“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 />
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 />
Texas Versus US in Graduation Rates:(“Diplomas Count,” 2010)<br />In 2007, more students nationwide are graduating from high school.<br />
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 />
Graduation Rates by Sub-Group in 2007(“Diplomas count,” 2010)<br />
Students at home and at school…Are we competing?<br />
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).
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.
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 />
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 />
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 />
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 http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf<br />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<br />
References<br />Covey, D. (n.d.). Five successful tips for distance learners. Retrieved from ://www.bestonlinehighschools.com/online-learning/five-successful-tips-for-distance-learners<br />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<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 http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=16<br /> <br />
References<br />Learning Support Centers in Higher Education. Online teaching/learning quotations.(2009) Retrieved from http://www.pvc.maricopa.edu/~lsche/resources/online/ol_quotes.htm<br />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<br />