From Online Revolution to Mainstream Evolution: Are We There Yet?


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  • Evolution feeds on itself – develop abilities to through evolution to use new evolutionary developments to create the next generation of evolutionary developments.
  • 1) Egotistical and narcissistic
  • And were are still arguing about whether or not technology should be allowed in schools!!
  • SirKen Robinson “Schools stop the world so that it can be taught”
  • Add 200k to 1.8 million (these are full time virtual enrollments not included in the survey)Definition of online learning – offered over the Internet – not Interactive TV, televised courses, etc. According to the Sloan Report – Online learning is distributed as follows – 69% 9-12, 17% 6-8, 14% K-5Over 6 million students are now enrolled in full-time courses at colleges and universities – this does not include blended content that supports face-to-face courses – 10 – 20 % yearly increaseKeep in mind that this 2 million number is out of a nationwide 49 million public school students – we are early – this is still developing.The Sloan group is predicting 5-6 million online enrollments by 2016 – this would mean that over 10% of students nationally would be taking an online course
  • 40 states have supplemental programs or state led initiative30 states have multi district full time programs
  • Preservice competencies to transformative practices:Performance-Based Assessment for Pre-Service as a Bridge to Online EndorsementAll teachers prepared to facilitate a hybrid instruction model and to have an understanding of best practices in instructional technologyPerformance-Based Assessment for Online Teachers
  • Joins 4 other states – Alabama, Michigan, Florida, West VirginiaONLINE COURSES –- MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES AND TEACHER TRAININGMobile computing devices provided to high school teachers 2012 – 2013 1/3 high school students each year from 2013 – 2016Online Course Requirement for 2016 graduation
  • NASA site is an example of the whole package – project ideas, lesson plans, and supporting materials.
  • AggregatorsVirtual School House Get A GripSccop It
  • Global SchoolNet's mission is to support 21st century learning and improve academic performance through content driven collaboration. We engage teachers and K-12 students in meaningful project learning exchanges worldwide to develop science, math, literacy and communication skills, foster teamwork, civic responsibility and collaboration, encourage workforce preparedness and create multi-cultural understanding. 
  • Mention Google Apps
  • Tell them how you’re going to bore themBore themTell them how you bored them
  • 1) demonstrating how data mining can be incorporated into course evaluation in order to support decision making at the course level and at the institutional level; 2) exploring potential applications at the K-12 level for educational data mining that has already been broadly adopted in higher education institutions; 3) providing a framework of data triangulation that generates high-quality and non-partial results by combining student learning logs with demographic data and course evaluation survey; 4) depicting profiles of successful and at-risk students and identifying important predictors of student performance, course satisfaction, and instructor satisfaction for K-12 online education.
  • Private vs. public – disregard for traditional online programs The digital world has created a complete inversion of authority.  I can’t be confident that I know more than my students do.  “This inversion of authority is one of the most important things that has happened on the planet since we staggered out of the Garden of Eden.”
  • 2) Misunderstanding about what online learning is3)Misrepresentation about what online learning is – has to do with economics and culture.
  • Example from Poland –Collapse of communism – change to a free society – educational change “Systems are in place – the only thing stopping us is us” Given the rate of change in technological advances, which are fueling more rapid evolutions of innovation and learning, change in educational systems is inevitable
  • From Online Revolution to Mainstream Evolution: Are We There Yet?

    1. 1. Kerry Rice, Ed. D.Associate ProfessorDepartment of Educational TechnologyBoise State University
    2. 2. M.S. in Educational TechnologyMasters in Educational TechnologyEd. D. in Educational TechnologyGraduate Certificates: Online Teaching - K12 & Adult Learner Technology Integration Specialist School Technology CoordinatorK-12 Online Teaching EndorsementGame Studio: Mobile Game DesignGoGo Labs: Learning Technology Design Lab
    3. 3. Adapted from Source: Good Thing
    4. 4. Evolutionary Timeline Milliseconds Technology Decades Language Danny Hillis Thinking Machine 1994 Brains/nervous Million years systemBillion years Multicellular organisms
    5. 5. The Evolution of Technological Change Autocatalytic = the more it changes the faster it changes TECHNOLOGY Biological Evolution Time
    6. 6. Huh? Nowonder I’m soconfused.
    7. 7. Evolution of Innovation“Crowd accelerated innovation.” Cycles ofimprovement fueled by crowds leads togreater innovations more rapidly.Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation
    8. 8. Evolution of Learning• Surfing: James Seely Brown – the Power of the Pull (video cameras)• Scientific advances: Journal of Visualized Experiments JOVE• Medical Treatments: Cure Together• “Getting Things Done”: Kickstarter, Odesk, Elance, The LogoLoft• Open source: MIT/Harvard edX courses
    9. 9. Evolution of Learning• Thomas Suarez: 12 Year-Old Game Developer a_12_year_old_app_developer.html• 11 year old taking a course on game theory at Stanford 7/what-my-11-year-olds-stanford-course-taught-me- about-online-education/• Hole in the Wall Experiments, Sugata Mitra. SOLE “Education is self-organizing mitra_the_child_driven_education.html system, where learning is an emergent phenomenon” -Sugata Mitra
    10. 10. Where is our evolution of education?“If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, itll spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
    11. 11. TECHNOLOGY Biological Evolution Education Time
    12. 12. “Students cannot, and will never, learn unless they are with me in my classroom – period. They can’t learn without me prodding them and being there to get the information from me personally and without me deciding for them what it is that they learn.”Is lecture capture the worst educational technology?
    13. 13. “You simply cannot "A teacher that can bereplace a teacher with replaced by a machinea laptop.” should be." e_child_driven_education.html
    14. 14. Online Learning Revolution
    15. 15. K-12 Online National Trends 2019 25 million 2016 ½ of all high 2010 5–6 school million** courses 2008 1.8 million*2000 45,000 1,030,000 *US Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (2011) **Anthony G. Picciano and Jeff Seaman, Sloan Consortium Report 2009
    16. 16. K-12 Online Learning Continuum
    17. 17. Blended Learning “A formal education program in which a student learns in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student control over time, place, path and/or pace. and at least in part at a supervised brick and mortar location away from home.Heather Staker and Michael Horn, Innosight Institute:
    18. 18. Models of K-12 Online• Full-Time Virtual Schools (usually multi-district) – Connections Education (Acquired by Pearson) – K-12 Inc. (subsumed Kaplan, Insight, IQ Academy, KC Distance Learning) – Advanced Academics – Pinnacle Education• Consortiums and District-Led (VHS, Wisconsin eSchool)• State Supplemental Programs (MoVIP, IDLA, FVS, MVS) – Many are facing defunding with increased private sector and district-led initiatives.
    19. 19. Models of K-12 Online• Post-Secondary and Dual Credit – Missouri-Columbia University High School – Indiana University High School – Minn. Learning Commons – George Washington University & K12 Inc. – Private college preparatory HS – American Public University & CA - Dual degree HS/AA - success measured by completion (not seat time)
    20. 20. Key Trends in K-12 Online (2010-2011)• Single district programs fastest growing segment. Most are blended.• Full-time multi-district online schools continue growth. (25% increase)• New online learning legislation in 5 states.• Common Core fuels consistent curriculum creation.• State virtual schools (supplemental programs) depend on funding for sustainability. (19% increase) In our efforts to be innovative, we may be losing sight of the value of proven “traditional” full-time and online programs in our search for the next best thing. Continued growth in enrollments suggests there is still unmet demand for tens of thousands of students. Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning, 2011
    21. 21. Transformations• Policy• Schools• Teaching Practice
    22. 22. Transforming Policy• Flexibility in how we view time (carnegie unit) “Students should be encouraged to go as far and as fast as they can.”• Innovation for competency-based models that are outcome-based.• Just-in-time summative assessments (NCLB).• Consistent data collection and accountability systems.
    23. 23. Transforming Policy K-12 Online Teaching Standards PreK-12 Preservice Online Technology Teaching Standards Endorsement Transformative Practices
    24. 24. Transforming Schools• Establish a one to one computer ratio in high school.• Give teachers classroom tools.• Provide teacher training. • Increased Access - Idaho Education Network
    25. 25. … "online course" means a course which delivers asequential program of synchronous and/orasynchronous instruction primarily through the use oftechnology, in which the instructor is not physicallylocated at the school or place in which the student isreceiving instruction. Nothing in this definition shallprohibit a blended course that includes face-to-face, inperson instruction, provided that a majority of theinstruction is delivered as stated herein.”
    26. 26. Transforming Teaching PracticeFocus on Student-CenteredLearning – More emphasis on authentic learning experiences (PBL). – Rethinking accountability for learning (badges). – Increased student participation in their own learning (co-design). – Adaptive learning management systems that use data to drive personal learning plans.
    27. 27. Transforming Teaching Practice
    28. 28. Transforming Teaching Practice Leveraging Technology for Learning Educator (vs.Teacher) Assign Learning Tasks Assess Guide dev. of PLP’s Curriculum Dev. Course Design Changing Role of the Teacher
    29. 29. LCP’s PBL Best Practice Collaboration Active and Participation Community Building Learner Authentic Autonomy Assessment PBL 21st Century Skills
    30. 30. Learner Active Active Autonomy Participation Participation 21st Century SkillsCollaboration and Authentic Community Assessment Building
    31. 31. LearnerAutonomyVirtual Schoolhouse Bridges Project NASA: Communications and the Lunar Outpost
    32. 32. LearnerAutonomy
    33. 33. Collaboration and Community Building
    34. 34. Collaboration and Community Building
    35. 35. ActiveParticipation
    36. 36. Active Participation• Live presentations and lectures• Guest speakers• One-on-one tutorials and mentoring• Group discussions and activities• Informal chat sessions• Question and answer sessions
    37. 37. “I started making this website because I had theIdea of instead of just doing a project paper for my Authenticclass I could spread my information around the Assessmentcontinents...”
    38. 38. Authentic Assessment
    39. 39. • Global awareness • Communication and• Digital, information, media collaboration and social literacy • Flexibility and adaptability• Financial, business and • Initiative and self- economical literacy direction• Creativity • Leadership and• Critical thinking and responsibility problem solving • Productivity and accountability 21st Century Skills
    40. 40. A Flippin’ Framework for Strategy Development STRATEGY CLASSROOM/SCHOOL/DISTRICT SUPPORTS EXAMPLE TOOLS Blending Internet resources (Global Collaborations, Computers, open access, bandwidth, asset or Collaborate in descriptive writing on the Monster Google Docs, Google Sites, Trailmeme,Beginner (10% - 25%) Scavenger Hunts) content management system (My Big Campus), Exchange learning community. Other useful sites Grabbabeast, Phet, Zoom KitchenDigital Classroom include virtual math manipulatives, simulations, Chemistry, National Library of Virtual games, tutorials, remediation. Manipulatives Shared resource respositories Computers, bandwidth, open access Preload Diigo with resources. Students use the Diigo, CiteULike, Pinterest, Delicious, annotation tool to highlight and explain structure only2clicks, symbaloo and context of materials. Lecture Capture (for remediation or absent Central LMS or asset/content management system Record class lectures using a lecture capture LMS (Blackboard, Moodle, Brain Honey), students) tool. Upload to a central location for access when CMS (My Big Campus) needed. Classroom Group Open access Communicate with parents Google Groups, Yahoo Groups, Facebook, Blog, Wiki Collaborative Brainstorming Computers, open access, bandwidth Teacher directed collaborative brainstorming, GliffyIntermediate (25% - 50%) Internet Integration activities (WebQuests, Computers, open access, small class sizes Students work in small groups to complete a Google Sites, LMS, Virtual Field TripDigital Classroom Virtual Field Trips) Webquest (Groups of students work in groups websites around a single computer.) Collaborative document creation Computers, broadband capacity, open access Students work in small groups using online Google Docs collaboration tools. (Students work at their own computer but belong to a group.) Online discussions Computers, open access, broadband capacity, Practice language skills with others from the LMS, Voicethread, Skype, My Language microphone or headset country of origin. ExchangeAdvanced (> 50%) Digital Video resources (for delivery outside Computer access (one-to-one, after school labs, Khan Academy YouTube, WatchKnow, TeacherTubeBlended Classroom the classroom) laptop checkout) Digital Media Creation Computer access (one-to-one, after school labs, Teacher created videos explaining a complex SnagIt, Jing, Camstudio, Camtasia, laptop checkout) concept using examples and materials from Screenr, Screencast, microphone, everyday life. Webcam Mobile Learning Mobile device access Situated Simulations that superimpose historical Smartphone, iPad, elements over real-time locations. Gaming Computer access (one-to-one, after school labs, Embed gaming elements into learning goals 3-D GameLab quest-based learning laptop checkout) (badges, achievements, self-selection, leveling) management system
    41. 41. Digital Bloom’s
    42. 42. Image created using wordle:
    43. 43. In a review of empirical studies, the U.S. Department ofEducation concluded, “...on average, students in online learningconditions performed better than those receiving face-to-faceclasses.” (Evaluation of Evidence-based Practices in OnlineLearning, May 2009)Key Findings The effectiveness of online learning is tied to learning time, curriculum, pedagogy, and opportunities for collaboration. Online learning can be enhanced by giving learners control of their interactions with media. Online learning can be enhanced by prompting learner reflection.
    44. 44. Accountability• “Florida Connections Academy 2009 State Test Scores Exceed Overall State Results” (Connections Academy)• “Newly released state data reveal that e-schools perform better academically than Big 8 districts at lower cost “ (Ohio Alliance for Public Charter School)• Minnesota, Colorado, California have noted smaller gains in online programs than in brick and mortar. Let’s get pastBest Practices in K-12 Online: comparisonsIdentify those online deliverymethodologies that seem to produceexceptional educational results.
    45. 45. Going Virtual! Research Series
    46. 46. Going Virtual! Research Series2007: The Status of Professional Development• Who delivered/received PD?• When and how PD was delivered?• Content and sequence of PD?2008: Unique Needs and Challenges• Amount of PD?• Preferred delivery format?• Most important topics for PD?2010: The Status of PD and Unique Needs of K-12 Online Teachers• Revisit questions from 2007 & 2008• What PD have you had? What do you need?2011: Development of an Educational Data Mining model• Pass Rate Predictive Model• Engagement• Association Rules
    47. 47. Summary of Findings• Teachers highly • Who provides PD? experienced – workplace (89%) – 99% credentialed – university (27%) – 60% Master’s degree+ • PD is …• 12% of new online – Dependent on the teachers have never organization taught f-2-f – Driven by context – Online• 25% of brand new – Ongoing online teachers received no training – Focused on skills
    48. 48. Self - Reported Needs 2010 (sorted by Online Teaching Experience)O Years• Working with students with disabilities in the online classroom (57%)• Managing groups and online collaboration (52%)• Instructional design of online learning (53%)1 - 5 Years• The area of design, including instructional design principles (46%)• Design tools (41%)• Design of syllabi (38%)6 + Years• Psychology of online learning (41%)• Promoting student autonomy (35%)• Student readiness (34%)
    49. 49. Leveraging Data Systems PD Teacher StudentEffectiveness Effectiveness Outcomes Change in Quality teaching Satisfaction practice Self report Self report Quantity AND Quality Usefulness of Engagement Interaction Self report Course Dropout Engagement Design Rate Low-level data Performanc e Low-level data Learning Patterns
    50. 50. Educational Data MiningHung, J., Hsu, Y., Rice, K. (in press). Integrating Data Mining in Program Evaluation of K-12 OnlineEducation. Journal of Educational Technology and Society. Special Issue Learning and KnowledgeAnalytics
    51. 51. Are We There Yet? Early Innovator Mainstream Adopter Reducing the Drag One Inch at a TimeSource:
    52. 52. Real World Challenges• Access• Learning Management Systems• Content – particularly in difficult subject- areas• Computer Skills ??• Making use of data• Transformative teaching practices• Preservice teacher training• Barriers to innovation• Private vs. Public• “Inversion of Authority” phenomenon
    53. 53. What’s wrong with this picture? “Online education, on the other hand, is often entirely a numbers game. The same lecture is viewed by the hundreds of thousands of people and takes no account of differences in understanding or circumstances. Though online education offers students flexibility on how and when to view a lecture, it offers professors no reciprocal flexibility to tailor their lectures to the unique abilities and interests of the students.”
    54. 54. The (Inevitable) Future of Education TECHNOLOGY Biological Evolution Education Time
    55. 55. How Will Your Classroom be Transformed?Kerry RiceDepartment of Educational TechnologyBoise State Questions?
    56. 56. Resources• Queen, B., & Lewis, L. (2011). Distance Education Courses for Public Elementary and Secondary School Students: 2009–10 (NCES 2012-008). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.• Means, B., Toyama, Y., Murphy, R., Bakia, M., & Jones., K. (2009). Evaluation of evidence-based practices in online learning: A meta-analysis and review of online learning studies. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.• Making the Move to K-12 Online Teaching: Research-Based Strategies and Practices• A Flipping Framework:• Innosight Institute:• Edtech K-12 Online Endorsement Program: endorsement-program/• ISTE NETS Standards:• Fast Facts About Online Learning:• 50 Innovative Education Startups for 2012: startups• Knewton Adaptive Learning Platform:• Crowdsourcing examples:• TED-Ed:
    57. 57. Resources• Clearing the Path: Creating Innovation Space for Serving Over-Age, Under-Credited Students in Competency-Based Pathways online-students-leave-programs-within-a-year-but-funding-stays• Cracking the Code: Synchronizing Policy and Practice for Performance-Based Learning• It’s Not a Matter of Time: Highlights from the 2011 Competency-Based Learning Summit• Troubling Questions about Online Education: analysis-shows-half-of-online-students-leave-programs-within-a-year-but-funding-stays• Viewpoint: Authorizing Online Learning Patrick%20Cyber%20Learning%20Viewpoint_August%202011.pdf• State Strategies for Awarding Credit to Support Student Learning: state-1202educreditbrief.pdf• Going Virtual! Research Series:• The reality of virtual schools: A review of the literature. (2008).