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DLAC 2020 - How Many Is Too Many: What Do We Know About Class Size and Online Learning?

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LaBonte, R., & Barbour, M. K. (2020, February). How many is too many: What do we know about class size and online learning? A pecha kucha presentation at the Digital Learning Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

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DLAC 2020 - How Many Is Too Many: What Do We Know About Class Size and Online Learning?

  1. 1. How Many Is Too Many: What Do We Know About Class Size and Online Learning? Randy LaBonte CANeLearn.net & Michael Barbour Touro University Images from PhotosforClass.com, UnSplash.com, or @rlabonte
  2. 2. https://k12sotn.ca/
  3. 3. What is Class Size??
  4. 4. e-Learning in Canada Single provincial program Primarily district-based programs Combination of provincial and district-based programs Use online learning programs from other provinces
  5. 5. e-Learning in the US
  6. 6. • Literature on e-learning class size has focused solely on the role of the e-learning teacher
  7. 7. How does e-learning design affect teacher-student interactions?
  8. 8. How do you count online students?
  9. 9. When is Many too many??
  10. 10. National Education Policy Center • While the national average student-to- teacher ratio in the United States was approximately 16 students per teacher • Full-time e-learning schools reported nearly three times as many students per teacher (i.e., 43.8 students per teacher) (Molnar et al., 2019)
  11. 11. Why does Content trump Creativity?
  12. 12. Its about design
  13. 13. 20 Thank You! Randy LaBonte & Michael Barbour rlabonte@canelearn.net

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