Introduction – Increased Growth of LMS at Yeshiva by 200%, Responsibility for LMSUNITAR, CITE Program NYU – Helping School Develop Online Learning, member of LMS Subcommittee Ask the audience if they’ve ever taken an online course? Etc.
Outline – Goals for presentation Current state Definition Getting Started
Online learning is pervasive. Most major universities are offering online courses or full degree programs. In fact, I can take an entire education online with a university that has no proximity to me, and never set foot on campus if there is one. Sloan consortium did a 10 year study of online learning, and their research showed a steady increase in enrollment in online education
Not only is enrollment consistently increasing, but more students are taking online courses then nearly a decade ago.
Comparison to the growth in higher education Enrollment is climbingStudents are taking more online courses And research analysts are predicting that resources in online education will increase. Leads me to believe that online learning is here to stay.
What exactly is online learning?
Terms synonymous with online learning Briefly explain these terms
Online learning defined two ways by two different groups. Which is right?
Learning is taking place and can be evaluated It’s happening across time and space There is more then one model – i.e. fully online – type of online learning that might occur ----- Meeting Notes (11/14/13 21:19) -----TEE TEETEE
What is the difference between each?
More optionsMore free courses New business models All higher education stakeholders will benefit from the collective result of MOOC research. Research on MOOC-networked students should provide insight into how students learn in online classes. This insight will add value to all organizations delivering learning online, whether they are primarily residential or virtual (see Figure 2).
To summarize.Online learning is here to stay, it works, and there is a lot of options for the learner
Notice technology isn’t listed firstBut it is important because media comes into play at some point
Technology is developed to support different types of learning scenarios.
Technology Trigger – possible breakthrough Peak of Inflated Expectations – early success, some take action Trough – Interest declines as success isn’t proven Slope – more instances of how the technology is beneficial Plateau of Productivity - Mainstream adoption
ADDIE Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, Evaluate]Realize when not to do online learning
Online Learning, a Basic Overview
15 November 2013
Current State, Continued
Through 2017, K-12 online education spending will
increase 25%, while budgetary constraints will keep
spending on traditional instructional
Defining Online Learning
Defining Online Learning, Continued
“...Education in which "the teacher and the
student are separated geographically so that
face-to-face communication is absent;
communication is accomplished instead by one
or more technological media, most often
electronic (interactive television, satellite
television, computers, and the like)"
A term for the physical separation of
teachers and learners…distance…With an
emphasis on the learner.
• Education – A course of study is being undertaken
involved both teaching and learning
• Overcoming Barriers of Place and Time
• A Tool is Used to Facilitate Learning
• Technology is Broadly Applicable
• Distance Learning Happens in a Variety of Formats
Continuum of Online Education
• Traditional Classroom
• Traditional Classroom with Digital
• Traditional class with digital
• Flipped class
• Course with peer-to-peer tutoring
• Fully online course
• Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS)
Continuum of Online Education
• Overcome barriers
• place and time
• learning styles
• other educational barriers (e.g., Learners with
• Increase access to education
• Reduce travel
• Cost avoidance/Cost savings
• Increased visibility
The Main Points About Online Learning
• Learner Centered
Gain Some Experience
Develop a Plan
I. For Change
II. To Train Your Staff, Instructors, and
VI. Make Alternatives Available
VII. Think Iteratively
Adopted from Education Source Database