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  1. 1. Online Learning in K-12 Education Linzie Humphrey Walden University New and Emerging Technologies
  2. 2. Emergence of Online Learning <ul><li>“ Online learning is a type of distance education, or formal study, in which teacher and learners are separate in time or space” (Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007). </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Moodle? <ul><li>Through the use of websites such as Moodle, teachers are given the opportunity to provide online learning for their students. Websites such as Moodle are called Learning Management Systems (LMS). This means that teachers are able to have class without being inside the traditional classroom. </li></ul>
  4. 4. L earning M anagement S ystems (LMS) <ul><li>How does LMS benefit students? </li></ul><ul><li>Students can have access at anytime. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on each specific student’s needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Motivates students to want to learn. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits for Teachers <ul><li>LMS also benefits the teacher… </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible hours </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized – teachers are better able to meet each student’s needs </li></ul><ul><li>Materials needed for class are all available online </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations are simple and clear </li></ul>
  6. 6. Instructional Gaps <ul><li>Unfortunately, through traditional teaching, instructional gaps are present. Instructional gaps are basically areas that are not covered due to many factors in or out of the classroom. These areas affect those students who learn at a faster rate than others, students that may need more time, students with disabilities, and those students that are home for other reasons. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Filling those Gaps <ul><li>“ The curriculum is delivered via the Internet, and </li></ul><ul><li>teachers employ innovative instructional </li></ul><ul><li>practices to offer an individualized learning </li></ul><ul><li>experience for students” (Young, Birtolo, & McElman, 2009, p. 15). As a result, the needs of each student are met. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Online Learning <ul><li>There are many features to online learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can learn on their own clocks no matter where they are. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are able to keep up with their work more easily, and can better manage their time. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Resisting Online Learning <ul><li>Some may be reluctant to use online learning. These reasons consist of; the cost of online learning, time it takes to complete an online course, motivation for students, and the fear of losing their jobs. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cost <ul><li>Websites such as Moodle are free to teachers and students, offering them the opportunity to learn online. This also gives students the resources necessary to complete the online courses. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Time Consuming <ul><li>With online learning, teachers are able to have more flexibility with their schedules. There are also able to create courses that will meet all the state standards. This would be developed ahead of time, ensuring that all skills will be taught. As a result, the stress and pressure of state testing would subside some due to the fact that all standards would be covered. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Student Motivation <ul><li>“ When working with a group of students in a collaborative activity, social interaction occurs between the students, but it is the task at hand </li></ul><ul><li>that is most important to them, and most assuredly, they will keep me focused on the objective and engage me in discussion that </li></ul><ul><li>helps achieve their goal” (Young, Birtolo, & McElman, 2009, p. 16). </li></ul><ul><li>~ Cindy Knoblauch </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts Teacher </li></ul>
  13. 13. Teacher Jobs <ul><li>Teachers will always be needed to assess students on their work no matter how they are taking or completing a class. Now, through the use of resources such as Skype, teachers would still be able to have face to face interactions if needed. The only change would be how the content is delivered. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Resources <ul><li>Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & N. Clausen-Grace, et al (Eds.), What Works in K-12 Online Learning (Chapter 1, pp. 5-19) . Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Young, J., Birtolo, P., & McElman, R. (2009). Virtual success: Transforming education through online learning. Learning & Leading with Technology, 36 (5), 12–17. </li></ul>