What impact is_technology_having_on_our_education_system
By: Brendan YuknerClass: Civic Engagement
World Wide Web Revolution(Internet) InInformation Technology Leads to …. Globalizing the international economy Communications – instantaneous and inexpensive Information distributed worldwide New technological tools have been developed to interact with the World Wide Web
As a result of the World Wide WebTechnology is Transforming Education Enormous benefits for the learning process Revolutionizing the nature of schooling by altering the core means of instruction Increase in Learning Productivity Two way conveyor of information that allows for interaction and input.
Education Transformation & Technology Curricula, teaching methods, and schedules can all be customized to meet the learning styles and life situations of individual students Education can be freed from the geographic constraints of districts and brick-and-mortar buildings Coursework from the most remedial to the most advanced can be made available to everyone Students can have more interaction with teachers and one another Parents can readily be included in the education process Sophisticated data systems can measure and guide performance Schools can be operated more efficiently with lower cost technology substituted for more expensive labor.
History of Cyber Schools As computers and the Internet became globalized, new schools known as virtual or cyber schools have been molded. These schools deliver education entirely over the Internet. Students can take more classes at lower costs than regular schools. A child could receive a degree without ever leaving home. Cyber Schools offer classes that local school districts do not offer such as AP Physics or Remedial Math The largest operating regular school in 2009– 10 was the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Midland, Pennsylvania.
Advantages of Cyber School Varied Curriculum No Need to Travel Fewer Exams Reduced Expenses Individual Attention
What is the Significance of CyberSchool? Many children live a distance from their public schools. Students can acquire a first-rate education without leaving home. Adults, with families and jobs, can begin to work toward a degree, or finish one, at their own pace. The main significance is the education availability. It is huge to those who wouldnt otherwise be able to continue their education toward a degree.
Online Cyber School The basic structure is the same as a public school. Teachers are in control of grading and administering assignments to students. Assignments are uploaded on the computer. The student downloads and completes the assignment using his own word- processing or worksheet program and sends it back by the predetermined date.
Costs Of Cyber Schools Some lower-level, primary and secondary classes are paid for by the state. This varies from state to state. Students can acquire grants or loan funding for cyber schools. Some materials for courses may be offered as free downloads, but there are usually textbooks that must be ordered and paid for by the student
How do Cyber Schools Perform inPennsylvania? Cyber charter schools might have taken another small step toward acceptance in the education community with their collective performance on the state exams last spring, Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School and Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School met all state standards for adequate yearly progress, according to Pennsylvania System of School Achievement results released for 2009 -2010. Officials for the schools that met state standards believe the progress underscores their stake as a legitimate education alternative for public school students.
States Supporting Cyber Schools Source: Education Week
Statistics on Cyber Schools There were an estimated 1,816,400 students enrolled in cyber schools. In Kindergarten through twelfth grade in 2009 – 2012 74% of classes were taken online.
More Statistics on Cyber Schools The most common location for students to access their online courses was at their school at 92% Only 78% of students accessed online courses from home.
Khan Academy Has HelpedRevolutionize Online Education The Khan Academy is a non- profit educational organization, created in 2006 by American educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School. “Providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere“ is its mission Funded by Donations
What is the Purpose of the KhanSchool? The website supplies a free online collection of more than 3,100 micro lectures via video tutorials stored on YouTube teaching math, history, physics and many more subjects
Technology is Improving EducationResearchers and Developers use Data from OnlineLearner’s activities to enhance Online learning systems Intelligent tutoring systems Virtual labs Simulations Games Learning management systems
Technology is Improving EducationBy Allowing Teachers to …Utilize better simulation and models Digital simulations and models can help teachers explain concepts that are too big or two small or processes that happen to0 fast or too slow to demonstrate in a physical classroom Molecular Workbench (MW) from Concord Consortium provides visual, interactive computational experiments for teaching and learning science. Molecular Workbench (MW) provides a complete view of a students learning progression that teachers can track through Molecular Workbench(MW) from Concord real-time reports . Consortium Hundreds of free simulations can be Accessed
Technology is Improving EducationBy Allowing Teachers to …Utilize Global Learning At sites like Glovico.org students can set up language lessons with a native speaker who lives in another country Provides students with an incredible learning experience that provides exposure to another culture’s perspective Language exchange is as easy as making a videoconferencing call. Glovico.org
Technology is Improving EducationBy Allowing Teachers to …Use Virtual Manipulatives Virtual Manipulatives enable students and teachers to represent abstract concepts in mathematics class and link these concepts to prior knowledge. Students learn by interacting and experimenting with equations to help them understand the relationships of numbers. Utah State University National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Technology is Improving EducationBy Allowing Teachers to …Use Probes and Sensors Use of ultrasonic motion detectors to demonstrate concepts The collection of real-time data through probes and sensors has a wide range of educational applications. Students can note the chemical changes in photosynthesis using pH and nitrate sensors
Technology is Improving EducationBy Allowing Teachers to …Use Smart Boards A smart board has a computer which is linked to the projector which projects the view of the computer on a giant white board. The difference with the smart board is that the software is such that one is allowed to touch the white board and is able to make any changes. Therefore it is a touch sensitive screen which allows you to make changes and interact with the computer. The software of the smart board permits you to convert your handwritten text on the screen into a text file which can be saved for a view at a later stage
Technology is Improving EducationBy Allowing Teachers to …Create educational podcasts via iPods and iPads An audio or a video file that is usually posted on the internet and one which can be downloaded for us at any instant Podcasting is being widely used by school teachers who record their lectures in the form of an audio / video file which could then be downloaded by students on their laptops or for that matter portable device like iPods and mp-3 players. Students can have their queries answered through a podcast
According to the National Centerfor Education Statistics Fall 2008 Availability and use of Educational Technology Public Schools found online technology to be important An estimated 100 percent of public schools had one or more instructional computers with Internet access. Ratio of students to Internet computers was 3.1 to 1. Ninety-one percent of Internet computers in public schools were used for instructional purposes. Public schools reported providing various devices for instruction including LCD and DLP Projectors (97 percent), digital cameras (93 percent) and interactive whiteboards (73 percent)
According to the National Centerfor Education Statistics Fall 2009 Teachers’ Use of Educational Technology in Public Schools Ninety-seven percent of teachers had one of more computers located in the classroom every day Teachers reported that they or their students used computers during instructional time often (40 percent) or sometimes(29 percent) Teachers indicated that the following data for student assessment was available: grades (94 percent), attendance records (93 percent), student assessments (90 percent) Teachers sometimes or often used for instructional purposes: word processing software(96 percent), spreadsheets and graphing programs(61 percent), software for managing student records(80 percent), software for making presentations(63 percent) and the Internet (94 percent)
President Obama has launched an“Educate to Innovate” Campaign To Improve the participation and performance of America’s students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEM) This campaign is important because there our troubling signs (In the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment(PISA), American students ranked 21st out of 30 in science literacy and 25th out of 30 in math literacy Five major public-private partnerships are harnessing the power of media, interactive games, hands-on learning, and community volunteers to reach millions of students over the next four years, inspiring them to be the next generation of inventors and innovators
President Obama on the Future ofour CountryOn Technology: "We have to do everything we can to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit, wherever we find it. We should be helping American companies compete and sell their products all over the world. We should be making it easier and faster to turn new ideas into new jobs and new businesses. And we should knock down any barriers that stand in the way. Because if we’re going to create jobs now and in the future, were going to have to out-build and out-educate and out-innovate every other country on Earth."
President Obama on the Future ofOur CountrySupports Digital Promise Learning Technologies Technology can be a powerful tool when it comes to teaching and learning. To help realize its potential, in September 2011 the Department of Education and private foundations launched Digital Promise, a new national center for advancing learning technologies. Digital Promise will harness the efforts of everyone from educators to entrepreneurs to spur the research, development, and adoption of breakthrough technologies that can help transform the way teachers teach and students learn.
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