Blended VLE's and K12 Education


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Blended VLE's and K12 Education

  1. 1. The World in the Palm of Your Hand<br />Blended Virtual Learning Environments & the Future of K12 Education<br />1<br />By: Brody Morrison<br />
  2. 2. School of the Past<br />2<br />Image from Microsoft Office Clipart<br />Image from Microsoft Office Clipart<br />Image from my 1992 year book. I am on the right with fellow student on the left. <br />Image from:<br />
  3. 3. School of the Past<br />3<br />Image from:<br />Image from:<br />
  4. 4. School of the Past<br />4<br />Image found at:<br />Image from Microsoft Office Clipart<br />
  5. 5. Technological Benefits<br />5<br />All images are Microsoft Office Clipart<br />
  6. 6. Change<br />6<br />Image from Microsoft Office Clipart<br />Image from:<br />
  7. 7. Finger Tip<br />Standard School <br />VLE Blended School<br />7<br />Image below from:<br />Image above from:<br />Both image from Microsoft Office Clipart<br />
  8. 8. Internet Growth<br />8<br />Image from:,1219205589,1/stock-vector--technological-growth-vector-16332277.jpg<br />
  9. 9. VLE’s in Demand<br />9<br />Example of VLE usage, different kinds, and the increase in their usage<br />Image from:<br />
  10. 10. VLE’s Examined<br />Characteristics of VLE’s?<br />Benefits of VLE’s?<br />Role of the Teacher?<br />Student Expectations!<br />10<br />Images from Microsoft Office Clip Art<br />
  11. 11. Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)<br />11<br />VLE<br />Image: Microsoft Office Clipart<br />
  12. 12. Students Increase Technology Skills<br />12<br />Image from:<br /><ul><li>Image from:
  13. 13. Image from:</li></li></ul><li>Students Increase Average Grades<br />13<br />“The results showed an increase in average grade…” (Leese, 2009)<br />Images from Microsoft Office Clip Art<br />
  14. 14. Students Take Responsibility in Learning<br />Image from:<br />14<br /><ul><li>Image from:</li></li></ul><li>Student will tutor other students<br />Image from:<br />15<br />
  15. 15. Students learn real world skills<br />Collaboration<br />Teaching, and<br />Dealing with aspects of <br />negative group interactions<br />16<br />Image from: Microsoft Office Clip Art<br />Image from:<br />Image from: Microsoft Office Clip Art<br />
  16. 16. The Benefits of Blended VLE’s<br />17<br />
  17. 17. Teacher & Student Expectations<br />There is a “Focus on student achievement<br />--not on discipline” (Barbara, 2005)<br />18<br />Image from:<br />
  18. 18. Teacher & Student Expectations<br />Diverse learning with…<br />Text<br />Video<br />Audio<br />Images<br />19<br />
  19. 19. Teacher & Student Expectations<br />Keeping Focus<br />20<br />Image from:<br />Image from Microsoft Office Clip Art<br />
  20. 20. Teacher & Student Expectations<br /> “An active instructor directing discussion boards and providing students with regular feedback and assistance is likely to create a different learning experience than a VLE without such guidance”<br />(Hove & Corcoran, 2008)<br />21<br />Image from:<br />
  21. 21. Teacher & Student Expectations<br />22<br />Teacher<br />Image From:<br />
  22. 22. Conclusion<br />23<br />Image from:<br />
  23. 23. References<br />Hughes, G. (2007). Using blended learning to increase learner support and improve retention. Teaching in Higher Education, 12 (3), 349-363.<br />Leese, M. (2009). Out of Class---out of mind? The use of a virtual learning environment to encourage student engagement in out of class activities. British Journal of Edcucational Technology, 40 (1), 70-77.<br />McGill, T., & Hobbs, V. (2008). How students and instructors using a virtual learning environment perceive the fit between technology and task. Journal of Compute Assisted Learning , 191-202.<br />Motteram, G. (2006). &apos;Blended&apos; education and the transformation of teachers: a long-term case study in postgraduate UK Higher Education. British Journal of Educational Technology, 37 (1), 17-30.<br />Oliver, K., Osborne, J., & Brady, K. (2009). What are secondary students&apos; expectations for teachers in virtual school environments? Distance Education, 30 (1), 23-45.<br />Weller, M., Pegler, C., & Mason, R. (2005). Students&apos; experience of component versus integrated virtual learning environments. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 21, 253-259.<br />Westbrook, V. (2006). The virtual learning future. Teaching in Higher Education, 11 (4), 471-482.<br />Barbara, F. (2005). A Virtual School Principal&apos;s To-Do List. T.H.E. Journal, 32 (6), 34.<br />Barbera, E. (2004). Quality in virtual education environments. British Journal of Educational Technology, 35 (1), 13-20.<br />Bridge, P., & Appleyard, R. (2008). A comparison of electronic paper-based assignment submission and feedback. British Journal of Educational Technology, 39 (4), 644-650.<br />Davis, N., & Roblyer, M. D. (2005). Preparing Teachers for the &quot;Schools That Technology Built&quot;: Evaluation of a Program to Train Teachers for Virtual Schooling. Journal of Research on Technology Education, 37 (4), 399-409.<br />Fox, C. (2006). Using Technology to Expand Opportunity: Going Virtual. T.H.E. Journal, 33 (12), 6-8.<br />Heaton-Shrestha, C., Gipps, C., Edirisingha, P., & Linsey, T. (2007). Learning an e-learning in HE: the relationship between student learning style and VLE use. Research Papers in Education, 22 (4), 443-464.<br />Hove, M. C., & Corcoran, J. K. (2008). Educational Technologies: Impact on Learning and Frustration. Teaching of Pschology, 35, 121-125.<br />Huett, J., Moller, L., Forshay, W., & Coleman, C. (2008). Implications for instructional Design on the Potential of the Web. TechTrends, 52 (5), 63-67.<br />24<br />