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2012 Ohio Results Online Learning

  1. 1. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO Speak Up 2012 Results Online and Blended Learning Views of Ohio’s K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Ohio “Speaks Up”
  2. 2. Annual national research project  Online surveys + focus groups  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Institutions receive free report with their own data Collect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of Education Inform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning Speak Up National Research Project + 3 million surveys since 2003 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  3. 3. What are the expectations of Ohio’s K-12 students for online or blended learning? How does that student vision compare with the teachers’ & administrators’ reality? What is the unique parent perspective on online learning? How well are our K-12 schools meeting the expectations of students? Big Questions (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  4. 4.  K-12 Students 364,233  Teachers & Librarians 56,346  Parents (in English & Spanish) 39,713  School/District Administrators 6,011  About the participating schools & districts o 8,020 schools and 2,431 districts o 30% urban / 43% rural / 27% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, OH, IN, AL, NC, WI, AZ, FL, PA National Speak Up 2012 Participation: 466,303 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  5. 5.  K-12 Students 27,999  Teachers & Librarians 17,974  Parents 6,230  School/District Administrators 1,631 Ohio Speak Up 2012 Participation: 53,834 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  6. 6. What can the Speak Up findings tell us about the future of learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  7. 7.  Students function as a “Digital Advance Team”  Students regularly adopt and adapt emerging technologies for learning  Students’ frustrations focus on the unsophisticated use of technologies within education  Persistent digital disconnect between students and adults  Exacerbation of lack of relevancy in current education  Students want a more personalized learning environment Speak Up National Findings: 2003 - 2012 (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  8. 8. The New Student Vision for Learning Personalized Learning Social–based learning Un–tethered learning Digitally–rich learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  9. 9. Key Trends: Online and Blended Learning The New Student Vision for Learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  10. 10. 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Fee based online summer school Building your own online courses Fully online classes for students Virtual conferences and webinars Blended learning classes for students Online teacher professional development District Administrators Ohio districts are tapping into many types of online learning (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  11. 11. Who is learning online in Ohio? Types of online learning experiences Students: Gr 6-8 Students: Gr 9-12 100% online school 4% 7% Online self study class 8% 12% Teacher led online class 9% 10% Online class for personal interests 7% 7% No experience but would like to take an online class 39% 38% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  12. 12. Why take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons are important such as scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm. For all students, potential for personalization of learning is highly valued. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  13. 13. Why take an online class? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Benefits of taking an online class OH Gr 6-8 OH Gr 9-12 Work at my own pace 60% 57% Be in control of my own learning 56% 56% Review class materials whenever I need to 48% 44% Greater sense of independence 39% 40% Easier for me to succeed 43% 33%
  14. 14. Why take an online class? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 OH Parents’ views: 1. Ability for my child to work at his/her own pace 62% 2. Ability to review materials when needed 59% 3. Take class not offered at the school 52% 4. Get college credit 46% 5. Increase motivation in learning 30%
  15. 15. Ohio parents have first hand experience with online learning I have taken an online class: For work or job training 46% For an academic/college program 27% To learn new skills 19% To explore a hobby 11% 25% who have not taken an online class would like to! (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  16. 16. Blended learning in Ohio – Principals’ View (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 “There is a lot of national discussion on the potential of "blended learning" to transform education. In general, the concept means that students are engaged to some degree in face-to-face instruction in a traditional classroom while also spending time driving their own learning online. There are several different models of blended learning. “ New Speak Up question – how we defined blended learning:
  17. 17. Blended learning in Ohio – Principals’ View Primarily F2F with online resource usage 54% Mix of online and F2F on a regular schedule 7% Online curriculum in a school setting with teacher onsite 13% Online course in a school setting with remote teacher 7% Random online course by traditional school students 9% Primarily online from home with online teacher 5% None of the above 27% (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  18. 18. What’s holding back online learning in Ohio? 1. Creating online courses that are academically rigorous 2. Concern over quality of student-teacher interactions 3. Evaluating quality of online courses or curriculum 4. Lack of technology infrastructure 5. Students don’t have home internet access 6. Finding teachers interested or qualified to teach online courses Only 16% of Ohio teachers say they are interested in teaching online courses (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  19. 19. Looking to the future …. What skills are Ohio’s administrators looking for in the next generation of teachers? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013  Knowing how to differentiate using technology 61%  Knowing how to find and use digital content 61%  Experience learning in an online course 54%  Experience teaching an online course 43%
  20. 20. How often do you assign Internet-based homework? 41% 25% 19% 11% 5% Never Few times a year Once a month One a week Almost daily Ohio teachers and technology (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  21. 21. 41% 25% 19% 11% 5%4% 9% 25% 38% 23% 8% 13% 30% 33% 15% Never Few times a year Once a month Once a week Almost daily Teachers HS Students MS Students Comparing Ohio student and teacher values Students, how often do you access Internet content to help you with homework? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  22. 22. Evaluating the quality of online courses What Ohio administrators say is most important (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 Top Voter Getters:  Alignment to curriculum standards 85%  Developed by organization with field expertise 70%  Ease of use by students and teachers 65%  Student achievement results 49%  Includes embedded assessments 40%
  23. 23. Imagine you are designing the ultimate school for today’s students, what technologies would have the greatest impact on learning? Do we have a shared vision for online and blended learning? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013
  24. 24. Do we have a shared vision for online and blended learning in Ohio? (c) Project Tomorrow 2013 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Learning management Online classes Online assessments Online textbook Campuswide Internet District Admin Principals Teachers Parents Students
  25. 25. Thank you. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT SpeakUpEd Copyright Project Tomorrow 2013 This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for this material to be shared for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that this copyright statement appears on the reproduced materials and notice is given that the copying is by permission of the author. To disseminate otherwise or to republish requires written permission from the author. (c) Project Tomorrow 2013