Pre K-12: Integration of Virtual Education - National Distance Learning Week 2007

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Published on November 12, 2007

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Pre K-12: Integration of Virtual Education
Specific areas of interest will focus on professional development for trainers/educators, cooperative models for developing instructional materials and articulation, and/or discuss best practices around all aspects of blended learning, content management, reusable content, development tools, learning governance, and other related topics.

Welcome to NDLW Webinars Pre K-12: Integration of Virtual Education Webinars & Audio Conference Sponsored by:

Introduction-USDLA Dr. John G. Flores Chief Executive Officer United States Distance Learning Association Agenda 1. About USDLA Ms. Marci Powell President, USDLA 2. Markets Info Global Director for Higher Education, Polycom, 3. Polycom Inc. 4. FLVS 5. Tandberg Dr. Kenneth E. Hartman 6. VHS 2007 NDLW National Committee Chairman 7. Thank You Academic Director, Drexel University Online Mr. Eric Nicklas K-12 Program Manager MOREnet &

Mission & Purpose • Mission: To support the development and application of distance learning, education and training (DLE&T) by uniting learners around the world. • Purpose: In 1987, the USDLA was founded on the premise of creating a powerful alliance to meet the burgeoning education and training needs of learning communities globally. • Learning, education and training communities include: • Corporate Training - Pre K-12 - Higher Education • Home Schooling - Continuing Education • Military & Government Education & Training • Telehealth – Multinationals &

How Big Is It? • The global education and training market is currently estimated at $2 trillion, out of which the U.S.A has a share of $740 billion. • Schools expect the number of online students to grow to over 2.6 million. • e-Learning is now estimated to represent about 10% of the overall training and educational market. &

Marci Powell Polycom Global Director- Higher Education USDLA President & & &

Across the Nation Connectivity and Courses &

Enhancing Curriculum • Content Providers: – Museums, science centers • NCLB- Meet the objectives – Colleges and universities • Vanderbilt • College 101 – Subject Matter Experts – Special Events: Dr. Ben Carson, Jim Stovall &

Content Providers &

Global Economy 431 Human Resources Officials – Basics PLUS Applied Skills • Communication • Problem Solving • Team Work/Collaboration & &

Kim Rugh Instructional Leader Florida Virtual School (FLVS) 1-407-644-9535 --

Introduction There’s a wider, more level field for teachers and students. Three billion people who have never been allowed to compete and collaborate before find themselves suddenly “liberated to plug and play with everybody else.” &

Markets & Size &

Trends & Issues 21st Century Skills Curriculum Assessment & Evaluation FLVS FLVS Professional Development Performance Management Graphic courtesy of Ken Kay, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, &

Future Future: Students prepared to live and work in the 21st century The flat world is driven by those who, “adapt themselves quickly to its processes and technologies, and start to march forward—without any treaties or advice.” Thomas Friedman &

Jan Zanetis Market Development Manager-Education and Training, TANDBERG, L.L.C. 1.615.822.3678 -

Markets & Size •Higher Education •Corporate Training •K-12 •Public/Private •Non-traditional settings &

Trends & Issues &

Trends & Issues •Connectivity and Bandwidth •Equity •Funding •Professional Development •Convergence &

Future •Students as Content Creators and Global Collaborators •Desktop Applications •3G…Mobile solutions •Convergence…Synchronous with Asynchronous &

Liz R. Pape Chief Executive Officer Virtual High School (VHS) 1.978.450.0411--

Introduction: About VHS • A non profit global consortium of over 400 high schools offering innovative online courses • Currently in 12th year of online course delivery • Originally funded by the Federal DOE through a 7.8M tech. grant – five years of research & development &

National Markets & Size • 63.1% of public school districts had students enrolled in a fully online or blended course • 57.9% of public school districts had students enrolled in a fully online course From: K-12 Online Learning, A Survey of U.S. School Administrators; Anthony G. Picciano, Hunter College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York; Jeff Seaman, The Sloan Consortium, Olin and Babson Colleges • Growth of K-12 online course enrollments: • 40-50K in 2000/2001 (Clark 2001) • 180K in 2001/2002 (Peak Group, 2002) • 300K in 2002/2003 (Newman, Stein and Trask, 2003) • 700k in 2005/2006 (Piccciano, Seaman 2006) &

Markets & Size • Growth – 11,000 students – Over 400 schools – 312 courses and teachers – 30 states and 23 countries • Quality – Courses – Professional development – Program and Services &

Course Quality Measures • AP pass rates: 66% • AP exam take rates:73% • Course completion rates: 79% • Credit recovery rate (summer):63% • Satisfaction with VHS course quality: – 92% superintendents – 100% principals – 98% Site Coordinators • Course features, teacher satisfaction: – 92%: engagement in course work – 78%: collaborative learning – 97%: 21st century skills development &

Professional Development Measures • Professional development grad rate: 91% • 1st-semester teacher success rate: 87% • % of all teachers remaining with mentor: 5% • Satisfied with VHS professional development – 99% principals • Applying VHS pedagogy to f2f teaching – 79% teachers &

Program and Services • Membership retention rates: 84%(07/08) 88%(3-yr cumulative) • Course seat utilization: 85% • Satisfaction with electronic communications: email – Teachers: 99%, SCs: 96% • Website – Teachers: 97%, SCs: 98% • Newsletter/Annual Report – Superintendents: 86%/68% – Principals: 78%/79% – Teachers: 79%/54% – SCs: 84%/54% &

Trends & Issues  Research on types of online experiences and preparation of online teachers: Dr. Susan Lowes, Teachers College, Columbia University  Virtual courses  Main interactions are one-on-one: teacher-student, student-content  Generally self-paced  Virtual classrooms  Main interactions are whole class: teacher-class, student-student (usually in discussion forums), as well as student-content  All follow same weekly schedule &

Research Findings  “Trans-classroom” teachers: teachers who move back and forth between online and f2f classrooms, much as trans-national migrants move between countries  Eliminated lessons that now seemed poorly designed  Designed or redesigned lessons using backward design principles  Provided more detailed instructions  Greater emphasis on class participation  Greater emphasis on independent learning  Changes in questioning techniques  Greater emphasis on metacognition/reflection &

Future • Growth – 20-30 percent annual growth • Quality – Accreditation Improvement Plan: • Increase course completion rates and student achievement rates • Increase feedback response rates • Pilot Projects – International Baccalaureate courses &

Thank You  International Forum for Women in e-Learning (IFWE) III, November 28-30, 2007 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Eldorado Hotel & Spa  2008 USDLA Annual National Conference, April 20-23, 2007 in St. Louis, MO & Call for Proposals (Due December 1, 2007): Website:  2008 USDLA International Distance Learning Awards (Due January 14, 2008)  Distance Learning Today (Quarterly Publication): ADVERTISING CLOSE DATE: December 14, 2007 & &

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