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Online Learning in K-12 Schools

  1. 1. APP4:Online Learning in K-12 Schools Jeannine Lowe, jeannine.lowe@waldenu.edu Walden University Dr. Jacqueline Derby New and Emerging Technologies, EDUC 6715I-1 January 28, 2011
  2. 2. What is Online Learning? <ul><li>Known as “Virtual Schools” or ‘e-Schools” </li></ul><ul><li>Distance education </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered via Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Offers formal courses of study </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and students separated by time or space </li></ul>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. Retrieved from the Education Research database.
  3. 3. Why Virtual Schools? <ul><li>Students have an alternative </li></ul><ul><li>No set schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Any time </li></ul><ul><li>Any place </li></ul><ul><li>Any path </li></ul><ul><li>Any pace learning </li></ul>Young, J., Birtolo, P., & McElman, R. (2009). Virtual success: Transforming education through online learning. Learning & Leading with Technology, 36 (5), 12–17. Retrieved from the Education Research Complete database.
  4. 4. Types of Virtual Schools <ul><li>Moodle located at http://moodle.org </li></ul><ul><li>RCampus located at http://rcampus.com </li></ul><ul><li>e4tn located at http://www.e4tn.org </li></ul>
  5. 5. Moodle <ul><li>Course Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Free Web application </li></ul><ul><li>Offers educators tools to manage and promote learning. </li></ul>Moodle. (2011). Open source community based tools for learning. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://www.moodle.org
  6. 6. Moodle Online Activities <ul><li>Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul><ul><li>Database </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Glossaries </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul>Moodle. (2011). Open source community based tools for learning. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://www.moodle.org
  7. 7. Moodle Features Moodle. (2011). Open source community based tools for learning. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://www.moodle.org
  8. 8. Moodle Demo Page Moodle. (2011). Open source community based tools for learning. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://www.moodle.org
  9. 9. RCampus <ul><li>A comprehensive Education Management System. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Learning Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>RCampus. (2011). A collaborative learning community. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://www.rcampus.com/
  10. 10. Benefits of RCampus RCampus. (2011). A collaborative learning community. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://www.rcampus.com/
  11. 11. RCampus Activities <ul><li>Free ePortfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Free Rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>Free Student, Faculty, and Group Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Free Tutor Connection </li></ul><ul><li>Free Book Exchange </li></ul>RCampus. (2011). A collaborative learning community. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://www.rcampus.com/
  12. 12. e4TN <ul><li>Grant funded online program for Tennessee students </li></ul><ul><li>Developed for middle and secondary students </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students access to courses not available in their school </li></ul>e4TN (2011). Effective and engaging e-learning environment. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from https://www.e4tn.org
  13. 13. e4TN e4TN (2011). Effective and engaging e-learning environment. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from https://www.e4tn.org
  14. 14. Reasons for Resisting Online Learning <ul><li>Students inability to access computers or Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Students inability to manage time </li></ul><ul><li>Students procrastinate </li></ul><ul><li>No face-to-face contact with teacher </li></ul>
  15. 15. Online Learning Fills Instructional Gaps <ul><li>High quality, technology rich educational experience </li></ul><ul><li>Development of critical thinking skills </li></ul><ul><li>Develops collaborative communication </li></ul><ul><li>Develops global awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized attention from teachers </li></ul>Young, J., Birtolo, P., & McElman, R. (2009). Virtual success: Transforming education through online learning. Learning & Leading with Technology, 36 (5), 12–17. Retrieved from the Education Research Complete database.
  16. 16. Online Learning Supports Authentic Student Learning <ul><li>Cavanaugh & Clark (2007) asserted, “A combination of flexibility, independence, and experience with online tools improves critical thinking, research, and computer skills in online learning.” </li></ul>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. Retrieved from the Education Research database.
  17. 17. References <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. Retrieved from the Education Research database. </li></ul><ul><li>e4TN (2011). Effective and engaging e-learning environment. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from https://www.e4tn.org </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle. (2011). Open source community based tools for learning. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://www.moodle.org </li></ul><ul><li>RCampus. (2011). A collaborative learning community. Retrieved January 28, 2011 from http://www.rcampus.com </li></ul><ul><li>Young, J., Birtolo, P., & McElman, R. (2009). Virtual success: Transforming education through online learning. Learning & Leading with Technology, 36 (5), 12–17. Retrieved from the Education Research Complete database. </li></ul>

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