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  • The use of asynchronous and synchronous tools to facilitate learningTeachers assume role of facilitator and co-learners
  • Online: courses where most or all of the content is delivered online. 80% of seat time is replaced by online activity.Blended/Hybrid: courses that blend online and face-to-face deliver with 30 – 79% of content delivered online.Not only delivery method change but change in how we think about teaching and learningTransformative potential
  • 38% of all charter school enrollments in the state of Idaho2% of all enrollments in the state – national average
  • Changing the way we think about education...thinking beyond traditional school structures and schedule… alternatives to cutting programs1994 report “Prisoners of Time”
  • Alliance for Excellent Education
  • Technology is the medium for delivering instruction
  • Social and participatory cultureAlso a rich environment for interaction, collaboration, reflection
  • EvernoteGlogsBlogs
  • GoogleBaseCampZoho
  • VideoAnimationsSimulationsVoki/site palsVoiceThreadSlidesharePrezi
  • NingFacebookProfessional Learning Communities
  • PLC’sePortfoliosReflective writing
  • 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. 
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    • 1. Education in a Connected World
      Dr. Kerry Rice
      Associate Chair
      Department of Educational Technology
      Boise State University
    • 2. Trends
    • 3. Image created using wordle:
    • 4. The “TEACHER” in Online Teaching
    • 5. What is Online Learning?
      It IS…
      Learning that takes place partially or entirely over the Internet
      It is NOT…
      Print-based correspondence
      Broadcast TV and radio
      Satellite Videoconferencing (“yoked” or “hub & spoke”)
      Stand-alone computer software
    • 6. What is Online Learning?
    • 7. National Trends
      North American Council for Online Learning
      Anthony G. Picciano and Jeff Seaman, Sloan Consortium Report 2009
    • 8. National Trends
      Online Learning will disrupt traditional educational systems by the year 2019
    • 9. (Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning, 2009)
    • 10. Idaho: Cutting Edge?
      Idaho Recognized as a leader in providing transformative educational opportunities for all students. Ranked 3rd in the country for online learning policy and practice (Center for Digital Education, 2008).
      K-12 Online Teaching Standards
      BSU EDTECH leader in K-12 online teacher training.
      Supportive legislation and funding policies.
      iOPD (
      IEN (
    • 11. Virtually every Idaho district has a student in an IDLA course (about 14,000 students)
    • 12. In their own words...
      What are your unique needs and challenges as a K-12 online teacher?
      536 open-ended comments generated 18 themes
    • 13. Self - Reported Needs (sorted by Online Teaching Experience)
    • 14. “No Significant Difference”
      “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)
    • 15. In a review of empirical studies, the U.S. Department of Education concluded, “...on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face classes.” (Evaluation of Evidence-based Practices in Online Learning, 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.
    • 16. The future is NOW
      Dual degrees and success measured by completion (not seat time)
      4 dayschool week
      Online teaching experience = professional development
    • 17. Whydostudentsenrollinonlinecourses?
    • WHY NOW?
      Improvements in Technology
      • global skill demands vs. educational attainment;
      • 29. the funding cliff; and
      • 30. a looming teacher shortage.
      Change in thinking about teaching and learning?
    • 31.
    • 32. What does education look like in a connected world?
    • 33. Technology
    • 34.
    • 35. Learning Portals
    • 36. Communication Tools
    • 37. Writing and Reflection Tools
    • 38. Collaboration Tools
    • 39. Web-Based Multimedia Tools
    • 40. Networking Tools
    • 41. Web-Based Instructional Teaching Aids
    • 42.
    • 43.
    • 44.
    • 45. Before you go here….
    • 46. State and National Standards for Quality Online Teaching
      International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
      National Standards for Quality Online Teaching
      National Education Association (NEA)
      Guide to Teaching Online Courses
      Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
      Standards for Quality Online Teaching
      International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
      Educational Technology Standards (NETS)
      Idaho K-12 Online Teaching Standards
    • 47. BestPractice
      21st Century Skills
    • 48. Active Participation
      Collaboration and Community Building
      Learner Autonomy
      Authentic Assessment
      21st Century Skills
    • 49. The ability and motivation to take responsibilityfor one's own learning.
      Learner Autonomy
      Supported through:
      scaffolding and careful guidance
      instructional learning aids
      modeling and prompting
      coaching strategies
      reflective thinking and problem solving
    • 50. Learner Autonomy
      John Travoltage web-based simulation at Phet (interactive simulations)
      Learner Autonomy
    • 51. Learner Autonomy
      Learner Autonomy
    • 52. Learner Autonomy
      Negotiated inputs and outcomes
      Learner Autonomy
    • 53. Learner Autonomy
      Glogster Poetry Project
      Learner Autonomy
    • 54. Collaboration and Community Building
      Strong feelings of community have been shown to promote a greater sense of well-being among learners as well as increases in engagement, cooperation, commitment to group goals, information flow, and satisfaction in group interactions.
      Supported through:
      authentic projects and assessments
      role assignments
      peer review
      strategies to structure activities (consensus building, Tuning Protocol, Fishbowl Method)
    • 55.
    • 56. Collaboration and Community Building
      Collaborative Resources
    • 57. Collaboration and Community Building
      Collaborative Spaces
    • 58. Collaboration and Community Building
      Online Instructional Spaces
      Role Play
      Think-Pair-Share by assigning email pals or “web-buddies”
      Modify fishbowl by dividing the class into 2 groups, allowing group 1 to contribute the first half of the week and group 2 to contribute the second half.
      Writing Roulette – each learner adds to expanding class story
      Class voting and polling
      Consensus building
      Student generated discussion questions
      Peer review
    • 59. Collaboration and Community Building
      Online Social Spaces
      Virtual Icebreakers
      Share favorite Websites
      “Student lounge”, “Recess”
      Question Cafe
    • 60. Global Spaces
    • 61. Active Participation
      Interactions within the learning community as well as engagement with the content being studied.
      Supported through:
      Authentic, collaborative, inquiry-based projects
      negotiated learning outcomes
      active research in the field
      partnerships with the outside community
    • 62. Active Participation
      Discussion leader
      Resource provider
      Tech support
      Class Twitter contribution
    • 63. Active Participation
    • 64. Active Participation
      Real-time communication
      Live presentations and lectures
      Guest speakers
      One-on-one tutorials and mentoring
      Group discussions and activities
      Informal chat sessions
      Question and answer sessions
    • 65. Instructional environments that promote a process rather than an end product necessitate the development of assessments that are progressive rather than summative.
      Authentic Assessment
      Supported through:
      Timely and consistent instructor and peer feedback
      dissemination to “real-world” audiences
    • 66. Written assignments
      Participation in online discussions
      Publication of student work /presentations
      Online quizzes and questions
      Experiential activities, such as role-play
      Collaborative assignment work
      Online Exams (open-book; structured; timed
      Journals and reflection
      Complete a simulation or win a game
      Authentic Assessment
    • 67. Authentic Assessment
    • 68. “Our Environment” Wiki
      Authentic Assessment
      “I started making this website because I had the Idea of instead of just doing a project paper for my class I could spread my information around the continents...”
    • 69. 21st Century Skills
      A major challenge facing educators in the 21st century "is how to design our educational system... in order to produce graduates who are better prepared to take up jobs in a knowledge-based environment characterized by a pervasive use of information communications technology" (Bodomo 2006, ¶1)
      • Communication and collaboration
      • 70. Flexibility and adaptability
      • 71. Initiative and self-direction
      • 72. Leadership and responsibility
      • 73. Productivity and accountability
      Global awareness
      Digital, information, media and social literacy
      Financial, business and economical literacy
      Critical thinking and problem solving
    • 74. Active Participation
      Collaboration and Community Building
      Learner Autonomy
      Authentic Assessment
      21st Century Skills
    • 75.
    • 76. How will your classroom be transformed?
      Kerry Rice
      Department of Educational Technology
      Boise State University
    • 77. Resources
      Boise State University, Department of Educational Technology:
      K-12 Online Teaching Strategies resource site:
      A Summary of Research on the Effectiveness of K-12 Online Learning, iNACOL (September 2009)
      Getting Students More Learning Time Online: Distance Education in Support of Expanded Learning Time in K-12 Schools, by the Center for American Progress (May 2009) -
      Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, U.S. Department of Education (June 26, 2009)
      The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education, Alliance for Excellent Education Issues Brief (February 2010)
      K-12 Online Learning: A 2008 Follow-up of the Survey of US School District Administrators, Sloan Consortium (2009)
      Research Committee Issues Brief: Examining Communication and Interaction in Online Teaching, iNACOL (September 2009)
      Blended Learning: The Convergence of Online and Face-To-Face Education
      Project Based Learning:
      Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 2004. Framework for 21st century learning.