K-12 Digital Learning Trends from Speak Up

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The Speak Up National Research Project annually polls K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school and represents a large collection of unfiltered stakeholder voice on digital learning. Data collected from 379,285 K-12 students, parents and educators from the 2010 Speak Up survey illustrates how online learning is changing classrooms within our nation’s schools and spurring interesting discussions around online learning.

Highlights include:

  • Three times as many high school students have access to online learning and twice as many middle school students are learning online, compared to Speak Up 2007 results.
  • More than 40 percent of students now designate online classes as an essential component of their learning experience. Administrators and parents are increasingly supporting the students’ vision for learning online.
  • A growing number of educators are learning online. A majority of librarians (50 percent) and 27 percent of teachers have participated in fully online professional development classes or workshops, and 36 percent of administrators report experience with online learning as part of their professional tasks.
  • As online learning grows, administrators are shifting their perspective about what it takes to be successful. Administrators are concerned with the quality of the student-teacher interaction online (30 percent), creating academically rigorous online courses (28 percent) and evaluating the quality of online courses (26 percent).

Can you relate to the concerns and challenges as you adopt and expand online learning in your district? Learn how you can make online learning even better for your staff, and ultimately, students. Click here to download the full report.

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