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  1. 1. Texans Learning Online:Kids and Adults <br />Dr. Kay Abernathy<br />Dr. Elvis Arterbury<br />Department of Educational Leadership<br />Lamar University<br />February 4, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Objectives <br />P-12 Research on Online Learning.<br />Higher Education Research on Online Learning.<br />Lamar University’s Unique Online Learning Opportunities.<br />
  3. 3. www.tomorrow.org/SpeakUp<br />Speak Up is a national research project conducted 100% online with surveys available for your K-12 students, teachers, parents, administrators and board members.We share the aggregated national data with federal and state policy leaders - participating schools (and districts) get free, online access to their own aggregated data with national benchmarks.<br />
  4. 4. What is Speak Up?<br />Speak Up survey question themes:<br /><ul><li>Learning & Teaching with Technology
  5. 5. Web 2.0 / Web 3.0 in Education
  6. 6. 21st Century Skills
  7. 7. Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness
  8. 8. Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
  9. 9. Mobile devices
  10. 10. Gaming
  11. 11. Online learning
  12. 12. Designing the 21st Century School</li></ul>(c) Project Tomorrow 2008<br />
  13. 13. Texas Students and Teachers<br />Progress Report on the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020, December 2008.<br />http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/comm/leg_reports/2008/08pr_to_lrpt.pdf<br />Over 26,000 Texas students and 5,497 Texas teachers participated in the 2007 SpeakUp survey.<br />
  14. 14. Trends Update: Speak Up 2007Key Findings – Students<br />(c) Project Tomorrow 2008<br />Today’s students are very interested in online learning opportunities.<br />
  15. 15. Trends Update: Speak UP 2007Key Findings: Students<br />
  16. 16. Trends Update: Speak UP 2007Key Findings: Teachers<br />Online learning in the classroom<br />Used LMS in class – 11%<br />Explored for fit in classroom – 33%<br />Interest in learning more – 31%<br />
  17. 17. (c) Project Tomorrow 2008<br />Trends Update: Speak UP 2007<br />Key Findings – Teachers<br />Professional development<br />Have you taken online class?<br />Professional development: 21%<br />Career advancement: 16%<br />Personal enrichment: 12% <br />
  18. 18. Trends Update: Speak UP 2007Key Findings: Teachers<br />Professional development<br />What is your preferred method for professional development? <br />Online course – 26% <br />
  19. 19. Trends Update: Speak UP 2007Key Findings: Teachers<br />
  20. 20. Trends Update: Speak UP 2007Key Findings: School Leaders<br />
  21. 21. Trends Update: Speak UP 2007Key Findings: School Leaders<br />Why offer or expand online learning?<br />Student engagement 45%<br />Scheduling alternatives 38%<br />Offer personalized instruction 34% <br />Teacher interest in teaching 33%<br />Student requests 33%<br />
  22. 22. Trends Update: Speak UP 2007Key Findings: School Leaders<br />Barriers to implementation:<br />Funding 68%<br />Need for PD 32%<br />Digital equity 30%<br />Integration into curriculum 28%<br />Competing priorities 25%<br />
  23. 23. Trends Update: Speak UP 2007Key Findings: Designing the 21st Century School<br />
  24. 24. Online NationFive Years of Growth in Online Learning<br />Annual Report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education.<br />Study by Allen and Seaman. <br />Babson Survey Research Group, Babson College<br />The Sloan Consortium<br />October 2007<br />http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/ survey/pdf/online_nation.pdf<br />
  25. 25. Evidence:<br />3.5 Million students taking at least one online course during Fall 2006—almost 10% growth over previous year.<br />The 9.7 % growth rate exceeds the 1.5% growth of all higher education student populations.<br />Nearly 20% of U.S. higher education students took at least one online course during Fall 2006.<br />
  26. 26. Why Do Institutions Provide Online Offerings?<br />Improved student access.<br />Increasing the rate of degree completion.<br />Lower costs.<br />Appeal to non-traditional students.<br />
  27. 27. How we learn online at Lamar University? <br />
  28. 28. Academic Partnership<br />Why? <br />Who?<br />What?<br />When<br />Where?<br />http://www.lamar.edu<br />
  29. 29. Questions and Answers:<br />
  30. 30. Copyright Project Tomorrow 2008. <br />This work is the intellectual property of the author. Permission is granted for 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.<br />