CUE 13 Presentation by Dr. Allison Powell and Dr. Rob Darrow.
CUE 13 Presentation by Dr. Allison Powell and Dr. Rob Darrow.
Blended Learning: How Do You Know It When You See It?Dr. Allison PowellVice President, State and District ServicesDr. Rob DarrowDirector of Member Serviceswww.inacol.org
International Association for K- 12 Online Learning (iNACOL)• iNACOL is the premier K-12 nonprofit in online learning• Provides leadership, advocacy, research, training, and networking with experts in K-12 online learning. – 4400+ members in K-12 online and blended learning in over 50 countries – Annual conference – iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium: Orlando, FL in October 28-30, 2013• “Ensure every student has access a world class education” regardless of geography, income or background.• Next Generation Learning Challenges – Gates Foundation• CompetencyWorks – Nellie Mae Education Foundation• Our strategic areas of focus in online and blended learning: 1. Policy 2. Quality 3. New Learning Models
How well is our current K-12 system functioning? Depends on who you ask The critical question is whether we are preparing our students for the knowledge workforce; the globally competitive workforce. Currently – national high school graduation rate of 68% 80% of jobs are requiring a post-secondary degree or certification
Online and Blended Learning as a catalyst for change
Definitions, Part 1• Two definitions: – Blended learning should be viewed as a pedagogical approach that combines the effectiveness and socialization opportunities of the classroom with the technologically enhanced active learning possibilities of the online environment , • Dziuban, Hartman and Moskal (2004) – Blended learning “combines face-to-face learning with computer mediated learning.” (Bonk and Graham, 2006. Handbook of blended learning: Global perspectives, local designs. http://www.publicationshare.com/).
Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., & Garrett, R. (2007). Blending in: The extent and promise of blendededucation in the United States. Newburyport, MA: The Sloan Consortium.http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/blended06
Blended learning A formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online delivery of instruction and content, with some element of student control over time, place, path and/or pace and at least in part in a supervised brick-and- mortar location away from home.
Emerging models of blended learning Rotation Flex Self-Blend Enriched Virtual• Station rotation Online platform with Students attend Students learn• Lab rotation F2F support and physical school & sometimes at a• Flipped Classroom fluid schedules take 1 or more physical school, other• Individual rotation courses online times remotely
Blended learning is not like alight switchyou turn on one day
Think in terms of 3-5 years from now (not just today).Think about what can be, not what is. This is a journey, not a destination.
We are pretty clear Face-to-Face Teaching Online Teaching• Students in classroom • Students online• Teacher in classroom • Teacher online (minimal• Interaction face-to-face, face-to-face interaction) mostly verbal, some • Interaction online video visual conferencing, email –• Fixed schedule of classes more visual, less verbal to attend • Flexible schedule for work• Prescribed curriculum completion based on standards / use • Prescribed curriculum of textbooks based on standards / text
But what doesBlended Learning really look like for a teacher?Or an administrator?
Teaching and Learning • What is the student doing and where is the student? What is the teacher doing and where is the teacher? What and where is the content?
Online Teaching TechnologyTextbook EnhancedEnhanced TeachingTeaching Web / Online Enhanced Teaching From Textbook to Online Teaching
What does “it” look like? Where do you fit? * See handout• Textbook enhanced teaching and learning• Technology enhanced (not online)• Web/online enhanced• Blended• Online
What does “it” look like? *Teacher-centric vs. Student-centricMore teacher • Textbook enhanced centric teaching and learning • Technology enhanced (not online)Combination • Web/online enhanced • BlendedMore student • Online centric
What does “it” look like? *Teacher vs. student control of teaching and learningMore teacher control • Textbook enhanced teaching and learning • Technology enhanced Shared (not online) control • Web/online enhanced • BlendedMore student control • Online
What does “it” look like? *Control of time and pace Set time structure • Textbook enhanced teaching and learning • Technology enhanced Some (not online)Flexibility • Web/online enhanced • Blended Flexible • Online
People/Pedagogy/PD• People – Administrators, Teachers, and Students – Must support each other• Pedagogy – Role of Teacher changes in this environment• Professional Development – What skills does an online/blended teacher need – What skills do an administrator need to support his/her teachers – Current Trends in PD
Role of Online/Blended Teacher• Facilitate and build an online and F2F community of learners• Engage learners in a variety of online and F2F environments through reflective and hands-on activities• Analyze data to assist in individualizing instruction• Personalize the learning through online discussion and group projects• Differentiate instruction (i.e. learning styles, adaptive/assistive technologies, pacing, supplemental activities and remediation.)• Develop and deliver asynchronous and synchronous lessons that use appropriate and effective multimedia design elements• Student academic integrity issues (plagiarism and the safe and legal use of online resources)
Administrator Role• Need to know what to look for in evaluating teachers• Need to understand how technology works to get into the courses• How to support online/blended teachers• Requires administrators and policy makers that can make wise decisions about resources• Allocation and to gather and analyze data that cross traditional categories and sectors.• Lack of PD for administrators
What should an administrator look for while observing ablended learning environment? (see handout)
Student and Parent Role• Student is responsible for their learning• Requires Motivation and Flexibility• Personalized and Individualized Instruction – Any time, any place, any path, any pace!!! (FLVS)• Parent is a partner with student and teacher – Provide support and resources at home
Questions• Dr. Allison Powell, VP State and District Services, firstname.lastname@example.org• Dr. Rob Darrow, Director of Member Services – email@example.com• (Presentation: http://robdarrow.wikispaces.com http://www.inacol.org http://onlineprogramhowto.org
Why join iNACOL? www.inacol.org• Passion for online and blended learning• Receive daily news and research updates about online and blended learning• Contribute to the online and blended learning voice and conversation• Participate in regional and standing committees
Why join iNACOL? www.inacol.org• Participate in webinars and related activities (access to Archives)• Reduced cost for attending yearly iNACOL Symposium (Oct. 27-30, 2013, Orlando, FL)• Membership: $60 for educators – Other memberships: School, institution, companies, etc.