The future of Education<br />E-Learning<br />
The need for E-Learning<br />Long gone are the days when online education was just correspondence courses. <br />Today’s o...
blogs
wikis
live chats
Webcams
interactive content</li></li></ul><li>2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning<br /><ul><li>enrollment rose by almost one mill...
5.6 Million Students enrolled in Online courses
90% plus —are coming from existing traditional schools that are growing their current offerings</li></ul>Allen, 2010<br />
Reasons for teaching  Online<br />Reasons for a seasoned classroom teacher to become an Online Instructor<br />Nothaving t...
Absences
School violence
Daily drive to school</li></ul>PERKS <br /><ul><li>Substantial tuition discount /free educational courses
401 K plans
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  1. 1. The future of Education<br />E-Learning<br />
  2. 2. The need for E-Learning<br />Long gone are the days when online education was just correspondence courses. <br />Today’s online Education is filled with<br /><ul><li>videos
  3. 3. blogs
  4. 4. wikis
  5. 5. live chats
  6. 6. Webcams
  7. 7. interactive content</li></li></ul><li>2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning<br /><ul><li>enrollment rose by almost one million students from 2009
  8. 8. 5.6 Million Students enrolled in Online courses
  9. 9. 90% plus —are coming from existing traditional schools that are growing their current offerings</li></ul>Allen, 2010<br />
  10. 10. Reasons for teaching Online<br />Reasons for a seasoned classroom teacher to become an Online Instructor<br />Nothaving to deal with <br /><ul><li>Tardy students
  11. 11. Absences
  12. 12. School violence
  13. 13. Daily drive to school</li></ul>PERKS <br /><ul><li>Substantial tuition discount /free educational courses
  14. 14. 401 K plans
  15. 15. Employee purchase programs for personal computers </li></ul> and wireless communications plans. <br />>>The Satisfaction in knowing you <br /> made a difference<br />
  16. 16. Fears of Teaching an Online Course<br /> fears that most traditional teachers might have<br /><ul><li>Lack of technical skills
  17. 17. limited knowledge about online learning
  18. 18. steep learning curve
  19. 19. Typically a few years to become proficient
  20. 20. Bigger workload
  21. 21. for every hour of instruction online, the teacher must devote ten hours of preparation.</li></ul>“the faculties limited knowledge about online learning stems from <br />the fact that they have spent their careers teaching in the <br />classrooms with students in front of them not instructing students <br />they never see by the way of technology which makes them still feel uncomfortable”. <br />(Maeroff, 2003, p. 188) <br />
  22. 22. Overcoming Fears of Online Teaching<br />Carlene Faucett states there is a path to recovery:<br /><ul><li>Admit fear
  23. 23. Look past the fear and embrace change
  24. 24. Decide that you can learn new things
  25. 25. Ask questions about “the magic”
  26. 26. Most importantly, break out of your comfort zone and TRY to Understand. </li></ul>HELP from others<br /><ul><li>Online Faculty Lounges
  27. 27. Online resources
  28. 28. Free Training events</li></ul>(Faucett, 2010)<br />
  29. 29. An effective Online Instructor<br />“successful classroom leaders already have the basic skills required to teach online but just need to learn how to combine those skills with various types of technology.” (Broadbent, 2002, p.155)<br /><ul><li>find various ways of reaching your students
  30. 30. Must be much more flexible
  31. 31. Prepare for more individualization with online instruction</li></ul>the gratification an instructor feels from helping a student <br />in this way is much more immediate<br />
  32. 32. Essential elements of Online Teaching<br />There are essential elements within online instruction that must be followed in order to be effective. <br />The book “Essential Elements: Prepare Design, and Teach Your Online Course”<br /><ul><li>seventeen elements for a successful online course
  33. 33. completed in three separate phases
  34. 34. broken down into the preparation, design, and teaching phases</li></ul>(Elbaum, McIntyre, & Smith, 2002)<br />
  35. 35. Essential elements of Online Teaching<br />PHASE 1 Prepare for your online course<br /><ul><li>Prepare to teach online.
  36. 36. Build a course outline.
  37. 37. Create a course schedule with clear deadlines.
  38. 38. Plan for ongoing quality assurance.
  39. 39. Ensure support from your administration.
  40. 40. Provide technical support</li></li></ul><li>Essential elements of Online Teaching<br />PHASE 2 Design your online course <br /><ul><li>Format your course so that students can focus on the content.
  41. 41. Design a learning community that is collaborative, engaging and inclusive.
  42. 42. Find and use appropriate course materials and resources.
  43. 43. Develop rich, relevant learning activities to support your learning objectives.
  44. 44. Include a balanced mixture of individual and group learning activities.
  45. 45. Recognize that pacing in an online course is different.
  46. 46. Provide equal accessibility to all students. </li></li></ul><li>Essential elements of Online Teaching<br />PHASE 3 Teach your online course<br /><ul><li>Provide a comprehensive set of informational materials.
  47. 47. Facilitate discussions in a way that keeps students on-task, promotes full participation, and encourages peer collaboration.
  48. 48. Engage with your students without over-engaging.
  49. 49. Assess student work and provide feedback</li></li></ul><li>Tips for successful Online Teaching<br /><ul><li>Phone calls
  50. 50. Staying Flexible
  51. 51. Reasonable lesson plans
  52. 52. Fairness</li></li></ul><li>References<br /> <br /><ul><li>Allen, E. & Seaman, J. (2010). Online Education in the United States, 2010. Retrieved on 21 June 2011 from http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/pdf/class_differences.pdf </li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Broadbent B. (2002). ABCs of E-learning. Reaping the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls. Jossey-Bass / Pfeiffer, San Francisco, CA.</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Elbaum, B., McIntyre, C. & Smith, A. (2002). Essential Elements: Prepare, Design, and Teach Your Online Course. Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing.
  53. 53. Faucett, C. ( 2010) Fear of Technology… the double-edged sword. Retrieved on 25 June 2011 from http://clairefaucett.wordpress.com/
  54. 54. Hobgood, B. (nd) Becoming and Online Teacher. Retrieved on 21 June 2011 from http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/665</li></ul> <br /><ul><li>Maeroff, (2003). A classroom of one. </li></ul> <br />
  55. 55. QUESTIONS ?<br />

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