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Online 101

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Online 101

  1. 1. Online 101: A new learning environment for high school students<br />Josh Allen<br />Instructional Technology Facilitator<br />Papillion-La Vista Public Schools<br />Papillion, Nebraska<br />
  2. 2. Facts About Online Courses<br />In 2006, Sloan Consortium surveyed public school administrators:<br />63% of public schools had one or more students in an online or blended class. <br />58% had one or more students in a fully online course.<br />32% had one or more students in a blended course<br />
  3. 3. Facts About Online Courses<br />In 2008, Sloan Consortium did a follow-up survey:<br />75% of public schools had one or more students in an online or blended class. <br />70% had one or more students in a fully online course.<br />41% had one or more students in a blended course<br />
  4. 4. Growth<br />According to the Sloan survey:<br />The percentage of schools who offered some form of online course increased by 10% in two years.<br />The overall number of K-12 students engaged in an online class rose 47%.<br />700,000 students in 2005-2006<br />1,030,000 students in 2007-2008<br />States with online course graduate requirement<br />Michigan (2006)<br />Alabama (2008)<br />
  5. 5. Higher Education<br />In the Fall 2007 semester, 3.9 million higher education students (20%) took at least one online course.<br />12% increase from the previous year<br />1.2% overall growth for higher education<br />
  6. 6. Currently in Papillion-La Vista<br />Papillion-La Vista High School:<br />Issues and Geography in the Modern World<br />Papillion-La Vista South High School:<br />American Government<br />
  7. 7. District Goals for Online Classes<br />Allow students a structured online experience<br />Meet a new learning style<br />Allow students flexibility in choosing classes<br />Provide the same quality curriculum in a new learning environment<br />
  8. 8. The Learning Environment<br />Learning Management System (LMS)<br />We use Moodle<br />Other examples:<br />Blackboard<br />Angel<br />
  9. 9. What You Should Expect<br />Students will be:<br />Reading articles and watching videos relevant to the course.<br />Corresponding with classmates and teachers through discussion forums.<br />Completing online assignments in a variety of ways (online, download file, in Moodle, etc.).<br />
  10. 10. Being Successful<br />Successful online students generally are:<br />Self-motivated<br />Technology literate<br />Able to communicate well through writing<br />
  11. 11. Questions?<br />
  12. 12. Resources<br />International Association for K-12 Online Learning: http://www.inacol.org/<br />iNACOL Fast Facts About Online Learning: http://www.inacol.org/press/docs/nacol_fast_facts.pdf<br />Sloan Consortium: http://www.sloan-c.org/<br />“K-12 Online Learning: A Survey of U.S. School District Administrators” by the Sloan Consortium, 2007.<br />2007 Survey: http://www.sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/pdf/K-12_Online_Learning.pdf<br />2008 Follow-up Survey: http://www.sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/pdf/k-12_online_learning_2008.pdf<br />“Staying the Course: Online Education in the United States, 2008,” Sloan-C, 2008: http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/staying_the_course.pdf<br />
  13. 13. Resources<br />“Seven Major Action Steps and Recommendations” National Educational Technology Plan, U.S. Department of Education, 2004: <br />Full plan: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/2004/index.html<br />Seven steps: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/2004/plan_pg14.html#steps<br />“New Jersey High Schools Won’t Mandate Online Class. Yet.” New York Times, January 30, 2009: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/01/education/01educnj.html<br />Iowa Online Learning: “Basic Technology Literacy Skills”: http://iowalearningonline.org/Documents/tech_skills.pdf<br />

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