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Dr. Kay Abernathy Dr.

Elvis Arterbury Department of Educational Leadership Lamar University February 4, 2009

P-12 Research on Online Learning. Higher Education Research on Online Learning. Lamar University’s Unique Online Learning Opportunities.

Speak Up is a national research project conducted 100% online with surveys available for your K-12 students, teachers, parents, administrators and board members.We share the aggregated national data with federal and state policy leaders - participating schools (and districts) get free, online access to their own aggregated data with national benchmarks.

Speak Up survey question themes:
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Learning & Teaching with Technology Web 2.0 / Web 3.0 in Education 21st Century Skills Science Instruction & Global Competitiveness Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
 Mobile devices  Gaming  Online learning

Designing the 21st Century School
(c) Project Tomorrow 2008

Progress Report on the Long-Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020, December 2008. Over 26,000 Texas students and 5,497 Texas teachers participated in the 2007 SpeakUp survey.

Today’s students are very interested in online learning opportunities.

(c) Project Tomorrow 2008

Online learning in the classroom Used LMS in class – 11% Explored for fit in classroom – 33% Interest in learning more – 31%

Trends Update: Speak UP 2007
Key Findings – Teachers

Professional development Have you taken online class?
 Professional development: 21%  Career advancement: 16%  Personal enrichment: 12%

(c) Project Tomorrow 2008

Professional development What is your preferred method for professional development?
 Online course – 26%

How has your school or district implemented online courses?
Instructor-led, online courses on campus Instructor-led, online courses taken anywhere Self-paced, student directed Blended online course with face-to-face teacher interactions 23% 20% 26% 20%

Why offer or expand online learning? Student engagement Scheduling alternatives Offer personalized instruction Teacher interest in teaching Student requests 45% 38% 34% 33% 33%

Barriers to implementation: Funding Need for PD Digital equity Integration into curriculum Competing priorities 68% 32% 30% 28% 25%

Ultimate School Designs
1:1 laptops Interactive board Comm tools Mobile devices Gaming Online classes Internet access Web 2.0
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%

Students Teachers

Annual Report on the state of online learning in U.S. higher education. Study by Allen and Seaman. Babson Survey Research Group, Babson College The Sloan Consortium October 2007 survey/pdf/online_n

3.5 Million students taking at least one online course during Fall 2006—almost 10% growth over previous year. The 9.7 % growth rate exceeds the 1.5% growth of all higher education student populations. Nearly 20% of U.S. higher education students took at least one online course during Fall 2006.

Improved student access. Increasing the rate of degree completion. Lower costs. Appeal to non-traditional students.

Why? Who? What? When Where?

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