Clearing the Path for Colorado: Supporting New Learning Models for Credit Recovery and Drop-out Prevention. March 13, 2013 Susan Patrick President & CEO International Association for K-12 Online Learning. International Association for K-12 Online Learning ( i NACOL ).
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March 13, 2013
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Benefits of taking a class online?
According to students:
(Project Tomorrow Survey, 2012)
Online learning – Education in which instruction and content are delivered primarily over the
Internet. (Watson & Kalmon, 2005)
Blended learning – When a student learns at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home and at least in part through online delivery with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace; often used synonymously with Hybrid Learning. (Horn and Staker, 2011)
Competency-based learning (Patrick & Sturgis, 2011)
Students advance upon mastery.
Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students.
Assessment is meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.
Students receive timely, differentiated support based on their individual learning needs.
Learning outcomes emphasize competencies that include application and creation of knowledge, along with the development of important skills and dispositions
(d=.58), and worked examples (d=.57) among
most effective (Hattie, 2012)
(Marzano Research Laboratory Study, 2012)
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Enables data to measure individual student learning, competency-based student profiles!