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What Schools Should Know About Online Learning -- Techcon 2010


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  • 1. @IPSD
    What Schools should know about online learning
    Curriculum, Technology, Administration
    Jeffrey L. Hunt, Ed.D.
    Director, E-Learning
    Indian Prairie School District 204
    Online wiki:
    Today’s presentation:
    IPSD’s Online Program
  • 2. Online Types
    Blended (Hybrid) – mix of traditional and online.
    Fully online – all interaction is through the Internet.
  • 3. Why?
    Creating opportunities for small and rural school districts that cannot offer courses.
    Allowing student to blend high school and post-secondary learning options.
    Helping students recover credits in an alternative learning environment.
    Providing individualized instruction and unique learning options.
  • 4. Why do we create opportunities for students?
    Co-curricular for complete experience at school.
    Prepare student for the future
    AP Courses
    School to Work
    Learn online
  • 5. Trends on on-line Learning
    Michigan requires one on-line class for graduation.
    Beginning 2010 in Alabama, one on-line class required for graduation.
  • 6. Trends in on-line learning
    2009, 2 million (est.) on-line class enrollments in K-12.
    K-12 on-line growing at 30% per year
  • 7. State Virtual Schools 08-09
  • 8. Trends in On-Line Learning
    In Higher Education
    In 2008, 4.6 million students enrolled on-line, 17% Increase over previous year, yet overall enrollment increased by 1.2%
  • 9. Trends in On-line Learning
    In Higher Education
    Over 25% of all students in higher education taking courses in fall 2008.
  • 10. Estimate of Adoption
    If rate of adoption follows the classic disruptive innovation model, by 2018, 50% of all high school courses will be online.
    --Clayton M. Christensen
  • 11. S Curve of Disruption
    % New
  • 12. Is Online Disruptive?
    Diagram © Clayton Christensen
  • 13. Business Plan
    Equity and Access
  • Course Quality
    Delivering challenging and engaging content.
    Using the same course outlines, major assessments and courses examinations as face-to-face courses.
    Proctoring major assessments and final exams.
    Using live virtual sessions with software like Elluminate or Wimba Classroom.
  • 21. Course Quality
    Requiring students have interactivity with the teacher and other students.
    Requiring weekly, purposeful communication between the teacher and individual students.
    Adding oral exams at milestone points in the course to check for understanding.
    Challenging problems for accelerated (gifted) students.
  • 22. Open Educational Resources
    OER Commons
    NROC – National Repository of Online Courses
    Civil War
  • 23. Remote Education Plan
    • Participation
    • 24. Responsible Parent
    • 25. Program Administrator
    • 26. Term of Participation
    • 27. Location of Participation
    • 28. Certification
    Progress Reports
    Expectations, processes, and schedules
    Family Responsibilities
    IEP Requirements
  • 29. Remote Education Plan Rules
    For the purposes of determining average daily attendance for General State Aid under Section 10-29 of the School Code [105 ILCS 5/10-29], a school district operating a remote educational program shall document, and make available to the State Superintendent of Education or his designee upon request, a written or online record of instructional time for each student enrolled in the program that provides sufficient evidence of the student’s active participation in the program (e.g., log in and log off process, electronic monitoring, adult supervision, two-way interaction between teacher and student, video cam).
  • 30. NCAA Approval
    Core courses
    For Division I and Division II athletic prospects
    Make sure course provider has NCAA approval.
    Develop district to align with approved NCAA course. Give course its own course number. Apply for approval.
    August 1, 2010 new rules for non-traditional courses
  • 31. New NCAA Rules
    The instructor and the student have ongoing access to one another and regular interaction with one another for purposes of teaching, evaluating and providing assistance to the student throughout the duration of the course;
    The student's work (for example, exams, papers, assignments) is available for review and validation; and
    A defined time for completion of the course is identified by the high school or secondary school program
  • 32. Content Licensing
    Public Performance
    Change of format
    Budget for licensing.
    Supersize Me
  • 33. Learning Management System
    Centralize and automate administration
    Use self-service and self-guided services.
    Assemble and deliver learning content rapidly.
    Consolidate training initiatives on a scalable web-based platform.
    Support portability and standards.
    Personalize content and enable knowledge reuse.
  • 34. Teacher Technology
  • 35. Research & Evaluation
    What are we learning about our students?
    What are they telling us?
  • 36. Who can be successful?
    Achievement and Self-Esteem Beliefs – Students require a high degree of self-motivation, and [they] must perceive that their success depends on their own contributions, rather than those of the course or teacher.
    Responsibility/Risk Taking – Students have to take the initiative [to] complete tasks, even when all the information may not be given and the correct way to proceed may not be clear.
    Technology Skills and Access – Students in on-line courses not only must be skilled at using on-line resources but also should have better-than-average access to them.
    Organization and Self-Regulation – Even more than other academic activities, on-line environments seem to require students to have excellent organization and study skills.
    Roblyerand Marshall (2002). Prediction success of virtual high school students: Preliminary results from an educational success prediction instrument.
  • 37. IPSD Demographics
  • 38. IPSD Demographics
  • 39. IPSD Demographics
  • 40. IPSD Demographics
  • 41. Survey Questions – Spring 2010
  • 42. Survey questions – Spring 2010
  • 43. Survey Questions – Spring 2010
  • 44. Survey Questions – Spring 2010
  • 45. Survey Questions – Fall 2010
  • 46. Student Advice
    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.
  • 47. Applying Online Learning to your world
    This will be part of our students’ futures in higher education, business, or military.
    Let’s prepare for our students their future opportunities.
  • 48. Summary
    Online education will be in students’ futures.
    Set your direction
    Review your program frequently.
    Enjoy the opportunity.