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  1. Virtual Virginia eLearning Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) September 9, 2008

  2. Panelists • Lan Neugent, Assistant Superintendent for Technology and Career Education, Virginia Department of Education • Allison Powell, Vice President, North American Council for Online Learning • Terrell Perry, Instructional Designer/Assistant Professor Center for Learning Technologies, Old Dominion University • Neeru Khosla, Co-Founder, ck12.org • Bobby Caudill, Solution Architect, Global Marketing Solutions, Adobe Systems, Inc.

  3. eLearning Strategies to leverage technology as a cost saver and educational tool

  4. What are some costs factors involved in acquiring a quality education? • Facility • Personnel • Instructional Resources • Infrastructure • Transportation

  5. Strategies Might Include: • Virtual Schools • - K-12 • - Higher Education • Flexbooks • Infrastructure Improvement

  6. World Future SocietyTop 10 Breakthroughs Transforming Life over the next 20-30 yearsBest forecast data ever assembled • Alternative energy • Desalination of water • Precision farming • Biometrics • Quantum computers • Entertainment on demand • Global access • Virtual education or distance learning • Nanotechnology • Smart Robots

  7. National Online Learning Facts • 30% of all employers use e-learning for training, in 5 years it will be 50% • 1 in 5 undergraduate and graduate student enrolls in an online course in higher education in the U.S.; there are 3.5 million online learning enrollments in higher education (Sloan-C, 2007) • More than 50% of school districts in the United States offer online courses to students (QED, America’s Digital Schools, 2006) • More universities are offering K-12 courses online • Stanford, John Hopkins, University of Miami, New MIT open courseware for K-12 students • K-12 Online Learning enrollments growing 30% annually nationwide • 2000, there were 50,000 enrollments • 2003, there were 300,000 • 2005, there were 500,000 • 2007, there were 1,000,000

  8. Polling Interest: K-12 Online Learning is Popular • NetDay Speak Up Day Survey 2007 • 47% of high school students want to take an online course • Harris Interactive Poll 2007 • 40% of middle school students want to take an online course • Gallup Poll in October 2005 • 40% of adults want students to take an online class for graduation from high school

  9. National Trends • Michigan - First state to require “online learning” in 2006 • In new requirements: “every student must have an online learning experience or course” before graduating from high school • Why? Need for online learning is greatest with students to access skills they will need to get ahead and compete in an increasingly technological workplace • New Mexico P-20 E-Learning Network • Universities • Community Colleges • Pre-K-12 • Georgia Department of Education • Professional Development • Online Teaching Endorsement

  10. International Trends in Online Learning • Results of the NACOL International Survey • China and UK – $29 Billion • Mexico: Digital Content & Teacher Training • European Union: IB Online • IB Diploma Program Online • Foreign Languages • Singapore Secondary Schools 100% Online & Teacher Training • South Korea Virtual School

  11. What Leaders Need to Know: Four Key Ideas • #1 Online Learning Expands Options • “The first impetus to the growth of K-12 distance education was an interest in expanding educational options and providing equal opportunities for all learners.” • #2 Online Learning Is Rapidly Growing • “Recent Surveys show that K-12 online learning is a rapidly growing phenomenon.” • Clark: 40,000-50,000 enrollments in 2000-2001 • Eduventures: 300,000 K-12 enrollments online 2002-3 • USED/NCES: 328,000 enrollments in distance ed 2002-3 • Peak Group: 500,000 enrollments in 2005 • Sloan-C: 700,000 enrollments in 2006 • Peak Group: 1,000,000 enrollments in 2007 • Growing 30% annually

  12. Online Learning Works • #3 Is Effective: “Equal or Better” • “One conclusion seems clear: On average, students seem to perform equally well or better academically in online learning.” • #4 Improves Teaching • Teachers who teach online reported positive improvements in face-to-face, too. • “Of those who reported teaching face-to-face while teaching online or subsequently, three in four reported a positive impact on their face-to-face teaching.”

  13. The ODU Online Criminal Justice Program COVITS eLearning Session Dr. Terrell Perry (tperry@odu.edu) Dr. Donald Smith (dmsmith@odu.edu)

  14. Printed or online textbooks Free online or printed at cost Filtered for state standards Assembled from content modules Localized content through open source authoring Customized modules for learning styles, learning level

  15. Low Carb: loose the weight

  16. 18 pages per day everyday

  17. Current with the latest fashion! Source Wikipedia

  18. Source Wikipedia

  19. Can we pay the teacher’s more instead?

  20. …constant visual distractions!

  21. Virtual Access must provide for…

  22. Customized content filteringby standards, grade, learning style or level,…

  23. Wikipedia approachwith reviewers and domain experts for quality

  24. Empower to own, modify contentteachers, students, parents

  25. Collaborative environmentto comment, enhance, change, or customize…

  26. Flexible outputonline, print

  27. Traditional content seedingby CK12 Foundation ( 15 STEM textbooks authored)

  28. The Approach: Flexbooks

  29. Thank You www.ck12.org community@ck12.org