Ministry of Education: E-Learning October 2010 Update.
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Ministry of Education: E-Learning October 2010 Update
Agenda DL Trends Things to Do E-learning Personalized Learning
Definition of Distributed Learning A method of instruction that relies primarily on indirect communication between students and teachers, including internet or other electronic-based delivery, teleconferencing, or correspondence. takes place when a student is primarily at a distance from the teacher, whether at home or connecting from another facility.
Delivery Standards The delivery standards are intended to: Make DL a credible option Clarify roles and responsibilities Identify the elements of quality programs Provide a framework for accountability and continuous improvement
Digital Learning Content Standards The digital learning content standards are intended to: set out how to develop course materials suitable for distributed learning guide development of new content, and the evaluation of existing content
DL Trends: Enrolment 2007-20082008-20092009-2010 Total Student Headcount 48,94159,34571,405 Grade 10-12 Headcount 32,78840,01047,819 Grade 10-12 DL Participation Rates 19%23%27% K-12 DL Participation Rates 7%9%11% # of Boards with DL Schools 47 # of DL Schools51 53 % of students graduating with at least one DL course 25%33%
Non-Resident DL Pilot Program SD73 Business Company (Kamloops/Thompson) deliver educational programs to non-BC resident students Credit: granted by an offshore school authority where the student is enrolled BC Board of Education via equivalency Committed to ensuring quality and best practices
Links BC Ministry of Education Distributed Learning http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/ http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/ BC Distributed Learning Agreement http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/documents/dist_learn_ agmt.pdf http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/documents/dist_learn_ agmt.pdf BC Distributed Learning Standards http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/documents/dl_standar ds.pdf http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/documents/dl_standar ds.pdf LearnNow BC http://www.learnnowbc.ca http://www.learnnowbc.ca
300,000 students surveyed in 2009 Also teachers and parents Free Voluntary School, district, and province/state results Inform personalized learning + technology policy Mid-October to mid-December No personal information collected http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/index.html
Conference Spring Conference April 2011 (3-5) pre-conference skills online from desk onsite for pre-conference and/or conference
Other Youth Tech Trends Youth are Online more than Adults 93% for ages 12-17 and 18-29 63% of teens online every day 81% for ages 30-49 Laptops and Cell Phones overtaking Desktops 66% of young adults own a laptop 83% of 17-yr-olds own a cell phone Teens Enthusiastic about Social Media 82% use SNs 73% in social media sites, e.g., facebook But: 8% of teens use Twitter; 28% blog
Digital Disconnect “The gap between how today’s students learn and how they live.” Students in USA are not very satisfied with technology use at school. Obstacles include: Filters and firewalls Teachers that limit use Rules that block access to own laptops or mobile devices, communication tools, and school’s technology
21 st Century Pedagogy Personalized Individualized Differentiated Networked Local Global Learning Experience TeachersMentorsParents & Coaches Learning Communities Knowledge Building Tools Information & Communication Tools Expertise & Authoritative Sources Social Networks Key Academic Concepts and Skills Academic Concepts and Skills Applied Within Projects Knowledge and Skills Related to Individual Interests Learning no longer has to be one size fits all All students should have common core discipline specific learning experiences in preparation for college and careers. In addition, networked technologies offer vast opportunities for group and individual learning experiences that are driven by students’ interests.
To Get Networked Students, We Need Networked Teachers.
3Es replaces 3Rs 20 th Century21 st Century Expose Information Reading Expose meaning from a global, interactive, online multimedia library Employ Information Numeracy Employ math, computer, and information skills to solve challenges Express Ideas Writing Express ideas well through text, images, and sound to a broad, diverse audience
Sources National Educational Technology Plan http://bit.ly/cCihHW Equipping Every Learner For The 21 st Century http://bit.ly/d2uRiY 2009 MILE Guide: Milestones for Improving Learning & Education http://bit.ly/bBwVXO The Shape of Things to Come (Leadbeater) http://bit.ly/aD2gL