What is Online Learning All forms of electronically supported learning and teaching This includes web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual education opportunities and digital collaboration In 2006 3.5 million students were participating in online learning Online learning is utilized by public K-12 schools and universities in the United States
History of Virtual Learning 1953 University of Houston offers the first televised college credit classes 13-15 hours a week Mid-1960’s 1/3 of the station’s programming devoted to education 1956 The first adaptive teaching system was put into commercial production 1956-1958 A physics professor at U. C. Berkeley produced 163 high school physics lessons that were broadcast into public schools
History Continued University of Chicago produces Sunrise Semester, a series of courses delivered via broadcast television 1960 Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations system was developed at the University of Illinois PLATO delivers managed course content over the internet 1963 The first computer for instruction is installed at Orange Coast College
History 1964 The first authoring system for developing lessons and courses on a computer system is produced 1968 an IBM 1500 system was installed at the University of Alberta With 12 years of operation 20,000 people had used the system
The start of the Internet 1969 The US Department of Defense commissions ARPANET The start of the internet as we know it The first Associate Committee on Instructional Technology is formed at the National Research Council of Canada
First Online Classes 1993 William Graziadei began an online computer –delivered lecture including tutorials and assessment projects using email 1997 Graziadei published an article describing a process of evaluating products and developing an overall strategy for technology-based courses
Online Learning in the US In 2006 38 states have established sate-led online learning programs 25 states have state-led online learning programs 18 states are home to a total of 147 virtual charter schools In 2006 Michigan became the first state to require students to take an online course for graduation
Compare Online Vs. Traditional Content of courses Assignments that are required Same academic quality Student and teacher interactions
Contrast Online Vs.TraditionalOnline Traditional Allows learning in distant Interactive classroom or disadvantaged locations setting that promotes the Specializes in learning open exchange of ideas differences between Different form of structure students some students seek Flexibility in schedule Easy access to school library and other resources
Types of Online Programs Programs vary by Full time cyber school grade level, type of students take state students served and assessments length Programs are helping Majority of programs teachers reach use highly qualified students who were not teachers, learning successful in traditional management software schools and digital course content
Benefits of K12 OnlineLearning Students can log into courses anywhere there is an internet connection Student can maintain their own pacing and progress Students have larger selection of courses Students have flexibility for students to create their own schedules Students have a more individualized instruction Students have more choices of schools
Disadvantages of K12 OnlineLearning Parent involvement is More individualized higher online programs may Parents need to play cost tuition many roles for their Lack of social student environment Guidance counselor Lack of school clubs Advocate and sports Leader
Local Online K12 Schools Denver Online High Colorado Virtual School Academy http://online.dpsk12.org http://www.covcs.org Academy Online High Falcon Virtual Academy School www.d49.org/school/fva http://www.d20onlinesc Provost Academy hool.org Colorado Connections Academy http://co.provostacade http://www.connections my.com academy.com
References Dan Lips. (January 12, 2010). How Online Learning Is Revolutionizing K- 12 Education and Benefiting Students. In The Heritage Foundation . Retrieved August 19 2011, from http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/01/how-online-learning- is-revolutionizing-k12-education-and-benefiting-students . N. A.. (July 27, 2011). Online Programs. In The Colorado Department of Education. Retrieved August 19, 2011, from http://www.cde.state.co.us/onlinelearning/schools.htm#Academy20. N. A.. (August 12, 2011). Web 2,0. In Wikipedia. Retrieved August 16, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0 . N. A.. (N. D. ). K12 Education Articles. In Directory of Schools. Retrieved August 16, 2011, from http://www.directoryofschools.com/Education- Articles/K12-Education/K12-Education-Online-Learning.htm. N. A.. (2006). 10 Advantages to Taking Online Classes. In Online Education Database. Retrieved August 19 2011, from http://oedb.org/library/distance-vs-local/10-advantages-to-taking- online-classes .
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