K–12 throughout South Carolina. It includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First-class curriculum combining top textbooks from leading publishers and online lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State-certified teachers dedicated to helping each student thrive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State-of-the-art technology and easy to use Learning Management System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community connections, including field trips, clubs and activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- http://www.connectionsacademy.com </li></ul>
  10. 11. Filling The Instructional Gap <ul><li>Virtual schools and online modules such as moodle, rcampus, etc. provides students with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A high quality, technology-rich educational experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to develop critical thinking skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to build global awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to gain 21 st century skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24/7/365 access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The curriculum is delivered via the Internet, and teachers employ innovative instructional practices to offer an individualized learning experience for students. </li></ul><ul><li>- Young, Birtolo, & McElman, 2009 </li></ul>
  11. 12. Supporting Authentic Student Learning <ul><li>“ Authentic learning typically focuses on real-world, complex problems and their solutions, using role-playing exercises, problem-based activities, case studies, and participation in virtual communities of practice,” (Lombardi, 2007). </li></ul><ul><li>“ In today’s society, students are eager to learn in the context of real-world issues. Research states that authentic learning increases their engagement and the depth of their learning,” (Lemke & Coughlin, 2009) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Achievement of Increased Learning <ul><li>“ Online learning strengthens 21 st century skills and gives students the opportunities to demonstrate mastery of academic concepts,” (Young, Birtolo, & McElman, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>To increase learning, the following must take place: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The student work must have meaning or value that transcends the student-teacher relationship. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The work must embody serious, in-depth learning in the subject area. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The student must use what he or she learns to produce something. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lemke & Coughlin, 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Potential Resistance <ul><li>Pros to Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible, self-paced learning </li></ul><ul><li>The chance for young students to advance technology skills </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized lessons that match a student's unique learning style </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for parents to use to become more engaged in their child's education </li></ul><ul><li>Cons to Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Students who have trouble with time management and procrastination. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Access to a computer and Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction between student and teacher contributions to learning. </li></ul><ul><li>No face-to-face, in-person dialogue. </li></ul>- http://www.allonlineschools.com
  14. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>“ Learning by doing is generally considered the most effective way to learn. The Internet and a variety of emerging communication, visualization, and simulation technologies now make it possible to offer students authentic learning experiences,” that will increase 21 st century skills as well as help develop self-directed, life long learners. </li></ul><ul><li>- Lombaridi, 2007 </li></ul>
  15. 16. References <ul><li>All Online Schools. (2010). Retrieved March 24, 2010 from www.allonlineschools.com </li></ul><ul><li>Rcampus. A Collaborative Learning Community. (2010). Retrieved March 24, 2010 from http://www.rcampus.com </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle. Open source community based tools for learning. (2010). Retrieved March 24, 2010 from http://www.moodle.com </li></ul><ul><li>K12. Online public, private, and elementary school. (2010). Retrieved March 24, 2010 from http://www.k12.com </li></ul><ul><li>Connections Academy. (2010). Retrieved March 24, 2010 from http://www.connectionsacademy.com/home.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009). The change agents. Educational Leadership, 67(1), 54–59. </li></ul><ul><li>Young, J., Birtolo, P., & McElman, R. (2009). Virtual success: Transforming education through online learning. Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(5), 12-17. </li></ul><ul><li>Lombardi, M. (2007) Authentic Learning for the 21 st Century. Retrieved March 24, 2010 from http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI3009.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Walden University. Course Home Page. New and Emerging Technologies. Retrieved February 25, 2010 from http://sylvan.live.ecollege.com . </li></ul>
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