Spotlight on emerging technology


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Spotlight on emerging technology

  1. 1. Spotlight on Emerging Technology Online Learning
  2. 2. What is Online Learning? <ul><li>Online learning is where classroom activities and instruction are completed using the internet (Cavanaugh & Clarke, 2007). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why We Should Use Online Learning <ul><li>Greatly impacts students </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for participatory learning, authentic learning, and multimodal learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Impact on Students <ul><li>Allows students to learn at their own pace </li></ul><ul><li>Allows us to reach students that do not respond to a traditional classroom setting. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares students for the workplace by introducing them to technologies they will need to master in the workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Makes learning more relevant to students lives since they use technology in every aspect of their lives </li></ul>
  5. 5. Participatory Learning <ul><li>Participatory learning is when you allow students to collaborate and work together to complete activities and learning (Lemke & Coughlin, 2009). </li></ul><ul><li>Letting students collaborate allows them to work with different types of people and teaches them communication skills </li></ul>
  6. 6. Collaboration Using Technology <ul><li>Technology allows students to collaborate without being in the same place or working at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology allows teachers to monitor student progress at give feedback at various stages during collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many technology tools that allow for collaboration such as wikis and blogs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Authentic Learning <ul><li>Authentic learning requires students to apply prior knowledge to real world situations and allows them to expand on what they know and can relate to (Lemke & Coughlin, 2009). </li></ul><ul><li>This prepares students for their lives after high school, builds on knowledge, and shows students they will use what they are learning. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technology and Authentic Learning <ul><li>Technology makes authentic learning more authentic since students will be required to use these technologies in the workplace. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Multimodal Learning <ul><li>Multimodal learning is using combination of visual, audio, and written word to teach students (Lemke & Coughlin, 2009). </li></ul><ul><li>Using a variety of techniques to instruct students allows us to reach different types of learners. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Technology and Multimodal Learning <ul><li>Technology allows teachers access to many different types of media. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology allows students to create a variety artifacts to show that they have met the objectives of the lesson. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Arguments Against Online Learning
  12. 12. I do not have enough time. <ul><li>Online learning actually requires less time for the teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>All of your instructional tools are stored digitally and can be reused and modified with little effort. </li></ul><ul><li>With online learning there is not time wasted making copies, distributing materials, and collecting work. </li></ul>
  13. 13. We do not have enough money to implement online learning. <ul><li>Online learning requires a computer with internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>We already have computers with internet access at school. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can also work on their class from home since many of our students have computer with internet access. </li></ul><ul><li>If we need additional funds there are grants we can apply for. </li></ul>
  14. 14. How will I monitor student progress? <ul><li>You can give test and quizzes online. </li></ul><ul><li>All students will turn in projects using the class wiki or blog. </li></ul><ul><li>You can also check student progress periodically to make sure students are on the right track and give feedback during the learning process. </li></ul>
  15. 15. I am not good with computers. <ul><li>We have training set up to instruct you on how to conduct online learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning is not hard to do once you get down the basics. </li></ul><ul><li>We already take roll and keep grades using computer. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Resources <ul><li>Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & N. Clausen-Grace, et al (Eds.), What Works in K-12 Online Learning (Chapter 1, pp. 5-19). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. </li></ul><ul><li>Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009). The change agents. Educational Leadership, 67(1), 54- 59. </li></ul>