Instructional Technology              Web 2.0 Tools for Instructing             In-service Teachers on Virtual            ...
Instructional Technology                            Current state of K-12 VSStudents Enrolled in Online Courses• 2001 = 40...
GAPInstructional Technology    Less than 40% of all online K-12 teachers in    the United States reported to receiving    ...
Instructional Technology                            Current state of VS• 2006 – Michigan adds online learning graduation  ...
Instructional Technology                                Current state of VS• At Wayne State University changed reflected  ...
Instructional Technology                               Curriculum•      Generational Differences (2 weeks)       – dispell...
Generational Differences Instructional Technology• Digital Natives (Prensky)• Millennials (Howe &  Strauss)• Generation Me...
Web 2.0Instructional Technology
Instructional Technology                            K-12 Online Learning• TEGIVS scenarios & IA case studies• Readings rel...
Instructional Technology                           Purpose of Study    Examine the effectiveness of the chosen K-12    onl...
Instructional Technology                            Methods• Three Semesters    – Winter 2008 - 9 of 15 students    – Wint...
Cycle 1 – Winter 2008 Instructional Technology• Practitioner-focused  readings• Generational  differences were  organized ...
Cycle 1 – Winter 2008 Instructional Technology• Demonstrated microblogging,  social bookmarking and  networking, but use w...
Cycle 2 – Winter 2009 Instructional Technology• Re-organized generational  differences readings by label• Discussion promp...
Cycle 2 – Winter 2009 Instructional Technology• Localized and revised  TEGIVS scenarios• Modified individual  project    –...
Cycle 3 – Summer 2009 Instructional Technology• Course moved to online  delivery• No change in  generational differences  ...
Cycle 3 – Summer 2009 Instructional Technology• Modified the individual  project again    – added specific tasks related  ...
Cycle 4 – Winter 2010 Instructional Technology• Course offered online  again• No substantial  changes to  generational  di...
Cycle 4 – Winter 2010 Instructional Technology• Created Michigan-  specific online teaching   case studies    – used as pa...
Instructional Technology                            Design Lessons• First you have to confront students’  preconceptions a...
Instructional Technology                            Continuing Design Issues• Continued and better integration of Web 2.0 ...
Instructional Technology Questions???
Instructional Technology             Michael K. Barbour - mkbarbour@gmail.com                  Kelly Unger - klu728@gmail....
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ED-Media 2010 - Web 2.0 Tools for Instructing In-service Teachers on Virtual Schooling in K-12 Educational Settings

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Unger, K. & Barbour, M. K. (2010, June). Web 2.0 tools for instructing in-service teachers on virtual schooling in K-12 educational settings. A paper presented at the conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, Toronto, ON.

This proposal examines a graduate level course designed to help prepare teachers to support students engaged in online learning at the K-12 level. The course objective is to provide K-12 in-service teachers the foundations and knowledge-base of virtual schooling in the K-12 learning environment. To achieve this objective the course explores and utilizes various Web 2.0 tools to deliver and reinforce the virtual schooling component of the course. Using data collected from students enrolled in a graduate level course in Michigan over three semesters through an action research study, the instructor has been equipped to make informed decisions about the course content, readings, activities, and projects used in further offerings of the course. This proposal describes the course in question, along with the data-based modifications that have been made since 2008.

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  • After Slide 11 - add in individual slides for Winter 2008 (first bullet point focused on data, second bullet point focused on changes to the course) and Winter 2009 (same format)Then use Slide 12 as is.Actually in thinking a little more about this...  for the Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Summer 2009 and Winter 2010 slides, use this model:- begin with what the course included at the start of the semesterthen present the bullet point (sub-points) on the trends in the dataThat format will allow you to have something on the slide for Winter 2010.
  • After Slide 11 - add in individual slides for Winter 2008 (first bullet point focused on data, second bullet point focused on changes to the course) and Winter 2009 (same format)Then use Slide 12 as is.Actually in thinking a little more about this...  for the Winter 2008, Winter 2009, Summer 2009 and Winter 2010 slides, use this model:- begin with what the course included at the start of the semesterthen present the bullet point (sub-points) on the trends in the dataThat format will allow you to have something on the slide for Winter 2010.
  • ED-Media 2010 - Web 2.0 Tools for Instructing In-service Teachers on Virtual Schooling in K-12 Educational Settings

    1. 1. Instructional Technology Web 2.0 Tools for Instructing In-service Teachers on Virtual Schooling in K-12 Educational Settings Michael K. Barbour - mkbarbour@gmail.com Kelly Unger - klu728@gmail.com
    2. 2. Instructional Technology Current state of K-12 VSStudents Enrolled in Online Courses• 2001 = 40,000 – 50,000 (Clark)• 2009 = >1,000,000 K-12 (Picciano& Seaman)Students Enrolled in Online Courses• 45 States (plus DC) reporting significant K-12 online learning activity
    3. 3. GAPInstructional Technology Less than 40% of all online K-12 teachers in the United States reported to receiving professional development before they began teaching online (Rice &Dawley, 2007)
    4. 4. Instructional Technology Current state of VS• 2006 – Michigan adds online learning graduation requirement• Added 3 new standards for teachers in Educational Technology 1. Online Technology Experience and Skills 2. Online Course Design 3. Online Course Delivery• Necessitated changes to all endorsement programs in the state
    5. 5. Instructional Technology Current state of VS• At Wayne State University changed reflected in IT6230 – Internet in the Classroom – preparing teachers for three new roles (Davis, 2007) 1. Virtual School Designer 2. Virtual School Teacher 3. Virtual School Facilitator » most middle and high school teachers in Michigan were more likely to play the role of the facilitator the majority of course activities focused on this position
    6. 6. Instructional Technology Curriculum• Generational Differences (2 weeks) – dispelling digital natives/millennials myths – exploring “Generation Me”• Web 2.0 Tools (6 weeks) – blogs, RSS, wikis, microblogging, social bookmarking, social networking, collaborative tools• K-12 Online Learning (7 weeks)
    7. 7. Generational Differences Instructional Technology• Digital Natives (Prensky)• Millennials (Howe & Strauss)• Generation Me (Twenge)
    8. 8. Web 2.0Instructional Technology
    9. 9. Instructional Technology K-12 Online Learning• TEGIVS scenarios & IA case studies• Readings related to K-12 online learning• Reflective discussions using blogs and RSS feeds based upon the instructor’s prompt• Activities and videos about K-12 online learning• Individual project and group project from the TEGIVS curriculum• MI case studies
    10. 10. Instructional Technology Purpose of Study Examine the effectiveness of the chosen K-12 online learning curriculum, with the goal of making continual improvements to the course (Stringer, 2004).
    11. 11. Instructional Technology Methods• Three Semesters – Winter 2008 - 9 of 15 students – Winter 2009 - 5 of 7 students – Summer 2009 – 5 of 14 students• Data – Blog comments based prompts by the instructor – Course assignments – Student evaluations of teaching
    12. 12. Cycle 1 – Winter 2008 Instructional Technology• Practitioner-focused readings• Generational differences were organized by optimistic and research-based• Used blogs and RSS for discussion• Focused Wiki Project Around Horizon Report
    13. 13. Cycle 1 – Winter 2008 Instructional Technology• Demonstrated microblogging, social bookmarking and networking, but use was limited• Adopted Teacher Education Goes into Virtual Schooling (TEGIVS) curricular wholesale – Multimedia scenarios – Individual project – Group project• Discussion prompts were largely based on optional Web 2.0 use or course support materials
    14. 14. Cycle 2 – Winter 2009 Instructional Technology• Re-organized generational differences readings by label• Discussion prompts more closely tied to readings• Used many of the tools to present content (e.g., microblogging, social networking, etc.)• Added Web 2.0 project – which also forced greater tool use
    15. 15. Cycle 2 – Winter 2009 Instructional Technology• Localized and revised TEGIVS scenarios• Modified individual project – Added tasks from TEGIVS scenarios• More research-based readings• Added ILO case studies to focus on VS teacher role
    16. 16. Cycle 3 – Summer 2009 Instructional Technology• Course moved to online delivery• No change in generational differences unit• Limited the number of Web 2.0 tools• Revised Web 2.0 project to make most selected tools mandatory• Partnered with Clif Mims for Wiki Project
    17. 17. Cycle 3 – Summer 2009 Instructional Technology• Modified the individual project again – added specific tasks related to ILO case studies – added tasks related to Converge special issue• Unit 3 discussion prompts forced students to explore new resources – with a continued emphasis on the readings
    18. 18. Cycle 4 – Winter 2010 Instructional Technology• Course offered online again• No substantial changes to generational differences or Web 2.0 units• Better illustration of Web 2.0 tools for online teaching
    19. 19. Cycle 4 – Winter 2010 Instructional Technology• Created Michigan- specific online teaching case studies – used as part of Individual Project• Better sequencing of topics• Better coverage of topics related to all three roles Note Unit 3 (Virtual Schooling) has increased in length by one week each semester, while Unit 2 (Web 2.0) has decreased the same amount.
    20. 20. Instructional Technology Design Lessons• First you have to confront students’ preconceptions and dispel any myths• Michigan-specific examples• Discussions more meaningful when tied to the readings, but push students to use resources beyond (particularly with research-based readings)
    21. 21. Instructional Technology Continuing Design Issues• Continued and better integration of Web 2.0 tools and examples into Virtual Schooling content• Continued revision of the Individual Project• Better mix of practitioner-focused and research- based readings• Increase in materials related to “virtual school designer” role
    22. 22. Instructional Technology Questions???
    23. 23. Instructional Technology Michael K. Barbour - mkbarbour@gmail.com Kelly Unger - klu728@gmail.com

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