Governor Pawlenty’s Online Learning
Online Learning Experience Required for High School
Graduation. Under the Governor’s proposal, the state’s high
school graduation standards will require every graduate to
take an online course, participate in an online experience or
participate in online experiences incorporated into other
graduation requirements. The new requirement would take
effect in 2013.
In the next 10 years, there will be a
dramatic shift toward online
Patrick, Suzanne (2008). Future issues in online
learning. Threshold Magazine, Retrieved 10-2008, from
Every state and school district will offer online learning to
K–12 students so that every student has the opportunity to
access the highest-quality education available.
Every school leader will understand
the importance of online learning to
expand access to opportunities,
prepare students for college and the
workforce, and reduce inequities that
exist in our education system.
Every school will use class time and
building space differently in order
to promote collaboration,
communication, and creative
•Every school will offer teacher-led, online courses—both blended and distant—to serve every child’s need with individualized opportunities.
Every school and community will have
a high-speed, broadband, wireless
Internet infrastructure that allows
each student to access a full menu of
online courses, services, and programs
at any time, any place, and any pace.
Every teacher will be
trained to use digital
content for instruction and
to have strategies that
increase the problem
solving, collaborative, and
critical-thinking skills of
students, while monitoring
the progress of student
academic growth and
Every teacher will understand how to
manage course progress,
collaboration, new assessment
models, and e-portfolios.
Every teacher will be able to
individualize instruction and track data
on student performance.
Every student will be able to choose
the best courses to fit their individual
needs in meeting academic standards,
knowledge, and skills development.
Online Learning is also…
The process of learning new skills and acquiring
knowledge via the internet, without needing to
be physically present in the learning environment.
Source: US Department of Education
a method of learning whereby some or most of
the interaction takes place via the Web or other
Source: Coastal Queensland University
Web Based Web
Distance Blended or
OLL or E-
Learning / Hybrid
Principles of Online Learning
We are all are potential
teachers and learners –
and, in a true
environment, we are
We learn particularly
well when creating or
expressing for others
(learn by doing)
Some Principles from Martin Dougiamas, founder of Moodle
We learn a lot by observing &
interacting with peers
By understanding the context of
others, we teach in a more
So, the learning environment
needs to be flexible, adaptive
and responsive to the needs of
Benefits of Online
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