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Online Education

ISAST 2013

Adisson Furger

on 4 August 2013

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Transcript of Online Education

Clemmitt, Marcia. "Digital Education." CQ Researcher 2 Dec. 2011: 1001-24. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.


Vander, Tom. "Online Learning: The Pros And Cons Of K-12 Computer Courses." The Huffington Post. N.p., 13 Apr. 2011. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.

"Online Education." Current Issues: Macmillan Social Science Library. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.

Positive Perspectives of
Online Learning
Students get more one-on-one interaction with teachers, not less.
Online courses are not necessarily easier than traditional courses.
Online learning could work for unmotivated students, as well as for those who are self-disciplined.
Online learning can create a lot more free time for extracurricular activities.
Students can learn how to work cooperatively even without face-to-face interaction.
The Future of Online Education
Continued growth with more and more innovative technologies
Only growing in popularity over recent years
Expected that 1/2 of Undergraduates will be taking advantage of online education
Increasing number of elementary, middle, and high school students will be taking advantage of online learning.

Online Education
In Wisconsin
Online and Blended Learning
Negative Opinions of
Online Education
So, Why
Aren't All
Schools Online?
History of Online Education
First was utilized when internet became accessible to all
Colleges and Universities became the first to utilize Online learning
High School, Middle School, and Elementary school eventually would follow
More and more schools taking advantage of this type of learning
What is Online
One of the fastest growing trends in education.
Became popular with the rise of technological influence and the decline of educational funding.
Students in online courses usually have access to the same course content and instruction that is available to students on campus
Student-centered/ Independent learning
Flexible Schedule
Students gain skills in
Critical thinking
Time management
Information literacy
Global literacy
Allow students to take classes that may not be offered "Face-to-Face" because of class size.
Why Online Learning?
Thank You!
By: Adisson Furger and Sara Perkowski
Technology is Everywhere!
Differing Opinions and Varying Experiences
Seen as a way for school districts to cut corners in education
"Trades teachers for technology."
Courses are too easy and are being used as a way to increase graduation rates
Fail to take students' individual learning styles into account
Add more screen time for an already "tech-saturated generation"
What Can Be Expected?

'Tis All
How Many K-12 Students Attend Public Online Schools in the United States?
Do The Math
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