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What We’re Learning About Online Learning Illinois Computing Educators’ Conference March 2, 2012   Today's presentation fi...
Today’s Overview <ul><li>Definitions & Context </li></ul><ul><li>Promising Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Online Student Demo...
WHY DO WE CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS? <ul><ul><li>Legal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-curricular for complete exper...
Participant Question <ul><li>What is your interest in online learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  I am curious; I am here to ...
FIVE TRENDS IN K12 EDUCATION Cloud Computing Personal Devices Open Source Increasing Bandwidth Digital Content <ul><ul><li...
Definitions <ul><ul><li>iNACOL – International Association for K-12 Online Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OER – Open ...
Definitions http://www.sloanconsortium.org/
Blended Learning <ul><ul><li>Traditional brick and mortar mixed with online learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers ...
Online Learning <ul><ul><li>Students work at the time of their choice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May work at home or at s...
Numbers:  Online Enrollments <ul><ul><li>2012, 3-5 million (est.) online class enrollments in K-12. </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
ESTIMATE OF ADOPTION <ul><ul><li>If rate of adoption follows the classic disruptive innovation model, by 2018, 50% of all ...
 
 
DEVELOPMENT ISSUES <ul><ul><li>Common Core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCAA approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical k...
COURSE DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY <ul><ul><li>Borrow (steal) it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B...
CONTENT <ul><li>OER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NROC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CK12 </li></ul></ul>image source
CONTENT <ul><li>Phil Lacey’s OER Page </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/lacey_oer </li></ul>
Quality Assurance <ul><li>Quality Course Design </li></ul>
Quality Assurance <ul><li>Effective program evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation targets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Delivering an Engaging and Challenging Course. </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Using the same course outlines, major assessments and courses examinations as face-to-face...
PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><li>Provide students multiple pathways to learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Proctoring major assessments and final exams. </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Using live virtual sessions with software like  Blackboard Collaborate  or  Abobe Connect ...
PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Requiring students have interactivity with the teacher and other students. </li></ul></ul>...
PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Requiring weekly, purposeful communication between the teacher and individual students. </...
PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Adding oral exams at milestone points in the course to check for understanding. </li></ul>...
PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Challenging problems for accelerated (gifted) students. </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Regular formative assessments, followed by periodic formal evaluations by outside reviewer...
INTERACTION TRIANGLE Student Teacher Student Content <ul><ul><li>• Essential Understandings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• C...
WHO CAN BE SUCCESSFUL? <ul><ul><li>Achievement and Self-Esteem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  BeliefsResponsibility/Risk Tak...
COURSE TARGET AUDIENCES Excellent Students, “A”, “B” Average Students, “C” Struggling Students Credit Recovery
Interaction Triangle Student Teacher Student Content <ul><li>Essential Understandings </li></ul><ul><li>Course Goals </li>...
High School Course Menu  <ul><ul><li>Astronomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>En...
Who are the students?
What is their Achievement Level?
Who are the students?
Student Comparison <ul><li>District </li></ul><ul><li>White – 61% </li></ul><ul><li>Black – 9% </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic ...
Who are the students?
iNACOL Demographics Study www.glickconsulting.com
iNACOL demographics study www.glickconsulting.com
iNACOL Demographics Study www.glickconsulting.com
What are their grades?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Student Advice <ul><li>Only take this course if you are self-motivated enough to do it. It’s not bad at all if you manage ...
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  • Numbers for Multi-district fulltime schools: Available in 31 states and Washington DC   Estimated 250,000 full-time online students   25% annual increase
  • State Virtual School programs 536,000 course enrollments in state virtual schools.   19% annual increase   FLVS and NorthCarolina account for much of the total increase in 2011.
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    1. 1. What We’re Learning About Online Learning Illinois Computing Educators’ Conference March 2, 2012   Today's presentation file Twitter: @jeff_hunt     Jeffrey L. Hunt, Ed.D.
    2. 2. Today’s Overview <ul><li>Definitions & Context </li></ul><ul><li>Promising Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Online Student Demographics </li></ul><ul><li>Survey Results </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul>
    3. 3. WHY DO WE CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS? <ul><ul><li>Legal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-curricular for complete experience at school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address specific learning issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare student for the future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AP Courses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>School to Work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>STEM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>21st Century </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn online </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Participant Question <ul><li>What is your interest in online learning? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  I am curious; I am here to find out more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are dicussing online learning in our district. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are actively planning an online program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We have an online program. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. FIVE TRENDS IN K12 EDUCATION Cloud Computing Personal Devices Open Source Increasing Bandwidth Digital Content <ul><ul><li>• OER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Online Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Social Networking </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Definitions <ul><ul><li>iNACOL – International Association for K-12 Online Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OER – Open Educational Resources (Free or inexpensive course content.) </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Definitions http://www.sloanconsortium.org/
    8. 8. Blended Learning <ul><ul><li>Traditional brick and mortar mixed with online learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers work with student individually during computer-based instruction times. </li></ul></ul>Carpe Diem H.S., Yuma, AZ
    9. 9. Online Learning <ul><ul><li>Students work at the time of their choice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May work at home or at school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have contact electronically with teacher and other students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May have pacing charts to evenly divide work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May have weekly deadlines. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Florida Virtual School </li></ul>
    10. 10. Numbers:  Online Enrollments <ul><ul><li>2012, 3-5 million (est.) online class enrollments in K-12. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly 1/3 of all students in higher education took courses in fall 2010. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2011 - online and blended learning opportunities exist for at least some students in all 50 states plus DC. </li></ul></ul>http://www.inacol.org
    11. 11. ESTIMATE OF ADOPTION <ul><ul><li>If rate of adoption follows the classic disruptive innovation model, by 2018, 50% of all high school courses will be online. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-- Clayton M. Christensen </li></ul>
    12. 14. DEVELOPMENT ISSUES <ul><ul><li>Common Core </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCAA approval </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical know how </li></ul></ul>
    13. 15. COURSE DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPHY <ul><ul><li>Borrow (steal) it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build it yourself </li></ul></ul>
    14. 16. CONTENT <ul><li>OER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NROC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CK12 </li></ul></ul>image source
    15. 17. CONTENT <ul><li>Phil Lacey’s OER Page </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/lacey_oer </li></ul>
    16. 18. Quality Assurance <ul><li>Quality Course Design </li></ul>
    17. 19. Quality Assurance <ul><li>Effective program evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation targets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completion goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost targets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison to traditional courses/subjects </li></ul></ul>
    18. 20. PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Delivering an Engaging and Challenging Course. </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
    19. 21. PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Using the same course outlines, major assessments and courses examinations as face-to-face courses. </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
    20. 22. PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><li>Provide students multiple pathways to learn: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul>
    21. 23. PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Proctoring major assessments and final exams. </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
    22. 24. PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Using live virtual sessions with software like Blackboard Collaborate or Abobe Connect . </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
    23. 25. PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Requiring students have interactivity with the teacher and other students. </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
    24. 26. PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Requiring weekly, purposeful communication between the teacher and individual students. </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
    25. 27. PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Adding oral exams at milestone points in the course to check for understanding. </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
    26. 28. PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Challenging problems for accelerated (gifted) students. </li></ul></ul>Image Credit
    27. 29. PROMISING PRACTICES <ul><ul><li>Regular formative assessments, followed by periodic formal evaluations by outside reviewers. </li></ul></ul>
    28. 30. INTERACTION TRIANGLE Student Teacher Student Content <ul><ul><li>• Essential Understandings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Course Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• Student insights </li></ul></ul>
    29. 31. WHO CAN BE SUCCESSFUL? <ul><ul><li>Achievement and Self-Esteem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  BeliefsResponsibility/Risk Taking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Technology Skills and Access   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization and Self-Regulation   </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Roblyer, M.D. and Marshall, J. (2002). Prediction success of virtual high school students: Preliminary results from an educational success prediction instrument. </li></ul>
    30. 32. COURSE TARGET AUDIENCES Excellent Students, “A”, “B” Average Students, “C” Struggling Students Credit Recovery
    31. 33. Interaction Triangle Student Teacher Student Content <ul><li>Essential Understandings </li></ul><ul><li>Course Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Student insights </li></ul>
    32. 34. High School Course Menu <ul><ul><li>Astronomy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English IV: 20 th Century Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English IV: AP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. History </li></ul></ul>
    33. 35. Who are the students?
    34. 36. What is their Achievement Level?
    35. 37. Who are the students?
    36. 38. Student Comparison <ul><li>District </li></ul><ul><li>White – 61% </li></ul><ul><li>Black – 9% </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic – 7% </li></ul><ul><li>Asian – 19% </li></ul><ul><li>Multiracial – 4% </li></ul><ul><li>Online </li></ul><ul><li>White – 77% </li></ul><ul><li>Black -- 4% </li></ul><ul><li>Hispanic – 8% </li></ul><ul><li>Asian – 9% </li></ul><ul><li>Multiracial – 3% </li></ul>
    37. 39. Who are the students?
    38. 40. iNACOL Demographics Study www.glickconsulting.com
    39. 41. iNACOL demographics study www.glickconsulting.com
    40. 42. iNACOL Demographics Study www.glickconsulting.com
    41. 43. What are their grades?
    42. 54. Student Advice <ul><li>Only take this course if you are self-motivated enough to do it. It’s not bad at all if you manage your time wisely and set goals for yourself to finish it on time. I wrote down all of the due dates in my assignment notebook so I could see when they were coming up to remind myself or else I knew that I would probably forget. </li></ul>
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