Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools APP 4: Online Learning in K-12 Schools Erin Beauvais [em...
What are Course Management Systems? <ul><li>Also known as Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) </li></ul><ul><li>Education t...
Types of Course Management Systems <ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Rcampus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both are free for k-12 s...
Who Benefits from Online Learning? <ul><li>Gifted Students, Advanced Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Homebound Students (speci...
Course Management Systems Can Allow Students to… <ul><li>Access lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Gather absent work </li></ul><ul...
Course Management Systems Can Allow Teachers to… <ul><li>Decrease the amount of paper assignments; students use an electro...
Factors That Contribute to Student Success <ul><li>Connects to different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Study-skill dev...
Course Management Systems  Support a Constructivist Teaching Style   <ul><li>Learning is more effective when a student is ...
What Instructional Gaps Might Be Filled with an Online Learning Option? <ul><li>Students can continue learning outside the...
How Can Online Learning Modules Support Meaningful, Authentic, Student Learning? <ul><li>“ Strong academic skills, motivat...
Still Skeptical About Virtual Learning?  Keep in Mind… <ul><li>Global trends are changing; students need to be prepared to...
References <ul><li>Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & ...
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Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools

  1. 1. Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools APP 4: Online Learning in K-12 Schools Erin Beauvais [email_address] Walden University Instructor: Evelyn Thompson EDUC-6715I-3 New and Emerging Technologies May 30, 2010
  2. 2. What are Course Management Systems? <ul><li>Also known as Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) </li></ul><ul><li>Education that offers formal instruction and resources that make up a course of study </li></ul><ul><li>May be electronic (such as online or video-based) or non-electronic (such as print-based) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Course Management Systems <ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Rcampus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both are free for k-12 students and teachers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members can manage course assignments, can collaborate with classmates, and connect with teachers. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Come with administrative tools. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Who Benefits from Online Learning? <ul><li>Gifted Students, Advanced Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Homebound Students (special needs, pregnant) </li></ul><ul><li>Dropout, At-Risk Students </li></ul><ul><li>Home-Schooled Students </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Students </li></ul><ul><li>Students outside their native country </li></ul>
  5. 5. Course Management Systems Can Allow Students to… <ul><li>Access lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Gather absent work </li></ul><ul><li>Review practice </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in laboratory experiments </li></ul><ul><li>Use manipulatives </li></ul><ul><li>Chat and have discussions with classmates/teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Access documents 24/7 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Course Management Systems Can Allow Teachers to… <ul><li>Decrease the amount of paper assignments; students use an electronic dropbox to submit assignments where teachers can score and return to the students </li></ul><ul><li>Create academic outlines for individual classes </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with students and other educators to create discussions, conference, and build support </li></ul><ul><li>Post assignments and files for download </li></ul>
  7. 7. Factors That Contribute to Student Success <ul><li>Connects to different learning styles </li></ul><ul><li>Study-skill development </li></ul><ul><li>Offers concrete deadlines with some flexibility </li></ul>
  8. 8. Course Management Systems Support a Constructivist Teaching Style <ul><li>Learning is more effective when a student is actively engaged in the learning process rather than attempting to receive knowledge passively </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki’s, Blogs and Journals support collaborate student work </li></ul><ul><li>These can be monitored by the teacher </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Instructional Gaps Might Be Filled with an Online Learning Option? <ul><li>Students can continue learning outside the physical school classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Parents can become more involved in their child’s schooling </li></ul><ul><li>“ Builds teamwork skills, problem-solving abilities, creativity, decision-making proficiency, and higher-order thinking skills” (Cavanaugh, C. & Clark, T., 2007) </li></ul>
  10. 10. How Can Online Learning Modules Support Meaningful, Authentic, Student Learning? <ul><li>“ Strong academic skills, motivation, discipline, and course structure compatible with one’s learning style are conductive to success in k-12 online learning” (Cavanaugh, C. & Clark, T., 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s students are digital natives and using online learning modules can help connect their interests to curriculum </li></ul>
  11. 11. Still Skeptical About Virtual Learning? Keep in Mind… <ul><li>Global trends are changing; students need to be prepared to use 21st century skills </li></ul><ul><li>CMS’s like Moodle and Rcampus are free and private! </li></ul><ul><li>Connects to different learning styles and intellectual ability levels </li></ul><ul><li>Students and teachers can access course material 24/7 at home or in school and continue learning </li></ul><ul><li>Builds connections between students, teacher, and parents </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & N. Clausen-Grace, et al (Eds.), What Works in K-12 Online Learning (Chapter 1, pp. 5-19) . Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Johnston, S. (2007). Developing Quality Virtual Courses: Selecting Instructional Models. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & N. Clausen-Grace, et al (Eds.), What Works in K-12 Online Learning (Chapter 2, pp. 21-31). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. </li></ul>
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