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An extensive K-12 online training development is quickening the nation over ... Web learning is subjected to more extreme investigation that typical classroom ...
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EPGY Status Report Mike, Ruhi, Monisha, Masa Stanford University ED 391

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EPGY Background EPGY: Educational Program for Gifted Youth Started in late 1980s by Stanford Philosophy Professor Patrick Suppes Enrolls around 3000 understudies/year, developing Provides courses to "skilled" youngsters, generally in secondary school math and sciences Most understudies take the courses at home

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Project Background EPGY might want to address the school market Interested in Title 1 reserves for low-salary schools => less talented, inspired children Current schools it is serving neighborhood Belle Haven Elementary, Menlo Park Las Lomitas Elementary, Atherton Brandeis Private School, SF forthcoming: Enola Maxwell Middle School (SF); Garfield Elementary (Redwood City) remote schools in Beaverton, OR; London, England

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Ed 391X Project Study the likelihood of reinforcing EPGY\'s putting forth to the school market opportunity programming\'s fittingness for less skilled, less persuaded kids conceivable outcomes for assembled guideline (instead of individualized direction) in individual synchronous online potential outcomes for per understudy cost funds other stuff?

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Market Landscape Over 6 million K-12 state funded school understudies, 1048 school regions in U.S. Since 1996, there has been an expansion of around 100,000 understudies for every year. Issues: Shortage of instructors numerous schools falling flat drop-out rates rising conflicting instructing of troublesome subjects unequal access to courses A vast K-12 online training development is quickening the nation over

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The Promise of Online Learning Addresses a percentage of the difficulties in past slide Offers potential for better results and cost investment funds Offers an approach to ponder formative and individual learning styles, execution responsibility Several states as of now have completely created programs Studies propose that virtual instruction is no more test

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Potential Beneficiaries of Online Programs Students who experience booking clashes or failure to go to class on a customary timetable Court School Students, who go to jail schools Adult Education Students Career and specialized training programs Students who have exceptional necessities not met by the nearby region AP or Honors classes healing classes specialized curriculum English Learner Programs Home School Students Teacher Professional Development

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Online Pedagogy Because of the freshness of web learning we are as yet realizing what makes for viable instructional method. Internet learning is subjected to more serious examination that ordinary classroom conveyance, yet it can be all the more effortlessly followed. Online environment ought to be planned on account of particular results and ought to be checked for adequacy.

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Recommendations for Effective Online Program Student suggestions Course content should be intelligent, utilizing various media Timely input from educators is fundamental Face to face gatherings are critical Adult proposals Create quality online courses venture based assignments interface that supports associations. Up close and personal gatherings are imperative. An assortment of understudy bolster instruments is required.

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Approaches for Curriculum and Content Development Buy Build Hybrid

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Course Pacing Self-pacing offers focal points and also moves Self-paced courses make instructing/support harder Ability to encourage understudy to-understudy collaboration is additionally influenced by pacing Course pacing choices: one timetable totally self-guided. understudies select from decisions of pre-characterized timetables

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Challenges to Online Learning and Teaching Weak substance and educational program Weak online instructional method Limited types of online evaluation Lack of innovation guidelines Instructor is not set up to be a virtual educator Not all learners are set up for web learning

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Existing Online Education Programs for K12 State-based: 14 statewide online projects University-based: starting and correspondence courses accessible to secondary school understudies School locale based Virtual sanction schools and tuition based schools For-Profit Corporations: supply virtual training either on a course-by-course premise or as a school

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Computers and the Internet in California Schools

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Government Educational Technology Initiatives Federal innovation proficiency awards Digital California Project The Education Technology Grant Program for High Schools Statewide Commission on Technology and Learning California Learning Resource Network Digital High School Program Many others

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Market Landscape Final Thoughts Virtual instruction is staying put. More administrations center to the operation of the school and to learning will get to be online. Internet learning offers the potential for steady and amazing educational modules for a substantial number of understudies. Virtual instruction can likewise address value issues.

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Software Evaluation… Positives Lesson on entering equations Problem set up White load up for portion segment Need Improvements Interface Lack of help, no obvious way out signs, no fix or back No marker on time left Could be more communitarian Messages given from the framework are not clear, nor empowering

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Software Evaluation… Questions to Ask The issues are monotonous and troublesome No platform for the level of trouble The product is amateurish The penmanship on the board The syntax of the address The foundation clamor amid the address How would we be able to urge the understudies to take notes Print screen Photoshop instrument have the capacity to utilize the screen as scratch paper

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Observations From School Visit where: Las Lomitas Elementary in Menlo Park, grades 1-3 Math Kids were *really* drawn in with the product, appeared to learn parcels The math gets *quite* progressed rapidly They ought to furnish the children with checkpoints to take stock acknowledge what they\'ve realized consider what they\'ve achieved apply what they\'ve realized

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What\'s Left To Do more visits to schools re-meeting lead basic math coach meeting instructor who taught kids who utilized EPGY math courses meeting EPGY showcasing individual make Flash demo to demonstrate our proposed programming changes

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