Bridgewater Academy - The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning
The Landscape ofK-12 Online Learning Michael K. Barbour Assistant Professor Wayne State University
AbstractThis session will examine the current state ofK-12 online learning in the United States.Based on information from the InternationalAssociation for K-12 Online Learning, alongwith the annual Keeping Pace with K-12Online Learning reports and other historicaldocuments, this session will trace the growthand development of K-12 online learningactivity and policy over the past two decades.
Three Roles of Teachers in Online LearningVirtual School Designer: Course Development•design instructional materials•works in team with teachers and a virtualschool to construct the online course, etc.Virtual School Teacher: Pedagogy & Class Management•presents activities, manages pacing, rigor,etc.•interacts with students and their facilitators•undertakes assessment, grading, etc.Virtual School Site Facilitator: Mentoring & Advocating•local mentor and advocate for student(s)•proctors & records grades, etc. Davis (2007)
Canada• In British Columbia the funding follows the student• If a student between Grades 10 and 12 wanted to take six courses in a regular school and two courses through a DL school, the Ministry would fund: – the regular school 6 times 0.125 FTE – the DL school 2 times 0.125 FTE – the regular school may claim one funded support block per student per year