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IDLA Keynote 2010


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IDLA Keynote 2010

  1. 1. Education in a Connected World<br />Dr. Kerry Rice<br />Associate Chair<br />Department of Educational Technology<br />Boise State University<br />
  2. 2. Trends<br />
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  4. 4. The “TEACHER” in Online Teaching<br />
  5. 5. What is Online Learning?<br />It IS…<br />Learning that takes place partially or entirely over the Internet<br />Inquiry-based<br />Interactive <br />Collaborative<br />It is NOT…<br />Print-based correspondence<br />Broadcast TV and radio<br />Satellite Videoconferencing (“yoked” or “hub & spoke”)<br />Videocassettes<br />Stand-alone computer software<br />
  6. 6. What is Online Learning?<br />
  7. 7. National Trends<br />2019<br />2016<br />2008<br />2000<br />North American Council for Online Learning<br />Anthony G. Picciano and Jeff Seaman, Sloan Consortium Report 2009<br />
  8. 8. National Trends<br />Online Learning will disrupt traditional educational systems by the year 2019<br />
  9. 9. (Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning, 2009) <br />
  10. 10. Idaho: Cutting Edge?<br />Idaho Recognized as a leader in providing transformative educational opportunities for all students. Ranked 3rd in the country for online learning policy and practice (Center for Digital Education, 2008). <br />K-12 Online Teaching Standards<br />BSU EDTECH leader in K-12 online teacher training.<br />Supportive legislation and funding policies. <br />iOPD (<br />IEN (<br /> Yes!<br />
  11. 11. Virtually every Idaho district has a student in an IDLA course (about 14,000 students)<br />
  12. 12. In their own words...<br />What are your unique needs and challenges as a K-12 online teacher? <br />536 open-ended comments generated 18 themes <br />
  13. 13. Self - Reported Needs (sorted by Online Teaching Experience)<br />
  14. 14. “No Significant Difference”<br />“Florida Connections Academy 2009 State Test Scores Exceed Overall State Results” (Connections Academy)<br />“Newly released state data reveal that e-schools perform better academically than Big 8 districts at lower cost “ (Ohio Alliance for Public Charter School)<br />
  15. 15. In a review of empirical studies, the U.S. Department of Education concluded, “...on average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face classes.” (Evaluation of Evidence-based Practices in Online Learning, May 2009)<br />Key Findings<br />The effectiveness of online learning is tied to learning time, curriculum, pedagogy, and opportunities for collaboration.<br />Online learning can be enhanced by giving learners control of their interactions with media<br />Online learning can be enhanced by prompting learner reflection.<br />
  16. 16. The future is NOW<br />Dual degrees and success measured by completion (not seat time)<br />4 dayschool week<br />Online teaching experience = professional development<br />
  17. 17. Whydostudentsenrollinonlinecourses?<br /><ul><li>Scheduling conflicts
  18. 18. Credit recovery
  19. 19. Course not offered
  20. 20. Early graduation, self-paced
  21. 21. Home school
  22. 22. Medically home-bound
  23. 23. Pregnant teens
  24. 24. Pre-expulsion
  25. 25. Bullied
  26. 26. Incarcerated youth
  27. 27. Athletic conflicts
  28. 28. Traveling/overseas students</li></li></ul><li>WHY NOW?<br />Improvements in Technology<br />LoomingCrises<br /><ul><li> global skill demands vs. educational attainment;
  29. 29. the funding cliff; and
  30. 30. a looming teacher shortage. </li></ul>Change in thinking about teaching and learning?<br />
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  32. 32. What does education look like in a connected world?<br />
  33. 33. Technology<br />
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  35. 35. Learning Portals<br />
  36. 36. Communication Tools<br />
  37. 37. Writing and Reflection Tools<br />
  38. 38. Collaboration Tools<br />
  39. 39. Web-Based Multimedia Tools<br />
  40. 40. Networking Tools<br />
  41. 41. Web-Based Instructional Teaching Aids<br />
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  45. 45. Before you go here…. <br />
  46. 46. State and National Standards for Quality Online Teaching<br />International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) <br />National Standards for Quality Online Teaching<br />National Education Association (NEA) <br />Guide to Teaching Online Courses <br />Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)<br />Standards for Quality Online Teaching <br />International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)<br />Educational Technology Standards (NETS)<br />Idaho K-12 Online Teaching Standards <br />
  47. 47. BestPractice<br />21st Century Skills<br />
  48. 48. Active Participation<br />Collaboration and Community Building<br />Learner Autonomy<br />Authentic Assessment<br />21st Century Skills<br />
  49. 49. The ability and motivation to take responsibilityfor one's own learning.<br />Learner Autonomy<br />Supported through:<br />scaffolding and careful guidance <br />instructional learning aids <br />modeling and prompting<br />coaching strategies<br />reflective thinking and problem solving<br />
  50. 50. Learner Autonomy<br />John Travoltage web-based simulation at Phet (interactive simulations)<br />Learner Autonomy<br />
  51. 51. Learner Autonomy<br />Multimedia<br />Learner Autonomy<br />
  52. 52. Learner Autonomy<br />Negotiated inputs and outcomes<br />Learner Autonomy<br />
  53. 53. Learner Autonomy<br />Glogster Poetry Project<br />Learner Autonomy<br />
  54. 54. Collaboration and Community Building<br />Strong feelings of community have been shown to promote a greater sense of well-being among learners as well as increases in engagement, cooperation, commitment to group goals, information flow, and satisfaction in group interactions.<br />Supported through:<br />authentic projects and assessments<br />role assignments<br />teamwork<br />peer review<br />strategies to structure activities (consensus building, Tuning Protocol, Fishbowl Method)<br />
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  56. 56. Collaboration and Community Building<br />Collaborative Resources<br />
  57. 57. Collaboration and Community Building<br />Collaborative Spaces<br />
  58. 58. Collaboration and Community Building<br />Online Instructional Spaces<br />Role Play<br />Think-Pair-Share by assigning email pals or “web-buddies”<br />Modify fishbowl by dividing the class into 2 groups, allowing group 1 to contribute the first half of the week and group 2 to contribute the second half. <br />Writing Roulette – each learner adds to expanding class story<br />Class voting and polling<br />Debate<br />Consensus building<br />Student generated discussion questions<br />Peer review<br />
  59. 59. Collaboration and Community Building<br />Online Social Spaces<br />Virtual Icebreakers<br />Share favorite Websites<br />“Student lounge”, “Recess”<br />Question Cafe <br />PLC’s<br /><br />
  60. 60. Global Spaces<br />
  61. 61. Active Participation<br />Interactions within the learning community as well as engagement with the content being studied.<br />Supported through:<br />Authentic, collaborative, inquiry-based projects<br />negotiated learning outcomes <br />active research in the field<br />partnerships with the outside community<br />
  62. 62. Active Participation<br />Discussion leader<br />Resource provider<br />Tech support<br />Class Twitter contribution<br />
  63. 63. Active Participation<br />
  64. 64. Active Participation<br />Real-time communication<br />Live presentations and lectures<br />Guest speakers<br />One-on-one tutorials and mentoring<br />Group discussions and activities<br />Informal chat sessions<br />Question and answer sessions<br />
  65. 65. Instructional environments that promote a process rather than an end product necessitate the development of assessments that are progressive rather than summative. <br />Authentic Assessment<br />Supported through:<br />Timely and consistent instructor and peer feedback<br />reflection<br />dissemination to “real-world” audiences<br />
  66. 66. Written assignments <br />Participation in online discussions<br />Publication of student work /presentations<br />Online quizzes and questions<br />Experiential activities, such as role-play<br />Collaborative assignment work <br />Debates<br />Portfolios<br />Reviews<br />Online Exams (open-book; structured; timed<br />Journals and reflection<br />Complete a simulation or win a game<br />Authentic Assessment<br />
  67. 67. Authentic Assessment<br />
  68. 68. “Our Environment” Wiki<br />Authentic Assessment<br />“I started making this website because I had the Idea of instead of just doing a project paper for my class I could spread my information around the continents...” <br />
  69. 69. 21st Century Skills<br />A major challenge facing educators in the 21st century "is how to design our educational system... in order to produce graduates who are better prepared to take up jobs in a knowledge-based environment characterized by a pervasive use of information communications technology" (Bodomo 2006, ¶1)<br /><ul><li>Communication and collaboration
  70. 70. Flexibility and adaptability
  71. 71. Initiative and self-direction
  72. 72. Leadership and responsibility
  73. 73. Productivity and accountability</li></ul>Global awareness<br />Digital, information, media and social literacy<br />Financial, business and economical literacy<br />Creativity<br />Critical thinking and problem solving<br />
  74. 74. Active Participation<br />Collaboration and Community Building<br />Learner Autonomy<br />Authentic Assessment<br />21st Century Skills<br />
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  76. 76. How will your classroom be transformed?<br />Kerry Rice<br />Department of Educational Technology<br />Boise State University<br /><br />
  77. 77. Resources<br />Boise State University, Department of Educational Technology:<br />K-12 Online Teaching Strategies resource site:<br />A Summary of Research on the Effectiveness of K-12 Online Learning, iNACOL (September 2009)<br />Getting Students More Learning Time Online: Distance Education in Support of Expanded Learning Time in K-12 Schools, by the Center for American Progress (May 2009) -<br />Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, U.S. Department of Education (June 26, 2009)<br />The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education, Alliance for Excellent Education Issues Brief (February 2010)<br />K-12 Online Learning: A 2008 Follow-up of the Survey of US School District Administrators, Sloan Consortium (2009)<br />Research Committee Issues Brief: Examining Communication and Interaction in Online Teaching, iNACOL (September 2009)<br />Blended Learning: The Convergence of Online and Face-To-Face Education<br />Project Based Learning:<br />Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 2004. Framework for 21st century learning.<br />