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Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools
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Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools

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Evaluation and presentation for colleagues on the potential of online learning to support 21st century teaching and learning \

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  • 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. What are Course Management Systems?
    • Also known as Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
    • Education that offers formal instruction and resources that make up a course of study
    • May be electronic (such as online or video-based) or non-electronic (such as print-based)
  • 3. Types of Course Management Systems
    • Moodle
    • Rcampus
      • Both are free for k-12 students and teachers.
      • Members can manage course assignments, can collaborate with classmates, and connect with teachers.
      • Come with administrative tools.
  • 4. Who Benefits from Online Learning?
    • Gifted Students, Advanced Placement
    • Homebound Students (special needs, pregnant)
    • Dropout, At-Risk Students
    • Home-Schooled Students
    • Rural Students
    • Students outside their native country
  • 5. Course Management Systems Can Allow Students to…
    • Access lessons
    • Gather absent work
    • Review practice
    • Participate in laboratory experiments
    • Use manipulatives
    • Chat and have discussions with classmates/teachers
    • Access documents 24/7
  • 6. Course Management Systems Can Allow Teachers to…
    • Decrease the amount of paper assignments; students use an electronic dropbox to submit assignments where teachers can score and return to the students
    • Create academic outlines for individual classes
    • Connect with students and other educators to create discussions, conference, and build support
    • Post assignments and files for download
  • 7. Factors That Contribute to Student Success
    • Connects to different learning styles
    • Study-skill development
    • Offers concrete deadlines with some flexibility
  • 8. Course Management Systems Support a Constructivist Teaching Style
    • Learning is more effective when a student is actively engaged in the learning process rather than attempting to receive knowledge passively
    • Wiki’s, Blogs and Journals support collaborate student work
    • These can be monitored by the teacher
  • 9. What Instructional Gaps Might Be Filled with an Online Learning Option?
    • Students can continue learning outside the physical school classroom
    • Parents can become more involved in their child’s schooling
    • “ Builds teamwork skills, problem-solving abilities, creativity, decision-making proficiency, and higher-order thinking skills” (Cavanaugh, C. & Clark, T., 2007)
  • 10. How Can Online Learning Modules Support Meaningful, Authentic, Student Learning?
    • “ 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)
    • Today’s students are digital natives and using online learning modules can help connect their interests to curriculum
  • 11. Still Skeptical About Virtual Learning? Keep in Mind…
    • Global trends are changing; students need to be prepared to use 21st century skills
    • CMS’s like Moodle and Rcampus are free and private!
    • Connects to different learning styles and intellectual ability levels
    • Students and teachers can access course material 24/7 at home or in school and continue learning
    • Builds connections between students, teacher, and parents
  • 12. References
    • 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.
    • 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.

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