Speaking Up about Online Learning:Listening to the Student, Parent and       Teacher Point of View  Speak Up 2011 National...
Speak Up National Research ProjectAnnual national research project   Online surveys + focus groups   Open for all K-12 s...
Speak Up survey question themes   Learning & Teaching with Technology   21st Century Skills: Digital Citizenship   Scie...
Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012                © Project Tomorrow 2011
Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: Online Learning                   © Project Tomorrow 2011
Administrators’ RealitiesImpact of recent fiscal crisis on budgets  What tech solutions are you considering to help with  ...
Who is learning online?       Types of online learning                   Students:   Students:            experiences     ...
Both students and parents are interested inonline learning If you have not taken an online class, would you like to? Yes! ...
Student interest in taking an online class5 year retrospective                        Yes I am interested           No I a...
Parents’ views on the benefits of online learning fortheir child                        © Project Tomorrow 2011
Why take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling and college credit. For middle school ...
Interest in an online class? What course?                 MATH              43% - Gr 6-8 Students              32% - Gr 9-...
Yes, students should be required to take an onlineclass for graduation                                      2008         2...
Educators’ experiences with online learning      Online Learning     Teachers                   School Site      District ...
Relationship between online learning experiencesand value proposition                                                     ...
Teachers’ wish list for tech-enabled professionallearning communities       Tools for collaboration with teachers at my s...
Device use by online experience           I have taught an online course                   I have taken an online course f...
More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org • National Speak Up Findings and reports • Targeted and thematic reports • Presentations, ...
Start planning now for Speak Up 2012!     Speak Up 2012 – 10th Anniversary   Special online surveys to collect and report ...
Thank you.         Let’s continue this conversation.                       Julie Evans                   Project Tomorrow ...
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  1. 1. Speaking Up about Online Learning:Listening to the Student, Parent and Teacher Point of View Speak Up 2011 National Results Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO June 27, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Speak Up 2011 Congressional BriefingsWashington DCApril 24 and May 23, 2012 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  5. 5. Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredKey Trends: Online Learning © Project Tomorrow 2011
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Who is learning online? Types of online learning Students: Students: experiences Gr 6-8 Gr 9-12 100% online school 7% 6% Online self study class 10% 13% Teacher led online class 10% 13% Online class for personal 9% 10% interests © Project Tomorrow 2011
  8. 8. Both students and parents are interested inonline learning If you have not taken an online class, would you like to? Yes! Students in Grades 3-5 27% Students in Grades 6-8 47% Students in Grades 9-12 45% What would you recommend as a good investment to enhance student achievement? 36% of parents say “online classes” © Project Tomorrow 2011
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Parents’ views on the benefits of online learning fortheir child © Project Tomorrow 2011
  11. 11. Why take an online class? For high school students, traditional reasons: scheduling and college credit. For middle school students, it’s about changing the learning paradigm.  Get extra help in a tough subject  More comfortable asking questions  In control of my own learning  More motivated to learn  Work at my own pace  Review class materials whenever I want  Share ideas with my classmates © Project Tomorrow 2011
  12. 12. Interest in an online class? What course? MATH 43% - Gr 6-8 Students 32% - Gr 9-12 Students © Project Tomorrow 2011
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Educators’ experiences with online learning Online Learning Teachers School Site District Experience Administrators Administrators Taught a fully online 6% 6% 14% class Taught a blended 5% 3% 9% online class Took a fully online 52% 52% 65% class for PD Took a blended 18% 25% 30% online class for PD © Project Tomorrow 2011
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. More Speak Up? www.tomorrow.org • National Speak Up Findings and reports • Targeted and thematic reports • Presentations, podcasts and webinars • Evaluation services & reports • Speak Up 2012 for K-12 © Project Tomorrow 2011
  19. 19. 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 Oct 3 Sign up to receive information and alerts www.tomorrow.org © Project Tomorrow 2011
  20. 20. Thank you. Let’s continue this conversation. Julie Evans Project Tomorrow jevans@tomorrow.org 949-609-4660 x15 Twitter: JulieEvans_PT 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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