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Blended Learning:
A look at the transformation
of K-12 education in Idaho
Northwest Nazarene University
Eric Kellerer – Do...
Eric Werth

Eric Kellerer

Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning

Niki Walker

Sherawn
Reberry
Based on the report:
“Transforming K-12 Rural Education
through Blended Learning
• Link to report:
http://www.inacol.org/c...
Why is this important research?
• Education week has ranked Idaho #48 in K-12
Education
• 60% 4-8th graders are not profic...
Blended Learning Defined
A formal education program in which a
student learns at least in part through online
delivery of ...
Blended Learning
Participants of the Study
Categories Investigated
•
•
•
•
•

General Uses
Communication
Academic Ability
Student Engagement
Teacher-related Impacts
Survey
Branches
Participants n=627
37%

63%

Male
Female
Benefits of Blended Learning
Providing 1:1 Instruction
Using student data
Monitoring learning
Ability to innovate
Struggli...
Less Positive Impacts
Special Education

Student-Student Comm.
Teacher-Parent Comm.
Teacher-Teacher Comm.
Student Attendan...
Correlations - Relationships
Self-paced learning
Teacher ability to
innovate

Overall Quality of
Student Work

Providing R...
Advice from Participants

Best
Practices

Barriers
Training

Tenacity
Time

Technology
Before the Study
Implications for Educators
•
•
•
•

Implementing blended learning takes time
One must persevere through initial struggles
...
Implication for Students
• Students taking responsibility for their own
learning
• Interest level of students during instr...
Questions?
http://tinyurl.com/IdahoReport
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iNACOL's Research webinar from November 2013. Based on the report, Transforming K-12 Rural Education through Blended Learning. http://www.inacol.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/iNACOL-Transforming-K-12-Rural-Education-through-Blended-Learning.pdf

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  1. 1. Blended Learning: A look at the transformation of K-12 education in Idaho Northwest Nazarene University Eric Kellerer – Doceō Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Eric Werth – Director of E-Learning Services Idaho Digital Learning Academy Sherawn Reberry – Director of Education Programs Niki Walker – Blended Learning Manager
  2. 2. Eric Werth Eric Kellerer Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Niki Walker Sherawn Reberry
  3. 3. Based on the report: “Transforming K-12 Rural Education through Blended Learning • Link to report: http://www.inacol.org/cms/wpcontent/uploads/2013/10/iNACOLTransforming-K-12-Rural-Educationthrough-Blended-Learning.pdf
  4. 4. Why is this important research? • Education week has ranked Idaho #48 in K-12 Education • 60% 4-8th graders are not proficient in math • 65% 4-8th graders are not proficient in reading • 10% of Idaho students will graduate from college.
  5. 5. Blended Learning Defined A formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, and at least in part at a supervised location away from home (Horn & Staker, 2011)
  6. 6. Blended Learning
  7. 7. Participants of the Study
  8. 8. Categories Investigated • • • • • General Uses Communication Academic Ability Student Engagement Teacher-related Impacts
  9. 9. Survey Branches
  10. 10. Participants n=627 37% 63% Male Female
  11. 11. Benefits of Blended Learning Providing 1:1 Instruction Using student data Monitoring learning Ability to innovate Struggling or Absent Student Resource Self-paced Learning 0% Better or Much Better After 20% 40% 60% 80% The Same, Better, Much Better Before 100%
  12. 12. Less Positive Impacts Special Education Student-Student Comm. Teacher-Parent Comm. Teacher-Teacher Comm. Student Attendance 0% 20% Better or Much Better 40% 60% 80% Much Worse, Worse, The Same 100%
  13. 13. Correlations - Relationships Self-paced learning Teacher ability to innovate Overall Quality of Student Work Providing Resources Self-direction Students ability to locate resources Student perseverance Overall quality of work
  14. 14. Advice from Participants Best Practices Barriers
  15. 15. Training Tenacity Time Technology
  16. 16. Before the Study
  17. 17. Implications for Educators • • • • Implementing blended learning takes time One must persevere through initial struggles Build lessons/materials as you go Seek formal and informal training (before and after)
  18. 18. Implication for Students • Students taking responsibility for their own learning • Interest level of students during instruction • Student perseverance • Overall quality of work
  19. 19. Questions? http://tinyurl.com/IdahoReport
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