Transforming k 12 education through online learningPresentation Transcript
Transforming K-12 Education Through Online Learning
New and Emerging Technologies
21st Century Teaching and Learning Tools have Moved Far beyond Chalkboards and Textbooks.
What is online learning?
Online learning is education in which instruction and content are delivered primarily via the Internet ( Cavanaugh & Clark, 2007). Education comes to the student.
Through the support of a Learning Management Systems (LMS), educators can use websites such as Moodle or Rcampus to create specialized learning modules for their students.
Learning Management Systems (LMS) have been widely used in higher education for years.
Curriculum is delivered thru the internet and is individualized to reach the learning needs of each student.
Teachers Use LMS to Create:
Easy access grade book
Links to related topics
Gaps in traditional schooling that are supported by Online learning
Students who need more time
Easily distracted students
Home bound students; medical, out of school suspension or on vacation
Features of Online Classes that Encourage Interaction within the Learning Environment and Promote 21 st Century skills
Messaging Glossary and wiki
Online learning has resources available 24/7 . Students can learn at times that fit into their schedule and anywhere in the world
Teacher Fears of Online learning
Different than 20 th Century learning
Students are not self motivated
Who’s doing the work
With FREE LMS such as moodle there is no cost to the school
Online learning lets students demonstrate mastery of academic concepts while using today’s tools and resources
Teachers have flexibility to create courses that compliment their individual teaching styles and meet their students' individual learning needs. A full year syllabus can be created and entered guaranteeing covering all required standards.
Students are Not Self Motivated
Here is a testimonial from an ex-student finishing high school online.
I chose online schooling because it's free and I can graduate a year early. They work with you more one on one than public schools do. If I have a problem, I just email or call them and they can into this live thing that's like a smart board. It's awesome. I do feel like I'm learning. … I work at my own pace and I can keep doing something if I don't understand it. It has been a good experience. I like it a lot … There's no drama and way more learning. :)
“ As educators, if we want to create a dynamic learning environment to serve future students, we must listen to what students are saying about what excites and motivates them. We must start by changing our approach to how we deliver education and instruction. We must nurture students and give them opportunities to explore, learn, and create” ( Young, Birtolo & McElman, 2009, p.17).
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).
Pugliese, Louis C., 190 West Ostend Street ,Baltimore, MD 21230 retrieved January 27, 2011 from www.moodlerooms.com
Young, J., Birtolo, P., & McElman, R. (2009). Virtual success: Transforming education through online learning. Learning & Leading with Technology, 36(5), 12–17. Retrieved from the Education Research Complete database.