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Hanley, R., Kinsella, J., Barbour, M. K., Leffler, T., Szabo, D. (2005, February). Authentically interactive learning: Deploying virtual classroom software to impact the student experience. Paper ...

Hanley, R., Kinsella, J., Barbour, M. K., Leffler, T., Szabo, D. (2005, February). Authentically interactive learning: Deploying virtual classroom software to impact the student experience. Paper presented at the annual Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning, http://www.ilonlineconf.org/

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IOC 2005 - Authentically Interactive Learning: Deploying Virtual Classroom Software to Impact the Student Experience IOC 2005 - Authentically Interactive Learning: Deploying Virtual Classroom Software to Impact the Student Experience Presentation Transcript

  • Authentically Interactive Learning:Deploying Virtual Classroom Software to Impact the Student Experience
  • Agenda 1) Introductions 2) Roger Hanley - Historic Trends in eLearning Models  The VALUE of Synchronous Interaction  A Snapshot of Institutions Deploying Synchronous Interaction 1) Jim Kinsella – Coordinator of Instructors  IVHS Mission, Goals and School Pilot  The IVHS Synchronous Decision 1) Dave Szabo – Sciences Instructor  How Elluminate Live! is used  Student Comments 1) Tim Leffler – Biology Instructor  How Elluminate Live! is used  Observations 1) Mike Barbour – History Instructor  How Elluminate Live! is used  Observations 1) Jim Kinsella  Administrative Perspectives © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Introductions Jim Kinsella Coordinator of Instructors Teacher – AP European History Roger Hanley Springfield, IL VP, Academic Strategies Elluminate Inc. Calgary, Alberta Mike Barbour Instructor AP European History Tim Leffler Atlanta Ga. Mentor Instructor Biotechnology Lemont IllinoisDave Szabo Mentor Instructor AP Biology Springfield IL © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved. View slide
  • The HISTORY of Distributed Learning Models• The Corporate Model • The Education Model – Participants travel to a – Participants receive paper physical site modules (mail) – Training is conducted face- – Learning is conducted in to-face (synchronously) isolation (asynchronously)• Upside • Upside – More effective training with – Low cost means of high satisfaction / distributing learning completion rates opportunities• Downside • Downside – High Cost of Travel & – Less effective satisfaction / Lodging completion rates © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved. View slide
  • Adding Synchronous Interaction Establishes sense of community Increases learner completion & success rates Engages learners more fully Brings learners and facilitators closer together  Builds Community Assuages stakeholder suspicion of distance learning Increases learner satisfaction rates Demonstrates commitment to advanced technologies & I.T. skills Increases time / location efficiencies © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • The Illinois Virtual High School • IVHS Mission Statement – To use new and emerging technologies that expand the boundaries of space and time to provide Illinois students and their teachers with increased equity and access to the highest quality educational opportunities Illinois State Board of Education-Aug. 24, 2000 © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • IVHS Goals • Assure equitable access to rich and varied learning opportunities for Illinois students, with emphasis on curricular areas needed to ensure that all students can meet the Illinois Learning Standards and succeed in higher education and the workplace; • Expand high-quality professional development opportunities for Illinois teachers and other educators; and • Support schools in integrating technology into teaching and learning. © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • IVHS Pilot – 2001 (A Space Odyssey??) • Offered 16 courses for potential enrollment • 97 registrations for 12 full-semester courses were requested from 33 schools • 195 registrations for 10 AP reviews were requested from 36 schools • A+ Certification Preparedness, Network+ Certification Preparedness, ESL and Oceanography were most popular courses • 127 high schools signed up for participation © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • The IVHS Synchronous Decision • Originally implemented to address languages as a venue for writing and speaking. • Developed to include other disciplines and then faculty and administrative meetings. • Available to all subject areas. Used more frequently in Foreign Languages, Math and Science. • Elluminate is accessed directly on the homepage of all IVHS students and instructors. © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Dave Szabo, Instructor, IVHS • Subjects taught: – AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics • High School students throughout the state of Illinois access my classes • Classes meet weekly for lectures and discussions – please expand on this Dave • Students who attend the class are more “engaged” – Explain how you know this © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Student Comments: Dave Szabo • What I enjoy most about the course is the elluminate classroom meetings. • I would like to have more than one session a week. • There is not a lot of student to student interaction. Mr. Szabo talks too much! • I can’t make the scheduled times. © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Timothy Leffler, Instructor, IVHS • Subjects taught: – All levels of Biology • Elluminate Live! is used to facilitate the following: – Class discussions focused on student exploration and understanding – To present animations that are important to student understanding – Power Point Presentations act as class notes – Common Web Site access / web “touring” – Visual problem solving activities – One-on-one tutoring © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Observations – Tim Leffler • Increased enthusiasm towards class • Better understanding of concepts • More Cohesive Discussions (Flow, “Simultaneity”) • Decreases Anxiety © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Michael Barbour, Instructor, IVHS • Subjects taught: – AP European History (other AP social studies courses for other VHS programs in the past) • Students in my courses are high school students throughout the state of Illinois – I have also worked with students in Michigan, Texas, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Newfoundland, Canada • Power Points, white board, voice, text messaging, and polling • Classes meet irregularly © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Mike Barbour - Observations • The students who regularly attend synchronous sessions are the ones who seem most engaged in the course • I have better relationships, both academic and non- academic, with the students that I interact with synchronously • The use of synchronous communications can build more meaningful relationships with students • Synchronous communication can address student issues much quicker than asynchronous communications © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Administrative Observations • Jim Kinsella – Greater student-teacher relationships – Good group project results – Confusion getting elluminate loaded the first time and initial meetings organized. © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Elluminate Live! Integration • Currently “Integrated” with: – eCollege / eClassroom – Blackboard • Integration in Development – WebCT • Elluminate Software Development Kit (SDK) – Provide clients with tools necessary to integrate Elluminate Live! into almost any LMCS / LMS / CMS provider © 2002 Elluminate Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  • Question PeriodContact:• RogerH@elluminate.com• 1-403-204-7896 Phone• 1-866-388-8674 Toll Free