Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning

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Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning

  1. 1. “Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning”Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO - September 24, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  2. 2. A big thank you to: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  3. 3. Today’s Agenda:  Welcoming remarks from Annie Lewis  About Speak Up  Highlights from the new report  Panel discussion Speak Up National Research Project: Views of K-12 Students, Parents, Teachers, Librarians and Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  4. 4. Welcoming Remarks Annie Lewis Senior Manager K-12 Marketing Blackboard Inc. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  5. 5. Today’s Discussion: The Big Questions How does the growth in online learning change the value proposition for technologies that personalize learning? What is the impact of the increased interest by students, parents and educators? What is the teachers’ wish list for tech-enabled professional learning communities? Is there a new climate for policies around online learning requirements for students? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  6. 6. Learning in the 21st Century:A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning Panel Discussion Candice Dodson Director of E-Learning, Indiana Department of Education Brian Eyer Principal, Digital Harbor High School, Baltimore MD Larry Raines ACCESS Administrator, Alabama Department of Education © Project Tomorrow 2011
  7. 7. Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project  Online surveys + focus groups  Open for all K-12 schools and schools of education  Institutions receive free report with their own dataCollect ideas ↔ Stimulate conversations  K-12 Students, Teachers, Parents, Administrators  Pre-Service Teachers in Schools of EducationInform policies & programs  Analysis and reporting of findings and trends  Consulting services to help transform teaching and learning + 2.6 million surveys since 2003 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  8. 8. Speak Up survey question themes  Learning & Teaching with Technology  21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship  Science and Math Instruction  Career Interests in STEM and Teaching  Professional Development / Teacher Preparation  Internet Safety  Administrators’ Challenges  Emerging Technologies in the Classroom  Mobile Devices, Online Learning, Digital Content, E-textbooks  Educational Games, Web 2.0 tools and applications  Designing the 21st Century School © Project Tomorrow 2011
  9. 9. National Speak Up 2011 Participation: 416,758  K-12 Students 330,117  Teachers & Librarians 38,502  Parents (in English & Spanish) 44,006  School/District Administrators 4,133  About the participating schools & districts o 5,616 schools and 1,250 districts o 24% urban / 35% rural / 41% suburban o All 50 states + DC  Honor Roll of States with highest participation: TX, CA, AL, IN, AZ, NC, FL, WI, VA, MD © Project Tomorrow 2011
  10. 10. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  11. 11. Introducing . . . “Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning”A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  12. 12. Learning in the 21st Century:A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online LearningKey Finding #1: A majority of teachers, school site administrators and district level administrators have taken an online class for their own PD. For teachers, an increase of 148% since 2007. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  13. 13. Learning in the 21st Century:A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online LearningKey Finding #1: Online Learning Teachers School Site District Experience Administrators Administrators Taught a fully online class 6% 6% 14% Taught a blended online 5% 3% 9% class Took a fully online 52% 52% 65% class for PD Took a blended online 18% 25% 30% class for PD © Project Tomorrow 2011
  14. 14. Administrators’ RealitiesImpact of recent fiscal crisis on budgets What tech solutions are you considering to help with your budget situation? 1. Digital textbooks 43% 2. Tablets instead of laptops for students 39% 3. Online teacher PD 37% 4. Cloud computing solutions 35% 5. Online classes for students 30% 6. Allowing student use of personal devices 27% © Project Tomorrow 2011
  15. 15. Learning in the 21st Century:A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online LearningKey Finding #2: Teachers’ value proposition on online learning for their own professional development is directly related to their previous online learning experiences. 30% of teachers say that online PD is now their preferred approach for continuing education. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  16. 16. Relationship between online learning experiencesand value proposition 62% Fits schedule 90% 89% 88% 11% Learning community value 34% 28% 36% 8% Supports learning style 33% 27% 34% 28% Saves time 50% 44% 46% 12% Just in time training 32% 26% 34% 5% More connected to profession 17% 13% 20% 33% Review materials as needed 62% 56% 57% 29% Ability to customize learning 58% 52% 61% No online involvement Taken blended online PD Taken fully online PD Taught online class © Project Tomorrow 2011
  17. 17. Teachers’ wish list for tech-enabled professionallearning communities  Tools for collaboration with teachers at my school (43%)  Tools for collaboration with teachers at other schools (42%)  Online courses (42%)  Easy access to student data that I can use to inform my teaching (39%)  Centralized repository of teaching resources (38%) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  18. 18. Learning in the 21st Century:A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online LearningKey Finding #3: A new, positive correlation exists between educators’ experiences with online learning and their interest in mobile learning in school. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  19. 19. Device use by online experience I have taught an online course I have taken an online course for PD No involvement or interest 86% 77% 70% 65% 63% 64% 57% 56% 45% 34% 30% 20% Smart phones Tablet Smart phones Tablet Teachers Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  20. 20. Impact of mobile usage on online learning perspective  35% of principals who have taught an online class = likely to allow students to use their mobile devices at school  76% of principals without online learning experience = unlikely to allow students to use their own mobile devices at school © Project Tomorrow 2011
  21. 21. Learning in the 21st Century:A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online LearningKey Finding #4: The profile of a typical student interested in taking an online class today is: a middle school girl who values the use of a mobile device in school and sees online learning as her ticket to a more personalized learning environment where she is control of the learning process. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  22. 22. Student interest in taking an online class5 year retrospective Yes I am interested No I am not interested 53% 47% 45% 42% 38% 33% 32% 24% Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Students Gr 9-12 (2007) (2011) (2007) (2011) © Project Tomorrow 2011
  23. 23. Learning in the 21st Century:A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online LearningKey Finding #5: One-third of parents now support increased investments in online learning at their child’s school : an increase of 80% since 2007. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  24. 24. Parents’ views on the benefits of online learning fortheir child © Project Tomorrow 2011
  25. 25. Learning in the 21st Century:A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online LearningKey Finding #6: 69% of administrators (and surprisingly, almost 50% of middle school students) say that students should be required to take an online class to graduate from high school. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  26. 26. Yes, students should be required to take an onlineclass for graduation. 2008 2011 69% 49% 46% 40% 36% 31% 26% 27% Students Gr 6-8 Students Gr 9-12 Parents Administrators © Project Tomorrow 2011
  27. 27. Introducing . . . “Learning in the 21st Century: A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning”A special collaboration with Blackboard, Inc. © Project Tomorrow 2011
  28. 28. When we write the onlinelearning trends update report in2017, what will be our headline stories five years from now? © Project Tomorrow 2011
  29. 29. Learning in the 21st Century:A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning Panel Discussion Candice Dodson Director of E-Learning, Indiana Department of Education Brian Eyer Principal, Digital Harbor High School, Baltimore MD Larry Raines ACCESS Administrator, Alabama Department of Education © Project Tomorrow 2011
  30. 30. A big thank you to: © Project Tomorrow 2011
  31. 31. Start planning now for Speak Up 2012! Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary Special online surveys to collect and report on the views of the K-12 students, teachers, librarians, administrators and parents on the role of technology within teaching and learning. Surveys open October 3rd Sign up to receive information and alerts www.tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2011
  32. 32. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Copyright Project Tomorrow 2011.This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is grantedfor 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. © Project Tomorrow 2011

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