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Describes the costs for an online or blended learning program. Gives two case studies as examples and the result.

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  1. 1. T he Bottom Line:Financing Online/Blended Pr og r ams Dr. Rob Darrow Lead 3.0 – San Mateo April 2012 Handout: Online Cost Sheet
  2. 2. Introductions Me You
  3. 3. A Few Definitions Online Learning  70% or more time taught and learned online Blended Learning  Using online learning tools to teach students where some student time is flexible Computer Assisted vs. Teacher Led
  4. 4. Online/Blended Learning ProgramsComputer Assisted Teacher Lead Computer assessment and  Teacher places students computer placed  Teacher at end of every course Complete lesson (teacher in  Students advance based on a box) teacher assessment (some may be multiple choice) Multiple choice test (Pass,  Online interaction (e.g. continue; Fail, repeat) discussion boards, Adult facilitated synchronous online (credentialed or classified) lessons/office hours)  Education 2020  One teacher every course  K-12, Inc.  Plato  Florida Virtual School  Apex Learning  Connections Academy Which costs less?
  5. 5. Who Has… A Blended Learning Program? An Online Learning Program  (students taking courses online with teachers not in the same school)
  6. 6. In California…how do wefund schools? (Finance 101)  ADA – Average Daily Attendance  1 student in school 1 day = 1 ADA (or FTE).  Cannot split ADA  Independent Study  Grants / Fees / Fund Raisers / Student Pays
  7. 7. California Finance  ADA (“seat time” - 240 minutes each day)  Independent Study (student gets hours based on work and physically meets a teacher once a week).  Charter (ADA or Ind Study)1 student in school 1 day = 1 ADA.
  8. 8. Two California School Districts  Kings Canyon  Clovis Unified Unified  Cal Online Dunlap Leadership (2000-2005) Academy - 2008  (Students: 37,000;  (Students: 9700; Teachers: 1752) Teachers: 439) www.dunlapleadershipacademy.com/
  9. 9. Two California School Districts Kings Canyon Unified Clovis UnifiedFull time online student Part time online studentStudents may attend (no more than one onlinecomputer lab course)weekly/daily Face to face trainingMonthly check in with Online check in withteacher face-to-face teacherOne teacher facilitates One teacher per courseall courses
  10. 10. Clovis Unified Kings Canyon USD
  11. 11. Kings Canyon Unified Dunlap…the one area of the district without a high school. Where’s Dunlap? Population: 131
  12. 12. Dunlap Leadership Academy Why? Kings Canyon USD
  13. 13. Financing: DunlapLeadershipAcademy
  14. 14. California Finance ADA Differences Per student, per year Kings Canyon - $6,063 Clovis Unified – $5,983 Modesto City - $5,839 Sylvan– $5,551 Patterson - $5,290 Charters - $6,600 (9-12) Ed. Data Figures, Unrestricted ADA, 2009-10
  15. 15. Dunlap Leadership Academy30 students - ADA 30 students X $6100 = $183,000 per year. Special program funding - $650 per student (or another $20,000) Total Income: $203,000. Round to $200,000
  16. 16. See Handout:Calculating Costs
  17. 17. Dunlap Leadership Academy Course Content Provided by Advanced Academics. Cost: $400 per student per course. 5 courses per student. $400 X 30 students X 5 courses = $60,000.
  18. 18. Course Management System (Moodle, Bb) Included in “content” price
  19. 19. Other Online Tools Use district student information system (no cost) No additional software used
  20. 20. Equipment CostsComputer Lab  Cost for hardware (30 computers): $30,000.
  21. 21. Administrative Costs ($50,000) Principal – Part time (shared with school across the street) ($40,000) Secretary/lab aide and campus aide  8:00-2:00 each day – 30 hours per week. ($10,000) Custodian (part time – shared with school across the street). Total Personnel Cost: $100,000
  22. 22. Dunlap Leadership Academy Supplies Supplies = $5,000.
  23. 23. Teacher Cost Included in “content cost”
  24. 24. Special Education “Built in” to the program Now, Add it up!
  25. 25. Dunlap LeadershipAcademy Income and Expenses Income by ADA: $200,000.  Personnel: $100,000 (no hired dist teachers)  Equipment: $40,000  Content and Teachers: $60,000  Supplies: $5,000 Expense Total: $205,000 Income – Expenses = - ($5,000)
  26. 26. Asst. Supt. Business Sees:Cost Per Student Cost = $200,000 30 students = $6600 per student. 50 students = $4000 per student. 120 students = $2000
  27. 27. Clovis Unified  Unified in 1960:one high school / intermediate school, 4 elementary schools
  28. 28. Clovis Unified District motto: “Be the best you can in mind, body and spirit.” In 2008: 28,000 students – 12,000 in high school.  6 high schools, 5 intermediate schools and 32 elementary schools.
  29. 29. Clovis Unified Cal Online Part time students – may not take more than one online course 4 total courses (Bio, Alg 1, Eng9, Government/Economics) First classes: June 2001
  30. 30. Clovis Unified Cal Online ADA = 0 Budget: $250,000 Funded from 2000-2006 by 12 different grants and funds over 6 years – no ADA or General Fund.
  31. 31. Financing: Cal Online
  32. 32. Course Content Licensed from Florida Virtual School. $20,000 per year Then, created own. One time cost for teacher development: $5,000
  33. 33. Course Management Moodle Cost: (0 – used district server; except the cost of the tech person) Full time online tech assistant monitored and organized courses into Moodle
  34. 34. Other Online Tools District Student Information System Elluminate Online Conferencing System: $5,000
  35. 35. Equipment Costs Materials: (textbooks, lab kits, etc.): $6,000 Teacher cell phones: $4,000Total: $10,000
  36. 36. Administrative Costs Full time Coordinator, and online tech assistant TOTAL: $120,000
  37. 37. Teacher Costs District teachers 4 part time teachers – ($15,000 each) Total: $60,000
  38. 38. Special Education Provided by district (no direct cost) Consult and observe Now, Add it up!
  39. 39. Add It Up Income by ADA: -0-.  Content: $20,000  Other Online Tools: $5,000  Personnel: $180,000 (Admin and Tchrs)  Equipment: $10,000 Expense Total: $215,000 Income – Expenses = +$45,000
  40. 40. Asst. Supt. Business  100 students enrolled in 4 courses.  $215,000 Costs  Divided out: $2150 per student (in addition to the face-to-face school costs)
  41. 41. Clovis Unified - Cal Online Ended in 2006 No finance model worked for part time students
  42. 42. Create Your Own Finance Plan Fill in your “estimated” cost chart.
  43. 43. 2020 Visions Report (2006) $1 mil to start up an online school Bellsouth Foundation (2006). Anderson, A.B., Augenblick, J., and DeCesare, D., and Conrad, J.
  44. 44. Online School Finance Challenges Economy of scale: Need money or students With full complement of courses, how do you reduce costs?  Contract content out?  Teachers?  Develop own content?  Get more students?
  45. 45. Lessons Learned: Via research and experience Get all district admin on board Talk with all “stakeholder” groups in establishing your online school (counselors, special education, etc.) Identify budget income for 3 years Lack of money = no program
  46. 46. Resources iNacol, International Organization for K-12 Online Learning – www.inacol.org CUE (and the eLearning SIG) – www.cue.org Keeping Pace - http://kpk12.com/ Ca eLearn Framework - http://www.ccsesa.org/index/hotTopics.cfm Ca Dept of Ed - http://pubs.cde.ca.gov/tcsii/onlineeducation/onlineeduc Online Learning Research about Costs - http://www.onlinelearningvisions.com/research
  47. 47. ContactRob @ OnlineLearningVisions.comWeb:www.OnlineLearningVisions.comRob’s Wiki:http://robdarrow.wikispaces.com

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