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Teachers Discovering Computers. Chapter 6. The Changing Face of Education – Teaching Online. Any time, Any path, Any pace, Any place. The 21st century has seen many advances in instructional technologies Web 2.0 Communications tools
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Teachers Discovering ComputersChapter 6The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineAny time, Any path, Any pace, Any place
  • The 21st century has seen many advances in instructional technologies
  • Web 2.0
  • Communications tools
  • The Tipping Point is the level at which the momentum for change becomes unstoppable
  • Distance Education
  • is defined as the delivery of instruction from one location to another
  • A Web-based course is a course delivered via the Web
  • Online education may be:
  • Synchronous
  • Asynchronous
  • Instructor-led
  • Self-paced
  • Combination
  • Distance EducationTry MeDistance Education
  • The delivery of distance learning courses can take on different forms
  • Web-based training
  • Online tutorials
  • Online workshops
  • Web conferencing
  • Webinar
  • Webcast
  • Will technology replace teachers?http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/08/survey-finds-online-enrollments-slow-continue-growhttp://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/01/08/survey-finds-online-enrollments-slow-continue-growGrowth of Online Schools and Programs
  • Research revealed that in 2011 over 500,000 K-12 students attended some type of virtual school or online charter school full-time and three million additional K-12 students were enrolled in some type of education offered online
  • Will technology replace teachers?
  • Computers can definitely help students in a big way to learn. Similarly they can help teachers in teaching more effectively. But computers can never replace teachers completely.
  • To begin with teachers are needed to decide and tell computer software developers what the computers will teach and how they will teach it.
  • Distance Education
  • Today, all federal and state governments, most local governments, as well as many businesses and organizations in the United States, provide employees with some type of Web-based training in order to teach new skills or upgrade current skills
  • Thousands of online classes are available in virtually all disciplines and millions of undergraduate and graduate students take online classes every term
  • Walden University is one of the leading fully accredited 100 percent online universities in the world
  • Distance Education
  • States and school districts are adopting online training as a way to train their teachers in many areas
  • A number of school districts and most states have developed online portals for their teachers to enroll in professional development courses, access resources, and receive assistance
  • Many companies and universities now work with school districts to provide graduate courses and online professional development training for teachers and administrators
  • Distance ED also called
  • eLearning, also referred to as electronic learning, online learning, distributed learning, virtual learning, and distance learning, utilizes a local network or the Internet for delivery of content and interaction between students and teachers, as well as content
  • Classes take place in a virtual classroom environment or virtual learning environment
  • Hybrid & F2F Course
  • Many schools and universities use terms such as eLearning, online, and virtual to define classes that are delivered completely online and terms like blended, hybrid, or mixed mode to define classes that are a combination of both F2F and online
  • Brick-and-mortar or F2F school refers to a traditional school with physical buildings for teachers and students to gather
  • Chapter 6: The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineNot much different?
  • A virtual school, also called a virtual charter school, cyber school, or cyber charter school, refers to an institution not bound by brick-and-mortar buildings
  • Like F2F teachers, virtual teacherscoordinate daily lessons, interact with the students, and teach core content
  • Chapter 6: The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineFlexibility
  • Most virtual schools are very flexible in how they address students’ learning needs and schedules but their content is still standards-based and performance-driven
  • Virtual schools and brick-and-mortar schools hold the same high standards
  • LMS & CMS
  • A Learning Management System (LMS), also called Content Management System (CMS), is a secure, restricted, Internet-based comprehensive package that includes instructional tools for school administrators, documentation, student tracking, online courses and classes content, and training content
  • 10 most popularChapter 6: The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineMoodleTypes of online experience
  • Virtual school programs are created by school districts or commercial eLearning companies and are school programs that contain an online component
  • Parents who homeschool their children have the option of purchasing the curriculum they use to homeschool their children in an online format from an eLearning company
  • A learning coach (Online Tutor) is a teacher or instructor who creates individualized lessons and engages with the learner through effective personal communication, feedback, and assessment, as well as provides support and encouragement
  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • Types of online experience
  • Some high school virtual school programs have developed joint relationships with colleges and universities so their students can do dual enrollment
  • A Credit Recovery program provides a student with a way to regain credit toward graduation for a course that the student was previously unsuccessful in earning academic credit
  • Blended learning, also called hybrid learning or mixed mode learning, combines traditional classroom-based (F2F) courses with some type of eLearning instruction
  • Examples of Blended Learning institutionshttp://sloanconsortium.orghttp://educators.k12.comDifferentiated instruction
  • Differentiated instruction, also referred to as differentiated learning, involves providing students with different opportunities and ways to master content
  • Transitioning to Teaching Online
  • The daily tools you will use as an online teacher include a course administration and/or learning management system (LMS), a word processor program, a presentationprogram, a calendarprogram, an e-mail program, a spreadsheet program, different Web browsers, your favorite Web 2.0 tools, a screencast recording program, and a plagiarism detection service
  • Transitioning to Teaching Online
  • Stay up to date with current educational technologies
  • Chapter 6: The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineThings to do
  • Develop the curriculum
  • Create supplemental materials
  • Compose letters welcoming students to your courses, reminding students of learning goals and deadlines, and giving feedback
  • Create a screencast
  • Use an online whiteboard, also known as an eLearning whiteboard
  • Chapter 6: The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineUse Elluminate live & CollaborateThings to do
  • Test the learner experience
  • Teachers with in-depth content knowledge can find multiple ways to present the material
  • An established curriculum should have been developed to rigorous standardsand include age, grade, and content appropriate questions
  • You should present Bloom’s Taxonomy to students so they can understand and strive for higher levels of learning
  • Chapter 6: The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineThings to do
  • Time management is the process you develop and tools you use to organize your day to be more efficient and productive
  • Virtual office hours
  • your schedule will require constant adjustments
  • Chapter 6: The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineThings to do
  • Team teaching is a method of instruction in which two or more teachers work together to combine their individual talents into one class or course
  • Guest speakers
  • Tools for Online Learning
  • mLearning is a type of learning that incorporates the use of cost efficient, lightweight, portable devices such as smartphones or tablet computers
  • Today, there are over 50,000 apps that were created specifically for educational purposes, including thousands for K-12 teachers and students
  • A rapidly emerging trend is the use of curriculum-specific apps on mobile devices or mobile learning apps to supplement online teaching and learning, a concept called app-based learning or app-enhanced learning
  • What do you think?
  • Tools for Online Learninghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grammar-up/id313112265?mt=8http://www.archives.gov/social-media/todays-doc-app.htmlhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ted.android&hl=enhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.mathlab.android&hl=enWeb making tools
  • Google Sites
  • WebBlender 2
  • iWeb
  • TeacherWeb
  • Weebly
  • Wix
  • Word Press
  • Blogs
  • Students can use blogs to practicewriting and communication skills
  • Teachers can use blogs to post daily or weekly assignments, generate thoughts, stimulate classroom discussion, connect with parents, and much more
  • Examples of Blog toolsWikis
  • This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki a great tool for group authoring — a powerful tool for use in teaching students team work, writing skills, and so much more
  • Wikipedia
  • You can integrate wikis in virtually any curriculum
  • Wikis are great tools for journalism and collaborative writing
  • There are numerous Web sites that will walk you through creating a wiki and will even host your wiki for free
  • Chapter 6: The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineWiki SpacesPodcasts & Vodcasts
  • Podcasts are a popular way people share information on the Web using audio
  • A podcast is recorded audio stored in a file on a Web site
  • Video podcast (vodcast)
  • The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster
  • A podcast can be downloaded to a computer or many mobile devices
  • To create a podcast, you need a computer with a microphone to capture the audio input, software that allows you to export the audio file in the MP3 file format, software that lets you create an RSS feed, and a site to upload your podcast to
  • Multimedia authoring software
  • Multimedia authoring software is used to create electronic presentations, simulations, and software demonstrations that can include text, graphics, video, audio, animation, and screen captures
  • CamtasiaStudio
  • Adobe Flash
  • Raptivity
  • ZebraZapps
  • Blender
  • Powtoon
  • Chapter 6: The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineAssessing Online Learning
  • Any instructional or supplemental materials should include an appraisal or assessment tool
  • A rubric is an explicit set of criteria that the student can use to self-evaluate his or her work prior to submission and that the teacher can use to provide feedback to the student
  • Alternative assessment?? uses nontraditional methods to determine whether students have mastered the appropriate content and skill level
  • Chapter 6: The Changing Face of Education – Teaching OnlineAssessing Online Learning
  • Formative assessment is the evaluation of student learning based on a specific time span at multiple points by gathering various activities and assignments to make sure the learner is developing the knowledge, skills, and ability to master the content
  • Summative assessment is the process of evaluating the student learning at any given point in time
  • Putting It All Together: The Florida Virtual School
  • First virtual school in the nation
  • Founded in 1997
  • Teachers interact with students regularly through multiple communication modes
  • Putting It All Together: The Florida Virtual School
  • Another effective strategy used by FLVS teachers is the use of virtual reality
  • Teachers at FLVS use meStudying apps to engage students and supplement their online curricula
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