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Connect the disconnected

Connect the disconnected



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

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 Connect the disconnected Presentation Transcript

    • “Connect the Disconnected”(“Learning support”, 2009)
      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
    • Do We Still Have a Drop-Out Crisis in America?
      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)
      Overall Decline but Ethnic gap remains
      Percent over age 20 without HS Diploma (Ulloa, 2010)
      41% Hispanics
      23% African Americans
      14% White
    • Texas Versus US in Graduation Rates:(“Diplomas Count,” 2010)
      In 2007, more students nationwide are graduating from high school.
    • At-Risk, Underachiever, or Bored Students…Which sub-groups are affected?
      all ethnic groups
      all socio-economic groups
      all age groups
    • Graduation Rates by Sub-Group in 2007(“Diplomas count,” 2010)
    • Students at home and at school…Are we competing?
    • Web-based (online) learning for:
      At - Risk Students.
      • Dual credit courses
      • Credit recovery programs
      • Resource for homebound student
      Bored Students.
      • Dual credit courses
      • Online four year college opportunities
      • Researching topics of interest
    • At – Risk Students
      Summer School
      Credit by Exam
      Virtual School
      Online Programs
      Blended Programs
      • 60% of drop-outs failed ¼ of their credits in 9th grade Blackboard (2009).
      • 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).
    • Bored Students
      Dual credit courses
      Web-based independent study groups
      Online four year college opportunities
      Distance learning
      • Traditional school environments are not fits for all learning styles of students.
      • Bored students are also considered at-risk of not graduating.
    • Online learning is popular because it Provides:Bakia, Jones, Means, Murphy, Toyama (2009)
      Flexible access to instruction.
      Greater availability of course choices.
      Time and source of access flexibility.
      Cost effective method for assembling instruction.
      Cost effective method for disseminating instruction.
      Possibility for larger class loads.
    • Different mediums of communicationBakia et al. (2009)
      Asynchronous Communication
      Threaded discussion groups
      Synchronous Communication
      Chat rooms
      (podcasting, video, etc.)
      Blended combination is good!
    • Helping “online learners” be successful Covey (2010)
      Choose the right school
      Manage your time
      Connect with your teacher
      Know your resources
      Get the credit you deserve
    • References
      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 http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf
      Blackboard, (2009, June). Credit recovery: Exploring answers to a national priority. Posted to Eduviewsa K-12 leadership series. Retrieved from http://www.blackboard.com/resources/k12/Bb_K12_WP_CreditRecovery.pdf
    • References
      Covey, D. (n.d.). Five successful tips for distance learners. Retrieved from ://www.bestonlinehighschools.com/online-learning/five-successful-tips-for-distance-learners
      Diplomas Count 2010 Examines Graduation Rates and Data-Driven Reform. (2010, June), Education Week. Retrieved fromhttp://www.edweek.org/media/ew/dc/2010/DC10_PressKit_FINAL.pdf
      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 http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=16
    • References
      Learning Support Centers in Higher Education. Online teaching/learning quotations.(2009) Retrieved from http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/~lsche/resources/online/ol_quotes.htm
      Ulloa, J. (2010, May 7). Failing grade: Hispanic high school dropouts less likely to pursue GED. The Brownsville Herald. Retrieved from http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/articles/hispanic-112250-less-ged.html