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Content &   Content  Acquisitionbased on the California eLearning           Framework
AcknowledgementsThis presentation was developed by the California  Technology Assistance Project Program  Management Commi...
Audience and PurposeAudience: site and district administrationPurpose: to facilitate the initial process of content decisi...
Outcomes1.Understand the evaluation criteria for online content2.Conduct preliminary review of online content on CLRN3.Be ...
DefinitionsContent• Instructional materials, including audio and video  presentations, animation, digital textbooks, and  ...
California eLearning Framework
Acquisition = AdoptionAdopting content is similar to adopting textbooks in that there should be an established approval pr...
What Is The Need?Core, AP, credit recoveryExpanded A-G course offeringsInsufficient highly qualified teachers
What Is The Timeframe?9 month12 month18 month
Content Acquisition•   Build?•   Buy?•   License?•   Combination      of the above?
Acquisition Considerations•   expertise of your staff•   time / resources available to build content•   time until the cou...
Acquisition: BuildChallenges:• Staff expertise• Resource commitment - high initial cost• Extended development horizonBenef...
Acquisition: Build• Online instructional design is not   a skill inherent in all teachers!
Acquisition: Buy/LicenseChallenges:• High costs over long term• Limited customizationBenefits:• High quality online conten...
Buy/License Options• Comprehensive provider •   Full curriculum• Individual courses• Individual learning objects •   units...
Acquisition: CombinationChallenges:• Reduces consistency• Restricts costs savingsBenefits:              Make sure you have...
Additional Considerations• SIS integration• Dashboards• Account management• Hardware and network requirements
Content Review 1.Conduct preliminary review of  online content on CLRN 2.Be prepared to "test drive" and  assess online co...
Start with CLRNhttp://clrn.org/browse/index.cfm/online-coursesCertified
Start with CLRN•       Title    Publisher    Content                Standards
Start with CLRN
Start with CLRN
Narrow Your Options
Plan Your Test    Drive  Be prepared to "test drive" andassess online content for inclusion         in your program
What Do We Look For?Content•   Aligned with standards•   Multiple avenues for success
What Do We Look For?Instructional design•   Active learning•   Opportunities for interaction &    communication    •   Stu...
What Do We Look For?Student Assessment   oMultiple formative and    summative activities   oProvides feedbackTechnology   ...
What Do We Look For?•   Course evaluation and support•   Course material evaluated for    effectiveness•   Up to date    o...
Content ReviewIdentify which course review standards  are most appropriate for which team  member o Content o Instructiona...
Content “Test Drive”Student account•Select units•Complete units •   Take assessments •   Make mistakes
Content “Test Drive”Teacher account•Add content•Create discussions•Communicate with students•Access grades•Create poll/sur...
Content “Test Drive”Admin account•View logs•Account management•Monitor discussions•API integration with SIS•Progress dashb...
Ask the Publisher1. What types of activities does this course   provide to engage students in active   learning?2. How do ...
Ask the Publisher4. Can you demonstrate for me:   a.   How teachers add lessons, activities,        multimedia, and assess...
Ask the Publisher -      Common Core1.How is your product/service aligned  with the Common Core (or college-  and career-r...
Ask the Publisher -      Common Core3. How will this content/service enhance  students’ learning experience?4. How are you...
What about UC A-G?•
ResourcesCalifornia e-Learning Frameworkhttp://chat.scoe.net/downloads/CA%20eLearning   %20Framework.pdfCLRNhttp://www.clr...
ResourcesTaking Center Stage - Act  IIhttp://pubs.cde.ca.gov/tcsii/onlineeducation/onlineeduci  ndex.aspxLeading Edge Cert...
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This presentation was developed by the California Technology Assistance Project Program Management Committee, under the direction of the Online Learning Collaborative Subcommittee of the California County Superintendents Educational Service Agency.
This workshop is designed for schools and districts that are making decisions about the types of content to purchase for online courses, and evaluating content providers for best fit. This outline provides the training agenda, with notes about time and process. This workshop is designed for 3 hours, but could be adjusted to be shorter or longer based on district needs.

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Content acquisition process

  1. 1. Content & Content Acquisitionbased on the California eLearning Framework
  2. 2. AcknowledgementsThis presentation was developed by the California Technology Assistance Project Program Management Committee, under the direction of the Online Learning Collaborative Subcommittee of the California County Superintendents Educational Service Agency.
  3. 3. Audience and PurposeAudience: site and district administrationPurpose: to facilitate the initial process of content decision-making, and initiating a process of evaluating content providers for best fit
  4. 4. Outcomes1.Understand the evaluation criteria for online content2.Conduct preliminary review of online content on CLRN3.Be prepared to "test drive" and assess online content for inclusion in your program
  5. 5. DefinitionsContent• Instructional materials, including audio and video presentations, animation, digital textbooks, and other curriculum componentsOER (Open Educational Resource)• Freely accessible, openly formatted and licensed resources that can be used for education
  6. 6. California eLearning Framework
  7. 7. Acquisition = AdoptionAdopting content is similar to adopting textbooks in that there should be an established approval process. ~CA eLearning Framework
  8. 8. What Is The Need?Core, AP, credit recoveryExpanded A-G course offeringsInsufficient highly qualified teachers
  9. 9. What Is The Timeframe?9 month12 month18 month
  10. 10. Content Acquisition• Build?• Buy?• License?• Combination of the above?
  11. 11. Acquisition Considerations• expertise of your staff• time / resources available to build content• time until the courses needs to launch• money available for start-up costs vs. money available for ongoing maintenance• need for customization of course content
  12. 12. Acquisition: BuildChallenges:• Staff expertise• Resource commitment - high initial cost• Extended development horizonBenefits:• Control• Ownership
  13. 13. Acquisition: Build• Online instructional design is not a skill inherent in all teachers!
  14. 14. Acquisition: Buy/LicenseChallenges:• High costs over long term• Limited customizationBenefits:• High quality online content• Immediate availability• Updated subscriptions
  15. 15. Buy/License Options• Comprehensive provider • Full curriculum• Individual courses• Individual learning objects • units • Lessons • other objects
  16. 16. Acquisition: CombinationChallenges:• Reduces consistency• Restricts costs savingsBenefits: Make sure you have• Increase options a vision and leader• Scalable to champion this effort!
  17. 17. Additional Considerations• SIS integration• Dashboards• Account management• Hardware and network requirements
  18. 18. Content Review 1.Conduct preliminary review of online content on CLRN 2.Be prepared to "test drive" and assess online content for inclusion in your program
  19. 19. Start with CLRNhttp://clrn.org/browse/index.cfm/online-coursesCertified
  20. 20. Start with CLRN• Title Publisher Content Standards
  21. 21. Start with CLRN
  22. 22. Start with CLRN
  23. 23. Narrow Your Options
  24. 24. Plan Your Test Drive Be prepared to "test drive" andassess online content for inclusion in your program
  25. 25. What Do We Look For?Content• Aligned with standards• Multiple avenues for success
  26. 26. What Do We Look For?Instructional design• Active learning• Opportunities for interaction & communication • Student to student • Instructor to student • Student to instructor
  27. 27. What Do We Look For?Student Assessment oMultiple formative and summative activities oProvides feedbackTechnology oVariety of tools oMeets interoperability and access standards
  28. 28. What Do We Look For?• Course evaluation and support• Course material evaluated for effectiveness• Up to date o Research o Design o Technologies
  29. 29. Content ReviewIdentify which course review standards are most appropriate for which team member o Content o Instructional design o Student assessment o Technology o Course evaluation
  30. 30. Content “Test Drive”Student account•Select units•Complete units • Take assessments • Make mistakes
  31. 31. Content “Test Drive”Teacher account•Add content•Create discussions•Communicate with students•Access grades•Create poll/survey/quiz
  32. 32. Content “Test Drive”Admin account•View logs•Account management•Monitor discussions•API integration with SIS•Progress dashboard
  33. 33. Ask the Publisher1. What types of activities does this course provide to engage students in active learning?2. How do the course’s formative assessments modify instruction based on student responses?3. Beyond multiple-choice tests, what other assessments does this course provide and what are their frequencies?
  34. 34. Ask the Publisher4. Can you demonstrate for me: a. How teachers add lessons, activities, multimedia, and assessments within the LMS? b. How teachers create and moderate classroom discussions? c. where I can find assessments answers, explanations, and rubrics?5. Can you provide me with both teacher and student accounts so we can evaluate the course on campus?
  35. 35. Ask the Publisher - Common Core1.How is your product/service aligned with the Common Core (or college- and career-ready standards)? How much was developed with Common Core in mind?2.How does your assessment compare to the consortia preview of Common Core assessment?
  36. 36. Ask the Publisher - Common Core3. How will this content/service enhance students’ learning experience?4. How are you helping teachers implement Common Core in their classrooms?5. Who is developing your Common Core products and what are their credentials?
  37. 37. What about UC A-G?•
  38. 38. ResourcesCalifornia e-Learning Frameworkhttp://chat.scoe.net/downloads/CA%20eLearning %20Framework.pdfCLRNhttp://www.clrn.org/Rise of K12 Learninghttp://www.innosightinstitute.org/media- room/publications/education-publications/the-rise-of-k- 12-blended-learning/Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learninghttp://kpk12.com/
  39. 39. ResourcesTaking Center Stage - Act IIhttp://pubs.cde.ca.gov/tcsii/onlineeducation/onlineeduci ndex.aspxLeading Edge Certification (LEC): Online and Blended Teacher Certification: http://leadingedgecertification.org/Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/learning21Report_201 1_Update.htmliNACOL http://www.inacol.org/

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