Connect the disconnected


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This show discusses the drop out crisis in America and presents using online/web - based learning as a means to addressing the current crisis.

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Connect the disconnected

  1. 1. “Connect the Disconnected”(“Learning support”, 2009)<br />Web based (Online) (TEA) learning is the new educational medium that provides the means for at-risk students to obtain their diplomas while also providing “bored” students academic opportunities<br />.<br />
  2. 2. Do We Still Have a Drop-Out Crisis in America?<br />Fast Facts - statistics about our drop-out rate over the past decade (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. (2010). “The Condition of Education” 2010)<br />Overall Decline but Ethnic gap remains<br />Percent over age 20 without HS Diploma (Ulloa, 2010)<br />41% Hispanics<br />23% African Americans <br />14% White<br />
  3. 3. Texas Versus US in Graduation Rates:(“Diplomas Count,” 2010)<br />In 2007, more students nationwide are graduating from high school.<br />
  4. 4. At-Risk, Underachiever, or Bored Students…Which sub-groups are affected?<br />Encompasses:<br />all ethnic groups<br />all socio-economic groups<br />all age groups<br />
  5. 5. Graduation Rates by Sub-Group in 2007(“Diplomas count,” 2010)<br />
  6. 6. Students at home and at school…Are we competing?<br />
  7. 7. Web-based (online) learning for:<br />At - Risk Students.<br /><ul><li>Dual credit courses
  8. 8. Credit recovery programs
  9. 9. Resource for homebound student</li></ul>Bored Students.<br /><ul><li>Dual credit courses
  10. 10. Online four year college opportunities
  11. 11. Researching topics of interest</li></li></ul><li>At – Risk Students<br />Solutions<br />Summer School<br />Credit by Exam<br />Virtual School<br />Online Programs<br />Blended Programs<br />Facts:<br /><ul><li> 60% of drop-outs failed ¼ of their credits in 9th grade Blackboard (2009).
  12. 12. According to Governor Bob Wise in a 2009 town hall meeting, In 2008 drop-outs will cost America $319 billion over their life-time Blackboard (2009).</li></li></ul><li>Bored Students<br />Solutions<br />Dual credit courses<br />Web-based independent study groups<br />Online four year college opportunities<br />Distance learning <br />Facts<br /><ul><li>Traditional school environments are not fits for all learning styles of students.
  13. 13. Bored students are also considered at-risk of not graduating.</li></li></ul><li>Online learning is popular because it Provides:Bakia, Jones, Means, Murphy, Toyama (2009)<br />Flexible access to instruction.<br />Greater availability of course choices.<br />Time and source of access flexibility.<br />Cost effective method for assembling instruction.<br />Cost effective method for disseminating instruction.<br />Possibility for larger class loads.<br />
  14. 14. Different mediums of communicationBakia et al. (2009)<br />Asynchronous Communication<br />Email<br />Threaded discussion groups<br />Newsgroups<br />Synchronous Communication<br />Web-casting<br />Chat rooms<br />Technology <br />(podcasting, video, etc.)<br />Blended combination is good!<br />
  15. 15. Helping “online learners” be successful Covey (2010)<br />Choose the right school<br />Manage your time<br />Connect with your teacher<br />Know your resources<br />Get the credit you deserve<br />
  16. 16. References<br />Bakia, M., Jones, K., Means, B., Murphy, R., Toyama, Y., (2009). Evaluation of evidence-based practices in online learning: A meta-analysis and review of online learning studies. Retrieved from<br />Blackboard, (2009, June). Credit recovery: Exploring answers to a national priority. Posted to Eduviewsa K-12 leadership series. Retrieved from<br />
  17. 17. References<br />Covey, D. (n.d.). Five successful tips for distance learners. Retrieved from ://<br />Diplomas Count 2010 Examines Graduation Rates and Data-Driven Reform. (2010, June), Education Week. Retrieved from<br />IES National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. (2010). [Table of qualitative statistics concerning subgroup dropout rates]. The Condition of Education 2010. Retrieved from<br /> <br />
  18. 18. References<br />Learning Support Centers in Higher Education. Online teaching/learning quotations.(2009) Retrieved from<br />Ulloa, J. (2010, May 7). Failing grade: Hispanic high school dropouts less likely to pursue GED. The Brownsville Herald. Retrieved from<br />