California
eLearning Framework, V2
CISC Presentation
September 20, 2013
Back channel - Today’s Meet
http://bit.ly/CISC1
Work Group Leaders:
Shirley Diaz
Lorrie Owens
Brian Bridges
Catharine Reznicek
Rae Fearing
Kathi Felder
Randy Kolset
Onlin...
And we’re on the way to critical mass
Online Learning
Tipped in 2012
Who is eLearning?
46%
516 districts
& charters
Who wants to eLearn?
26%
eLearning by Grade Span
19%
73%
Full and Part-time Online
Learning Populations
19.8K
24.4K
100.9K
17%
Increase23%
Increase
Average eLearning Population
125 132
453
490
98
Blended and Virtual Medians
100
Medians Increase by 25%
Blended Learning
a formal education program in which a
student learns at least in part through
online learning, with some ...
Blended Models
● Rotation
● Flex
● Enriched Virtual
● A-la-carte
2013: K-5/K-8 Blended Model
Breakdown
2013: K-12/9-12 Blended Model
Breakdown
37%
28%
Section 1.8: Accountability
●
● Three have 800+ API scores
● Two have scores of 503 and 509
● CA Charter Association recom...
Section 2: Planning for Quality
2012 Keeping Pace
Evergreen Education Group
Three planning scenarios
● Nine months: Course...
Course Publisher Distribution
2013
Section 3:
Content & Content Evaluation
• Build, Buy, License or Mix
• Content Purchasing Options
• Online Content Evaluat...
Build, Buy, or Mix
• Do you have the capabilities?
o Time/resources
• Entire course vs. course units
• Mixing commercial, ...
Build
• Variety of open educational resources
o CLRN, Brokers of Expertise, SCOUT
(UCCP)
o Khan Academy, YouTube, …
• You ...
Buy or License
• Variety of vendors compete for your
business
• Course quality continues to improve
• Must be vigilant whe...
What if you hired
teachers the way you
selected online courses?
CLRN HOme
Course Reviews
●
○ Taught, practiced, assessed
● iNACOL Course Standards: 80%
○ 15 Power Standards
● Commercial Courses On...
Analysis of 360 Courses
• 168 courses (47%) certified
• 93 courses (27%) < 80% content
standards
o Range from 4% met to 78...
eLearning Strategies
Symposium
December 6-7, 2013
Hilton, Costa Mesa
elearns.org
@elearns
http://bit.ly/OLCScontent
Section 4:
Teaching & Professional Development
Avoid the Myth --
“Any regular classroom teacher is qualified to teach onli...
Teaching & Professional
Development
National Standards for Quality Online Teaching
from iNACOL (International Associations...
Teaching & Professional
Development
Opportunities for Learning
Training, Certification, Teacher Preparation… choosing the ...
Teaching & Professional
Development
Continued Support
The first year of teaching
online can be very similar to
the first y...
Teaching Resources
http://goo.gl/bsv4Us
“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Obama’s ConnectEd
Initiative:
“connect 99 percent of
Ame...
What infrastructure will you need?
• Internet Connectivity & Bandwidth
o California K-12 High Speed Network (K-12 HSN)
Pro...
What infrastructure will you need?
• Internet Connectivity & Bandwidth
o Last 6 Inches
 Sites need infrastructure that in...
Will everyone play nice?
● Learning Management System (LMS)
● Learning Content Management System (LCMS)
● Student Informat...
Have you also considered?
● Synchronous Tools
(Webex, Google Hangout, Adobe
Connect, Skype)
● End Devices (laptops, netboo...
What will it cost?
• Total cost of ownership needs to be examined
• Includes both direct and indirect costs of
technology ...
Technology Work Group Resources for Planning
Questions?
Today’s Meet
http://bit.ly/CISC1
Register Now
for the
November 5th OLCS Symposium
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  • 45 minute presentation to CISC 50+ assist. sups of C&amp;I Larger COE ’ s have less context, since support staff may have more control over online/blended Districts are already going around COEs, but here is a chance for COEs to be a leader. Focus on updated eLearning Framework &amp; resources Whet their appetite about whom to send to the November symposium in Santa Cruz. Allow 15 minutes for Q&amp;A. could be woven into the sections.
  • So, how many districts are implementing online learning? We found that 46% of all districts and charters indicated they were using some form of online or blended learning. While last year’s data indicated that we may have passed online learning’s tipping point, this year’s census seems to indicate that online and blended learning is firmly entrenched in California’s schools and that we are in the period between the tipping point and critical mass.
  • If Districts and charters weren’t involved in eLearning, we asked them if they were currently discussing or planning to implement online learning . 26% shared they were currently in the planning stages 72 of 273
  • Are online and blended learning being adopted at different rates and in different modes at elementary and unified districts? In 2012, 16% of elementary districts reported students were learning online. In 2013, the number of districts and charters involved increased to 19%. However, in unified and high school districts, 68% learned online in 2012, while 73% reported online and blended students in 2013. 253 K-8 districts; 48 are elearning (19%), up from 16% in 2012 263 K-12/9-12 districts; 191 are elearning (72%)
  • Actual population numbers have increased too. In 2012, we counted 19,820 full-time online (virtual) students In 2013, those numbers increased to 24,383 virtual students. and 86,257 blended students. Last year, we counted just more than 86K blended students, but this year’s total is just under 100,882 blended students. This represents a 23% increase in the number of full-time virtual students and a 17% increase in blended learning. Virtual: 19,820 (N: 60 (50% district, 50% charters) Blended: 86,675 N:172 (75% districts, 24% charters) 2013 Virtual: 24,383 2013 Blended: 100,882
  • Average numbers of online students increased in all categories. Online and blended summer school attendance averaged 132 students, a 6j% increase; Virtual school averages rose from 98 to 139 students, a 42% increase; and the average number of blended students per district or direct-funded charter rose from 453 to 490, a 8% increase.
  • Median populations, though, are often more telling. The median, the point where half the districts have more than the number and half have less also increased in 2013. Last year, half of California’s districts and charters had more than 80 students blending their learning while this year the median rose to 100. Last year, the median number of virtual students was 56 full-time online students, but in 2013, the median blended population rose to 100 students. Both median populations increased 25% 2013. 2013: 69 districts reported full-time virtual students 2013 Medians: Blended-100; Virtual -70
  • ROTATION Students rotate, on a fixed schedule in a course, between learning online and learning from a face-to-face teacher. Rotation includes teachers who “ Flip ” their class. FLEX Students take a majority of their courses online at school in an individually customized, fluid schedule and onsite teachers or paraprofessionals provide support. ENRICHED VIRTUAL Independent study students take all their online courses at home but visit a physical campus to meet with a teacher. A-la-Carte (SELF-BLEND) Students choose to take one or more online courses to supplement their schedules and the teacher of record is online.
  • When separating elementary and unified districts, though, we found that the predominate model in elementary districts was the Rotation method, followed by 80% of districts and charters. Just 15% of elementary districts indicated they were using more than one blended model. 6 of 40 had two blended models in place.
  • This year, though, the numbers flipped a little with 48% reporting using the Self-Blend, followed by the Rotation and Enriched Virtual models. 38% of these districts report using more than one blended model.
  • give horn ’ s blended definition describe the four models
  • LIttle motivation for authorizing districts to hold virtual schools accountable when they ’ re accepting cash.
  • While California’s schools purchase online courses from a variety of publishers and providers, the top four players are nearly the same as 2012: Apex Learning, Aventa, Cyber High and Odysseyware. We found it interesting that a substantial number of districts are creating their own courses. However, while 23% of districts purchased courses from more than one vendor in 2012, 46% of districts and charters utilized multiple publishers in 2013. This seems to both confirm virtual and blended learning’s expansion and districts’ willingness to select courses that meet the needs of specific populations.
  • Whether you Build/Buy/Mix depends on a variety of factors · expertise of your staff · time / resources available to build content · time until the courses need to launch · money available for start-up costs vs. money available for ongoing maintenance · need for customization of course content Reports from MOOC creators, though, shows us that creating an effect online/blended course requires hundreds of hours of effort and many Gigabytes of resources.
  • You ’ re looking to hire several new teachers this year? Do you: A) rely on the status of the school she attended? B) Talk to the teacher ’ s parents? C) Read a list of skills the teacher has or D) hire based on which candidate is the cheapest? Because A) Schools do buy solely based on a vendor ’ s reputation; B) Buy based on a vendor sales pitch; C) Base decisions on the course outline; or 4) Buy the cheapest course available. (buy based on price)
  • Be a discerning buyer, the same as you select new teachers Get demo accounts have both teachers and students sample them. Fail assessments to see if you ’ re remediated. Ask students if the course motivates them, engages them, challenges them
  • teaching online requires a new and different skill set than the brick-and-mortar classroom one of the myths related to the professional development required to support online learning is “ any regular classroom teacher is qualified to teach online, ” especially if the quality online content has already been prepared or purchased.
  • International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) http://www.inacol.org/resources/publications/national-quality-standards/ Sampling of skills for online teaching….
  • Mentoring opportunities to support implementation Professional Development Programs such Leading Edge and Ed Tech Leaders Online
  • The first year of teaching online is similar to the first year of teaching—learning new methods of delivering content, communicating, and assessing; communicating with parents differently; even the hours can be dramatically different. Supporting teachers in their first year in an online or blended environment by providing a structure for communicating challenges, brainstorming solutions, and sharing lessons learned is more likely to result in a successful team of online and blended teachers.
  • Connec tivity to site: Additional financial resources needed for this.
  • Seamless sharing of data, content, &amp; services among applications is essential with the growing use of cloud computing, online learning, accountability reporting and performance management tools in K-12 education.
  • CISC eLearning Framework Presentation

    1. 1. California eLearning Framework, V2 CISC Presentation September 20, 2013 Back channel - Today’s Meet http://bit.ly/CISC1
    2. 2. Work Group Leaders: Shirley Diaz Lorrie Owens Brian Bridges Catharine Reznicek Rae Fearing Kathi Felder Randy Kolset Online Learning Subcommittee (OLCS) Back channel at Today’s Meet http://bit.ly/CISC1
    3. 3. And we’re on the way to critical mass Online Learning Tipped in 2012
    4. 4. Who is eLearning? 46% 516 districts & charters
    5. 5. Who wants to eLearn? 26%
    6. 6. eLearning by Grade Span 19% 73%
    7. 7. Full and Part-time Online Learning Populations 19.8K 24.4K 100.9K 17% Increase23% Increase
    8. 8. Average eLearning Population 125 132 453 490 98
    9. 9. Blended and Virtual Medians 100 Medians Increase by 25%
    10. 10. Blended Learning a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace; at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location
    11. 11. Blended Models ● Rotation ● Flex ● Enriched Virtual ● A-la-carte
    12. 12. 2013: K-5/K-8 Blended Model Breakdown
    13. 13. 2013: K-12/9-12 Blended Model Breakdown 37% 28%
    14. 14. Section 1.8: Accountability ● ● Three have 800+ API scores ● Two have scores of 503 and 509 ● CA Charter Association recommended CAVA@Kern close for academic underperformance ○ Instead, authorizing district granted two new charters to CAVA Most virtual schools are in Program Improvement
    15. 15. Section 2: Planning for Quality 2012 Keeping Pace Evergreen Education Group Three planning scenarios ● Nine months: Courses & teachers content provider ● 12 months: Local teachers / content provider ● 18 months: In-house content
    16. 16. Course Publisher Distribution 2013
    17. 17. Section 3: Content & Content Evaluation • Build, Buy, License or Mix • Content Purchasing Options • Online Content Evaluation
    18. 18. Build, Buy, or Mix • Do you have the capabilities? o Time/resources • Entire course vs. course units • Mixing commercial, open, and district resources
    19. 19. Build • Variety of open educational resources o CLRN, Brokers of Expertise, SCOUT (UCCP) o Khan Academy, YouTube, … • You build it. You own it. • Large time investment o 300+ hours to create an eight-week course • Licensing commercial content
    20. 20. Buy or License • Variety of vendors compete for your business • Course quality continues to improve • Must be vigilant when selecting • Changing vendors/LMS pose their own problems.
    21. 21. What if you hired teachers the way you selected online courses?
    22. 22. CLRN HOme
    23. 23. Course Reviews ● ○ Taught, practiced, assessed ● iNACOL Course Standards: 80% ○ 15 Power Standards ● Commercial Courses Only ● UC A-G Gateway Content Standards: 80%
    24. 24. Analysis of 360 Courses • 168 courses (47%) certified • 93 courses (27%) < 80% content standards o Range from 4% met to 78% met • 40 courses (12%) only missing captions or transcripts
    25. 25. eLearning Strategies Symposium December 6-7, 2013 Hilton, Costa Mesa elearns.org @elearns
    26. 26. http://bit.ly/OLCScontent
    27. 27. Section 4: Teaching & Professional Development Avoid the Myth -- “Any regular classroom teacher is qualified to teach online,” Teaching online requires a new and different skill set than the brick-and-mortar classroom
    28. 28. Teaching & Professional Development National Standards for Quality Online Teaching from iNACOL (International Associations for K-12 Online Learning) Online Pedagogy Promoting Active Learning Online Regular and Meaningful Feedback Online Assessment and Evaluation Communication and Collaboration Technology Skills Community Building just to name a few...
    29. 29. Teaching & Professional Development Opportunities for Learning Training, Certification, Teacher Preparation… choosing the right fit
    30. 30. Teaching & Professional Development Continued Support The first year of teaching online can be very similar to the first year of teaching -- supporting your teachers in their first years in this new learning environment is essential.
    31. 31. Teaching Resources http://goo.gl/bsv4Us
    32. 32. “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” Dwight D. Eisenhower Obama’s ConnectEd Initiative: “connect 99 percent of America’s students to the internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless within 5 years...and equip them with the tools to
    33. 33. What infrastructure will you need? • Internet Connectivity & Bandwidth o California K-12 High Speed Network (K-12 HSN) Providing centralized connection points to each County Office of Education  Continues to increase bandwidth as needed o Connectivity to the School Site (Last Mile)  Continuing work by K-12 HSN and County IT Departments - additional financial resources needed
    34. 34. What infrastructure will you need? • Internet Connectivity & Bandwidth o Last 6 Inches  Sites need infrastructure that involves cabling that enables Wireless Access Points for student/teacher end devices. o Internet Access at home  With the growing need to provide a 21st century education environment such as flipped classroom, there is a high need for students to have access
    35. 35. Will everyone play nice? ● Learning Management System (LMS) ● Learning Content Management System (LCMS) ● Student Information System (SIS)
    36. 36. Have you also considered? ● Synchronous Tools (Webex, Google Hangout, Adobe Connect, Skype) ● End Devices (laptops, netbooks, tablets, smartphones and more) ● Tech Support and Trouble Ticket Software
    37. 37. What will it cost? • Total cost of ownership needs to be examined • Includes both direct and indirect costs of technology tools • Online and blended learning are long term commitments • Need to factor in initial and long term costs for
    38. 38. Technology Work Group Resources for Planning
    39. 39. Questions? Today’s Meet http://bit.ly/CISC1 Register Now for the November 5th OLCS Symposium

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