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  1. Spotlight on Emerging Technology:Online Learning in K-12 Schools Rebecca Dwyer Walden University New & Emerging Technologies Instructor: Jacqueline Derby

  2. 21st Century Learning • Developing: • Core Subjects & 21st Century Themes • Learning & Innovation Skills • Information, Media, & Technology Skills • Life & Career Skills -(Partnership for 21st Century Learning) • http://www.p21.org/ Today’s Educational Direction for Developing Tomorrow’s Society

  3. Course Management Systems (CMS)/ Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) • Educational systems that will provide formal instruction & resources. • Electronic: Online/Video Based • Non-Electronic: Print Based Online Learning is a Key Ingredient for Promoting 21st Century Learning

  4. Moodle • RCampus • Free designable online courses for K-12 students & teachers with administrative tools for optimum design. • Allows for management of course design and assignments, student collaboration, & teacher assistance. • Gives students access to course materials, resources, & assignments from anywhere a computer with Internet connection is available. • Availability of various assessment opportunities. Course Management Systems

  5. Multi-Sensory Learning • Touches on Different Learning Styles • Motivating Intrigue for Such a Learning Style • Access From Almost Anywhere • Communication & Collaboration with Peers & Teachers • Gain of 21st Century Skills Benefiting Students

  6. Promotes Multi-Sensory Learning • Differentiates Instruction • Promotes 21st Century Skills • Allows for Communication with Students for Support & Clarification • Allows for Creative Planning • Organizationally Friendly Benefiting Teachers

  7. The virtual walls of the classroom are knocked down & instruction can be continued anywhere a computer has Web access. • The educational community becomes more closely connected with the lines of communication & cooperation opened. • There is heightened potential & opportunities for greater interaction among peers and varied grade levels. • Organization & clarification are strongly opportune. Filling Instructional Gaps

  8. “Builds teamwork skills, problem solving abilities, creativity, decision making proficiency, & higher order thinking skills” (Cavanaugh, C. & Clark, T., 2007) • “Strong academic skills, motivation, discipline, & course structure compatible with one’s learning styles are conducive to success in K-12 online learning” (Cavanaugh, C. & Clark, T., 2007) • Advancement of 21st Century Skills • Closely related to the common activities, hobbies, and interactions of this student generation Meaningful, Authentic, Learning

  9. References Cavanaugh, C., & Clark, T. (2007). The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning. In P. Adamson, B. Adamson, & N. Clausen-Grace, et al (Eds.), What Works in K-12 Online Learning (Chapter 1, pp. 5-19). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education. Lemke, C., & Coughlin, E. (2009). The change agents. Educational Leadership, 67(1), 54–59. Partnership for 21st Century Skills. (2004). http://www.p21.org/ Spotlight on Emerging Technology: Online Learning in K-12 Schools