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ONLINE LEARNING FOR K-12 FEB. 24, 2011 WAYNE RESA Planning Team Wayne RESA: Judy Bonne, Anupam Chugh, Carol Mayer, Trina McGinnis, Jim Rarus, Ken Schramm.

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1 ONLINE LEARNING FOR K-12 FEB. 24, 2011 WAYNE RESA Planning Team Wayne RESA: Judy Bonne, Anupam Chugh, Carol Mayer, Trina McGinnis, Jim Rarus, Ken Schramm District Staff: Mike Toschi (Southgate) Jeff Trudell (Wyandotte) Cliff Dupuy (Learning Academy) Edward Brzozowski (Lincoln Park) Lynn Miller-Wietecha (Dearborn Heights #7) Steve Wolozyn (Grosse Pointe) And many others for their suggestions and feedback.

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3 Other words used to describe online learning Distance Education E-learning Virtual Learning Web Based Learning

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5 What is online learning? Write down your thoughts about what online learning means to you and provide some examples of the programs that you have used or heard other districts use.

6 Definitions of online learning  Michigan definition – “A structured learning activity that utilizes technology with intranet/internet-based tools and resources as the delivery method for instruction, research, assessment, and communication.” (source: Michigan Merit Curriculum Online Learning Experience Requirement Guide, Sept. 2006)  NACOL definition – “…distance learning that takes place via the Internet, both in real-time (synchronous) and not (asynchronous), and uses the term “online learning” to describe this method of education. This type of learning includes video and audio that is delivered via the Internet, but not through other channels such as video conferencing.” (source: A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning, April 2007) (From the appendix - Online learning def - Education in which instruction and content are delivered primarily via the Internet. Online learning is a form of distance learning. E-learning: Instruction and content delivered via digital technologies, such as online or CD-ROM, or learning experiences that involve the use of computers.)  US Department of Education – “Online learning is defined as learning that takes place partially or entirely over the Internet. This definition excludes purely print- based correspondence education, broadcast television or radio, videoconferencing, videocassettes, and stand-alone educational software programs that do not have a significant Internet-based instructional component. (source: Evaluation of Evidence- Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies, Sept. 2010)

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9 Traditional F2F with HQT teaching in the classroom. Complete online course work with HQT teaching virtually (no physical F2F interactions) Online Learning Continuum (K-12) F2F = face-to-face HQT = highly qualified teacher On your handout, fill in other online learning opportunities that could fall between the two ends of the spectrum. Include examples that you are using in your current setting or programs you have heard about or would like to explore.

10 Traditional F2F with HQT teaching in the classroom Complete online course work with HQT teaching virtually (no physical F2F instruction) Online Learning Continuum (K-12) F2F = face-to-face HQT = highly qualified teacher Blended is interchangeable with Hybrid Traditional F2F with some online elements; HQT in the classroom Traditional F2F setting with complete online content; no HQT or online collaboration Blended learning with non- traditional schedule – some F2F and some online (no regular seat times so STW options will need to be in place of more than 2 courses are virtual) Blended Learning in a Traditional F2F where most of the coursework and instruction are online; HQT in the classroom Instructor-led (by HQT) online learning with a some required F2F contact with certified facilitator Facilitated online learning (self paced) with a certified facilitator in the classroom; some online contact with virtual HQT Blended Learning in a Traditional F2F class using various online tools for instruction and collaboration; HQT in the classroom

11 Using online platform to share information and materials  Using online resources (video, websites, podcasts) as supplemental material  Posting class content/assignments online (website or learning management system) Examples include:  Teachers using Blackboard/Moodle/Wiki to post syllabus, announcements, classroom handouts, videos, web tutorials & other resources; attendance and most of the instruction takes place in the traditional environment for all classes.  Teacher uses online tools to enhance learning through demonstrations.  Students to do online research for a paper or project for a class; attendance and most of the instruction takes place in the traditional environment. Traditional F2F with some online elements used by teacher (what MDE refers to as online learning experiences – one way comm.) spacegrant.nau.edu

12 Traditional F2F with online elements and student activities (blended learning in the traditional structure)blended learning Using online platform to share information and materials along with online collaboration/feedback Examples include:  Using a wiki, blog or other collaborative tools in conjunction to the traditional teaching & learning environment; attendance is taken daily in the traditional school day for all classes.  Students responding online to class content/assignments (website or learning management system); students participating in discussion threads; online assessments; attendance is taken daily in the traditional school day for all classes.  Classroom projects that integrate online tools and F2F interaction

13 Traditional F2F with online elements and student activities (blended learning in a non-traditional setting) Using online platform to share information and materials along with online collaboration/feedback. Some classes are virtual and some are F2F. Examples include: -Classes where students come to the physical school for a part of their instruction and the rest is online; HQT involved for the entire process; no daily seat time requirement.  HQT uses synchronous (online chat, virtual classroom, Skype) and asynchronous tools (Google Docs, videos, online assessment, discussion board, etc.) tools to keep students engaged.  Classroom instruction can be focused on projects, proctored tests, labs, or live discussions. -Other examples can include: ITV courses, virtual environments such as Second Life.

14 Examples include:  Carnegie Tutor with a HQT; attendance and instruction takes place in the traditional environment.  Using ILS (E2020, Compass Learning Odyssey, Plato, NovaNet, APEX, etc.) in a computer lab with a certified teacher (some use HQT); attendance and instruction takes place in the traditional environment.  Computer lab where students take online courses through a provider; mentor teacher is in the classroom; attendance and instruction takes place in the traditional environment. Online learning in the traditional F2F environment buildingresidual.net

15 Blended (flexible) schedules Students take up to TWO online courses with a virtual HQT off campus. The remaining classes are F2F in the traditional setting. NO STW NEEDED!  Students would follow up once a week with the mentor and maybe to take a proctored test.  Schools don’t need to worry about keeping the student in a seat and taking attendance.  Great option for seniors or students who are chronically late for the first hour. Create your own model to meet the needs of your teachers, students and parents. Customize the learning with different online tools and projects. Game-based learning– example 1, example 2example 1example 2

16 Who said “there’s no such thing as a free lunch”? Great, open content available for educators – FREE!

17 By the numbers …  83% of the college students had used a course management system that integrated an online component into their classes.  Singapore - 100% of secondary schools (grades 7-10) and 85% of primary schools (grades 1-6) are using a learning management system. Source: Blending Learning: The Convergence of Online and Face-to-Face Education PROMISING PRACTICES IN ONLINE LEARNING Report by iNACOL, 2010 A 2009 Education Department (ED) report estimated that more than 1 million K-12 students were enrolled in online education programs in 2007.report

18 Virtual School Examples/Models Website: Mission: The Open High School of Utah is putting the focus where it should be – on the student. Our mission is to facilitate lifelong success by meeting the needs of the 21st century learner through individualized, student- centered instruction, innovative technology, service learning, and personal responsibility.

19 e-Learning is no Miracle Oil!  e-Learning is no miracle oil. You cannot fix all your educational, financial or organizational problems by introducing e- Learning.  e-Learning is no religion. It is important to have a clear and honest idea about it. To know both the advantages and the disadvantages. As you have a clear understanding of the characteristics, you will be able to judge the value and implications for your learners and learning processes.

20 Comments/Questions? Contact Anupam Chugh for more details or questions about the contents of this

21 Credits/References   (Kids Info Bits)       Educational Leadership, ASCD. “How I Became a Convert to Online Learning”, pp February 2011.


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